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hey guys,

im new to this forum. I have some questions. it would be very nice if you gave me some advices. I want to mod my game (Skyrim) for example new models ( sweat, realistic looking models, hairs, eyes and so on), for my female character. I want that the character looks nude and with clothes good, just for entertainment :D but i want that my whole game looks a lot better, maybe some new textures,clean water, or smooth lights and shadows. Could you give me some examples of mods which i could use. i would appreciate that. Sorry for my bad english :/. Thanks !

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So...Overall you want

Visually Appealing Mods with Naughty Naughty Entertainment included.

Alright.

well im currently Building a New pc and i've already chosen the Visual mods i'll be using so i guess i can share with you mine

Enhanced BloodTextures
Static Mesh Improvement mod - SMIM
Better Dynamic Snow
7k Better Whiterun
Skyrim HD 2K Textures [Lite]
The Dragon Moons
Skill Interface Retexture
HD Enhanced Terrain
More Rain
Grass and Grass
PureWaters(Legendary Edition)
Climates of Tamriel
 
Mods i Recommend to make People -Sexey-
Ethereal Elven Overhaul
SG Textures Renewl
Smile in HD
Seductive Lips
SG Hair pack [Fount here i think]
Truely Real Eyes.
and a Body that alters your desired Body mod's Maps
 
Bleak ENB - 251
 
 
But really you should just Check the Mods Here And SkyrimNexus [Dragonporn too]
To find things to your liking
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Hey Hero962,

 

welcome to the wonderful world of Skyrim modding! Here's an excellent tutorial on how to properly mod Skyrim: http://www.tesgeneral.com/#!skyrim-guide/c22o0

It comes with numerous recommendations, categorized into various topics such as visuals, combat, balancing etc. I wish that somebody had shown this to me when I started modding Skyrim.

 

Well, anyways, let me point out a couple of things:

 

1) Decide which mod manager you are going to use. For starters, Nexus Mod Manager (NMM) is probably the easiest to use. I loved it for a long time. But eventually you will want to experiment a bit more, turn mods on and off, and so on. If you try THAT with NMM, you're basically doomed. All you can do then is to re-install Skyrim and reinstall all (!) of your mods. From scratch. Oh, and start a new game too.

The alternative is the Mod Organizer (MO). It's a lot more complex to use, I won't lie to you here, but its huge advantage is that you can switch mods on and of at the click of a button to see what suits you and what does not. Check some video tutorials on how to use it, I really recommend it, even if it will take some time to get into.

 

2) Use a load ordering tool. The load order of your mods (careful: this is NOT the same as the install or overwrite order!) is crucial for the stability of your game. If you don't care about it, your game WILL crash, without a shadow of a doubt. And it will crash often, and randomly. To avoid it, I strongly recommend to use either BOSS or LOOT (just google them, perhaps including the phrase 'load order' in your search). They both work much the same way: you click on a single button, and the tool will go ahead and download a load order list that is known to work and tested, and includes about 90% of all mods out there. It will then check which of those you have installed, order them appropriately, and give you detailled feedback on possible problems. VERY neat. Works like a charm, does require a little bit of setup though. Again: look for tutorial videos. Compared to Mod Organizer, BOSS and LOOT are both very simplistic, you'll get the hang in it quickly.

 

3) If you are dealing with character animations (and several mods do), then Fores New Idles (FNIS) is a must, It's a tool that you run, similar to BOSS and LOOT, that searches your installed mods for animation files and adds them to your game. Very simple, very easy to do, it's essentially just one button. It can take a while to complete though as the process is a fairly involved computation (1-2 minutes depending on your machine and the number of mods installed). Run this everytime after you changed your mod setup. If you don't, your characters will sometimes just randomly 'float around' without moving. If something like that happens -> run FNIS.

 

4) Regarding female body. Well... there are MANY preferences. And a f***ing lot of body replacers too. If you want realism, go for UNP, UNPB, or 7Base. If you want maximum customizability and more 'curvy' females, go for CBBE. If you use CBBE, make sure to give the tool 'Bodyslide 2' a shot as well. Oh, and regardless of the body mod you are using, you will definitly want a vanilla armor replacer that matches the body. Otherwise your character's body will rever to vanilla proportions as soon as you equip any armor. My personal recommendation here is ChronoTrigger77's Vanilla Armor replacer. It exists for CBBE and UNP (to my knowledge).

