New Name Same Great Taste

This is a Mod for the PC Version of Fallout: New Vegas.
It adds an all new campaign selected from the New Game tab on your Main Menu.
This mod only requires a copy of New Vegas.

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- Careful Attention to Detail in Many Unique Paths Full of SPECIAL Choices -

- Vast Fallout Lore-Inspired Story to Explore and Experience with Rich Characters & Quests-

In Fallout: New California you play as the kid from Vault 18. Orphan. Loner. Mutant. On the last big night of the Vault Ball season in 2260, you make a fateful decision that will change the course of your life -- and eventually the future of the New California Republic.

Vault 18 is at the heart of the California Wasteland high in the San Bernardino Mountains, and it's legendary Wasteland Scouts have managed to keep its secrets safe for decades despite the wars raging beyond the great door. In their old age, the Scouts have created a new generation to take their place... if their rebellious adopted kids survive the Enclave threat brewing within their own ranks.

You will face the New California Republic under president Wendell Peterson, the New Reno Mob's Bishop Family, the remnant Shi Clans, The Enclave Leonidas Squadron, the Super Mutant Army, and the bloodthirsty Raider Alliance that have banded together in the remote Athens-Tec Uranium Mine off the Long I-15.

Through them all you'll choose your path from SPECIAL dialog options, acquired PERKs, and travel with 8 possible companions depending on your choices. You'll enjoy two new radio stations with unique music, hours of voice acting, and professional grade presentation.

There is always another path to take in New California. But War? War never changes.

2. Features

An Alternate Start in Vault 18 with a New Player Character and Main Quest.
A New Intro Video to really give it that "New Game" feeling.
An Ornate Main Quest Line with Compelling Side Quests rich in Fallout & Character Lore.
Hours of Voice Acting recorded at pro-quality in Radian-Helix Media's Tucson, Az Studio.
A Very Large Worldspace in California - The Black Bear Mountain National Forest.
An Epic War between The Super Mutants, The Raider Alliance, The Enclave, and The New California Republic.
A Pirate Radio Station DETH 981 with 2 New DJs and Quest + Crafting + Perk Unlocking Segments.
A News Radio Station called NCRPR - New California Republic Radio - with quest updates in the News.
6 Potential Human Companions and 2 Robot Companions available depending on player choices.


Download the latest version of New California.

Unpack the 7Zip Files to your Desktop. Run the EXE.
Make sure your EXE is Run As Administrator.

USE FOMM OR NMM TO RUN Fallout: New California.

Using your favourite Mod Manager, apply Archive Invalidation.

Check New California.esm in your DATA tab on the Launcher, or your Mod Manager.
Also check NewCalifornia DLC Control.esp and NewCalifornia Courier Stash Control.esp if you have DLC installed.
DLC patches will be auto installed if needed, but if you don't need them and activate them anyway, they will crash your game.


Don't forget that New California is started from the New Game Menu!!
Your New Vegas save games will be totally unaffected.

4.Team - Cast & Crew

Click Here To View the FNC Cast And Crew List!

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New Name Same Great Taste

Fallout: New California BETA 231 is live!

Download Fallout New California BETA 231 FULL GAME INSTALLER - Mod DB

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you install the fixes for Vanilla New Vegas: New Vegas Tick Fix and New Vegas Anti Crash. Nearly all vanilla crashes and stuttering can be solved using these two mods along with FNC 231.

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Since FNC was released in October 2018, thousands of bugs have been fixed, the world has been improved, and adjustments to game-play balance have made the experience much more smooth and enjoyable. This update's change-log is 7 Pages Long.

We re-compressed the meshes and textures, so this is a full re-download. Not a small patch. These new NIFs should avoid random crashes, caused by the way the meshes were originally exported from 3dsMax to Nifscope, a 3rd Party mod tool not issued by Bethesda or Gambryo, which were prone to corruption. Same with the DDS textures, also with no official tools, and had introduced incorrect MipMapping (the way the computer scales textures that are further or closer on your screen) that caused performance issues. This has been an ongoing situation and why we had to rebuild and re-release the full game 3 times (the 3 in BETA 231.)

