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Mods for Skyrim Anniversary edition

GymWolf

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So i'm giving another chance to skyrim (on pc this time, last time was on base console), i bought the anniversary edition from steam and i wanted to install some mods but the mods that you can install from inside the game are very few and crappy (not even basic stuff like remove weight limit) so i need to use nexusmod to have more choice, do you have some unmissable one?

I'm pretty noob with mods, i have the nexusmod app and i usually use that to install the mods, so please don't start with complicated stuff to install, multy-layered shit or stuff that is not certified and break the game, also nothing super heavy like fake rtx etc., i have a 2070 super\8600k and i kinda want to play this old ass game at 4k60 if possible, 1800p60 at worse.

Maybe something that improve gore, ragdoll, something to make the combat more punchy\weighty and less slidey, some QoL and maybe some texture pack that is not gonna tank my performances too much.

The game doens't recognize my gpu on first boot but i guess that if i'm sustaining 4k60 with almost all at max details for now it means that the message was bullshit right? (good start :lollipop_squinting: )

Thanks in advance.

P.s. the fuh-ros-da short trailer was hype AF, not gonna lie.
 
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The fun part is spending hours browsing through the nexus page and installing all the different visual and gameplay mods just for you to play two hours of Skyrim and already getting bored with the core gameplay.

It helps if you play completely new content though. If something like Enderal Forgotten Stories is a step too far and you really want Skyrim at least install New Beginnings so you can totally change the games introduction sequence.
 
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Laptop1991

Member
I've spent hours on the nexus trying mods and selecting the right ones, best reference point i use to use is Gopher the mod man, either his mod reviews, tutorials or using the mods he uses, his videos helped me the most over the years.
 
So i'm giving another chance to skyrim (on pc this time, last time was on base console), i bought the anniversary edition from steam and i wanted to install some mods but the mods that you can install from inside the game are very few and crappy (not even basic stuff like remove weight limit) so i need to use nexusmod to have more choice, do you have some unmissable one?

I'm pretty noob with mods, i have the nexusmod app and i usually use that to install the mods, so please don't start with complicated stuff to install, multy-layered shit or stuff that is not certified and break the game, also nothing super heavy like fake rtx etc., i have a 2070 super\8600k and i kinda want to play this old ass game at 4k60 if possible, 1800p60 at worse.

Maybe something that improve gore, ragdoll, something to make the combat more punchy\weighty and less slidey, some QoL and maybe some texture pack that is not gonna tank my performances too much.

The game doens't recognize my gpu on first boot but i guess that if i'm sustaining 4k60 with almost all at max details for now it means that the message was bullshit right? (good start :lollipop_squinting: )

Thanks in advance.

P.s. the fuh-ros-da short trailer was hype AF, not gonna lie.

Check this YouTube channel out:


Wabbajack installs the entire mod list in few clicks.
 

GymWolf

Gold Member
Yeah i ended up installing only the remove weight limit and the improved ragdoll one, all the gore ones require some complicated shit to do and the texture pack are probably all too heavy to sustain 4k60 with my system.

Now my only question is, after i downloaded all the free objects from the creation club, do i find this stuff around the world during exploration or is it like in some locker room waiting for me? Hopefully the first one...
 
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GymWolf

Gold Member
Check this YouTube channel out:


Wabbajack installs the entire mod list in few clicks.
Oh shit i need to install that dodge mod asap, that would make melee combat so much better.

Edit: of course it needs additional shit to install, fuck me...
 
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BouncyFrag

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Check out the ‘Alternate Start - Live Another Life’ mod. It lets you start the game without the slow af wagon tutorial bit and offers great role-play avenues to explore.
 

GymWolf

Gold Member
Check out the ‘Alternate Start - Live Another Life’ mod. It lets you start the game without the slow af wagon tutorial bit and offers great role-play avenues to explore.
I'm trying to play the game as vanilla as possible tbh.

I enjoyed the intro.
 
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IFireflyl

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This contains the following links:



Description​


ESO and Ultimate Immersion presenting the total Skyrim Special Edition mod list overhaul, with 480 mods to make your game look incredibly beautiful and renewed.


