Skyrim Special Edition

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Makeover of all Followers, Hirelings, and Housecarls for Skyrim, Hearthfires, Dawnguard, and Dragonborn.
This is a port of the original Skyrim mod to SSE with permission from the original author.

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This is a port to SSE of the original Skyrim mod with the permission from the original author.

You may not redistribute, upload or otherwise use the assets of this mod in any way without express permission from the original author.

The description below is copied from the original mod page (some of the versions won't be available for now)

There are several amazing follower re-placers available throughout our
talented Nexus community and I have used most of them at one point or
another but I noticed a huge difference in consistency between the
characters, and since there wasn't any re-placers that fit what I was
looking for, I thought I'd attempt to create that bridge. Followers,
Hirelings, and Housecarls was an idea I had to balance a consistent look
between the combination of Inhabitants of Skyrim - NPC Overhaul by Rops1981 and Ethereal Elven Overhaul by nuska for my game. My earlier mods, Companions and College of
Winterhold makeovers were the start of the project, but due to some
hardware issues I had to basically start from scratch, hence the new mod
page and the rather long time gap since.

Following the same concept as Rops, I incorporated various tweaks to the vanilla
versions to enhance their looks while trying to stay close to their
original look as possible without going tottally over board. They are
completely compatible with all texture re-placers as I have not set them
to specific skins. This means that you can use what ever skin, hair,
eyes, brows, and beard textures you wish. While my goal is to stay as
close to vanilla as possible, some additional alterations were needed
such as inventory changes. Keep in mind that while it is better to use
re-placer mods for a fresh start, FFH can be installed at any time. If
used on a previous save some NPC's may be missing armor, war paints, or
other items and need to be "reset". This can be done by entering the
command screen, clicking on the NPC, typing disable, then enable. To fix
any neck gaps follow the same instructions but before typing disable,
type setnpcweight followed by the new weight, then disable, enable, and
save (No weights were adjusted in this mod).

Since there are so many characters and already to many files, initial release will be VE or
Vanilla Edition. This edition consists of all vanilla based assets with
higher res tint masks. Mizz editions or select NPCs will be available
at a later date.
---- Mod Includes ----
--- Followers VE ---

--- Hirelings VE ---

--- Housecarls VE ---

---- Installation ----
Installing during the middle of saved game can cause NPCs to loose their gear if
their inventory has been altered by the installing mod. Make sure you
remove any can't live without gear and dismiss your followers before
installing. If you have any naked characters after installation it is
ok. Nothing to hit the panic button over and launch a nuclear meltdown.
Just open the command screen, press the tilde key...looks like this, `,
found next to 1 and above the tab. Click on the naked NPC and type
resetinventory and hit enter. Then save your game. Give your follower's
gear back and continue gaming.

FHH VE is completely stand alone, you can just install like normal using
the proper pack selections under the file download tab.

If you want a solid consistent look for your game, FHH is inteded to work along side Inhabitants of Skyrim - NPC Overhaul by Rops1981 and Ethereal Elven Overhaul by nuska and if you feel like getting more bang for your buck, Hott Argonians with Argonian Feather Hair by KrittaKitty and Nerd of Prey. Download these mods, and then grab Inhabitants of Skyrim NPC Overhaul USLEEP Patch by Rops1981 and Rentak as well as Ethereal Elven Overhaul Patches by thordir. FHH patches are provided for USLEEP users, EEO users that
want to have EEO versions of my elves, and because I made a few of the
male NPCs look younger, those that use SkySight Skins by fadingsignal can find patches available under the optional downloads
section. If you don't care for any of these suggestions, I have
provided some additional suggestions at the bottom of the page below my
recommended mods.

Skyrim Update
Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Edition Patch by Unofficial Patch Project Team for the USLEEP users.
To use the high res war paints and tints you MUST have SKSE version 1.7.1 or newer installed and you should add these lines to your SKSE.INI:

Manual Installation
1. Download the file to a temporary location such as your desktop or into a folder on your desktop
2. Extract the files using 7zip or winrar
3. Copy and paste all the files into your Skyrim data folder. Usual path is: Steam\SteamApps\common\Skyrim\Data
4. Launch Skyrim, click on "Data Files" and make sure that the plug-in is activated and move it to the bottom of the list.
5. Play the game.

With NMM
If using Nexus Mod Manager click the “Download with Manager” button and
activate the mod to initialize the installer. If you have other mods
that alter the appearance of the Companions make sure to load this after
unless you have specific single .esps then load them after this mod.

---- Uninstalling ----
Manual Uninstallation
1. Start Skyrim Launcher, click on Data Files and uncheck "CW by Mizzog.esp" file.
2. Delete all the files from your Skyrim data folder.

Uninstallation Via NMM
1. Open NMM and double click on "CW by Mizzog" to uninstall.

---- Incompatibilities ----
While this mod works with any skin and hair textures that you currently use,
it is not compatible with any other mod or mods that alter the
appearance of any NPCs in this mod. If you wish to use a different
version of the same NPC along side this mod, then you must install their
mod after mine (or vice versa) and let it overwrite my head meshes and
face tints. Otherwise you will need to make patches.

