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#1 Rooker

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 01:15 AM

I ran DynDOLOD several months ago when I had Skyrim installed on a standalone SSD for games (F:). Everything worked fine the first time I did this. I've now installed a much larger SSD, moved Windows and moved my games to it. So Skyrim is installed to C: now (at C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim). I'm trying to update DynDOLOD because I changed one of the mods DynDOLOD.esp made a master, but texgen and dyndolod both keep trying to read from the old file path for Skyrim and I can't find where it's saving this old information to change or delete it. DynDOLOD_settings.ini doesn't have any file paths listed in it.
 
It shows me this and stops.
 
[00:00:00.086]    TexGen based on xEdit x64 (2DFE4407) starting session 2019-01-07 01:03:22
[00:00:00.091]    Using Skyrim Data Path: F:\Steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim\Data\
[00:00:00.095]    Using Backup Path: F:\Steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim\Data\TES5Edit Backups\
[00:00:00.098]    Using Cache Path: C:\Users\Rooker\Desktop\Skyrim Folder\DynDOLOD\Edit Scripts\DynDOLOD\cache\
[00:00:00.101]    Using ini: C:\Users\Rooker\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Skyrim.ini
[00:00:00.107]    Using save path: C:\Users\Rooker\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Saves\
[00:00:00.112]    Using plugin list: C:\Users\Rooker\AppData\Local\Skyrim\Plugins.txt
[00:00:00.117]    Using settings file: C:\Users\Rooker\AppData\Local\Skyrim\DynDOLOD_settings.ini
[00:00:00.122]    Loading active plugin list: C:\Users\Rooker\AppData\Local\Skyrim\Plugins.txt
[00:00:00.137]    Fatal: Error loading plugin list: <EDirectoryNotFoundException: The specified path was not found>

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 04:32 AM

Start the games launcher SkyrimLauncher.exe once, so it updates the path info in the Windows registry. 


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Posted 07 January 2019 - 05:46 PM

*facepalm*

Well there it is. I thought Steam took care of that already since everything else has been working fine. Thanks.


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 01:54 PM

Hey ! So I have the exact same issue, except starting the game launcher SkyrimLauncher.exe doesn't solve it for me... TexGen and Dyndolod still try to read from wrong path.

 

I have the same exact error message than the author.

 

And my game is in D:/

 

How could I change the path ?


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 02:37 PM

Hey ! So I have the exact same issue

You obviously do not have the same issue or the same solution would apply. Maybe post the log and what you did.


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:07 PM

I also seem to have the same issue. Opening skyrim launcher didnt fix it. My actual skyrim install is  "C:\Users\ulfss\Documents\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Skyrim".

Here's my log:

 

[00:00:00.019] DynDOLOD based on xEdit (38CBC536) starting session 2019-04-23 22:05:59

