Nexures Jul 12 @ 6:28am
Static Mesh improvement mod, or 2k mods
which one should i overwrite? what i did was i installed 2k mods, and then SMIM and i didnt let smim overwrite and 2k mods. So basically now i have skyrim with 2k textures, and with SMIM covering what 2k mods didnt
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EbonHawk Jul 12 @ 6:40am 
You should be fine. I can't remember atm what LOOT told me was the recommended order. I don't think it mentioned them in my load order check, but I'm interested to know if it chooses the same load order for everyone. Not at my home PC right now to check, sorry.

I don't think it will matter much. Any improvement of Skyrim's ugly junk will be good.
Nexures Jul 12 @ 6:46am 
but im looking forward to the BEST improvement ;) but yeah, anything is still better lol
Omgwtfbbqkitten Jul 12 @ 6:50am 
Well there was an ENB that I was looking at that had a proposed load order.

It suggested that SMIM should be installed first and that the 2K mod should be installed afterwards.

Here it is incase you want to see it. Scroll down to recommended mods.

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/30936/?

I didn't use the ENB, but I used that list as a referrence for ideas to modding my game.

I also installed this mod first as a base before installing mods on that list, iincase other mods were missing any HQ textures.

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/9080/?
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Incunabulum Jul 12 @ 7:39am 
Originally posted by Nexures:
which one should i overwrite? what i did was i installed 2k mods, and then SMIM and i didnt let smim overwrite and 2k mods. So basically now i have skyrim with 2k textures, and with SMIM covering what 2k mods didnt

Except now you have a lot of static *meshes* that are not improved.

SMIM doesn't just improve textures, it adds polygons to a lot of meshes that were way over-simplified in vanilla game.

An example - the rope tied around some of the poles and the weaving of the little fence segments.

What you did will work, but to get the whole benefits of both you should install 2k textures and then allow SMIM to overwrite them.
Nexures Jul 12 @ 7:42am 
but thats exactly what im trying to find out mate. which is superior
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EbonHawk Jul 12 @ 8:05am 
Originally posted by Nexures:
but thats exactly what im trying to find out mate. which is superior
Well, do a case by case study of every object and let us know which one is better in each scenario. :-P

In other words: 'tis a monumental task. I doubt anyone but the mod owners would even know what all was changed and improved, and then they probably wouldn't know which ones the other mods affect and which ones look better. All subjective to personal taste, too.

8-ball says: "Impossible to say at this time."
grimus Jul 12 @ 8:15am 
@ Nexures:
Incunabulum ...but to get the whole benefits of both you should install 2k textures and then allow SMIM to overwrite them.
This.
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Omgwtfbbqkitten Jul 12 @ 8:50am 
I can't remember the name of the mod and nexus is down right now so I can't check, but the mod allows you to combine several graphics mods.

You have to first download the graphics mods that it requires and place the files into specified folders, then this mod combines them using the textures that the author felt superior. He basically hand picked textures after many hours of comparisons.

If you trust his taste and choices then the mod might be for you.

Maybe someone else knows what it is called.

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Nexures Jul 12 @ 8:51am 
oh cool. if you do recall the name please share it here
Zefram Cochrane Jul 12 @ 12:13pm 
Install SMIM first and Skyrim 2K next. Any meshes that are SMIM exclusive will still have their own textures and anything that uses generic textures willl be replaced by 2K.
Omgwtfbbqkitten Jul 12 @ 12:22pm 
Here is the mod I was talking about.

Texture Pack Combiner

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/20801/?

Don't forget to check out the requirred mods and optional mods section. You have to download those mods so that Texture Pack Combiner has all the files necessary for the best combination.

It also suggests using the optimized version of Bethesda's HI Res texture pack as a base before running this combiner with the other texture mods.

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/9080/?
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Mumbles Jul 12 @ 2:46pm 
I'm pretty sure that the MOD DESCRIPTION for SMIM itself - tells you exactly what order to install it in and what to overwrite when it asks - in relation to ALL the major texture mods.

Since you've said previously that you don't actually read the descriptions thoroughly - I felt it worth pointing out.
Nexures Jul 12 @ 3:24pm 
Originally posted by Mumbles:
I'm pretty sure that the MOD DESCRIPTION for SMIM itself - tells you exactly what order to install it in and what to overwrite when it asks - in relation to ALL the major texture mods.

Since you've said previously that you don't actually read the descriptions thoroughly - I felt it worth pointing out.

i used to. now i started skyrim again, so im reading the descriptions from now on. i was just looking for other peoples opinions -.-
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