About this mod

Bijin AIO SSE
A merged, All in One ESP for - Bijin Warmaidens-NPC's - Wives - Seranaholic\Valerica by rxkx22. Includes all the latest bug-fixes and updates from USSEP, along with extra features and fixes not found in the original mods.

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 Bijin All in One-SSE

         A merged ESP, that combines all the features of: Bijin Warmaidens - NPCs - Wives - Serana\Valerica by rxkx22  into a single, up-to-date, and improved ESP. More than a merged esp, but also incorporates numerous updates, bug-fixes, along with extra features not found in the original mods.
The goal, to minimize and streamline both your load order, and ease the management of Bijin NPCs , while offering improvements and updates that complement and enhance the vanilla game. 


Current Release: Bijin AIO 2018

Install One Only. Either a MAIN file, or one of the files that supports the mod indicated in OPTIONALS.

 Bijin AIO 2018         NPCs Managed (46) The 'standard' Bijin AIO version.
This version is mainly intended for those that prefer to use one of the many (non) Bijin Serana makeover mods. Or even if you prefer your Serana&Valerica vanilla. 

 Bijin AIO-SV 2018  NPCS Managed (48)  AIO + Seranaholic and Valerica.
This is course, is the All-Bijin version. Pretty self-explanatory.

Bijin Alternate Frea-Iona: UNP

Two older, but superior, iterations of Frea (v3.0), and Iona (v2.9). These versions may be quite hard to find and afaik, this is only place they officially exist as a download. A conventional mod file with all the meshes and textures necessary unlike the AIO files. See instructions below for installation alongside Bijin AIO. This file can be installed entirely on its own, and does not require Bijin AIO 2018, or any original Bijin mods. It will overwrite any newer Bijin Iona and Frea's in any copy of Bijin Warmaidens currently installed in your load order. 

'Optionals'
Seamless AIO compatibility provided for: (Chose One). Install directly or simply overwrite your existing AIO or AIO-SV esp. 
-Immersive College of Winterhold. 
-Immersive Weapons.

Other resources: 
*NEW* Updated
Optimized body-Bow-Eye meshes for your AIO NPCs. - Highly Recommended. An updated, AIO set of mesh resources to optimize and improve the appearance and performance, of your Bijin AIO npcs.
Now includes: Skyrim's Ultimate Eye Meshes Ruhmastered by Ruhadre Specifically created for Bijin AIO' facegens. These improved eye meshes come with a wealth of improvements and fixes. For more information on these eye meshes as well as a fix for ALL skyrims npcs eyemeshes,  not just Bijin, follow the link.
And dont forget to endorse!
ENB Brow fix by TriptheRift, applied to all Bijin NPCs as well.

Installation instructions have been updated with information on use of this resource.

MISC 
Optimized MALE body meshes for Skysight Skins. (despite its name, these meshes will optimze any makeover mod that utilizes the vanilla male body).
Optimized meshes for those installing Serana\Valerica, using Skyrim Classic versions. 

Additional Features
-Includes: Shut up Mjoll (all versions). Reduces her endless chatter (a lot) making her actually tolerable as a follower.
-All three versions of Legate Rikke are set with Bijin features.
-Some NPCs max levels have been boosted to varying degrees, to make them more viable at higher levels. 
-Most of the (fighter type) recruit-able NPCs will now benefit from worn enchantments, similar to the player.
-All werewolf \ vampire transformation fixes included.
-Slider support for all NPCs

Location
 -Wherever fine-looking Bijin Ladies are to be found.
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Requirements
-Skyrim Special Edition
-USSEP 4.1.4+
-Bijin Warmaidens SE v3.1.1+  
-Bijin NPC SE v1.2.1+
-Bijin Wives SE v1.1.2
-Seranaholic SSE (by bchick3 & elrizzo )*
-Seranaholic v1.6 * 
-Valerica 1.7
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*Note:  Unlike WarMaidens, NPCs, and Wives, the Seranaholic and Valerica mods can  be utilized in SSE using either the original Skyrim classic versions OR the converted version by Bchick3. Both versions work equally well in SSE. Due to the subtle, or not-so subtle differences in Serena's appearance between the numerous versions that exist, feel free to use whatever iteration you wish. SV, was built using Seranaholic v1.6 and Valerica 1.7 (classic). Naturally, you will get best results using those but to restate it, AIO does not care where you get your (bijin) Serana and Valerica textures from. 
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Installation for BIjin 2018 AIO's. Install in the order listed below.

