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Added: 04/07/2012 - 01:53PM
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Last updated at 18:14, 27 Mar 2014 Uploaded at 13:53, 4 Jul 2012






This is my personal list of active mods (more than 130 mods), it is for me the most immersive, without god mods, unrealistic mods or not lore-friendly mods.
Just necessary best of their category mods to avoid having too much of it "on", for gameplay, sounds, graphics, weapons, armors etc. For beginners or if you want a total RPG/survival/realistic game, install all of this mods, and after, if you wish, install fantasy ones ;)

Mods that are missing here are just not in my personal taste and/or less complete than others here, no offence. No player armors/weapons mods here, I don't like when NPCs can't wear them too, it's cheating and brake immersion.

Some other mods are not here because they have links on the main page mod from the ultimate list, other great mods are directly integrated in mods here. Some mods integrate compatibility patch inside file, some speak about it with linked blue sentence or else on description page.

ALL of this mods are COMPATIBLE between them;) No CTD/bugs with all this mod "on".
BUT with lots of graphics mods "on" and with no enough memory (ram) your game can freeze when you enter a new zone, load, fast travel or load scripts etc.

Backup files if you doubt, read readme, uncheck autosave in game menu (use quick save), check for compatibility patches, change load order or uninstall mods if you freeze (or RAM?)!

Many of them have option customizer via in game menu.

I suggest to use manual installation (AFTER DL all mods and read everything here), to know exactly what is override/installed and where. Easier to have a clean install without bugs, specially when you uninstall something. No files of all of these mods override another one, except textures, meshes etc like graphics mods.

INSTALLATION advice at the end of the page.

Install by category (graphics, sounds, items etc), and test your game after all mods from a category are installed. Then continue. Install load order process is common sense. You have LOAD ORDER screens at the end of the page (because BOSS can make a mess and then you can't choose which mods is first with another mod, it's possible to do redo the reload order after , but I prefer to install each category and after choose the most important mod in load order with NMM and continue). Merged Esp is needed for leveled lists from weapons and armos etc, last in the loader order, but before any edited followers. Without merged esp the last mod loaded will "erase" same leveled lists from others!

Read the....Readme of all mods!!!!!

And repeat=> Read all the page, Backup files if you doubt, read readme of mods, uncheck autosave in game menu (use quick save), check for compatibility patches, change load order or uninstall mods if you freeze (or RAM?)!


----Changelog----
6.0
-Add more HUD info
-Add feast in skyrim
-Add Common Clothes
-Add better children
-Add children clothes
-Add lore weapons
-Add Animations
-Add New monsters
-Add Trades routes and global econnomy
-Add No snow under the roof
-Add gifts for everybody
-Add New island, Falskaar
-New load order
-New file, text, pictures

Old updates:
-Text updated
-Add SUM to keep load order with reproccer for SkyRe
-Add Helgen reborn
-Add Alt+tab 2 cursor bug fix
-Add Immersive bed animation
-Add butterfly and bugs diversity
-Add blocky face fix
-Add Crossbow fire sound
-Add run and sprint and jump animation
-Load order updated

-Add magic duel reborn
-Add BDYEB shields
-Add Enhanced Lights for RCRN or else
-Add upgraded weapons for enemies
-Add Rainbows and Shootings stars
-Rewrite the texts
-Sexy update load order screens
-New DL file

-Deleted mods, added ones
-Restructure the presentation and order
-New subdivision
-New load order screens
-New installation explication
-More comprehensible


======== NEEDED PROGRAMS ========


1===>
Install SKSE last version, for new scripts, needed TO LAUNCH THE GAME:
SKSE

2===>
Nexus Mods manager, for load order of the mods:
NMM

3===>
Wrye Bash, to merge leveled list from mods:
WB


======PATCHES======

1===>
Patch for Skyrim, Dawnguard and Dragonborn:
Unofficial Skyrim Patch



======== GRAPHICS ========



======== ENVIRONMENTS========

Install in this order
1===>
Real HDR ligthing with real night and colors, level of rain and snow, most amazing, sounds, customizable:
RCRN AE -- HDR Lighting and Weather Enhancement

2===>
New ray of lighting in interior (I don't use it, to afraid with rcrn, but I think there is compatible patch):
Enhanced Lights and FX

3===>
Lots of better shape of all kind of things, with some new textures (install it first):
Static Mesh Improvement Mod - SMIM

