STEP 13 - MERGES

13.1 COMBAT TWEAKS

Please note: All plugins that we merge here are from optional mods. If you can’t find a plugin in your own load order, you probably skipped the mod it belongs to in which case you can disregard it entirely.


13.1.1 Preparations

  • Launch zEdit through Mod Organizer 2 (picture).
  • Select zMerge (picture) and click Start Session.

13.1.2 Build Merge

  • Click Create Merge.
  • In the Details tab, enter the following:
    • Name: Combat Tweaks [Merged]
    • File name: Combat Tweaks.esp
  • In the Plugins tab, select the following plugins:
    • Mortal Enemies - Rival Remix - NoRunWalkChanges.esp
    • Athletik Combat SSE.esp
    • Realistic Melee Range.esp
    • NoBSAIProjectileDodge.esp
    • Realistic AI Detection 2 SE Lite.esp
  • Click OK.
  • Set Merge Method to Clean – Merge down (improved).
  • Click Build (here) and wait for the process to complete.
  • Close zMerge once it says All Done.

13.1.3 Integration

  • Refresh (F5) Mod Organizer 2 and the new merge will appear at the bottom of your load order.
  • Place it above the merged plugins in your mod order and activate it.
  • Place the new plugin right below dD – Enhanced Blood Main.esp.

13.1.4 Disable Merged Mods

  • Uncheck the following mods in your mod order (left pane):
    • Mortal Enemies SE - Rival Remix - No Run Walk Changes
    • Athletik Combat - Realistic Movement and Dodging
    • Realistic Melee Range
    • No BS AI Projectile Dodge (Magic and Arrows)
    • Realistic AI Detection SE (Lite)

13.1.5 Add ESL Flag

13.2 HARVEST OVERHAUL REDONE

13.2.1 Preparations

  • Launch zEdit through Mod Organizer 2 (picture).
  • Select zMerge (picture) and click Start Session.

13.2.2 Build Merge

  • Click Create Merge.
  • In the Details tab, enter the following:
    • Name: Harvest Overhaul Redone [Merged]
    • File name: Harvest Overhaul Redone_Merged.esp
  • Set Merge Method to Clean – Merge down (improved).
  • In the Plugins tab, select the following plugins:
    • HarvestOverhaul_Redone.esp
    • HarvestOverhaul_Redone_Creatures.esp
    • HOR-Flora Respawn Fix Patch.esp
    • HOR Creatures-Flora Respawn Fix Patch.esp
    • Harvest Overhaul reduction.esp
  • Click OK.
  • Click Build (here) and wait for the process to complete.
  • Close zMerge once it says All Done.

Note: You will be warned about a missing master back in MO2 which you can disregard. We will be renaming the merged plugin in the next step so that patches can recognise it again.


13.2.3 Integration

  • Refresh (F5) Mod Organizer 2 and the new merge will appear at the bottom of your load order.
  • Double-click it and switch to the Filetree tab.
  • Right-click Harvest Overhaul Redone.esp and rename it to HarvestOverhaul_Redone.esp, then close the window.
  • Place Harvest Overhaul Redone [Merged] above the merged mods in your mod order and activate it.
  • Place the new plugin right below Skyrim Alchemy Fixed.esp in the load order and activate it as well.

On renaming the plugin: This is necessary in order for patches to recognise and treat the merged plugin like the original main plugin.


13.2.4 Disable Merged Mods

  • Uncheck the following mods in your mod order (left pane):
    • Harvest Overhaul Redone - Plants
    • Harvest Overhaul Redone - Creatures
    • Harvest Overhaul Redone - Flora Respawn Fix Patch
    • ChocolateNoodle's Little Balance Mods - Harvest Overhaul Reduction