Project:Skyrim Special Edition

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Intro

This will be the storehouse for information regarding STEP and Skyrim:Special Edition (SSE).

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Do NOT use the included archiving tools that come with the new CK! They do not work properly. Follow these procedures for properly archiving mods for use with SSE: via Nexus Forums.

Tools

Wrye Bash is currently the best mod manager to use for SSE. It can come with a heavier learning curve than new users are used to.

Bethesda Archive Extractor is used to extract SSE archives. Currently Wrye Bash requires the String files to be extracted so users will need this.

NifModify is a tool which will fix missing tangent and bitangent data in meshes. This can be valuable to modders porting meshes over to SSE, but also to users who may experience rendering issues with meshes from mods they port for their personal use. It's only available in command line.

SSE NIF Optimizer is a tool which will convert meshes to the new SSE format while cleaning and fixing various issues found on the mesh.

Warning-Logo.png      Warning:Using NIF Optimizer is a one way trip for the meshes. This means the new meshes from using the tool can no longer be used in classic Skyrim. They will only work in SSE. Authors maintaining two versions of their mods for each platform, may want to try NifModify before using NIF Optimizer. If NifModify allows the meshes to render properly in SSE, then some maintenance work can be saved as the SSE version of the mod will work in classic Skyrim. If not, then the author will have to maintain two separate versions of files for their mods. After converting many mods to SSE, there's been very little reason to use NIF Optimizer.

LOOT is now available for SSE.

BethINI - just use it and save yourself some headache.

Known Issues

Certain older texture formats will cause CTD with the DirectX 11 version included with Windows 7: https://forums.nexusmods.com/index.php?/topic/5077930-skyrim-se-texture-formats-question/?p=44708080

Converted STEP Mods

Below is a list of mods from the STEP Guide which have been converted to SSE or their current status for a port.

2.C. Extenders

ENBoost
ENBSeries has been ported (limited) to SSE; however, ENBoost is not needed with SSE and will be dropped from the SSE Guide.
Skyrim Script Extender
Has not been released for SSE. Authors are working on it. As of May 2017, the authors are unsure when it will be released.
PapyrusUtil - Modders Scripting Utility Functions
Currently not ported. Requires SKSE.

2.D Fixes

Appropriately Attired Jarls
Currently not ported. Author will port when he/she has time.
Bug Fixes
Currently not ported. Requires SKSE.
Clothing and Clutter Fixes
Currently not ported. Author is working on the port.
Dead Body Collision Fix
Currently not ported. The author has been banned from Nexus so it's not likely to be ported due to permissions.
Enchantment Reload Fix
Currently no ported. Requires SKSE.
Fuz Ro D-oh - Silent Voice
Currently not ported. Requires SKSE.
Guard Dialogue Overhaul
Currently not ported. Author is MIA.
Invisibility Glitch - Eyes Fix
Currently not ported. Requires SKSE.
NARC - No Animals Report Crimes
Currently not ported. Author will port if the mod is still needed in SSE.
Ragdoll Paralysis
Currently not ported. Author is MIA. There are no permissions for porting. Nexus might allow a port.
Skyrim Project Optimization
Currently not ported. Author isn't around much.
Smart Souls
Currently not ported. Requires SKSE.
Trade and Barter
Currently not ported. Requires SKSE.
Weapons and Armor Fixes
Currently not ported. Author is working on porting it.
Wiseman303's Flora Fixes
Currently not ported. Requires SKSE.
Complete Crafting Overhaul Remade
Currently not ported. Requires SKSE.

2.E Interface

Disease Descriptions for the Immersive Adventurer
Currently not ported. Unknown if works in SSE. William will be porting the mod. Included in the STEP Compilation.
EASIER LOCKPICKING - Without Cheating - Nordic Retexture
Currently not ported. Gamwich will be porting.
High Quality 3D Map
Currently not ported. Author isn't active much so no word on a port or not.
Immersive HUD - iHUD
Currently not ported. Requires SKSE.
KenMOD - Time on loading screen
Currently not ported. No word if there will be one or not.
Main Font Replacement
Currently not ported. Has been reported to work fine with SSE. Font Overhaul - Realistic Typefaces for Skyrim is a very nice font overhaul and has the default font that STEP currently recommends for the UI. This could be a replacement.
moreHUD
Currently not ported. Requires SKSE. Author plans to port.
RaceMenu
Currently not ported. Requires SKSE.
SkyUI
Currently not ported. Requires SKSE. Version 2.2 works with SSE (confirmed by Tech), minus some of the newer features and a couple issues. To correct the issues see here.
Smaller Cursor
Currently not ported. Works in SSE (confirmed by Tech). No word from the author. Included in the STEP Compilation.
Viewable Faction Ranks
Currently not ported. Requires SKSE.

