Downgrade Patcher

Downgrade Skyrim SE (1.6 with free content) to Skyrim Special Edition 1.5.97

Click here to download the Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Downgrade Patcher from

Select the full patcher 3gb (NOT BEST OF BOTH WORLD!!!) and click on manual download.

Be sure the patcher version matches your Skyrim SE version otherwise IT WILL NOT WORK!!!.

To check that, go to your Skyrim SE install directory from steam, right click on SkyrimSE.exe and in the detail tab check the file version.

In the example above the patcher is for Skyrim 1.6.353 so be sure your skyrim version is 1.6.353

If the patcher version does not match your Skyrim SE version wait until the author release a matching version.

When downloaded, extract the file somewhere and execute FullPatcher_1.6.353.0- (name of the file can vary if a new version of the patcher is released)

Browse to your Skyrim Special Edition and click on Start Patching

This can take some times to complete. Wait until the process is finished.

Check your downgraded Skyrim Special Edition

When downgraded, go to your Skyrim SE installation directory from steam and check the file structure.

Check if you have these files, also be sure the files size matches

Do the same fo the Data directory

Be sure you don't have less or more files. If not uninstall Skyrim from steam, delete the Skyrim Special Edition folder, reinstall Skyrim Special Edition from steam and rerun the patcher.

The file binkw64.dll must be bigger than 290 kb, IT'S VERY IMPORTANT for the installer to process the dll plugin mod installation and avoid black screen when launching the game.

If for some reason you don't have the binkw64.dll with the right size, click here to download it (select 1.9.99 the bigger one)

Extract the file somewhere and copy-paste it in your skyrim installation directory (with overwrite confirmation). The file should have a size of 303kb

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