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converting a .esp file to 7z


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So modding is a learning curve and I've got most of it down while using creation kit.


My question is, how do I convert my .esp file in to a 7z file so I may upload it to the nexus?


After fixing precombines and previs, I've tried right clicking it and set as archive but 7z says it cannot do the process. Anyone know how?


I'm sure it's simple but I'm lost.





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wrap it using 7z?  Afaik they aren't "converted" per say, simply encapsulated in a compressed file


Examine the structure of any mod (see the preview contents button in the file download section) and you'll see the basic structure.


you need a folder structure that usually starts  with the /Data folder and tunnels down to where something needs to be placed


this example is the file contents of the "A Change of Face" mod (for skyrim SE, but same basic approach afaik)

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create a folder name it "data" (no quotes)  ...put your esp in it.... right click on the folder  /compress and give the zip file a relevant name...   This way mod managers know where to put it without issues..

Personally i use winrar

Edit: in your case since you also have a BA2 file(if you did the precombs/previs )  put both that and the esp in the data folder



Edited by greekrage, 26 January 2022 - 08:50 AM.

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