Modding Skyrim (and other bethesda games) on Linux. Is that even possible?

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  • proton-ge-custom

    Compatibility tool for Steam Play based on Wine and additional components

    To set things up, first you'll need to install a custom version of SKSE (there is a link to a Google Drive file inside the GitHub link) and a custom version of Proton, the open source software Valve uses to run Windows games on Linux, which is basically Wine with a few other software bundled together, like DXVK.

  • modorganizer2-linux-installer

    An easy-to-use Mod Organizer 2 installer for Linux

    Currently there are scripts available for both MO2 and Vortex, though the latest one for Vortex on Lutris (1.4.15) is currently broken, the latest working script can be found here:

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  • lutris

    Lutris desktop client in Python / PyGObject

    As far as I know, both MO2 and Vortex work. You'll want to install them through Lutris, which is a game library front-end that manages automated install scripts for games, usually through Wine, so you don't have to manually configure Wine for every single game you want to play.

  • SkyrimSE-SmoothCam

    A thirdperson camera mod for Skyrim Special Edition

    The only two mods I couldn't get working was .Net Framework (it requires .NET48 which is broken on the most recent Wine versions while some things are being refactored in the code) and SmoothCam. Everything else seems to work.

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