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Skyrim - Featured Mods 2013
« on: March 15, 2013, 06:58:17 PM »
"M'aiq knows much, tells some. M'aiq knows many things others do not."
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Disclaimer
I made this list for Maryen and myself mainly, but anyone else interested is welcome to give it a shot.


Built on Skyrim's latest patch and the following DLCs: Dawnguard, Hearthfire, Dragonborn, Hi-Rez Texture Pack, I present my ultimate mod list as of 2013.05.21!

- The list is in logical download and installation order (more or less).
- You should download and install everything (that you can) with Nexus Mod Manager.
- When you have downloaded two (or more) files under the same mod, upon installation of the second file (and third etc...) NMM will ask you if you want to switch them for each other. Obviously you must ALWAYS say NO for NMM to install them properly. Elementary, my dear Watson.


Utilities

Nexus Mod Manager by nexusmods.com
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/modmanager/

BOSS by The BOSS Development Team
Comment(s):
Can be useful, but I prefer my own load order. Check the bottom of this page.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/6

Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE) by Ian Patterson, Stephen Abel and Paul Connelly
http://skse.silverlock.org/


Patches

Unofficial Skyrim Patch by Unofficial Patch Project Team
Skyrim » Patches
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Unofficial Skyrim Patch
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19

Unofficial Dawnguard Patch by Unofficial Patch Project Team
Skyrim » Patches
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Unofficial Dawnguard Patch
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23491

Unofficial Hearthfire Patch by Unofficial Patch Project Team
Skyrim » Patches
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Unofficial Hearthfire Patch
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25127

Unofficial Dragonborn Patch by Unofficial Patch Project Team
Skyrim » Patches
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Unofficial Dragonborn Patch
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31083

Unofficial High Resolution Patch by Unofficial Patch Project Team
Skyrim » Patches
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Unofficial High Resolution Patch
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31255


Optimization

Skyrim Project Optimization by rgabriel15
Skyrim » Visuals and graphics
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Skyrim Project Optimization - Full Version
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/32505

Simple Borderless Window by Liddo
Skyrim » Utilities
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / SBW31
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/4
Comment(s):
This program solved all of my stutter problems and it allows you to ALT+TAB out of the game without any issues. Absolutely essential.


Interface

SkyUI by SkyUI Team
Skyrim » User interfaces
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / SkyUI
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3863

RaceMenu by Expired
Skyrim » User interfaces
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / XCEWD
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/29624

Better Dialogue Controls by ecirbaf
Skyrim » User interfaces
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Better Dialogue Controls
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/27371

Better MessageBox Controls by ecirbaf
Skyrim » User interfaces
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Better MessageBox Controls
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/28170

Immersive HUD - iHUD by Gopher
Skyrim » User interfaces
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Immersive HUD
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3222

No Bethesda Intro by Agonbar
Skyrim » User interfaces
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / No Bethesda Intro
Instruction(s):
Overwrite all.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20020


Game World & Terrain

Dragon Glyphs HD - Fixed by Valstein0
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Klingon << Qapla' fuck yeah!
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/27095

Ewis Alternative Rock Textures V3 by ewi65
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Ewis Alternative Rock Textures V3
Comment(s):
For the 2048x or 4096x textures to run smooth you will need a beast PC with preferably more then 1GB of Video Ram.
I'm using the 2048x file.

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31043

Designs of the Nords by KEBW1144
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Designs of The Nords - Banners
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/13429

Waves by Prometheus
Skyrim » Landscape changes
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Waves 4
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31686


Character: Skin & Body

DIMONIZED UNP female body by dimon99
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / UNP BASE Main body
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/6709

Coverwomen by mrLenski
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / coverwomen look_4
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3563

No More Blocky Faces by Xenius
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / No_More_Blocky_Faces
Instruction(s):
Overwrite all.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/30

Mature skin texture and body for UNP by Maevan2
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Body and face texture UNP
MAIN FILES / Body and face normal maps UNP
Instruction(s):
Overwrite all.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/32986

Coverkhajiits by mrLenski
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / coverkhajiits female version
MAIN FILES / coverkhajiits male version
Instruction(s):
Overwrite all.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/5941

More Freckles by Zhoken by Zhoken
Skyrim » Hair and face models
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / More Freckles by Zhoken
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/515


