To keep this short, I'm pretty much a console gamer who is thinking about getting Skyrim for PC instead of XBOX because I've heard a lot of people on this board say how great mods are. But here's my problem, can't mods have malicious things in them, and if so how can ya tell if they're safe to use? Like are there known trusted sites that everyone gets these from or is it just a user beware kind of thing?
There will be a new Nexus site (the original being tesnexus.com) after Skyrim comes out. Most mods will be uploaded there, to my knowledge. And they usually don't have anything "malicious" in them. A bad load order or an incomplete mod may make your game unplayable, but you could always remove the associated files and it should work again just fine.
Modding seems daunting at first, but it's not that difficult. And, if you do end up doing something that makes your game unplayable, you can just uninstall the game, delete the folder, and then reinstall/redownload it and be just fine.
Due to technical difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel has been shut off...
My Oblivion takes 2 minutes to load the now 600+ mods in it...
Beyond that though, mods don't cause any real issues unless you go to far with them, as for things like viruses or anything, just stick to big mod sites (like the Nexus site) and you'll be perfectly fine.
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