Top 5 Skyrim Mods of the Week - Terminators in Skyrim!

Ever wondered what was under that rugged exterior of Kevin VanNord? Turns out it's metal, and the determination to destroy all biological life.

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natanmir
natanmir

Terminator 2 best movie.

GT_APE
GT_APE

Where's this weekend's show?? (-.-)

nate1222
nate1222

Jesus Christ. Cyborgs in a game with a Tolkien aesthetic? The universe is truly in peril now. 

sirsquidsalot
sirsquidsalot

1. use actor magnet mod

2. use master of the space time continuum mod

 3. go into a closed house (dragonsreach works great)

 4. activate master of the space time continuum spell

 5. use actor magnet mod

 6. RULE THE WORLD... I mean uh... have fun

bobjones1980
bobjones1980

There are three Christmas episodes? But Christmas is less than 3 weeks away?

n0xinab0x
n0xinab0x

Anyone know the name of the mod Seb and Cam use for their interface/inventory menu?

mme8
mme8

Cam and Seb need to check out the Skywind mod, looks awesome.

GunEye
GunEye

Don't want to sound like a complete noob, but HOW DO I SUMMON THOSE EXPLODING CHICKENS???

lol


Andrak_Vol
Andrak_Vol

Started playing my Skyrim character again the other week.... It's a damn good game for people to still be playing and talking about it a couple of years later


abhirajgoldy
abhirajgoldy

i stopped playing skyrim 1& half years ago but i never miss this show

cleet123
cleet123

Wow guys I asked for a terminator mods and you guys do it up keep going What about the Skywind mods?

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

Future suggestion: when you are on a mountain ledge and you are about to fall, don't try to stop the fall.  Summon chickens and blast off the mountain like a man.  A Kevin ManNord.

bayernfan
bayernfan

Nice show and great to bring new life to your Skyrim game. Thanks for showcasing these mods.

ahpuck
ahpuck

Great show guys. Keep going.

CoolMB101
CoolMB101

Hey guys, Christmas is great and all...but what about Hanukah mods eh? Like a fuzzy, uncomfortable sweater mod, or a wool sock mod. 

LordOtman
LordOtman

Thanks guys, i'm not playing Skyrim for a few months now, but i never miss your show.

Keep it up.

Unraed
Unraed

I love the coin mod.  I never quite liked finding Septims in ancient tombs.  Smelting coins is a great idea too.

GT_APE
GT_APE

LOL good show. Can't wait for the Christmas series.

Darkreaper_1
Darkreaper_1

Stormcloaks = BNP

Legion = Dicks


Good description of each faction!

seaniel
seaniel

This is like my favorite thing to watch on the Internet every week, thank you guys! Your chemistry is uncanny, and I always laugh multiple times.

Jah_Glow
Jah_Glow

Have you guys showcased the mod on the Steam Workshop that allows you to be a bard? Aptly named Become a Bard. Save it for 2014 if you haven't :)

Jah_Glow
Jah_Glow

"Hey, Buttbug! Someone's trying to steal from us." Classic xD

Maverick6585
Maverick6585

Hey Cam and Seb, what grass mod are you using?


Also, if I learn modding just to make a mod that adds roaming herds of Lydias to the game, would you guys showcase it?

Ambivalist
Ambivalist

Guys, come on. You missed the obvious one. Kevin Van Borg.

Johny_47
Johny_47

Mae'r Terminator Mod yn ardderchog, chwarae teg. A rwy'n caru y cerddoriaeth yn y cefndir, rwy'n gallu ymlacio yn hawdd gwrando i hyn.


The Terminator Mod is excellent, fair play. And I love the music in the background, I'm able to relax easily listening to this.

GT_APE
GT_APE

NVM I found it. It's just not attached to the weekly link. Good show.

parkurtommo
parkurtommo

@nate1222 Skyrim does not have a Tolkien aesthetic. Tolkien's illustrations were very specific and were somewhat followed in the Peter Jackson adaptations. Those movies created what is now the modern fantasy aesthetic, which isn't really related to Tolkien at all, but rather the artists at Weta workshop who designed the environments and characters for the adaptations.

GunEye
GunEye

@n0xinab0x Skyrim UI. you can easily get it on steam workshop as well. But you need to download SKSE from here http://skse.silverlock.org/

(use the INSTALLER). And you will need to activate skyrim from SKSE launcher from now on.

valium88
valium88

@mme8

I can't wait for the quests to be implemented! I just hope they get it playable soon, part of me feels like I should ask if I can help with anything.

Andrak_Vol
Andrak_Vol

@GunEye  Console commands

if you can't fine them type: `help " chicken" 4
this will then display it's ID 
then type : player.placeatme XXXXXXXX

GunEye
GunEye

@Andrak_Vol Are you using any special graphic mods or ENB??

I decided to use Climates of Tamriel and Realistic Lighting Overhaul, but as far as ENB goes... I tried all of them, and I can't get a single one to work properly with considerable framerate, with or without depth of field. And I have a serious gaming rig...

It's frustrating, I have spent about a week and a half just to find, tweak, and test mods, and have yet to actually play the game and immerse myself in it... :/

GunEye
GunEye

@GreenReuben I am jewish, and I was hoping for some Hanukkah special too LOL...

Something like ultra-burning spells, it is a holiday about fire after all :D

meedokicky
meedokicky

@Jah_Glow Oh I think I have tried that one, or a similar mod :P Then one where people even give you money for playing music.

