Skyrim mods

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It starts again, I am into Skyrim again but this time with a whole new set of mods! These mods are meant for a high end computer and a legit copy of Skyrim.

To start with you need a clean installation of Skyrim.
An important program is SKSE (use the installed trust me!) which is what makes it all work. It starts skyrim and the mods at the same time. It works as a skyrim game launcher.
You will also need BOSS which sorts all your mods so it loads them in the right order. This will only need to be used when installing the mods and then it can disappear.
The last extra program you need is Nexus Mod Manager. I have tried using steam for mods but I found it actually caused more issues than I care to type!

First SKSE, you need to install this first. It will automatically load into your game folder. From now on you do not start your game through steam. You use the SKSE link. It will put a link on your desktop called “Skyrim (SKSE)”. The reason you do not use your steam button is it will not load up the mods.

Boss is used to sort your mods and make sure they load in the right order. If you don’t use this you will get errors.

A tip when installing mods, don’t activate them all in one go in nexus mod manager. Do say 5 at a time. It means if for you start the game and it does crashes on the load screen it is one of them mods. Therefore you turn one off each time you load the game till you find out which. Run boss every time you load a mod and every time you unload it.

Also the top left of the NMM program you will see “Launch Skyrim”. Use the drop down menu beside it to click “Launch SKSE”. However you do not need to open up NMM each and every time. Once the mods are all installed you just use the SKSE link on your desktop 🙂

 

Now to the mods! I will be listing the essentials first, these will work with no issues together (in my experience). For all of these just hit the ‘Download NMM” button at the top of the page.

Essentials: 

Unofficial Skyrim patch This one amazes me at the amount of bugs they fix!
These bug fixes are for the DLCs.
Unoffocial Dragonborn Patch.
Unoffocial Hearthfire Patch.
Unofficial Dawnguard Patch.
Brawl Mod Fix. Needed to help fix some issues.

A Quality World Map. I use the Hi-Res Map with the transparent overlay. It looks AMAZING!

Static Mesh Improvement Mod. Ever tried to walk along a cliff and find that you are technically walking in mid air or somehow get trapped between invisible rocks. This mod cleans up all the meshes on the rocks and everything else. I would not play without it!

Unread Books Glow. Great mod that helps you see which books you have read. It also shows some books glowing red if they give you a skill or a spell book.

SkyUI. This changes the entire interface of the game to be so much more user friendly. It is brilliant for Keyboard and gamepad. It allows you to sort items but name, type, price, weight etc.

 

Character Creation:

ApachiiSkyHair. This will add 188 new hair styles!

ApachiiSkyHair Natural Retexture. Do you like the hairstyles in Skyrim but want them a lil more natural.

Calientes Female Body Mod. This will change the appearance of females and even allows them to be naked. This will work on NPCs as well.

RaceMenu Extensions. From the same creator as above this allows even more control!

NetImmerse Overide. It is needed for Race Menu.

Extended Slider Colours. This will give you a whole new selection if colours for hair and skin. Great fun if you hate the colour of dark elves.

The Eyes of Beauty. Many new colours for eyes.

 

 

 

Make the world Beautiful:

Skyrim HD – 2K Textures. The best textures around! So you can choose either the Full of the Lite files, basically Lite is half the size. I went for full with a GTX 770. Works great!
Install the five files: Riften, Towns, Misc, Dungeons and Landscape. When installing via NMM it will say one of the mods is already installed. Ignore it and just press NO. It will then install normally 🙂

Pure Waters. Water and Terrain Enhancement Redux. Just check the images, it is purdy!

Birds and Flocks of Skyrim. Adds more life to the world.

Project Reality – Climates of Tamriel. Makes it much more real with new weather and sounds to match!

Skyrim Flora Overhaul. Great mod that has very pretty textures! Go for the summer version and you will beautiful flowers and lush forests!

This mod requires iMaxGrassTypesPerTexure=7 in your skyrim.ini (put it below [grass] section) make sure you spell it exactly like that (use copy/paste), and yes it’s supposed to be spelled “texure”. SKyrim.ini is located in your /my documents/my games/skryim folder. You can use the start button and put in skyrim.ini the search field to find it quickly, open the file with Notepad to edit it.

 

 

 


 

Beautiful Whiterun. Trust me check the images.

Detailed Cities. Same creator as above.

Towns and Villages Enhanced. Makes them look purdy.


 

 

Magic mods: These add new spells etc.

