Skyrim Special Edition

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Minimalistic modding guide for Skyrim VR. Provides a rock solid foundation to expand upon, no crashes!

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I was never a huge fan of the Elder Scrolls series. I always preferred tight character/loot progression driven games like World of Warcraft and Diablo.  I always felt Elder Scrolls combat/gear/skill systems were very poorly done, the quests were generic and unmodded Skyrim wouldn't have made my top 10 favorite all-time games.  I have played every single Elder Scrolls game since Arena just to admire the sand box with unlimited freedom, but never really put in a ton of hours into any one of them, and never made much progress in any of the main quests before I got bored and quit. 

Playing Skyrim VR with mods however, really took it to a completely different league, and I have played every major VR release as well as AAA game out there.  When I am physically running in place to move my character, grabbing the bow from my shoulder, crouch to fire from sneak, pull my sword from hip to parry a hit from a bandit, grab a potion from the floor and bring it to my face to drink, raise my hand to the air like a World of Warcraft Paladin to heal . . . it really is the single most immersive out-of-body experience I have ever felt in my gaming life, and nothing comes close.  It is so far ahead of everything else out there, it makes all other games bland and uninteresting.

Modded Skyrim VR offers:

  • Top of the line graphics, even when matched up against other AAA games in 2021
  • Top of the line VR interactions comparable to Half Life Alyx
  • Top of the line enemy balancing, loot progression, and build diversity
  • Exercise mod that allowed me to hit a new low in body weight since Coronavirus made me work from home all the times
  • The same be anyone, do anything freedom exclusive to the Elder Scrolls series

Best of all? You really don't need to put in a huge amount of effort to get 90% of the experience!  Last a few weeks, I have spent a lot of hours with every popular mod list. At the end of the exercise, I feel every mod list with hundreds of mods is simply way too bloated, redundant and have way too much personal preference stuff that don't objectively improve the game. I trimmed my list to just 20 mods and even on a low end gaming PC with 6600K, GTX 1070 with Oculus Quest 2, it looks incredibly good and plays extremely smooth thanks to ASW/SSW technology.

My goal is to provide a complete experience with just one hour of your time (assuming you are using Nexus premium and downloading at full speed, of course), taking advantage of the latest and greatest All-In-One packs from new generation of mod authors, and provide a rock solid foundation with zero crashes for every new comer to the scene.  That is right, 20 mods for a complete overhaul!

I am playing with only In-Game Setting tweaks. In my personal experience INI graphic settings are overrated and things like smaller enemy health bars are very subjective.  For the purpose of Nexus we won't discuss Adult/NSFW mods in this guide.  Just look up "Skyrim VR NSFW Guide" on Reddit if you are interested.  I do feel they add tremendously to the overall fantasy and pushes the overall experience so far ahead, it will take Elder Scrolls 6 many years to catch up, I really hope I live long enough for a game to top the overall package here.

Initial Set Up

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Pre-Requisites

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VR Specific

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Graphics

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Gameplay

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High Performance INI Tweaks

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Personal Preferences

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High End Graphics - Rudy Zangdar Cathedral ENB VR Patch or Scenery ENB for Vivid Weathers

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Mods I Stopped Using

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