Our malcontent from this morning replied to my forum post; as usual, he can't switch his own mods off and see if the game works right -- I'm supposed to tell him which mod of the ones he listed is doing it.
Because I'm equal parts idiot and masochist (and because I know this is going to come up again in the future), I'm looking over the mods. Three of them are sex mods: specifically, AP, MAC, and FNV Sexual Innuendo. Just reading the comments thread on FNVSI, and wow.
Sex-mod runners are still as fucked up as they were in FO3 when I was paying some attention to AP.
I'm also amused to see the non-English posters. I know, we've all got to speak something... but when a mod is listed as being in English, has all the documentation in English, and all the comments in English... what makes one think that posting in French or German will get one anywhere? And when they don't get a response, they just keep posting; like the issue is no one noticed the previous posts...
I mean, if I were to pop into one of those Japanese forums, and start rambling in English, should I expect any help? What about a Russian forum? I wouldn't.
Regardless, I'm looking over the sex mods here in FNVEdit.
Have I mentioned lately what a complete and total mess most FNV mods are? Seriously. Just how dumb of kids are our highschools letting out these days? Well, my brother graduated with a 60.2% average; and he didn't even show up for an entire month (thirty-one days consecutive days, to be exact) his senior year. So apparently the bar really is low these days.
Rampant misspellings aside; I see that all three mods change the GREETING topic. MAC renames it from 'GREETING' to 'Hello'; and AP of course sets its dialogue changes priority to 100 -- overriding any other changes above it in the load order.
I see that MAC also changes the Goodbye topic, the Water Beggar greetings, some Kings dialogue, some 188 dialogue, some strip dialogue...
...And has "deleted" dialogue from the FNV main master.
FNVSI changes about half the "freeform" dialogue greetings and goodbyes in the master, by the look of it. Boulder city, the Strip, Freeside, Kings, Gomorrah, Lucky 38, Hidden Valley, Cottonwood Cove... the list just keeps on keepin' on.
I would still love very dearly to know why it is my responsibility to track down and clear other peoples' piss-poor modding practices.