iZephyr Mar 17, 2014 @ 12:11am
I need help getting into Skyrim.
I played roughly 80 hours on the xbox (never going back to console), but now I want to get into skyrim onto the PC. I hear my friends and other people talk about Skyrim and how amazing it is. I can easily get into Fallout 3, but for some reason not Skyrim. I was wondering if their are any mods I should download to make it more interesting and make me play for hundreds of hours. Graphic mods, quests, new lands, characters, lighting, ect. are highly welcomed. Thanks to anyone who can help!
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Adura Mar 17, 2014 @ 1:19am 
This...really depends on your own preferences O_o

First, you gotta ask yourself if you like Skyrim's setting (norse-like high fantasy). There's been many posts before of people wanting to get into Skyrim, but who don't care for the setting >.< That makes it hard to get immersed :P

Next question for yourself: What do you like the most? Graphics? Gameplay? Story? Quests? Interesting people to talk to?

Most people will come in and suggest mods. Most of them will be graphic in nature (as most people seem to define how good a game is based on that D:). They're good. They might even help you get immersed, but the beauty of mods is that they let you make the game what YOU want.


And we don't know what you want ^_~

(For instance, my best friend's biggest gripe about the game was the lack of pretty colors D: My biggest gripe is lack of meaningful player choices >_<)
Last edited by Adura; Mar 17, 2014 @ 1:20am
Mr.Hmm Mar 17, 2014 @ 1:22am 
I think games made by bethestha( or atlast games that can be modded in general) are better to be played on PC but enought of that for now.

The difference between console + PC as far as i know is the graphic+ alot of modifications you can do wheres in console you are literaly stuck with the default Laucher settings + Workshop, were's on PC you can customize it alot more
hedgie_yozh Mar 17, 2014 @ 1:27am 
Yes, what are you into? Immersion? graphics? Extra quests? Combat and weaponry? Bouncing breasts?

A great companion mod is Inigo - he is hilarious. A lot of people love Vilja and she is avery good companion mod (not as fun for me as inigo, though). Then there is Moonpath to Elsweyr, an excellent quest mod. Interesting NPCs is my all-time favorite mod for quest material and new characters (as well as depth). If you like immersion, there is Frostfall, Realistic Needs and Diseases, Cloaks of Skyrim. Immersive Weapons and Armor are good. Some of these are on Steam, all are on the Nexus.

Then if you want better UI, you'll need SKSE and SkyUI. SKSE also makes a lot more mods available to you on the nexus.
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Adura Mar 17, 2014 @ 1:33am 
Originally posted by hedgie_yozh:
Interesting NPCs is my all-time favorite mod for quest material and new characters (as well as depth). If you like immersion, there is Frostfall, Realistic Needs and Diseases

All of my yes! ^_^
iZephyr Mar 17, 2014 @ 1:35am 
Originally posted by hedgie_yozh:
Yes, what are you into? Immersion? graphics? Extra quests? Combat and weaponry? Bouncing breasts?

A great companion mod is Inigo - he is hilarious. A lot of people love Vilja and she is avery good companion mod (not as fun for me as inigo, though). Then there is Moonpath to Elsweyr, an excellent quest mod. Interesting NPCs is my all-time favorite mod for quest material and new characters (as well as depth). If you like immersion, there is Frostfall, Realistic Needs and Diseases, Cloaks of Skyrim. Immersive Weapons and Armor are good. Some of these are on Steam, all are on the Nexus.

Then if you want better UI, you'll need SKSE and SkyUI. SKSE also makes a lot more mods available to you on the nexus.

Lol love the part about the bouncing breasts, Im mainly into graphics, immersion, and combat, and thanks for the reply :D
Adura Mar 17, 2014 @ 1:46am 
The best immersion mods were already listed (and I gave all of my Yes! to them :P)

Combat: That's....trickier. There's lots of mods that tweak combat, but many of them are in specific styles. You'll have to search around for the ones you like yourself.
(For what it's worth, if you like a decent challenge, I quite enjoy the Requiem overhaul. It made combat fun for me. But it also changes OODLES of other things >.< so beware.)

