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The Traponator 4000
Sick of being blown to being blown ten meters into the air my hidden mines? Tired to prying a bear trap off your leg? What you need is the all new Traponator 4000. This trusty handheld device will help erradicate those nasty surprises.
Detect Traps Perk
Or take our advanced trap detection training and be the envy of your friends. Level 4 required and you must be proficient at survival OR explosives (50 in either).
I have always found the traps in FO3 and New Vegas to be a little extreme. If you use mods that increase trap or explosive damage, booby traps will often be instantly fatal, and ridiculously hard to spot. And taking Light Step as a perk completely reverses the situation and makes traps/mines trivial and boring. So this mod attempts to balance that out in two ways.
1. Firstly it adds a couple of ways to detect traps. The hand held device works whenever held, but obviously this means you cannot be holding a weapon at the same time. The perk does not have that problem, but it only works when you are sneaking. You have ways to detect traps, but you still need to be careful and make some choices.
2. The Light step perk has been changed so that it only works, when a trap/mine is detected*. Step onto a mine or trap without detecting it first, and it will activate. To balance the reduction in power for this perk, it is now available at lvl 10, and no longer required 6 PER (makes no sense to require this if you must already have detect traps).
*mines 'remember' that you detected them once you pass close enough to activate them. So even after you turn detect traps off, you can often still light step those mines. But don't rely on it :)
Originally this mod was intended as an addon to my advanced recon thermal nightvision, but I made it as a stand alone mod for people who just wanted the trap detection. And so was born the Traponator 4000 :)
NVSE required. Sorry, there is no way around this.
Just copy the files into your Data folder and make sure you select it in your load order.
Detect traps.esm MUST come after any .esm files that alter trap scripts such as FOOK.esm. And any .esp plugins that alter those scripts will conflict with this mod. Contact me and tell me if and when you find them and I will get a compatability patch out.
Used by other mods
a href="http://modsreloaded.com/advanced-recon-thermal-nightvision">Advanced Recon Thermal Nightvision.
Fully compatible with
a href="http://www.newvegasnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=35526">Light Step ED-E
PMT Nastier mines and grenades
Compatible with an optional patch
Any mod that alters the trap scripts could conflict with this mod. Contact me if you find any, because so far I have not seen any that do this.
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