GunEye
GunEye

Just found the explosive chicken mod in steam workshop, I guess you can't have boom-chickens without it? There is a code in the page

Andrak_Vol
Andrak_Vol

@GunEye @Andrak_Vol 
I actually don't use any ENB or graphic mods, I use a few Lighting mods but if you have a good rig and good screen Skyrim looks fine.

A lot of ENBs just vary the saturation levels to give more vibrant colours and even the ones that do more than that all have tricky installs and de-install (relatively speaking), I use the NMM almost exclusively for my 200+ mods, and it's just to fiddly to use something that isn't NMM compatible.

I use (graphics, visuals and textures):

Skyrim HD - 2K Textures                  by NebuLa

No More Blocky Faces                      by Xenius

Enhanced Lights and FX                  by ananmorfus  (darker dungeons requiring the use of torches or Magelight)

Enhanced Distant Terrain                by SparrowPrince





GunEye
GunEye

@n0xinab0x @GunEye You welcome.

Skyrim UI is awesome, I have yet to fully experience it, but you have a search bar that works like windows 8.1 search !! you just start typing TO> and you get Torch! among anything else that starts with to' :D

GunEye
GunEye

@lozman2k3k @GunEye @Andrak_Vol sorry I have tried this, but it is just bad, and I have done the imaginator tweaks.

It makes Skyrim, looks like jungle skyirm. It is suppose to be a cold place, but it makes it looks like farcry3 on drugs (more drugs than those in FC3).

Colors are off, sky looks bad, night time makes colors pop up and... well.. I will have to pass.


Are you using any good Weather mod? what do you include with it? patches.. compatibility stuff?

lozman2k3k
lozman2k3k

@GunEye @Andrak_Vol I had similar issues with bad ENB performance, but check out this new mod on the Nexus, "I cant believe its not an ENB". It adds nice ENB-style visuals with a much lower framerate hit. And it can be used with other lighting mods like realistic lighting overhaul.

Andrak_Vol
Andrak_Vol

@GunEye @Andrak_Vol Thanks for the recommendations, I'll look into them.

I was only just looking at getting the immersive saturation boost earlier this week.

GunEye
GunEye

@Andrak_Vol @GunEye yeah.. in the end performance is Skyirm is good. Bethseda made a very good optimizing the game in my opinion. Some things here and there might cause big drops, especially all those ENB's out there, and - as I have tested and experienced - applying Ambient Occulsion through the control panel.


On the other hand, I have read many good things about Ambient Occlusion how it greatly enriches Skyrim's shadowing and sense of real environment.

Therefore I decided to apply AO at Perfromance (not qulaity or high).


I think it adds a great deal.

I also use a small simple mod I recommend:

*Immersive saturation boost* - in the steam workshop

+ *Realistic Nights and Colors - Final* (workshop) (not sure it does much - but it adds just enough touch of color...),

+ Extremely important: for indoor and dungeons: *Realistic Lighting Overhaul*.

+ *Revamp Exterior Fog* - spreads back and far the fogging effect that makes slightly distant terrian appear bluish and more blurry! simple and effective!



I chose Realistic Lighting Overhaul over other total conversion lighting mods, because I read how they really worked how to oherhaul the entire way lights cast shadows, and sources of light affect. Also if youhave light of day outside, you will see it inside some dungeons, starnight, moonlight casting beams of blue light, auroras in the sky from caves. And glowing skeleton eyes in the dark :D.

(but I don't use RLO outdoor option a: it conflicts with CoT, b- it is realyl well made, but makes night up to total darkness)...

You should try it, it gives the Vanilla a nice feel and really starts to look very good. Especially in sunsets, mid days, open areas. And Dungeons look as dark as they should.

Andrak_Vol
Andrak_Vol

@GunEye I said almost exclusively ;)
with NMM the user has more customization and control whether as steam doesn't let you fiddle around quite as much.
I also have some non-steam games that I mod via NMM. I mod my Civ 5 through Steam however.

I don't know which of the Daedra my computer made a deal with but aside from the occasional crash (primarily when I abuse the console command) my game runs smoothly at reasonable to high fps.

I also have a gtx670 and an i5 witth plenty of ram so I'm wondering if it might be some mods you have, I know a tip I was unaware of awhile back which is critical when moding:

"Never uninstall a mod during a play-through, this can cause all kinds of shenanigans install the mod on a new test character and once happy with it then play with your main"

GunEye
GunEye

Oh btw, you only download using NMM? Why won't use Steam Workshop to subscribe and install some modes?

Myself, I have a mix of mostly NMM for special stuff, and the rest subscribed through steam (like pure waters, enhanced blood, sounds of skyrim etc).

As long as those mods are not in Lite version, I don't see why not to use Workshop... but I know some prefer NMM-only...

GunEye
GunEye

I thought I will just stick and ztay with the original game plus RLO, CoT, maybe some sturation boost.

What's a really big bummer for me is the Ambient Oculsion, that you can set through Nvidia. Some simple tseak guidea say it make a very big difference on the image quality and shadowing, but for some reason it hits my performance badly. Even though I have investedninto a serious gaming rig (ivy i5 3570k+asus 670gtx + 16gb ram).

Even on Quality or Performance I still lose 8-12 fps, when here are some enemies in the forest.

No idea why...