Pack:VEGA Extended

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VEGA Extendedby Nearox
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DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ALPHA. DO NOT USE.

An advanced gameplay pack for expert users and skilled Skyrim players. If you are not well versed with SKyrim modding yet, you may want to use my other pack VEGA:Core. The original VEGA:Core pack is much easier to install and still enhances gameplay quite a lot.

The VEGA:Extended pack adds numerous additional mods, which makes the installation more difficult and the game more prone to CTD's/Freezes/ILS. Unlike VEGA:Core, the VEGA:Extended pack cannot guarantee that you will be crash-free. I will however do my best to minimize issues. The pack is limited to a maximum average number of Skyrim crashes of 1 per 2 hours of gameplay. using Autosave Manager, the maximum time you will have to replay the same scene is 5 minutes. All my testing will be done with that standard in mind.

Pre-Installation Setup

Disable the following mods in the MO install order before you begin. It's possible you don't have some of them.

  1. WATER (replaced by RWT2)
  2. Acquisitive Soul Gems (functionality incorporated into Enchanting Awakened)
  3. Brawl Bugs Patch (functionality incorporated into Skyrim Redone)
  4. Enhanced Projectile Soul Gems (functionality incorporated into Enchanting Awakened)
  5. Even Better Quest Objectives (We will need to re-install this for compatibility)
  6. Realistic Water Two (We will need to re-install this for compatibility)
  7. Skyfalls and Skymills (We will need to re-install this for compatibility)


Disable the following .esp's in the MO load order before you begin.

  1. Explosive Bolts Visualized (functionality incorporated by a Skyrim Redone compatibility patch)


Quests

  1. Using Windows Explorer, go to your <ModOrganizer/mods> folder. Create a new folder with the name 'VEGA EXTENDED - QUESTS' (use capitals).
  2. In the left pane of Mod Organizer, right-click anywhere and select 'refresh'
  3. Install all the mods of this category below the 'VEGA EXTENDED - QUESTS' mod.
  4. Install the mods in the correct order as per the instructions.
Mod Name Notes
Alternate Start - Live Another LifeLink to the mod's Wiki page.
Civil War OverhaulLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 2.0
Dungeon Quest AwarenessLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.0
Even Better Quest ObjectivesLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.4
In the installer, select the following options
  1. aMidianborn Skyforge weapons
  2. Better Stealth AI for Followers
  3. Extensible Follower Framework
  4. Non-Essential Killable Children
  5. Realistic Room Rental
  6. Skyrim Redone
  7. The Choice is Yours
  8. The Paarthurnax Dilemma
  9. Timing is Everything
  10. Werewolf Mastery
  11. Main Plugin
  12. Dawnguard (full)
  13. Better Home Locations Descriptions
  14. Dark Brotherhood Forever
Do NOT install any of the others options
FalskaarLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.1.2
  1. Download the main file and also the optional Dawnguard compatibility plugin.
The Choice is YoursLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.3
  1. Download the main file and also the Dawnguard compatibility file.
Thieves Guild RequirementsLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended:
  1. Install Main File only. Do NOT install the BETA.
Timing is EverythingLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.3.0


Player

Mod Name Notes
Aurora Doomstone PackageLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.04
Enchanting AwakenedLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.41.0
  1. Download the Enchanting Awakened - SkyRe Version only.
  2. Force the integrated FOMOD installer via MO>Settings>Plugins>Fomod Installer>Prefer=true.
  3. In the 1st screen of the installer, select the 'fast' option.
  4. In the 2nd screen of the installer, simply click [next].
  5. In the 3rd screen of the installer, select the 'Fewer Vendor Filled Gems' optional.
  6. In the 4th screen of the installer, select the 'Dawnguard plugin'.
Enchanting Awakened Skyre Perk Tree MergeLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Download and install the main file only.
Improved Sneak DetectionLink to the mod's Wiki page. Temp note: Gopher says it plays nice with SkyRe.
Moonlight TalesLink to the mod's Wiki page. Not included in the pack at the moment
Resplendent Racials PackageLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.02
Skyrim RedoneLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Version used in VEGA Extended: 1.3
  1. In the installer, only select the 'Main Module' and the 'Skyrim Community Uncapper' options.
  2. Do not install any of the other modules.
Unofficial Skyrim Redone PatchLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.6.02
  1. In the installer, only select the 'Main Module' option. Do not install any of the other modules.
Ultimate CombatLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.4.0
  1. Use the manual install
  2. Right-click the 'data' folder and select 'set data directory'.
  3. Do not install either of the two 'option' folders
Werewolf MasteryLink to the mod's Wiki page. Not included in the pack at the moment