2.F Conflicting Graphics

Ultimate HD Fire Effects (included in the STEP Compilation)
Currently not ported. Reported to work, but likely doesn't look the same as it did in Skyrim due to shader changes. Author doesn't have time to port and doesn't own SSE. Cinematic Fire Effects 2 HD SSE edition is a possible replacement.
SkyFalls and SkyMills
Currently not ported. Author is working on a port. Not really needed anymore with DynDOLOD.
HD Misc
Currently not ported. Author is MIA. Has been reported to work in SSE.
Tobes Highres Textures
Currently not ported. No word from the author if a port will be made. No reports if this works in SSE or not.

2.G. Landscape & Environment

aMidianBorn Caves and Mines
Currently not ported. Issues have been reported with SSE. No word from CaBaL whether a port will be made or not.
aMidianBorn Farmhouse
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from CaBaL whether a port will be made or not.
aMidianBorn Solstheim Landscape
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from CaBaL whether a port will be made or not.
aMidianBorn Whiterun
Currently not ported. Issues have been reported with SSE. No word from CaBaL whether a port will be made or not.
Deathbell HD - All-New Textures (2K-1K)
Currently not ported. Reported to work with SSE, as is. FadingSignal will most likely port.
Embers HD
Currently not ported. Mixed bag of results whether or not this works with SSE. No news from the author if an official port is coming.
HD Dark brotherhood door
Currently not ported. No word if it will be or not. Unknown if it works in SSE or not.
HD Enhanced Terrain
Currently not ported. Report says it doesn't work with SSE. Author said in November he will port it; 3 months, no port.
HD Stone Quarry and Clay Deposit for Hearthfire
Currently not ported. Mainly works in SSE besides the clay mesh. No word from the author.
High Quality LODs
Currently not ported. Reported to work with SSE, as is. No word from the author.
HQ Snow Texture
See Nordic Snow below.
Hybrids HD Plants and Herbs Retexture
Currently not ported. Supposedly works with SSE, as is. No word from the author.
Improved Vanilla Mountains HD
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word form the author.
Northfire's Skidmarks 1K-2K
Currently not ported. I (TechAngel85) have been given permission to port this. Currently in testing.
Real Wood Textures - Farmhouses
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Re-Defined Dungeons WIP
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
RUSTIC MONUMENTS and TOMBSTONES
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. Author will likely port.
Shadowmarks Improved
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. Author will likely port.
TreesHD_Skyrim_Variation
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Vivid Clouds and Fogs
This mod is currently included in the Vivid Weathers mod. Unknown if the author plans to do a separate release.
Vivid Landscapes - Tundra Moss Revised
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Whiterun Trellis Redesigned and HQ
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.

2.H. Characters & Creatures

Better males
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author. Open permissions.
Brows
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. Author is planning to port it.
Coverkhajiits
Currently not ported. Reported to work with SSE. No word from the author.
FAR-Forgotten Argonian Roots
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
High-Res Dartwing Texture
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Lepidoptera Of Skyrim
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
More Realistic Hair
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author. Permissions grant conversion.
PAINTERLY
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
PondFish and Salmon Replacer - texture
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
RUSTIC CHILDREN
Currently not ported. Reported to work with SSE. Author will likely port.
RUSTIC DEATH HOUND
Currently not ported. Reported to work with SSE. Author will likely port.
RUSTIC GARGOYLE
Currently not ported. Reported to work with SSE. Author will likely port.
Superior Lore-Friendly Hair - HD textures
Currently not ported. Mixed bag if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
The Elder Scrolls V Rewritten - Arvak
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Wiseman303's Critter Fixes
Currently not ported. Reported to work with SSE. No word from the author.

