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Anyone here play Skyrim? Got a question

#1LiL_JiggaPosted 10/26/2013 2:29:13 PM
I have Win7 installed on a 120GB SSD, which is my bootup drive. I use a 1TB HDD for storing media as well as installing very large games and programs.

For example, Skyrim is installed on the HDD. I can play the game just fine, but no matter what I cannot get the mods to work with the Nexus Mod Manager.

I've installed NMM on the SSD as well as the HDD but they will never work.

A common issue is enabling data file selection in the SkyrimPrefs.ini file but I've already done this. Still the mos won't work.

What could be the issue?
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#2Sergei_DukanovPosted 10/26/2013 2:30:28 PM
It is called skyrim. That is the issue.
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#3SinisterSlayPosted 10/26/2013 3:00:15 PM
Are you certain you are activating the mods? Do they have a check mark next to them in the list?
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#4Doomsday FortePosted 10/26/2013 3:06:39 PM
My guess is something related to having NMM and Skyrim on separate drives. I know you mentioned putting it on the other drive too, but you likely put it on the SSD first and registries blah blah blah. I'm not 100% sure but that's my guess all the same. All I know is some things don't work right when you have two components in separate locations like here.
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#5KenimaticPosted 10/26/2013 3:08:22 PM
Sergei_Dukanov posted...
It is called skyrim. That is the issue.


That doesn't really help.

SinisterSlay posted...
Are you certain you are activating the mods? Do they have a check mark next to them in the list?


Yeah I would recommend checking if you enabled the mods after installing them (the .esp files)

Also make sure that NMM is installing the mods to Skyrim's data directory. For example, if a mod adds new armor to the game, it'll add the meshes, textures, and .esp to Skyrim's data directories.
#6frag_baitPosted 10/26/2013 5:17:26 PM
Honestly, forget NMM and download the files manually and install them with Wrye Bash. It is intimidating at first, but it will save you a lot of grief if you do more than a few mods.

The tutorials are good enough to get you started, and it is mostly drag and drop from windows explorer. About the most complicated thing you'll run into is the checkbox staying grey and the info window saying "Unrecognized Directory Structure". This is uncommon, and usually means the mod includes several incompatible options. You just open the archive and copy the options you want into a new folder (keeping the directories inside the options folders intact) and zip it back up.

What makes Wrye Bash so good is you can see exactly what a mod is writing and overwriting, and what parts of that mod are being overwritten by another. This allows you to pick and choose what parts of what mods you want to use, like a face mesh from one mod but a vampire mouth from another, for instance.

Of course, if you only have a passing interest in Skyrim, don't bother. But I've played almost 2,000 hours, and Wrye Bash is the way to go.

PS. Look up BOSS on Nexus and use it if you haven't been. It sorts many mods into most compatible order.
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#7SlashmanSGPosted 10/26/2013 6:10:11 PM
frag_bait posted...
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#8BomasaPosted 10/27/2013 1:29:37 AM
Did you make a folder for your mods on your HDD like this.

http://i.imgur.com/FbQnASm.png

http://i.imgur.com/kzrrmHy.png

http://i.imgur.com/XF4p66Y.png

http://i.imgur.com/2VO3VBH.png
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#9LiL_Jigga(Topic Creator)Posted 10/27/2013 7:24:52 AM
^ This helped fix the issue. Thanks, dude.
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#10BomasaPosted 10/27/2013 9:48:41 PM
YAY! NP
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