---- Credits and Thank You ----
First I just want to say thank you to you! yes, you!! for downloading my mod
and showing your support. Now on to the wonderul community members that
allowed me to use thier impressive works!
Standalone Followers Tutorial by zzjay
RaceMenu by Expired
SkySight Skins - Ultra HD 4K and 2K - Male Textures by fadingsignal
Ethereal Elven Overhaul by nuska
Final Younger Characters by Toshiki
Better Makeup for SKSE by Diethardt
Better Complexion by Danriu
Vanilla Hair Variety Plus by Omega99jp
MGHM Muttonchops Goatees Handlebars and Lowcut Mohawks by DarkestLycan
Khajiit Hair by Saerileth
Howitzer's Hair for Men by Howitzer155
Argonian Fins by Chilean Wolf
Hallgarth's Additional (Vanilla) Hair by Hallgarth
Full Bald Hair by Galika
Equipment Flexibility Project Complete by RJinthematrix aka mrjentipede
SkyrimKnight and TarinSoul for their amazing war paints (do a google search, not available on Nexus)
Bethesda for creating such a wonderful world to play in.
The mass nexus community for all their wonderful support and work.

---- Recommended Mods ----
Now just tweaking a jaw shape, narrowing the eye spacing, or even slapping
on some new hair wont do the job completely. Your going to need some
additional help. FHH is completely at the mercy of what ever skin, hair,
and eye texture you the user has installed. Below are some recommended
mods for a strong Vanilla Edition of FHH. **Note these are just a few
and what I personally use because I love their look. You can use what
ever you want, I just provide the face.

---- Solid base vanilla ----
Inhabitants of Skyrim - NPC Overhaul by Rops1981
Ethereal Elven Overhaul by nuska
Ethereal Elven Overhaul Patches by thordir ***Adds DLCs
XCE - Xenius Character Enhancement by Xenius ***Has almost everything you need
Better Beast Races v2 by Xenius
XCE - Dawnguard by Xenius
Final Younger Characters by Toshiki ***for younger looks that blend with XCE near seamlessly
Unmasked Faces - no green detailmaps for complexion and necks by AltheaR
Fine Face Textures for Men by urshi ***Matching subsurface maps for male FACE and BODY
XCE - Warpaint and Dirt by Xenius
Better Makeup for SKSE by Diethardt ***Many options to chose from, I use softer variants for SKSE
High Res Tints for Beasts by Mauin
Argonians Enhanced by Blackwolf24 And KrittaKitty ***HD Argonian nostril tints
Better Vanilla Hairs - Mesh Replacements by kebrus
Superior Lore-Friendly Hair - HD textures by skyrimaguas
Brows by Hvergelmir
Beards by Hvergelmir

---- Stronger base vanilla ----
SkySight Skins - Ultra HD 4K and 2K - Male Textures by fadingsignal
Mature skin texture and body for UNP(B) 7BASE CBBE Vanilla by Maevan2 - or -
Pride of Valhalla - Super HD Skin Set for UNP-UNPB-7B-CBBE by Dracofish aka MelissaGT
Better Argonian 4K by Krypt - or -
FAR - Forgotten Argonian Roots by redtox
Argonian Reptilian Feet by Derok
Better Claws and Gauntlets by Derok and Didact2401
Argonians Enhanced by Blackwolf24 And KrittaKitty ***Several Argonian improvements
Hott Argonians with Argonian Feather Hair by KrittaKitty and Nerd of Prey
BAT - Bigger Argonian Tails by Fearil
Coverkhajiits by mrLenski
JazzJR CoverKhajiits Bodytexture by JazzJR ***Male and Female - or for male -
Better CoverKhajiits BodyTexture for Better Males by paTyfonixx aka biZZ and JazzJR
Northborn Scars by Northborn
Natural Eyes by nevenbridge

---- Superb vanilla ENBs----
Rudy ENB by Rudy102
thankyouENB by saltr

---- Don't like what you see at all? ----
---- Take a look at these other great follower replacers available: ----
WSCO - Windsong Skyrim Character Overhaul by Windsong
Ultimate NPC Overhaul II by reindeer51
Ultimate NPC Overhaul -DRAGONBORN by reindeer51
The College of Winterhold - NPC Improvement by Redtox
Bijin Warmaidens by rxkx22
Seranaholic by rxkx22
Onmund by CrimsonFairy
Erik the Slayer - Now Older and Wiser by Wolfgrimdark
Durak of the Dawnguard by Wolfgrimdark
Marcurio - Mystic Mayhem - Riften Mage Companion Redone by greyblood
Stenvar - Colossal Crusher - Windhelm Mercecnary Companion Redone by greyblood
TM Dawnguard by Aisaka aka TevinterMage
TM Housecarls - Lydia - Jordis - Iona - Calder - Argis - Rayya - Gregor - Valdimar by Aisaka aka TevinterMage
Several follower revisions by netherwalk
Several follower revisions by sumojellybean

Still don't like what you see? Try running a tag search on "NPCs" or
"Companions Other" to see what's available. If you can't find what your
looking for, chances are you may have to create it.

---- Tools Used ----
RaceMenu by Expired
NPC Nif Merge by Turulo
Skyrim Creation Kit by Bethesda
Merge Plugins by Mator