I am trying to run Skyrim Special Edition via SKSE with mods, but when I run it it gives me the error

"You are using Skyrim version 1.5.80, which is out of date and incompatible with this version of SKSE64. Update to the latest version."

How can I fix this?

I've tried to run the BestofBothWorlds patcher from Nexusmods but it didn't help me. I also tried to find a patch manually but I didn't find anything. If you know where I can find a patch for the game suitable for SKSE64 please let me know.

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Every version of Skyrim has it's own version of SKSE. You can either update your version of Skyrim - as the warning states - or download an older version of SKSE from their archive, which is linked to on the team's front page (which is the only legal way to get SKSE, IIRC).

The newest version of Skyrim Special Edition version is 1.6.353. Try to update your Skyrim version using the service you're playing it on.

  • Do you have an idea which version of SKSE is most suitable for my Skyrim SE version 1.5.80?
    – Leviathan
    Jan 17, 2022 at 11:44
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    "Version 1.5. 80.0. 8 was released as an update for Steam, PS4 and Xbox One on 13 June 2019." Looking at the archive, the first file released after that date is version 2.00.16 (direct linking is not allowed). The readme file contained in that archive file mentions how it is suitable for your version.
    – Joachim
    Jan 17, 2022 at 12:10
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    Thank you very much :)
    – Leviathan
    Jan 17, 2022 at 12:28

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