Fix Fallout 4 Mods Not Working

With mods available for Fallout 4, you can now enjoy the game more than the time when it was initially released. You will surely find a mod that offers what you are looking for. However, you might often see that the mods you downloaded do not appear on the menu. From what it seems, this mainly happens when you are using the Nexus Mod Manager. Many players across the world have reported their Fallout 4 mods not working.

Here, we will take a look at what causes this problem and how to fix it. So, keep reading for some useful methods to get your Fallout 4 mods working again.

Why are Fallout 4 Mods not Working & What is the Solution?

Fallout 4 mods stop working is not the same in all cases. This problem might occur due to unconfigured INI files or due to a problem with the installation. Moreover, your firewall might also prevent certain Fallout 4 mods from working.

Sometimes, the issue might be associated with the Nexus Mod Manager version you are using. You also cannot rule out data corruption, among other causes of this problem.

There is an equal number of solutions for so many potential causes of the issue. Here are the best methods to fix the problem with your Fallout 4 mods:

Grant Access to the Mods through Firewall

Certain mods for Fallout 4 require you to connect your device to an online server. The firewall on your device might often prevent you from doing that. In such situations, you can grant the mods access through your firewall.

Open the Update & Security settings on Windows and go to the Windows Security section. Find and select the Firewall and Network Protection to view its settings. Then, opt for allowing an app or feature through the firewall.

Select ‘Change Settings’ and grant access to Fallout 4 and its mods. Is the Nexus Mod manager excluded from the allowed apps? Then, you must grant access to it as well.

Get the Nexus Mod Manager

Your Fallout 4 mods might not work when you run them without a manager application. You can usually launch the mods manually, but using a manager is a better way to do that. So, you must get the Nexus Mod Manager on your device if you do not have it already.

Go to the official website of Nexus Mods to download their manager application. Then, locate the downloaded file in your File Manager and start the installation. Add your game mods to the application once it is installed on your device. Check whether the mods are working after launching them with the Nexus Mod Manager.

Configure the INI Files

You must configure the INI files in your Fallout 4 folder to use the mods with it. Have you left them unconfigured after downloading the mods and the mod manager? If yes, then you have found the cause of the problem.

So, open the Fallout 4 folder in your File Manager and look for the Fallout4Custom.ini file. If it is not there, you need to create it using your text editor. In any case, you must add the following lines to configure this file for working with mods:

[Archive]

binvalidateOlderFiles=1

sResourceDataDirsFinal=

Make sure to save the changes once you are done and close the INI file. Your Fallout 4 mods should start working after you perform this configuration. But, if they still do not work, there are some more methods to resolve the issue.

Update or Reinstall the Nexus Mod Manager 

You must lookout for any updates for the Nexus Mod Manager and install them as soon as possible. After all, they bring along patches for any issues with the application. Moreover, Fallout 4 mods often fail to work due to an outdated Nexus Mod Manager. Keeping this manager up-to-date can help you avoid such issues.

How do you get the latest update for the Nexus Mod Manager? In case you are wondering, you can find that from the official Nexus Mod website. Download and install the latest version of the application you find there. Then, check whether your Fallout 4 mods are working.

If the problem persists, reinstalling the Nexus Mod Manager might do the trick. The same applies in case you were already using the latest version.

Run the Mod Manager as Administrator

Your Fallout 4 mods might have stopped working because the mod manager does not have enough permissions. You can fix that by simply running the application as an administrator.

To do that, you must right-click the Nexus Mod Manager and open its Properties. Check the box next to “run this program as an administrator” given in the Compatibility tab. Then, click on OK to save your changes and exit the window.

Remove or Reinstall Faulty Mods

Your Fallout 4 mods might stop working when one of them is corrupt. You need to remove the faulty one to get the others working in such cases. But, how do you find out which one is corrupted? In case you are wondering, you can do that using the nexus Mod Manager.

Disable all the mods listed there and check whether you can launch Fallout 4. If you do not face any issues, that means one or more of the mods are faulty. Try launching the game after enabling each mod to find the corrupted one. Then, reinstall the faulty mod from your device to fix the problem. Until you do that, you must keep the corrupted mod deactivated.

What if You Cannot Fix the Problem?

You can usually fix your Fallout 4 mods not working with the methods mentioned here. But, if the problem persists, make sure that the mod manager and the game are installed on the same drive.

To install them on different drives, enable multi HD installation while installing Nexus Mod Manager. You might also need to exclude the game from Windows Security for a solution.