Security update for Nexus Mod Manager

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Today we are releasing some security updates for the Nexus Mod Manager to bring us in line with the new EU GDPR rules coming into force next month.

NMM has been "end-of-line" since 2016, which means we no longer provide any official support for the software, but we thought it was prudent to spend the time and money to release this update so our users could continue to use the software's online services while ensuring we're compliant with the new regulations. We also did not want people to think we were using the GDPR as an excuse to force people on to our new mod manager, Vortex, either. The alternative was to simply turn off the old services completely, essentially making NMM, and any other software using our old login services, offline only.

To prevent any drama with this process, we've even patched up version 0.52.3 of NMM (the last version before the profile functionality was added) so there are no complaints.

In order to be compliant, we need to turn off our old, less secure login to the web services completely. We plan to do this on Tuesday the 8th of May. This will mean anyone who does not update their NMM will no longer be able to use NMM online. This will prevent you from being able to login, check for new file versions or download mods from the site directly in to NMM. This will also affect any other software that uses the old login destination and method, for example, Mod Organizer. We do not officially support Mod Organizer, nor is it made, updated or maintained by us, so any updates needed to ensure it works with our new login service will need to be handled by the team behind Mod Organizer. If you are currently a coder with software making use of the old Nexus login system, please do get in contact via PM or Discord and I will put you through to the appropriate person to help you get on to the newer system as soon as possible.

For convenience, both updated versions of NMM can be found on a new file page setup to make this a little easier. Remember, download 0.65.0 if you are using a version of NMM that is 0.60.x or later. Download 0.52.4 if you are using version 0.52.3 of NMM.

Apologies for the inconvenience caused, but it's 8 year old code now and, at some point, this was going to happen!

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  1. Dreifels
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    I got  v. 0.65.2 and when it tried to update it says "could not get version information from update server." What do I have to do get the application to update without losing any of the mods I had downloaded?


    you read the first line of that message only.
    the second line is the link to
    https://github.com/Nexus-Mods/Nexus-Mod-Manager/releases
    from where you can download the last version
  2. animal630
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    I got  v. 0.65.2 and when it tried to update it says "could not get version information from update server." What do I have to do get the application to update without losing any of the mods I had downloaded?
  3. Andarus2
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    Adding

    77.72.3.39 nmm.nexusmods.com# legacy-api.nexusmods.com

    in your HOSTS file will fix the MO Issues.
    1. barisnevres
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      You saved a lot of work, thank you
    2. danielleonyett
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      Hi, would you be able to tell me where to find the HOSTS file? I'm having a difficult time locating it. :/
    3. Deathskull92
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      It will be in: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc folder
    4. danielleonyett
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      sweet! i just had to look up how to modify that file, but easily found instructions AND IT WORKED!
      opened mod organizer and it signs me in, no problem! thanks and kudos to you & andarus2!
    5. TacticianLyra
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      Thank you so much for doing this. I couldn't even download files from the site without it.
    6. Ghost85100
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      This worked for being able to sign in, but did nothing for being able to download mods. I get this log upon trying to download mods like "Beyond Skyrim: Bruma" and "Immersive Creatures" (they downloaded to 100% but I can't do anything with them after that):

