Downloading and Using Nexus Mods
Nexus Mods is a very popular resource for PC gamers looking to download and install mods to make changes to or enhance their experience in a game. The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series are popular modding candidates, and some mods can even help to improve some of the more lackluster elements.
Needless to say, the process for using mods will differ from game to game. But for popular games like Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and Dragon Age, we recommend using the Nexus Mod Manager. Once you have the program installed and up and running, you can start to download mods for your respective games. Make sure to have your games installed first before doing so. You can either download the mod files manually by heading over to the Nexus Mods website, or you can download with the appropriate URL.
The first method involves going over to the Nexus website, clicking on the Files section, and then choosing the specific mods and files you wish to download. You’ll need to choose a set folder for these mods to download onto your PC as well so that the Nexus Mod Manager can locate them easily.
Once your mods are installed, click on them and select the option to activate them. Your mod will then be installed through the manager, and you should be able to access it the next time you boot the game.
Not all games require the Nexus Mod Manager to work. For instance, the popular DSFix mod for Dark Souls can be downloaded manually from the Nexus Mods website and installed by dragging the relevant file into your Steam game folder. The process for installing and using mods will vary from game to game, so be sure to read the mod descriptions carefully before attempting to install them.