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ithinkiplaygames

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So I've been trying for the past few days to install some mods manually through the Nexus. I downloaded the files I needed and opened the archive in 7zip. After that, I extracted them into my data folder, but then after that, nothing seems to be detected at all in NMM, LOOT, or my launcher. What am I doing wrong?

 

If it helps, I'm running Windows 10, and the specific mods I was installing were:

  • Compatibility patches for Sounds Of Skyrim
  • Interesting NPCs
  • ENBoost


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ENBoost won't show up in NMM since it does not have an esp.

 

I have too much blood in my caffiene/alcohol stream atm to answer the others and will try and get back later.

 

Which compatibility patches?



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I was trying to get patches for Climates of Tamriel, as it has some issues with SoS. However, they all come in one large folder when downloaded, with smaller folders containing individual esps based on each mod I want to patch. 



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ENBoost won't show up in NMM since it does not have an esp.

 

I have too much blood in my caffiene/alcohol stream atm to answer the others and will try and get back later.

 

Which compatibility patches?

I was trying to get patches for Climates of Tamriel, as it has some issues with SoS. However, they all come in one large folder when downloaded, with smaller folders containing individual esps based on each mod I want to patch. 



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Many times it is better to have a separate mods folder for those you must install manually, I put a folder labeled "ImportedMods" in my 'mods' folder, then place all the .7z's in that folder... open up NMM and use the green plus symbol and select 'Add Mod From File' then select the .7z I wish to install.  NMM should install your files appropriately, however this will not work with your compatibility patches as they contain SEVERAL different .esp's.  It can be a bit complex... if a .7z does not have a relevant directory path inside of it, then NMM will probably not know what to do with the files. Or decompress them in undesirable places.

 

Interesting NPC's, is a BIG one, however it should work with the above described method.

 

And as the previous poster said ENBoost must be manually placed in the ...Skyrim\ directory.  Personally I use the 'Wrapper' version as it is designed to do just that... WRAP the files around your install of Skyrim. At least that's what I gathered from what I read about it.

 

As long as you READ and follow directions through the processes that most mods provide you should begin to understand how all this works.







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