MaTera by Charismoon
Skyrim » Races, classes and birthsigns
Added: 27/08/2012 - 08:33PM
Updated: 28/05/2015 - 02:10AM

2,629 Endorsements

1.5.8 Latest version

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Uploaded by Charismoon


Last updated at 2:10, 28 May 2015 Uploaded at 20:33, 27 Aug 2012

[there's a FAQ at the bottom of the page. Please look at that before inquiring about any issues!]
Some of the description on this page is out of date or not quite what it seems (mainly the spells). If you have a question; as Rinera put it, my minions will answer-if not me. So leave a comment please.
For those that wish to use the console to add (or subtract) spells from the three races. Please refer to the Spell ID chart found below the FAQ

Just as a warning: I am usually a very happy person (except when I have my depressive episodes). But a GRAVE pet peeve of mine is when people ask about problems WITHOUT giving me any further information. If something is not working, don't just tell me "it crashes". I NEED INFORMATION. If I bite your head off, It's due to stress. So I am placing this as a courtesy.

Love all users of the Matera (new and old)

For everyone that is having issues with showracemenu. 9/10 times, it is not the mod. It is the showracemenu in general. Skyrim is designed to load everything at once while in character creation. So if you have mods. It will likely crash if your PC can not handle the output. So below is the recommended fix. Matera IS compatible with all hair mods. I have over 275+ hairs and I have yet to see any NOT compatible.
ShowRaceMenu Precache Killer by kapaer

I have placed a new requests section at the bottom of the page. If you made a request and it's not shown at the bottom. Please give me a friendly reminder. This is due to all the workload I have and I want to keep it orderly. ~Charismoon

**I am currently working on converting everything to seamless - this includes the Matera, Battle Matera (we'll see how it goes), and the Magic Matera. I want to do this for the Magic matera debut**

Skyrim (ofcourse)
**requires skyrim to be updated - Not my doing, blame Bethesda lol**
RacialCompatibility.esm -RaceCompatibility for Dawnguard plus vanilla version upgrades by TMPhoenix
*Has a nice lovely NMM installer now

Check out these other mods from Matera Users and Other Friends!*Click on image to be relocated*


ANNOUNCEMENT: Be sure to thank Mrknight208 for uploading compatibility for CHSBHC

Disclaimer: All Images belong to their respective mod authors. I only applied them for better understanding. If you are the mod author and feel you don't want them posted. Feel free to message me. Please and thanks ~Charismoon
"Being called weird is like being called Limited Edition. Meaning you're something people don't see that often. Remember that." - Unknown

Special Thanks: My Husband - For being so understanding in me taking time off from life to bring you the Matera :)

To EVERYONE that has been through using this mod.

TMPhoenix - For the great work on the scripting and assistance. Please endorse their mod as well.
-Custom race DG fix-

SynX1 - for the Matera Followers Mod (Link on Top)
- For helping with the Lore of the race

kusaku - for keeping up with the testing/conflict reports
Terteron - for speed testing V1.5.8 complexions so I could get some more sleep & for all the images
SkullTyrant - keeping up with the comments and being a great helpful user of the mod. For being helpful to others with problems.

IDEA CREDITS: Xindaris - Paw Pad Muffle V1.3Beta (Released)
argusmercs - Fur color changes with Skintone V1.3Beta (Released), Keen Hearing V1.4(Released)
xXNICKCOOPXx - No Fur Edition (Released), Matera's Determination V1.4(Released)
dython - Alternate Fur Variety V1.3(Released)
Ganoran - Matera body Claws V1.4(Released)

The Matera is a race that prefers to stay to the shadows rather than fighting upfront. They tend to rarely prefer magic but it is not uncommon to see a few of them prefer it. They used to live underground till something took over and now they are forced to flee to the outside world of cold and winds.

I DID NOT add any hair, eyes, anything, so it's basically basic. purposefully done. Please look at the additional credits below for links to hair, eyes, etc. Default is Breton Race.

