Pack:Expansion for SRLE

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SRLE : Explorer's Edition

Contents

Introduction

The SRLE Explorer's Edition is a spin-off project of A Real Explorer's Edition to Skyrim (REGS), catered specifically for Skyrim Revisited: Legendary Edition. It is designed to:

  • Provide SRLE users with more content. Over XX hours of gameplay has been added through some of the best NPC, city, quest and new worlds mods.
  • Provide content that is somewhat relavent to the original TES Lore.
  • Integrate for near-100% compatibility with all the SRLE mods.

Unlike REGS, the SRLE Explorer's Edition is not intended to be modular.

Before You Begin

  1. Ensure that your current SRLE setup is running stable and that you have spare VRAM room left.
  2. Ignore all the LOOT warnings about any deleted navmeshes.

Pre-installation setup

  1. Clear out any current content in the <MO> / Overwrite folder.
  2. In MO, go to profiles. Copy the existing SRLE profile to a new profile named SRLE - Explorer's Edition. Ensure you are working with the new profile.
  3. Rename the following mod folders in the left pane of MO: DynDOLOD - TexGen Output --> DynDOLOD TexGen Output SRLE Original; DynDOLOD World Output --> DynDOLOD World Output SRLE Original.
  4. Disable the following mod folders in the left pane of MO: DynDOLOD TexGen Output SRLE Original, DynDOLOD World Output SRLE Original, SRLE Profile (this is the folder where Neo has you copy the contents of the overwrite folder to at end of his guide).
  5. In the left pane of MO, create an empty mod folder named '--- SRLE - Explorer's Edition ---'. This folder serves to seperate the original SRLE files from the Explorer's Edition.
  6. Install all the Explorer's Edition mods in MO after the empty folder that was just created.

Mod Installation

World Improvements

Cities and Towns

Dawn of Skyrim Collection

Description: A major city overhaul which stay relatively close to vanilla style, and generally does not cost much performance.
Author: Nazenn
Version: 1.3 (Dawn of Skyrim Collection 1.2 + Upgrade 1.3)

Jks Cities - Lite and SuperLite

Description: A performance and compatibility focused version of JKs Skyrim. Currently covers 5 major cities.
Author: Nazenn
Version: 1.2.1

Locations

High Hrothgar Overhaul

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

Immersive Dawnguard Dayspring Pass

Description: This mod adds map markers and changes the Dayspring Canyon entrance to be more immersive and believable. In addition, once the location of Fort Dawnguard is discovered, you will be able to fast travel there immediately like most other map markers instead of further through the quest.
Author: dgcooper
Version: 1.0

Unique Border Gates

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 I believe the design reflects the area well. Each location is discoverable and you can fast travel after discovery.
Author: duinnin
Version: 2.2 (UniqueBorderGates-All + UniqueBorderGates-All-MoreImmersiveDawnguardEntrance + UniqueBorderGates-All-PointTheWay

World Additions

New NPCs

Inconsequential NPCs

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.
Author: Ripple
Version: 1.9e
Optionals: Inconsequential NPCs - Cutting Room Floor Compatibility Patch

Interesting NPCs

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.
Author: Kris Takahashi
Version: 3.15 (3.10 Main File + download the 3.15 update from the 3DNPC blog here
Optionals: Dawnguard Meshes for Vampire NPCs + Alternative Locations + EFF Patch by Noozbar tested on EFF v4 beta 13
Installation Instructions:

  • 3.14 update file: You need to 'install' it twice via MO. First time, add all of the files of the '3DNPC Main' folder. Second time, add all the files of the 'Heartfires' folder.
Interesting NPCs Followers Perk Addon

Description: Interesting NPCs followers are given perks plus combat style based on their race, class, spells, default equipment, and description page on 3DNPC followers page.
Author: spkyfshy
Version: 2.0 (vanilla)

New Adventures

Helgen Reborn

Description: Adds a massive new questline to rebuild Helgen. It includes voiced NPCs, functional shops, many new locations and dungeons. 4-6 hours of gameplay
Author: Mike Hancho
Version: 105.3
Optionals: Vivid Landscapes Patch


Misc. RS Children Patches

Description: Fixes the children of Helgen Reborn to be compatible with RS Children.
Author: DetectiveToaster
Version: 1.0 (Helgen Reborn Patch)

Moon and Star

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....
Author: GanXingba
Version: 1.13
Optionals: Immersion Patch

Moon and Star - RS Children Patch

Description: Fixes the children of Moon and Star to be compatible with RS Children.
Author: jironamos
Version: 1.1

The Forgotten City

Description: The Forgotten City offers a unique gameplay experience: a murder mystery investigation set in an ancient underground city. It has a dark, non-linear story in which you'll explore the city in multiple timelines, interrogate suspects, navigate challenging moral dilemmas, and fight new enemies.
Author: TheModernStoryteller
Version: 1.5

New Worlds

Beyond Reach

Description: The reach, a land of grey skies with no respite beneath them. Where the soil is drenched with the tears of Kynareth and the love of Mara has little haven. A huge worldspace with the span of 3 Skyrim Holds
Author: razorkid
Version: 3.51

Molag Bal's Inferno

Description: Molag Bal's Inferno is a multi-level dungeon mod that takes place in a hellish Daedric realm, featuring 8 new dungeons complete with enemies, bosses, special rewards, and an overarching quest.
Author: DDProductions83
Version: 1.6

Summerset Isle

Description: Summerset Isle, a Skyrim expansion mod of DLC proportion, continues the story of the Arch-Mage of Winterhold when they are summoned to the land of the Altmer. Mystery and Heroic Fantasy with quest openness to explore, make choices, and mistakes. Your actions will have consequences. In time, learning what went wrong, and those whose lives you have touched or tainted along the way. 24h of content
Author: yourenotsupposedtobeinhere
Version: 1.35 (Main file + Update)
Install instructions:

  • After installation, move the entire mod in the left pane of MO to priority 0 (to the top of the list). This is a temporary fix to prevent all the conflict overrides. Should be fixed in version 1.4.
Summerset Isle - Patches

Description:
Author: moirai
Version: 1.0 (Ambient Sounds Patch + CH Rideable Worldspaces Patch + Climates of Tamriel Patch + Rideable Worldspaces Patch)

The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal

Description: This is my last fatigue about Skyrim Modding and I've done it very... Big! Will you be worthy for the Gray Cowl of Nocturnal? We'll see!
Author: MannyGT
Version: 1.2 In-game instructions: Do not bring a follower until you completed the main quest.

