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Yet More Skyrim Mods

Overhaul Skyrim's interface to be PC-friendly

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Love me some Skyrim mods.

As superficial as this makes me sound, even though the environmental mods are a must, my personal favs are the ones that change skin/facial textures. My character looks -freakin sweet-; eye candy ahoy. For some reason I cannot stand playing as an ugly/brutish character

I may have gone overboard though. I've lost like 15 FPS since vanilla (pre mods) >_>

I think it's great to see The Escapist devoting some real time to cover PC related stuff. Great work with these posts, Mr. Tito.

Incidentally, no chance of you being on the 3 Moves Ahead podcast anytime soon? I enjoyed your previous adventures in strategy gaming talking. :D

I'm on the 360 so I cannot download any of these but I'll just say, I would kill/do whatever sexual favour you wished me to do to have the mod that puts roads on the map.

It would make it so much fucking easier to get around.

These are some pretty good mods, but I'm just sad that no one, especially fans of Morrowind, is giving any proper attention to the Weapons of the Third Era mod.

What I'm talking about

I play on console, but I love looking for cool Skyrim mods. That's not weird is it? <_<

Awesome mods. Hope these articles continue after the creation kit releases, when the floodgates of awesome mods are fully open.

I've actually downloaded some these mods but haven't had the time installed yet. Keeping up with the Skyrim mod community is like a full time job in itself.

Keep it up on the best mods. I check almost everyday on the nexus for new mods, but sometimes I miss good ones. At least I can get the highlights here.

Uhg WHY do I have to be stuck with the 360 version? And I've already asked my parents for a Mac when I graduate college. Everyone else has realistic ice and user friendly menus while I'm stuck with unkillable brats and an unfuckable wife.

My Skyrim is slowly becoming an incredibly ODD land where My Little Pony is popular enough soldiers paint them on their shields and even the most murderous criminals sport pony blankets on their beds.

A world where the moon is a Death Star, you can slaughter a town and the revive them as a zombie horde, crabs talk like Dr. Zoidberg, Buster Swords exist, children are not immortal, monsters are far more powerful, and dragons make short work of the defending forces of a town and are to be feared by even the most accomplished dragon born.

With every mod it's slowly changing from Skyrim to my own personal fantasy land.

Granted, I understand the mods you're using/talking about are more focused around actual technical/interface things (gotta admit, I would LOVE that map mod, but alas I play on an XBox, so no mods for me), but come on! How can you not enjoy Dragon Man Randy Savage? Once you get to a certain level of strength in Skyrim, dragons become more of an annoyance than a threat...something you sigh and say "Well I guess before I can talk to this quest giver I've got a giant reptilian gnat to go crush..." But with the Macho Man mod, at least it makes them funny and entertaining to fight! :P

Sassafrass:
I'm on the 360 so I cannot download any of these but I'll just say, I would kill/do whatever sexual favour you wished me to do to have the mod that puts roads on the map.

It would make it so much fucking easier to get around.

The only downside is that you would end up humming/whistling the Game of Thrones main theme every time you opened the map. And you open the map quite a lot.

Good calls. Most of these I've already done. TESV and the Categorized favorites menu are up there with (qdInventory -> SkyUI) when it comes to improving the functionality of the game on the PC. The performance benefit of TESV acceleration is quite visible in cities with ZERO downside other than maintaining the mod.

If you haven't already, maybe you might want to look at and comment on the Nexus mod manager, and "Realistic Lighting Without Post-processing". The latter made me wonder if my graphical settings were switched from high to ultra it looked so much better. I don't know why I wondered that, because I had already switched between high and ultra and couldn't really tell the difference except for better framerates on high so I went with that. The latest version of "Realistic Lighting" is too dark, but it gives an interesting mood. Actually, fighting a dragon on a dark night is very cool, putting me right in the movie Dragonslayer.

Where are all those "I am buying Skyrim on the 360 because X (360 fanboy)" now? Everyone was crapping on the PC crowd before this game came out. Well, vindication is sweet. MODS ARE WHY YOU BUY ON PC.

Alright, now I don't have to scream the weather away so that it won't lag during a dragon fight in a crowded city.

And this is why I do my gaming on the PC. Mods can make a good game great and a great game fantastic.

The Rogue Wolf:
And this is why I do my gaming on the PC. Mods can make a good game great and a great game fantastic.

Looks up from playing Shift 2 with nude mod...

Yep

What? It's the cars that are nude. Ooooo yeah, show me that bare metal, baby.

Greg Tito:
Yet More Skyrim Mods

So does this series of articles bring hope of future coverage of mods for mod-friendly games or are they just a byproduct of your passion for Skyrim?

Also, will this series last beyond the release of the official mod tools and you have to wade through extensive amounts of crap to find anything worthwhile? ;)

And still no mention of Thuumic?

Seriously Thuumic, it's a thousand times better than any of these mods.

EDIT: Link

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=5626

Greg Tito:
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About the Acceleration Layer, currently it conflicts with one of the script-mod tools, ScriptDragon, meaning you can't use any of the mods that depend on it. SkyBoost is essentially the same as the Acc. Layer (ie, does the same optimisations, etc), except it doesn't conflict with ScriptDragon.

War Penguin:
These are some pretty good mods, but I'm just sad that no one, especially fans of Morrowind, is giving any proper attention to the Weapons of the Third Era mod.

