Wasteland Survival Guide

Tale of Two Wastelands

A Tale of Two Wastelands 3.3 Modding Guide

Tale of Two Wastelands is a total conversion project that seamlessly merges Fallout 3 and its DLC into Fallout: New Vegas, allowing both games to be played in a single playthrough.
It upgrades Fallout 3’s mechanics to those of FNV without compromising the feel and balance of the original. New Vegas mechanics such as a fully functional companion wheel, companion perks, weapon mods, crafting, recipes, harvestable plants, and
poisons have been added to the DC wasteland.

The following guide will walk you through installing and customizing some of the most essential mods to enrich your experience with the game! Patches and settings will be provided where necessary as well as a load order to ensure a smooth experience regardless
of your modding skill level.

This guide uses Mod Organizer 2, which will hereafter be referred to as MO2. No prior experience is required with the program,

We unfortunately are unable to provide instructions or support for any other mod managers, including but not limited to: Vortex, FOMM, NMM, and Wyre.

Please do not attempt to follow this guide using any other mod manager, as the instructions given
specifically pertain to MO2, and no support will be provided.

Requirements – You NEED all of these before continuing!

  • English copies of both Fallout 3 and New Vegas with all DLCs on either Steam or GOG
    • GoTY/Ultimate edition is not a factor so long as you have all of the DLCs for both games
    • You may « mix and match » Steam and GOG versions; e.g. FO3 on GOG and FNV on Steam is supported
    • Bethesda.net and Game Pass versions are not supported and won’t be due to fundamental incompatibility with xNVSE
  • ~30 GB of free space for installation
  • Windows 7 or higher (64-bit)
  • DirectX Runtime
  • VC++ Runtime Libraries

    • Run the included install_all.bat as an administrator to install all of the required libraries at once
  • 7-Zip
  • The latest GPU drivers (either NVIDIA or AMD)
  • A Nexus Mods account

About the Guide

Wasteland Survival Guide is a modding guide for TTW that will carefully walk you through how to install all the mods you will need for a perfectly stable, smooth, and most importantly, enjoyable experience. Unlike other modding guides, it is built
with customization in mind. Mods are subjective, so every mod listed in the guide is 100% optional. Custom patches and a hand-made load order will be provided for the guide, and they will still work if you skipped any mods.

If you are continuing from the official TTW Installation Guide (The Best of Times), you should start this guide at the
Utilities section. Most of the mods in that section you will already have, however you should update/add whatever you are missing, which should include:

Once again, you do not have to install every one of these mods! The guide is designed to be modular, and while it is strongly recommended to get all Utilities & Bugfixes, you are free to skip any
other mods you wish in any of the sections that follow. The load order provided at the end of the guide will still work

Continue to Game Setup

Guide created by WSG contributors, do not reproduce without permission.

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