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Hello Lovers Lab community! I have a somewhat of a challenge/request for all you who are smarter than me when it comes to modding.


Don't know if someone has made a topic about this yet or if this is the right section to post this, I put in the adult section because I want adult mods to be included in this little venture of mine, but I was wondering if the geniuses on this site could help me with compiling a list of mods that make Skyrim as close real life (excluding spells and mythical creatures of course) as possible, having everything lore friendly, fixing things Bethesda neglected and forgot, and have everything all compatible with each other and also an appropriate load order for everything. If at all possible, also have them compatible with the following mods which are sort of my "must have" mods and and stuff I've collected that I've come to like. If any of them aren't compatible or conflicts or something else serves their purpose better, please let me know.


Mod List



A Quality World Map

Aela Sylvan Makeover Standalone

Aesir Armor

Aetherial Crown Replacer

Alternate Start - Live Another Life

Alternative Crafting System - I Don't Want To Be A Blacksmith (adds to immersion IMO)

ApachiiSkyHair (not very immersive, but required for some NPC mods)

Ars Metallica - Smithing Enhancement

Aurora Village

Auto Unequip Ammo

Bandit Children


Blessed - Blessings Rebalanced

Book Covers Skyrim

Bring Out Your Dead

BSMA (Better Skyrim Monsters and Animals)

Children Deserve Better

Civil War Guard Overhaul

Civil War Overhaul

Climates of Tamriel

Cloaks of Skyrim

Common Clothes

Cutting Room Floor

Dawn of Riften

Dawn of Whiterun

Dawn of Windhelm

DB Shrouded Robe for Babette

DCE - Realistic Male Face

Dead Body Collision Fix

Deathbrand Weapons and Armor Replacer

Destructible Bottles Extended

Dibella Priestesses Outfit


Distant Decal Fix

Dragonborn - Nordic Greatsword Fix

Dragonborn DLC Axe Bleed Fix

Dramatic Clouds

Duel - Combat Realism

Ebonmourne - The Most Overly Fancy Sword Ever (I have this for the lulz)

