Updated, Comprehensive FNV Dust Mod List

10th Anniversary of New Vegas got you interested again? The Dust mod is a pretty cool way to re-experience FNV. I feel like a scavenger living on the fringes of a hostile post-apoc world.

The highlights are the "Flora Restora" mod which returns salvageable plants back to the world. It goes well with the increased meters in Dust. Food will be there when you search. It feels right – I don’t have much food, and when I see a farm I raid it for a few pieces of maize. Another mod decreases respawn time to 1 year so there is not too much food to gather.

“Wasteland Defense” gives you water at your base, which turns hydration into a logistics problem. How much should you carry? How far should you wander if you get low? Combined with “No Fast Travel” it allows for interesting decisions slightly different than the default Dust feel of constantly dying of thirst.

Here is my mod list. I prefer Mod Organizer 2 to manage them.

**Install these "infrastructure" mods first:**

1 (http://nvse.silverlock.org/)

2 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/62552?tab=description)

3 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/34971?tab=files&file_id=1000045464&nmm=1)

4 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/58277?tab=description)

5 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/66927?tab=description)

6 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/66666?tab=description)

**NOTE** After install I disable "Just Visual Objectives" via the Mod Menu

7 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/53635?tab=description)

8 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/66537?tab=description)

9 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/44757?tab=description)

10 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/42507?tab=description)

11 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/57174?tab=files&file_id=1000057546&nmm=1)

12 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/65412?tab=description)

13 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/51664?tab=description)

**Install these "adjustments" mods second:**

14 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/67696?tab=description)

15 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/62734?tab=description)

16 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/52037?tab=description)

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17 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/66646?tab=description)

18 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/61973?tab=description)

19 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/57113?tab=files&file_id=1000022783&nmm=1)

20 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/35794?tab=description)

21 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/49478?tab=description)

**NOTE** after all mods are working, and after you start the game, enter this in console to enable the mod: `completequest 00104c1c`

22 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/42551?tab=description)

23 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/43135?tab=description)

24 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/68179?tab=description)

25 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/54107?tab=description)

26 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/62266?tab=description)

27 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/66402?tab=description)

28 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/39856?tab=description)

**NOTE** Download the older Dead file: "Wasteland Flora Overhaul (Dead) 3.1"

29 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/38285?tab=description)

**Install these "Dust" and related mods third:**

30 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/57927?tab=description)

32 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/66820?tab=description)

**NOTE** I currently do NOT use this mod, since I prefer more harvesting with Flora Restora and the default faster timer. But FYI in case you want to slow the timers down (and then remove the Restora).

33 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/60120?tab=description)

33 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/60201?tab=description)

34 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/67794?tab=description)

35 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/69271?tab=description)

**NOTE** I prefer to use Flora Restora, and not Reasonable Needs, and then I also use the 1 year Respawn Timer below.

36 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/60519?tab=description)

37 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/35171?tab=files&file_id=69510&nmm=1)

38 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/38049?tab=description)

39 (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/35786)

**NOTE** This contains multiple files, use the 1 year file and you can remove the others.

And here is my load order. It matters a lot, for example the Dust mods need to be down at the bottom:

View by Mod Name (left pane on Mod Organizer)


"0000","DLC: TribalPack"

"0001","DLC: OldWorldBlues"

"0002","DLC: MercenaryPack"

"0003","DLC: LonesomeRoad"

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"0004","DLC: HonestHearts"

"0005","DLC: GunRunnersArsenal"

"0006","DLC: DeadMoney"

"0007","DLC: ClassicPack"

"0008","DLC: CaravanPack"

"0009","JIP LN NVSE Plugin"

"0010","JohnnyGuitar NVSE"

"0011","The Mod Configuration Menu"

"0012","Yukichigai Unofficial Patch – YUP"

"0013","Unofficial Patch NVSE"

"0014","NVTF – New Vegas Tick Fix"

"0015","NVAC – New Vegas Anti Crash"

"0016","Apocalyptic Mojave"

"0017","Reload Reloaded"

"0018","NPCs Travel"

"0019","Wasteland Defense"

"0020","Immersive Hit Reactions – Makes Combat Responsive"

"0021","NPCs Sprint In Combat"

"0022","Custom Health and AP Visuals"

"0023","Immersive Recoil 2.0"

"0024","One HUD – oHUD"

"0025","UIO – User Interface Organizer"

"0026","Twice As Fast VATS"


"0028","No Fast Travel – New Vegas"

"0029","Just Mods Assorted"

"0030","JIP Selective-Fire"

"0031","Brighter Larger Radius Pip-Boy Light"

"0032","Weapon Retexture Project – WRP"


"0034","Wasteland Flora and Terrain Overhaul FULL"

"0035","MGs Neat Clutter Retextures"

"0036","FNV Realistic Wasteland Lighting"

"0037","Interior Lighting Overhaul"

"0038","DUST Survival Simulator"

"0039","DUST Survival Simulator Fixer"

"0040","DUST Tweaks – Better Repair and More"

"0041","Fallout DUST Tunneler Detection Fix"

"0042","Fallout DUST Flora Restora"

"0043","Dust LOD"

"0044","Audible Pass Through Bushes Sounds"

"0045","Near Death"

"0046","Vanilla UI Plus Revelation (New Vegas)"

"0047","Menu and Loading Screen Replacer – Melancholy Dust ENB"

"0048","FNV Respawn Timer"

View by Plugin (right pane Mod Organizer)

| ||FalloutNV.esm|

| ||DeadMoney.esm|

| ||HonestHearts.esm|

| ||OldWorldBlues.esm|

| ||LonesomeRoad.esm|

| ||GunRunnersArsenal.esm|

| ||ClassicPack.esm|

| ||MercenaryPack.esm|

| ||TribalPack.esm|

| ||CaravanPack.esm|

| ||YUP – Base Game + All DLC.esm|

| ||oHUD.esm|

| ||Interior Lighting Overhaul – Core.esm|

| ||JIP Selective-Fire.esm|

| ||PHWHPAPVisuals.esm|

| ||Unofficial Patch NVSE.esp|

| ||YUP – NPC Fixes (Base Game + All DLC).esp|

| ||Vurt's WFO.esp|

| ||ApocalypticMojave.esp|

| ||Reload Reloaded.esp|

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| ||The Mod Configuration Menu.esp|

| ||Immersive Hit Reactions.esp|

| ||NPCsSprint.esp|

| ||ImmersiveRecoil.esp|

| ||IMPACT.esp|

| ||TwiceAsFastVATS.esp|

| ||NoFastTravel_NV.esp|

| ||JustModsAssorted.esp|

| ||Weapon Retexture Project.esp|

| ||FNV Realistic Wasteland Lighting – All DLC.esp|

| ||Wasteland Defense.esp|

| ||ILO – YUP Patch.esp|

| ||pipboyx2.esp|

| ||FNV NPCs Travel.esp|

| ||Near Death.esp|

| ||BushSounds.esp|

| ||DustSurvivalSimulator.esp|

| ||KaPDUSTFloraRestora.esp|

| ||DUST – Manan's Tweaks.esp|

| ||Tunnelers.esp|

| ||DustPreOrderFixer.esp|

| ||Interior Lighting Overhaul – Ultimate Edition.esp|

| ||Respawn1Year.esp|

You can get the same load order by sorting the mod plugins using the built in tool in mod manager, then manually moving all of the Dust related mods to the bottom. Then make sure ILO is at the very end.

Source: reddit.com

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