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Vicente Gomez

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Hold on, let me give you my list of mods I recommend. Edits in a moment!

 

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Recommended:

 

System & Bugs:

SkyUI

Unofficial Skyrim patch

Unofficial Dragonborn Patch
Unofficial Heartfire Patch

Unofficial Dawnguard Patch

Unofficial high Resolution Pack Patch

A Matter of Time

Fores New Idles

 

ENBs:

BLEAK & UNBLEAK ENB

Opethfeldt

Unreal Cinema

Stakado Cinemascope

Stakado Realistic and Cinematic

RealVision

Project ENB

A Realistic Hope

Real Like ENB

 

Overhauls + Immersion:

Immersive Weapons

Immersive Armors

Immersive Patrols

Immersive Creatures

Immersive HUD

Immersive Sounds

Immersive Animations (requires other mods!)

Immersive First Person View (requires other mods!)

Immersive NPC in the dark

Immersive Wenches

Pipe Smoking

Travel by Boat

Get Snowy

Moonlight Tales

Werewolf Mastery

Convenient Horses

Skyrim Flora Overhaul

Pure Waters

Realistic Waters Two

Pure Weather

UFO - Ultimate Follower Overhaul

Frostfall

Climates of Tamriel

Audio Overhaul

Sounds of Skyrim (my favorite sound related mod)

Ethereal Elven Overhaul

Player Headtracking

Grass on Steroids

 

 

Textures + Improvements:

 

I would link to female/male skin, texture and body mods but I'm not sure if that would break rules here. lol

 

Skyrim  HD + 2K Textures

Improved NPC Clothing

Static Mesh Improvement (SMIM)

aMidianBorn Book of Silence

aMidianBorn Caves and Mines

aMidianBorn Landscape

Eyes of Beauty

Brows

Beards

Dwemer Beards

High Res Face Maps for Men by Geonox

High Res Warpaint and Dirtmaps for Men by Geonox

No More Blocky Faces

ApachiiSkyHair natural Retexture

ApachiiSkyHair BASE MODE

Superior Lore-Friendly Hair HD

Better Vanilla Hair

Better Females

Women of Skyrim

SG Female Retextures

Better Males (can't link; might break rules)

Female Orc Retexture

Immersive Roads

Lovely Hairstyles

New Children

Killable Children (for those pesky bullies lol)

CoverKhajiits

Vampire Lord Retexture (amazing)

Skyrim Horses Renewal

Enhanced Horse Skin

Faster Horses

Detailed Rugs

HiRes Legible Road Signs (a must have!)

Bellyaches Fur and Quilted Saddles

XCE - Xenius Character  Enhancement

Better Shaped Weapons

HD Fire

HD Trees

HD Ivy

HD Scars

HD Foods

Natural Grass Textures

Realistic Smoke + Embers

The Paarthurnax Dilemma

Improved Dragon Textures

Footprints

Splash of Rain

No Snow Under Roofs

Real Clouds

Smoking Torches

Tropical Skyrim (Careful! Replaces Skyrim!)

Prides of Skyrim

 

 

New Places + Houses + Followers:

Falskaar

Wyrmstooth

Moonpath to Elsweyr

 

Bijin Warmaidens

Valkyrja

Hoth

 

Armor, Weapons, Clothing etc etc:

Cloaks of Skyrim

Winter is Coming (another cloaks mod)

Ashara Princess of the Woods

Bandolier - Bags and Pouches

Unique Dragon Priest Masks - HD textures by skyrimaguas

Isilmeriel LOTR Weapons Collection

Weapons of a Third Era

Insanity Shields

Mantle of the Silver Hand

Nordic Ranger Outfit

Bellyaches Animal and Creature Pack

Bellyaches New Dragon Species and Ohdaviing Replacer

Horse Armor

More Saddles


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whole bunch all depends on what your play style is for me its immersion 

the followings are a must not going to link most of them are on the nexus though 

skyrim script extender (skse) 

skyrim 2k textures 

SKui 

wet and cold 

iHUD

skryim redone 

just to name a few :) 


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Logan and Pistol have pretty nice setups for Skyrim mods, cover a lot of the basic like ENBs, survival mods, nice armors, etc.

 

 

The nexus is nice to keep up, this particular channel is very nexus centric but usually gives nicer updates in video form:

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/Brodual

 

And I'll let you determine what sort of Skyrim mods you can find here by just reading it's URL....

 

http://www.loverslab.com/


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edit?

 

See post. Sorry a bit late, I'm still not done with it but I have a lot of for now. :)

 

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Okay, I think I completed my list now. :)


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My must-have mods... I have a lot more installed, but these are the ones I can't play the game without.

 


Alternate Start - Live Another Life

Immersive Armors

Immersive Weapons

SkyUI (requires Skyrim Script Extender, of course)

Immersive HUD

Enhanced Blood Textures (you'll see why when you use it)

Realistic Ragdolls and Force (enemies drop like potatoes from arrows and swords, but are still thrown by shouts, etc...)

The Sounds of Skyrim series (all 3... Wilds, Ciilization, and Dungeons. They add so much atmosphere to the game)

Better Dynamic Snow (seriously)

Finally... INIGO! Because he's really an awesome follower.

