Fallout 3 graphics mod makes slightly scruffy 2008 game-world look like a next-gen wondergame

Fallout 3 has never really been what you might describe as 'a looker'. Sure, it has its moments, but nothing in the original build looks anywhere near the quality of the images in this Flickr account. The game has been tweaked and modified to within an inch of its life and the result is... well, it looks render-quality, to the point where we could easily be convinced we're looking at a next-gen Fallout 4. Just look at it!

Above: We've never seen a more attractive wasteland. And we've seen a fair few

It's mostly, but not quite 'all', thanks to the ENB Series mod, which isn't just a mod for Fallout 3 - there are variants of it for everything from Skyrim to GTA IV. And there have been countless other mods added in to create these stills, including hi-res textures and new character models. For instance, you won't remember seeing this fella in 'vanilla' Fallout 3:

Above: Nice hair. Probably more used to handling a six-string than that gun

There are far too many screenshots to include here and the collection deserves your attention, so go take a look at Anthemios' Flickr page.

Source: Kotaku


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  • Meleedragon27 - August 8, 2012 4:08 p.m.

    Those are some nice-looking stills... almost makes me want to go back and play Fallout 3 again (or New Vegas; I still have to get those GRA achievements). Of course, from what little I know about PC gaming (hey, I'll get into it one day), I reckon it would take quite a rig to run that game at a relatively smooth framerate. That's unfortunate.
  • talleyXIV - August 16, 2012 11:15 a.m.

    Fallout 3 does not demand too much.
  • Meleedragon27 - August 17, 2012 3:40 p.m.

    I meant that it would take quite a rig to run the game smoothly with this mod running on it. I doubt the vanilla game would demand that much out of a PC (especially not now that it's a 4-year-old game).
  • aberkromby - August 8, 2012 1 p.m.

    Enb series sucks... Don't let the screenshots fool you.
  • larkan - August 8, 2012 10:33 a.m.

    Screenshots are great, but I highly doubt that it's playable. I was able to achieve comparable results with New Vegas, but with a core i7, gtx 580, and 16GB of DDR3, I was barely able to break 20 fps. Maybe a 6 series card would change that, but the time and effort required and the glitches it caused really weren't worth the effort.
  • josh-horvath - August 8, 2012 12:41 p.m.

    16GB of dance dance revolution 3?
  • ObliqueZombie - August 8, 2012 3:02 p.m.

    I lol'd.
  • db1331 - August 8, 2012 7:56 a.m.

    It's so cute whenever console players stumble onto stuff like this. It's like when your grandma calls to tell you about her new SpaceBook page.
  • Dante1924 - August 8, 2012 8:15 a.m.

    Well, this mod was released for New Vegas (and is compatible with 3, from my understanding) 3 days ago. Yep, that sure is incredibly old news and is definitely should be considered arriving late to the party, especially since it's still being updated as I type this. Also, Bethesda games generally look like shit due to their obsession with the Gamebryo engine, and if they actually started using different engines, we wouldn't have articles like this in the first place.
  • db1331 - August 8, 2012 8:47 a.m.

    I was referring more to ENB in general, as it has been out for Skyrim for several months, and does the same thing for that game too (as mentioned in the article). I'm not complaining that it's old news, it's just not really news at all. PC games have been looking better than vanilla or console version since as long as their have been games for consoles and PC.
  • Net_Bastard - August 8, 2012 2:08 p.m.

    ENB was also done to San Andreas, WoW, you name it.
  • oddprophet - August 8, 2012 5:07 p.m.

    Has it been done with Asteroids? That game is starting to show its age.
  • xIAMCHOCOLATEx - August 11, 2012 11:19 p.m.

  • stewedyeti - August 11, 2012 11:41 p.m.

    Not everything on here has to be news, it's editorial content. Newspapers have it, magazines have it, and the websites replacing those have it, too.

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