Best skyrim mods out there?

#1 Posted by OrcsP2 (895 posts) -

What are the best skyrim mods to download?

#2 Edited by BattleSpectre (6386 posts) -
  • Unofficial Skyrim Patch(es) A community made patch for fixing bugs/issues with Skyrim and other DLCs. May increase performance and reduce crashes.
  • SkyUI A User Interface mod that completely overhauls the UI of Skyrim's inventory menus & more to be/look a TON better. MUST HAVE
  • iHUD A mod created by Gopher. Hides the HUD when you don't need it, shows the HUD when you do need it! Simply amazing.
  • A Quality World Map - With Roads Adds the roads, trails, and paths of Skyrim to the World Map.
  • XCE - Xenius Character Enhancement Mod that makes the skin textures of NPCs and your character look much better.
  • Ethereal Elven Overhaul Ethereal Elven Overhaul is a comprehensive revamp of the elf races of Skyrim. It alters every aspect of their facial features to a more appealing look, while remaining faithful to the original work and striving for realism. EEO also affects every elven NPC in the game and comes with new presets.
  • Apachii Sky Hair The most commonly used hair mod. Adds dozens of new, high-quality hairstyles to males and females.
  • Climates of Tamriel Weather system overhaul mod for Skyrim, with hundreds of new weather patterns/systems and environmental sound effects.
  • Enhanced Blood Textures Stellar mod that adds better blood effects and new ones too. Very highly recommended.
  • Book Covers Book Covers is a mod that gives books a colorful, designed, unique cover. Simple, but incredible mod.
  • Radiant and Unique Potions and Poisons HD Adds custom labels to all potions and poisons in Skyrim.
  • Booze Bottles HD Replaces the textures of alcoholic beverages with a unique and great looking label
  • Skyrim 2K HD "HD Texture Overhaul" of Skyrim.
  • Vurt's Floral Overhaul This mod retextures the plants, trees, flowers, grass of Skyrim to be more photo-realistic and more varied.
  • Pure Waters Pure Waters overhauls the waters in Skyrim - fixing flow, better textures, etc.
  • Static Mesh Improvement Mod - SMIM This mod fixes a lot of UV mapping mesh errors, and even adds some new 3d models in!
  • Interesting NPCs A+ quality mod that adds dozens of new NPCs, most of which are voiced, that are interesting! Most of them have dozens of lines of dialogue, and there are a few NPCs you can meet that are "super followers".
  • Convenient Horses Tons of new awesome features for horses, including armor, mounted looting+talking, mounted combat for NPC followers, and more.
  • Footprints Now when you walk in snow, you leave a footprint behind!
  • No Spinning Death Animation Removes the unnatural spinning death animation that happens when you or NPCs die, and replaces it with a realistic ragdoll.
  • Player Headtracking Your character turns his/her head to look at other NPCs when they are talking, passing by, and more. Great immersion mod when in 3rd person.
  • Wet and Cold NPCs will equip rain hoods when its raining and head for cover, when NPCs are out in cold climates their breath has a "steam" effect, they wear gloves and hoods, and more.
  • Clanking Armor Adds a metallic "clanking" noise when you walk/run/sprint, when you are wearing heavy armor or heavy armor boots like iron, daedric, dwarven, etc.
  • Auto Unequip Ammo Mod that makes is that you automatically unequip arrows from your character when you are not using a bow.
  • Better Quest Objectives Mod that adds more text information to your journal of many quests. Better for immersion.

Head over to Nexus bro, heaps more mods.

#3 Edited by Horgen (110163 posts) -

Don't you need something extra if you are going to add a lot of mods to Skyrim?

#4 Edited by BattleSpectre (6386 posts) -

@horgen said:

Don't you need something extra if you are going to add a lot of mods to Skyrim?

Yeah just use a mod manager, ModOrganizer is one of them a lot of people use and swear by.

#5 Posted by WG_McFartypants (218 posts) -

# After messing with mods for months, I've got to say following this guide (with many of the optionals) gave me excellent results:

http://skyrim-beautification-project.com/

Even if you don't use an ENB, I suggest looking into the latest ENBHost/D3D9.dll combo along with the latest SKSE scripting mod as they contain two sets of memory issue fixes that allow for an infinitely improved (stable and faster running) modding experience.

#6 Edited by OrcsP2 (895 posts) -

@wg_mcfartypants said:

# After messing with mods for months, I've got to say following this guide (with many of the optionals) gave me excellent results:

http://skyrim-beautification-project.com/

Even if you don't use an ENB, I suggest looking into the latest ENBHost/D3D9.dll combo along with the latest SKSE scripting mod as they contain two sets of memory issue fixes that allow for an infinitely improved (stable and faster running) modding experience.

