This will be my complete list, I am writing this up so I can reinstal if needed at a later date. I will be noting any chances to .ini files and other such resources.
NMM – To download mods, FYI if you have issues saving files then start it in administrator mode!
LOOT – This will sort the mods so they load in the right order. Run it every single time you instal mods! This replaces the old BOSS program.
SKSE – Do it via Steam for ease.
TES5Edit – Helps you check out errors. Add the mods and let it scan through them. If it reads and error check that particular mod in the log.
Save Game Script Cleaner – If you uninstall any script based mods later on, you will need this to terminate them from a save game.
gSync – Mandatory install
FPS needs to be capped by Nvidia gSync does not seem to work. My own monitor is 60hz so it can do a max of 60fps. The game cannot handle anything above that since it was released back in 2011!
- Download Nvidia Profile Inspector from Guru.3d
- Unzip folder
- Open “nvidiaInspector.exe”
- To the right of “Driver Version” there is a nvidia lil green icon, click it.
- New window opens.
- Very top left is “Profiles:” click the drop down and type in “Elder” the options should come up for “Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”
- Click on that
- Under Section 2 – Sync and Refresh
- Frame Rate Limiter
- The second column in it may say off. Click it and you should now see a drop down arrow on the right.
- Click and find [~] 59.7 fps
- Select that
- Top right “Apply Changes”
- You can now close these programs.
The Mods In Order of Installation – Overwrite if it comes up.
1. Once you instal SKSE navigate to or create the folder and files: \SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Skyrim\Data\SKSE\SKSE.ini
Edit or create the file (SKSE.ini)
[General] ClearInvalidRegistrations=1 EnableDiagnostics=1 [Display] iTintTextureResolution=2048 [Memory] defaultHeapInitialAllocMB=768 scrapHeapSizeMB=256
2. Instal Crash Fixes via manually, a plugin for SKSE.
Navigate to: \SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Skyrim\Data\SKSE\plugins\
Unzip crash fixes and drag those files into the above folder:
Do not paste these. Find these specific settings in the .ini and edit them.
UseOSAllocators=1 CustomMemoryBlock=1 MemoryInfoConsole=1
3. Download SKSE Plugin Preloader manually.
Drag d3dx9_42.dll into: \SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Skyrim\
4. Alternate Start – Live Another Life. Install via NMM. This mod will replace the awful start to the game. Instead you wake up in a dungeon, can pick your sex/race etc and then a new story. They affect you later in the game so be sure.
5. SkyUI – Install via NMM.
6. Immersive Hud – Install via NMM.
Toggle hud with X key
7. Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Edition Patch aka USLEEP. Keep that in mind when installing other mods and compatibility. Install via NMM.
8. Static Mesh Improvement Mod – SMIM. Install via NMM.
9. Ruins Clutter Improved. Install via NMM.
10. Ultimate HD Fire Effects. Install via NMM
11. HD Enhanced Terrain. Install via NMM.
12. Better Jumping Mod – Allows you to sprint and jump. You can also set it to double/triple etc jump and even change the height of the jumps, these can also be turned off for vanilla.
Edit the config by navigating to: \SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Skyrim\Data\SKSE\plugins\DoubleJumpPlugin.txt
13. OneTweak – Fixes the game so you can play it in windowed mode and Alt + Tab
14. Modern Brawl Bug Fix. Install via NMM.
15. Skyrim HD – 2K Textures. Install via NMM. May show up as “Complete Full” with numbers at the end.
16. Vivid landscapes – Install via NMM. “Vivid Landscapes – All in One – BSA archive 2048”
17. Amidianborn Caves and Mines – Install via NMM. “aMidianBorn Caves and Mines 2k”
18. Parallax Bridges by Pfuscher – Install via NMM. Shows up as “Dat Bridges”
19. Real Roads for Skyrim – Install via NMM. Creates meshes for roads. “Real Roads for Skyrim (BSA)”
20. Skyrim Flora Overhaul – Install via NMM. “Skyrim Flora Overhaul v2.5b”
- Navigate to: Documents\My Games\skyrim\Skyrim.ini
- Do not copy paste, make sure this is correct “ iMaxGrassTypesPerTexure=7″
21. 4k Parallax Treebark – Install via NMM. “2K Parallax Treebark”
22. Immersive Fallen Trees – Install via NMM.
23. Fences of Skyrim – Install via NMM.
24. Verdant – A skyrim Grass Plugin – Install via NMM. “Verdant 2.2 – Full Version”
25. HD Photorealistic Ivy – Install via NMM. “HD Photorealistic Ivy”
26. Rugnarok – Install via NMM. “RUGNAROK – 2K”
27. A. ENB – Download link looks like text “v0.319” use the most up to date (highest number). On the next page, go to the bottom and click the Download icon.
- Unzip folder, you can delete the extracted folder after you move stuff. Does not need to be in data.
