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The mods that are a must have after 200+ hours of Skyrim. Put in the comments any reccomendations of mods to add or conflicts between the mods.
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Skyforge Weapons
Created by Dreogan
Skyforge Weapons is a collection of completely new art assets, created with the intention of imbuing both the Skyforge and the craftsmanship of Eorlund Gray-Mane (and, later, the player) with the distinctive quality they deserve.

  • The
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Realistic Ragdolls and Force
Created by BakaKemono
v1.9: Reduces the extra force applied on ragdolls to a more realistic level and replaces ragdolls so that they are no longer stiff and now fall at a faster velocity.

You can keep the default force and keep the new ragdolls when you disable the esp file...
Lockpick Pro
Created by FreeTheEnslaved
Mod created by Kenney Vleugels. Uploaded by FreeTheEnslaved.

- I DID NOT MAKE THIS MOD -

This mod adds a bar at the top of the screen while picking a lock which shows you the 'sweet spot' of the lock. It also shows the health of the current...
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...
Beast Skeletons
Created by PROMETHEUS
This mod adds new types of skeletons Argonian , Khajiit , Orc and Elves ...

The Inspiration comes from Lizard Skull and Cat skull , since it seemed to me strange to have many Races around in Tamriel but just human skeleton types I tought this needed a...
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....
Chopping block / Wood fires FIX
Created by Vampaerr
This mod fixes the missing textures on skyrim HD pack Chopping Blocks and replaces the ugly textures of Wood Fires.

Revision 1.1: Added Paarthurnax texture fix and new HD textures for chopping block/wood fires.

NOTE: If you cannot see the fix, try c...
Detailed Mine Map Markers
Created by Boom
Adds and labels all Mine Map Markers to display the main material it yields.

This will not automatically reveal Mine locations to you. You must still find them yourself.

Goes well with:
- Lighter Tools Mod ( http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f...
Fall of the Space Core, Vol. 1
To celebrate the opening of the Steam Workshop for Skyrim, Valve and Bethesda have teamed up to bring you the Portal 2 Space Core mod, which will let the aggressively space-centric little robot tag along on your adventures in Tamriel.

Also, since Skyri...
Faster Vanilla Horses
Created by Jov
Like many, I found Skyrim's horses to be unrealistically and unreasonably slow. Travel by horse was hardly faster than by foot, making it unrewarding.

Horse speed and gallop-time has been given a significant -yet balanced- boost, for a more realistic (...
Invulnerable Unique Horses
Created by Karrypto
UPDATE!!!
This mod now makes Shadowmere and Frost not only unable to be killed, but also saves them from any damage they take. It also prevents them from getting killed by fall damage by giving them 25000+ health. (Somehow fall damage isn't affected by t...
Jorrvaskr Player Quarters
Created by Überman
[img]http://i.imgur.com/E2UWRgS.png[/img]

An adventurer doesn't settle down in a house or a mansion, all he needs is a simple place to store his loot and a bed to call his own. And what better place to call home than among his companions?

This mod a...
Kill Them Generals
Created by Reinsdyret
Tired of Stormcloak Generals and Imperial Legates being essential during or after the Civil War?
Well, no more!

This simple fix removes their essential status allowing them to be killed.
Galmar and Rikke doesn't count, as they're required in quests. ...
Midas Magic - Spells for Skyrim
Created by xilverbulet
This mod adds 60+ new and unique spell types. It adds beam, spray and projectile attacks and as summonable player house. And I plan to do much more :)

This mod has several goals...

- Extend the Magic system of Skyrim without disturbing the current s...
Moonpath to Elsweyr
Created by muppetpuppet
Announcing my new project Oberon's Court
View the teaser trailer here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpRPEvaBZus&feature=youtu.be
support it by visiting my greenlight concept here
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=109049174


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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....
Reduced Distance NPC Greetings
Created by Cipscis
This mod reduces the distance required for NPC greetings so that you'll need to nearly bump into them.

Also available on Skyrim Nexus: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=746

Also see:
No NPC Greetings - http://steamcommunity.com/shar...
Skyforge Shields
Created by Dreogan
That it's been Eorlund Graymane's wont to apply his talents and the unique capabilities of the Skyforge to the crafting of weapons speaks well of his Nordic sensibilities. However, the needs of the Companions are varied, and the gifts of the Skyforge can ...
Spend Dragon Souls For Perks
Created by DarkSeraphim85
*** Now compatible with SkyRE, and other perk-altering mods! ***
* Does NOT require any script extenders. *

(Show some love! Favorite & Thumbs up!)

New, Version 3.0 is out! Read the revision log for more info!
Checkout the 3.0 Update video.
http:...
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 ...
The Loner's Sword
Created by Syncing
The sword is one handed (can be held in any hand) and its a unique weapon which can only be found in Stillborn Cave north-east on the world map. Its placed on a throne inside the cave. Getting there might proove a bit difficult but its worth it since the ...
The Secret Room of Breezehome
Created by Korsakoff
Add a little secret room for breezehome with:
-5 Mannequins
-16 Weapon Racks
-6 Weapon plaques
-5 Shield plaques
-9 Displaycase for dagger
-3 Large displaycase
-1 Enchanting Tables
-1 bookshelves

and no respawn storage,Chest...

