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Skyrim Script Extender v1.5.

11 by Ian Patterson and Stephen Abel (ianpatt and behippo) Thanks to: Paul Connelly (scruggsywuggsy the ferret), gibbed, Purple Lunchbox, s nakster The Skyrim Script Extender, or SKSE for short, is a modder's resource that expan ds the scripting capabilities of Skyrim. It does so without modifying the execut able files on disk, so there are no permanent side effects. Compatibility: SKSE will support the latest version of Skyrim available on Steam, and _only_ th is version (currently 1.7.7.0). When a new version is released, we will update a s soon as possible; please be patient. The editor does not appear to need modifi cation, however a custom set of .pex/psc files must be installed. [ Installation ] 1. Copy the .dll and .exe files to your Skyrim directory. This is usually in you r Program Files folder under Steam\SteamApps\common\skyrim\. If you see files na med TESV and SkyrimLauncher, this is the correct folder. Do not copy these files to the Data folder as with a normal mod. The "src" folder is only useful for pr ogrammers, most users can ignore it. 2. Copy the .pex files in Data\Scripts\ into the Data\Scripts\ folder of your in stallation. The .pex files are needed by all users of SKSE. 3. Copy the .psc files in Data\Scripts\Source\ into the Data\Scripts\Source\ fol der of your installation. The .psc files are only needed if you have the Creati onKit installed and intend to create or compile Papyrus scripts. 4. Launch the game via running skse_loader.exe. If you use a desktop shortcut to launch Skyrim normally, just update the shortcu t to point to skse_loader.exe instead of TESV.exe or SkyrimLauncher.exe. [ Suggestions for Modders ] If your mod requires SKSE, please provide a link to the main SKSE website <http: //skse.silverlock.org/> instead of packaging it with your mod install. Future ve rsions of SKSE will be backwards compatibile, so including a potentially old ver sion can cause confusion and/or break other mods which require newer versions. [ Troubleshooting / FAQ ] * Crashes or strange behavior: - Let us know how you made it crash, and we'll look into fixing it. * 360 or PS3 version? - No. * My virus scanner complains about skse_loader! - It is not a virus. To extend Skyrim and the editor, we use a technique called DLL injection to load our code. Since this technique can also be used by viruse s, some badly-written virus scanners assume that any program doing it is a virus . Adding an exception to your scanner's rules may be necessary. * I've followed the directions, but Skyrim still seems to launch without SKSE! - Try running skse_loader.exe as an Administrator. Sometimes that is necessary

for people, but we haven't determined why exactly. Right-click on skse_loader.e xe and select Run As Administrator. * Can I modify and release my own version of SKSE based on the included source c ode? - No; the suggested method for extending SKSE is to write a plugin. If this doe s not meet your needs, please email the contact addresses listed below. * How do I write Papyrus scripts using SKSE extensions? - If you've properly installed the .psc files from Data\Scripts\Source you can simply use the new functions listed. * How do I know what SKSE functions have been added? - Look at the included .psc files in Data\Scripts\Source\. At the bottom of ea ch .psc file is a label that shows the SKSE functions which have been added. Mo st have comments describing their purpose, if it is not obvious from the name. * How do I write a plugin for SKSE? - See PluginAPI.h for instructions, as well as the example plugin project inclu ded with the rest of the source code. * Can I include SKSE as part of a mod pack/collection or otherwise rehost the fi les? - No. Providing a link to http://skse.silverlock.org/ is the suggested method o f distribution. Exceptions may be given under applicable circumstances; contact us at the email addresses below. This means that if you see this file available for download anywhere other than http://skse.silverlock.org, that service is vio lating copyright. I don't like having to explicitly spell this out, but my hand has been forced. * Does SKSE work with a 4GB loader? - 4GB loaders are no longer needed. * Do I need to keep old SKSE DLLs around for backwards compatibility? - No, they are only needed if you want to run old versions of the runtime with the last version of SKSE released for that version. Feel free to delete any skse _*.dll files that are not included with the main archive. * Where did the log files go? - To support users on machines that don't have write access to the Program File s folder, they have been moved to the <My Documents>\My Games\Skyrim\SKSE\ folde r. [ Contact the SKSE Team ] Before contacting us, make sure that your game launches properly without SKSE fi rst. If SKSE doesn't appear to be working, follow the steps in the FAQ first, th en send us skse.log, skse_loader.log, and skse_steam_loader.log as attachments. These files may be found in <My Documents>\My Games\Skyrim\SKSE\. Entire Team Send email to team [at] skse [dot] silverlock [dot] org Ian (ianpatt) Send email to ianpatt+skse [at] gmail [dot] com Stephen (behippo) Send email to gamer [at] silverlock [dot] org [ Standard Disclaimer ]

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