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Outlined Basics of Porting ( .Nifs)

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Outlined Basics of Porting
Oblivion to Skyrim

This Guide is for Educational Purposed Only and Shows Proof that the process of Converting is Possible, While Using CUSTOM Made Content.

How to Convert CUSTOM ( .Nifs)

So you been browsing the Web and came across some resources you want to use, “Oh Darn!†the Tree Resource is for Oblivion. Assuming the Tree Resource is available without much discussion with the mod author, You may be lucky enough to convert the  ( .Nifs) to Skyrim (Creation Engine) The only issue is, You already looked around the many different Modding Communities and Forums, But still can’t find the right information to Convert your Custom ( .Nifs) Well!! Your in Luck! This tutorial will show you the Step-By Step Process of Converting Oblivion CUSTOM ( .Nifs) to Skyrim, But before we get started make sure you have the Requirements! Double Check and make sure you have the Correct Versions as listed below or else this might fail.

 

Please Search on Google or your preferred search engine for the Following

 

 

 

 

skyblivion-NIFConverter

NifModify

Python 3.2

PyFFI 2.2.2

PyQt-Py3.3

PHP 5.6

Meshlabs

 

 

Notes

 

 

 

-When installing (Meshlabs) choose Advanced and change the install locations to C:\Programy . If C:\Programy does not exist then create the Folder "Programy" in the Root of your C: Drive

 

-When you extract PHP 5.6, drag and drop the entire contents of the folder into C:\python33 and overwrite if prompted

 

 

 


Now that you have all the correct Requirements, Let’s get started!

 

1. Create 2 folders on the Root of your C: Drive, (ONif) & (SNifs)

-ONif – Where your Oblivion Nifs will Go.

-SNif – Where your newly converted ( .Nifs) will Be.

 

2. Extract the skyblivion-NIFConverter to your Desktop!

 

3. Navigate to the skyblivion-NIFConverter folder, Hold (SHIFT) & (RIGHT CLICK)

-Windows 10 users, Open PowerShell Window Here

-Windows 8 users and below, Open Command Prompt (CMD)

 

4. Copy & Paste this line of Code into the Command Prompt\PowerShell and Press (ENTER)

 

 

 

python convert_folder.py "C:\ONifs" "C:\SNifs" -s default -c mopp



Once Completed you should have your Converted Skyrim ( .Nifs) in “C:\SNifs†the file size will be much smaller then the Oblivion version. This will be fixed in the Next Step

5. Use (NifModify) to update the Tangent Spaces and Bitangent Space on All Models. This Step is Very Important, Do Not Skip or Else your Models will NOT Work.


6. Now it’s time to setup (NifModify) once downloaded Extract to your desktop
7. Create 2 more folders in the Root of your C: Drive, (ModifySNif) and (ModifySNifNew)
8. Navigate to the (NifModify) folder, Hold (SHIFT) and (RIGHT CLICK)
-Windows 10 users, Open PowerShell Window Here
-Windows 8 users and below, Open Command Prompt (CMD)

9. Copy & Paste this line of Code into the Command Prompt\PowerShell and Press (ENTER)

 

 

Windows 10
.\NifModify.exe "C:\ ModifySNif " "C:\ ModifySNifNew " –nofilecheck

Windows 8 and Below
NifModify.exe "C:\ ModifySNif " "C:\ ModifySNifNew " –nofilecheck


10. Once Completed you should have your Converted Skyrim ( .Nifs) in “C:\ModifySNifNew†the file size will be larger

 

:beerchug: Congrats You Might of Successfully Converted that Custom ( .Nifs) You Always Wanted :thumbup:

Edited by Daggerfall Dev

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Sweet. :) (Win 10 user here with Open Command Prompt)

A little extra automation possible with a script AHK - PS - CMD- JS - VBS or a host of others too. :)

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On 4/13/2017 at 8:27 AM, Schtearn said:

Sweet. :) (Win 10 user here with Open Command Prompt)

A little extra automation possible with a script AHK - PS - CMD- JS - VBS or a host of others too. :)

Some Extra Automation would be wonderful to have in the Conversion process, Do you think you could help with Automating some of the process?

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Yes, but for the chimera of duplication, JonWD7's Nifskope is still being developed and appears to support some Oblivion nifs. Before we proceed, does that program have the facility to open an Oblivion nif and save it in Skyrim or SSE format? Or, more importantly, has it any facility to operate on multiple nifs in a batch scenario? For the sake of nought else but reliability and fit for purpose, there's no reason why a new issue at Github could not be raised,- as NifSkope has all the structures already in place for such processing.

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No, Nifskope doesn’t port from one game to another. Nifskope is mainly for Oblivion. I believe they did get it working for Skyrim, but I haven’t been keeping up with developments since I’ve been away from modding for a couple of years now. As far as I know, there’s nothing that can work with Nifs in a batch scenario.

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Ah, okay. He has got it going for Skyrim apparently, and there is a Batch menu item- but only@Daggerfall Devwould know as to what extent its functionality is. Jon has never been terribly enthused with the idea of making NifSkope an import/export tool, though, albeit mentioning the possibility Zilav (maybe someone from Xedit?) considering such scripts.

If you like, I could raise an issue as a feature request- knowing full well that if Jon wanted to do it, he would- but really not sure what's on his roadmap for the project at this moment.

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