The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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This is my working list of mods that make Skyrim a much nicer place to explore
improved cities ,more wildlife, new quests to name just a few

there are no god mods or uber weapons this is working with dawngaurd and hearthfire

ONLY USE ONE OF THE Oakwood , Laintar Dale and Birds and Flocks MODS HEARTHFIRE OR NON HEARTHFIRE

Also makes sure if you use the TOWNS AND VILLAGES ENHANCED THAT YOU UNCHECK ANY MODS THAT EDIT THOSE AREAS
have marked them on list

This collection will be updated as and when i find mods that work without conflicts without using BOSS/ WYRE

i will when i get time post my mod order as there are a few mods that will not work correctly if the order is wrong any questions pls ask and i will try and help

i do also have a few non steam mods running but these are body models and armor sets

this is my personal list of mods that make MY game better which i have chosen to share any trolls flaming will be blocked instantly
if you dont like dont agree then dont use it simple i really dont want to know .
anyone with legitimate comments or problems i will try and help but at the end of the day this is just a list and i am not responsible for the mods


Dawnguard.esm
Hearthfire.esm
AOM.esm
Unofficial Skyrim Patch
Unofficial Dawnguard Patch
Unofficial Hearthfires Patch
EDWS
More Rain
SkyrimURWL.esp
That's Ice
AOM.esp
HD Plants + Herbs
HQ snow texture
Lush Trees
More Dragon Loot
Vibrant Auroras
Wild Horses
SkyUI
Ebony Mage Armor.esp
Quest:And the Realms of Daedra
Quest:Sorcery
Riverwood Creeks --> USE ONLY 1
Quest:Sea of ghosts
TEG Return To Helgen
Telvanni Hall: A Dunmer Tale
TEG Wizards Of Winterhold
Alternate Sun Glare
Character Creation Overhaul-permanent birthsigns
Lush Grass
Places: Amber Guard
Places: Laintar Dale -Hearthfire Edition
Places: Oakwood-Hearthfire Edition
Imp's More Complex Needs
Dovahkin Relaxes Too
Fallout3Hairs.esp
Character Creation Overhaul-Diverse Races and Genders
The cartographers Map Makers
Dragon Priest Mask Quest Markers
Forested Solitude --> USE ONLY 1
Places:Granitehall
Almalexia Regalia.esp
The Hawks Nest
Stones Of Barenziah Quest Map Markers
Beautiful Riften --> USE ONLY 1
Beautiful Whiterun --> USE ONLY 1
Better Dynamic Snow
Birds And Flocks
Birds And Flocks-Hearthfire Edition
Build Your Own Home
Character Creation Overhaul-Dynamic Skill Progression
Character Creation Overhaul-Oblivion Carry Wieghts
Character Creation Overhaul-Races-Classes-Skills
DeeperSnow (more snow)
Lightning During Thunder Storms
More Village Animals
Required File For "Beautiful Whiterun" --> USE ONLY 1
Spells Give off light
XCE-Xenius Character Enhancement
Item Sorting With Weightless Items
Oblivion hair.esp
Oblivion Hair2.esp
The Aldmeri Domain
Adal Matar , The Lost Stronghold
The Frontier To Cyrodiil
Christmas Advent Calender
Assassins Skyrim (Ezios Armor)
The Dance Of Death (Dawnguard Edition)
Towns And Villages Enhanced Riften --> USE ONLY 1 MAY AFFECT FPS
Towns And Villages Enhanced Solitude --> USE ONLY 1 MAY AFFECT FPS
Towns And Villages Enhanced Windhelm --> USE ONLY 1 MAY AFFECT FPS
Towns And Villages Enhanced Falkreath --> USE ONLY 1 MAY AFFECT FPS
Towns And Villages Enhanced Whiterun --> USE ONLY 1 MAY AFFECT FPS
Towns And Villages Enhanced Riverwood --> USE ONLY 1 MAY AFFECT FPS
Towns And Villages Enhanced Villages --> USE ONLY 1 MAY AFFECT FPS
Whiterun Exterior Enhanced --> USE ONLY 1 MAY AFFECT FPS
Water And Terrain Enhancement Redux
Items (54)
The Hawk's Nest
Created by MadFrenchie
- A Mini DLC like Mod : Discover the secrets of the forest of VINEWOOD !

