April 09, 2016

Fallout 4 Console Commands

The console in Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 4 is very familiar to many fans, and the commands haven't changed that much in Fallout 4 ever since Fallout 3. The console is very useful for altering content while in-game, and may be used to cheat as well. It cannot be accessed in Survival mode, though.

In order to access the console, you will need to use the ~ or ` key on your keyboard (the left of the number 1 key on US keyboard). You can enter several commands at once to be executed in a row one after the other. Simply separate them with ; between each command.

Each item, object, character, etc. will have an alphanumeric hexadecimal reference ID of 8 letters. You can shorten them to be easier to use, as no ID requires any leading zeroes to be entered. Also, the console is not case-sensitive.

Note: Use General, Items, World, Debugging and Mapping Commands, Quest CommandsInventory Manipulation CommandsNPC Manipulation CommandsFaction CommandsCharacter Manipulation Commands and Settlement Commands, for easier managing among all the console commands in Fallout 4.

April 08, 2016

Ultimate Fallout 4 PC Tweak Guide

If you want pure 60 FPS on your not-so-mainstream PC, this guide may come in handy. A Reddit user tiltilltells made a useful tweak guide on how to make your Fallout 4 run a steady 60 FPS based on his PC build which is pretty much solid; AMD FX-8350 @ 4.2 GHz, EVGA GTX 770 4GB, 8 GB RAM, on the 1080p 60Hz monitor.

To put it in tiltilltrlls' words; "After making the described changes, my game experience has been infinitely better. Buttery smooth 60 FPS. No micro stutter. Nice FOV. Life's good".

There are a couple of things you will have to do in order to improve overall Fallout 4's performance, like making changes in Fallout 4 Launcher Settings, Fallout4.ini, and Fallout4Prefs.ini changes. So let's get down with it.

Modded Fallout 4, image courtesy of Vault-Tec Inc.

Fallout 4 Launcher Settings

The settings described below may or may not be the best possible settings for your rig and are subject to taste. Shadow Distance and Godrays Quality, are absolute FPS killers for most machines, so turn these down to Medium and Low respectively. You will notice a slight difference in image quality as far as shadows go, but it was well worth the ~15 frames.

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