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How to Use Loot with Skyrim Special Edition


Skyrim Special Edition is a popular role-playing game with various looting mechanics. Efficiently managing and utilizing loot is essential for a successful gaming experience. In this article, we will guide you on how to use Loot, a popular modding tool, with Skyrim Special Edition to optimize your loot management and enhance your gameplay.

Step 1: Install Loot

First, you need to install Loot, a powerful tool specifically designed to sort and optimize load orders and manage game metadata.

  1. Go to the official Loot website.
  2. Download the latest version of Loot compatible with Skyrim Special Edition.
  3. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

Step 2: Run Loot

Once Loot is installed on your computer, you can proceed to run it and configure it for Skyrim Special Edition.

  1. Launch Loot from your desktop or start menu.
  2. Click on the "Settings" button, usually located in the top left corner of the Loot window.
  3. In the Settings menu, go to "Game Specific" tab.
  4. Scroll down and select "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition" from the list of supported games.
  5. Click on the "OK" button to save the changes.

Step 3: Sorting your Load Order

Sorting your load order is crucial for a stable and well-performing game. Loot helps you automatically sort the plugins and mods you have installed for Skyrim Special Edition.

  1. In the Loot window, click on the "Sort" button (shaped like a puzzle piece), usually located on the top right corner.
  2. Wait for Loot to finish sorting your load order. This might take a few moments depending on the number of installed plugins and mods.
  3. Review the changes made by Loot. It might display warnings or information about certain plugins or mods.
  4. If required, make necessary adjustments based on the Loot suggestions. You can do this by managing your plugins and mods in the respective mod manager or launcher.
  5. Once you are satisfied with the changes, click on the "Apply" button (usually shaped like a checkmark) to save the sorted load order.

Step 4: Handling Mod Metadata

Loot also helps you manage mod metadata, which includes information about the mods you have installed.

  1. In the Loot window, click on the "Metadata" button (shaped like an open book), usually located on the top right corner beside the "Sort" button.
  2. Wait for Loot to analyze and load the mod metadata.
  3. Review the metadata information provided by Loot.
  4. If necessary, make adjustments to the metadata of specific mods based on the suggestions provided by Loot.
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