This mod is on the last top 5 mods of the week in MMOXreview, watch the video from 1.38

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Beautiful Whiterun
Created by Charles Eriksun
My goal with this mod was to achieve a new level of immersion to a fantasy world.
Yes there may be a couple aspects that couldn't happen in real life, but then again who fights dragons in real life?

I added a ton of details and tiny plants to improve t...
Birds and Flocks
Created by Kazoomie
-- NOTICE 10/25/2016 --

Unfortunately, I don't have time to continue offering further support/updates for my mods. I am unaware at this time how mods like this one will work with the Skyrim Remaster which is due out in a few days, but I am posting this ...
Beautiful Riften
Created by Charles Eriksun
This is the second edition of my "Beautiful" cities series. I am extremely proud of this one, and have really amped up the detail and effort put into making this mod perfect.

Please subscribe, rate, and watch for my other mods! :D...
Build Your Own Home
Created by SupernastyPants
Welcome to Build Your Own Home, the mod where you do just as the title suggests. This mod exploded to be the 3rd* most endorsed house mod on Nexus ( http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/18480/ ). And now I can finally upload it here.

Yes thats right! YOU bu...
Character Creation Overhaul - Diverse Races and Genders
Created by Syclonix
This is a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED optional module for Character Creation Overhaul located at:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=89896226

You must have the Character Creation Overhaul for this mod to work.

Vanilla Skyrim allowed any st...
Character Creation Overhaul - Dynamic Skill Progression
Created by Syclonix
This is a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED optional module for Character Creation Overhaul located at:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=89896226

You must have the Character Creation Overhaul for this mod to work.

Specialized skills in previou...
Character Creation Overhaul - Oblivion Carry Weights
Created by Syclonix
This is an optional module for Character Creation Overhaul located at:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=89896226

You must have the Character Creation Overhaul for this mod to work.

This add-on for Character Creation Overhaul mak...
Character Creation Overhaul - Permanent Birthsigns
Created by Syclonix
This is an optional module for Character Creation Overhaul located at:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=89896226

You must have the Character Creation Overhaul for this mod to work.

This module makes your birthsign choice permane...
Character Creation Overhaul - Races - Classes - Skills
Created by Syclonix
OPTIONAL MODULES: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=91132733
SKYRIM NEXUS VERSION: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21587/

Character Creation Overhaul finally brings back birthsigns, classes, specializations, favored attributes, and...
Deeper Snow (More Snow)
Created by Zappoo
This Mods adds more Snow to Skyrim especially Snow Storms are very Snowy :) Update - Now this Mod comes with WindFX when it Snow´s heavy!

For even more Snow and Wind in this mod you can also check http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8328
...
EDWS - Enhanced Dynamic Weather System
Created by Zappoo
This Mod completely changes the Weather System in all Areas of Skyrim to a more Immersive Weather feeling!

As often requested i´m very proud to Present EDWS - Enhanced Dynamic Weather System.
With this Mod you´ll have more often Rain and more often Sn...
Forested Solitude
Created by Lameduck
Ever found Solitude to dull? nope, neither have i. But thats not a good reason for not making it even BETTER!. Forested Solitude adds a large amount of foliage to Solitude in order to make it look more lush and intresting....
HD Plants + Herbs
Created by Dartanis
I made this for you. Please "Like" it. :)

Some of those color splotches on the ground of skyrim are supposed to be flowers, so I made them look like flowers.

In an ever ongoing effort to make skyrim more beautiful, here are a few hi-resolution (10...
HQ snow texture
Created by Erik1988
There is a new version for Special Edition available here (Nexus):
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/670/?

Make sure to check it out!

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I was hoping to get a more crystallized look on the snow and make it feel more cold.
Yo...
Imp's More Complex Needs
Created by Imp
See the Discussions tab for the full ReadMe, FAQ, Changelog, and notes on creating compatibility patches for other mods.