      Screenshot: http://prntscr.com/jfxn5h

      22:13:45 [D] Working directory: C:\Users\[Me]\Documents\Mod Management\ModOrganizer
      22:13:45 [D] MO at: C:\Users\[Me]\Documents\Mod Management\ModOrganizer
      22:13:45 [D] initializing core
      22:13:45 [D] downloads after refresh: 2
      22:13:45 [D] initialize plugins
      22:13:45 [D] looking for plugins in C:\Users\[Me]\Documents\Mod Management\ModOrganizer\plugins
      22:13:45 [D] loaded plugin "bsaExtractor.dll"
      22:13:45 [D] loaded plugin "checkFNIS.dll"
      22:13:45 [D] loaded plugin "diagnoseBasic.dll"
      22:13:45 [D] loaded plugin "gameFallout3.dll"
      22:13:45 [D] loaded plugin "gameFalloutNV.dll"
      22:13:45 [D] loaded plugin "gameOblivion.dll"
      22:13:45 [D] loaded plugin "gameSkyrim.dll"
      22:13:45 [D] loaded plugin "iniEditor.dll"
      22:13:45 [D] loaded plugin "installerBAIN.dll"
      22:13:45 [D] loaded plugin "installerBundle.dll"
      22:13:45 [D] loaded plugin "installerFomod.dll"
      22:13:45 [D] loaded plugin "installerManual.dll"
      22:13:45 [D] loaded plugin "installerNCC.dll"
      22:13:45 [D] loaded plugin "installerQuick.dll"
      22:13:45 [D] loaded plugin "NMMImport.dll"
      22:13:45 [D] loaded plugin "previewBase.dll"
      22:13:45 [D] loaded plugin "pyCfg.py"
      22:13:45 [D] loaded plugin "proxyPython.dll"
      22:13:46 [D] downloads after refresh: 57
      22:13:46 [D] game path: C:\Users\[Me]\Documents\Games\steamapps\common\Skyrim
      22:13:46 [D] managing game at C:\Users\[Me]\Documents\Games\steamapps\common\Skyrim
      22:13:46 [D] setting up configured executables
      22:13:46 [D] configured profile: Default
      22:13:46 [D] validating login cookies
      22:13:46 [D] initializing tutorials
      22:13:46 [D] loaded language en-US
      22:13:47 [D] interface Wi-Fi seems to be up (address: 2601:742:8004:3e9f::3b6e)
      22:13:47 [D] displaying main window
      22:13:47 [D] retrieving credentials
      22:13:47 [D] user is not premium
      22:13:49 [D] C:\Users\[Me]\Documents\Mod Management\ModOrganizer\profiles\Default\modlist.txt saved
      22:13:54 [D] request resume from url http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Beyond%20Skyrim%20-%20Bruma%201.3.30-84946-1-3-30.7z?fid=1000254736&ttl=1525937274&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=f7aae842284fd8bf11dfbfaa75956b12
      22:13:54 [D] resume at 274436452 bytes
      22:14:01 [D] request resume from url http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Skyrim%20Immersive%20Creatures%20v6_5_2b%20NMM%20BAIN-24913-6-5-2b.7z?fid=1000196583&ttl=1525937244&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=19c0d9ab3edc8373...
      22:14:01 [D] resume at 157824248 bytes
      22:20:01 [D] nexus category id 42 maps to internal 35
      22:20:01 [D] mod id guessed: A Quality World Map - New Installer-4929-8-4 -> 4929
      22:20:01 [D] using mod name "A Quality World Map and Solstheim Map - With Roads" (id 4929) -> A Quality World Map - New Installer-4929-8-4.7z
      22:20:09 [D] running C:\Users\[Me]\Documents\Mod Management\ModOrganizer\NCC\NexusClientCLI.exe -g Skyrim -p "C:\Users\[Me]\Documents\Mod Management\ModOrganizer\profiles\Default" -gd "C:\Users\[Me]\Documents\G...
      22:20:24 [D] brought window to front
      22:20:38 [D] Installation successful
      22:22:25 [D] request resume from url http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Skyrim%20Immersive%20Creatures%20v6_5_2b%20NMM%20BAIN-24913-6-5-2b.7z?fid=1000196583&ttl=1525937244&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=19c0d9ab3edc8373...
      22:22:25 [D] resume at 672876832 bytes
      22:22:26 [W] Error downloading http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Skyrim Immersive Creatures v6_5_2b NMM BAIN-24913-6-5-2b.7z?fid=1000196583&ttl=1525937244&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=19c0d9ab3edc8373f25327c3b7a838ad...
      22:22:26 [D] request resume from url http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Skyrim%20Immersive%20Creatures%20v6_5_2b%20NMM%20BAIN-24913-6-5-2b.7z?fid=1000196583&ttl=1525937244&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=19c0d9ab3edc8373...
