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This collection includes mods that enhance graphics and gameplay in a lore friendly manner. Cities and villages have more content - trees, bushes, plants, etc, weather is more dynamic, nights are darker, and all of Skyrim sounds more alive.

There are many other mods that I recommend that are not in the Steam Workshop, but on the Nexus. My favorites include:
- Skyrim HD - 2K Textures (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/607/?)
- Skyrim Bigger Trees (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/17168/?)
- Climates of Tamriel (Full Version) (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/17802//?)
- Enhanced Lights and FX (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/27043/?)
- Realistic Smoke and Embers (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/836/?)
- A Quality World Map (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/4929/?)
- Real Clouds (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/39450/?)
- SkyFalls and SkyMills - Animated Distant Waterfalls and WindMills (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/40564/?)
**IMPORTANT - For SkyFalls and SkyMills Mod ONLY**
If you use the WATER mod by SparrowPrince, add or change the following line in your Skyrimprefs.ini.
[Particles]
iMaxDesired=4000


========WARNING========
- Immersive Saturation and Immersive Contrast are not compatible. Feel free to subscribe to both, but only activate one at a time!
- If you take my suggestion from above to install the full version of Climates of Tamriel, there is no need to subscribe to the Lite version found in the workshop, and in this collection.

Some of these mods are very graphic intensive. If you do not think your computer can handle this, subscribe to the mods one at a time, and see the effect it has on your game. I run every mod I have listed, and have the graphics maxed out while maintaining 55-60 FPS. I have listed my specs below to give you an idea of the power that is needed.

========My Specs========
GPU - Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 7950 OC
CPU - Intel Core i5-4670k Quad-Core 3.4 GHZ
RAM - 16GB DDR3
MOBO - MSI Computer Corp. Motherboard ATX DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z87-G45 GAMING
SSD - OCZ Vertex 4 128GB

Thank you to all the creators of these mods for making awesome content for fans of the Elder Scrolls series, and to Bethesda for making all of this possible to begin with.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Items (46)
Dynamic Fires
Created by woodbyte
Allows one to ignite and extinguish fires by using fire and frost spells, respectively. It also puts out fires that have been running for some time. (**update** - torch bashing now lights up fires too)

This initial release features all campfires. Other...
Enhanced Distant Terrain
Created by Vortikai
This small but mighty texture mod enhances the distant low-detail terrain by re-creating from
scratch, a new more detailed and more defined texture map. This makes the distant terrain look
far better because it reduces blotchy patches, makes the terrain...
HQ snow texture
Created by Erik1988
I was hoping to get a more crystallized look on the snow and make it feel more cold.
You sould try it out, it looks much better ingame :).

This is the 2048x2048 resulution textures, if you would like 1024x1024 and/or seperart files you can find them o...
Immersive Saturation Boost
Immersive Saturation Boost
By Aplestormy

Features
  • No Performance Loss
  • Almost doubles game saturation, getting rid of the "Washed out" visuals
  • Compatible with nearly every Lighting Mod
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Lush Grass
Created by Vortikai
Lush Grass enhances the world's foliage by making the grass look fuller and more lush. This will make the game look even more dense and wild like it should have been; it also is great for just sight-seeing.

Key Features:
• More lush and de...
Pure Waters
Created by Laast
600 000 actual subscribers! Thanks to everyone for making this mod a success ^^

NEW! Pure Weather available! Strongly recommended for Pure Water users: it will enhance water colors and transparency, and fix some visual bugs relating to rainy/foggy weat...
Project Reality:Climates Of Tamriel - Lite Version
Created by jj.con
COMPLETE WEATHER & LIGHTING OVERHAUL FOR SKYRIM:

