• Create a new folder: Your Modding Folder\Tools\xLODGen.
  • Download xLODGen for SSE here (related STEP announcement here).
  • Open the downloaded archive and move all files from the xLODGen folder into your new directory.
  • Switch to MO2 and add xLODGen64.exe as an executable to the drop-down menu.
  • Under Arguments, add: -sse.

  • Create a new folder: Your Modding Folder\temp\xLODGen - SSE-Terrain-Tamriel ESM.
  • Download the SSE-Terrain-Tamriel.esm to fix some missing LODs in distant areas.
  • Move the downloaded ESM into your new folder.
  • Right-click the new folder and select Add to "xLODGen - SSE-Terrain-Tamriel ESM.rar" (pack it as a ZIP or RAR file).
  • Install the new archive as a mod in Mod Organizer 2. You can load it anywhere both in the mod and load order.

Running SSELODGen

  • Launch xLODGen through Mod Organizer 2.
  • Check Objects LOD, Trees LOD ad Terrain LOD.
  • Under Worldspaces, check all.
  • Now when it comes to the specific settings, I have to admit I have literally no idea. Fortunately, LadyLexy's LOTD STEP guide includes instructions so I would recommend for everyone to head over to her guide, jump to the xLODGen section and use her recommended settings.
  • Once everything is configured correctly, click Generate. This will take a while and heavily utilize your CPU.

Final Steps

  • Close xLODGen once the following message is returned: LOD Generator: finished (you can close this application now).
  • The generated files are now located in the output folder that we set up previously.
  • Navigate to Your Modding Folder\Tools\xLODGen\SSELODGen Output and move its contents to your temp folder. (*)
  • Create a new folder 'SSELODGen Output', right-click > add to archive and install it through MO2.
  • You should now untick SSE-Terrain-Tamriel in the right pane of Mod Organizer 2 or remove it completely.

(*) The files could also be in your MO2 Overwrite folder in which case you need to right-click it and select Overwrite > Create mod.