User:Razorsedge877/Skyrim Extended LOTD 2

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Contents

This guide is under construction

Changelog

Users who have already installed the guide should periodically view the changelog to keep their setup up-to-date.

View the Changelog

Development Notes

Here is where I will keep my personal log of notes for the guide. I will track things such as mod suggestions, reported bugs, etc. Check here before reporting any issues.

View the Dev Notes

Pre Guide Work

There are a few things that need to be completed before starting this guide. Most of these things should already be completed, but if they are not, please do so.

Game Setup

If it is not, Steam should be installed to a location not affected by User Account Control (UAC). This is typically a place outside of C:\Program Files\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\. A separate hard drive, preferably a SSD, is recommended. If a separate drive is not available, a separate partition on a single hard drive is the second best option. If neither options are available, using the root of the system drive is recommended: C:\Steam\. If Steam is already installed to a UAC controlled area, users can move the install by following the instructions here: How do I move my existing Steam Installation?.

Once the game is installed, users will need to complete an initial setup:

  1. Launch Skyrim Special Edition from within Steam
  2. Accept any default settings and click [Play] to launch the game
  3. Once at the main menu, exit the game to desktop.
  4. The game is now set up for modding.
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Don't forget to clean the DLC with xEdit.

Mod Manager

There are two viable choices for a mod manager at this time for SSE. Those are Nexus Mod Manager (NMM) and Wrye Bash (WB). Mod Organizer 2 is not included because it's not what I would consider a stable mod manager in its current state. For the completion of this guide either NMM or WB is recommended. Even though Wrye Bash has a high learning curve that many may find daunting, I will be focusing my efforts around modding with this manager. Nexus Mod Manager is simply not a good tool for advanced modding.

Wrye Bash

Download: Nexus
Installation

  1. Download the "Wrye Bash 307 beta1 - Standalone Executable" file from Nexus.
  2. Open the archive.
  3. Click and drag the Mopy folder into the root SSE folder (...Steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim Special Edition\) to extract the files into to the game's root directory.
Final Result

Final Result
Wrye Bash Setup
  1. Launch Wrye Bash by opening "Wrye Bash.exe".
  2. Click on the Installers tab at the top and let it run it's scan.
  3. Right-click in the left pane and choose [Open...].
    A folder structure is automatically created which WB will use for its mod management: ...Steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim Special Edition Mods\
    It is recommended to create a shortcut on the desktop to the "Bash Installers" folder.
    1. Right-click the "Bash Installers" folder.
    2. Hover over [Send to].
    3. Choose [Desktop (create shortcut)].
Wrye Bash Markers

Markers are separators in the Installers tab to help users sectionalize or categorize mods. The default marker, which is already set up, is the Last marker. It can not be deleted. Users will set up a new marker for each mod section below. To do this:

  1. Right-click in the Installers pane.
  2. Choose [Add Marker].
  3. Name it Game Fixes and hit [Enter] to accept it.
    All remaining markers created later in this guide are created in the same manner.
Steps #1 and 2

Steps #1 and 2
Steps #3 and 4

Steps #3 and 4

Other Utilities

Since some utilities are now able to be used across multiple games, I have started organizing them on my personal system within a centralized location instead of within the game's folder. Users are not required to use my organization and may organize the utilities whichever way works best for them individually. Many of these utilities will already be installed on on the system due to their use for other games. If any of them are already installed, there is no reason to re-install them for this guide unless users wish to use a single copy of the software for each game. I find this wasteful and unnecessary so the instructions below will instruct installation for how I install the utilities. Again, user may install these utilities however they wish.

Utilities Folder

First a centralized folder will be needed to install the utilities to:

  1. Choose a location outside of UAC control and outside of the game's folder for the new folder and open that location up in an Explorer window.
    I have chosen: D:\Modding\
  2. Click [New folder] on the menu bar of the window.
  3. Name the folder and hit [Enter] to accept it.
    I have chosen Programs for my name because it is descriptive of what is housed within.
    (optional) It is recommended to create a shortcut to this folder location for ease of access to these utilities.
  4. Open the new folder and keep the window open for the utilities installations.
BethINI

Download: Nexus

Description
A utility used for setting up and editing game INIs.

Installation

  1. Download the utility from Nexus
  2. Extract the contents to the new folder created above:
    On my system this is: D:\Modding\Programs\BethINI\.
  3. BethINI will be ran and setup up at the end of the guide.
DynDOLOD

Download: Nexus

Description
This is an utility used to create a mod based on the load order, which adds custom, distant LOD for objects to Skyrim.

Installation

  1. Download the DynDOLOD Standalone main file.
  2. Extract the contents to the new folder created above:
    On my system this is: D:\Modding\Programs\DynDOLOD Standalone\.
DynDOLOD Setup
  1. Open the installed DynDOLOD folder from above.
  2. Right-click on TexGen64.exe and choose [Create shortcut].
  3. Right-click on the newly created shortcut and choose [Properties].
  4. In the Target field after the ending quote, type a space and -sse
    It should look like: TexGenx64.exe" -sse
  5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 for DynDOLODx64.exe.
JPEXS

Download: Free Decompiler
Download: Java Runtime Environment (x64)

Description
A program used to edit SWF files. This is needed to take care of a couple issues with SkyUI v2.2. The Runtime Environment is needed for the program to work.

Java Runtime Environment

  1. Open the link above for the Runtime Environment.
  2. Accept the license agreement for Oracle (above the download links).
  3. Download the "Windows x64 Offline" option and run the installer.
  4. Install the Environment to the default location.

JPEXS

  1. Download the JPEXS from the website and run the installer.
  2. Install JPEXS to the default location and allow it to create a shortcut for easy access later.
  3. JPEXS will be used after installing SkyUI.
LOOT

Download: Nexus

Description
A program used for sorting plugins for load orders.

Installation

  1. Download the utility from Nexus and run the installer.
  2. Install LOOT to the new folder created above.
    On my system this is: D:\Modding\Programs\LOOT\
SKSE64

Download: [1]

Description

Installation

  1. Download the "7z Archive" version.
  2. Extract the contents to the new folder created above:
  3. On my system this is: D:\Modding\Programs\SKSE64\.
  4. Install only the following files to the main Skyrim folder:
    • skse64_1_5_23.dll
    • skse64_loader.exe
    • skse64_steam_loader.dll

installing the Scripts folder...

The Scripts folder is located inside the Data folder. We will need to Archive, and than install the scripts into Wrye Bash as a mod
Archive Creation
  1. Hover your mouse over the Data folder
    • Right-click on the Data folder and choose [7-Zip].
    • Than choose [add to archive].
    • Name the Archive SKSE v _____, than press [OK]
  2. Move the newly created archive into the Bain Installers folder.
Archive Installation
  1. Once the archive is added to Wrye Bash, users can install it:
    • Right-click on the listed archive and choose [Install].
    Wrye Bash installs the mod and it will have a green plus in it's box indicating the mod is installed.
    • Click the "Mods" tab.
    Users will see the plugin has been added, but it is not checked meaning it will not load.
    • Check the box next to the newly added plugin to active it.
    Now the mod is installed and it's plugin will load in the game.
SSE Edit

Download: Nexus

Description
This is an utility used for conflict resolution between mod plugins, among other uses. Users installing mods beyond the scope of this guide are encouraged to learn how to resolve mod conflicts using this tool.

Installation

  1. Download the utility from Nexus
  2. Extract the contents to the new folder created above:
    On my system this is: D:\Modding\Programs\SSEEdit\.

Mod Installation

Below are the mod sections for downloading and installing individual mods. Before that, users should familiarize themselves with how to install mods with WB and some basic information provided about the mod. I will not be explaining everything in detail so reference the Wrye Bash Guide as needed. Mods should also be installed and placed under the newly created markers, in the order which they are listed below. I will go into detail on how to install the first mod below, as well as, provide a basic overview of the mod information. After this initial walk-through, users should use the same process for installing the rest of the mods listed. Detailed instructions will be given where required.

Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch

Required by CR Patch Download: Nexus

Description
The Unofficial Patch provides a vast array of fixes for bugs left in the vanilla game.
Adding the Archive to WB
  1. Download the mod from Nexus using the download manually link.
  2. Cut and paste the archive into the Bash Installers folder which should still be open from the instructions above.
  3. Click on the Wrye Bash window to bring it into focus. WB will automatically detect the newly added archive.
    If WB wasn't already on it, click the Installers tab to see the newly added archive.
    The package name will be the same name as the archive. This can be changed, however, I recommend keeping it. Unless authors are simply careless (or clueless), most will include the Nexus meta data in the file name. This provides users with the Nexus ID and version of the listed mod. This data is needed for functions like the [Open at] option on the right-click context menu to work.
Step #2

Step #2
Step #3

Step #3
Wrye Bash Mod Information

Before moving on lets review the provide mod and installation information. Users can click on the new archive listing and view the mod information and installation options. I am providing a brief overview of this because this information is very useful for users who wish to venture beyond the scope of this guide.

