The quest can be started at any time after exiting the gauntlet in Taken for a Ride by either speaking with Mackenzie Bridgeman in the Nuka-Town market or openly murdering any named or unnamed gang member. The effect dispels when the NPC is out of range or has died. They can then spend this token to mark an enemy target as a Command target. I'm obsessively comparing combat overhaul mods trying to decide which one to use for my first play through. Terminology note: “PA-enabled” means an NPC that is operating using Pack Attack logic. Features and New Mechanics Then the script is dispelled. For example, if a mod creates a new Brahmin NPC but uses a custom race and/or custom factions, the PA-NPC registrar has no way of accurately identifying it. Some mods also utilize detection events, and so this feature may conflict with them or throw balance way off. It’s a distraction. But I need to be able to verify it firsthand. If there's an Arbitration effect that you need duplicated. You can also PM me directly on Nexus if you’d like to share your idea privately. Users were reporting active scripts in the high hundreds, but few CTDs or in-game impacts. I know mods like Immersive Gameplay and other total overhauls alter AI, but Pack Attack just seems to do so much more than any simple change in AI behavior. If you prefer a more – or even less – chaotic, disorganized combat environment, you can alter the Battle Buddies deployment odds in MCM (under Modifiers). It is the fifth major installment in the Fallout series and eighth overall. Aggressive military types use either the Gunners or Brotherhood templates. It’s not set in stone or anything, but yes. I also code to relieve stress, and I see it as a fun hobby, so I am pretty much tinkering with the stuff off and on all day. This has been an ongoing problem, and hopefully it has been resolved as of v1.631. I am currently developing both Pack Attack mods on the most recent version of Fallout 4 (1.10.75, as of this writing). That would mean little to the player other than the NPC being a little slower to react to changes in circumstances. 1 Background 2 Interactions with the player character 2.1 Interactions overview 2.2 Other interactions 3 Inventory 4 Notes 5 Appearances 6 Behind the scenes 7 Gallery 8 References Pickman is a man with a strong dislike for raiders, killing anyone that wanders into his home. I would prefer for it to make combat challenging and really make me think about my engagements and what to do, but not fill the world with sponges. I would imagine the other combat-tweaking mods will make it super-brutal though so wish me luck. Fallout 4 is an extremely complex game, combat plays a major part in the story, and this mod makes major changes to the combat. In practice, Disciples are sadists, preying on the weak not merely for sustenance, but also sport. Q: Are you open to new developmental ideas? 9. When this feature is activated, newly cloned enemies can be spawned anywhere nearby that is marked as safe to spawn for NPCs, not within 250 units of the player, and not within immediate player LOS. DO NOT REPORT IT AS A BUG. As Pack law forbids killing othe… Hence, most of the almost-daily incremental updates now are bug fixes and balance changes. Fallout 4’s world is huge but, if you want to re-visit a cleared location with everything re-spawned – from enemies to random loot – the same 30-day rule applies as did in Skyrim. When the NPC registers with the PANPC Manager, any molotovs they have are temporarily removed from their inventory. There are thirty-seven discoverable/unlockable settlements total with thirty in the base game, one in the Automatron, four in the Far Harbor, one in the Vault-Tec Workshop and one in the Nuka-World add-ons. In versions prior to 1.61, an edge case existed where a PANPC with Command ability could have reacted to a friendly target that happened to be tagged as a command target by a similarly abilitied hostile faction, such as the Gunners. Famous local landmarks like the Paul Revere Monument, the USS Constitution, as well as the Massachusetts State House with its unique Golden Dome are included in the game world. Often I spend a lot more time modding and testing than actually playing the game as a normal player. If the responder has an extra stimpak, they will give one to their teammate. But they should work fine with any reasonably recent version of FO4. All I can guarantee is that any reported/verified bugs are being investigated and fixed as quickly as possible, because I’m quite aware that players are accepting that risk. This can happen, and will sometimes set off a friendly faction. PANPC doesn't need the help. It doesn’t change any base records. So to avoid clogging the comments section with possibly long, drawn out technical answers (which I’m prone to giving), I’m going to try my best to answer those questions here. You’ll need it to defuck all manner of various things once you start using 100+ mods. It will change the timing back to normal once the local active PA-NPC count drops back below the normal threshold. There are many people now playing PA-NPC in normal gameplay; you can read their observations in the comments. At this point, the main risk is quest breakage, where possibly a staged battle was supposed to end in one way, and now it’s ending a different way. What should I do? So instead of 25% of people who die to molotovs looking charred, 100% of people who die to molotovs look charred. PA-NPC is going to likely change the outcome of those. we’re winning!”) or to retreat. When I’m reasonably confident in the main release, I’ll ship a non-F4SE version at the same time. Immersive