IMCN is a realistic hunger/thirst/sleep mod for Skyrim. It assigns real world nutrition information to all foods, giving each it...
Item Sorting with Weightless Items
Created by Dasaige
This mod relabels or renames arrows, potions, foods, clutter items, quest items, crafting items and books to be easier to find and use. This mod does not change the UI look in anyway. If you like to use the same UI setup I use check under Recommendations....
Lightning during Thunder Storms.
Created by Minty
Main Lightning mod and COT patch mods are also available from Skyrim Nexus.
Please Rate or Favourite this mod if you like it ;o)


Works best along side the following mods:-

Real Rain:-
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=71218219...
XCE - Xenius Character Enhancement
Created by Xenius
XCE - Xenius Character Enhancement

XCE is a compilation of all my work on the enhancement of the characters in Skyrim.
For now this will only affect human and elven races.

· What it does:

- Adds more detail to skin of faces and bodies
- Adds a l...
More Dragon Loot
Created by Vony256
This little mod makes dragons drop more loot. You should allways get something enchanted to make it worth while dragon hunting.

This mod should also now be compatible with the Deadly Dragons Mod....
More Rain
Created by Zappoo
This Mods adds more Rain to Skyrim especially Rainstorms are very Rainy :) This Mod also adds a nice WindFX to Rainstorms. For even more Rain and Wind in this mod you can also check http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8562

If you want more...
More Village Animals
Created by Eidgenosse
AMore Village Animals is now divided into 3 ESP for better
Compatibility with other Mods and i have reworked all
places. Read the Installation how to update or install
More Village Animals.

Check my Channel for the other Additional Areas!


What i...
Places: Amber Guard
Created by ThirteenOranges
The Elder Scrolls Places is a mini-series of Lore Friendly mods, each adding locations seen in Skyrim in The Elder Scrolls Chapter I: Arena (set in 3E 399), into the modern day (4E 200) Skyrim setting over 200 years later.

Amber Guard was ...
Places: Granitehall
Created by ThirteenOranges
The Elder Scrolls Places is a mini-series of Lore Friendly mods, each adding locations seen in Skyrim in The Elder Scrolls Chapter I: Arena (set in 3E 399), into the modern day (4E 200) Skyrim setting over 200 years later.

Granitehall was ...
Places: Laintar Dale
Created by ThirteenOranges
The Elder Scrolls Places is a mini-series of Lore Friendly mods, each adding locations seen in Skyrim in The Elder Scrolls Chapter I: Arena (set in 3E 399), into the modern day (4E 200) Skyrim setting over 200 years later.

Laintar Dale is ...
Places: Laintar Dale -Hearthfire Edition-
Created by ThirteenOranges
This mod is the Hearthfire Version, and requires Hearthfire to play. If you do not use Hearthfire, please use the Standard Edition instead.

The Elder Scrolls Places is a m...
Places: Oakwood
Created by ThirteenOranges
The Elder Scrolls Places is a mini-series of Lore Friendly mods, each adding locations seen in Skyrim in The Elder Scrolls Chapter I: Arena (set in 3E 399), into the modern day (4E 200) Skyrim setting over 200 years later.

Oakwood is a sma...
Places: Oakwood -Hearthfire Edition-
Created by ThirteenOranges
This mod is the Hearthfire Version, and requires Hearthfire to play. If you do not use Hearthfire, please use the Standard Edition instead.

The Elder Scrolls Places is a mi...
Quest: And the Realms of Daedra
Created by ThirteenOranges
In the early days of the First Era the Chimer warlord Ornarol made a pact with the Daedra before betraying them to his own ends. When his deceit was discovered the three Daedric Princes tore his soul asunder, each taking part of his soul as a trophy, leavi...
Wild Horses
Created by ashleymk99
I love horses and noticed, there were no wild horses on Skyrim like there were on Oblivion! So I added them. I added herds of horses big and small around Skyrim. I added stallions, mares, colts, and fillies. Yes you can ride them, but they just run away if...
CMM : Cartographers Map Markers (Skyrim Edition)
Created by Feyawen
Adds over 180 Map Markers. Including Inns, Stores, Player Homes, Important Buildings, and Points of Interest.

