Dog companions has been a mainstay of the Fallout franchise since Fallout 3, but for one fan they weren’t quite enough.
7giger, in one of the first mods for Fallout 4, got to work bringing his own dog into the digital space. As he explained on the Nexus:
“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.”
Now, he couldn’t quite rebuild Dogmeat from the ground up, but he could create the texture files and give Dogmeat Pirate’s signature bandanna. Hopefully 7giger won’t be too broken hearted when his digital Pirate does Dogmeat’s normal suicidal behavior.