legs0fsteel Mar 27 @ 10:56am
What mods are ''essential''
so i havn't played skyrim in more then a year and i kind wan to play again but in the time i've been away i'm sure a lot of mods have come out that make the game better

I'm talking abut mods that make the game ''better to play'' things like UI mods fixes for the framerate dropping better animation for combat or even stuff that makes the game look a lot better, Not the mods that add new areas or silly mods like all bears no are hostile and explode on impact maybe later but i never beat the game and i want to do that first.

It would also be cool if you could let me know if i can actually run all the mods with this PC:

Windows 7 64Bit
GEForce 770 gtx
Intel i7 3.4 Ghz
16GB of RAM

Thans in advance
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MikuCore Mar 27 @ 11:02am 
no mod is essential
the unofficial patches are "good to have" - see the pinned topic about this
As for your rig playing it. NP even on Ultra. As for the essentials. Everyone is differnt and so there will be lots of opinions. Soon you will be running around Nexus and the workshop for all your wants.
Mister E Mar 27 @ 11:15am 
I often recommend starting with just SkyUI at most, and probably the unofficial patches. Beyond that, I often find annoyances in the game and then look for a mod to fix it. Personally, I like some of the item re-weighting mods and bandoliers to help avoid getting overloaded so easily. I've recently started using Smartcast as well, which is cool.
Herne the Hunter Mar 27 @ 11:20am 
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Bob Mar 27 @ 11:27am 
Originally posted by NightCore:
no mod is essential
the unofficial patches are "good to have" - see the pinned topic about this
Originally posted by Mister E:
I often recommend starting with just SkyUI. *Snip*
I agree with NightCore, but if you're going to get what's listed above, then I suggest this as well:

SKSE V1.7.0 --> LINK[skse.silverlock.org]

Eventually, you're going to wind up needing it. It also will become useful if Steam has another brain-fart like last week. Having SKSE saved a lot of members here that use it, instead of the Skyrim Steam Launcher.
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Ygolnac Mar 27 @ 11:28am 
I never used SkyUI and Unofficial Patches. SkyUi needs SKSE, and i had to wait the new version for every patch, and the Unofficial Patches, well, never felt the need to install them.

In my opinion modding is to take away annoyances and add features, and this you discover as you go, so a fresh unmodded start is my suggestion.
legs0fsteel Mar 27 @ 11:31am 
Originally posted by Bob:
Originally posted by NightCore:
no mod is essential
the unofficial patches are "good to have" - see the pinned topic about this
Originally posted by Mister E:
I often recommend starting with just SkyUI
I agree with NightCore, but if you're going to get what's listed above, then I suggest this as well:
SKSE V1.7.0 --> LINK[skse.silverlock.org]

Eventually, you're going to wind up needing it. It also will become useful if Steam has another brain-fart like last week. Having SKSE saved a lot of members here that use it, instead of the Skyrim Steam Launcher. :honkhonk:

I am VERY new to mods so plaease forgive me but wht is SKSE?
Bob Mar 27 @ 11:36am 
Originally posted by legs0fsteel:
I am VERY new to mods so plaease forgive me but wht is SKSE?
It's a Script Editor, and a Skyrim Launcher. Depending on what you choose for Mods, it will be needed. Such as for SkyUI.
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MikuCore Mar 27 @ 11:36am 
Originally posted by legs0fsteel:
Originally posted by Bob:

I agree with NightCore, but if you're going to get what's listed above, then I suggest this as well:
SKSE V1.7.0 --> LINK[skse.silverlock.org]

Eventually, you're going to wind up needing it. It also will become useful if Steam has another brain-fart like last week. Having SKSE saved a lot of members here that use it, instead of the Skyrim Steam Launcher. :honkhonk:

I am VERY new to mods so plaease forgive me but wht is SKSE?
SKyrim Script Extender
it expands the script options for modders.
short version
The Kumquat Thaumaturge Mar 27 @ 11:37am 
Check out http://www.tesgeneral.com/ for a heavily opinionated take on what mods are worth using.
Bob Mar 27 @ 11:47am 
I also found this to be a very nice place to start if you're new to Modding Skyrim --> LINK. I have many of those Mods.

It's almost a year old, but a nice place to start.


PS:
Don't go overboard, and get everything!! Also read, and re-read the "Authors Notes" until you can understand the Mod in question completely. Install Mods 1 at a time, play the game for a while (30 minutes or so), and make sure you have no issues, before moving on to the next Mod.
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Dr. Shocks . DO Mar 27 @ 11:49am 
See here: http://skyrimgems.com/


I usually don't tell ppl which mods are essentials as that will steer people to use a defined set of mods, and thus they will not check out any of the alternatives.

For example:
Most people will say to use "Realistic Needs and Diseases" for their "needs" mod.
But if one were to do this, and assume RND is the greatest and best "needs" mod out there [since it is the most popular]; then I find that most ppl do not even venture out to try any of the other "needs" alternatives [which can be better than RND].
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Bob Mar 27 @ 11:54am 
Originally posted by Shocks -Dawnguard Brotherhood-:
See here: http://skyrimgems.com/


I usually don't tell ppl which mods are essentials as that will steer people to use a defined set of mods, and thus they will not check out any of the alternatives.

For example:
Most people will say to use "Realistic Needs and Diseases" for their "needs" mod.
But if one were to do this, and assume RND is the greatest and best "needs" mod out there [since it is the most popular]; then I find that most ppl do not even veneture out to try any of the other "needs" alternatives [which can be better than RND].
That's why I never named specific Mods that I like, and only mentioned patches, and utilities of sorts. Then I gave a link to other helpful starting points. Overwise it's all personal choice as to what is best.
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Dr. Shocks . DO Mar 27 @ 12:11pm 
My comment wasn't directed at anyone in particualr, more of a general comment for the OP LegsofSteel
Bob Mar 27 @ 12:19pm 
I know. No offense taken. I hope mine wasn't taken as such.
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