Graphics: Let's see. I don't usually recommend things, but here's a few. (And I know many others will be more then willing to recommend other graphical things XD)

Skyrim in Color (like a mini-enb without the annoyance of installing one)
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=203982020

Skyrim Floral Overhauk (Pretty flowers!)
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/141/?

actually...this'll take awhile.

Here you go, a guide made by somebody with better taste then me :P
http://www.gamefront.com/10-graphical-mods-that-overhaul-skyrims-visuals/
http://www.gamesradar.com/skyrim-mods-make-it-look-next-gen-game/


There's more, of course, but this should be a decent start >.<
hedgie_yozh Mar 17, 2014 @ 1:54am 
Oh, and another good one is the Alternate start - Live Another Life mod, which lets you skip the intro and start in some other scenario (bandit, hunter, forsworn, etc.) before embarking on the main quest.

Ooh, Adura, I am snatching the pretty flowers one. Yay!
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Yellow Mar 17, 2014 @ 4:07am 
Wait, I don't understand. You played 80 hours on Xbox, but are asking how to get into the game? It's not like the story or much changes from Xbox to PC - you just get the beauty of mods and alike on PC lol. So I don't understand what you're asking exactly.
la_nague Mar 17, 2014 @ 4:16am 
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/37994/?

this is like 1 extra expansion.


then i suggest 1 combat mod, for example Deadly combat, to make the game less about spamming attacks against huge enemy health bars.
Instead of a combat mod, you can also go with SkyRe, which rebalances the whole game.
You have to try it for yourself, the mod is very specific and you either like it your you absolutely do not.

Then i also suggest High Level enemies, which adds a lot of creature variants for high level gameplay.

especially if you go with a combat mod or SkyRe, you want deadly dragons and deadly creatues, which make those stronger. You probably want this as otherwise they are pretty weak. There is also "dragon combat overhaul", which adds scripts to dragons that make the fights more like the trailers suggest.

then Skytweak, which aads a lot of gameoptions to make the game more what you think is balanced.


When you installed your mods, you use BOSS.
After you used BOSS, you use Wryebash, in which you can create a bahsed patch for mods that would otherwise not work together.
After you start a game, you do not remove mods. If you remove mods, you normally want to start a new game.

Those are the 3 steps to not have a screwed up skyrim after modding.
gnewna Mar 17, 2014 @ 4:16am 
Another good alternate start mod is Skyrim Unbound, one of the few mods I still get from here rather than the Nexus (as it isn't available there). It's more flexible than Live Another Life (although that mod has some awesome roleplaying starts) and also seems to integrate better into the game itself.

