Manual Install

This page will guide you through the Manual Install for Ultimate Skyrim.

Make sure to read all instructions carefully. If you’re unsure about any part of the guide, feel free to ask the Community for support.

Approximate time required from this point: 9-15+ hours (depending on modding experience & internet speed)


Step one: install mod organizer 2

Mod Organizer 2 is (imo) the finest & most fully featured mod manager available for Skyrim. It’s the cornerstone of Ultimate Skyrim, and we’ll install it now.

  1. Download the latest version of Mod Organizer 2 (Archive) from this link. (Click “Manual Download”, as shown here.)

  2. Save the files to a location of your choosing - preferably on the same drive as your Skyrim install. (This is where Ultimate Skyrim will be installed.)

  3. Open Mod Organizer 2 by double-clicking ModOrganizer.exe in the folder you just installed.

  4. When prompted to Choose Instance, select “Portable”.

  5. When prompted to select a game, select “Browse” and then select your Skyrim folder. (This is the folder containing TESV.exe.)

  6. When prompted about missing .ini’s, press OK.

  7. MO will offer a tutorial. If you’re a first time user, this can be helpful for understanding the program. If you’re already familiar, feel free to skip it.

Now that Mod Organizer 2 is installed, it's time to learn about the Ultimate Skyrim Modules, which will help you install Ultimate Skyrim.


STEP TWO: MOdule tutorial

The Ultimate Skyrim Modules make it easy to download, install, and activate your mods. Here’s an example of a module:

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  1. Mandatory / Optional Tab: This tab shows whether a mod is Mandatory (must be downloaded) or Optional (can be skipped).

  2. Performance Impact Tab: This tab shows the performance impact of a mod. (Low Impact mods have little to no performance impact, Medium Impact mods may cause some FPS loss, and High Impact mods are guaranteed to affect FPS.)

  3. Title, Version, & Author: This section shows the mod’s title, version, & author. Make sure to grab the right version!

  4. Description: This section contains a description of the mod’s features, and other important details. Read this section carefully!

  5. File Name & Download: This section shows which file to download, and contains a download link. Make sure to grab the right version!

  6. Additional Instructions Dropdown: When clicked, this section displays additional instructions, such as FOMOD options. Not all mods will have this section.

Now it's time to download & install your mods!


Step Three: Download, Install, & Activate Mods

Move through the modules below, downloading, installing, & activating as you go. To download, install, & activate a mod:

  1. Click a mod’s “Download” button to open the mod’s download page.

  2. Click “Mod Manager Download” on the file that matches the download name listed here.

  3. Click the “Downloads” tab in Mod Organizer, then double-click the downloaded mod to install it.

  4. Once the mod is installed, tick its box to activate the mod.

Now begins the heavy lifting. Strap in, love - you’ll be here a while! Remember that you can search for individual mods with Ctrl+F.

WARNING: If Mod Organizer asks you to Merge, Replace, or Rename a mod, always click “Rename”. Merging or replacing will break your install!
WARNING:
The mods must be installed in the order listed! If you install mods out of order, you’ll have to re-sort them by hand!

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

FISS - FileAccess Interface for Skyrim Scripts 1.21

by: Lord Conti


Allows modders to create more complex/functional Mod Configuration Menus, and create profiles for saving MCM settings. Neat!

 MAIN FILES:

FileAccess Interface for Skyrim Scripts - FISS

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Edition Patch 3.0.14

by: Arthmoor & UPP Team


The essential bugfixing mod for Skyrim, and the foundation of any modded installation.

 MAIN FILES:

Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Edition Patch

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Better Animal Footsteps 1.5

by: volnaiskra


This mod makes animal footsteps more consistent. Some sounds are volume adjusted, while others are outright replaced.

Better Animal Footsteps provides a nice boost to immersion at virtually no FPS cost.

 MAIN FILES:

Better Animal Footsteps 1.5

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Next" to continue.


FOMOD Installer 2

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Audio Overhaul for Skyrim 2.5.1

by: LoRd KoRn


AOS adjusts nearly everything about Skyrim's sound experience. It introduces new effects, replaces many lackluster sound files, adjusts each sound's audible distance, and more.