Racials: - Sharpened Nails (Ability) - Sharpened Nails does 20 points of damage.
- Matera's Night Eye (Spell - Toggle with z button / voice) V1.4 makes this with no duration. At level 15 you can detect friendly life force. At level 35 you can detect enemy life force.
- Matera Paw Pad Muffle (entwined with Shadow Stalk v1.4) - With no Boots/Shoes your footsteps are muffled. With no boots/shoes AND Sneaking you get a plus 35 to Sneak. With no Boots/Shoes/ Sneaking AND Shadows, you get a cool FX and plus 45 to Sneak. Enjoy the shadows my friend! (Light Level has to be 10 or below.)
- Matera's Adrenal - REPLACED
replaced by Matera's Paw Pad Muffle in V1.3Beta (See Screenshot - View above racial)
-Matera's Determination in V1.4 - With no Armor (just clothing or naked) you get a plus 150 to total carry weight. You also get infinite Stamina till you max that extra 150 carry weight and get encumbrance.

Update: Will be doing the racial as percent based, rather then Base stats. Cause I'm a bad scripter :/. Till I get better at scripting. Want to do Leveling Racials!

Just drag/drop the folder labeled Data.....

(Default) C:Program Files (x86)SteamSteamAppscommonskyrim
Also can be: C:Program FilesSteamSteamAppscommonskyrim

If asked to overwrite hit OK. Should only overwrite my files.

or wherever your Install folder is....your on your own there if it's custom....

Uninstall: Go to your Skyrim install folder you went to above

skyrimDatameshesactorscharacterMaTera [*DELETE MaTera Folder]
skyrimDatatexturesactorscharacterMaTera [*DELETE MaTera Folder]
skyrimDataScripts [*DELETE Materaracecontroller.pex]
skyrimDataScriptsSource [*DELETE Materaracecontroller.psc]
skyrimData [*DELETE Matera.esp]

Tail Normal needs redone (Satisfied for now)
Male Tail Floats out a bit from body (has a mind of it's own I tell you!) (will be fixed 1.5.9)
Tail seems to have a mind again - when dismounting horse (Postponed)(will be experimenting on a fix soon)

=Little to NO Seams (seamless)
=New Fur Colors (requested and custom)
=Updated body fur (so it looks more like fur at the ends)
=All the fixes from previous Versions (complete)

**Note: Don't listen to these ramblings of a crazy person. nothing here is accurate lol. I can never keep up. I did provide a post in the comments to watch for progress**

=New Claw Beast Hands- For fur version.
=Updated Claw spell.
=New Beast Feet - For fur version.
=Adjust height of Matera to smaller size (fits their shadowy stature)
=Leveled Spells

Will be updated when more becomes available.....

- Bethesda - For Skyrim and making your virtual self come true

-RaceCompatibility for Dawnguard by TMPhoenix
-Expired - Creating a Playable Race - The right way - tutorial - Love it!
-Caliente - CBBE Female body -
- CherryHotaling - The Jiggly (You know it) –
-Acdale EyeCandy Body ADEC by AcDale -
-PsychoMachina - For the meshes - Tail + Ears + the texture basis
Adult ads in site - Only reason I won't link
-dscythegeo - For the Elin Race - Tail + Ears + the texture basis
Adult ads in site - Only reason I won't link
-kenokun - For his face warpaints
-Chris57 - For the male body
-Sevennity - For the 7Base Bombshell Body
-West1980 - For SevenBase Body

-Sexy Tan and Shine for CBBE Body by Desufire -
-DIMONIZED UNP female body by dimon99 -

If I missed anyone please message me - I have anxiety so it kind of gets in the way sometimes.

Additional Credits (Screenshots) - Not in mod
Ponytail Hairstyles by Azar
Pinup Poser by Halofarm -
ApachiiSkyHair by Apachii -
Fores New Idles in Skyrim - FNIS by fore -
Hair packs of Fallout3 by Radioragae -
Hair packs of TES IV Oblivion by Radioragae -
Covereyes by mrLenski -
Alternate Start - Live Another Life by Arthmoor -
Remodeled Armor CBBEv3M by MAK -
a little sexy apparel replacer - by Cotyounoyume-
Zira Skyrim Horse Base by zira -
Horse Armors for Skyrim by Mystikhybrid - Gabriel Gullbergh -
Seraphine Armor - CBBEv3 - UNP by BloodFree

Useful Mods: Optimizer Textures by AdPipino - - Basically it can resize ALL the textures for Skyrim + mods. Works very well if your like me and have a semi - dying graphics card that hates high textures (which is why I don't do them in MaTera). If anyone else wants to make a high resolution version. Be my geust :)

If I missed anyone please message me for additional credits as well

I want to make my regular Matera look like your fuzzy Battle Matera.

