Mods in Zemalf’s Skyrim Roleplay Series (Mage, Yngvarr)

I’m just documenting my mods and modding changes here for myself (but decided to share, in case someone is interested).

Note that this doc lists the mods I used in Skyrim Roleplay: Yngvarr back in June 2012 and before. Thus, I don’t recommend you use this list “as is” (because Skyrim has been updated, many mods have changed, some have been outdated, etc.).

Look what mods I used for inspiration and example, and follow the current version of STEP (to get the looks), and then go through GEMS list to customize your game as you want. (and if you want top mods in Skyrim Nexus)

ALL THE CREDIT SHOULD GO TO THE MODDERS, NOT ME!

My Skyrim LP

Can a Breton goods peddler find his inner hero, his destiny, or will he die trying?

Show (subscribe for updates): http://www.youtube.com/show/skyrimroleplay

Skyrim Roleplay: http://zemalf.blogspot.com/2011/12/lets-role-play-skyrim.html

Playlist (the videos in YouTube): http://goo.gl/U0FE2

Slow-paced role-play with a Breton mage (pure mage).

Difficulty: Master. Permanent death (Dead is Dead, no re-loading).


Zemalf’s Config

My computer can run the game with very heavy settings at 60 FPS. Since recording puts an extra load on the machine, I tweaked the settings to get steady 30 FPS for the video (most things are ultra, maxed and beyond anyway).

Skyrim Launcher Settings

Launcher settings change things in Skyrim.ini and SkyrimPrefs.ini, set before editing.

Ultra Settings for Skyrim +

Anti-Aliasing: OFF (in reality 4x or 8x - see below, Nvidia override!)

Antisotropic filtering: OFF (in reality 16x - see below, Nvidia override!)

Resolution 1920x1080

Advanced:

## Detail:

Texture Quality: High (Max)

Radial Blur Quality: High (Max)

Shadow Detail: Ultra (Max) (*

Decal Quantity: Ultra (Max)

(* shadows put a HUGE load on machine, I’m also use lower quality at times if I get recording lag

Leave UNCHECKED "FXAA"

CHECKED (all):

Reflect Land

Reflect Objects

Reflect Trees

Reflect Sky

## View Distance (All Maxed, but Item Fade half-way):

Object Fade 15

Actor Fade 15

Grass Fade 12

Specularity Fade 20

Light Fade 35

Item Fade 8

Distant Object Detail: Ultra

Leave UNCHECKED "Object Detail Fade"

Nvidia Tweaks

Nvidia Inspector http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5077-nvidia-inspector.html

Ambient Occlusion combatibility = Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim

SLI = Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim

Antialiasing - Mode: Override any application setting

Antialiasing - Settings: 4x Multisampling (Or 8xQ, more taxing to system & not much better looks)

Antialiasing - Transparency Multisampling: Disabled

Antialiasing - Transparency Supersampling: 8x Supersampling

Nvidia Predefined FXAA Usage: Disallowed (NVIDIA Inspector 1.9.6.3 or higher)

Anisotropic filtering mode: User-defined / Off

Anisotropic filtering settings: 16x Anisotropic Filter

Texture filtering - LOD bias (DX9): -0.250

Texture-fildering - Negative LOD bias: Allow

Texture filtering - Quality: High quality

Texture filtering - Trilinear optimization: Off

Ambient Occlusion setting: High quality

Ambient Occlusion usage: Enabled

Multi-display/mixed-GPY acceleration: Single display performance mode

Power-management mode: Prefer maximum performance

MOD MANAGER

Get Nexus Mod Manager (NMM) - or Wrye Bash, read below.

DO NOT unzip and copy stuff manually to Skyrim/data folder. Seriously, NEVER add mods manually, use a mod manager. When you update the mods or uninstall, you’ll thank me.

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/content/modmanager/

Install first mods in order, overwrite unless stated otherwise.

Wrye Bash vs NMM

Wrye Bash is excellent for manual compilations of various mods and total install-order and overwrite control. BUT (this is a big BUT) Wrye Bash exponentially more complex and skill-demanding than NMM (if you use, don’t go crying to anyone that it’s hard, because it is).

