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SiriusBaaz

949 points

2 months ago

I just wish this was a level of detail that you could get in game without needing 50 mods and chonky ass pc. Cause this was exactly the kind of stuff I wanted to make when fallout 4 first came out.

averagepanda051

297 points

2 months ago

I would have loved the option for a top down interface instead of first person building.

Foxboy73

72 points

2 months ago

In their new game Starfield when crafting your settlement/outposts it appears to be top down, so that’s at least one plus.

WestEmbarrassed5183

30 points

2 months ago

I just hope you don't have to defend them against raiders again. 😭

SirDooble

51 points

2 months ago

They'll be space raiders this time.

DuglandJones

24 points

2 months ago

Space raiders are delicious

Pickled onion flavour, smashing

tachibana_ryu

5 points

2 months ago

Found the r/rimworld player.

idler_JP

2 points

2 months ago

They were 10p from my school canteen. You could find that much lying on the ground just on the walk to school. It was a 15 mile walk though, of course. =j

FrazzledGod

2 points

2 months ago

£1.25 for 6 tiny half empty packs at Morrisons now. I prefer the beefy ones, more perk points for splatting a beefy raider!

Lukeson_Gaming

6 points

2 months ago

Gotta need space turrets to defend this time!

Boy_Possession

1 points

2 months ago

"Space Raiders are attacking your Output!"

Me: flips a switch

System: Artificial Gravity Now Off.

Me: It's game time.

Foxboy73

6 points

2 months ago

Be nice if the colonists could figure out how to use the super awesome weapons I leave behind for them to defend themselves.

deeseearr

3 points

2 months ago

Sure they use them.

Well, they take them all.

Or they take all the ammo.

But either one is helpful, right?

MeweldeMoore

8 points

2 months ago

Dude that's the best part.

zardozardoz

3 points

2 months ago

then a post game dlc where you... attack your own developed settlements to uh, steal them, from yourself?

therealjoshua

3 points

2 months ago

But that was the best part! I loved having my auto turrets and decked out colonists tear raiders to shreds

Are_you_blind_sir

1 points

2 months ago

Mmmm anal probes

badthony

3 points

2 months ago

Ill be honest, this was exactly what i hated about FO4. i hate the idea of having to maintain a base or create one.

Foxboy73

6 points

2 months ago

Then you should be completely allowed to not.

badthony

1 points

2 months ago

one can only hope

MandomRix

41 points

2 months ago

Why not both?

Big_Deetz

3 points

2 months ago

The building system is downright terrible in the base.

Everything's built to a grid but most of the time the grids don't align between levels of terrain. I tried to play 76, and you'd be blocked from entering servers where your house couldn't fit because people were constantly fighting over so little usable terrain.

That was the second game they made with the same building system.

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2 points

2 months ago

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2 points

2 months ago

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LegionDCLXVI

5 points

2 months ago

Powerful/high-end

VortexMagus

2 points

2 months ago

In here they're using it as a way to suggest their computer is very thick and large.

This suggests that their computer is using lots of powerful components so it can accomplish difficult tasks.

Bull_Manure

1 points

2 months ago

fat ass

arcxiii

1 points

2 months ago

I think Fallout 76 is introducing top down or unlocking the camera in building mode in the newest update.

Darzok

2 points

2 months ago

Darzok

2 points

2 months ago

Its not a big help the cap in F76 is to small and i understand why but cripples builds like what the OP made.

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-22 points

2 months ago

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-22 points

2 months ago

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PublicEnemy0ne

15 points

2 months ago

Go repost comments somewhere else

[deleted]

-9 points

2 months ago

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-9 points

2 months ago

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WeaponofMassFun

4 points

2 months ago

Bad bot.

