Mods for Skyrim

Which mods are essential if you are new to the game?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    uninstall.exe

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.loverslab.com/blogs/entry/12799-mod-features/

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Requiem
    there's no point of playing Skyrim without Requiem

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    SMIM

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Enderal

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    SkyUI + SKSE
    Unofficial bugfix
    Static Mesh Improvement Mod
    Immersive Citizens
    Jaxonz Positioner

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Unofficial bug fix mod. because Bethesda is incompetents and there are bugs from OG Skyrim which still weren't fixed in anniversary edition (when all the needed to do was import the oldrim unofficial patch mod)
      JK Skyrim + Cities of the North + Great cities and towns. towns in Skyrim vanilla are absolute garbage.
      Ordinator - because the vanilla perks are shit.
      SkyUI, because fuck console UI
      Some kind of alternate start to avoid the annoying intro sequence (Alternate start or realm of Lorkhan)
      Frostfall + Campfire
      iNeed or Realistic Needs and Diseases
      Racemodmenu + A body mod, any would do.
      Apocalypse if you're doing a mage run.
      Bandolier
      Touring Carriages, a fun gamefeature bethesda cut from the game restored by modders
      Cutting room floor - restores cut content
      HDT, for physics.
      Convinient horses.
      ENB + lighting mods to make things look good.
      iHud / Morehud / Less Intrusive Hud
      Populated Skyrim
      Sex mods

      Just use skyui, Unofficial patch, and iHud.
      I always suggest ihud for a first playthrough because being able to disable the compass while having a comfy view or exploring is just too good.
      In fact, I always play with the compass disabled and only enable it with the hotkey when I am trying to follow a quest marker.

      Skyui
      Unofficial patch (don't listen the the complainers the bigfixes are worth the few iffy changes)
      Killable children

      >Unofficial Patch
      ah yes, the patch that breaks more than it fixes

      JUST

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        god i fucking hate arthmoor so much
        i can only hope TES6 (or starfield) modding scene isnt stunted at birth by retards like him (or Fore)

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Arthmore sure, but just don't be a moron and Fore is fine

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            custom animations have been held back by fore because he's a stubborn old man and FNIS is a janky piece of shit

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        god i fucking hate arthmoor so much
        i can only hope TES6 (or starfield) modding scene isnt stunted at birth by retards like him (or Fore)

        Arthmoor is a moron and unofficial patch is bloated to all hell and consistently oversteps its boundaries (stuff like added bedroom to ragged flagon for no reason and changing the word 'Jarl' to lowercase 'jarl' in dialogues even though it goes against Bethesda's intended way because he is a deeply autistic "person").

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        but most mods require you to have that one, how can I get around it without using it?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          "Purists Vanilla Patch"
          https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/32371
          basically a patch for the unoffical patch lol

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            do these work for anniversary edition?
            because next time I reinstall it to make a 50+mod playthrough, I am thinking of installing that version to see what they added

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              the basic gist of anniversary edition compatibility is:
              SKSE stuff that hasnt been updated probably wont be compatible
              basic script mods might be compatible, your mileage may vary
              really basic .esp and stuff will always be compatible
              purists vanilla patch falls into the category of "basic .esp mod"
              you should always skim the description and the "posts" section anyway to see if theres any compatibility issues

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/54509

    This. Eventually, you'll have no foe to match you in combat so there is only you. You can retire your character and spawn it in the world and then create a new character and level him up to fight your first hero.
    You either die a hero or live long enough to become a villain.
    Oh yeah, you can also make him your companion, so there is that.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's admittedly a really cool idea. Is there something like this for Morrowind?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The idea is really cool and all, but this mod is buggy, ancient and abandoned at this point. Proteus is a newer alternative, it doesn't have the whole hall of heroes flair and it comes with a bunch of other features (including cheats, but you can always ignore the stuff you're not interested in) but it's a lot more stable and efficient.

      https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/62934

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >him
      You're very optimistic

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Realistically, do you think people will still be playing Skyrim in 20 years?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      elder scrolls 6 still wont be out by them so probably lol

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I feel like if Starfield is even remotely servicable people will just move on. I see most saying they only play this game because it is newer.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Starfield will put a big dent but some will still stick around Skyrim for the fantasy theme (and toaster friendlyness)