Sound is paramount to staying alive in Requiem's harsh environment, and AOS makes it easier to hear important audible queues like traps, enemy attacks, enemy idles, etc.

 MAIN FILES:

AOS 2.5.1 Full Installer

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Next" to continue.


FOMOD Installer 2

Match the selections below, then click "Next" to continue.


FOMOD Installer 3

Match the selections below, then click "Next" to continue.


FOMOD Installer 4

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Apachii Sky Hair 1.6

by: apachii


One of Skyrim's most popular hair mods. It adds many lore friendly hairstyles for male/female characters and distributes these hairstyles among NPC's.

 MAIN FILES:

ApachiiSkyHair_v_1_6_Full

Specify Data Directory

Locate the folder marked "Data", right-click, and select "Set data directory".
When the red error message turns green, press "OK".

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Automatic Variants 2.0.1.3H

by: Leviathan1753


Automatic Variants increases visual variety for creatures through "texture packs". The more texture packs you install, the more varieties you'll see!

 MAIN FILES:

Automatic Variants 2.0.1.3H

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Automatic Variants - Flame and Frost Atronachs 2.0

by: LegendAeternus


This AV Texture Pack adds many variants for Flame and Frost Atronachs.

This mod requires Automatic Variants.

 MAIN FILES:

Aeternus Atronachs

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Automatic Variants - Bellyache's Animals 1.0

by: Bellyache (wrig675)


This AV Texture Pack adds many high-quality variants for animals.

This mod requires Automatic Variants.

 OPTIONAL FILES:

Bellyaches Animals AV Package

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Automatic Variants - Dwemer Automatons 1.1

by: David Hartley (scumpunx)


This AV Texture Pack adds different colored variants for Dwemer constructs.

This mod requires Automatic Variants.

 MAIN FILES:

dwemer automatic variants

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Automatic Variants - Grace Darklings Dogs & Foxes 1.1

by: Grace Darkling


This AV Texture Pack adds high-quality textures for dogs and foxes.

This mod requires Automatic Variants.

 MAIN FILES:

Automatic Variants - GD Dogs and Foxes and Read Me

Specify Data Directory

Locate the folder marked "Data", right-click, and select "Set data directory".
When the red error message turns green, press "OK".

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Automatic Variants - Huskies 2k 1.0

by: PlagueHush


This AV Texture Pack adds high-quality textures for Huskies. Adorbs!

This mod requires Automatic Variants.

 MAIN FILES:

Husky 2k Variants

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Automatic Variants - InsanitySorrow's Creatures 1.1

by: InsanitySorrow


This AV Texture Pack adds variants for chickens, skeevers, Draugr, and skeletons.

This mod requires Automatic Variants.

 OPTIONAL FILES:

InsanitySorrow AV Package

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Automatic Variants - Sounaipr's Creatures 1.2

by: Sounaipr (wolverine2710)


This AV Texture Pack adds variants for giants, mammoths, and sabrecats.

This mod requires Automatic Variants.

 OPTIONAL FILES:

Sounaipr AV Package

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Automatic Variants - StarX Draugr 1.04

by: StarX


This AV Texture Pack adds high-quality, super creepy variants for Draugr.

This mod requires Automatic Variants.

 MAIN FILES:

StarX AV Package Draugr SDM

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Automatic Variants - StarX Falmer 1.04

by: StarX


This AV Texture Pack adds high-quality variants for Falmer.

This mod requires Automatic Variants.

 MAIN FILES:

StarX AV Package Falmer SDM

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Automatic Variants - StarX Giants 1.04

by: StarX


This AV Texture Pack adds high-quality variants for giants.

This mod requires Automatic Variants.

 MAIN FILES:

StarX AV Package Giant SDM

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Automatic Variants - StarX Hagravens 1.04

by: StarX


This AV Texture Pack adds high-quality variants for Hagravens. They're rad as heck!

This mod requires Automatic Variants.

 MAIN FILES:

StarX AV Package Hagraven SDM

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Automatic Variants - StarX Trolls 1.04

by: StarX


This AV Texture Pack adds high-quality variants for Trolls.

This mod requires Automatic Variants.

