Settling In


Just a note, with the new quests for Tales from the Commonwealth released, I think I’m going to go back and focus on adding some settlers next. One possibility is making them separate ESL files so they don’t get added to the 255 plugin limit, although my preliminary test to make one didn’t go so well.

In lieu of that, I could go with an old fashioned ESP with all settlers bundled together (or just add them to TFTC), but I’ll figure that out as I go along.

Regardless of the format I’ll probably release them all at once. That’s because the Casting Call Club has gotten a little more strict in terms of the type of projects that can go on, so I’ll need to put a little more effort into the recruitment instead of just throwing up an ACTORS WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE sign. Posting the auditions in groups of 10 and adding pictures of them in game should help. Meaning, the mod will have to be done before the casting, whereas previously it saved me time to post the scripts first.

The other thing that will be somewhat challenging is trying to find “homes” for potential settlers since I don’t want to fiddle with the actual settler system that makes them show up at your door and decide they’re moving in. Of course, if they already have a home, that presents a bit of a paradox. Especially if they live somewhere cushy, like Diamond City, why would they want to leave?

Maybe they just hate baseball? They wouldn’t be the first to use that excuse.


Tales from the Commonwealth v2.6


Tales From the Commonwealth – DOWNLOAD v2.6

Here’s update 2.6 for Tales from the Commonwealth, which includes a new quest, Alternative Medicine. The quest is the brainchild of one of the voice actors, Will Handford, and brings back the character Tzen from one of the Fallout 3 mods he helped voice.

It’s part 1 of 2 quests involving companions, and it wouldn’t have been made without his diligence, creativity, and willingness to adapt when the CK grumbled. Will was awesome to work with. To start the quest, bring Audrey to Tzen in Diamond City. Tzen should be milling around the area near the scoreboard, listening to the radio.

Changelog from v2.5:

  • New Quest Alternative Medicine
  • New Quest Memory Loss
  • Added recruitable settler Vincent to Amelia’s Espresso
  • New Encounter – Face Doctor Patients in Diamond City
  • Removed AI package that caused Niah to go to the Washington Retirement Center
  • Fixed issue where alias of one of the suspects in Sanctuary quest was not filling, narrowing down list of suspects
  • Fixed issue where “Robots doing surgery?” T-Mail was not properly being marked as read
  • Fixed issue with multiple companion mod installed where secondary companion was forcegreeting when in proximity, changed greet to Player Activation Only to prevent

Full Changelog:


Changelog from v2.4:

  • Fixed issue where Birdie would refer to female player as male after romance
  • Fixed issue where conversation with Fairline Hills drunk would not be re-accessible if she walked too far away from player during conversation
  • Added Wulfharth’s guitar case and harmonica to Diamond City Busker
  • Added Audrey Nuka World idles to DLC patch

Changelog from v2.3:

  • Fixed issue in Vote of Confidence where Birdie would not give final quest dialogue to player after the election
  • Fixed issue in v2.3 where Audrey could only be dismissed once per session
  • Added Super Duper Mart to Fens area
  • Added encounter Powerman to Eagle Hill

Changelog from v2.2:

  • Fixed issue in v2.2 where Audrey could not be dismissed/recruited
  • Fixed issue in DLC patch that caused game to crash during Walk in the Park
  • General lip sync fixes

Changelog from v2.1:

  • Added DLC Commentary for R4 and Birdie
  • Added new quest A Vote of Confidence (requires DLC patch)
  • Amelia’s Espresso and Boston Bordello cells redone by Elianora
  • Added Audrey’s 1000 point affinity dialogue – may require listening to Get to Know Each Other conversation once more to set the new flag that was introduced in v2.1
  • Changed Eagle Hill residents to protected to avoid death by outside forces

Changelog from v2.0:

  • Added quest A Soldier’s Duty
  • Added encounter Von Trapp to area south of Gorski’s Cabin
  • Added likes to Audrey – Drinking alcohol, being nice to people
  • Added R4-04‘s 750 affinity conversation
  • Added more generic idle commentary to Birdie and R4-04
  • Added eyepatches and top hats courtesy of Wulfharth and The Road to Liberty Team
  • Fixed issue where Dogmeat and other unvoiced companions would say an unvoiced idle for Vincent when in feral ghoul territory
  • Fixed issue where if player accessed Cain’s jail terminal in Federal Ration Stockpile prior to starting the quest, the quest would erroneously advance
  • Fixed Audrey’s 500 affinity conversation in instances where the player didn’t ask her to “Tell me about yourself” when they first met

Changelog from v1.9:

