Damn! Not my best day on Fallout. This is not a whine or even a complaint. I know everybody knows 1.5 is totally screwed even if you don't agree with me on the reason. Just a little tongue in cheek rundown on my worst Fallout day ever in eight years of playing. :D
Can Fallout 4 GET any more screwed up? Most of it appears to be Beth trying to take over the modding process and deliberately making changes they know are going to break the game for a lot of PC people in order to suck up to the console users. At one time today, I had three different load orders, one from Beth, one from LOOT and one from NMM, none of which matched and no idea which one the game was trying to run. Figured it must be reading my plugin list but the thing there was that my plugin list didn't match any of them either, in order OR content, being as it still contained plugins I'd deleted 2-3 days ago. I've been removing mods with NMM only to find it leaving plugins in my data folder, apparently because some other program has decided they shouldn't be removed.
FO4Edit is not loading the DLC masters at the top but sticking them in wherever it happens to feel like it which often includes beneath the plugins that depend on them which means you have to manually add them to the plugin list, do your FO4Edit thing and then either NMM or Beth rewrites the damned thing and leaves them off again.
Loot makes a really nice new load order and plugin list but apparently nobody pays any attention to it including the game because NMM and my Beth Mod Library are duking it out over who's running that aspect of the mess. And as an example of the wear and tear on the modders themselves, somewhere around 14 different people are making settlement building keyword mods most of which either duplicate others or cancel them out so you wind up with fewer choices the more mods you add. Poor old Sharlikran's been destroying himself trying to get them all to play with each other. And of course every forum on every site has as many opinions as it does members on what should be done about it all.
It finally reached the point where I was in a playthrough an hour or so ago and the whole game dropped to about a frame per second in an area where I have never had a problem before. All I was doing was the Abernathy quest at Olivia for the umpteenth time. I finally gave up and loaded a previous save and went through the area without a hitch, FTed back to Sanctuary where I found out I was naked by seeing all the settlers I'd dressed in the same outfit I was wearing were naked and the way I could see this was the walls on my new bunkhouse and saloon were all gone along with a bunch of the deluxe interior appointments I had stuffed in there to keep that bunch from Concord from bitching and crying until I had to demonstrate I was the only one that could kill 'em. As it was Marcy Long came THIS close anyway, but that's another story.
Tried to reload and now the damned thing won't start at all. Goes completely through loading even with all mods disabled (via NMM) and nothing active but Fallout4.ESM and crashes at game start even trying to start a new game which lets my saves off the hook I guess, which usually means A missing or borked master and since FO4 and the two DLCs are the only masters On the list suppose I'm looking at reinstalling and starting over.
Saw a headline on the Beth site saying "Future of Fallout 4 and Third Party Mod Managers". Going back to read the article when I get done here since I suspect there's a clue in there somewhere as to what's been going on the past couple of days. In the meantime, I'm starting to feel like a Democrat trying to make a choice between Hillary or Hillary.
And how did YOUR day go? ;)