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Starfield Script Extender (SFSE) Explained: How to Download, What It Is & Why You Want It

Where would Starfield modding be without SFSE?

Whether you’re planning to add a handful of mods or substantially change the way you play, having the Starfield Script Extender is a must. It was the same with Skyrim, Oblivion, Fallout 3, and even as far back as Morrowind. Every one of Bethesda’s grand adventures benefits from a script extender, and that includes Starfield.

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Starfield Script Extender, SFSE Explained

Video games run on a series of scripts, right? That’s a gross simplification, but suffice to say there are limitations. Sure, you can create and use Starfield mods with what’s there, but creating unique features is outside that scope.

With the Starfield Script Extender mod (otherwise known as SFSE), you aren’t adding content, but rather expanding the game’s functionality.

In practice, it’s the difference between adjusting items to adding complex animations, models, and fan-made items. Skyrim wouldn’t nearly have as many mods without Skyrim Script Extender. Yes, it’s that useful.

How to Download and Install SFSE

Okay, so you like what you hear and you need SFSE now. Like, right now! If you’re new to modding, it might seem daunting, but it’s not as scary as it seems.

  1. Create a Nexus Mods account.

    The best place to download the Starfield Script Extender is through Nexus Mods. It’s safe to use and among the most popular mod sites for games, especially Bethesda-made titles.

  2. Download and install Vortex.

    Vortex is a mod manager developed by Nexus Mods. It’s going to be your new best friend when it comes to installing mods. Run the executable (.exe) when it’s done.

  3. Download and install SFSE using Vortex.

    Go to Nexus Mods and visit SFSE’s official mod page. You’ll see two download options: Vortex and Manual. Pick Vortex and let the mod manager do its work installing SFSE.how to download starfield script extender with vortex

And you’re done! That’s all it really takes to download and install Starfield Script Extender, which is fantastic because now there’s so much potential. This is a Bethesda game, after all. We’re excited to see what modders cook up. In the meantime, check out our Starfield review!


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