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Explorers Guideby CJ2311 and Nearox and and Kelmych
A Real Explorer's Guide to Skyrim
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A Real Explorer's Guide to Skyrim

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Info-Logo.png Notice: This guide is compatible with the 2.10.0 release of the STEP guide. As the STEP guide evolves REGS will remain compatible. Version 4.2 is the first part of a significant update. It updates guide entries to current versions of mods and uses the modular version of ETaC to allow better ICAIO compatibility. Very few mods were added or removed. The second part of the update will add new mods and likelu remove some; a lot of REGS-relevant mods have been added to Skyrim or changed since the REGS 4.0.5 update.
Skyrim is a great game, but it suffers terribly from a lack of life overall. Does the great empire really only consist of mini settlements with some farmers in them?

The cities are too small and underpopulated. Most of the towns seem deserted. Even its capital, Solitude, is smaller than the average city in Oblivion.


A Real Explorer's Guide (REGS) will provide players with a mod compilation that will finally turn Skyrim into a country that feels alive, without derailing from the original game's style.
You will not find any over the top mods here. Mods that had overpowered, non-fitting or broken contents were stripped from those parts.


Our goal is to bring you a mod list which you would like to use permanently in all of your next playthroughs. REGS attempts to hold true to the intended spirit of the game and is generally lore-friendly.

Like the STEP packs and guides, REGS does not support Skyrim Special Edition yet. Key functionality is missing until SKSE is ported. Mods supporting SSE are noted, but while useful none of these can provide some of the extensive gameplay improvements that are important to the goals of REGS.

Contents

Introduction

A Real Explorer's Guide to Skyrim is a STEP hosted guide, designed with three goals in mind:

  • Providing users with some of the best landscape, city and quest mods.
  • Maintaining Lore-Friendliness, meaning mods that differ greatly from the vanilla feel of the game will not be listed.
  • Focusing on compatibility with other guides and mods.

REGS is mostly modular. It is your choice to install a mod or not. However you are strongly advised to go for a full or nearly full installation if you are using STEP. The gameplay-affecting section is always optional, and the enhancements and quest sections are recommended but optional.

An overview of the locations affected by the REGS mods can be seen in this spreadsheet.

On compatibility

REGS has been made explicitly compatible with - but not dependent on - the following compilations:

  • STEP (Extended and Core, although Core users will need some of the patches included in the STEP Extended patch). This includes Enhanced Lighting for ENB-LITE and Relighting Skyrim for lighting. If the STEP Extended patch is not used many of the compatibility patches included in it will need to be added to the game.


REGS has been made explicitly compatible (as much as possible) with - but not dependent on - the following mods:

  • Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul (ICAIO), especially the locations with full (green color code) or nearly full (light green color code) AI overhauls listed in this description. AI overhaul in Yellow locations is the same as it is with ICAIO lite, and there should be good compatibility with most mods that make changes to these locations.

REGS should be compatible with Dreadflopps Packs for Skyrim such as the Deleveled Loot Pack.

N.B.: If a mod is not listed here it does not mean it is incompatible. 99% of Nexus mods are compatible with this pack, though some might need conflict resolution. Ask in the support forum thread if you are not sure.
REGS is incompatible with the following mods:

  • Open Cities Skyrim: Open cities is renown for being incompatible with most, if not all, city mods.


REGS has limited compatibility with the following compliations. Adding to or replacing location mods in these guides with REGS mods is not typically very difficult (since there typically are only a few changes needed in conflict resolution patches) but does require some expertise with TES5Edit.

  • SRLE Extended: Legacy of The Dragonborn
    1. REGS primarily uses Expanded Towns and Villages (vs. some Arthmoor Villages mods used by SRLE LOTD) and variants of JK's Skyrim for the location enhancements.
    2. SRLE Extended LOTD uses Enhanced Lighting and FX as its primary lighting mod while REGS assumes Enhanced Lighting for ENB-LITE and Relighting Skyrim from STEP are used. REGS does not include the compatibility patches needed for ELFX and mods; SRLE Extended LOTD includes these patch plugins for many of the REGS and STEP mods, and the SRLE Extended LOTD compatability patches Subguide includes a large set of ELFX patch records, although it is hasn't been updated in a few months. These can also be used if desired to make REGS much more compatible with ELFX.
    3. REGS, like STEP, does not include an ENB and does not add parallax textures used by ENBs. SRLE Extended LOTD includes these for those using ENBs.
    4. SRLE Extended LOTD includes Ordinator - Perks of Skyrim which makes large changes to the Skyrim perk system, unlike STEP and REGS
  • SRLE: Legacy of The Dragonborn Reqtified
    1. This guide includes several of the key location mods like ETaC that are used in REGS. It is not concerned with ICAIO compatibility and includes mods for locations that REGS excludes for ICAIO compatibility reasons.
    2. Unilke SRLE LOTD Reqtified, REGS assumes the STEP lighting mods are used, although this can be changed as noted previously
    3. SRLE LOTD Reqtified includes Phinix Natural ENB; REGS, like STEP, does not include a specific ENB.
    4. SRLE LOTD Reqtified includes Requiem - The Roleplaying Overhaul which makes large changes to the Skyrim perrk system in addition to other changes, unlike STEP and REGS

Note that the STEP Extended patch plugin incorporates a number of compatibility patchesfrom various mods while the two guides above include most of these these and also add compatability with other mods in their own compatibility patches.
These two guides include many mods that REGS users may find interesting to improve immersion and gameplay.

REGS has limited compatibility with the following mods:

  • Enhanced Lighting and FX If you are going to use ELFX Exteriors module and Lanterns of Skyrim then use Lanterns Of Skyrim ELFX Exteriors Consistency Patch. It is still recommended to use only one. Moreover, if ELFX Exteriors are used vs. the STEP Lighting mods some ELFX compatibility patches will be needed and there will be many patch records needed for exterior lighting compatibility; these are not included in thre REGS guide. SRLE Extended LOTD includes both mods and provides compatibility between the two.
  • Extensible Follower Framework If you choose to install Nightingale Hall Restored, Karliah will miss some follower dialogue although she otherwise works as intended. Read the descriptions at the Nexus for more information. There are also reported problems using EFF with Interesting NPCs' followers.
  • Requiem This mod is incompatible with Realistic Room Rental Enhanced. There is a separate SRLE guide for those using Requiem.

Pre-Installation Setup

If you are using NMM or Wrye Bash for managing mods, we strongly encourage you to switch to Mod Organizer.

You will need to install the following utilities if they are not already installed and configured with Mod Organizer:

  • TES5Edit v3.2
  • LOOT v0.11.0
  • Wrye Bash v307.beta1; typically the standalone version is used
  • Merge Plugins v.2.1.3
  • Skyrim Creation Kit, installed from the Tools menu in Steam

SkyrimEditor.ini located in the Skyrim folder is the ini file for the Creation Kit. Edit the file as needed to make sure that

  • Under the [General] section bAllowMultipleMasterLoads=1 is set
  • Under the [Archive] section the SResourceArchiveList2 line should read SResourceArchiveList2=Skyrim - Shaders.bsa, Update.bsa, Dawnguard.bsa, Hearthfires.bsa, Dragonborn.bsa


Last notes before beginning:

  1. Read every sentence, even if you think it doesn't apply to you.
  2. Ensure that your current setup is running stable, whether it is STEP or your own custom mod list.
  3. The REGS mods are typically installed in Mod Organizer after the last gameplay mods.
  4. Ignore all the LOOT warnings about any deleted navmeshes in mods covered by REGS, the replacer ESPs fix those.
  5. Remember: REGS is modular. You can choose to install whichever mods you like. However it is strongly recommended that you install all or mostly all of the mods. The quest and gameplay-affecting sections are always optional.