Character: Warpaint

XCE - Warpaint and Dirt by Xenius
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / XCEWD
Instruction(s):
Overwrite all.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/29977

Battle Hardened Warpaints by Diethardt and netherwalk
Skyrim » Hair and face models
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / -STANDALONE- High Res Battle Hardened Warpaints Sets 1-4
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/34539

Ladies Come First Female Face Tatts and Warpaints by TairenSoul
Skyrim » Hair and face models
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / TS LadiesComeFirst MAX Plug-in
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/34690

Weathered and Worn Warpaints by Diethardt
Skyrim » Hair and face models
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Weathered Warpaint for RaceMenu by expired6978 -standalone-
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31332

Gizmodians Scars by Gizmodian and Xenius
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / XG_Scars
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3574


Character: Hair and Related Accessories

ApachiiSkyHair by Apachii
Skyrim » Hair and face models
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / ApachiiSkyHair_v_1_5_Full
OPTIONAL FILES / ApachiiSkyHairFemale_v_1_3
OPTIONAL FILES / ApachiiSkyHairMale_v_1_1
OPTIONAL FILES / ApachiiSkyHairMale_v_1_1_hair33_Fix
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10168

ApachiiSkyHair natural Retexture by Aron
Skyrim » Hair and face models
File(s) to download:
OPTIONAL FILES / ApachiiSkyHair a NATURAL retexture - LOWER RESOLUTION
OPTIONAL FILES / ApachiiSkyHair FEMALE retexture - LOWER RESOLUTION
OPTIONAL FILES / ApachiiSkyHair MALE retexture - LOWER RESOLUTION
Instruction(s):
Overwrite all.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35092

Jasmin Flowers & Harvest Feathers by Lux77 & niire
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Harvest Feathers and Jasmine Flowers
http://www.loverslab.com/topic/10943-zzshop/
Comment(s):
This site contains adult content, but this mod is just feathers in your hair.

Feathers for humaniod males and females by zzjay and zn00p
Skyrim » Armour
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Feathersv2
UPDATES / feather improvement
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25393

ApachiiSkyHair Wigs by Dupre232
Skyrim » Hair and face models
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / ApachiiSkyHair Wigs
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35520


Character: Eyes

Hale - Iridum Eyes by Halendia
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Iridum Eyes Retexture Pack
OPTIONAL FILES / Iridum Eyes - Vampire Eyes Patch - Round and Slitted
Instruction(s):
Overwrite all.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/30823


Weapons, Armour and Clothing

Virtus Imperii - Imperial Gear Re-mastered by EcthelionOtW
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Virtus Imperii - all in one 1_3
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/34321

Aesir Armor by Omesean
Skyrim » Armour
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / AesirArmor
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35094

aMidianBorn Book of Silence by CaBaL
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / aMidianBorn book of silence WEAPONS
MAIN FILES / aMidianBorn book of silence_UNIQUE ITEMS
MAIN FILES / aMidianBorn book of silence_ARMORS
Instruction(s):
Overwrite all.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/24909

aMidianBorn Nordic Carved by CaBaL
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / aMidianBorn Nordic Carved_white
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/34996

Alternate Blade of Woe by ktacreations
Skyrim » Weapons
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Alternate Blade Of Woe model replacer only
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/33018

Dragonborn Mages Robes Retexture Pack by Rafuel
Skyrim » Clothing
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / DragonbornMagesRobesRetexturePack
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35965

Apophysis Dragon Priest Masks WiP by pondcypress
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Main File
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/15052

Unique Dragon Priest Masks - HD textures by skyrimaguas
Skyrim » Armour
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / -Unique Dragon Priest Masks- Stand-Alone Edition v2_1 - Manual Install
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35117

KDCirclets Redone by zzjay and harokyang
Skyrim » Armour
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / KD Circlets Redone
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/27064

Maid Outfits by zzjay and GraceDarkling by zzjay and GraceDarkling
Skyrim » Clothing
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / zzGD Maid Outfits
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35125

Enchantment Effect Replacer by Myopic
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / 2XRes
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/1345


Player Homes

Gypsy Eyes Caravan by berticus0001
Skyrim » Abodes - Player homes
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Gypsy Eyes Caravan V_1_1
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/33219


