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Well it has been several years since there has been any new news posted, but that is changing. This project has been a dream of mine (Dakcenturi) for years. I started it back when Fallout 3 was released and continued working on it into Fallout: New Vegas. However, there was a lot of other things going on at the time. A year before the project started I was married and shortly after my first son was born. As you can imagine these were some pretty big changes and it ate up a lot of my free time. I tried finding more help to fill in the gaps but it just wasn't working and then the project was put on indefinite hold.

Since then, I've gained a lot more experience as a developer and producer. Recently while looking for jobs I put together my design portfolio and Fallout 2161 was one of the topics. I always hated stopping this project and always wanted to return to working on it. Now is that time! With my family life settled down and in a routine I've decided to revisit this project and work on actually completing it this time around. So here we are.

As you all know (unless you've been living in a Vault for the last several months) the most recent game in the Fallout franchise, Fallout 4, has been released. Luckily with the work we completed before, very little is reliant on the specific engine. You may also be aware that Bethesda plans to release the construction kit for Fallout 4 *sometime* this year. This is bad and good. The downside is we can't just jump right in and start working on the mod. The upside is we can get some solid prep work in ahead of time which will let us jump in much quicker once the tools are released.

So now you may wonder, where are things currently? First up, I am re-teaching myself the creation kit. It has been a few years since I've really dug into it so I need to brush it off and re-familiarize myself. Second, we are organizing our project so that as we progress we can stay on track and if we pick up any additional volunteers we can more easily assign and delegate tasks. This includes cleaning up this page of old, outdated images and videos. Finally, we are currently working on our height maps for the game.

One big change from the philosophy of the original project is our intent to not only recreate the classic Fallout but to also add to it. As such, rather than simply having small areas to match the original locations we are creating game regions to allow a degree of the open world feel that is common place in Bethesda games and one of the things that make them great. To that end let's look at some of the progress on the height maps.

First, it's important to look at where we are coming from. For this we use the maps from the original Fallout and Fallout 2.

FO1 WorldMap

FO2 WorldMap

As you can probably tell there are some discrepancies between the two maps and the locations of Vault 13, NCR (Shady Sands), and Vault 15. After a lot of research and design decisions we've worked up our own map of the original Fallout. This will be one area where we stray from the original that won't have a huge impact on the game itself. (NOTE - This is still a WIP) Aside from making the locations more accurate to their originally intended design, there are other things influencing our decisions including new design work and most importantly limitations of the engine.

FO2161 WorldMap

From here we are using GIS data to generate height maps. This is a somewhat convoluted process and we haven't gotten the exact results we are looking for, but we are getting close. Here are a couple of images that show some of what we are working on:

Overall map test

The original goal was to just make California and part of Nevada as a whole. Obviously, with a small team this would leave a LOT of open space with nothing of interest. Add to that limitations of the game engine and we changed our plans to subsections of the global map. However, this overall world is still going to be important for our Fast Travel system.

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Once we have gotten the results we want repeatedly we will be writing up a tutorial for others interested in creating their own mods based off of real world locations. There are some great tutorials out there but they are outdated, missing images etc. So we will put together something updated and ready to go for those interested. We are using the Skyrim creation kit in order to test out our work since this is the closest engine to what we will be using in Fallout 4. As such, look for another update in a month or less where our goal is to show you some in game shots of our terrain in Skyrim.

[Fallout: Project Brazil] State of the Mod for January Part 1
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New Year, New Level Designs, New Armour, New Awards! Retrospective on the great year of 2015.

[Fallout: Project Brazil] State of the Mod for December Part 2
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Showing off the new Hi-Resolution Vault textures that will get us up to par with Fallout 4, and brand new graffiti & fan art.

Stealing a Fragment of the Player's Soul
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For these times, when you feel a part of yourself never left that special place, in that special game.

[Fallout: Project Brazil] State of the Mod for December
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We show off the last of our new Weapons and Faction skins, as well as update on progress!

