The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Wyrmbash Jul 29, 2014 @ 3:21pm
i watched the video on how to install NMM from wiki but one thing it does not cover; how do i get my current mods from steam to write into the NMM and when i have got all my mods set up and in the right order where do i start the game from? do i start the game from my shortcut/steam or do i need to start from NMM. yes i am idiot. i was told once i like to be sppon fed; not so much, i am just visual if i see it being done once i can work it out from there but so far the vids not covering what i need unless there is another source. i have looked but probably not using the right terms to find what i need. thanks guys you really have been great and patient so far.
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Jaguar Jul 29, 2014 @ 3:27pm 
If you run the game from Steam, run it from Steam. Running it from NMM makes no difference. Although, a lot of mods require SKSE (Skyrim Script Extender), so if you use that (or if you end up using that- if you plan on modding the game I'd recommend it), run it from there (skse_loader.exe). It doesn't matter if the mods are on NMM or in the workshop. If you install the mods from NMM, they're installed. If you subscribe to the mod on the workshop and let the Skyrim launcher install it, it's installed. If you want to set up the load order yourself and know how (or are going to learn how), then go for it. I personally use BOSS to set up my load order (I hear LOOT also works).

Or at least that's how I'm doing it. No problems here. I do the same with the Fallout games. If you need more help, then I'd recommend asking here. I can't promise that I'll be able to answer it, but this is on the forums, I'm sure someone else will if I can't. Currently playing atm.
Last edited by Jaguar; Jul 29, 2014 @ 3:28pm
★Kelvy★ Jul 29, 2014 @ 3:28pm 
Both, if you don't have SKSE on (SKSE by its desktop icon or through NMM). Plugins in NMM will show both workshop and nexus mods.
To download and activate nexus mods use the mod tag next to plugins. (page is set up as the same as nexus mod page, boxes will have a number in them (click on box, mod is behind it) Blue folder will install mod into game etc.
Last edited by ★Kelvy★; Jul 29, 2014 @ 3:29pm
Wyrmbash Jul 29, 2014 @ 3:53pm 
ok but when i dl nmm how do i direct it to find the stem mods i have running and is skse in steam or nexus?
Stonechat Jul 29, 2014 @ 4:04pm 
Simply don't use NMM.
Jaguar Jul 29, 2014 @ 4:14pm 
SKSE is not a modification itself. It's required to run a lot of mods. And NMM doesn't show the workshop mods (as far as I know- if it does, someone else can tell you). SKSE have a website where you can download it (they've also got script extenders for the recent fallout games). You install it to your Skyrim directory and you launch Skyrim through "skse_loader.exe". I'd recommend putting a shortcut for that to your desktop or start menu. It'd be kind of annoying having to go to your Skyrim directory every time you want to play (putting it in as a non-steam game hasn't worked for me). It opens up Skyrim and skips the launcher, it'll still track your playtime and achievements if you're curious.
Wyrmbash Jul 29, 2014 @ 4:40pm 
@stonechat i need to go to nexus because, and this may sound petty or perverted, but i wanted realistic nudity and i wanted multiple marriages and my wife to sleep with me when i am in my home and some of the other immersive add ons steam will not support. not looking for DDD size woman or anything just something more realistic mostly. dont remember bikinis in my iron age history and yes i know we are talking about fantasy.
Wyrmbash Jul 29, 2014 @ 4:41pm 
so now i get mixed signals are you recomending against Nexus or just NMM and if so why? is it because i already have add ons from steam?
Wyrmbash Jul 29, 2014 @ 4:44pm 
sorry i forgot i also wanted the patches that steam stopped supporting. i have had problems with shouts not completing their questlines after completing
Jaguar Jul 29, 2014 @ 4:45pm 
I think the person is talking about the Nexus Mod Manager. Not Nexus. That would just be silly.
Last edited by Jaguar; Jul 29, 2014 @ 4:51pm
Wyrmbash Jul 29, 2014 @ 4:58pm 
how do i use nexus without NMM? i guess what i should be asking is how do i find where steam puts all my mods and how do i load mods to it from nexus. is that better phrasing for what i want to do? i am starting to get a little overwhelmed by all the options. all i know is i want some mods that steam no longer supports. are NMM and SKSE doing essentially the same thing?
Jaguar Jul 29, 2014 @ 5:01pm 
Originally posted by warfelr:
how do i use nexus without NMM? i guess what i should be asking is how do i find where steam puts all my mods and how do i load mods to it from nexus. is that better phrasing for what i want to do? i am starting to get a little overwhelmed by all the options. all i know is i want some mods that steam no longer supports. are NMM and SKSE doing essentially the same thing?