2.I. Clothing & Equipment

aMidianBorn Blade of Woe
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
aMidianBorn Book of Silence
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
aMidianBorn imperial light and studded
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
aMidianBorn stormcloak officer armour
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Dawnguard Crossbow Explosive Bolts Visualized
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Dragonborn Mages Robes Retexture Pack
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Skyrim Weapon De-LARP-ification Project
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author. It's probably just time to drop this mod. Currently there are only 54 meshes not covered by Better Shaped Weapons.

Greatsword Sheaths and Scabbards Redux SE

Mage Outfit Texture Overhaul - Schools of Magic
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. Author seems to think it'll work, but plugins should be ran through the new CK.
New Thinner Torch
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Nightingale Prime HD
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Not Really HD Mask of Clavicus Vile
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
RUSTIC FORSWORN
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author, but Gamwich will likely port.
TDN Vampire Armor Retexture
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.

2.J. Animations & Effects

Animated clutter
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Better Turn Animation only One pose
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.

Bowlegged jump animation fix - included in the STEP Compilation.

Burn Freeze Shock Effects
Currently not ported. Some report it works (loose files) with SSE while others have issues. No word from the author.
Dawnguard Rune Weapons FXS Replacer
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Deadly Spell Impacts
Currently not ported. Reported to work with SSE assuming some edits. No word from the author.
DROPS
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Dual Wield Blocking Animations
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.

No Spinning Death Animation - included in the STEP Compilation.

NoMaaM Breathing Idles BBB
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Realistic Boat Bobbing
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Running with your Bow Replacer
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Skyrim - Enhanced Camera
Currently not ported. Requires SKSE. No word from the author. Will likely be dropped anyway.
Smaller Ice Spike and Ice Spear
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Wonders of Weather
Currently not ported. Requires SKSE. No word from the author.

2.K. Clutter & Miscellaneous

The 418th Step
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Dark Brotherhood Tenets Restored
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Detailing the Eldrich - Higher-Res Riekling Architecture
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Gemling Queen Dragon Claws
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
HD Linens
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
HD Ore And Ingots
Currently not ported. Reported to work with SSE. No word from the author.
HORNCANDLES
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
HQ Paper
Is currently ported, but is likely to have some issues with bright textures and compatibility with Book Covers Skyrim.
N-R HD Display Case
Currently not ported. Works with SSE (confirmed by Tech). No word from the author.
Not Really HD Keys
Currently not ported. Reported to work with SSE. No word from the author.
Not Really HD Leather Strips
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Pilgrims Delight - High Hrothgar Shrine Retextures
There is a port, but unknown if it's legit. No word from the original author.
Radiant and Unique Potions and Poisons HD
Currently not ported. Reported to work with SSE. No word from the author.
Realistic Instruments - Flute Lute and Drum HQ
Currently not ported. Reported to work with SSE. No word from the author.
Rens HD Shrines
Currently not ported. Reported to work with SSE. No word from the author.
Retexture for Bread - Hearthfire
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Retexture for Soup
Currently not ported. Reported to work with SSE. No word from the author.
RUSTIC DRAGON CORPSE
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author, but Gamwich is slowly porting his mods over.
RUSTIC ELDERSCROLL
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author, but Gamwich is slowly porting his mods over.
RUSTIC NORDIC MURALS
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author, but Gamwich is slowly porting his mods over.
RUSTIC POTIONS and POISONS
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author, but Gamwich is slowly porting his mods over. His animated version is ported.
Septim HD
Currently not ported. Some issues reported with SSE. No word from the author. CC's HQ Septims is a possible replacement.
Silly Level of Detail - Wine Cellar -- SLOD WC
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
SKELETON
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author, but he has been porting his mods over.
Skyrim Redesigned WIP
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Super Realistic Ore Textures
Currently not ported. Reported to work with SSE. No word from the author.
Sweet Mother - the Night Mother Improvement
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.

2.L. Sound

Only the linked mods below have been converted; however, all sounds should work as is in SSE. Be wary of using the mods listed below as needing some sort of conversion. The effects of using a non-converted plugin are still unknown. If a mod is not listed, then it's only loose files and can be used safely with SSE.

