Basically, the advice applies to every mod that is different.
Mod Organizer profiles differ mainly based on what is "checkmarked", a.k.a. "activated" in the left pane. All installed mods are in the list for both profiles, but the priority order and which mods are activated is what differentiates the profiles. (Also plugin load order and other profile options, but that isn't relevant at the moment.)
Say you run profiles A and B. In A, you run STEP
. In B you run something totally different, like the SR:LE
modlist. They have some of the same mods in both profiles.
For the mods that are exactly the same, with the same options, same everything...you really only need one copy of the mod installed in the left pane. Just activate it in both profiles, and move the priority order where you want it.
But let's say there is a mod named "Armors" that has different options in the FOMOD when you install. In our hypothetical example, let's say it is black armor vs. brown armor.
So, what you would do is install the mod a second time with a different name in the other profile. Instead of going with the default name it comes up with "Armors", rename the mod "Armors - brown". Or "Armors - SRLE
" or whatever.
Basically you are trying to get MO
to treat it as a different mod, because it sees you already have a mod installed named "Armors", and it would try to overwrite it otherwise, which would screw up your first profile if you ever went back to it.
So, with something like a Bashed Patch or FNIS
output, or DynDOLOD
output, or anything like that, it is the same principle. Those tools generate output that is specific to your mod list and load order when you run them, and therefore is individual to whatever profile you make it for. Rename these outputs when you make mods out of them from the "Overwrite" folder to something different from how you named them in the other profile.
and xEdit are tools that are run through MO
, but do not pertain to left-pane installed mods, so it has nothing to do with this. Obviously run LOOT
on every profile.
And I have local saves checked on every profile I have. For more info about the specifics of that, you need to read the MO
guide, or ask Grant. Pretty sure he wrote the guide. :-P
Edit: Ninja'd by 20 mins. Teach me to write long posts on mobile. Lol
Faster thumbs, I say! :-P