      22:22:26 [D] resume at 672876832 bytes
      22:22:26 [W] Error downloading http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Skyrim Immersive Creatures v6_5_2b NMM BAIN-24913-6-5-2b.7z?fid=1000196583&ttl=1525937244&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=19c0d9ab3edc8373f25327c3b7a838ad...
      22:22:28 [D] request resume from url http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Skyrim%20Immersive%20Creatures%20v6_5_2b%20NMM%20BAIN-24913-6-5-2b.7z?fid=1000196583&ttl=1525937244&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=19c0d9ab3edc8373...
      22:22:28 [D] resume at 672876832 bytes
      22:22:29 [W] Error downloading http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Skyrim Immersive Creatures v6_5_2b NMM BAIN-24913-6-5-2b.7z?fid=1000196583&ttl=1525937244&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=19c0d9ab3edc8373f25327c3b7a838ad...
      22:22:29 [D] Download failed: Error downloading http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Skyrim Immersive Creatures v6_5_2b NMM BAIN-24913-6-5-2b.7z?fid=1000196583&ttl=1525937244&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=19c0d9ab3edc837...
      22:29:51 [D] request resume from url http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Skyrim%20Immersive%20Creatures%20v6_5_2b%20NMM%20BAIN-24913-6-5-2b.7z?fid=1000196583&ttl=1525937244&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=19c0d9ab3edc8373...
      22:29:51 [D] resume at 672876832 bytes
      22:29:51 [W] Error downloading http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Skyrim Immersive Creatures v6_5_2b NMM BAIN-24913-6-5-2b.7z?fid=1000196583&ttl=1525937244&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=19c0d9ab3edc8373f25327c3b7a838ad...
      22:29:51 [D] request resume from url http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Skyrim%20Immersive%20Creatures%20v6_5_2b%20NMM%20BAIN-24913-6-5-2b.7z?fid=1000196583&ttl=1525937244&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=19c0d9ab3edc8373...
      22:29:51 [D] resume at 672876832 bytes
      22:29:52 [W] Error downloading http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Skyrim Immersive Creatures v6_5_2b NMM BAIN-24913-6-5-2b.7z?fid=1000196583&ttl=1525937244&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=19c0d9ab3edc8373f25327c3b7a838ad...
      22:29:52 [D] request resume from url http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Skyrim%20Immersive%20Creatures%20v6_5_2b%20NMM%20BAIN-24913-6-5-2b.7z?fid=1000196583&ttl=1525937244&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=19c0d9ab3edc8373...
      22:29:52 [D] resume at 672876832 bytes
      22:29:52 [W] Error downloading http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Skyrim Immersive Creatures v6_5_2b NMM BAIN-24913-6-5-2b.7z?fid=1000196583&ttl=1525937244&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=19c0d9ab3edc8373f25327c3b7a838ad...
      22:29:52 [D] request resume from url http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Skyrim%20Immersive%20Creatures%20v6_5_2b%20NMM%20BAIN-24913-6-5-2b.7z?fid=1000196583&ttl=1525937244&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=19c0d9ab3edc8373...
      22:29:52 [D] resume at 672876832 bytes
      22:29:53 [W] Error downloading http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Skyrim Immersive Creatures v6_5_2b NMM BAIN-24913-6-5-2b.7z?fid=1000196583&ttl=1525937244&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=19c0d9ab3edc8373f25327c3b7a838ad...
      22:29:53 [D] Download failed: Error downloading http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Skyrim Immersive Creatures v6_5_2b NMM BAIN-24913-6-5-2b.7z?fid=1000196583&ttl=1525937244&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=19c0d9ab3edc837...
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    7. TheInquizitor
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      pin this