Also, you probably need to create packages for this yourself, downloading and then manually creating directory structure for archive - while with NMM you can just click ‘download with manager’ in SkyrimNexus.

Also note that things might get even simpler when the official Steam- and Bethesda-driven modsite rolls out in January. But I reckon for hardcore modding Wrye Bash (and NMM) will stay.

FXAA

iCCC - Realistic Lighting Addon: http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=180

(using the non-ENB version)


MODS

I'm using about 135 different mods and/or texture replacers. I have ~50 esm-/esp-files active (I haven't done Bashed Patch) - some mods add multiple files, so there's roughly 40 real "mods".

Over time I've installed a lot of mods, and some could probably go, but I just haven't uninstalled them. Anyway - I've categorized the mods below, including a list of "must have" mods I would install right away if I'd need to start building my mod pile from scratch.

WHAT I CONSIDER "MUST-HAVE"

Mod Manager (I Use Nexus Mod Manager):

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/content/modmanager/

SKSE (required by several mods)

http://skse.silverlock.org/

SkyUI

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3863

Categorized Favorites Menu

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4862

Quality World Map

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4929

Realistic Lighting with Configuration

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=7654

Torches for Realistic Lighting

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8741

Sounds of Skyrim - The Wilds

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=10886

Sounds of Skyrim - Dungeons

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8601

No NPC Greetings (I use Slightly Reduced Distance NPC Greetings)

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=746

IMPROVEMENTS AND TWEAKS

Script Dragon (using for Extra Hotkeys and Companion Hotkey, not using the example scripts)

http://alexander.sannybuilder.com/?category=other-bethgames&altname=skyrim_script_dragon

Extra Hotkeys, requires Script Dragon (Must for a mage imo)

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3865

Companion Hotkey, requires Script Dragon

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4322

Interface Hard Coded Key Tweaks

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=88

Move it Dammit for NPC Companions and Followers

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4020

Realistic Running Speed

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1931

(or if you want to customize speeds yourself: 'Skyrim Speeds' http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1603)

Better Sorting

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=2730

Better Horses (Horse inventory, "call horse", etc.)

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=10579

Horses for Companions

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=11193

Colored Map Markers

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1327

Death Cam Duration Options

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=242

Realistic Ragdolls and Force

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=601

Non-Essential Children

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=774

Projectile Soul Trap with Visible Impact Effect

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=5717

Activate Fail Noise Removal

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=210

FIXES

(I haven't looked into if and what of these are actually needed anymore, but I have installed)

All in 1 Spell Fixes

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=7823

(This is no longer available and/or replaced by the ‘unofficial patch’)

Weapons and Armor Fixes

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4719

(Not sure if this is needed with Unofficial Path, but I have it still)

Vanilla Tweaks - Arrow pickup fix

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=6830

Trainer Gold Exploit Fix

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8627

Smooth blade draw and Sheathe

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1117

Shadow Striping Fix

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8043

(redundant with: More Dynamic Shadows and Striping Fixed)

Bed time fix

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=7595

(Redundant with ‘Unofficial patch’)

BETTER LOOKS

(For more, see also 'HD TEXTURES' below)

Deadly Spell Impacts

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=2947

Warmer Magic Lights

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4419

Varied Guards and Stormcloaks

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=6575

(Possble alternative (used in STEP): ‘Every city have various guard oufits TS Edition’ http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=6770)

Height Adjusted Races with True Giants

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=7587

HD Cinematic Fire Effects

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=2692

Finer Dust

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=2636

NEW ITEMS, GEAR AND TWEAKS

Lore Friendly Armor Pack

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=6684

Weapons of the Third Era

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3871

JaySuS Swords

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1002

Winter is Coming (Warm cloaks)

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=13486

Cloaks of Skyrim

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=12092

Skyrim Coin Replacer

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8611

LANDSCAPE AND AREA TWEAKS

Lanterns of Skyrim - Bridges

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=11336

Lanterns of Skyrim - Around Cities

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=12451

SOUNDS AND MUSIC

Immersive Skyrim Thunder V5

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1702

The Sounds of Nature - Fire

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4278

The Sounds of Nature - Water

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4226

Realistic Weapon Swing Sounds

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3698

Improved Combat Sounds

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=5289

HD TEXTURES

(in order of "must haveness", and yes, that's a word. now, at least)

Many textures below override each other, this is not the order I installed them, nor the order of overriding.

