Fallout: New Vegas

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A fantastic game set in a post-apocalyptic Nevada Desert.




The following ini tweaks work alright, but the flawless widescreen mod for the game runs absolutely perfectly. It is by far the best solution.

   #### "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout New Vegas\Fallout_default.ini"

   #### "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout New Vegas\Fallout.ini"


   fDefaultFOV=180.000          ## makes pipboy/computer terminals usable

   iSize W=5760                 ## widescreen resolution
   iSize H=1080

This file gets routinely rewritten, you can also change the FOV in-game using the command fov.

fov 180


For a good overview of the console see: http://fallout.gamepedia.com/Fallout:_New_Vegas_console_commands#Inventory_and_Item_Manipulation


player.moveto   <refid>  ## move player to item/character
player.placeatme <refid> ## move item/character to player


coc Goodsprings   ## travel to goodsprings


000e32a9  ## veronica
00135f19  ## cassidy
## move companion to player's location
prid <companion_id>

## move player to companion's location
player.moveto <companion_id>


There is a serious lack of variation in lightweight armours. This will hopefully alleviate some of the pain of using medium/heavy armour.

setgs fMoveRunMult 4   ## set runspeed to default

## (you'll need to save/reload for changes to take effect)


player.modav carryweight 200   ## modify the base starting carry-weight for your character


player.resethealth   ## heal player/appendages


Check the Fallout New Vegas Wiki to get item codes. http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki

player.additem  00031944   3  ## add 3x scrap metal
player.additem  0006b53c 100  ## add 100x .308 ammo
player.additem  000000F  300  ## add 300x caps

Character Customization

showracemenu                  ## return to original character customization screen (disables achievements until save reload)


INI file being rewritten

There are 2x points where the fallout ini file is rewritten (that I have discovered):

  • when the fallout newvegas launcher opens
  • when a new game is created

If you are having an issue with an INI file being replaced constantly, instead of using your local copy of the gameprefs, modify the ini file installed with the game, and set it to readonly.

You can check on a value in the console (to see if it worked) with the help command

help fDefaultFOV

Loading Issues

I fairly regularly encounter loading issues in fallout new vegas. These can be sidestepped by creating a new game, then loading your savegame from the esc menu.


C:/Program Files (x86)/GeMM
Mod Storage
C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Fallout New Vegas
Game Install

The defacto way of installing mods in Fallout NewVegas is to use FOMM (fallout mod manager.

If you want to create separate profiles of mods you will need to keep a copy of both the Mod Storage dir, and the Game Install dir. Restore the originals of both and you should be in good shape (untested).