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Horse Armors
Created by Dartanis
This mod is now open as a mod resource. I likely will not be updating it, so tweak, fix ,integrate and redistribute as you please!! Just leave a credit ;)
Happy modding,
- Mystikhybrid

Version 1.5:
- Frost has a new Custom Armor!
- Shadowmere Now u...
Unread Books Glow
Created by duggelz
Unread Books Glow by duggelz

Books which you have not read yet will have a visible glow. When you
read a book for the first time, its glow will disappear. All copies
of the same title are considered the same book, so once you've read
one "Cats of ...
Ultimate Odahviing
Created by Gilgamesh
Makes Odahviing extremely powerful instead of useless.

Skyrim Nexus Page[skyrim.nexusmods.com]

Also check out my other mod, Ultimate Durnehviir ...
Localized Thieves Guild Jobs
Created by lukeh_ro
!!! Check the sticky topic on nexus page (link at the bottom of description) for possible information when jobs are not starting after dialogue !!! is not this mod the source, is vanilla but the game is affected with this mod too

This mod primarily all...
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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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...
Birds and Flocks
Created by Badurday
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: ...
Dense Vegetation
Created by Galle
Dense Vegetation enables a realistic and lovely landscape. It increases the density of all grass varieties.


Finally on Skyrim Nexus: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/36305//?...
Crimson Tide - Blood *NEW 2.2*
Created by Magus
UPDATES***************************************************
v2.2
-updated scripts from changes by pauderek's "simple blood mod" with some tweaks to allow for more bloody spurts and pools with less errors!

v2.0
-All new mechanic and modified scripts ...
Complete Skyforge
Created by karstux
This is a little convenience mod that adds a Smelter, Workbench and Tanning Rack to the Skyforge....
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...
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...
Distant Detail
Created by Badurday
NOTICE: This mod is NOT compatible with Hearthfire! There is a Hearthfire Edition of this mod available on Skyrim Nexus.


WHAT IT DOES AND WHO IT'S FOR:

This mod will make certain objects, like large rocks, stone structures, and bridges visible...
Enhanced High-Level Gameplay
Created by Eric
This mod expands upon Skyrim's late-game gameplay. Many enemies in the game do not have levels higher than 25-30, which means that the game's difficulty can drop after level 35 - right when the player is getting strongest! This mod adds a large quantity o...
Kagrenac's Instant Fortress
Created by flatline42
Kagrenac's Instant Fortress - a Flatline Construct
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Long ago, when the Red Mountain halls still echoed with the sound of Mer, there worked a great architect by the name of Kagrenac.
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Lighter Dragon Loot
Created by Aplestormy
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A small tweak that changes the:

.Dragon bone weight to 3.00

And the:

.Dragon Scale weight to 2.00

No more follower pack horses! :D

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Please check out my new ...
Lightweight Potions and Poisons
Created by JustinOther
Drops the weights all of potions and poisons from 0.5 to 0.1.

Currently supports *only Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, and Spanish Skyrim installations.

Revision 5: Added Czech support. Dawnguard potions reweighed...
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...
More Dragons!
Created by Domcoppinger
More Dragons / Más dragones / Mehr Drachen / Больше Драконов

This mod increases the number of random encounters involving dragons. Not by a huge amount that would ruin the balance of the game, but by enough that you will get to enjoy the...
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...
Static Mesh Improvement Mod - SMIM Part 1
Created by Brumbek
SMIM is a massive project to greatly improve the appearance of countless static (mostly) 3D models in Skyrim.

IMPORTANT: Since Steam Workshop limits mods to 100mb, SMIM is now broken into SIX parts. Each part is INDEPENDENT meaning you don't need to us...
Static Mesh Improvement Mod - SMIM Part 2
Created by Brumbek
SMIM is a massive project to greatly improve the appearance of countless static (mostly) 3D models in Skyrim.

IMPORTANT: Since Steam Workshop limits mods to 100mb, SMIM is now broken into SIX parts. Each part is INDEPENDENT meaning you don't need to us...
Static Mesh Improvement Mod - SMIM Part 3
Created by Brumbek
SMIM is a massive project to greatly improve the appearance of countless static (mostly) 3D models in Skyrim.

IMPORTANT: Since Steam Workshop limits mods to 100mb, SMIM is now broken into SIX parts. Each part is INDEPENDENT meaning you don't need to us...
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...
Halls of Dovahndor
Created by Okiir
Halls of Dovahndor

Player Home by Okiir


Version 1.5 is now live!
Please inform me if you experience any issues.



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*** REQUIRES DAWNGUARD ***
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Run For Your Lives
Created by Arthmoor
A small mod that makes citizens in a village or city run indoors during a dragon attack.

