About this mod

2 Versions of THAIDEN the COMPANION available > New male Follower (Jorrvaskr/Whiterun) or as Replacer for Stenvar (Candlehearth Hall/Windhelm)

V2 > includes a unique HD-SteelArmor and Greatsword created by CaBaL120, ...Thaiden is essential & available for Marriage!

Permissions and credits

My dear friend CaBaL120 created fantastic Retextures to make Thaiden's SteelArmor and Thaiden'sThorn
truely unique custom items!     Both the Armor-Set and the Greatsword have slightly improved stats  
to make sure Thaiden is well protected on all his Skyrim-Adventures!

Both versions of Thaiden the Companion should be compatible with nearly ALL other mods - even Follower overhauls like Better Followers, UFO,...!
All you have to do is make sure to load my esp-file AFTER all other companion mods! Mine is merely a simple texture replacer for Stenvars face
and a completly new Follower - so the possibilty of conflicts is practically zero!

INSTALLATION >>> Download manually or with the NMM.
Manual Installation: Unrar, place the data folder in your main Skyrim directory.

>>> Some of the recommended mods here might be outdated now! <<<

I highly recommend that you use Geonox's amazing Face-Textures for Men - not only are they "essential" for Thaidens look
- but they also highly improve all other males in your game! THE BEST MALE FACE-TEXTURES AVAILABLE IMHO - really a MUST HAVE! :D
There are 3 possibilities to download them on the Nexus (choose one of them):

Faces - GeonoxFaces (including smooth option + Coverkhajiits) >>> the recommended "Better Males" Version

Geonox Male Face - Blackbugfix (smooth version) >>> a lower resolution Version for all people with medium/lower end machines
- the textures still look great (the original Geonox-Textures are insanly big!) - there are 3 different texture-sizes available!
This makes it possible to enjoy them without having to fear the "Black-face-bug" - no matter how old your computer is! :)

(High Res Face Maps for Men by Geonox (+ optional smooth Maps) >>> the original file by Geonox)

Skin-Textures + Male Body Replacer

>>> BetterMales Underwear - Slip or if you prefer naked males - I recommend >>> BetterMales - BodiesNudes - SundraconMeshes

Eyes >>> Covereyes - or any other HD-Eye-retextures (as long as they don't drastically change the grey eyecolor!)
Hair >>> Thaiden's hairstyle is vanilla but I use AOF Believable Hair -Female and Male- for a better hair texture/structure

Other Important Infos + Mods

To fully enjoy Thaiden and all your other followers I highly recommend UFO - Ultimate Follower Overhaul!
Some of its features are: New dialog-options (stats, level-up, inventory acceccs,...), Riding + Horses, group commands,
higher follower limit,... and many more! :D
(make sure to load Thaidens esp-file AFTER any follower-tweak/improvement-mods)

My Whiter Teeth Mod improves all teeth, tusks, tongues and fangs in Skyrim - and gives them a more natural and healthy appearance!
(especially important for all Orcs, Argonians, Vampires and Werewolfs!) :)

If you want to play as Thaiden >  player-character version >>> Thaiden - Level 1 SAVEGAME

Once you have met/hired Thaiden (Stenvar-Replacer-Version) you need to manually fix a gap in his neck (which occurs on most NPC-replacers)
You only need to do this ONCE - from then on it stays fixed (throughout that playthrough)! :)

First - open the game console (click the tilde key ~ right above TAB)

once the console is open - click on Thaiden with your mouse (you should now see some numbers in the console)

now type in: setnpcweight 90 and press enter!

close the console by clicking the tilde key again

>>> The neck-seam is fixed now - but Thaiden has lost his warpaint + "makeup" because of this procedure - no need to worry
all you need to do now is SAVE your game and RESTART it! All should work perfectly from then on!


>>>>>>>  Visit my PROFILE  --- 83Willow --- for more infos, mods and screenshots  <<<<<<<

>>>>>>>  check out my other MODS here ( just click on the thumbnails below) <<<<<<<