Alpha Download v2.9.4b


The Team has Completely rebuilt TTW from the ground up.  We have an all new one step installer and the download has been greatly reduced in size.

By downloading and running this installer you agree that you understand the following:

  • This is an ALPHA, we have done out best to fix most major bugs before opening it to the public, but there will still be bugs, and some may be game breaking.
  • EVERYTHING is subject to change. This may on occasion require you to start a whole new game. We will do our best to keep forced restarts to a minimum, but it may happen.
  • Use of mods, especially in large numbers, can lead to unforeseen problems. We suggest you keep your load order short until we declare the alpha phase over. During beta phase, we will start focusing on mod compatibility and troubleshooting. If you choose to run TTW with large amounts of mods, be warned that the development team will probably not have the time to help you resolve your issues.

This version requires all Fallout 3 downloadable content and all Fallout New Vegas downloadable content: The PittOperation Anchorage, Broken Steel, Point Lookout, Mothership Zeta, Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, Lonesome Road, Gun Runners Arsenal. The easiest way to acquire all DLC content is to purchase Fallout 3 Game Of The Year Edition and Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition.

Courier's Stash (Courier's stash includes all pre-order packs: Caravan Pack, Classic Pack, Mercenary Pack, Tribal Pack) is now optional. 

TTW no longer alters any of Fallout New Vegas's original .esm's or .bsa's so at any point you can turn off TTW just like any other mod and, go back to vanilla FNV. From a modder's perspective this is a good thing because you can use the GECK to mod vanilla FNV as you could before you installed TTW.



  • Legal, English versions of all Fallout 3 patched to 1.7 with all DLC content (or Fallout 3 Game Of The Year Edition) installed on your computer. Pirated games WILL NOT WORK with TTW. Yes, really.
  • Legal, English versions of Fallout New Vegas patched to 1.4 with all DLC content (or Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition) installed on your computer. Pirated games WILL NOT WORK with TTW. Yes, really.
  • You MUST NOT be using any of the following mods:
    • Mission Mojave Ultimate Edition (MMUE)
    • New Vegas Error Corrections (NVEC)
    • Better Game Performance (BGP)
      • At the moment the above mods are completely incompatible with TTW, as they delete/disable content from the game that TTW needs.
  • The installer requires the latest version of .NET Framework (4.5 for Windows 7 and up, 4.0 for Windows XP)
  • To find out which version of Windows you are using, open the Start menu, right-click on "Computer" and select "Properties".  In the center, look for "System Type".
  • Make sure you have none of your Fallout 3 files set to “read only” in their properties.
  • About 40GB of free space to allow the installer to run. Give or take.


  • If you still get an error while running the installer, you should search our site for the error message.


  • The optional file TTWOptions (which contain some settings that affect Super Mutant toughness, xp rebalance, etc) requires the use of a mod called The Mod Configuration Menu.


Upgrading Instructions

If you are upgrading from an older version of TTW , you need to:

  • If your last install was with a mod manager, use the mod manager to uninstall the old version of TTW. 
  • If you installed manually, and as a double-check, go to your \Fallout New Vegas\data\ folder and move the following files out of the folder (don't fully delete them until you're sure the new version of TTW is working):
    • Fallout3.esm
    • All "Fallout3" .bsa files
    • Anchorage.esm
    • Anchorage.bsa
    • ThePitt.esm
    • ThePitt.bsa
    • BrokenSteel.esm
    • BrokenSteel.bsa
    • PointLookout.esm
    • PointLookout.bsa
    • Zeta.esm
    • Zeta.bsa
    • TaleOfTwoWastelands.esm
    • All "TaleOfTwoWastelands" .bsa files
    • All "TTW" .esp files that came with the installer
  • Run the installer as described in the next section of this page
  • Tell the new TTW installer to install to a new, empty folder
    • DO NOT tell the installer to install directly to your FNV directory
    • DO NOT tell the installer to install to a folder where you previously installed TTW
  • When you are installing the FOMOD, make sure to OVERWRITE ANY OLD FILES

If you have upgraded from TTW version 2.0a or later, you do not need to make a new character. 


Installation Instructions

  1. Launch the installer .exe file by right-clicking on it and choosing "Run as Administrator".  THIS IS NOT OPTIONAL.
  2. When the installer loads, make sure it has found the correct location of both your Fallout 3 and, Fallout New Vegas Installs. If not use the browse button to navigate to the correct game directories.
  3. In the install location field, use the browse button to navigate to your preferred TTW installation directory. DO NOT INSTALL DIRECTLY TO YOUR FNV DIRECTORY.
  4. Click Install. 

    Watch the log and the progress bars to see how things are going.


    The installer can take between 10 to 30 minutes depending on the speed of your computer.  Primarily, it is based on your hard drive speed.  For example, users with solid state drives, fast processors, and lots of ram will have about 10 minute install times. 

  5. When the installer finishes it will ask if you would like it to make a FOMOD; TTW is much easier to install with a mod manager - see below for recommendations.  If you would rather do a manual install (not recommended) see the instructions in the next section.


