Fair warning: any of you waiting on the edge of your seat for 5.64, don't.
In a huge slump this week. Not sleeping, getting some pretty serious cabin fever, and am frustrated with games in general. Haven't even touched the GECK, other than to help Herculine with a container problem.
Got MMM installed, and it has fucked my game blue and tattooed it without the benefit of either lube or a reach-around. I can generally play less than an hour now before the computer runs out of memory and the game crashes.
It helped a bit when I removed that 'natural selection' nonsense; but even when it does work I'm now relegated to about 2/3 normal framerate. Barely playable. Extra stress on the system is screwing up the companion system, too; causing AI errors left and right. I think it has mostly to do with those "improved" texturesets. Not optimized or compressed or something (aside from the fact that they look like crap). The raider textures clash heavily with the Type 3 replacements already in place, too.
I'm sure it's all fixable if I break out a cauldron and copy of the Grand Grimore, or something; but to be quite frank I'm sick of having to unfuck other people's mods just to get them to be playable. I have aspirations in life other than "merge patches". I just wanted increased spawns to make things more interesting. I don't want someone's nostalgia trip back to Fallout 2. Again, we have a mod that has completely ignored its original scope and now is just a bloated pain in the ass.
Trouble is, I can't just axe the shit, or my saves won't load. Got to get into a cell that isn't affected by the mod at all (which pretty much leaves only Vault 1), wait seventeen days, stand on one foot and chant a banishing invocation while Bolero plays in the background at precisely sixty-four decibels. Assuming I don't screw up anyplace, the game MIGHT work right again.
Last time I was a dumbass and tried MMM it fucked my game up to the point that I had to delete all saves and start a new one.
Considering I've logged some sixty hours into this one and collected all but two or three bobbleheads, I'm not thrilled at that prospect.