4===>
HD textures everywhere in Skyrim:
Skyrim HD - 2K Textures

5===>
Amazing textures for flora:
Skyrim Flora Overhaul

6===>
More lush for flora (SFO 179e + this can freeze your game if no enough memory, don't use it with latest SFO!):
ULTIMATE LUSH OVERHAUL

7===>
No more flashy and sound for ninroot:
More Subtle Nirnroot

8===>
Better water and get wet effect, customizable (if Frostfall hypothermia mod is "on", just take the WATER not the WATER WET who's already included):
WATER - Water And Terrain Enhancement Redux

9===>
Walking traces on the snow:
Footprints

10===>
Better snow on roof:
No snow under the roof

11===>
Visible Windows:
Visible Windows

12===>
Shootings stars and rainbows (linked at the end of the description page):
Shooting Stars


========ON SCREEN========

Install in this order
1===>
Better inventory, customizable:
SkyUI

2===>
Paper map, the same as in game and in the game box, beautiful without LOD bug (buggy now, just wait for update, but without map, you can use equipable map below, pure roleplay):
Warburgs Detailed Paper World Map
or
Amazing map with lots of kind of maps and option, suggest classic main road version:
A Quality World Map - With Roads

3===>
Better favoris, customizable:
Categorized Favorites Menu

4===>
Real calendar names (eng, fr and ger if you tape the name mod on skyrimnexus search bar):
Modern Day Calendar Names

5===>
Better dialogue controls on pc:
Better Dialogue Controls

6===>
HUD selection, you can remove everything, except news text left above but it's customizable:
NoHUD

7===>
More details on HUD when you put your mouse on something (weight, damage etc comparaison):
moreHUD

8===>
Random menu wallpaper, beautiful:
main menu wallpaper replacer HD 1080p now with randomizer

9===>
Real time on loadingscreen, to stop playing and go to sleep!:
KenMOD - Time on loading screen

10===>
Alt+tab 2 cursor fix!:
Double Cursor Fix


======== CLOTHES/WEAPONS========

Install in this order
1===>
Improved NPC Clothing:
Improved NPC Clothing - High Res

2===>
Better clothes, wonderfull:
Elaborate Textiles - NPC Clothing Retexture

3===>
New common clothes:
Common Clothes

4===>
Better children clothes:
Dovahkinder Collection Replacer

5===>
Armor Improvement:
Armor Improvement

6===>
Improved weapons textures:
Unique HD Weapon Textures - UHWT

7===>
Really better armors and weapons:
aMidianBorn Book of Silence

8===>
Better jewels:
Jewels of the Nord


========MISC========

1===>
Better spell impacts:
Deadly Spell Impacts

2===>
Realistic Instruments:
Realistic Instruments - Flute Lute and Drum HQ

3===>
Enhanced Horse Skins:
Enhanced Horse Skins

4===>
More Realistic Hair:
More Realistic Hair

5===>
Improved Dragon Textures:
Improved Dragon Textures

6===>
Better blood, with "animation", customizable:
Crimson Tide - Blood

7===>
High Quality Food and Ingredients:
High Quality Food and Ingredients

8===>
Better potions and bottles:
Silly Level of Detail - Potions and Poisons -- SLOD PnP

9===>
Unique bottles:
Unique Booze Bottles HD

10===>
Destructable bottles, compatible with Realistic Needs and Diseases:
Destructible bottles Extended

11===>
Better children:
TK Children

12===>
Better females skin (install the blue link on the main page mod, UNP and blocky face like describe):
Mature skin texture and body for UNP and CBBE

13===>
Get wet effect on human and animals, cold smoke from breath, etc:
Wet and Cold

14===>
Smoke for torch:
Smoking Torches

15===>
No more blocky faces bug:
No More Blocky Faces


======== SOUNDS ========


Install in this order
1===>
Improved Combat Sounds:
Improved Combat Sounds

2===>
Better arrow and bow sound (similar option in mod above):
Real Arrow SFX
and
Better crossbow sound:
Realistic Crossbow Fire

3===>
Better walking sounds with armors etc:
Clanking Armor

4===>
Better dungeons sounds, amazing, customizable:
Sounds of Skyrim - The Dungeons

5===>
Better cities sounds, amazing, customizable:
Sounds of Skyrim - Civilization

