The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Description
FPS: little to no FPS hit; average fps drop ~ 5-15 fps.

Grass: used as little grass mods as possible to avoid major FPS impact

All mods in this collection are graphical and audial, and should not have any impact on gameplay. If so, please comment below with mod name and I will remove.

This Mod Includes:
- Better Snow Textures
- Lush Trees
- Dynamic and Extreme Indoor/Outdoor Lighting
- Enhanced Towns and Houses
- High Resolution Herbs and Foliage
- INCREASED POLYGON count on static meshs' (little game details)

No model mods are included for personal preference sake.
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This collection is designed to dramatically increase the look of Skyrim and all that are in it.
Some have said that this collection freezes their game, try uninstalling the patches, if that doesnt work, uninstall extra terrain detal mods.
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Items (62)
Alternate Visuals for Spell Effects
I sort of like the vanilla spell effects, but once I released Glowtastic, some folks wanted me to glue some of these effects onto existing spells, so by request, here it is.

The actual spell effects are NOT changed, these changes are purely cosmetic.
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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.

DONATION COUNT: 1!! (very happy to have received my first donation! thank you, very much appreciated!)...
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 ...
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 ch...
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
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Detailed Cities
Created by Dex
Detailed Cities is a graphical enhancement modification for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Detailed Cities adds more than 1000 extra assets or modifications to the cities of Skyrim, giving each city a more vibrant feel. Detailed Cities primarily uses assets ...
Detailed Outskirts
Created by Dex
Update: I have been away for awhile now busy with life and work, blown up computer, but just to let all my devoted followers there will be an update soon.

Detailed Outskirts was made to bring smoother transitions to the Detailed Cities mod in conjunctio...
Distant Detail
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 ...
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...
Enhanced Blood Textures 3.6b
Created by BakaKemono
A blood overhaul mod

Bloodier combat experience with higher resolution and detailed textures. Additional features such as killmove animation spasms, blood drops when low health, damage based blood amount, blood pools, and green blood for spiders and oil...
Enhanced Cities: Fire Hurts
Created by matthieu6839
Now fire in cities hurts the player! If you enjoy this mod, please rate, subscribe and favorite it.

Now avalaible :
Enhanced Cities: Morthal
[url=http://steamcommuni...
Enhanced Skyrim: Isolated Farm
Created by matthieu6839
Add a new farm to Skyrim! If you enjoy this mod, please rate, subscribe and favorite it.

Now avalaible :
Enhanced Cities: Morthal
[url=http://steamcommunity.com/sha...
Enhanced Cities: Jarl's House
Created by matthieu6839
Add many details to the Jarl's House and make them beautiful! If you enjoy this mod, please rate, subscribe and favorite it .

Now avalaible :
Enhanced Cities: Morthal ...
Enhanced Soundtrack (Part 1 - Explore)
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/member...
Enhanced Soundtrack (Part 2 - Everything Else)
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/mo...
HD Plants + Herbs
Created by Dartanis
UPDATE: I am Playing ESO as Dartanyss, I am new to game and would love tips, guild invites, or group invites!

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 ...
HQ Skyrimmap
Created by Rulin
This mod changes the maps seen on walls and tables.
Texturereplacer for the battlemap01/02.dds.
Import from my skyrimnexus mod (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3306).
Same version but only the one with the highest resolution.


Ar...
HQ Workbench and Grindstone
Created by Zappoo
This Mod adds new High Quality Textures for the Workbench and Grindstone.
The Textures are in 2048x2048px and they are fully compatible with the High-Res Texture Pack (but can be used without HighRes Textures for sure). It´s just a retexture, but you may...
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...
Improved Interior Lighting (For Realistic Lighting Mods)
Created by Sovereign
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...
Lanterns of Skyrim - All In One
Created by manny_gt
Mannygt's Mods

* LANTERNS OF SKYRIM *
the "All In One version" is here :)

Version 1.1

* CHANGELOG *

v1.0 - Initial release
v1.1 - Remove unnecessary references in mod
- On the Nexus there are the ESM version and the 2x brighter too

* OVER...
Relighting Skyrim
Created by grayscruffy
Been almost three years (wow!) but thiis is likely the final update! Finally covered every location in the base game.

Fixes... the placement of lighting effects! In places where there are two fire pits or candelabras near one another there was one light...
Matso Immersive Sun
A simple sun texture replacement, based on Realistic Lighting.Also avaiable on Skyrim Nexus (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8501)

Best with Skyrim Visual Immersion (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=5587)...
More Blood and Gore
In this mod I simply increased the scale of blood spurts by 75% to create a more gruesome bloody combat feeling.

For more versions of this mod including the 50% strength, 100% strength, and 150% strength versions - disable/remove this Steam Workshop ver...
More Dynamic Shadows with Striping Fixed
Created by PuuLoo
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---------------------RE-DESIGNED LIGHTING FOR A NEXT GENERATION EXPERIENCE---------------

-----------------------------------ALL NEW LIGHTS, A...
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...
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 fa...
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 tho...
Real Mountains
Created by Osmodius
This is a hi-res retexture of the mountains in Skyrim. The files are 2048x2048 in resolution, which is twice that of the old mountain textures. There should be no performance hit with this mod, also keep in mind that these textures may look odd with the dy...
Real Rain Basic
Created by PlayerTw0
V5 Update 7/15/12 Fixes problem with raindrops when users
were enabling ENBs and not seeing Rain/RainRipples.

