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Skyrim setup in 2014


DeepBlueFrog

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If anyone is interested, here are some notes about my current setup as of 06/2014 (This is partly for my own future reference :) ).

 

I already posted some notes on the visual mods I am using:

 

http://www.loverslab.com/blog/60/entry-415-personal-mix-of-enb-and-visual-mods/

 

Other than that, I have a very manual setup - I do not use MO or LOOT / BOSS to organize my list. It is organized after months of looking at TES5edit conflicts and trial and error.

 

The utilities I am using the most are:

 

- ENB (see the note above for visual mods)

-TES5edit: for quick resolution of missing masters, troubleshooting of overlaps between mods and to create SEQ files for now mods.

- WryeBash: to create a BashPatch file and merge leveled lists and free up some spots in my load order by combining mods that can be merged.

- GenerateFNISforUsers: run it after each update of sexlab mods

- Creation Kit: to fix what I can

- LOOT: just to see if I am not missing something obvious. I don't let LOOT organize my load order.

- NMM: only for a few mods that are easier to install with omod configurations and options (SoS for instance)

- BodySlide: to customize the CBBE shape I am using.

 

I switched to CBBE mostly to use BodySlide more easily.

My current body shape customization is available on the download page of Hormones: http://www.loverslab.com/files/file/416-sexlab-hormones-2014-06-04/

 

Mods list and load order.

 

I regularly try to clean up and remove mods I don't find necessary anymore. This is getting harder and harder to do. It feels now that I have to part with an important organ every time I have to knock something out of the list.

 

In short, I use:

 

- Requiem as an overhaul. I find the game more balanced and entertaining with it.

- iNeeds for eat, drink and sleep

- SexLab and a lot of related plugins.

- I also use some cosmetic mods or texture replacements that do no come with an esp file (and because of that, difficult to track down and list).

 

A note on starting a new game with this kind of list.

 

To minimize conflicts with SkyUI/MCM menus, I start a new game in four steps.

 

1- Enable all Non-SexLab mods only and start a new game. Save while you are in the Alternate Life starting cell.

:: Save using the console 'save basetstart'.

 

2- Enable SexLab mods except EstrusChaurus.esp and Defeat. Load your game and save, still in Alternate Life starting cell.

:: Save again using the console 'save basestart-sexlab'.

 

3- Enable the remaining mods and load your game again. Configure all mods.

:: Save again using the console 'save startgame'.

:: This is the save game you can reload every time you need to start the game (to reduce crash on load and infinite loading screens).

 

4- Load 'startgame' and talk to Alternate Life's Mara Statue to get started.


That way, if you need to start a new game with a different character (assuming your list of mods hasn't changed much), you can always load 'basestart' and only update your sexlab configuration (since sexlab mods change a lot faster than other mods).

 

Spoiler


Skyrim.esm

Update.esm
Unofficial Skyrim Patch.esp
Dawnguard.esm
Unofficial Dawnguard Patch.esp
HearthFires.esm
Unofficial Hearthfire Patch.esp
Dragonborn.esm
Unofficial Dragonborn Patch.esp
ApachiiHair.esm
ClimatesOfTamriel.esm
JSwords.esm
moonpath.esm
Omegared99-Compilation.esm
3rdEraWeaponsMoS.esm
TERAArmors.esm
TravellersOfSkyrim.esm
Schlongs of Skyrim - Core.esm
ZaZAnimationPack.esm
daymoyl.esm
actorEvents.esm
SexLab.esm
SexLabAroused.esm
Devious Devices - Assets.esm
Devious Devices - Integration.esm
Devious Devices - Expansion.esm
PSQ PlayerSuccubusQuest.esm
BeeingFemale.esm
Skyrim Project Optimization - No Homes - Full Version.esm

SoS - The Wilds.esp
SoS - The Dungeons.esp
SoS - Civilization.esp

SkyUI.esp

dD - Enhanced Blood Main.esp
dD-Dragonborn-Dawnguard-EBT Patch.esp
dD - Easy Lift Bodies and Objects.esp
dD - Realistic Ragdoll Force - Realistic.esp
Chesko_WearableLantern.esp

