PhoKingNam May 11, 2013 @ 7:12am
Just bought Skyrim
Hey guys I just bought Skyrim to see what all the hype is all about. It seems like mods play a big part in the game so can anyone recommend some mods to download and where to download them. Thanks
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[KL] Master Dan [StormCats] May 11, 2013 @ 7:18am 
Dude...yeah, there is a big modding scene. But I highly recommend you play the vanilla game just for a few days first at least, so you can learn how the vanilla game behaves and what it looks like.

If you mod later on down the line, and have issues, it'll be REALLY handy to understand how the Vanilla game looked beforehand, and how it plays out...

So, while I say yeah, mod all you like, your game...at least try to understand the Vanilla game first, you'll be glad you did :)


You can get Quick and simple mods from the Steam workshop, once in the workshop, hit 'Skyrim' and you-re in!..REMEMBER..SOME MODS REQUIRE CERTAIN DLC INSTALLED IN ORDER TO WORK.

Once you have gotten more familiar with Steam and had plenty of talky talky with friends, you will learn about Nexus mods. BUT...This requires a little more computer knowledge, You will be advised to download the Nexus Mod Manager. This will help you download and manage your mods MORE EFFICIENTLY...

I will leave you with this...If someone painted a lovely painting for you... would you want it all changed and enhanced, altered, before you even saw it?...All the best :)
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[KL] Master Dan [StormCats] May 11, 2013 @ 7:26am 
Once you get to discovering Creation Kit, (in your tools list in your library) and learn how to use it...you can manipulate your own game :3
Muahahahaha
Darkdan777 May 11, 2013 @ 7:51am 
Tundra defence mod But you need SKSE its awesome.
PhoKingNam May 11, 2013 @ 8:05am 
Thanks for the quick replies. Yea, I'll definitely try out the game first without any mods.
elysiumshadow May 11, 2013 @ 8:41am 
Yeah, if you're going to install any mods - only install immersive/graphic improvement/enviromental/city extension mods...things that make the game seem more realistic. Like enhanced blood textures, lighting overhauls, water overhauls, sky overhauls, weather overhauls, birds of skyrim, pets of skyrim, Immersive Whiterun, etc., Also, if you really want to install mods, just check out videos on Youtube! Gamespot has a good runnng serious, and a personal fave of mine is MMOxReview does a weekly show of the best mods.
[KL] Master Dan [StormCats] May 11, 2013 @ 8:44am 
What's wrong with the other mods?...

Do you not want cool Armour, or funky weapons? Most are Lore Friendly, so what's wrong with them?

Also, there are House / Castle Mods, Quest mods, not just only Environment mods...
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Mr. J.D. Gumby May 11, 2013 @ 8:53am 
Originally posted by TOFK Master Dan.:
What's wrong with the other mods?...

Do you not want cool Armour, or funky weapons? Most are Lore Friendly, so what's wrong with them?

Because the vast majority of them are basically cheats. You're lucky if a modded weapon/armor only gives you endgame item tier levels of power from the start of the game. :)
[KL] Master Dan [StormCats] May 11, 2013 @ 8:55am 
I don't make cheats...there are plenty of Lore friendly items. You just have to be bothered to look.
Mr. J.D. Gumby May 11, 2013 @ 8:58am 
Of course you "just have to look", but sorting through the crap that *seems* reasonable (based on the description) in order to find the few good ones is an incredible pain in the butt
DIENER May 11, 2013 @ 9:02am 
SKSE[skse.silverlock.org] is needed for some mods so you might as well grab it.
NMM[skyrim.nexusmods.com] (Nexus Mod Manager) is a good tool to control your mods and load order. Just download mods from Nexus[skyrim.nexusmods.com] and hit the green Download With Manager link.
BOSS[skyrim.nexusmods.com] is a great tool to sort your load order when you have 20+ mods because the load order is the biggest cause to CTD.

Now for mods that I recommend even when you start playing for the first time.
High Resolution Texture Pack (Free DLC)
Unofficial Skyrim Patch[skyrim.nexusmods.com]
Unofficial High Resolution Patch[skyrim.nexusmods.com]
Unofficial Dawnguard Patch[skyrim.nexusmods.com] If you have Dawnguard DLC
Unofficial Hearthfire Patch[skyrim.nexusmods.com] If you have Hearthfire DLC
Unofficial Dragonborn Patch[skyrim.nexusmods.com] If you have Dragonborn DLC
[KL] Master Dan [StormCats] May 11, 2013 @ 9:28am 
Originally posted by Gumby:
Of course you "just have to look", but sorting through the crap that *seems* reasonable (based on the description) in order to find the few good ones is an incredible pain in the butt

I'm afraid I have to concede and agree to that sir!...lol

BUT. Once you get to hear about some individuals, and what they make, you can talk to the Nexus community and Steam, to get the word on who makes what and usually it just takes a certain amount of time to get through all the crap,

If you want to mod the game, I suppose it's worth taking the time to do it properly. This isn't a plug in and play sort of thing. Bethesda have made the game as such, but the modding side to it is a whole kettle of fish all together, and you must be patient, and get talking to the modders, if you can, or friends who know where3 good places to go are..Don't worry, It's all good :)
|Xвпп| Witt May 11, 2013 @ 9:47am 
Google "Nexus Mods"... The Nexus website is where the majority of the modding community is. They have a decent mod manager too, for the beginner with Skyrim.

I would recommend getting the unofficial patches first and foremost. There is one for Skyrim and one for each DLC.

I would also recommend ditching the Bethesda High Resolution Texture pack and getting Skryim HD texture pack instead.

Project Reality : Climates of Tamriel is awesome.

Realistic Lighting Overhaul is awesome.

SkyUI is awesome (Requires SKSE) <Skyrim Script Extender>

Immersive Armors

Immersive Weapons

Bandoliers : Bags and Pouches

Cloaks of Skyrim

The list never ends. All kinds of great stuff out there.
Lord Noob of Noobshire May 11, 2013 @ 11:41am 
Amazing Follower Tweaks. It makes followers a lot nicer to use and play with. There's also Ultimate Follower Overhaul, but I've not used that one yet.
CAP Cadet 2dLt May 11, 2013 @ 11:48am 
Yeah, I'm about to buy this game too and am really looking forward to some overhaul mods. I've played the game at a friend's house so I have an idea of the vanilla graphics. All I want is for it to look all pretty and stuff. :P
Lord Noob of Noobshire May 11, 2013 @ 11:50am 
Originally posted by CAP Cadet TSgt.:
Yeah, I'm about to buy this game too and am really looking forward to some overhaul mods. I've played the game at a friend's house so I have an idea of the vanilla graphics. All I want is for it to look all pretty and stuff. :P

ENBs...
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