I've been back in FO3 the last couple days. Doing live-fire testing as it were of the latest batch of revisions and improvements to my personal companions; satiating my own curiosity about just how skilled they are when taken down to singles; rather than operating in fireteam strength as they normally do. Call it a... point of personal pride. Tests have thus far been spectacularly anti-climactic, but are still on going and so will not be discussed in detail today.
No, pertinent to this post is something that's reared its ugly head before -- namely, the lack of decent housing. I still have the 'Springvale Survivalist House' made for Nos' Adventures active; and while it's certainly lore friendly... it's also certainly unspectacular and downright depressing.
I had an idea this morning; on how to make the bedroom windows on my Tower mod actually work. Sunrise, sunset, rain, shine; the river, the monuments, the shore... The view would have been spectacular.
This idea required copying the wasteland worldspace and then modifying it somewhat. While I can create and copy worldspaces in the FO3 GECK without it crashing on me, it seems that my PC just doesn't have the horsepower to copy a worldspace the size of the Wasteland. The GECK locked half or so way through.
I can't really do what I need to do copying the area piecemeal. Creating from scratch isn't an option, either -- it would take months to replicate the view, assuming I could at at all.
Am not sure what I'm going to do. May have a secondary method to achieve a similar result... but it promises to be a framerate murderer that would make Vault 1 Refurbished stand in awe. Assuming the issues inherent to the method can be overcome and it works at all, that is.
Failing that, I'm back to windowless, underground bunkers. Just about may as well whip up another Vault and be done with it. Seems to be what the engine is made for.
Edit: well, option #2 busted, as well. I had forgotten how obscenely off the interior/exterior scales are in this game. The rooms won't physically fit inside the tower meshes; the windows don't align... so much for placing the bedroom in the wasteland, inside the tower. That kills that idea. Chalk this morning up as a total loss.