DOWNLOAD FWE (Fallout3 Nexus)
Fallout Wanderers Edition is distributed as a "FOMOD-ready" install package, allowing you to make your own FOMOD or manually install the file. It is HIGHLY recommended that you use the Fallout Mod Manager's "Package Manager" feature to install FWE. Following this method will make FWE much easier to uninstall as well.
Please follow the install instructions carefully:
If you are using any of the DLC's (or really any other mods alongside FWE) you will need to create a "merged" patch using FO3Edit. A merged patch combines certain criticial records (i.e. FormLists) to ensure proper functionality across your load order. Please refer to the FWE FAQ page for detailed instructions on creating a merged patch.
FWE 5.0 reflects a significant change in the structure of the mod. The new in-game FWE Control Panel renders many of the optional mods unneccesary. To ensure a clean upgrade, please perform the following steps:
When you start a new game, after the opening video, the "birth scene" will begin playing normally. Towards the end of the birth scene you will be prompted to "continue dreaming" (which will allow you to play through the remainder of the Vault 101 starting sequence) or "Wake Up!" If you choose to wake up, you will find yourself in an empty shack (not in Vault 101). This is the begenning of the integrated "Alternative Start" mod.
There is a computer you need to activate that will let you choose your initial name, SPECIAL, skills, starting karma, race, and your "history." The different histories determine where you start the game and what equipment you have. While setting up your character, a number of scripts will be initializing in the background. The primary needs scripts in particular will eventually prompt you to define the configuration settings. See the "RI - Primary Needs readme.html" readme in the mod-readme folder for more information.
After setting up your character, sleep on the mattress and you're new Fallout 3 experience will begin!
When you either leave Vault 101 after the intro sequence, or sleep in the alternate start bed and wake-up, and number of mod quest messages and pop-up menu's will appear as many of FWE's included features initialize for the first time. Please be patient as this sequence runs, and be sure to read all the messages so you know what is going on.
FO3 Wanderers Edition contains a number of different files that are required or optional.
Once you extract FWE archive, you should see the followig files and folders in your fallout3\data folder:
There are a number of optional modules and support plugins for FWE. These are described more extensively in the "Detailed Description" section of the readme. A brief description is provided here:
FWE is a large overhaul, and changes many aspects of the game. Gamesettings, weapons, armor, equipment, ammo, and many other types of records are modified by FWE. In general, remember that if two mods edit the same thing, which ever mod load later in your load order will "override" the mods that load before. If you are worried about FWE's compatiblity with another mod you are using, here are some suggestions:
FWE is designed to work alongside other popular mods, including Mart's Mutant Mod, Weapon Mod Kits, FOOK, Energy Visuals Enhanced, and Project Beauty. For complete coverege using FWE alongside these mods, please refer to the Fallout Interoperability Program at the Fallout3 Nexus. In addition, the load order section (below), provides a sample load order to get you started using FWE with other major mods.
In addition, you can refer to the FWE Incompatibility List for specific mod issues.
The following is a suggested load order for using FWE with art's Mutant Mod (MMM), Weapon Mod Kits (WMK), Energy Visuals Enhanced (EVE), and Project Beauty (PB):
Includes: FWE, Project Beauty, Weapon Mod Kits, Mart's Mutant Mod, and EVE
<---------------------------.esms from all other mods (except follower and weather mods!)
FO3 Wanderers Edition - Main File.esm
Mart's Mutant Mod.esm
<--------------------------- .esms from Follower and Weather mods
Project Beauty- Broken Steel.esp
Project Beauty- Point Lookout.esp
CRAFT - Activation Perk.esp
<--------------------------- .esps from other mods (except follower and weather mods!)
FO3 Wanderers Edition - Main File.esp
FO3 Wanderers Edition - DLC Anchorage.esp
FO3 Wanderers Edition - DLC The Pitt.esp
FO3 Wanderers Edition - DLC Broken Steel.esp
FO3 Wanderers Edition - DLC Point Lookout.esp
FO3 Wanderers Edition - DLC Mothership Zeta.esp
FO3 Wanderers Edition - Followers Enhanced.esp (Choose BS OR Non-BS Version) (OPTIONAL)
FO3 Wanderers Edition - OTHER OPTIONAL FWE MODULES
FO3 Wanderers Edition - Project Beauty.esp (FROM FOIP)
FO3 Wanderers Edition - Project Beauty (Followers Enhanced).esp (FROM FOIP)
WeaponModKits - FWE Master Release.esp (FROM FOIP)
WeaponModKits - FWE Optional Worn Weapons.esp (FROM FOIP, only if using using F3 Wanderers Edition - Optional Worn Weapons.esp!)
WeaponModKits - OperationAnchorage.esp (FROM FOIP)
WeaponModKits - ThePitt.esp (FROM FOIP)
WeaponModKits - BrokenSteel.esp (FROM FOIP)
WeaponModKits - PointLookout.esp (FROM FOIP)
WeaponModKits - Zeta.esp (FROM FOIP)
EVE Operation Anchorage.esp
EVE - FWE Master Release.esp (FROM FOIP)
EVE - FWE Master Release (Follower Enhanced).esp (FROM FOIP)
EVE Anchorage - FWE DLC Anchorage.esp (FROM FOIP)
EVE - FWE with WeaponModKits.esp (FROM FOIP)
Mart's Mutant Mod.esp
Mart's Mutant Mod - DLC Anchorage.esp
Mart's Mutant Mod - DLC The Pitt.esp
Mart's Mutant Mod - DLC Broken Steel.esp
Mart's Mutant Mod - DLC Point Lookout.esp
Mart's Mutant Mod - DLC Zeta.esp
Mart's Mutant Mod - Project Beauty.esp (FROM PROJECT BEAUTY)
Mart's Mutant Mod - FWE Master Release.esp (FROM FOIP)
Mart's Mutant Mod - Project Beauty + FWE.esp (FROM FOIP)
<--------------------------- .esps from Follower and Weather mods
<--------------------------- Your merged patch