gameplay is amazing. Your companion got caught in crossfire and shot back. It’s there mainly for my own use, but feel free to play with it. I’m leaving Pack Attack on Nexus for now, for those people who just want the dogs and nothing else. It sure is a good find. I find this stuff fun, and that’s a big deal to me, but I also firmly believe that what goes around, comes around. , or even “Panic” (find a spot away from the heart of combat and RUN THERE). Q: Why are all these raiders rushing at me instead of shooting at me? The Creation Club is an officially supported venue for developers and modders to create and sell their content on Bethesda Softworks games, featuring in Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I've used Arbitration, but it hasn't been updated in years and I've heard it doesn't mesh well with other mods anymore. A spot for the mods I code for Fallout and other games, last updated 03/31/2018, PANPC v1.66 “I Hear Nebraska’s Nice” update. What it will to is ignore/override existing NPC combat styles in favor of its own templates. So the script is pretty resilient. In VATS - to fire weapons, each of which has a cost based upon the type of weapon and its modifications. Work together, or not, to survive. Otherwise, Medic PANPCs will use stimpaks from their inventory/drop/death items. Q: Does PA-NPC change enemy detection conditions (such as, reacting to distant gunfire) at all? Since other mod called loot overhaul 2016 had frame drops as I progressed the game. It's called Smart A.I. As of v1.63, NPCs suffer temporary damages to their Aim Stability (gun wobble) and Weapon Attack Speed (how often they can shoot) for ranged attacks, depending on combat circumstances. What should I do? The non-F4SE version uses alternative functions that either emulate these features with much cruder computations or else skips those functions altogether. The short answer is: very probably not. I can guide you. In the F4SE release channel (1.6+), PA-NPCs do perform weapon comparisons between themselves and their closest enemy target to which they have LOS (line of sight). Some people will play Fallout 4 on Survival Difficulty right away in order to enjoy a challenging experience, and many will turn it down just to get past the first Raider. Does Pack Attack do this? Much more realistic with enemies using the environment, their numbers and weapons more realistically and skillfully. 4 4 DLCWorkshop02.esm 5 5 DLCWorkshop03.esm 6 6 DLCNukaWorld.esm 7 7 Unofficial Fallout 4 Patch.esp 8 8 ArmorKeywords.esm 9 9 Homemaker.esm 10 a TrueStormsFO4.esm 11 b SpringCleaning.esm 12 c Armorsmith Extended.esp 13 d Armorsmith All DLCs Patch.esp 14 e TrueStormsFO4-FarHarbor.esp 15 f TrueStormsFO4-GlowingSeaExtraRads.esp This same situation occurs to a degree with other factions, such as the Minutemen, but not to nearly the same degree as the Brotherhood. If more are noncombatants, they will join one of them. Credits and distribution permission. Creation Club is a collection of all-new content for Fallout 4 as well as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. As of v1.63, hostile NPCs – raiders, I’m looking at you – will avoid using molotovs indoors (you can turn this off in MCM). I haven’t found in-game performance problems. And for that matter, Bethesda games, too. None of these changes should be permanent, and they don’t affect melee attacks. No. Join the official Fallout Wiki Discord! Not all of them, however, are PA-enabled: most of the rank and file troops, as well as the Legendaries and the general encounter BoS, should be good to go. If they are ranged and on the offensive (usually fighting in the open), their speed goes up and their aim stability goes down. Others will fall like a house of cards. Runtime script conflicts are still possible, however. I've shown you guys how to make Fallout 4 scary, terrifying, and even a more survivalist experience with the use of Fallout 4 mods. Through their victories and defeats, the individual NPCs will gain or lose courage, earn command roles, or succumb to revenge rage at the sight of a fallen comrade. The MA cautions against enabling it from the start but i just have to know. There is exactly one line in PA-NPC that enables an NPC to initiate combat on their own, and that’s buried deep in the focus fire Command system. Synths now have the same full complement of combat styles as everyone else, including melee/hand-to-hand at close range and retreat in self-preservation. Like all other PA-NPCs, Synths now are also liable to run away when seriously damaged, to find other Synths to back them up, or barring that, to hide. It will either not support the NPC (if it remains unidentified), or misidentify it, with unpredictable consequences. Q: Are the Pack Attack mods compatible with my version of Fallout 4? You’d likely have to be trying to crash it to make it dump. Fallout 4 is a post-apocalyptic role-playing game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. AP are used three ways in Fallout 4. As of v1.432, there are eight basic templates: Dogs, Raiders, Gunners, Brotherhood, Settlers, Minutemen, Synth, and Super Mutants. Choose wisely and let us know in the comments which faction you went with for your Fallout 4 playthrough. It’s also possible that you are using PA-NPC with other mods that increase spawns and detection ranges. Fallout 4, more than any Bethesda game before it, will have you carrying around a ton of stuff. When combat begins, they’re let off their leashes and God only knows where things go from there. Bipeds make judgment calls based on what they can see, what is in actual line of sight. However, there