Script Extender (FOSE)
by Ian Patterson
(ianpatt), Stephen Abel (behippo), and Paul Connelly (scruggsywuggsy
Fallout Script Extender, or FOSE for short, is a modder's resource that
expands the scripting capabilities of Fallout 3. It does so without
modifying the Fallout3.exe or the G.E.C.K. files on disk, so there are
no permanent side effects.
Contributions from: Timeslip, Elminster EU
v1 does not have support for the latest 1.7 Fallout patch. To use this version, download FOSE v1.1 beta 9 or later.
Current stable version: v1.2 b2
Latest loader: http://fose.silverlock.org/download/fose_loader.7z (adds support for Russian 18.104.22.168)
This is a stable and supported release of FOSE, so modders are free to release mods based upon it.
FOSE v1.2 beta2 provides support for:
DVD and Steam builds 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, both versions of 188.8.131.52,
184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168. The no-gore version of 22.214.171.124 released
in Germany is also supported.
GECK builds 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52.
upcoming release will drop support for all versions excluding 184.108.40.206
and 220.127.116.11 to simplify our development process. As far as we know,
there is no reason to be using any other versions. If not, please let
us know at the contact address listed in fose_readme.txt.
FOSE does not support:
Retail DVD and Steam build
18.104.22.168 (the original pre-patch version of Fallout) - if you have this version, update to 22.214.171.124
Russian DVD version of Fallout 3 (it uses Starforce
encryption on Fallout3.exe)
Direct2Drive version of Fallout 3
(it encrypts the Fallout3.exe) - download the game from Steam if you would like to use a digital download service
Polish DVD version of Fallout 3 (it uses SafeDisc copy protection on Fallout3.exe)
FOSE is incompatible with Windows Live, so when running via
fose_loader.exe, Live will be disabled. As Live operates as a
cheat-detection tool similar to Punkbuster or VAC, FOSE's in-memory
modifications are inherently incomptible. Don't worry about being
banned or anything like that, everything still works when running
Fallout normally. To download DLC, launch fallout3.exe directly instead
of via the loader. After downloading the DLC, you will then need to
move the DLC files in to the Fallout data folders to use them like any