From Step Modifications Wiki

Implemented as of STEP 2.10.0[edit]


  • Major - Introduce fundamental new functionality, tools, or methods. (e.g., Official Pack implementation, changing from BOSS to LOOT or from Wrye Bash to MO).
  • Minor - changes to guide mod list.
  • Hotfix - Change/fix Guide instructions that require amendment to the changelog (however large or small) and any other 'hotfixes' (e.g., changes to mod install order, mod instruction updates, patch updates, etc).
  • If a guide version is in a pre-release state, the version number may have a 'b' suffix to indicate a 'beta' version state.

Under this scheme[edit]

STEP Guide version example: 2.9.2

  • v2 brought changes to mod sorting software, mod management software, and introduced alpha Pack support
  • v9 constitutes nine changes to the mod lineup since the change to v2.
  • v2 constitutes two bug/hotfixes have been released since the last mod lineup change (v9).
The following are only hypothetical examples to illustrate changes that would apply to a specific level of versioning.
Skyrim & potential new FO4 guides:[edit]

Skyrim (current Skyrim STEP Guide version): 2.9.2

  • Switch to official Wrye Bash support: 3.0.0 (major changes resets minor/hotfix versions)
  • Remove a mod or add new mods: 2.10.0 (minor changes resets hotfix version)
  • Update mod installation instructions: 2.9.3
  • Separate Extended Pack from Core Guide AND change mod management software: 3.0.0

FO4 (brand new guide): 1.0.0 (new guides start at the beginning)