Fallout 4 Fan Mods Their Actual Dog Into The Game

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Dogmeat is quite a companion—almost like a real dog when he’s not doing egregiously silly/suicidal things. One Fallout 4 fan, however, didn’t think he was real enough.

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Over on Nexus, modder 7iger explained:

“I created this texture using photos of my pup, ‘Pirate.’ He’s a kelpie x blue cattle dog and a lovable mutt. After posting [about it] to reddit, some users actually wanted to use my crappy re-texture so here it is.”

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It’s still early days for Fallout 4 modding, so 7iger couldn’t recreate their loyal canine from the ground up. They did, however, nail the fur pattern and signature (?) bandanna. Here’s their dog in real life:

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And here he is in-game:

Illustration for article titled iFallout 4/i Fan Mods Their Actual Dog Into The Game
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Awwwwwww.

This will, however, probably lead to something of an awkward situation. I mean, imagine it: Pirate whimpering at 7iger’s heels for his daily walk while 7iger goes on endless post-apocalyptic adventure walks with virtual Pirate. We live in strange times.

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Dogmeat is quite a companion—almost like a real dog when he’s not doing egregiously silly/suicidal things. One Fallout 4 fan, however, didn’t think he was real enough.

Nope, that’s pretty on par for a German Shepherd. My dog Athena once tried to pick a fight with *two* Great Danes. Thankfully Great Danes are not particularly combative, but all this tells me is that Bethesda really put their research into making that dog as realistic as possible.