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This thread aims NMM (new) users who needs a help about installation of SexLab and SexLab related mods (FNIS, SKSE, SKYUI, SKELETON, SOS and other mods) using NMM.  This is WIP thread and new topics will be added accordingly.

 

SexLab requirements and installation

 

 

----- What you will need -------------------------------------------

You will need to download the following files and mods before you begin. Download them to a folder located on your desktop and unpack them all into separate folders.

Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE) REQUIRES SKSE 1.7.3 OR NEWER

 

Fores New Idles in Skyrim (FNIS) REQUIRES FNIS 5.4.2 OR NEWER

  • FNIS Creature Pack version 5.2 or newer is required only if you want creature animation support in SexLab, otherwise it is not required.
  • If you get a warning in game about not having 5.2 installed despite having installed it. You have without exception, installed it incorrectly. You can either ignore the warning and keep using SexLab like normal if everything working anyway, or do the smart thing and figure out what's wrong with your FNIS install so the warning will leave you alone.

SkyUI REQUIRES VERSION 5.0 OR NEWER

  • If you dislike SkyUI for some reason, you can also install SkyUI-Away on top of it.
  • It may work fine with older versions if you refuse to upgrade to 5.0 for whatever reason. You do so at your own risk.

An actor skeleton mod such as XPMSE2 or XPMSE3

 

Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Patch OR the individual applicable patches Skyrim, Dawnguard, Dragonborn, and Hearthfire Unofficial Patch

  • This is not a hard requirement and can be skipped, it has been known to fix some problems people have had related to SexLab however and there is little to no reason to not be using them anyway.
  • If you choose to not use the Unofficial Patches for whatever reason, expect to be browbeat about not having them when posting your load order in the troubleshooting section.

 

 

 

Installing SexLab via NMM (by prinyo)

 

 

Installing SexLab via NMM is easy, fast and quite secure. There is probably less than 1% chance that you will experience any problems with it. And it is unlikely that the whole process will take more than 5 to 10 minutes.

 
Following this guide doesn't requite any modding knowledge. The only thing you need to know how to do is to install mods via NMM.

    

OK, lets do it.

 

1. Open the Skyrim folder. The one where the game is installed.
If you don't know which one - click on the yellow folder icon with the red arrow on the NMM top bar and click the first option ("Open Game Folder"). 

 

2. Do you have SKSE installed?
If you don't know - look in the game directory (the one we just opened) for a file called "skse_loader".
If you don't have it you can install it via Steam - http://store.steampo...com/app/365720/

  

3. Do you have SkyUI? It's the mod that makes all menus in the game look nice.
Not sure - type "SkyUI" in the NMM searcbox.
If it is not there - install it from Nexus - http://www.nexusmods...rim/mods/3863/?

 

4. Do you have FNIS?
Dont know? Open the directory "data" in the game's directory (the one from step 1). Is there a directory "tools" inside?
If yes - is there a subdirectory "GenerateFNIS_for_Users" in it? If yes continue to step 5.
If no - install it from Nexus - http://www.nexusmods...im/mods/11811/?
Simply install it and nothing more, ignore anything else the mod page is telling you (for now).
Instaling the main file is enough if you want to have sex with other people. If you want animals having fun also, then also install "FNIS Creature Pack" that is in the Optional files.

  

5. Do you have a skeleton installed?
If you are not sure - type "xp" in the searchbar of NMM and see if there is a result with "skeleton" in the name.
If not - install it from Nexus - http://www.nexusmods...im/mods/68000/?

  

6a. Download SexLab.
You will always find the latest SexLab version pinned at the top of the mod list here : http://www.loverslab...xlab-framework/
Download the file called "SexLabFramework_v(some number)_FULL.7z"

   

6b. Install the file you just downloaded via NMM
If not sure how to install mods from sites other than Nexus - click on the big green plus top-left in NMM, find the file you downloaded, select it and click Open.
This will add it to the list of the mods you have in your NMM. Now find it there and install it like any other mod. That's all.

