I assure you, requiem and skyre do not work together. I put about about three months into trying to combine the two, and eventually gave up. There is probably about ten thousand conflicts. Sorry to say, anyone who says they've done it, or even attempted it without failing horribly, is either mistaken, lying, or me, and I never even got them to work together, even after about 3 months of trying. In fact, I have probably come closer to combining them then anyone else. Googling "combining requiem and skyrim redone" only returns one promising search result... my thread. The only other results are a reddit page where someone gets laughed at for even suggesting it, and one of my videos about the project. You can also search "requiem redone" which was the official name of the project, and turn up the main project page, and videos I uploaded myself detailing how close I came to getting the two to work together before TES5Edit exploded all over the entire project.
That is if you actually want the main content from skyre of coarse, which is the perks, requiem relies so heavily on it's perks to rebalance itself, that you have to manually, edit, remove or combined, every single perk in the game. There is simply no simple way to install the two together. Requiem already does pretty much everything else skyre does outside of the perks, and every other aspect of skyre would just serve to unbalance the heck out requiem, so why anyone would want to install any part of skyre EXCEPT the perks with requiem, I don't know... Sure you could install the standing stones or race modules without to much difficulty, but why would you want to? Adding in a small part of SkyRe's content into requiem would just make that content so obnoxiously over powered it would break the game, then what's the point of even having requiem installed in the first place?
Sorry, but combining requiem and skyrim redone is a project close to my heart.
Also, I can do everything you just listed, without using MO. I installed it once, and still to this day I get this "error game not found" error I have to exit out every single time I play skyrim. The game launches normally right afterwards, but it's still annoying. It just felt like a sub-par alternative to Wrye Bash to me. I have another program which can swap entire game profiles better then it can, which is the only thing it does that makes it stand out from the crowd of mod manager programs. XD I also dislike "forced hand holding" programs all around, just not for me. It's at least a LOT better then NMM, last time I tried to use it, it would just randomly stop working for days at a time, shuffle all my mods for no reason, and other various infuriating things. D=
I'm not worried about the combat mod thing too much now. I'll be content with my current combination.
As for MO. It is a lot more than that. It creates an emulated data folder for Skyrim all mods are stored and run through it instead of default skyrim folder. All you have to do is take the time to really learn how to use MO.
Here is a guide to what helped me get started.
That guide was a HUGE help. I assure you man. MO is definitely an amazing piece. You can have unlimited number of differently modded "skyrim" basically without having to have several different folders of skyrim. I love it mostly for saving space and time on my SSD. Also, if you need help I've come across and solved every error so far. It is a lot easier once you understand how MO itself works. I cannot recommend it enough.
Never having to worry about cleaning up Skyrim. Everything is emulated by MO. Nothing touches your skyrim folder other than SKSE and mods from workshop.
But, now for my current issue is animation mods from an external site. I'm not sure I'm allowed to post them as they are adult content, lol.
I tried MO one time. Feel free to skip this entire
paragraph wall of text if you don't want to hear an in depth reason why I decided it wasn't for me. Simply put, it tore apart my install folders, ruining multiple of my installs, and created permanent errors with skyrim itself I have still been unable to fix. I'm glad you like it, but as a more "hands on" style modder, who likes doing things myself, manually installing and keeping a close eye on every single file in my data folder, I find it to be an intensely annoying program, for about half the reasons you just listed off. I dislike it when I am not in direct control of my data folder, I dislike it when I can not count on files being set up exactly how I want them to be, and I really dislike it when a program picks and chooses which files to access separately and which ones to share because it "thinks" they are probably the same. I tried it once, and had to spend about 5 hours cleaning up the mess, and lost an entire install because of how it handles install swapping, and ALMOST lost my requiem based install which I've spent the better part of 8 MONTHS perfecting. o_e As I said, I am glad you like it, but in my opinion, at least for what I want in load order control software, it is a terrible program. The program I use to swap installs(skyrim installation swapper) takes up more disc space storing files, and takes some time moving files in and out of my data folder manually, but it swaps installs with a single button press, and I know for a FACT it will move every single file in my data folder out and place them back EXACTLY how I had them. No worries. I will take that over convenience and speed any day. ^_^ I do have a powerful enough computer to run skyrim on ~60FPS with ultra settings, HD graphics mods, ENB, SweetFX, and dozens of script heavy mods without the need of super limited SDD storage space, so the 15 extra gigs on my utterly massive HDD is no big deal at all to me. I would like an SDD for my OS, but I've never felt the need for one for games, I already have smooth, flawless gameplay, it seems like a silly thing to invest money in to me, given the price of SDDs. Everyone is entitle to their own opinion, and in most cases people have legit reasons for having those opinions, and I just think that MO is not a great program, not because I didn't take time to learn how to use it, not because I tried it for 5 seconds and decided I hated it, not because I read a bad review on it and went all grumpy pants for no reason, not because I have some blind senseless hatred for it for any reason, and not because I'm an idiot who doesn't know what I'm talking about, but because I spent over 8 hours in total messing with the program, and simply decided it is very far from a program I would like in charge of my "skyrims" and their load orders. Wrye Bash is the one for me, cause it doesn't do anything unless I tell it to, and it doesn't try any weird "auto install" and "false data folder" crap other people seem to like that I find infuriating. I want my load order managers to do just that, help me in managing my load order. Wrye Bash lets me organize my mods in a nice, simple, convenient way, points out conflicts, and makes a nice convenient patch for everything, and doesn't do anything else I don't want it to do. Sometimes, simple is best. Which is odd, because Wrye Bash was originally infamous for being impossibly complicated when it first came out for oblivion. XD Anyways, I could ramble on about anything forever, cause I usually visit the nexus forums when I am half asleep, so I will stop myself there.
Also, eeeew, workshop mods. I just subscribe to them, copy the files over to a temp folder, zip them up for reuse, unsubscribe, and put the files back. e_e I am kind of OCD about my skyrim folder, in case you haven't been able to tell by this point, but the obnoxious complexity of some of my favorite mods has driven me to it XD you try installing requiem with 120 other mods, the last 60+ mods in my load order are all patches... e_e Requiem is like an addiction. "just how real can I get it?" It's a dangerous path to go down. Not unlike actually playing requiem! 8D
Also no, you can not link to outside sites on the nexus. Adult mods are fine, as long as they are on the nexus, and not post directly, uncensored in image form.
Edited by ArtMurder, 11 June 2014 - 01:17 PM.