Companions, Followers and Mounts

Convenient Horses by Alek
Skyrim » Animals, creatures, mounts & horses
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Convenient Horses
OPTIONAL FILES / Convenient Horses - Unique Frost
OPTIONAL FILES / Convenient Horses v3_1 Alternative Skin Textures
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/14950

Dawnguard Rewritten - Arvak by Oriius
Skyrim » Companion creatures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Dawnguard Rewritten - Arvak
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/24019

Modern Horse tracking saddle by Valachhim
Skyrim » Animals, creatures, mounts & horses
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Modern tracking saddle
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35524

Elven Follower Aranya by StephieRawx
Skyrim » Companions - Other
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Elven Follower Aranya
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35665

Better Hearthfire Pets by aharttsx
Skyrim » Companion creatures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Better Hearthfire Pets Main Pets Only
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/29105

Amazing Follower Tweaks by Dheuster
Skyrim » NPC
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / AmazingFollowerTweaks
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/15524


Audio

Heart of the Beast - Werewolf Sound and Texture Overhaul by NsJones
Skyrim » Audio, sound and music
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Alpha werewolf sounds - VERY VICIOUS AND AGGRESSIVE
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/13779


Enemy Creatures

Bellyaches HD Dragon Replacer Pack by Wrig675
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Bellyaches HD Dragon Replacer Pack - Dawnguard
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/29631

Skyrim Immersive Creatures by lifestorock
Skyrim » Animals, creatures, mounts & horses
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Skyrim Immersive Creatures v5_1_1
MAIN FILES / Skyrim Immersive Creatures v6 RC
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/24913


Immersion

Shooting Stars by isoku
Skyrim » Immersion
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Shooting Stars
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25022

Rainbows by isoku
Skyrim » Immersion
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Rainbows
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25666


Arthmoor's Gameplay / Immersion Mods

The Paarthurnax Dilemma by Arthmoor
Skyrim » Quests and adventures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / The Paarthurnax Dilemma
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/18465

Point The Way by Arthmoor
Skyrim » Immersion
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Point The Way
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/33393

Bring Out Your Dead by Arthmoor
Skyrim » Immersion
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Bring Out Your Dead
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/14178

Gildergreen Regrown by Arthmoor
Skyrim » Environmental
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Gildergreen Regrown
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/12254

Ars Metallica - Smithing Enhancement by Arthmoor
Skyrim » Gameplay effects and changes
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Ars Metallica - Smithing Enhancement
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/16084

Run For Your Lives by Arthmoor
Skyrim » Gameplay effects and changes
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Run For Your Lives
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23906

When Vampires Attack by Arthmoor
Skyrim » Gameplay effects and changes
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / When Vampires Attack
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/28235

Alternate Start - Live Another Life by Arthmoor
Skyrim » Gameplay effects and changes
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Alternate Start - Live Another Life
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9557


Chesko's Gameplay / Immersion Mods

Reflection by Chesko
Skyrim » Immersion
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Reflection
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25469

The 418th Step by Chesko
Skyrim » Environmental
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / The 418th Step
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19107

Lore-Based Loading Screens by Chesko
Skyrim » Immersion
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Lore-Based Loading Screens
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21265

Frostfall - Hypothermia Camping Survival by Chesko
Skyrim » Immersion
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Frostfall Release
Instruction(s):
Read the gameplay guide:
https://sites.google.com/site/skyrimsurvivorseries/frostfall/gameplay-overview
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/11163


Necromancy

Necromancy-- Undead FX by WDog367
Skyrim » Magic - Spells & enchantments
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Reanimate FX
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/36158

Corpse Preparation - True Necromancy by Mojo
Skyrim » Companions - Other
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Corpse_Preparation
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35378


Werewolves

Werewolf Perks Expanded - Dawnguard by Michael Dunn
Skyrim » Gameplay effects and changes
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Werewolf Perks Expanded
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22134

Moonlight Tales - Werewolf and Werebear Overhaul by Brevi and Al99
Skyrim » Overhauls
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Moonlight Tales Main 2_00
Instruction(s):
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35470

Predator Vision - Vampire Werewolf and Khajiit by Gopher
Skyrim » Gameplay effects and changes
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Predator Vision
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22274


Vampires

Royal Bloodline - Vampire Lord perk tree - abilities - and more by xyks
Skyrim » Skills and leveling
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / RoyalBlood
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22565