Followers

Mod Name Notes
Better Stealth AI for FollowersLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 3.3.0
  1. Install the main file for Dawnguard.
  2. Install the Update 3.3 file.
Extensible Follower FrameworkLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 3.5.6
Follower Trap SafetyLink to the mod's Wiki page.
Stealth Kills for FollowersLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.4.1
Stealth Perks for Sneak Based FollowersLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.0
  1. Install only the main file


Magick & Shouts

Mod Name Notes
Apocalypse Spell PackageLink to the mod's Wiki page. Waiting for mod author to finish SkyRe compatibility.
DragonFireLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 2.0
  1. Download and install the 2 main files.
DwemerverseLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.02
Fire and Ice OverhaulLink to the mod's Wiki page.
Thunderchild - Epic Shout PackageLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.05
  1. Install the Main File and the optional SkyRe Compatbility file
Wrath of NatureLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 3.1


General Gameplay

Mod Name Notes
Achieve ThatLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.1.4
Ars Metallica-SmithingLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.2.1
Autosave ManagerLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.21.0
Convenient HorsesLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 4.9.0
Immersive HUDLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 2.4.0
Lock OverhaulLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.2.0
Perseids Inns and TavernsLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.4.0
  1. Only install the optional Basic Plugin file. Do not install the main file.


Creatures & NPCs

Mod Name Notes
Deadly DragonsLink to the mod's Wiki page. #Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 6.3.5
Dovahkriid - The Dragon LordsLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 3.0.0
  1. Install both the main file and the 'V3 script fix' update.
Immersive PatrolsLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.7.0
  1. In the installer, select all options except 'Bandits'
High Level EnemiesLink to the mod's Wiki page. Download and install the following files
  1. Install only the regular Main File (the Falskaar main file is not needed because it is included in the regular main file).
  2. In the 1st screen of the installer, select 'Enemy Level Scaling Version'.
  3. In the 2nd screen of the installer, select 'Dawnguard Enemy Level Scaling Version'.
  4. In the 3rd screen of the installer, select 'Dragonborn Enemy Level Scaling Version'.
  5. In the 4th screen of the installer, select 'Falskaar Enemy Level Scaling Version'.
  6. Finish the installer.
  7. Optionally: If you are playing the game and find it too easy, also download the optional Hardcore file. I wouldn't recommend this if this is your first install and/or one of your first few playthroughs.
Monster ModLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 4.0.0
OBIS - Organized Bandits In SkyrimLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.503a
  1. Install the main file and the Falskaar Compatibility Patch
Revenge of the EnemiesLink to the mod's Wiki page.
SEX - Strong Enemy XtremeLink to the mod's Wiki page.
Skyrim Immersive CreaturesLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 6.1.3

In the installer, select the following options:

  1. Main Plugin.
  2. DLC2 Optional Plugin.


Environment

Mod Name Notes
Realistic Water TwoLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 1.101
  1. Force the integrated FOMOD installer via MO>Settings>Plugins>Fomod Installer>Prefer=true.
  2. Run the installer
  3. At the 1st screen, under the heading ‘Resolution’, select ‘low’ (if you have 2GB vram or less) or ‘medium’ (if you have more than 2GB Vram). I do not recommend High. STEP:Core + VEGA:Extended is heavy enough on the engine as it is.
  4. At the 1st screen, under the heading ‘Compatibility’, leave it at ‘Default’.
  5. At the 2nd screen, under the heading ‘Combination’, select ‘Legendary’.
  6. At the 2nd screen, under the heading ‘New Lands’, select ‘Falskaar’.
  7. At the 2nd screen, under the heading ‘Waves, select ‘Falskaar’.
  8. At the 2nd screen, under the heading ‘Other’, select ‘Bobbing Longboats’ and ‘Extened Ambiance’.
  9. Optional: If you later run into FPS issues when playing the game and looking at distant waterfalls, re-run the installer and also select ‘Performance Waterfalls’
  10. Un-force the integrated FOMOD installer via MO>Settings>Plugins>Fomod Installer>Prefer=false.
SkyFalls and SkyMillsLink to the mod's Wiki page. # Latest version used in VEGA Extended: 2.0
  1. Download and install the Total Edition - Yes Falskaar


Utilities

Mod Name Notes
SUMLink to the mod's Wiki page.



Post-Installation Configuration