The main pane on the top right comes with several tabs:

General
Provides an overview of the mod which includes a full list of the files which will be added upon install. The list of files is determined by the Sub-Packages selected. Sub-Packages will be covered below during mod installations.
Matched
List of files that are identical to current files in the Data directory.
Missing
List the files that are missing from a current install of the mod. If the mod is not installed, the user will see all the files listed here.
Mismatched
List of files that are present in the Data directory, but aren't identical to the mod's version of those files.
Conflicts
Lists all the files which are conflicting with the mod's files. Users should keep in mind that WB can not see into archives unless the feature is turned on. This can be turned on by right-clicking the Installer's tab header and checking [Show BSA Conflicts].
Underridden
List of files that the mod is providing, but shouldn't be because another mod installed after it should be providing listed files, but is not. Having files listed here is usually undesirable and should result in the mod's background being yellow. This issue is corrected by right-clicking the mod listing and choosing [Anneal].
Dirty
List of files that were previously installed, but should be removed or altered due to a change in Sub-Package options without a reinstall of the mod. Having files listed here is usually undesirable and should result in the mod's background being orange. Dirty files can be cleaned by right-clicking the mod listing and choosing [Anneal].
Skipped
List any files which were skipped during installation due to them being unusable files. Sometime mods can be packaged with non-standard directories and these directories will be skipped. These directories can be present when an author makes a FOMOD without keeping BAIN users in mind (WB users), this making complex directories which are not BAIN compatible. In such cases, the author should be contacted and asked to make the directory structure BAIN compatible. The other option is for users to create a BCF file which tells BAIN how to install the mod.
Other Panes
Sub-Packages
When they exist, this is where the user can select mod install options prior to installation. The mod must be packaged in the BAIN format for sub-packages to be visible. This is the area most used when installing mod options since most mods do not include wizards (Wrye Bash's version of a FOMOD).
Esp/m Filter
Any plugins that the mod will install is listed in this pane. Users can option to not install any of the listed plugins be unchecking the box next to it.
Comments
This area is for user comments specific to the user's local installation. Users can use this area to make notes about the mod, install options, reviews, issues, etc.
Archive Installation

Once the archive is added to Wrye Bash, users can install it:

  1. Right-click on the listed archive and choose [Install].
    Wrye Bash installs the mod and it will have a green plus in it's box indicating the mod is installed.
  2. Click the "Mods" tab.
    Users will see the plugin has been added, but it is not checked meaning it will not load.
  3. Check the box next to the newly added plugin to active it.
    Now the mod is installed and it's plugin will load in the game.

Game Fixes

These are mods which provide vital fixes to buggy game elements. At this time, users should have already created the marker for this section and installed the first mod of the guide. All mods in this section should be placed under the Game Fixes marker, in the order they are listed, leaving the Unofficial Patch at the top. Unless specific instructions are given, all mods are installed in the same manner as users were shown above. This holds true for all the following mod sections.

Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch

Download: Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to the Bash Installers Folder, than install the mod.
1st Person Candlelight Fix

Download: 1st Person Candlelight Fix

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to the Bash Installers Folder, than install the mod.
Dragon Stalking Fix

Download: Dragon Stalking Fix

Description
This mod fixes the bug where dead dragon corpses follow you around or fall out of the sky, affectionately known as "dragon stalking".

Installation

  1. Download/copy to the Bash Installers Folder, than install the mod.
Flora Respawn Fix

Download: Nexus

Description
Fixes a bug, which causes harvestable flora to not respawn.

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
Simple Auto Unequip Ammo

Download: Simple Auto Unequip Ammo 3.0

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to the Bash Installers Folder, than install the mod.
Skyrim Project Optimization SE

Download: Skyrim SE - Project Optimization - ESM VERSION

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to the Bash Installers Folder, than install the mod.
Unlimited Bookshelves

Download: Unlimited Bookshelves

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
WoodElf - MaleHair - Fix

Download: WoodElf - MaleHair - Fix

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to the Bash Installers Folder, than install the mod.

Foundational Graphics

The following mods lay the foundation from which the rest of the graphics will be built upon. Users should now create a new marker for this section.

Ultimate HD Fire Effects = Ultra Version (Skyrim LE)

Download: Ultimate HD Fire Effects -Ultra Version-

Description
This mod retextures the fire and fire effects.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to the Bash Installers folder, than install the mod.
Static Mesh Improvement Mod - SMIM

Download: SMIM SE 2-07

Description
Static Mesh Improvement Mod mod makes massive improvements to 3D models; making them
less blocky and more natural looking. The main focus for SMIM are smaller objects
(food, chains, ropes, clutter, etc), however, the mod does cover larger architectural
as well (buildings, pillars, rocks, etc).

Installation

  1. Download the main and move it to the Bash Installers folder.
  2. Select the sub-packages listed to the right.
  3. In the Esp/m Filter pane, untick all plugins leaving only SMIM-SE-Merged-All.esp checked.
  4. Install the mod.
  • 00 Core
  • 01 Furniture
  • 02 SMIM Barrel Textures Animations
  • 03 Food
  • 04 Farmhouse 3D Ropes No Fade (Best)
  • 05 Chains 3D - Misc
  • 06 Chains 3D - Signs
  • 07 Chains 3D - Whiterun
  • 08 Chains 3D - Pull Levers Small Rings
  • 09 Dwemer Clutter
  • 10 Nordic Tables and Benches
  • 11 Bridges
  • 12 Whiterun Doors
  • 13 Lanterns
  • 14 Stockade 3D Ropes
  • 15 Clothing Fixes
  • 16 Tankard Dark Brush Metal
  • 17 Nordic Catacombs Skeletal Remains
  • 18 Farmhouse Woven Fence No Flicker
  • 19 Smelter
  • 20 Furniture Skyrim HD Appearance
  • 21 Dwemer Animated Lifts
  • 22 Solitude Dock Ropes SE
  • 25 Solitude Gate Doors
  • 26 Human Skull Fixes
  • 27 Hawk
  • 28 Hawk Dragonborn Fix
  • 30 Rocks - Generic
  • 31 Rocks - Blackreach
  • 32 Rocks - Mountains
  • 33 Orc Longhouse
  • 35 Shack Kit
  • 36 Shack Kit Dragonborn
  • 37 Riften 3D Ropes
  • 38 Riften 3D Ropes Better Rope textures
  • 39 Dungeons 3D Ropes and Glorious Scaffolding
  • 40 Furniture Chests
  • 41 Drauger Corpses
  • 42 Furniture Noble
  • 43 Whiterun Castle Wood Carvings Vanilla
  • 44 Poor Coffin Texture
  • 45 Hanging Rings
  • 46 Carriage Seats and Fixes
  • 47 Juniper Trees
  • 49 Tundra Tree
  • 50 Dawnguard Soulcairn Bone Piles
  • 53 Imperial Jail
  • 56 Windmills SkyMills Compatibility
  • 57 Ruins Sarcophagus
  • 58 Jewelry Rings
  • 60 Hearthfires Stuff
  • 61 Bowl Ingredients
  • 70 Rabbit
  • 71 Candelabras Sconces Walltorches
  • 72 Chandeliers
  • 75 Dungeon Cliffs Snow Skirts
  • 95 Merged ESP SE All
Skyrim Realistic Overhaul

Download: Mod DB

Description
Skyrim Realistic Overhaul overhauls a ton of the textures in the game while keeping the vanilla style.
General Note
SRO has some very large textures including a lot of 4K and 2K. Users with limited VRAM and GPU power may wish to consider constraining the sizes using DDSopt. I will not be doing so for this guide.

Installation

  1. Download the following files from Mod DB:
    • Skyrim Realistic Overhaul Part 1
    • Skyrim Realistic Overhaul Part 2
    • Skyrim Realistic Overhaul Part 3
    • Skyrim Realistic Overhaul Part 4
  2. Extract all 4 archives into a single directory and overwrite anything when asked.
    I have named my directory Skyrim Realistic Overhaul SSE.
    Fair warning...there is nearly 10GBs (extracted) of textures for this mod.
  3. Ensure the textures folder is the only sub-directory and archive the mod.
  4. Move the new archive to the Bash Installers folder and install.
    During installation WB may appear to hang or stop working. Just let it run for a while until it is done. Depending on the system, it could take several minutes.
Step #3

Step #3
Tobes Highres Textures = Main File (Skyrim LE)

Download: Tobes Highres Textures 1_2

Description
This mod retextures some small clutter and furniture objects while keeping the vanilla style.
General Note
This is a classic Skyrim mod, but it works fine in SSE.

Installation

  1. Download the Tobes Highres Textures 1_2 main file and the Tobes Highres Textures 1_2b SMIM Patch optional file.
  2. Extract the archive.
  3. From the main file, delete the following:
    • Textures\clutter\barset\ (the whole folder)
    • Textures\clutter\common\dresser01.dds
    • Textures\clutter\common\dresser01_n.dds
    • Textures\clutter\deadanimals\ (the whole folder)
    • Textures\clutter\diningset\diningset01.dds
    • Textures\clutter\firewood\ (the whole folder)
    • Textures\clutter\barrel01.dds
    • Textures\clutter\barrel01_n.dds
    • Textures\clutter\barrel02.dds
    • Textures\clutter\barrel02_n.dds
    • Textures\clutter\furniturewood01.dds
    • Textures\clutter\furniturewood01_n.dds
    • Textures\furniture\ (the whole folder)
  4. Ensure the textures folder is the only sub-directory and archive the mod.
  5. Move the new archive to the Bash Installers folder and install.
Tobes Highres Textures = Patch SMIM

Download: Tobes Highres Textures 1_2b SMIM Patch

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
High Quality Food and Ingredients SE

Download: High Quality Food and Ingredients SE

Description
This mod retextures a lot of the food and ingredients while keeping the vanilla style.

