Okay, I'm about ready to give up on adding Advanced Recon Thermal Nightvision, Flashlight NVSE, and Willow to the guide. I just can't get them working together. I don't know if it's MO or a conflict, but I've exhausted every option there is for figuring it out.
I can get them all to work together if I only install the UI section with all three mods, but if I try do it with the whole guide, then it doesn't work. There is something that I'm not seeing while going through the process. FNVEdit shows nothing that could really conflict between the mods, but for some reason they just won't work together. My initial thought was that there is something in Willow that will not let MO load more than 92 plugins or something around there. It seems that ARTN is fine without Willow for whatever reason and vice versa. MO shows no errors at all either. I've pretty much tried to got through the whole guide three times adding in those mods in different place to get to work, but I just can't. (going through your own guide is soooooo boring too, don't recommend, 0/5 stars, only go through other's guides)
Now, I have to make a choice between which mods I want to use. I know I want companions in the guide, but I also want all the Advanced Recon Series mods and Flashlight NVSE. I guess I'll have to go bug Tannin and the mod authors about this.
Oh, if you haven't already, don't upgrade Wrye Flash NV to 15.8 quite yet. I found a bug in the bashed patch that is messing up my Cell tags for some reason. 15.7 works fine, so just stay with it if you are using it. NVInteriors will probably get added in now, finally, since I can't troubleshoot this other problem. I was going to do another big update this weekend like I did last weekend, but Gamebryo had to get all stupid on me.