HOW TO INSTALL ADDONS
Special thanks to TheDrDOS on Discord for allowing the use of information from his addon guide for this website.
Install the Minion Addon Manager and point it to your ESO Addon folder when prompted. For Windows users running ESO through steam, the folder is located at:
C:/users/<username>/Documents/Elder Scrolls Online/live/Addons/
This folder is created after the game has been launched for the first time. If you do not see it, launch the game and it will be created. The location of the Addons folder for other operating systems can be found HERE.
After selecting the correct file path, Minion will need to scan for the addon folder and will need to be restarted at least once to allow proper configuration. After this is compete, you are ready to begin installing addons for ESO!
To start searching for addons, you will need to go to the “Find More” tab and search for the addon you would like to install. Once you find one you want, simply click on the “Install” button and it will be downloaded and installed for use. Some addons will require specific dependencies, and although some authors will list these in the description of their addon, Minion does not automatically download and install them. See dependencies below for more information.
ADAM’S FAVORITE ADDONS
Maybe you saw it on one of Adams YouTube videos, or while watching him on stream and thought, “I wonder what addons Adam is using”…Well wonder no more! Below is a list of the major addons Adam uses in game, along with why he likes each.
Lazy Writ Crafter – “For when you want to craft, but don’t REALLY want to craft.”
Dark UI – “This makes your UI look clean, sleek and extra sexy”
Foundry Tactical Combat (FTC) – “This allows you to have big health, magicka and stamina bars, making them easy to see. Also allows you to see the bosses and teammates health making it really helpful for healers”
Raid Notifier – “A must for raids as it shows upcoming mechanics.”
Votans Minimap – “Allows you to see where you are going without pulling up the map”
Harvest Map – “A must if you are on PC. Allows you to see the skyshards, lore books and resource nodes.” (Others with this include Skyshards, Harvest Pins and Lore Books)
Inventory Grid View – “Makes your inventory look like a box and is easier to look at.”
Action Duration Reminder – “Allows you to see how much time is left on your abilities.”
Codes Combat Alerts – “Allows you to see incoming prompts of when to dodge, cleanse or other mechanics to complete.”
Srenndar – “Shows all your active buffs and debuffs.”
While those are Adams must have addons, there are a lot more available that Adam uses and recommends:
- Action Duration Reminder
- Advanced Filters
- AlphaGear 2
- Bandits User Interface
- Code’s Combat alerts
- Combat Metrics
- Display Leads
- Dolgubon’s Lazy Set and Writ Crafter
- ESO Master Recipe LIst
- Foundry Tactical Combat
- Furniture Catalogue
- Harvest Map
- Inventory Grid View
- Light Attack Helper
- Lore Books
- Map Pins
- Master Merchant
- Raid Notifier
- Ravalox Quest Tracker
- Votan’s Improved Quests
- Votans Minimap
- Weapon Charger
- Writ Worthy
ADDITIONAL TIPS, TRICKS, AND TROUBLESHOOTING
You can turn Addons on and off in the game menu, and many have settings to change the way they look and act that can be found under “Settings->Addons”.
If you install an addon and it isn’t working, make sure to check under “Addons” from the main menu for the addon status. If the addon is red, that means you are missing a required dependency to make it work. Click the arrow next to the addon name and a dropdown will appear that shows any libs you need to install for that addon. These libs can be installed from Minion, the same way you installed the addon.