SSE : Installation and Updating

IF YOU’VE NEVER INSTALLED CLARALUX’S EARLIER VERSION(S):

Installation is easy.

Using your chosen Mod Manager, DOWNLOAD and ENABLE the mod.

Once installed, we highly recommend using BETHINI to set your LIGHT VIEW DISTANCES to as high as you can manage without performance impact.

 

Although CLARALUX does not alter any weather records, we recommend that CLARALUX be placed ABOVE any NIGHT DARKENING weather mods in your load-order.


UPDATING FROM PREVIOUS 0.9x VERSIONS:

With V1.x comes exciting new code courtesy of SCYTHE42.  Much tighter implementation and much better performance.

Although it might not be wholly necessary, we feel it’d be best for you to entirely remove remnants and scripts from the earlier version(s).  It’ll take a moment, but it’ll be worth it.  Remember to keep a copy of your current SAVE in case of problems.

The following process has been tested to work with the safe-removal of CLARALUX v.9x and installation of v1.x

Note: By necessity, your previous v.9x choices will be reset due to the massive changes under-the-hood.  You’ll need to redo them once the mod is updated.  This might be as good a time as any to jot down what your preferences are.

  1. Download and install SKYRIM TOOLS – SCRIPT CLEANER and MORE.  We recommend you read the directions for proper usage before going further. (Don’t forget to endorse it, it’s great)
  2. Enter an INTERIOR that has no timed locks and no NPCs that’ll be upset you’re there after a certain time.
  3. SAVE your current game in a new slot (SAVE01 for this discussion)
  4. Uninstall CLARALUX v.9x using your chosen Mod Manager
  5. Open the game and SAVE01.  You will get a “mod is missing” error.  Don’t fret.
  6. Save again in a new slot (SAVE02).  Why?  Now that you have a save without CLUX installed, SKYRIM TOOLS can find unattached (orphaned) scripts/references
  7. Open SKYRIM TOOLS and point it to SAVE02
  8. You may be met with a message indicating there are errors.  If so, go ahead and let SKYRIM TOOLS clean for you.
  9. In the upper left box, directly under FILE, type “clux” (no quotes), as illustrated in the above image
  10. SKYRIM TOOLS will then display all the instances of CLUX in your save that remain.  You will have to open the drop-downs to see the listings (as above).
  11. Select each subgroup and DELETE everything you can with the prefix CLUX
  12. SAVE AS yet another NEW SAVE (so as not to delete your old ones).  Name it something you’ll remember (CLUXREADYSAVE01).
  13. This effectively removes the old version from your save, thereby creating a “clean slate” for installation of the new version.
  14. Open CLUXREADYSAVE01 in SSE and you should see no evidence of CLUX.  Please check your PAPYRUS log for errors.  If you have any, clean again until there are no CLUX errors remaining.
  15. INSTALL the new version of CLARALUX as normal using your chosen Mod Manager (remember to ENABLE it).
  16. Open your game.  You should be all set.  

From here, you are free to return to the new, updated CLARALUX FACILITY to set your LIGHT preferences.

Once installed, we highly recommend using BETHINI to set your LIGHT VIEW DISTANCES to as high as you can manage without performance impact.

Although CLARALUX does not alter any weather records, we recommend that CLARALUX be placed ABOVE any NIGHT DARKENING weather mods in your load-order.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!