The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

78 ratings
Instinctive Exploration
Category: Gameplay
File Size
0.070 MB
Nov 16, 2012 @ 9:14am
Nov 17, 2012 @ 2:43am
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Instinctive Exploration

Available on Nexus too[]
Version 3.1
* Replaced all in-game strings with string properties.
* Added a new configuration option: language. French/English available.
* Fixed potential bugs.

Version 3.0
* Optimized scripts.
* New Configuration Menu - SkyUI 3.0's MCM recommended but not required. No MCM = no configuration menu.
----> Key Config
----> Map price config
----> Camera Config
----> View Distance Config
----> Camera Rotation Config
----> Camera Speed Config
----> Enable/Disable camera transition

* Craftable map if you've discovered at least 50 locations. You will get a notification.
* Map's base price has been lowered to 50 septims (configurable).
* Adjusted map's destruction.
* Removed maps from bandits' leveled lists and added more buyable maps.
----> Scrolls vendors
----> Misc. Items vendors
----> Spell Tomes vendors
* Adds a Line-of-Sight check, you won't be able to see people through walls.
* Adds an auto-generated SEQ file.

Version 2.0
You won't lose a map simply by opening the Map menu. It now depends on the weather; if it\'s snowing or raining there\'s a random chance for the map to be unreadable and destroyed.
There\'s a possibility that the player will drop his map if hit by someone, or that\'s destroyed. Yes, paper may get cut by a sword.
Your maps can be damaged by fire spells.
Map\'s cost has been increased from 600 to 750 Septims.
Finding maps should be rarer. You can still buy them or find them on dead bandits and dead Thalmors.

Author: Sagittarius22[]

Category: Gameplay

Skyrim.esm - Version 1.8 or higher.
Skyrim Script Extender for version 1.8 or higher.

Description: This mod improves the feeling of exploration by adding new features:
Press the middle-button of the mouse and see what's around you. If you look to the sun while pressing the button, you'll see which hour it is. Perfect for roleplaying.
You can now buy or find Skyrim's Maps. If equipped, it will have the same effect as the Clairvoyance spell.
To be able to fast travel, you'll have to have at least one map. You won't be able to open the map menu without it, and each time you open this menu, one map will be removed from your inventory.
Watch the video to see how it works.

Install: put the BSA and the ESP files in your DATA folder and chick this using your favorite Mod Manager.

Credit: thanks to ScarabMonkey[] for letting me use his Skyrim map meshes!
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Seraphine May 19 @ 2:35pm 
that sucks cause im looking for one that works with map markers
[OpK] Sagittarius #Birthday11.30  [author] May 19 @ 2:07pm 
Seraphine May 19 @ 1:09pm 
does this change clairvoyance somehow?
mbarrett90.mb Sep 23, 2014 @ 6:55pm 
Nice! I'm about to install this, but reading one of the comments gave me this idea: There's a mod out there called "Think To Yourself Messages" that changes all 2nd-person ("You") messages to 1st-person ("I") messages. For example, "You cannot sleep in an owned bed" becomes, "I better not sleep here!"
It would be great if there could be a patch for this mod, so that "One of your maps was burnt up by the flames" can become, "I lost one of my maps in the flames!"
gnewna May 8, 2014 @ 5:55am 
Would love to see a new version of this, I've also seen the Skyrim Mod Sanctuary video and it looks awesome.
Michael Duggan Mar 10, 2014 @ 2:04pm 
After seeing this mod reviewed on Gopher's Skyrim Mod Sanctuary #51 (, I had been looking for it everywhere. Of course, I hit a brick wall on Nexus. I am very glad to find it available here! This mod helps with player immersion in a big way, in my opinion. Also, it's even more realistic when I'm hit with a fire blast from a dragon and I'm told, "One of your maps was burnt up by the flames."
ForfiniteStories Jan 6, 2014 @ 8:15pm 
Project Ultimatum seems to remedy that to a degree. Nice work, Sagi!
ForfiniteStories Jan 6, 2014 @ 8:12pm 
I agree with Soultaker. In my case, I just like the requirement to actually have a map to use a map, and look at the sun to tell the time... Just have the map in a more sensible category, like books or misc and not armor lol. And have no pause when looking at the sun, just a message that appears like all others on the top-right of screen!
Aubri Jan 2, 2014 @ 5:42am 
Ah okay, looking forward to when you release the newer version. :)
[OpK] Sagittarius #Birthday11.30  [author] Jan 1, 2014 @ 4:00am 
Because it was not stable enough, I think I need to remake it