This topic is specifically for FNIS related issues when using Mod Organizer.
EDIT: 17th April 2016.
Due to @fore's "issues" with MO he has pulled all support and directed it here.
Let it be stated that the "issues" he notes are due to user error and there is no inherent issue with FNIS running in MO.
Further his claim that FNIS WILL NOT run through MO on Windows 10 machines is just wrong! DO NOT follow the advice he offers regarding using FNIS and MO.
Setting up FNIS to run through MO
Install it like any other mod through MO and make sure it is active (checkmarked) in the left pane mod list.
Since you must launch FNIS through Mod Organizer in order for it to recognize your mods, add FNIS to the list of executables by doing the following:
- Click the gears icon .
- In the Title field, type FNIS.
- For the Binary field, browse to your FNIS installation (should be located in <ModOrganizer>/mods/Fores New Idles in Skyrim - FNIS/tools/GenerateFNIS_for_Users) and select the GenerateFNISforUsers.exe application.
- Click the Add button. This will add FNIS to your executables list.
- Click OK.
Now each time you want to run FNIS, simply select it from the drop-down menu at top right and click Run.
Running through MO
- Launch FNIS through MO
- In the Available Patches at the bottom of the window, check the boxes for all necessary patches in your setup.
- Click the [Update FNIS Behavior] button and wait for a message to appear in the window stating "X animations for Y mods successfully included.".
- Click [Exit].
After closing FNIS, there will be files in Overwrite (essentially a fake mod located at the bottom of the left pane if sorted by priority ascending) created by FNIS. Right-click Overwrite and select Create Mod, name it FNIS Output and click OK. This will create a new mod listing in the left pane for the FNIS generated files. You will then need to check it to enable it. Each subsequent time you update FNIS behavior, you must open Overwrite and drag the new files back to this mod.
Error 53 or 2012
"Could not find file <path to file>\1hm_behavior.hkx
Ensure the animation sets you have installed are correctly placed in priority in the left-hand pane and FNIS is using the one you want. Open the Data tab in the right-hand pane and examine the filetree to see which animation is being used in the VFS.
Navigate the filetree by expanding: data>meshes>actors>character>behaviors> and see which mod is providing the file.
If the file name is displayed in red, the mouse tooltip will show which other mods are also providing this file. Move the correct mod to the correct location.
Additional cause for Error 2012
A user(@patchling) had Spybot - Search & Destroy+AV 2.5 installed and was constantly getting JIT and 2012 errors, specifically the 0_master.xml was not found. The file was placed in the FNIS temporary_log folder ready for processing but before that could happen it was removed by said program. Opening the start menu > settings > live protection > mode > uncheck "Scan programs before they start" apparently stops that behaviour.
GenerateFNISForUsers.exe - This application could not be started.
This application could not be started.
Do you want to view information about this issue?
Simply close the dialogue by pressing "No" and enable FNIS in the Left-hand pane. Correct FNIS installation and use explains this in the wiki.
Why does the 6.2 Add-on not look correct in MO?
What you need to remember here is MO is designed to handle 'mods' and what we are installing with FNIS, and its add-ons, are 'tools'.
This means MO is looking for the correct folder structure for a 'mod' as seen by the game. The archive for the 6.2 add-on has as its top folder: "tools" and this is correct for FNIS, not the game.
Simply 'set the data folder' so that the "tools" folder is now at the top of the tree and ignore the next dialogue that asks if you are sure.