Mod Installation

Legend

Optional 
A useful mod, but for various reasons not one that will be used by everyone. This includes mods that might cause performance problems on some systems, make sufficiently large changes to gameplay and/or lore friendliness, or have known compatibility problems.
Cleaning 
A mod that needs to be cleaned with TES5Edit
BSA 
It is recommended that the BSA in this mod should be extracted.
STEP 
Mod included in STEP Extended; in some cases the mod needs to be reinstalled to add compatibility with the other mods included in REGS.
LOTD 
Mod included in SRLE Extended LOTD, although the REGS installation configuration recommendations might be different.
LOTDR 
Mod included in SRLE: Legacy of The Dragonborn Reqtified, although the REGS installation configuration recommendations might be different.
SSE 
Mod is also available for Skyrim Special Edition (SSE). WIth SSE mods often have better appearance and have basic scripting capabilities, but full scripting capabilities awaits porting of Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE).

Installation with Mod Organizer

For those using STEP the best place in the left pane of Mod Organizer to install location, enhancement, and quest mods from REGS is typically after section 2.M.Gameplay and before 2.N.Patches.

World Improvements

Cities

Immersive Citizens Extended - JK's Whiterun

SSE 

Author: Jkrojmal, Arnaud dOrchymont
Version: 1.0
Description: Modified version of JK's Whiterun that is compatible with Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul.

Mod Configuration Menu
Meta Rule Instructions
Immersive Citizens Extended - Whiterun.esp

Load after:

  • JKs LITE - Cities.esp

JK's Cities - Lite and SuperLite

BSA 
LOTDR 
SSE 

Author: Nazenn, Jkrojmal
Version: 1.3
Description: A lite version of JK's Skryim; a lore-friendly and script-free overhaul of the cities and towns of Skyrim. This mod includes a lite version of the Dawn of Skyrim mod that can be used along with the JK's mod. These mod versions are more performance friendly and have better compatibility with other mods than the full JK's Skyrim or Dawn of Skyrim mods.
Installation: Install the LITE or SuperLITE version of JK's Cities; most users will likely choose the LITE version. The Dawn of Skyrim LITE plugin can also be installed; if this plugin is installed the BSA from the main file in Dawn of Skyrim is also needed.

FOMOD Instructions
JKs Cities - Lite and SuperLite
Page 1
Page 1
Pick which option you would like to install
Pick which option you would like to install

DotMO.png LITE - Merged [or SuperLITE if preferred for slightly better performance]

Optional files...
Optional files...

DotMO.png Dawn of Skyrim - LITE [if desired]

Next
BETA files
BETA files
JKs Lite - Towns - BETA
JKs Lite - Towns - BETA
None
Install

After installation using TES5Edit the Whiterun records needs to be removed from JK's LITE - Cities.esp or JK's SuperLITE - Cities.esp and, if installed, from the DawnofSkyrim-AllMajorCities.esp plugin.

  • Start TES5Edit from the Mod Organizer menu, selecting only the plugins installed by this mod
  • For each plugin click on the + sign next to Worldspace to expand the records
  • For each plugin click on the + sign next to 0000003C to expand the records
  • For each plugin right click on the 0001A26F Whiterun record, select Remove, then left click to remove the Whiterun records.
  • If the DawnofSkyrim-AllMajorCities.esp plugin is used also remove the Navigation Mesh Info Map (NAVI) record.
  • When this is done for all the plugins being used, close TES5Edit and save the modified plugins.
  • If the DawnofSkyrim-AllMajorCities.esp plugin is used:

  • Now start the Creation Kit from MO. Click file on the menu bar then select data. When the data menu loads, double click on the merged plugin and set the plugin as active, then click OK to open the file.
  • When errors popup click Yes to All or Ignore as needed until the plugin data shows on the screen.
  • Hit Ctrl-S to save the plugin then exit the Creation Kit.
  • Open TES5Edit selecting only the merged plugin and check for errors; there should not be any errors and there should be a new Navigation Mesh Info Map record. Close TES5Edit.

  • Understone Keep Fountains and Rubble

    Author: Venatoris
    Version: 1.4
    Description: Overhauls the three main open areas (Entry Hall, Main Hall, and Calcelmo's Hall) of the Understone Keep and one back room.

    Better City Entrances

    SSE 

    Author: Zebra0
    Version: 1.0, Better City Entrances - JK's Whiterun (Outskirts) Compatible Version.
    Description: Brings more details around the gate areas of the main cities, since those feel so empty in the vanilla game. The recommended version does not include Whiterun.

    Outskirts

    Nernie's City and Village Expansion

    Author: Nernie
    Version: REGS Version (Download HERE)
    Description: This mod aims to make the city and village exteriors of Skyrim feel more distinct, detailed and lively. For this guide, a modified version of this mod tailored for REGS users is used that focuses primarily on the sewers.

    Windhelm Lighthouse

    BSA 
    LOTD 
    SSE 

    Authors: MannyGT
    Version: 1.1
    Description: Windhelm, a city with harbour, is missing a lighthouse. This mod adds a lighthouse located in the North-East of Windhelm.

    Settlements

    Expanded Towns and Cities

    BSA 
    LOTDR 

    Author: missjennabee, Pymous, Nazenn
    Version: 14.2.10 (settlements), 14.2.8 (patches)
    Requirements: SKSE, SkyUI
    Files: ETAC - Modular (version 14.2.0), ETaC - Modular- Patches (version 14.2.8), ETaC v14.2.10 Update
    Description: The most comprehensive mod for changing the smaller towns. Unlike most other mods that aim to do the same, this one does it intelligently by hand placing a lot of elements, new buildings with functional interiors and working NPCs, instead of just putting trees everywhere.
    Since the installation and merge of the files for this mod is the most complicated part of the REGS installation, the instructions continue here. Before installing ETaC any mods in the World Addition section of the REGS Pack being used should be installed since the ETaC patches FOMOD expects

    Mod Configuration Menu
    Meta Rule Instructions
    ETaC - Complete.esp

    Load after:


    JK's Riverwood

    SSE 

    Author: JKrojmal
    Version: 1.3a
    Description: A small lore-friendly overhaul of Riverwood that is fully compatible with the ICAIO scripts.
    Notes: There are 2 known problems with this mod.

    • This mod does not forward a USLEEP patch subrecord for the Riverwood Trader and can cause a CTD when trading. The fix for this is included in the REGS-STEP_patch.esp provided for this pack.
    • A more serious problem occurs if the iNeed mod is used. After the golden claw quest a CTD occurs when trading. This mod adds an additional chest "XJKMerchantRiverwoodOutChest" to Lucan's vanilla inventory merchant chest. This chest is coupled to the original chest. Some mods like iNeed cannot handle the combination of the two merchant chests.
      • Hishutup created a workaround: "When you are in game, you can disable the chest from the console and use the trade. The location is in the locked storage on the left side of the trader when looking at the door. I have done various testing and have theorized that iNeed will cause the game will CTD when there are more than 1 chest for the trading faction and when the chests are in different cells."


    Settlements Expanded

    LOTDR 
    SSE 

    Author: Urtho
    Version: 1.2
    Description: This mod expands some existing settlements in Skyrim:

    • Heartwood Mill, Kolskeggr Mine, Loreius Farm, Sarethi Farm, Soljunds Sinkhole, Whistling Mine (the last 2 additions are compatible with Arthmoor's mods for the same 2 locations)
    • and one new settlement: Coldstone Mine.

    The Loreius Farm addition seem to be fully compatible with the scripts in Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul.
    Optional Files:
    Settlements Expanded - Inns and Taverns Patch, Settlements Expanded - Lanterns of Skyrim Patch, Settlements Expanded - No Snow Under the Roof Patch - Legendary Version.

    Winterhold - Expanded Ruins

    SSE 

    Authors: Rhinala70 & phaota & AvengerJikir & SolarTails
    Version: 2.25
    Description: The Great Collapse is not presented well visually in-game. Winterhold is merely another small village, with a few damaged and abandoned houses. Yet the history of the hold tells you that this was once a major city in Skyrim that attracted travelers from across Tamriel. This mod expands the ruins to match the lore by adding several new buildings, a small (but neglected) marketplace and the remains of a great wall complete with gates.

