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I get that "youtoob" is all fun and whatnot...

If you don't have hearing issues, or bandwidth issues...

I can't begin to tell you how totally frustrating it is to look for tutorials, only to find that the one subject you wanted consists of nothing but unusuable "youtoob" links.

I'm also well aware that there are probably fifty bazillion lists of tutorials on these forums, but they don't get bumped or replied to so they get lost, or updates to resource programs (including the CK for instance) render them no longer valid or useful.

This is not a place to debate sound or hearing, it's not a place to recommend "voice to text" programs, it's not a place for "gee whiz how do you even play like that!" so don't clutter up the thread with that stuff. This is also not a place to "hate on" people who do use and enjoy video tutorials, so don't do that either. It's not a place for "help my mod didn't work", except in that troubleshooting tutorials may end up here too. If you do any of this stuff, I'll go whining to a mod to get your post edited or removed.

DO NOT LIST OR LINK ANY TUTORIAL WHICH RELIES ON A VIDEO OF ANY KIND, whether or not said video is subtitled.

The below list of "Useful Tutorials" will be updated appropriately, as people (including me) find or write such information.



Use of the CK (Creation Kit) from download to finished mod

Creating Cells, Decorating them, and Linking them to the World

Crafting and World Interaction

  • Forging, Tanning, Workbench (Improving), Grindstone (Improving) including how to create and add new recipes
  • Alchemy including how to create and add new "potions and poisons"
  • Enchanting (and spells in general) including how to create and add new spells
  • Mining and Woodsplitting including how to tie an ore vein (existing or created) or a log pile to the action

Creating a New Item, including making a texture map for it, texturing it, and getting it into Skyrim

Making Scripts and Items that Do Things

Creating Playable Races

General Neat Stuff

 

If you think of something else you'd like to see a non-video tutorial for, please say so. If you've written such a tutorial, please feel free to post your link, or even your tute, if it's short. If you've found a link for a non-video tutorial -- and you have permission to link it -- please feel free to post it.

(and one last note -- keep it PG13, there are kid-modders out there. If something's going to have adult content, warn appropriately!)

*Ongoing edit to add links in the appropriate categories*

(Special note: Tutorials on my own site seem to view best in Firefox. But, your mileage may vary.)


Edited by Allannaa, 25 November 2014 - 08:42 PM.


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Good place to start for a lot of it is at the Creation Kit's own listing of Tutorials
http://www.creationk...egory:Tutorials

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aswell http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/ holds some file download tutorials, u can just category search there or with tutorial as keyword and they will pop up

and dont forget
http://wiki.tesnexus...x.php/Main_Page

theres a category creationkit with some tutorials in it and on the link skyrim some tut there aswell and here http://forums.nexusm...yrim-tutorials/ along some post, u have to look in the whole thread to find em thought.

non youtube tuts are EVERYWHERE if u want something then please bother to search for it

Edited by theru, 10 August 2012 - 06:28 PM.


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There are probably many videos posted which are completely silent, where somebody is typing in what they are doing, and essentially only using visual cues. I tend to see these as often as talking videos. I assume these are acceptable.

Also, it is my understanding this thread is meant as a collection of resources, so I don't see the reason to point out that the OP has not simply found them by themselves.

Edited by DaedalusMachina, 10 August 2012 - 06:46 PM.


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non youtube tuts are EVERYWHERE if u want something then please bother to search for it


I never said I hadn't bothered to search for things. If you read my OP, you'll see that I said I'd like to COLLECT things here, not for my sole use, but for others to use and for anyone who wants it to have a quick-reference that's as up to date as I can keep it. There's no need to be nasty.

And I will not only be posting tutorials of my own, but also links that I have found.

Also, as posts and replies grow, I'll edit the original post, to put the links in the categories I listed, and of course, will add categories as folks think of stuff they'd like to see or work on.

Feel free also to write a tute in the thread itself, if you don't have anywhere else to host it. I'll do that as an example, though after today mine will be hosted off-site, to avoid bandwidth clogging and stuff like that.

Edited by Allannaa, 10 August 2012 - 08:37 PM.


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Here's a very basic quick-start of the Creation Kit, written by me, as I explored it.

The CK is available for free to anyone with a Steam account, and Skyrim.

Click the Spoiler button to "unfold" the tutorial.

Spoiler

Edited by Allannaa, 18 October 2012 - 03:30 AM.


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looks like a good tut to me. Sometimes it's just faster to list it in an organized fashion.

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Now, before you do ANYTHING ELSE, click File > Save
This saves your mod as a mod, rather than "breaking" Skyrim (or Oblivion, if you're still back there)
Give your mod a name you can find easily (for instance AllaStuff) but don't put a numeral in the first position. I've forgotten why that is, but for some reason it can "break" the games.
The plugin you just created should end up in C > Steam > steamapps > common > skyrim > Data (or Backup)
(For future sessions, back up your plugin in a safe place, in case the current day's work goofs up the previous day's toil) ...


Is there some particular purpose to this magical ritual that you specify here, or is this advice just the result of some internet urban legends? I've already made myself many many mods, and have never once even looked at Update.esm, for example.

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...you'll see that I said I'd like to COLLECT things here, not for my sole use, but for others to use and for anyone who wants it to have a quick-reference that's as up to date as I can keep it...


Did it not occur to you that a lot of people like/prefer video tutorials ?

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Did it not occur to you that a lot of people like/prefer video tutorials ?

Read the original post. There's nothing at all wrong with a vid-tut -- as I stated very clearly -- and this isn't the place to debate that. It's a place to post non-vid tuts, for those of us who cannot, for one reason or another, use them. (I'm guessing you missed the implication that some of us are hearing-impaired, which makes most youtoob tutes unusable.)



...
Now, before you do ANYTHING ELSE, click File > Save
This saves your mod as a mod, rather than "breaking" Skyrim (or Oblivion, if you're still back there)
Give your mod a name you can find easily (for instance AllaStuff) but don't put a numeral in the first position. I've forgotten why that is, but for some reason it can "break" the games.
The plugin you just created should end up in C > Steam > steamapps > common > skyrim > Data (or Backup)
(For future sessions, back up your plugin in a safe place, in case the current day's work goofs up the previous day's toil) ...


Is there some particular purpose to this magical ritual that you specify here, or is this advice just the result of some internet urban legends? I've already made myself many many mods, and have never once even looked at Update.esm, for example.

Well, the purpose is to keep one's own mod separate, and to avoid goofing up gamefiles themselves. I'm aware not everyone does this, but I'm of the "measure twice, cut once" school of thought -- also known as "overly cautious old lady". I find this makes it easier to ensure nothing goes wrong, or that anything that does go wrong, can be fixed. As for the list in the checkbox, that screenie is just an example of MY Skyrim build -- I'm sure other folks have other things in that list. The one thing we'll all have in common, of course, is Skyrim.esm.

If you have a better starter-tut, or a different one, please by all means! Link it or paste it for us! The more info the better, right?

Edited by Allannaa, 11 August 2012 - 02:14 AM.





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