How to Create and Install Custom Races in Fallout 4
Fallout 4 is a game that offers a lot of customization options for the player character, from changing their appearance to modifying their stats and perks. However, some players may want to go beyond the default options and create their own custom races, with unique features and abilities. In this article, we will show you how to create and install custom races in Fallout 4, using some of the best mods available.
What are Custom Races
Custom races are a type of mod that adds new playable races to Fallout 4, with different looks, stats, perks, and abilities. Custom races can be based on existing races from the Fallout universe, such as ghouls, super mutants, or synths, or they can be entirely original creations. Custom races can also have different compatibility with other mods, such as armor, clothing, hair, or face presets.
How to Create Custom Races
Creating custom races requires some modding skills and tools, such as the Creation Kit, FO4Edit, NifSkope, and Photoshop. The process involves creating a new race record in the Creation Kit, editing its attributes and features in FO4Edit, creating or importing custom meshes and textures in NifSkope and Photoshop, and packaging the mod files into a .esp and a .ba2 file. For a detailed tutorial on how to create custom races, you can check out this video by Seddon4494.
How to Install Custom Races
Installing custom races is similar to installing any other mod in Fallout 4. You will need a mod manager, such as Nexus Mod Manager or Mod Organizer 2, to download and activate the mod files. You will also need to enable modding in Fallout 4 by editing the Fallout4.ini and Fallout4Prefs.ini files in your Documents\\My Games\\Fallout4 folder. You will need to add the following lines under the [Launcher] section:
After installing the custom race mod, you will be able to select it from the race menu when creating a new character or using the showracemenu console command. Some custom race mods may also require additional steps or patches to work properly with other mods or DLCs. Make sure to read the mod description and instructions carefully before installing.
Some of the Best Custom Race Mods for Fallout 4
There are many custom race mods available for Fallout 4, but here are some of the most popular and well-made ones:
Playable Children: This mod allows you to play as a child character in Fallout 4, with custom animations, voices, outfits, and perks. You can also adopt other children as your companions or settlers.
Synth Overhaul - C.A.S.T.: This mod adds several new synth races to Fallout 4, with different models, textures, colors, eyes, and voices. You can also customize your synth character with various upgrades and enhancements.
Ghoulified: This mod lets you play as a ghoul in Fallout 4, with custom textures, sounds, perks, and radiation effects. You can also interact with other ghouls differently depending on your karma and reputation.
Super Mutant Redux: This mod overhauls the super mutant race in Fallout 4, adding new models, textures, behaviors, factions, weapons, armors, and perks. You can also play as a super mutant yourself and join the Institute or the Brotherhood of Steel.
Beast Master: This mod allows you to tame and command any creature in Fallout 4 as your companion. You can also create aa16f39245