Fallout 4 – Texture Optimization Project Mod for Fallout 4

Fallout 4 Texture Optimization Project is tasked with improving the framerate (or “FPS”) without sacrificing too much visual fidelity (save for close-ups). To accomplish this, I have replaced the high-resolution textures with properly compressed and resized textures. All of this is done manually one texture at a time to ensure that any buggy files are fixed and the end goal will be a MUCH BETTER playing game ESPECIALLY for people with a low budget for computer hardware and with only a MINOR loss in texture quality.

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Extra Info

Vanilla textures are HUGE 2048×2048 (2k) ground textures and 2048×2048 plant textures 4096×2048 tree textures and so on (for example) most computers cannot handle this.

Therefore what I have done and am doing is trying to fix that problem and retain the vanilla art style as best I can, while reducing the texture size, and using proper compression on textures. This leads to a VERY impressive micro-stutter fix or removal! The mod is also a VERY good fps boost for low to mid grade computers with anywhere up to OverClocked i7-3770ks and OverClocked gtx770s seeing massive improvement! also it is the BEST fps boost you can get for the quality retained, without making the game look like complete garbage, which is PERFECT for low-mid grade computers to boost framerates and help remove microstutter. Therefore it can even improve Framerate Stability even on some higher end graphics cards!

Note: To truly test how much of an fps improvement you are getting from this mod, don’t stand still without moving and call that your fps. test your framerate stability while fighting,walking through cities/open fields.

INSTALLATION

Step One

  • To install please download The Main File.
  • Then download THE LATEST VERSION of the hotfix (if any is available).
  • Then Merge The hotfix into the main file overwriting any files in the main file.
  • Then follow the steps in the Following Guide on how to properly repackage vanilla files!

Step Two

STEP 2 IS NOT NEEDED WHILE USING THE .BA2 INSTALLATION METHOD! THIS IS ONLY NEEDED FOR LOOSE FILES!

  • Navigate to your Fallout 4 Folder at the following location “Documents/My Games/Fallout 4”
  • Within this folder will be a number of .ini files, highlight “Fallout4Prefs.ini” and “Fallout4.ini”.
  • Right Click, select Properties and ensure that these are NOT marked as read only.
  • Open Fallout4Prefs.ini with your favourite text editor ( I use Notepad++).
  • Navigate to the very bottom and you will see the line [Launcher].
  • Directly underneath this, add the following line:
bEnableFileSelection=1
  • Save and Close
  • Open Fallout4Custom.ini with your favourite text editor.

Note that this file was changed from Fallout4.ini following update 1.2

Add the following lines to your Fallout4Custom.ini

[Archive]

bInvalidateOlderFiles=1
sResourceDataDirsFinal=

Save and close…

.ba2 Repackaging Guide

BE SURE TO DELETE ALL OF THE CONTENTS OF THE “1” FOLDER WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED REPACKAGING A .BA2 ARCHIVE

  • 1. Create a folder on your desktop called “Working”
  • 2. Create Folder “1” and “2” inside of that folder.
  • 3. extract TOP’s Contents into folder “2” Leave folder “1” empty for now.
  • 4. Open Archive2 And then Select a Vanilla texture.ba2 (such as Fallout4 – Textures1.ba2) and open it inside of archive2.
  • 5. Once opened Extract the contents of the vanilla archive to folder “1” inside the “Working” folder.
  • 6. Now in the Working Folder hold down the Shift key on your keyboard and right click anywhere then click open command window here.
  • 7. Now in the CMD prompt type this exactly as i do! (spaces included! but without quotes!),
    • type “robocopy ” then drag folder 2 into the CMD prompt with a space after it
    • then drag folder 1 into the command prompt then another space after that
    • then type “/s /xl” without the quotes.
    • Folder 1 should now be ready for Archiving!
  • 8. Go back to Archive2 and make a new .ba2 select DDS as the Format and pick whatever file settings you like.
    • Once that is done Archive>Add Folder… highlight the textures folder in folder “1” then >Select Folder
    • Now File>Save As… with the original .ba2’s name (such as Fallout4 – Textures1.ba2)
  • 9. Repeat steps 4-8 with each individual vanilla .ba2 until you have all desired vanilla .ba2’s completed!
  • 10. Move the original .ba2 to a backup folder on your computer then replace where it originally was with your new .ba2!

If every step was followed in this guide you should have a buttery-smooth Fallout4! Congratulations!

– “Vanilla” means “unchanged original game file” – “TOP” means “Texture Optimization Project” –
As a completely Optional recommendation i recommend including FAR into this process as well!
…even though they don’t recommend me… :'(

(Archive2 can be found at Bethesda.net but you must first create a bethesda.net account and download the creation kit)

(It may be possible to use B.A.E instead of Archive2 but since i have not (and will not) test it if any bugs happen because of it then do not post comments about it)

Download:

Part1: base file part 1 moooo-978-0-18.7z 677.3 MB

Part2: Base File 0.18 Part 2-978-0-18.7z 800.1 MB

Credit: torcher

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