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Windows Skyrim mods

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by FifteeeCal, 2 Jul 2012.

  1. FifteeeCal

    FifteeeCal New Member

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    Recently gotten back into Skyrim and adding mods has gotten a lot easier with the Steam Workshop, so I'm interested in adding some mods to the game to change things up a bit! I've read the bit.tech article for "the perfect Skyrim" and was wondering if you guys had any great mod recommendations, as there doesn't seem to be any Skyrim mod threads already!

    Just realised how many times I wrote the word mod there...
     
  2. adzc1987

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    I hadnt played in ages, got a new gfx card in between that, now im having problems....

    Flames dont appear properly, and i cant read text in books! Disabling AA solves the problem with the flames but i still cant read books!

    It was weird seeing the dragon at the start appear to "Cough!!" on every one! lol
     
  3. FifteeeCal

    FifteeeCal New Member

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    Well that's definitely weird, tried updating graphics drivers? That's always the go-to fix for any graphical issues it seems!

    If you think the dragon coughing on everyone is weird you should try this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bifmj1O3D24 Yep.
     
  4. Draksis

    Draksis New Member

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    hmm... Pneumonic plague dragons perhaps! :p :hehe:

    Personally I just go through the various catagories on the workshop and sub to whatever I'm looking for/looks interesting. Not sure how good the auto "clean up" of steam is when you un-sub something - cause I'm OCD about my games getting too fat, I have a backup of the Data folder that I use to replace the original when things get to messed up.

    /2cents :thumb:
     
  5. Dwarfer

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    All I'm using is the HD Texture Pack plus I've tweaked both my config files. Other than this there are no mods. But I must admit it looks quite beautiful with my tweaked config which unlocks certain things such as better quality water & lighting.

    Edit: This is actually a better source for the tweaks!

    On a side note; does anyone experience shocking lag in certain maps only? Most maps & whilst outdoors I am running flawless so I find it bizarre that in some maps I have to restart the game to stop the lag. I presume there is a memory leak in the game?
     
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  6. adzc1987

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    Yea they were already upto date :S MSI GTX 650 Ti, a google found me the fix for the flames (No AA) but cant find anything for the fact the book text not appearing.

    I did install a load of the mods from the article and one of first things i did was remove them all but didnt change it a bit.

    Kinda renders it unplayable :(
     
  7. ev1lm1nd666

    ev1lm1nd666 New Member

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    I'm using a whole load of mods atm - this is what i'm running at the moment -
    BOSS (sorts out the load order of your mods to help stop conflicts)
    Daedric female armor replacer
    Daedric Armor and weapon Improvement
    Tyrael-Archangel of Justice set
    Alternative Lydia 1_0_0
    Alternatives - Solitude
    Alternatives - Whiterun
    Faster Vanilla Horses
    Fantasy Skyrim via ENB
    FXAA Post Process Injector
    Exits Fantasy Cinema FXAA PPI Preset
    Duel - Combat Realism
    Dovahkiin Relaxes Too
    Vals Crafting Meltdown Alpha - Melting Smelting and Fletchin
    Pretty Female Idles
    Smithing Perks Overhaul
    Bellyaches Animal and Creature Pack
    Nude Females
    Winter Is Coming - Cloaks
    Alternate Start - Live Another Life
    KenMOD - Time on loading screen
    Lost Art of the Blacksmith
    Skyrim -Community- Uncapper
    Immersive Skyrim Thunder V5
    Better Dynamic Snow
    Weapons of the Third Era
    Realistic Ragdolls and Force
    Crimson Tide - Blood
    Auto Unequip Arrows
    Millenia Weapon Retexture Project - WRP
    Weapons and Armor Fixes
    Improved NPC Clothing - High Res
    Skyrim Monster Mod
    WATER - Water And Terrain Enhancement Redux
    Tytanis - Farming - Mounts - Crafts - Spells - Items - MORE
    Enhanced Night Skyrim
    Glowing Ore Veins 300
    ApachiiSkyHair
    Better Females by Bella
    JaySuS Swords
    Skyrim HD - 2K Textures
    SkyUI
    Extended Vanilla Weapons
    Mystic Elven Armor - HD
    Build Your Own Home
    Tartan Guards and Stormcloaks HD
    Armor All
    Space Wiking Dwemer Exoskeleton
    Mega Shields
    Knight Of Thorns Armor And Spear of Thorns
    A Quality World Map - With Roads
    Enchanting effect mods and Perk modfications
    Longer Weather Transitions
    Slower Companions Advancement
    Archmage Tolfdi
    RR Clean Iron Armor
    Better Steel Armor
    LC-Become King of Riverhelm compatible version
    SkyEarth - Homogeneous Detailed Landscapes
    UFO - Ultimate Follower Overhaul
    Horses for Followers
    The Pines of Whiterun
    ClearWater
    Sounds of Skyrim - Civilization
    Real weapons replacer
    Hunnic Ebony Armor Weapons HD
    Knights of the Nine
    SkyJubs Invisible Helmets
    Matys Medieval Knights
    NightingGale Carbon
    Matys Mithril
    Steel Maiden Armor
    Seratic Armor
    Ebony 4k
    Diranars Glass Weapon Transparent Mod V1 Multicolorpack
    Diranars Glass Armor and Weapon Recolour Mod Blue
    Immersive Armors

    I'm running an avg fr of 51 and min fr of 42 at 1920 x 1080 on Ultra settings.(AMD FX 4100 oc'd to 4.3Ghz, 8Gb Corsair DDR3 1600 RAM, GTX 560 Ti oc'd to 1Ghz)
     
  8. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    The core mods you really need to improve the Skyrim experience, IMHO, are SkyUI and one of the HD texture packs, be it Bethesda's release or a higher res 3rd party one. Those two alone can improve things so much. (Plus Conjure Ethereal Horse, but that's just me) SkyUI makes things so much nice, and the HD texture packs stop things from looking quite so blurry.
     
