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Hey guys, Can you teach me how to install skyrim mods? (non steam)

So the tutorials I read recently are complicated since I'm not really good at computers. So can you guys teach me how to install the mods in a not too complicated way? Thanks!
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    Set up a nexus account http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/? download and install the nexus mod manager http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/modmanager/? (this will automaticly manage the mods for various games including skyrim). Brows for whatever skyrim mod you want on the nexus site (the first link) and install them with the mod manager(there will be a button to either download manually or install with manager). The mod manager will do the rest, also read the instructions that come with both the mod manager and mod itself (it not complicated though). 99% of the mods available for skyrim will be on this site, nexus also have mods for other games to. It works with the non Steam version as I also use it. Hope that helps.
  2. zink1701 said:
    Set up a nexus account http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/? download and install the nexus mod manager http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/modmanager/? (this will automaticly manage the mods for various games including skyrim). Brows for whatever skyrim mod you want on the nexus site (the first link) and install them with the mod manager(there will be a button to either download manually or install with manager). The mod manager will do the rest, also read the instructions that come with both the mod manager and mod itself (it not complicated though). 99% of the mods available for skyrim will be on this site, nexus also have mods for other games to. It works with the non Steam version as I also use it. Hope that helps.


    Werd. His post is the best way.
  3. The Nexus Mod Manager doesn't work with all mods, keep that in mind.
    It's also a relatively noob way of installing mods, so if something breaks your game, your capacity to make it work without just removing the mod is severely limited.
  4. Also, some of the better mods will require Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE) but SKSE cannot be installed through the nexus mod. you can find SKSE here (skse.silverlock.org) and a video for installation help here (youtube)

    Also there are ENBs (if your computer can handle them) that make things look pretty amazing but cannot be installed through nexus (though you can download many from the nexus website)
  5. I agree its not the best way to do it but it is the easiest and thats what was asked for, yes you do need the SKSE with some mods but like i mentioned, read the instructions the come with the various mods, the links a for extra files ect are usually in there. Agreed also some mods do not work with mod manager but a lot do. I personally have a couple of overhaul mods for skyrim that dont use the manager but all the others I use do. Its an easy way trying new mods and removing them after if you dont like them or they break the game.
  6. zink1701 said:
    I agree its not the best way to do it but it is the easiest and thats what was asked for, yes you do need the SKSE with some mods but like i mentioned, read the instructions the come with the various mods, the links a for extra files ect are usually in there. Agreed also some mods do not work with mod manager but a lot do. I personally have a couple of overhaul mods for skyrim that dont use the manager but all the others I use do. Its an easy way trying new mods and removing them after if you dont like them or they break the game.


    Yeah, it just gets tiring wading through the 1000 users on the Nexus who never read descriptions, don't understand how to unzip a file, flame comment sections if a mod doesn't work with NMM, and then demand that everyone walk them through uninstalling a mod that "broke their game" when they just set their ugrids to 27 or something.

    I've had to explain a couple dozen times to people like this why it's literally not possible for a texture replacer to break their quests or BSoD their computer.

    Whenever I hear someone recommend NMM as the simpest way to start installing mods right away, I get flashbacks from people threatening to sue me because "my mod blew up their power supply" on my Nexus comment page, lmao.
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