Start Me Up frees you from the role of a concerned parent through dialogue changes and gives you choices of alternative starts. However, the original, both on PC and Xbox, has not been updated.
This is an updated version of Start Me Up that contains bugfixes, additions, and patches, and carries over UFO4P bugfixes.
Do you want just a quick skip? Use SKK Fast Start instead. It is more robustly written and compatible with more mods. Start Me Up is and always has been a total overhaul of the main quest, and therefore not compatible with many mods that want to touch the same things. It should be seen as a total game overhaul.
- Unofficial Fallout 4 Patch v 2.1.4
- New Game
- Creation Club CR74L required for CR74L Add-on
How To Install
- Install Unofficial Patch, SMUR, SMUR Nuka World
- If you do not want Shaun to look like you, install the optional Shaun Face Fix Add-on.
- If you have the Creation Club CR74L and wish to update one of the terminal entries, install the optional CR74L Add-on.
- If you are using the Full Dialogue Interface version, install FDI and Look Up Failed
- Start new game
How To Remove
- Delete SMUR and any patches for SMUR
- Delete saves associated with mod
- Clear cache
- Start new game
How to Update
Wait to update UFO4P if UFO4P has an update. I will need to confirm scripting so things do not break.
Check the changelogs on mod pages prior to updating and do not update until all patches have the same version number.
I will announce on Twitter when updates are ongoing so you will be aware of any issues. Follow oddlittleturtle on Twitter.
Due to issues with Bethesda.net API and my account, updating takes longer. Wait until all 5 mod pages have the same version number before updating. Stay informed when updates are complete by following on Twitter.
Part of building your Framework and mod management is knowing when to download mods. Adding mods to your favorites from the Bethesda.net website as you Build Your Framework can help you stay organized.
Normal Vanilla Dialogue Prompts
This version features dialogue that is set in the shortened vanilla style.Start Me Up REDUX SMUR Nuka World Patch
Full Dialogue Interface Dialogue Prompts
This version features full-sentence dialogue prompts. FDI is not a hard requirement but is recommended to be able to read the full sentence without cutoff.Start Me Up REDUX - FDI SMURFDI Nuka World Patch
Download Optional Add-ons
These optional add-ons work with either version of SMUR.
Shaun Face Fix Add-on
This is a separate and optional add-on that removes the
isPlayerChild keyword from Shaun so that he will not look like the player.
Creation Club CR74L Add-on
This is a separate and optional add-on that updates a single terminal entry based on whether you've chosen to be a Vault Dweller or the Wasteland start.
Requires Creation Club CR74L.SMUR CR74L Addon
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This is the English version only. Please contact Dashboarderian about creating any translations for Xbox.
Includes Far Harbor patch, but does not include Nuka World Patch for purposes of debugging. Grab that one and add it to your load order beneath this one so things work properly.
See the Nexus Mod page for a full list of changes. There are a lot of changes to bring the mod up to date.
The Xbox version includes a scripted fix for losing all items at the beginning so that you can have more mods in your load order at startup. This is for older mods such as Bullet Time. Note that this could cause conflicts if attempting to use other mods that change the player's character or what they're wearing.
The Xbox version also takes into consideration Creation Club items (not required) to add certain hats/helmets and goggles for Unsightly and Four Eyes Traits. The script only checks once and is not retroactive. It was something I was working on prior to learning someone had already done a bug fix mod for SMU and added it to it.
New scripts for Xbox are available as gists on GitHub.
Start Me Up SMUQuestScript source code.
MQ101 Quest Fragment source code.
Load order is dependent on other mods you've chosen to use alongside it.
Load nearish the bottom of your Framework and limit how many mods you've chosen to avoid mod conflicts. If you prefer a conflict-free framework, use SKK Fast Start instead.
Full Dialogue Interface can go above or below Start Me Up Redux. Lookup Failed is required if using FDI or you could get crashes during dialogue unrelated to SMUR or other mods due to changes to the HUD for Creation Club.
The optional add-ons are interchangeable and do not have specific load order requirements other than being below SMUR Nuka World. They work with both versions of the mod.
- Your Load Order
- Full Dialogue Interface (if using)
- Creation Club Lookup Failed Patch (required if using FDI)
- Start Me Up Redux
- Start Me Up Redux Nuka World Patch
- Start Me Up Redux Shaun Face Addon (if using)
- Start Me Up Redux CR74L Addon (if using)
Choose either the FDI version or the normal prompts version. They both have the same name.
Obviously not compatible with the original Start Me Up or any other alternate start mods. This version has the same name as the original. There are breaking changes between the version ported by chucksteel and this version. Do not switch between versions and expect smooth sailing.
Not compatible with Danse Dilemma. (UFO4P bug fixes are overwritten for several quests and dialogue does not match.)
As with the original, not compatible with Silent Protagonist.
As with the original, not currently compatible with Sim Settlements 2. Dashboarderian is working on a patch for it for Chapter 3 when it is available. I'll upload it after they've given me permission.
As with the original, not compatible with dialogue mods that overwrite Piper's Interview or touch Preston's dialogue.
As with the original, not compatible with Amazing Follower Tweaks, Nora Spouse Companion, Dual Survival Nate Companion, or Piper Interview Restored.
Heather Casdin is compatible with normal gameplay; however, the dialogue will assume you are looking for a child. See Nexus mod page for more information.
Not compatible with Immersive Gameplay or other gameplay overhauls. This is a gameplay overhaul. See Nexus mod page for Wastelander start information. The Wastelander start is one of the points of the mod.
Wearing power armor into the Institute simulates a mod conflict with Start Me Up and mods that alter Shaun's default appearance - The Institute elevator becomes stuck the first time you enter the Institute. Do not use with mods that alter Shaun's appearance or make children killable (which isn't allowed on Bethnet anyway). There is a separate, optional patch to fix Shaun's appearance to keep the conflict from occurring -- however, there are rare instances where the issue can still occur even without other mods derping things.
No spouse spawn "bug" - If you have a spouse not spawning during the start-ups, this is a mod conflict. Spouse spawns have been fixed by Dashboarderian.
For other issues and troubleshooting, check the Nexus mods page.
If you have issues with start-up item removal or a Creation Club item not working properly with Unsightly or Four Eyes, contact me. We have a bug reporting form on Discord. All other issues should be reported on the Nexus page.
Contributors and Developers
Port would not be possible without Dashboarderian creating it in the first place.
Port would not be possible without DAmanding getting in contact with Dashboarderian.
Redux version would not be possible without the original mod author, TinyManticore, releasing Start Me Up as an open source modders resource.
Unofficial Patch Team - script and dialogue fixes
oddlittleturtle - additional script updates for Xbox version
The main changelog is maintained on the original Nexus page.
- See Dashboarderian's changelog for other changes.
- MQ101 quest fragment updated to take into consideration mods that manipulate the Pipboy. Player reported double Pipboys when using other mods. (Reported on Discord)
- Shaun Face Fix Addon - plugin flag for ESL Removed. Not necessary on console.
- CC CR74L Addon - plugin flag for ESL Removed. Not necessary on console.
- All versions bumped to 6.1.1
- Updated for Unofficial Fallout 4 Patch 2.1.4
- Shaun Face Fix Addon - plugin flag for ESL removed. Not necessary on console.
- Xbox script updates carried over from 5.2.1.
- All versions bumped to 6.0.1 for Xbox.
- Shaun Face Fix Addon - plugin flag for ESL removed. Not necessary on console.
- All versions bumped to 5.2.1 for Xbox.
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