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lordmedraut

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I just bought Skyrim Special Edition on GOG and was hoping Vortex would just work out of the box. It didn't detect my installation so I had to manually set the location and it's installing the mods in the right place, but it's not updating the loadorder, plugins or ini files correctly. It creates a separate directory instead of using the GOG directory (with the extra GOG at the end). I thought the GOG version of Skyrim was supported.



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Try repairing the install via GOG Galaxy or manually set the path again. 

 

For whatever reason Vortex can't find the mod in the GOG Galaxy manifests/registry data so it's assuming you have the Steam version. 



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Try deleting "Skyrim Special Edition" both the normal and GOG, in your AppData\Local folder, then delete the other ones in My Document\My Games. After that, launch Skyrim from launcher. Exit the game, then set manually again for your Skyrim Special Edition one in Vortex. If you already have SKSE, use it to launch Skyrim again. Hope it fixes your problem.

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Ah does it only recognize it as GOG if you install from GOG Galaxy? I don't like using it so I just installed it through the installer.



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Ah does it only recognize it as GOG if you install from GOG Galaxy? I don't like using it so I just installed it through the installer.

 

That's probably why then. Does that install include a gog.ico file in the game folder? 



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Yup.

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Hmm, weird. I'm not exactly sure how it works. It must need the game to be in the GOG Galaxy manifests to automatically flag it. A possible improvement would be to let the user change the store type. 



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My experience with the GOG version was a bit weird.   At first, Vortex was using the wrong (old STEAM) folders, even after manually setting the game path.  I don't know why I did this, but I ended up purging and then redeploying.  After that, Vortex worked correctly with the GOG version. 







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