my way to Skyrim SE


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“You didn’t think that you were the only one?” – Storn Crag-Strider


My Way To Skyrim Special Edition Provides Three Paths



[Mage] : follow along start to finish and graduate to my personal build.
[Warrior] : stop after any section and venture off on your own.
[Thief] : add individual sections to your already modded game.

If you add random sections to your Load Order you need prior modding knowledge to troubleshoot your setup. Choose the [Thief] Sign with caution as it may open the gates of Oblivion. [Mage] and [Warrior], install everything top to bottom.
The sections listed below can be used individually without concern:

– In progress…

“Welcome to the family, lad.” – Brynjolf

“I used to be an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow to the knee.” – Guard


Fresh Start

Fresh Start



You started this war, plug-in Skyrim into chaos, and now My Way is going to restore the peace


– Open Windows Explorer

– Navigate to Steam/SteamApps/Common
– Delete the Skyrim Special Edition folder.

– Navigate to Users/<User Account>/Documents/My Games
– Delete the Skyrim Special Edition folder.

– Navigate to <OS Drive>:/Users/<User Account>/AppData/Local
– Delete the Skyrim Special Edition folder.

– Open your Steam LIBRARY. Right click Skyrim Special Edition. Manage. Uninstall.

When installing a tested load order I make sure that past modding sessions are banished to oblivion. Left over files, that you may be unaware of, have the potential to summon annoying Dremora.


Installation

Installation



My Way supports Skyrim Special Edition on Steam

Download Skyrim SE


– INSTALL Skyrim SE from your LIBRARY. ( NOT in the Program Files directories )
– Click PLAY from Steam. Let the additional components install. Agree to the pop-ups then close the Game Startup Menu.

“Kill well…and often” – Astrid

“He has tools!” – Cicero

Mod Organizer 2 is the most flexible and inclusive manager for Elder Scrolls & Fallout games.


Requirements

Requirements



– Download Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019 vc_redist.x64.exe .
– Launch vc_redist.x64.exe . Install. If a Modify Setup window opens select Repair.


Installation

Installation



Main File Download | Mod Organizer 2 (Installer)
– Launch Mod Organizer 2.exe . Accept/Agree.

– At the Location window select Browse ( create a new folder if desired ). Choose any destination you like
( NOT the Program Files directories or the Skyrim SE game directory ). OK.

– At the Components window select Next >.
– The Start Menu options are preference. Next > .
– At the Additional Tasks window activate the checkbox for Create a desktop shortcut. Next >.

Install. Check the box for Launch Mod Organizer. Finish.


Setup

Setup


After launch MO2 will have opened a Choose Instance window. If the app itself opened:
– Select File. Change Game.

– Create a New instance.
– Select SkyrimSE from the drop-down menu. OK. MO2 will open for Skyrim SE.

Setup ( Preference )
– Open Settings

– Open the Paths tab.
– Select the ellipses […] next to Base Directory. …

Setup ( Mandatory ) … to be continued (it’s all in the video)

The Creation Kit is Bethesda’s official modding tool for Skyrim SE.


Installation

Installation



– Download Download for Free .
– Launch BethesdaNetLauncher_Setup.exe . Install.
Bethesda.net will open. Sign in. Open the >> [ All Games ] menu at the top left. Choose Creation Kit: Skyrim. INSTALL.
Location to Install : <Game folder> (default). Install. PLAY. At the Script Source Extraction window choose Yes. The CK will eventually open.


Setup

Setup



– Close the Creation Kit

– Navigate to Steam/SteamApps/Common/Skyrim Special Edition. Open the CreationKit.ini .
– In the [General] section copy and paste this setting: bAllowMultipleMasterLoads=1 . Close & Save.

The above setting allows the Creation Kit to load more than one plugin as a Master.


(to be created)

Add the Creation Kit to MO2


– Launch MO2
– Open Modify Exectuables
Add [ ] from file… Navigate to the game folder. Double-click CreationKit.exe . Apply. OK.


(to be created)

SSE CreationKit Fixes



Main File Download | CK64Fixes Release 2.7
– Open the CK64Fixes Release 2.7 archive. Drag and drop everything into the Skyrim Special Edition game folder.

“I am sworn to carry your burdens.” – Lydia

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As more mods are added new sections will be created and formatted. Consider everything beneath here a rough draft.

Last Update: 6/17/20

Apps & Framework
SSEEdit including the QuickAutoClean entry
SKSE64 (pack the scripts into an archive and load into MO2 as a mod)
_ – Address Library for SKSE Plugins | video
Download the Main file: All in one. Install & Activate.

SkyUILib | video potentially to come
Main File | SkyUILib
Drag & drop the archive into MO2’s Downloads tab. Install & Activate.

