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Elevate the CPU Priority of the game process.
Increase FPS and Prevent stutters caused by other processes.

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[1/19/2024] Tested on SKSE 2.2.6/Game 1.6.1170
Skyrim Priority SE Anniversary
Tired of setting priority manually every time after the game startup?
This lightweight mod sets your game process priority to High automatically.
Higher priority ensures the game always takes most of the CPU usage and prevents stutters caused by other processes.

Kick other processes out. Skyrim is the only one that should have the whole CPU.
Be a wonder chicken Rude and Unreasonable.

SKSE DLL Only. No esp or papyrus script
Safe to install/upgrade/uninstall anytime

Fallout 4 Version: Fallout Priority
SkyrimLE Version: Skyrim Priority LE
Baldur's Gate 3: Baldur's Priority

  •  Install from Any Mod Manager or Extract to game directory manually .
  •  It's so simple that it doesn't even have step 2

*Load Order: Put it to wherever you like :D

Q: How does this mod work?
Skyrim Priority elevates the game process priority by calling the WinApi SetPriorityClass.
And higher priority can help the game compete for CPU from other processes.
So your game can run more smoothly and responsively and have fewer lags.

Q: Does it work on the previous version of SKSE64/VR?
There's no SKSE Version Checking in plugin.
And the implementation of this mod is not hard dependent on version even skse itself.
So it should work on all SKSE64/VR version.

Q: Does it supports Skyrim VR?
I don't have VR. But some VR users confirmed this mod do work on SkyrimVR and Enderal SE VR.

Q: Can you make this mod uses Address Library so you don't have to update?
Address Library is a awesome plugin.
But it's only for version independent game object address searching.
And Fallout Priority doesn't need to interact to game objects.
So this mod don't need it, and is already version independent.

Q: Does this mod work on Enderal SE?
Enderal SE is essentially a Skyrim SE Mod rather than a standalone game.
So Skyrim Priority SE do work on Enderal SE.

Q: Compatibility?
Compatible with everything.

Q: Does this mod support Linux OS? (Steam Deck)
No, currently this mod is for Windows only.

Q: So how do I know if this mod working?
After game startup. You can open Task Manager by press "Ctrl+Shift+Esc". Go to Details Tab.
Right click on Skyrim.exe/SkyrimVR.exe and check is the value of "Set priority" is High.

If you turned DynamicPriority on in the config. It will be BelowNormal because you are not focus on Game Window.
It will be back to High after you return to Game.

It's Normal by default without Mod or softwares like Process Lasso.

Technical details
Check the Microsoft Official Document for the details:

# Idle          = 0
# Below Normal  = 1
# Normal        = 2
# Above Normal  = 3
# High          = 4
# Realtime      = 5     (Require run SKSE as Administrator)

Skyrim Priority SE uses High by default
It's a safe priority that won't interrupt critical jobs by Windows.
You can change it in PriorityMod.toml If you want other priority.

About Realtime Priority
You should almost never use Realtime, because this interrupts system threads that manage mouse input, keyboard input, and background disk flushing. This class can be appropriate for applications that "talk" directly to hardware or that perform brief tasks that should have limited interruptions.

For Fallout4
This mod can also work on Fallout 4 directly.
The only thing you need to do is change the install path:
"Data/SKSE/Plugins" to "Data/F4SE/Plugins"

Or simply download Fallout Priority

Source Code
Available on Github: