Skyrim Special Edition

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This mod aims to improve the facial morphology of unique NPCs.

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THIS IS NOT MY CREATION. I just ported it to sse.  All credit for the original mod goes to Rops1981.  This was ported with his permission.  ALL unofficial patch changes have been forwarded. The mod has been updated and cleaned to fit nicely with SSE.  

This mod covers many many more NPCs than are listed in the pictures. You can also layer other mods on top of it, as it is loose files. So for those of you who use such mods as bijin AIO, this plays very well with it. 


This mod aims to improve the facial morphology of unique NPCs. With a few exceptions, I tried to keep their essence while making them prettier. About 80% of the NPCs I have modified kept the same eyes, nose and mouth. In most cases I simply changed the distance between these facial features and I modified the overall shape of the face (jaw, chin & cheekbones). Some wrinkles were also removed when I deemed appropriate. I’ve also modified the facial dirt by removing it completely or by toning it down – However, miners, smithies, prisoners and a few farmers still have dirt on their faces. 

This mod does NOT modify the followers, the children, the DLCs and the generic NPCs such as bandits, soldiers, ennemies etc.

Version 2
Aims to improve the facial morphology of unique male and female NPCs and adds ApahiiSkyHair to females only. I kept vanilla hair for the orcs. This version requires the following files.
ApachiiSkyHair_v_1_5_Full or higher
ApachiiSkyHairFemale_v_1_3 or higher

Manual Installation
1. First, install the required files from ApachiiSkyHair by following the instructions on her page (for versions 1 & 2 only).
2. Extract the files to a temporary location.
3. Copy/paste all the files into your Skyrim data folder. Normaly: Steam/SteamApps/common/Skyrim/Data
4. Launch Skyrim and before you click on "Play" click on "Data Files" and make sure that the plug-in is checked and move it to the bottom of the list.
5. Play the game.

With NMM
For Nexus Mod Manager simply click the “Download with Manager” button and activate the mod to initialize the installer. Make sure to move it at the bottom of the load order or below other mods like UFO.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: A lot of NPCs appear to have their vanilla look.
A: If you are using the Unofficial Skyrim Patch or another mod that change the NPCs in any way those NPCs will be overwritten to their original look. If someone would help me to create a patch for USKP I would greatly appreciate it.

Q: Why some Apachii hair are floating above the NPCs chest or clipping with the clothes/armor they wear?
A: Depending on which body mods you are using (e.i. CBBE, UNP etc.) the body shape and size will vary and it may cause a few floating hair or body clipping. 

Q: I experience CTDs when I install Inhabitants of Skyrim.
A: Inhabitants of Skyrim does not contain dirty or wild edits. The only things I can think of are that your PC cannot handle version 1 or 2 with ApachiiSkyHair, you’ve installed version 1 or 2 without installing the required mods or there is a major incompatibility with another mod. Try version 3 without ApachiiSkyHair or try uninstalling other mods to find the incompatibility. 

Q: Is this mod compatible with Ethereal Elven Overhaol (EEO)?
A: Since both mods are changing elf NPCs they will directly conflict. Depending on the load order one mod will overwrite the other. I use both mods without issues. 

Inhabitants of Skyrim will conflict with other mods that are changing the same NPCs in any way. This means that it will conflict with mods that are changing the stats, clothes, scripts etc. If IoS is loaded before another mod that changes the same NPCs they will most likely revert to their vanilla look. Try to find which mod is changing the NPCs and load Inhabitants of Skyrim after.  I personally use this with Bijin NPCs All in One with no problem.  Just load that after this mod. And if you use MO2, you must have Bijin lower on the main pane as well or you will get a black face bug.