Ool™ #LifeIsStrange Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:32am
Nexus forums vs steam skyrim forums?
Which one is better?
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BarbarianHeart Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:50am 
Why choose between them when it is so easy to use both.
pedantic_roc Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:57am 
One is easy to get banned from, the other isn't. Use both accordingly. :-)
papajack_papajohn Aug 25, 2014 @ 7:10am 
They are both good. I use them both
Ilja Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:26am 
Workshop
+ Easy to use
+ Mods are easy to upload, update and remove
+ Has simple mods that are less likely to feel too complex for new players
+ Free

- Auto-update may change your game environment suddenly and radically. It may also cause incompatibility issues with other mods, because they might rely on mod that was updated, but are not yet up to date
- Auto-update is troublesome with mods that were removed from Workshop - for one reason or another. This might lead to CTDs and make your game almost impossible to play.
- Occasionally crashes, leading to 50 mod limit.
- Size limit for mods. Mods that want to grow must abandon Workshop and move to elsewhere.

Skyrim Nexus
+ No auto-update
+ Files stored locally: server crash does not affect your ability to play the game
+ No size limit. More varied and complex mods
+ More cooperation with modders and less compatibility issues, if mods were planned to work together
+ When it works well, it works well
+ Free, with options for paid premium accounts

- Some of the guys are really quick to ban others.
- Servers are often in trouble. Manual download prevails.
- More complex mods and compatibility problems, if those mods were not designed to work together.
- Default tool, Nexus Mod Manager, seems to be in permanent beta-stage. Installation order for certain mods is equally important with the load order. You will have to pay more attention what you install to your game and how.
Last edited by Ilja; Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:27am
BarbarianHeart Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:30am 
Nexus Mod Manager has an auto-update function if one is wanted. It is always in beta because it is continually being improved by it's makers.
Ilja Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:34am 
Originally posted by BarbarianHeart:
Nexus Mod Manager has an auto-update function if one is wanted. It is always in beta because it is continually being improved by it's makers.

Beta does not mean being under improvement. It means being considered as uncomplete and is below release candidate in hierarchy. You can improve and further develop stable versions as well, but none has been realeased from NMM thus far.

NMM does have auto-update, if someone would really like to use it.
me14920 Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:47am 
Why they will never release anything other than a beta version is unusual. But it still works. After switching to Mod Organizer though I can't imagine going back to Mod Manager.

Skyrim Nexus + Mod Organizer is better. However, Mod Organizer does have a steep learning curve. Thanks to Gopher the inner workings and setups are easier.
Ilja Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:52am 
Originally posted by me14920:
Why they will never release anything other than a beta version is unusual. But it still works. After switching to Mod Organizer though I can't imagine going back to Mod Manager.

Skyrim Nexus + Mod Organizer is better. However, Mod Organizer does have a steep learning curve. Thanks to Gopher the inner workings and setups are easier.

I am using Mod Organizer as well. The left panel makes the installation order irrelevant. Ability to maintain solid load order with LOOT and still work with hierarchy manually is golden.

Of course, nothing is perfect and MO does have few problems as well. Hopefully they will be ironed out soon enough.

My hones opinion about NMM is, that it could be – and likely will be, whit further development - a very good tool for most other Nexus releases. It just isn't that good for Skyrim and never will be, because the mod hierarchy and load order do not walk hand in hand with this game.
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