The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Benie Jun 7, 2014 @ 8:30pm
'Immersive Creatures' seems quite complicated to install
I'm sure all of you understand the importance of a good load order. Well, this mod just seems... over-complicated.
Basically, it doesn't really tell me the 'proper' load order to install it in. Now, I have the unofficial patches. And under the Dragonborn patch, I have Elysium Estate. That's where it says to put it, so I do.
Yet, so does Immersive Creatures. Plus it tells me to use Wrye Bash which I have no idea how to use, and create a "Bash Patch". And you need a load order thingy like BOSS or LOOT.

The problem is, remember my thread of saying how my game was working fine until I used BOSS and then started having the CTD's/Visual C++ pure function call errors? Yeah... so, how am I going to do this?
This isn't as easy as "fall back to a previous save". As I tried to completely clean my saves with no mods, and the problems persisted until I wiped them out, and reinstalled.

I can't believe I'm about to say this, but I need someone to 'hold my hand' to make sure this damn error doesn't come back. :P
Last edited by Benie; Jun 7, 2014 @ 8:32pm
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Bite Jun 7, 2014 @ 8:49pm 
Immersive Creatures messes with the Leveled lists, so you'll have alot of CTDs unless you make a Bashed Patch, which is actually quite easy. Just download Wrye Bash, open it, go right down to your mod list and there should be a mod called "Bashed Patch, 0.esp", right click it and select "Rebuild Patch", just accept everything it says (Mostly merge mods and fix the leveled lists) and then you're good to go.

Also, BOSS and LOOT are extremedly useful, if you're getting CTD it's mostly because your load order requires a Bashed Patch to work propperly.

More often than not, the guide I follow after installing any mod is:

1. Run BOSS.
2. Rebuild Bashed Patch.
3. Check for incompatibilities with TES5EDIT (Again, extremedly simple, just run the program and hit "ok" when it pops up, it'll load your mods and notify you of any mod your missing in order for another mod to work, though this should be fixed by loading BOSS, but it's still to be sure)
4. Clean my savegame with this tool: (Again, simple enough, just load your savegame and click two buttons, it'll remove any orphan scrips that may cause CTDs)

And that's about it, I know it sounds boringly complicated at first, but it never requires more than 2 minutes or more than a couple of mouse clicks, you don't have to worry about the more advanced functions, you just have to worry about constantly rebuilding your personal Bashed Patch. (Wrye Bash can also be used to Merge mods which come in handy when you're nearing the 200+ mod mark, though I haven't really used it yet, don't think it'll be much trouble though).
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Benie Jun 7, 2014 @ 9:07pm 
Wait. You say to use BOSS? I'm being told to use LOOT instead. Will it do the same thing?
Last edited by Benie; Jun 7, 2014 @ 9:07pm
Bite Jun 7, 2014 @ 9:29pm 
Originally posted by Benie:
Wait. You say to use BOSS? I'm being told to use LOOT instead. Will it do the same thing?

Well that's the order I use, you can use LOOT instead, they're both quite usefull, anytime I'm having issues with BOSS, LOOT often comes through.
Benie Jun 7, 2014 @ 9:34pm 
Anyway, thanks very much for that tutorial on building the patch. Maybe this is what I was doing wrong all of this time. Hopefully I won't see that issue ever again. :)
This is pretty much a clean save. Made a save point before doing this. So hopefully all is good in the world of Skyrim.
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Date Posted: Jun 7, 2014 @ 8:30pm
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