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The Settlement Recovery Procedure
Is there an invisible perimeter around your settlement that you can’t pass without Crashing to Desktop (CTD)? Is your game crashing whenever you try to upgrade your Rise of the Commonwealth (RotC) city plan? Do you crash whenever you attempt to fast travel into your city?
We’re here to help! This guide will cover the procedures you can use to attempt to recover a settlement that is using an RotC city plan when you are experiencing a consistent CTD upon entering, nearing, or upgrading the settlement. There are two primary options you can use to attempt to fix the issue:
- City Manager 2078 Holotape Recovery
- Console Remote Reset
These recovery/reset procedures are the nuclear option for your city. When you use them, you will reset the city/settlement back to an empty location containing only settlers/companions and the vanilla objects that are part of precombined meshes and thus cannot be scrapped. You have been warned.
While these tools are able to resolve many CTD issues, we cannot guarantee that your save can be recovered! You can do everything detailed below, and still lose your save. There are unfortunately too many possible load orders, conflicts, problems, and issues that go into each user’s save file for a simple set of instructions to fix. Please use these steps at your own risk.