 MAIN FILES:

StarX AV Package Trolls SDM

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Automatic Variants - Storm Atronachs 1.12

by: AfroCircus


This AV Texture Pack adds high-quality variants for Storm Atronachs.

This mod requires Automatic Variants.

 MAIN FILES:

Storms - Hotfixed

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Better Dialogue Controls 1.2

by: ecirbaf


Better Dialogue Controls fixes the annoying bug that occasionally disallows the mouse cursor from selecting responses in dialogue. There's really no reason not to use this mod.

 MAIN FILES:

Better Dialogue Controls v1_2

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Better MessageBox Controls 1.2

by: ecirbaf


Better MessageBox Controls allows you to navigate message boxes with the keyboard.

 MAIN FILES:

Better MessageBox Controls v1_2

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Beards 4.1

by: Hvergelmir


This mod replaces vanilla beards with lore-friendly, high-res textures.

 MAIN FILES:

Beards - 1K Resolution

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Brows 3.1

by: Hvergelmir


This mod replaces vanilla eyebrows with lore-friendly, high-res textures.

 MAIN FILES:

Brows - Standard Resolution

 OPTIONAL

Medium Impact

Vivid Landscapes: Dungeons and Ruins 2.6

by: Hein84


This mod is an excellent texture replacer for Dungeons and Ruins. I use the 2048 version because Dungeons and Ruins are generally easy on performance.

 MAIN FILES:

Vivid Landscapes - Dungeons and Ruins - for ENB - 2048

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Cidhna Mine Expanded 1.2

by: nerdofprey


Cidhna Mine Expanded adds new NPC's, quests, and areas to Markarth's prison mine. These additions transform Cidhna Mine into an engaging experience for any character.

 MAIN FILES:

Cidhna Mine Expanded - Deluxe Version (if you use Apachii Sky Hair)
OR
Cidhna Mine Expanded - Basic Version (if you don't use Apachii Sky Hair)

 MANDATORY

Medium Impact

True Storms - Thunder and Rain Redone 1.5

by: fadingsignal


True Storms transforms Skyrim's lackluster storms into raging downpours, complete with new visual effects and sounds. Find shelter to survive!

 MAIN FILES:

True Storms - Thunder and Rain Redone

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Winter is Coming Cloaks 2.4

by: Nivea


This mod adds new cloaks and weather gear to help players stay alive in harsh climates.

 MAIN FILES:

WIC Cloaks NMM 2_4

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Next" to continue.


FOMOD Installer 2

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Cloaks of Skyrim 1.2

by: Noodles (Nikinoodles)


Adds even more cloaks, and works wonderfully alongside Winter is Coming.

 MAIN FILES:

Cloaks of Skyrim 1-2

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Customizable Camera 2.11

by: Arindel (omega2008)


Customizable Camera adds a ton of options for both first and third person cameras. There's even specific options for sneaking, combat, shoulder swapping, and more.

All of this comes at zero performance impact, so I highly recommend you install it.

 OLD FILES:

Customizable Camera 2.11

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

aMidianBorn Creatures Retexture 1.9

by: CaBaL, EmeraldReign & AMB Team


This mod retextures many vanilla creatures with CaBaL's excellent replacement textures. If you're looking for visual fidelity, you cannot beat aMidianBorn.

 MAIN FILES:

aMidianBorn book of silence_Creatures

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 OPTIONAL

Medium Impact

aMidianBorn Dragonborn Retexture 1.9

by: CaBaL, EmeraldReign & AMB Team


Retextures much of the Dragonborn content, including landscapes, buildings, and more. These textures are very high quality, like all the aMidianBorn textures.

This mod earns its "Medium" performance rating because it replaces a larger number of textures than most of the aMidianBorn mods.

 MAIN FILES:

aMidianBorn book of silence_DRAGONBORN DLC

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Improved Closefaced Helmets 1.57

by: navida1


This mod makes NPC faces visible through helmets. This small touch adds a lot of humanity to NPC interactions.

 MAIN FILES:

Improved Closefaced Helmets (Legendary Edition)

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

aMidianBorn Unique Items Retexture 1.9

by: CaBaL, EmeraldReign & AMB Team


Retextures many unique weapons, armors, artifacts, and other miscellanea. These textures are absolutely gorgeous if you can spare the VRAM.

