Modding Skyrim, Your Favourite's

Discussion in 'Game Talk' started by dIScRAZYgINGER, Nov 3, 2014.

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    dIScRAZYgINGER Active Member

    Hey everyone dIScRAZYgINGER here, as a big skyrim fan (with over 600+ hours on the ps3 version) I finally decided to get it on PC and do another few play throughs of it, but this time with MODS :D. I was just wondering if you guys could recommend me some graphical, armour/weapon, and gameplay mods that will greatly enhance my playthroughs. Also I am only looking for lore friendly mods so no flying ponies :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
  2. lochu91

    lochu91 Active Member

    I am sleepy now so just gonna throw few here that i just remember now.

    Immersive weapons, Immersive armors, you could like t3ndos Skyrim Redone (changes everything, from exp till perks, scaling, bla bla), Unofficial Skyrim patch (required for 99% of mods fixed tons of bugs that bethesda didn`t give a... about, like allways anyways. f you have DLC`s also unofficial patches for them), Unofficial High Res Pack. Deadly dragons if you wanna go hardcore, immersive creatures (adds tons of new monsters that fits the TES world). SkyUI is a must because console interface sucks. Race Menu if you are one of those who spends half gameplay on making character`s face.

    New Lands mods: Falskaar is the bigest one, full voice acted by creators, pretty decent voice acting, brand new questing line obviously.
    There is at least another one but dont remember now.

    If you have beast rig, i mean BEAST then you want to go for ENB mods series. These mods will make your world so beatyful that once you`ll get out of your house IRL you will get depression.

    Or Skyrim flora overhaul - smaller one but realy good and easier to menage. Also get mods that the modder recomends to use it with.

    get Customizable Camera by Arindel. after installing this mod you will never go back to controller. I recommend making your camera switching speed to max if you change it often (3rd person > 1st person).

    And the most important, program:
    If you don`t want to go hardcore modding and just want to do few, get Nexus mod menager. If you gonna spend hundreads of hours modding i recomend Mod Menager though i warn you it takes a lot of time and tutorials to learn it. For pros also TES5 Edit this programs is used to clean mods, i didn`t use it but its recomended though also takes time to learn.

    What`s the diffrence between these two? Nexus mod menager is more for newbs but the way it works is that it will install mods in your game folder which means once it replaces games files, after unistalling mod files are still replaced and to get rid of them you need to do clean reinstall.
    Unlike Mod Menager which is installing your mods in a "vritual" (diffret) directory that means after unistalling mods nothing happens, your game directory is still clean.

    You will also need BOSS, which now is renamed to LOOT (load order optimisation tool), it`s required as you will need it to set your load order properly.

    Modding will steal your time, a lot of it. Don`t take it fast because it wont work. Read mods descriptions, learn programs, find yourself mods you want to use and are compatible. Then make a ingame stress test and youre good to go.

    Bonus: get yourself Drakul and Medusa armors mod. The level of quality of these armors blows everything else out of the fucking water.

    i have a link to a wiki with tutorial to installing mods and list of mods but i dont have time for looking for it right now.

    You can find me on comms group if you need a fast explanation. i`ll gladly help.
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    dIScRAZYgINGER Active Member

    @terrortime Thanks for the recommendations, will definitely be looking into these :)
  4. HaltusKain

    HaltusKain Well-Known Member

    SKSE - enables some of the mods below to work.

    Convenient Horses - expanded mounted combat, horses for followers, horse call ability.

    Lockpick pro - allows you to basically skip Skyrims horribly designed lockpicking.

    Soul Trap Redone - stops you from being able to waste soul gems on less-than-optimal souls. No more: Grand Soul Gem (Petty)

    Kill them generals - dotted throughout skyrim are military camps filled with folks you may or mat not want to exterminate. Due to a bug or something (?) the leaders of those camps are 'essential' NPC's and can therefore not be killed. You can fix that with the command console, but the mod is easier.

    Weightless Items - removes weight from crafting mats. Not very realistic ofc, but it beats making trips to and from the forge to make two items at a time.

    Killable Children - Cuz "Another wanderer, here to lick my father's boots. Good j--" *THROAT SLASH* YOU LITTLE S%#$%T!
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2014
  5. TigerStripedDragon

    TigerStripedDragon Active Member

    Try Wyrmstooth. It's big enough to feel like DLC on it's own.
  6. WetCouch

    WetCouch Member

    As @terrortime mentioned, for me t3nd0s SkyRe, beside SkyUI is most importand mod. But beside t3nd0s there is another "all new" mod, which make Skyrim real, hardcore RPG - Requiem.
    There are also another my favourites:
    -Apocalypse - finally there is some normal magic in Skyrim. Original spells are one of worst magic system i have ever seen in RPGs.
    -Alternate Start - when you start skyrim 12095125 times, that long, boring game start can bring to you fury. Alternate Start gives you choose between ~10 diffrent game starts.
    -Cloaks of Skyrim - add cloaks, looks great.
    -Deadly Draons - finally fights with dragons have any sense
    -Enhanced Blood Textures
    -Immersive Armors, Weapons, HUD, Patrols.
    -Populated Cities Towns Villages - original cities are empty. This mod changes it.
    -Project Reality - Climates of Tamriel
    -Realistic Lighting Overhaul
    -Sexy Riften, Solitude, Villages and Towns, Whiterun, Windhelm and Winterhold College - makes cities looks better
    -Immersive Creatures
    -Flora Overhaul
    -Static Mesh Improvement Mod - great graphic mod
    -The Dance of Death - adds amazing finishers
    -Unofficial Patches
    -WARZONES - adds battlegrounds to the game, where both nations are fighting, and you can join to pretty big battles.
    -REALLY MUCH MORE - check at
  7. lochu91

    lochu91 Active Member

    I love these.:D
    That`s what i said. :oops:
  8. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    Yeah, so I'm totally going to be a lazy bum here and not read every other post.
    (I'm kinda in a hurry this evening to make dinner. lol)

    However, I did still want to make a list of the mods I use and like. Since pretty much all the HD textures have been covered, I won't bother listing those again.