SabreFurBag.esp
mmmoveablesachel.esp
WWW.esp
3rdEraWeapMoS-lvlList.esp
Third Era - Dwemer.esp
JSwordsDistributionBalancePlugin.esp
Wulfharth's Dragonbone Weapons.esp
DragonCrownCraftable.esp
MoFDaedric.esp
Daedric Extra Armor.esp
TCOSS.esp
bobsarmory.esp
Omegared99-WeaponSets.esp
Medium-40Percent.esp
Hothtrooper44_Armor_Ecksstra.esp
hothtrooper44_ArmorCompilation.esp
Immersive Weapons.esp
R18Pn - Eisen Platte Armor.esp
Skaal Outfit.esp
Dr_Bandolier.esp
Dr_BandolierDG.esp

SpaceWikingSpecialEffectFreyjaGems.esp
Animated Enchantments.esp
Ancient Spells 2.esp


Birdsofskyrim.esp
BellyachesNewDragonSpecies.esp
werewolffeedonanimal.esp
Brevi_MoonlightTales.esp
BVFE_Serana.esp
DVA - Dynamic Vampire Appearance.esp


The Dance of Death - Ultimate Edition.esp


Remodeled Armor - Vanilla Replacer.esp
Remodeled Armor - Vanilla Replacer - Dragonborn.esp
Remodeled Armor - Vanilla Replacer - Dawnguard.esp
Remodeled Armor - Underwear.esp


Del_ConditionalCombatMusic.esp


Cloaks.esp
Cloaks - Dawnguard.esp
1nivWICCloaks.esp
1nivWICSkyCloaksPatch.esp


JIRE.esp
TravellersOfSkyrim - Vanilla.esp
Inconsequential NPCs.esp
Inconsequential NPCs - Enhancement.esp
northern_encounters2.esp


Skyrim_Strap_Ons.esp
TS_Whipcane.esp


Dragon Soul Relinquishment.esp


MorrowindArmor.esp
zzDraugrParts.esp
Sovngarde Steel Armor and Weapons.esp
skyforgedWeapons.esp
Dwemer Goggles & Scouter.esp
Dwemer Certified.esp
Tribunal Robes by Zairaam.esp
Tribunal Maskes by Zairaam.esp
UniqueWeaponsRedone.esp
Lore Weapon Expansion.esp


Schlongs of Skyrim.esp
SOS - VectorPlexus Regular Addon.esp


SkyFalls - Distant Waterfall Overhaul.esp
RealisticWaterTwo.esp
RealisticWaterTwo - Dragonborn.esp
RealisticWaterTwo - Dawnguard.esp
RealisticWaterTwo - Waves.esp
RealisticWaterTwo - Waves - Dawnguard.esp


PumpingIron.esp
Auto Unequip Ammo.esp
Disease Descriptions.esp
DD_Dawnguard Additions.esp
DD_Dragonborn Additions.esp


ClimatesOfTamriel-Dawnguard-Patch.esp
ClimatesOfTamriel-Dragonborn-Patch.esp
ClimatesOfTamriel-Nights-Level-4.esp
RevampedExteriorFog.esp
Real Clouds.esp
Chesko_Frostfall.esp
WetandCold.esp
WetandCold - Ashes.esp
WetandCold - Holidays.esp
ClimatesOfTamriel-Dungeons-Hardcore.esp
ClimatesOfTamriel-Sound.esp
SoS - The Wilds-PatchCoTSounds.esp
SoS - Civilization -PatchCoTSounds.esp
SoS - The Dungeons-PatchCoTHardcore.esp
RealShelter.esp


SkyrimCoinReplacerRedux.esp


MacKom_LoreStylesHairSet.esp
_NewHair.esp
_zzSimsHair.esp


Tame Beast.esp


Torcs.esp


HARODATH_ImmersiveSoulgems.esp
SkinnyDipping.esp
GiveGiftstoNPCs.esp
Drinking Fountains of Skyrim.esp


Requiem.esp
Requiem - Resources.esp
Requiem - Dragonborn.esp
Requiem - HearthFires.esp
Requiem - Hard Times.esp
Requiem - Immersive Weapons.esp
Requiem - Immersive Armors.esp
Requiem - Immersive Armors - Addon.esp