These mods have archives that require conversion:

  • Better Weapon Swing Sounds

These mods have plugins that should be converted:

  • Lucidity Sound FX
  • Audio Overhaul for Skyrim 2
  • Dragons Shout with Voice (loose version works, but he location optional needs converted)
  • Immersive Skyrim Thunder V6
  • Improved Combat Sounds
  • Smooth blade draw and Sheathe

2.M. Gameplay

Auto Unequip Ammo
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author. Possible replacement: Simple Auto Unequip Ammo
Better Stealth AI for Followers - No Torch while Sneaking
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. Author is planning on porting.
ClamsDropPearls
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Come together N Out of the way - Nausicaa-S Tweaker
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Dual Wield Parrying
Currently not ported. Requires SKSE. No word from the author. Dual Wield Blocking for Idiots - Skyrim Special Edition is a possible replacement.
Enhanced Skyrim Factions - The Companions Guild
Currently not ported. Requires SKSE. Author will likely port when SKSE64 is available.
Lock Overhaul
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.

No NPC Greetings (Special Edition) - included in the STEP Compilation.

Non-Essential Children
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
Skyrim Coin Replacer Redux
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. Author is planning on porting.
Skyrim -Community- Uncapper
Currently not ported. Requires SKSE. Author has no plans to port the mod, but as opened permissions to allow someone to port it when SKSE64 is released.
Smithing Perks Overhaul
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. Author is planning on porting.
Stealth Skills Rebalanced
Currently not ported. Requires SKSE. Author is planning on porting.
Thieves Guild Requirements
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. Author is planning on porting it.
Timing is Everything - Quest Delay and Timing Control
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. Author is planning on porting it.
Traps Make Noise - More Dangerous Traps
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. Author is planning on porting it.
Wiseman303's Trap Fixes
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works with SSE. No word from the author.
  • Even Better Quest Objectives - EBQO - users can skip the patches if the use the STEP SSE Patch. Users should still download the "Dark Brotherhood Forever to Misc Quests - Addon" file.

2.N. Patches

STEP Compilation
This will be available when the SSE Guide is available.

STEP SSE Patch - This patch can be used as long as the user follows the advice provided below.

Bashed Patch
WB works for SSE and this will be available when the SSE Guide is available.
Dual Sheath Redux
Currently not ported. Requires SKSE. Author is planning on porting.
Dynamic Distant Objects LOD - DynDOLOD
Currently working in a limited fashion.

Using the STEP SSE Patch

First this patch has only been made for the current list of ported mods provided above. This means if the mod isn't linked to a SSE Nexus page above, then it hasn't been included within this SSE Patch. Users can skip all patches provided by the mods because they have been included in the STEP SSE Patch, unless otherwise stated within the list above. Mods in testing have NOT been included in the patch with the following exceptions. Users should have these mods installed, as well, if they are going to use the patch:

I've made this setup as simple as possible. Simply load LOOT, add the following meta rule, and sort:

Mod Configuration Menu
Meta Rule Instructions
Books Cover Skyrim.esp

Load after:

  • UnlimitedBookshelves.esp

STEP Compilation Mods

Better Circlets
Better Shadowmarks
has been fixed in USLEEP so this mod is no longer needed.
Disease Descriptions
Currently not ported. Unknown if works in SSE. William will be porting the mod.
Distant Decal Fix
Dragon Glyphs-Fixed
Enchantment Effect Replacer
Finer Dust
Frost Atronach HD
HD Sacks
HiRes Legible Road Signs
Improved Foot Wraps for Females
Realistic Smoke and Embers
Realistic Wolf Howls
Serious HD
This is likely to be replaced by SRO.
Skyrim Performance Plus
This is really no longer needed. It'll likely be dropped.
Smaller Cursor
This works out of the box from classic Skyrim.
The Beauty of Skyrim-Dungeons
Currently not ported. Unknown if it works in SSE. Author is likely to port.
The Ruffled Feather
This will eventually be converted. Currently Moss Rocks is ported. Decrease Those Plants will not likely be ported. Just Ice and Stalhrim will be ported.
Visible Windows

Potential Mods

This is a list of mods that could have potential in a STEP:SSE.