euritar73 Mar 29, 2014 @ 2:04pm
Nexus Mods
I've noticed that a lot of mods I'm interested in have nexus mods attached to them. I'd like to take a shot at these but I absolutly have no idea what to do. I know it may be a pain, but can anyone tell me step for step how to use nexus and aquire the mods? I am very new to pc gaming and so far I've enjoyed it, but I want to expand my gameplay. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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euritar73 Mar 29, 2014 @ 2:34pm 
I'm getting an error message when trying to use nexus mod manager. It says I need to move it outside of the Program Files, how do I do this?
MorningLightMountain Mar 29, 2014 @ 2:41pm 
Install it in a seperate folder. I have Nexus installed in the same location as my games.

Sign up to and download the Nexus Mod manager from the Nexus site. Install it and it should automatically route the directories to the Skrim data folder. Then well browse away in Nexus, I'd recommend downloading through Nexus as it will automatically add it but not instantly activate it. You can do that on the plug ins tab in Nexus. I'm unsure if Nexus uses some method of sorting a logical load order for mods. While it will take a while I would activate one mod at a time and run Skryim after activating each one. If it crashes when it hits the Skyrim logo that's a mod conflict most likely either due to load order or lacking a mod that is required.

Nexus can also add mods from an archive as well. I'd also suggest downloading and running Boss, once you have selected the mods you want.
ヤンデレ Mar 29, 2014 @ 2:46pm 
I would pretty much point you in the direction of Gopher, as I do on most things when he has a tutorial of it as they're slow, covers it all and you rarely if ever have any questions still lingering at the end.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClqtmSUsFhg
bobczes Mar 29, 2014 @ 2:47pm 
Originally posted by euritar73:
I'm getting an error message when trying to use nexus mod manager. It says I need to move it outside of the Program Files, how do I do this?

First try to run Skyrim as an admin

1. Right click the TESV.exe found in your 'Steam\SteamApps\common\skyrim' folder (or alternatively a shortcut to it on your desktop)
2. Click properties and navigate to the "Compatibility" tab
3, Tick the checkbox next to "Run this program as an administrator"
euritar73 Mar 29, 2014 @ 2:49pm 
I got the mod manager to run via administrator, thanks to everyone for help with that. Going to watch the youtube video, may or may not have more questions.
ヤンデレ Mar 29, 2014 @ 3:21pm 
Originally posted by euritar73:
I got the mod manager to run via administrator, thanks to everyone for help with that. Going to watch the youtube video, may or may not have more questions.
It should keep you covered in terms of the program and how it works and what it does etc.
He has more videos on his channel aimed at novice modders that wants to learn, always covering it nicely. I learned a lot on my own but his videos still covered a few things even I didn't pick up while fiddeling with everything.
Rancid Guacamole Mar 29, 2014 @ 10:29pm 
Mod Manager is junk software. What you want is Mod Organizer. Does everything Mod Manager does, does it better, and does a lot more. If you're going to use Mod Manager then you may as well not use any kind of program and just manually install the mods. It's like that.
euritar73 Mar 30, 2014 @ 8:28am 
Another question, I keep reading about something called BOSS. What exactly does this do and is it something I need to get?
Theoran Mar 30, 2014 @ 8:38am 
Mate,

Everything is covered in Gopher's video series Beginner's Guide to Modding Skyrim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxQ1JN_X-_Y&list=PLE7DlYarj-DdhDG41roBVJfNCqvO5MmKP
Theoran Mar 30, 2014 @ 8:40am 
And BOSS is Better Oblivion Sorting Software. Its a program that modifies your mod load order as some mods need to be loaded after other mods. BOSS handles that for you.
euritar73 Mar 30, 2014 @ 9:17am 
Link for BOSS?
euritar73 Mar 30, 2014 @ 9:32am 
Thanks
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