My Mods

Modding my game has become a necessity for me to continue playing and actually enjoying Skyrim. And specifically without immersion-type mods, I don’t think I’d be able to write my blog nearly as well. After a fresh install of Skyrim recently, this is my new mod list. I will add more as I install them.

My categories are based on the category system implemented by the Nexus Mod Manager. My older mods can be found here. Lastly, don’t forget to endorse mods that you enjoy.

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ANIMALS, CREATURES, MOUNTS & HORSES

83 Willows 101 Bugs HD Butterfly Dragonfly Luna-Moth Torchbug

Convenient Horses – Complete Overhaul of the horse system.

IHSS – Improved Horse Step Sounds

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ARMOR, CLOTHING & WEAPONS

aMidianBorn Book of Silence – High quality armor and weapon retextures

Bandolier – Bags and Pouches

Clanking Armor

Cloaks of Skyrim

Elaborate Textiles – NPC Clothing Retexture

Immersive Armors – Adds lore-friendly armors to NPCs around Skyrim.

Jaysus Swords

Wearable Lanterns

Winter is Coming – Cloaks

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GAMEPLAY EFFECTS & CHANGES

Alternate Start – Live Another Life – Skips the main intro, and lets you choose your own way of how you start your life in Skyrim

Auto Unequip Ammo

Bowlegged Jump Animation Fix

Get Arrows Back – Recover arrows from bodies 100% or 80% of the time.

Harvest – auto pick up and search – Having this mod makes alchemy bearable.

Realistic Ragdolls and Force

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IMMERSION

Dovahkiin Relaxes Too – Allows the player to “relax” as you see various NPCs doing.

Frostfall – Complete survival overhaul. A Necessity if you like immersion.

Increased Character Height – Customizes how tall or short you appear in first person view.

Lanterns on the Roads

Perseids Inns and Taverns – Realistic Room Rental Enhanced

Playable Instruments – Play and Bash

Pumping Iron – Your character will build muscle mass dynamically over time.

Realistic Needs and Diseases

Wet and Cold

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MODELS & TEXTURES

AOF Believable Hair – Female and Male

Beards

Brown Mountains and Rocks – I highly recommend this if you are bored with how Skyrim looks. This is now a must-have mod for me.

Closer Quivers and Longer Arrows

Coverkhajiits

Enhanced Night Skyrim

Grawnk Race Menu Preset – My own mod

HiRes Legible Road Signs

Hybrids HD Plants and Herbs Retexture

Natural Grass Texture Floor

Ruins Clutter Improved

Skill Interface Retexture

Visible Windows

XCE – Xenius Character Enhancement – Minor, but great tweaks to bodies and faces.

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OVERHAULS

Project Reality – Climates of Tamriel – Weather – Lighting

T3nd0s Skyrim Redone – Dramatic overhaul of most aspects of Skyrim. If you are bored with Skyrim, try this mod out, but know it requires a new game.

UFO – Ultimate Follower Overhaul

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PATCHES & BUG FIXES

Unofficial Dawnguard Patch

Unofficial Skyrim Patch

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USER INTERFACE

A Quality World Map

Better Dialogue Controls – Gives selection preference to keyboard controls rather than the mouse, making it much easier to select the right dialogue option.

Better MessageBox Controls

Categorized Favorites Menu

Categorized Favorites Menu – Immersive Mods Config

Console Commands – Adds a list of all the main console commands in the “help” menu.

FPS Limiter – Those having issues with lag or stuttering may benefit from this.

RaceMenu

SkyUI

Uncle Sheogorath – Replaces loading screens with hints and tips from Sheogorath.

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VISUALS & GRAPHICS

Better Dynamic Snow

Crimson Tide – Blood – Enhanced blood textures, and adds dynamic wounds.

Footprints

Glowing Ore Veins

HD Enhanced Terrain

Lush Grass

Lush Trees

Pure Waters

Static Mesh Improvement Mod – SMIM

The Dragon Moons – Awesome looking retexturing. I can’t believe more people haven’t downloaded this. One of my favorites.

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