Installation

  1. Download the main file and move the mod into the Bash Installers folder.
  2. Select all the sub-packages except the following:
    • 02 cabbage01
    • 08 chicken
    • 10 cooked beef
    • 14 cooked venison
    • 17 aider cheese02
    • 20 goat cheese01
    • 35 salmon01
    • 40 All Texture
  3. Install the mod.
A Quality World Map = Vivid with Stone Roads]

Download: 9.0.1 A Quality World Map - Vivid with Stone Roads

Description
This mod provides a new set of highly-detailed world map textures, complete with roads! This mod also adds a detailed Solsteim map.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

Clothing & Equipment

The follow mods address armors, weapons, clothing, adornments, and any dealing with wearables. Users should create a new marker for this section.

aMidianBorn Book of Silence = Armors (Skyrim LE)

Download: aMidianBorn book of silence_ARMORS

Description

Installation

  1. Move the aMidianBorn book of silence_ARMORS file to the Bash Installers folder.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • Users can choose whatever versions of the armors that are preferred. The selections below are simply my preferences.
    • 01 elven dark
    • 03 hide
    • 04 iron vanilla cut
    • 05 steel
    • 06 scaled
    • 07 orcish
    • 08 dwarven
    • 09 steel plate
    • 10 leather
    • 11 ancient nord
    • 12 wolf grey
    • 13 glass I will use Glass Variants, after I can confirm it works
    • 14 ebony black I will use ebony differently, after I can confirm it works
    • 16 falmer armor
    • 17 In the Esp/m Filter pane, untick the Glass Varients.esp, AMB Glass Variants Lore.esp, & Differently Ebony.esp. Disregard this step for now
    Note that the blades armor is skipped. It is bugged for SSE.
    02 fur is skipped because Rustic Clothing covers this which will be installed below.
  3. Install the mod.
aMidianBorn Book of Silence = Unique Items (Skyrim LE)

Download: aMidianBorn book of silence_UNIQUE ITEMS

Description

Installation

  1. Move the aMidianBorn book of silence_UNIQUE ITEMS file to the Bash Installers folder.
  2. Right-click on the mod listing and select [Wizard].
  3. Select [Install Everything] and click [Next >].
  4. Check the Apply these selections box and click [Finish].
aMidianBorn Book of Silence = Staff of Magnus Hotfix (Skyrim LE)

Download: Staff of Magnus Hotfix

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
aMidianBorn Book of Silence = Weapons (Skyrim LE)

Download: aMidianBorn book of silence_WEAPONS

Description

Installation

  1. Move the aMidianBorn book of silence_WEAPONS file to the Bash Installers folder.
  2. Select all sub-packages except 03 skyforge.
  3. Install the mod.
Circlets or Masks with all Robes and Hoods

Download: Circlets or Masks with all Robes and Hoods

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Dragon Priest Mask Overhaul SSE

Download: dragonpriestmasks_v2

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Elemental Staffs SE = Main File = 2k-1k = Apocalypse - Magic of Skyrim version

Download: Elemental Staffs SE 2K-1K

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Gemling Queen Jewelry SE

Download: Gemling Queen Jewelry SE

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 00 - Amulets
    • 01b- Gamwich Amulet Textures 1k
    • 10 - Circlets
    • 20 - Rings
    • 21a - Gamwich Ring Textures - Combined 1k
    • 40 Dawnguard Addon
  3. Install the mod.
Greatsword Sheaths and Scabbards Redux SE

Download: Greatsword Sheaths and Scabbards Redux SE

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 00 - Textures default
    • 01 - Meshes Thin
  3. Install the mod.
Dragonbone Mastery - Weapons Retexture

Download: Dragonbone Mastery - WITH Engravings

Description
High quality retexture of the dragonbone weapons.

Installation

  1. Download the Small Resolution - Dragonbone Mastery - WITH Engravings optional file.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 00 Main Normals
    • 01 Main Files Darker
    • 02 New Arrow
    • 03 Short Scabbard Texture 1
    • 04 Required For Short Scabbard - Transparent Meshes
  3. Install the mod.
Improved Closefaced Helmets

Download: Improved Closefaced Helmets (SSE)

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
LeanWolfs Better-Shaped Weapons SE = Main File

Download: LeanWolfs Better-Shaped Weapons INSTALLER SE

Description
Edits the meshes of most weapons and quivers to be slimmer, more realistic, and more natural.

Installation

  1. Download the LeanWolfs Better-Shaped Weapons INSTALLER SE main file and the LeanWolfs Better-Shaped Weapons-Arrow Update update file.
  2. Move both files into the Bash Installers folder.
  3. Select the main file and the sub-packages listed to the right.
  4. Install the main file.
  • 000 BSW Textures
  • 001 Iron
  • 002 Ancient Nordic
  • 003 Ghostblade and Drainblood
  • 004 Imperial
  • 005 Steel
  • 007 Silver
  • 008 Orcish
  • 009 Elven
  • 010 Nord Hero
  • 011 Dwarven
  • 012a Glass Refraction
  • 014 Ebony
  • 015 Deadric
  • 016 Bound Weapons
  • 017 Nightingale
  • 018 Dawnbreaker ENB
  • 019 Dragonbone
  • 020a Stalhrim Refraction
  • 021 Nordic
  • 022 SCimitar
  • 023 Mehrunes Razor
  • 024a Keening Refraction
  • 301 Arrow Iron
  • 302 Arrow Ancient Nordic
  • 303 Arrow Forsworn
  • 304 Arrow Falmer
  • 305 Arrow Steel
  • 308 Arrow Orcish
  • 309 Arrow Elven
  • 309a Arrow Auriel
  • 310 Arrow Nordic Hero
  • 311 Arrow Dwarven
  • 312a Arrow Glass Refraction
  • 314 Arrow Ebony
  • 315 Arrow Daedric
  • 319 Arrow Dragonbone
  • 320a Arrow Stalhrim Refraction
  • 321 Arrow Nordic
LeanWolfs Better-Shaped Weapons SE = Optional File = Arrow Update

Download: LeanWolfs Better-Shaped Weapons-Arrow Update

Description
Fixes minor dark spots on Orcish, Steel & Skyforge quivers - overwrite main files.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Nightingale Prime HD = Leather Version (Skyrim LE)

Download: Nightingale Prime HD - Leather Version

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Rustic Clothing SE 2K

Download: RUSTIC CLOTHING - Special Edition - 2K

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Rustic Forsworn 2K (Skyrim LE)

Download: RUSTIC FORSWORN - 2K

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Ultimate HD Torch = High Res 2K (Skyrim LE)

Download: Ultimate HD Torch - 2048x2048

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

Clutter & Miscellaneous

The following mods focus on those that enhance items such as barrels, books, bottles, furniture, food, and more. Users should add a new marker for this section.

Barenziah's Glory SE

Download: Barenziah's Glory SE

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file.
  2. Selection the following sub-packages:
    • 00 - MAIN
    • 01b - Crown Texture 1k
    • 02b - Gamwich Jewelrybox Texture 1k
  3. Install the mod.
CC's HQ Septims

Download: HQ Septims - 1.2 - Wrye Bash

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 01 Style 2
    • 02 - Gold to Septims Plugin
  3. Install the mod.
Chicken Butthurt Minimizer AKA Immersive Eggs = Full Version - Nests and World Models

Download: Full Version - Nests and World Models

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
Dark Brotherhood Tenets Restored - Standard Edition (Skyrim LE)

Download: Tenets Restored 1_3 - Standard Edition

Description

Installation

  1. Download the Tenets Restored 1_3 - Standard Edition main file.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 2048
  3. Install the mod.
HD Reworked Baskets

Download: HD Reworked Baskets

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 00 Both
    • 01 Skyrim Special Edition
  3. Install the mod.
HD Reworked Ores

Download: HD Reworked Ores

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
Horncandles 4k-2k (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
LeanWolf's Improved Enchanter Candle Meshes SE

Download: LeanWolf's Improved Enchanter Candle Meshes SE

Description

Installation

  1. Download/Copy the File to the Bash Installers folder and install the mod
N-R HD Display Case = Smudged Glass Version (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
Not Really HD Keys = HD Keys With Normal Maps (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
Peltapalooza - Special Edition

Download: PELTAPALOOZA Special Edition - FULL

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
Pilgrim's Delight - High Hrothgar Shrine Retextures

Download: Pilgrim's Delight

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
Realistic Instruments - Flute Lute and Drum HQ = Realistic Instruments Pack (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
Rens HD Shrines = Ultimate

Download: Rens HD Shrines = Ultimate

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 01Akatosh
    • 04Arkay
    • 05Dibella
    • 07Julianos
    • 09Kynareth
    • 12Mara
    • 13Stendarr
    • 15Talos
    • 18Zenithar
  3. Install the mod.
High Poly Project

Download: High Poly Project

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
High Poly Project = HPP - Hotfix

Download: HPP - Hotfix

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
High Poly Project = HPP - Cabbage

Download: HPP - Cabbage

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
Retexture for Soup - For SMIM Mesh - Poor Version (Skyrim LE)

Download: Retexture for Soup - For SMIM Mesh - Poor Version

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
Rugnarok - Special Edition

Download: RUGNAROK - Special Edition - 2K

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
Ruins Clutter Improved

Download: Ruins_Clutter_Improved_SE_NMM_v2-9

Description

Installation

  1. Download the Ruins_Clutter_Improved_SE_NMM_v2-9 main file.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 00 Core
    • 01 Candles
    • 02 Catacomb Candles
    • 03 Enchanting Stations
    • 04 Spider Eggs
    • 05 Ruins Pots
    • 06 Ruins Doors
    • 07 Dragon Claws
    • 08 Subliminal Traps
  3. Install the mod.
Rustic Clutter Collection SE 2k

Download: RUSTIC CLUTTER COLLECTION - Special Edition - 2K

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.


Rustic Cooking SE 2K

Download: RUSTIC COOKING - Special Edition - 2K

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
Rustic Dragon Corpse 4K-2K (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
Rustic Elderscroll 2k (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
Rustic Nordic Murals 2K (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
Skeleton - Skeleton & Human Bones 4k-2k (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
Stalhrim 2k

Download: Stalhrim (2k)

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
Stalhrim = Optional File = Half Transparency

Download: Stalhrim Half Transparency

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
Sweet Mother - the Night Mother Improvement (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
White Phial Replacer SE = Optional File = 0.5x size

Download: White Phial Replacer 0.5x size

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.

Creatures of Skyrim

The following mods overhaul the creatures found in the game. Users should create a new marker for this section.

