Skyrim Special Edition site launch

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There won’t be many people who frequent the Nexus that won’t have heard of a certain big release happening this Friday the 28th October. Skyrim: Special Edition will finally be released and after our recent discussion with the community, we have set up Skyrim: Special Edition as a new game on Nexus Mods. We’re now ready to accept the myriad of mods already being created by people who were lucky enough to get access to the beta test. The new url is http://nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition.

We have also added a tool that will let the author of any Skyrim mod page duplicate most of their information over to a totally new mod page on our Skyrim: Special Edition site. To do this you can use the "Duplicate to SkyrimSE" link which is available on every Skyrim mod you've created, or you can duplicate them all at once from the manage your files page on Skyrim Nexus.



Duplicated mods will have the mod description, images, videos, tags and permissions copied over to a totally new mod page under the Skyrim: Special Edition game page. All other information will be blank, including download stats, endorsements, comments, bugs and files. The two mods will then be totally different from that point onwards and will be in no way linked. You can find more information about this decision here.

If you do not currently have access to Skyrim Special Edition, please do not publish your mods until you can make 100% sure that they are working within the game. Some users will want to download mods now, despite the fact they cannot play them yet, so that they’re ready for the game’s release on Friday. If you are releasing your mods without first ensuring they work for Skyrim SE then that’s just not fair on them. So please be patient and wait to test your mods thoroughly before publishing. Any mods that are duplicated over to the new site will be unpublished by default, please check the page is correct and everything is in order before ‘publishing’ and making it live.

We’re hoping to see the Skyrim: Special Edition section fill up with mods for your enjoyment, and we’ll be around all weekend keeping an eye on developments.

We’ve been working on Skyrim: Special Edition support for Nexus Mod Manager (NMM) - and we should be ready to release it shortly after the game launches once we have tested everything on the release version of the game.

262 comments

  1. aero64
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    So i need install all of my 5435465465465489 mods from Skyrim to SSE? OMG
    1. VarsityChaos
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      Hey, that's the fun part. You aren't playing Skyrim unless you spend 95% of your time modding your game and 5% seeing if you CTD
    2. newyevon2
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      you hit it on the nose with that
    3. EatsCookies
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      "Hey, that's the fun part. You aren't playing Skyrim unless you spend 95% of your time modding your game and 5% seeing if you CTD" I thought that was just me!
    4. Xtudo
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      "Hey, that's the fun part. You aren't playing Skyrim unless you spend 95% of your time modding your game and 5% seeing if you CTD"

      LOL You said it all!
    5. BronzeKnight
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      This is so true.
    6. mtandrew
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      "Hey, that's the fun part. You aren't playing Skyrim unless you spend 95% of your time modding your game and 5% seeing if you CTD" - VarsityChaos

      THIS IS SO TRUE
    7. DFX2K9
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      The CTD gambling is real. It's like an addiction, but you mainly loose time and not money.
    8. badkrma
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      @ VarsityChaos YES! this is how I play these games exactly... I've yet to finish the game and all DLC ... I spend more time trying out mods and then restarting than actual playing... love this site
    9. Bob100
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      LOLz RIP 2 ya pc hard drive
    10. iCrassa
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      Hopefully less of the CTD on this version
    11. harosokman
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      The old motto, "Mod it till it breaks" all over again...
    12. DownBeatBeatDown
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      Hopefully less of the CTD on this version