The Official HD Textures "DLC" via Steam

Main Font Replacement (personal preference, I use the 'Magic Card' aka Morrowind font)

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=95

Better Dynamic Snow

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=10383

(Before SMIM, let SMIM override)

Higher-Poly Skyrim

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=2054

(Redundant with Static Mesh Improvement mod)

Static Mesh Improvement Mod - SMIM

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8655

(Install before Skyrim HD, let Skyrim HD and other texture mods override SMIM)

Skyrim HD

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=607

Skyrim Flora Overhaul by vurt

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=141

WATER - Water And Terrain Enhancement Redux

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=13268

HiRes Legible Road Signs

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=436

Enhanced Distant Terrain

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1598

Natural Skyrim Rain

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8395

RIS - Real Ice and Snow

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=13466

Vibrant Auroras

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=6675

Hybrids HD Plants and Herbs Retexture

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1546

TreesHD_Skyrim_Variation (I only use the "bark" from this, everything else from Vurt's Skyrim Flora Overhaul)

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3812

XCE - Xenius Character Enhancement

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=2356

Better Beast Races v2

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=944

Eyebrows Match Hair

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=627

Better Freckles

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4502

Realistic Hair

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3397

AOF Believable Hair -Female and Male-

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4307

Realistic Smoke and Embers

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=836

High Quality 3D Map

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4817

HQ Skyrim map V2

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3306

Enhanced Blood Textures

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=60

(Replaced with Crimson Tide at Part 145. Still using optional file from Enhanced Blood Textures: Blurry Screen Blood)

Bellyaches Animal and Creature Pack

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3621

83Willows 101BugsHD Butterfly Dragonfly Luna-Moth Torchbug

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4955

Makers Mark Ingots

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3524

Super Realistic Ore Textures

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3794

Enhanced Night Skyrim (Medium Stars)

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=85

Visible Windows

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=6971

HQ Milky way galaxy

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=810

MORE HD TEXTURES

If I’d start fresh above are the textures I’d reinstall. The textures below I’d consider if I really need them, probably not, but since I have them already, I let them be.

Dragon Glyphs HD

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=2803

Fhaarkas Softer Animal Fur

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=2084

(Install before Bellyaches Animal and/or don’t overwrite it)

2X Clothing Re-Mix by Kobayashi345

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=5603

26 Moon Size Tweeks (I use 0.5x size for both Masser and Secunda)

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1037

Skyrim Redesigned WIP

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8954

I picked (from Skyrim Redesigned WIP):

Bloody rags v1

Brown (less saturated) money bags

Buckets - meshes better with environment)

Chopping block v2

Dragon statues v2

Hasgraven claws

Less cheesy looking Barenziah jewelry box

Salmon v2

Skeleton key v1

Spider eggs

Tankards and wooden plates Final Version

Skyrim Realistic Overhaul

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=5400

I'm only using (from Skyrim Realistic Overhaul):

landscape (loose files) + snowy roads from landscape/roads

AOF Farmhouses

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=7255

(Overriding Skyrim HD)

AOF Detailed Mountains

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4805

(Overriding Skyrim HD)

Armor And Other Rigfixes

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=2903

(replaced by ‘unofficial patch’)

Deadly Serious Shrouded Armor

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=2260

Enhanced Noble Furniture 4x _byMike

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=5265

Detailed Chests Texture Replacers (I use 'Rich Dirty')

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4457

HD Furniture and barrels final __ hi-res texture replacer

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=238

(Not using anymore, replaced with SMIM and other mods)

Tobes Highres Textures

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1123

HD Misc

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3595

High Quality Food and Ingredients

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1192

Dramatic Clouds

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4910

Quality SnowFlakes V2

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=7405

Real Ice ALL-IN-ONE

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=5388

Hvergelmirs Armor Retexture - HAR

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3261

HQ College of Winterhold

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=2552

Riften HQ textures

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=705

Better Dwemer Ruins v3 WiP

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=5007

Real Effect Candle

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=7643

Improved Candles w different colors (I use 'candle_naturalbeige')