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >20 years
      Im sure Skyrim 2 will be out.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm convinced that modders are going to backport TES6 into Skyrim just because they can at some point, so yeah. And even if they don't, The Oblivion and Morrowind ports + Beyond Skyrim are going to keep interest into the game going for a while once they release. I mea, Morrowind still has people playing it today and Skyrim is the more popular of the two games.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >The Oblivion and Morrowind ports
        Those are never coming out tho

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        People are still playing vanilla Morrowind. No one is playing vanilla Skyrim. I really don't think Morrowind would be fun to play in Skyrim's engine, it's too limited.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I really don't think Morrowind would be fun to play in Skyrim's engine, it's too limited.
          This, if there was a mod that made Skyrim play even remotely like the systems in Morrowind I'd be playing it again, but it's not possible.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Morrowind isn't fun because of its mechanics, only the dialog system allowing you to ask any random jackass about whatever you're interested in actually helps the game, and even that loses a lot of shine once you realize most NPCs are copypasta tourist brochures with nothing to add to any of the topics you can ask them about
          Where Morrowind shines is in its worldbuilding, art design, story presentation, and deep focus on culture
          The biggest hurdle posed to porting most of that to Skyrim's engine is simply the fact that a bunch of hacks are doing it

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Morrowind isn't fun because of its mechanics
            Yeah it does and if you actually played it you'd realize its wacky 90s anime tier plot and hellish environment doesn't work without the gorillion tiny little mechanics supporting it. The game would be an absolute snoozefest if you just plodded around mashing R1 like in skyrim.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              That stuff's only fun if you go out of your way to exploit it, and even then only in the same fleeting sense as dicking around in grand theft auto
              Outside of that specific context, it's all either broken or too fundamentally shallow to provide a good roleplaying experience

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                The way the enemies are scaled, the stat system, the progression system, the combat, the methods of travel, the dialogue system, the reputation system, the faction system, the emphasis on levitate and swimming in dungeons, the lack of item scaling, the npc density, etc are all things that can only be partially reintegrated by mods at best. Its not just a matter of breaking things being fun. The entire game is built on these systems. By modding morrowind into Skyrim all you are really doing is porting in the quests. Morrowind quests are NOT good on their own, they are mostly barebones fetch quests, they are carried by the systems and the world that make getting from point A to point B enjoyable.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I would disagree, most of the character mechanics are only even a bit interesting in the first hours of the game when you can only do some things kind of okay. The quests get around this by focusing on either interesting scenarios(rarely), or just the joy of navigating an interesting world
                The only thing that I would consider essential to the experience that couldn't in theory be replicated by a modder is the gear system, because mixing and matching armor and clothes as you find them across the world is some solid fun that mostly doesn't blow its load too quickly
                Compare that to something like Enchant, which is a borderline useless part of the game unless you look up what to do to abuse the systems, and then it immediately becomes completely fuckbusted and destroys any interesting mechanical complexity the game could offer beyond experimenting to find exactly which flavor of broken you think is the funniest

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >I would disagree, most of the character mechanics are only even a bit interesting in the first hours of the game
                nta, but I have been replaying morrowind and skyrim (both unmodded) side by side and it's almost staggering how much more interesting morrowind's systems are. It's kind of sad because Skyrim did add some great things like being able to have dialogue with more than 1 NPC at once and NPCs talking to each other, but the base systems of the game are just simply awful. I really wish they built on what they had instead of gutting everything. Even melee in morrowind is much more satisfying, really feels like you're clobbering someone and getting hit interrupts your stuff.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Compare that to something like Enchant, which is a borderline useless part of the game
                Enchant makes enchanted items recover faster and enchanted items are very, very strong, it's good no matter what.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Waiting for stuff to recharge is a non-issue, and the only thing normal enchanting is useful for is putting a bit of magic on weapons because constant effect enchanting is balanced entirely around trying to dissuade the player from using it

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Waiting for stuff to recharge is a non-issue
                It is though. You never run out of charge at 100 enchanting on things like weapons.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I have never had to worry about running out of charge on weapons, because I'm not a retard whose entire gameplan revolves around using a single poorly enchanted weapon for large enemy encounters with no breaks

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >>>>

                [...]