      the only worthwhile mod tool
    8. DoKM91AS
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      So you can get the downloads directly to MO if you set the download directory on your browser to the downloads folder of MO
    9. jfjb2005
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      ==> I second that comment about DL broken.
      ==> Using MO v1.311. Log samples:
      11:14:34 [W] Error downloading http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Even Better Quest Objectives v1.6.4-32695-1-6-4.7z?fid=1000272178&ttl=1525986074&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=046ad1c98bf3f7267f0a5b2d7a1d96f0 - server...

      11:14:35 [W] Error downloading http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Even Better Quest Objectives v1.6.4-32695-1-6-4.7z?fid=1000272178&ttl=1525986074&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=046ad1c98bf3f7267f0a5b2d7a1d96f0 - server...
      11:14:35 [D] Download failed: Error downloading http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Even Better Quest Objectives v1.6.4-32695-1-6-4.7z?fid=1000272178&ttl=1525986074&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=046ad1c98bf3f7267f0a5b2d...

      11:14:50 [D] Download failed: Error downloading http://filedelivery.nexusmods.com/110/Even Better Quest Objectives v1.6.4-32695-1-6-4.7z?fid=1000272178&ttl=1525986074&ri=8192&rs=8192&setec=046ad1c98bf3f7267f0a5b2d...

      ==> Refer to my post in "Report an Issue".
    10. bondagemod
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      this needs a sticky!
    11. neoquinn
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      Thanks man your a life saver!
    12. spineyfox
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      You the man.
    13. TheInquizitor
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      bump
    14. TheInquizitor
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      z
    15. Sandman_Cometh
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      Hi,Andarus, would you be kind enough to explain this in PC Idiot, because I have no idea what u trying to say. Would it be possible to address this as a step by step process, certainly do not want to to inconvinence you. But , you would be greatly helping one of the oldest player here (1956) tahnking you in advance for any guidance to this problem.
    16. xmp_tenacity
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      I have just been downloading from chrome directly into MO download folder and then refreshing MO. The downloads show up in the right pane and then I right click on the download and select 'query info' and MO will download the info and then I am able to install as normal.
      Is there a reason that I should do something other than this?
      It is an extra couple of steps but it appears to me that it is probably the best option at the moment.
      Will I regret it later?
  4. Yanoi
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    "Cannot import archive files because NMM configuration is corrupt" Well all my 180 mods work well on NMM and I'm not going to play which best mod-manager games because the new one is so poorly coded it thinks my files are corrupt. Vortex is kinds crap. Everything is behind closed doors and not as simple and well integrated and useful as NMM. Keep using NMM even if it's impossible to log into NM through the application, still works fine without it.

    Why was Vortex created? To piss off veteran modders.
  5. cery30
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    Thank you!!!!!! Finally i'm able to mod again (quite dumbass without nexus, i owe my left testicle to NMM)
    https://github.com/Nexus-Mods/Nexus-Mod-Manager/releases
    That site is legit as it can be, for those who might be afraid. Works like a charm!
    1. acm2000
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      Thanks to you too it works !!!
    2. Lizski
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      Amazing thank you - worked for me
    3. xbix99
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      Thanks! =3
  6. TheGreatFalro
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    In response to post #59936501. #59937496, #59943296, #59945531, #59946251, #59950841, #59955056, #59955076, #59959966, #59967171, #59973026, #60019421, #60030726, #62346667, #62348552 are all replies on the same post.


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    Hi,Andarus, would you be kind enough to explain this in PC Idiot, because I have no idea what u trying to say. Would it be possible to address this as a step by step process, certainly do not want to to inconvinence you. But , you would be greatly helping one of the oldest player here (1956) tahnking you in advance for any guidance to this problem.
     


    I don't know your skill level, so apologies if this is too much info.
    The Mod Organizer developers have released a patch that makes this unnecessary.  Click here: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/6194?tab=files and scroll down a little until you see "Miscellaneous files", and under it "Mod Organizer 1 Legacy" and a light blue check mark next to it.  Click the words "Mod Organizer 1 Legacy", and the box will expand.  Then click "Manual Download" and wait for your web browser to download it.  Open the file called "Mod Organizer 1 Legacy-6194-1-3-15.zip" and you should see a list of files.  Press (on your keyboard) CTRL and A at the same time, and it will select all of them.  Then press (again on your keyboard) CTRL and C to copy them.  Then go to where you have installed Mod Organizer (most likely C:\Program Files (x86)\Mod Organizer or C:\Games\Mod Organizer ) and press CTRL and P to paste them.  Say "yes" or "overwrite" if it asks you.  Then you're done!
    1. Onespirit10
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      Thank you!
    2. awjnash
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      Thank you very much!
    3. CaptCluster
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      Massive thank you.
  7. UnstableTexan
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    Apparently, if the NMM is on version 0.65.2, it will not update when it automatically tries to on startup after booting up my PC, or even if i launch the updater manually.
    Apart from that, it functions flawlessly and runs really smooth.
  8. AngelPhoenix69
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    I am sure this question was asked, but how do I update?
  9. CG26511
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    hey i am having the same problem but my firewall is allowing NMM through but i still get the cannot contact server problem
  10. tbarnes10
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    So, I updated like it said and, I still cant't update. I still get an error message when I try to log in WHAT AM I DOING WRONG!!!!!!!
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