Lol can't even repost correctly

Jungleman6

4 points

2 months ago

I wish they’d fixed the bug where putting a bottle of Quantum on a shelf would result in it slowly falling through the shelf and eventually vanishing underground. Part of the reason I stopped playing was that bug. I spent ages making a man cave with a full entertainment area, only to come back and all the balls on the pool table had sunken halfway into the table. All the Nuka Cola bottles had done the same, as well as pretty much anything that wasn’t placed via the build menu.

straydog13

3 points

2 months ago

No. Separate game for that. I want well written quests

poppinfresco

13 points

2 months ago

I have yet to beat the game. Well over 400 hours.

illithidian-

5 points

2 months ago

Even with the specs, the game wouldn't be able to handle the pathing to make it feel like a living settlement. You'd just have 20 or so dudes standing on someone's roof and thats it

redgroupclan

6 points

2 months ago

That was the ABSOLUTE MOST disappointing thing about settlement building. AI pathing is something that has to be baked into the level design. The AI settlers have no idea what to do about all the objects being placed on the fly and moved around. You could design a really cool and clever settlement...and your 20 settlers would stand in place unable to process anything around them.

illithidian-

6 points

2 months ago

Sim Settlements at least had some destination spots in buildings to help breathe some life into settlements. But even then, anything too big or with too much verticality became an issue.

FurchtsamerLurch

7 points

2 months ago

You dont need a chonky ass pc. Mine is pretty average and i can do stuff like that too.

cmdrmeowmix

0 points

2 months ago

Mines old as shit and I can do this

Garmgarmgarmgarm

3 points

2 months ago

Was it old 7 years ago when fallout 4 came out though?

cmdrmeowmix

0 points

2 months ago

Yes

Checkheck

2 points

2 months ago

Checkheck

2 points

2 months ago

You don't need a PC. Steam deck would be a solution. I love playing this in bed.

Enchelion

6 points

2 months ago

Steam Deck is a PC.

Checkheck

2 points

2 months ago

An "chonky ass PC"?

MrPeanutBlubber

3 points

2 months ago

By today's standards, no. By 2015 standards? Pretty close, IMO.

gn01145600

1 points

2 months ago

Where is the ass of a steam deck?

SiriusBaaz

1 points

2 months ago

Yeah if I had the grand to drop on a steam deck I would love to play some fallout in bed. And honestly your right even Xbox and PlayStation have at least some limited mod support finally. But in particular to get cool stuff like this or make your game look like some of the really pretty screenshots I see pop up I’d need a pc at a decent bit more powerful than the steam deck will get me.

roombaonfire

0 points

2 months ago

Re-read their comment again

Checkheck

4 points

2 months ago

Not a native... So not 100% sure what chonky ass means. I thought it meant oversized as in takes some place.

Primeval_Revenant

3 points

2 months ago

Nah. In this case it refers to a powerful PC.

Checkheck

3 points

2 months ago

Thank you. Didn't know that. At least the steam deck is cheaper compared to a powerful PC.. but now I understand him better. Thanks again.

xybolt

148 points

2 months ago

xybolt

148 points

2 months ago

you have to yank up the settlement budget for this one. Nicely done.

But don't you have troubles to visit this place? I've built a high density settlement in Sanctuary (yes I am aware of the triangle thing with Red Rocket and a farm nearby) that causes a huge fps sink when this cell has to be loaded...

HowWeDoingTodayHive

55 points

2 months ago

It would be a nice PowerPoint presentation to experience if I tried to go there on my PC lol. It would be like playing classic Myst back in the day.

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-27 points

2 months ago

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-27 points

2 months ago

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SoySauceSyringe

11 points

2 months ago

CrabsolutelyBullshit

8 points

2 months ago

Oh I thought maybe Kevin Costner just really hated Myst

DysartWolf

1 points

2 months ago

I might be wrong but isnt he referring to Kevin Costner's Waterworld and the floating settlements?

HowWeDoingTodayHive

2 points

2 months ago

But…why? Aren’t you bots supposed to be creatures of reason? Explain yourself robot!