6===>
Better wild sounds, amazing, customizable:
Sounds of Skyrim - The Wilds

7===>
Better thunder sound, scary ones:
Immersive Skyrim Thunder V5

8===>
Variety and logic for guards dialogue (many language, fr, eng, etc):
Guard Dialogue Overhaul

9===>
Play without music ;)



======== ITEMS ========


All for npc too
1===>
News realistic and wonderful swords etc addition, customizable:
JaySuS Swords

2===>
New realistic longswords, customizable:
Lost LongSwords

3===>
New weapons, lots of:
Crafting 300 - Armoury of Tamriel

4===>
Add 201 new weapons to the game:
Immersive Weapons

5===>
New lore weapons:
Lore Weapon Expansion

6===>
Better/real nord shields (for npc too):
MECRs Classic Nord Shields

7===>
New beautiful shields:
B-D-Y-E-B Shield Mod

8===>
Variation for guards in each town:
Lawrens RNG Guards

9===>
Cloak and winter cloak (linked) for Skyrim, customizable:
Cloaks of Skyrim

10===>
Brigands armor
Brigandage

11===>
Armor compilation, Dawnguard needed:
ARMONIZER Armors Pack

12===>
Armor compilation, more lore friendly ones:
Immersive Armors


=Compatible with all other like usual with the merged pack from wrye bash



======== GAMEPLAY ========



========PURE GAMEPLAY========

1===>
Alternative start many possibilities for roleplay:
Alternate Start - Live Another Life

2===>
Total overall for combat mechanics, perks, AI, survival, leveling zone, etc etc, compatible with all but !!install RE-PROCESSOR and launch it by SUM with BOSS option uncheck if you want to keep the load order below!! after merged esp with wyre bash to see changes on all weapons, armors etc from other mods:
T3nd0s Skyrim Redone Install first

ReProccer - Automated SkyRe patch generator Just install (prog needed to be able to see Skyre changes on other mods of armors, weapons etc)

SUM - SkyProc Unified Manager Install, and Run SUM, in option BOSS uncheck to keep load order in screenshots below!, start patching by SUM.

3===>
Hunger, thirst, sleep an diseases, very realistic and not complicated, customizable:
Realistic Needs and Diseases

4===>
Sleeping animation (inside realistic needs?):
Immersive Beds

5===>
Get real cold effects and buildable camping integrated (more survival):
Frostfall - Hypothermia Camping Survival

6===>
No rain on you when protected outside:
Real Shelter

7===>
Different damage by local zone on bodies (You can just use the always head shot kill if you want, because sometimes it's to easy with SkyRe):
Locational Damage

8===>
More options for sneak kills (already in SkyRe, but with less features):
Sneak Tools

9===>
Magic Duel, DBZ style etc, customizable:
Magic Duel - Reborn

10===>
Real yield:
True Yield

11===>
Powerful traps:
Deadly Traps and Sickly Diseases

12===>
Fire hurt you:
Fires Hurt

13===>
Killmove manager, customizable:
The Dance of Death - A Killmove Mod

14===>
Kind of weapons by disponible slots and carry weight by race limitation, very realistic and customizable:
TCSO - Total Carryweight System Overhaul

15===>
Enemies can have upgraded weapons:
Upgraded Weapons and Armors for Enemies


========ADDS OF HOUSES/NPCs/QUESTS/BEHAVIORS========


1===>
Helgen rebuilt with live:
Helgen Reborn

2===>
Adds houses to sell in village where it was impossible (can bugs with Extended towns and cities, which have player homes to sell too or any other mods where a house is at the same place of another one):
Missing houses
and/or
Generaly Less lore-friendly but I recommend "Hunters Cabin of Riverwood":
Real Estate - ALL cozy and lore friendly PLAYER HOMES from Nexus

3===>
More houses with owners in Whiterun, in fact that's the main city, have this feelings then:
More Whiterun

4===>
Markets at the Whiterun gates:
Whiterun Outskirts Market

5===>
Banks in Skyrim:
Bank of Skyrim

6===>
Adds houses with npcs and more to all smaller towns:
Expanded Towns and Cities

7===>
Guard camp at borders:
Guarded Borders

8===>
Built and decorate your house, easy use:
Home Construction and Decoration

9====>
Change inns cost for all inns, can take a room for 1,2 or 3 days, different chamber possibilities and better inns, customizable (with Expended cities choose the basic version of this mod, or the no-inns version of expended cities with complete version of this mod):
Perseids Inns and Taverns - Realistic Room Rental Enhanced