- Run “ENB PreSetup.exe” it will find the skyrimprefs.ini and auto edit it for you. I double checked however just to make sure. Look for these specific presets, do NOT paste them in. They may show as =0 but you need to edit that to =1 but only on these.
bFloatPointRenderTarget=1 bTreesReceiveShadows=1 bDrawLandShadows=1 bShadowsOnGrass=1 iMultiSample=0 iMaxAnisotropy=1 bFXAAEnabled=0
- Open the folder “WrapperVersion”
- Drag all of the files into: \SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Skyrim\
- You can now delete the folder which you unzipped (NOT WHAT YOU JUST MOVED).
27. B. Instal True Vision ENB
TURN DOWN THE IN GAME BRIGHTNESS!!!
28. Falskaar – Install via NMM.
29. Realistic Water Two – Install via NMM. Only click Legendary tickbox!
Realistic Water Two v1_11
Realistic Water Two – ENB Textures
30. Watercolor for ENB and Realistic Water Two – Install via NMM
31. Transparent Wave Spray retexture by PFUSCHER – Install via NMM. Shows up as “waves 1.0”
31. aMidianBorn Landscape – Install via NMM.
32. aMidianBorn Solstheim Landscape – Install via NMM.
33. Climates of Tamriel – Install via NMM. aka COT
- DLC patches, check both
- Dungeons and caves select default
- Interiors select warm
- Main files selected
- Nights Default
34. True Storms – Install via NMM. “True Storms – Thunder and Rain Redone”
- True Storms packages select Climates of Tamriel
- Supreme Storm patches select CoT
35. Wonders of Weather – Install via NMM.
36. Lightning During Thunder Storms – Install via NMM. Two files due to Climates of Tamriel. patch found under miscellaneous files.
37. Enhanced Lights and FX – Install via NMM
- Main selected
- ELFX Ambience – Enhancer
- Main Exterior – Extertors
Second page of options
- SMIM Meshes
- SMIM Lantern
Left other parts blank
38. Skyrim Project Optimisation – Install via NMM. “Skyrim Project Optimization – Full Version”
39. JK’s Skyrim – Install via NMM. “JK’s Skyrim all in one.”
40. Skygazer Moons – Masser and Secunda Ultra HD 4K (2K and 1K) Moon Textures – Install via NMM. 2k size.
41. Bellyaches animal and creature pack – Install via NMM.
- Selected Bellyache’s Choice
42. Bellyaches HD Dragon Replacer Pack – Install via NMM. “Bellyaches HD Dragon Replacer Pack – Bellyache HD Dragon Replacer Final”
43. Thanatos as Durnehviir – Install via NMM. “Thanatos as Durnehviir Striped”
44. Realistic Boat Bobbing – Install via NMM.
- Merged version
- Realistic Water Two
- No selection on next page, finish.
45. Rustic Clothing – Install via NMM.
46. Rustic Windows – Install via NMM.
47. RUSTIC CLUTTER COLLECTION – Install via NMM
48. RUSTIC COOKING STATION – Install via NMM
49. RUSTIC EAST EMPIRE COMPANY SIGNAGE – Install via NMM
50. RUSTIC ELDERSCROLL – Install via NMM
51. RUSTIC FORSWORN – Install via NMM
52. RUSTIC MONUMENTS and TOMBSTONES – Install via NMM
53. RUSTIC NORDIC MURALS – Install via NMM
54. RUSTIC OVEN – Hearthfires – Install via NMM
55. RUSTIC SOULGEMS – Install via NMM
56. RUSTIC STANDING STONES – Install via NMM
57. RUSTIC WORD WALLS – Install via NMM
58. Rustic Animated potions and poisons – Install via NMM
59. RUSTIC ALCHEMY and ENCHANTING TABLES – Install via NMM
60. A quality world map and solstheim maps – Install via NMM
61. Smoking Torches and Candles – Install via NMM
- Smoking Torches
- Smoking Candles
62. Birds of Skyrim – Install via NMM ” Birds of Skyrim 065_BSA archive”
63. Birds of Skyrim USLEEP Patch – Install via NMM. “Birds of Skyrim – Ruhadre Patch v1.3 – USLEEP Compatible”
64. Enhanced Blood Textures – Install via NMM. “Enhanced Blood Textures 3_6c NMM”
- Enhanced blood textures main
- Dawnguard-Dragonborn (Legendary)
- Large Splatter size
- High Res / Darker Colour
- No selection on other screen.
