The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Better Skyrim Complete
Update: After playing a lot of other games, I came back to Skyrim with all the new DLCs. So I updated my Collection a little bit.


This is my "Better Skyrim" Complete Collection. This is not the final version of the collection.
I will add more and more mods to it after i played and tested them, to make sure that those mods will work fine together.

Therefore the collection will NOT:
- change the game completely
- crash the game or your savegames

And it shouldn't affect your framerate too much.

In addition to the Steam-Workshop mods I use the following Skyrim Nexus mods:
- A Quality World Map - With Roads:
- A thinner Compass:
- Achieve That:
- Better Dialogue Controls:
- Better Dynamic Snow:
- BGM Glass and Elven Armour and Weapons:
- Categorized Favorites Menu:
- Categorized Favorites Menu Oni Edition:
- DYNAVISION - Dynamic Depth of Field:
- Enhanced Distant Terrain:
- Finer Dust:
- Glowing Ore Veins 300:
- Hectrol SPIDER WEBS Deluxe:
- iHUD - Immersive HUD:
- Realistic Paper:
- Realistic Smoke and Embers:
- Serious HD Retexture Skyrim:
- Skyrim Flora Overhaul:
- Super Realistic Ore Textures:

With this Collection you get all the mods I add to my other collections:
Better Skyrim Graphics:
Better Skyrim Environment:
Better Skyrim Followers:



--> 07.02.2013:
+ Gender & Race Heights II
+ The Dragonborn Comes - Malukah Main Menu Mod
+ XCE - Dawnguard
+ Birds and Flocks Hearthfire Edition
+ Realistic Ragdolls and Force
+ Stones of Barenziah Quest Markers
+ That's Ice
+ The Real Paarthurnax: A Dragon Priest
+ A thinner Compass
+ Achieve That
+ Better Dialogue Controls
+ Better Dynamic Snow
+ BGM Glass and Elven Armour and Weapons
+ Categorized Favorites Menu Oni Edition
+ DYNAVISION - Dynamic Depth of Field
+ Enhanced Distant Terrain
+ iHud
+ Serious HD Retexture Skyrim
+ Skyrim Flora Overhaul

deleted a lot of mods for several reasons (conflicts, useless, outdated, removed from Workshop)
- Follower Map Markers
- Gender & Race Heights
- Kill Them Generals
- Lockpicking Measurement Vision
- Plant Trees
- RNG (Dynamic) Guards
- EzE's - Remove 3D Map Camera Restrictions
- The Paarthurnax Fix
- Farm Wheat Height Fix
- Amazing Follower Tweaks
- [ Voidcraft ] The Armory - Core Edition
- Bandolier - Bags and Pouches
- Bandolier - Dawnguard
- All Map Markers are Visible. English version
- Akaviri Samurai Armor
- Build Your Own Home
- Civil War Cleanup
- Conjure Rideable Ethereal Horse Spell
- Daedric Assassin light armor
- Dragon Falls Manor
- Dragonhide Robes
- Dynamic Merchants
- Enhanced Distant Terrain
- HQ Skyrimmap
- Hermit's Tree House
- Highland Milk Farm
- Home Tree
- Horse Armors
- House Map Markers by ♥♥♥♥it
- Isilmeriel's LOTR Weapons
- Legible Road Signs High Res (not available anymore)
- Mjoll Facelift
- More Dynamic Shadows with Striping Fixed
- Realistic Lighting With Customization
- Move it Dammit for NPC and Followers
--> 27.05.2012:
added some Skyrim Nexus mods to the description:
+ Glowing Ore Veins 300
+ Finer Dust
+ Hectrol SPIDER WEBS Deluxe
+ Move it Dammit for NPC Companions and Followers
+ Hectrol SPIDER WEBS Deluxe
+ Super Realistic Ore Textures
+ Glowing Ore Veins 300
+ Realistic Paper
--> 20.05.2012:
+ Slightly Reduced Distance NPC Greetings
+ Follower Trap Safety
+ Legible Road Signs High Res
- Home Tree (some bug with loading the tree completly)
--> 15.05.2012:
Items (30)
Pure Waters
Created by Laast
1 000 000+ actual subscribers!!!


Révision 13 - 16 oct 2014
- Complete recast of the original mod.

