You can make it run a little better with some stability mods. I highly recommend checking out Nexus Mods for their selection. I usually also get some general extra content mods, but that's up to personal taste.
To date, my personal favorite playthrough I've done was when I had a selection of mods that let me play a character with no weapon skills, but two bad-ass followers from the start of the game. I was a slimy, manipulative scientist that got others to hurt people for me.
I was working on a playthrough where I played as an entire squad of NCR troopers, but I got distracted. Maybe I'll revisit that.
Posted May 10th
by Death Dealer
I don't really roleplay in these kinds of games. I base my choices on what I believe will give me the result I want. I generally start my character off with a SPECIAL set up of 5/4/7/5/8/7/1 so I can have a lot of points to distribute when I level up, withstand a decent number of hits, and use VATS often enough. My main weapon for this playthrough is the Disintegrator since it kills everything in one hit and I wear elite riot gear. Although I may choose to get either the anti-material rifle or the gobi camping scout rifle as a means to shoot from a far. For this playthrough I'm just having fun messing around while trying to decide if I want to join the NCR, House, or Yes Man. I'll save a Legion playthrough for another time since I REALLY don't like the Legion
Posted May 11th
I have absolutely no idea how to install mods. I have a mod manager for the game but idk how to put mods in it so that they show up in my game
Posted May 12th