That's perfect. my set up is:

z87 motherboard

i5 4440

8 gb ram

geforce gtx 760 2gb oc edition

how many mods can i use without having stability issues?

#7 Edited by Horgen (110163 posts) -

@OrcsP2 said:

@wg_mcfartypants said:

# After messing with mods for months, I've got to say following this guide (with many of the optionals) gave me excellent results:

http://skyrim-beautification-project.com/

Even if you don't use an ENB, I suggest looking into the latest ENBHost/D3D9.dll combo along with the latest SKSE scripting mod as they contain two sets of memory issue fixes that allow for an infinitely improved (stable and faster running) modding experience.

That's perfect. my set up is:

z87 motherboard

i5 4440

8 gb ram

geforce gtx 760 2gb oc edition

how many mods can i use without having stability issues?

That no one can answer. It depends on the mods themselves.

@wg_mcfartypants said:

# After messing with mods for months, I've got to say following this guide (with many of the optionals) gave me excellent results:

http://skyrim-beautification-project.com/

Even if you don't use an ENB, I suggest looking into the latest ENBHost/D3D9.dll combo along with the latest SKSE scripting mod as they contain two sets of memory issue fixes that allow for an infinitely improved (stable and faster running) modding experience.

I'm going to look into this!

@BattleSpectre said:

@horgen said:

Don't you need something extra if you are going to add a lot of mods to Skyrim?

Yeah just use a mod manager, ModOrganizer is one of them a lot of people use and swear by.

Ah, like I used the nexus mod manager before. I'll go back to use it again since one of my mods is giving me errors now. The only one I dl through the NMM. The rest I have taken from Steam.

#8 Posted by 04dcarraher (19901 posts) -

@OrcsP2 said:

What are the best skyrim mods to download?

Your one stop shop

#9 Edited by uninspiredcup (9645 posts) -

Skyre and ACE. Both can work in conjunction.

Graphics wise, probably best to just go with what like best.

#10 Posted by 04dcarraher (19901 posts) -
@horgen said:

@OrcsP2 said:

@wg_mcfartypants said:

# After messing with mods for months, I've got to say following this guide (with many of the optionals) gave me excellent results:

http://skyrim-beautification-project.com/

Even if you don't use an ENB, I suggest looking into the latest ENBHost/D3D9.dll combo along with the latest SKSE scripting mod as they contain two sets of memory issue fixes that allow for an infinitely improved (stable and faster running) modding experience.

That's perfect. my set up is:

z87 motherboard

i5 4440

8 gb ram

geforce gtx 760 2gb oc edition

how many mods can i use without having stability issues?

That no one can answer. It depends on the mods themselves.

@wg_mcfartypants said:

# After messing with mods for months, I've got to say following this guide (with many of the optionals) gave me excellent results:

http://skyrim-beautification-project.com/

Even if you don't use an ENB, I suggest looking into the latest ENBHost/D3D9.dll combo along with the latest SKSE scripting mod as they contain two sets of memory issue fixes that allow for an infinitely improved (stable and faster running) modding experience.

I'm going to look into this!

@BattleSpectre said:

@horgen said:

Don't you need something extra if you are going to add a lot of mods to Skyrim?

Yeah just use a mod manager, ModOrganizer is one of them a lot of people use and swear by.

Ah, like I used the nexus mod manager before. I'll go back to use it again since one of my mods is giving me errors now. The only one I dl through the NMM. The rest I have taken from Steam.

Yeah Ive already tweaked (increased the two separate memory buffers that skyrim uses and it helped alot , And with NMM you can manually download the mods and add them into NMM

#11 Posted by Horgen (110163 posts) -

@04dcarraher said:

Yeah Ive already tweaked (increased the two separate memory buffers that skyrim uses and it helped alot , And with NMM you can manually download the mods and add them into NMM

Hmm... Which ones, how and how did it help?

#12 Edited by 04dcarraher (19901 posts) -

@horgen said:

@04dcarraher said:

Yeah Ive already tweaked (increased the two separate memory buffers that skyrim uses and it helped alot , And with NMM you can manually download the mods and add them into NMM

Hmm... Which ones, how and how did it help?

The main one really helps there is an guide it uses skse to bypass Skyrim default usage limit its helps with crashes,freezes http://enbdev.com/ctdfix.html