Pro tip: Hands off of any body replacers other than the ones mentioned. No matter how good they look, you will not have armor support for them, which sucks imho.

 

5) If you want to use any of the HDT PE stuff you will find on this site sooner or later, first install Groovtama's Skeleton Extended. You find it in the downloads section. This is VERY important, as your game will crash if you use HDT but don't have a proper skeleton installed.

 

6) It almost goes without saying, but install SKSE and run skyrim with it exclusively. Many many mods require it. Luckily it's very easy to use and very rarely causes any trouble at all.

 

7) For starters, don't try to modify single areas (e.g. whiterun, riverrun etc.). First try a 'general' overhaul mod such as Fauna Overhaul or one of the many Landscapes mod. They will alter the look of your ENTIRE game and thus provide much more to your experience. If there is still a place you visit often but find ugly, go ahead and find a replacer for that.

 

8) ENB mods are very popular, but a little hard to set up. The one I'm using is RealVisionENB which comes with loads of tutorials. Don't get scared by the long nexus description page, most of the stuff there is actually optional. And let me say this: ENB is TOTALLY worth it. Your game won't look the same as before anymore.

 

 

Otherwise... follow the tutorial I've postet and you will receive a MARVELLOUS result :D  That is: if your machine can handle it ;)

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So...Overall you want

Visually Appealing Mods with Naughty Naughty Entertainment included.

Alright.

well im currently Building a New pc and i've already chosen the Visual mods i'll be using so i guess i can share with you mine

Enhanced BloodTextures
Static Mesh Improvement mod - SMIM
Better Dynamic Snow
7k Better Whiterun
Skyrim HD 2K Textures [Lite]
The Dragon Moons
Skill Interface Retexture
HD Enhanced Terrain
More Rain
Grass and Grass
PureWaters(Legendary Edition)
Climates of Tamriel
 
Mods i Recommend to make People -Sexey-
Ethereal Elven Overhaul
SG Textures Renewl
Smile in HD
Seductive Lips
SG Hair pack [Fount here i think]
Truely Real Eyes.
and a Body that alters your desired Body mod's Maps
 
Bleak ENB - 251
 
 
But really you should just Check the Mods Here And SkyrimNexus [Dragonporn too]
To find things to your liking

 

Nice thanks i will give it a try, but first i will follow alan47 advices. My question is, can my pc with an amd r9 270, 8gb ram handle this skyrim 2k hd mod?

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Hey Hero962,

 

welcome to the wonderful world of Skyrim modding! Here's an excellent tutorial on how to properly mod Skyrim: http://www.tesgeneral.com/#!skyrim-guide/c22o0

It comes with numerous recommendations, categorized into various topics such as visuals, combat, balancing etc. I wish that somebody had shown this to me when I started modding Skyrim.

 

Well, anyways, let me point out a couple of things:

 

1) Decide which mod manager you are going to use. For starters, Nexus Mod Manager (NMM) is probably the easiest to use. I loved it for a long time. But eventually you will want to experiment a bit more, turn mods on and off, and so on. If you try THAT with NMM, you're basically doomed. All you can do then is to re-install Skyrim and reinstall all (!) of your mods. From scratch. Oh, and start a new game too.

The alternative is the Mod Organizer (MO). It's a lot more complex to use, I won't lie to you here, but its huge advantage is that you can switch mods on and of at the click of a button to see what suits you and what does not. Check some video tutorials on how to use it, I really recommend it, even if it will take some time to get into.

 

2) Use a load ordering tool. The load order of your mods (careful: this is NOT the same as the install or overwrite order!) is crucial for the stability of your game. If you don't care about it, your game WILL crash, without a shadow of a doubt. And it will crash often, and randomly. To avoid it, I strongly recommend to use either BOSS or LOOT (just google them, perhaps including the phrase 'load order' in your search). They both work much the same way: you click on a single button, and the tool will go ahead and download a load order list that is known to work and tested, and includes about 90% of all mods out there. It will then check which of those you have installed, order them appropriately, and give you detailled feedback on possible problems. VERY neat. Works like a charm, does require a little bit of setup though. Again: look for tutorial videos. Compared to Mod Organizer, BOSS and LOOT are both very simplistic, you'll get the hang in it quickly.

