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Switching from NLA to NLVA on a STEP mod list. Does my to-do list get the ALL CLEAR?


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#1 wordflow

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 05:06 PM

Since I'm still building on top of the STEP extended mod list, there are a few extra steps and issues in this operation that don't apply to regular modders. That's why I'm coming here hoping for an ALL CLEAR from you guys. If there's any steps I'm getting wrong or forgetting please help me catch them before I go through with this. So far the to- do list is:

  • Remove any ENB files except for ENBoost and the ENB binary

  • Install the ELE- LITE STEP specific file and reapply the ELE version of the STEP compilation patch (Unsure if this is recommended or not)

  • Remove optional NLA patch esp from Audio Overhaul Skyrim. (I feel like there's another optional patch for a STEP mod I'm forgetting that I added for NLA, but maybe not.)

  • Install NLVA ENB files

  • Install Vivid Weathers. No patches.

  • Transfer STEP Compilation patch’s master dependency on Vivid Clouds and Fogs to Vivid Weathers using Wyre Bash. (as instructed on here by Kelmych)

  • Uninstall Vivid Clouds and Fogs (Is this the right move?)

  • Disable Vivid Weathers.esp in Xedit by deleting the region record. (Is this the right move?) (Also, I don't know what the region record is but ill figure it out if I have to.)

  • Install NLVA files and optional components

  • Make sure VW is only being overwritten by NLVA (is this accurate? It's mentioned in the ELE - LITE forum sticky that ELE should overwrite VW), that both enblocal and skyrimprefs inis are set up correctly, and that the Mindflux patches are installed.

  • Run loot and the bashed patch and anything else I might have to.


Edited by wordflow, 06 August 2017 - 05:08 PM.

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#2 reddvilzz

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:28 PM

I don't think you need to delete anything from the Vivid Weathers esp, just disable it completely as NLVA mod page instructed. The rest looks good.

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#3 wordflow

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:23 AM

Work has been heavy and I've had to drop this for a while so forgive me for following up on this so belatedly.

 

Anyway, I've followed my to-do list up to and including the: "Transfer STEP Compilation patch’s master dependency..." part with no issues. However, despite reddvilzz's comment, simply disabling Vivid Weathers completely as the NLVA page suggests is a problem because the STEP patch now depends on it being active. NLVA on the other hand needs VW to be disabled to work. So what do I do?

 

NLVA offers an alternative

  • Alternatively, if you use DynDOLOD and VW (or any other weather mod) is a required master, just open up VW in Tes5Edit and delete the region record, effectively deactivating the mod. Let NLVA overwrite in load order. This allows you to leave the VW esp active so you don't have to reinstall DynDOLOD.

 

Is this the way to do it? Or is there a better way? If not, my problem here is not knowing how to "delete the region record". Googling "region record xedit/tes5edit or delete region record xedit" brings up nothing helpful. Opening up tes5edit and looking around for anything labeled region record also gave me no insights.

 

Help?


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#4 reddvilzz

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:01 AM

I don't use STEP so I don't really know anything about it. But if STEP patch needs VW then what I would do is

1. Load up NLVA, VW and STEP patch on xEdit.
2. Change the master of STEP Patch from VW to NLVA (exact same as the plugin name)
3. Save, then load them back in, check the STEP patch for errors.
4. If they have errors maybe it is easy to fix it because you'll see the records. I don't know how to explain it very well.

That's what I would do.

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