are still two basic ways it can happen. Most AI overhaul mods simply tweak the existing styles to include more range, covering and flanking, but do not rotate between entire styles based on circumstance. I like a lot of the changes it makes, but I'd rather not screw up my game by adding essential mods I like to an incompatible overhaul. Q: If I am using PA-NPC, can I uninstall the original Pack Attack mod? Q: What is the Medic ability? The modules I use are the aggression/AI rework and the "Less grenade spam". The player character can execute them in any ord… In other words, there’s a good chance a bunch of pipegun-wielding raiders will scatter like cockroaches when you show up with your gauss rifle. I am no longer developing or maintaining the original Pack Attack mod. It can be an absolutely brutal mod and spices up a no-fast travel playthrough like no other mods i've used to date. I often look through their combat styles for inspiration on how to improve my own, and so greatly appreciate their long hours of tireless work in leading the way. Q: Is there any way to fix an over-aggroed NPC (such as turrets)? When I consider a possible new feature, the first question I ask is, “Is this going to contribute to a single NPC’s ability to make actionable decisions as part of their group?” If not, then at best its out of scope. Probably, if you ask nicely. PA-NPC now includes all of the functionality of the original Pack Attack, plus much else besides. Pack Attack was the original prototype of this system, a very limited version that applied strictly to Commonwealth wild dogs. I haven't tried Immersive Gameplay itself yet but i was blown away by its AI changes. This doesn’t change faction relationships at all. Either way, you’re too close. You’re likely to see this especially in places like Fort Hagen. This is why it’s necessary to have knowledge of fo4edit and your own merge patch at the end of the load order. Fallout 4 ; Mods ; Gameplay ; Arbitration - Combat AI - Stealth - Speed - Damage - Gameplay Overhaul and Tweaks; Arbitration - Combat AI - Stealth - Speed - Damage - Gameplay Overhaul and Tweaks . apparently you hold down the bash/power attack button to throw a grenade. See question above, about unexplained hostile NPCs. To the best of my knowledge, Pack Attack is the only Fallout AI mod to have attempted this. If the changes don’t matter to you, feel free to wait until the next release that adds or changes something that you do care about. 4. But, basically it allows customizable groups of enemies (you can choose their "level" and number of enemies among other things) to spawn near you at customizable intervals (ie. I can't play without it anymore. Additional information from the Fallout wiki: It is possible for some settlers to be a Synth which may cause an attack on the settlement from The Institute. Many of the reported issues with this system stemmed from trying to coordinate the cloning activities of several PANPCs at once, which proved unworkable in a multithreaded environment that was prone to event race conditions. All Optional - AI Overhaul, Stealth Overhaul, Controllable Lowered Weapons, Fall Damage Overhaul, Damage Overhaul, Compass Overhaul, Molotov Overhaul, Grenade Throwing Delay, Grenade Detection Increas That was weird. It’s basically there for the bugged NPCs you can’t/won’t destroy, live with, or that are currently unsupported by PA-NPC. This shouldn’t happen at all except under fairly high impact circumstances, and as the stack size really is very limited, it’ll always happen at some point. A description from me is inadequate so i highly recommend checking it out on nexus or Bethesda. - posted in Fallout 4 Mod Troubleshooting: Does this mod order looks good? It's hard to find a good balance when combining all these mods, that's why all-in-one overhauls are so appealing because everything is balanced around each other. Thank you. – either tamper with specific weapons, ammo, etc. I'm on xb1 so my options have been more limited but i stumbled upon a hell of a gem of an combat AI mod. Q: How does Pack Attack prevent molotov cocktail use indoors? Please do be sure to read the Changelog and the Known Issues and Notes drop-down sections! As many other mods do the same thing, that meant having to do compatibility patches for anything that had any sort of overlap. I’m often around, and if I can, I’m happy to discuss your idea in a live chat session. Almost all of them, with the following exceptions: Any character flagged as unique The player is the Sole Survivor of Vault 111, who emerges 210 years to the day and time after the Great War. If they’re suddenly becoming very in-your-face aggressive, it’s because they’ve decided that they’re winning, and they may (but may not) be right. I also use Survival Options to tweak incoming and outgoing damage to 3x vanilla for both. Fallout 4: 5 Reasons To Take Over Nuka-World (& 5 Why All Raiders Should Die) The best thing about Fallout 4 DLC Nuka-World is the player has a chance to be evil. Q: What does PA/PA-NPC do to NPC behavior when they are not in combat? This should be fairly accurate with most vanilla NPCs. You can see some of my work over at Fallout Nexus. Either a patch, or more likely, an update to PA-NPC that reduces that area of conflict risk. When they go melee, if they don’t have a melee weapon (or they just don’t want to use it), they resort to hand-to-hand combat. Forged and Rust Devils, for instance, use the Raiders template. All smaller factions have been similarly assigned existing combat templates. The script will then intend to do so by race. 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