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Mesh and texture replacer for Argonians. Includes altered "hairstyles" and heads with high-resolution textures, and recolored bodies (based on New Beast Bodies).

Permissions and credits
I couldn't find a mod that replaced Argonians the way I liked - reptilian anatomy, natural colors, and horns - so I made my own.

Heads use vanilla meshes and textures from merged borok's Argonians Revamp textures, recolored and improved for a warm look.

All "hairstyles" consist of horns. Way too many horns.

The Argonian part of LizTail's New Beast Bodies is bundled with this for easy installation. I recolored and improved the textures to fit the heads; meshes and the .esp are unchanged. The .esp file is necessary but edits only "generic" body parts for Argonian race, it does not change the player or NPCs beyond that - no extra playable heads, "hairstyles", etc.

Huge thanks and a ton of sweetrolls for Danae, who has made a review of this mod!
My Argonians are discussed at 10:27-11:22, 34:22-35:00, 44:21-45-21, 1:00:10-1:00:50, 1:02:17-1:02:36, and 1:08:50-1:09:12. However, I heavily recommend watching the whole thing, her mod reviews are wonderful.


I'm currently working on making a TR-compatible version of this mod!


Required files?

LizTail, author of the .esp used to replace body parts, lists their Unique Shadow Pack as a requirement. Personally, I do not use it - never installed it - and everything works great. (I play with Dynamic shadows off anyway.) Therefore, I'll leave it up to you to decide whether you need/want USP.

Adult content?
Body meshes included here come from the "mature" version of New Beast Bodies. I chose it for immersion and realism reasons. It features reptilian anatomy, so no external genitalia are visible and the females don't have breasts. If you aren't bothered by seeing an image of a lizard or a dinosaur, I don't think you're likely to be bothered by anatomically correct Argonians. Hence no Adult tag on this mod.

Installation
Copy the files into your Morrowind/Data Files folder & check the .esp in your Data Files or Wrye Mash (or any other mod manager you use).

NBB Khajiit are worth checking out too, so if you don't have them already, you might want to install New Beast Bodies (links below) first, and then my version. (Or the other way around, but without overwriting existing files. First method is recommended, if possible.)

Removal
Delete everything listed under Preview file contents on the Files tab of this mod from your Morrowind/Data Files directory.

Compatibility
This mod should be compatible with anything that is not an Argonian replacer. Mods that add new playable heads/"hairstyles" or alter specific NPCs are okay. This means that Wey's Argonians or Slof's Beasts will be incompatible, but Arhiz's or Ashiraniir's mods are fully compatible.

Change log
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Not to your taste?
If you're looking for an Argonian replacer but don't like this one, check out:
New Beast Bodies by LizTail (vanilla-style colors; comes in mature and clean versions)
Better Beasts by AlienSlof (both beast and "humanoid" versions; Argonians have mammalian anatomy)
Wey's Argonians by WeyardReturns (somewhat Skyrim-style Argonians)

Credits
LizTail - the .esp along with body meshes and source textures
borok - high resolution vanilla face and "hair" textures
Silaria - horn meshes
ashiraniir - horn meshes
ARHIZ - some horn meshes
Jewelry meshes and textures based on:
 - Westly's Pluginless Head Replacer
 - Kafeid's Kafeis MultiPierced Ears
 - Nostromo79's Pierced Ears - Earrings

I have checked LizTail's .esp with TESAME. There was no need to clean it as it contains no dirty edits.
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