231 also contains a great deal of world map adjustments and new exploration content, and overall improvements to the look of things outside the Vault. New notes and discoverable locations now pepper the world, and your bridge to New Vegas after the end of FNC should be smooth as butter, no matter how many mods for vanilla you have adding junk to Doc Mitchell's house.

Subtitles have been corrected universally and a lot of small issues and bugs have been fixed regarding conversations that lacked cohesion and needed to match voice files.

Grenades have universally been removed from mutant load orders and "infinite spawns" of background actors during large events were reduced.

Post-Apocalyptic Linguistics!

FNC is now localized into:

Mandarin Chinese



And Brazilian Portuguese is underway in our Discord.

The Game Was Rigged From the Start...

Loading Screens for BETA 200

No new quest content or character expansion has happened since 2019's BETA 221.

I (Thaiauxn, Brandan Lee) wrote a 1.0 Design Document as a postmortem, (You should read them!) and left it up to the community to implement the rest. So far no interest from the modding community has materialized to implement that new dialogue, which would expand the companions and replace the ending encounter with the Father.The work would be difficult technically, and very expensive hiring 7 new actors and implementing their voices, but would seriously improve the mod's story-line and tone.

The work isn't impossible, but the intimate tying into existing scripting requires you study FNC's codes and level design, with many very delicate scripts and trigger boxes that if implemented poorly would cause a cascade of broken events and bugs, which need to be fixed as you go. Replacing the dialogue is easy, but it's adding wholly new characters in place of the ones that already exist while splicing them into the main quest that checks to see if they are present or not in multiple branching paths.

Again, it's not impossible, a dedicated modder could follow my design documents, implement the dialogue, and script the variables. Most of that work is already done for you. But it's a matter of willpower community volunteers putting in the efforts together.

I wrote the companion & ending update to address the criticism FNC received on launch from New Vegas players, especially on Reddit, but I knew all those issues were there looooong before release. There just wasn't much we could do about it. This mod was a massive sacrifice for us, and adding even more content to it was a crippling prospect. It had to be a community volunteer effort, and with so many big mods fiercely competing for talented modders, so far no one has taken on the challenge.

Remember, 99% of large mods fail, as was reiterated by Josh Sawyer in that FNC live stream. Making it to a BETA release is big deal. That just doesn't happen often.

Not working on FNC has allowed me to publish a physical card game with some friends, write the main quest for a Tycoon game, develop a RimWorld mod that may well be a game in its own right, and start a new Indie Game that I've always dreamed of creating.

If that 1.0 content ever gets its patron? That'll cap it off for good for me, and I'd come back to work on it a little more around Project Morningstar.

Otherwise, I'm still on this page daily updating for 232 and beyond, and doing tech help on our Discord. Our discord has helped thousands of players get their game running. If you need help feel free to drop by and ask in one of the channels set up to do just that.

The Lonesome Road...

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Check us out on our: You can also keep track of us on ModDB, Fallout Nexus, or Facebook. We've got an online community centered around each one.

Also watch us on our new Patreon! It's unrelated to our mod's development, but instead focus on the development of our card game STAVE and our indie game Project Morningstar.


[Fallout: New California] BETA 221 is Live!

[Fallout: New California] BETA 221 is Live!

News 9 comments

It's been 7 months since the last update. This is the next major stop of the roadmap to 1.0. One update will remain after this and then the mod is complete...

Fallout New California BETA 213 Update

Fallout New California BETA 213 Update

News 21 comments

A brand new EXE based installer. Patch your New Vegas to perform as expected and install the mod and compatibility patches all in one file. Check it!

[Fallout: New California] Patch 2.0.3

[Fallout: New California] Patch 2.0.3

News 22 comments

The latest patch fixes hundreds of bugs and improves performance, crashes, and many other bugs! Plus, new installation and modding guide videos!

Fallout: New California BETA 200 RELEASED!

Fallout: New California BETA 200 RELEASED!

News 64 comments

Fallout: New California BETA 201! Out now! Come get it! :D

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Fallout New California BETA 231 FULL GAME INSTALLER

Fallout New California BETA 231 FULL GAME INSTALLER

Full Version 29 comments

This is the last major release for Fallout: New California. The vast majority of reported quest issues have been resolved and the gameplay is much more...