Here's a tutorial on how to install the list!




Recommended specs​


Hardware setup suitable for this collection at 1080p.


  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080/RTX 2080 for 30-60fps. (Requires min. 8GB of Vram)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5/AMD Ryzen 5
  • 16GB RAM



Compatible collections​


All SSE Add-On mod list from our ESO-UI website are compatible with this mod list.




Known Issues​


  • You may experience missing masters these are for anniversary edition content which can be ignored.
  • If you're trying to run this mod list on 4K60 you will going to have a hard time unless you have an absolute high end card like 3090/3090Ti. You have to understand you're running 480 mods in highest quality on an older engine.
  • If you did not follow the tutorial and you're trying to load saved games that were modded before you will most likely crash or have increased chance of performance loss (stutters), we suggest starting a new game on a cleanly installed game for best results. If you know what you're doing you can also clean your save games with various tools like SSEdit etc. although it does not guarantee save recovery.

Enjoy.
 
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poodaddy

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Thanks very much for this, and thanks to OP for the thread. The wife and I have been talking about starting a new Skyrim game for a while now and I decided recently to just go ahead and do it, but we've been tormenting over which mods to utilize, this will be a big help.

Is there a consensus of some sort on what the best leveled zone mods are for improving the game design? I want kind of a Witcher 3 or Yakuza Like a Dragon type thing where some zones are simply more dangerous than others and enemies don't level scale. Gives leveling up and getting stronger a real purpose ya know? Thanks again.
 

Sabotage

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IFireflyl

Member
Is there a consensus of some sort on what the best leveled zone mods are for improving the game design? I want kind of a Witcher 3 or Yakuza Like a Dragon type thing where some zones are simply more dangerous than others and enemies don't level scale. Gives leveling up and getting stronger a real purpose ya know? Thanks again.

This I am unsure of. I mostly used mods for inventory management and textures. Nexus Mods does allow sorting by Unique Downloads or Endorsements though. I used that searching for Zone, and this was the most popular thing I saw that sounds like what you're looking for:


EDIT: Actually, that still uses the player level to determine the enemy level. Maybe this is better:


This mod is a complete loot and Encounter Zone overhaul. This will make the game's economy and enemy levels more difficult and static. The idea is that if you go into a dungeon, nothing in it is dependent on you. The levels of the enemy will not scale with you. The potential loot is independent of your level but completely dependent on the enemy levels. So if you are in a dungeon with tough creatures, the loot you could gain at the end will be worth it.
 
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Cool thread! I’d love to see some recommendations for Fallout 4. Downloaded that today on Steam to play around with some mods and finally complete the game.
 
Check out a mod author called Enai Siaion, his overhaul mods change up the entire game. His Ordinator perk mod make every single skill a viable way of playing the game, even lockpicking as a way to hack into Dwemer automatons to turn a Centurion into a companion.
 

poodaddy

Member
This I am unsure of. I mostly used mods for inventory management and textures. Nexus Mods does allow sorting by Unique Downloads or Endorsements though. I used that searching for Zone, and this was the most popular thing I saw that sounds like what you're looking for:

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EDIT: Actually, that still uses the player level to determine the enemy level. Maybe this is better:

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The second one is absolutely what I was looking for to the T, thanks so much seriously.
 

GymWolf

Gold Member
This I am unsure of. I mostly used mods for inventory management and textures. Nexus Mods does allow sorting by Unique Downloads or Endorsements though. I used that searching for Zone, and this was the most popular thing I saw that sounds like what you're looking for:


EDIT: Actually, that still uses the player level to determine the enemy level. Maybe this is better:

Do you have like a simple dodge mode that doesn't need another 30 mod to work??

Fucking everything need that skyrim ui thing or something called skse to work but i want to keep the game as clean as possible, it is already a bugfest ready to crash at any given moment even without heavy modding and i'm ok with the current ui, i don't need an enhanced one and whatever that skse is...
 
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IFireflyl

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Do you have like a simple dodge mode that doesn't need another 30 mod to work??