Answer: Everything is named the same in the BMatera folder as it is in the Matera folder. All you have to do is go to:

Data->meshes(textures)->actor->character->rename BMatera to Matera-> Overwrite in Skyrim installation.

The only thing that won't change will be the warpaints.
I want to replace your Matera's Skeleton with another skeleton! I don't like the default, it's no fun :/.

Answer:Look Below Please-

How To: Below is how to replace your MaTera's skeletons to any other skeleton
Male: 1)Navigate to C:Program Files (x86) Or Program Files Steam->SteamApps->common->skyrim->Data->meshes->actors->character->MaTera->male->body
2) Replace/Overwrite - skeletonbeast.nif

Female: 1)Navigate to C:Program Files (x86) or Program Files Steam->SteamApps->common->skyrim->Data->meshes->actors->character->MaTera->female->body
2)Replace/Overwrite - skeletonbeast_female.nif

Make sure to use the BEAST skeleton of the skeleton variation you wish to replace. If not, it may crash because the Matera NEED the tail nodes for it to work.

Important Notice: On the release of Version 2.0 of the Matera. The Skeletons will be reverted back to the original Skeleton path so this should no longer be necessary. It will use the original Beast Skeleton that you have installed.
Your Matera does not show up in the race menu! What do I do?!

Answer: If it is not showing up it is a 95% probability that something was not downloaded/ installed at all or correctly. Something may also not be enabled(checked).

First, make sure you have Race Compatibility by TMPheonix (NOT the older one!). This IS required because the werewolf and the vampire won't work without it!
Second, make sure that your Skyrim is updated to the latest version. As of writing this it is v1.8.1.
Third, Double check and MAKE sure the racecompatibility.esm AND Matera/BMatera is checked! (I know, I know, noob mistake but it CAN HAPPEN)
Forth, Make sure you have the Main file installed THEN your body file (if done manually)(this won't usually cause it to not show up but its best to check)
My Game crashes when changing from male to female or changing race in general.

Answer: My first suggestion would be to check and make sure you have the correct body type (if you use an armor/clothing replacement) as well as the racial compatibility mod.

My HIGHEST suggestion would be to use the sex change work around mod below. I have not found anything not compatible with it yet.

Sex change crash Workaround by LABTECH

My NEW highest suggestion would be ShowRaceMenu Precache Killer by kapaer

The sex change still works but the pre-cache helps with alot more then just the sex. (that sounded wrong)
You have the regular version of my body but I want bouncing titties!
Answer: This is pretty easy. It just takes some work on your end. The reason why I don't do this is because, well, I don't want to ask permission for all the skeletons lol. back to the topic....

Install the body that goes with the bouncing
--You should see a skeleton(blah).nif -> rename to skeletonbeast_female.nif
--Navigate to the Skyrim Data folder -> meshesactorscharacterMaTerafemalebody
--Overwrite with your bouncing skeleton

Make sure to use the BEAST skeleton of the skeleton variation you wish to replace. If not, it may crash because the Matera NEED the tail nodes for it to work.

Important Notice: On the release of Version 2.0 of the Matera. The Skeletons will be reverted back to the original Skeleton path so this should no longer be necessary. It will use the original Beast Skeleton that you have installed.
I created a Bodyslide for my body but your race is not compatible! Please fix!
Answer: Install the body file that goes with the mesh that you created the bodyslide for
--You should see a Femalebody_1(blah).nif & Femalebody_0(blah).nif-> rename to femalebody_1 & femalebody_0 (respectivly)
--Navigate to the Skyrim Data folder -> meshesactorscharacterMaTerafemalebody
--Overwrite with your bodyslide body nif
Your mod broke my game! Now it crashes!
Answer: My patience level is stretched super thin (now even thinner). First check the requirements:

Skyrim (ofcourse)
**requires skyrim to be updated - Not my doing, blame Bethesda lol**
RacialCompatibility.esm -RaceCompatibility for Dawnguard by TMPhoenix

*Has a nice lovely NMM installer now

*Dbl check that you have EVERYTHING installed correctly. I don't know HOW ppl keep missing this. It's mind boggling to me. If you are sure you have everything, stay calm and GIVE ME SPECIFICS! If you don't, I'll merely quote this back to you. Have a great day.

