JakeUp27 Jun 18 @ 2:17am
Nexus and mods
what is nexus and is it really safe to download mods off of steam if the creator of the mod deletes it will it mess up my game?
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Rhuto Jun 18 @ 2:34am 
IMHO then Nexus are as safe as Steam Workshop, just a lot better, because it open up for bigger mods that the workshop can't have due to upload limits.

I also recommend to use the nexuse download manager, that helps you both to install, and to keeps the mods in own dir.

There is both paid and free services...if you don't want to pay..just reg.
identity001 Jun 18 @ 3:05am 
I love the NMM. It turned bland old skyrim into a place beyond my wildest imagination. Great community, great mods. You will NOT regret the use of the Nexus. Just make sure you get the right link for the NMM.

I only use one mod off of the steam workshop for the game and that is Dat Grass. Dat grass combined with skyrim flora overhaul and lush grass from the Nexus makes for one damn beautiful natural environment.
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Ilja (Ref) Jun 18 @ 3:59am 
Mods in nexus are not "online" like the ones in Workshop. The data is downloaded to your computer and either stored in NMM folders (if you downloaded mods trough NMM) or any folder you have set as download folder (if you download mods manually.)

If a mod disappears from Nexus, then it does not affect to your game in any way. If the mod is removed from Nexus, then it will still remain in your HD and affects to your game normally. NMM doesn't do autoupdates to mods, but merely checks their version numbers, if queued. This is a good thing, because mods related to other mods might take a while to catch up with the parent mod.

For example, there is a mod in my load order that I haven't yet updated to a new version, because few other mods in my load order are using it as a parent mod, but are not yet updated to work with the new version. The parent mod changed a lot of it's own scripting, so it takes time for other modders to catch up with it.

Workshop would force an autoupdate to this mod, making other mods related to it useless - likely preventing me to even continue my game, because of erros. Instead, Nexus and NMM allow me to keep playing the game normally, until other mods have caught up with the parent mod and I can safely update them all.
tinywars Jun 18 @ 4:39am 
Nexus is the Mod land of the Gods.
Noppius Jun 18 @ 5:24am 
The Nexus is a wonderful place where you can find almost anything you ever wanted for Skyrim (and a bunch of other games).
Using the Nexus Mod Manager has made my live 1000 times more relaxing as it is very easy to install and uninstall mods by this program.

A little warning, Nexus has a very strong policy about online behavour and if you are breaking the rules, they ban you... forever! They lock down your IP adress and you will not get acces to the site again. Not even with a new account. But i've been a member for a few years now and still have acces, so it's not that difficult



Originally posted by Ilja (Ref):
Mods in nexus are not "online" like the ones in Workshop. The data is downloaded to your computer and either stored in NMM folders (if you downloaded mods trough NMM) or any folder you have set as download folder (if you download mods manually.)

If a mod disappears from Nexus, then it does not affect to your game in any way. If the mod is removed from Nexus, then it will still remain in your HD and affects to your game normally. NMM doesn't do autoupdates to mods, but merely checks their version numbers, if queued. This is a good thing, because mods related to other mods might take a while to catch up with the parent mod.

For example, there is a mod in my load order that I haven't yet updated to a new version, because few other mods in my load order are using it as a parent mod, but are not yet updated to work with the new version. The parent mod changed a lot of it's own scripting, so it takes time for other modders to catch up with it.

Workshop would force an autoupdate to this mod, making other mods related to it useless - likely preventing me to even continue my game, because of erros. Instead, Nexus and NMM allow me to keep playing the game normally, until other mods have caught up with the parent mod and I can safely update them all.

^ This!! Very very important!!!
When you finally have the game up and running like you want it, you want to keep it that way. Updated mods can mess with this set up and can make your game crash. So when there is a new update, you first go read about it on the mod page and then decide if you update or not. You keep control!

A final word of advice. If you are new to modding or never used NMM, go check out Gopher on YouTube or on his site http://www.gophersvids.com
Last edited by Noppius; Jun 18 @ 5:25am
JakeUp27 Jun 18 @ 3:50pm 
thanks a lot guys ive never messed with mods b4 so all of this really helps
Noppius Jun 18 @ 4:04pm 
You're welcome :-) I was once like you, and thankfully, some nice people helped me out with some advice and pointing me in the right direction.
justin Jun 18 @ 6:37pm 
This is really helpfull in understanding the difference between Nexus and the Workshop. Thanks a lot guys Skyrim is my all time favourite game and the mods just make it better.
AlphaQ23 Jun 18 @ 7:29pm 
Originally posted by identity001:
I love the NMM. It turned bland old skyrim into a place beyond my wildest imagination. Great community, great mods. You will NOT regret the use of the Nexus. Just make sure you get the right link for the NMM.

I only use one mod off of the steam workshop for the game and that is Dat Grass. Dat grass combined with skyrim flora overhaul and lush grass from the Nexus makes for one damn beautiful natural environment.

dat gras is on nexus also.. ON a side note 80% of my mods are from nexus.. I've found the nexus mods don't hold up quite the same....
HighKing Jun 18 @ 7:43pm 
Its safe to download mods from the nexus but i dont know how to.
Noppius Jun 18 @ 10:56pm 
Originally posted by HighKing:
Its safe to download mods from the nexus but i dont know how to.
You need an account with Nexus before you can download mods. Then you go to the mod page and there you have a few tabs on the top (just below the image of the mod). The second one is "Files". There you can choose to download with the Nexus Mod Manager or "Download manually" if you don't want to use NMM.

Just to warn you in advance, some mods don't have the NMM option. ENB's for starters. But you can find all the information on the description page. You should read all the information before you download any mods, and check out Gopher's vids. Best source of information for the beginning modder
Mr.Hmm Jun 18 @ 11:07pm 
Nexus it's the best place to find Skyrim mods and the most safe so no need to worry :P
Rhorge Jun 19 @ 12:33am 
Nexus with a manager is about 10 times better than Steam Workshop in just about every way.
Fayde1 Jun 19 @ 7:23am 
Prefers when folk list the differences, not just "Nexus is best, Steam is cr@p" posts

Those that address why is it good, and what the negatives are, for both... Actually helps to make some choices :)

I know there have been threads on just this topic, might still be there, for the curious :)
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