    Locations

    Blackreach Overhaul

    Author: Aiyen
    Version: 0.6
    Description: This mod aims to bring out even more marvel and glory to the caverns of Blackreach.

    Books of Skyrim

    LOTD 
    SSE 

    Author: MannyGT
    Version: 1.1
    Description: Adds a book store in Solitude.

    Castle Volkihar Rebuilt

    SSE 

    Author: Arthmoor
    Version: 1.1.2
    Description: Allows player to cleanup and restore Castle Volkihar after the Dawnguard quest is complete.

    Cutting Room Floor

    STEP 
    LOTD 
    LOTDR 
    SSE 

    Author: Arthmoor
    Version: 2.0.5
    Requirements: Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Edition Patch Description: From the depths of the ether, or just the cutting room floor, comes forth several NPCs, some quests, and other miscellaneous content which was created but never implemented in the game. If ever you had the feeling that Skyrim was missing something, you were probably right! This mod should relieve a bit of that. They are mostly generic NPCs with no purpose, quests that were complete but cut for some reason, or just random bits of stuff to be found.

    Greater Saarthal

    Author: sa547
    Version: 1.0
    Description: Adds walls and gates, some structures, guard NPCs, and a few amenities to make the exterior part of the Saarthal site more realistic.

    Helarchen Creek

    LOTD 
    SSE 

    Author: Arthmoor
    Version: 1.0.2
    Description: A village in the mountains southeast of the city of Dawnstar based on cut content from Skyrim.

    Mod Configuration Menu
    Meta Rule Instructions
    Helarchen Creek.esp

    Load after:

    • Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul.esp

    High Hrothgar Overhaul

    LOTD 

    Author: MannyGT
    Version: 1.0
    Description: This mod adds some elements to the exterior area of High Hrothgar for a better visual experience.

    Immersive College of Winterhold

    LOTD 
    LOTDR 

    Author: Grantyboy050
    Version: 4.1
    Requirements: SKSE, SkyUI
    Description: This mod attempts to bring some of the missing grandeur, magic and mystery to the College by adding a variety of new objects, activators, locations and books as well as improving the magical aptitudes of the faculty members.
    Installation:

    FOMOD Instructions
    Immersive College of Winterhold
    Options
    Options
    CWI Core
    CWI Core

    CheckmarkMO.png CWI Core Files

    Book Covers Saturation
    Book Covers Saturation

    DotMO.png Original

    Nexus Mods
    Nexus Mods
    None
    Install


    Immersive College of Winterhold - No Save on Teleport Script Fix
    LOTD 

    Author: jdsmith2816
    Version: 1.0
    Description: This mod fixes a CTD issue with Immersive College of Winterhold.

    More Immersive Dawnguard Entrance

    Author: Ahzaab
    Version: 1.0
    Description: The entrance of the Dayspring Canyon never made much sense, you enter a small hole in the side of the mountain and find yourself in a canyon. This mods fixes that by turning the entrance into a real canyon and moving the Dawnguard map markers which was placed at the wrong location by Bethesda.

    Mod Configuration Menu
    Meta Rule Instructions
    BetterDGEntrance.esp

    Load after:

    • 3Oblivion Gates v3 without Markers - Skyrim + Dawnguard DLC.esp from the Oblivion Gates mod (if used)


    Nightingale Hall Restored

    Author: kryptopyr
    Version: 3.0
    Description: Upgrades Nightingale Hall into a more liveable and functional space and allows Karliah to become a follower. Adds a portal to the Twilight Sepulcher, ability to level up Nightingale gear, and other features. These changes will occur after the completion of the quest Darkness Returns.
    Special Instructions: Do not install the following file(s) and/or folder(s):

    • Readmes folder


    Realistic Room Rental Enhanced

    BSA 
    LOTD 

    Author: perseid9
    Version: 1.8.3 (RealisticRoomRental-Enhanced)
    Requirements: SKSE, SkyUI
    Description: Overhauls all the inns and taverns, both aesthetically and functionally.
    Installation:

    FOMOD Instructions
    IRealisticRoomRental-Enhanced
    Options
    Options
    Patches
    Patches
    CWI01 RR_ELFX-Patch
    Patches
    Patches

    CheckmarkMO.png 02 RRR_3DNPC-Patch [if Interesting NPC's is used]

    Install

    Sky Haven Temple Merchants and More

    BSA 

    Author: brokendeck
    Version: 3.3 Optional File only (Sky Haven Temple Merchants and More Blacksmith Only)
    Description: This mod makes several additions to the Sky Haven Temple, without breaking immersion.

    Soljund's Sinkhole

    LOTD 
    LOTDR 
    SSE 

    Author: Arthmoor
    Version: 1.0
    Description: A simple village expansion for Soljund's Sinkhole.

    Mod Configuration Menu
    Meta Rule Instructions
    Soljund's Sinkhole.esp

    Load after:

    • Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul.esp

    Tactical Valtheim

    LOTD 
    SSE 

    Author: Epic Crab
    Version: 1.04
    Description: Changes Valtheim into more of a fortress.

    Unique Border Gates

    Author: Duinnin
    Version: 2.2, UniqueBorderGates-All; v2.11, UniqueBorderGates-All-MoreImmersiveDawnguardEntrance; v2.1, UniqueBorderGates-All-PointTheWay
    Description: Unique Border Gates redesigns the border crossings of Cyrodill, Hammerfell and Morrowind by adding new, unique and immersive gates. No two are alike and the design reflects the area well. Each location is discoverable and you can fast travel after discovery..

    Whistling Mine

    LOTD 
    LOTDR 
    SSE 

    Author: Arthmoor
    Version: 1.0.2a
    Description: A simple village expansion for Whistling Mine.

    Mod Configuration Menu
    Meta Rule Instructions
    Whistling Mine.esp

    Load after:

    • Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul.esp

    Whistling Mine - No Snow Under the Roof
    LOTD 
    LOTDR 
    SSE 

    Author: SkyrimFantom
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: Whistling Mine, No Snow under the Roof
    Description: No Snow Under the Roof patch for Whistling Mine.

    Enhancements

    Enhancements are intended to improve game immersion. All the enhancements are optional. Any patches needed to cover various game and mod-added locations are usually included with the mods, and the Merges section of the guide includes merging patches for any enhancement mods that include multiple patches.

    Atlas Map Markers for Skyrim Blackreach Dawnguard and Dragonborn

    LOTD 

    Author: Kronixx
    Version: 1.7
    Description: Exploration is a huge part of Skyrim and there are many locations that can be hard to find and easy to lose or miss. These mods help by adding map markers to hundreds of locations.

    FOMOD Instructions
    Atlas Map Markers
    Page 1
    Page 1
    1.. Core
    1.. Core

    DotMO.png Atlas Legendary

    Next
    Page 2
    Page 2
    2.. Optional World Maps
    2.. Optional World Maps

    DotMO.png Modified SkyUI

    3.. Optional Support Files
    3.. Optional Support Files

    CheckmarkMO.png None

    Install

    Installation: After installation move the Atlas Legendary.esp plugin to Optional ESPs. The plugin from the next mod is used instead.
    Special Instructions: This Atlas Map Markers mod should be installed in MO (left pane) after SkyUI. The Atlas Map Markers - Updated with MCM mod should be installed directly after this Atlas Map Markers mod. If EzEs -Colored Map Markers- for Atlas Map Markers is used it should be installed as the next mod.

