Initial MO2 setup

Opening MO2 for the first time

When you first launch MO2, you will see a window titled Creating an instance. Take the following steps:

  1. Press Next

  2. Select Create a portable instance

  3. Select Skyrim Special Edition in the list

  4. Just confirm the location is C:\Modding\MO2 and let the Show advanced button stay unchecked. No need to fiddle with that.

  5. Press Next

  6. It will prompt you to connect MO2 to your NexusMods account. It is strongly advised that you do so.

  7. Press Connect to Nexus and it'll open a browser window.

  8. This window will appear if you are logged in. If the window does not appear, log in and it will appear. To proceed, press Authorize.

9. This is how the confirmation should look:

Instance type: Portable

Instance location: C:\Modding\MO2

Game: Skyrim Special Edition

Game location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim Special Edition

10. Press Finish to continue.

11. A window titled Show tutorial? will appear. Just press No. We're skipping that for today.

12. You'll then be met with another window, titled Register?. It's asking you if you want MO2 to handle nxm links. And that we do want! So press Yes. (If you press either of the No options, you can set up Mod Organizer to handle nxm links manually by clicking the Settings, going to the Nexus tab at the top of the window that opens, and clicking the Associate with "Download with manager" links button on the right side.)

13. Now it should look like this, and we're ready for the next step.

Onwards to the next step!

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