The aim of this mod is to offer an easy way to fill up those empty bookshelves and make a settlement look a little more lived in. I've been brainstorming ideas on how to make shelves a little less empty in my settlements, but without the work of placing every item individually every time. What I've come up with is this: shelves with snap nodes, and pre-made clutter in shelf size with snap nodes. Place a shelf, snap clutter in.
(+ in celebration of the new patch v1.4.1 has the new trading counters as well (they're mesh replacers and are found in the stores tab). )
+ tons of new clutter - something like 20 new pieces?
+ new categories! cleaned the menus up a lot, so everything is now in subcategories
+ updated the retextured pre-war bookshelf texture to become a bit, imo, better looking. I can upload the old ones as an optional file if anybody liked them better
(v1.6a) + bugfix: changed a few keywords: paintcans and camera clutter are now in their correct categories and not under misc (SO SORRY it took so long!)
+ metal shelves in new sizes - short, narrow, small (the narrower versions will fit the clutter better). ALSO metal shelves now come in a shiny pre-war metal! It's as if the war never happened.
+ new small clutter: 4 armours, 2 chems, 2 clothes
+ also added a fixed version of the bureau! Your settlers will stop leaving drawers half-open. Those lazy bastards.
+ sorting the menu a little more - it's getting a little cramped! Sorting shelves either by material (wood/steel) or texture (pre-war/post-war). Sorting clutter by I don't know. Thinking about that one still!
+ more clutter?
NOTE: To make the snapping work, you'll need to first place the custom shelves - named "DIY 01 yourShelf", "DIY 02 yourShelf" and so on. In the same category, there is pre-made clutter in shelf size, which will snap into the dinoShelves. Clutter may be placeable on certain vanilla shelves but they won't snap.
If the clutter is a little difficult to snap into place, try moving backwards and make sure you're looking directly at the shelf - if that doesn't work, move the shelf a little bit away from the wall, and try again.
All items are added via script in their own category under furniture -> do it yourshelf. Put down a bookcase/shelf first and add the clutter by snapping it in - like you'd do with doors into doorways. For minimum hassle, put the bookcase/wall shelf in its intended place before adding clutter.
+ All free standing shelves snap together, but must be held fairly close together in order to snap.
+ Grocery shelves snap together back to back as well
+ Not all clutter will fit on the wall shelves, but everything should fit in the other shelves
Craft the chem "Uninstall Do It Yourshelf" with the chem station - it's under utility. Use it first, save your game, then uninstall to make sure you retain the "Furniture" category.
If you lost your furniture menu, see the furniture fix file under misc files. If you have any other problems check to see if they're covered in the FAQ in the comments section.
If you're using cartman1975's full cost ammo clutter, remember to scrap that first, or you lose the ammo you've used to build it with.
To do list:
+ More stuff for shelves - chems, armor, weapons, institute stuff, raider stuff and more are on the list
+ Re-add non-container version for clutter
Noteworthy things to note:
+ I tried to be reasonable with crafting costs, so some of the things may be a case of 4 tatos for the price of 1 etc.
+ Clutter snaps to walls, which is a side effect, really, but may come in handy?
+ Fairly costly in terms of settlement budget, so keep an eye on that, if you don't want to expand your building budget
+ All clutter (and the shelves) use vanilla textures and thus should automatically apply any texture replacers you may have
Should be compatible with pretty much anything as it adds its menu by script.
The FO4 patch v1.4.1 adds new trading counters and this mods contains meshes with snap points that overwrite those. Next version will have non-overwrite versions.
While this can work fine as a standalone, I recommend it with Place Everywhere for even more freedom to put random things in and on your shelves and OCDecorator for even more stuff to put there! You can never have too much clutter.
My other mods:
+ Made thanks to the Outfit Studio crew, Elianora's youtube guide to static item mash-ups, the Nifskope team, Bethesda's Creation Kit, Val whom I've been hounding to test it for me, and an unreal amount of patience.
Also, damanding is a goddess.