The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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This is a collection of what I feel are must have Skyrim texture mods. It contains both workshop and nexusmods recommendations. I will update the list as I find new mods to add

Recommended NexusMods:
Enhanced Lights and FX - http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/27043/
Footprints - http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/22745
Realistic Water Two - http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/41076
Roadsigns Redone - http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/33603
Skyrim HD - 2K Textures - http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/607
Project Parallax - Roads and Bridges - http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/18814
Detailed Rugs:http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/29608
aMidianBorn Book of Silence(All) - http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/24909/
Enhanced Lights and FX - http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/27043
Skyrim Bigger Trees - http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/17168
SkySight - Smelter Ultra HD 4K - http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/54868/
Better Mills Textures - http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/50532/?
Bethesda Performance Textures - Animals and Creatures - http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/43921/
EotW Dawnguard DLC Textures Remastered - http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/51947
Skygazer Moons - Masser and Secunda Ultra HD 4K - http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/54349/

Also Recommended:
Unofficial Skyrim Patch - http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/19
Unofficial Dawnguard Patch - http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/23491
Unofficial Hearthfire Patch - http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/25127
Unofficial Dragonborn Patch - http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/31083/

You should also use LOOT for sorting esp's find it here https://loot.github.io/

My System Specs:
AMD Raedon 7990
Intel i7-4770K
16GB G.Skill Ripjaw

And thank you to all the people who made this collection possible. Without you there would only be vanilla ew :D
Items (47)
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!)...
Bones and Skeletons Retexture by Andre7890
Created by Andre7890
A complete retexture of the game's bones and skeletons, made to make them more realistic....
Dense Vegetation
Created by Galle
Dense Vegetation enables a realistic and lovely landscape. It increases the density of all grass varieties.

Compatible with nearly every other mod.


Finally on Skyrim Nexus: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/36305//?...
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...
Detailed Towns
Created by Dex
Detailed Towns is my third graphical enhancement modification for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Giving each town a more vibrant feel. Detailed Townes primarily uses assets already in the scene to have as little effect on load times and performance as possib...
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 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...
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 (10...
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 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...
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...
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...
Immersive Saturation Boost
Created by Aplestormy
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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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...
Kill Moves - No Blur
Created by ThirteenOranges
Removes most of the Blur effects from finisher moves. See your kills more clearly than ever. Simple.

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Sep 2012 Update

- Now more universal removal of blur from kill moves to account for moves added post launch.

- Better title image.

- L...
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...
Main Menu Spinning Skyrim Emblem
Created by Brumbek
This simply makes the Skyrim emblem on the main menu spin 360 degrees every 8 seconds to help you appreciate the nifty emblem's curves and reflections. I also improved the normal map using Bethesda's HighRes texture as a base. Enjoy the simple things in li...
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)...
Milky Way Galaxy Texture
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 other...
Waves
Created by PROMETHEUS
This Simple Mod simply deploys the Dragonborn new Oceanic Waves along proper places on the Skyrim Coast ...

All waves are placed with logical sense , you will not find oceanic waves around island with waves coming from inland , you won't find waves amo...
Vurt Flora Overhaul (Redux) - Purple grass
Created by ReDragon
All credits go to Vurt and his wonderful skyrim mod Skyrim Flora Overhaul. Look at this url: skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/141 As template I took his SFO v1.5 and made my own special edition, which can be used in combination with [url=htt...
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
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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
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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...
Towns and Villages Enhanced: Solitude Snow
Created by Aplestormy
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This experimental mod demonstrates how Solitude were to look if it were subject to a snowy winter!

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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
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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: 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: 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: 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
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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 - 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
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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: 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
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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...
No Snow Under the Roof
Created by PROMETHEUS
This mod adds new 3d anow in structures un snowy areas
And fir farmhouses that have a pirticullis also removes the snow under the roof .
Plus 3d snow over roofs .
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I wa...
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...
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...
Realistic Piercing Arrows
Created by deathneko11
Archery can be a lot of fun in skyrim, but the way skyrim handles landed arrows is very weak for pc gamers. Now with my mod, you can actually see the wrath you unleash on an enemy with a hail of arrows.

This mod changes fired arrows so that a total of ...
RiverWood Real forest v1.5
Created by GitGud m8
New udate v1.5 :Now riverwood is a real forest Add more trees and flora the dragon
Update 1,5: Bugg fix add new items like a magic well Some giant chickens better looking wind mill the ground is more real...
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...
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: 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 ...
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5 Comments
rsbrehm Sep 6, 2014 @ 5:11pm 
Puloo's More Dynamic Shadows with Stiping fixed- is the one that crashed Breezehome.
Monkey  [author] Sep 6, 2014 @ 7:27am 
Hmm interesting all is well here but my build is decent so never really had an issue. Sorry for the crash. This unfortunatly is the downside to modding sometimes. I went through alot of game crashes and freezes before I got it looking and running the way it should. It is hit and miss from time to time but it benefits in the end when you get it al setup right
rsbrehm Sep 5, 2014 @ 11:04pm 
Now a couple of these seem to be redundant. One of the shader mods crashed my computer when I went into breezeholm. The other was fine. I didn't notice a difference when I unsubscribed to it so all is well.
Monkey  [author] Sep 5, 2014 @ 9:31pm 
Glad it could be useful to you. Enjoy them as much as I have :D:
rsbrehm Sep 5, 2014 @ 6:41pm 
Thanks for putting this out there. I was looking for something similar all day.