      We're talking about Zeni-Beth, yeah? Somehow, someway, they will find a way to ctd or bug you into Oblivion, even if they have to invent some. :p
    13. DasHobbyLP
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      "Hey, that's the fun part. You aren't playing Skyrim unless you spend 95% of your time modding your game and 5% seeing if you CTD"
      Oh my god, so I´m not the only one
    14. BlueGunk
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      The Force became a religion. Perhaps Skyrim Modding should be one, too? In game, pray at the Altar of the Divine Modder to heal your wounds and cure your diseases, and stave off the next CTD for five more minutes.
    15. bubbanole91
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      I cried a little at the realization of that being 100% truthful.
    16. mook1022
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      Amen...brother!!!
    17. Darkknightsyndrome
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      Exactly, well put my friend. xD
    18. StevenC21
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      BUGGING INTO OBLIVION! I HAD NO IDEA YOU COULD BUG YOUR WAY INTO PREVIOUS GAMES! I WILL NOW BUG MY WAY BACK TO ARENA! GOODBYE SKYRIM PLAYERS!
  2. DrLkrD
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    Glad I got it for free!!!!!
    Special Edition looks like CRAP!!!!!
    Bethesda needs to employee Chesko, Boris and all the other modders who have made the game so beautiful and better..............
    First trees look 10xs smaller, fog or haze everywhere even when looking into the distance there is a haze so you can't really see the mountains. Over saturated with Orange and did i say haze. Looks crisp and clean in immediate area sometimes but distance wise it is a hazy feeling, Did I mention the haze??????? Oh during the day it is a bluish haze in the distance........did I mention haze?????????????????????????????????
    I come out of the Helgen cave expecting to see a vast Forest and a Forestry feeling and I'm like where are all the trees???????????????? Did they actually shrink them????? Oh you added the crappy vanilla foliage everywhere??? Even in WhiteRun........walking up the steps and seeing the Orange or Reddish fern crap on both sides. No grass just the same crappy orange, reddish, brown stuff they call grass.
    And some strange light around the candles.
    What about the water??????? Crap absolute Crap............Wish there was Purity. At least with RealLike ENB and Purity and LE my water looks Crystal Clear.............
    and what is with the specs in the snow......it makes it so unimmersive........
    No wonder we PCers get the game for free from Steam.......This is just the first 20 minutes or so of the game and was already ready for an ENB........
    The only saving grace and I applaud Bethesda for is the 64-bit.
    Even Enderal looks better than SE

