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 2019 4.x+

Additional Features
-Fully updated for, and compliant with, USSEP 4.1.4+
-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.
-Improvements to actual NPCs stats, in a balanced, vanilla-friendly manner. Includes:
  
Recruit-able followers will benefit fully from worn enchantments.
  Modest boosts to some NPCs max levels, to make them a bit more viable at higher levels.
  Perk and skills, and outfit fixes, added to the Bijin combat NPCs. Provides perk skills the npcs should have been given, but were not.  (v4.0+)
-All werewolf \ vampire transformation fixes included.
-Slider support for all NPCs
-New optimized meshes and facegens, featuring Ruhadres Ultimate Eye mesh fixes, and the ENB brow fix by TriptheRift.

Location
 -Wherever fine-looking Bijin ladies are to be found. 

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Versions

Bijin Alternate Frea-Iona: UNP only. *
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. 


 Bijin AIO 2019         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 2019  NPCS Managed (48)  AIO + Seranaholic and Valerica.
This is course, is the All-Bijin version. Pretty self-explanatory.

Bijin AIO 2019 Xxxx w AI Overhaul. Compatibility and support for the AI Overhaul Mod. 

*If anyone happens to have the original file for these, I would be able to release an up-to-date CBBE version of these two.. Frea 3.0 and Iona 2.9. 

German (DE) Version availble. Subimitted by and thanks to psover2. Manual install only. 
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Requirements
-Skyrim Special Edition
-USSEP 4.1.6+
-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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-AI Overhaul v1.1 +.   Required for the Bijin 2019 - AI Overhaul esps.

*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. 

Serana and her various looks....
If you are wondering why Bijin Serana can look so different in pictures, there are 6! different versions of her produced. Everyone has their preferred look for Skyrims signature vampire. Mine is v1.7. Opinions will vary. Generally, the idea of not including her in the main facegen update resource, is to give everyone the flexibility to install the textures for any of the 6 versions they wish, with minimal compatibility issues.
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Installation for BIjin 2019 AIO's. Install in the order listed below.

Warning! Reading installations instructions fully, has been known to result in everything working properly, and taking far less time and effort to sort out, as opposed to ignoring the information provided and assuming and doing [whatever] one happens to feel like. 

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.
Its optimized meshes are as resource-efficient as possible, and will not impose any excessive overhead on anyones game experience.

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 2019 in any way. Use Fomod capable installers only. Do not attempt to install Bijin mods using the SSE built-in mod manager, or manually!

2) Install either Bijin AIO OR AIO SV. 

3) Install optimized Body-Brow-Eye-Face(Head) Mesh Resource. Allow overwrites. While these are optional, there is no reason not to use these updates.
They come with a wealth of optimizations and improvements and are fully optimized for SSE.
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.

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, from 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 and allow overwrites when prompted.
This will install the proper, optional face mesh for the selected NPC.
If you didnt select any wrinkled Bijin ladies, then no additional steps or files are required.

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.


4) Optional: Install the Alternate Frea and Iona file (UNP only-sorry). Alt. Frea-Iona includes all the new mesh updates, same as file in step 3. 
Install this like any other mod, last, and allow all overwrites. Yes, all.
 
Leave its ESP ENABLED, and placed BELOW the AIO file in your load order.

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. It is not compatible with AIO 2019.  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 normal way.
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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 the so-called 'black face bug' and AIO. This 'bug-that-is-not-a-bug, is a result of user-generated CONFLICTS in their installs. Install conflicting\improper\incompatible facegen data\genome data, your npcs will likey have 'black' faces. However, in the absence of conflicts, and if your mods are properly installed, and why wouldn't they be?, this so-called so-called, 'bug', simply will not occur. 
It will be impossible for anyone here easily pinpoint what specific mod, is conflicting. 
It can also occur, when you fail to INSTALL the required assets as well, but again, that all comes back to 'properly installed'.

[New] Bijin AIO 2019, now offers updated facegens as well. Overwriting these with facegen data from other mods, at worst, will likely result in visual errors in game. Or,  you could revert the fixes and features of the updated mesh resources provided here.

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 updated specs, stats, and changes introduced by AIO 2019, are consistent with the vanilla game and all unofficial fixes.
 
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.

AI Overhaul - Support for AI Overhal Mod v1.1+. Install appropriate ESP.

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'. Other mods that change Bijin NPCs do not need to be visual in nature to conflict. A mod could change an NPCs, armor, or add a weapon, for just two examples.

Mator Smash
This tool is specifically designed to merge conflicting mods features together 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 any conflicting mods. You can use any of the AIO ESPs from here as the starting point for a personal Mator Smash patch or your own custom merge patch.

Merged patches.

 I do not make, offer, or plan to provide  support for any other mods beyond what is offered here.  To make you own copy of Bijin AIO compatible with other, and or 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.

Want to use a different Serana? No problem

Serana, is probably one of the more popular NPCs when it comes to remaking her appearance, if not the most. Bijin produced 6! different variants himself. There are other numerous  mods dedicated to overhaulings Skyrims most popular vampire. 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 mod to overwrite everything and anything Bijin AIO or otherwise has installed. Place your alt Serana mods eps  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 be simpler to just use the basic AIO, forgo Valerica and just install your Serana mod. That works too.
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Updates - Bijin AIO 2019 and links to other Bijin Resources.

Optimized body-Bow-Eye meshes for your AIO NPCs  
An updated, AIO set of optimized and updated meshes to improve the performance and appearance, of your Bijin AIO npcs.
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.
> Optimized and updated body meshes.
> ENB Brow fix by TriptheRift.

MISC 
-Optimized male body meshes for Skysight Skins. Despite its name, these meshes will optimize any makeover mod that utilizes the vanilla male body.

Additional resources to modernize and update your Bijin followers.

Bijin Skin for Bijin Family SE:  New Bijin Textures in one pass. Supports other rxkx22 followers as well.
My take on these: The textures themselves, are well made and cannot be faulted. However, they tend to make the npcs look, well, flawlessly perfect. If that is a look you think fits and works for you, they are an improvement over the already HQ default textures and you wont be disappointed.
If you were looking for a more releastic skin tones for the Bijin NPCs, you may find these 'too perfect' YMMV.  (See image gallery).

Bijin Family - Salt and Wind Textures SE
: (Recommended).  Replaces the overly glossy, ultra-clean and shiny hair textures, with 'roughened' (realistic) hair textures. Supports the Alternate Frea-Iona hair. Adds a nice touch of realism to the NPCs appearance without detracting from it in any way.
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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 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 Mods

Credits:
This mod could not exist without: rxkx22! Thanks for his approval and ongoing support of this project.
Ruhadre for his work and contribution to the updated bijin facegens.
Triptherift. For the UNP Brow Fix.
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