Fallout 4 patch 1.2 brings optimization fixes but breaks mod support

When I did my Fallout 4 review I mentioned how I didn't really have any performance issues, and that is still true, but since then I've got a fair few messages telling me how the game suffers from massive FPS drops and random crashes.

The good news is that Update 1.2 is bringing in a bunch of fixes for those problems, the bad news however is that it also breaks mod support - though there is a workaround I'll detail below. Here's what's being changed:

New Features

Number pad keys can now be used for remapping (PC)

Remapping Activate now works on Quick Container (PC)


General memory and stability improvements

Performance improvements inside the Corvega Assembly Plant

Optimizations to skinned decal rendering

Fixed issue with player becoming stuck in terminals

Fixed issue where equipped weapons become locked after completing Reunions

Fixed issue with "When Freedom Calls" where the quest would not complete During "Confidence Man"

Fixed issue where player's health would continuously regenerate

Fixed crash related to jumping into water and reloading saved games

Fixed issue where Launcher would not save God Rays Quality setting properly (PC)

I'm glad its here but you have to admit, this is a rather small patch for the amount of issues that still plague Fallout 4, and I don't mean just the optimization ones. For example, despite adding remapping for the activate button they haven't done the same for a few other crucial commands (such as the build menu in settlements) so if you're not a fan of using default keybinds you're still out of luck.

But instead of whining about the patch not being big enough allow me to be productive and tell you how you can get mods working once again.

1- Open Nexus Mod Manager

2- Launch the game ONLY through Nexus Mod Manager, if you go through the game's launcher you will disable your mods again

3- Re-enable your mods through the Mod Manager

4- Go to C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Fallout4\plugins.txt and make sure you set that to read-only

5- Press play within the Mod Manager and you should be good to go

If this doesn't end up working for you its probably an issue with the mod and you will need to wait for it to update. Also, if you haven't been paying much attention to gaming news the past day, Nexus Mods may have had a security breach so if you have an account over there make sure you change its password and the password of any other account that shared it, just in case.