vaxusvaxu Mar 20 @ 11:00pm
how to install mods from nexus?
I am not sure which folder to install once I finished downloading mods from nexus. And I am not exactly sure how to properly install some mods. What is the correct folder path? Do I need a mod manager and where can I find such one?
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Use Nexus own mod manager, NMM. It will put your mods where they need to be.
hedgie_yozh Mar 21 @ 12:38am 
Get NMM, then be sure to click the button that installs with NMM, not a manual install. Manual installs follow different instructions depending on the mod, check the readme if you are manually installing ANYTHING. (Most go directly into your Skyrim data folder.)
Ilja Mar 21 @ 2:06am 
Nexus isn't a troll to be feared of. However, hedgie-yozh gave you a good advice for stuff that you put straight in to your Data folder. Let me add something to that advcie.

Backup textures and meshes from your Data folder. If they get overwritteng without NMM, only way roll back is either include backup files from previous stage, or download them from Steam again.
Bob Mar 21 @ 5:27am 
Don't forget, when you install using the green download button from the Nexus, as Hedgie stated, it will download your Mod, and it will appear in red. Double-Click that Mod to 'Activate' it. I've seen many that say they "Downloaded the Mod, but it doesn't work" This is because they didn't 'Activate' it. When it has a green check-mark next to it, you're good to go.
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gnewna Mar 21 @ 5:35am 
Originally posted by Bob:
Don't forget, when you install using the green download button from the Nexus, as Hedgie stated, it will download your Mod, and it will appear in red. Double-Click that Mod to 'Activate' it. I've seen many that say they "Downloaded the Mod, but it doesn't work" This is because they didn't 'Activate' it. When it has a green check-mark next to it, you're good to go. :steamflake:

You also need to notice that there's a 'mods' tab as well as a 'plugins' tab, plugins just has tickyboxes for already-extracted/installed files. Mods has the thing where you can activate the mods (particularly useful for ones with a 'fomod' installer which gives you choices of different components etc.)

I'm not saying how long it took me to twig that, but let's just say I did a lot of manual installations.
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Bob Mar 21 @ 5:38am 
The Mod page is my default page when I'm in NMM. I have to click Plugins to get there. Still a good point to bring up.
gnewna Mar 21 @ 6:21am 
Mine, too, NOW ;)
Two Bears Mar 21 @ 7:25am 
I mentioned it in another thread, but I will repeat here. I do it the old fashioned way with manual installation. It is really easy with Bethesda's file system, so much that installation is drag and drop. There is no overwriting of files, even with the larger mods. Then just click your mods in the Data tab on launch. Very, very easy. No plugins, no mess.
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Navaara6 Jul 2 @ 8:20pm 
My computer says I don't have the correct app 😤 f*** windows 8
Warlord Jul 2 @ 9:04pm 
How to read basic directions of where to export files into directories?

It's pretty self explainatory...
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