Eliminate Survival Damage Nerf
By default, playing on survival difficulty means you deal half your normal damage, and take twice normal damage from enemies on top of the other difficulty effects. I didn’t think that was very fun.
This mod does two things: eliminates the damage nerf, and eliminates the enemies’ damage buff.
There are three .esp files for this mod. One eliminates the damage nerf, the other eliminates the enemy damage buff, the third combines the two. You can use one or the other mod, both, or the combined .esp.
To Install Mods for Fallout 4
1. Edit your Fallout4Prefs.ini
The Fallout4Prefs.ini is in “Documents/My Games/Fallout 4”.
Open it and under the section [Launcher] add “bEnableFileSelection=1”.
Right click Fallout4Prefs.ini, select Properties, and tick the Read Only box. Fallout 4 likes to refresh and reset this file all the time, including whenever you enter the options menu. Selecting read only will prevent any changes to this file. Note that this will prevent you from changing your graphics options unless you deselect the read only box, at which point you will have to re-enter “bEnableFileSelection=1”
2. Edit your plugins.txt
The plugins.txt is in “Users\[YourUser]\AppData\Local\Fallout4”.
Add “SurvivalCombined.esp” (or whichever .esp you actually used) to plugins.txt under “Fallout4.esm”.
3. Put the esp(s) of your choice inside the SteamApps\common\Fallout 4\Data folder