 MAIN FILES:

aMidianBorn book of silence_UNIQUE ITEMS

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Bandolier - Bags and Pouches 1.2

by: Dragten


Bandolier adds a large assortment of satchels, pouches, and other items that augment carry weight. You can craft these items, or loot them from NPC's.

 MAIN FILES:

Bandolier - Bags and Pouches v1dot2

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Bandolier - Dawnguard 1.0

by: Dragten


Adds additional Bandolier equipment with Dawnguard assets.

 MAIN FILES:

Bandolier - Dawnguard v1

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Dark Brotherhood Reborn - Dawnstar Sanctuary 1.0.7

by: aluckymuse


Adds many quality-of-life improvements to the Dawnstar Dark Brotherhood sanctuary.

 MAIN FILES:

Dark Brotherhood Reborn - Dawnstar Sanctuary

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Dynamic Vampire Appearance 1.1

by: Aipex8 & TaikoDragon


DVA dynamically adjusts the appearance of player vampires to visually represent different stages of vampirism and certain vampire abilities.

Late-stage vampires are appropriately beastlike, vampire mouths will bloody after feeding, eyes will glow during night vision, and so on.

 MAIN FILES:

DVA Dynamic Vampire Appearance

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Unmasked Faces 1.1

by: AltheaR


Unmasked Faces removes the strange green neck tint found on certain NPC's.

 MAIN FILES:

Unmasked Faces v1.1

Specify Data Directory

Locate the folder marked "Data", right-click, and select "Set data directory".
When the red error message turns green, press "OK".

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Unmasked Faces for Beasts 1.0

by: AltheaR


Removes the strange green neck tint on Argonians and Khajiit.

 OPTIONAL FILES:

UnmaskedFaces_Beasts

Specify Data Directory

Locate the folder marked "Data", right-click, and select "Set data directory".
When the red error message turns green, press "OK".

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Hidden Hideouts of Skyrim 3.1a

by: lesi123


Hidden Hideouts adds inconspicuous shelters to many different locations across Skyrim. These shelters often contain a fire or bedroll for weary adventurers.

 MAIN FILES:

Hidden Hideouts of Skyrim - Merged

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Hidden Hideouts of Skyrim DLC 3.1a

by: lesi123


Adds hidden hideouts to Dawnguard and Dragonborn content. Also highly recommended!

 OPTIONAL FILES:

Hidden Hideouts of Skyrim - DLC

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Grimy Plugin 1.14

by: Grimy Bunyip


The Grimy Plugin adds even more functions to Skyrim's scripting engine.

 MAIN FILES:

Grimy Plugin

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Memory Blocks Log 1.2

by: Sheson


This mod expands the Skyrim Memory Patch by logging memory usage. This info makes it easier to properly allocate memory if you encounter issues.

 MAIN FILES:

MemoryBlocksLog

Specify Data Directory

Locate the folder marked "Data", right-click, and select "Set data directory".
When the red error message turns green, press "OK".

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Enchantment Reload Fix 1.2

by: egocarib


This mod fixes an annoying bug that drains enchantment charges on save/reload.

 MAIN FILES:

Enchantment Reload Fix

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Campfire - Complete Camping System 1.11

by: Chesko


The ultimate camping mod for Skyrim. Craft or purchase camping equipment, train your survival skills, and utilize your surroundings to conquer Skyrim's harsh climate. Seamlessly integrated with Frostfall, Chesko's other weather survivalism mod.

 MAIN FILES:

Campfire 1.11

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Simply Knock 1.0.8

by: Chesko


Simply Knock allows you to knock on locked doors. Residents may allow you inside depending on your Speech skill, personal relationship, and the mod's MCM settings.

 MAIN FILES:

Simply Knock 1.0.8 Release

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Wet and Cold 2.02

by: isoku


Wet and Cold adds weather-dependent visual effects and NPC AI enhancements. NPC's drip when wet, equip appropriate weather gear, and seek shelter during storms. Auto-integrates with Frostfall, Campfire, iNeed, Winter is Coming, and Cloaks of Skyrim.

