Skyrim Special Edition

About this mod

This mod does improve meshes and also some textures of many buildings, terrain meshes and other objects, which are used in the major cities of Skyrim.

Permissions and credits

The Major Cities Mesh Overhaul mod is a collection of many mesh fixes and improvements for the main cities of Skyrim. The goal was to polish and fix the existing exterior objects and buildings in and also around major cities. The following cities have received overhauled meshes: Whiterun, Riften, Solitude, Windhelm, Farmhouses, Skaal Village. There is also an optional ESP, which adds some decorative moss and water splash effects to Whiterun.

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Download and install the manual version or use your favorite mod manager.


In general the mod without ESP is compatible with any city overhaul mod, since it does only change the meshes and not the placement of world objects.
However there are some incompatibilities with mods, that also change the meshes of city buildings, terrain or objects.
If you are using ELFX Exteriors, install ELFX first and then overwrite with my mod.
You can safely overwrite Skyrim particle patch for ENB
If you use the Whiterun Mesh Fixes or Solitude Mesh Fixes mods by MrNeverLost, also install those first and then overwrite when prompted.
If you want to use 3D Solitude Market Trellis by RedBag, install my mod first and then overwrite the meshes.
If you use city retexture mods like High Fantasy Whiterun, you will have to install my mod first and then overwrite it with the texture mod.
You should install Water in Wells after this mod. Does only affect the well in Whiterun.
Also install Skyrim Landscape and Water Fixes after my mod, if you want to use it.
If you use Simplicity of Snow install my mod first and then overwrite. This will only affect the stablekit meshes.
If you use Assorted mesh fixes install my mod first and then overwrite.
If you use Whiterun Objects SMIMed, please install all files after my mod.

Recommended Mods

Static Mesh Improvement Mod
is a must have for every Skyrim player. Replaces many static objecs with high quality meshes.
JK's Skyrim is by far the best cities and towns overhaul and fully compatibe with my mod.
Better Windhelm Ground Meshes improves the ground in Windhelm and is also fully compatible with my mod.
Landscape Fixes For Grass Mods reduces grass clipping and removes underground grass in cities.
High Fantasy Whiterun texture overhaul.
Realistic Smoke and Embers by isoku.


Thanks to wSkeever for providing wrhouse02 mesh from Assorted mesh fixes.
Thanks to all supporters, Bethesda and the Skyrim Nexus community.