Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE)
By Ian Patterson, Stephen Abel, Paul Connelly, and Brendan Borthwick (ianpatt, behippo, scruggsywuggsy the ferret, and purple lunchbox)
Current classic build 1.7.3: Install via steam - Download installer - 7z archive (readme, whatsnew)
Current Anniversary Edition build 2.2.3 (game version 1.6.640): Download 7z File
Current GOG Anniversary Edition build 2.2.3 (game version 1.6.659): Download 7z File
Current Special Edition build 2.0.20 (game version 1.5.97): Download 7z File - you probably want the AE build above unless you know what you are doing
Current VR build 2.0.12 (game version 1.4.15): Download 7z File
If you are using the latest version on Steam, download the AE build. The older build supporting 1.5.97 is still around to support people who have downgraded their installation or otherwise prevented updates.
Having trouble extracting the archive? Install via Steam, use the installer, or download 7-zip. DO NOT USE ANYTHING FROM THE WINDOWS APP STORE.
archived builds - please do not link directly to these
If you are having trouble with the installation instructions, please watch this video.
SKSE will support the latest version of Skyrim available on Steam, and only this version (currently 1.9.32 with any other numbers following). It is extremely unlikely that any future non-SE Skyrim updates will be released.
SKSE does not support the Windows Store/Game Pass release of Skyrim. Windows Store applications are locked down similarly to consoles.
SKSE does not support the Epic Games Store release of Skyrim.
Contact the SKSE Team
Having crashes on startup after a game patch? Remove the files from
Data/SKSE/Plugins and try again. Mods using plugins probably need to be
Before contacting us, make sure that your game launches properly without SKSE first. Also, attach skse.log, skse_loader.log, and skse_steam_loader.log (found in My Documents/My Games/Skyrim/SKSE/) to any support requests.
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