Fallout 4 Has A Default Mod Manager Like Skyrim: Here’s How To Enable Mods On PC

Fallout 4 is already getting support of mods from PC users and if you want to install any of these mods, you will need to manually enable them by tweaking and configuring the game’s installation files.

As it is usual with the installation of mods, you need to make sure that you have backed the important data files of the game on your PC. That is, in case you want to revert back to the original version of the game.

To enable the support of mods, you need to tweak the following ini files for the game: “Fallout4.ini” and “Fallout4Prefs.ini”. You can locate these files in C:>Users>[Your Profile]>My Documents>My Games>Fallout 4 folder.

Once you have located these files, you need to replace the following line “sResourceDataDirsFinal=STRINGS\” in Fallout4.ini with “sResourceDataDirsFinal=STRINGS\, TEXTURES\, MUSIC\, SOUND\, INTERFACE\, MESHES\, PROGRAMS\, MATERIALS\, LODSETTINGS\, VIS\, MISC\, SCRIPTS\, SHADERSFX\”

In Fallout4Prefs.ini, you need to find the [Launcher] header and write this new line “bEnableFileSelection=1” directly underneath it.

Alternatively, you can just download the Nexus Mod Manager and install mods for Fallout 4 through it.

How to Enable Default Mod Manager For Fallout 4 On PC

Once you are done editing the Fallout4Prefs.ini file, you need to click on the red circle seen below in the Fallout 4 launcher on PC. Doing this will open the default mod manager for the game on PC.


Fallout 4 is out now on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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  • CodeKiller

    And Nexus requieres also the mod of ini file manually… This is totaly stupid…
    I don’t know why but since the latest version I cannot use mods anymore on afresh install.
    I can see some new items in game, but mods do nothing, like CBBE.

  • CodeKiller

    I don’t understand this thing. It has never worked…

  • Bruce Wayne

    Followed the steps to activate the mod manager, but I don’t get a red circle in the launcher.