[ARCHIVED] -- Fallout New California BETA 222 PATCH

[ARCHIVED] -- Fallout New California BETA 222 PATCH

Patch 6 comments

OLD file. Get 231 Full. This is a small but powerful Patch + Upgrade for FNC BETA 221 FULL. Just drag and drop into your DATA folder.

[ARCHIVED] -- Fallout New California BETA 213 to 221 PATCH

[ARCHIVED] -- Fallout New California BETA 213 to 221 PATCH


Old file. Grab BETA 231. This is the patch to upgrade from 213 to 221. It's smaller than the full version, an doesn't contain all you need to play unless...

[ARCHIVED] --Fallout New California BETA 221

[ARCHIVED] --Fallout New California BETA 221

Full Version 39 comments

Old file. Grab BETA 231. A massive improvement over previous iterations, 221 is more stable and has better performance, new side quests, rewards for exploration...

ARCHIVED -- Fallout New California BETA 213

ARCHIVED -- Fallout New California BETA 213

Full Version 76 comments

Old file. Grab 221 FULL above or patch to 221. This is for legacy content only.



Patch 29 comments

ARCHIVED. Old file. Grab 213. Its a full re-download and restart, but worth it.

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Technical question:

Is project already 110% dead and you wouldn't go back to it even for a golden pig, or is there still a chance that you would change your mind or could be convinced?

If I were you (provided there is still a chance), I would establish a separate patreon dedicated solely to New California with tiers that would represent the time you are willing to devote to it. Your game made a big enough impression and I think that with the right promotion you should be able to get quite a decent amount of funding.

I worked as a marketing consultant in the gaming industry for several years and I saw a lot of MUCH worse games to raise a huge amount of money, just thanks to the right campaign.

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Going back to FNC alone? You couldn't pay me. I gave that an unreasonable number of years and finished what was possible under the circumstances.

Going back as a consultant and helping a team dedicated full time, I'd still need to be paid to do that, and I'd rather do it in such a minimal capacity I can continue Morningstar and SOS uninterrupted. But I'd support the effort as I said below.

RimWorld: SOS2, and the Morningstar community we're building, so far are super friendly, helpful, and awesome. Yeah, there are 1 or 2 notable exceptions and every game has some cynical, aggressive dicks. But New Vegas is a party that long ago ended, and the people who stuck around are the kind who celebrate your failures and deride your successes. The rest work alone and enjoy it, so they have no interest joining FNC.

I'd much rather stick to a community that has a spirit of cheritability and cooperation, than that.

So the Post-Mortem is still true:

And the Patreon is for fans who want to see us succeed long term, beyond New California:

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Howdy Gamestars, especially to the FONC development team... is Thaixun still about the place somewhere, I hope so.

Just rolled back around to FONC after a lonnnnnnng break, redownloaded the mod's latest version and happily playing away again. Must say she's looking damn good (two thumbs up)

One question, apart from a couple of mods at Nexus I don't see much in the way of character expansion/development or any additional companions - did I miss something or is that "in the works"?

Anyway, hi again and cheers,

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Thaiauxn CreatorSubscriber

I actually penned a hefty post-mortem recently:

You can read up on the design documents for the companion expansion & revision and the community led effort to put it together here:

Or check out the fun projects I've been working on here:

and here:

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Should I wait for when it's done or doing it right now would have a huge positive impact? (Compared to when I tried 213)

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thats a shame, i was looking forward to have dakota as a companion

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Will there be a romanceable male companion? Like Dakota?

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Thaiauxn CreatorSubscriber

I wrote material for it, but it's only in documentation. The 1.0 material was left for anyone who wants to read it to enjoy it that way or if they have the time and skills to implement it. I'd come back to pay & work on voice acting if someone puts in the work.

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New California je dobrá.Ale stalo sa ,že počas hrania /asi v polovice New Californie/som sa ocitol v New Vegas,nahovoril som Veroniku, i ďalšie postavy parťákov z New Vegas a spolu s Kirou,Janne a Benym hrám misie v New Vegas. Tam ,kde nemôže ísť Veronika ,ale len já, tam môžu ísť parťáci z New California. Je to bug,alebo normálne súčasť modu?

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i've been getting a glitch where the lighting keeps leaking through the environments. any solutions?

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