Mods are a great thing in video games, especially when it comes to massive RPG’s. This is one of the reasons why I love Skyrim a lot. There are always high-quality mods available to enhance your experience. While there are a lot of people out there who know about mods, there are just as much who do not know about mods, for Skyrim at least. There are two ways you could handle mods. First, you could go through the Steam Workshop and download mods from there. Albeit the service is easy to use, the Steam Workshop just does not have a extensive list of mods to download. This is why the majority of people use the Nexus Mod Manager for Skyrim. I’ll be taking you through steps on how to use the Nexus Mod Manager and Steam Workshop to install mod into Skyrim.
Nexus Mod Manager:
The first step to installing the Nexus Mod Manager is to register an account with the website. After you register your free account, head over to this page to download the Nexus Mod Manager. After the file is downloaded, install it, and then the Mod Manager should be good to go (after you log in of course).
Once you’re in the Nexus Mod Manager after its initial setup you should see this:
Next you’re going to need to grab a mod file off of the nexusmods website. Browse and download whatever mods you like, just make sure you use the “download with manager” button when downloading a mod. This will download the mods you’ve chosen straight into the Nexus Mod Manager to be loaded into Skyrim. If the “download with manager” isn’t working for you, you can easily download the mods manually. Simply click on the “downloads” on the page of your selected mod, and then select “download manually.”
After these mods are downloaded, hit the blue puzzle-shaped button with the green plus icon on it as pictured below:
After getting them all in the Nexus Mod Manager, make sure to activate them. The button for that is right under the button to add mods to the Nexus Mod Manager. After that, you should be good to go!
This is probably the easiest way to install a mod into Skyrim, but as I mentioned earlier, the Steam Workshop isn’t exactly overflowing with mods like what is on the NexusMods website. To add mods via Steam, simply hit the “browse workshop” button as is picture above in your game library.
After doing that, you’ll see a search bar to search for any mod you’d like or you can just browse by the lists and lists of mods on the front page there. After clicking a mod you want to download, simply hit the “subscribe” button and it will download into Skyrim.
And that’s how you install mods in Skyrim. If there any questions, feel free to leave a comments below!