Question about installing mods

#1Nightroad101Posted 11/23/2011 6:54:42 PM
i'm fairly new to modding and im a little stuck on how to install a mod, specially the 4GB one. i'm trying to find TESV.exe on my computer and i can't seem to find it, even though i have TESV installed already. anyone know what to do?
#2blowsephPosted 11/23/2011 6:57:16 PM
program files > steam > steamapps > common > skyrim > tesv.exe

Or, you could open your start menu and run a search for tesv.exe
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#3Nightroad101(Topic Creator)Posted 11/23/2011 6:59:29 PM
its not their for some reason. i mean i'm looking for it, searched for it and its coming up for some reason
#4Dante200XPosted 11/23/2011 7:00:33 PM
It's there, look harder.
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#5demunpuncherPosted 11/23/2011 7:03:01 PM
If you can play the game, it's there. If it's not in the "...Program Files\Steam\..." directory try "...Program Files (x86)\Steam\..."
#6Nightroad101(Topic Creator)Posted 11/23/2011 7:04:16 PM
well im seeing TESV, so i think that may be it. but its not .exe
#7blowsephPosted 11/23/2011 7:12:06 PM
Does it say "application" under the file type column? If it does, that's it. Windows usually has hide file extensions for known file types enabled by default.
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#8Nightroad101(Topic Creator)Posted 11/23/2011 7:17:24 PM
ok i managed to figure it out and install the mod following the directions from Skyrim Nexus, but now i'm getting this Error 51 saying that Steam cannot run the game.
#9Dante200XPosted 11/23/2011 7:17:28 PM

From: Nightroad101 | #006
well im seeing TESV, so i think that may be it. but its not .exe


You have file extensions hidden.
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#10blowsephPosted 11/23/2011 7:46:22 PM

From: Nightroad101 | Posted: 11/23/2011 10:17:24 PM
ok i managed to figure it out and install the mod following the directions from Skyrim Nexus, but now i'm getting this Error 51 saying that Steam cannot run the game.


That is because you're using the old Large Address Aware mod that was killed with the latest steam update. I too ran into this problem after the Steam update. This is what you need to do to fix it:
1 - Delete TESV and SkyrimLauncher out of your game folder
2 - Open steam, right click on Skyrim, select properties
3 - Go to the Local Files tab and click on Verify Integrity of Game Cache

This will download and install new copies of the 2 files you just deleted, allowing Skyrim to run again.

Now, to get the large address function to work, use this instead:
http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=1013

It is a standalone application that executes the exe file with a flag to use 4GB of memory, rather than the old system that modified the exe file itself.
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