Updated : August 23, 2016.
Apologies for the long delay on an update. To be honest, I kind of forgot this was on Steam Workshop. Up until v...
Quest: No Mercy
Created by ThirteenOranges
A messenger has been sent from a small chapel of Stendarr to the Vigilant at Stendarr's Beacon, seeking aid against an unknown evil, but the messenger never made it to her destination. Investigate events at Stendarr's Chapel and explore the dark and danger...
Quest: Sea Of Ghosts
Created by ThirteenOranges
The Sea Of Ghosts are the cold and dangerous waters on the northern coasts of Tamriel. Among the mists and fog lie many secrets, treasures and stories long since forgotten. Travel these dangerous waters with the crew of The Winter's Warmth, exploring many ...
Quest: Sorcery
Created by ThirteenOranges
The forgotten treasure of a great Sorcerer lies hidden in a long abandoned tower, kept away from the world and its perils for many long years. Time has come to unravel the Sorcerer's mysteries. Travel to the mountains of the West Reach to find the Sorcerer...
Required File for "Beautiful Whiterun"
Created by Charles Eriksun
This is the other part of "Beautiful Whiterun" that fills in the 2nd half of the city, without this, the city will appear unfinished....
Riverwood Creeks
Created by PuuLoo
1. DESCRIPTION!

This mod greatly enhances Riverwood and it's surroundings for a much better immersion! It adds three creeks, much more trees, bushes, rocks, wild life animals, camps and added effects when the water from the river hits anything! This is ...
SkyUI
Created by snakster
Elegant, PC-friendly UI mod for Skyrim with many advanced features. All improvements seamlessly integrate with the style of the original interface. Version 5 includes better crafting, enchanting, alchemy and smithing menus and several other enhancements.
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Spells Give Off Light
Created by Moredekai
I DID IT!!!!!!! well, kind of. I fixed the shadows not being lit up. it is a simple ini tweak, go to skyrimPrefs.ini and under [Display] change "bDeferredShadows=1 to 0. now spells will light up shadows. Also, this mod i have found is EXTREMELY incompatibl...
Stones of Barenziah Quest Markers
Created by Turn_on_a_Dime
This simple mod adds quest markers to all 24 of the Stones of Barenziah (Unusual Gems) that you need to find/collect for the "No Stone Unturned" quest.
The markers are only added after you take an "Unusual Gem" to Vex, and she gives you the objective to f...
The Frontier to Cyrodiil
Created by MadFrenchie
The Thalmor closed the Frontier to Cyrodiil...For you to discover why !

-This mod is on the Gamespot top 5 mod of the week, watch the video from 2.00

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The Aldmeri Domain
Created by MadFrenchie
The Thalmor sent a member of the Aldmeri Council in Haafingar, to reinforce their influence on Skyrim. Find your way to infiltrate the Aldmeri Domain. Assassinate the member of the Council.

- This mod is on the top 5 skyrim mods of the week n°48 / watch...
Birds and Flocks Hearthfire Edition
Created by Kazoomie
-- NOTICE 10/25/2016 --

Unfortunately, I don't have time to continue offering further support/updates for my mods. I am unaware at this time how mods like this one will work with the Skyrim Remaster which is due out in a few days, but I am posting this ...
Assassin's Skyrim: Ezio's Roman Armor
Created by NAX
Do you have all the Assassin's Creed armors but not Ezio's Roman Armor? Then this mod will help you!

ENABLE TO SEE THE TEXTURES ON THE HOOD YOU MUST USE THE MASKLESS VERSION
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Christmas Advent Calendar [2012 Edition]
Created by Hans
*** NOTE, this mod was only for december 2012 and will NOT work after that, I just kept the burning room so the items people got back then won't disappear. Unfortunately I don't have the time anymore to do this every year, but I really enjoyed doing it the...
The Dance Of Death - Dawnguard Edition
Created by The Duskhunter
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-----ATTENTION!-----
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This mod now requires SkyUI 3.0 and the latest version of SKSE in order to utilise the new Mod Configuration Menu system, or MCM.


A non-Dawnguard variant of this mod is available on the...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Whiterun Exterior
Created by Aplestormy
Please check out my other Mod (Towns and Villages Enhanced), that Adds new levels of detail to towns and villages around skyrim! :) (Similar to this one, but for whole villages!)
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=68336872

Follow m...
Lush Greens
Created by VACBAN
Please Rate & Subscribe :)

Lush Greens enhances the worlds foliage by making it look fuller and more lush. Skyrim now looks more dense and wild looking with this small, but effective mod. As always with my mods you will experience hardly any/no performa...
Towns and Villages Enhanced - Riverwood
Created by Aplestormy
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Riverwood
Make Riverwood (more) beautiful!