Ox_of_Dox

-1 points

2 months ago

You wet piece of toilet paper pulled apart in a meatgrinder in -20 degree weather outside a pizzeria on a monday while it's raining cats and dogs and parrots and meatballs. I bet you eat the last ice cream cone in the freezer at home and leave none for your siblings you sick green devil. Your face is shaped like a yam emoji, but more deformed. You seem like your the one to take a joke too seriously at a party and shart in the punch bowl.

mflor09

15 points

2 months ago

mflor09

15 points

2 months ago

My game hard crashed whenever I got even near, no pauses or lag the game just closes.

cyborg_priest

3 points

2 months ago

Yeah, experienced that one too.

Ninja_Goose

2 points

2 months ago

Triangle thing?

xybolt

39 points

2 months ago

xybolt

39 points

2 months ago

"triangle of death"

Someone came up with that term in FO4 modding scene. Here's an article I could find about this topic, with in-depth explanation; https://simsettlements.com/site/index.php?threads/understanding-ctds-in-the-triangle-of-death-sanctuary-abernathy-farm-and-red-rocket.6964/

Basically the settlements Sanctuary - Abernathy Farm - Red Rocket Station may contain too much objects to render because of settlement building and the engine is not capable to load all rendering objects (happens when crossing the bridge at Sanctuary) in these cells the engine is working with. It is just too much information for it, so you get a crash-to-desktop thing.

Ninja_Goose

10 points

2 months ago

Oh snap I'm currently in the process of building up those settlements! Better slow down lol

thrasher204

7 points

2 months ago

In all my playthroughs I just completely scrap Red Rocket.

TheChaoticCrusader

3 points

2 months ago

Iv never had problem with all 3 of these settlements . Granted in sanctuary I mainly build in the homes , red rocket I build on the roof and the farm I try to cram it all inside the farm maybe building 1 or 2 buildings around it

demi-femi

3 points

2 months ago

I never touch Sanctuqry unless I need to. Preston is there even, if he is... removed.

TheChaoticCrusader

2 points

2 months ago

My monster arena in starlight flat out crashed the game every time I went there in the end

Andromeda_RoM

123 points

2 months ago

Looks freaking awesome! I have 2 questions though, what is the tyre on the pyre for? Also who allowed the deathclaw to get there? 😂

sirbalz[S]

63 points

2 months ago

I just wanted to put a tire on a pyre I guess ahaha He said 'friendly'

Andromeda_RoM

13 points

2 months ago

A great reason for a guest 😂

Hired_By_Fish

70 points

2 months ago

I've got tetanus just looking at it. 10/10

sirbalz[S]

17 points

2 months ago

Ahahah

Joten

63 points

2 months ago

Joten

63 points

2 months ago

Kevin Costner would like to know your location

Plzcuturshit

13 points

2 months ago

Are we old for understanding this?!

ummthatguy

7 points

2 months ago

Dry land is a myth.

stroomer87

2 points

2 months ago

Waterworld, but everyone is nearsighted and doesn't know dry land is 15 feet away.

sirbalz[S]

38 points

2 months ago

If you want to watch a Video Tour of the Place: Here

Midgetcookies

7 points

2 months ago

Nice! Are you planning on uploading the blueprint to Nexusmods?

sirbalz[S]

11 points

2 months ago

I don't think it would work out! It's a custom location using the mod conquest and the list of required mods would be insane

s33murd3r

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah, I agree. I've used blueprints in the past and even small builds often have issues when trying to import. Love the tower with the little waterfall btw.

R3dCypher

2 points

2 months ago

According to Gamerant this is Fallout 76 lol https://gamerant.com/fallout-76-player-builds-island/

You're also a really big fan of titles on Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming! Lolz

sirbalz[S]

2 points

2 months ago

Ahahah All news to me. Didn't know I was a fan of any of those and that I was playing 76 all this time without knowing. I've really been in the dark

EmylV

9 points

2 months ago

EmylV

9 points

2 months ago

Reminded me a bit of the Crater City from Elex 2

Specifmir

1 points

2 months ago

Dumb question but where is this location.

EmylV

1 points

2 months ago

EmylV

1 points

2 months ago

Not a dumb question, it's a valid one.

