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Yes, Vortex is definitely better than NMM. It's far more reliable, and has much greater functionality. While you may have just "installed [your] mods and played the game", the problem with Nexus was that it was far more prone to bugs and mod conflicts as it didn't use any sort of virtualisation. If you installed a mod, and it conflicted with another, you would have to choose to overwrite the other mod, and if your load order wasn't quite right this could be catastrophic, and force you to uninstall everything and start again from scratch.

By comparison, Vortex doesn't have that problem, although its virtualisation isn't perfect, and relies on HTML links in the game's data folder IIRC. Still, it's a huge step up over NMM. If you want to play Skyrim or Fallout 4 then there's an argument to be made that using Mod Organizer 2 would be better, but Vortex supports a much greater number and variety of games, and they're also made by the same guy regardless.

Most of the complaints around Vortex are focused on the fact that people don't really understand or like the way in which it handles load orders, which is more complicated than for MO2 or NMM, although arguably better in the long run. Essentially, you set "rules" for certain mods to load before and after different mods, eliminating conflicts as a result. While this is an arduous task if you're doing it for your first time, in the long run it means that adding new mods is arguably more easy, as you just need to set them to load before/after mods they conflict with and it will handle it optimally for you.

This ultimately means that the more mods you use, the less manual reordering you need to do, particularly since Vortex uses LOOT as a default tool anyway. If you chose to completely reinstall your mods, you wouldn't have to fiddle with the load order at all - it would do all of that for you.

My personal preference is still MO2, as I mainly use mods for Skyrim and Fallout 4, but Vortex is still a great tool.

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Dude, using Vortex is really not that complicated. You download it, and log in using your Nexus account. You then go on the nexus site and click to download mods via Vortex, and they download automatically. You then handle load orders for your games with LOOT, an included automated tool, and by setting rules so that some mods will load after others. The UI is simple and straightforward, and when you first install Vortex there's also a basic user guide and tutorial anyway IIRC.

None of this is hard, or requires a great deal of skill. If you decide you want to play Skyrim with 500 mods, then sure, you might be fiddling with your load order rules for a while. But for a casual user, as you seem to be, none of this should really be an issue at all.

Regardless, if you hate mods and modding so much then you simply don't need to use them. It's clear you have a lot of anger and stress at the moment, so maybe it would be better just to take a break from all of this, and go read a book or something instead.

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mayyou please add thors hammer v2 back in there please iv neer usede it and it looks so cool please

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What you described just makes me think its complicated. I mean setting them in an order can be done by LOOT anyways so whats the point of this manager?

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I tried modding oblivion with wyre bash and all of that and as it was my first time modding it was a miserable experience. Someone told me about vortex, in just 3 days i had not only learnt to use it but i had also downloaded over 100 Skyrim mods and got them all to work with ease. Adding or removing mods could not be easier and the load order has never been a problem.

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can someone plz make a need for speed heat extension. Then i can mod need for speed heat.

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I know this was 11 months ago, but please tell me you didnt pay anyone?

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I did not. Haven't heard anything about it anymore either. My Nexus is due again soon. My understanding of everything is that is the only transaction required. Thanks adeemer13 for the inquiry no matter the time frame. Everything seems to be cool though. Godspeed people!

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Neither Vortex nor Nexus "require" payments. Vortex doesn't at all. Nexus does offer premium services, such as faster download speeds and multiple downloads at a time, while getting the free services has limitations such as slower download speeds and usually one download at a time. Although sometimes two downloads can progress simultaneously on rare occasions. 

So the only reason you should ever have a payment due for Nexus is if you are receiving those premium services. No services, no payment.

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I'm sorry, if you don't like Nexus, don't use it, if you don't like Vortex, don't use it, if you don't like mods don't use them, don't whine and cry all over the forums! I had NMM, liked it switched to Vortex when suggested to, had no trouble, everything works fine. Occasionally I have to tell it the order it should use, not difficult. BTW, I'm 76, and have no trouble with Nexus. I only wish modders for Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning would make mods that use Vortex. And, no, you don't pay for Vortex. I bought the premium Nexus, because I use it so much.




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