Bijin AIO SSE is completely safe to update, add mid-game or remove. It uses no scripts and consumes only the resources of a single, standard esp.
Removal of course, is not really recommended however.


See JamesMC's installation video for Bijin AIO, under Video tab if you are having trouble. 
Note: This video is somewhat out of date now since it refers to using the Skyrim 32 assets, which is no longer necessary. Still, it may provide some assistance if you are experiencing difficulties using this resource.


1) Install ALL the necessary Bijin mods for your selected version. Choose All in One installation options, along with any additional graphics options you wish. 
Bijin installer options do not impact AIO 2018 in any way. USE Fomod capable installers only. Do not attempt to install Bijin mods using the SSE built-in mod manager, or manually!
If using  any of the  new 'optionals', you don't have to install any 'main' Bijin AIO first. The 'optionals' are functionally identical to the mains.
They are in optionals to keep things organized, not because they require any of the 'mains' installed first.  

Skyrim Special Edition - SV version
Install Serana-Valerica . Skyrim Classic OR the new SSE Seranaholic\Valerica conversion by bcchick3. 

2) Install the Bijin AIO SSE file of your choice. If you use any of the two supported mods, install the appropriate esp from Optionals instead.

3) Install optimized Body-Brow-Eye Mesh Resource. Allow overwrites. While these are optional, there is no reason not to use these updates.
This file updates all 46 npcs covered by the 3 main mods, excepting the two vampires, with updated body and facial meshes, all at once.

Important: Do not attempt to optimize these files contents with NIF optimzer. The file must be installed as presented, with no modifications, excepting any updates you may obtain from the Ultimate Eyemesh page as discussed below.

NOTE: These facegens included are for the default Bijin installer options. They are NOT the facegens for the wrinkled or other optionals
 For the wrinkled versions and other optionals, please obtain those specific facegens, via the Skyrim's Ultimate Eye Meshes Ruhmastered page.
Install  ONLY the files for the NPCs that match the options you choose during step 1. Install them, and allow them to overwrite when prompted. This will install the proper, optional face mesh for the selected NPC.  If you didnt choose any wrinkled bijin ladies, then no additional steps or files are required.

**The SV mesh update in MISC is intended for Bijin Skyrim Classic versions of Serana\Valerica only. Those are not needed if using the SSE Seranaholic and Valerica by bcchick3. If installing the SSE serana\valerica, you do NOT need(or want), the SV mesh update in Misc files. In truth, installing them will do no harm at all, but it is not necessary to update meshes that are already updated, ya know?

A further note re Bijin SV meshes(though the same idea applies to the AIO UNP-CBBE as well). Those are NOT version dependent in any way and installing them will always 'update' the meshes Bijin NPCs use. In the case of Skyrim classic SV meshes, it hardly matters if you pulling your seranaholic\valerica from ver 1.0 or v1000. That file will always update those NPCs meshes for SSE.

4) Optional: If using the Frea and Iona alternate file (UNP only). Install this LAST. Alternate Frea-Iona (3.7.0)+, includes all the new mesh updates.
Install normally, last, and allow any overwrites.
 
Leave its ESP ENABLED, and placed BELOW the AIO file.

5) Once all the Bijin Mods are installed, uncheck (disable) ALL* bijin esps, except for the AIO of course.  OR, you can delete the Bijin ESPs from /data if you wish. Do NOT remove or alter, or overwrite any installed Bijin textures or meshes, except with resources from here of course.

The following ESPs are to be disabled or deleted from your /data folder.
Bijin Warmaidens.esp
Bijin Wives.esp
Bijin NPCs.esp
Serana.esp (SV)
Valerica.esp (SV)

*Only the the Bijin AIO-SSE esp needs to be active when finished. The Alternate Frea-Iona ESP, is an exception, and must be left enabled.

NOTE: The Bijin page has an option called All in One as well, which may be confusing to some. That file, despite its name, is quite out of date. Nor does it offer the same functionality and updates as the AIO 2018. It is not compatible with AIO 2018.  Not to be confused with the INSTALLER"s, All in One option.
Confused yet?

Uninstall
-Simply delete /data/Bijin AIOxxx.esp or uninstall using your Mod Manager.
-Re-enable the Bijin esps, or reinstall all bijin mods in the standard manner.
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Compatibility

Bijin AIO will conflict with any other mod(s) that changes the same NPCs as Bijins. Any mods that modify the same NPC's will likely result in graphical errors-you have been warned. While it should be obvious that competing NPC makeover mods are not compatible with Bijin's, Some people  more than you would think,  are still surprised when they learn that this in fact, ...true

There is no such thing as a so-called 'black face bug' and AIO. This 'bug-that-is-not-a-bug, is a result of user-generated errors in your install. If you install conflicting\improper\incompatible facegen data\genome data, your npcs will have 'black' faces, yes. However, if your mods are properly installed, and why wouldn't they be?, this so-called so-called, 'bug' , never occurs.
It can also occur, when you fail to INSTALL the required assets as well, but again, that all comes back to 'properly installed'.