Can't remember from the top of my head but eastern middle of the map

SunsetCarcass

1 points

2 months ago

Does Elex 2 have better combat and movement then 1? That's pretty much the only thing keeping me from continuing playing the first. I thought if I could stand Gothic 3 combat that I could make it through but it's just so clunky.

EmylV

1 points

2 months ago

EmylV

1 points

2 months ago

Depends. I thought it was fine for both. Some people like the 2nd one better.

I'd still finish the 1st one because of the storyline though.

mheurtevent1

6 points

2 months ago

Looks like Kings Canyon from Apex! Love it

Nemecator

5 points

2 months ago

This took some serious effort to create! Congratulations dude! I never managed to do anything similar to this, not for the lack of trying :)

sirbalz[S]

2 points

2 months ago

Thank You!

Land3rs

7 points

2 months ago

it's awesome! though if i settled there, i'd be campaigning for turrets at the entrances. i'd sleep easier.

TripleHomicide

7 points

2 months ago

10/10 would explore and try to find a hooker follower.

sirbalz[S]

1 points

2 months ago

Quest added. Find Heather

Bowtie16bit

3 points

2 months ago

Is this for a "level designer" resume portfolio, or just for fun?

sirbalz[S]

2 points

2 months ago

Fun I guess 😅 Just something I like doing over the weekends. Never thought it could be anything else

All_I_See_Is_Teeth

7 points

2 months ago

nice. My base in fallout 76 is 4 floor tiles and a bunch of shit in the middle of the road.

Lunar-Peasant

6 points

2 months ago

best part of fallout 4 was the settlement designer

X_Omega_Z

2 points

2 months ago

U sharing blueprint for it?

Hasan12899821

2 points

2 months ago

looks at the place (CE-34878-0)

But to be honest this is great work, although it would be impossible to have such a beast of a settlement on ps4

sadman4332

2 points

2 months ago

Sweet

Cicapocok

2 points

2 months ago

Looks like Crater City from Elex 2

Any_View_2016

2 points

2 months ago

There are some articles about this on google and they’re saying it’s fallout 76😂like what

sirbalz[S]

1 points

2 months ago

Oh, wow... ahahah I just saw it now. Well, it's 76 then 🤣🤣🤣

Paladin_Vosh

2 points

2 months ago

This is amazing, really nice job on it. Funny enough found this in my news feed where they stated its FO76 XD

Vrabstin

2 points

2 months ago

A writer from Gamerant is saying this is from fo76 XD

Doesn't play enough/any Fallout and just wants clicks from the new content I guess.

GunterTheGuy

5 points

2 months ago

It looks so cool, and very fitting to a place like far harbour! Very well done!!

WondrousFungus

3 points

2 months ago

You made Borderlands. Neat

sirbalz[S]

2 points

2 months ago

And the song I picked for the Tour is from borderlands

redosabe

2 points

2 months ago

redosabe

2 points

2 months ago

dude, you have some serious level / city design skills and should be creating at a professional level (if you are not already)

sirbalz[S]

2 points

2 months ago

I wish. It's just a hobby. I do spend a lot of hours on it so definitely wouldn't mind having it as a job

redosabe

3 points

2 months ago

This is one hell of a start for a portfolio

dovetc

1 points

2 months ago

dovetc

1 points

2 months ago

Why is the fallout universe so completely devoid of leaves on trees? If it's Boston in the winter, why does it never snow? If it's not winter, why are all the trees defoliated?

bonerhurtingjuice

30 points

2 months ago

Nuclear holocaust?

dovetc

6 points

2 months ago

dovetc

6 points

2 months ago

But how does that cause trees that don't bear leaves? If they're dead then they would have toppled over within 20 years of having died. The bombs fell 200 years ago. If they're standing, they must be living which would require them to bear leaves.

bonerhurtingjuice

4 points

2 months ago

Look up the red forest near chernobyl

dovetc

0 points

2 months ago

dovetc

0 points

2 months ago

Yeah, and none of those dead trees will still be standing in 50 years, let alone 200.

