Yet still so many here creep to Bethesda, simply cos they like the game they BOUGHT (here's a clue- spend your money and that eliminates ANY moral obligation to express 'thanks' to the manufacturing/publishing entity).
F4SE-like functionality (ie., the user right to modify code on their own computer) is going away in the future if corporations like Zenimax have any say in the matter.
I came on the forums today only to notice a lot of frustration that Fallout 4 had updated and as a result broken F4SE. This time the patch came out of nowhere, so I'm screwed until the next f4se comes out.
The issue is that F4SE will always break when Fallout 4 updates, that's just an inevitable result of the technique they use. Sucks 'cause I had the day off and was going to play fo4.
They generate many thousands of these keys and hand them out to bots running Steam accounts, which then idle away in their games to collect Trading Cards.
The installers can usually be found in Skyrim Special Edition's installation folder, found here by default: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam Apps\common\Skyrim Special Edition.
Usually this isn't an issue since the developers of F4SE create a patch to work with the beta that will become the next patch meaning you can just update F4SE alongside Fallout 4, but this will help if your game has updated and F4SE doesn't support the version for any reason. The funny part is when I was writing this I wanted to make sure I gave accurate information so I went to check if launching straight from "Fallout4.exe" would auto-update or if it was only if you launched "Fallout4Launcher.exe". Then I went to my backup folder only to realize I hadn't actually backed up 1.5.205. I guess I won't be able to help Preston with that settlement that needed my help. Another way is to open up BPM and in the update settings for the game select 'Do Not Automatically Update'. What it does is notify that an update is scheduled, giving you time to pause the update, and it will stay paused until you unpause it.
Sucks 'cause I had the day off and was going to play fo4. I actually considered backing up my fo4 executable a few patches ago, but at the time the beta versions eventually became the release versions, so when f4se stopped working, I would simply switch to the stable version and everything would be fine again.
The current 'update FO4 every second day' trick of Beth is simply training us to accept this future.
Once complete, restart Steam and try launching the game again.