    - RECOMMENDED: Fallout Mod Manager (FOMM) can handle the install perfectly, even on lower-end systems. If you have issues and are sure you are on FOMM you can swap out the exe with this LAA patch.


    - Works, with caveats: Mod Organizer works fine with TTW, though you'll have some learning to do to get the hang of it if you don't already use it. Use UIO for your HUD mods.

    - NOT recommended: Nexus Mod Manager (NMM) does not handle large mods well, and tends to generate errors and crashes when installing TTW, even on very high-end computers.

    - NOT recommended: Fallout Mod Manager (FOMM) 0.13.21 is no longer supported for use with TTW due to FOMM being actively developed again. Seriously, just upgrade.


  6. Make sure your mod manager is closed. Navigate to the TTW install directory and move the FOMODs (TaleOfTwoWastelands_Main.fomod, TaleOfTwoWastelands_Options.fomod) to your FOMM FNV mods folder (C:\Games\FalloutNV\mods by default)
  7. Open FOMM and click on the "Package Manager" button. A new window should open and you should see two new FOMODs (Tale of Two Wastelands - Main files, Tale of Two Wastelands - Optional Files). Install Main Files first and the Optional Files afterward.
    1. NOTE: FOMM will become "(Not Responding)" and freeze for a while when installing the main TTW fomod, that is because the size of the fomod file is huge and FOMM needs to unpack and move several GB of data, this takes time. Do not close FOMM until it finished and loses the (Not Responding) status.

You're done! If this is your first time playing TTW, start a new game, otherwise load an existing save and enjoy A Tale of Two Wastelands.  Additionally, you may want to download other TTW-compatible mods that are listed in the TTW Mod Releases Forum or the TTW Mod Conversions Forum.  You may also want to read the FAQ.


Manual Installation (not recommended)

If, for some reason, you can not install the TTW .fomods with a mod manager, as described in the previous section, then you will need to copy the files manually.

WE DO NOT RECOMMEND MANUAL INSTALLATION because it makes TTW difficult to remove from your game directory if you want to uninstall or upgrade TTW later.

That said, manual installation may be required on some older systems with 32-bit operating systems and low amounts of RAM, simply because mod managers just don't work well on these older systems.  So here are the steps:

Step 1

Copy everything that is generated by the TTW installer (except the .fomods obviously) to your \Fallout New Vegas\Data\ folder.

  • Prepare to copy the files and folders in such a way so that the .esm, .esp, and .bsa files generated by the TTW installer end up in the \Data\ folder, and keep the subfolders (\music\, etc.) the same too.
  • Copy EVERYTHING except the "fomod" folder from the "Main Files" folder into your NV data folder
  • Within the "Optional Files" folder, there are various sub folders.
    • Each subfolder represents a separate add on.
    • Inside these subfolders is a "Description.txt" that explains what that mod does.
    • If you decide you want a mod, copy all files and folders (Except "Description.txt" "FileList.txt" and "Image.bmp" these are used solely for the fomod) into your FNV \Data\ folder.

Step 2

You need to make an edit to your .INI files so that you start the game properly.  This is normally done by the .fomod when it is installed but sometimes for some reason a manual edit is necessary:

  • The files you're looking for are C:\Users\YourName\Documents\My Games\FalloutNV\Fallout.ini and C:\Users\YourName\Documents\My Games\FalloutNV\FalloutPrefs.ini
  • You may also want to make the changes in FalloutDefault.ini in the game folder as well, if you use the normal game launcher for some reason.  Using that launcher overwrites Fallout.ini with the values in FalloutDefault.ini every time it's run. 
  • Make these changes:
    • SCharGenQuest = 001FFFF8
    • sIntroMovie = (yes this one is blank on purpose, it needs to be blank)
    • bLoadFaceGenHeadEGTFiles = 1
  • Mod Organizer: If you're using MO and want to add the .ini edits, open the ini editor inside Mod Organizer.

Step 3

Set your load order with a mod manager.  Your load order MUST BE:

  • FalloutNV.esm
  • DeadMoney.esm
  • HonestHearts.esm
  • OldWorldBlues.esm
  • LonesomeRoad.esm
  • GunRunnersArsenal.esm

    The Courier's Stash packs are optional.
    • CaravanPack.esm
    • ClassicPack.esm
    • MercenaryPack.esm
    • TribalPack.esm
  • Fallout3.esm
  • Anchorage.esm
  • ThePitt.esm
  • BrokenSteel.esm
  • PointLookout.esm
  • Zeta.esm
  • TaleOfTwoWastelands.esm
  • everything else


Change Log


(You Need These) HOTFIXES (You Need These):

*Install these after you installed TTW correctly*

^^^^You need to get the Hotfixes that are linked above this message.^^^^


Mirror 1:

Don't forget to also get the Hotfixes.

Mirror 2:

Don't forget to also get the Hotfixes.

Mirror 3:

Don't forget to also get the Hotfixes.

Mirror 4:

^^^^You need to get the Hotfixes that are linked above the TTW download links.^^^^

We have moved the installer off-site to Google Drive due to the extremely high volume of downloads we have experienced since the Fallout 4 announcement.  Click on any one of the four links (they are all the same) and then click "download anyway" in the center of the screen.