Bellyaches Animal and Creature Pack SSE

Download: Bellyaches Animal and Creature Pack SSE

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 01 Bear - Blue-eyed Polar
    • 02 Chaurus - Black
    • 03 Chicken - Brown
    • 04 Dog - Default
    • 05 Dragonfly
    • 06 Elk and Caribou
    • 07 Fox - Arctic - Default
    • 08 Fox - Normal - Red
    • 09 Frostbite Spider - Normal - Brown Striped
    • 10 Frostbite Spider - Arctic - Frosty
    • 11 Goat (Shaggy) - Brown
    • 12 Hawk - Common Buzzard
    • 13 Highland Cow - Orange
    • 14 Horker - Grey
    • 15 Horse (All Defaults)
    • 16 Default Mane and Tail
    • 23 Mudcrab - Grey
    • 24 Rabbit
    • 27 Skeever - Mangy Grey
    • 28 Skeever - Arctic - White
    • 29 Werewolf - Dark Grey
    • 31 Wolf - Black - Darker Black
    • 32 Wolf - Ice - White w Blue Eyes
    • 33 Wolf - Red - Brown
  3. Install the mod.
Bellyaches HD Dragon Replacer Pack (SE)

Download: BellyAches HD Dragon Replacer 1.4

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Dragon Priest 2K

Download: Dragon.Priest.2k

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Draugr 2K

Download: Draugr.2k

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Draugr = Misc File = no male pupil

Download: Draugr.no.male.pupill

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Draugr = Misc File = Reduced FXEyes

Download: Draugr.Reduced.FXEyes

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Falmer 2K (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Giant 4k-2k

Download: Giant.4k-2k

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Hagraven 2K

Download: Hagraven.2k

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Mammoth 2K

Download: Mammoth.2k

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
PondFish and Salmon Replacer - texture (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Rustic Death Hound 2K = Dark Version (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Rustic Gargoyle 2K (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Sabrecat 2K

Download: Sabercat.2k

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
The Elder Scrolls V Rewritten - Arvak SE

Download: Dawnguard Rewritten Arvak 1.1.1

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and move it into the Bash Installers folder.
  2. Select the following sub-package:
    • 00
    • 01
    • 02
    Users can install the option desired for the textures. I've chosen Soul Cairn.
  3. Install the mod.
Troll 2K

Download: Troll.2k

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Wispmother 2K-1K

Download: Wispmother.2x1k

Description

Installation

  1. Download the Wispmother.2x1k main file.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 00
    • 01
  3. Install the mod.

Landscape & Environment

The following mods will focus on enhancing the landscape and architectural features of the game. Users should create a new marker for this section.

Arri's Snow Elf Ruins Retexture SE = SSE 2K Textures

Download: SSE 2K Textures

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Better Dynamic Snow SE

Download: Better Dynamic Snow SE v2.6.0

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and move the mod into the Bash Installers folder.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 00 - Core
    • 01 - SMIM
    • 03 - Majestic Mountains Patch
  3. Install the mod.
Blended Roads

Download: Blended Roads

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file.
  2. Move the file to the Bash Installers folder.
  3. Right-click on the mod and choose [Wizard]. WB will run the installation wizard.
    1. Once the wizard opens, select the Welcome and click [Next >].
    2. Select Blended Roads and click [Next >].
    3. Check the SMIM Patch for Blended Roads and click [Next >].
    4. Check the [Apply these selections] box and click [Finish] to install the mod.
Deathbell HD - All-New Textures 2k

Download: Deathbell HD 2k

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Detailing the Eldrich - Higher-Res Riekling Architecture (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Embers HD (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Select the following sub-packages:
    • EHD 2K
    • EHDFireplaces
    • EHDForges
    • EHDLavaCrater
    • EHDPatchUHDEF
  2. Install the mod.
Ethereal Clouds - Special Edition 2k

Download: ETHEREAL CLOUDS - Special Edition - 2K

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Farmhouse Chimneys

Download: Farmhouse Chimneys v3.0.2

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and copy it to the Bash Installers folder.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 00 - Thinner Meshes
    • 01 - Vanilla + Merge
  3. Install the mod.
Footprints

Download: Footprints 1.5.3

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
HD Dark Brotherhood Door = No Glowing Eyes Version (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
HD Road Signs 2k

Download: HD Road Signs 2K Version

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
HD Road Signs = Patch = Cutting Room Floor

Download: Cutting Room Floor Signs

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
HD Road Signs = Patch = Point the Way - Kynesgrove Sign

Download: Point the Way - Kynesgrove Sign

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
HQ College of Winterhold (Nov 8, 2016)

Download: HQ College of Winterhold

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Hybrids HD Plants and Herbs Retexture

Download: Hybrids HD Plants and Herbs Retexture v4

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Just Ice V2 = Alternative 2K

Download: Just Ice V2 Alternative (2K) v2.3

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Landscape Fixes For Grass Mods = Main File

Download: Landscape Fixes For Grass Mods

Description
Goal of this mod 
Primary: Change landscape to reduce grass clipping through objects and restore lost details (details=pathways and small objects)
Secondary: Improve performance by removing grass where it cannot normally be seen without ~tcl (under Whiterun and inside Buildings of Falkreath for ex.)

Reduce overgrown sections of some roads Installation

  1. Download/copy to the Bash Installers folder, than install the mod.
Landscape Fixes For Grass Mods = Patch = Alternate Start

Download: Alternate Start- LAL Locations

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to the Bash Installers folder, than install the mod.
Landscape Fixes For Grass Mods = Patch = Cutting Room Floor

Download: Cutting Room Floor Locations

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to the Bash Installers folder, than install the mod.
Lanterns of Skyrim SE

Download: Lanterns of Skyrim SE

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
LeanWolf's Better-Shaped Talos Statue with Greatsword SE

Download: LeanWolf's Better-Shaped Talos Statue with Greatsword SSE

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to the Bash Installers folder.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 23 Hi-Poly +NordHero
    • 33 NSUtR HP +NordHero
  3. Install the mod.
No grass in caves = (ELE) Enhanced Lighting for ENB Edition

Download: No grass in caves (ELE) Enhanced Lighting for ENB Patch

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to the Bash Installers folder, than install the mod.
No snow under the roof

Download: No snow under the roof 3.2

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Nordic Snow (aka HQ Snow Texture)

Download: Nordic Snow 3.4.1

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Oblivion Gates Remade

Download: Oblivion Gates Remade

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 00
    • 02
  3. Install the mod.
Point The Way

Download: Point The Way

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Real Wood Textures - Farmhouses = No Green Moss Version Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Realistic Water Two

Download: Realistic Water Two v1.40

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 000 Core
    • 310 iNeed Patch
    • 400 Extended Ambience
  3. Install the mod.
Majestic Mountains - Lightside

Download: 3. Majestic Mountains Lightside

Description

Installation

  1. Download the 3. Majestic Mountains Lightside standalone installer main file
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 00 Main Files
    • 01 Moss Rocks
    • 21 SMIM Patch Milestone
  3. Install the mod.
Remove Small Rocks

Download: Remove Small Rocks

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Shadowmarks Improved = Optional File = Improved Shadowmark Textures (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Skyrim SE Improved Puddles

Download: Skyrim SE Improved Puddles FOMOD

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 01 Textures - 1024K
    • 10 Skyrim Special Edition Users
  3. Install the mod.
Terrain LOD redone

Download: Terrain LOD redone

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Vanilla Vegetation Overhaul

Download: Vanilla_Vegetation_Overhaul_v1_05

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main files.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 00_Trees
    • 01_Plants
    • 03_HD_LOD
    • 03_HD_LOD_Billboards
  3. Install the mod.
Veydosebrom - Grasses and Groundcover

Download: Veydosebrom - Grasses and Groundcover

Description

Installation

This mod is not packaged in a way that is recognized by Wrye Bash. To fix this:
  1. Download the mod to the Bash Installers folder.
    • In Wrye Bash Installers tab, right click the installer and choose unpack to projects. Accept the default name.
    • Double click the new project to open it.
  2. Open 00 BSA Archive > 1k Textures.
    • Rename the data folder to, 00 BSA Archive - 1k Textures.
    • Move 00 BSA Archive - 1k Textures folder up two Levels.
    • Repeat this with the 2K Textures and 512 Textures folders.
    • Open 00 BSA Archive > Meshes.
    • Rename the data folder to, 00 BSA Archive – Meshes.
  3. Repeat Step 2 for the 00 Loose Files Folder naming the appropriate folders to:
    • 01 Loose Files - 1K Textures.
    • 01 Loose Files - 2K Textures.
    • 01 Loose Files - 512 Textures.
    • 01 Loose Files - Meshes.
    • Delete 00 BSA Archive and 00 Loose Files, These folders are now empty.
  4. Open 01 Default INI Settings.
    • Rename the Data folder to, 02 Default INI Settings.
    • Move 02 Default INI Settings up one level.
  5. Repeat step #4 for the 01 Dense INI Settings, 01 M's INI Settings, 01 Performance INI Settings, Renaming the appropriate folders to:
    • 02 Dense INI Settings.
    • 02 M's INI Settings.
    • 02 Performance INI Settings.
    • Delete 01 Default INI Settings, 01 Dense INI Settings, 01 M's INI Settings and 01 Performance INI Settings, These folders are now empty.
  6. Open 02 Vanilla Landscape.
    • Rename the Data folder to 03 Vanilla Landscape, Move this folder up one Level.
    • Open 03 Dense Landscape, Rename the Data folder to 03 Dense Landscape, Move this folder up one Level.
    • Delete 02 Vanilla Landscape and 03 Dense Landscape, These folders are now empty
  7. In Wrye Bash Installers tab, right click the package and choose pack to archive. When prompted name the file to Veydosebrom - Grasses and Groundcover = Wrye Bash
  8. Choose options:
    • 01 Loose Files - 2K
    • 01 Loose Files - Meshes.
    • 02 M's INI Settings
    • 03 Vanilla Landscape
WEBS SE 2k