[00:00:00.025] Using Skyrim Data Path: c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim\Data\
[00:00:00.030] Using Backup Path: c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim\Data\TES5Edit Backups\
[00:00:00.035] Using Scripts Path: C:\Users\ulfss\Documents\US\DynDOLOD\Edit Scripts\
[00:00:00.040] Using Cache Path: C:\Users\ulfss\Documents\US\DynDOLOD\Edit Scripts\DynDOLOD\cache\
[00:00:00.045] Using Temp Path: C:\Users\ulfss\AppData\Local\Temp\TES5Edit\
[00:00:00.053] Using ini: C:\Users\ulfss\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Skyrim.ini
[00:00:00.059] Using save path: C:\Users\ulfss\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Saves\
[00:00:00.065] Using plugin list: C:\Users\ulfss\AppData\Local\Skyrim\Plugins.txt
[00:00:00.072] Using settings file: C:\Users\ulfss\AppData\Local\Skyrim\DynDOLOD_settings.ini
[00:00:00.079] Using language: English
[00:00:00.086] Using general string encoding: 1252  (ANSI - Latin I)
[00:00:00.095] Using translatable string encoding: 1252  (ANSI - Latin I)
[00:00:00.104] Using VMAD string encoding: 65001 (UTF-8)
[00:00:00.112] Loading active plugin list: C:\Users\ulfss\AppData\Local\Skyrim\Plugins.txt
[00:00:00.147] [00:00] Background Loader: starting...
[00:00:00.149] [00:00] Background Loader: [Skyrim - Misc.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.156] [00:00] Background Loader: [Skyrim - Shaders.bsa] Skipping Resources.
[00:00:00.156] [00:00] Background Loader: [Skyrim - Textures.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.164] [00:00] Background Loader: [Skyrim - Interface.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.164] [00:00] Background Loader: [Skyrim - Animations.bsa] Skipping Resources.
[00:00:00.164] [00:00] Background Loader: [Skyrim - Meshes.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.175] [00:00] Background Loader: [Skyrim - Sounds.bsa] Skipping Resources.
[00:00:00.175] [00:00] Background Loader: [Skyrim - Voices.bsa] Skipping Resources.
[00:00:00.175] [00:00] Background Loader: [Skyrim - VoicesExtra.bsa] Skipping Resources.
[00:00:00.177] [00:00] Background Loader: [Update.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.179] [00:00] Background Loader: [Dawnguard.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.189] [00:00] Background Loader: [HearthFires.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.192] [00:00] Background Loader: [Dragonborn.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.209] [00:00] Background Loader: [HighResTexturePack01.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.211] [00:00] Background Loader: [HighResTexturePack02.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.219] [00:00] Background Loader: [HighResTexturePack03.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.220] [00:00] Background Loader: [c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim\Data\] Setting Resource Path.
[00:00:00.392] [00:00] Background Loader: [Skyrim.esm] File loaded (CRC32:C665FD56)
[00:00:03.303] [00:03] Background Loader: [Skyrim.esm] Warning: File contains duplicated top level group: GRUP Top "HAZD"
[00:00:03.304] [00:03] Background Loader: loading "TESV.exe"...
[00:00:03.304] [00:03] Background Loader: [TESV.exe] File loaded (CRC32:67CC14A9)
[00:00:03.306] [00:03] Background Loader: [Update.esm] File loaded (CRC32:1C74E15D)
[00:00:03.330] [00:03] Background Loader: [Dawnguard.esm] File loaded (CRC32:A698CB6A)
[00:00:03.635] [00:03] Background Loader: [HearthFires.esm] File loaded (CRC32:A053813F)
[00:00:03.742] [00:03] Background Loader: [Dragonborn.esm] File loaded (CRC32:6271AC83)
[00:00:04.429] [00:04] Background Loader: [HighResTexturePack01.esp] File loaded (CRC32:D596F02A)
[00:00:04.429] [00:04] Background Loader: [HighResTexturePack02.esp] File loaded (CRC32:D596F02A)
[00:00:04.430] [00:04] Background Loader: [HighResTexturePack03.esp] File loaded (CRC32:D596F02A)
[00:00:04.430] [00:04] Background Loader: finished
[00:00:05.462]
[00:00:05.479]     DynDOLOD Worlds 2.59 (1) using TES5LODGen by Ehamloptiran, Sheson and Zilav, starting...
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[00:00:05.534]
[00:00:05.557] DynDOLOD.exe 2.59.0.0 28/03/2019 (1316755296)
[00:00:05.581] LODGen.exe 2.5.7.0 28/03/2019 (1316755296)
[00:00:05.606]
[00:00:05.631] Started by C:\Users\ulfss\Documents\US\US\US 4.0.3\US 4.0.3\ModOrganizer.exe 2.1.6.0 23/04/2019
[00:00:05.653]
[00:00:05.681] Error: Can not find DynDOLOD Resources core files required to create improved LOD.  RTFM DynDOLOD_Manual.html requirements section.  Verify the core files from DynDOLOD Resources archive has been installed completly.  Verify the game is starting in the desired game mode. Current mode: TES5 Current Data path c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim\Data\
 

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:43 PM

I also seem to have the same issue. Opening skyrim launcher didnt fix it. My actual skyrim install is  "C:\Users\ulfss\Documents\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Skyrim".

Here's my log:

I can not begin to imagine all  the errors and issues caused by executing programs from the documents folder. Why would you do that to yourself? So if there are file access/writing issue that would be the first to check.

 

Be that as it may. xEdit and consequently DynDOLOD, which is a modified xEdit, read the Bethesda entry in the Windows Registry for the game path. That path is obviously set to c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim\Data\

 

If the starting the launcher is not updating the Windows Registry it might be because the OS, UAC or anti virus are preventing the launcher from accessing the Windows Registry. It might have to with the fact that the Documents folder is supposed to hold data and not programs.