User Interface Mods

SkyUI
Main File | SkyUI_5_2_SE
Install & Activate.

Troubleshooting | If installation to MO2 fails download SkyUI_5_2_SE manually. Extract the archives contents (ex: on your Desktop). Delete the fomod folder. Highlight SkyUI_SE.esp & SkyUI.SE.bsa. Add to archive. Title the archive whatever. Drop the archive into MO2’s Downloads tab. Install & Activate.

SkyUI Better Favorite Menu | video
Download the Main file. Install & Activate.

SkyUI Item Card Fixes | video
Download the Main file. Install & Activate.

Wider MCM Menu for SkyUI | video
Main File | Opt. 2 – Even Wider Rescaled MCM Menu for SkyUI
Install & Activate.

Stay At The System Page – Updated | video
Download the Main file. Install & Activate.

Yes I’m Sure | video
Download the Main file. Install & Activate.

Skyrim Souls RE – Updated | video
Download the Main file. Install & Activate. (may need the optional UIExtensions patch as more mods are added)

Clean Menu | video
Download the Main file: Clean Menu — All in One (30 FPS). Installation & Activate.

ReCleaned Menu | video
Download the Main file. Install & Activate. (this mod does the same as Clean Menu but it removes the “empty slots” beneath the buttons on when using the arrows keys. What it does not do is remove the loading screen smoke. Work perfectly fine together.)

Open the Skyrim.ini. Add the setting bModManagerMenuEnabled=0 to the [General] section. This disables the Mods button on the in-game System menu.

No Pesky Planter Message Boxes | video
Download the Main file. Install & Activate.

Remove QuickSave Button | video
Download the Optional Remove QuickSave and Help Buttons file. Install & Activate.

Immersive Loading Icon | video
Download the Main file. Install & Activate.

Super Fast Input Wait Menu | video
Download the Main file. Install & Activate.

User Interface .ini Tweaks

Remove MODS button from System menu.
[General]
bModManagerMenuEnabled=0


People Are Strangers
Download the Main file. Install & Activate.
Download the Optional Race option. Install & Activate.

Configurable Real Names
Download the Main file. Install & Activate.



Other Mods

Get On With It – No more waiting for doors | video
Download the Main file. Install & Activate.

Consume Loose Items | video
Download the Main file. Install & Activate.

Better Stealth AI for Followers
Download the Main file. Install & Activate.

Follower Trap Safety
Download the Main file. Install & Activate.

Consistent Older People
Download the Main file. Install & Activate.

Immersive Citizens – AI Overhaul
Download the Main file. Install & Activate. (if ELE or ELFX is used will need to install patch during FOMOD)

No Spinning Death Animation
Download the Main No Spinning Death Animation MERGED file. Install & Activate.

Bring Out Your Dead
Download the Main file. Install & Activate.

Haunting and Mourning
Download the Main file. Install & Activate.

JS Purses and Septims SE
Download the Main file. Install & Activate.
At the FOMOD window select: Purse / Textures 4k, Coin Textures / Dirty – 4k, Coin Pile Textures / Dirty – 4k, Meshes / Vanila Overwrite (may need to come back and choose Path Relocation if other mods have coin conflicts down the road).

JS Dragon Claws SE
Download the Main 4k Textures. Install & Activate.

JS Shrines of the Divines SE
Download the Main 4k file. Install & Activate.

JS Armored Circlets SE
Download the Main 4k Textures file. Install & Activate.

JS Barenziah SE
Download the Main 4k Textures file. Install & Activate.

Granite Maul SE (need to make this a Thane weapon and readjust stats)
Download the Main 4k file. Install & Activate.

Daggerkiin SE (going to make this found in Rayek’s End)
Download the Main 4k file. Install & Activate. (if DSR is uses will need the flipped sheath files)

Barrelchest Anchor SE
Download the Main 4k Textures file. Install & Activate. (need to consider stats and location/boss item… perhaps Solstheim)

Dragonblade AQ SE
Download the Main 4k file. Install & Activate. (need to consider stats and location/boss item)

DUST
Download the Main DUST v6 x2048 file. Install & Activate.

MIST
Download the Main MIST v2 x2048 file. Install & Activate.

DROPS
Download the Main DROPS v1 x2048 file. Install & Activate.

AURORA S.E.
Download the Main AURORA v5 x2048 file. Install & Activate.

OIL
Download the Main OIL v2 x2048 file. Install & Activate.
Download the Optional OIL v2 x2048 Oily Water. Install & Activate.

DANDELION SEEDS
Download the Main DANDELION SEEDS v5 x2048 file. Install & Activate.

DOOR
Download the Main DOOR v2 x2048 file. Install & Activate.

Add a general PC section after game install (reveal file extensions, install 7zip or other archive app)