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Best Answer Greg , 14 August 2018 - 05:38 PM

Install LOOT and run it once from Windows Explorer or a command prompt so it can update the masterlist. If you're using the very latest version of LOOT, I think you'll need to use Mod Organizer 2.1.4. If you're using Mod Organizer 2.1.3 and click the Sort button, you may run into a conflict with the masterlist -- Mod Organizer wants the old one and LOOT wants the new one. I don't know if this will cause the problem you are experiencing, though.

 

This may seem like a silly question, but are you sure you are running the same LOOT both times? The only reason I ask is because I helped another user with a similar issue and it turned out he was running newly installed LOOT right after installation that worked correctly, but then clicking a shortcut that ran an older version of LOOT in another folder that hung on a white screen.

 

Definitely do not install LOOT in the Mod Organizer folder and do not install anything into the game folder unless absolutely necessary. SKSE, ENBoost, and ENB presets must be installed into the game folder but everything else should be in its own folder.. say C:\Tools\ModOrganizer, C:\Tools\LOOT, C:\Tools\WryeBash, etc. This isn't really all that important with Mod Organizer 1.3,x, but Mod Organizer 2.x does not work correctly if it's installed in the game folder.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 02:11 PM

So here's a new one. I just downloaded the newest version of Loot yesterday. Anyhow, no problems when first running it. However, I don't know if it's just after I close MO after the first time of installing it, Loot hangs and won't open. Totally white screen... and I can't figure out why it opens the first time but refuses to open after that. The only way I can get it to open again is to re-install Loot.

 

Things I've tried that haven't worked:

  1. Running installer inside the MO directory directly
  2. Running installer on the desktop then moving LOOT folder inside the MO folder

 

Has this happened to anyone else? 

Anyone know of a fix?


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 05:38 PM   Best Answer

Install LOOT and run it once from Windows Explorer or a command prompt so it can update the masterlist. If you're using the very latest version of LOOT, I think you'll need to use Mod Organizer 2.1.4. If you're using Mod Organizer 2.1.3 and click the Sort button, you may run into a conflict with the masterlist -- Mod Organizer wants the old one and LOOT wants the new one. I don't know if this will cause the problem you are experiencing, though.

 

This may seem like a silly question, but are you sure you are running the same LOOT both times? The only reason I ask is because I helped another user with a similar issue and it turned out he was running newly installed LOOT right after installation that worked correctly, but then clicking a shortcut that ran an older version of LOOT in another folder that hung on a white screen.

 

Definitely do not install LOOT in the Mod Organizer folder and do not install anything into the game folder unless absolutely necessary. SKSE, ENBoost, and ENB presets must be installed into the game folder but everything else should be in its own folder.. say C:\Tools\ModOrganizer, C:\Tools\LOOT, C:\Tools\WryeBash, etc. This isn't really all that important with Mod Organizer 1.3,x, but Mod Organizer 2.x does not work correctly if it's installed in the game folder.



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 09:09 PM

Thank you fro the response. 

 

I'm on MO 1.3.14. I was going to upgrade to MO2, but I heard there's still issues with some programs, etc. I did what you said and ran Loot outside of MO and it worked actually. Then I ran it using MO, worked again. But it did the same thing once I closed MO and reopened it.  

 

As for Loot running the same LOOT, I am not sure. I'm going to try your other suggestion and look into that right now

 

UPDATE:

So I completely deleted the Loot folder because 2 copies kept popping up inside that drop down window to the left of the run button no matter how many times I removed Loot. Then I re-installed Loot using the zipped file and not the installer and it ran via MO

 

Weird thing is that after I closed MO and ran loot again to test it, Loot crashed 2 times. 3rd time it actually worked... any ideas?


Edited by DarkPhoenix, 14 August 2018 - 09:19 PM.

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