The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Filnis Jul 8, 2014 @ 6:24am
Semi-Realism/Difficulty Mods
I am thinking about starting a new skyrim playthrough tomorrow,since I bought the dlc's during the sale.I would like to install a mod that adjusts the difficulty somewhat,because I hate the bulletspongy fights you have later on in the game,you and a stronger enemy hitting each other like maniacs for minutes.I would love a more ''realistic'' combat system and maybe some other tweaks,affecting loot rarity and the amount of money you find.

I came upon Requiem,which seems rather interesting but isn't compatible with Dragonborn without another submod for it,wich does some things I don't really want.So,I would like to know about other good overhaul mods,something like OOO for Oblivion,or more preferably,like Project Nevada(FNV) or the Wanders Edition(FO3) just without custom armor/weapons/etc.

Thanks!
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Delta 1038 Jul 8, 2014 @ 7:52am 
There's SkyRe although I myself don't use that. Personally? I use a few mods to make my game harder. Here's the list:

Frostfall - Hypothermia Camping Survivor

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/11163/?

This mod does exactly what the title implies; it adds a hypothermia mechanic into the game along with camping gear such as tents and portable cooking pots along with the ability to make campfires. There is a reason why Frostfall is easily the most popular camping mod of the Nexus. Sure it looks complicated at first but you'll get used to routinely dress to stay warm and encumber yourself with emergency firewood.

Realistic Needs & Diseases

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/26228/?

A fairly popular mod that adds a hunger/sleep/thirst mechanic in to the game. It also tweaks in vanilla items so that they well, actually sate your hunger. It also makes diseases more dangerous if you don't cure them ASAP. However RND simplifies the hunger to just hunger and there are other popular mods that make it more complicated; taking account of nutrition and all of that but I don't really think they have as much support as RND does.

iNeed - Food Water and Sleep

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/51473/?

This is a pretty decent mod although I don't use it. Pretty much as RND although again, I am not entirely sure of the features. Still, variety is always nice.


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For combat mods there's Ultimate Combat or Duel or something like that. I don't use them so search for them at the Nexus. Remember,

READ THE INSTRUCTIONS VERY CAREFULLY

Half decent authors would specify compatibilities and issues with their mods so read them.
Filnis Jul 8, 2014 @ 7:56am 
Thanks,I will have a look at them.
Filnis Jul 8, 2014 @ 7:58am 
Didn't see SkyRe up to this point,I might have a look at that mod.
Ilja Jul 8, 2014 @ 8:00am 
I think that your best bet is a collection for mods, if you don't wish to use Requiem. Here are some from my own load order. Each will increase the difficulty significantly.

Enemy AI OverHaul---Revenge Of the Enemies
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/40491/?

OBIS - Organized Bandits In Skyrim
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/31264/?

Dragon Combat Overhaul
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/32597/?

Bonus. (If you have already completed the Civil War, or know how much it sucks.)
Includes Stormcloak wolves, giants and mages. What ever side you use, prepeare for the real war.
Civil War Overhaul
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/37216/?
Last edited by Ilja; Jul 8, 2014 @ 8:01am
Delta 1038 Jul 8, 2014 @ 8:02am 
Be very careful and think hard before you get Civil War Overhaul. It is a very buggy mod and script intensive. And if you do decide to get it, you should have a dedicated new game just to play that mod. The less said about the author the better.
Ilja Jul 8, 2014 @ 8:06am 
Originally posted by Delta 1038:
Be very careful and think hard before you get Civil War Overhaul. It is a very buggy mod and script intensive. And if you do decide to get it, you should have a dedicated new game just to play that mod. The less said about the author the better.

Previous versions had some bugs, this is true.
I didn't met any of them in my resent playtrough.

Most scritps, characters and missions were already in Skyrim. Bethesda just didn't have time to finish them. ApolloDown did not create them. It is a common mistake that the mod would be heavy from outside scripts, but it actually is not.

Anyway, I had one for mod in my sleave. :)

Skyrim Swimming Enemies
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/41637/?
Last edited by Ilja; Jul 8, 2014 @ 8:07am
Delta 1038 Jul 8, 2014 @ 8:09am 
Oh? My mistake then. Even so, read the instructions very carefully before you install CWO. Also, swimming enemies? OUTRAGEOUS!
Filnis Jul 8, 2014 @ 8:13am 
Right now Frostfall,Enemy AI Overhaul and SkyRe seem the most interesting and useful to me.I am dedicating the rest of this day to modding.To the compatiblity lists!
Last edited by Filnis; Jul 8, 2014 @ 8:14am
Ilja Jul 8, 2014 @ 8:14am 
Originally posted by Delta 1038:
Oh? My mistake then. Even so, read the instructions very carefully before you install CWO. Also, swimming enemies? OUTRAGEOUS!

Reding instructions and starting a new game are important with CWO.

The fact, that number of bugs have been cutted down does not mean tha CWO would be completely free from them. My game clean and really well managed, so others - not so strict - players might face bugs that I did not encounter.

Still, as we can see, we have very little complaints about that mod in Steam and ApolloDown has managed to give good answer to bugs and glitches in Posts section of the mod. I would consider CWO as playable overhaul, altough not free from problems.

AplloDown is a bit nutty, yes.*

Swimming enemies is outrageous?
I KNOW. :D

* So am I.
Last edited by Ilja; Jul 8, 2014 @ 8:16am
Ilja Jul 8, 2014 @ 8:16am 
Originally posted by Filnis:
Right now Frostfall and SkyRe seem the most interesting and useful to me.I am dedicating the rest of this day to modding.To the compatiblity lists!

Frostfall is one of my favorite mods. The documentation is really important with that one, because it has information about W.E.A.R. values with standard and (compatible) modded armors. Be sure to read it trough.

Have fun.
Last edited by Ilja; Jul 8, 2014 @ 8:17am
Filnis Jul 8, 2014 @ 8:38am 
Actually,SkyRe seems very nice and interesting,I will use it in conjunction with Frostfall and Climates of Tamriel+ a few misc. mods that are compatible.Probably a few more bigger mods but for now I am busy picking modules/reading/etc.

Thanks for the mod suggestions everyone!
Mumbles Jul 8, 2014 @ 9:19am 
+1000 for SkyRe
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