Mod Organizer

Legacy (32 bit) Version of Mod Organizer with support for Skyrim Legendary Editions and some other 32 bit games.

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Last Updated Version: 1.3.15

Application Details:

Version: 1.3.x
License: Free to use and share
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.19-staging

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Test Results

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What works

  • Overlay FS Injection (Mod Installation)
  • Nexus Login
  • Mod Downloads via nxm links (See howto)
  • Enabling/Disabling esps
  • Categories
  • Sorting via Loot
  • FNIS (See howto)
  • Running custom executables

What does not

  • Ini editor launches but doesn't save ini files
  • FNIS generates error when using STEP method for install(See Howto)
  • Download from nxm links doesn't transfer to nxmhandler.exe(See Howto)
  • Crashes while using some installer scripts (See workarounds used)


To avoid crash during fomod installation dotnet is required.

winetricks -q dotnet46

What was not tested

  • BSA extraction

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Mod Manager Version Used: 1.3.11

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 29 20194.19-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumZenAnonX 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jan 27 20194.0Yes Yes YesGarbageEonfge 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Mar 24 20183.4Yes Yes YesSilverZenAnonX 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jun 22 20151.7.44N/A Yes SilverNicholas O'Connor 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
46535 Exception FindFirstFileExW_rep in ntdll, by Mod Organizer (Skyrim) CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

Downloading using NXM Links

Follow this method to make nxm links("Download with Manager" button) work with MO. Thanks to @Joe Davison for this how to.

Requires XDG.

1. Create a script called with the following contents 

  • #!/bin/sh
  • export WINEARCH=win32 export
  • WINEPREFIX="/path/to/your/wine/prefix"
  • export WINEEXE="/path/to/your/wine/binary" 
  • "${WINEEXE}" "/path/to/ModOrganizer/nxmhandler.exe" "$@" 

2. Create a nxmhandler.desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications with following contents,

  • #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open
  • [Desktop Entry]
  • Exec=/path/to/ %u
  • Icon=application-x-ms-dos-executable
  • Type=Application
  • StartupNotify=true
  • GenericName=nxmhandler
  • Name=nxmhandler
  • Path=/path/to/ModOrganizer
  • MimeType=x-scheme-hander/nxm

3. Mark BOTH files as executable (chmod +x), make sure nxmhandler.desktop is in ~/.local/share/applications.

4. Next time you click an nxm link your browser(browser should support setting handlers for custom links, firefox,palemoon,icecat etc) should ask you what you want to do. Choose nxmhandler. Mod Organizer should then launch and commence downloading.

Making FNIS Work

FNIS sometimes encounters problems when running through STEP method, do following to make it work

  1. Download 32 bit version of FNIS from nexus.
  2. Extract and rename "Meshes" to "meshes" and "scripts/sources" to "scripts/Sources".
  3. Copy over extracted files to Skyrim's data directory.
  4. Under MO go to Data tab and navigate to "tools\GenerateFNIS_for_Users".
  5. Right click on "GenerateFNISforUsers.exe" and Add as executable. This should create a shortcut in game launcher.

Always launch FNIS through this shortcut if you want it to see your installed mods.

Fixing Fonts

Enable subpixel font smoothing

  • winetricks fontsmooth=rgb

Disable render extension for client side fonts

  • Open wine regedit, and inside HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver make an entry for "ClientSideWithRender"="N"

Reference -

Making TES5Edit and TES5Edit based patchers(Real Shelter) work

This how to is designed with Real Shelter Patcher in mind, if you are using any other TES5Edit patch change "Start In" and "Arguments" accordingly.

  1. Copy over TES5Edit to Data folder of Skyrim
  2. Under Data tab in MO find TES5Edit.exe and select Add as Executable. (This will be shortcut to run TES5Edit in future)
  3. To make Real Shelter Patcher work, first install mod normally through MO and enable it.
  4. Next, open <Edit> in your executables and add a new executable with,
    • Title: Real Shelter Patcher
    • Binary: <Same as TES5Edit>
    • Start In: <Directory containing Real Shelter Mod, if MO is installed to Program Files this will be something like "C;\Program Files\Mod Organizer\mods\Real Shelter\R.S. Patcher" without quotes>
    • Arguments: <Path to tes5pas file, if MO is installed to Program Files this will be something like "C;\Program Files\Mod Organizer\mods\Real Shelter\R.S. Patcher\RSPatcher.tes5pas" WITH quotes>
    • Done!

Making Skyproc Patchers work

This was tested with jre1.8.0_161

  • Download jre x86 from oracle.
  • Install jre using wine, "wine jre1.8.0161"
  • Installer will get stuck but no worries, go to "WINEPREFIX/drive_c/users/username/AppData/LocalLow/Oracle/Java/jre1.8.0_161" and copy "jre1.8.0_161.msi" to someplace safe.
  • Ctrl+C or kill installler process.
  • Run, "wine msiexec /i jre1.8.0_161.msi". This should install java.
  • Now install any skyproc mod in MO and enable it.
  • Go to "Data" tab and navigate to "SkyProc Patchers/mod name".
  • Right click on mod's jar file and "Add as Executable".
  • Patcher could now be run from custom executable created in MO anytime.


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