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[SLOVED] BCFs Not Showing Up

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Ok. This STEP thing is really making me feel like an idiot. I am completely new to modding and this is my first attempt, I'm learning as I go.

 

First off, I have BOSS, Wrye Bash, TES5Edit, SKSE, Skyrim, and BOSS Userlist Manager all installed and set to run from inside Skyrim Mod Organizer. I am installing STEP 2.2.8 and have made it to the installation of 'Skill Interface' in section 2.E. This mod seems to involve 2 BCFs. I followed the instructions in the Wiki Guide for installing BCFs with Wrye Bash (opened from inside Mod Manager). After installing both with the wizard they appeared in the mod list in Wrye Bash. I then ran BOSS (from inside Wrye Bash), as per one of the sets of instructions I found on this site. The new mod showed up as an "Unrecognised Mod". I then closed Boss and Bash and returned to Mod Organizer. The new "Bash" mod did not show up in MO. I ran BUM (from inside MO) and created a custom rule based on the automatic one it generated for the new mod. I then re-ran BOSS (from inside MO). Still no new mod in MO, although it was showing in BOSS. I then ran Wrye Bash again and uninstalled / reinstalled the mod, thinking that I missed some step in the instructions. After doing that, the new mod does not show up in Wrye Bash's mod list, BOSS, BUM, or MO. The only place it's visible is in Wrye Bash on the Installers tab.

  • Do I have to use the BCFs? I assume it's required since they're listed.
  • Do I have to install the mod as normal through MO AND install the BCF through Wrye Bash?
  • How can I find the mod that I've already installed? It seems any reference to the mod was somehow lost when I uninstalled / reinstalled it.
  • What did I do wrong the first time around that prevented the mod from showing up in MO? (If not answered by one of the above questions)
Thanks again, guys. Although this modding thing is driving me nuts, at least there is a good group of active forum members to help out.

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I think I may have solved my own problem with a few hours of Googling. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, please.

 

BCFs are only necessary if you are doing all of your mod installing through Wrye Bash. If you are installing your mods through Mod Organizer, BCFs are irrelevant and not needed. The only reason to have Wrye Bash installed through Mod Organizer is so you can use Wrye Bash to make bash patches, if one is necessary.

 

If that is correct, it would answer all of my questions. I'm going forward assuming I do not need the BCFs, so, if that is untrue, please let me know.

 

P.s. As a beginner, I am running into many parts of this installation that are confusing. Or at least slightly unclear and a bit foggy. Is there a group of people that edit the main installation walkthrough? I would share my insights, or lack thereof, with them to help make the installation clearer to others.

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BCFs are only necessary if you are doing all of your mod installing through Wrye Bash. If you are installing your mods through Mod Organizer, BCFs are irrelevant and not needed. The only reason to have Wrye Bash installed through Mod Organizer is so you can use Wrye Bash to make bash patches, if one is necessary.

 

Yes, that is totally correct.

Mod Organizer doesn't handle BCFs well, those left in the guide are just there for people still using Wrye Bash. (Note that the STEP only started using Mod Organizer in the last version of the guide)

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