    Atlas Map Markers - Updated with MCM
    LOTD 

    Author: Kronixx, kryptopyr
    Version: 2.0
    Requirements: Atlas Map Markers for Skyrim Blackreach Dawnguard and Dragonborn, SkyUI, FileAccess Interface for Skyrim Script - FISS (optional) Description: adds MCM options with full control over not only the new map markers, but all of the vanilla map markers as well. It also adds support for saving the MCM options in preset files using FISS

    EzEs -Colored Map Markers- for Atlas Map Markers
    Optional 

    Author: xeightballx, Kronixx, and Learwolf
    Version: 1.1
    Requirements: Atlas Map Markers for Skyrim Blackreach Dawnguard and Dragonborn
    Description: For those who prefer colored map markers, this mod provides reduced size versions of the colored icons from EzEs -Colored Map Markers to be a similar size to those used in Atlas Map Markers.
    Installation: Download and install the EzEs -Colored Map Markers- for Atlas Map Markers v1.1 file.

    Better Fast Travel - Carriages and Ships - Overhauled

    LOTD 

    Authors: Dj20 & Sp0rk
    Version: 3.76, Better Fast Travel v3.76 - Loose - Hearthfires
    Requirements: SKSE, SkyUI
    Description: This mod adds more carriages to Skyrim. Now you can travel with carriages to every town and village. This mod also adds ship transportation. You can see the ships that will transport you in the images. This mod will make your role playing experience much better.
    Special Instructions: Do not use with Touring Carriages.

    Blacksmith Storage Chests - Automatic Storage for Smithing Supplies

    Author: kryptopyr
    Version: 2.0
    Description: This mod adds non-respawning linked storage chests to the blacksmiths in the five major cities, plus Riverwood, the Skyforge, Fort Dawnguard, the three Hearthfire home sites, Raven Rock, and Severin Manor.
    It also adds non-respawning linked Carpenter storage chests to the three BYOH houses added by Hearthfires.
    Files: Install only the Blacksmith Storage Chests_COMPLETE with Carpenter Chests main file.
    Also install the main file from Carpenter Chests for Hearthfire, and delete or move the plugin to Optional ESPs since only the script files are needed.
    Notes: The Blacksmith chests don't show up at the Hearthfires houses until some of the smithing equipment has been added.

    Blowing in the Wind

    LOTD 
    LOTDR 
    SSE 

    Author: sialivi
    Version: 2.04.0
    Description: Skyrim is a windy region, yet the store and inn signs are uneffected by the strong winds. This simple immersion mod enables all signs to react to the wind.

    FOMOD Instructions
    Main File
    Options
    Options

    CheckmarkMO.png Mod Description

    Skyrim Version
    Skyrim Version

    DotMO.png Skyrim

    Sign Design
    Sign Design

    DotMO.png SMIM Signs

    Sign Weight
    Sign Weight

    DotMO.png Medium (Default)

    Hanging Lantern Design
    Hanging Lantern Design

    DotMO.png Mixed Lanterns (Recommended)

    Lantern Weight
    Lantern Weight

    DotMO.png Light (Default)

    Next
    Compatibility Add-Ons
    Compatibility Add-Ons
    Compatibility Add-Ons
    Compatibility Add-Ons

    CheckmarkMO.png Enhanced Towns and Cities (Complete)

    CheckmarkMO.png Enhanced Towns and Cities - Dragon Bridge South Add-On

    CheckmarkMO.png Enhanced Towns and Cities - Immersive Orc Strongholds Add-On

    CheckmarkMO.png Falskaar

    CheckmarkMO.png Helgen Reborn

    CheckmarkMO.png Inns and Taverns

    CheckmarkMO.png JK's Cities LITE Merged

    CheckmarkMO.png JK's Riverwood

    CheckmarkMO.png Lanterns of Skyrim

    CheckmarkMO.png No Snow Under The Roof

    CheckmarkMO.png Provincial Courier Service

    CheckmarkMO.png SMIM-Merged-All

    Install


    Farmhouse Chimneys

    STEP 
    LOTD 
    LOTDR 
    SSE 

    Author: Scarla
    Version: 3.0.3
    Description: This mod adds chimneys to farmhouses with fireplaces. It includes smoke effects for the chimneys.
    The installation is somewhat complicated because of ETaC compatibility, and continues here.

    Holidays

    SSE 

    Author: Isoku
    Version: 2.0
    Requirements: SKSE, SkyUI
    Description: Villages/cities will visually change as holidays based on TES lore come and go. NPCs will also react to these changes by attending various events appropriate for the holiday.
    Optional Files: Holidays - ETaC Patches

    Lanterns Of Skyrim

    STEP 
    LOTD 

    Author: MannyGT
    Version: 2.5 (All In One - MCM Special Edition)
    Requirements: SKSE, SkyUI
    Description: This mod adds lanterns to main roads, villages, towns and settlements.
    Note: STEP:Extended users will already have this mod installed and will not be using ELFX exteriors module.
    Special Instructions:Without patches LoS is incompatible with the Exteriors module of ELFX. All other ELFX modules are compatible.with LoS. SRLE Extended LOTD includes the patches for using these two mods together.

    No Snow under the Roof

    LOTD 
    LOTDR 
    SSE 

    Author: Prometheus
    Version: 2.3
    Description: This mod adds new 3d snow to structures and snowy areas. It also improves the Snow in the wilderness.
    Installation:

    FOMOD Instructions
    Main File
    No Snow Under The Roof 2.3
    No Snow Under The Roof 2.3
    BSA Type
    BSA Type

    DotMO.png BSA - Static Mesh Improvement Mod

    Plugin Type
    Plugin Type

    DotMO.png Vanilla + Dawnguard + Dragonborn

    Compatibility Patches
    Compatibility Patches

    CheckmarkMO.png Falskaar - Dawnstar Dock

    Install


    Cutting Room Floor - No Snow Under the Roof
    LOTD 
    LOTDR 
    SSE 

    Author: SkyrimFantom
    Version: 1.5
    Requirements: No Snow under the Roof, Cutting Room Floor
    Description: This mod adds new 3d snow from No Snow Under the Roof to Cutting Room Floor structures.

    Helarchen Creek - No Snow Under the Roof

    Author: SkyrimFantom
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: No Snow under the Roof, Helarchen Creek
    Description: This mod adds new 3d snow from No Snow Under the Roof to Helarchen Creek structures.

    Realistic Boat Bobbing

    STEP 
    LOTD 
    LOTDR 
    SSE 

    Author: Gandaganza
    Version: 2.4.8
    Requirements: Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Edition Patch Description: Ever wondered why boats don't bob while in water? Bethesda made a great job adding idle animations to boats but unfortunately never added them to the game due to clipping issues. Now you can enjoy the gentle bobbing while not staring at the clipping objects!
    Installation:

    FOMOD Instructions
    Main File
    Realistic Boat Bobbing
    Realistic Boat Bobbing
    Select an option:
    Select an option:

    DotMO.png Merged Versions

    Next
    Patches
    Patches
    Patches
    Patches

    CheckmarkMO.png Better Fast Travel

    CheckmarkMO.png Falskaar

    CheckmarkMO.png NSutR - No Snow under the Roof

    CheckmarkMO.png Wyrmstooth [if used]

    Next
    Merged Patches
    Merged Patches
    Select Any Patches
    Select Any Patches

    CheckmarkMO.png Realistic Water Two

    Next
    Extras
    Extras
    Select any extras
    Select any extras

    CheckmarkMO.png SMIM

    Next
    SMIM
    SMIM
    Select Barrels
    Select Barrels

    DotMO.png SMIM Barrels - No Animations [users choice]

    Select Crates
    Select Crates

    CheckmarkMO.png Crates - REGS

    Install

    Special Instructions: STEP users need to reinstall this mod with the options written above.
    If the Wyrmstooth patch is used download the BB Merged WT Hotfix and install using Merge to overwrite the existing version.

    The Notice Board

    LOTD 
    LOTDR 
    SSE 

    Author: MannyGT
    Version: 2.2
    Description: Adds Notice Boards near inns, similar to those in The Witcher, for messages and radiant quests.
    Notes: Don't install Dragonborn patch; this is instead provided by the The Notice Board Updated mod.