  9. ev1lm1nd666

    ev1lm1nd666 New Member

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    Yeah, the SKYUI does make the inventory a lot easier to scroll through, especially if you want to order things by how much they are worth or armor rating etc, but you need to download SKSE (Skyrim Script Extender) to make it work properly but thats not a chore. I'd go for the 3rd party 2K texture pack over the Bethesda version an the Bethesda version only doubles the texture resolution to 1024, where the 2K textures doubles it again to 2048, although you'll need more than 4Gb of RAM for the 2K textures, I'd run out of RAM pretty much immediately with 4Gig, but when I moved up to 8Gig, it was as smooth as silk all day long......
     
  10. Xahl

    Xahl Your mum's a Dremel

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    Personally I completely agree. I'm on something like my 4th play-through and used a few mods but none of them are totally game changing (HD textures, SkyUI, less condescending guards...etc). I still think there's lots of content in the game that there's not a huge need for new mod content. That being said though, I haven't completed every side quest or daedric quest or even entered the companions 'guild' yet. I've still clocked around 120 hours in the game and there's still loads I haven't done in it.
     
  11. Xahl

    Xahl Your mum's a Dremel

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    Despite everything I've said above I think a total conversion themed on a song of ice and fire would be incredibly well suited.

    Dragons, wights/white walkers - draugr kind of, giants, snow, multi faceted religions.. It just seems to lend itself really well to the game engine. Became particularly obvious to me when I decided to play a purely fire magic user name Melisandre ^^ That said, I'm not a modder and wouldn't have the patience to make a TC; I'm just lazy and want it made for me :p
    Plus seeing as how all the current games made for this franchise appear to have sucked, it'd be nice to have something related to the series built on a game engine we know is already fun and decent.
     
  12. Darkfibre314

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    Anyone tried the midas magic mod in skyrim? I loved that in oblivion.
     
  13. Xahl

    Xahl Your mum's a Dremel

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    Yes it's actually rather good. It's nice and balanced (having never tried it in Oblivion; I don't know what system it used, so it could be the same) since the ingredients you need to summon the spells are quite rare or at least the more powerful spells are. Plus you're not just handed all the books containing the recipes so if you wanted a challenge you could spend quite a while searching for the books or the spell components. The spells themselves are also quite decent; 'intense flames' gives you a nice between spell from 'flames' to 'wall of flames' and the particles are all quite polished.

    The only real negatives I've found are with the various transform spells; turning into a wolf...etc is cool but if you have arrows equipped they float along the ground beneath you, so if that bug gets removed it'd be pretty damn awesome. Definitely worth trying out :thumb:
     
  14. Neogumbercules

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    Some of the big ones I recommend are:

    Skyrim HD 2k texture
    Glowing Ore
    Sky UI
    Ultimate Follower Overhaul (highly recommended)
    Project Reality - Climates of Tamriel (highly recommended)
    Leveling Destruction Perks
    A quality world map - With Roads
    Statis Mesh Improvement mod
    WATER - Water and terrain enhancement
    Lush Trees
    Individual Guard Outfits (gives each Hold's guards unique armor)
    Nightingale Prime

    WHATEVER YOU DO! DO NOT Install the mod that claims to change the cities into open-world environments. I did this and it permanently broke Riften, sending half the NPCs into a clipping, inaccessible version of it. This is not only annoying, but breaks certain quests, such as the Thieves Guild. Additionally, the blacksmith Lod is stuck forever in the alternate Riften. Even uninstalling the mod fails to fix this issue. I'm just happy it was a work in progress mod and only screwed up Riften.
     
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    Tribble Steals Avatars

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    ponders and wonders if there is a "nude males" :thumb:
     
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    You can get them back to real riften with the console: prid [refid of charachter] hit return then moveto player. While standing in Riften.
     
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    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    I'd be posting in here if I had the game.

    Also about open cities, it's not bugged, the only problem is if you have an old saved game.
     
  20. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Nobody else running Frostfall? Now you can die from hypothermia, makes the trek to High Horothgar really feel like a trek.

    I'm also using:
    -House map markers
    -Open face guard helms
    -Horse armors
    -The Asteria(Dwemer Airship/home)
    -Dynamic Guards
    -Lanterns of skyrim(since my ENB profile makes night really dark)
    -Mounted Follower
    -Followers can relax
    -Auto Unequip arrows
    -Caliente Body Slim(and a bunch of lore friendly armors, no skimpy stuff for me)
    -Sounds of Skyrim compete
    -Pound Coin mod(makes all the gold coins pound coins)
    -Race+
    -Alternate Start
    -Apachiiskyhair
    -TERA Hair
    -Better world map with roads
     

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