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When I try to run DynDOLOD through vortex I get an error stating that it cannot find the resources files. I believe I have installed them correctly, additionally it is opening in the correct mode (SSE). I believe the issue is that it is searching in the wrong path. Currently it is looking in the normal Steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim Special Edition\Data path, however, to prevent sse from updating to the anniversary edition I created a backup elsewhere in my program files folder. I currently run skyrim entirely through that backup folder, mods and all, and thus I need to change the path that DynDOLOD is searching in for the data folder. Any chance someone knows how to do this?

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35 minutes ago, DoubleYou said:

Pretty sure you can specify your custom path like this:


-D:"C:\Path\To\Data"

You will need to add this as an argument to the DynDOLOD program and TexGen I do believe.

 

I tried doing this in vortex but it did not work, here is what I did: image.thumb.png.89d76f0ee0ded0b0b67fe51ac103f4e6.png I tried different configurations of the -sse and the file path, all of them either gave the same error or failed at an earlier point if the -sse was removed. It is also very possible that I am just misunderstanding how to add an argument, I am somewhat new to this. I also tried again adding a backslash to the end of the path which also did not work

 

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13 hours ago, gg12345 said:

When I try to run DynDOLOD through vortex I get an error stating that it cannot find the resources files. I believe I have installed them correctly, additionally it is opening in the correct mode (SSE). I believe the issue is that it is searching in the wrong path. Currently it is looking in the normal Steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim Special Edition\Data path, however, to prevent sse from updating to the anniversary edition I created a backup elsewhere in my program files folder. I currently run skyrim entirely through that backup folder, mods and all, and thus I need to change the path that DynDOLOD is searching in for the data folder. Any chance someone knows how to do this?

If the game folder was moved the best option is to run the games launcher once to update the Windows registry entry with the new path, since every tool use that to automatically find the game folder. The launcher can be executed directly without Steam running.

The game shouldn't be installed into special Windows folders like Program Files x86 to avoid problems with UAC etc.

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On 1/1/2022 at 1:08 AM, sheson said:

If the game folder was moved the best option is to run the games launcher once to update the Windows registry entry with the new path, since every tool use that to automatically find the game folder. The launcher can be executed directly without Steam running.

The game shouldn't be installed into special Windows folders like Program Files x86 to avoid problems with UAC etc.

I ran the launcher for the game on my D drive and it is still looking in my program files, I saw others had this problem but their solutions didn't work from what I remember.

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3 hours ago, Zerin99 said:

I ran the launcher for the game on my D drive and it is still looking in my program files, I saw others had this problem but their solutions didn't work from what I remember.

This is the registry key you need to modify to direct to the correct folder: 

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Bethesda Softworks\Skyrim Special Edition

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19 hours ago, DoubleYou said:

This is the registry key you need to modify to direct to the correct folder: 

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Bethesda Softworks\Skyrim Special Edition

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thank you very much that was what I needed.

16 hours ago, sheson said:

I had read that I just wasn't smart enough to figure it out. But the other comment helped get the rest of the way there. Thanks.

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36 minutes ago, Zerin99 said:

thank you very much that was what I needed.

I had read that I just wasn't smart enough to figure it out. But the other comment helped get the rest of the way there. Thanks.

You didn't write what didn't work. You did not mention you already read https://dyndolod.info/Messages/Windows-Registry-Key and didn't ask a specific question about it.

What rest of the way needs to be added to the documentation that was missing?

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1 hour ago, sheson said:

You didn't write what didn't work. You did not mention you already read https://dyndolod.info/Messages/Windows-Registry-Key and didn't ask a specific question about it.

What rest of the way needs to be added to the documentation that was missing?

Well I said starting the game from the launcher wasn't changing the registry I just needed to know how and where to manually change it. I read the wiki link but the picture he posted gave me enough information about Registry Editor and where exactly to find the files.

It was just weird because I had the mod running fine a few weeks ago until my game crashed so I tried updating to 3 but failed that so I went back to 2. I just ran it and it works fine now. You have a Patreon right?

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