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=2144

Lockpicking interface retex (I use "anti-leather")

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=2845

Nordic ruins objects retexture

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4697

Septim HD

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3018

Perfect Legionnaire - Imperial Armor Reforged 3-0

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=6085

Re-Defined Dungeons WIP

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3147

Silly Level of Detail - Potions and Poisons -- SLOD PnP

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4259

Silly Level of Detail - Wine Cellar -- SLOD WC

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4260

Realistic Magical Impacts

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=977

Realistic Paper

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=937

new children (textures and meshes)

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=6172

Not Really HD Claws

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3167

(Not needed with ‘Ruins Clutter Improvement HD’, but I just override this one instead of uninstall)

Not Really HD Keys

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=2875

N-R HD Display Case

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3693

Skill Interface Retexture

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=7308

Improved Torches Textures

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=534

Daedric Armor and weapon Improvement

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3104

Intricate Spider Webs

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=2532

soulgems retexture

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3510

Yuril Rings HQ

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=7034

Better Circlets HQ V1o1

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=6495

-or-

AEterna Circlets

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1994

Ruins urn retexture

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3453

Remade Hi-Res Ancient Nord Armor

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=5205

HD Sacks Retexture

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=2836

HD Bunnies Rabbits with Different Shades

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4033

HD Better Reflections For Armor and Weapons

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1197

HD Banners v2 - Unique Textures

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3067

Enchantment Effect Replacer

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1345

Dead hare or Hanging rabbit Retexture

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1809

Ash Pile Retex

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1838

Accingite Vos - Shields HQ Retextures

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=225

LATEST ADDED MODS

Unofficial Skyrim Patch: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=19

Part 100:

IMAGINATOR - Visual Control Device for Skyrim: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=13049

(haven't adjusted yet, but added the mod in case I want to tweak the colors)

DYNAVISION - Dynamic Depth of Field: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=12525

(still bit unsure if I like the DoF or not... should have option to disable when riding)

Part 107:

Candlelight Toggle: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=11008

(Got tired of continuously casting the light spell in dungeons every 60 seconds)

Part 124:

Open (and Lock) Spells:

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=14457

Dovahkiin Relaxes Too:

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=13931

Part 146: BIG OVERHAUL, "STEP" v2.1.1b):

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=11

~ 192 total mods downloaded

~ 140 HD texture/visual mods

~ 74 plugins in load list (.esp/.esm-files, some plugins add several, maybe ~50-60 “real mods”)

Fresh install took about 4 hours just installing that many mods and configuring them. I didn't need to download everything again. I only downloaded updates and maybe ~10 new mods. And then 1-2 hours of configuring and testing.

* Removed (most replaced with some new ones below):

RIS - Real Ice and Snow

Real Ice

Improved Candles w different colors

HD Bunnies Rabbits with Different Shades

HD Banners v2 - Unique Textures

HD Furniture and barrels final

* Changed (removed):

Realistic Lighting with Customization

To (added):

RCRN v3 HDR - Realistic Colors and Real Nights

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1875

* Also changed (removed)

Enhanced Blood Texture

To (added)

Crimson Tide (using Dark Blood)

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=12798

* New mods (most from "STEP" v2.1.1b):

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=11

Categorized Favorites Menu - Extreme Compatibility Confic (new config for Categorized Favorites Menu)

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=15797

Advanced Alloys Dwarven Bow and Quiver

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=14844

Advanced Alloys Dwarven Greatsword

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=14564

Advanced Alloys Reinforced Dwarven Sword

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=14656

Alternate Sun Glare

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1653

(goes well with Realistic Colors Real Nights)

Amazing Ebony Armor Redone Fix

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8225

Ambient Seagulls

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1306

Animated Weapon Enchants

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=12668

Auto Unequip Arrows

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=10753

Bandolier - Bags and Pouches (the no enchant version)

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=16438

Bellyaches Fur and Quilted Saddles

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=6377

Bethesda Hi-Res DLC Optimized

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=9080

(Removed as redundant: HD Textures DLC Fix)

Better Bedrolls

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=400

Better Bones

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=12085

Better Decapitation Gore Texture by BeyondTom

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4285

Better Horse Pain Sounds

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=12608

Better Turn Animation only One pose

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8080

(AWESOME!)

