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RaceMenu Preset - Crocodilian Argonian (male) by abborre
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Added: 13/09/2017 - 11:50AM
Updated: 13/09/2017 - 09:28PM

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Description

Last updated at 21:28, 13 Sep 2017 Uploaded at 11:50, 13 Sep 2017

This mod is a preset file that can be opened up and applied to a male argonian character in the character creation menu, if you have the RaceMenu mod.

The preset consists of slider settings and a custom head sculpt of the male argonian head and mouth mesh, created in the RaceMenu sculpt mode. It'll change the shape of your male argonian character's head to look more like a crocodile/alligator. It's not fantastic, but I think it looks good enough that someone else might want to use it.

This preset must be applied to your character through the character creation menu, and will not affect all argonians in the game, or any such thing.

I don't necessarily know if this would be considered lore-friendly or not, but considering there are argonian sub-types resembeling various reptilian and amphibian forms, I don't think this needs to be considered lore-breaking.

Requirement:
All that's requird is that you have the RaceMenu mod up and running correctly, at least assuming it's not some really old version of it.
(Note that this mod in turn requires SKSE)

To note:
  • Again, this only works for male argonians. At least, it wouldn't be applied correctly to other sexes and races, but I guess you're free to try.
  • Note that this will change the character's head to be much flatter, and give a longer snout, which will cause clipping and other cosmetic problems with most headgear. If you wanna play a character without a helmet, but still be able to benefit from armor-related perks that requires a light or heavy helmet, try using the Invisible Helmets - Air Helm mod.
  • I haven't really tested it in any real way, but I have reason to believe that the application of different facial expressions could cause problems with clipping and expressions that just look weird. So be aware that that could be a thing, I guess.

Recommended:
  • BAT - Bigger Argonian Tails. Since the argonian tails in vanilla Skyrim are very thin, they may look weird on a crocodilian character, since real life crocodiles/alligators have tails almost as thick as their bodies. This mod make the tails of all argonians thicker, which I personally consider an overall improvement, and it works better for making your character look like a crocodilian.
  • Invisible Helmets - Air Helm. Again, since applying this preset this will change the shape of your character's head, many helmets might not be viable, so you might wanna try this mod, so that you can play a visually helmetless character, whilst still technically wearing ahelmet, thus being able to benefit form armor perks that require helmets.

Conflicts:
None, presumably, but tell me if you find any.

How to use:
  1. Make sure that you have the RaceMenu mod working.
  2. Download and install this mod using the manager of your choice, or manually put the content of the mod's data folder in your own Skyrim data folder.
  3. Start up your game(with SKSE of course).
  4. Enter the character creation menu, either by starting a new game (or loading up a save file saved right before the character creation screen), or open up the console and type the command "showracemenu", then hit enter and exit the console.
  5. Set gender to male, and set race to Argonian (or possibly something else that uses the male Argonian head mesh, maybe?).
  6. Open the "Presets" tab, amongst the tabs in the upper left corner.
  7. Click the "Load Preset" button on the lower panel, or press the F9 key for the same effect.
  8. Click the option in the list that says "Crocodilian V1".
  9. Go to the "Sliders" or "Sculpt" tab if you want to make further adjustments to your character. Not sure how this head sculpt will react to having the sliders changed. You can visit the "Expressions" section of sliders to mess around with his facial expression, if you for example want to try to make him look more intimidating.
  10. Finish your character!

As for future plans, I have a few ideas. I could maybe try to mess around with the shape of the eye sockets, maybe make the snout longer, shrink the back of the skull a little, and perhaps try to make the teeth a little neater, and make more of them outwardly visible, so that you can see teeth sticking out from both jaws. That is, if I'm not just going to be lazy instead, which is pretty likely.