  • Added NPC encounter Ghoul Whale Hunters
  • Added Birdie karaoke scene
  • Added more generic location commentary to R4-04 and Birdie
  • Fixed Audrey’s gift of wine, previously was asking player to drink her ribeye steaks
  • Lowered volume on Audrey’s combat dialogue
  • Fixed R4-04’s location commentary not to reset every 24 hours. As a result, in previous versions, commentary had to be accessed via “Your Thoughts?” question or via random idle
  • Removed erroneous condition on Brotherhood of Steel trio that would prevent scenes from playing until BoS questline was nearly finished
  • Maisie – Removed from Institute faction which caused her to go hostile
  • Maisie – Fixed condition that resulted in player asking other NPCs if they were sick instead of just Maisie

Changelog from v1.8:

  • Added NPC encounter Maisie to Diamond City
  • Added NPC encounter Pence to University Point Credit Union
  • Added NPC encounter Watcher to metal shack north of Boston Airport near East City Downs
  • Added new companion quest interjections
  • Added more post quest and post romance dialogue to companions (greets, relationship status)
  • Amelia’s Espresso – Added possibility of Lana Lafferty doing multiple routines before sitting
  • Amelia’s Espresso – Added performance from R4 and Audrey (Birdie to come)
  • Human Nature – Raised level cap and level multiplier for hostiles
  • Added new cloned races for edited NPC races to help with compatibility with other race changing mods
  • Fixed issue where Automatron robots would access Sadie’s brothel dialogue when recruited without companion
  • Fixed line of dialogue where R4 used Birdie’s voice (for sure this time)
  • Under the Bridge – Fixed issue where new bartender wasn’t enabled if previous bartender was killed
  • Sanctuary – Fixed issue where potential suspects were enabled prior to quest start, which may have resulted in them dying and breaking the chain of events

Changelog from v1.7:

  • Fixed prompts to be properly capitalized, previous versions didn’t account for mods and assumed all prompts were all-caps
  • Indecent Exposure – Fixed Noon priest’s clue to imply the correct number of apostles and headstones
  • Auction House – Fixed issue where junk items weren’t being given to the player after winning auction
  • Auction House – Removed bounty amount when committing crimes
  • House that Bruce Built – Fixed Charisma check to check player’s charisma instead of Bruce’s
  • Love and Peace – Fixed unvoiced “Howdy” from Crystal Moonbeam
  • Love and Peace – Added an objective to attend Crystal’s funeral
  • Love and Peace – Removed unvoiced line in scene between Cosmos and Starchild
  • Fairline Hills Drunk – Fixed issue where drunk would walk away during conversation (Needed a stay put package)
  • Human Nature – Fixed issue where R4-04 would walk away during initial conversation (Needed a stay put package)
  • A Pair of Jacks – Fixed objective marker to point to bounty board if Ghost hasn’t been met yet
  • Paradise Bay – Fixed objective “Return to Singh” showing early if door to lab lockpicked before given key
  • Paradise Bay – Added additional workers

Changelog from v1.6:

  • Added alpha quest Paradise Bay
  • Patriots – added classic handegg uniforms by FlipDark95
  • Added NPC encounter Lost Libertalia Raider
  • Added NPC encounter Diamond City Reporter and Busker
  • Added Crabber and Son to fishing pier northwest of Witchcraft Museum
  • Love and Peace – Added Virgil’s 3 Day timer script to quest, so player no longer has to enter modded cell to trigger next phase of the quest, 72 hours is all it takes
  • Saints and Sinners – Fixed line from Cue being skipped when player hands them a note
  • Saints and Sinners – Fixed failsafe greet for Cue if forcegreet fails after receiving note (version 1.6 introduced bug where base dialogue was prioritized over quest dialogue)
  • Picket Fences – Fixed quest objective to point to Doc Crocker’s terminal and not Joe
  • Under the Bridge – Fixed wrong ingredients message to correctly display after multiple failed attempts
  • Under the Bridge – Fixed issue where finishing Antoinette’s room too quickly would leave leftover radiation because Audrey’s prep advice scene fails to finish
  • Under the Bridge – Fixed first aid kit being opened automatically instead of being clicked on
  • Great Green Jewel – Fixed issue where Brennan would award the player 2500 caps instead of 100
  • Great Green Jewel – Fixed issue where entering Boston Library from a separate entrance instead of the intended meetup would force you to go back to Copley station to continue
  • Great Green Jewel – Removed sandox furniture in unused portion of the cells which NPCs were teleporting to, trapping them inside and causing them to go missing
  • Like a Goodneighbor – Fixed the inventory name for Fred Allen’s chem stash, previously said Solomon
  • Like a Goodneighbor – Fixed issue where if player picked up ghoul mask before talking to Black Eye Bobby, the quest would not progress
  • Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots – Altered cheering crowd to cheer immediately, removing potential lag time caused by game waiting to start animations.
  • Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots – Fixed issue where killing Bobby and the crew would leave the quest stuck in your journal

Changelog from v1.5:

