calicovi May 24, 2013 @ 9:45am
mods
hello i was trying to enhance my skyrim with mods but it doesnt matter what ones i tried the game kept crashing or glitched like the begining the horses would fall over and fly off
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MattHatter May 24, 2013 @ 9:54am 
had the same problem, with it crashing took the mods off and worked fine. Honestly I don't know about them but it helped after taking them off. Probably a loading problem or something to do with the coding of the mods.
calicovi May 24, 2013 @ 9:57am 
i thought that too, do you know any mods what do work???
Haggis Bumfart May 24, 2013 @ 10:40am 
To get mods to work properly, you need to use a mod loader of some sort, along with the workshop. I usually use the Nexus Mod Manager to load in mods from the Nexus, and then I use Wrye Bash to make sure they are all compatible, and then I use BOSS to set the load order.

Here is the Nexus Mod Manager (NMM for short): http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/modmanager//?

To use this, just follow the instructions, and if you want to add a mod, find a mod on the Nexus, go to the files section of that mod, and then click whichever version you want, and then "Download with Manager."

The problem with the manager, it's fairly slow if you don't have premium but unless you are downloading Interesting NPCs, Immersive Armors, and Immersive weapons all at once, this shouldn't be an issue.

Next is Wrye Bash: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/1840/?

Wrye Bash just show you what mods you have, what load order they are in, and whether or not all of you mods are compatible or if you have the right master .esp for that file (some files on the workshop will require things such as SKSE to work right so that could be your problem.)

And then you have BOSS: https://code.google.com/p/better-oblivion-sorting-software/downloads/list

This is something that can be used with Wrye Bash and I recommend it. Basically, this program takes every mod you have, runs through a list of mods that it recognizes, and then sets the right load order for your mods. If it has unrecognized plugins (which you will, especially on the workshop), you can set their download location, or just ignore it as if you use Wrye Bash to make sure they are not incompatible with your mods.

Last but not least, Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE for short.): http://skse.silverlock.org/

This is pretty much essential. Most mods that change the scripting such as SkyUI (I highly recommend this if you hate the console ported layout vanilla Skyrim has) will require this mod. You just place it into your game folder, and it will do the rest. BUT, in order to run this, you run Skyrim through Steam to get to the launcher menu, DO NOT HIT PLAY!!! Just let your mods from the workshop update and whatnot. Then run Wrye Bash and BOSS to set them up right, then use the skse_launcher.exe that you placed in your Skyrim folder. Just make a shortcut to that .exe, rename the shortcut to Skyrim, set and icon and whatnot, and then launch via that.

You won't have to do those steps every single time you run it, but if you install a new workshop mod, start with the Steam launcher and do the rest, but if it was a Nexus mod, then skip that step and just run Wrye Bash and BOSS, and then use your SKSE shortcut.

If you have any other questions, just request me on Steam and message me, or just reply to this topic and I will be happy to answer any questions.

NOTE: I am not an expert at modding, this is just what I do and it runs fine, except for the fact that I have an older computer so I still get CTDs (crash to desktop) but that's because my scripting engine doesn't run well on my laptop. If you can run default Skyrim just fine, this shouldn't be an issue (other more experienced people feel free to correct me on any of this).
calicovi May 24, 2013 @ 10:43am 
thank you very much i will try these ^..^ and you sound very informative you must be good at modding ^..^
Haggis Bumfart May 24, 2013 @ 10:49am 
Well, I wouldn't call myself good at it, more addicted to it... It started when I played Minecraft and got tired of it crashing, so I learned not to install like 50 mods at once and test each mod before I install another.

After Minecraft, I went to Oblivion and never used the NMM because I hated it and thought it would destroy my game, but found out later that installing each of my mods manually ruined it because I would install something wrong and I couldn't remove it. So I started using the NMM.

After Oblivion came Skyrim and now I use the NMM religiously to install my mods, and then use Wrye Bash and BOSS to get them set up right to prevent crashes.

A lot of mods will state that it needs to be loaded after everything else or after certain master files, but when you install a new mod, it automatically places it at the bottom, messing up that other mod and can cause crashes. So BOSS just loads it right and prevents that.

I also suggest you use the Unofficial patches for the game and each DLC you have so that you can remove bugs and such.
|Xвпп| Witt May 24, 2013 @ 11:00am 
Swing by YouTube and type in "gophersvids" into the search. Then click "Gophers Gaming Mods Channel"

Poke around there and look for some tutorials. There are loads of vids. Be aware that any tutorials for Fallout 3 or New Vegas will likely apply to Skyrim as well. As all the software is the same. Nexus Mod Manager, BOSS, Wrye Bash, etc... All of these softwares can be used with nearly all Bethesda games.

It's a great channel, that will teach you a lot. (There are also hundreds of mod reviews in his Skyrim Mod Sanctuary series)

Cat Daddy - GIFT ME SOMETHING May 24, 2013 @ 1:07pm 
if your not using mod manager then its your own fault

go to nexus and download and use mod manager. It was made for a reason
MattHatter May 24, 2013 @ 1:10pm 
oh ok so where is it located at?
Haggis Bumfart May 24, 2013 @ 1:53pm 
@MattHatter I posted it in my reply. Me and the OP have been messaging each other and I got his game working using the links I gave. Just read through my reply and download EVERYTHING I posted... When I say everything, I mean every link I provided... Now go my student... GO unto the world and share your newly found wisdom of modding with the world!!!
MattHatter May 24, 2013 @ 7:09pm 
ok cool thinks man, I've been wondering how to get them to work. This has been very helpful. You are pretty good at giving direction, thanks again.
Haggis Bumfart May 24, 2013 @ 8:27pm 
No problem, I do what I can.
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