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Posted 24 April 2019 - 11:00 AM

Thanks, I did another complete reinstall (third times the charm) of ultimate skyrim and now i'm on the DynDOLOD part again. Now my skyrim install is "C:\Games\SteamApps\common\Skyrim" and DynDOLOD is "C:\Games\SteamApps\common\Skyrim\Utilities\DynDOLOD". My ultimate skyrim install is "C:\Games\US\Ultimate Skyrim 4.0.3".

 

and yet still the same issue. "Error: Can not find DynDOLOD Resources core files required to create improved LOD.  RTFM DynDOLOD_Manual.html requirements section.  Verify the core files from DynDOLOD Resources archive has been installed completly.  Verify the game is starting in the desired game mode. Current mode: TES5 Current Data path C:\Games\SteamApps\common\Skyrim\Data\"

 

Heres another log:

 

[00:00:00.019] DynDOLOD based on xEdit (38CBC536) starting session 2019-04-24 16:50:43

[00:00:00.025] Using Skyrim Data Path: C:\Games\SteamApps\common\Skyrim\Data\
[00:00:00.030] Using Backup Path: C:\Games\SteamApps\common\Skyrim\Data\TES5Edit Backups\
[00:00:00.036] Using Scripts Path: C:\Games\SteamApps\common\Skyrim\Utilities\DynDOLOD\Edit Scripts\
[00:00:00.040] Using Cache Path: C:\Games\SteamApps\common\Skyrim\Utilities\DynDOLOD\Edit Scripts\DynDOLOD\cache\
[00:00:00.046] Using Temp Path: C:\Users\ulfss\AppData\Local\Temp\TES5Edit\
[00:00:00.052] Using ini: C:\Users\ulfss\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Skyrim.ini
[00:00:00.059] Using save path: C:\Users\ulfss\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Saves\
[00:00:00.066] Using plugin list: C:\Users\ulfss\AppData\Local\Skyrim\Plugins.txt
[00:00:00.073] Using settings file: C:\Users\ulfss\AppData\Local\Skyrim\DynDOLOD_settings.ini
[00:00:00.083] Using language: English
[00:00:00.091] Using general string encoding: 1252  (ANSI - Latin I)
[00:00:00.099] Using translatable string encoding: 1252  (ANSI - Latin I)
[00:00:00.107] Using VMAD string encoding: 65001 (UTF-8)
[00:00:00.115] Loading active plugin list: C:\Users\ulfss\AppData\Local\Skyrim\Plugins.txt
[00:00:00.178] [00:00] Background Loader: starting...
[00:00:00.180] [00:00] Background Loader: [Skyrim - Misc.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.187] [00:00] Background Loader: [Skyrim - Shaders.bsa] Skipping Resources.
[00:00:00.187] [00:00] Background Loader: [Skyrim - Textures.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.195] [00:00] Background Loader: [Skyrim - Interface.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.195] [00:00] Background Loader: [Skyrim - Animations.bsa] Skipping Resources.
[00:00:00.195] [00:00] Background Loader: [Skyrim - Meshes.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.205] [00:00] Background Loader: [Skyrim - Sounds.bsa] Skipping Resources.
[00:00:00.205] [00:00] Background Loader: [Skyrim - Voices.bsa] Skipping Resources.
[00:00:00.205] [00:00] Background Loader: [Skyrim - VoicesExtra.bsa] Skipping Resources.
[00:00:00.208] [00:00] Background Loader: [Update.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.210] [00:00] Background Loader: [Dawnguard.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.221] [00:00] Background Loader: [HearthFires.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.224] [00:00] Background Loader: [Dragonborn.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.241] [00:00] Background Loader: [HighResTexturePack01.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.249] [00:00] Background Loader: [HighResTexturePack02.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.266] [00:00] Background Loader: [HighResTexturePack03.bsa] Loading Resources.
[00:00:00.272] [00:00] Background Loader: [C:\Games\SteamApps\common\Skyrim\Data\] Setting Resource Path.
[00:00:00.447] [00:00] Background Loader: [Skyrim.esm] File loaded (CRC32:C665FD56)
[00:00:03.145] [00:02] Background Loader: [Skyrim.esm] Warning: File contains duplicated top level group: GRUP Top "HAZD"
[00:00:03.146] [00:02] Background Loader: loading "TESV.exe"...
[00:00:03.146] [00:02] Background Loader: [TESV.exe] File loaded (CRC32:67CC14A9)
[00:00:03.148] [00:02] Background Loader: [Update.esm] File loaded (CRC32:1C74E15D)
[00:00:03.174] [00:02] Background Loader: [Dawnguard.esm] File loaded (CRC32:A698CB6A)
[00:00:03.465] [00:03] Background Loader: [HearthFires.esm] File loaded (CRC32:A053813F)
[00:00:03.562] [00:03] Background Loader: [Dragonborn.esm] File loaded (CRC32:6271AC83)
[00:00:04.185] [00:04] Background Loader: [HighResTexturePack01.esp] File loaded (CRC32:D596F02A)
[00:00:04.186] [00:04] Background Loader: [HighResTexturePack02.esp] File loaded (CRC32:D596F02A)
[00:00:04.187] [00:04] Background Loader: [HighResTexturePack03.esp] File loaded (CRC32:D596F02A)
[00:00:04.187] [00:04] Background Loader: finished
[00:00:05.229]
[00:00:05.248]     DynDOLOD Worlds 2.59 (1) using TES5LODGen by Ehamloptiran, Sheson and Zilav, starting...
[00:00:05.284]
[00:00:05.310]
[00:00:05.336] DynDOLOD.exe 2.59.0.0 28/03/2019 (1316755296)
[00:00:05.362] LODGen.exe 2.5.7.0 28/03/2019 (1316755296)
[00:00:05.388]
[00:00:05.413] Started by C:\Games\US\Ultimate Skyrim 4.0.3\ModOrganizer.exe 2.1.6.0 24/04/2019
[00:00:05.439]
[00:00:05.465] Error: Can not find DynDOLOD Resources core files required to create improved LOD.  RTFM DynDOLOD_Manual.html requirements section.  Verify the core files from DynDOLOD Resources archive has been installed completly.  Verify the game is starting in the desired game mode. Current mode: TES5 Current Data path C:\Games\SteamApps\common\Skyrim\Data\
 