  • Picket Fences – Fixed issue where the quest would never load unless a non-Dogmeat Companion was in your party when a save was first loaded; changed Companion to optional
  • Picket Fences – Changed Post Office cabinet to be lockpick-able, if note is read prior to quest it will do nothing until quest is at the appropriate juncture
  • Added Audrey’s companion interjections to Great Green Jewel, Picket Fences, and A Pair of Jacks

Changelog from v1.4:

  • Added quest The Great Green Jewel
  • Added quest Picket Fences
  • Added quest A Pair of Jacks
  • Added Birdie and R4-04’s companion interjections to Great Green Jewel, Picket Fences, and A Pair of Jacks
  • Added random encounter Hail Oh Hail Oh Infantry
  • Added three Brotherhood of Steel NPCs at Boston Airport
  • Added “Likes” to R4-04 to help push affinity along faster
  • Fixed MHDT and MLEV changes removed by older versions of xEdit
  • Fixed Robot Clinic entrance so it’s not blocking the Mechanist Lair’s exit
  • Altered Birdie’s generic idles to fire while traveling as opposed to only when in conversation
  • Fixed “Get to know you better” line where R4-04 uses Birdie’s voice
  • Atom’s Glow – Fixed issue where clearing Mass Disposal of mutants before meeting the cult would improperly advance the quest
  • Human Nature – Fixed objective to speak to R4-04 not completing

Changelog from v1.3:

  • Added 29 new generic idles for Birdie
  • Fixed bad condition on Birdie’s post-romance “How’s our relationship” dialogue
  • Another bowling alley was found west of Libertalia. I must’ve been drunk with the CTRL+V button when I copy/pasted the one in East City Downs. This time I combed through FO4edit and didn’t find another one, but I’ll likely be seeing them in my sleep. If you see any in your travels, let me know.

Changelog from v1.2:

  • One of the greets for R4-04 used to clear the affinity forcegreet referenced the wrong stage and as a result never cleared, thus blocking the greet for her companion quest

Changelog from v1.1:

  • When I “fixed” Birdie’s Affinity conversation, I messed up the condition. So instead of not firing, it fired right away. Fixed to only fire if stage 500 of f3DNPC_ComBirdie is done (stage is triggered at 1000 max affinity)

Changelog from v1:

  • New R4-04 companion quest “Human Nature”
  • Removed duplicated Bowling Alley near the USS Constitution
  • Fixed Birdie’s final 1000 affinity conversation to properly trigger (he was forcegreeting endlessly but the dialogue was improperly conditioned)
  • Fixed an instance where neutral question led to negative response and vice versa in Three Little Wastelanders
  • Fixed Birdie generic idles to have higher priority than base idles
  • Fixed Birdie’s “Travel with me?” responses so they don’t loop to his initial conversation
  • Fixed a handful of Audrey’s action-based commentary that was in the wrong section
  • Added failsafe to stop affinity based forcegreets

Full Cast and Credits:



  • Amelia’s Espresso by Elianora
  • Boston Bordello by Elianora

Meshes and Textures

  • Ghoul mask by 1ndajone5
  • Feral ghoul mask by FlipDark95
  • Football uniforms by FlipDark95
  • Slinky black dress by Elianora
  • Widow Jane Bottle by 1ndajone5
  • Eyepatches by Wulfharth and Road to Liberty Team
  • Top hats by Wulfharth
  • Guitar, Guitar Case and Harmonica by Wulfharth
  • Election signs by Road to Liberty Team

Additional Writers

  • Alternative Medicine by Will Handford


  • Reznore
  • 1ndajone5
  • Elianora
  • Bigcowfeet
  • Damndirtycasual

Voice Acting

Full Exposure

Sinners and Saints

You’ve Got Mail

  • Mechanic/Handyperson – Marion Toro
  • Postman – Bigcowfeet

Radio Raiders

Three Little Wastelanders

  • Wolf – Matthew Dixon
  • Carlos – Jessica Osborne
  • Annie – Ginger Roll
  • Franz – James McLauchlan

Love and Peace

  • Cozmos -Bigcowfeet
  • Crystal Moonbeam –Zillac
  • Earthstone – Will Handford
  • Starchild – Marion Toro
  • Gary -Mike Foble