 MAIN FILES:

Wet and Cold v2_02

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Guard Dialogue Overhaul 1.4

by: Eckss


GDO teaches guards how to socialize like people instead of idiots. Guard dialogue will better reflect your accomplishments and skills, and guards will no longer mouth off to their superiors.

 MAIN FILES:

Guard Dialogue Overhaul

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

HD Enhanced Terrain PRO

by: SkyrimENB (Hritik Vaishnav)


This mod adds a noise layer to distant landscape textures, greatly enhancing the visual quality of distant terrain at very little FPS cost.

 MAIN FILES:

HD Enhanced Terrain PRO - Blended Version

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Heavy Armory 3.3

by: PrivateEye


One of the finest weapon packs in the modding scene. Craft, loot, and purchase an insane variety of new weapons and weapon types including Spears, Glaives, Mauls, Hatchets, Quarterstaves, Tridents, Halberds, and more.

 MAIN FILES:

Heavy Armory V3.3

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Heavy Armory - aMidianBorn Skyforge Patch 3.3

by: PrivateEye


This mod retextures Heavy Armory's Skyforge weapons with dank aMidianBorn textures.

 OPTIONAL FILES:

Heavy Armory - aMidianBorn Skyforge Patch

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Follower Trap Safety 1.3

by: Alek (mitchalek)


Followers will no longer trigger traps. Highly recommeded because followers are dinks.

 MAIN FILES:

Follower Trap Safety v1_3

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Fore's New Idles in Skyrim (FNIS) 7.4.5

by: fore


FNIS is a totally proprietary animation system required by most animation mods.

 MAIN FILES:

FNIS Behavior 7_4_5

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Immersive HUD 3.0.03

by: Gopher


Immersive HUD is a wonderful mod that fades out UI elements according to the situation. iHUD is highly configurable, so you have total control over each part of the interface.

 MAIN FILES:

Immersive HUD - iHUD

 MANDATORY

High Impact

Immersive Patrols 2.2.2

by: Scrabbulor


Immersive Patrols adds dynamic faction patrols to the game. These patrols will move about the world with their own agendas, capturing locations and fighting enemies. Some patrols will offer services, and all patrols respond to your own faction affiliations. This is one of my favorite mods in the lineup. It really adds to that "living world" feel.

 MAIN FILES:

Immersive Patrols

 OPTIONAL

High Impact

Inconsequential NPC's 1.9e

by: Ripple


Inconsequential NPC's enhances social ambiance by adding unique NPC's to Skyrim. These NPC's are logically distributed, and fit seamlessly into the world. For example, carriages are now guarded by mercenaries, new advisors serve the Jarls, and so on.

 MAIN FILES:

Inconsequential NPCs 1 dot 9e

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Lore-Based Loading Screens 1.2

by: Chesko


A wonderful little mod that adds easily digestible Elder Scrolls lore to loading screens.

 MAIN FILES:

Lore-Based Loading Screens 1.2

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Less Annoying Merchants 1.0

by: volnaiskra


This mod removes repetitious/annoying merchant responses, such as: "Some may call this junk - I call them treasures!" and "Oh, so you're an alchemist then?" Another small touch, but I personally can't stand those canned responses.

 MAIN FILES:

Less Annoying Merchants v1

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Perseid's Inns and Taverns 1.8.3

by: perseid9


My favorite overhaul for inns and taverns. New features include extended stays, enhanced interiors, new amenities for patrons, follower support, configurable inn cost, traveling merchants, and more!

 MAIN FILES:

RealisticRoomRental-Enhanced

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Point the Way 1.0.9

by: Arthmoor


Point the Way vastly improves signposts all across Skyrim by adding more town signs where appropriate, and fixing misplaced signposts from the vanilla game.

 MAIN FILES:

Point The Way

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Roadsigns Redone 1.1

by: Hanaisse


Enhances the texture/legibility of signposts. Works wonderfully alongside Point the Way.

 MAIN FILES:

Roadsigns Redone

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Realistic Ragdolls and Force 1.9

by: dDefinder


Ragdolls will behave more realistically. They have more "weight", more "crumple", etc.

 MAIN FILES:

Realistic Force

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

SkyUI 5.1

by: SkyUI Team (schlangster)


The ultimate interface mod! Overhauls primary interfaces (Inventory, Magic, Map, etc.), adds a new favorites menu, and more. What Skyrim's UI was always meant to be!

