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Steps to blow out SKYRIM and start new install


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I have Skyrim up and running via STEP.  All seem fine (although I've only sampled gameplay so far) and I've learned a GREAT deal thru the STEP process.   However I seem to have become a mod ***** and want to go a different direction.  More of a very detailed survival type game.   I will attempt to follow Neovalen's Revisited process and am wondering the best way to go about the removal process.  I know MO's mods never touch the STEAM directory and different profiles can be saved but does MO have to go too ?   Thanks all

 

 

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No need to remove MO just because you want to do try different lists. If I understand you correctly.

 

If you want to remove mods just make a new profile and they will all be alphabetized and disabled and you can remake from the beginning. The ini files are imported from the default ones created when you first ran the game as I recall.

 

You can also just copy in from your previous profile to save time with the ordering and setup and then download new mods and enable those over others.

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On that note, Neo's SR is based on STEP, so a lot of mods overlap. The thing is they are sorted differently (Neo named his guide's sections differently to STEP).

 

You can copy STEP profile in MO into a new one and manually shuffle the mods around to match Neo's SR, and then install the missing ones, as per Neo's guide, also making the necessary edits as you go.

 

Just bear in mind that when you copy a profile, it will have all the ini files copied as well. See your Mod Organizer\Profiles folder.

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Thanks all. I think to play it safe I'll just remove everything and reinstall. I didn't really advance in the game so I'm not losing anything there. Clean slate. I'm excited to rock with this setup. The more the mods I can work in there the better. But it looks like I have to real pay close attention to his steps.

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No no! That's the beauty of Mod Organizer - you don't have to reinstall everything, as every single mod you've already installed is in it's own separate folder, so not a single file was overwritten, as opposed to using other mod managers, that install everything directly into Skyrim\Data folder.

 

The files are only VIRTUALLY overwritten, depending on their position in the list in left hand pane in Mod Organizer. Your left hand pane is your virtual Skyrim\Data folder, so to speak.

 

Seriously, save yourself some time and don't reinstall :) It's perfectly safe!

 

::EDIT::

 

Another thing with MO is that you can have multiple profiles with different set of installed (active) mods and separate ini files.

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"Its perfectly safe! "

 

 

Famous last words! :P

 

 

But yeah it should really not be required, the only thing you gain from it is a placebo effect "that it is better". I am much the same, but in terms of starting over on this then you will burn out fast from playing with mods if all you do is look at the install screen.

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MO seems fantastic. I know I'm tossing out safe mods/profiles but I want to run Revisited instructions to the T. It's kind of enjoyable believe it or not knowing I'm building the best game I've ever played bar none. I've learned an immense amount in such a short period of time - I see this as an extended tutorial anyway. And boy do I have alot more to learn !

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Fair enough, and I like your attitude and willingness to learn! Must say I also learned a lot from going through Skyrim Revisited install - to the point that I now maintain quite a complex build including my own custom compatibility patches, and so far it proved stable, save for a script overload problem I've had with the last build. But that was also a good lesson and for this new build I have now I removed many scripted mods (Enhanced Blood Textures, BFT, SkyTEST and a couple more) and with this new build I'm not seeing any problems.

 

I'm only level 8 so far, but in total I've experienced 1 CTD and 2 freezes so far. My recent problem were Infinite Loading Screens, but that was due to the fact that I omitted a tweak in Skyrim.ini file, after I added it last night, the ILS also went away.

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Fair enough, and I like your attitude and willingness to learn! Must say I also learned a lot from going through Skyrim Revisited install - to the point that I now maintain quite a complex build including my own custom compatibility patches, and so far it proved stable, save for a script overload problem I've had with the last build. But that was also a good lesson and for this new build I have now I removed many scripted mods (Enhanced Blood Textures, BFT, SkyTEST and a couple more) and with this new build I'm not seeing any problems.

 

I'm only level 8 so far, but in total I've experienced 1 CTD and 2 freezes so far. My recent problem were Infinite Loading Screens, but that was due to the fact that I omitted a tweak in Skyrim.ini file, after I added it last night, the ILS also went away.

Nice !    I'm really impressed with the level of complexity/immersion the game with the mods have to offer.   You have all done a great job moving it from a console type to a true RPG.  The tools are out there but it's up to me what level of enjoyment I will have.  It looks like I just have to work at - which is fun in its own right.  

 

What's also impressive is the helpful community you all foster at this site.  Taking your time out to help the less knowledgeable..  :-)  I can't say thanks enough.

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