-Adds 506 new weather systems
-Adds 2024 new and unique days, night, dawn and dusk
-Adds a massive library of new cloud visuals
-Adds fork lightning visuals and new thunder sounds
-Adds natural and f...
Ranger Cabins
Created by Jack the Hack
A mod that adds cabins in various locations for Ranger type characters to live in.
Its inspired by the Ranger's Apprentice series of books, which I think are brilliant. If you are looking for a more fitting attire I highly reccomend NoseGoblin's Assass...
Sounds of Skyrim - Civilization
Created by Cliffworms
Civilization focuses on adding 223 new sound effects to cities, villages, farms and remote locations where civilization is present. In cities, you can hear the sound of a hammer being used by a villager repairing something, children playing, dogs barking ...
Sounds of Skyrim - The Dungeons
Created by Cliffworms
The Dungeons includes 115+ sound effects to add life to the dungeons. The enemy type that inhabits a dungeon will make itself heard. At dungeons’ entrances, you also hear the exterior weather. If there’s a thunderstorm raging outside, you’ll hear th...
Sounds of Skyrim - The Wilds
Created by Cliffworms
The Wilds focuses on adding sound effects in Skyrim's wilderness. With the 115 new sound effects, the purpose of The Wilds is to audibly enlarge Skyrim's fauna with the addition of various animals, birds and insects that play according to weather, time of...
Towns and Villages Enhanced - Riverwood
As requested by a few people, this is an extra to my mod "Towns and Villages Enhanced"
Found here - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=68336872

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Adds hundreds of new detail...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: (Markarth+)
Created by Tek
NOTICE: I DO NOT UPDATE THIS MOD ANYMORE. ANY ERRORS THAT CAN BE FIXED ARE TO BE DONE BY THE INSTALLER.

Love, Tek.


Previously known as: MARKARTH+ (TREES & RUINS)

*Now also available on Skyrim Nexus*
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file....
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Dawnstar
Created by matthieu6839
Add many details to Dawnstar and make it beautiful! If you enjoy this mod, please rate, subscribe and favorite it .

Now avalaible :
Enhanced Cities: Morthal
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Towns and Villages Enhanced: Falkreath
Make Falkreath Beautiful!
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The second town, of Towns and Villages Enhanced, this time, Falkreath!

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Adds over 1500 items to the city, includ...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Inns
Created by matthieu6839
Add many details to the Inns of Skyrim and make them beautiful! If you enjoy this mod, please rate, subscribe and favorite it .

Now avalaible :
Enhanced Cities: Morthal [/ur...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Markarth Exterior
Created by matthieu6839
Add many details to the exterior of Markarth and make it beautiful! If you enjoy this mod, please rate, subscribe and favorite it .

Now avalaible :
Enhanced Cities: Morthal...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Morthal
Created by matthieu6839
Add many details to Morthal and make it beautiful! If you enjoy this mod, please rate, subscribe and favorite it .


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Adds to the city:

• Furniture
• Containers
• Insects and ...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Riften
Make riften beautiful!
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The second city, of Towns and Villages Enhanced, this time, Riften!

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Adds over 1000 items to the city, including:
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Towns and Villages Enhanced: Solitude
Make Solitude beautiful!
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The third city, of Towns and Villages Enhanced, this time, Solitude!

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Adds over 1000 items to the city, including:...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Villages Redux
Make Skyrims Villages Beautiful!
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A redux of the popular mod, Towns and Villages Enhanced: Villages.

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Adds many items to the villages aroun...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Whiterun
Make whiterun the beautiful city it deserves to be!
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Another part to my Towns and Villages Enhanced series! This one bigger then ever!

.Adds over 1500 new items to Whiterun, including:
.Tree...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Whiterun Exterior
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 ...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Windhelm
Make Windhelm Beautiful!
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The forth city, of Towns and Villages Enhanced, this time, Windhelm!

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Adds over 1000 items to the city, including...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Winterhold
Created by matthieu6839
Add many details to Winterhold and make it beautiful! If you enjoy this mod, please rate, subscribe and favorite it .

Now avalaible :
Enhanced Cities: Morthal
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Water And Terrain Enhancement Redux
Created by Vortikai
Water And Terrain Enhancement Redux (also called WATER or W.A.T.E.R.) enhances the water throughout Skyrim. Each type of water (ocean, lakes, rivers, marshes, and creeks) have been hand-crafted to improve the flow direction, with a more transparent shorel...
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 (1...
Immersive Contrast Boost
Immersive Contrast Boost
By Aplestormy

Features
  • No Performance Loss
  • Almost doubles game contrast, getting rid of the "Washed out" visuals
  • Compatible with nearly every Lighting Mod
  • Ma
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Milky Way Galaxy Texture v1.2
Created by THyRoID
This mod simply replaces the original Skyrim galaxy texture with an actual image of our own Milky Way galaxy. The rest of the sky elements (stars, auroras, moons) remain vanilla and function as they normally do.

