Nolvus Dashboard Auto Installer

Technical Informations

The Nolvus Dashbaord is a multi threaded application that is bound to your cpu cores. Your total bandwith will be distributed between your CPU cores.

In a ideal world, if you have for instance a 20 MB/s connection and have a 4 cores CPU you will download 4 files at the same time at 5MB/s each.

You can modify this behaviour though by editing your Nolvus Dashboard.ini file (inside your application root directory) and modify this value


Count = [YOUR VALUE]

Be sure to not set a too big number for [YOUR VALUE]. if you have a 4 cores CPU put max 6 as value. Overloading your CPU will be worse so be aware of it.

The application has also an auto retry feature when a download has been interrupted or if it gives an error. By default it's 3.

You can also modify this value in your Nolvus Dashboard.ini file


Retry = [YOUR VALUE]

This value will have no impact if a download link is dead or if you can't reach the server where the file is hosted. So be sure to not set a too high number to avoid waiting for any timeout for nothing.

When using a laptop sometimes the Dashboard may not recognize your NVIDIA GPU and you won't be able to select DLAA (only for NVIDIA GPU) during installation. To remove the anti aliasing control, open your Nolvus Dashboard.ini file and set as follow (you can add these lines if they don't exist). BE SURE you have an NVIDIA card because selecting DLAA without a nvidia gpu will CRASH your game


ForceAA = True

You can close the application during installation anytime you want, it will resume where it left off.

Using a modern computer with a good wired internet connection and a Nexus Premium account you should install the Nolvus mod pack in about 1 hour.


  • 24 cores AMD ryzen 5900x CPU
  • 500 mb/s internet connection
  • Internal SATA SSD

Do not install the mod pack on a HDD!!! It will take ages to install and the list is not designed to run on a HDD for performance reasons. Though if you choose to archive the mods on a hdd, the installation/reinstallation time will take longer.

Errors Management

When an error occurs, the dashboard will continue the installation until all mods have been processed or if the max errors threshold has been reached.

You should see this message at the bottom of the installer when one or several errors occur.

At the end of the process you should see this screen.

You can then review all errors. To fix them click on the Fix button to open the FAQ where the most common errors with solutions are listed.

The dashboard has a setting called ErrorsThreshold, its default value is 50 (max is 100).

You can modify this value by editing your Nolvus Dashboard.ini file (inside your application root directory, you can add the line if it doesn't exist).


ErrorsThreshold = [YOUR VALUE]

When the number of errors is equal to this threshold, the application will stop even if all mods are not processed yet.

This setting has been added for a reason, let's say your ssd drive become full and you still have to install 500 mods, the installer will stop when it reaches the threshold and you will not have to review 500 errors at the end of the installation but only the max errors allowed by the threshold.

If you want the installer stops when a single error occurs, set ErrorsThreshold to 1. This is really recommended if you are not a premium Nexus user (as downloads are not automated).

To disable the threshold (not recommended) set ErrorsThreshold to 0

Cache Management

For each mods to install, the Dashboard will first download the mod archive file and put it in the cache/downloads folder.

When the file is downloaded, the Dashboard will check its bytes one by one to ensure the file is valid and will extract it in cache/extract folder under its CRC values folder name.

When the file is fully extracted, the Dashboard will copy what it needs from the extract folder into the final mod directory used by mo2

When the mod is installed, the Dashboard will delete the temporary extracted folder and either delete the archive file (if you did not enable the archiving) or move the archive in the archive directory you choose at the beginning of the installation.

If the Dashboard starts to extract the file and give an error during extraction, it means 90% of the time a disk is full error or a in most dramatic case a drive failure

As the Dashboard is a multi threaded application, it will do what is described above for each mods that it can download simultaneously (this is bound to your cpu cores number, refer to the prcess count in the previous section) and therefore take more space than what is really needed for the entire list.

In case you have a disk is full error but have enough space for the entire list, do this

  • 1. Close the Dashboard
  • 2. Delete the cache folder
  • 3. Open the NolvusDashboard.ini file (under the installer main dir)
  • 4. Set Count = 1 (under [Process])
  • 5. Restart the Dashboard
  • 6. Select to stop the dashboard when a single error occurs (first option)
  • 7. Resume the installation

These steps could help to avoid the disk is full error, because the Dashboard will install one mod at a time and delete the related cache data before going to the next mod.

A note on Premium Nexus user.

You need to be a Nexus Premium user in order to have automatic downloads. The application will work without but you will have to manually click for each mods and your total bandwith will be limited to 3 MB/s.

If you subscribe to Nexus premium, you will maybe have to wait a few minutes for the Nexus API to synchronize. You can check your premium status in the bottom right corner of the installer.

Stock Game

Nolvus uses its own Skyrim game folder. It takes the files from Steam (after a binary check to be sure it's legal and has the right version) and copy them into your Instances\[Instance_Name]\STOCK GAME folder.

Your Steam install remains absolutely clean and if Skyrim gets an update it will not break the Nolvus installation.

Source code

The Nolvus Dashboard is open source (under GPL 3 License). The source code can be found on Github here. I don't provide any support for the source code though. You will be on your own.

Virus total scan

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