 MAIN FILES:

SkyUI_5_1

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Sleep Tight 1.04

by: isoku


Sleep Tight gives sleeping schedules to all NPC's, including enemies. NPC's also remove equipment when they sleep. Plan your adventures accordingly!

 MAIN FILES:

Sleep Tight v1_04

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Smart Cast 1.0

by: NeoRunek


With Smart Cast, you can execute complex spell combos, auto-cast spells, and more. This mod requires a little learning, so check out the mod page for detailed instructions.

 MAIN FILES:

Smart Cast

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Wonders of Weather 1.01

by: isoku


Adds some simple weather features like rain drops, shooting stars, and rainbows.

 MAIN FILES:

Wonders of Weather v1_01

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Wyrmstooth 1.17b

by: jonx0r


Wyrmstooth is DLC-sized quest mod that adds a new continent and hours of content. Jonx0r's mods are always of impeccable quality, and Wyrmstooth is no different.This mod is hosted on Archive.org. Download the ZIP version from the sidebar.

 MAIN FILES:

Wyrmstooth 1.17B.zip

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Wyrmstooth - Tweaks and Enhancements 1.6

by: AndrealphusVIII


Install this mod if you installed Wyrmstooth. Various bugfixes and tweaks for Wyrmstooth. Adds new craftable armor sets and more!

 MAIN FILES:

Wyrmstooth - Tweaks and Enhancements

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Fishing in Skyrim 1.00

by: Arodicus Snaux


Fishing in Skyrim adds some new tools for aspiring anglers, as well as new fish types.

 MAIN FILES:

Fishing In Skyrim

 MANDATORY

Medium Impact

Static Mesh Improvement Mod 2.08

by: Brumbek


SMIM improves the visuals of many static objects like furniture, clutter, architecture, etc. The scope and quality of this mod is incredible. Make sure you follow the FOMOD instructions, or you'll encounter errors!

 MAIN FILES:

SMIM 2-08

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Ruins Clutter Improved 3.1

by: raiserfx


RCI improves the atrocious clutter in Nordic ruins at very little performance cost.

 MAIN FILES:

Ruins_Clutter_Improved_NMM_v3-1

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 MANDATORY

Low Impact

No Snow Under the Roof 2.3

by: Prometheus


Removes snow from covered areas. I can't go back after using this mod.

 MAIN FILES:

No Snow Under the Roof and 3D snow 2_3

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Vivid Landscapes: Dungeons and Ruins - SMIM Patch 2.0

by: Hein84


Makes SMIM compatible with Vivid Landscapes: Dungeons and Ruins. Install this mod if you installed Vivid Landscapes: Dungeons and Ruins.

 OPTTIONAL FILES:

SMIM Compatibility patch

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Dynamic Immersive Seriously Dark Dungeons (DISDD) 2.9.1

by: jbvertexx


DISDD dynamically adjusts dungeon darkness according to your preferences. You can even light & extinguish light sources at will. Really incredible stuff.

 MAIN FILES:

Dungeon Darkness v2.9.1

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Next" to continue.


FOMOD Installer 2

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 OPTIONAL

High Impact

Expanded Towns and Cities 14.3.1

by: missjennabee


The ultimate village expansion mod. Overhauls villages and towns with new NPC's, buildings, vendors, and other immersive details.

 OLD FILES:

00. ETaC Old v14.3.1 Complete

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Next" to continue.


FOMOD Installer 2

Match the selections below, then click "Next" to continue.


FOMOD Installer 3

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 OPTIONAL

Medium Impact

Windhelm Exterior Altered 2.0

by: Bjs_336


Expands the Windhelm Docks with additional buildings, services, and tradespeople.

 MAIN FILES:

Windhelm Exterior Altered 2.0

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Better Docks 1.7

by: zebra0


Expands the dock areas for many towns, but we're only installing the Riften module.

 MAIN FILES:

Better Docks FOMOD Installer

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Next" to continue.


FOMOD Installer 2

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

RaceMenu 3.4.5

by: Expired


RaceMenu adds additional options and features to the character creation interface.

