April 04, 2015

Incredible Fallout: New Vegas Mods That Will Ease Your Waiting for Fallout 4

Some are finished and some are in beta stage, but all of the mods have one thing in common - dedicated fans standing behind them. We covered some of them already, like After War Nevada - a complete game overhaul, and the upcoming Fallout: Lonestar - a total game conversion, and we also have our most popular gameplay effects and changes for Fallout: New Vegas list of mods. Not to mention Fallout: Project Brasil - a DLC like expansion, and Fallout: The Story - a huge mod in making, to play original Fallout in 3D.

For more popular Weapons, Armors, Companions, Factions, and other mods, head here. The main reason you're here is this, relatively new, awesome mod, simply called DUST - a Survival Simulator by naugrim04.

DUST is a Post-Apocalyptic survival simulator with an emphasis on lore and story. DUST completely overhauls nearly every aspect of the game to better represent an apocalyptic survival-horror atmosphere. Naugrim stated he created DUST because he was disappointed by the atmosphere of the Mojave.
The Mojave seemed too... tame. That's where DUST comes in. - naugrim04
Combat, weather, perks, loot, enemies, you name it. Some areas have even been visually overhauled. All vanilla NPCs have either been killed or changed beyond all recognition. You will not be able to complete quests or join factions. There is but one quest in DUST. Stay alive.

DUST takes place 20 years after the events of New Vegas. As you explore you will slowly learn the story of DUST, but unlike vanilla Fallout, you are not the main character. You are simply a bystander, and must create your own story. There is one way to win DUST. A true survivor must escape the Mojave. With help from notes and keen observation, one may be able to learn of the exit. Even then, the player will have to go a long way to get out. I have never made it through without the console, so it ain't easy.

The atmosphere of the Mojave has been completely redone. Nearly all weather has either been replaced with that of the Divide or edited to have a dusty/polluted feel. All healthy looking desert plants have been replaced with dead counterparts. Oh, and Lake Mead is drained. Actually the entire Colorado River is drained. It's a Tunneler-infested Labyrinth now.

Don't Starve
Dehydration and starvation rates are now greatly increased. At the same time, available food and water have been greatly diminished in number. Gathering sufficient food and water will now be a struggle. (Hint: Don't go to bed thirsty. You will die.)

Don't Get Shot
Humans (including the player) are now much more susceptible to wounds due to me increasing the damage multiplier on each body part. You may initially curse me when you first get torn apart by a Tunneler, but you'll thank me when you realize how little ammo you'll have to shoot with.

Don't Cry
DUST is hard. Really hard. And it only gets worse the closer to Vegas you get. You're probably gonna die a few times. Strategy is incredibly important if you want to survive. You can't just run into battle and rely on your compass to tell you who to kill. You'll need to scope out each situation as it arrives.

Ammo is very rare. Most ammo you find will be junk rounds. Food and water is very rare. And before you get any ideas, no you can't just drink out of one of the many faucets of New Vegas. Plumbing doesn't work in the apocalypse (what? shocking!). You can still drink the brown sludge in the bottom of toilets, though. If you so choose, you can eliminate hunger as a threat by turning cannibal. Cannibalism is treated as an addiction, however, and will result in some penalties. Meds and other loot are also very rare.

  • Dead Money DLC, Honest Hearts DLC, Lonesome Road DLC
  • An alternate start mod of some sort

What is your experience with this humongous mod, share us some thoughts (comment) about it on the comment section below. Get Fallout: DUST here.

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