Apocalypse. Add 140 unique new spells. I went for the Apocalypse New v508 version (as of 22nd June). It has scripts which means if you uninstall you need to read the mod kay!

 

Extra Mods: They change some things but not drastic

More Gold. Great mod to add more gold to the stores and merchants.

Guard Dialogue Overhaul. Ever get annoyed that guards do not treat you with respect? Yeah you want this.

Immersive Armors. This add new armors to the game which look stunning!

Immersive Weapons. From the same creator as above, this adds new weapons.

Bandolier Bags & Pouches. Adds new items which are wearable, they allow you to hold more weight and can even be given to companions.

Cloaks of Skyrim. This will add cloaks to the world 🙂

Winter is Coming. This will add more cloaks which match the winter environment. When installing I believe you need to click if you have Cloaks of Skyrim.

Wet & Cold. When it rains NPCs will now wear cloaks (from the two mods above) and if you go to options you can select if they use umbrellas! 🙂

Auto Unequip Ammo. Great lil mod.

Convenient Horses. One of my favourite mods. You can set it so your horse will run away when fighting, instead of getting killed. Or just set it so your horse can never die. Go further and you can increase the speed of the horse, how much stamina it has and so on. In the options you can select if your followers will have horses as well for free. It even allows you have have an inventory in the horse! Unlimited weight (or you can limit how much it can carry).

Blaze of Eventide. It’s a flaming horse. Using a spell you can even get it to attack enemies and blow up. Works with convenient horses. You can summon it or use the convenient horses skill to call it to you (it walks to you) or call it instantly.

Harvest Overhaul. Have you ever wondered what happens to the other two Deathbells after you harvest it, or five Nightshades, or a dozen of Mountain Flowers? Where do they go if you only harvest one, does the Dragonborn throw them on the floor and walks away? Do you want to get an appropriate amount after you harvest flora, but at the same time keep the game balanced? If yes, then this is the mod for you.
Include weather which can make you freeze to death!

Frostfall – The three main components of Frostfall are Hypothermia, Cold Water Survival, and Camping Equipment. The primary objective of this mod is to add a deep, immersive level of gameplay to Skyrim, while keeping tedium to a minimum. An immersion mod should never get in the way of having fun.

 

Followers: and their mods!

UFO – Ultimate Follower Overhaul. You need this! When selecting the files install the main file: UFO – Ultimate Follower Overhaul

The second file is for those with Dawnguard and Hearthfire. “UFO – Ultimate Follower Overhaul Compatibility Version”

Cerwiden. I like this gal, she is great with magic and the options the modder added are amazing. You can set her so she will heal you during combat and out of it.

 

 


New Creatures: WARNING

I tried installing however I believe they caused issue but need more testing.

Monster Mod. This mod adds hundreds of new creatures to skyrim along with many new weapons that can be found in the hands of a few creatures, fully integrated into the levelled lists meaning they will spawn throughout the entire game. This mod was created to build a lot more diversity and to bring a greater challenge the game, and will continue to do so even for player at the highest levels as. The creatures are leveled to the player, so be patient, some of the big bad guys you will not see till later levels The weapons are not added to vendor lists or crafting lists to make the mod more compatible with other weapon mods, although they can be tempered at a grinding wheel and enchanted.

 

Skyrim Immersive Creatures. Skyrim Immersive Creatures adds dozens of new creatures to enhance your gaming experience. This mod adds brand new creatures which fit in to the world of Skyrim, alongside variations of existing creatures, adding diversity and improving gameplay.

 

World changing mods: These will change and add a lot and can cause conflicts.

Falskaar. Falskaar is a new lands mod that adds an entirely new worldspace to the world. It’s accessed by a dungeon the first time, then by boat from then on out. Falskaar’s goal was to sharpen my skills in almost all areas around the board, with a focus in level and dungeon design. The result is that there is at least a little bit of everything. There is a new land, places, people, quests, dungeons and more for the player to experience. It adds roughly 20+ hours of content, and favors all types of characters.

Wyrmstooth. The East Empire Company commissions the Dragonborn to slay a dragon that is interrupting trade routes throughout Skyrim. But is the dragon stirring up trouble with a particular reason and is there something more sinister behind it? An immersive new quest that takes you across Skyrim to the large island of Wyrmstooth. Battle across new landscapes and through new dungeons in this unofficial expansion.

MoonPath. Please check the page there is so much too it! Even airships!!