Download: WEBS SE x2048

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
Whiterun Trellis Redesigned and HQ (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Wonders of Weather

Download: Wonders of Weather v1_10

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and move the mod into the Bash Installers folder.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 00 Core
  3. Install the mod.
Realistic Aspen Trees SE 2k

Download: Realistic Aspen Trees SE 3.6se

Description

Installation

This mod is not packaged in a way that is recognized by Wrye Bash. To fix this:
  1. Download the mod to the Bash Installers folder
    • In Wrye Bash Installers tab, right click the installer and choose unpack to projects. Accept the default name.
    • Double click the new project to open it.
    • Open the folder 1 - Core
    • Choose both folders, 2k and 4k, and move them up one level.
    • Delete 1 - Core that is now empty
  2. Rename the folders:
    • 2k -> 10 Core 2k
    • 4k -> 11 Core 4k
    • 1-1 Vanilla -> 20 LOD Vanilla
    • 1-2 SFO -> 21 LOD SFO
  3. Delete the fomod and images folders
  4. Install Realistic Aspen Trees using the project. Choose to install 10 Core 2k or 11 Core 4k.
Simply Bigger Trees SE (Realistic Aspen Trees - Loose)

Download: Simply Bigger Trees SE (Realistic Aspen Trees - Loose)

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
HQ Tree Bark

Download: HQ Tree Bark

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and move the mod into the Bash Installers folder.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 002 Main (4k)
    • 006 Main_Mossy (4K)
    • 202 LUSH Skyrim Bigger Trees
  3. Install the mod.

Player & NPC's

The following mods overhaul the Player and NPCs found in the game. Users should create a new marker for this section.

Beards - 2K Resolution

Download: Beards - 2K Resolution

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Brows = High Resolution (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers
  2. Untick the ESP under Esm/p Filter pane.
  3. Install the mod.
Consistent Older People

Download: Consistent Older People 41

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Coverkhajiits = Female Version (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Coverkhajiits = Male Version (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Female Vampires Have Fangs

Download: Female Vampires Have Fangs

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
FemFeet Redesigned = FFR UNP (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description
General Note
This is not for screenarchers. There are a few issues with these meshes combined with the vanilla body textures (installed below). Old NPCs will have bad seems. Other NPCs will have a small seem on the inside of the ankle and on the bottom of the feet. This guide is for gameplay, though, not staring at NPCs feet...no foot fetishes here!

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Improved Eyes Skyrim

Download: Improved Eyes Skyrim SSE 1.6

Description

Installation

  1. Download/Copy the file to the Bash Installers folder.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 00 Core - Default Eyes - Human Races
    • 00 Core - Default Eyes - Other Races
    • 00 Core - New Eyes
    • 01 Complete
    • 03 Textures - Vamp Standard
    • 04 Werewolf
    • 05 Dawnguard
  3. Install the file.
Improved Eyes Skyrim = Alternate Defaults

Download: Improved Eyes Skyrim = Alternate Defaults

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Eye Normal Map Fix SSE

Download: Eye Normal Map Fix SSE

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
More Realistic Hair (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Northborn Scars

Download: Northborn Scars

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Tempered Skins for Males = Dressed Version

Download: Tempered Skins for Males - Dressed Version

Description

Installation

  1. Download the Tempered Skins for Males - Dressed Version main file.

Until the new archive is uploaded, users will have to repackage the mod. Users will need to install:

  • A - Main Files > A0 - Required
  • A - Main Files > A1 - Vanilla Underwear
  • B - Body diffuse options > B2 - Clean hairy
  • C - Body normal options > C2 - Natural
  • D - Face diffuse options > d2 - Elder
  • E - Face normal options > E2 - Harsh
True Daughters of Skyrim = Vanilla main (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

Weather & Lighting

These are mod which alter aspects centering around lighting, imagespaces, weather. Users should create a new marker for this section.

Info-Logo.png      Notice:I understand lighting and weather mods are a very personal and subjective choice for users. Therefore, the following mods are 100% optional. I have provided an additional patch just for weather and lighting below in the Guide Patches. Users who want to use this patch will need to install all of the following mods!
Vivid Weathers Special Edition - a complete Weather and Visual overhaul for Skyrim SE

Download: Vivid Weathers SE

Description
Alters the weathers, lighting based around weathers, and weather effects providing a great deal more variety and depth to the weather system.

Installation

  1. Download the mod from Nexus and move the file to the Bash Installers folder.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 00 - Core Files
    • 01 - Textures1k
    • 05 - Rainsounds
    • 06 - Extended Snow
  3. Install the mod.
Vivid Weathers Special Edition = Main File Update

Download: Update File

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to the Bash Installers folder, than install the mod.
Enhanced Lighting for ENB (ELE) - Special Edition

Download: ELE_SSE

Description
"Normalizes" lighting color throughout the game. Even without an ENB Preset installed, this mod make desired changes to the color tones of the light sources and other effects bringing a more natural (read realism) feel to the lighting. ENB authors who use ELE will find more granular control over the lighting with more consistent results, such as being able to control dungeon lighting separately from other interior lighting.

Installation

  1. Download the mod from Nexus and install.
Relighting Skyrim - SSE

Download: Relighting Skyrim SSE

Description
Relighting Skyrim will place lights at their light sources, exterior lights will cast light on the landscape, lights values are standardized and more consistent throughout the game, and it stays aligned to the vanilla style.
General Note
This mod is the chosen lighting overhaul due to the aim of correcting the lighting and nothing else. Other lighting overhauls like go beyond their scope to achieve the desired results, like editing meshes which causes a lot of compatibility issues.

Installation

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.

Animations & Effects

The following mods will enhance the animations and effects found throughout the game. Users should add a new marker for this section.

Animated Dwemer Lift Doors

Download: fixed gears

Description
this mod animates the gears and floor on dwemmer load lifts to now move before the load screen giving the feeling of actual movement.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to the Bash Installers folder, than install the mod.
Ash Pile Retexture

Download: Ash Pile Retexture Version 1

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Auto Unequip Shield to Back (Loose files)

Download: Auto Unequip Shield to Back (loose Files)

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to the Bash Installers folder, than install the mod.
Bowlegged jump animation fix

Download: Bowlegged jump animation fix

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
D13 Faster GET UP STAND UP animation vanilla friendly SSE

Download: D13 Faster GET UP STAND UP SSE

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Deadly Spell Impacts

Download: Deadly Spell Impactsv1_70

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and move it to the Bash Installers folder.
  2. Select the follow sub-packages:
    • 00 Core
    • 20 Frost +10% Transparency
Dust Effects by HHaleyy

Download: DustEffectsSSE

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Enhanced Blood Textures SE

Download: Enhanced Blood Textures SE

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and move it to the Bash Installers folder.
  2. Right-click the and select [Wizard].
  3. Select the options for wanted and install the mod.
    I personally only choose to install the core files and the No Screen Blood option.

Until the new archive I created for the author is uploaded, users will need to repack the mod themselves for the options desired. The only thing required is:

  • 1 core files
Improved Weapon Impact EFFECTS Correct Metal SE

Download: Sparkles

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Lightning During Storms Sse (Minty lightning)

Download: Lightning During Storms

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
No Spinning Death Animation

Download: No Spinning Death Animation MERGED

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Smaller Ice Spike and Ice Spear = Smaller Ice Spike 50%

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
XP32 Maximum Skeleton Special Extended

Download: XP32 Maximum Skeleton Special Extended

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and place it in the Bash Installers folder.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 01 Skeleton Rig XPMSSE BBP
    • 07 XPMSSE - BFQ
    • 07 XPMSSE - BFQ - 1st Person
    • 08 BFQ
    • 09 (Select all of them)
    • 10 XPMSSE
  3. Install the mod.

Audio

The following mods change or enhance the audio experience of the game. Users should add a new marker for this section.

Better Horse Pain Sounds (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Immersive Sounds - Compendium

Download: Immersive Sounds - Compendium 2.1

Description

Installation

  1. Download the Immersive Sounds Compendium SSE 2.1 - BAIN Installer main file and move the mod to the Bash Installers folder.
  2. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 00 - Main Files
    • 01 - Weapon Impacts - Less Intense + Instant
    • 02 - Weapon DrawandSheathe - Equip Semi-Smooth
    • 09 - Magic - Restoration - Templar Healing
    • 12 - Creature Options - Well-Mannered Wolves
    • 13 - Creature Options - Sensible Storm Atronachs
    • 14 - Extra Options - Default Nirnroot
  3. Install the mod.
Lucidity Sound FX SSE = Main File

Download: Lucidity Sound FX v2q

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
SSE High Quality Music

Download: SSE High Quality Music v1.7

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Thundering Shouts

Download: Thundering Shouts Main file

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Ultra Realistic Bow Shoot Sounds

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Ultra Realistic Crossbow Shoot Sounds

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

Game Interfaces

The following mods will enhance various interface elements in the game. Users should create a new marker in WB for this section of mods.