    

7. In your game folder there is a subfolder "data" that now has a new subfolder "tools".
Go there and open the folder "GenerateFNIS_for_Users". Inside there is a file "GenerateFNISforUsers". Open it.
In the lower part there is a list with checkboxes. The second one will be "Skeleton arm fix". Check it's checkbox.
Now press the big yellow button "Update FNIS Behavior". Wait for it to do it's job. At the end it should print something like "x animations for x mods successfuly included" and/or "x animations for x mods successfuly installed"
If it shows warnings or errors instead, which is very unlikely, copy the text of the error and search for it on Google. There will be most probably an easy solution in the first few search results.

   

8. Start Skyrim and load your game. Press Esc and choose "Mod configuration". This will open the Mod Configuration Menu (MCM).
Find SexLab in the list on the left and click it. This will open the menu for configuring SexLab. On the right side you will see an option to "Install". Click it.
Press Esc several times in order to return to the game. There will be several messages shown in top left corner and the last will let you know that the install is sucesfuly done. 

    

Congratulations! SexLab is now ready to use :-) 

    

You can now install any of the mods that work with it (http://www.loverslab...xlab-framework/).

  

Now is a good time to go back to the GenerateFNISforUsers file. Right-click on it and select "Create shortcut". Copy the shortcut this will create and paste it on your desktop or wherever your game related shortcuts are (for example where the NMM shortcut is). You will need to run it in the future when installing some other mods and it is handy to have the shortcut. 

  

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Two possible problems that the GenerateFNISforUsers can encounter and their solutions.
1. It might complain that the last time Skyrim was not run correctly. The solution for this is to open the Stream client, start Skyrim from there and then close it.
2. It might have problems creating the files it needs to create because of some Windows thingies. Right click on it and select Run as administrator.

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Why did we do all this?

  

If you look at the list of steps we just did, only 2 of them are actually SexLab specific. Everything else was needed in order to make it work in the game.
You will also notice that simply installing SexLab wil not make any real difference in your game. You need the other mods for that. You can install any of them in order to have sex in the ways you prefer and skip others that you would not like.

    
Here is the quick explanation of how it all comes together.
SKSE (from point 2) allows mods to add their own scripts to the game telling NPCs (and the PC sometimes) what they need to do.
SkyUI lets you tune the mods you use to the best of your liking.
FNIS (from points 4 and 7) allows mods to add animations - how to do the things that the scripts make them do.
Think about "GenerateFNISforUsers" like an NMM for animations. You use NMM to register the mods you want to use in the game. You use the FNIS app in order to register the animations you want. 

    

Here is an example. A mod that you install can add a dialogue option "I want you to give me a blowjob" and the NPC will say "Cool, no problems"
The mod will say to SexLab that the NPC and the PC need to start a sex scene. So SexLab will use a script - with the help of SKSE, that will make both characters perform an animation - one that is registered in the game via FNIS. And SexLab is able to differentiate between the animations - in this case the mod will instruct it to play an animation tagged as "oral". And that's how the blowjob works :-)

 

 

 

Additional SexLab tips (by prinyo)

 

 

- Don't go shopping for food while hungry
With SexLab itself installed, installing (almost) all the mods you see on the site is extremely easy. Overwelmed by all the posibilities this opens, people sometimes install tens of mods in one go.
Dont! While most of the mods are stable enough it is possible that they might create problems in your game. Any mod, even the most stable, can create problems, based on the many unknown and unpredictable factors in your game setup. This is valid not only for the SexLab mods, but for all mods in general.
Install no more than 1 (recomended) to 3 (if you can not wait so badly :-)) mods in one go. Then open Skyrim and play for a while. Fast travel to the major locations and walk around. If there is a problem uninstall one of the new mods and try again. If you have many mods installed in one go it is very hard to pinpoint the offender.

