Fallout 4 Clean Sanctuary mod. A repaired and beautiful pre-war Sanctuary


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Fallout 4 Clean Sanctuary mod

Lets talk about another one of my favourite mods that accompanies Fallout 4. The mod I’m talking about will give you a clean Sanctuary, returning it to it’s pre-war state! This is great if you’re like me and designing settlements is one of your favourite things to do in the Fallout universe.

It repairs your roads, grass, roofs and houses, literally everything! With this mod being out for quite a long time, it’s had a lot of it’s original bugs and issues cleaned out. Unfortunately, Bethesda don’t give us a choice when it comes to how clean Sanctuary is, but the modders do!

Fallout 4 Clean Sanctuary mod
The main street of Sanctuary, nice and clean!

The name of this mod is “The Sanctuary” by Cip3000 on Nexus Mods. There are a few various options for installing this mod, each giving a few different features and customisation options.

Mod installation

First of all, you shouldn’t use it until you have met Codsworth after leaving the Vault. This can cause some serious bugs. You’ll then need to decide which version you want. There are currently 4 different versions provided:

  1. The Sanctuary: Default installation which will have all modifications included such as roads, trees, buildings etc.
  2. The Sanctuary S: Will have all modifications EXCEPT from Trees and Grass
  3. The Sanctuary W: All modifications apart from additional buildings. Assume these are the buildings which have no interiors. Purely for decoration.
  4. The Sanctuary S W: A combination of the two above, no repaired trees and grass and no additional buildings.
Fallout 4 clean Sanctuary
Rainy days in Sanctuary

You’re more than likely going to want to just stick with the standard installation, however the options are there. You can choose to install the mod with the Nexus Mod Manager or do it manually. In addition to this, you will need to download “The Sanctuary M.T” manually, which are the mesh and textures.

So start by choosing the specific mod variation you want from above and install it, whether it be with NMM or manually. Then download “The Sanctuary M.T” manually, it’s around 350MB. You will have a .ZIP folder,┬áinside is a folder names Data. You can just drop this folder into your main Fallout 4 directory.

Finally, open your Fallout4.ini, which is located where your save files are. Most likely in “My Documents”, “My Games” and Fallout4. Open the file with notepad or wordpad and look for “sResourceDataDirsFinal“. Either change the line to sResourceDataDirsFinal=STRINGS\, TEXTURES\, MESHES\ or amend the file so these definitions are included.

In the event of a sprint bug, in your Fallout4.ini that we opened before, add:
[Gameplay] fPlayerDisableSprintingLoadingCellDistance=0

In Game

In game, this mod is great. It’s difficult to play the game without it. With Sanctuary being my personal choice of main settlement, it’s expected that I want it to look as nice as it possibly can. Whilst it may remove some of the realism and how immersive the world is, the trade off is definitely worth it because of how nice it looks. Most of all, the bright colours of the Sanctuary houses really bring life back to the world.

Fallout 4 Clean sanctuary mod
A Vertiberd admires my settlement
Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!