Edited by vortexposed, 20 March 2023 - 07:22 pm.
Will Vortex ever run from a separate folder to Skyrim?
Posted 18 March 2023 - 03:50 am
Posted 18 March 2023 - 06:22 am
And, again, what you seem to be attempting is what Vortex profiles is designed to do automatically.
Posted 18 March 2023 - 12:05 pm
So Vortex does add to the data folder in the skyrim folder
No, it doesn't. Reading is a thing.
Posted 18 March 2023 - 01:58 pm
Anything else that gets added is done by the mods you've installed when they generate new files on the fly and in many cases only if they aren't configured properly.
Posted 20 March 2023 - 01:24 pm
Vortex does add "files" to the game data directory, the way it does that is special in two ways though:
a) it does not take up extra space, the actual data is shared with the file in the staging folder
b) unless you mess with the game directory outside Vortex, Vortex can 100% reliably identify the files it added and clean them up.
So while the game directory isn't "clean" while you have mods applied you can always return it to a clean state and that is perfectly reliable unless - again - you mess with the files outside Vortex.
The advantage of what Vortex does is that you don't have to run the game, or related tools, from inside Vortex, everything works as if you were modding manually and it works with all kinds of games, works with xbox store games, ...