   

- WIP and "alpha" mods
Some of the mods have WIP in their name. WIP stands for "Work In Progress". It would be better to avoid them in the first several weeks until you get the grip on how the things work and how to deal with unexpected problems.
If it is a quest that you want to try - install it and play it, then uninstall it and continue playing from a save made before the install!
I'll say this again - before installing the mod go to a place you will easily remember and make a save there ("save A"). Then install the WIP quest mod, play it, when you are done uninstall it and continue playing from the "save A"!

    

- Experiment with the mod settings
Lots of the mods have their settings pages in MCM. Lots of the mods are made in a way to satisfy a wide range of tastes and posibilities. Experiment with the settings at will to find what works for you best.

    

- Getting help
If you face a problem - search for a solution. It is most probable that many people before you have faced the same problem and the solution is writen somewhere in the forums. Use Google and word your search as best as you can. The forums are open to Google and seem well indexed. If you find no solution post a question and try to word it as good as possible. Saying that "the game breaks", "nothing works" and such general statements mean nothing to other people and you will not get a (helpful) responce. Try to be as specific as you can.

       

- Upgrading mods
There is an optimal procedure that it is best to follow when upgrading scripted mods (most of the SL based mods are).
1. Start the game, go to a quiet place, save and close the game.
2. Uninstall the old version of the mod you are going to upgrade. Do not install the new version yet!
3. Start the game and load the save you made earlier. Say Yes when it asks you about the missing content. Wait several seconds, save the game and quit.
4. Install the new version of the mod
5. Start the game and load the save from point 3.
6. Wait some seconds or more if there are messages in the top left corner, save the game and load the save you just made.

     

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And now what?

Now you have SexLab installed but no sex in the game! Let's fix that :-)

  

As I said you can browse the mod list in the Download section here and install anything you wish. 

Here are some mods that are essential for a nice SL (SexLab) experience. This selection does not include quest or niche mods.

 

But first - some other mods that will be needed.

- Fuz Ro D-oh - Silent Voice
It is required by so many mods that it is quite possible you allready have it installed.
Type "fuz" in the NMM searchbox to see if it is there. If it is not - install it from Nexus - http://www.nexusmods...im/mods/14884/?

   

So, on to the "essential" mods. There will be disagreements about the selection and the order of the mods. I need to say that I did not follow my own taste and preferences. I selected mods I consider really essential.

     

1. SL Solutions
http://www.loverslab...02-07-sep-2015/
It integrates the sex into the actual gameplay. It gives the sex a context and makes it more "immersive".
For example it adds sex as alternative options to advance in the vanilla game quests. Note that it does not replace the vanilla options - it just adds more options.
I'm putting it first because this is the mod that adds "Skyrim" into the phrase "Sex in Skyrim"

  

2. SL Aroused
http://www.loverslab...-december-2015/
This one is required by lots of other mods. It adds and tracks arousal level of the players and the NPCs. Many other mods will consult it in order to determine what is the chance of sex acts happening.
If you have SOS or SAM on the males in your game, the arousel level will be reflected also by the visible "hardness" of their schlongs.
This mod is essential not only because it is cool, but because of it's importance in the ecosystem of SexLab mods.
Ignore everything the mod page says and simply install it. There is nothing that should go wrong when installing it for the first time.

   

3. SLEN (SexLab Eager NPCs)
http://www.loverslab...lab-eager-npcs/
This is a huge mod that adds ways to flirt with NPC's and improve your relationship with them. It adds the social context to your sex adventures.

      

4. Random sex
http://www.loverslab...2-302015-04-14/
Lets NPC's have sex with each other.

    

5. SL Defeat
http://www.loverslab...86-defeat-v522/
This mod is somewhat more complex and even advanced users are confused about how to use it correctly. It adds sex as an option in the battles. Lets say you are fighting some bandit and your health drops below some given value. Then instead of killing you the bandit rapes you. Or you fight a bandit, mark the bandit by pressing a hotkey and when their health drops you get to rape them. There are many options that you can experiment with in order to make it work correctly. Alternatively you can try SL Submit - http://www.loverslab...-01sep14-1133/ 

It is best to also install this if you use SL Defeat or SL Submit - http://www.loverslab...ab-stop-combat/

 

6. NSAP
http://www.loverslab...animation-pack/
Adds more animations so you can have sex in even more ways. It seems there will be no updates to it as there are now new ways to add animations.
However you need to install it because currently the animations it has are not provided by any other mod.
Later, when you feel more confident, you can try researching "SLAL".
You need to run GenerateFNISforUsers when you install it.