This is a pure, clean, and natural water, as it should be in the cold mountains of Skyrim. This mod provides water with complete overhau...
Static Mesh Improvement Mod
Created by Brumbek[img][/img]

IMPORTANT: Load Order Compatibility
The SMIM .esp file (StaticMeshImprovementMod.esp) must be...
Shadow Striping Fix - DISCONTINUED
Created by Dolan Trump
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 Nexu...
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 ...
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 ...
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 the thund...
Bloodier Combat
Created by MissStyx
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
Lanterns of Skyrim - Around Cities
Created by manny_gt
This mod add some lanterns along roads to the main cities Solitude, Whiterun, Windhelm, Markarth, Riften and Winterhold.

Light of the lanterns now have increased distance view
Better lighting
Script free
Light lit from ...
Lanterns of Skyrim - Bridges
Created by manny_gt
This mod add lanterns per bridge around Skyrim. Just for eyecandy and maybe helpful to recognize bridges during night.

Light of the lanterns now have increased distance view
Better lighting
Script free
Light lit from 5p...
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 ...
Thieves Guild Requirements - No Auto Quest Start
Created by kryptopyr
The Thieves Guild is now for thieves only. Brynjolf will no longer approach you if you are not a thief, and the Thieves Guild questline will not be activated until the player meets the necessary requirements. PLUS... Now you can buy genuine Falmer Blood El...
Created by snakster
Elegant, PC-friendly UI mod for Skyrim with many advanced features. All improvements seamlessly integrate with the style of the original interface. Version 5 includes better crafting, enchanting, alchemy and smithing menus and several other enhancements.
Double Torch Radius
Created by Emarrel
Nexus link:

Simply doubles the equipable torch light radius without adjusting the intensity, colour nor duration.

If you're using a mod that drastically changes lighting you'll notice that vanilla torches ...
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 Skyr...
XCE - Xenius Character Enhancement
Created by Xenius
XCE - Xenius Character Enhancement

XCE is a compilation of all my work on the enhancement of the characters in Skyrim.
For now this will only affect human and elven races.

· What it does:

- Adds more detail to skin of faces and bodies
- Adds a l...
Follower Trap Safety
Created by Alek
If you ever hated followers and summoned creatures for triggering traps, getting both of you into a tight situation or you were trying to guide them around the pressure plates, then this mod is for you.
This mod changes few base scripts and as a result yo...
Slightly Reduced Distance NPC Greetings
Created by Cipscis
This mod slightly reduces the distance required for NPC greetings.

Also available on Skyrim Nexus:

Also see:
No NPC Greetings -
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!)...
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...
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...
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...
No Spinning Death Animation
Created by BakaKemono
This will simply remove the spinning around dance animation that they do before dying they will now just ragdoll when killed. Works for kills and dying from a high fall. It will not affect killmoves.

Removed certain creature death pause animations which...
The Dragonborn Comes - Malukah Main Menu Mod
Created by Smegy
Thanks to the permission of the wonderful Malukah, I bring you a little mod for the fans of her amazing bard cover. This mod simply replaces the main menu music with her cover.

For those yet unaware of Malukah's cover you can view it over on her youtube...
XCE - Dawnguard
Created by Xenius
XCE - Dawnguard
by Xenius

· Description

Improves the character textures from the Dawnguard DLC while keeping to the original style.

What's inside:
- Face textures
- Face normal maps
- Eye textures

· Requirements

XCE - Xenius Character En...
Birds and Flocks Hearthfire Edition
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 ...
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...
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 f...
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satan, lord of the air waves Sep 24, 2016 @ 1:53pm 
I had some other mods installed before installing this collection. Now, when I click "Play" in the Skyrim launcher, it just reloads the launcher. I uninstalled any mods that looked similar and any mods that were for a DLC I didn't have, but nothing happened. Then I uninstalled all mods and I'm still having this problem.
Dovahkiin NR May 11, 2014 @ 7:35am 
The best collection! Even if i spent almost 3 hours to install all mods, this collection deserves billion of likes.
Evil Dr. Z May 24, 2012 @ 7:32pm 
Well done :) lovin some of these
Dan  [author] May 20, 2012 @ 1:51pm 
@ Lifell:
Thanks ;)
Lifell May 19, 2012 @ 1:34pm 
Nice, downloading. It's simple. I used to be a mod freak (200 mods in Nexus Mod Manager) but in the end I also wanted to play out the game :P.

Thanks a lot, all the REALLY nessecary mods :).