Fallout: New California adds an all new story around a new player character, an adopted resident of Vault 18, embarking on a journey through the wastelands of the New California Republic's Cajon Pass. An unofficial prequel to New Vegas, FPB adds hours of new gameplay and a fully voiced stand alone campaign.

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

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Fallout: New California BETA 201, after 7 years of development by Rick Hukkanen(Lead Programmer) and Brandan Lee(Project Lead) is finally released!


Fallout New California BETA 202
BETA 2.0.2 is now live!
This should fix all Installation problems we had today!


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New Name Same Great Taste


A massive single player role playing game with deep character driven mechanics and branching narrative quest architecture, FNC takes you on a journey through the aftermath of the NCR-Enclave War following the end of Fallout 2 twenty years before, leading into the events that inspire Fallout 3 and New Vegas.


1. Story

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Set in 2260, a crippled Enclave has just one last squadron left behind in California as their remnants journey East on the call of their President. The New California Republic has stagnated economically, their political structure wracked by deep corruption that goes to the highest office, and their economy is all but ruined.

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A psychotic Raider Warlord, Juan Elsdragon, has assumed control of a vast Raider Alliance collected of the various tribes washed away by the NCR's pacification efforts, bolstered by hundreds of survivalists who resist the taxes and cultural erasure the NCR represents.

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You are born sometime before this to a wasteland tribe. Orphaned and adopted by the Wasteland Scouts from Vault 18 high in the San Bernardino Mountains, you and your fellow tribal kin have been raised to be the new generation to explore the wastes beyond the great door. Unfortunately, the legendary Wasteland Scouts before you made powerful enemies, and their Vault remains locked away, hidden in their seclusion.

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Until the last night of the Vault-Ball season, when you are thrust into the middle of a conflict started long before you were born...

War. War never changes.

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2. Getting Started

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This is a mod for the PC vesrion of Fallout: New Vegas.

All you need to get started is:

  1. Fallout: New Vegas
    1. If you downloaded your copy on Steam or Humble or DVD, get the 4GB Patch! <-VITAL!!
    2. If you got your copy on GOG.com, you're good to go. They patched their version, they're heroes.
    3. You do not need the Ultimate Edition or DLC. Just New Vegas by itself. But the DLC is amazing, you should buy it and play it anyway when you finish FNC.
  2. A Mod Manager of Your Choice!
    1. Nexus Vortex (Beta) (<- It's new but extreamly reliable and easy to use!)
    2. Mod Organizer 2 (Fallout 4 page, but works on New Vegas very reliably.)
    3. Fallout mod manager and Nexus Mod Manager are broken all to hell. DON'T use them!
    4. Switch to Nexus or MO2 unless you are an advanced user!
  3. And that's it. You're ready! We have OPTIONAL recommended mods. Very few incompatibilities.

3.Installation

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Download New California BETA 200. Download BETA 201 PATCH. Put them on your hard drive.

Open your mod manager.

Go to Package Manager. (The same on Vortex, MO2, NMM, and FOMM.)

Select New New California BETA 200.

Follow the On Screen Wizard. (DLC Patches if you have DLC! If not, skip.)

Wait between 2-8 minutes on average....

Done!

Open Package Manager again. Select New New California BETA 201. Install. (Overwrite Yes to All!)

Done!

Final Step: Don't forget to check NewCalifornia.esm in your load order to activate!!!

And you're ready. Go play.

4. Thank you!

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We have an unbelievably cool community on Discord. If you are also pretty chill or a big damn hero, join us! Help expand the Wikia! Help us patch bugs! Report issues! Post fan art! Lets plays! Go nuts!

5. FAQs

November 2017 UPDATE -- Part 1

I. How do I install this mod?


There is a helpful guide above, it's just a quick set up process.

You need a mod manger of your choice and the 4GB Patch. Once those are installed, you're good to go. Just load FNC and follow the instructions.

Can I install it manually?

Yes, the same as any other mod. Just unzip and drag&drop the contents into your DATA folder.

Is there an Installer?

After you run your mod manager, it's as easy as an installer. Just select the file in your Package Manager and it will automatically install.

II. Does this mod require any other mods, DLCs, etc?

No. We do have a short Recommended Mods List if you want your game to look like our screenshots and videos, but those are optional.

III. How do I start New California?

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

IV. So, this is like what, a DLC?

More like a new campaign. New California runs in the New Vegas engine but it is not set in New Vegas (it's set in New California at a place called The Pass.) At the end we allow you to continue as the Courier (or not). We have a new worldspace not connected to the Mojave and our own independent story made from scratch. All new textures, meshes, basically a separate game.

How long is it?