     

5. SL Leveling
http://www.loverslab...exlab-leveling/
The mod is abandoned but is working quite well. The idea is that the gods of sex are watching you and the more you fuck the more they like you. It lets you increase some of your combat stats (damage, armor, resistance) when you have more sex.

   

6. Immersive first person for SexLab
http://www.loverslab...son-for-sexlab/
Does exactly what the name says.

      

7. SL Cumshot
http://www.loverslab...sexlab-cumshot/
Adds appropriate visual elements to the male orgasm.

 

 

 

Installing SKSE 1.7+ using NMM (video):

 

 

 

Installing FNIS with NMM 0.61.+


1.  Dowlload FNIS Behaviour ver 5_5 (If you want all 3 files, you can download them too and start installation after dowloading)
2. NMM will show you that one new file is installed in Animation section by placing small number "1" above the installed place - Click on a big green Check mark on the left side of the panel and press to install since double click doesn't always work in 0.60.+.
3. Goto to your Skyrim Installation directory(usually C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/SteamApps/common/skyrim), and from there to Data/tools/GenerateFNIS_for_Users
4. Start GenerateFNISforUsers.exe AS ADMINISTRATOR (part of FNIS Behavior, and ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY, or NOTHING works)
5. Select Behavior patches (ONLY those you need!)
6. Click "Update FNIS Behavior"
7. Activate the FNIS plugin (FNIS.esp)

When you exit GenerateFNISforUsers.exe, you will be asked if a shortcut to the tool shall be created on your desktop.
Say "YES" (strongly recommended - you will need the generator quite frequently)
 
Installing Creature Pack ver 5_3:
1. Click on a big green Check mark on the left side of the panel and press to install since double click doesn't always work in 0.60.+. Unlike his older brother, NMM is smarter and will automatically install Creature pack without prompting you for action
2. Start FNIS and Click "Update FNIS Behavior"
3. Check notification for errors. If none, you're fine, if there are error reports, check FNIS troubleshooter.
 
Installing FNIS Idle Spells Ver 5_1:
1. Same as above. And that's it.

 

Installing SKYUI 5.+ and troubleshooting

 

 

Instaliing SKYUI is very simple. Just download it from here: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/3863/? and install it using NMM by clicking on big green tick of the left side of the manager-

 

Troubleshooting SKYUI 5.+


People with SKYUI 5.+ issues, check this: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=429076438

 

 

Fundamental fixes and tweaks for smooth Skyrim running
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/69411/?
 

or/and

 

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/59305/?

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ok that s great but how do you put animation in there because with 162 full i have no animation they just stand there like idiots but in 159c i did nt have to do nothing to get them to have animation what i did was un installed 159c and installed 162 full is that right if so why dont i have animation can someone help because i am not very good at this sort of thing   

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ok that s great but how do you put animation in there because with 162 full i have no animation they just stand there like idiots but in 159c i did nt have to do nothing to get them to have animation what i did was un installed 159c and installed 162 full is that right if so why dont i have animation can someone help because i am not very good at this sort of thing   

 

Both Sexlab Frameworks 1.59 and 1.62 do nothing on their own. They both have a set of default animations but you need mods to trigger sex scenes (animations).

For example Matchmaker   http://www.loverslab.com/files/file/749-sexlab-mass-matchmaker/

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yes i know that i have mods to start animations but when i install 1.62 the animations don t start but with 1.59 they do start so how come 1.62 dose n t and 1.59 dose that was the question

 

Either there was something wrong with your installation or you need to go into the Sexlab MCM and enable it :$

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it says its enabled and i have even tried deleting evrything including the game and installing it again still nothing happens  

 

Again, its a problem with your setup / installation.  It works fine for everybody else

 

The only thing i can think of right now is that you downloaded the wrong file by mistake

There are 2 files to download SLab 1.62:

1 To upgrade from SL 1.61b  (not 1.59)

and

2 the Full version. 

