Skyrim Special Edition

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A texture replacement for the Ore veins, Mined ores and Ingots. Includes patches for Hearthfire and Skyrim AE

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Version 9.0 completely redesigns all aspects of the mod. May not be for everybody, but I feel this is the direction I want to take this mod.

I have therefore by popular demand rereleased v8.0 with the 8.0.1 patch merged under "Optional Files". Download either the latest version or the "Legacy" edition. Never both at the same time.

Kevkas made a patch (8.0.2) That gives the 8.0 look to the new AE stuff. Thanks!

This is a total rework of all the ores, mined ores and ingots in Skyrim. Each ore has been remade from scratch using various tools so that no longer will all the ores look the same, they will now look very different from each other. All the mined ores have had their meshes tweaked and have been retextured so that you'll no longer get what looks like clumps of solid ore, now it will look like rock with ore infused in it. All of the ingots have had their meshes tweaked and have been retextured as well.

  • Highly detailed new textures for every ore in game, Including Geodes from Blackreach.
  • Unique meshes and textures that does not replace the vanilla assets.
  • Unique cubemaps for all assets.
  • Tweaked ore meshes to use the new textures.
  • Each ore type has a corresponding texture. Iron will look very different from gold e.g.
  • New textures for the mined ores.
  • New textures for the Ingots.
  • HD mesh for the Ingots (Thanks to Billyro, mesh is from his Fenrir Blades mod).
  • Patch included for the Quarried Stone that hearthfire DLC adds. This will be installed automatically and will result in one .esp file from this mod. Place that .esp at the bottom of the load order. If you don't want it just disable it in Vortex or delete it from the Data folder.
  • New and unique textures for the Heartstone Ore, Heartstones and various gem ores found in the Dragonborn DLC.
  • New textures for the Madness Ingot, Madnes Ore, Refined Amber and Amber from Skyrim AE.

The texture is available in 4K and 2K. I recommend average users to use the 2K version since there will not be much difference between 2K and 4K.

People may ask what the difference between this and other mods that affects ore's like Glowing Ore Veins 300 by ByblosHex. The answer is simple, The textures. Mods like GOV just adds glowmaps to the meshes and edits the cubemaps. This mod is a total redesign off all the ore veins used in the game. Each ore now has a unique texture AND the ability to make them glow just like GOV.

So the short answer to the question "What's the difference" is really just that this mod adds new unique textures to each vein, ore and ingot.

Mods used in the screenshots are just my other mod CC's HQ Mines Redone and SkyrimSE Re-Engaged ENB

This mod is compatible with almost everything except mods that changes the textures and mesh of the Ores, Ingots and Mined Ores. Always overwrite SMIM meshes.

Auto Installation
This is the recommended way to install this mod. Just download it with Vortex (or NMM) and use the installer to install exactly what you want.

Manual Installation
Don't install this manually, please I beg you, it will just be a mess.

Do you have some suggestions ? Don't hesitate to let me know your ideas ! Feedback is welcome!

All assets were created by me, ClearanceClarence (unless mentioned above), with Substance Designer , Adobe Photoshop CC and Blender 2.93. You are NOT permitted to reupload this mod to any site outside of the Nexus without my permission. I usually say yes if you ask nicely.