Beta Test Note: This page has not been fully updated for series 9 changes. The modders's resource manual is partially updated. See beta log history for details.


SDR is really complicated and performance intensive. In order to boost efficiency and simplify programming, many custom functions and game settings were created. Below you will find links to the various components of the Modder's Resource Pack, which includes an insane amount of information to work with. Everything you need (and probably stuff you don't) to create a mod that interacts with SDR.

Modder's Resource Manual

Download: SDR Modder's Resource Manual.

The Modder's Resource Manual will give you the inside scoop for the following:

  • New obse functions
  • Explanation of how SDR handles custom actor values w/ scripting examples
  • Descriptions of the open SDR actor values that you can play with
  • The low down on the new magic effects
  • Details on how to play with the development shaders
  • Breakdown of all the new spells, potions, and magic effect by form ID and editor ID

I recommend using it in conjunction with the Player's Handbook.

SDR's dll OBSE Source Code

The SDR OBSE Plug-in source files have all the code that I used to create the sdr.dll. So feel free to pop open the hood and look around. (Also if you have any suggestions, questions, or notice anything weird, let me know)

Currently unavailable until after the official release of series 9.

SDR's esp/esm Scripts

This package includes text files of all the scripts used by the SDR.esm and SDR_Mecahnics.esp files.

They have .es4 extensions, which lets you read them in the CSE scripting syntax highlighting by downloading Notepad ++ and importing the OblivionScript.xml as a language file.

Currently unavailable until after the official release of series 9.

SDR's Custom Shaders

This package includes all the .hlsl files that were used to create the Night-Eye and Blindness shaders, as well as some tools to help you tweak them.

Currently unavailable until after the official release of series 9.