A Matter of Time - A HUD clock widget

Download: AMatterOfTime_v3_0_0_alpha_2

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Better Dialogue Controls

Download: Better Dialogue Controls v1_2

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Better MessageBox Controls

Download: Better MessageBox Controls v1_2

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Better Skill and Quest Books Names SE

Download: Better Skill and Quest Books Names SE v1-0

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Even Better Quest Objectives = Main File

Download: Even Better Quest Objectives - 1.5.8a

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Even Better Quest Objectives = Optional File = Dark Brotherhood Forever to Misc Quests - Addon (Oct 26, 2016)

Download: Dark Brotherhood Forever to Misc Quests - Addon

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Even Better Quest Objectives = Patch = Alternate Start

Download: Alternate Start - Live Another Life Patch

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Even Better Quest Objectives = Patch = Cutting Room Floor

Download: Cutting Room Floor Patch - Updated

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Even Better Quest Objectives = Patch = The Paarthurnax Dilemma

Download: The Paarthurnax Dilemma Patch

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Font Overhaul - Natural Typefaces for Skyrim -- FONTS

Download: Font Overhaul

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Immersive HUD - iHUD Special Edition

Download: Immersive HUD - iHUD Special Edition

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Lore-Based Loading Screens

Download: Lore-Based Loading Screens 1.2

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Main Menu Spinning Skyrim Emblem = Average Speed

Download: Main Menu Spinning Skyrim Emblem Average Speed v2-00

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Map Markers Complete with DLC and OCS

Download: Map Markers Complete

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
moreHUD SE

Download: moreHUD SE Alpha

Description
This mod adds HUD information that Skyrim has been severely lacking.

This mod display information about an object that the player is targeting. Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Pastel SkyUI Markers

Download: Pastel SkyUI Markers

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Skyrim SE Skill Interface Re-Texture

Download: SSIRT SE v4.1

Description

Installation

  1. Download the main file and move the mod into the Bash Installers folder.
  2. Right-click on the mod listing and select [Wizard].
  3. Install the options desired and install the mod.

For reference, I have the follow sub-packages selected:

  • 000 - Core
  • 100 - Background - HDR Nebula - Irradiant Stars
  • 200 - Perk Lines - Option 1
  • 300 - Perk Line Color - Grey
  • 400 - Constellations - HD Default
  • 500 - Perk Stars - HD Default
  • 600 - Dawnguard Constellations - HD Default
  • 610 - DG Moons - HD Moon
  • 620 - DG More Stars
  • 630 - DG Background - HDR Vampire 2
SkyUI

Download: SkyUI_5_2_SE

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Small Cursors = Sanguine

Download: Small Cursors - Sanguine

Description
A few different in game Mouse pointers to choose from for Skyrim SE.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Stones of Barenziah Quest Markers

Download: BarenziahQuestMarkers SSE v1-3-1

Description
This mod adds quest markers to all 24 of the Stones of Barenziah (Unusual Gems) that you need to find/collect for the "No Stone Unturned" quest.
The markers are only added after you take an "Unusual Gem" to Vex, and she gives you the objective to find all 24 of them.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Your Own Thoughts SE

Download: YOT - Your Own Thoughts SE All-In0One Installer 1.5

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

Gameplay

Alternate Beginnings

Alternate Start - Live Another Life]

Download: Alternate Start - Live Another Life

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Alternate Start - New Beginnings SSE]'

Download: Alternate Start -- New Beginnings

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Relic Hunter SSE (Legacy and ASLAL addon)

Download: Relic Hunter for SSE 1.2

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

Basic Needs & Survival

Campfire - Complete Camping System

Download: Campfire 1.11 SE Release

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Frostfall - Hypothermia Camping Survival

Download: Frostfall 3.4.1 SE Release

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Hunterborn SE

Download: Hunterborn

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
iNeed - Food Water and Sleep

Download: iNeed v1_83

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

Beast & Creature Additions

Birds and Flocks SSE Edition

Download: Birds and Flocks SSE Edition

Description
This mod adds dozens of additional vanilla "fleeing red-winged blackbird flock" special effects throughout the game, with new sound fx, as well as more hawks along cliffs, tundras, forests, and mountain ranges, and more bats in the dungeons. Includes bugfixes for vanilla flocks and hawks. Dirty edits from the original mod have been fixed.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Birds of Skyrim SSE Edition

Download: Birds of Skyrim SSE Edition

Description
Adds a wide variety of non-flying birds around Skyrim, as well as some flying seagulls and crows. All birds will sing, chirp, or cluck during daylight hours, while the roosters will crow at dawn and sunset. Seagull sound markers have also been placed in Solitude Docks, Dainty Sload and Wreck of the brinehammer for added ambiance.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Diverse Dragons Collection SE

Download: Diverse Dragons Collection SE

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
skyBirds SSE Edition

Download: skyBirds SSE Edition

Description
Imagine real actor birds that don't just stand around mutely doing nothing much, but ones that can hop about, chirp, sing and actually fly away as you approach them. Birds that can land or perch dynamically wherever they choose: on logs, rocks, shrubs, signposts, fences, walls, farmhouses. Birds that will build nests in trees, where they will retire to safety at night and in bad weather. And of course, they can be hunted for their useful alchemy ingredients. This is skyBirds!

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Skyrim Immersive Creatures Special Edition

Download: Skyrim Immersive Creatures v6_6a NMM BAIN

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
'

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

Combat & Traps

Follower Trap Safety

Download: Follower Trap Safety

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Lethal Traps

Download: Lethal Traps

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
SM Drop Lit Torches

Download: SM Drop Lit Torches 3.1

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Wildcat - Combat of Skyrim

Download: Wildcat v700

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

Economy & Food

Alex's Higher Bounty Rewards

Download: Higher Bounty Reward

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Carriage and Ferry Travel Overhaul (Formerly Complete Fast Travel Overhaul)

Download: Carriage and Ferry Travel Overhaul

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Harvest Overhaul Redone - Creatures

Download: Harvest Overhaul Redone Creatures 0.9.1

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Harvest Overhaul Redone - Creatures = Patch = Skybirds

Download: Skybird Compatibility Patch - Creatures

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Harvest Overhaul Redone - Plants

Download: Harvest Overhaul Redone Plants 0.9.1

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Harvest Overhaul Redone - Plants = Patch = Ordinator

Download: Ordinator Compatibility Patch

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Harvest Overhaul Redone - Plants = Patch = Skybirds

Download: Skybirds Compatibility Patch

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
High-level Loot Rarified = Main File

Download: High-level Loot Rarified

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
High-level Loot Rarified = Misc File = No Leveled Unique Items

Download: No Leveled Unique Items

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
High-level Loot Rarified = Patch = Heavy Armory

Download: High-level Loot Rarified - Heavy Armory patch

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
High-level Loot Rarified = Patch = High Level Enemies

Download: High-level Loot Rarified - High Level Enemies patch

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
High-level Loot Rarified = Patch = OBIS

Download: High-level Loot Rarified - OBIS patch

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Scarcity SE - Less Loot Mod

Download: Scarcity SE - Less Loot Mod

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Trade And Barter - LITE (Skyrim LE)

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

Expanded Cities, Towns & Settlements

Books of Skyrim SE

Download: Books of Skyrim

Description
A thing which has been missing since Oblivion is a book store, so this mod adds a books store in Solitude.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Darkwater Crossing

Download: Darkwater Crossing

Description
If Darkwater Crossing ever seemed like too many people with nowhere to live were there, you're probably right. It's major enough for Tullius to know about it to set up an ambush for Ulfric, yet there's a single house there where two people live while everyone else sits around a campfire. Not anymore! Three new houses have been added to provide accommodations for the 4 NPCs who had no place to call home.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Dawnstar

Download: Dawnstar

Description
Dawnstar has always been described as a large port city with a lot of activity. What was presented in the game didn't quite do it justice, but until recently putting one's finger on why wasn't so easy. As it turns out, Dawnstar was run by cruel heartless nobles! The miners were condemned to live out their lives neck deep in grime in the mines. Well no more! Now these poor miners have homes like everyone else, and in the process Dawnstar feels more like that larger port city we've been told about too. With six extra homes in it, that shouldn't be much of a surprise. Plus the miners will now go home to sleep, and visit the inn after their shifts are up too. So there will be some of that missing activity now too.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Dragon Bridge

Download: Dragon Bridge

Description
Dragon Bridge always seemed like it needed something more, and it did. There was always poor Varnius Junius, who gets sent to Solitude representing the town and everything, but had nowhere to live. Plus his boss, Tasius Tragus, who was never placed into the game, but would also have just lived in the inn. The inn is not a home! Varnius and Tasius now have their own homes on the northeast side of the village, like everyone else in town. It's not much, but there just isn't enough space in the place for anything more. Tasius even has a nice terrace with a view to reflect his presumed status in town.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Helarchen Creek

Download: Helarchen Creek

Description
Tamriel has had many villages on maps for as far back as anyone can remember. What happened to them all? Nobody really knows. This mod is simply my take on bringing one back from Elder Scrolls: Arena. Helarchen Creek was a small village in the game somewhere in the mountains near Dawnstar. Originally it appears as though Bethesda planned to put this around the Nightgate Inn, but then changed the name on that and cut the content. Some further research using old Arena maps placed the village further north anyway, so here it is.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Helarchen Creek - No Snow Under the Roof

Download: Helarchen Creek - No Snow Under the Roof

Description
This mod allows the effects from No Snow on the Roof to show on the Helarchen Creek buildings

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Ivarstead

Download: Ivarstead

Description
Ivarstead always seemed like it should be more to me. There are a number of people living in the inn on a permanent basis. While the game indicates it is a village in decline due to fewer and fewer visitors coming through, it's very clear that those who are in the inn now are permanent residents to the village who have fairly strong ties they can't just cut. Since it would have been lame to throw down a bunch of empty or destroyed properties, it felt only right that 3 new houses should be built for those residents to occupy.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Karthwasten

Download: Karthwasten

Description
Karthwasten is supposed to be a bustling mining town with two actively worked mines, yet only has a couple of buildings and too many NPCs to match. Plus it's a known lore town that's been here for at least 200 years. So this place needed a bit of an expansion to flesh it out and make it seem more like the "Karthwasten Hall" of old, in as much as Skyrim will allow for that. No more pitifully small center of mining for The Reach!