 

Make sure you have downloaded the full version and start a new game.

If there is something wrong with it then provide us the logs located at

C:\Users\<username>\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Logs\Script\

and

C:\Users\<username>\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Logs\Script\User

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it is the full ver but because this is such a pain i am going to just stick 1.59c because that works for me and i have watch loads of videos on how to install the 1.62 and every video i have watch i still get the same problem so if 1.59c works for me if it s not broken don t fix it

  

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it is the full ver but because this is such a pain i am going to just stick 1.59c because that works for me and i have watch loads of videos on how to install the 1.62 and every video i have watch i still get the same problem so if 1.59c works for me if it s not broken don t fix it

 

No videos needed to install Sexlab 1.62

Its the same procedure for both frameworks

 

Just in case make sure you have all the requirements

 

 

----- Requirements -------------------------------------------------------------

 

Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE) REQUIRES SKSE 1.7.3 OR NEWER

 

Fores New Idles in Skyrim (FNIS) REQUIRES FNIS 5.4.2 OR NEWER

  • FNIS Creature Pack version 5.2 or newer is required only if you want creature animation support in SexLab, otherwise it is not required.
  • If you get a warning in game about not having 5.2 installed despite having installed it. You have without exception, installed it incorrectly. You can either ignore the warning and keep using SexLab like normal if everything working anyway, or do the smart thing and figure out what's wrong with your FNIS install so the warning will leave you alone.

SkyUI REQUIRES VERSION 5.0 OR NEWER

  • If you dislike SkyUI for some reason, you can also install SkyUI-Away on top of it.
  • It may work fine with older versions if you refuse to upgrade to 5.0 for whatever reason. You do so at your own risk.

An actor skeleton mod such as XPMSE2 or XPMSE3

 

 

Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Patch OR the individual applicable patches SkyrimDawnguardDragonborn, and Hearthfire Unofficial Patch

  • This is not a hard requirement and can be skipped, it has been known to fix some problems people have had related to SexLab however and there is little to no reason to not be using them anyway.
  • If you choose to not use the Unofficial Patches for whatever reason, expect to be browbeat about not having them when posting your load order in the troubleshooting section.
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Hi i wasnt sure where to post this. I am having issues getting framework and all other sexlab downloads to work. I download them like you're supposed to, I install them like your're supposed to, through the green plus sign on NMM and when it finishes it has a yellow exclamation point in the right side under the download area. NMM says it is missing the Download ID and to check for it, but when I do it doesnt do anything. I have even tried uninstall and reinstall but it doesn't work. If someone could help me that would be great.  :(  :(  :(  :(:angry:  :angry:  :angry:  :-/  :-/  :-/

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NMM can't recognized some mod's ID if they aren't uploaded on Nexus or/and if the author of the mod didn't provided needed info. Even some mod's uploaded to Nexus missing ID, plus, latest version has a problem with addressing proper ID to the mod(s). But, you shouldn't worry abut that. Missing ID will not cause any problem for installation of the mod and SexLab is working fine when installed via NMM.

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oh, i read in a support thread, that someone had issues with NMM not extracting the *.dll inside the HDT physics extensions package.  eff...can't find it easily *keeps rummaging*

 

voila

well i'd just like to post this little tidbit somewhere, doubt it'll be seen by many.  I was struggling with getting any bounce to work for days and when i finally got it the collision was non existent.

 

at last I found out that NMM, or even WinRAR for that matter, was not extracting "hdtPhysicsExtensions.dll" from the HDTPE mod archive.  I had to manually extract it to my desktop and then move it to the correct folder (data/skse/plugins).

 

but that one stupid thing fixed everything!  now HDTPE AND HDT TBBP work, among other HDT mods!

 

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