Burn Freeze Shock Effects

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=14692

Camping

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=11074

Casual bow animations

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1370

celtic and braided rugs

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=7274

Detailed Guard Shields and Banners

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1916

Fixed Mannequins - Mesh

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=14181

HD Dragon Priest Masks

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3432

(changed main menu emblem, but I override that with spinning one)

HD Rabbits Plus

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=10625

High Quality LODs

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4834

A highres 2048x Glass armor and weapons retex by Devalinor

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=526

(using Ice Blue)

Hvergelmirs Shield Retexture - HSR

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=7045

Immersive HUD - iHUD

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3222

(Mainly for hiding crosshair when not needed, as I've disabled compass via .ini)

Improved Foot Wraps for females

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4473

...talk about silly level of detail :)

Main Menu Spinning Skyrim Emblem

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=7801

More Dynamic Shadows and Striping Fixed

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8262

(Removed as redundant: Shadow Striping Fix)

Natural Eyes

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3589

New Thinner Torch

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=6950

No Menu and Loading Smoke

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=7901

Not Really HD Mask of Clavicus Vile

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3375

Pilgrims Delight - High Hrothgar Shrine Retextures

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=10940

Psychosteves Golden Gods Shrines

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=6538

Real Effect Candle

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=7643

Realistic Instruments - Flute Lute and Drum HQ

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8027

Ruins Clutter Improvement HD

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=14227

Shield_of_Ysgramor

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=2121

Small Crosshair (iHUD compatible)

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=15213

(I *love* this)

Snow and Rocks TEXTURES HD

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1382

(only dungeons)

Sweet Mother - the Night Mother Improvement

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4947

Tattered Banners

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4366

Thats Ice (+ Mesh Pack)

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=5594

Vandr Presents - HD Imperial Tower

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=7094

Wearable Lanterns

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=17416

NOT USING (AT LEAST NOT YET)

aka mods on my “maybe” list

Scenic Carriages

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=15094

(I’ll very likely add this the next time I add mods)

UFO - Ultimate Follower Overhaul

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=14037)

(I don’t like how UFO handles companion horses = they are not owned = they might disappear when entering/exiting dungeon = not good for “no fast travel”.)

Weighted Items (version: more realistic)

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=6630

(I couldn’t get this work with my set of mods = arrows and gold still weighted zero)

SkyTEST - Realistic Animals and Predators

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=10175

(I won’t be adding mods that add creatures and/or potentially make wilderness more dangerous, as I’m playing with Dead is Dead. I will add these kinds of mods to my setup after the LP thou)

Lush Grass

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3288

(Nowadays changes grass mesh = heavier than just texture. Looks nice, but with longer grassface in .ini file this eats FPS. I can play with it (FPS stays above 30), but it’s not worth the 20 FPS drop in wilderness)

SORT MODS with BOSS

Download BOSS: http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=6

Install it and run "BOSS.exe", it will automatically sort the plugin in Data.

Run NMM and enable the deactived esps/esms you want.

Sometimes NMM f%&#s up the mod order, so I double check and re-order by hand according to BOSS’s list.

INI TWEAKS

Good guide for graphical tweaks: http://uk.geforce.com/optimise/guides/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-tweak-guide

Skyrim.ini

Tweak for official HD textures to be loaded via ini instead of esp + various tweaks

[General]

sLanguage=ENGLISH

fMasterFilePreLoadMB=128.0000

iPreloadSizeLimit=51380224

uGridsToLoad=7

uExterior Cell Buffer=64

uInterior Cell Buffer=32

sIntroSequence=

[Display]

fShadowLODMaxStartFade=1000.0

fSpecularLODMaxStartFade=2000.0

fLightLODMaxStartFade=3500.0

iShadowMapResolutionPrimary=2048

bAllowScreenshot=0

fSunShadowUpdateTime=0

fSunUpdateThreshold=2.0

iPresentInterval=1

fDefaultWorldFOV=78.0000

fDefault1stPersonFOV=78.0000

fDefaultFOV=78.0000

[Audio]

fMusicDuckingSeconds=6.0

fMusicUnDuckingSeconds=8.0

fMenuModeFadeOutTime=3.0

fMenuModeFadeInTime=1.0

[Grass]

bAllowCreateGrass=1

bAllowLoadGrass=0

[GeneralWarnings]