I think NMM is fine and I'm having no problems with using it. But, to answer your question. You know you can manually download the files and install them yourself, right? You don't have to use the workshop, NMM, or anything like that. Although, to clarify, there is nothing wrong with doing it that way. That's how I've been doing it, no problems here.

NMM downloads the file from the Nexus, and installs them into the game. Like I said, you could do it manually, but NMM makes it easier (there are mods on the Nexus that NMM doesn't support, so you'll have to install the manually). SKSE (Skyrim Script Extender) doesn't download any mods at all. It does something else entirely. And to be able to mod the game to its full potential, you'll need it. For example. If you install a mod that requires SKSE, and you don't have SKSE, the mod won't work. I've never had that problem, so I don't know if you'd experience any CTD's or anything like that (CTD is an acronym for 'crash to desktop' if you didn't know).

The directory for any mods installed to the game (or most at least) is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Skyrim\Data.

Again, if the mods are installed, I don't know why you'd like to load the mods into the Nexus Mod Manager. It makes no difference. To remove workshop mods, just unsubscribe from them (or uncheck them in the launcher- but they'll still be downloaded). To remove manually added mods, just delete them. To remove NMM mods, open NMM and double-click the mods to remove them. There may be a way to bring the workshop mods into the Nexus listings, but I haven't done it myself, so someone else might help you. All Nexus does is install the mods, and keep a list of the mods that were installed by NMM so that you can just double-click to uninstall.

Use the workshop to install mods (and load the Skyrim launcher to download/update them). Use NMM to install mods. And if you want, you can manually install mods. There's no wrong way to do it, and you can even do it all three ways if you want. Some mods require SKSE, so if you download that and install it, then launch it through a 'skse_loader.exe' shortcut to load the mods that require SKSE (this will launch Skyrim for you to play). Then use the BOSS or LOOT software to set up your load order automatically, or you can do it manually if you want.

This may seem overwhelming, but I'm sure you'll get the hang of modding the game. It's like this for all the recent Bethesda games.
Last edited by Jaguar; Jul 29, 2014 @ 5:11pm
Wyrmbash Jul 29, 2014 @ 5:12pm 
thanks that helped alot. where do i get skse then. i am assuming from all this i should di that first and learn it before moving on....
Jaguar Jul 29, 2014 @ 5:13pm 
Here's a link to the website

If you need help on installing it. I'm sure they have a Youtube video or something on the internet. It's pretty quick. Or you can ask.

You install it to your Skyrim directory. Then you go to your Skyrim directory and make a shortcut of 'skse_loader.exe' to your desktop or wherever. Now, to launch Skyrim, you just launch that shortcut (it'll still track your playtime and achievements, and it'll allow you to use the Steam overlay).

If you end up subscribing to workshop mods, be sure to launch Skyrim through Steam afterwards so the Skyrim launcher can download and update the mods. I use BOSS software to sort my load order, here's a link to that

You download it, and launch BOSS. It'll then open a webpage, and it'll sort it out for you automatically there. No more work done. Although, it may not always work perfectly, I haven't had any problems so far and I've got plenty of mods installed. There is LOOT which is still in beta though (or alpha, I can't remember), but I still prefer BOSS.
Last edited by Jaguar; Jul 29, 2014 @ 5:20pm
★Kelvy★ Jul 29, 2014 @ 6:28pm 
In nexus is Mod Organizer that can download mods into it program simular to NMM but is more in depth in organising your mods. You can start game through SKSE there as well as LOOT, it finds that program as well and uses it load order.
BOSS is not supported anymore and will not be upgraded so LOOT is the next generation and is better.
LOOT 1.71 is not Beta
Wyrmbash Jul 29, 2014 @ 7:00pm 
@Psychotronix i decided to start simple i think. if i manual DL a mod from nexus do i just open it and copy it to the directory you gave me earlier? would it be same as directions for SKSE i watched in the vid. i think i have that down as to what i need to do.
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