    The Notice Board by MannyGT UPDATED

    Author: Sthaagg
    Version: 2.243
    Requirements: The Notice Board
    Description: Provides updates and fixes for The Notice Board and iincludes the Notice Board - Dragonborn DLC - Better Solstheim Quests mod.

    The Notice Board Redefined - New Meshes and Textures
    Optional 

    Author: fadingsignal
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: The Notice Board
    Description: Adds higher resolution real 3D paper and nail meshes, with all-new hi-res notes and wood textures to replace those in The Notice Board.
    Files: Choose the resolution (4K or 2K) desired.
    Special Instructions: Do not install the following file(s) and/or folder(s):

    • fomod


    Falskaar - Tweaks and Enhancements
    Optional 

    Author: AndrealphusVIII
    Version: 2.5a
    Requirements: The Notice Board, Falskaar
    Description: Adds a Notice Board in Amber Creek in Falskaar, and missing temper recipes for Falskaar.
    Files: Install The Notice Board for Falskaar and, optionally, the Falskaar - Tweaks and Enhancements - Temper Recipes file.

    World Additions

    New Lands

    Falskaar

    LOTD 
    LOTDR 
    SSE 

    Author: AlexanderJVelicky
    Version: 1.2.1final
    Description: "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 provides 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."

    Better Falskaar and Wyrmstooth Map With Roads
    Optional 
    LOTD 
    LOTDR 

    Author: dastrokes
    Version: 1.2
    Requirements: Falskaar and/or Wyrmstooth
    Description: Improved map quality and roads for Falskaar and Wyrmstooth
    Files choose the combined file if Wyrmtooth is available or choose the Falskaar optional file.

    Typo Patch - Falskaar
    Optional 
    LOTD 
    LOTDR 

    Authors: Joseph Russell
    Version: 0.2
    Requirements: Falskaar
    Description: WIP mod that fixes small capitalization issues in item, cell, activator and NPC names, and also rewords the names of some of the Quests.

    Falskaar Wildlife add-on
    Optional 
    LOTD 

    Author: Dean Corso
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: Falskaar
    Description: This mod adds spawn points for passive animals ad predators throughout the island.

    [Wyrmstooth]

    Author: Jonx0r
    Version: 1.16
    Description: "A new voice acted questline that takes you across Skyrim to the large island of Wyrmstooth. Battle across new landscapes and through new dungeons in this professionally delivered adventure.
    Theodyn Bienne, an imperial courier, will track you down starting from the Bannered Mare in Whiterun and will deliver to you an important message. The task seems simple enough; slay a dragon that's stirring up trouble. But things don't go that easily..."
    Notes: This mod is no longer available on Nexus or other reputable sites. It is included in tthe REGS guide since many users have already downloaded it.

    Wiseman303's Flora Fixes for Wyrmstooth
    Optional 

    Author: Ro84
    Version: 1.0.0
    Requirements: Wiseman303's Flora Fixes,Wyrmstooth
    Description: This mod extends the usage of the Flora Fix Script created by Wiseman303 to the 3 new harvestable plants available on Wyrmstooth: Bog Beacon, Elf Cup Cap, and Fungus Stalk.

    Wyrmstooth - Tweaks and Enhancements
    Optional 

    Author: AndrealphusVIII
    Version: 1.6
    Requirements: Wyrmstooth, The Notice Board (if used)
    Description: Adds several selectable tweaks for Wyrmstooth including typo fixes.

    FOMOD Instructions
    Wyrmstooth - Tweaks and Enhancements
    Custom
    Custom

    CheckmarkMO.png Typo Fix

    Craftable Wyrmstooth and Brimstone Sets
    Craftable Wyrmstooth and Brimstone Sets

    DotMO.png None (or Craftable Sets - Leveled Lists if preferred)

    Dragon Lore
    Dragon Lore
    Dragon Lore
    Follower Tweaks
    Follower Tweaks

    CheckmarkMO.png choose if using follower mod

    Landmarks - WIP
    Landmarks - WIP

    CheckmarkMO.png Landmarks

    Quest Tweaks
    Quest Tweaks

    DotMO.png user choice

    Alberthor - Realistic Ownership
    Alberthor - Realistic Ownership
    Realistic Ownership
    Radiant Encounter Tweaks - Main Files
    Radiant Encounter Tweaks - Main Files

    DotMO.png Radiant Encounter Tweaks - Dawnguard

    Notice Board
    Notice Board

    DotMO.png Notice Board (if used choose the appropriate version)

    Install


    Faction: Pit Fighter

    Cleaning 

    Author: ThirteenOranges
    Version: Latest
    Description: This mod contains an all new faction to join, complete with NPCs, progression through the ranks, unique rewards and side quests.
    Notes: This mod has not been tested in a build tht includes Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul, and it is unlikely tha it is compatible with this mod.
    Special Instructions: Refer to the Steam Installation Guide

    TES5Edit Cleaning Required: (Cleaning Guide)
    quest_pitfighter.esp (ITM:5, UDR:0)

    Faction: Pit Fighter Travels Add-On

    Cleaning 

    Author: ThirteenOranges
    Version: Latest
    Description: This mod is an add-On for Faction: Pit Fighter and provides multiple new pit fight locations and rewards as well as new creatures, weapons and armor.
    Notes: This mod has not been tested in a build tht includes Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul, and it is unlikely tha it is compatible with this mod.

    Special Instructions: Refer to the (Steam Installation Guide)

    TES5Edit Cleaning Required: (Cleaning Guide)
    quest_pitfighter_dlc01.esp (ITM:6, UDR:0)

    New Locations & Settlements

    Apple Garden

    LOTD 

    Author: improbabile
    Version: 2.0
    Description: Contrary to what the name of the mod might suggest, this is a nice little addition to the area surrounding Honingbrew Meadery.

    Inns and Taverns

    LOTDR 

    Author: Mena
    Version: 2.3
    Description: This mod adds 13 inns and taverns to Skyrim, typically along roads or in small villages. These are especially helpful when using Frostfall since a number of the locations are in fairly isolated places that get quite cold.
    Notes: This mod was included in previous versions of REGS but was removed due to compatibility problems. With the removal of the ETaC Stonehills settlement from the REGS guide there are no longer any major compatibility problems; the other two locations with compatibility problems with ETaC are adequately handled by two compatibility patches included with ETaC. The Stoney Hills inn from this mod is compatible with the Stonehills additions from the Cutting Room Floor mod.

    Provincial Courier Service

    LOTD 

    Author: Arthmoor
    Version: 2.0.0
    Requirements: SKSE, SkyUI
    Description: This mod is a simple immersion/realism mod that provides a small shack outside of Whiterun along the main road, next to Honningbrew Meadery. When the courier is not tasked with delivering a message to you, he will be found in this shack living his daily life on a simple schedule. If a delivery is needed, no longer will be be pulled from the ether like magic. Instead, he will simply begin his journey to find you from the shack.


    Snowbound Acres

    Author: dj2005
    Version: 1.3
    Description: Adds a mostly Dunmer village to the snowy mountains that lie south of Falkreath.
    Optional Files for Installation:

    • Snowbound Acres - Point The Way Compatibility Patch
    • Roadsign - HiRes Road Signs Version 3 Worn Text Version (new texture)

    • Amber Guard

      Cleaning 

      Author: ThirteenOranges
      Version: Latest
      Description: Amber Guard was a small village in the Reach that has fallen to ruin over the last two centuries since the events of Arena. The ruins of the village are home to a band of dangerous bandits raiding the roads of Whiterun Hold since the increased Forsworn activity has driven them from The Reach.

