When will The Frontier be available?
We aim to finish this mod as soon as possible, however we all only work in our free time. We are currently pushing for a max end of 2018 release.
Can I use my existing FNV character to play the mod? Do you go to the Frontier as the courier?
You visit the Frontier as the courier, the Frontier takes place in the same time span as the vanilla DLC’s. However, due to a plethora of potential bugs, we strongly suggest you create a new save for playing the Frontier, to minimize potential errors.
Where does it take place and why ?
The base idea of the Frontier was to construct a completely new environment from the Mojave Desert and Capital Wasteland.
Portland, Oregon was chosen for many reasons. I know some of you from Oregon may say, there is no way in hell that Portland gets this much snow and some location in Canada may fit better with the Frontier. While this is true, keep in mind that it would have been even harder to fit the NCR and the Legion that far up north with a reasonable explanation. Right now, the reason for a lot of snow in Portland is, when the nukes hit this location, a cloud of dust and ash went up and blocked the sun. So everything under, essentially froze over.
How does the Frontier fit in the Fallout lore?
This is a very good question. Ultimately, The Frontier is a completely new location that occurs in Portland, Oregon. There haven’t been many references or content around this area. So while building the story we tried hard to make the story fit the lore as much as possible and creating back stories to connect the Mojave and the Frontier.
Apart from the choosen location, we also really try to fit the fallout kind of look and feel, all new assets, worldspace, ambiances, humor are worked and reworked to blend well in the fallout universe.
For sure, there will be no Ponies!
How big will the Frontier Mod be?
Size wise, this is shaping up to be one of if not the largest mod released for New Vegas, and perhaps on any Bethesda game. The current asset size is above 19 gbs and it is set to only get bigger with each monthly update. The ESM(The main plugin) is 100+ mbs, and we are sitting at 500000+ records, only 72000 shy of the entire vanilla game!
How big is the Frontier map or worldspace?
The Frontier is roughly the size of the vanilla DLCS, using as much space as possible(Old World Blues is the best example), however combined with extra worldspaces, interiors and the like, overall size is much much larger. In technical terms, the Frontier is the max size create-able in the heightmap editor of the GECK.
Is this an expansion or standalone content?
As the mod takes place during the vanilla games timeline, it is considered an expansion. Think of it more as an unofficial super DLC.
Will there be Vaults?
Yes, however we can’t spoil too much on them.
What mods are compatible?
Here you can find a spreadsheet with a number of mods. The Frontier aims to be one of the least conflicting mods out there, with little to no vanilla overwrites, in both records and assets. TTW 3.0 and above will also be compatible, however there will be some compatibility patches needed for some content. Body mods are not recommended, and we strongly advise you not to use them, as they will break our custom armours.
What kind of PC do I need to run the mod?
If you can run New Vegas with minimal fps drops with mods, you’ll be able to run this mod. There are some very intensive scenes however the vast majority are playable on any settings.
What are the factions that are involved in the Frontier?
The major factions in the Frontier are the Legion, NCR and the Scavengers. The Enclave plays a small role, and there are a number of smaller and larger factions that are involved as well.
What are some of the new features in the Frontier?
Apart from the new worldspace and the environment, we are working hard to add in completely new features in the game. Some of these include new custom assets for armor, weapons, and buildings, Frostfall effects, cusom emitters fx, volumetric sky clouds, and much more.
Read more about it here: Gameplay
What ENB do you use for screenshots ?
We put this here too, because it’s one of the most common question we have to answer every time ^^
Almost all screenshots presented here are taken in-game by our worldspace designer Macintroll, using Rudy’s ENB and a huge down sampled screen size (5120×2048).
Rudy’s ENB is available here on Nexus
How can I help?
The Frontier is open to the whole modding community. However, we are not looking for writers at the current time. Considerable knowledge of a specific area of the geck, or broad knowledge of all areas of the Garden of Eden Creation Kit. Contact tgspy on our discord server for more info.
I have more questions to ask, where to contact you ?
The best option is to join our DISCORD chat server. Here you can live chat with the team members and the growing Frontier community!