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 Your First Steps as a Modder

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PostSubject: Your First Steps as a Modder   Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:52 pm

In this tutorial, we will be performing some basic actions with the Skyrim Creation Kit.

Setting the Active Master File

1) Click on "File" on the top left corner of the user interface
2) Click on "Data..."
A window will pop up showing some esm master files. Initially, none of
them will be checked. Double click on the one called "Skyrim.esm" to
check it, then click ok
4) On the bottom is should now say "Loading
Files (Syrim.esm)". Note: This process can take a while, during which
the creation kit will appear frozen or stuck. Be patient, depending on
what type of hardware you have, this can take a long time.
5) If while loading the files, you get a warning message saysing something like:
MASTERFILE: NavmeshInfo 00028e37 has no parent space, ignoring
"Yes to all" will disable all warnings for this context
Than click on "Yes to all"
6) Once it completes processing the file, you should now see a lot of data in the Object Window.

Creating a New Plugin

1) Click on "File"
2) Click "Save"
3) Enter a file name (for example, "testplugin"). In the "Save as Type" field, make sure it says "TES Plugin Files (*.esp)
4) Click on File->Data, make sure that your new plugin is checked and says "Active File" under its status

Launching the game with your plugin

The Plugin file you created in the previous step will contain your mod
(For now, it is empty and does not do anything, as we learn the basics
of using the Creation Kit)
2) Go to Steam and Launch Skyrim (The Game)
3) Where you normally click on "Play", click on "Data Files" instead
You should see Skyrim.esm as well as your new plugin listed and
checked. If they are not checked, double click on the file to check it.
If you do not want to load the game with the plugin, double click to
uncheck. Click OK
5) Launch game as usual by clicking "PLAY". Right
now you won't see much of a difference as we have not created anything
in the plugin, but the next tutorials will show you how to actually put
stuff in there.

Credit: Chronodev(Ron)

Last edited by peeta on Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:11 pm; edited 1 time in total
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PostSubject: Re: Your First Steps as a Modder   Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:32 am

Hey ;D

Thanks for the tutorial.

Just wanted to add something:

For some reason, the "Yes to all" is sometimes shown as "Cancel".

Would be great if you could implement that in your tutorial, for the people who have the issue.

Added a pic of the problem (German version)

Is says: "Yes", "No" and "Cancel"

PS: You got a little Spelling issue: "Yest to all"
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PostSubject: Re: Your First Steps as a Modder   Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:11 pm

Thanks for the sharp eye ! I'll fix it right away.
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