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Everything in this guide is written down for a reason! It is vital to read everything!
You can NOT skip any paragraphs/instructions and expect your game to function as it should.



This guide will instruct you on how to properly install Tale of Two Wastelands - a total conversion mod for Fallout New Vegas that merges the games of Fallout 3 and New Vegas together!

All essential mods required for performance and stability will also be installed.

The guide is highly accessible to everyone, no matter your modding experience. It is expected for you to be relatively experienced with operating a computer in general.

As there are many small instructions that are vital for your game to function, it is incredibly important that you read all the instructions very carefully, even if you believe you are experienced enough to skip them.

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  • English copies of both Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas with all DLCs on either Steam, GOG, or the Epic Games Store.
    • You may "mix and match" Steam, GOG, and Epic Games versions of the 2 games.
    • Only the English version of the game is supported for maximum compatibility - translations can conflict with mods and cause issues.
    • The Microsoft Store versions are not supported.
    • The Polish-Czech-Russian (PCR) version of Fallout New Vegas is fully supported as long as the game itself is in English.
    • The German release uses a "No Gore" version, making it also incompatible with xNVSE. If you have it on Steam, you can use DepotDownloader to download the international EXE.
  • At least 25GB of free drive space, game included.
  • VC++ Runtime Libraries.
    • Extract the archive and run the included install_all.bat as an administrator to install all of the required libraries at once.
    • Restart your PC.
  • Windows 10 or higher (64-bit).
    • ARM64 systems are NOT supported due to Mod Organizer 2's lack of support.
  • A text editor (Notepad++ is recommended, but the default Windows notepad will work).
  • An archiving tool (NanaZip is recommended).
  • The latest GPU drivers (either NVIDIA, AMD or Intel).
  • A Nexus Mods account (a Premium subscription will allow uncapped download speeds).
  • A ModPub account.

Recommended Specs

The guide will make the game run better than vanilla. The game is much more CPU-intensive than GPU-intensive, and actually scales with modern hardware pretty well. Installing the game on an SSD will drastically improve loading times and decrease stuttering. Here are the recommended specs for being able to run the guide at 60 FPS at 1080p:
  • CPU: Any quad-core processor (2.5GHz or more).
  • RAM: 8GB or more.
  • GPU: Matching or surpassing the performance of NVIDIA's 600 series or AMD's 5500 series.
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    Make sure you have the latest drivers! Drivers between 24.1.1 and 24.5.1 will crash the game unless you use DXVK!