The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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SkyUI - Troubleshooting
By snakster and 1 collaborators
Lists potential problems you may run into when using SkyUI and their solutions.
General issues
There are mods missing from the MCM list.

In general, it may take several seconds until all mods have registered at MCM, especially when starting a new game. If there are still mods missing, try running the repair script. Open the console and enter:
setStage SKI_ConfigManagerInstance 1
You may have to wait a few seconds for the configuration manager system to re-initialize.
There are dollar signs ($) in front of all words in the main menu and other places.

You may have accidentally deleted Data/Interface/Translate_<language>.txt.
To restore it, use Steam to verify the integrity of Skyrim's game-cache:
Steam → Library → Properties of Skyrim → Local files tab → Verify integrity of game cache.
There's an error message, reporting "SKYUI ERROR CODE X ...".

Follow the steps below for the corresponding error code.
Specific error codes
Error Code 1: The Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE) is not running...
Error Code 2: SKSE is outdated...
Error Code 3: SKSE scripts are outdated...

Different error causes, but the solution is the same: Install or re-install SKSE, either from, or directly from Steam.
Error Code 4: Your Papyrus INI settings are invalid...

One, or more, of your Papyrus INI variables are set to invalid values. There are several tweaking guides and INI generators out there that propagate setting these to out-of-range values. As a result, SkyUI or other event-based mods can start behaving erratically.

To fix this, open My Documents/My Games/Skyrim/Skyrim.ini with a text editor and reset the following values to their respective defaults
[Papyrus] iMinMemoryPageSize=128 iMaxMemoryPageSize=512 iMaxAllocatedMemoryBytes=76800
You may also have to reset these values in SkyrimCustom.ini, if it exists, which is in the same directory.
For details on the meaning of these settings, see

Also, in case you think you know better: See these recommendations from a developer who implemented Papyrus.[]
Error Code 5: Incompatible menu file...

There's another mod that overrides a particular menu file SkyUI is using as well. You'll have to pick one of the two mods. If you want another mod to be able to override certain menu files of SkyUI while keeping the rest, you can disable these warning messages individually in the SkyUI configuration menu (Advanced page).
Error Code 6: Menu file version mismatch...

The versions of SkyUI scripts and interface files are not matching. This could happen if you manually extracted the SkyUI.bsa archive. Remove any loose SkyUI files from your data folder.
Error Code 7: SKSE scripts have been overwritten...

Either your SKSE scripts have actually been overwritten, then just re-install SKSE (see Error Code 1). Or, if that doesn't fix it, there's an INI setting that stops SKSE and mods in general from functioning. For some reason it may have been set. Verify the following INI setting is set to 1, not 0:
[Archive] bInvalidateOlderFiles=1
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Ravelord Nito Jan 8 @ 12:07pm 
A new issue for me. Opening the magic or inventory menus stalls the game for a good 10 seconds before loading in, making the game pretty hard to play.
Senpai ♥ Dec 20, 2018 @ 2:44am 
Am getting a message saying that "An exception occurred in the script." I cannot install SkyUI through the NMM. I am gonna try to install it manually, but I still wanted to let you know that I had a problem so if anybody else has it, hopefully you got a neat little fix :>
Tchuvan Nov 24, 2018 @ 10:00am 
Marastya's comment below fixed this for me. TLDR: one checkbox in NMN settings wasn't checked, the top box under general in settings.
FehiŸ Oct 24, 2018 @ 10:45pm 
Cesar Dead Salad, thx for that ;) Now it's actually instal properly.
Cesar New Salad Sep 18, 2018 @ 1:02pm 
Like people have said before, for the "An exception occurred in the script" there's some settings you gotta fix, explained very well in this video, fixed it for me:
bahamutzero150 Aug 28, 2018 @ 8:43pm 
i got an exception occurred in the script and is says this when I click see details "" can anyone verify what this means im no good at computer mubo jumbo when it comes to this kind of stuff
M1N10N Aug 24, 2018 @ 9:21am 
I get an error that says "an esception appeared in the script" and I can't understand what the details say because it a bunch of code, can someone help me?
Blacky_chan Aug 20, 2018 @ 4:08pm 
I have the problem that if I have SkyUi installed I can not access my magic menu but i can fast travel. If I uninstall it, I can access my magic, but not fast travel. I really don't know what it is. maybe you guys know something.
Calico Aug 8, 2018 @ 12:46pm 
I'm getting errorcode 5 but SkyUI is the only mod i have installed, asside from SKSE
Marastya Jul 13, 2018 @ 6:26am 
If you get the 'Exception Occurred in the Script' error, watch this and it'll be fixed!