                useless part of the game unless you look up what to do
                >wear two enchanted items that reduce magicka cost
                >"oh wow they stack"
                yeah so hard to figure out

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                That isn't related to enchanting unless you make them yourself, which requires you to know how to use and exploit the system for constant effect enchantments
                There is nothing in the game that even tells you you need a golden saint soul(or the few things in the game better than that) just to look at it in a menu with negative success chances

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                disregard that post, i'm an idiot. i didn't read the replies so i thought it was about skyrim's enchanting instead of morrowind's. i still disagree because morrowind's enchanting was extremely viable at any stage, but let's be frank, azura's star is kind of necessary. you can see how much charge items can hold so you can figure out that rings are the way to go. having ANY enchanted item in your inventory is always good, whether the effect is on-use or constant is irrelevant. making more enchanted rings literally cannot be bad because all the effects add up.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                on-use enchantments are the only ones you can realistically make without gaming the system, and the only thing those are good for is as an extremely high investment replacement for regular ass spellcasting, which you could just be doing instead

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                enchanted items are superior to spells 80% of the time. enchantment use is instantaneous, cannot fail and stacking is unlimited. when you stack spells, the casting animations cut into your effect duration time and your grand total is ultimately limited by your magicka pool. carry weight does not limit your enchanted items in the same way because enchanted items can be used to increase your carry weight lol.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                This is fair, but you are missing out on the fact that spellcasting is already too easy as it is after the earlygame, so you're just putting in all that effort to make the game less fun

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >American_pilots_over|_Afghanistan.Webm

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      people still play morrowind and oblivion, so yeah. TES games are kino and some of the best rpgs ever.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      kek i bet tod's gonna release a skyrim 20th anniversary edition

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      How many times Skyrim got re-released since 2011?

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You need mods who makes:
    >better skill tree
    >more armor/weapons
    >more companions
    >better grafix, including bodies and textures/lighting
    >better magic and melee
    Those are the basic and must have. Then you have stuff like sidequest, romance and sexmods in Loverslab.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    SkyUI + Skyhud
    Smoothcam with Octavian's preset
    True Directional Movement
    Ultimate Dragons/Combat
    TK Dodge RE
    Better Jumping
    The rest is texture replacers

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I like Ordinator for better perks. I also like getting to choose one each time you level, which I guess is cheating.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Should I go full Skyrim 1.6.353 now or stay on Skyrim 1.5? feel like nuking my Skyrim install and starting over

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Unofficial bug fix mod. because Bethesda is incompetents and there are bugs from OG Skyrim which still weren't fixed in anniversary edition (when all the needed to do was import the oldrim unofficial patch mod)
    JK Skyrim + Cities of the North + Great cities and towns. towns in Skyrim vanilla are absolute garbage.
    Ordinator - because the vanilla perks are shit.
    SkyUI, because fuck console UI
    Some kind of alternate start to avoid the annoying intro sequence (Alternate start or realm of Lorkhan)
    Frostfall + Campfire
    iNeed or Realistic Needs and Diseases
    Racemodmenu + A body mod, any would do.
    Apocalypse if you're doing a mage run.
    Bandolier
    Touring Carriages, a fun gamefeature bethesda cut from the game restored by modders
    Cutting room floor - restores cut content
    HDT, for physics.
    Convinient horses.
    ENB + lighting mods to make things look good.
    iHud / Morehud / Less Intrusive Hud
    Populated Skyrim
    Sex mods

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Alternate start is good but you shouldn't use it on your first character

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Good sex mod?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      OpenSex / OSex if you want basic vanilla sex
      Sexlab if you want more extreme content.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Haven't modded since oldrim what am I missing from this install?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      wheres the lewd mods?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        where do I start dude

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          https://www.loverslab.com/files/file/20058-sexlab-se-sex-animation-framework-v164c-010722/

          https://www.loverslab.com/files/file/286-sexlab-defeat/

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This one's brand new, but hit the ground running
      https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/65136

      I would also recommend morrowloot

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The ones that accidentally reinforce the character you want to play.
    >My current char is a Nord Hebe Waifu
    >She's maxing armor because it's dangerous out there.
    >Basically immune to physical attacks. Some other mod gave her a weakness though...
    >She's easily knocked down, ragdolled, or stungrabbed in defeat.
    >Turns out my mods made my character a cute girl who is immune to most violence except for grapples and man-handling.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Some companion mod. I personally pick someone from 3dnpc.
    Skyrim is fucking empty and lonely and vanilla companions suck.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I really wish the AE uodat never happened, noe a bunch of mods are split and you gotta downgrade (which admittedly might be easy) or wait for people to update their shit (if they ever do)
    I also wish nemesis worked for creatures, FNIS is shit