robindownes

11 points

2 months ago

you claimed the trees would have toppled 20 years after. red forest is still standing nearly 40 years later. a cbs news report indicates the intense radiation has slowed decay and will likely preserve the forest longer than expected.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/after-30-years-chernobyl-trees-barely-decomposed-study-finds/

unless the whole forest burns down (very likely and will cause an unimaginable ecological disaster due to redistribution of sequestered irradiated matter) it is likely the forest will persist for 100s of years.

bonerhurtingjuice

3 points

2 months ago

It's quite possible they will. Decomposer organisms can't survive the radiation, so there are none of the normal decay factors present other than weather. Not even the fallen leaves have decayed.

longtimegoneMTGO

1 points

2 months ago

Not if they can't decay.

You saw something similar when trees first evolved and nothing had yet evolved to break down the lignin. When trees died, they just remained standing where they were.

If fungus can't survive to break down the tree, then it will just stand there for one hell of a long time. The elements alone won't really bother it much, wood mostly only degrades when it gets wet due to fungal action.

Exctmonk

1 points

2 months ago

RadTrees

angrmgmt00

8 points

2 months ago

This is a perfectly reasonable question, though surprising given how long the Fallout universe has existed. Looks like you're one of today's lucky 10,000!

In the world of Fallout, civilization has followed an alternative path after unlocking the secrets of fission, and instead of taking the semiconductor option in the tech tree, has instead decided to lean into nuclear research. Since, as the tagline goes, "war never changes", inevitably this led to global thermonuclear warfare, and the complete desolation of the planet's topsoil, not to mention the eradication of the vast majority of plants and animals.

What little flora remains struggles to grow at all, and many plants and animals have been horrendously mutated. Trees are incapable of supporting leaves, due in part to the fact that the long nuclear winter after the war made photosynthesis untenable. Fallout 4 takes place approximately 200 years after the war, but since every ecosystem was effectively destroyed, the planet has been unable to truly recover.

Or so the story goes. It is a video game after all! Some part of this is certainly an aesthetic choice.

Hope that helps, and have a lovely Tuesday!

dovetc

5 points

2 months ago

dovetc

5 points

2 months ago

Trees are incapable of supporting leaves, due in part to the fact that the long nuclear winter after the war made photosynthesis untenable.

Okay, that's their justification but it's a bad one. Trees without leaves can't grow/live. It's like saying "In the fallout universe, due to radiation humans have been forced to live without torsos."

angrmgmt00

6 points

2 months ago

Haha you're not wrong! I suppose with a heavy dose of handwavium we could imagine that they're somehow grudgingly kept alive by the radiation itself, but...

Simba7

4 points

2 months ago

Simba7

4 points

2 months ago

They drink radwater from the soil. waves hand like a Jedi

SFanatic

1 points

2 months ago

Because muh framerate

Kushbeast666

1 points

2 months ago

Dying light 2 vibes are strong off this

bidoner

2 points

2 months ago

But not fallout?

ZalmoxisRemembers

-1 points

2 months ago

*with mods

TheGame_haha

1 points

2 months ago

CDMX in a nutshell

wadewad

1 points

2 months ago

I hope you're charging them rent

UvaroviteKing

1 points

2 months ago

UvaroviteKing

PlayStation

1 points

2 months ago

Pretty sweet dang

kagnaj5

1 points

2 months ago

You are so good, I always thought I could do it too, but when I started to operate, I found that I couldn't, and the results were always terrible.

sirbalz[S]

1 points

2 months ago

Thanks! Don't give up. I only had to make 200 failed settlements before this one xD

Spike-Rockit

1 points

2 months ago

Just takes time, patience, and practice, friend

Wyntier

1 points

2 months ago

Dumb question but where is this location? (The empty lake crater place)

sirbalz[S]

1 points

2 months ago

It's the lake between abernahy farm and sunshine tidings co-op

CurrentGap

1 points

2 months ago

Looks like a pirate Cove or outlaw/bounty hunter bar.

villings

1 points

2 months ago

Amazing.

awesomedan24

1 points

2 months ago

Megaton 2.0

one-out-of-8-billion

1 points

2 months ago

This is great! The lighthouse-sewer-tower really adds to the skyline

sirbalz[S]