 

3) If you are dealing with character animations (and several mods do), then Fores New Idles (FNIS) is a must, It's a tool that you run, similar to BOSS and LOOT, that searches your installed mods for animation files and adds them to your game. Very simple, very easy to do, it's essentially just one button. It can take a while to complete though as the process is a fairly involved computation (1-2 minutes depending on your machine and the number of mods installed). Run this everytime after you changed your mod setup. If you don't, your characters will sometimes just randomly 'float around' without moving. If something like that happens -> run FNIS.

 

4) Regarding female body. Well... there are MANY preferences. And a f***ing lot of body replacers too. If you want realism, go for UNP, UNPB, or 7Base. If you want maximum customizability and more 'curvy' females, go for CBBE. If you use CBBE, make sure to give the tool 'Bodyslide 2' a shot as well. Oh, and regardless of the body mod you are using, you will definitly want a vanilla armor replacer that matches the body. Otherwise your character's body will rever to vanilla proportions as soon as you equip any armor. My personal recommendation here is ChronoTrigger77's Vanilla Armor replacer. It exists for CBBE and UNP (to my knowledge).

Pro tip: Hands off of any body replacers other than the ones mentioned. No matter how good they look, you will not have armor support for them, which sucks imho.

 

5) If you want to use any of the HDT PE stuff you will find on this site sooner or later, first install Groovtama's Skeleton Extended. You find it in the downloads section. This is VERY important, as your game will crash if you use HDT but don't have a proper skeleton installed.

 

6) It almost goes without saying, but install SKSE and run skyrim with it exclusively. Many many mods require it. Luckily it's very easy to use and very rarely causes any trouble at all.

 

7) For starters, don't try to modify single areas (e.g. whiterun, riverrun etc.). First try a 'general' overhaul mod such as Fauna Overhaul or one of the many Landscapes mod. They will alter the look of your ENTIRE game and thus provide much more to your experience. If there is still a place you visit often but find ugly, go ahead and find a replacer for that.

 

8) ENB mods are very popular, but a little hard to set up. The one I'm using is RealVisionENB which comes with loads of tutorials. Don't get scared by the long nexus description page, most of the stuff there is actually optional. And let me say this: ENB is TOTALLY worth it. Your game won't look the same as before anymore.

 

 

Otherwise... follow the tutorial I've postet and you will receive a MARVELLOUS result :D  That is: if your machine can handle it ;)

Sweet. Thanks dude... i thought no one will ever response to my post. thanks i will give it a try.If i have any problems i`ll let you know (Y)

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So...Overall you want

Visually Appealing Mods with Naughty Naughty Entertainment included.

Alright.

well im currently Building a New pc and i've already chosen the Visual mods i'll be using so i guess i can share with you mine

Enhanced BloodTextures
Static Mesh Improvement mod - SMIM
Better Dynamic Snow
7k Better Whiterun
Skyrim HD 2K Textures [Lite]
The Dragon Moons
Skill Interface Retexture
HD Enhanced Terrain
More Rain
Grass and Grass
PureWaters(Legendary Edition)
Climates of Tamriel
 
Mods i Recommend to make People -Sexey-
Ethereal Elven Overhaul
SG Textures Renewl
Smile in HD
Seductive Lips
SG Hair pack [Fount here i think]
Truely Real Eyes.
and a Body that alters your desired Body mod's Maps
 
Bleak ENB - 251
 
 
But really you should just Check the Mods Here And SkyrimNexus [Dragonporn too]
To find things to your liking

 

Nice thanks i will give it a try, but first i will follow alan47 advices. My question is, can my pc with an amd r9 270, 8gb ram handle this skyrim 2k hd mod?

 

r9 270 8gb ram, can handle 2k textures but its also Dependent on your CPU

if you want to play without a ENB you can keep like 40-50fps (speculation) with probably 35 is lowest you'll ever reach

if you want to play with ENBS like RealVision,Sharpshooters,Serenity,Unbleak/Bleak enb with 2k textures change your resolution to 720p and you should near enough keep 30-40fps

if you only run 720p then with a r9 270 then 40fps would be your min with Vanilla 2k Textures.

im personally going for R9 270X since its slightly Better the 270 and runs Very well in 1080p

But i've never had a R9 270 and i dont know what your CPU is so most of these are just Guesses 

+hero, thats a pretty Decent site you linked there.

