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Modular patch for Cloaks of Skyrim and Winter is Coming for use with Requiem; has CCOR editions. USKP fixes included. This patch is TRULY Requiem 1.8.2 compatible. More info on that in the description.

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This patch does not require both Cloaks of Skyrim and Winter is Coming, you can choose one or both. However, it does now require USLEEP, and thus also requires Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.
Have suggestions/complaints/critique? We've got a forum for that! This is a work in progress and I'm definitely open to community input so long as it keeps with the spirit of Requiem.

This is a patch with a (brief) history, now. You don't have to review it with me, but you're welcome to. Cloaks For Requiem originated with one awesome fellow creating a patch he called "Requiem - Cloaks of Skyrim", which Axonis then hosted on the page for his (since retired) Requiem-Frostfall-RND-AiO patch. Adjustments were made for the sake of balance, such as removing enchanted cloaks and the ability to enchant them (extra enchantment slots are way overpowered).

Meltyc handed this patch off to me eventually when I'd announced my intent to create a combination "Requiem - Cloaks" patch for Requiem, and I did indeed create that patch, as a number of people noticed. Since then, I've had a number of requests for compatibility, and couldn't help but notice some (or many) missing things in the various Requiem-Cloaks/WIC patches available.. So I decided it was time for CFR. Without further ado..

This is a (nearly) entirely modular patch that covers both Cloaks of Skyrim and Winter is Coming, for use with Requiem. I've (extensively) updated Meltyc's original patch, created my own Winter is Coming patch, and combined them to make Requiem - Cloaks; as well as creating 'light guards only' editions for the sake of reducing clipping, by request. USLEEP and CCF fixes included.

Let's start here: I reviewed most (if not all) other Requiem+Cloaks/WIC patches on the Nexus, trying to ensure that I hadn't missed anything myself, and I hate to say it, but I failed to find a single other Cloaks patch on the Nexus that actually makes them compatible with Requiem 1.8+. Unfortunately, none of the (many) patches I'd found actually applied cloaks to the new guards or bandits (or bandoliers for CCOR editions), and many didn't even carry over all the changes to vanilla forms as they ought to (or even edit outfits; thus no implementation whatsoever).

Letting that sink in for a moment.. Welcome to CFR. CFR is your one-stop shop for all your Requiem cloaks needs; balanced patches that don't break enchanting, and properly distribute cloaks all across Skyrim, including Requiem's new bandits and guards (finally). CFR is the only such patch you will need, and the Cloaks versions even remove the need to load "Cloaks - Dawnguard.esp".

NOTE: If you are using my Crafting Overhaul Reqtified patch, you do not need this patch.



Use the basic installation guide if you don't/won't use the recommended mods! Scroll down for the extended version. Whether or not you want the
rest, there are a couple mods I advise using for both install types; Frostfall, as it really makes the cloaks functional (you can always lower the exposure rate if you find it a chore) and Wet and Cold, which can distribute cloaks to nearby NPCs in appropriate regions.

Nothing too fancy.
(If you are SURE that you already have all of the requirements installed, you may skip to step 5.)

  • Install the Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Edition Patch.
  • Install Cloaks of Skyrim [optional]. (Disable Cloaks-Dawnguard.esp.)
  • Install Winter is Coming - Cloaks. (You do not need the Cloaks-WIC patch.)
  • Install Requiem - The Roleplaying Overhaul.
  • Install CFR (this patch).

Time to make Skyrim feel cold again! (...and no, not with WAO.) Use this extended installation guide if you will/do use the recommended mods!
(Read the installation instructions very, VERY carefully. If you are SURE that you already have all of the recommended files installed, you may skip to step 35.)
  • Install the Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Edition Patch..
  • Install Weapons & Armor Fixes Remade - Complete Plus.
  • Install Clothing and Clutter Fixes.
  • Install Frostfall.
  • Install Wet and Cold.
  • Install Wet and Cold - Ashes.
  • Install Wet and Cold - Holidays.
  • Install Cloaks of Skyrim. (Disable Cloaks-Dawnguard.esp.)
  • Install Winter is Coming - Cloaks. (You do not need the Cloaks-WIC patch.)
  • Install Requiem - The Roleplaying Overhaul. (Do not overwrite the CCOR "mineorescript.pex". Delete or rename Requiem's version if necessary.)
  • Install Requiem - Hearthfire.
  • Install NRM - Dragonborn Reqtified.
  • Install Hunterborn.
  • Install Realistic Needs and Diseases.
  • Install Immersive First Person View. [SEE MCM SECTION BELOW.]
  • Install Immersive Animations.
  • Install Living Takes Time.
  • Install KFR - Kryptopyr's Fixes Reqtified.
  • Install RSE - Requiem Survival Experience.
  • Install CFR (this patch).
  • Install Real Shelter and the R.S. Edit Scripts. Use TES5Edit to patch RealShelter after adding any mods that affect weather.
  • Install Real Shelter-Frostfall Tents.
[The above mods are not explicitly required to use CFR, i.e., you don't need all of them. You can be selective.]

