Skyrim Special Edition

About this mod

TUCOGUIDE - The compact modlist aimed for learning and promoting good modding practices and properly using Mod Organizer 2. Aimed to be a backbone for eventually installing further mods on top of it if you desire.

Requirements
Permissions and credits
Changelogs
Donations
Get a beautiful and stable Skyrim SE with less effort
Understand and start to love Mod Organizer 2


BELOW: RIGHT-CLICK AND "OPEN IMAGE IN NEW TAB" FOR FULL GLORY
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Game version issues, read please
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TIP: The written guide has priority over the videos. Please pause the video before installing each mod and READ THE GUIDE!
It is very important to have a clean vanilla game installation and to install Mod Organizer 2 like shown below. It will not work fine when installed differently. Further Info:



TUCOGUIDE 3.2 PREVIEW:

Showcase & Gameplay by ROSENROT (thank you!)


USER EXPERIENCE TESTIMONIALS:
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This is provided for free and no guarantee can be given, but consider the following facts:
If you really start from scratch, scrap the whole game like I instruct before attempting this tutorial, you might save yourself a lot of time and frustration.
THE GAME CANNOT BE INSTALLED IN C:\PROGRAM FILES.



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List of videos that are currently in-line with the guide and up-to-date:
this is just for reference, they will be linked later when you need them
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Reach out to Outdated TV:---
Twitter --- Twitch --- Facebook --- Youtube --- Discord


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Historical showcases:
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Always check the Changelog when new version is published to stay up-to-date


[OLDRIM!] CAUTION!

Mods labelled as [OLDRIM!] are from designed for the original 32 bit first release of the game from 2011 - need to be downloaded manually, NOT with the "download with manager" button. Download them into the same folder where you will keep the Skyrim SE mods.




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NOTE: Option 1 and 3 are more performance friendly. Option 3 has different blend of tree barks and 3D LOD (distant trees) which looks amazing. Option 2 will hit the performance more and you might loose 5-20 FPS if your GPU cannot handle it. If you are using a GTX 1080 Ti and 1440p resolution you will be fine with option 2. For lower tiered GPUs I would currently recommend option 1 or 3.


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Compiled by zDas. Tree Option 3 contains amazing 3D distant trees (tree LODs). It is of course not compatible with options 1 and 2 so disable their mods if you want to install this. IT IS PERFORMANCE FRIENDLY and you will be fine with a GTX 1080 at 1440p.


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This overhaul was compiled by me (zDas). Also contains A M A Z I N G 3D LODs. Of course not compatible with the other tree overhauls, so disable their mods if you plan on using this one.
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This tool by Sheson will let you generate terrain LOD (far distance objects) based on your modlist (super accurate) for amazing visuals.
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Test game and... play it. Have a lot of fun!

Thanks to all authors of these great mods again. Please do support them by donating and endorsing the mods!


You can endorse the TUCOGUIDE after downloading the file with inis and screenshots. Thank you for your support.


Reach out to Outdated TV:

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Recommendations for other guides for SSE and other games:
Far more advanced, less hand-holding up-to-date guide for SSE: YASHed Guide

The ultimate guide for experienced users (600+ plugins alone, you can attempt once you get the TUCO Diploma):

Lexy's: Legacy of The Dragonborn Special Edition

Get a true Oblivion Remaster:
Bevilex' modlist for Oblivion - Graphics
My video series for it: Bevilex' modlist full video series

For advanced Mod Organizer 1 hardcore enthusiasts: Fear and Loathing in New Vegas by EssArrBee



SPECIAL THANKS (See credits for a complete list of mod authors and thanks):
bevilex - for inspiration, help and what I learned from you
999-jay-999 (Jayombi)
dtrail
Oblivionplayer437
Mandala01
Astakos - for great help on tree and LOD mods
jordangamer007 - for persistence
Ectivo - for donating Fallout 4 GOTY to me
r3drock - for finding the string "install with NMM" in the guide.
Bevilex modlist community
TheReaper (Discord) - for finding spots of guide improvement
Yoosk
rogueang3l - for help on Alternate Start patches
Masterlix1982
godescalcus
lilmod
Znuefflstoeck
Seb
Herzschild P. Johnson
Levi, Stefan Kren, Helidoc, Ectivo, terrorism101, Killerloban, Ronald Timmermans, Frédéric, terrorism101 (Mercy), Rebar77 cacophony#9795 - for the donations - you make working on this far more possible.

Mod Organizer 2 DEV TEAM and TESTERS

by outdatedtv (ponurymazepa) & TUCO Modding Team: Adyss, BenJammin, carn114, cfs111, CyB3r, El Rizzo, Diana TES GotH, fruttyx, GeekJ, Gulsh, Guts390, Helidoc65, josh1quattro, jynxed, Masterlix1982, Rosenrot, Sthaagg, TheStigma, TreyM, Ultimatejim, wellden, zDasFixer