Better Vampires by Brehanin by Brehanin
Skyrim » Overhauls
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / BV - Dawnguard
OPTIONAL FILES / Better Vampires and Royal Bloodline Compatibility Patch
OPTIONAL FILES / No AoE Vampire Lord Drain
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9717

XCE - Dawnguard by Xenius
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / XCED
Instruction(s):
Do NOT overwrite.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21839

Female Vampires Have Fangs by Acdale
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Female Vampires Have Fangs
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22522

Vampire Lord Retexture by Dr Fring
Skyrim » Models and textures
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Vampire Lord Armoured
OPTIONAL FILES / Cape remover
OPTIONAL FILES / light face patch fixed seams
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23775


Blood and Gore

Enhanced Blood Textures by dDefinder
Skyrim » Visuals and graphics
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Enhanced Blood Textures
OPTIONAL FILES / Dragonborn-Dawnguard Compatibility Patch
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/60

Deadly Mutilation - dismemberment blood and gore by Lamer1000
Skyrim » Combat
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Deadly Mutilation CORE
MAIN FILES / Deadly Mutilation meshes Pack Vanilla
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/34917


Combat

Ultimate Combat by tktk
Skyrim » Combat
File(s) to download:
MAIN FILES / Ultimate Combat
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/36006


Total number of mods: 82
Total number of files: 102


Settings and Tweaks for Nvidia Cards
GeForce created a decent guide for optimal Skyrim settings.
Link to GeForce.com


My Tweaks
Create a file called SKSE.ini into the Skyrim/Data/SKSE/ folder and paste this:
Quote
[General]
ClearInvalidRegistrations=1
[Display]
iTintTextureResolution=2048

I have a stock Ultra settings SkyrimPrefs.ini without reflections, AF or AA with these value changed:
Quote
bFloatPointRenderTarget=1
iPresentInterval=0
bMouseAcceleration=0

I force 16x AF and V-Sync from the the NVIDIA control panel.

With this setup my PC runs Skyrim with no problems. I5-3570 @ 3.7, 8GB Ram, GTX560 TI 1GB
If you have a better rig, then you should experiment with higher settings.


ENB Series
Wintertide - Fantasy ENB by WoodManGamer
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/28176
http://www.enbdev.com/mod_tesskyrim_v121212.htm


Load Order


Links
Another great and more advanced mod list:
http://wiki.step-project.com/User:Neovalen/Skyrim_Revisited

Mod sites:
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com
http://dragonporn.ldblog.jp
http://www.loverslab.com/topic/10943-zzshop

Have fun!
:viking: :pirate: :viking:
« Last Edit: March 10, 2014, 09:45:38 PM by Brevi »
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Re: Skyrim - Featured Mods
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2013, 12:26:05 AM »
Just bumping this because I've been revisiting it a lot and it's much better then it was initially. To avoid a full lame bump here are some screenshots to make up for it! ^^

Hit the images for full screen.
Spoiler for older stuff:

My current band: (2013.05.20.)
« Last Edit: May 20, 2013, 07:48:32 PM by Brevi »
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Re: Skyrim - Featured Mods
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2013, 01:34:09 PM »
I feel the need to provide special highlight to a very few selected mods on the list that outshine everything that I've seen before. If you own a Skyrim copy and you miss these gems, then you are wasting a great opportunity to see brilliance.


Skyrim Immersive Creatures by lifestorock

This mod adds over 1500 new creatures into the game and all of them feature unique challenges, abilities and fit in with the original art style. There is so much to write on this... but just see the images instead and imagine the rest. The screenshots are borrowed from the mod's Nexus page, because I lack the time require to hunt for appropriate scenery for all these great creatures.

Link: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/24913



Æsir Armor by Omesean

From the description: Æsir Armor is perhaps the most versatile piece of equipment currently out on the Nexus. If you have been scouring the database looking for the ultimate set of armor for your mighty warrior, then look no further! Æsir Armor has something for nearly every type of playing style. From the mighty, lone warrior to a more mystic approach, from thieves to brawlers - Æsir Armor offers equipment for everyone. The armour consisting of thirteen objects, all of which with variations, the amount of possibilities touches infinity.