 

Like I said, I have a lot more installed, but these are the ones I include with each installation. They're my must-haves. 

 

Besides... most of the texture packs and ENB/lighting overhauls are very subjective. A lot of people love ENB, but I personally hate it and use Realistic Colors and Realistic Nights (RCRN). For me, RCRN has a better overall look without destroying the art direction of the game, and doesn't have useless, annoying effects like ridiculous depth of field and super high contrast bloom lighting.

 

Of course, you may like ENB... and that's okay if you do.

 

Now... one thing I will suggest... don't download your mods from the Steam Workshop. There are a few that are only available there (such as A Tale of Tongues, which is a very good shout improvement mod), but unless you're forced to get a mod from there, don't. Use the Skyrim Nexus instead.

 

I would also suggest downloading and using a mod manager like the Nexus Mod Manager (makes it very easy to download mods from that site and will install them automatically), and then download a mod organizer like LOOT, which will modify your load orders for you, which should make it easier to manage your mods and avoid common load order errors.


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I actually wrote a rather embarrassing guide to modding last week for some of my friends, enjoy the ridiculous English I used: http://tiny.cc/nextgenrim

 

I've made some changes to my mod choices though and I haven't really updated it yet so it might not be exactly as I want it.


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I actually wrote a rather embarrassing guide to modding last week for some of my friends, enjoy the ridiculous English I used: http://tiny.cc/nextgenrim

 

I've made some changes to my mod choices though and I haven't really updated it yet so it might not be exactly as I want it.

Is there an easier 'quick and dirty' way to learn how to mod?

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Is there an easier 'quick and dirty' way to learn how to mod?

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Check out Gopher's videos if you're a complete beginner to modding, he has some nice tutorials: http://www.youtube.com/user/GophersVids


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Check out Gopher's videos if you're a complete beginner to modding, he has some nice tutorials: http://www.youtube.com/user/GophersVids

This x1000!!! Followed his videos and it was so easy to mod. 

 

Also, for ENB, I'm using sharpshooters extreme graphics ENB: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/15105/?

I had added a vast amount of visual mods and yet it still didn't "pop". Still didn't quite look real enough. Then I added this ENB and BOOM!!!

 

Just be careful - If you have a fairly high-end system (i5 or FX-8320+) at least 8GB ram and a mid-high-end GPU then you should be ok. Some of these mods can really take a performance hit on your machine. I still get 60fps+ at 1080p ultra with a mountain of mods, but depending on where I am and what's going on, I have seen it dip into the 40's. 

 

You'll also most likely run into the ram-glitch. Once the game hits a little over 3GB of ram usage, it'll CTD. It's nothing unusual and it will happen on occasion - more so if you have a lot of mods. Just get used to it and save your game frequently.


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Check out Gopher's videos if you're a complete beginner to modding, he has some nice tutorials: http://www.youtube.com/user/GophersVids

Yup I've never modded anything ever and I got it down from Gopher pretty quickly  :D

now I AM A MOD GOD!

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My favourite ENB is the Kountervibe ENB. The ENBs made by Kyokushinoyama are probably the most graphically intensive around, drops me right down to 30 FPS. He had taken down the mod page for quite a while, but they have recently returned here: http://www.deadendthrills.com/forum/discussion/75/enb-preset-kyo-s-tesv-skyrim-enbs


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My favourite ENB is the Kountervibe ENB. The ENBs made by Kyokushinoyama are probably the most graphically intensive around, drops me right down to 30 FPS. He had taken down the mod page for quite a while, but they have recently returned here: http://www.deadendthrills.com/forum/discussion/75/enb-preset-kyo-s-tesv-skyrim-enbs

 

Wow! That is one impressive ENB! God I wish I had a GPU to use it.

 

And those screenshots look very professional :o


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Wow! That is one impressive ENB! God I wish I had a GPU to use it.

 

And those screenshots look very professional :o

What's your setup like? You can customize your ENB pretty easily, take out or turn down effects you don't care about, or substitute some of the using the graphics card options, game options, or SweetFX

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use real vision

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/30936/?

there is a list on mods on this page

 

also:

http://www.asot.es/2001/09/skyrim-mods.html


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What's your setup like? You can customize your ENB pretty easily, take out or turn down effects you don't care about, or substitute some of the using the graphics card options, game options, or SweetFX

 

My setup is using iGPU graphics to get by at the moment, but:

 

CPU: i5-4670k & Cooler Master 212 EVO @ 3.8ghz MOBO: MSI Z87-G55 PSU: Corsair CX600M RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4 @ 1600mhz Case: Cooler Master HAF 912

 

Yea, I tried customizing ENBs once. I ended up making the impact on my performance even worse. I'm not exactly sure what options being edited would be beneficial for me. Also, I never heard of SweetFX. :o

 

 

Holy crap, can you install all that at the same time? How long does it take to install those. Damn.

I haven't modded an ES game since Morrowind and that was a bitch with mod compatibility, is there still conflicting mods?

