The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Ryanheart Jun 25, 2013 @ 6:50pm
Best mods for Skyrim???
Im about to pop my Skyrim cherry today but i was wondering what are some MUST HAVE MODS to improve this game and its gameplay?
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SubsonicDust Jun 25, 2013 @ 7:50pm 
There are many, many good mods. This is a good place to start:
Ryanheart Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:06pm 
So skyui is must have?
Frankie-Z- Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:09pm 
mehh ... it uses SKSE .. SKSE negates you're steam achivemnts ..

Get better sorting mod .. it works with Sku UI or you can use it alone . it doesn't need SKSE to work AFAIK
But if you already got all of the achivmenst you wanted or just don't care about steam achivments then go for it
Sky Ui I have installed but I beat the game a couple of times over before I installed it..
I also have "Categorized Favorites Menu "
most people usually wind up with all three instaled sooner or later..
Categorized Favorites Menu
Better Sorting
but the first two require SKSE to be fully functional
I always kind of hoped Bethesda would make some kind of offcial PC only UI release . but it never came.
Last edited by Frankie-Z-; Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:17pm
Ryanheart Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:18pm 
I see, so as a complete Skyrim noob best to start with is SkyUI? how do i install it and how does suscribing to things on teh workshop work? once i sescribbe it instantly installs? Yes i is noob
Ryanheart Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:19pm 
And most of what you said Frank didnt mean much to me as i didnt understand almost any of it :p
Frankie-Z- Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:24pm 
It needs a add on program SKSE for SkyUI to work right.. I think there's a install guide listed in the sticky thread

list of mods I have installed .. pick whatever seems interesting..I guess

there's just too mny mods to mlist but on Nexus there's a top 100 hundred list to look at also,
Last edited by Frankie-Z-; Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:25pm
Ryanheart Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:27pm 
Thanks mate. Is it even worht NOT to install mods first time play? Or are some of them a must?
Frankie-Z- Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:31pm 
depends the base game is pretty solid ..
the UI mods make navigating through your stash easier but doesn't really change anything

I have a few other mods I use too like Wet n Cold .. not sure I have it on the list but that's good one.. .
wet and cold

and the add on for Dragon born
Last edited by Frankie-Z-; Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:35pm
Big Boom Boom Jun 25, 2013 @ 9:17pm 
SKSE does not negate Steam Achievement nor counting hours, unless there is something wrong with your installation.
AlexVan Jun 25, 2013 @ 9:18pm 
Play the game vanilla then after you do it all then add mods. Its a better experience really.
SHD Jun 25, 2013 @ 9:19pm 
Originally posted by Ryanheart:
Thanks mate. Is it even worht NOT to install mods first time play? Or are some of them a must?

I wouldn't recommend playing it without mods heres a few good ones that fit into the vanilla game:
Sky UI -
Xenius Character Enhancement -
Enhanced Lights and FX -
Pure Waters -
aMidianborns Book of Silence -
Book Covers of Skyrim -
Civil War Overhaul -
Dead Body Collision Fix -
Deadly Combat -
Double Cursor Fix -
Design of the Nords -
Dramatic Clouds -
Enhanced Blood Textures -
Improved Combat Sounds -

If you want more ask, I have around 500 mods downloaded and around 350 I play with. I will try to give you mods that are lore friendly.

I would also recommend an overhaul on the lighting with ENB or COT or Realistic lighting or URWL. URWL is probably the closest to vanilla here is a link.

It also gives you no FPS lose.
Ryanheart Jun 25, 2013 @ 9:32pm 
Thanks guys!
Vince Jun 26, 2013 @ 1:48am 
I'm a bit late to reply, but I think this site is a good place to start:
mattius176 Jun 26, 2013 @ 2:24am 
immersive weapons and armors
Frankie-Z- Jun 26, 2013 @ 3:30am 
The Gems site is great first I have seen of it ,,
I downloaded a bunch of mods off nexus with GEMS logo and never wen to the GEMS site,, Dohhh

As far as the steam tracking glitch goes
after I install skse my achievements for skyrim have been disabled there's nothing wrong with my skse . works fine.. but it has disabled achievements .. I even tried running a launcher script from the steam launcher wich is supposed to re enable achievements and it still doesn't recognise them. SKSE disabled tracking for me..even my game hours played are glitched simple as that. so don't get you're panties in a bunch about it.
Last edited by Frankie-Z-; Jun 26, 2013 @ 3:37am
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