Here are the steps to take to get modding happening on Linux.
This was a learning experience. I had to research others problems that were mine.
So it should make it easier for everyone else.
I am not a pro but novice.
So i am trying to make it as easy as possible.
a) install Steam and make the changes in the pictures. For this to work you need to have 👉Proton 6.x
2) install Lutris. What is Lutris. Lutris is essentially a game catalog where you can add scripts to be able to play windows games. You can also add Linux games or just Windows game that run with Wine.
3) Check if you have Wine installed. If not, install it. I found a guide for Ubuntu (i am assuming most will use Ubuntu).
Do not forget to install WineTricks and ProtonTricks (Mono*). These are needed.
*only needed if you thinking of playing Windows Games except Skyrim.
I am using Wine 7.0rc2-1 and have WineTricks installed.
4) Add ProtonTricks to your install. Lutris MO2 script is asking for it.
5) Install the MO2 script. You will get it from 👉here. ✅
Follow the instruction and change things if needed before continuing installation.
After all that you should actually have a running MO2 setup.
The way you start it is by starting Skyrim in Steam.
You can then add your mods one by one. Note! MO2 is sluggish. At least on my system. I am not sure what it is causing it, just be aware of it.
6) FNIS. You will need to install the data folder within Skyrim data and change in MO2 the location. Otherwise you will get an error with files.
See this 👉post. ✅
7) for some Bodyslides does not create the folder in overwrite. So you need to create it yourself.
After all that, you should have everything running like on Windows.
I have it running as i have on Windows with ENB.
Disclaimer: The mod files will be in this folder.
/home/yourname/SteamLibrary/steamapps/compatdata/489830/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/AppData/Local/ModOrganizer/Skyrim Special Edition
your Steam folder will be here if you installed it like i did.
/home/yourname/SteamLibrary/steamapps/common/Skyrim Special Edition
MO2 under Linux
Hope this guide was any help at all for anyone planing to mod with Linux.
p.s. my problems before getting it to work were Steam would not start from MO2 interface. It always had the message about a registry missing.
Origenally i install with Lutris Skyrim and MO2. But i do not think that it is actually needed. The MO2 script should to the trick. In case you needed, just add Skyrim in Lutris. I have not tested that. It is installed in my Lutris.
Edited by wutpickel