Ok, people still keep missing this.....Here's the easy Instructions...My morning sickness leaves me in no mood to talk.
1)Install Main File
2)Install Racial Compatibility mod (YES IT IS REQUIRED! QUIT ASKING!) and updated!
3)Install Body Compatibility (You obviously want the body installed as well. Cause some bodies wig out without the proper armor replacements.)
4)Skyrim NEEDS (and when I mean needs, I don't mean if you feel like it) to be UP TO DATE!
5)Check and MAKE SURE that everything is activated! Yes! this does happen.

I am also not responsible for another race mod that does not use RC!

Also give me specifics! Which Matera race mod (many call each one Matera)? In what order did you install? Did you install RC? Is your Skyrim up to date? Did you CHECK to make sure everything was activated? Did your download pause?
How do you submit images. My matera is pretty and I want to show it off. :(
Answer: It took me forever to find out too lol. So don't worry.

Thought a visual will help everyone. Looking forward to seeing more screenshots of lovely materas.
If none of those work, contact me on comments or message. comments will be faster on the Matera original page.

player.addspell spellid Replace spellid with one of the numerical values listed

Matera: (You need to type ~ "tide key" -> then type help SpellName to get the proper SpellID to add)
SpellID: Spell Name:
01Materasneak -> Shadow Stalk
01PowerMateraNightEye -> Matera's Night Eye
01RaceMaterabigearsAb -> Keen Hearing
01RaceMateraClaws -> Sharpened Nails
02MateraoencumAB -> Matera's Determination
-fur Fair skin complexion texture body - Full Pubic - Cannot be done- taken off the nexus
-New Claws and Paws {2/4/13} Currently in the making
-Ears change with hair color {2/4/13} sadly I cannot do this on an animated tail as of right now.
-More scar alternatives
-Red hair color added (already did this, I just need to update to the latest version)
-Different body fur colors to match the alternative fur colors.
-Black fur with white tips.
-Black Fur with Blue Tips
-Black Fur with Red Tips
-2KHD Tail and ears*
-High Res textures*
-Craft-able ears and tails

*(if I can get my video card to not be mean)

Courtesy of my little brother: He confirmed that following this video works with the greybeard attacking you bug. Just thought I'd put it here for everyone.

it was hard without a horse but it worked. need to have 200 stamina.
just do not look back when you run. and also dodge and weave when it come to the shouts

Courtesy of swmXIII: For the Brawl Bug. There is a mod out there that fixes certain bugs with brawling. Like the magic bugs that some of my racials have. You can find it here.
SwmXIII: There is a mod called brawl bug plugin fix or something like that if you do encounter this problem (I use quite a few gameplay overhauls and unnoficial patches so I don't really have to use it)
In Reply To: Do the racials count as magic in a brawl bug question.

There's always of-course the unofficial mod patches:Unofficial Skyrim Patch,Unofficial High Resolution Patch,Unofficial Dawnguard Patch, Unofficial Hearthfire Patch, Unofficial Dragonborn Patch.

Courtesy of Charis(Me): This helped the issue I was having with Skyrim turning black then back periodically. Or CTD out of the blue. But Everytime I CTD I would get the error that my display driver stopped responding - Nvidia. I used the fix it now windows tool at the bottom. It's working for me so I thought I'd post it here for anyone else that may find it works for them."Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" error in Windows 7 or Windows Vista

Courtesy of arecaidianfox - I thought I'd mention that I found the issue with my brawling problem. It was the Brawl Bugs Patch itself. As soon as I uninstalled it, brawls began functioning correctly. If I had to guess, it's because I am using SPERG, which seems to have some sort of brawling fix already.
For the latest in preview images and announcements to upcoming patches and updates please click on the picture below: