Modding Skyrim - Modders Edition by Mattiewagg
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Modders Edition

This is a guide on the creation of mods, not the installation of mods. You can find plenty of those out there with a simple Nexus/Google search.

You are absolutely NOT permitted to reupload or use this for monetization.

This is Modding Skyrim: Modders Edition. It is a guidebook on the basics of creating mods for Skyrim yourself. It covers everything from guidelines when creating your mod to publishing it and beyond. It’s incredibly extensive, while remaining a general guide for all types of mod authors. Modding Skyrim: Modders Edition is not necessarily meant to be read all the way through, given its length. Instead, it has an index so you can skip to topics applicable to you, or you can read the entire thing if you’re interested (I’d wholeheartedly support you doing that, but I don’t expect most to do so).

It is intended for both new and old mod authors. If there's something I said that is factually incorrect, please tell me in the comments. Suggestions are welcomed from all - I want to make this as accurate and informative as possible. 

What It Includes

Modding Skyrim: Modders Edition includes 7 parts, with many sections and subsections in each. There are 4 parts that are informative parts of the guide, and 3 others to help explain the guide, navigate, and credit. The file includes an index, which lists all parts, sections and subsections with hyperlinks to each. The parts are:

Mod Creation
Mod Aftermath
Mod Release and Publishing
Mod Post-Release

File Format

The Modding Skyrim: Modders Edition 7zip archive includes a .pdf and .docx. If you don't have a program to open either of those files, there are two free programs I highly recommend:

Adobe Reader

Other Editions

All editions in the 'Modding Skyrim' series:

Modding Skyrim: Modder's Edition
Modding Skyrim: Scripter's Edition


Thank you to my editors, Jac and Corwin, especially.
Thanks to Bethesda for making Skyrim and providing modding tools.
Thanks to the entire modding community - you're great.