How many hours? Depending on your choices and play-style, anywhere from 6-8 hours to 15-30 hours if you're a completionist, and because of there are so many branches and hidden opportunities it's extremely replayable. There are 13 endings total, many of which are radically different stories start to finish.

How big is the map?

Very large. About 2/3rds of New Vegas.

Is there voice acting?

There are 16,942 lines of dialogue. 14,877 of which are voiced by characters and non-repeating from 60 volunteer voice actors.

How many quests are there?

48. And that may be a lie, there are a lot more that simply aren't distinct because they emerge as you play. We try to document them all here.

V. Will this break my existing save game or all my mods?

No. We have A List of Incompatible Mods and it is very short. Your New Vegas save will be fine and totally unaffected. It requires starting a new game.

VI. I can't seem to get New California to start. Help?

A -- I installed everything correctly and New Vegas crashes on startup!

You sure? Check your load order.
Run like this:

FalloutNV.esm
NewCalifornia.esm

See if it runs now.
If not, you may have something else wrong with your installation of New Vegas. Check our discord Help channel.

B -- I installed everything correctly and clicked New Game and nothing happens!

Are you running on Steam?
Yes.
Check your Language Settings and make sure you're running US English.
Didn't work!
Make sure NewCalifornia.esm is in fact checked in your load order underneath FalloutNV.esm, above all other plugins, below the DLC.
It is!
Turn Archive Invalidation On and Off and On again in FOMM.
Still nothing!
Report to Discord #Help or post in the Nexus Forum.

I am using MO2, Vortex, FOMM, or NMM.
That should work on all of them... if you followed our instructions.
Report to Discord #Help or post in the Nexus Forum.

C -- I installed everything correctly and clicked New Game, saw the video, Tackle or Dodge, and Crashed entering the Atrium!

You need the 4GB Patch if you are running Steam. The GOG.com version comes pre-patched so you shouldn't crash at all.
I installed that and it still crashed!
Install it correctly.
Oh hey, it works, thanks!
No Problem.
It did not work...
Report to the #Help channel on Discord or the Forums on Nexus.

VII. The Atrium runs at a really low FPS... So does Union City and Athens-Tec.

Yep. We know. It sucks. We'll patch it ASAP.
#1 -- Don't look directly into the middle of the map from the Gym Hallway and it'll go away. Just get past it.
#2 -- ENB does this sometimes. Rudy ENB is better. If your PC runs New Vegas at 60fps, it'll run this okay.
#3 -- If your PC is struggling with the High Resolution Pack, step back down to the Low Res Pack.

VIII. Can I get to California from the Mojave?

No.

What if I use console commands?

Everything will break.

Can someone mod that in? I don't want to start a New Game.

FNC is almost a totally separate game, so its like asking to port your save from Mass Effect to Fallout 3.

IX. Can I get to the Mojave from California and continue my game after the ending?

Yes! At the end of our BETA 200 Testing, anyway!

For now we are in testing phase. As soon as our mod is fully tested we will turn that feature on at 1.0. We don't want you to break your New Vegas save game while we're still launching weekly and monthly updates that require restarts to take effect.

X. Is this compatible with....

Project Nevada?
Yes! I recommend it!

Solid Project?
Yes! I also recommend it!

ENBs?
Yes! Rudy ENB is what's in all our screenshots.
Keep in mind that our Fade to Black transitions don't work with ENBs, so that'll look awkward.

TTW?
Not yet. They're making a patch but it may take a long time. It's unreasonably complicated for both of our teams.

The Frontier?
Yes. You can play FNC -> FNV -> FTF in one big long save game. (The more mods you have the higher the probability of corruption.)

My Menu Replacer (DARN UI, etc)?
If you want Revelation HUD, apply this mod here!
If you delete New California -- Menus.bsa in your DATA folder, our menus from SGhi.info vanish and you're good to go.
This is also true if you just don't like our menus replacer and want to go vanilla.

This Random Body Mod?
We use Vanilla body types. If you want Big Bouncing Lizard Tits and Centaur Vaginas, that is entirely up to you my friend.

All my 5,000 Weapon Mods?
Yes. Though they may not show up in our worldspace.

All my Combat and AI mods?
Yep. Should be just fine. Report them if they cause problems.

My custom Pip-boy 7 Billion?
Yup.

Role Players Alternate Start?
NO. :p

We have a short Recommended Mods List.

And...

We have A List of Incompatible Mods.

You might want to check those or report bugs to our #public-bug-reports channel on Discord. Or in the Nexus thread.

XI. Why the name change?

Project Brazil was a working title. New California is what our mod is about.

Did you know there is a board ga--

Yes. It is very cool. You should go buy it. Tell them the sale is from Thain, with love.

