So, in order to use the animation for the one-handed crossbow mod, I had to learn how to unpack (and repack) the animations file Skyrim uses because for whatever reasons Oblivion's folder system is so yesterday.
I got the BSAopt program and followed the steps exactly here. I don't think I got that much wrong but I'm still clueless.
Now here's what I've been having trouble finding, information on repacking these things. The BSAopt method reduces the filesize to obscenely low amounts (and testing it gives predictable results, everybody be T-stancing) whereas the Archive.exe method is...kind of confusing and I have no idea if I did anything right? (I guess it did export a .bsa file...) But trying that one makes everyone T-stance too. I doubt it's a matter of me messing up changing the animations (I only had to change the staff animations, I don't think this should be messing up EVERY animation) so it's got to be something to do with this process of repacking (or I just got it wrong from the start unpacking.) What's the most recent/trustworthy method for doing this?