What is Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE)? – Skyrim Script Extender is a third-party tool that can be a plugin to Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s PC version. This plugin allows players to create, change, add additional functions of the game and update mods. Mods refer to modifications, which are alterations of the game’s program codes and extend game’s scripting capabilities and players can play it with their customized purposes. This is used by many Skyrim mods and now if you want to explore and modify Skyrim then you have to install SKSE. In this post, we shall guide you on how to download and install Skyrim Script Extender.

How to download SKSE (Skyrim Script Extender)

Step 1 – Download Skyrim Scrip Extender from its official website. We recommend you to down “7z Archive”, it is better than the installer.

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Note: You should have installed .zip extractor to extract files from the .zip format.

Step 2 – Extract the Skyrim Script Extender files. Instead of extracting to any other folder select “Extract Here”. A folder will be created in the same location.

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Step 3 – Now in another window open Skyrim path directory. The common path is C:\Program Files\Steam\steammapps\common\skyrim\.

Step 4 – Now from SKSE folder copy all of the .dll and .exe files to Skyrim Folder.

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Step 5 – Now, open the “Data\Scripts\” folders in the Skyrim folder and SKSE folders as well.

Step 6 – Once all done then copy all of the .pex files from the SKSE to the Skyrim folder.

Step 7 – Now, get back to Skyrim game directory in PC and select “Create Shortcut” by clicking right on “.skse_loader.exe”. Now put the shortcut to Desktop.

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Step 8 – Open and start the Steam now, kindly note that steam must be running before you start modified Skyrim.

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Step 9 – Open the shortcut of Skyrim we have dragged on Desktop.

Now you need to install Skyrim mods in order to make changes in the game.

How to install Skyrim Mods after Skyrim Script Extender is installed

One has to create an account at the Nexus Skyrim website to install Skyrim mods. You need to install a few modding utilities, and then you can start downloading mods and installing them with some click.

How to create Nexus Account

  • Open nexusmods.com in your browser.
  • Click on the register and scroll down to create an account.
  • Fill all the required details and at last verify by clicking on the link sent you through the mail.

How to Install essential Modding files to Skyrim

Step 1 – Open https://nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/1334/? to get the utility which allows you to organize your Skyrim mods.

Step 2 – Now tap on Download (Manual) and select the Mod Organizer with latest version installer link.

Step 3 – Now run the installer and select the path.

Step 4 – From Skyrim Directory run the mod organizer and allow it to manage NXM files.

Step 5 – Open SKSE site on https://skse.silverlock.org and click on the installer.

Step 6 – Open the installer by double-tapping on it and select the path of SKSE folder.

Step 7 – Now launch Mod Organizer from the Skyrim directory and tap the drop-down menu.

Step 8 – Once all done, click on the “Edit” button and then set the location to SKSE_Loader.exe file in the Skyrim folder.

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