10===>
More jobs!:
Jobs of Skyrim -WIP-

11===>
Lots of new interesting npc with some quests:
Interesting NPCs

12==>
Trade routes and global econnomy system:
Trade Routes

13===>
In case of civil war, after months, it's logical to rebuilt:
Civil War Repairs

14===>
Real patrols of factions, bandits, werewolves, travellers etc in Skyrim, :
Immersive Patrols

15===>
Followers manager, lots of features, you can use the "dragon shoot" to directly scream orders in real time at your companions, customizable:
UFO - Ultimate Follower Overhaul

16===>
Better horse, calling with horn, inventory bag, followers on horses with mounted combat etc etc customizable:
Convenient Horses

17===>
Real travel in carriage, customizable:
Touring Carriages

18===>
Realistic children behavior:
Realistic Children - BETA

19===>
Feast for people, adding decoration sript and wearing feast clothes:
Wet and Cold - Holidays

20===>
Realistic animals behavior:
SkyTEST - Realistic Animals and Predators

21===>
New lore monsters:
Skyrim Immersive Creatures

22===>
Stronger dragons, customizable:
Deadly Dragons

23===>
More Village Animals:
More Village Animals

24===>
Birds, good immersion and realism:
Birds of skyrim
and/or
Real birds:
skyBirds - Airborne Perching Birds

25===>
Pets and cats:
Pets of Skyrim

26===>
More fishes style:
Improved Fish

27===>
More kind of butterfly etc:
83Willows 101BugsHD Butterfly Dragonfly Luna-Moth Torchbug

28===>
Bounty more expensive, murder x 10 and it's depend of cities law:
Higher Bounties for Crimes

29===>
Can give what's you want to anybody:
Give Gifts to anyone in Skyrim

30===>
New island!(npc, quests, villages, voiced etc:
Falskaar



========PHYSICS========

1===>
Dead bodies have physic bones:
Dead Body Collision Fix

2===>
More realistic corpse fall etc, customizable:
Realistic Ragdolls and Force

3===>
Player can relax:
Dovahkiin Relaxes Too

4===>
Can sit anywhere:
Sit Anywhere

5==>
Animation for everything (actions of player):
Animations

6===>
Female walking animation, customizable:
Catwalk

7===>
Female sit animation, customizable:
Sit animation

8===>
Drinking fountain:
Drinking Fountains of Skyrim

9===>
Play music with instruments and gain renown etc:
Become a Bard

10===>
Sex, customizable:
Animated Prostitution - Skyrim

11===>
Taking torch from walls:
Dynamic Torches

12===>
Take lanterns for light:
Wearable Lanterns

13===>
Longer death camera, many option, funny when you fall from mountain, customizable:
Death Cam Duration Options

14===>
Better animation for sprint, jump and run:
Run Sprint and Jump

15===>
Equipable map:
Equipable Map



========FIRST LOAD ORDER========

Activated mods order before merging esp with Wyre Bash:

New load order





Old load order but with explication at the end for last activation before start the game




======== THEN MERGED FILES/BASH FILE========

After setting the correct load order and activate the mods with NMM, the Merged Esp is needed for leveled lists from weapons and armors etc, last in the loader order, but before any edited followers and DON'T activate custom followers when you merge, activate them after the creation of the merged ESP and re-process

1/ Launch Wrye bash.
2/ Find Bashed file.esp
3/ Right click on it
4/ Rebuilt patch
5/ Contine X 2
6/ Build patch
7/ OK and activate bash file

!!!!After the creation of the bashed esp, in NMM you will see desactivated mod, it's normal, they were merged, don't activate them and don't delete them in data, you still need them to rebuilt patch if you add another mod ;) !!!!


========RE-PROCESS for SkyRedone========
When you did the merged esp, launch the SUM program (don't check BOOS to keep the load order) for Skyredone and his reproccer with the merged esp "on".
ACTIVATE reprocessor in NMM after


========ACTIVATE LATEST ESP========
Activate the custom followers, maps and alternate start.

======== USEFUL INI PERF/GRAPHICS TWEAKS/BUG FIXES========

Boost and/or optimisation tweaks:
Read and may be do

Safety loading:
Safety Load

Clean the script of a saved game:
Save game script cleaner


===My old mods===
Oblivion on the third icon "mods"
Fallout 3 on the third icon "mods"
Medieval Total War 2 in the first post signature after the poll


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