Fallout franchise particularly Fallout 4 is famous for the modding community it has over with best FPS shooter game with pretty intense graphics. Gamers enjoy playing online with creating their own mods or using the existing ones to add more fun in the game. Sometimes installing the Fallout 4 mods may not be working in Vortex, but it’s very simple to fix that in 2023.
Nexus mod manager and Vortex mod manager are the popular modding tools for the Fallout 4 since its launches. But recently we’re seeing this many online communities posts “Fallout 4 mods not working” error. So here is a detailed article for you guys who are having issues with Fallout 4 mods.
What causes Fallout 4 mods not working?
There are many possible things that can bring up this Fallout 4 mods cannot be installed or not working issues. Here are few of them
8 Methods to Fix Fallout 4 Mods Not Working in 2023
Here are all the best solutions to avoid the game crashing while installing the Fallout 4 mods. Also, makes your modding experience even better with some tweaking.
Method 1: Configuring Fallout4Custom.ini File
For most the people this is the basic error that may cause the mods not working error in the game. Because by default the values are not properly configured in the configuration settings file and you need to change it manually.
To do that simply follow these steps:
[Archive] bInvalidateOlderFiles=1 sResourceDataDirsFinal=
Now try opening the game with your mods on and hopefully you don’t get any mods not working error anymore on Fallout 4. If you are still facing the issue, then simply go through the other methods below.
Method 2: Allow Through Firewall & Bypass Windows Security
Windows securities are getting much tighter these days due to plenty of vulnerabilities growing every day. Since Nexus mods are open source, anyone can create a mod with the tool and post it on the store.
Some of those third-party mods might be considered as a vulnerability by the Windows and it wouldn’t let it pass through can cause this Fallout 4 mods not working issue. Simply follow the steps below to allow the mods through the Windows firewall.
Allow Through Firewall
Bypassing Windows Security
Method 3: Grant Admin Privileges to Nexus Mod Manager
Sometimes you did not give enough permission to the mod managers to execute the certain core commands to the game. Hence you need to make sure you give all the administrative privileges to Nexus mod manager or Vortex if you use that.
Steps to grant admin rights:
Now try running the Fallout 4 with your favourite mods on and it might work without any errors this time.
Method 4: Update NMM / Fallout 4 / Windows
There is a possibility that you are running the older version of Nexus mod manager and newer non supported version of Windows 10 or vice versa. That’s why you need to update everything to make sure that Fallout 4 mods work without any errors.
If you haven’t use the latest version of Nexus mod manager there might be bugs and small things that can ruin the game. Hence download or check for the latest version for the NMM at their official website.
Update Fallout 4
If you use Steam client to install Fallout 4, just check for the updates in the Steam app and install it if any update found. Or simply open the Fallout 4 game and go to about section and check for updates.
Update Windows 10
If you have the Windows 10, there is a chance of you running the older version of Windows 10 that is not supported by Nexus mod manager. Go to settings, update & security and click search for updates. Download and install the updates if you found any.
Method 5: The All-New Vortex Mod Manager
Yes, the Nexus mod manager team has officially created this new Vortex mod manager that going to be replacing the Nexus mod manager. All the mods created for Nexus mod manager will be supported on the Vortex as well.
If you still prefer the old Nexus mod manager, here is the link you can download. But I’m not suggesting that since everyone now started to use Vortex mod manager for Fallout 4 and it’s pretty easier to get used to.
Install Vortex Mod Manager
From now on you can use this Vortex mod manager to manage all your mods for Fallout 4 and even more if you want to.
Method 6: Enable Multi-HD Install Mode
Nexus mod manager has this cool feature that creates a virtual drive inside your hard drive to make space for the mods you are going to install in the future.
Go to Fallout 4 setup and check the Enable Multi-HD install mode option to make sure the game and mods are installed in the same drive.
Let’s say if you have an SSD for Windows and HDD for the games, by default the Nexus mod manager will be installed on the SSD and it will create a virtual space on there. Hence you need to make sure the game you install (Fallout 4 in this case) and the Nexus virtual drive in the same hard drive for the best results.
Method 7: Uninstalling Corrupted Mods
If you regularly use multiple mods for different games and smash them together like a massive amount of mods can cause some mod file to get corrupted. Sometimes, it is possible to get an error like mods not working when some of the mods in nexus might be corrupted or crashed.
To fix this issue simply disable the mods and open the game till you find the culprit mod that is not letting you play Fallout 4.
Method 8: Organizing Installed Mods
One of the most common mistakes that every newbie do is that they install plenty of games and using a crazy amount of mods inside the Nexus mod manager, so even if they want to remove the particular mod, it makes so harder to find them.
There is a way to sort and organize the mods easily with some help of third-party tools.
FallrimTools – This tool is pretty handy since it provides features like in-game save editor/cleaner and it also includes the re-saver option to easily save the particular portion on the game you are playing.
Loot – Sort and order every mod installed on your NMM easily with just a single click now on games like Fallout 4, Skyrim, Skyrim VR and more. It also finds the corrupted mods and notifies you.
I hope you found the solution you have been looking for using any one of the above methods to fix Fallout 4 mods not working in Vortex/Nexus. Nexus mod community also provides mods for games like Skyrim and VR stuffs. If you have regards or doubts on nexus mods, comment below.
How do I get mods to work on Vortex?
Open The Vortex App And Navigate To The MODS Folder After Vortex has been downloaded, open it. Navigate to the MODS folder on your computer. From the top menu, choose Install From File.
Why are my Nexus mods not working?
Make sure you've downloaded the Latest Version of the mod. Make sure you've properly installed SKSE and SkyUI. Make sure you aren't using Incompatible Mods. First try disabling then re-enabling the mod by going to MCM > General and unchecking "Enabled"
Why are my Skyrim mods not loading?
If your mods are not showing up on your console even though you can see them on the Bethesda.net website please try the following troubleshooting steps: Make sure the mod has not been removed from Bethesda.net. Make sure your console is linked to your Bethesda.net account. Remove the mod and then re-download it.
How do I run a modded game through vortex?
Just be sure it works, let's launch SKSE now manually..
Go to the Dashboard..
Find the custom launch option named Skyrim Script Extender 64..
Press this. .
If it does not appear or you are unable to run it, restart Vortex and it should appear..