XII. Why did you make this game sized mod?

We wanted to learn how to make our own games. What better way is there than to make a game sized mod first?

XIII. Is this on consol?

No.

XIV. Is this coming to Fallout 4?

No.

How hard could it be to port--

VERY. VERY HARD. It would take many years.

But Fallout 4 New Vegas did--

VERY. VERY HARD. You should try it. Good luck!

November 2017 UPDATE -- Part 1

And don't forget that we also have a company!

New California was just a fun educational / personal project that got out of hand! :p We also have day jobs: also a career making visual effects and camera operation for games and movies.

We have a new game on the horizon too!

Updates for August

It'll be a top down 3D-Isometric Survival RPG set on the ruins of an alien megastructure. You start our freshly abducted from Earth with people from across time and space. You'll have to gather a tribe of fellow survivors and brave the harsh wilderness to face medieval empires and alien organisms as you build a town and send player controlled parties out on quests. A little bit Fallout 1 and 2, a little bit Civilization, a little bit Rimworld (Tynan is a hero and just released 1.0, GO GET IT ITS SO GOOD), all on Unreal Engine.

I could use a couple 2D artists on the new team right now, and you can donate to our Pay-Pal to help me afford the start up expenses. We have a bunch of veterans we've worked with before that want in on this, so I need to begin crowd funding after FNC is all wrapped up so we can afford to focus just on this project.

And as always...

You can read more about our progress on the Design Documents Found Here. In the mean time, you can keep track of us on ModDB, Fallout Nexus, Facebook, and our Discord. We've got a thriving online community centered around each one.

Cheers

Brandan Lee
Project Lead

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crazymancody895
crazymancody895

Only three more hours until the moment of truth.

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capitanloco6
capitanloco6

Congratulations on the release! I hope you guys are proud of what you achieved. Can't wait to be able to download and play this.

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Thaiauxn AuthorSubscriber
Thaiauxn

I'll be more proud when we kill these crashes! XD BETA was a lot more BETA in the wild than in the last rounds of closed testing. But I guess that's what happens when damn near 100,000 people download your mod in 5 days. After that yea, I'll be ecstatic! I'm proud of my team absolutely, the troubleshooters and tech support, and Rick especially fixing bugs around his day job. It's exhausting!

We'll keep trying to improve it and shore it up. :) Thanks!

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shadeofdeaddead
shadeofdeaddead

If this mod continues an interesting storyline like what was in the early versions of Project Brazil, it's going to rock.

Can't wait.

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Thaiauxn AuthorSubscriber
Thaiauxn

You get all of that. So much of that. Too much to post in a 21 hour video of just talking characters.

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Ettenrocal
Ettenrocal

Congratulations ! A great day for us, i'm feeling like i will finally play a good Fallout since Fallout 2 !!!

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SweetAlya
SweetAlya

Awesome! Downloading and reviewing this ASAP! :3

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ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet

This is a huge achievement! Congratulations to you!

However, I must say that the story and lore connection to Bethesdas "Fallout 3" makes me not want to play this. I hope it's only some minor connections because being reminded of that game makes me want to go on a rampage.

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Thaiauxn AuthorSubscriber
Thaiauxn

If you like the *idea* of Fallout 3, you're good. You won't care, trust me. We stuck real close to F1 and F2, but the respect for the IP owners and New Vegas is obviously still there.

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CorgiEXE
CorgiEXE

Why do i have to go to work today feck man. But after the dissapointment that was FO4 and the Garbage that will be FO76 i suppose i can wait another 8 hours to play something good in what used to be one of my favorite series God speed friends.

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Cingoo
Cingoo

I've never been so happily patient in my life.

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zodden1701
zodden1701

I feel the same as I do when the big Fallout games have dropped. Excitement going all the back to 1997! I only wish I wasn't stuck here at work.

I spent part of the weekend re-installing New Vegas for the first time in 5+ years, then adding a mod manager and support.

Just a FYI- When using mod manager 2 I could not get MCM mods to list in the MCM menu, namely Solid. When I moved to FOMM I had zero issues.

This mod has some recommendations as to mods you can add to New California. I would add them.

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Thaiauxn AuthorSubscriber
Thaiauxn

Your sacrifice is part of my plan. :p I thought releasing on a Tuesday beside a major AAA release would slow the tide. WE crashed Nexus anyway. D; If this was a weekend we'd fry the CDN. (And we haven't even posted Hi-Res textures, just the low res in the base download.)

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Axonis
Axonis

I can't download it right now, all servers are congested. Do I have to make any compatibility edits in Vanilla UI Plus (http://moddb.com/mods/vanilla-ui-plus) for FNC ?

