Pack:Survival

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Survivalby Smile44
Survival
This is a standalone pack for making exploration of the environment of Skyrim more challenging both outside and in. Additional notes are added to make this pack compatible with Requiem.
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REQUIRED
DLC
Compatible Packs: Pack:Companions, Pack:Deleveled Loot, Pack:Dovahkiin Reborn, Pack:Explorers Guide, Pack:Modular Morrowloot Overhaul, Pack:Perkus Maximus (PerMa - PaMa) Pack, Pack:Requiem, Pack:Skyrim Rejuvenated, Pack:War Ensemble, Pack:Weather and Lighting

These mods complement each other and have minimal impact on the games resources. Some mods such as Wet & Cold have a greater affect. Some mods included here are already in STEP Extended so if using that you will only need the extra mods from this pack.

Pre-Installation Setup

STEP CORE is the minimum requirement to use this pack. If using SR:LE then nearly all of the mods mentioned here are already in it only Fires Hurt and Hnnterborn are not but they could be added.


Clothing and Equipment

These two mods complement each other well. You have a number of choices as to how you install these I would suggest that you use the main esp files and include the patch from Winter is coming so they play nice. The other recommended option is to install the crafting only esp for Winter is coming in which case no patch is needed.

Mod Name Notes
Cloaks of SkyrimLink to the mod's Wiki page. Also include the Dawnguard optional if you have that. Install texture and mesh files and the main plugin - Cloaks.esp, if using DG then you also have the Cloaks - Dawnguard.esp.

STEP Extended users will want to use the plugin from Complete Crafting Overhaul for this mod. Users of Complete Crafting Overhaul 1.7 doesn't need any other plugin than the main plugin from Complete Crafting Overhaul.

Winter is ComingLink to the mod's Wiki page. Install the NMM version and include the Cloaks of Skyrim Patch optional file. Install texture and mesh files and main plugin - 1nivWICCloaks.esp. You will also need the patch - 1nivWICSkyCloaksPatch.esp. OR use the crafting only plugin - 1nivWICCloaksCRAFT.esp instead of the main plugin and leave out the Cloaks of Skyrim patch as it will not be needed.

STEP Extended users will want to use the plugin from Complete Crafting Overhaul for this mod. Users of Complete Crafting Overhaul 1.7 doesn't need any other plugin than the main plugin from Complete Crafting Overhaul.

Bandolier - Bags and PouchesLink to the mod's Wiki page. If using limited carryweight then this mod will be very useful. You will not need the .esp file for this mod if you are using Complete Crafting Overhaul.
Bandolier - DawnguardLink to the mod's Wiki page. If using limited carryweight then this mod will be very useful. You will not need the .esp file for this mod if you are using Complete Crafting Overhaul.
Tentapalooza for CampfireLink to the mod's Wiki page. New tents and camping stuff.


Clutter and Miscellaneous

This mod contains only textures so is safe to try out on any saves.

Mod Name Notes
Subliminal TrapsLink to the mod's Wiki page. Use Fomod to install and choose default option for pressure plates and choose between semi-transluscent and invisible for trip wires.

Try the RLO versions for both they may suit better - depends on your lighting and will probably be effective when using ELFX as well as RLO. If you are using Requiem then you don't need this.


Gameplay

These mods have a major effect on gameplay hugely improving immersion. You will need to plan before embarking on a quest to make sure you have the right equipment.

Mod Name Notes
Better Fast TravelLink to the mod's Wiki page. This mod is really useful if using anything that prevents fast travel. It is immersive and works well in any set up. Installation is straight forward.

Allow LOOT to sort.

Fires HurtLink to the mod's Wiki page. This mod uses 1 script and 1 plugin. It basically does what it says on the tin in that if you stand on or too close to a fire you will burn. It needs to be updated but works fine as is, especially since you will be careful about fires with this installed. Very immersive. No special instructions let BOSS sort it.
Campfire - Complete Camping SystemLink to the mod's Wiki page. Campfire is a camping mod that seves as the base for Frostfall 3.0+
Frostfall-Camping SurvivalLink to the mod's Wiki page. Compatible with all DLCs including Falskaar and Wyrmstooth. Install the SkyUI add-on.
HunterbornLink to the mod's Wiki page. Install the main file and all patches that you need. The requiem patch does very little now with Requiem 1.8 as the Reproccer solves many of the conflicts. But if using Requiem 1.73 then this patch may be useful - Requiem Survival Mega patch
INeed - Food Water and SleepLink to the mod's Wiki page. Must have survival mod. Many options in the MCM.

Users of Hearthfire Extended should install the patch from Hearthfire Extendeds nexus page. This patch make Hearthfire Extendeds wells work with waterskins from iNeed.

You Hunger - Immersive Food Remover and Stability BoosterLink to the mod's Wiki page. Very good companion to iNeed. Patches are available through another mod page, Arbitrated Patches to make this compatible with REGS.
Traps Make NoiseLink to the mod's Wiki page. If you are using STEP Extended as a base then you will already have this. Also install Traps are more dangerous and then remove the original esp. Both DLCs needed for this.

Optional Follower safety patch, useful if you use Follower Trap Safety. ALso there is the optional mining makes noise - which makes sense - HINT clear out the mine before hitting rock with a big hammer.


Post-Installation Configuration

Allow LOOT / BOSS to sort these plugins.

In MCM menus I recommend playing Frostfall in hardcore mode. Realistic Needs should have default values but also enable die of thirst and change the Hotkeys to 'H' for hunger / thirst status, and 'Y' for drink from a stream, also enable food spoilage.

Patch made by dreadflopp

Patches

Download the relevant patch from here.

Install the patch and make a LOOT rule for it: LOOT Rules:

  • [patch name].esp Set global priority 990600


This patch patches Frostfall, Better Fast Travel and Traps make noise against STEP. STEP: Core users should install Complete Crafting Overhaul Remade. If you only install some of these mods, please merge your own patch with instructions found here.

Patch updated:

  • 16-03-21
  • 15-11-25
  • 15-11-13