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where to install oldrim and keeping special edition ?

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Hi there, 

 

After several weeks of modding and testing the special edition (according to BOSS guide) I have a very nice skyrim, almost balanced, but I miss some features of the oldrim....I mean of course SkyUI (i don' t use skse64 for now), and I feel the phase during combat not so fun and not really stable....Well I want to try a new modding session of oldrim and compare.

But the problem now is that I already have SSE on my C: drive (SSD), in a special place call steam library but with ONLY SSE inside. Then on my D: drive, I have my steam folder, full of games. So my question is : where should I start my new OLDRIM step session, and to be sure avoiding conflicts (specially with .ini and pref.ini....) I have use NMM for SSE. So I can use MO for oldrim. Any idea ?

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The INI files are placed in different folders. Some programs can be set up for use with multiple games (LOOT, BethINI, etc). However, it seems most choose to use two separate installs for the separate games by playing them in a folder called "Tools" within the root folder of each game. Either way you do it, it's nothing to worry about as long as you are organized.

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You can archive your files from the Documents\My Games and User\AppData\Local in order to preserve the files. This should prevent them from being accessed by the utilities that access those files to recognize your game settings. 

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You can archive your files from the Documents\My Games and User\AppData\Local in order to preserve the files. This should prevent them from being accessed by the utilities that access those files to recognize your game settings. 

Ok, you mean a kind of save right ?

But where should I install the skyrim new folder ? Usually on a ssd, my C: drive, but I already have Skyrim Special Edition there. Can I put oldrim with it ?? Is it safe ?

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Ok, you mean a kind of save right ? Yes

But where should I install the skyrim new folder ? Usually on a ssd, my C: drive, but I already have Skyrim Special Edition there. Can I put oldrim with it ?? Is it safe ? It should be safe so long as you have enough disk space. You can also archive your SSE installation to make room for the Oldrim setup. When you decide to go back into your SSE game, you would simply extract the archive and everything should be good to go for gameplay.

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Ok, you mean a kind of save right ? Yes

But where should I install the skyrim new folder ? Usually on a ssd, my C: drive, but I already have Skyrim Special Edition there. Can I put oldrim with it ?? Is it safe ? It should be safe so long as you have enough disk space. You can also archive your SSE installation to make room for the Oldrim setup. When you decide to go back into your SSE game, you would simply extract the archive and everything should be good to go for gameplay.

 

Yes, but i would like a ''fast switch'' solution to play from one to another when I want. For the pref.ini and the .ini it is easy to copy and fsat but archive all the game is too long....So I will try it install together. My disk space is actually 347GB and I think it is enough (for a STEP core + combats mods, some creatures and difficulty, some weapons armor.... all together around 30 mods I hope no more, but modding is always like bulimia .....)

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You shouldn't need to do anything special to preserve both games. Just install them both, if you have the space, and they are completely separate games as far as the OS is concerned.

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You shouldn't need to do anything special to preserve both games. Just install them both, if you have the space, and they are completely separate games as far as the OS is concerned.

Ok. But for the .ini files (they should be at the same places I think....) and specials programs lokes LOOT, TESV5 EDIT, Bethini that I ALREADY have in my SSE modded with NMM ??? I am afraid about the confusion between same files....

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The INI files are placed in different folders. Some programs can be set up for use with multiple games (LOOT, BethINI, etc). However, it seems most choose to use two separate installs for the separate games by playing them in a folder called "Tools" within the root folder of each game. Either way you do it, it's nothing to worry about as long as you are organized.

Well, I think I will manage to do it perfectly ( start in January infortunatly, but I am not in hurry).

I start to modding about 2/3 years ago. I am 39 years old and NEVER do this before. When i start STEP installation, I didn' t know what I was doing really. I make many google search, and when i can' t find solution, i ask on this forum (or sometimes directly to the author on nexus).

Now, after modding oldrim 4 or 5 times completly, and SSE 1 time, I am clearly not an ''expert'', but everything is more understandable, i know what I do, I spend time to read each mod i install, and my game is very close to be what I dream. So let's try a last time (never say that when modding), to get the PERFECT  game.

I really want to thanks the community here. YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING. Listening people, answer always politely for things that may be for you so stupid.

I want to tell you that every time I get an answer, I was like ''whaou, those guys take the time to reply me, and help me'' and it really touch my heart I can tell you. I learn so much from this community. More than you can imagine.

Keep on doing the good job guys, The world need heroes like you, really :)

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