Nevermind i fixed it, Mod Organizer was still using the old setup. Thanks for your patience. I had to edit the paths of managed game in mod organizer as well as for Skyrim and Skyrim launcher there as well.


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Posted 24 April 2019 - 12:04 PM

To avoid problems I suggest to follow the installation instructions in the manual:

 

From the DynDOLOD Standalone archive copy the content of the 'DynDOLOD' folder, which contains the files TexGen.exe/TexGenx64.exe, TexGen.exe/TexGenx64.exe, DynDOLOD_QuickStart.html and the sub folders 'Docs' and 'Edit Scripts' with all their content into a new 'DynDOLOD' folder outside of special OS folders like 'Programs Files' or 'Program Files (x86)', the SteamApps or game folders and Mod Organizers virtual file structure. Do not mix with old versions or xEdit installation.


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Posted 26 November 2019 - 09:03 PM

Having a very similar problem i guess but mine is way shorter so something is up..

 

[00:00:00.073] TexGen based on xisEdit x64 (0D13DDD8) starting session 2019-11-26 20:56:12
[00:00:00.080] Using Skyrim Special Edition Data Path: 
[00:00:00.084] Using Scripts Path: D:\Games\VR\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\SkyrimVR\DynDOLOD\Edit Scripts\
[00:00:00.088] Using Cache Path: 
[00:00:00.094] Using Temp Path: C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Temp\SSEEdit\
[00:00:00.099] Using ini: 
[00:00:00.104] Fatal: Could not find ini
 
Is all i am getting. the Scirpts Path is correct for the location of my game but the Temp Path has nothing in it and not sure what it is trying to do there.
 
I've ran the game multiple times and still nothing..both the SKSEvr and regular SkyrimVR.exe files..watched hours of videos for install and it seemed fairly simple..i mean not as easy as any other mod but not to difficult to follow. Still this has been giving me problems all day.

Edited by uscrow, 26 November 2019 - 09:06 PM.

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 09:21 PM

The first window that pops up before that log above says:
Fatal: Could not open registry key: \SOFTWARE\Bethesda Softwords\Skyrim Special Edition\
This can happen after Steam updates, run the game's launcher to restore registry settings
Verify game is starting in the desired game mode. Current mode: SSE
 
sorry for the 2nd post...wouldn't let me edit it again :)
 
 
nvm i'm an idiot...didn't put TES5VR in the shortcut target...put -sse instead

Edited by uscrow, 26 November 2019 - 09:34 PM.

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