Features
Adds over 1500 new items to Riverwood, including:
  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Alchemist Plants
  • General Flora
  • Light source
...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Falkreath
Created by Aplestormy
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Falkreath
Make Falkreath beautiful!

Features
Adds over 1500 new items to Falkreath, including:
  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Alchemist Plants
  • General Flora
  • Light sources
...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Riften
Created by Aplestormy
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Riften
Make Riften beautiful!

Features
Adds over 1500 new items to Riften, including:
  • Trees (Featuring new models thanks to GKB Trees)
  • Shrubs
  • Alchemist Plants
  • Gener
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Towns and Villages Enhanced: Solitude
Created by Aplestormy
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Solitude
Make Solitude beautiful!

Features
Adds over 1500 new items to Solitude, including:
  • Trees (Featuring new models thanks to GKB Trees)
  • Shrubs
  • Alchemist Plants
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Towns and Villages Enhanced: Villages
Created by Aplestormy
This is a mod that adds new levels of detail to the towns and villages around Skyrim, Immersing you in stunning scenery, and adding functionality to the rather boring and useless villages. This is to compliment my other mod, -------------------------------...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Whiterun
Created by Aplestormy
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Whiterun
Make Whiterun beautiful!

Features
Adds over 1500 new items to Whiterun, including:
  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Alchemist Plants
  • General Flora
  • Light sources
  • Arch
...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Windhelm
Created by Aplestormy
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Windhelm
Make Windhelm beautiful!

Features
Adds over 1500 new items to Windhelm, including:
  • Trees (Featuring new models thanks to GKB Trees)
  • Shrubs
  • Alchemist Plants
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11 Comments
CarnageGaming Apr 25, 2013 @ 1:03am 
nice mods
Dragonborne  [author] Dec 21, 2012 @ 3:17pm 
i am currently testing some new mods that improve the towns these are pretty hardcore and may affect FPS on lower pcs.
once these are on my list pls ensure you only run 1 mod that affects the towns i will mark them in the list

@Klurr glad you got it sorted and are enjoying them
Häger Dec 20, 2012 @ 8:18am 
It helps if you read the info.
Problem fixed, was running dubbel of some mods.
henningolofkarlsson Dec 14, 2012 @ 1:05pm 
How could anyone know what that means?
❤ 🐾~Sarah~🐾❤ Dec 14, 2012 @ 3:36am 
can you make a mod were you kill a jail and take it place and becom a jail
Dragonborne  [author] Dec 11, 2012 @ 4:31pm 
and yes Silex is correct make sure you only have 1 of the mod versions for Oakwood , Laintar Dale and Birds and Flocks hearthfire or non hearthfire

My mod list load order has been working for over 80 hours now with no issues with old and new saves if you are crashing on loading you have a mod conflict somewhere make sure your list is the same as mine also if you have any other mods not in my list try unchecking them and re adding them 1 at a time.
SiLeX Dec 10, 2012 @ 11:54am 
@klurr I had the same problem. There are multiple Versions of some mods. You need to remove the ones not fitting your game. i.e. some are HEARTHFIRE DLC-only
Dragonborne  [author] Dec 10, 2012 @ 7:56am 
mmm do you have any other mods apart from these running ?
and do you have SKSE installed and up to date
Häger Dec 9, 2012 @ 7:50am 
My game crashes after the Bethseda loga on lanch. Do you know why?
Dragonborne  [author] Nov 22, 2012 @ 4:54pm 
@Jimmyjams glad you like it hope you had no issues like i said a few mods need to load b4 others my game is pretty stable atm for a beth game atleast no real issues for along time i have over 300 hrs clocked up this mod list has been running fine for about 50 of those

this will be updated with new mods like i said as and when i find mods that 1 fit MY play style
and 2 do not conflict with anything i already have running

if you wanna keep upto date with Giskards mods thats the TEG mods i highly recommend joining his web site IMO he is one if not the best modders for the elder scrolls .