Vortex can seem complicated and hard to understand, sometimes it can be hard to find where certain things have been kept and placed. Today we are going to talk about Vortex and how to find the mods it stores, we will also talk about what Vortex is and more.
Understanding what Vortex is will help you get a greater understanding of where the mods are being stored or what the mods even are. The list of links below will take you to different questions we will answer during this blog post. Hopefully, this will give you a better understanding of everything about Vortex. Each link will take you down the page to where the question has been answered, so why not click the link below to find out what you’re looking for!
- What is Vortex?
- Is Vortex good for modding?
- Where does Vortex store mods?
- How to use Vortex mods?
- Are vortex mods free?
The first thing you might want to know about Vortex and the first thing you should know about Vortex before using it is, what is Vortex?
Nexus mods have come out with Vortex, Vortex is a brand new and up to date app that manages all your mods. Designed to help those who want to mod their games as easy as possible, this means finding mods easier, making mods easy to use and more. However, this does not limit veteran modders as you can still do all the same modding as usual just in a more simple fashion.
Vortex is great for modding, it helps store mods and helps the user understand mods easily while also not limiting older users that might know more about modding than a beginner. For the average modder Vortex is probably your best bet with the ease of use however for veterans it might be a bit to easy and not complex enough.
The main question we have all been waiting for and asking for. The main reason why you even clicked on this post. Where does Vortex store mods, this question can be answered very easily, so easy that everyone can understand it perfectly without needing to have extensive knowledge for modding.
Simply putting it, when using Vortex mods if you go to the settings section you should be able to find what you’re looking for. In the settings, you will find a section called ‘mods’ here you will find all your mods available for use.
That is basically all you have to do in order to find your mods, see it is just all that simple. Files and mods can be put into customised folders, this can cause some issues for users if you’re not careful. It is always helpful if you get stuck to go onto Reddit forms or nexus modding forms and try to get in contact with any staff members for Vortex.
How to use Vortex mods is a very broad question that is hard to answer. However, for instance if you were downloading a mod from a website, make sure you download the mod manually to your very own desktop rather than mod manager.
Now open up Vortex and go to the mod section, here you should be able to see your mods however the mod you have just downloaded won’t appear just yet. You will want to go to the top left of the mods tab and find install from a file, this is where you will find the mod that you saved. Once you have navigated through all your files to find where you have saved your mod, then double click it or open it and it will be saved onto Vortex. Another way you can do this is by dragging the file onto the vortex mods page if it’s already open. You will have to drag the file onto the section of the mod page where it states ‘drag file’. This will also download the mods from your desktop that you saved previously.
Now that the mod is in your Vortex make sure you don’t have a similar mod running at the same time or it might break your game and mods. You will want to locate what mod you want to use and on the right-hand side of the mods name you will find an install button, you will want to click this. Once it is done click enable, check the plugin section as well to make sure that has all been done correctly.
The last thing to do is check in game to see if the mod is working perfectly.
Nexus has made Vortex mod manager completely free for all to use once downloaded, you can buy certain add on in the app however you will not need these to own the app. The basics of Vortex are free and that is all you should need to download and use your mods on your games.