Bijin AIO 2018, now offers updated facegen (meshes). Overwriting these with facegen data from other mods, will likely result in visual errors in game.
Bijin AI0 2018 is intended to be used with ALL 46 (or 48) Bijin NPCS enabled (that's what All-in-One means). 

USSEP
-Bijin AIO includes all current USSEP updates, which the original Bijin lacks. There are no conflicts between Vanilla\USSEP and the Bijin NPCs as far as their expected behavior and stats. The few(additional) changes I have introduced, are modest and are intended to complement and enhance the vanilla game, while not unbalancing it in any way.
 
Amazing follower Tweaks SE & AIO SV. -See article for eye fix issue you may encounter with Serana's eyes.

Scoped Bows - Changes Annekke and Aela. Recommend  using the vanilla replacer and NOT the main file.

Any mod that changes any of the 48 npcs covered by AIO will create some form of incompatibility or another. Whether the issue is minor, major or somewhere in between, is impossible to determine. Load and install order pretty much always determines what Skyrim uses. IE last thing installed and lowest load order pretty much always 'wins'.

Want to use a different Serana? No problem

If you wish to use SV, and install a different Serana, this is doable. Simply install the Serana mod *after* Bijin AIO is completely set up. Allow your alt Serana's mod to overwrite everything Bijin has installed, including anything from here. In addition, your alt Serana mod would need to be BELOW the Bijin AIO esp in your load order. If done properly, you should have 46 Bijin Npcs running, and your alternate Serana. 
Although it would far simpler to just use the basic AIO, forgo Valerica and then just install your Serana mod and leave Bijin out of it completely. 
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Mator Smash


This tool is specifically designed to merge disparate mods features together to  manage conflicting mods in a seamless way. A discussion about how to use Mator Smash is beyond the scope of this page.  See Gamer Poets video and visit the MS page, for more information.  If used properly,  that tool can make Bijin AIO compatible with conflicting mods. You can use any of the AIO ESPs from here as the starting point for a Mator Smash patch or your own custom merge patch. Use them as you see fit.

Merged patches.

While Bijin AIO 2018 provides ESPs for selected mods to build in seamless compatibility, there are limits to what can be offered. I do not make, offer, or plan to provide combo files for AIO. To make you own copy of Bijin AIO compatible with MULTIPLE mods, requires merging the features of the mods you wish, with Bijin AIO. This requires knowledge of SSEedit, how the game handles its data, and so on. You can make your own with SSEedit, or use the Mator Smash utility mention above. It is specifically designed to help manage and merge conflicting mods features to produce a merged esp with the results users seek. It is being actively worked on and supported.
By all accounts, it is superior to Wrye Bash for conflict resolution.
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Dialogue overhauls seem to warrant their own little sub-section so here it is.

-Follower Commentary Overhaul SE - FCO -  Not recommended(at all).  This mod is yet (another) so called 'port', conversion, of a mod that was buggy , obsolete and essentially broken in classic long before someone thought they were providing a much needed public service by bringing it to SSE. Well, now you can enjoy all its broken features here in SSE thanks to a yet another, direct-to-SSE conversion that addresses exactly none of its original flaws.  

-Relationship Dialogue Overhaul
-The above mod (RDO) is: Not recommenddue to the significant  amount of unsolicited content and features and bloat, that have nothing whatsoever to do with overhauling dialogue. Yet the mod is misleadingly marketed by its creator, as a 'dialogue overhaul'. If it were focused solely on what its name implies, it would likely be quite good. However, this is far from being the case.

Until someone makes a modern, focused dialogue overhaul for SSE, instead of just converting buggy old content from classic, I suggest you have your Bijiners speaking vanilla until (IF), this situation changes.
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My other mods

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Like my Renaming work? I've done Renaming work for the following mods,
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Check out these fine mods and thanks to both them for featuring my work.

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Credits:
This mod could not exist without: rxkx22! Thanks for his approval and ongoing support of this project.
Ruhadre for allowing use and hosting of his bijin related resources
Triptherift. For the UNB Brow Fix.
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