Mods

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Mods are user-made add-ons or "modifications" for the game. These mods are made available via websites like Bethesda.net, Nexus Mods, and Steam Workshop. Downloads are not offered on this site, nor is there a very large database on said mods; please go to the websites referenced if you want a larger database.

There are a couple of other wikis and other information sources out there on mods, so we would like to distinguish ourselves from them in the way we approach mod information:

  • Depth over Breadth: Cover fewer mods and mod subjects, but when we do so, do so in depth.
  • No Stubs! Do not begin a mod page until you're ready to write an in-depth article.
  • No Readmes! Do not post the readme here.
  • No Reviews!
  • Utility over Exhaustion
    • In addition to the rules above, we also want to make sure that details should only be given to the depth that is likely to be useful to most mod players.
    • I.e. the goal is not to exhaustively document every fact about a given mod, but rather to produce guides that are genuinely useful to players of that mod.
    • In effect (combining this with the "Depth over Breadth" rule), this means that only fairly complicated mods should be documented here.

In addition to details on the mods themselves, we also have links to details and resources on the process of modding, where you can find out about creating mods yourself, including tools for modders and information about the different items, objects, and file types used in the games.


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Tes3Mod — Morrowind

Tes3Mod is the namespace for Morrowind mods and modding, including technical information such as file formats.

  • Mods — Information about playing mods for Morrowind
  • Modding — Information about creating mods for Morrowind

Tes4Mod — Oblivion

Tes4Mod is the namespace for Oblivion mods and modding, including technical information such as file formats.

  • Mods — Information about playing mods for Oblivion
    • Stirk — Originally part of the Tamriel Rebuilt project, adds the island of Stirk to the west of Anvil
  • Modding — Information about creating mods for Oblivion
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Tes5Mod — Skyrim

Tes5Mod is the namespace for Skyrim mods and modding, including technical information such as file formats.

  • Mods — Information about playing mods for Skyrim
    • Getting Started — An introduction to mod management tools
    • Beyond Skyrim — A massive multi-team mod project to complete the majority of Tamriel and several other lands
  • Modding — Information about creating mods for Skyrim
    • Creation Kit — The official Skyrim modding application
    • File Formats — Information on the file formats used for game data and save files
    • SkyEdit — An alternate mod file editor in early development
    • SkyProc — A Java programming library for dynamically importing, manipulating, and exporting mods

ESOMod — Elder Scrolls Online

ESOMod is the namespace for Elder Scrolls Online add-ons and modding, including technical information such as file formats.

  • AddOns — Information about user-made add-ons for ESO.
    • ESOUI — The primary repository for ESO add-ons.
  • Modding — Information about creating add-ons for ESO.
  • File Formats — Information on the file formats used.
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