About this mod

A comprehensive sorting and display mod. Based on ulcf999's original, Better Sorting Mod. Items will now sort\display in a logical and consistent manner, providing a less tedious experience while greatly enhancing inventory management and display. Over 4700 records renamed including vanilla Armors. Compatible with USLEEP-WaFR.

Permissions and credits
Another Sorting Mod-2018
Original ASM Mod here

A comprehensive and Up-to-Date Sorting and Display Mod

Records Managed and Sorted by ASM-2018 - 4744 (v9.6)
ASM-2018+ (452) 

Another Sorting Mod 2017 updates ulcf999s  excellent, Another Sorting Mod. Most items will now sort properly
and thus provides a less tedious experience while enhancing inventory management. 
Updated for the latest USLEEP 3.0.10+ as well as updated patches for many popular, or not-so-popular mods.
This version is a complete replacement and does not require the original mod, or any of its files.

Note: This will be the last major update for ASM-2018 for Skyrim Classic(9.6). SSE is now mature enough to no longer warrant the time and effort of maintaining two slightly different versions of the same mod for two versions of Skyrim.  ASM (classic) will not be receiving any more updates. ASM SSE however, continues being actively updated and improved. See you there!

ASM-2018 *REQUIRES* USLEEP, All DLC and Cutting Room Floor


<Ammunition>  Sorts arrows and bolts (Arrow - Xxxx, Bolt - Xxxx)

Note: Ammo power in ASM(Core) is based on Vanilla values.
For Weapons and Armor Fixes , use  ASM Core and ASM-2018 Plus

Ever thought it was a little unrealistic how you can carry infinite arrows , bolts and spears around Skyrim?
For Ammo immersion, try Weighted Arrows by Joubarbe. Set to .1 weight.

<Armor> Sorting for ALL vanilla+DLC armors-robes-some clothes-jewelry.
An all-new and improved naming system replaces vanillas awkward, and disjointed naming conventions.

<Books>  Totally overhauled naming for the majority of books, notes, letters, orders and recipes you can find in world.
(Some Notes are Letters now and vice versa). Former Quest and skill Books optional now integrated into main file. 

<Crafting>  Ores, Ingots, Gems etc. Ore - Ebony, Ingot - Steel,

<Dragon Priest Mask Sorting>
Dragon Mask - Xxxx

 Foods are sorted by type> (Mammoth - Raw, Salmon - Steak etc) 

<Ingredients> (Mountain Flower -Xxx, Egg - Chicken, Fish - Xxxx

<Miscellaneous> Clutter\Misc items sorting has been greatly improved over vanilla. Most misc items now group together in your lists.

<Potions>  Sorted by Class, strength (Fortify Illusion II, Restore Health V etc).
Player-made *potions are always sort to the top of inventory ie *Fortify Stamina 
Poison Potions sorted separately > [Poison] xxxx
Features realistic potion weights. 

 <Soul Gems> Numerically sorted and by state, Full\Empty. ie Soul Gem I (petty) Soul Gem V (Grand) etc. 

 <Spells>  Sorted by Archetype AND Rank - Fire: [ I  ] Bolt , Armor [ V ] Dragonhide 
Bonus: The two light spells got a small tweak...

<Weapons>  ASM offers limited weapons sorting. The most prominent are, Staffs and Crossbows. 

All spells, scrolls,vendor tomes, recipes and staffs descriptions use ASM's common format.

<Categorization> - ASM also attempts to re-categorize some items ie, some notes are no longer categorized as books, skulls categorized as clutter etc.

Realistic weights. Most weights are based on Skyrim.exe and also latest USLEEP changes where applicable. Weights are a combination of Vanilla, USLEEP, Realistic and some derived from CCF. Does NOT replace CCF, but is compatible with it. Pelts are heavy, ore and ingots are heavy, scrolls are light(0.1), potions have scaled weights. Weights are a hybrid of Vanilla, WaFR, C&CF and ASM-2017. 

Current Patches for selected Mods.
Support for new or existing, or even old mods do get added from time to time,
 so check back for updates or new additions.

