Full install walkthrough (ELI5)

If you want step-by-step instructions on how to install and configure Wolvenkit


Created by @JJTurtle Published October 22 2022

Updated Jul 30 2023 by manavortex

This guide is intended for the beginning modder, who is still learning, and wants step-by-step instructions on how to fully install and configure their modding tools and asset depot.

To keep things simple, the recommendations in this guide will centralize many of the modding applications, assets, and related resources.


If any of the steps in this guide fail, then STOP immediately and either fix them or ask for help on Discord.

Some of the recommendations in this guide may be outdated or obsolete by the time you read it. In that case, use your best judgement and play around!


  1. Hard disk space for the Depot:

    • For regular operations, <5GB storage will be enough

    • If you want to extract materials and meshes, you should have at least 15GB storage

    • Optional: If you want to create a full asset depot, then you want at least 75GB storage. If you are reading this guide, then you won't need that.

  2. Optional, but recommended: a basic level of computer knowledge. The guide contains detailed instructions, but you'll have an easier time if you already know things like like:

    • Open a command prompt and run a command,

    • Locate your download folder and extract a zipped file,

    • Install an application,

    • Find and move files

Remember, if you don't know how to do something, you can always throw the question into Google or ask ChatGPT or the Bing assistant!

We goin' in?

First, install Wolvenkit:

Download, Install and Setup

Then, we'll start with general prep work:

ELI5: Full Prep for Mod Development

Let's configure and set up Wolvenkit and all its plugins:

ELI5: Configure modding tools

Then, we unbundle those game assets that we need…

The Wolvenkit Depot

Now we're goin' in.

We do that by creating a tiny mod to make sure everything worked OK.

Feel free to skip this step, or hit up the modding wiki and get cracking.

ELI5: Validate Functionality

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