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How To Install Fallout 4 Script Extender (F4SE) 2021

Getting into modding Fallout 4 but aren't aware of how to install F4SE? This guide will help you with it.

Fallout 4 is a post-apocalyptic open-world RPG game. But while it has been quite some time since this game was released, the game’s modding community is as active as ever. And if you are looking to try some Fallout 4 mods it is important you learn about F4SE. So in this guide let us take a look at how to install Fallout 4 Script Extender.

How to Install Fallout 4 Script Extender (F4SE)

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fallout 4 script extender f4se installation guide

  1. Search F4SE on google and go to the official website.
  2. There are two downloadable options here. Download the 7z archive of the Fallout 4 runtime and not of the Fallout 4 VR runtime. At the time of writing this article, the latest version is Fallout 4 runtime 1.10.163 – build 0.6.21
  3. Open File Explorer and go to the location where you save the Fallout 4 runtime 7z archive
  4. Extract the Fallout 4 7z archive file in the f4se[version here] folder.
  5. Open Steam.
  6. Find Fallout 4 in your Steam library. Right-click on it and click properties.
  7. Go to the Local files tab and click on browse local files.
  8. Your File Explorer will open in the Fallout 4 directory. In this directory, you should be able to see the Fallout 4 launcher.
  9. Go to your F4SE folder where you extracted all the files. Move all the files from this folder to the Fallout 4 directory.
  10. If the directory asks you to overwrite any files then choose yes.

If you follow the above steps correctly you should successfully install the Fallout 4 Script Extender. One thing to remember is in order to use the mods you will have to run the game through f4se_loder.exe.

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While we did give the steps on how to install F4SE, always use mods at your own risk. As when you don’t install the mods correctly there is a chance of game files corrupting and you losing your progress.

That sums up this guide on how to install Fallout 4 Script Extender (F4SE). If you like playing this game then check out our guide on how to fix game crashes in Fallout 4.