SGeneralMasterMismatchWarning=One or more plugins could not find the correct versions of the master files they depend on. Errors may occur during load or game play. Check the "Warnings.txt" file for more information.

[Archive]

sResourceArchiveList=Skyrim - Misc.bsa, Skyrim - Shaders.bsa, Skyrim - Textures.bsa, HighResTexturePack01.bsa, HighResTexturePack02.bsa, HighResTexturePackFix.bsa, Skyrim - Interface.bsa, Skyrim - Animations.bsa, Skyrim - Meshes.bsa, Skyrim - Sounds.bsa

sResourceArchiveList2=Skyrim - Voices.bsa, Skyrim - VoicesExtra.bsa

sArchiveList=ArchiveInvalidationInvalidated!.bsa,

[Combat]

fMagnetismStrafeHeadingMult=0.0

fMagnetismLookingMult=0.0

f1PArrowTiltUpAngle=0.7000

f3PArrowTiltUpAngle=0.7000

[Actor]

fVisibleNavmeshMoveDist=12888.0000

[Papyrus]

fPostLoadUpdateTimeMS=500.0

bEnableLogging=0

bEnableTrace=0

bLoadDebugInformation=0

iMinMemoryPageSize=100000

iMaxMemoryPageSize=5000000

iMaxAllocatedMemoryBytes=3000000000

[Water]

bReflectLODObjects=1

bReflectLODLand=1

bReflectSky=1

bReflectLODTrees=1

NOTE! Do *not* increase iMaxAllocatedMemoryBytes too much, e.g. iMaxAllocatedMemoryBytes=4294967296 (“4GB”), as you’ll experience odd glitches and even freezes. 3500000000 should be fine, if you have 4GB memory and patched Skyrim, but 3000000000 has worked fine for me.

SkyrimPrefs.ini

e.g. no compass, no quest markers, fine-tuning of view distances and shadows, etc.

[General]

fBrightLightColorB=1.0000

fBrightLightColorG=1.0000

fBrightLightColorR=1.0000

iStoryManagerLoggingEvent=-1

bEnableStoryManagerLogging=0

[Imagespace]

bDoDepthOfField=1

iRadialBlurLevel=2

[Display]

iBlurDeferredShadowMask=1

fInteriorShadowDistance=3000.0000

fShadowDistance=8000.0000

iShadowMapResolutionSecondary=1024

iShadowMapResolutionPrimary=2048

iShadowSplitCount=2

iMaxAnisotropy=1

fLeafAnimDampenDistEnd=4600.0000

fLeafAnimDampenDistStart=3600.0000

fTreesMidLODSwitchDist=10000000.0000

fGamma=1.0000

fDecalLOD2=1500.0000

fDecalLOD1=1000.0000

fSpecularLODStartFade=2000.0000

fShadowLODStartFade=200.0000

fLightLODStartFade=3500.0000

iTexMipMapMinimum=0

iTexMipMapSkip=0

iWaterMultiSamples=0

iMultiSample=1

iShadowMode=3

bTreesReceiveShadows=1

bDrawLandShadows=1

bFull Screen=1

iSize H=1080

iSize W=1920

fMeshLODFadePercentDefault=1.2000

fMeshLODFadeBoundDefault=256.0000

fMeshLODLevel2FadeTreeDistance=2048.0000

fMeshLODLevel1FadeTreeDistance=2844.0000

fMeshLODLevel2FadeDist=10000000.0000

fMeshLODLevel1FadeDist=10000000.0000

iScreenShotIndex=2

bShadowMaskZPrepass=0

bMainZPrepass=0

iMaxSkinDecalsPerFrame=25

iMaxDecalsPerFrame=100

bFloatPointRenderTarget=0

sD3DDevice="NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590"

