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#1 DOHstep2013

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 02:33 AM

I am getting an error with TES5EDIT. I have initialized it, waiting until the intro was completed just to be sure. I have never encounter any issues with the program previously, but it's been a while since I played Skyrim and I'm wondering if I forgot to do something.

 

The image below is what I'm seeing when I run the .exe regardless of location on my PC.

 

Any assistance offered would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

 

 


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#2 hishutup

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:23 PM

This happens when the game's install location key is missing or incorrect.
You need to start the vanilla launcher and it'll auto-detect everything again.



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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:17 PM

Thank you for respoding hishutup.

 

I have tried your suggestion numerous times and it has not resolved the issue. I also tried a total uninstall, removing all traces of the game, and upon re-installing the problem persists.

 

This is now occurring on a 100% freshly installed Vanilla game. All the other Skyrim tools and the game itself are working without incident. I am using version TES5Edit 3.2-25859-3-2.

 

Thank you again for your assistance.

 

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#4 DOHstep2013

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:09 PM

Follow up question - is there any reason I should not use SSEEdit_3da194b? I just downloaded it, and it finds the registry with no problems. Can I use SSEEdit_3da194b?


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#5 GrantSP

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:23 PM

More to the point is why does the later version see the registry key when you were having issues before?

That makes absolutely no sense, there were no code changes between those versions that are anyway related to that function.

 

Are you sure you started the game launcher? Was there a system reboot in between these attempts?



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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:33 PM

Thank you The antipodean.

 

I have not start this new installation with anything but the Skyrim launcher. That's all I've ever used. I have rebooted numerous times during this process. This is really odd. I have been modding the game for years and I've never experienced anything like this. I am glad to have you help. Thank you.


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#7 GrantSP

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:44 PM

No worries, oh and it's just Grant. That's the title I've given myself. :;):



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:14 AM

Thanks Grant.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:40 PM

So, is that a yes? I should use SSEdit?


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:11 PM

All the variants of xEdit are the same, just named differently to be used on various games. FO4Edit == TES5Edit == SSEdit == FO3Edit etc.

The later versions should have no bearing on the matter as I stated earlier, the changes in them will not include any code that references the registry.

 

If the version of xEdit you linked to works, sure, use that. I currently am still using 3.2 and seeing no issues so there is something odd with your setup that is creating that error.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:17 PM

That's so weird. I thought it might be an anti-virus or something, but I shut all that off and even uninstalled Webroot and it had no effect.  In any event, I appreciate the information and your assistance. Thank you.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:14 PM

If SSEEdit works but TES5Edit doesn't, you probably have Skyrim Special Edition installed, not Skyrim Legendary Edition.  :)


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