Hunterborn is another really good one for immersion, basically instead of killing a wolf and opening it like a chest to take out its pelt and the occasional random piece of jewellery, you can 'field dress' it, then skin it (which will start off with some ruined pelts but as you progress you will start getting regular pelts and eventually 'quality' pelts which can be sold for more money or made into quality leather which you can then make into a better version of the standard leather armour (although you can't IIRC use quality leather to upgrade other leather/hide based armours, and I would guess the quality pelts can't be used in lieu of the normal ones for other crafting purposes like making tents and cloaks - both of which are mod-added, btw). It also allows you to harvest ingredients (such as bones which can be used for various things, and new alchemy ingredients) and butcher the carcass for meat - this is very handy if you're using Realistic Needs and Diseases as you can live on delicious wolf/cabbage stew. (Or get a more realistic amount of e.g. venison from a deer and sell the excess). I seem to remember bear and sabre cat meat fetching a good price.
Giunillo Mar 17, 2014 @ 6:11am 
For new lands mods there are Falskaar and Wyrmstooth,for new Dungeons mods try "The Lost Wonders of Mzark" and "The Temple of Black Rock".
MaÐ Mar 17, 2014 @ 6:22am 
Unless you are braindead, there is no way you could play the game for hundreds of hours. You played over 80 hours, you didnt like it.. Nothing will change it.
Last edited by MaÐ; Mar 17, 2014 @ 8:11am
Smexy Potato Mar 17, 2014 @ 12:46pm 
For the true PC experience, there are a lot of mods on the Nexus, get the manager and start with those, if you have the PC, get Skyrim HD 2K textures, and Climates of Tamriel. For the UI, get Immersive HUD, SkyUI, and QD Inventory. For the game to feel better, get the Unofficial Skyrim(and maybe the DLC) patches. Try Falskaar, Helgen Reborn, and Qaxes Winterhold Rebuild for good quest mods. You may also like Skyrim Shadow Striping Fix, No More Blocky Faces, or an overhaul mod. I reccomend Skyrim Redone, see how to install it through an episode of Gopher's Skyrim Mod Sanctuary. Skyrim Redone gives a whole new feel to the game, and is a great mod. And if you really like immersion, get iNeed and Frostfall.(All of these mods require SKSE and SkyUI. See how to install those on this channel linked below. You should really look at this channel, it shows you how to mod your game(not make a mod, but install them) called "Beginner's Guide to Modding Skyrim" and a series called "Skrim Mod Sanctuary" which highlights many mods. He also has a series called "Skylight" for immersion mods. He also does Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas mods. He also does Let's Plays. Basically, the best modding channel ever :P.
http://www.youtube.com/user/GophersVids/videos?flow=grid&view=0
iZephyr Mar 17, 2014 @ 1:20pm 
Originally posted by The Cynical Potato:
For the true PC experience, there are a lot of mods on the Nexus, get the manager and start with those, if you have the PC, get Skyrim HD 2K textures, and Climates of Tamriel. For the UI, get Immersive HUD, SkyUI, and QD Inventory. For the game to feel better, get the Unofficial Skyrim(and maybe the DLC) patches. Try Falskaar, Helgen Reborn, and Qaxes Winterhold Rebuild for good quest mods. You may also like Skyrim Shadow Striping Fix, No More Blocky Faces, or an overhaul mod. I reccomend Skyrim Redone, see how to install it through an episode of Gopher's Skyrim Mod Sanctuary. Skyrim Redone gives a whole new feel to the game, and is a great mod. And if you really like immersion, get iNeed and Frostfall.(All of these mods require SKSE and SkyUI. See how to install those on this channel linked below. You should really look at this channel, it shows you how to mod your game(not make a mod, but install them) called "Beginner's Guide to Modding Skyrim" and a series called "Skrim Mod Sanctuary" which highlights many mods. He also has a series called "Skylight" for immersion mods. He also does Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas mods. He also does Let's Plays. Basically, the best modding channel ever :P.
http://www.youtube.com/user/GophersVids/videos?flow=grid&view=0

Thank you for all the suggestions, I'll download a lot of the ones you suggested!
Smexy Potato Mar 17, 2014 @ 2:07pm 
Originally posted by UC ProphetHCB:
Originally posted by The Cynical Potato:
For the true PC experience, there are a lot of mods on the Nexus, get the manager and start with those, if you have the PC, get Skyrim HD 2K textures, and Climates of Tamriel. For the UI, get Immersive HUD, SkyUI, and QD Inventory. For the game to feel better, get the Unofficial Skyrim(and maybe the DLC) patches. Try Falskaar, Helgen Reborn, and Qaxes Winterhold Rebuild for good quest mods. You may also like Skyrim Shadow Striping Fix, No More Blocky Faces, or an overhaul mod. I reccomend Skyrim Redone, see how to install it through an episode of Gopher's Skyrim Mod Sanctuary. Skyrim Redone gives a whole new feel to the game, and is a great mod. And if you really like immersion, get iNeed and Frostfall.(All of these mods require SKSE and SkyUI. See how to install those on this channel linked below. You should really look at this channel, it shows you how to mod your game(not make a mod, but install them) called "Beginner's Guide to Modding Skyrim" and a series called "Skrim Mod Sanctuary" which highlights many mods. He also has a series called "Skylight" for immersion mods. He also does Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas mods. He also does Let's Plays. Basically, the best modding channel ever :P.
http://www.youtube.com/user/GophersVids/videos?flow=grid&view=0

Thank you for all the suggestions, I'll download a lot of the ones you suggested!

Glad to help!
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