EcthelionOtW Dawngaurd Weapons

Enhanced Blood Textures

Enhanced Distant Terrain 2

Enhanced Enemy AI

Ethereal Auroras

Ethereal Elven Overhaul

Ethereal Elven Overhaul 2

Expanded Winterhold Destruction Ruins


FAR - Forgotten Argonian Roots

Female Facial Animation

Flourished Worlds HD Moon Replacer


Footprints - Ash Supplemental

Forsworn Children

Frost and Solitude Horses White Retex

Ghosu - Amulet of Talos Replacer

Gildergreen Regrown

Greatsword Sheaths and Scabbards

Guard Dialogue Overhaul

HD PMR Retexture - Shadowmere

Hearthfire Display Case Fix

Height Adjusted Races with True Giants

Helgen Reborn

High Hrothgar Overhaul

Hold Border Banners

Horses for Followers

HQ College of Winterhold

Immersive Armors

Immersive Patrols - c Merged Installer

Immersive Prayer

Immersive Settlements

Immersive Sounds - Magic

Immersive Sounds - Weaponry

Immersive Stables

Immersive Weapons

Improved Dragon Shouts


Inconsequential NPCs

KenMOD - Time on Loading Screen

Killable Children

Killing Giants gives Grand Souls

Less Bitchy Lydia

Logical Civil War Faction Armor

Lydia Is Essential

Lydia Sylvan Makeover Standalone

Lynges Real Arrows

Mature Skin Texture and Body for UNP

Max Weapon Adjust

moreHUD - AHZmorHUD

Morning Fogs Refined

New Animation for Running with Bow

No More Blocky Faces

No Psychic Lock Knowledge

No Spells

No Spinning Death Animation

Northborn Scars

Northern Bathhouses

Nuska Real Skin For Women

Oblivion Gates

Orc Tribes Wear Orcish Armor

Perfect Legionnaire - Imperial Armor Reforged

Player Headtracking

Populated Forts

Pure Waters

Randomized Bandit Gear

Real Effect Candle

Real Shelter

Realistic Aspen Trees

Realistic Boat Bobbing

Realistc Sun for COT

Realistic Room Rental

Run For Your Lives

Shooting Stars

Silver Smithing

Skyfalls + Skymills

Skyrim HD - 2k Textures

Skyrim High Definition LODs

Skyrim NPCs Overhaul

Skyrim Project Optimization

Skyrim Realistic Texture Overhaul - Realistic Landscape

Skyrim Realistic Texture Overhaul - Realistic Snow

Skyrim Shadow Striping Fix


Sleep Tight

Sleeping Innkeepers

Smile in HD

Splash of Rain

-SSM- Simple Skyrim Makeovers

Static Mesh Improvement

Stop Talking To Yourself Bandit

Stormlord Armor

Superior Lore-Friendly Hair

Sylgja Sylvan Makeover Standalone

The Bottomless Pit

The Dark Brotherhood Resurrection

The Eyes of Beauty

The Paarthurnax Dilemma

Torch Arrow

TTS - Uthgerd The Unbroken

Unofficial Dawngaurd Patch

Unofficial Dragonborn Patch

Unofficial Hearthfire Patch

Unofficial Skyrim Patch

UNP Bouncing Boobs

UNP Dawngaurd Armors

UNP Dragonborn Armors

UNP Female Armors

Vampire Lord Retexture

Vivid Landscapes

Vladimir Kulich as Ulfric Stormcloak


Waterbreathing Breathless Emerge

WEBS Extended

Wet and Cold

Wet and Cold - Ashes

Wet and Cold - Holidays

When Vampires Attack

White Phial Replacer

Winter is Coming


XP32 Maximum Skeleton




Sorry about the long list and that I didn't make them hyperlinks (I might do that at some point and edit the original post), but I would like some expert guidance from the community. I have all the expansions so compatibility should be easier to deal with. Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance!

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i dont know what your are using for your perks, skills and balance , but i recommend the one found in SkyRedone. it does a very good job diversifying the impact of weapons and armor from your skill trees.

you can also look into this http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/12452/? 
it adds random events and encounters to your game so that, just because you cleared out a dungeon, doesnt mean you are safe to just sprint out without worry of ambush. and it also makes more random events in the overworld. 

there is also http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/17168/? skyrim bigger trees. as the name suggests, it makes the trees bigger, makes the forests of skyrim seam older and much more impressive to look at. 

also look into immersive creatures http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/24913/?. which adds new monsters to slay, which you can customize to be lore friendly.

finally look into automatic variants, http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/21377/?  and all its child mods. it diversifies the skin textures of creatures. so that not all animals look the same.

good luck

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That's...a lot of mods Kane. Okay, for immersion the first one you need is Frostfall. I see that the Unofficial patches are on your list as is Wet & Cold. I don't really consider USKP et all to be "immersive" but they do fix many things that Beth goofed. You have W.A.T.E.R. so that's your water fixing mod, and CoT so you're good with weather... Honestly Kane short of things like Realistic Needs and Diseases and Private Needs, which is here in the Adult Section (though I don't use that since I don't want to have to stop every 10 minutes to take a dump). Automatic Variants makes it so that not every creature looks exactly like all the rest, but you'll need to download texture packs for this, there are a few on the AV page and a few more on the nexus.  Automatic Variants & Frostfall are about the only really major things you seem to be missing.

If you've got a really good computer you can try Hunterborn, it overhauls how you gather stuff from killed animals (including dragons) and adds a ton of new alchemy supplies, recipes and pelts. Um what else, Better Vampires, and Moonlight Tales for Werewolves; Unique Uniques if you want some of the special unique weapons to look different than the normal version.  Crimson Tide is a blood overhaul, HiRes Legible Road Signs means less time in the game map, Better Dynamic Snow is a snow texture set from some but not all snow.  Dynamic Things - Woodpiles Barrels and More Oh My is now a must for me, it turns woodpiles into containers that hold wood, barrels hold random clutter, hay bales hold straw, and those training dummies and targets the guards use will work for the player, also if you hit trees with the woodsman's axe you can cut it down and hitting rocks with a pick will give you quarried stone.  More Plants for Hearthfire is a minor improvement to the garden and greenhouse room, OBIS is a bandit add-on, it doesn't replace existing bandits, but does add more types. You can try When Vampires Attack, but either this or the one for dragons causes my NPCs to run indoors and never come out, so be aware that it can happen. Speaking of dragons, I notice that Deadly Dragons isn't listed. Vanilla dragons are wimps, these aren't.  After loading all of that with what you've already got, you're going to need this: Skyrim Startup Memory Editor, unless you're using the 1.7 or higher version of SKSE.  Also anything being used by Gopher.


I'm going to have to go through your list and take a look at some of those, since I don't know what all of them do. 

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The big one I see not on your list is Frostfall, it is a must for a immersive feel.


Also I didn't see a eat,drink, sleep mod on your list. I personally like ineed the most but there is a bunch of them.


iHud is another must for a immersive feeling IMHO.


A Matter of Time I think adds a lot to immersion as well.

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Thanks for the quick responses guys! I'll look into these suggestions. I also need help compiling a whole list of mods that won't interfere with each other. Currently I'm having a problem with crashing to desktop 99% of the time while in whiterun, so any help with that would be appreciated.


Here's a link to the thread I made on Nexus in case someone mentions something on there that makes you guys think of something else.

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Better fast travel - plus disable map fast travel from mcm menu = Forces you to take a carriage/boat or run everywhere.




Good home = Castle Draco High Hrothgar Edition (get no new house music patch if you get CTD when entering). This also comes with a few teleport spells that are pretty immersive if you play a mage (3 to get you home, 1 to go to winterhold college)



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