Fallout 4 Load Order Survival Guide

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Fallout 4 Load Order Framework - A Vault Dweller's Load Order Survival Guide

Designed to help Fallout 4 players survive Load Order Disorder by emphasizing planning, placement, and maintenance of game modifications.

It is designed to be a comprehensive guide to playing with Fallout 4 mods, contains a list of categories, links to a template to use to sort your mods, and useful information for console players regarding several hundred mods.

The document began as a master list of categories in February of 2017 with a set of mods taken from various working and stable load orders and has since expanded. While it is geared toward console players, it is the intention of the document to be as comprehensive as possible, and the information contained within can be used by all platforms.

A Vault Dweller's Load Order Survival Guide

Framework Mod Categories

Do you just need the Framework categories list to sort your load order?

The guide contains the sorting order categories and their definitions. You can also download the spreadsheet that already has the categories listed for you.

Learn the Framework Categories
Load Order Framework
Survive Load Order Disorder by sorting your mods using these categories defined below.
🎓 Learn the framework categories

Blank Load Order Framework Template

Are you looking for the Framework Template to build your Framework? Our template has tabs for every platform– Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.

Download the Blank Framework Template
Load Order Framework Basic Template
Fallout 4 Load Order Framework Basic Template gives you more control over your planning before you ever download a single mod.
📥 Download the Google worksheet to help you plan

Mobile device users: For the best viewing, download the Google Docs and Google Sheets apps.

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Fallout 4 Load Order Framework: A Vault Dweller’s Load Order Survival Guide
Designed to help Fallout 4 players survive Load Order Disorder by emphasizing planning, placement, and maintenance of game modifications.
📖 Read the Guide on Google Docs

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about Load Orders

Load Order FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the Survival Guide

How do I plan my load order?

Planning a Modded Play-Through
Fallout 4 Load Order Tips: Survive Load Order Disorder by planning your play through as you build your LO Framework.
Planning Guide

Why don't you support pre-made load orders, collections, or mod packs?

Because it is your game. Not ours. It is no one's place to tell you how to play the game. You are responsible for your own game.

I have a question about the Survival Guide or mod placement that isn't covered in the guide, where do I go for answers?

Prior to the Bethesda.net forums closing, you could post your load order and ask questions on the Parent Thread. We have a full FAQ on this website and also mod information posted to the Parent Discord Server.

You can join the Parent Discord Server and ask questions there. We're proudly part of the Armored Reptile Modding Discord. If you'd like us to help you troubleshoot mod conflicts, have a question about the contents of the Survival Guide, or just want us to review your load order, you can post your load order on the Parent Server.

If you don't want to chat in real time, you can contact me here or on Twitter. I also hang out on the Bethesda Discord servers and several other modding and mods Discord servers. I am happy to answer any questions.

That Guide has too much information. Is there an easy way to do this?

No. Sorry. Mods aren't plug n play and everyone has their own way of modding the game. Console players do not have tools like xEdit to make patches for their game so conflicts happen.


https://tinyurl.com/FO4LoadOrderFramework will continue work until TinyURL stops providing it. We however will not be supporting the link. When linking the document, please use the oddsmods.xyz domain name since we pay for the third-party service.


Glossary of Terms

Totally new to using mods and the terminology? The guide contains a list of definitions for you.

Load Order Glossary
Fallout 4 Load Order Tips: Survive Load Order Disorder by knowing what a mod author means in their description.
💡 Learn jargon commonly used in mod descriptions

Receiving Load Order Assistance

Do you have questions about mods not in the guide and how they interact with each other?

Feel free to ask your questions on our Parent Discord Server. Keep in mind that the answers may depend on what other mods you're using so have your mod list written down. We have a blank template with the categories already listed for you for your convenience.

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