 

 

But it isent the best hehe

lets say you want to play immersively where every situation you come across you have to think Twice about

1) Requiem, Yeah, Skyre is more popular but trust me its not a challenge at all really (i was playing Legendary Difficulty has a Fire mage in plate armour and i kill Ancient Dragons in 10-12 Spells with Deadly Dragons mod installed)

So Requiem has  LONG LONG description so long theres a site for it, but dont worry ill squeeze it all down in a paragraph

Skyrim grabbed Dark souls's Ass and f*cked it repetitively, heres how i mean. you know them Bandits you at Valtheim Tower (how ever it spelt) well lets say there round 15-20 Bandits there. i was playing a Light armour Bow/Swords. and i was around level 7. i had to find a alternative route around it so i dont die repetitively  over and over again, it was like 2 arrows hit me? dead. A single fireball hit me? dead. 2hand power attack? dead. normal one hand attack? 40% of my health.

i had to Download Ceriwden (healer follower) Hoth and Selene Kate (shes OP as hell on Requiem) 

i had to draw the first 5 bandits including a mage, the battle lasted bout 5minutes because they were using potions and i couldnt catch the mage.

anyway, you see a npc with a bow or Fire/Frost spells. just run for your life, you'll never catch a ice mage, you wont even see the fire mage nor see the Archer.

2)Sands of Time, like Requiem HUGE description making a site just to tell you everything bout it. i refuse to type a paragraph so just go on Nexus>browse Files>Sands of Time

I recommend actually activating the mod around around level 12 since your gonna get ambushed everywhere.

3) since Requiem overhauls like every single detail of Gameplay, i went with Dragon Combat Overhaul or UItimate Dragons, which ever suits you, i also recommend if your planning on doing the main story line wait till your level15-20 or you find yourself using console commands or ingame AI Hacks (kill one mob at a time) just to go through Bleak Falls barrow. dont even wana know bout my Dragon fighting experience.

4)SKYRIM IMMERSIVE CREATURES. my personal favorite mod for Creatures. you should really know what it is.

5) you probably want to invest in Death Alternative your playing with Requiem, because well. Your probably going to die alot. this prevents it, mostly.

 

there the top 5 mods i'll recommend to make Skyrim harder.

i've never got past level 20 so i don't know what gameplay is like there but on the page requiem does scale all the Around or Above your level.

i've come acrosslevel 72 Goblins as a level 4. 

all the mods are Requiem Compatible so.

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Sweet. Thanks dude... i thought no one will ever response to my post. thanks i will give it a try.If i have any problems i`ll let you know (Y)

 

 

 

You're welcome. That's the LoversLab Community for you: lots of crazy people, but 99% are very helpful too :)

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So...Overall you want

Visually Appealing Mods with Naughty Naughty Entertainment included.

Alright.

well im currently Building a New pc and i've already chosen the Visual mods i'll be using so i guess i can share with you mine

Enhanced BloodTextures
Static Mesh Improvement mod - SMIM
Better Dynamic Snow
7k Better Whiterun
Skyrim HD 2K Textures [Lite]
The Dragon Moons
Skill Interface Retexture
HD Enhanced Terrain
More Rain
Grass and Grass
PureWaters(Legendary Edition)
Climates of Tamriel
 
Mods i Recommend to make People -Sexey-
Ethereal Elven Overhaul
SG Textures Renewl
Smile in HD
Seductive Lips
SG Hair pack [Fount here i think]
Truely Real Eyes.
and a Body that alters your desired Body mod's Maps
 
Bleak ENB - 251
 
 
But really you should just Check the Mods Here And SkyrimNexus [Dragonporn too]
To find things to your liking

 

 

Which are those Skyrim HD 2K Textures?  I use all the HighRes Texture Packs fixed by the Unofficial Patch and looks really good, I think finally fix Skyrim and was a real pain in the ass! ... ENB Realvision, 250 mods, 60 fps on 1080, no lags, CTD are very rare, wild and dense grass ... in a few words the game runs wonderful, so my question is ... there is much difference between these 2K textures and the HRT Packs ? 

 

Greetings.

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