Reinstalling

Sometimes it becomes necessary to do a complete reinstall of the game if you’re running a lot of mods. I did that tonight because the game kept crashing on me. So right now I’m only running vanilla Skyrim with Frontier installed. I had forgotten that Skyrim looks pretty bleeding good in its vanilla state. I’ve noted that they got rid of the blocky faces we had when Skyrim was released. That’s great.

Frontier is now in its own folder too. I had to extract all the files for it and make it into an easily transferable folder. That folder will grow over time and it’s easily zipped later on when I want to go public with it. The transfer to the new install went smoothly. I only forgot some moutnain textures, but it’s all in place now. It was a great way of testing that everything goes along correctly with the packed mod so that the end users won’t have anything missing.

Now I need to testspin vanilla a bit and then reinstall some of my favourite mods as well. I’m installing all mods manually from now on since my last installation was a mess. No more NMM over here. Cheers.

4 responses to “Reinstalling

    • The only thing you need to remember after uninstalling is to clear out the steamapps/common/Skyrim folder. All your mods are stored there and for a reinstall, they need to go. I usually don’t keep backups of the mods I use. I redownload them from Nexus. That way I’m also sure I’ll get the latest versions. You’ll remember what mods you like and really need anyway. Try to give vanilla a test too. It’s really fun playing the game without mods once in a while. Good luck with the reinstall! 🙂

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