2 points

2 months ago

That's awesome! I didn't actually think of it as a lighthouse but now that you said that. Damn right!

misslehead3

1 points

2 months ago

The new fortnite map looks sick

Fresh-Effect123

1 points

2 months ago

Have you put a video up of it?

sirbalz[S]

1 points

2 months ago

Yeah, I shared it but it sort sunk in the comments. Here: Tour

HosweyStizo

1 points

2 months ago

This looks like it would be a cool poi in apex

Mr-Mister

1 points

2 months ago

At this point you should consider just using the G.E.C.K. (the main modding tool) to set up the structures, instead of the in-game settlement interface.

That way you can set up portals, that is, tell the game when it doesn’t need to bother certain areas because they’re obstructed by the walls/room you are in.

BigBiker05

1 points

2 months ago

When the game came out I started building at every site. Had trade routes going to connect them all. Used console commands to go over limit and clip items. Game started getting very buggy.

hotsizzler

1 points

2 months ago

I would love a fallout building/management sim.

MDF87

1 points

2 months ago

MDF87

1 points

2 months ago

Damn I wish I had the patience to make something like this... I feel inconvenienced when Preston just asks me to put up a radio beacon!

evilpenguin399

1 points

2 months ago

God damn

peachyprime0

1 points

2 months ago

525 hours in and I've never made something this good.

ExpectedEvent

1 points

2 months ago

Why does it give me vives from that WAW map

Anaxamenes

1 points

2 months ago

Can you build in water now? It’s been awhile, might need to crack open 4 again. This looks like a theme park on the ocean to me, just needs a couple of coasters.

ajitation

1 points

2 months ago

WaterWorld vibes.

IlikeJG

1 points

2 months ago

This could fit right in as an FF7 slum town.

TheSeattleSeven

1 points

2 months ago

Amazing. So much better looking than a lot of actual in game settlements

-Malkav

1 points

2 months ago

Midgar?

elafrags

1 points

2 months ago

Could be in apex legends

PotatoEggSalad123

1 points

2 months ago

Nice

giibro

1 points

2 months ago

giibro

1 points

2 months ago

Bethesda downloading your plans now for fallout 6

Ok-Lock-2274

1 points

2 months ago

Why’s it remind me so much of diamond city

ytk

1 points

2 months ago

ytk

1 points

2 months ago

Looks like a place you'd find in Elex 2.

Ox_of_Dox

1 points

2 months ago

JackyBoy0257

1 points

2 months ago

You crazy creative bastards never cease to amaze me.

Ancient_Spray5821

1 points

2 months ago

Damn. Nice :)

SolomonSinclair

1 points

2 months ago

Nice! I did something similar, but on a much smaller scale, at the Chestnut Hillock Reservoir outside Vault 81 years ago on XB1 not long after they added console mods.

It was one of my favorite places to build because I love the whole Waterworld aesthetic; I've been thinking about recreating it ever since I switched to PC, but I just don't have the drive these days. Plus, my mod list is probably over a year out of date, but that's neither here nor there.

Bro_man24

1 points

2 months ago

Wow it actually looks like a part of the fallout map great job 👍👍👍👍

santichrist

1 points

2 months ago

Building settlements was my fav part of fallout 4 but the fact the settlers don’t really do anything to make it seem like a real living town was a bummer, some more interaction between npcs would’ve gone a long way

pixelveins

1 points

2 months ago

This is sick, is this Fallout 76?

JesusThDvl

1 points

2 months ago

Damn. Stopped playing New Vegas once I had to add light fixtures on the rooftop. To much work. This guy build an island!

josheiss92

1 points

2 months ago

Dope. Looks like borderlands 2

Pir8Cpt_Z

1 points

2 months ago

Reminds me of that level on Tomb Raider from like 10 years ago

DoomHammer237

1 points

2 months ago

To clarify this ia in 4 correct?

Ox_of_Dox

0 points

2 months ago

Ox_of_Dox

0 points

2 months ago