    I am running
    AMD A10 7870 4.29ghz processor
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    1. Camilla118
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      You are a godsend. Thanks for having an actual report with factual evidence from first hand experience. Bethesda expected this game to get a harsh criticism from the PC community, so it was good they made it free. But they also knew the lowly pleb bottom-feeder console peasants would milk this game like they did in 2011. I call it a money grab.
    2. MartyK911
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      Dude, be glad they didn't change too much! By only changing core engine systems, it shouldn't be too hard to port over all the existing mods, while significantly increasing performance. Since all the mods we currently have already provide extremely high-quality textures, there's no need to do that all over again (plus it allows for more customizability). I agree that it's not much use to new players, but come on, it's a free update.
    3. SigynX1
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      Yeah, I would have paid for SSE and still would have been happy since I mod it anyway. Free is a bonus.
    4. DrLkrD
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      Sorry to be a Debbie Downer but if you saw LE, F4 or GTA and see what I see, SE would be a terrible let down.
    5. pegueng
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      Weird, i don't recognize your, what was it you called it.. oh yes HAZE... I just got out from the Helgen cave and It was a crisp day, Alduin wingin away in the sky, Bleakfalls barrow clearly visible in the distance... But ofcourse, as my PC isn't highend anymore, i didn't turn the knobs to eleven on the graphics. It did feel weird though to startup a playthrough without some effects that i had taken for granted, Like the SKYUI for instance, and the HUDs. I did think about the skeletons and character enhancements not being there, but i had completely forgot about the above mentioned... hehe. Anyway, i think I'm gonna make a playthrough unmodded, just for remembrance... if nothing else. I'm also quite happy that they made this one as a standalone optional separate install, and not an overwrite on the existing game. So, with that said, MERRY GAMING / Slaintë me lads and lasses
    6. GentlexFist
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      Agreed, I felt like they should have at least did something different with the texture of the vanilla races... now we can just have the ugly vanilla textures in HIGH DEFINITION. I will still going to play it because I am too lazy to reinstall the original but I will be anticipating the release of all the mods that fix all of vanilla skyrim's ugliness. Don't get me wrong, I love skyrim and The Elder Scrolls series but I have too many negative thoughts about this "Special Edition" to list. It just feels like bethesdas reply the cries of console players and instead of just making Skyrim backwards compatible they are want people to buy the same game twice. Of course now with the addition of mods maybe console players can see a skyrim as beautiful as ours.
    7. GentlexFist
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      Agreed, I felt like they should have at least did something different with the texture of the vanilla races... now we can just have the ugly vanilla textures in HIGH DEFINITION. I will still going to play it because I am too lazy to reinstall the original but I will be anticipating the release of all the mods that fix all of vanilla skyrim's ugliness. Don't get me wrong, I love skyrim and The Elder Scrolls series but I have too many negative thoughts about this "Special Edition" to list. It just feels like bethesdas reply the cries of console players and instead of just making Skyrim backwards compatible they are want people to buy the same game twice. Of course now with the addition of mods maybe console players can see a skyrim as beautiful as ours.
    8. coll543
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      Well, the consoles got a graphical upgrade and we got 64 bit memory paging so we can mod it more. A lot more. So install every beautification without worry of memory limits
    9. Syq111
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      memory worry is solved by mr boris long time ago if u dont noticed.
    10. blueknight1960
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      I think you need to re-write what you typed because you forgot to mention the haze.
    11. fullarmor2
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      This was a brilliant move by Bethesda. They will make a s*** load of money from the consoles.Making the Skyrim PC'er modding experience available for the console game users is an extremely marketable idea. And for the record, I played my first couple hours with the special edition and I had a great time. I was impressed overall. I didn't have a single crash or freeze. And the load times were very fast. And overall it looked great for an unmodded game. 64 bit potential!I do agree about the haze though. That was annoying to me. But I would assume that modding will take care of any issue right? So I'm expecting the special edition to be the best experience of Skyrim in time.
    12. gokurules22
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      think about this for a second here. your born in the 80's and the only gaming systems you were able to play were the nes and sega master system. you pop in a game for the first time in your life and you pick up the controller and are amazed at the characters moving on screen because you pressed a button on a piece of plastic in your hands. you get a bit older and are exposed to the awesomeness of the snes and genesis. and you think to yourself that it cant possibly get any better. but your wrong. you reach your teens and there you are picking up a n64 controller and controlling a 3d! character on tv. and you say once again, it cant get any better than this. but your wrong once more. your in your early twenties and there you are playing kingdom hearts on your brand new ps2. you are blown away at how real the characters look on screen. fast forward another few years and there you are , late twenties playing skyrim on your xbox 360, your breath being taken away by how beautiful this game sounds, looks and feels. and you finally realize that all your life you have been taking for granted your ability to enjoy such an awesome technology. and then fall 2016 comes around and you are playing an updated version of skyrim on your brand new pc, and you start seeing the current gaming generation complaining about skyrim not looking as good as they think it should look. and you tell yourself, i am so glad that i am gratefull for growing up in the 80's, a time where games really did look like crap compared to now.
    13. voxeylady
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      I thought it was cool that they were doing optical focus effects, like how an actual eye works. I thought it was brilliant. And if you want the mountains to look clear, just look directly at them. I am playing on "ultra" settings, tho.
  3. DrLkrD
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    Yesterday I made three lengthy comments on how disappointed I am with this Graphic enhancement...
    I posted a few pics to show why I am disappointed........or am I the only one having these issues........
    Yes I do know it is 64-bit and I am stoked about the possibilities...........

    1. demerion2898
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      do you no anything about legend cain?
  4. Prem15
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    Hey Fellow Modder, I have a Small Request, Can you Port the Enhanced Camera  mod over to SKYRIM SE, I really need this mod to complete my Fantasy world. Thanks.. A fellow Gamer...
  5. jackbewitch
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    In a word SSE looks very promising, but until skse and skyui are ported over, game play is so limited and the types of mod available are so limited that I have returned to Skyrim until SSE gets the boost required to support my favorite mods and types of mods. That may just be me, but I suspect not. However, I will say this, the 64 bit capability has tremendous possibilities, not the least of which being able to have more than 255 mods :-). But they need to be the right kind of mods, so I am waiting.
  6. breton warrior
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    Not sure where the "graphics look worse" comments are coming from because straight out of the box it looks way better than vanilla Skyrim did 5 years ago.

    SSE mods are coming thick and fast and quite a few are re-works of old favourites so I already have a Skyrim SE much like my earlier version. If the author is not doing it read up on what needs doing, apart from some artwork changes most can be done with the CK and Nifscope if needed.

