First, make sure your game works. Then close it. Now, to enable Mod-ability…
Sorry, PlayStation lovers. Mods only work on PC, since you can’t access the PSVR’s OS files.
Vortex Installer can make modding a breeze, but the UI isn’t for everyone. Vortex is a popular mod manager that works with several games, including Skyrim. If you’re heavily into modding, you likely have it already. It’s closely integrated with Nexus Mods, a website that links to the best Skyrim mods. Nexus used to have its own mod manager, but it was overtaken by Vortex.
Note: Vortex Installer only works with Windows. Mac users can skip down to “How to Install Manually”. If your mods aren’t from the Nexus site, you will also need to use manual mode.
Now, let’s get you set up with Vortex. First, go to Nexus Mods and download the latest version via Manual Download. Run the installer and follow any prompts. Most folks find the Slow Download just peachy, and free is always great.
Launch Vortex and click “Log In”. Use your Nexus credentials. Done.
We’ve got a bit more prep before you start modding with Vortex. Next, you need the Skyrim Script Extender or SKSE. This lets you install mods with altered or additional scripts, which affect Skyrim’s base code. Without the SKSE installed, you will likely run into a lot of errors and game issues.
With that, you’re all set! Unlike some other games (coughBladeandSorverycough) where you have to enable mods, Skyrim mods load in with the game after install. Weapon and texture mods will be immediately seen, and SkyUI gives you the updated menu. A new adventure awaits, Dovah-Kiin. You’re finally awake …
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