by Tore Andersen

Step-by-step modification guide
Make Fallout 3 look like a modern game with improved visuals and new lore-friendly content




If you are only interested in the ENB, download it here: (LINK)

If you want to use the full step-by-step guide, here is what you need to get started:

1: The latest version of Fallout 3 with all DLCs.
About 40GB of free space. *If you plan to install all recommended mods.
A Nexus account and the Nexus Mod Manager. (LINK) *Nexus is the main source of mods used in this guide.
Please follow ALL 3 sections of the guide. The mods alone will not work without proper settings and a correct load-order.






The Fallout 3 Beautification Project (F3BP) has it's own unique graphical settings, and has step-by-step installation instructions with options for different systems. You don't need any experience to follow the guide, only some patience and preferably a good internet connection.

Fallout 3 is considered the best game in the Fallout Series by many, even though Fallout 4 is technological superior. The game engine is old and not very "friendly" to newer systems, but fortunately this can all be fixed. With this guide, Fallout 3 will become more immersive, have better bgraphics, and run perfectly well on newer systems. The huge amount of fan-made mods & enhancements has made it possible to get pretty decent graphics and visual effects. However, it's a very time consuming process to figure out which mods to use. Which mods work together, which mods are lore-friendly, and which mods are 100% stable. It takes a lot of research, downloading and testing. This guide can save you months of work, and narrow it down to a few hours instead. It's made as a step-by-step instruction for installation and setup. No experience needed. The focus is on enhancing the graphics, improving stability and providing the most beautiful and FPS friendly ENB render. The F3BP ENB settings are fine-tuned to work without any other lighting mods. Most other ENB presets require separate lighting overhauls and/or SweetFX files, which all takes up resources. Besides the graphic render, F3BP also focus on expanding the game with new lore-friendly content and characters, while staying true to the original lore and style. Everything is kept true to the Fallout universe, but with enhanced visuals and atmosphere. Fallout is a post apocalyptic adventure, and therefore not as vibrant as eg. the Elder Scrolls games, but better effects and more atmospheric lighting doesn't make Fallout 3 any less fun to play.
The Fallout 3 Beautification Project will make Fallout 3 look much better than the original game, and improve stability at the same time. Even on older systems. See screenshots below.













Fallout 3 is an open-world action RPG from 2008, set in a post apocalyptic 1950's inspired future. The story takes place in and around a completely devastated Washington D.C., know as the "Capital Wasteland". The year is 2277, exactly 200 years after "The Great War", which left most of Earth in ruins. The war was caused by international conflicts between the US and China over petroleum supplies and other resources. The player starts his or her journey literally by being born inside Vault 101, which is an underground shelter that was created before the war, to protect a group of people from the nuclear fallout. No one is allowed to leave, but of course something happens, and the adventure begins when the player has to flee the Vault and look for his or her father.

The Capital Wasteland is a dangerous place with ruthless insane scavengers and mutated animals, but there are small settlements and towns where the player can find sanctuary. Aside from fighting to survive in the extremely hostile environment, the player also have to deal with the corrupt remains of the US government, known as "The Enclave". The game has an interesting plot, and the character development is really well made. Fallout 3 is the first game in the series which is made by Bethesda, and they changed the franchise quite a bid. Fallout 1 & 2 are isometric 2D games with turned-based combat, where Fallout 3 and 4 are 3D first person RPG's. Despite it's age and limited game-engine, Fallout 3 is considered the best game of the series so far. Fallout 4 has a newer game-engine, and also better combat mechanics, but the story and RPG elements are better in Fallout 3.

"Fallout 3" is a post-apocalyptic RPG game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and released in 2008. The game takes place in the ruins of Washington D.C., known as the Capitol Wasteland, following a nuclear war that occurred in 2077. Players take on the role of the Lone Wanderer, a lone survivor of Vault 101, as they venture out into the wasteland to find their father and uncover the mysteries of the pre-war world.

One of the most notable aspects of "Fallout 3" is its open-world gameplay. Players are given complete freedom to explore the vast wasteland, complete quests, and interact with various factions and NPCs. The game also features a moral choice system, where players' actions and decisions affect the outcome of the story and the reaction of NPCs.

The game's story is rich and filled with lore, with various quests and side quests that delve into the history and politics of the pre-war world. Players will encounter various factions, each with their own agendas and conflicts, including the Brotherhood of Steel, the Enclave, and the Super Mutants. The game's main quest also includes the exploration of Vault 112, where the player can experience virtual reality simulations of pre-war life.

In terms of graphics, "Fallout 3" utilizes the Gamebryo engine, which was also used in "Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion." The game's art style is reminiscent of the 1950s, with a retro-futuristic aesthetic. The game's environments are highly detailed and atmospheric, with a wide variety of locations to explore, from the ruins of the Lincoln Memorial to the decrepit subway tunnels.

"Fallout 3" was met with widespread critical acclaim upon its release, with many praising its open-world gameplay, story, and characters. The game won numerous awards, including Game of the Year from several publications. Additionally, it has a huge fan base that has created many modifications and add-ons for the game, expanding upon the game's content and gameplay.

In conclusion, "Fallout 3" is a must-play for fans of RPGs and post-apocalyptic settings. The game's open-world gameplay, rich story, and engaging characters make for a memorable and immersive experience. The game's retro-futuristic aesthetic and detailed environments also add to the game's atmosphere. With its huge fan base, "Fallout 3" continues to be a popular and enduring game in the RPG genre.