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Five Nights at Vault 5 Patch 0 comments

A patch that updates the mod from version 1.7 to version 1.72. Only the updated files are included. Preferable if you don't want to download 150+ MB again...

Five Nights at Vault 5, 1.72

Five Nights at Vault 5, 1.72

Five Nights at Vault 5 Full Version 0 comments

This is the full release of the mod, version 1.72. Contains all files. If your current version is lower than 1.7, then please use this file even if you're...

FNAV5 Patch 1.7 to 1.71

FNAV5 Patch 1.7 to 1.71

Five Nights at Vault 5 Patch 0 comments

A patch that updates the mod from version 1.7 to version 1.71. Only the updated files are included. Preferable if you don't want to download 150+ MB again...

Five Nights at Vault 5, 1.71

Five Nights at Vault 5, 1.71

Five Nights at Vault 5 Full Version 0 comments

This is the full release of the mod, version 1.71. Contains all files. If your current version is lower than 1.7, then please use this file even if you're...

Five Nights at Vault 5, 1.7

Five Nights at Vault 5, 1.7

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This is the full release of the mod, version 1.7. Contains all files. Please use it even if you're updating from an earlier version.

Arizona V1

Arizona V1

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Firts version of Arizona, add new locations to the map, and new story for NCR and Legion

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Crazy9Melon8
Crazy9Melon8

theres coming a new DLC: Honest Hearts. Fallout.bethsoft.com this the official Fallout site

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Crazy9Melon8
Crazy9Melon8

Best sci-fiction game EvEr

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GordonCalhoun
GordonCalhoun

Can someone help me? The Suburban House from Tranquility lane( the exterior building)Will not port to new vegas correctly. I have used fallout mod manager gotten the model and extract it to meshes in the data folder and put it in a folder, tranq, and it put it in subdivisions (architecture/suburban) But the texture is wierd the main part of the building is rock and the roof has the lemonade stand texture on it. Please help me.

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kjfytfkytfyt
kjfytfkytfyt

apparently you did not get the right textures or something...

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GordonCalhoun
GordonCalhoun

I never got the textures, on other models I port it has the textures on it, I wouldn't need the file. If thats the case, If you use the fallout 3 geck and you mod, could you tell me what textures they are?

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oskars18
oskars18

can everyone enter Fallout NV Nexus? i can't, because every time i go to FO NV Nexus connection failed. i can't enter Fallout 3 Nexus forums, same problem as Fallout NV Nexus. I tried all my web browsers IE8,Mozilla Firefox and Opera.This is major problem for me because i can't no longer download mods for FO NV.this is biggest mod portal for Fallout.Still i can dowload mods for Fallout 3. by the way this is great Fallout game as always.

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kjfytfkytfyt
kjfytfkytfyt

yep, worked for me

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oskars18
oskars18

thanks for for you reply. looks like i need install fresh OS.

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GordonCalhoun
GordonCalhoun

Hey does anyone have a download for the ported version of the exterior mesh from tranquility lane of the houses( the exterior)For Fallout: New Vegas? I have tried porting it and the texture was messed up.

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TrashCan-Man23
TrashCan-Man23

(buried)

Fallout can suck my left and right testicles.

Now excuse me while i grab you all some mouth wash, toothpaste, and tooth brushes for you all to clean your mouths from all the *** kissing / licking - what ever you feel like calling it.

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CookedAndLoaded
CookedAndLoaded

Ohh!! I feel offended!
You probably have a bad karma....
Regulators will come for you! lol

Burn in hell troll

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives

bastard, fallout is awesome (all of them)and if you disagree get off this game page and never return you ******* troll i hate the lot of you

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kjfytfkytfyt
kjfytfkytfyt

Trololololol

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Interesting plot
The return of the companion system is great specially making their related quests.
Better developed environment compared to FO3.
The Karma and reputation being separated makes the player decisions more simple when facing relationship and moral issues.
Hardcore mode for the win.
Weapons, lots and lots of them.
Consistent fluff with previous FO games, unlike FO3 (eg. NCR expansionism and BoS being the dicks they always were).
Combat armor is awesome once again.

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