    Smoother, Faster and overall a far better base game to build on than the older Skyrim.
  7. DrLkrD
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    Huh?? If this is supposed to run off the F4 engine why does it look like crap???
    it looks like dog crap. I have tweaked my graphic card, setting on Ultra and my 4k tv and it still looks like dog doo do.
    Five o clock shadows on the ladies when they face certain directions. The Face shadow problem seems to be back on the character.
    Walking through Falkreath I notice the trees are SMALLER.....why did they make the trees smaller???? I wanted to get lost in the forest and have that forestry feeling..........
    Going through Bleak Falls and it is the same vanilla lighting????????????? or Helgen???? No distinction of shadows??????
    Darker dungeons or Further or RLO made the dungeons look better......
    What God rays???? Oh Boy...........I turned them off..............
    Yes I know it is 64 bit but the thing is I learned to run the 32 bit stabilize it, run 200 gigs of mods and never have crashes or stutters. And it looks amazing......on a 150 graphic card.........
    Finally upgraded my grapic card to a 1060 geforce gtx and LE looks phenomenal and F4 running on 4k monitor..........
    I am stoked about the possibilites of the 64 bit but this is what it looks like?????????
    What a let down!!!!!!!
    Sure it looks different but it does not look better.............
    1. Tbrown36
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      you got it for free.
    2. Bob100
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      damn i really need 2 get that 1060 im still have a 960 4 gb
    3. theMetamancer
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      @ Tbrown36

      Not exactly. You have to own the original plus all DLC first, which was _not_ free.
    4. DarkStarField
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      @theMetamancer

      Semantics. Special Edition was still free to anyone who already owned Legendary Edition, or all the DLC(ie almost everyone on PC). That's like saying, in a buy one get one free sale, that the second one isn't free because you have to buy the first one...
    5. ClaymoretheDog
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      Just wait a month until until SKSE and ENB is out and everything goes back to normal, excep way better
    6. SasukeUchiha501
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      200 GB of mods without any crashes? Don't believe that for a second, sorry.
    7. O7703VANS
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      Can only use 283GB in TOTAL on my hard drive... time for a computer upgrade... -_-
    8. DrLkrD
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      I watched a lot of GamerPoets and Gopher videos several times on how to stabalize skyrim plus read a lot of S.T.E.P. Many hours reading other peoples comments trying to figure out problems, configuring tweaking and merging mods. A lot of trial and error. I have my core mods I know I have ran for hours with out crashing and there is at least 15 to 20 mods easily. I also re-texture everything. From the clothes to the chairs to the potion bottles, weapons and armors, landscape npcs, and cities.
      I have at least 20 gigs on sse and still waiting on realistic needs, sexlab framework, amorous adventures, sex dialogues, bathing beauties, bathing in skyrim, face to face conversation, fnis sexy moves, underground bathhouse, legacy of dragonbourne, fnis enhance character animations, simply knock, skinny dipping, convient horses, schlongs, and many more that mod authors have made to make the game so so so much better.
      So if you read, watch Gamer or Gopher and other modders suggestions, clean and learn to merge mods and trial and error, it is possible to run 200 gigs of mods without crashing.
  8. lanateen
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    How does one get the right file or menu to get the Skyrim SE mod menu. basically how do i get Skyrim se mods to work i need the mod manager
  9. misguidedintention
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    Does this mean that this is the end of people creating mods for the PC version of Skyrim?! I just put in a gaming computer in the layaway and collecting mods to use when I get it -.-' I guess that also means that these will no longer be updated? I don't want to get a console just for Skyrim..
    1. rbmill02
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      While people may stop modding for Skyrim, it's been out for almost 5 years now, and there are plenty of mods to sample here. Many, if not most, of these mods will migrate over to Skyrim SE, and some may continue to be developed for vanilla Skyrim. I wouldn't worry.
    2. mrgiggls
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      Not at all....and you are not forced to play SSE..if you own the original Skyrim for PC you can play and mod it as long as you like.
      SSE has a reworked engine that is more stable and looks better than original vanilla Skyrim. SKSE for SSE is coming which will allow much more mods to be ported over or to be newly created for SSE specifically.
    3. misguidedintention
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      Oh I see ty. Sorry for a late reply but sadly I currently can't afford an Xbox one to play sse so ill have to stick to the original. :/

      Edit: sorry nvm. I forgot it was on pc.
  10. xxxxwm
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    Anything special about this edition?
    1. drfreezz
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      Yep you can run over 255 mods
    2. SpiderMax95
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      it is 64bit which is awesome. haven't tried the game myself yet though.
    3. terre31
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      how many mods exactly?
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