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Is it possible through any tools currently available to merge a .ESM file and a .ESP file into a single .ESM file?

For example, say I had a file named mymod.esp. Is it possible to merge this mymod.esp file INTO Skyrim.esm so that mymod.esp's changes take effect within the core game, without having to enable any plugins via the Data Files menu?

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One should never touch Skyrim.esm, why on earth would you even need to do that? You only need master files if you want to mod a mod, make plugins or whatever, and even then you would use your own .esm, not the originals. But yes, tools exist for that, not sure if they are working on the new files though.

Edited by mazakala, 21 November 2011 - 06:19 PM.


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i would like to know how this can be done?

or merging multiple ESP mods, ive tried with TESnip but its buggy

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If you don't mind copy-pasting the Record groups from one .esp to another or to an .esm by hand, TESsnip works fine, as long as there are no conflicts between the files.

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If you don't mind copy-pasting the Record groups from one .esp to another or to an .esm by hand, TESsnip works fine, as long as there are no conflicts between the files.


ye thats what i tried
but say for example , the 2 esp files are like this:

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would i cut/paste sub-records if they both contain the same group
like this:
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or would i cut paste all the records like this:

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Edited by azza1989, 13 February 2012 - 11:30 PM.


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The bottom one is correct. Copy a Record group from one .esp, paste it directly on to the Plugin (.esp) of the other. When you're done pasting, use the Sanitize function under the Spells drop-down menu to merge the separate Record groups. Then just highlight the plugin and save.

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The bottom one is correct. Copy a Record group from one .esp, paste it directly on to the Plugin (.esp) of the other. When you're done pasting, use the Sanitize function under the Spells drop-down menu to merge the separate Record groups. Then just highlight the plugin and save.


ye i do that, but then certain mods dont load up

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Could there be some sort of conflict? Like two mods changing the same thing? E.g. if one changes the weight of the Glass Sword, and another changes it's damage, you can't merge them. If you do, one of the entries is simply going to overwrite the other.




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