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Our recommended Skyrim Mods, as discussed here:
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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...
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...
Bloodier Combat
Created by Wumbomancer
Important note:

Currently, because of a bug in the engine, this mod will cancel out some vanilla perks. I believe the only ones it affects are:
Bullseye (archery)
Warmaster (Two-handed)
Limbsplitter (Two-handed)
Paralyzing Strike (One-handed)
Hack...
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...
Marked Incompatible ]  Realistic Thunder Sound
Created by e³.say
- GENERAL -

Before you ask any QUESTIONS! Please READ the whole description! Especially the F.A.Q.!

Bevor ihr irgendwelche FRAGEN stellt! Bitte LEST die ganze Beschreibung! Besonders die F.A.Q.!

Avant que vous posez des QUESTIONS! Je vous prie de...
Shadow Striping Fix - DISCONTINUED
Created by Will
DISCONTINUED
If anyone wishes to take this and add on to it they can, but there are already other mods that fix many more locations. I recommend Realistic Lighting Overhaul if you want a really good lighting experience. You can get that mod at Skyrim Nex...
SkyUI
Created by snakster
!!! ATTENTION !!!

This mod requires the Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE) version 1.6.16 or newer.
Get it from http://skse.silverlock.org.

If you have questions about SKSE, I recommend watching [url=www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTGn...
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...
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 incompatib...
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...
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Bigbear40s Aug 8, 2012 @ 3:55am 
So excited to play through Skyrim again but this time with Mods!!!!!!!!