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Kynesgrove

Download: Kynesgrove

Description
It has always bothered me to some extent that Kynesgrove gets major attention during the main quest, even with its own guard contingent, yet is nothing more than one inn and a few people in a small camp. Given that it's supposed to be an actual village, it felt like these people needed to at least have proper homes even if they are poor. So this mod aims to correct this problem by providing houses for Ganna & Gemma Uriel, and Roggi Knot-Beard while also adding a new blacksmith to round things out for the village. Now, even though they all still work the mines, they have homes to return to at night.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Provincial Courier Service

Download: Provincial Courier Service

Description
Skyrim's courier is an industrious young lad who can be seen all over the province, yet doesn't seem to have anywhere to live and/or work. He seems able to find you at will, but what if you wanted to find HIM? Even if it would be a meaningless encounter, one should still expect a living breathing NPC that takes part in the world to have some place to work at and call home. No longer will the poor courier simply be dragged from his mystery cell and dropped in front of you to make his deliveries. Thus is born the Provincial Courier Service. This mod is a simple immersion/realism mod that provides a small shack outside of Whiterun along the main road, next to Honningbrew Meadery.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Shor's Stone

Download: Shor's Stone

Description
Shor's Stone always seemed like a place that had more potential than what was in the game, and as it turns out, that's because it does. NPCs talk about Odfel's wrecked house and the need to build a new one, but the wreckage doesn't exist. Grelka has some scenes with the other NPCs that can never play because she never comes to the town, and may well have originally been planned for there. Plus the place always seemed a bit empty, in need of somewhere for the folks to gather at night other than just the fireplace in front of Sylgja's house. Now, all of these things have been taken care of. Shor's Stone is no longer a backwater half-village.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Soljund's Sinkhole

Download: Soljund's Sinkhole

Description
Soljund's Sinkhole is another one of those places where it just seemed odd that more was not done. A mining operation that by all accounts would be thriving were it not for a draugr problem. An area that 3 people are effectively living in, with only two actually being housed, and one of whom is a marriage prospect for the player! Such cramped conditions cannot stand, and so this small expansion has been done to relieve the crowding problem.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Whistling Mine

Download: Whistling Mine

Description
It always seemed odd to me that an established mine with an active smelter had no place for the people there to live. Whistling Mine is cold, and inhospitable. Nobody in their right mind would actually sleep there! This mod solves that oddity by providing a small village for the 4 NPCs to live in and spend some time in. Cause who wants to spend their lives living in the mine they work in! It was also somewhat strange that Winterhold Hold had nothing but a single half ruined town in it.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Whistling Mine - No Snow Under the Roof

Download: Whistling Mine - No Snow Under the Roof

Description
This mod allows the effects from No Snow on the Roof to show on the Whistling Mine buildings

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

Followers & Companions

Convenient Horses

Download: Convenient Horses

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Extensible Follower Framework

Download: Extensible Follower Framework v4.0.3

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Inigo

Download: INIGO_V2.4c SE

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Vilja in Skyrim SE

Download: 1_ViljaInSkyrimSE4_2

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Vilja In Skyrim SE = Soltheim Add On (Jan 14, 2017)

Download: 2_ViljaInSoltheimAddOn1

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

Modified & Expanded Quests

Cutting Room Floor

Download: Cutting Room Floor

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Gildergreen Regrown

Download: Gildergreen Regrown

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Not So Fast - Mage Guild

Download: NotSoFast-MageGuildV14

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Not So Fast - Main Quest

Download: NotSoFast-MainQuestV16

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
The Choice is Yours

Download: The Choice is Yours

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
The Paarthurnax Dilemma

Download: The Paarthurnax Dilemma

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

New Armors, Items & Weapons

Bandolier Bags and Pouches Classic SE

Download: Bandolier - Bags and Pouches Classic SE

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Cloaks of Skyrim SSE

Download: Cloaks of Skyrim SSE - v1.2.1

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Faction Crossbows SE

Download: Faction Crossbows SE

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Heavy Armory SE - New Weapons

Download: Heavy Armory SE

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Hunterborn - Scrimshaw Expanded SSE = Lite Version

Download: Hunterborn - Scrimshaw Expanded SSE = Lite Version

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Immersive Armors

Download: Immersive Armors 8.1 SSE

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Royal Armory - New Artifacts

Download: Royal Armory V2.0

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Tentapalooza for Campfire

Download: Tentapalooza SE 1.3

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Wearable Lanterns

Download: Wearable Lanterns 4.0.3 Release

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Winter Is Coming SSE - Cloaks

Download: WIC Cloaks SSE 2_4

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Winter Is Coming SSE - Cloaks = Patch = Cloaks of Skyrim

Download: WIC Cloaks SSE COS Patch 2_4

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

New Lands & Quests

Legacy of the Dragonborn SSE

Download: Legacy of the Dragonborn SSE

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Legacy of the Dragonborn SSE = Patches

Download: Legacy of the Dragonborn Patches FOMOD

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Falskaar

Download: Falskaar V2_2

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Helgen Reborn

Download: Helgen Reborn SSE Version 106 with loose files

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Moon and Star

Download: 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...

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Moon and Star = Immersion Patch

Download: Immersion Patch

Description
Don't like being called the dragoborn when you're not? This adds "The Way of the Voice" as a prerequisite for the main path of the quest.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
The Notice Board

Download: The Notice Board

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

New NPCs & Behavior

Bring Out Your Dead

Download: Bring Out Your Dead

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
High Level Enemies - SIC SE Edition

Download: High Level Enemies - SIC SE Edition

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul

Download: Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Immersive Patrols SE

Download: Immersive Patrols SE

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
No NPC Greetings SE

Download: No NPC Greetings (Special Edition) - NMM FOMOD Installer

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Organized Bandits In Skyrim Special Edition

Download: OBIS Special Edition

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Organized Bandits In Skyrim Special Edition = Optional = Patrol Addon

Download: OBIS SE Patrols Addon

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Relationship Dialogue Overhaul

Download: Relationship Dialogue Overhaul - RDO Final

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Relationship Dialogue Overhaul = Patch = Cutting Room Floor & Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition

Download: RDO - CRF andUSSEP Patches Finlal

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
SkyTEST - Realistic Animals and Predators

Download: SkyTEST - Realistic Animals and Predators 1_57_1

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

Vampires, Werewolves & Bears, Oh my

Better Vampire NPCs 1.5 SE

Download: Better Vampire NPCs 1.5 SE

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.


Better Vampires SE

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Diverse Werewolves Collection SE - Lite

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Moonlight Tales Special Edition - Werewolf and Werebear Overhaul

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
More Werewolves

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

Skills, Perks & Leveling

Alchemy

Alchemist Compendium

Download: Alchemist Compendium

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Skyrim Alchemy Fixed = Ordinator Edition

Download: Skyrim Alchemy Fixed - Ordinator

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

Attributes

Aurora - Standing Stones of Skyrim

Download: Aurora v307

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Imperious - Races of Skyrim

Download: Imperious v724

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

Magic Shouts & Enchantments

Acquisitive Soul Gems Multithreaded

Download: Acquisitive Soul Gems Multithreaded

Description
This mod makes it so you never trap anything less than the maximum size soul a Soul Gem can handle.

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Apocalypse - Magic of Skyrim

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Apocalypse - Patch for Ordinator

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Spectraverse - Magic of the Magna-Ge

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Summermyst - Enchantments of Skyrim

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Thunderchild - Epic Shouts and Immersion

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

Smithing & Crafting

Ars Metallica - Smithing Enhancement

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

Perks & Leveling

Ordinator - Perks of Skyrim

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Ordinator - Thief Skills Rebalance for Ordinator

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Reflection - Level Up Messages

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.
Skyrim Skill Uncapper

Download: [ ]

Description

Installation

  1. Download/copy to Bash Installers, than install the mod.

FNIS

Now that all the mods are installed. There are several steps that must be taken to make it all play nicely together. Please review each section below carefully as they are critical for a proper working game! The first of these steps is to run FNIS.

Download: Nexus

  1. Download the main file and install the mod.
  2. Activate the newly installed FNIS plugin on the Mods tab.
  3. Open the Bash Installers folder.
  4. Extract the tools folder from within FNIS archive to the game's Data folder.
    Users should have the following after extraction: ...Steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim Special Edition\Data\tools\
  5. Open the tools folder.
  6. Open the GenerateFNIS_for_Users folder.
  7. Right-click on GenerateFNISforUsers.exe and choose [Run as administrator]. Click [Yes] to the prompt, if you get one.
  8. On the FNIS windows, check the box for [SKELETON Arm Fix].
  9. Now click the [Update FNIS Behavior] button.
  10. Once users receive a "x animations for x mods successfully included" message, close the FNIS window by clicking [EXIT].
    Users will notice the icon for the FNIS listing on the Installers tab turn red. This is normal.

Guide Patches

The guide patches have been created by me so users needn't worry about patching this mod list. The following patches are provided:

Conflict Resolution Patch (CR Patch)
This Conflict Resolution Patch (CR Patch) is required for this guide unless users are going to be custom patching the plugins themselves. This patch resolves all the record conflicts between mods listed in the guide and allows them to work together without issues. A big shout-out to dreadflopp for creating a very good base for me to build upon when creating the CR Patch.
Weather and Lighting Patch (Weather Patch)
For users who have chosen to install the weather and lighting mods above, I have made a patch for the mods in the guide. Users who are opting for different choices for these type of mods will be on their own in regards to patching their installs in regards to those mods.
Inigo Patch - Nexus
Though not listed in the guide, I personally use Inigo as my follower. He is great and provides a lot of comical relief while playing. Inigo is probably one of the best follower mods you can have. Since I'm personally using him, I went ahead and provided a patch for him. The patch is specific for use with the mods listed in the guide. Currently, this is very minor patching.
Lanterns of Skyrim Patch (LoS Light Patch)
I created this patch to tone down the default orange tint that the lights in Lanterns of Skyrim produce. This is a simple change of the RGB values to add in more yellow and blue tones. The change reduces the harsh orange tint and brings the lights more inline with what a natural candle produces. I actually had a candle lit next to a white wall as a reference for the tint. This isn't exact, but it's closer to a natural tint than it was at default. Lanterns of Skyrim is obviously required to use this patch. I've kept it separate from the CR Patch in case users want to use CLARALUX instead of LoS.

