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ExplosiveFirehawk 1 Jan 30, 2014 @ 6:36pm
How Can I Make A Skyrim Mod?
Like the title says, how can I MAKE a mod? not dowload. I know how to do that....
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ExplosiveFirehawk 1 Jan 30, 2014 @ 6:37pm 
Not know how to make 1. Only how 2 download & install.
psicon 2 Jan 30, 2014 @ 7:57pm 
First you have to download the Creation Kit from the tools section here on Steam. That's what you make mods with. Then after you get that installed, you'll want to check out the Creation Kit wiki and start reading up. That should get you started down the right path.

http://www.creationkit.com/
DerekSamu2ai Feb 1, 2014 @ 9:37am 
yep. Just please note that creation kit only gets you so far. When you want to edd meshes or edit animations thats another ballpark that you gotta google.
NeS Feb 1, 2014 @ 12:51pm 
Well as stated you need to have the creation kit. Second you're going to need the following:

The creation kit obviously but:
TES5Edit - Creation kit can be buggy and limited, I find that TES5edit is sometimes necessary to make certain changes.
SkyProc - A Batch processor and additive patcher, lets you do a lot at once and insure compatibility
MCM API Reference - Not a program per se, but this is a useful reference
Turn notepad++ into a papyrus compiler - The compiler in papyrus is limited in various ways, and rather resource intensive. It may be worth it to invest time turning your notepad++ into a papyrus compiler for various reasons.

Links are below for all that you need:

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25859 for TES5Edit
http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Tes5Mod:SkyProc for SkyProc
https://github.com/schlangster/skyui/wiki/MCM-API-Reference for MCM API Reference
http://www.gameskyrim.com/hand-with-scripting-through-notepad-please-t254055.html to Turn notepad++ into a papyrus compiler

Hopefully this information helps. Happy gaming!
Shade Feb 1, 2014 @ 12:53pm 
Well, wow... I'm never going to learn how to mod O.o
ExplosiveFirehawk 1 Feb 3, 2014 @ 10:38pm 
Thanks, I'll try all that!
Amycus Feb 4, 2014 @ 2:22am 
While the posters above are not wrong, the very first thing you should do, is decide exactly what kind of mod you want to make. Otherwise you will get overwhelmed by all the information if you just try to learn everything.

Want to make new armor? New questlines? Changes in combat and game mechanics? You need to decide upon this first if you want more than some general advice.
ExplosiveFirehawk 1 Feb 4, 2014 @ 5:19am 
OK, I really just want general advice at first, and as I get closer to deciding, I'll ask more questions. Thanks for your help!
ExplosiveFirehawk 1 Feb 5, 2014 @ 7:48am 
Oh, by the way, I can't seem to find the Tools section......

Originally posted by psicon:
First you have to download the Creation Kit from the tools section here on Steam. That's what you make mods with. Then after you get that installed, you'll want to check out the Creation Kit wiki and start reading up. That should get you started down the right path.

http://www.creationkit.com/
Shade Feb 5, 2014 @ 9:11am 
Under library
ExplosiveFirehawk 1 Feb 5, 2014 @ 2:36pm 
Ok, thanks!
SonGoku88 Feb 5, 2014 @ 4:52pm 
Hey, I was also wondering about this. I just downloaded it and just had one question: How hard is it to create a completly new item irrelvant to the game? For example, I wanted to make a weapon from a TV show. Would it be extremely time consuming?
Adura 1 Feb 5, 2014 @ 5:03pm 
Originally posted by SonGoku88:
Hey, I was also wondering about this. I just downloaded it and just had one question: How hard is it to create a completly new item irrelvant to the game? For example, I wanted to make a weapon from a TV show. Would it be extremely time consuming?

Making the weapon in the game is easy. Very easy.

making the meshes and textures is time consuming. VERY time consuming. It can also be difficult if you're new.

So, in short: If you already have the meshes and textures, it's an easy thing to drop in. Otherwise, it's very hard.

(If you need to look into making meshes, check out nifskope. If you need to look into textures, I'd suggest gimp or photoshop.)
Last edited by Adura; Feb 5, 2014 @ 5:05pm
ExplosiveFirehawk 1 Feb 6, 2014 @ 4:37pm 
I have found out how to, using the Creation Kit, make a custom Skyrim playable Race, but I can't find out how to texture it, and becauseof that, my game crashes whenever my game tries to view it, so can someone help find out how to create a custom texture please? I want it to be COMPLETELY original, or my own work, anyway. I would also like to know how to create Vendors and Followers. Thanks for the help!
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