Before You Begin…
Make sure you do the following before installing Campfire:
- Install SKSE 1.7.3+. SKSE is optional, and you can use Campfire without it, but certain features, like the Instincts power, won’t work. You can download it here or install it through Steam Workshop.
- Install SkyUI 4.1+. SkyUI is optional, and you can use Campfire without it, but certain features, like the Mod Config Menu, won’t work. (Using SkyUI Away is OK. If using Frostfall 3, please see Frostfall 3 Quickstart Guide’s note about using SkyUI Away.)
- Do not unpack Campfire’s BSA archive once you’ve downloaded the mod. Uncompressing the archive into loose files leaves you open to upgrade issues down the road. Loose files are always loaded instead of their BSA archive equivalents, which may mean that you don’t get the latest files when you upgrade and could cause certain functions of the mod to break. Only uncompress the BSA archive into loose files if you are a mod developer and you know exactly what you are doing. You have been warned.
Download and install the latest version of Campfire using a mod manager (Nexus Mod Manager, Mod Organizer, Wrye Bash, etc).
That’s all you need to do!
If you need them, make sure you obtain any compatibility patches you may need:
Installing the mod manually (without a mod manager), and/or unpacking the BSA archive into your Skyrim directory are not supported installation methods. Unless you are a mod developer, there is no reason to manually install or unpack the mod.
Since Campfire is an ESM (Master) file, it will load above all other plug-ins automatically. Its load order with other master files should not matter.
Campfire does not “run”, and has no persistent background scripts. Things only happen in Campfire when you take an action with one of Campfire’s objects, like placing a tent or starting a fire.
Campfire is already working when you start your game.