65. Deadly Spell Impacts – Install via NMM. “DSI High v1_6_1”
66. The Art of dragonbone – Install via NMM. “The Art Of Dragonbone (2K Overhaul)”
67. Dragonbone HD and 4k WIP – Install via NMM.
68. Nightingale Prime HD – Install via NMM.
69. Outlandish Stalhrim – Install via NMM.
70. Thieves Guild Armour – Install via NMM.
71. Deathbell HD – Install via NMM.
72. Hanging moss replacer into plant by pfuscher – Install via NMM.
- Update 1.1
73. Tamriel Reloaded Grasses, Plants and Shrubs – Install via NMM. “Tamriel Reloaded Field Grass Edition 1-1”
74. Unique Flowers and Plants – Install via NMM.
75. Daedric Armor and Weapon Improvement – Install via NMM. “daedric_2_5_6_blood_glow”
77. Realistic HD Baskets – Install via NMM. “Realistic HD Baskets HIGH QUALITY”
78. ENB Water on Horse Trough and Blacksmith Forge – Install via NMM
79. Ancient Dwemer Metal – Install via NMM “Ancient Automatons 4K”
80. Barenziah’s Glory – Install via NMM “Barenziahs Glory v2-1”
81. Rustic Deathhound – Install via NMM. I went for dark
82. Rustic Gargoyle – Install via NMM “RUSTIC GARGOYLE – 4K”
83. Falmer ear and hagraven claw – Install via NMM
84. Skeever Tail 1k – Install via NMM
85. Troll textures – Install via NMM
86. Wispmother – Install via NMM
87. Hagraven – Install via NMM
88. Hagravens structures – Install via NMM
89. Falmer – Instal via NMM
90. Giant – Install via NMM
91. Horn Candles – Install via NMM
92. Frankly HD Miraak – Install via NMM
93. Dark brotherhood door – Install via NMM
94. Dramatic Alduin retexture – Install via NMM
95. Skyrim landscape overhaul – stone walls – Install via NMM
96. Race menu – install via nmm
97. ShowRaceMenu Precache Killer – Install via NMM
98. Caliente’s Beautiful Bodies Edition aka CBBE – Install via NMM
99. Female textures
100. Male textures
101. Eyes of beauty
102. KS Hairdos
103. Northborn scars
104. Brows – Shows up as “High Resolution-30411-v3-1”
105. Smile in HD
107. Stoja’s warpaints
109. HDT Heels
110. HDT Breast and Butt – Shows up as “Loremonger – With collision-54044-v1-4”
111. Face Light
112. Harvest Overhaul – It gives you more than just one flower from a bush of them.
- Dragonborn & Dawnguard
113. 360 Walk and Runs Plus – When you run backwards you will face that way, looks better.
114. Guard Dialogue Overhaul – More Dialogue, More Realism, More Respect.
115. Sit Anywhere – Great for taking photo’s or just enjoying the area.
116. Consistent Older People – Pickpocketing the cloths from Grelog the Kind was a lil more traumatising with this mod.
117. Kace Auto Loot – Kill a few animals and have to check every single one… not anymore
118. More Gold in Stores and From Merchants – Always needed
119. Unread Books Glow – Don’t want to keep reading the same books, this will fix that.
120. Bandolier – Bags and Pouches – Fantastic to change carry weights in an immersive way.
- Main file
122. Relationship Dialogue Overhaul – Adds over 5,000 lines of completely voiced dialogue for NPCs using the original voices. Friends, followers, spouses, rivals, and others have much more to say. All default voices now have follower dialogue. Fully voiced Khajiit marriage dialogue. Also fixes dialogue bugs and restores cut dialogue that has never been heard before!
- Amazing Follower Tweaks
123. Interesting NPCs – Adds over 300 NPCs with voice acting and histories. This mod is really amazing! It has to be added manually but just download the file and then add it to NMM.
124. The joy of perspective remove as it was causing a few clipping issues.
125. Auto Unequip Ammo
126. Royal Bloodlines – Vampire Lord Perk Tree
127. Better Vampires
- Select Royal bloodlines
- Ignore others
128. ACE – Combat Skills
- Select All
129. Apocalypse – Magic of Skyrim – Adds much better spells.
130. Learn Alchemy From Recipes – Once you open a recipe it will allow you to make it as a potion.
- SkyUi Support (Item Sorting)
131. Convenient Horses
132. Blaze of Eventide
133. Floating Damage markers – I want to see what is the best weapon against certain creatures so of course you need to see the damage markers!
138. Wet and Cold
- Wet and cold – ashes
- High res fur cloaks
139. Winter is coming cloaks – Sows up as “WIC Cloaks NMM 2_4-13486-2-4”
141. Fores New Idles
- Activate in NMM
- In NMM look at the top. Just to the right of the text search box, there is an icon with a wrench and screwdriver, click the drop down menu there.
- Click “Config FNIS”
- If it says search for the file. Restart NMM and just go from step 2 onwards.
- If it still does not work go here: \SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Skyrim\Data\tools\GenerateFNIS_for_Users\GenerateFNISforUsers.exe
142. Ethereal Elven Overhaul it effects all elven NPCs and yourself.
143. Ethereal Elven Overhaul – DLC Patch – Install if you have legendary game with dragonborn and dawnguard.
144. Actually Attractive Elves for Racemenu – Presets you can use if you want to play as one.
INDIGO – One of my absolutely favourite followers!
Diana the Pure Blood Vampire – Get the CBBE version.