For best results, don't use a Bashed patch with this patch. However, if you absolutely must make a Bashed patch, make sure to uncheck the 'Import Names' and 'Import Stats' boxes, and definitely use the TES5Edit Script: Unlevel (or Re-Level) Leveled List by fireundubh to keep leveledlists unleveled; you will likely have to then edit leveled lists manually with TES5Edit to remove items of certain qualities (glass and ebony items aren't common in leveled lists, and daedric items are absent entirely) in accordance with Requiem. This is why I suggest instead using a properly-designed patch for Requiem.

Suggested MCM settings for related mods.
  • Wet and Cold:
    • Rain Blind - Full
    • Blizzard Blind - Full
    • Enable Strong Winds.
    • Enable Rain Gear.
    • Enable Go Home.
    • Enable Cold Gear.
    • Enable Survival Gear.
  • Immersive First Person View
    • You will have to invest a little extra time to configure this mod. Eventually I hope to have a fully-configured preset suitable for posting here, but I lost my saved settings some time ago.
    • I find that field of view (FOV) should generally be set to 80 on most, if not all profiles.
    • I also usually move the camera to about forward position 30 on each profile: My basic rule is.. Far enough that I can't see my face.. Close enough that distance doesn't look distorted.
    • Sometime soon I'll probably throw a basic load order together and set up my profiles again, just to be able to provide settings for the benefit of my users. I used to play with Requiem, IFPV and iHUD; there's something about hitting a target with a longbow from a hundred paces without a crosshair or autoaim to assist you.

Use LOOT, then move Requiem and everything Requiem-related to the bottom of your load order. Load my patches last.

For reference, here are the related load orders. The masters themselves are sorted by LOOT. My personal load order is provided for the extended installation. If you're experiencing CTDs, you're missing one of the master files listed in the basic load order below, most likely.

  • Skyrim.esm
  • Update.esm
  • Dawnguard.esm
  • Hearthfires.esm
  • Dragonborn.esm
  • Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Edition Patch.esp
  • Cloaks.esp
  • 1nivWICCloaks.esp
  • Requiem.esp
  • CFR-CloaksForRequiem.esp

  • Skyrim.esm
  • Update.esm
  • Dawnguard.esm
  • Hearthfires.esm
  • Dragonborn.esm
  • Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Edition Patch.esp
  • Weapons & Armor Fixes_Remade.esp
  • Clothing & Clutter Fixes.esp
  • ReadingTakesTime.esp
  • WetandCold.esp
  • WetandCold - Ashes.esp
  • WetandCold - Holidays.esp
  • Cloaks.esp
  • 1nivWICCloaks.esp
  • ImmersiveFP.esp
  • Requiem.esp
  • Requiem - Resources.esp
  • Requiem - HearthFires.esp
  • Requiem - Dragonborn.esp
  • Realistic Needs and Diseases.esp
  • Hunterborn.esp
  • KFR-Kryptopyr'sFixesReqtified.esp
  • RequiemSurvivalExperience.esp
  • CFR-Cloaks For Requiem.esp

The following patches are resolved (and made unnecessary) by this patch (so don't load them!):
  • Cloaks - Dawnguard.esp
  • 1nivWICSkyCloaksPatch.esp
  • COS_WIC_CCO_patch.esp
  • Requiem - Cloaks.esp
  • Requiem - Cloaks of Skyrim.esp
  • Requiem - Cloaks of Skyrim Hard - Times.esp
  • Requiem - Cloaks of Skyrim Patch.esp
  • Requiem - Cloaks WICCloaks CCFR USKP.esp
Make sure they aren't active in your load order.
Please note, again, that the original mods are the property of their respective authors and this is only a patch. You do require the listed files and my patch does not contain all the contents of any of the originals.

I really can't foresee any compatibility issues unless you're using a mod that edits the same outfits (in which case, loading CFR last would solve the conflict). Regardless, make sure to load CFR low in the order, with any of my other Requiem patches.

All of the original works are required and listed as masters. I did not make any of them, so all credit goes to the original authors. I'd like to thank the following people for creating these (absolutely amazing) things for me to incorporate. Without them, none of this would be possible.

The Unofficial Patch Project Team for USLEEP
Noodles for Cloaks of Skyrim
Nivea for Winter Is Coming - Cloaks
kryptopyr for WAFR and CCF, as well as the CCOR-integrated cloaks, from which I took many pointers.
Xarrian and Ogerboss for Requiem - The Roleplaying Overhaul
Last, but definitely not least, meltyc for creating the original Requiem - Cloaks of Skyrim patch that inspired me to make CFR. Without him, I can assure you it'd have never seen release.

A note: If a mod is listed in the credits but not the requirements, it means certain changes were carried over for consistency/balance (or various fixes in the cases of the USLEEP, CCF and WAF, for the purpose of compatibility).

A thank you as well to the modders mentioned above for creating the awesome recommended mods in the "Extended install" for CFR, and to Vallen128 for the banner (I just tweaked it a bit).

Thanks for checking out the patch. If you like CFR and decide to endorse it, you should probably endorse the original mods too (it might seem a little silly not to). On another note entirely, if complex weathers and ambient sounds are your thing, I might suggest checking out my Weather and Ambience Overhaul. Finally, while you're here, these are some (mostly) unrelated mods I would definitely recommend.

Epic Gameplay Overhaul by Apollodown
Enchanted Arsenal by egocarib
SMIM by Brumbek
Realistic Water Two by isoku
Follower Commentary Overhaul - FCO by terzaerian