3DNPC.esp
3DNPC - Requiem Patch.esp


iNeed.esp
skooma.esp
SkyscraperGiants.esp
SkyRealism - Portable Crafting Kits.esp
SkyRealism - Capacity and Carry Weight.esp
SkyRealism - Mass and Materials.esp
SkyRealism - Mass and Materials - Dawnguard.esp
SkyRealism - Mass and Materials - MorrowindArmor.esp
SkyRealism - Mass and Materials - Cloaks.esp
SkyRealism - Mass and Materials - Dr_Bandolier.esp
SkyRealism - Detection Durations.esp
TradeBarter.esp


Unique Uniques.esp
FS_UltimateAssortment.esp
TERAArmors.esp
TERAArmors - Leveled Lists.esp


becheman_imperial.esp
Conan_Hyborian_Age.esp
moonpath_questdata.esp
Requiem - Moonpath Patch.esp


EnhancedLightsandFX.esp
ELFXEnhancer.esp
ELFX - Exteriors.esp
ELFX - Dawnguard.esp
ELFX - Dragonborn.esp
ELFX - Moonpath.esp


CollegeOfWinterholdImmersive.esp
CWIELnFXPatch.esp
CWIDawnDragonPatch.esp
CWINPCApachiiSkyHair.esp


daymoyl_DawnguardAddon.esp
Alternate Start - Live Another Life.esp


Breezehome_Fully_Upgradable.esp
ELFX-BFU-Patch.esp


VariousGuardReplacer.esp


mslZaZArachnophobia.esp


xazPrisonOverhaul.esp
SexLabNudeCreatures.esp
SexLabNudeCreaturesDG.esp
zzEstrus.esp
EstrusChaurus.esp
Devious Deviants.esp
addlHq.esp
AngrimApprentice.esp
Sacrificial Spriggan.esp
SexLab-AmorousAdventures.esp
SexLab TDF Aggressive Prostitution.esp
MF_RadiantProstitution.esp
SexLabUtil1.esp
LoversHook.esp
LoversVictim.esp
Sexlab Release.esp
sexlab_WearAndTear.esp
LoversComfort.esp
BeeingFemaleBasicAddOn.esp
PuppetMaster.esp
SexLabDangerousNights.esp
SexLabStopCombat.esp
SexLabDefeat.esp
DeviouslyHelpless.esp
Captured Dreams.esp
Devious Devices - For the Masses II.esp
DD FtM - Cloaks patch.esp
DD FtM - Cloaks WIC patch.esp
Animated Dragon Wings.esp
PSQ Aroused.esp
PSQ iNeed.esp
SSv2.esp
hydra_slavegirls.esp
sanguinesDebauchery.esp
SDpatch - dragonborn.esp
SDpatch - dawnguard.esp
SDpatch - frostfall.esp
SexLab Warmbodies.esp


prostitutes.esp
immersive wenches.esp


Rigmor.esp


Cutting Room Floor.esp
Tamriel Reloaded.esp
immersive roads.esp


iHUD.esp


TheEyesOfBeauty.esp
RaceMenu.esp
RaceMenuPlugin.esp
RaceMenuOverlays.esp
RaceMenuFreckleOverlays.esp
CharGen Morphs.esp


Brawl Bugs CE.esp


Bashed Patch, 0.esp


AliciaPainSlut.esp
SexLab_MindControl.esp
SexLab_DibellaCult.esp
SexLab_Hormones.esp
SexLab-Stories.esp
SexLab-StoriesDevious.esp

 

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How well do the Command spells work in Ancient Spells? I've been looking for a mod that brought them back. I've got Puppet Master, and it works well for making companions, but not as well in combat. 

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I haven't used Ancient Spells in a long time (I don't need much during my mods troubleshooting). 

 

In my play through, I used them mostly for the feather and the poison spells (my favorite spells from Oblivion).

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Wow, that save method is very handy. Should have found that myself due to the amount of times I start a new game. I like to call it Bethesda's Chronic New Game Syndrome ( or BCNGS for short ). I am sure to use that in future, thanks!

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One of skyrimll's posts a long time back pointed me to the idea of first loading an interior safe-save without scripts running and then loading a save with scripts running. It has saved me a lot of ctds. I usually load my alternate-start save first. I've also found waiting indoors for an hour or two for all spell effects to run out to be a good way of keeping saves viable. 

 

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