The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is now ten years old, and sadly, its graphics are not quite up to par with todays standard of technology. Thanks to a variety of mods, players are able to tweak Skyrim to their satisfaction and this guide will show you how to mod Skyrim VR.
Where to buy Skyrim VR
As mods can only be applied to PC versions of games, Steam is where you can download Skyrim VR.
How to install Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE)
This plugin will allow PC users to modify any mods that you download.
Firstly, download the ‘7z archive’ for VR on the SKSE website and also download and install 7-Zip to open the files.
Once 7-Zip is installed, right click on the SKSE folder and select ‘extract here’.
Locate your Skyrim VR directory folder, usually located within the Steam directory, and copy the extracted .dll and .exe SKSE files to the Skyrim folder.
Open the ‘Data/Scripts’ folders in both the Skyrim and SKSE folders and copy the .pex files from the SKSE folder to the Skyrim Scripts folder.
You can then create a shortcut for the ‘skse_loader.exe’ for your desktop, located in the Skyrim directory.
Start Steam before clicking on the skse_loader.exe and you will now be able to download mods.
How to install Vortex
The mod manager Vortex is your best bet for first-time modding.
Firstly, create a free Nexus Mods account and download Vortex, then authorize your Nexus account with the mod manager.
If Skyrim VR is stored on another drive, use the mods tab to locate where your game files are stored.
Where to find mods
As you become more experienced with modding, you will gradually find more and more places to download them.
However, Nexus Mods is the best place to download mods to begin with, as it is very easy to navigate.
How to download Mods
Once you find some mods to download, which could take a while as there are plenty, you can begin the tedious task of downloading them all.
Some downloads take hours to complete, however there is a new tool to help with this process.