 MAIN FILES:

RaceMenu v3-4-5

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Better Vampire Fangs and Eyes 1.0

by: Aipex8


BVFE improves textures and meshes for vampire fangs and eyes. Spooky!

 MAIN FILES:

Better Vampire Fangs and Eyes

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Enhanced Camera 1.4

by: LogicDragon


With Enhanced Camera, you can remain in first-person all the time - even on horseback. You can also see your body if you look down, which is neat.

 MAIN FILES:

Enhanced Camera 1.4

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Fences of Skyrim 2.0

by: Therobwil


Fences of Skyrim replaces wooden fences with high quality, less-polygonal versions.

 MAIN FILES:

Fences of Skyrim

 OPTIONAL

Medium Impact

aMidianBorn Solstheim Landscape Retexture 1.0

by: CaBaL


CaBaL's beautiful retexture of Solstheim's landscape and environment. Use the 1K version if you're worried about VRAM.

 MAIN FILES:

aMidianBorn Solstheim Land

 OPTIONAL

Medium Impact

Skyrim Flora Overhaul 2.5b

by: vurt


A fantastic flora mod. SFO adds brand new, high-quality textures and meshes to virtually every plant type in Skyrim, including ground cover and trees.

 OLD FILES:

Skyrim Flora Overhaul v2.5b

 OPTIONAL

Medium Impact

aMidianBorn Landscape Retexture 5.0

by: CaBaL


Replaces Skyrim's landscapes with hand-painted parallax textures. Absolutely beautiful!

 MAIN FILES:

amb landscape with terrain parallax 2k

 OPTIONAL

Medium Impact

aMidianBorn Caves and Mines Retexture 3.0

by: CaBaL


Retextures for Cave and Mine interiors. These areas are generally high-performance, so you should be safe with the 2K version, but you can use the 1K textures if you want.

 MAIN FILES:

aMidianBorn Caves and Mines 2k

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Brigandage 4.0

by: Franklin Zunge


Adds many weathered armor variants to bandits. Lootable, craftable, and upgradeable!

 MAIN FILES:

Brigandage v.4

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Immersive Armors 8.0

by: Hothtrooper44


Immersive Armors adds a buttload of craftable and lootable armor sets to Skyrim. Also the first Skyrim mod to use "Immersive" in its name. Neat!

 MAIN FILES:

Immersive Armors v8

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Dead Body Collision Fix 2.4

by: LargeStyle


This mod makes corpses solid. You can stack them, jump on them, whatever!

 MAIN FILES:

With Improved Fireball Spell

 MANDATORY

Medium Impact

Realistic Water Two 1.11

by: isoku


My favorite water overhaul. RWT offers a great balance of beauty and performance.

 MAIN FILES:

Realistic Water Two v1_11

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Next" to continue.


FOMOD Installer 2

Match the selections below, then click "Next" to continue.


FOMOD Installer 3

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 OPTIONAL

Medium Impact

Vivid Landscapes: Rocks, Stones, & Mountains 5.2

by: Hein84


A wonderful parallax retexture for Skyrim's weirdly gray mountains and rocks. If you're worried about VRAM, there's a 1K version in the Optional Files section.

 MAIN FILES:

Rocking Stones Parallax for ENB - 2k BROWNISH

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Vivid Landscapes: Rocks, Stones, & Mountains - Update 5.3

by: Hein84


This mesh update increases performance for VL: Rocks, Stones, & Mountains.Install this mod if you installed Vivid Landscapes: Rocks, Stones, & Mountains.

 UPDATES:

Rocking Stones Parallax for ENB - Update for all types

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Realistic Wolf Howls 1.4

by: Korvik (kove400)


Replaces Skyrim's wonky wolf howls with new awesome versions. Woof!

 MAIN FILES:

Realistic Wolf Howls Less barks

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Unlimited Bookshelves 2.2

by: da5id2701 and Nazenn


Store more items and item types on bookshelves, such as books, clutter, ingredients, etc.

 MAIN FILES:

Unlimited Bookshelves 2.2

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

iNeed - Food, Water, and Sleep 1.602

by: isoku


My favorite "needs" mod for Skyrim. Keep your characters fed, hydrated, and rested for optimal performance and unique bonuses. Neglect your needs at your own peril!

