|Author||Ian Patterson, Stephen Abel, Paul Connelly, Brendan Borthwick|
|Original Release||13 December 2011|
|Latest Release||9 October 2018|
|Size||< 1 MB|
The Skyrim Script Extender, or SKSE, is a third-party utility that uses code injection techniques to greatly extend the capabilities of Skyrim's scripting virtual machine, as well as allowing an interface through which other mods can also further extend the engine.
To benefit from SKSE's enhanced features, the game must be launched through SKSE's own loader program instead of launching Skyrim normally. Most mod managers (such as Mod Organizer or Wrye Bash) support this, as does the Steam version for Skyrim LE.