Starfield Community Patch (SFCP) (2024)

The Starfield Community Patch (SFCP) project is a collective effort by mod authors and the wider player community of Starfield to fix bugs, errors and other inconsistencies present in the game. This includes tweaks, typos and other changes that may have been missed (or not yet released) by the developers. The overall goal is to improve the vanilla experience for all players. All fixes should be considered unofficial unless the change is carried forward by Bethesda.

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If you're playing on an Xbox Series X/S console, please see this page.

It is recommended you install the Community Patch with a mod manager to avoid any confusion on where to place the files. The recommended applications are Vortex or Mod Organizer 2 (Steam only). Install the ZIP file with your mod manager and ensure that StarfieldCommunityPatch.esm is enabled in the load order section.

To install the patch manually:

  • Extract the contents of the ZIP file into the Starfield game folder (where Starfield.exe is stored).
  • To verify it is installed properly, check the Data subfolder includes StarfieldCommunityPatch.esm.
  • With the files installed, next, navigate to %localappdata%\Starfield (you can paste this into the address bar of Windows Explorer) and locate the file plugins.txt.
  • Open plugins.txt and add *StarfieldCommunityPatch.esm. Ensure the very top line of the file is a comment starting with a # symbol.

Recommended Load Order

[Official DLCs]
[Creation Club Content or ESL plugins with a master flag]
[Other mods]

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Fixes included in the patch are intended to correct bugs or errors in the base game, examples include:

  • Misplaced objects
  • Script errors
  • Inconsistencies in item properties
  • Faulty missions/quests
  • Game-breaking exploits
  • Missing attributes (such as tags, header flags, etc.)
  • Spelling errors

The patch is not intended to include any of the following:

  • New content (new quests, missions, characters, items, etc.)
  • Balance changes (outside of correcting obvious errors)
  • Any tweaks that are not in keeping with the original vision for game

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The Community Patch is intended to be owned by the community, rather than an individual or team. This means it will be open to contributors and the responsibility for creating the latest build may shift and change over the life of the game.

The "official" releases will be made available on Nexus Mods, with more bleeding-edge builds shared via GitHub (TBC) or in private testing groups. There is intended to be a core team of contributors who are likely to be trusted content creators who will manage the merging and applying of the fixes before shipping it to users.

The project uses an MIT license which means the patch itself is open source, but any mods that depend on it are welcome to use any permissions or license defined by the mod author.

The Community Patch (in whole or in part) should never require payment to access, this includes any "early access" builds. The patch itself will allow donations and will earn reward points via the Nexus Mods Donation Points Scheme. These donations will be distributed (as fairly as possible) among the core contributors to the project. The details of which should be posted publicly for accountability.

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You don't have to be a mod author to contribute to the Community Patch! There are a few different ways to do so.

  • To report bugs that you feel the Community Patch should address, please see the bug report process.
  • To submit a fix for a bug in the game that you'd like to include in the Community Patch, please create an issue on GitHub or post on Discord. (More detailed process TBC)
  • Join the Starfield Modding Discord to be a part of the discussion.

Please remember that any information or changes you share for the Community Patch will be released freely for others to use.

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The Starfield Community Patch includes translations for the following languages:

  • English (EN)
  • German (DE)
  • French (FR)
  • Italian (IT)
  • Spanish (ES)
  • Polish (PL)
  • Japanese (JA)
  • Brazilian Portuguese (PTBR)
  • Chinese - Simplified (ZHHANS)

If you're a translator and you see a mistake in one of these languages, please report an issue with the FormID and corrected text. This will be added to a future release and you will be credited for your contribution.

If your language isn't covered in the list above, please include the ESM, BA2 and INI files with your posted translation. This will ensure that users get a fully functional copy of the mod which has been localised. This way, if your translation falls out of date with the main mod, it won't break anything for the end user.

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A full list of contributors can be found on the Starfield Patch Website.

The source code of the patch is available on GitHub under MIT License.

Special thanks to dragonjet for providing the separator image used on the mod page.

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