    Unlimited Bookshelves: fill each shelf from end to end, it takes into consideration how thick or thin and item is and fills appropriately.

    CBBE: curvier more attractive female models.

    Armor for CBBE: alters the vanilla armors to both fit the CBBE bodies and to be more attractive.

    Better Males: more attractive male models with higher quality graphics options.

    High-res Face maps for men by Geonox: lets you set preferences for everything from structure to facial hair.

    Smooth Male Body: eliminates the blocky or pixelated look, reworked muscle appearance, adds appropriate veins or wrinkles to skin in face, hands arms, etc.

    Female Vampire Fangs: normally they don't have any, this adds them.

    Skyjubs Invisible Helmets: allows you to turn off your helmet graphic

    Left Hand Rings: I have 10 fingers, I should at least be allowed two rings - this does that.

    Alternate Start - Live Another Life: gives a new way to start the game so you don't have to watch the same cutscene again. Takes less time.

    ApachiiSkyHair: attractive high resolution hair styles

    Guard Dialog Overhaul: the guards speak more intelligently and recognize your faction gains and losses and your worldly achievements in their comments.

    Golden Vendors: gives the option to stock every vendor with more money and a 1-day restock timer.

    Race Compatibility with fixes: I run another race as my primary, so this is required for it to work correctly.

    Lunari Race: long lived, very attractive females with slightly higher in combat regen than average and the following skills +10 archery, +8 one-handed, +8 two-handed, +9 block, +9 light armor, +8 speech, +8 restoration

    Perks Unbound: allows you to skip perks in the trees that you really don't want so you can become exactly what you want more efficiently.

    And I can't recall the name off the top of my head, but I also found one to change the large map so you can see all the paths and roads with none of the cloud cover. It also showed elevation a bit better to help you find your way around much easier.
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  9. gunskill

    gunskill New Member

    Lots of good mods listed here so far. I have quite a few, and many of the ones you guys have already listed. As stated earlier, start out with Nexus Mod Manager, BOSS, and a shortcut to Here's some of mine favorites.

    These are the ones I consider essential:
    Skse, SkyUI, Unofficial patches (Skyrim, High Resolution), Static Mesh Improvement Mod, Immersive HUD - iHUD, A Quality World Map, Race Menu, Enhanced Lights and FX, Skyrim HD, Audio Overhaul for Skyrim 2, Radiant and Unique Potions and Poisons HD.

    Awesome weather type mods:
    Climates of Tamriel, W.A.T.E.R., Wet and Cold, Better Dynamic Snow, Morning Fogs, Shooting Stars, Ultimate HD Fire Effects, Enhanced Night Skyrim.

    Armor and weapon type mods:
    Immersive Armors and Immersive Weapons, Cloaks of Skyrim, Bandolier, Wearable Lanterns, Triss Armor Retextured (awesome female rogue-type armor), Dual Sheath Redux, Casual Bow Animations, Arrowsmith, Training Dummies and Targets, ABT, Auto Unequip Ammo.

    All around quality of life type mods:
    Glowing Ore Veins 300, The Paarthurnax Dilemma, Run For Your Lives, The Dance of Death, Enhanced Blood Textures, Multi - House Map Markers, Guard Dialogue Overhaul, Convenient Horses.

    I'm sure I'm missing some, but those are some good ones. And I couldn't agree more with terrortime:

    Last edited: Nov 5, 2014
  10. lochu91

    lochu91 Active Member

    Ok let me fill what i forgot about.

    Better gameplay.
    Smart Souls: Soul gems will not accept souls that are lesser than the gem.
    Better Message Box Controls (because its not console Bethesda!)
    Better Dialoge Controlls (because its not console Bethesda!)
    No Npc Greeting - Ever thought "why the hell they talk to me?"
    Weapon And Armor Fixes Remade.
    No Spinning Death Animation. (really bethesda?)
    Long Lost Smelters of Skyrim - Adds smelters to the cities that are missing them.
    Complete Crafting Overhaul Remade
    Complete Crafting Overhaul Remade SkyRe Patch
    Dragon Combat Overhaul - Don`t like child-easy dragons?
    Difficulty Revised - Removes the reduction of player damage on higher game dificulties. Why? Because you are dragonborn, should you need to hit that goddamn Draugr Lord 100 times to kill it? (Really if you gonna use many mods that highers the game dificulty, scaling mobs etc, you gonna need a lot of time to kill them)
    Unofficial Skyrim Redone Patch - if you are using SkyRe
    Skyrim Community Uncapper - resetting skills at lvl 100? pffft hahaha
    Left Hand Rings
    Left hand Rings Enchant - lets you enchant left hand rings
    Better Skill and Quest Books name - Add a <skill name> and <quest> to the name of the books so it`s easier to notice.
    Quality Map with Roads

    also get yourself a backpack mode theres few

    More Salt Please
    Animated Weapon Enchants
    Cloaks of Skyrim

    This is a document of mods that DansGaming (streamer) used in his Live playthrough.

    Enjoy the awesomeness of PC gaming. ;D
  11. Xycofox_no_id

    Xycofox_no_id New Member

    Hey, I don't know if you knew this or not, but there are some modded gamesaves for Skyrim on the PS3 and they are all legit, by that I mean you don't need one of those hacked/modded PS3's to play them. You can "Google" them or check them out on my website, which are also available for download. For the PC though, definitely check out Nexusmods Skyrim (Link), they've got the best collection of mods I've seen so far.
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