 MAIN FILES:

iNeed v1_602

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 MANDATORY

Low Impact

OneTweak 2.1.0.2

by: virusek


OneTweak fixes Skyrim's strange Alt+Tab behavior and several other minor issues.

 MAIN FILES:

OneTweak

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Grass on Steroids 1.3a

by: Skyrimaguas


Grass on Steroids somehow increases grass density AND frame rate. It's voodoo magic! Regular Edition = very tall grass, Goldilocks = medium grass, and Natural = short grass. If you skip this mod, edit iMinGrassSize=120 to iMinGrassSize=40 in your Skyrim.ini!

 MAIN FILES:

Grass On Steroids Regular Edition - Vanilla

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Immersive Compass 1.0

by: SilentResident


This mod removes Location Markers from the compass. Explore like a REAL adventurer!

 MAIN FILES:

iCompass - Immersive Compass

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

High Quality LODs

by: Ethatron


New landscape meshes vastly improve the appearance of distant terrain. These meshes can actually increase performance in some cases.

 MAIN FILES:

HQLODs - Meshes Hi-Res

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Holidays 2.0

by: isoku


Adds a variety of lore-friendly holidays, each with unique festivities and NPC behavior. Some holidays even confer bonuses to the player, so get your party on!

 MAIN FILES:

Holidays v2_0

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Improved Arjestin Font Replacement 1.00

by: red_codec


Swaps Skyrim's font for the excellent Fertigo Pro font, and also replaces many other in-game fonts with improved alternatives.

 MAIN FILES:

Improved Arjestin Font Replacement

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

Immersive Wait and Sleep Menu 1.0

by: DarkWolfModdingn


Makes the Sleep/Wait menu less intrusive. Check the screenshots for an example.

 MAIN FILES:

iWASM V 1

Specify Data Directory

Locate the folder marked "Data", right-click, and select "Set data directory".
When the red error message turns green, press "OK".

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

People are Strangers 1.0

by: Sagittarius22


NPC's are renamed "Stranger" until you've met them. Makes for a neat immersion boost!

 MAIN FILES:

MAIN - People are Strangers

 OPTIONAL

High Impact

DynDOLOD Resources 2.65

by: Sheson


DynDOLOD greatly improves distant graphics by making objects visible from much farther away. This is not the actual mod - it's just the resources required for DynDOLOD to function. You can skip this download if you don't want to use DynDOLOD.

 MAIN FILES:

DynDOLOD Resources

FOMOD Installer 1

Match the selections below, then click "Next" to continue.


FOMOD Installer 2

Match the selections below, then click "Install" to continue.


 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Indistinguishable Vanilla Tree Billboards 1.4

by: Palerider


These "billboards" improve distant trees and flora. Required by DynDOLOD and other LOD generation mods/tools.

 MAIN FILES:

Vanilla Skyrim and Dragonborn billboards High Res 1024

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

SFO Billboards for v2.5b

by: vurt


Install this mod if you installed Skyrim Flora Overhaul. These "billboards" improve distant trees and flora. Designed for Skyrim Flora Overhaul.

 OLD FILES:

SFO Billboards for v2.5b

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

FNIS Player Exclusive Animations 1.3

by: fore


Change your character's animations with a simple MCM menu. So easy!

 MAIN FILES:

FNIS PCEA2 1.3

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Honed Metal 1.091

by: SkylineR390


Pay Smiths to craft/temper equipment. Pay Court Wizards to enchant/recharge gear. A brilliant feature sorely missing from vanilla Skyrim.

 MAIN FILES:

Honed Metal

 OPTIONAL

Low Impact

HD Stone Quarry and Clay Deposit 1.0

by: skyrimaguas


Replaces the nasty textures for Hearthfire's stone and clay deposits.

 MAIN FILES:

HD Stone Quarry and Clay Deposit 2K

 MANDATORY

Low Impact

Hearthfire Extended 1.0.3

by: Kinaga


Expands Hearthfire's features and fixes broken mechanics. Place furniture anywhere, build new rooms and resources, hire new NPC's, breed new animals, and more.

 MAIN FILES:

Hearthfire Extended - All DLCs (Legendary Edition)