      Special Instructions: Refer to the Steam Installation Guide

      TES5Edit Cleaning Required: (Cleaning Guide)

      • tos_amber_guard.esp (38 ITMs, 0 UDRs)


    Granite Hall

    Cleaning 

    Author: ThirteenOranges
    Version: Latest
    Description: Granitehall was a small village built around the Imperial Fort of the same name. Rumors and folktales tell of a great tragedy there many years ago, and the mysterious circumstancies surrounding it. Since that time the village has fallen to ruin and been overgrown by the forests around it.

    Special Instructions: Refer to the Steam Installation Guide

    TES5Edit Cleaning Required: (Cleaning Guide)

    • tos_granitehall.esp (13 ITMs, 0 UDRs)


    Lainter Dale - Hearthfire Edition

    Cleaning 

    Author: ThirteenOranges
    Version: Latest
    Description: Laintar Dale is a small township in the snowy woods of The Pale. The place lies just off the main road between Whiterun and Dawnstar, hidden in the woods.

    Special Instructions: Refer to the Steam Installation Guide

    TES5Edit Cleaning Required: (Cleaning Guide)

    • tos_lainterdale_hf.esp (13 ITMs, 0 UDRs)


    New NPCs

    These mods are marked Optional for various reasons, but are recommended. Many Skyrim users include one or both or these in their playlist, and both of the mods below have many fans.

    Inconsequential NPCs

    Optional 

    Author: Ripple
    Version: 1.9e
    Description: Inconsequential NPCs' aims to add more NPCs to Skyrim in unintrusive ways that will allow them to blend immersively into the social fabric of the land.
    Notes: This mod has not been updated in a long time. It should be compatible with Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul based on the ICAIO article referenced previously.
    As mentioned in the mod page on Nexus, this mod patch is not compatible with the Cutting Room Floor Thalmor HQ additions and changes. The option is whether to use this mod and its CRF patch which removes all the changes to Thalmor HQ made by CRF.
    Optional Files for Installation: Inconsequential NPCs - Cutting Room Floor Compatibility Patch</li>

    Interesting NPCs

    Optional 
    LOTD 
    LOTDR 
    SSE 

    Author: Kris Takahashi
    Version: 3.31 Beta
    Description: Interesting NPCs is a project to add color and life to Skyrim through three-dimensional characters. Each NPC is integrated into the world, with a backstory and an extensive dialogue tree to explore.
    Notes: This mod is optional because it is very script intensive which may cause issues with less capable PCs. It is.compatibility with Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul as long as it loads before ICAIO.
    The fix for a dialog bug with Carlotta Valentina caused by this mod is found here
    Optionals: Dawnguard Meshes for Vampire NPCs, 3DNPC_Winterhold Mods Compatibility Patch
    Installation: Install the 3DNPC v3.2 main file using the Fomod, and then install the 3DNPCs v3.31 Beta using its Fomod.
    When installing Dawnguard Meshes for Vampire NPCs merge it with the mod containing the installed 3DNPC v3.2 file.
    Install 3DNPC_Winterhold Mods Compatibility Patch in a separate mod so Merge Plugins will use only the patch plugin when merging. Install this new mod so it is directly after the mod containing 3DNPCs v3.31 Beta in the MO left pane.

    Mod Configuration Menu
    Meta Rule Instructions
    Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul.esp

    Load after:

    • 3DNPC.esp (from this mod).

    New Quests and Adventures

    Helgen Reborn

    LOTD 
    LOTDR 
    SSE 

    Author: Mike Hancho
    Version: 105.3
    Description: Adds a new questline to rebuild Helgen. It includes voiced NPCs, functional shops, and is made by Mike Hancho, who’s already known for his Fallout New Vegas mods.

    A Lot of Dual Sheath Redux Patches
    LOTD 

    Author: Slothability
    Version: 1.6
    Requirements: Dual Sheath Redux
    Description: Mesh Packs for use with Dual Sheath Redux for a large set of mods. For REGS the Gray Cowl of Nocturne, Helgen Reborn, and The Lost Wonders of Mzark meshes are needed.

    Moon and Star

    LOTD 
    LOTDR 
    SSE 

    Author: GanXingba
    Version: 1.13 Description: "A mysterious and powerful criminal has been spotted in Skyrim, his trail dogged by hunters from Morrowind. However, there may be more at stake than it seems, and this criminal may be familiar..."

    The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal

    LOTD 
    SSE 

    Authors: MannyGT
    Version: 2.0
    Description: For a long time no one claimed the Gray Cowl of Nocturnal. The last one was the Champion of Cyrodiil at the ending days of the Third Era. But what happened after the Oblivion Crisis? Where is the Gray Cowl now? It is up to you to find out.

    Gray Cowl of Nocturnal Alikr Flora Overhaul
    Optional 
    LOTD 
    SSE 

    Authors: sa547
    Version: 1.5
    Requirements: The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal
    Description: This mod adds a lot of flora in and around the colony, plus some more in the other oasis scattered across the desert... Just like what Skyrim Flora Overhaul does for the rest of the game. The two optional files add compatibility with Convenient Horses so they can be can be summoned within the Alik'r Desert. Files: Gray Fox Flora Overhaul (version 1.2), Gray Fox Flora Overhaul - Director's Cut Edition Full (version 1.5) and Gray Cowl Compatibility Patch for Convenient Horses
    Installation:' Install the Gray Fox Flora Overhaul (version 1.2) file with MO, and unpack the BSA when asked. Then install Gray Fox Flora Overhaul - Director's Cut Edition Full (version 1.5) using Merge in MO to install to the the same mod; this overwrites the plugin. Finally install Gray Cowl Compatibility Patch for Convenient Horses using Merge in MO to install to the same mod.

    Footprints for The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal
    Optional 
    LOTD 

    Authors: wankingSkeever
    Version: 1.1
    Requirements: The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal, Footprints
    Description: Makes the sand in The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal mod behave like Ash in the Dragonborn DLC for the Footprints mod.

    Typo Patch - The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal
    Optional 
    LOTD 

    Authors: Joseph Russell
    Version: 0.2
    Requirements: The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal Description: WIP mod that fixes small capitalization issues in item, cell, activator and NPC names, and also rewords the names of some of the Quests.

    Ogmunds Tomb

    LOTD 
    LOTDR 

    Author: Predrag Pesic
    Version: 1.2
    Description: A starter dungeon located near Riverwood. It is much more detailed and better designed than the Bethesda dungeons.

    The Lost Wonders of Mzark

    Cleaning 

    Authors: Guardly & MrCasual
    Version: 1.3
    Description: "Lost Wonders of Mzark is a quest/dungeon mod for those who prefer a more puzzle-oriented game. The enemies you encounter within must be disposed of in careful ways, and you'll find more than just fights awaiting you in the depths of Mzarnumez. You might think of it like Dead Money, but for Skyrim.

    TES5Edit Cleaning Required: (Cleaning Guide)

    • MzarkWonders.esp (23 ITMs, 0 UDRs)



    The Oblivion Realms Serie - The Gate of Solitude

    Authors: MannyGT and MurderWrath
    Version: 1.7
    Description: There are rumors of something weird in the air. In the surroundings of Solitude people says to have been witness of unusual sunsets in the middle of the day. Just a blink of an eye and the skies were red. As quick as it happened it vanished later. People asked the Dragonborn to check on this."

    The Oblivion Realms Serie - Morthal Pain

    Authors: MannyGT and MurderWrath
    Version: 1.5
    Description: Continuation of the previous quest. No description provided in order to prevent spoilers.
    Optionals: ORS - ChaptersLinker update AND ORS - Dremora Update

    The Secret of Dragonhead

    Authors: MannyGT
    Version: 3.0
    Description: Another dungeon and quest mod by mannyGT, geared towards high level players as usual.

