Too afraid to install the Script Extender, but want to enjoy complex mods? Let’s get started!
If you’ve made it past the previous guide, you may have heard that some mods are more complex than others, for instance SkyUI and Immersive HUD both require the Skyrim Script Extender aka SKSE to work properly.
STEP 1) 7z
First of all, you will need to install 7z to open the SKSE archive that we are going to download. Simply head over to the page and choose either the 32-bit or 64-bit windows version based on your system.
STEP 2) Downloading SKSE
Once you’re done installing 7z, proceed to the SKSE download page.
If you have the Skyrim Special Edition, download the “Current SE build 2.0.6” by clicking on the highlighted “7z archive” and save it wherever you want.
If you have the old Skyrim, download the “Current Build 1.7.3” instead.
STEP 3) Extracting the files
Double-click on the downloaded archive (it should be automatically opened with 7z), select the files and simply drag and drop them inside your Skyrim folder (which is located by default in: C:\ProgramFiles (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\Common\Skyrim).
STEP 4) Creating the Shortcut
Now lets create a shortcut of skse64_loader.exe to your desktop, which you will need to run from now on whenever you want to play Skyrim, otherwise, script mods won’t work if you launch the game from the regular launcher.
To do so, right-click on the skse64_loader.exe hold and drag it on your desktop, then choose “Create Shortcuts here” from the menu that will appear.
That’s it! T’was easy right? Now head back there in the nexus knowing that there’s nothing you cannot install and feel free to tune to the Healing Muffin share this guide with your fellow companions if you find it usefull.