Fucking everything need that skyrim ui thing or something called skse to work but i want to keep the game as clean as possible, it is already a bugfest ready to crash at any given moment even without heavy modding and i'm ok with the current ui, i don't need an enhanced one and whatever that skse is...

SKSE is a staple for most mods because it is expanded the scripting capabilities which gives additional functionality to the game. It is extremely easy to install, and it greatly expands the scripting options in the game.

You need to go to their website and download the Current Anniversary Edition build 2.1.5 which is a 7zip file. The website is here:


Then you open that file and open your Skyrim Special Edition folder in File Explorer:



The left side is the file you download from the SKSE website. The right is the game folder in File Explorer. Then drag the selected contents in the above screenshot from the left side to the right side, replacing the existing contents. You can drag everything in the left folder over to you Skyrim folder, but the src folder in the SKSE zip just contains the unused source files, and you don't need the text files for anything. Dragging those would just be a waste of space.

That's it. You've installed SKSE.

If you don't want to install SKSE then you will just have to pick and choose mods that don't require it, but a ton of mods require it and I have always used it. Part of the mod pack that I listed includes mods that actually fix a ton of bugs that vanilla Skyrim has.


That's the full list of mods from one of the earlier links I posted for you. If you sort by Category you can scroll down and see all of the Bug Fixes mods. Some of those require SKSE, although not all of them do. It's your choice what you want to use, but not wanting to install SKSE does severely limit your mod choices.
 
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GymWolf

Gold Member
SKSE is a staple for most mods because it is expanded the scripting capabilities which gives additional functionality to the game. It is extremely easy to install, and it greatly expands the scripting options in the game.

You need to go to their website and download the Current Anniversary Edition build 2.1.5 which is a 7zip file. The website is here:


Then you open that file and open your Skyrim Special Edition folder in File Explorer:



The left side is the file you download from the SKSE website. The right is the game folder in File Explorer. Then drag the selected contents in the above screenshot from the left side to the right side, replacing the existing contents. You can drag everything in the left folder over to you Skyrim folder, but the src folder in the SKSE zip just contains the unused source files, and you don't need the text files for anything. Dragging those would just be a waste of space.

That's it. You've installed SKSE.

If you don't want to install SKSE then you will just have to pick and choose mods that don't require it, but a ton of mods require it and I have always used it. Part of the mod pack that I listed includes mods that actually fix a ton of bugs that vanilla Skyrim has.


That's the full list of mods from one of the earlier links I posted for you. If you sort by Category you can scroll down and see all of the Bug Fixes mods. Some of those require SKSE, although not all of them do. It's your choice what you want to use, but not wanting to install SKSE does severely limit your mod choices.
The thing is, the game feel like it is about to break at any given time (yesterday it crashed and i lost like 50 min of progress) so i didn't wanted to install anything more complicated than waht the vortex app manager can handle without additional stuff.

Also, and i can't strees this enough, i'm really not the type of nerd who like to thinker with stuff, i like one button install and fucking play already type of stuff, i don't care for additional functionality and stuff, i'm usually extremely basic with mods, and only used mods in like 3 games in my life...

At least your help is gonna useful forcother people less lazy than me.
 
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IFireflyl

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The thing is, the game feel like it is about to break at any given time (yesterday it crashed and i lost like 50 min of progress) so i didn't wanted to install anything more complicated than waht the vortex app manager can handle without additional stuff.

Also, and i can't strees this enough, i'm really not the type of nerd who like to thinker with stuff, i like one button install and fucking play already type of stuff, i don't care for additional functionality and stuff, i'm usually extremely basic with mods, and only used mods in like 3 games in my life...

At least your help is gonna useful forcother people less lazy than me.

I completely understand. I still think it's worth installing the slightly more complex SKSE, but even in the list I showed you there are mods for Bug Fixes that don't require SKSE. At a minimum I would get those mods. Skyrim is an exterminator's wet dream of you understand my meaning. Any ability you have to (easily) decrease the amount of bugs should be jumped on.
 
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Rex_DX

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SKSE is priority number one with any modded Skyrim build. Huge toast to those boys who develop it. It is basically a manditory mod and they do it gratis.
 
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