The Gray Cowl of Noctural - Alikr Flora Overhaul

Description: I've recently finished the mod's main quest, and yeah, did noticed that the town (an Imperial colony, really) was being baked in the sun. Immersion-wise, that much heat in this place is enough to kill. I've added 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.
Author: sa547
Version: 1.2

Modifying Existing SRLE Mods

Special Instructions: For all the mods in this section, take note of the following:

  • To preserve the function of seperate SRLE and SRLE + EE profiles in MO, ensure you do not re-install the mod in the same mod folder as the original SRLE mod.
  • Try not to merge these ESPs with any other ESP files. It could lead to unexpected errors.
  • Do not disable SRLE's original mod folder, or any of the potentially associated merged ESPs, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Tip: Add 'Explorer's Edition' at the end of each mod title to create a new mod folder and to avoid any potential issues.
Clothing and Clutter Fixes

Description: In general, the clothing and clutter items tend to have fewer real bugs than the weapons and armor. However, there were several major inconsistencies in the way the game treated clothing, jewelry, and other items that needed to be addressed.
Author: kryptopyr
Version: (only install optional)
Optionals: CCF Compatibility Patch for Interesting NPCs

Complete Alchemy and Cooking Overhaul

Description: IAlchemy is perhaps the most complex skill system in Skyrim and has the potential to be a beautifully nuanced crafting system. Unfortunately, it is also plagued by inconsistencies, imbalances, and poor design choices that often reduce the skill to little more than an easy way to make a quick pile of gold.
Author: kryptopyr
Version: (only install optional)
Optionals: CACO Patches
Installer Options

  • Gray Cowl of Nocturnal
DynDOLOD

Description: Dynamic Distant Objects LOD (DynDOLOD) is a set of tools based on TES5Edit and TES5LODGen to automatically create a Skyrim mod based on the load order which adds distant LOD for objects to Skyrim.
Author: sheson
Version: (1.45)
Installer Options: From the archive, install the contents of the following folder(s) ONLY:

  • Patches \ Beyond Reach
  • Patches \ Molag Bal's Inferno
Improved Closefaced Helmets

Description: This mod makes modifications to skyrim's closefaced helmets to have actual eye sockets and gaps so that you can see the characters' eyes and some face features.
Author: navida1
Version: (only install optional)
Optionals: Improved Closefaced Helmets PATCHES v1
Installer Options Only install the following file(s):

  • Helgen Reborn
Realistic Room Rental Enhanced

Description: Overhauls all the inns and taverns, both aesthetically and functionally.
Author: perseid9
Version: 1.8.3 (RealisticRoomRental-Enhanced)
Installer Options: Select MANUAL installation in MO, then install the contents of the following folder only:

  • 02 RRR_3DNPC-Patch
RS Children Patches

Description: Patches for RS Children
Author:
Version: (only install optionals)
Optionals: Inconsequential NPCS + Interesting NPCs patches

TES5LODGen

Description: Trees LOD and Objects LOD generator for Skyrim.
Author: Zilav
Version: (only install optionals)
Optionals: Molag Bal's Inferno LOD Billboards + Summerset Isle Billboards

Vividian ENB

Description: Enhance every aspect of Skyrim concerning Weather, Lighting, Fogs, Clouds and Colors.
Author: Vividian
Version: 7.201
Installer Instructions Select MANUAL installation, then only select the following files(s) and/or folder(s):

  • Required Files and Presets \ Vividian - Summerset - Patch.esp

INI tweaks

Skyrim.ini

Add the following line(s) to your the [General] section:

bBorderRegionsEnabled=0

Other Tweaks

DynDOLOD

Go to TES5Edit\Edit Scripts\DynDOLOD\DynDOLOD_childworldlod_Tamriel.txt and add the following lines at the end of the file:

JKs SuperLITE - Whiterun.esp;00005A0B;WRWallCap01
JKs SuperLITE - Whiterun.esp;00005A0C;WRWallStrUp128
JKs SuperLITE - Whiterun.esp;00005A0D;WRWallStr01
JKs LITE - Merged.esp;00005A0B;WRWallCap01
JKs LITE - Merged.esp;00005A0C;WRWallStrUp128
JKs LITE - Merged.esp;00005A0D;WRWallStr01
JKs LITE - Dawn of Merge.esp;00005A0B;WRWallCap01
JKs LITE - Dawn of Merge.esp;00005A0C;WRWallStrUp128
JKs LITE - Dawn of Merge.esp;00005A0D;WRWallStr01
JKs SuperLITE - Merged.esp;00005A0B;WRWallCap01
JKs SuperLITE - Merged.esp;00005A0C;WRWallStrUp128
JKs SuperLITE - Merged.esp;00005A0D;WRWallStr01

Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution Guide is here

Final Steps

After finishing the Conflict Resolution, follow all the steps as described in SRLE from Section 5.3 LOOT onwards.
It is of paramount importance to to this, including DynDOLOD.