Just woke up a little while ago, (though 'woke up' might not be quite right, body is moving but...) and here's hoping I don't sabotage my own game again. Last night went like this:
Had minor issues with a couple of mods, one I've had a long time, one fairly new. Couldn't/can't dismiss Dogmeat where I want him to go. AFT allows to set his 'home' but it would only allow original Red Rocket. Trying to choose a settlement or use 'current' settlement kept sending him to Kingsport. Uhhh, I don't even have Kingsport! Also, I highly suspect that the recipes in my CHEF mod are conflicting with recipes from Commonwealth Chickens and Rabbits. Did a bit (at least an hour) of research, found no answer, posted on both mod pages with queries.
Played some more, getting extremely annoyed at Dogmeat opening every damn door and getting in my way. quit game, updated LOOT, went back into game, same issues. Manually adjusted load order for AFT, no help.
Tired brain decided to verify files via Steam. Stupid decision, and again, I'll use being tired and somewhat OCD about issues. FORGOT that if I verified...you got it, Steam updated my game.
Swore a lot. Dug into my files to find the info on rolling game back, that took a while as I hadn't had to do it in ages, but finally got things back (to October '18) the way I needed them. (All because Looks Menu has been borked since right after mentioned date.
Loaded game, to find it stuttering and jerking big time. Argh!! Again, forgot when you verify files, all the hundreds of ITMs Beth left in the DLCs have to be cleaned.
Opened, or tried to open, FO4Edit. As is normal, it would not open because it gets fatal error after verifying, not sure why, it's just the way it is. Went to Silverlock's archive and found the version I needed, fumbled around for a while but finally got it in the right place and working. Cleaned all the DLCs. (at least that went well and quickly!)
Loaded the game with a tired hurrah when it was back to the point before I stupidly started messing with it.
Guess I'll wait for replies from mod authors, and just deal with the minor issues if they can't help.
Sometimes I need saving from myself!