December 29, 2015 NocturnalAdmin

I modded My dog into a video game.

At the end of 2015 Fallout 5 had come out. Throughout the trailers they featured a dog protagonist “dogmeat”.

I thought wouldnt it be cool if i could make him look like my own puppy “Pirate”. I was already familiar with skyrims creation kit for creating bethesda mods. So i figured I’d give it a go. It was the early days of modding fallout 4 there was no support or even offical mod kit released yet.

After a lot of trail and error i managed to unpack the game files, find the dogmeat texture and got to work.

I took photos of pirate from all sides, the challenge was getting him to stay still.

After that I basically “digitally patch” him together to make the texture. The results are below.

After posting to the fallout reddit my mod was picked up by KOTAKU. They created the following write up.

KOTAKU Article

This was the first time I’ve ever been internet famous. 7iger is my gamertag used for all my mods.

Since then i’ve created a number of pets into the game for various gamers looking to explore a world with a digital version of their lovable mutt.

The mod can be downloaded here at the nexus