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I would like to be able to generate a text-file list of my mods, including (for those mods that have plugins) Hex and Decimal indexes (indices? :tongue: ) showing "FE" if a plugin is an esl-flagged esp or esm. I can easily get a perfect list from LOOT, but it includes only plugins, not all mods.

 

I have asked about this repeatedly on the Vortex dev forum, and been told that the Showcase Extension already does this (Showcase most definitely does NOT do this) and if I want the list I'm describing that I should write my own extension to do it.

 

That's like taking my car to a mechanic and having him say "You need a valve job. For utterly undisclosed/unknown reasons, or no reason at all, I won't do it even though I am the only person in the state with the knowledge and tools to do it. If you want your car to run again, go do a valve job on it yourself." Obviously, if I could write an extension to do it I wouldn't be whining about it in the forums every few months. Besides, I think it should be a core capability of Vortex (just as a plugins list is a core capability of LOOT.)

 

It would be great if someone knows how to make Vortex do it, since Vortex is THE ONLY SOFTWARE ON MY MACHINE CAPABLE OF DOING IT because nothing else knows about my non-plugin mods.

 

So. Does anybody know how to make Vortex produce a concise list of the mods it is managing? :ohmy:



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You were told how to do it in another thread you made, where you use the CMD prompt, but you ignored it.



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You were told how to do it in another thread you made, where you use the CMD prompt, but you ignored it.

I tried it the same night I got the tip, and it did not work, even when initiated via an elevated CMD prompt.

 

Besides, that's a workaround, not a solution. I'm trying to understand why the devs don't seem to think producing a user-friendly columnar text-file mod list, similar to LOOT's plugins list, is not something that Vortex itself should be doing since it is the sole repository of the information required to populate such a list.

 

I'm looking for a user-friendly solution- a simple click, not a convoluted CMD prompt-manually edited/entered macro/task scheduler/DOS Batch File workaround.



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I also suggested this Vortex Modlist Extractor (Java) previously.



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I also suggested this Vortex Modlist Extractor (Java) previously.

great find - thank you for sharing.



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I also suggested this Vortex Modlist Extractor (Java) previously.

Yes. I guess I'm not explaining myself very well. Here's an overview of the output I'm trying to achieve:

 

[Deploy Order]  [Prefix*]  [Mod Name]

*if mod has a plugin

106   6a     Luxury Collection SSE - UUNP HDT

107   6b     Ultimate Assortment Arwen's Evenstar SMP

108          RM-Preset IceLady-17782-1-0

109   FE008  Bouncy Bodices Overrides-Vyxenne

110   6c     Vtaw Wardrobe 5 - BHUNP - BodySlide

 

In a perfect world, users would be able to sort on any column, and to selectively enable/disable any text column (except Mod Name) displayed on Vortex's Mods tab.

 

The Java generator output is nothing like the above. Here is the result of running the Java Modlist generator on my current 311-mod profile- note the lack of any coherent format and the unknown sort order (it matches neither the Deploy Order nor the Mod Prefixes. Also, due to the inclusion of so much extraneous info (e.g. url, duplication of mod name in square brackets for no apparent reason, etc.) many of the lines exceed 80 characters in length and so are truncated in Notepad by default and if a user chooses to Wrap the lines (it's a Notepad option) then the mod names are difficult to find in some cases because so many lines seem to begin with info that is the continuation of the preceding line instead of the mod name.

 

And worst of all, the list includes mods that are disabled or uninstalled even though I had the "Enabled" filter active when I made the Vortex backup.

 

RM-Preset IceLady-17782-1-0
Luxury Collection SSE - UUNP HDT
Unlimited Weapon Enchant-3082-1 => https://www.nexusmod...ition/mods/3082
Ultimate Assortment Arwen's Evenstar SMP-NoBS
HDT Necklaces-SE
PoserDataGen
SkyUI Colored Category Icons SE [SkyUI Colored Category Icons] => https://www.nexusmod...ned/mods/23193/
Better-Shaped Weapons-Arrow Update-2017-1-0 => https://www.nexusmod...ition/mods/2017
SexLab-development
SkyUI - Ghost Item Bug Fix [SkyUI - Ghost Item Bug Fix] => https://www.nexusmod...ion/mods/49106/
SkyUI Longer Favorites Menu SE [SkyUI Longer Favorites Menu] => https://www.nexusmod...ion/mods/24628/
Vtaw Wardrobe 5 - BHUNP - BodySlide [Vtaw Wardrobe 5 Heels Sounds Patch] => https://www.nexusmod...ion/mods/45432/
JContainers SE [JContainers SE] => https://www.nexusmod...tion/mods/16495
Golden Rings of Crafting-50994-1-2 [Golden Rings of Crafting] => https://www.nexusmod...ned/mods/12320/
BHUNP Vtaw Wardrobe 4 BS+SLAX-KW
EFF Adjust Follow Distance
Ring of Ultra Vision SSE [Ring of Ultra Vision SSE] => https://www.nexusmod...ion/mods/12338/
Simple NPC Outfit Manager [Simple NPC Outfit Manager (Utility)] => https://www.nexusmod...ion/mods/15211/
Dance for me - Dance for you [Dance for me - Personal - SE] => https://www.nexusmod...ion/mods/29512/
Heybaby Follower Jasmine SSE - English Fomod - v1.0.0-18027-1-0-0 => https://www.nexusmod...tion/mods/18027
Converse Shoes UNP_SSE_Bodyslide-2-0 [Converse Shoes UNP SSE with Bodyslide] => https://www.nexusmod...ion/mods/14551/
Serana TTR SE Default Body No esp Version-39438-1-1-1597702331 [Serana TTR SE Default Body No esp Version] => https://www.nexusmod...ion/mods/39438/

 

etc. etc. etc. for approximately 600 lines of text.

 

So yes, thank you for the suggestion, but it doesn't come close to the coherently formatted, concise list of enabled mods that I need.



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i hate to say it but i think you may be entering the area of "roll your own" as in you could take output from solutions listed above, and then run some sort of script on them to parse out the data you want in the format you want.

not the answer you want, probably, but honestly, that's going to be the best solution, given that all your previous requests have been ignored.



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@Vyxenne, the author of the java mod list mod is willing to make updates/improvements.  Also, if you use the html output choice rather than the text option, it will format better.







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