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How is Skywind?
    t. amateur conlanger

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Still being worked on, will probably never finish

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mods that upgrade enemies.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Tesgeneral.com

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >first time playing
    >mods
    dont be a fag. Play vanilla for your first playthrough, every other game too

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/598

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I gave up completely with Skyrim and it's just a big waste of time.

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just use skyui, Unofficial patch, and iHud.
    I always suggest ihud for a first playthrough because being able to disable the compass while having a comfy view or exploring is just too good.
    In fact, I always play with the compass disabled and only enable it with the hotkey when I am trying to follow a quest marker.

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Whatever you do, make sure you avoid the Unofficial Patch in a ten block radius

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      but most mods require you to have that one, how can I get around it without using it?

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Skyui
    Unofficial patch (don't listen the the complainers the bigfixes are worth the few iffy changes)
    Killable children

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yiffy age and skyfurry

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Better dead thrall

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    conan hyborian age is a pretty dark dungeon that's doable at low-mid level, lots of conan references if you're into that, or even if you're not, it's just references and pretty easy to follow and makes for fancy set dressing for a fun dungeon crawl that nets you some interesting looking, some useful items and blacksmithing recipes

    lichdom is a fun little questline, big dungeon, and a moderately useful transformation that I personally like a lot more than werewolf or vampire

    vigilant is some kind of lsd fueled fever dream with a shitload of dark souls references and a reasonably 'challenging' endgame zone
    not having played skyrim in years, those are the three I remember the most fondly, there's plenty of other pretty good mods

    and don't forget to grab some big jiggle tiddy mods, those are important, but check between the major 'types' because there's always like 2 or 3 and then all the other titty armor and bdsm outfits, and sex anim packs only fit particular types, so look at the 'addons' before deciding the core; because most of the content is only going to work good for specific bodytype mod or you're going to have lots of armor clipping or nipple piercings floating in midair

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >but check between the major 'types' because there's always like 2 or 3
      the objectively best one right now is CBBE 3BA, and its trivial to convert stuff to it

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        like I said, haven't played in a couple years, also there's some tweaks you can do with placement I don't remember the specific mod or script or extension or whatever name, but I did use that to fix the floating nipple piercings, or I think there's also something where you can just 'wear' a body as an equip and then use multiple different body-type equips that'll look fine if you're wearing the body even if you're just running vanilla or something or I might be misremembering and that was only in oblivion

        but basically the point is it's something that some forethought should be put into rather than grabbing the first uncensor body and then grabbing a giant pile of stuff and most of it not working or being really jank and resorting to workarounds and tweaks

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >some tweaks you can do with placement I don't remember the specific mod or script or extension or whatever name, but I did use that to fix the floating nipple piercings
          generally what you need to do is re-build the meshes for any clothing with bodyslide

          >'wear' a body as an equip and then use multiple different body-type equips
          nah "body-suits" are old shit (like oblivion), the cool way to do it now is use "AutoBody" which reads all of your bodyslide presets and applies them via morphs

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >bodyslide
            yeah bodyslide, that sounds familiar, I think that was it

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lamae Bal companion mod.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cringe and gay
      Real men use the Umbra companion mod

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sinister 7 if you want to get assraped in the early game

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Which one is the most easy to mod? SPecial edition. Legendary or Anniversary?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      special edition

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Increased carry weight
    Traders have more cash
    More companions

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  36. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Script extender
    SkyUI
    SMIM
    I think this is the bare minimum (won't make the game good though, nothing can)

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >won't make the game good though, nothing can
      11 years later and people still want to believe slapping 1500 mods on this turd of a game can somehow salvage it. It can't.

  37. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/37792

  38. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone wasting time installing mods has eiter autism and won't enjoy the game anyways or someone who wants to just enhance the game
    if you're A then just play a fucking different game

  39. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Can I ask a refund on steam for the SE+AE bundle after several days?xhaj8

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