Each of the patches above require various mods to be installed in order to use them. These mods are labeled as followed throughout the guide for user's convenience:

  • Required by CR Patch
  • Required by Weather Patch
  • Required by Inigo Patch
  • Required by LoS Patch


Download: Mega Cloud

  1. Select Download through your browser to download the mod.
  2. Move it to the Bash Installers folder.
  3. Select the sub-packages needed as described above.
  4. Install the mod.
  5. Activate the patches on the Mods tab.

Sort the Mods - LOOT

  1. Click on the Mods tab in WB.
  2. Tick all plugins to enable them, leaving Bashed Patch, 0.esp unticked for now.
  3. Navigate to here LOOT was installed in the Utilities section of this guide and run it.
  4. Add the following LOOT Meta Rules:
Mod Configuration Menu
Meta Rule Instructions
Book Covers Skyrim.esp

Load After:

  • UnlimitedBookshelves.esp

Techs SSEGuide CRPatch.esp
Load After:

  • Circlets and Masks with all Robes and Hoods.esp
  • Improved Eyes Skyrim - Vamp.esp
  • GQJ_DG_vampireamuletfix.esp
  • RUSTIC SOULGEMS - Sorted.esp
  • NotSoFast-MainQuest.esp
  • Alternate Start - Live Another Life.esp

Techs SSEGuide WeatherPatch.esp
Load After:

  • Alternate Start - Live Another Life.esp

General Note
The meta rules for the CR Patch are vital! They are necessary for the Bashed Patch to be built correctly. Once they are added, sort the mods and close LOOT.


Building LOD with DynDOLOD

Now it's time to take care of those pesky LODs and make the distance views as pretty as possible. For this, DynDOLOD will be used. It's implementation for SSE is not as robust as it is for classic Skyrim, but it's still far better than vanilla.

Updating DynDOLD

Users who are installing the guide for the first time, please skip this updating process and continue below.

Users who have already generated DynDOLOD and are updating will need to complete the updating process for DynDOLOD. This process is found in the user manual, which is installed with the program. I will summarize it here. Users needing more detail should refer to the manual.

  1. Travel to any interior.
  2. Save the game and exit.
    This is the backup save just in case something goes wrong.
  3. Update to the latest DynDOLOD Standalone version; found in the Utilities section of this guide.
  4. Uninstall the DynDOLOD Output and TexGen Output mods.
    Don't delete them until new ones are created. These are now the backup files. New ones will be created below.
  5. Update the DynDOLOD Resources mod, if a newer version is available.
  6. Load the game to the save completed in step 2. Once loaded, create a new save (don't overwrite) and exit.
    The new save is now clean of the DynDOLOD plugin. This is the save to load after updating.
  7. Ensure the DynDOLOD_Output and TexGen_Output folders within the DynDOLOD program folder are empty.
    Mine are located at: ..\Modding\Programs\DynDOLOD Standalone v2-26\
  8. Ensure the cache folder within the DynDOLOD program folder is empty.
    Mine is located at: ..\Modding\Programs\DynDOLOD Standalone v2-26\Edit Scripts\DynDOLOD\cache\
  9. Users are now ready to generate new LODs. Continue below.
DynDOLOD Resources

Download: Resources via Mega

General Note
This file must be downloaded from the link above! It includes resources specifically for SSE.

Installation

  1. Download the Resources file using the Download through your browser button.
  2. Move the archive into the Bash Installers folder.
  3. Select the following sub-packages:
    • 00
    • 02
    • 04
    • 05
    • 08
  4. Install the mod.
Indistinguishable Vanilla Tree Billboards

Download: Nexus
Installation

  1. Download the Vanilla Skyrim and Dragonborn billboards Medium Res 512 main file and install the mod.
    This mod should be placed directly below/after the DynDOLOD Resources file from above.

Run TexGen

  1. Navigate to the installed DynDOLOD folder from the utilities section
    Mine is at: D:\Modding\Programs\DynDOLOD Standalone\
  2. Run the TexGen64.exe - Shortcut executable.
  3. Change the LOD Texture Size to [512].
  4. Change Diffuse Alpha and Diffuse to [BC3 (DXT5)].
  5. Click [Start] and wait for the program to finish running.
  6. After receiving the message Completed successfully, a windows appears. Click [Exit].
  7. Open the TexGen_Output folder.
    Found in the root DynDOLOD folder: D:\Modding\Programs\DynDOLOD Standalone\TexGen_Output\
  8. Archive the textures folder and install it in WB.
Info-Logo.png      Notice:Be sure to delete the textures folder after installing it to ensure the TexGen_Output folder remains clean for the next time DynDOLOD is ran.

Run DynDOLOD Standalone

  1. Navigate to the installed DynDOLOD folder from the utilities section
    Mine is at: D:\Modding\Programs\DynDOLOD Standalone\
  2. Run the DynDOLODx64.exe - Shortcut executable.
  3. Click [OK].
  4. Right-click in the Select Worlds box and choose [Select all].
  5. Click either [Meduim] or [High] and allow the program to run.
    I chose the High option. The program will likely take a while so just leave it be.
  6. Once the message, DynDOLOD Worlds completed successfully displays a window will appear. Choose [Save & Exit].
  7. On the next window, ensure DynDOLOD.esp is checked and click [OK].
  8. Open the DynDOLOD_Output folder found in the same place as the TexGen_Output folder above.
  9. Archive the contents of the folder and install the new mod in WB.
  10. Activate the DynDOLOD plugin on the Mods tab.
  11. Sort with LOOT.
  12. Rebuild your Bashed Patch.

Bashed Patch

A Bashed Patch is very important and all users should be running with one. Bashed Patches will "bash" together all the leveled lists in the game to work together without the need for manual patching, eliminate a few plugins by integrating them into the Patch, and allows for some user customization to the game settings. A Bashed Patch is required for this guide.

  1. On the Mods tab, right-click on Bashed Patch, 0.esp and choose [Rebuild Patch...].
  2. Click [OK] on the new window.
  3. Click on the [Tweaks Settings] listing in the left pane (don't untick it!).
    The following adjustments are optional. They are simply my personal preferences for the available tweaks. Right-click the listing to change the setting.
    • Set Arrow: Recovery from Actor to [50%]
    I make this tweak because it makes sense that you'd be able to recover more arrows form bodies than the vanilla game allows.
    • Set Arrow: Speed to [1.4]
    I make this tweak because the speed at which the arrows fly is too slow to be realistic, imo.
    • Set Crime: Alarm Distance to [Custom: 1200]
    This is changed to be in line with the Stealth Skills Rebalanced mod by kryptopyr. This mod isn't included in the guide, but will be when it's ported.
    • Set Timescale to [Custom 15]
    This tweak makes the time pass more slowly in-game, which is more realistic imo.
  4. Click the [Build Patch] button at the bottom.
  5. Once finished, click OK and Yes to active the patch.
  6. Reactivate the BetterQuestObjectives.esp plugin.
    Note: all plugins with a plus rather than a checkbox have been integrated into the Bashed Patch and should be left as is.


ENB/ReShade Preset

Now is the time for users to decide if an ENB Preset will be used or not. Those users who installed the weather and lighting mods will need to ensure the ENB is compatible with these mods. ENB for SSE is not as robust and feature rich as it is for classic Skyrim so users will currently see a lot of presets with or centered around ReShade. These are not true "ENBs" as they are using ReShade solely, or to enhance the preset rather than relying solely on ENBSeries to accomplish their goals. I've listed a few presets below that are compatible with Vivid Weathers:

Users are free to choose and install the ENB of their choice, or no ENB at all. I've installed The Truth ENB because it is light-weight, simple, and retains a mostly vanilla color palette. Simply follow the instructions on the mod page for installing the Preset. Users should keep in mind any "required" mods listed on the mod pages are not actually required, but rather only recommended by the author.

Finally, users who installed a Preset should run the game launcher and game to the main menu, then exit before continuing to BethINI below.

Running BethINI

The last step in this process to to run BethINI and choose the settings best for the individual system. I have provided recommendations below, but the settings are ultimately up to the user.

  1. Navigate to the BethINI folder installed earlier in the guide in the utilities section.
    Mine is located at: D:\Modding\Programs\BethINI\
  2. Run the BethINI.exe and choose Skyrim Special Edition for the game selection.
Setup Tab

I recommend ticking the Always Select Game and Make INIs Read-Only boxes.

Basic Tab

I recommend the following:

  • Windowed Mode
  • Borderless
  • Vsync
  • Recommended Tweaks

Additionally, I use the Ultra Preset.

General Tab

I recommend the following:

  • Intro Music
  • Disable Tutorials
Gameplay Tab

I recommend the following:

  • Always Run by Default
  • Over-Encumbered Reminder: 60
  • NPC User Ammo
Interface Tab

I recommend the following:

  • Fix Map Menu Navigation
Detail Tab

I recommend the following:

  • Particles: 6000
  • Disable LensFlare
View Distance Tab

I recommend the following:

  • Grass Fade: 18000
Visuals Tab

I recommend the following:

  • Grass Density: 60 to 75 (required for Veydosebrom)
  • Grass Diversity: 15 (required for Veydosebrom)

When finished customizing the selections for BethINI, return to the Basic tab and select [Save & Close].