1. Core Setup


1.5 Core Mods

Automatic vs Manual Mods Installation (Optional)

As described in the previous sections, this guide provide a manual way of installing mods, if you want to go for automatic method, follow these steps (It's the same for all the mods)

For each mod you will see these buttons

The guide will always tell you to click on manual download

For automatic method, click on Mod Manager Download, you will get a window popup on your browser, click on Open NXM Link Proxy

Go to Mod Organizer 2 Downloads tab to see the progress of your download

When the mods is downloaded, you will get this result.

Right click on the mod and select Install.


For some mods you will see these notes

  • Hidden Files
  • Meaning some files have been set to hidden for the mod
  • Edit
  • Meaning you have to manually adjust settings
  • Cleaning
  • Meaning you have to clean the mod
  • Fomod
  • Meaning the mod has a fomod setup wizard


Sometimes when you install and activate a mod, the corresponding esp plugin file (if any) on the right panel can be left unchecked.

Always check in the Mod Organizer 2 right panel if the corresponding esp file is activated (unless the guide explicitly says to uncheck it)

Start to install Mods

Make sure you install the mods in the following order.

Click on a mod to expand the content

First thing first, we will create a separator in Mod Organizer 2, to organize our mods more easily

Right click on SSE Edit Data select All Mods and create separator

Type 1.CORE and click OK

Post Installation Setup

Select LOOT from the right combobox and click on Run button (Always run it from Mod Organizer)

Click on the sort button

You will get this screen

Click on Apply

Your mods plugins are now ordered correctly and the right side of your Mod Organizer 2 Panel should look like this

Start the game

Select SKSE and click on Run

In the game main menu start a new game

You can now directly create a new character using the mod Alternate Start Live another Life

Select a place to start (the game intro will be passed) and start to test if all the core mods have been installed correctly.

In the game open the console by typing this keyboard key

type tmm 01 and hit Enter

All map marker are now shown and you can fast travel to every location of the game to test your mods.

Make a save game and exit the game.

In Mod Organizer 2 double click on overwrite at the bottom window

You should see this window

Close the window, right click on overwrite and select Create Mod

Give the name SKSE Outputs and click OK

Check the new created mod.

Right click on SSE Edit Data, select All mods -> Create Separator and give the name OUTPUTS.

You should have the following result.

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