 

Damn, I just got Skyrim on Steam purely for modding, since I already 100%:ed it on the Xbox360 when it came out.

 

Some of them I cannot install, like the ENBs (except Skatado's ENB) and some of the female mods because I already have some (I gave more for options) but yes, I have everything in that list installed but the Khajiit mods at the moment. I also have Fores New Idles mod and some animation mods I didn't include in it. I'm a mod fanatic. I would have way more mods and at their highest quality if I had some more power! :lol:

 

Oh wait, Werewolf mastery and XCE - Xenius Character  Enhancement isn't installed either. I couldn't get them to work on my fresh install of Skyrim. Been meaning to fix it... :blush:


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Shlongs of Skyrim.

 

Dick physics increase game performance, replay value, immersion and realism.

 

 

It makes sense. Clears up some room for your character. :P


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My setup is using iGPU graphics to get by at the moment, but:

 

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Yea, I tried customizing ENBs once. I ended up making the impact on my performance even worse. I'm not exactly sure what options being edited would be beneficial for me. Also, I never heard of SweetFX. :o

 

 

 

Some of them I cannot install, like the ENBs (except Skatado's ENB) and some of the female mods because I already have some (I gave more for options) but yes, I have everything in that list installed but the Khajiit mods at the moment. I also have Fores New Idles mod and some animation mods I didn't include in it. I'm a mod fanatic. I would have way more mods and at their highest quality if I had some more power! :lol:

 

Oh wait, Werewolf mastery and XCE - Xenius Character  Enhancement isn't installed either. I couldn't get them to work on my fresh install of Skyrim. Been meaning to fix it... :blush:

Once you figure out the mods you can't do without, the mods you would like to use, then let me know and I can tweak your INI files for you, enb, enb.local, skyrim, skyrim pref, if  I have time. But I suggest looking up the ENB series guide, which will help you tweak it and I can make a post about optimizing Skyrim for your specific load order. I'm working on 2 small mod projects that I had to put on hold because of time and hardware problems, so I can't give you super detailed tweaks, but I can give you a basic template that you can tweak from there. Install .esp,.esm. and script mods ONE at a time, and make sure that they work and you don't CTD, even if you use a mod manager. thigns have changed since oblivion so you can't just make a clean save and fix the problem anymore. (you kind of can, but not really) Once you get all the mods, I'd suggest you target at least 15-20 frames above the fps you want with the enb off, but using the enb performance features. (that means don't use it to use any effects, just a boost). Without  a dedicated graphics card though it's goign to be tricky and you should first look into all the performance mods out there, and be sure to look at vanilla benchmarks. Hope it helps.

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Wow, you'd help me optimize my Skyrim on iGPU? That's so kind of you! Thank you.  ^_^ 

 

Well, if you have the time: I think I pretty much have all the mods I want (some weapon mods etc might come out that I might add) and I currently do no have any incompatible issues, CTDs or the like so I believe everything is installed correctly. How may I share my enb, enb, local etc etc with you if/when you have time?

 

I'm saving up for a GPU so I don't have to do this anymore, but apparently Intel HD 4600 can run it on high settings @ 1080p with an overclock (1,1Ghz-1,25Ghz), but that I have heard decreases CPU lifespan from the insane heat so it isn't "worth" it. Plus, I don't know how to. lol I'll see if I can further improve my FPS without ENB tonight. :)


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Wow, you'd help me optimize my Skyrim on iGPU? That's so kind of you! Thank you.  ^_^

 

Well, if you have the time: I think I pretty much have all the mods I want (some weapon mods etc might come out that I might add) and I currently do no have any incompatible issues, CTDs or the like so I believe everything is installed correctly. How may I share my enb, enb, local etc etc with you if/when you have time?

 

I'm saving up for a GPU so I don't have to do this anymore, but apparently Intel HD 4600 can run it on high settings @ 1080p with an overclock (1,1Ghz-1,25Ghz), but that I have heard decreases CPU lifespan from the insane heat so it isn't "worth" it. Plus, I don't know how to. lol I'll see if I can further improve my FPS without ENB tonight. :)

you can either send me a copy of the file or just post your setting exactly as they are. If you're going to get a new GPU soon, I would just hold off if I were you (then you need an ENTIRE new set of tweaks and might even want to ditch some mods and features which may or may not mess up your game). But otherwise look around for optimization mods, then tell me which one's you have and I'll tell you witch ones (that I can remember) that you may still need to get before you even consider running effects on eNB, A good example of how ENB can be better than the vanilla settings is the shadows. It produces much better shadows than the vanilla game, I used to turn them super super low and just crank the shadows up on the ENB slightly and I got much better performance with amazing shadows. This is a game where overclocking your CPU can make a huge diffrence, you'll see some pretty big gains at least if you're using a lot of script mods or something like that. I've seen increases of anywhere from 10-20 fps just by going from stock clocks to overclocks with less dips. But keep in mind, every modded skyrim is different though. What you can do right now is post your load order, and list any Root Folder(such as SKSE) or plugins that I can't see in your load order. That way if I can't get to them all, or if I don't know it off the top of my head, or just run out of time, maybe someone else will.

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