This was born out of frustration at seeing the citizens all trying to be a hero and rushing headlong to their doom attacking dragons. Instead, the citizens will ru...
Malukah's 'Tale of the Tongues' Menu Theme
Created by Turbosnowy
This replaces the main theme on loading with Malukah's cover of the in-game bard song 'Tale of the Tongues' written by Jeremy Soule. - just enable when you want to hear it and disable when you don't - job done.

If you aren't sure, thinking 'Hey I like...
HjerimTNF - Hearthfire
Created by goatk
======Farewell and License

After 1000 hours playtime and five mods published, I(author) am leaving SKYRIM.
Now, you are free to modify all my five TNF house mods; including releasing bug fixes or improving on the features my file adds to the game, an...
Improved Interior Lighting (For Realistic Lighting Mods)
Created by Knightshade
This Mod updates certain interior spaces with more realistic lighting solutions to better mimic ambient lighting caused by smaller enclosed spaces. Also adds a few personal stylistic alterations to improve visual interest in certain areas.

REQUIREMENTS...
Master The Space-Time Continuum
Created by WarriorKeKe
Much wanted version of the Master The Time And Space spell. Toggle version!

This mod adds player the toggle-power and the toggle-spell.

This mod can be also found in my spell-bundle, Skyrim Spells And Powers along with many other great spells.

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v04 Proudspire Manor TNF - Hearthfire
Created by goatk
======Farewell and License

After 1000 hours playtime and five mods published, I(author) am leaving SKYRIM.
Now, you are free to modify all my five TNF house mods; including releasing bug fixes or improving on the features my file adds to the game, a...
v1.5 HoneysideTNF-Hearthfire
Created by goatk
======Farewell and License

After 1000 hours playtime and five mods published, I(author) am leaving SKYRIM.
Now, you are free to modify all my five TNF house mods; including releasing bug fixes or improving on the features my file adds to the game, an...
v2.8 BreezehomeTNF-Hearthfire
Created by goatk
======Farewell and License

After 1000 hours playtime and five mods published, I(author) am leaving SKYRIM.
Now, you are free to modify all my five TNF house mods; including releasing bug fixes or improving on the features my file adds to the game, an...
v1.5 Vlindrel Hall TNF - Hearthfire
Created by goatk
======Farewell and License

After 1000 hours playtime and five mods published, I(author) am leaving SKYRIM.
Now, you are free to modify all my five TNF house mods; including releasing bug fixes or improving on the features my file adds to the game, an...
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 ...
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 m...
Static Mesh Improvement Mod - SMIM Part 4
Created by Brumbek
SMIM is a massive project to greatly improve the appearance of countless static (mostly) 3D models in Skyrim.

IMPORTANT: Since Steam Workshop limits mods to 100mb, SMIM is now broken into SIX parts. Each part is INDEPENDENT meaning you don't need to us...
Static Mesh Improvement Mod - SMIM Part 5
Created by Brumbek
SMIM is a massive project to greatly improve the appearance of countless static (mostly) 3D models in Skyrim.

IMPORTANT: Since Steam Workshop limits mods to 100mb, SMIM is now broken into SIX parts. Each part is INDEPENDENT meaning you don't need to us...
Static Mesh Improvement Mod - SMIM Part 6
Created by Brumbek
SMIM is a massive project to greatly improve the appearance of countless static (mostly) 3D models in Skyrim.

IMPORTANT: Since Steam Workshop limits mods to 100mb, SMIM is now broken into SIX parts. Each part is INDEPENDENT meaning you don't need to us...
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ozikeri Jul 1 @ 6:50am 
thanks mate, i have all dlc which by the sounds of it makes it a bit easier. i just want to make it look gorgeous as i have played it so many times on xbox, i just want to have it refreshed to make it enjoyable once again.

i did try on fallout vegas on mod manager but omg trying to know what clashes etc is a patience game i dont have lol
iPsychoticOrca™  [author] Jun 30 @ 10:28am 
You subscribe, and then in the config menu (what pops up when Skyrim is launched), you go to data (I think) and enable all the mods you wish to have. And for loading order of the mds, I believe Bethdesa DLC's, then mods that change graphics (new mesh / textures) such as Graphics and Sounds +++, then mods that alter the map such as Places: Oakwood or Vindrel Hall TNF. After that everything else. That should create the smoothest experience in game. And a side note, many mods such as the Places: Oakwood of Places: Laintar Dale have multiple versions, based off the DLC's you have. If you have them, use the mod versions above, if not, then under the creator's workshop should be the versions for a game withount the DLC. Shoot me any more questions you have and happy modding!
ozikeri Jun 30 @ 10:15am 
im new to mods, is it literally as simple as subscribing to these mods and it will work?

I tried Fallout vegas once and all the mesh textures messed up as it was more difficult and had to be in a particular order. any help would be appreciated.
Alejandro OF Dec 2, 2013 @ 4:02pm 
oh ok i see what u ment now
iPsychoticOrca™  [author] Dec 2, 2013 @ 4:01pm 
Yes I know that, maybe I need to re-phrase the description. I ment based off the vanilla game, which i played on the Xbox 360, these mods are recomended for any player switching, like me.
Alejandro OF Dec 2, 2013 @ 1:16pm 
mods arent for consoles...