Link: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35094

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Not entirely on the same heights but a shout-out is in order for:


Unique Dragon Priest Masks by skyrimaguas

From the description: Dragon Priests are powerful dungeon bosses who wield some of the best collectible unique items in Skyrim - the Dragon Priest Masks. They are unique and there are only 10 of them in Skyrim (not including DLCs). Unfortunately, vanilla Skyrim used the same texture for all of them and they all looked uninteresting - it doesn't give justice to the power and uniqueness of these collectible artifacts. So, I created these new textures to truly show that each of them is one-of-a-kind with a sinister BAD-ASS look! These new textures now represent the true EVIL nature of the masks.

Link: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35117



Warpaint Mods by netherwalk, TairenSoul and Diethardt

It's only just recently that SKSE broke the barrier that hard coded the facial tint textures to extremely low resolutions. With this tweak you can have highly detailed textures, and these artist did not disappoint.

Links:
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/34539
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/34690
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31332

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Screenshot by innova889. http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/users/2157040
« Last Edit: May 11, 2013, 02:15:55 PM by Brevi »
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Re: Skyrim - Featured Mods
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2013, 12:29:09 AM »
Playing Skyrim yet again, but this time I wanted a completely minimalistic mod build-up with no directional changes to the original game. To see Skyrim as Bethesda intended sort of thing and to have the best possible performance and stability.

All of these mods are located on the Nexus site and you will find them by a simple search.
The list is in alphabetical order.


Mod List (Updated: 2013.09.02.)

Alternate Blade of Woe
aMidianBorn Book of Silence
ApachiiSkyHair (I use the male package only, choose whichever you prefer.)
Ars Metallica - Smithing Enhancement
Battle Hardened Warpaints
Beards
Bellyaches HD Dragon Replacer Pack
Better Dialogue Controls
Better Male Feet (Otherwise it looks like a dolls feet without fingers... )
Better MessageBox Controls
Bijin Warmaidens
BVFE - Better Vampire Fangs and Eyes
BVFE - Serana and Family
Calientes Female Body Mod Big Bottom Edition -CBBE-
Climates Of Tamriel - Weather - Lighting - Audio
Coverwomen
Dawnguard - Jiubs Opus Quest Markers
Deadly Serious Shrouded Armor
Enchantment Effect Replacer
Female Facial Animation
Frostfall - Hypothermia Camping Survival
Gizmodians Scars
HD PMR Retexture - Shadowmere
Heart of the Beast - Werewolf Sound and Texture Overhaul
Immersive HUD - iHUD
Immersive Sounds - Magic
Mature skin texture and body for UNP CBBE ADEC
Natural Eyes
No bethesda Intro
No More Blocky Faces
Point The Way
Puppeteer Master
RaceMenu
Realistic Lighting Overhaul
Run For Your Lives
SkyUI
Unofficial Dawnguard Patch
Unofficial Dragonborn Patch
Unofficial Hearthfire Patch
Unofficial High Resolution Patch
Unofficial Skyrim Patch
Vampire Lord Retexture
When Vampires Attack
XCE - Warpaint and Dirt



44 mods in total. They add the much necessary tools for you to create a great looking character and that's about it.

For the Viking marauder rip your heart out types of characters I highly recommend:
CONAN Hyborian Age
Shields of Jorrvaskr
The Matherian Viking Shields Set II - The 13th Warrior Viking Camp Edition


For vampire characters this gem is a must have:
Vampiric Thirst - Dawnguard Edition

Werewolves should check out my mod.

ENB series:
Project ENB (Project ENB v0_212 - Realistic)


Load Order




My vampire sends his regards. :D

Full screen unedited: Click!


Full screen unedited: Click!


Full screen unedited: Click!



Shadow settings that look decent but won't make you lag:
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[Display]
bDrawShadows=1
iShadowMode=3
fShadowBiasScale=0.2500
fInteriorShadowDistance=3000.0000
fShadowDistance=2500.0000
fShadowLODStartFade=200.0000
iShadowMaskQuarter=4
iShadowFilter=3
iShadowSplitCount=2
iBlurDeferredShadowMask=2
iShadowMapResolution=2048
iShadowMapResolutionPrimary=2048
iShadowMapResolutionSecondary=2048
« Last Edit: September 04, 2013, 01:42:00 PM by Brevi »
Over the borders, across the lines
We are bridging this void malign
The data speaks, we make our time
We are bridging this void malign