V4 Update 7/4/12 Made rain a bit thinner and faster.
Rainripples were also changed to be a tiny bit more visible.

Makes rain heavier and ...
Realistic Lighting
Created by kurtcop
The newest release of Realistic Lighting without Post-Processing!

Weathers re-added after some work and an update to the CK.

If you want customization - go here -> http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=7654

A patcher is including on th...
Realistic Ragdolls and Force
Created by BakaKemono
(ESP plugin)Reduces the extra force applied on ragdolls to a more reasonable level
(MESH)Replaces ragdolls so that they bend and twist realistically and fall at a faster velocity, and increases friction to fix ice-like ragdoll sliding

If you want more...
Riften jail bugfix
Created by Zaflis
There was a small bug in Riften jail, where from certain angle the wall seemed to disappear. This is now fixed.

It may just be a bug in the portal/room system, because originally they weren't really that out of place. However, there were 2 portals conne...
SV - The Indoors
Created by GiantTurkeyFish
Skyrim Visuals The Indoors
Version 1.1


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Shadow Striping Fix (Indoor/Outdoor)
Created by BowedYapper
This is a small and simple mod that will fix those annoying and disgusting shadows in houses and other areas.

Basically the main cause of these radial shadow defects is a low shadow depth bias, which ironically, states in the Creation Kit Wiki that a lo...
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...
Static Mesh Improvement Mod
Created by Brumbek
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/users/donate/?id=283020[img]http://i.imgur.com/dJA8nfq.png[/img]

IMPORTANT: Load Order Compatibility
The SMIM .esp file (StaticMeshImprovementMod.esp) must be...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: (Markarth+)
Created by Bone
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.p...
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: 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
[url=http...
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 [/url...
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: 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: 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...
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: Villages Redux
Created by Aplestormy
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 around...
True Skyrim
Created by Scrappy
*** NEWS *** I might be uploading this onto Skyrim Nexus. I would like to get endorsements to keep updating this mod since it is very time consuming. With that kind of incentive, I could fix bugs, add more content, etc. You get the idea.

If I were to up...
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
[url=ht...
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
...
The Autumn of Whiterun
Created by Baro
Hello everyone! This is the first mod I have ever made for Skyrim. I know that mods have been made to change Whiterun and add trees, but this mod goes beyond your common sapling and birch tree.

My intent for the mod was to give Whiterun a seasoned look;...
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 Animals...
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
...
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: 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
...
SV - The Outdoors
Created by GiantTurkeyFish
Skyrim Visuals: The Outdoors (SV - The Outdoors)
Version 1.4

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Immersive Constellations
Created by Zaku
This is a subtle retexturing of Skyrim's constellations so that they glow the color of their Guardian and with more varied size and detail while the Serpent has been changed to black Unstars that block out the stars behind them. The planets Akatosh, Arkay...
Better Breezehome Lights - Anti Artifacts
Created by FOne' Patricia <3
===== I'm not working on it anymore =====

This mod simply changes the fire's light so it won't produce artifacts. Artifacts are the "shadow-stripes" showed in the picture.
If you wan't to make your Breezehome looking nicer, subscribe this mod!
And fe...
Whiterun Trees
Created by Capucco
Adds some aspen trees in Whiterun. Added some extra details such as shrub, bushes, leaves, rocks, etc.

Thanks to "I demand pie" for the video :)

Also in SkyrimNexus!
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=9424


Just to answer some FAQ...
ImprovedFrostyFrostSalts
Created by mr_bl3azy
So, continuing on my onslaught of butchering ingredients that we all come to love (or hate), FROST SALTS..... No longer does it have to look like a slightly blue, dirty snow cone, with my mod, frost salts now look colder then a polar bears testicle.... or ...
Enhanced Cities: Docks of Solitude
Created by matthieu6839
Add many details to the docks of Solitude and make them beautiful! If you enjoy this mod, please rate, subscribe and favorite it .

Now avalaible :
Enhanced Cities: Morthal [...
Higher Visibility Ore
Created by hhrhhr
all textures from "Glowing Ore Veins 300 | 1.30"...
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23 Comments
Laast Jul 28, 2014 @ 8:36am 
People who shares a collection with 3 weather mods which are not compatible (Pure Weather, RLO and CoT) should not claim that it is the best overhaul... -_-'
TheRealG - Hitler Apr 13, 2014 @ 3:28am 
update - dont use this pack if ur a mage, it has some weird lighting effects that happen in closed areas
TheRealG - Hitler Mar 22, 2014 @ 2:01pm 
Works perfectly fine on both my computers! Thanks a lot! Out of curiousity how many people came here from the pc gamer magazine?
The cool PS4 controller Mar 26, 2013 @ 3:39pm 
man this is great
Shwing! Mar 5, 2013 @ 1:47pm 
thanks it helped alot!!!
Anchry Feb 20, 2013 @ 8:30am 
Everything works great for me except when i transform myself into either a werewolf or vampire lord, my character bugs and is unable to do anything
Just_Me_Adele_xoxo Feb 20, 2013 @ 3:46am 
shut up stop picking holes in this collection... ok it wworks fine
Hez Feb 18, 2013 @ 7:40pm 
and there are 3 presets for one mod in this pack.
Hez Feb 18, 2013 @ 7:36pm 
And the sun mods?
Hez Feb 18, 2013 @ 7:35pm 
Don't the blood mods coflict with eachother?