    The Shadow of Meresis

    Cleaning 

    Author:' Hebrock
    Version: 1.1.2
    Description: "You'll find a corpse on the Carth river shore. The person died without any apparent signs of physical trauma. Around the person's neck you'll recognize a shiny, black amulet. You grab it without hesitation.
    Waking up you find yourself drenched in sweat in the "Four Shields Tavern" in Dragonbridge. A young Vigilant of Stendarr is watching over you. Upon closing your eyes, you can hear it in the distance again: Pained voices and dark shadows haunting you in feverish delirium..."
    TES5Edit Cleaning Required: (Cleaning Guide)

    • Hebrock_Der Schatten von Meresis - EV.esp (1 ITM, 0 UDRs)


    The Temple of Black Rock

    Authors: MannyGT and MurderWrath
    Version: 1.2
    Description: Close by Mzulft, lost since countless years, an abandoned site has been recently discovered, which leads to an ancient Nordic temple. The smell of death gets intense and stronger approaching the ruins, an ancient evil rules this place and keeps forgotten treasures along with restless spirits.

    Windcaller's Pass

    Author: Predrag Pesic
    Version: 1.3
    Description: This is an ancient mountain pass that goes through the depths of High Hrothgar. It has two entrances. The nNorth entrance is located east from Whiterun, close to the Stormcloak Whiterun Camp. The south entrance is located at the south edge of Ivarstead, right next to the road sign.

    And the Realms of Daedra

    Cleaning 

    Author: ThirteenOranges
    Version: Latest
    Description: "In the early days of the First Era the Chimer warlord Ornarol made a pact with the Daedra before betraying them to his own ends.
    When his deceit was discovered the three Daedric Princes tore his soul asunder, each taking part of his soul as a trophy, leaving bridges between his remains and their realms of oblivion.
    Embark on a dangerous quest to steal back Ornarol's Soul and close these gateways to oblivion once and for all."

    TES5Edit Cleaning Required: (Cleaning Guide)

    • quest_andtherealmsofdaedra.esp (16 ITMs, 0 UDRs)

    Special Instructions: Refer to the (Steam Installation Guide)

    No Mercy

    Cleaning 

    Author: ThirteenOranges
    Version: Latest
    Description: A messenger has been sent from a small chapel of Stendarr to the Vigilant at Stendarr's Beacon, seeking aid against an unknown evil, but the messenger never made it to her destination.
    Investigate events at Stendarr's Chapel and explore the dark and dangerous undercroft, sewers and caves below.

    Special Instructions: Refer to the (Steam Installation Guide)
    TES5Edit Cleaning Required: (Cleaning Guide)

    • quest_nomercy.esp (19 ITMs, 4 UDRs)



    Gameplay-Affecting Quests

    Warning-Logo.png      Warning:The mods listed in this section will affect some of the game's mechanics and might not always be compatible with some of the popular overhauls.

    Aethernautics: A space travel mod

    Optional 
    Cleaning 

    Authors: Trainwiz
    Version: 1.2
    Description: "Visit to Aetherius occur even less frequently than to Oblivion, for the void is a long expanse and only the stars offer portal for aetherial travel, or the judicious use of magic. The expeditions of the Reman Dynasty and the Sun Birds of Alinor are the most famous attempts in our histories, and it is a cosmic irony that both of them were eventually dissolved for the same reason: the untenable expenditures required to reach magic by magicka."

    TES5Edit Cleaning Required: (Cleaning Guide)

    • Aethernautics.esp (9 ITMs, 2 UDRs)


    Spectraverse - Magic of the Magna-Ge

    Optional 

    Authors: Enai Siaion
    Version: 1.11
    Description: Spectraverse features a questline with several voiced characters revolving around the Children of Magnus. Your reward for intervening in the war in heaven is a choice of 42 unique Destruction spells with scripted effects.

    Spellmaking in Skyrim - The Last Altar

    Optional 

    Authors: KhalEdos
    Version: 1.0.8
    Description: At the dawn of the 4th era, a silent purging took place; the altars and knowledge of spellmaking throughout the land, vanished. No one knows how or why, and the study of magic itself has limped on through Tamriel ever since. But legends tell of the existence of the Last Altar, seemingly untouched by the silent purge.

    STEP Users

    If you are following the STEP guide, you need to reinstall the following STEP mods to add the extra files or functions needed by REGS:

    Realistic Water Two

    STEP 
    LOTD 
    LOTDR 
    SSE 

    Author: Isoku
    Version: 1.11
    Installation:

    FOMOD Instructions
    Realistic Water Two
    Options
    Options
    0. Core
    0. Core

    DotMO.png Core Files

    1. Resolution
    1. Resolution

    DotMO.png High [use medium for less capable systems]

    2. Compatibility
    2. Compatibility

    DotMO.png Default

    Next
    Options
    Options
    3. Combination
    3. Combination

    DotMO.png Legendary

    4. New Lands
    4. New Lands

    DotMO.png Falskaar

    DotMO.png Wyrmstooth [if used]

    5. Waves
    5. Waves

    DotMO.png Falskaar

    DotMO.png Wyrmstooth [if used]

    6. Other
    6. Other

    DotMO.png Bobbing Longboats [nothing else]

    Install

    Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul

    STEP 
    LOTD 
    SSE 

    Author: Arnaud dOrchymont
    Version: 0.3.5.1a
    Notes: The installation is performed again to get the RRR Patch from this mod.
    Installation:

    FOMOD Instructions
    Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul
    First Screen
    First Screen
    Install Options
    Install Options

    CheckmarkMO.png Full Version

    Next
    Custom Options
    Custom Options
    Main Part
    Main Part

    CheckmarkMO.png Core - Full Version

    Enhanced Lighting for ENB
    Enhanced Lighting for ENB

    DotMO.png none

    Enahnced Lights and FX
    Enahnced Lights and FX

    DotMO.png none

    Open Cities Skyrim
    Open Cities Skyrim

    CheckmarkMO.png None

    Moonpath to Elsweyr
    Moonpath to Elsweyr

    CheckmarkMO.png none

    Realistic Room Rental (Enhanced Version Only)
    Realistic Room Rental (Enhanced Version Only)

    CheckmarkMO.png patch for RealisticRoomRental.esp

    Install

    The Lighting for ENB patch isn't included in the installation since it is already incorporated into the STEP Extended Patch.

    SkyFalls and SkyMills

    STEP 

    Author: SjoertJansen
    Version: 3.3.1
    Notes: The installation is performed again to get the Falskaar and/or Wyrmstooth patches from this mod.
    Installation:

    FOMOD Instructions
    SkyFalls and SkyMills FOMOD-BAIN Installer
    Installed DLC?
    Installed DLC?
    Dawnguard (DG)
    Dawnguard (DG)

    DotMO.png Yes

    Dragonborn (DB)
    Dragonborn (DB)

    DotMO.png Yes

    Flaskaar (FS)
    Flaskaar (FS)

    DotMO.png Yes

    Wyrmstooth (WT)
    Wyrmstooth (WT)

    DotMO.png Yes (if used)

    Next
    Check your choices
    Check your choices
    Check your selection
    Check your selection

    DotMO.png Both DG + DB

    Next
    LOD mod compatibility
    LOD mod compatibility
    LOD mod compatibility
    LOD mod compatibility

    DotMO.png I don't use these mods

    Next
    Optionals
    Optionals
    Optional Small Waterfalls
    Optional Small Waterfalls

    DotMO.png None

    Optional Patches
    Optional Patches
    None
    Windmill sail Size
    Windmill sail Size

    DotMO.png 1.5x vanilla (Default)

    Select your water mod
    Select your water mod

    DotMO.png Realistic Water Two (Default)

    Install

    Enhanced Lighting for ENB (ELE) - LITE

    STEP 
    LOTD 
    SSE 

    Author: JawZ
    Version: 0.9.5b
    Notes: The installation is performed again to get the Falskaar and/or Wyrmstooth patches from this mod.
    Installation: Download and install ELE_Lite_v0_95b_Only IL - NMM_BAIN.
    If both Falskaaar and Wyrmstooth are used:

    FOMOD Instructions
    ELE Lite
    First Screen
    First Screen
    Install Options
    Install Options

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    Install

    If Wyrmstooth is not used:

    FOMOD Instructions
    ELE Lite
    First Screen
    First Screen
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    Install Options

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    Install

    After either version of the reinstallation rename the plugin ELE_Legendary_Lite.esp.