What I'm talking about

I play on console, but I love looking for cool Skyrim mods. That's not weird is it? <_<

My main problem with that mod is that it leaves out a lot of the ornamentation/decoration the Morrowind weapons had.

Rack:
And still no mention of Thuumic?

Seriously Thuumic, it's a thousand times better than any of these mods.

Maybe you should try linking it?

A Quality World Map - With Roads

Sweet. I have plenty of mods to make the place look nice, but I'd struggled to find a decent map mod. However, I'd definitely recommend the World Map - Skyrim Hold Borders instead. It's based on the road map and made in collaboration with that modder, but adds in hold borders (surprise!) as well.

Ummmmmmmm, is this some kind of new column ? "New 3 Skyrim mods since last update ?".
Don't get me wrong, i'm a mod-freak myself, but, but, but...

SirCannonFodder:

Rack:
And still no mention of Thuumic?

Seriously Thuumic, it's a thousand times better than any of these mods.

Maybe you should try linking it?

Err yeah, good idea.

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=5626

WTF? Why did Bethesda leave compiler optimizations turned off :S

I goddamn LOVE mods. I'm still addicted to modding the everloving hell out of New Vegas - TalkieToaster's robotics mod is my current love... And Oblivion? I don't think there was anything in that game that hadn't been modded, for me. Bethesda and modding go hand in hand - but, you know? Vanilla Skyrim is one of the most fantastic worlds I have entered in a long time.

There is just one thing about these columns I don't like; all of the goddamn bitching, whining people who appear to say "Durr, I can't believe Bethesda crapped all over the game and it took SO MUCH MODDING to make the game BEARABLE."

Vanilla Skyrim is amazing. I have already logged 80-odd hours playing it and I'm not bored yet. That's not unbearable. That's a freaking amazing job.

(What is with this tiny replay box...?)

I love this article series, but I'm afraid that it might run out of steam soon if you're gonna completely stay clear of every silly or unrealistic mod. I haven't really spent much time on the nexus, but I'm guessing that the majority of original mods fall under that category?
Reading these always makes me regret getting Skyrim for the 360, but I'll get it for PC once I've upgraded it.

I feel this might be a good place to mention a work in progress I've been following for a while.
Crafting 300 by baratan.
http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=2933
This isn't quite done yet, but it's going to make crafting recipies and weapon models independent of one another by giving you more optional models to choose from while smithing. Say you dont like what the ebony swords looks like, but want the damage they do, then they dont HAVE to look like ebony swords. You can have them take on the looks of any other sword you want, but with ebony textures and stats.
Examples below.



Check it out. A lot of it actually look quite stonking great.
Really looking foreward to this being finished. :)

Just give me werecrocs for Argonians so I can complete the companions quest line without constantly having :
"How the fuck does a reptile turn into a mammal" going on in the back of my head. Some things I can accept "Magic did it" as a response but for some reason my mind wont let me accept this.

sweet, now if only NMM wasn't still such a horrible tool this would have been easy to install as well.
Cant wait for the CK.

I know it is not much but the one which removes Lydia's line "I am sworn to carry your burdens" is gold. Also I will 100% be downloading this as the PC interface was shit it felt very consolised and then not remade for a kb+m.

arcstone:
I feel this might be a good place to mention a work in progress I've been following for a while.
Crafting 300 by baratan.
http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=2933
This isn't quite done yet, but it's going to make crafting recipies and weapon models independent of one another by giving you more optional models to choose from while smithing. Say you dont like what the ebony swords looks like, but want the damage they do, then they dont HAVE to look like ebony swords. You can have them take on the looks of any other sword you want, but with ebony textures and stats.
Examples below.



Check it out. A lot of it actually look quite stonking great.
Really looking foreward to this being finished. :)

Oooh...this looks really, really nice. When I get around to modding my game, I'm going to want to remember this one. Thanks for the heads-up.

Now, it is my belief that some of these mods should be transferred to the consoles.
Pretty please.

to the makers of the acceleration layer: I'm grateful that at least someone is paying attention to reducing software bloat.

Seriously, all for better graphics and whatnot, but It seems like a lot of developers are just gobbling up computer resources (e.g. firefox is a RAM glutton) because they are there and not bothering to make programs efficient.

Nooners:

arcstone:
I feel this might be a good place to mention a work in progress I've been following for a while.
Crafting 300 by baratan.
http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=2933
This isn't quite done yet, but it's going to make crafting recipies and weapon models independent of one another by giving you more optional models to choose from while smithing. Say you dont like what the ebony swords looks like, but want the damage they do, then they dont HAVE to look like ebony swords. You can have them take on the looks of any other sword you want, but with ebony textures and stats.
Examples below.



Check it out. A lot of it actually look quite stonking great.
Really looking foreward to this being finished. :)

Oooh...this looks really, really nice. When I get around to modding my game, I'm going to want to remember this one. Thanks for the heads-up.

Anytime. :)

Bradeck:
Where are all those "I am buying Skyrim on the 360 because X (360 fanboy)" now? Everyone was crapping on the PC crowd before this game came out. Well, vindication is sweet. MODS ARE WHY YOU BUY ON PC.

That and games like Crysis, even the console version of the game cannot compare it the PC version.

Anyways, LET THE MODS COME! Werewolf armor! Dragon mounts! Online co-op! BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! LET THE MODS FLOW LIKE MEAD!

funnily enough, I have every single mod on this list, and I can say they are all worth the effort of downloading, original skyrim is good, with mods it's great

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