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Thaiauxn AuthorSubscriber
Thaiauxn

Discord.gg

Tech support here.

Torrent here.

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Thaiauxn AuthorSubscriber
Thaiauxn

Don't use FOMM or NMM! They're confirmed as being too unreliable. We knew that in testing and it doesn't matter, users refuse to upgrade their mod manager to the latest patch. That is why FOMM and NMM were abandoned.

Use Vortex or MO2 <- made by the same people.

Don't listen to ridiculous hearsay from online trolls. They are reliable and they work!

The old ways are dead. :p Long live the new way.

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zodden1701
zodden1701

New and updated version of FOMM. (August 2018) Confirmed working by myself

Nexusmods.com?

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kuroimaho
kuroimaho

This looks amazing. o.O

A big Thank you for the whole team.

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dostunuz
dostunuz

i just came hard.

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Norkane
Norkane

Any plans on making your own launcher/installer? I spent 6 hours trying to get it running with the mod managers to no avail.

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Thaiauxn AuthorSubscriber
Thaiauxn

That'd be cool as hell but we don't have staff for it.

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x-Fourty7
x-Fourty7

Congrats guys, can't wait to start tonight! :)

Thank you to everyone involved in this project (Brazil)!

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Tomasgd1
Tomasgd1

YES YES YES! The wait is finally over.

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AncientT
AncientT

MY MIND AND BODY ARE READY! THANKS BRANDAN AND CREW!Gonna have a blast for sure!

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redlord148
redlord148

Keeps crashing on entrance into Vault 18 Atrium

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Thaiauxn AuthorSubscriber
Thaiauxn

You need the 4GB Patch and to manually install it correctly.

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Guest
Guest

same

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Guest
Guest

OMFG I cant get a download cause ModDB is over laoded with the download even the other mirrors are cloged up

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Metalhead87
Metalhead87

Thank you. A very big thank you to you and your Team. <3<3<3 I will try it the next time

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Guest
Guest

im getting loads red texture exclamation marks

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Thaiauxn AuthorSubscriber
Thaiauxn

202 is online. Please use that one.

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gabrielimg
gabrielimg

When im hovering over an object or something there is no name...i cant open my inventory or fight . help? my only mod is California

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Thaiauxn AuthorSubscriber
Thaiauxn

Other mods?

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gabrielimg
gabrielimg

only california

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Guest
Guest

I’ve installed it correctly and get the option to start New California when I select new game. However, I still load up in Doc Mitchells’s office for the beginning of regular New Vegas even when I select to play New California. Any help?

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Thaiauxn AuthorSubscriber
Thaiauxn

It's an incorrect install. Steam is overriding our mod. Report to #Help in Discord and we'll help you troubleshoot.

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shpigga
shpigga

Game is crashing when I try to leave the vault, help!

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Thaiauxn AuthorSubscriber
Thaiauxn

Join the focus group on Discord!

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Guest
Guest

how can i start the game? its installed but i dont find a way starting it. i use the vortes mod manager. please help me.

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Thaiauxn AuthorSubscriber
Thaiauxn

It's an incorrect install. Steam is overriding our mod. Report to #Help in Discord and we'll help you troubleshoot.

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Guest
Guest

okay i managed to fix it by myself.
The problem was that i installed vortex on my C:\ Drive while New Vegas (Steam) was installed on D:\. I changed the Mod-location to my D:\ Drive and now it works!!

hope i can help someone aswell.

cheers noxxstar

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Thaiauxn AuthorSubscriber
Thaiauxn

If you were on discord you'd be a new Pinehaven Champion. :p

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Csimbi
Csimbi

Hello,
I just downloaded 202 and installed it.
I start a new game, and I select 'dodge' from the first dialog.
Something appears to be loading (gear is showing) and after that, I get a crash (every time I try).
How could I troubleshoot this?

Nevermind. Steam reset the 4GB patch with the EXE when I checked the files.
Thanks!

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bulit420
bulit420

im picking it up right now

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Guest
Guest

So even if I ran Steam NV on my C low end (2GB RAM) PC, I still need to have the 4GB Patch? Or should I upgrade my PC first?

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Thaiauxn AuthorSubscriber
Thaiauxn

Minimum requirements are now >4GB. 2GB will ruin your day. Sorry.

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Guest
Guest

So I downloaded New California, started playing, and the infamous crash got me in the middle of gameplay. However, now every time I try and load my last save point (before I went to sleep in Vault 18), it crashes and I can't resume playing. I downloaded FNV on GoG Games, so I don't have the 4 GB problem. Please send help.

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Thaiauxn AuthorSubscriber
Thaiauxn

Crashes EVERY time?

Can you send us the save file on discord please? #public bug reports

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