This mod should also work with any othe...
Ruins Clutter Improved
Created by RaiserFX
Ruins Clutter Improved is a retexturing project, which covers some of the ugliest objects in the dungeons of Skyrim. It improves the visual experience of catacombs and ruins by adding more detail to common clutter like pots, sconces, candles, doors and ma...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Villages
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, ------------------------------...
Vibrant Auroras
Created by Vortikai
Simply gives Skyrim's Auroras a more clear and vibrant look to enhance their visual beauty. This mod is meshes only so you should have no problem using any texture mods with this. There is no performance to be lost so you can use this if you can already p...
Detailed Rugs
Created by RaiserFX
This mod is an attempt to create detailed and realistic textures for the various rugs in Skyrim.
My goal was to transfer most of the details from the original textures to the new high-resolution versions, without destroying the unique look and feel of ea...
Better Dynamic Snow
Created by Vortikai
A mod that changes the ugly, pure-white dynamic snow effect to actually use the default snow texture (landscape\snow01.dds). This minor change greatly improves the visual appearance of dynamic snow.

There are about 1070 total objects that Skyrim applie...
Better Embers
Created by Vampaerr
This is a mod to make embers look better, it's something I made along with the textures fix for the chopping blocks/wood fires but never released....
Birds and Flocks
Created by Brodozer
Adds dozens and dozens more instances of birds that fly away when startled by the player or another creature.

Also adds many more circling birds of prey along cliffs, tundras, forests and mountains.

Now includes more bats in dungeons.

ATTENTION: ...
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...
Enhanced Soundtrack (Part 1 - Explore)
Created by Eventual Enigmus
This mod adds (adds! old tracks still here) tons of feetable music tracks to the game. I dont know what else to say, just test it, it's great!

This part contain explore sounds.

All credits goes to Tribalx13
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/modules/membe...
Enhanced Soundtrack (Part 2 - Everything Else)
Created by Eventual Enigmus
This mod adds (adds! old tracks still here) tons of feetable music tracks to the game. I dont know what else to say, just test it, it's great!

This part contain "everything else" sounds :D

All credits goes to Tribalx13
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/m...
Moss Rocks
Created by Vortikai
From the developer of WATER, Better Dynamic Snow and a bunch of other mods comes a new mossy mod for rocks! Let's rock with Moss Rocks, a mod that basically places moss on certain rocks.

Key Features:
• Moss enabled for certain rocks
• M...
Rainbows
Created by isoku
Nexus Version[skyrim.nexusmods.com]

Version: 1.05
  • Removed unneeded cold region checks.
  • Fixed issue with rainbows appearing after using Wait.

Compatibility:

Compatible with all mods. W...
Real Glaciers V2
Created by Osmodius
DONT FORGET TO RATE AND COMMENT =)

A new replacer for the glacial ice in Skyrim. The textures are 4096x4096 in size and the design is unlike any other ice mod out there. This mod may cause a performance hit, but it shouldn't be problematic seeing as th...
Shooting Stars
Created by isoku
Nexus Version[skyrim.nexusmods.com]

Workshop: Russian

Version: 1.041
  • Stars will now fall in one general direction. This direction
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Bandolier - Bags and Pouches
Created by Cyrax
Any questions, answer to which can be found in the description will be ignored.


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Enhanced Blood Textures 3.5E
Created by BakaKemono
A bloodier combat experience for both player and NPCs. Higher resolution and detailed textures with additional features such as decapitated spasms, blood drops when low health, blood pools, green blood for spiders and oil for machines.

For compatibilit...
Random Alternate Start
Created by Syclonix
Don't forget to vote if you like this mod!

Be anyone you want to be. Choose from 21 different loadouts then get randomly thrown somewhere in the vast land of Skyrim. Will you end up in the royal court of Solitude's magnificent Blue Palace or will you e...
3 Comments
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Godincarnate Jan 7 @ 4:38pm 
This is one hell of an extensive mod list, lets hope as much effort went into the mods as this guy put into compiling the list. :) looks good though anyone wanting to make skyrim look 100% better and sound better should get these mods but as he says at the top ========WARNING========
- Immersive Saturation and Immersive Contrast are not compatible. Feel free to subscribe to both, but only activate one at a time!
- If you take my suggestion from above to install the full version of Climates of Tamriel, there is no need to subscribe to the Lite version found in the workshop, and in this collection.
EZMcLee Jan 3 @ 9:55am 
Improving an already stellar game!
Kaboomer01 Dec 28, 2013 @ 3:03am 
Nice ^^