How to run nvse without steam

Written by todd bowerman
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The New Vegas Script Extender is a special scripting tool developed for use with "Fallout" games. In order to modify or create events in the "Fallout" world, you will need a functional copy of the NVSE software. While this software works with Steam-based "Fallout" installs, it can also operate as a standalone script editor if you have installed "Fallout" from a disc or digital download. Once installation is complete, it will run the same regardless of your "Fallout" purchase method.

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Things you need

  • Fallout Mod Manager

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  1. 1

    Download the most recent version of "NVSE" from Save the file to your desktop for easy access.

  2. 2

    Unzip the file and place the new folder on your desktop.

  3. 3

    Pres the Windows key and E simultaneously to open the Windows Explorer. Navigate to your hard drive and then "Bethesda Software."

  4. 4

    Double-click "Fallout: New Vegas" in the "Bethesda Software" folder.

  5. 5

    Open the "NVSE" folder on your desktop and select all of its contents.

  6. 6

    Drag those files into the "Fallout: New Vegas" folder and select "Replace" when prompted.

  7. 7

    Open the "Fallout: New Vegas Mod Manager" and click "Launch NVSE" to load the script extender.

Tips and warnings

  • The NVSE will not run unless your "Fallout: New Vegas" software has been fully updated. Otherwise, you will have to run it through a Steam version of "Fallout."

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