bFXAAEnabled=0

iShadowMapResolution=4096

fShadowBiasScale=0.1500

iShadowMaskQuarter=4

iAdapter=0

iPresentInterval=1

bDynamicWindowReflections=1

fDefaultWorldFOV=78.0000

fDefault1stPersonFOV=78.0000

fDefaultFOV=78.0000

iShadowFilter=3

bTransparencyMultisampling=0

bDrawShadows=1

[Grass]

b30GrassVS=1

fGrassStartFadeDistance=7500.0000

fGrassMaxStartFadeDistance=15000.0000

fGrassMinStartFadeDistance=500.0000

bDrawShaderGrass=1

[MAIN]

bGamepadEnable=0

bCrosshairEnabled=1

fHUDOpacity=0.7500

bSaveOnPause=1

bSaveOnTravel=1

bSaveOnWait=1

bSaveOnRest=1

fSkyCellRefFadeDistance=300000.0000

[GamePlay]

bShowFloatingQuestMarkers=0

bShowQuestMarkers=0

iDifficulty=4

[Interface]

bDialogueSubtitles=1

bGeneralSubtitles=1

fMouseCursorSpeed=1.0000

bShowCompass=0

[Controls]

fGamepadHeadingSensitivity=1.0000

fMouseHeadingSensitivity=0.0125

bAlwaysRunByDefault=1

bInvertYValues=0

bGamePadRumble=0

bMouseAcceleration=0

[Particles]

iMaxDesired=750

[SaveGame]

fAutosaveEveryXMins=12.0000

[AudioMenu]

fAudioMasterVolume=1.0000

fVal7=1.0000

uID7=0

fVal6=1.0000

uID6=0

fVal5=1.0000

uID5=0

fVal4=1.0000

uID4=0

fVal3=0.2000

uID3=94881

fVal2=0.2000

uID2=466532

fVal1=1.0000

uID1=554685

fVal0=0.2000

uID0=1007612

[Clouds]

fCloudLevel2Distance=262144.0000

fCloudLevel1Distance=32768.0000

fCloudLevel0Distance=16384.0000

fCloudNearFadeDistance=9000.0000

[TerrainManager]

fTreeLoadDistance=150000.0000

fBlockMaximumDistance=250000.0000

fBlockLevel1Distance=70000.0000

fBlockLevel0Distance=35000.0000

fSplitDistanceMult=1.5000

bShowLODInEditor=0

[NavMesh]

fObstacleAlpha=0.5000

fCoverSideHighAlpha=0.8000

fCoverSideLowAlpha=0.6500

fEdgeFullAlpha=1.0000

fEdgeHighAlpha=0.7500

fEdgeLowAlpha=0.5000

fTriangleFullAlpha=0.7000

fTriangleHighAlpha=0.3500

fTriangleLowAlpha=0.2000

fLedgeBoxHalfHeight=25.0000

fEdgeDistFromVert=10.0000

fEdgeThickness=10.0000

fPointSize=2.5000

[Trees]

bRenderSkinnedTrees=1

uiMaxSkinnedTreesToRender=24

[Decals]

uMaxDecals=1000

bDecals=1

bSkinnedDecals=1

uMaxSkinDecals=100

uMaxSkinDecalsPerActor=60

[LOD]

fLODFadeOutMultObjects=15.0000

fLODFadeOutMultItems=15.0000

fLODFadeOutMultActors=15.0000

fLODFadeOutMultSkyCell=1.0000

[Launcher]

bEnableFileSelection=1

bShowAllResolutions=1

uLastAspectRatio=3

[BlurShaderHDR]

bDoHighDynamicRange=1

[BlurShader]

bUseBlurShader=0

[Water]

iWaterReflectHeight=1024

iWaterReflectWidth=1024

bUseWaterDisplacements=1

bUseWaterRefractions=1

bUseWaterDepth=1

bUseWaterReflections=1

OTHER TWEAKS

-

Mods I Keep an Eye On, But Not in Use on the LP

Complete Crafting Overhaul by Headbomb

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8003

Smithing Perks Overhaul by Headbomb

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=6047


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