Aether Suite v3.x.x (Off-Nexus)
Amidianborn Content-Addon
Beyond Skyrim - Bruma
Blue Fire Magic
Book Covers Skyrim-Legendary
Complete Alchemy and Cooking Overhaul 
Dawnguard Explosive bolts visualized
Ducks and Swans

Elemental Destruction Magic
Elemental Staffs (Custom Plug-in)
Faction Crossbows
Falskaar 1.21
Immersive Armors and Weapons(Combo patch)
KD Circlets Redone
Legacy of the Dragonborn
Morrowloot Ultimate
Nock to Tip
Perkus Maximus
Radiant and Unique Potions V2 (Glow)
Realistic Needs and Diseases v2.0
Skyrim Immersive Creatures
The Art of Magicka
UNP Clothing Merchants
Ultimate Assortment
   Weapons and Armor Fixes Remade (Use 2017+)
  Wyrmstooth 1.17 (Off-Nexus)

Install with NMM or manually. Install any compatibility patches required.
>Bash Patch users. Make sure ASM-2018 has /names/stat tag enabled before making your patch<


As with any other sorting mod, ASM will "conflict" with most overhaul mods that deal with potions, crafting materials, spells, Clutter, books and so on. Nothing can be done about this, except to experiment (OR use a supported patch if available). ASM integrates with, and is fully compatible with WaFR, CCF, CCoR.  Always place ASM-2018 below CCF, WAF, CCoR.
For best results, always sort your load order by hand rather than LOOT.
Bash Tags /names /stats.

Partial List of specific and general Mods categories that are made redundant, obsolete, or conflict with ASM-2017
where no patch file is provided (not 100% exhaustive) 

Original Another Sorting mod  2013
Better Skill and Quest Books Names (redundant-conflicts)
Anything by Headbomb (obsolete)
Anything with 'ASM' in it, ASM knockoffs, etc.(redundant-conflicts-obsolete)
Any other 'sorting' type' mod(conflict-redundant-likely obsolete)
Immersive Jewelry (conflicts)
Spell overhauls-varies. Spell overhauls that use vanilla forms(conflicts), custom forms\ID's (no conflict)
Book\Scroll overhauls (conflict) 
Alchemy\cooking overhauls (conflicts) ASM supports CACO.

In cases of:
conflicts - adjust load order accordingly to have desired mod 'win' conflict. Or install patch if available 
redundant or obsolete - indicates mod is not needed, its features are present in ASM-2018

ASM-2017 uses no scripts, consumes no resources, and cannot damage your save game.


Q: How does ASM-2018 coverage compare to the original ASM? 
A: Aside from a enormous amount of updating and format overhauls to the original mod, ASM-2018 sorts more records. Over 3x more records than ASM-2013. 4700+ (v9.6) vs 1512 (v1.5.1.3). While ASM-2017 core framework is derived from the original ASM, ASM-2018 is its own, standalone mod, with new ESPs and totally rebuilt patches.

Q: Does ASM-2018 only change names?
A: No, despite its name, ASM-2018 covers more than just names. Weight and Base Costs have also been modified in some instances. This is reflected in its broad compatibility with CCoR, WaFR, C&CF. Other edits are done to correct inconsistencies in records USLEEP has not, or won't fix, ie potion pricing errors, or books with incorrect attributes. Some weights have been adjusted to be more realistic on certain items. Scrolls are now weigh .1, rather than vanillas .5. The majority of records are straight vanilla renames, but many items have had values adjusted for realism, gameplay, and immersion where appropriate.

Q: Does ASM-2018 Require Clothing and Clutter fixes, WaFR?
A: No, but ASM-2016 is fully compatible with those mods on its own and will function w/o, but is designed to work with them.
They are recommended mods.
2018+ requires WaFR CCoR, C&CF

Q: Is ammo strength changed in ASM-2018?
A: No, ASM-2017 uses vanilla\USLEEP values. ASM 2017 Plus file applies WaFR changes.

Q: What is {P} that appears on some items for?
A: Items tagged with a {P} indicate permanent\persistent items. They will remain in the world no matter what, unless sold to a vendor.
 Any items known to posses this hidden permanency flag have been tagged.

Q: Most items are sorted, but I find the odd one(s) that are not. Is ASM broken?
A: No, you have a conflicting mod (or bash patch is not up-to-date), or a load order issue, that is overwriting the entries in question.
If you use and ASM supported mod, be sure to install the compatibility file for it.
See Load order matters!

Q: Any plans for a weightless, or reduced weight version?
A: No. ASM-2017 is a singular solution with a heavy emphasis on realism and immersion.
This is why it has been made compatible with Clothing and Clutter fixes. Making  heavy and bulky items, ie ingots, pelts, Dwemer scrap etc, weigh little or nothing in world is not a goal of ASM-2018

Q: Can I  merge your optional compatible files for my load order?
A: Yes, If you run many of the supported mods I highly recommend merging as many as you can. In most cases, merging optionals into one file should work w/o any issues.
Some of the compatibility files are REPLACEMENT ESP's and wont increase  your ESP count.
YMMV of course. I don't offer specific support for custom optional merges.
Be sure to use Merge Plugins 2.2.3+ by Mator, and NOT Xedits built in merge script. 

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