The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (PC)


You can follow the general setup guide at for extra help with the Twitch Extension, the Crowd Control Desktop Client and other options.

We suggest using the One Click Setup to install the mod required for this game,. This can be found in the Crowd Control Desktop app, after selecting your game!

If you have any questions or need help with this setup, please head over to our discord, forum or email us for additional support!

Manual Setup

We recommend using the One Click Setup if you are new to modding with this game. If you want to apply the mod yourself, feel free to follow these steps.

If you are confused about what version you have, check the in game pause menu. Under SYSTEM, in the bottom left you should see either 1.6.353 or 1.5.97.

Anniversary Edition Support (v1.6.353)

This is support for the latest version of Skyrim Special Edition, which includes the free “Anniversary Edition” updates.

If you want to manually add the mod, follow the below steps:

  1. Download the full skse + Crowd Control mod here.
  2. Copy the contents of this zip to the Skyrim Special Edition steam folder. (Right click Skyrim SE in Steam > Manage > Browse local files)
  3. “Replace files in the destination” if asked.
  4. Copy the CrowdControl.ini file from the zip to Documents\My Games\Skyrim Special Edition\.
  5. Select “Skyrim Special Edition (PC)” from the Crowd Control desktop app, and click “Start”.
  6. From the steam folder, launch “skse64_loader.exe” to start Skyrim.

You should now have Crowd Control active. You can confirm the mod is loaded from the in game menu > System > Mods.

Pre-Anniversary Edition (downgraded) Support (v1.5.97)

This is the same process as above, but we are using a different plugin dll to support v1.5.97. You can also use the One Click Install, just replace the files as needed.

  • Use this full skse + Crowd Control mod instead of the one listed above.
  • You can also run the One Click as normal and replace the new plugin with this one. Just exact the dll to Skyrim Special Edition\Data\SKSE\Plugins and replace CrowdContro.dll.

Gameplay Notes

Mouse or Controller: We have disabled PC/mouse type effects by default in favor of controller effects. You can disable or enable your specific input effects from the effect pricing page.

Overlay Note: The default is to display Crowd Control events using the in game text. You can disable this by editing the CrowdControl.ini included in our zip. Change bEnableCommandNotify=1 to bEnableCommandNotify=0 from your Documents\My Games\Skyrim Special Edition folder.

"Invert Display" effect OBS Setup: The “Invert Display” effect requires an extra step for your viewers to see. It will flip your screen, but OBS will not reflect the flip. Take a look at our guide for more info


"Crowd Control v" in game message: This means the Crowd Control script is not running. Make sure you are using the Launch Game button in the CC desktop app or using “skse64_loader.exe” to start Skyrim. You will also want to make sure you have the correct version of our mod installed, 1.6.353 or v1.5.97, as noted above.

Getting “Crowd Control stopped while player is bound” issue: Use this version of the mod instead. Just copy the contents to your “Steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim Special Edition” and replace when asked.

Mod Order: If you are playing Crowd Control with other mods, we suggest making it the first in your load order. Other mods can work, but we will only be able to fully support the CC mod working by itself.


Crowd Control should work just fine with MO, follow the manual setup above. You may have different base paths on where to copy files. You should be able to use the “Install mod” buttons as well, point it at the .zip files we provide above.

  • As a reminder, SKSE is required for Crowd Control to work. You must launch Skyrim using SKSE!
  • While Crowd Control has been known to work with many other mods, it may not work with all your mods. Adjust the mod order and disable mods as needed for Crowd Control to work properly.