Extra NPCs

  • Birdie – Mooder Fooger
  • Ghost – Will Handford
  • Johnny Friendly – Joseph Landis
  • Minuteman Deserter – CK MacNamara
  • Drunk – Ivy Dupler
  • Crash – Ivy Dupler
  • Old Bus Lady – Lila Paws
  • Lynn – Anna Castiglioni
  • Garrett – Jeff Werden
  • Fisherman – James McLauchlan
  • Farmer – Lila Paws
  • Crabber – Spacefiddle
  • Crabber’s Son – Matthew Dixon
  • Maisie – Annarose Fogler
  • Pence – Will Handford
  • UFO Watcher – Bigcowfeet
  • Ghoul Whale Hunters – Kyle Brannan
  • Von Trapp – Kyle Brannan
  • Ludwick – Fairfield Fencer
  • Powerman – Roksys
  • Powerman Fangirl – Natalie Proudlock
  • Powerman Fanboy – Ayden Brannan
  • Super Duper Mart Manager – Joseph Landis
  • Super Duper Mart Kid – Ivy Dupler
  • Vincent – Damien Lacambra
  • Face Doctor Patient 1 – Géraldine Le Cocq
  • Face Doctor Patient 2 – Shannon L. Shook

Robot Medical Clinic

Under the Bridge

  • Audrey – Natalie Proudlock
  • Mr. Handy – FairfieldFencer
  • Margaret – Ginger Roll
  • Father – James McLauchlan
  • Arthur – FairfieldFencer

Atom Cats

  • Atom Cat – Jessica Osborne

Brotherhood of Steel Soldiers

  • BoS 1 – MooderFooger
  • BoS 2 – Josh F
  • BoS 3 – Jessica Osborne

Jet Fueled

  • Rabbit – Ivy Dupler
  • Virus – J.T. Decker
  • Slim – Mike Foble

Commonwealth Karaoke

  • Stand-Up Comic – Ivy Dupler
  • Ghoul Crooner – James McLauchlan
  • Bartender – J.T. Decker
  • Mama Mabel – Ginger Roll

The House that Bruce Built

  • The Pin – Matt Leonen
  • Strike – Shannon L. Shook (Arvil143)
  • Washout – Adoxographist
  • Teddy – Crys Blue
  • Bench Coach – Will Handford
  • Catcher -Giramor
  • Fast Pitch Fannie – Anna Castiglioni
  • Baseballers – MooderFooger
  • Bruce – Roksys


  • Clarissa – Ash Eluned
  • Grogan/Gronk – James McLauchlan
  • Skinny – Nathan Suhara

European Immigrants

  • Ghoul 1A – Alice Bell
  • Ghoul 1B -Mike Foble
  • Ghoul 2 – James McLauchlan
  • Aaron – Will Handford
  • Cecylia – Viridiane

Atom’s Glow

  • Father Malcolm – Bigcowfeet
  • Emily – Kelly Camelio
  • Doctor Feldman – Bigcowfeet
  • Brother Jacob – J.T. Decker

Human Nature

  • R4-04 – Alice Bell
  • Overseer – Noi Sek

Picket Fences

  • Sanctuary Joe – Joseph Landis

Hail Oh Hail Oh Infantry

  • Brick – Pat Sabourin
  • Commie – Viridiane
  • Joker – Roksys
  • Anchorage – J.T. Decker
  • Chorus – John Crosthwaite

The Great Green Jewel

  • Brennan – CK MacNamara
  • Derrick – Matthew Dixon
  • Sophie – Lila Paws

A Pair of Jacks

  • Selfless Jack – Will Handford
  • Selfish Jack – Will Handford
  • Bounty Hunter – Will Handford
  • Arthur Dean – Mason Quinn

A Soldier’s Duty

  • Paladin Brend – Jessica Osborne
  • BoS Soldier #1 – MooderFooger
  • BoS Soldier #2 – Josh F
  • BoS Soldier #3 – Spacefiddle

Paradise Bay

  • Doctor Singh – PotasticPanda
  • Gomez – Will Handford
  • Nilesh Singh – J.T. Decker
  • Harvey – Matthew Dixon
  • Rick – James McLauchlan
  • John – James McLauchlan
  • Jeff – Jeff Wereden
  • Josh – J.T. Decker
  • Beth – Alice Bell
  • Craig – Michael Kennedy
  • Alex – Michael Kennedy

A Vote of Confidence

  • Niah – PotasticPanda
  • Washington – James McLauchlan
  • Kennedy – Fairfieldfencer
  • Protectron – James McLauchlan
  • Frog – James McLauchlan
  • Voter 01 – Spacefiddle
  • Voter 02 – Phoenix Emrys
  • Voter 03 – Corey Hall

Alternative Medicine

  • Tzen – Will Handford
  • Carmen – Jessica Osborne
  • Addict – Jennifer Hedwig
  • Hitch – David Bodtcher
  • Interpreter – Steel
  • Goon – Will Handford
  • Murphy – Noi Sek

Memory Loss

  • Doc Winters – James McLauchlan
  • Holly Winters – Ronja Monto
  • Victor – FadingSignal
  • Castle – Christian Gaughf
  • Susan – Ginger Roll
  • Addict – Jennifer Hedwig
  • Ghoul – James McLauchlan
  • Boxcar – Kyle Brannan