    REGS Custom Patches

    REGS - Patches

    Author: CJ2311, Kelmych
    Version: 4.2
    Description: This is the most important part of the pack. You must download this and follow the directions of the Fomod installer.
    Contents:

    • Compatibility patches for all the mods in this guide.
    • A lot of fixes.
    • USLEEP forwards that were not included in mods.
      Specific patches included are:
    • REGS Patch - 3DNPC.esp; this is the 4.04 version of the REGS Patch - 3DNPC.esp; it did not need any updates.
    • REGS Patch - NSutR + RRR.esp; this is the 4.04 version of this patch; it did not need any updates.
    • REGS-STEP_patch.esp; contains compatibility patch records for REGS and STEP mods.
      It includes relevant compatibility records from the REGS patch - STEP Extended in REGS v4.05 , and the SRLE Extended LOTD compatability patches Subguide.
      It is intended to be loaded along with the STEP Extended Patch, since it excludes any records that are in the STEP Extended Patch. It replaces the old STEP Extended and REGS - SRLE compatability patches used for the 4.05 REGS guide.
      Lighting compatability is provided only with ELE_Lite.
      As new compatibility issues arise this patch will evolve to include these, so it may have regular updates.

    The master files for the REGS-STEP_patch include the following STEP and REGS mods in addition to the five vanilla Skyrim ESMs (including the DLC):

    • aMidianBorn_ContentAddon.esp
    • AOS.esp
    • Book Covers Skyrim.esp
    • Bring Out Your Dead - Legendary Edition.esp
    • Clothing and Clutter Fixes
    • CollegeOfWinterholdImmersive.esp
    • Complete Crafting Overhaul_Remade.esp
    • Cutting Room Floor.esp
    • ELE_Legendary_Lite.esp
    • ETAC - Complete.esp
    • ETaC - RESOURCES.esm
    • Helgen Reborn
    • Prometheus_No_snow_Under_the_roof.esp
    • Provincial Courier Service.esp
    • RealisticWaterTwo.esp
    • TheChoiceIsYours.esp
    • TimingIsEverything.esp
    • Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Edition Patch.esp
    • WM Flora Fixes.esp

    The REGS-STEP patch.esp was last updated on July 30, 2017.

    Mod Configuration Menu
    Meta Rule Instructions
    REGS Patch - 3DNPC + CWI.esp

    Load after:


    REGS Patch - NSutR + RRR.esp
    Load after:




    For those who want to make use of files in the previous 4.04 version of the REGS patches they are available here .The Riften navmesh changes for Interesting NPCs and 'JK's Riften aren't used because the JKs Cities - Lite and SuperLite mod now used instead does not include any navmesh changes to Riften.

    Dreadflopps Modular Patches for Skyrim

    Modular patches allow much more flexibility in conflict resolution when using a varied mix of mods. Dreadflopps has created a modular set of patches some of which are useful when STEP Extended and REGS are used.

    Dreadflopps Modular Patches

    Author: Dreadflopps
    Description: The modular patch file contains a large set of patches for mods in Skyrim.
    'Files:Download Dreadflopps modular patches.7z in the Dreadflopps modular patches folder.
    Notes: The following patches have been verified to be useful when using STEP Extended and REGS. The contents of these patches are not duplicated in the REGS-STEP_patch.esp. In addition, other modular patches in this set may be useful when the relevant additional mods are used.
    When the patches have been installed they can be merged into a single patch plugin using Merge Plugins. Merge Plugins is needed since Wrye Bash does not automatically merge many of these patches.

    • Patches for Dreadflopps packs + Survival by Smile44>STEP Extended
      • STEPExt__RRREnhanced.esp
      • STEPExt__RRREnhanced__EmbersHD Firepits fix from SRLE.esp
    • Patches for some other mods I use
      • x__High Hrothgar Overhaul.esp
      • x__MoonAndStar__ELE.esp
      • xx__CollegeOfWinterholdImmersive__Relighting Skyrim.esp
      • xx_CollegeOfWinterholdImmersive__Consistent Older people.esp
      • xx__Falskaar__Animal Tweaks.esp
    • Old and unsupported patches
      • x__BetterDGEntrance__BQO.esp
      • xx_Nightingale Hall__ELE.esp


    Users of ELFX or Relighting Skyrim

    Author: Dreadflopps
    Description: Lighting in interior spaces flickers when the STEP mod Relighting Skyrim is used along with mods that change the interior space (e.g., Realistic Room Rental Enhanced, Helgen Reborn, Nightingale Hall Restored, and Immersive College of Winterhold).
    The solution for this is available in these patch instructions which describe how to remove the records in Relighting Skyrim in cell locations where mods have changed the interior spaces. This reverts the lighting in these spaces to vanilla lighting so it will not interfere with any lighting changes from the affected mods.
    Files: Download Users of ELFX or Relighting Skyrim.txt in the Dreadflopps modular patches folder and follow the instructions based on the mods being used.

    Merges for REGS

    To help reduce plugin count when using REGS there are several patch merges provided in the REGS Merges page. Typically these merges are done after all the mods are installed.

    Unmerged Patches with NAVI records

    During the installation of REGS multiple patches were installed, and most of these were included in the Merges mentioned in the previous subsection. Six patch plugins were intentionally left out of the merges since they have NAVI and, in most cases, navmesh records in cells. They can be merged but it is usually a fairly complex task to do so. These patch plugins include:

    • ETaC - Karthwasten Taverns Patch.esp
    • ETaC - Shors Stone Taverns Patch.esp
    • ETaC - Winterhold EWDR Patch.esp
    • Immersive Citizens - RRR patch.esp
    • Inconsequential NPCs - CRF Compatibility Patch.esp
    • Settlements Expanded - Inns and Taverns Patch.esp


    Conflict Resolution

    STEP - Extended users: A patch has been made available in the FOMOD installer.


    If you don't use STEP but instead use your own compilation, then you will have to do the conflict resolution by yourself. SRLE Extended LOTD has several compatibility patches for conflict resolution. and it handles many of the conflicts includes in the REGS-STEP_patch.


    Final Steps

    1. Run LOOT and rebuild the Bashed Patch. Also run FNIS and/or SUM if you use those tools.
    2. Play the game.
    3. When you wish to start Helgen Reborn, ensure that you have talked to the Whiterun Guards (yes, seriously) and played the game (or waited) at least 4 days after that. Verify there are bandits in Helgen. Make sure you do that before talking to the guy at Falkreath.


    1. Disable Helgen Reborn.esp from the load order.
    2. Run LOOT and rebuild the Bashed Patch. Also run FNIS and/or SUM if you use those tools.
    3. Start a new game.
    4. Finish the Helgen Sequence.
    5. Save after getting out of the cave and exit the game.
    6. Enable the Helgen Reborn.esp.
    7. Run LOOT again.
    8. Play the game.

    Changelog

    Full Changelog

    The full changelog can be found here.

    Credits

    • Nernie for her Better Cities mod and resources.
    • Ga-Knomboe Boy for his modder's resources.
    • InsanitySorrow for his modder's resources.

    Thanks

    Thanks to the following STEP forum members for helping with feedback and suggestions for this pack:

    • MonoAccipiter
    • Gandaganza
    • Keithinhanoi
    • Astakos
    • Malouz
    • Noobzor
    • Thernn
    • TheBloke
    • Ogham

    And thanks to Neovalen, whose SRLE guide layout was shamelessly ripped off, and Darth mathias whose SRLE Extended - Legacy of The Dragonborn guide was also used for layout formats :P