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Advanced Skyrim LE Mods
« on: April 24, 2018, 01:52:24 AM »
I've gotten as far as installing SKSE and SkyUI which are a gateway to a great many mods for Skyrim LE. Manually installing seems to be the easiest route, but some of the mods are not usable without a couple of programs out there.

The first thing that I would like to get functioning is NMM. According to wine, and my own fiddling around with it, it is pretty much garbage. I can get it to start, but so far as getting it to function in any way I have hit a roadblock. This application is necessary for a lot of the more complex mods which require FOMOD to install.

The second mod that I would like to get working is FNIS. I have been able to get this running through wine, it seems to get the (5) directory error which fore (the person who wrote FNIS) says is just a readout, and won't prevent it from working. Still, I cannot get it to function correctly as generating the new animations doesn't seem to actually do anything.

The third mod which I am most excited at the prospect of trying is XPMSE. Between FNIS and XPMSE, there is a lot of potential for unique character motions. Dancing, fighting styles, etc.


SKSE- Installed through port and usable. Steam Application.
SkyUI- Installed through port and usable. Steam Workshop.

NMM- Installed in Skyrim port directory, but unusable save for starting.
FNIS- Installed with wine, but unable to get it to function properly.
XPMSE- Waiting to install until I know if FNIS is actually a possibility.

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Re: Advanced Skyrim LE Mods
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 02:51:02 AM »
The first thing that I would like to get functioning is NMM. According to wine, and my own fiddling around with it, it is pretty much garbage. I can get it to start, but so far as getting it to function in any way I have hit a roadblock. This application is necessary for a lot of the more complex mods which require FOMOD to install.

Yeah, based in WineHQ there isn't much we can do about it for now :(

The second mod that I would like to get working is FNIS. I have been able to get this running through wine, it seems to get the (5) directory error which fore (the person who wrote FNIS) says is just a readout, and won't prevent it from working. Still, I cannot get it to function correctly as generating the new animations doesn't seem to actually do anything.

I've used FNIS a long time ago (still have it installed in fact), so I guarantee that it "works". I just can't assure with 100% of certain that it works independently because I've installed it to use another mod, and that mod worked.

The third mod which I am most excited at the prospect of trying is XPMSE. Between FNIS and XPMSE, there is a lot of potential for unique character motions. Dancing, fighting styles, etc.

Based in my experience, I guess it's going to work.

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Re: Advanced Skyrim LE Mods
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2018, 12:18:52 AM »
An important thing: I've installed FNIS with the manual method. Not sure if that helps, since you probably tried that already :P

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Re: Advanced Skyrim LE Mods
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2018, 10:58:17 PM »
This indeed helped. I decided to give that a shot a bit ago, and remembered there was an open thread after I realized this final issue.

HDT Physics Extension
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/53996

When I use this it creates incredible lag anytime I move the mouse in the game. (Even on the main menu screen). Have you run into this? How do you overcome it?

I have basically been trying to push the game as far as it can go with mods, and I think this will be the last bridge.

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Re: Advanced Skyrim LE Mods
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2018, 11:31:27 PM »
HDT Physics Extension
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/53996

When I use this it creates incredible lag anytime I move the mouse in the game. (Even on the main menu screen). Have you run into this? How do you overcome it?

I have basically been trying to push the game as far as it can go with mods, and I think this will be the last bridge.

Haven't tested this mod, although it looks great :)

These are the mods that I tested. I'm using them simultaneously with no issues. I wrote that a very long time ago and just copy-and-pasted it, so there may be some gramar mistakes in my descriptions of the mods. I was making my own Skyrim Mods selection, but at some point I had no time to continue due to PK and to university. Now I have dozens of mods in a TODO list which I never touch xD

Mostly are small mods for minor improvements, but I've spliced them in categories:



BETTER EXPERIENCE MODS:
Definition: Mods that improve the game experience.
In different words: If I could create a mod-pack, these ones would surely be in it.
Size: Less than 70Kb each.

Better Dialogue Controls:
NEVER select the wrong option in dialogs again! That mod is totally a MUST! I love new quests, I like improvements, but Skyrim simply isnít 100% playable without that guy. You will understand after using it.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/27371/

Better MessageBox Controls:
That one is for the keyboard lovers. With that you can select an option in a dialog without using the mouse cursor. Makes life much easier.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/28170/

Ash Pile Expiration:
Iíve killed a bandit near my house and it became an ash pile. Basically, it stayed there for days, weeks, monthsÖ until I installed that mod. Better safe than sorry, specially if you have OCD. Iíve choose to expire the ash piles in 3 days.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/13448/

KenMOD - Time on loading screen:
Because sometimes you say ďIím gonna play just for 15 minutesÖĒ and then you check your clock and says ďOh, crap! Itís 1AM already!Ē. That mod will help you to avoid that kind of problem.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/98/

Dead Body Collision Fix (no Disintegrate Spell):
Have you ever killed a Draugr before he could stand up and his body sank into his stone tomb? Well, that mod will solve that problem (so you wonít lose that 3 Gold inside the Draugr), and allow you to climb dragon skeletons. No more arguments needed.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/30947/

Unlimited Bookshelves:
The bookshelves in Skyrim bothered me a lot. Iím a very organized person (well... sometimes), and the fact that my books felt from the bookshelf all the time was a huge problem for me. With that mod, your books will be perfectly aligned, and you can even put different objects in the shelf if you want. Keep your bookshelves organized with that mod.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/10891/

Acquisitive Soul Gems Multithreaded:
This is the only only mod in that category which actually changes the game behavior in a noticeable way. Now you wonít have Grand Soul Gems with Lesser Souls. You can carry all your empty soul gems without fearing that.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/65975/

Fix Lip Sync:
I always knew there was something wrong with the lip sync in Skyrim, and that mod existence confirms that. Installing that mod will sync the lips of the characters with their dialogs. Some people reported problems while using that mod (see in its Bug tab); I never had any problem, but since it might happen to you, I decided to give a warning :) Note: That mod requires SKSE.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/75951/

Guard Dialogue Overhaul:
Technically, that one is the most Ďuselessí mod of that category, but it improves the game feeling. Guards will have more respect for you for completing the main quest or guild quests, pretty much like in Oblivion. They still say some disrespectful phrases from time to time, but I would say your relation with them changes from soldier-citizen to partners.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/23390/?




MINOR ADDITION MODS:
Definition: Mods that add more possibilities to the game, adding more possibilities to do quests or to avoid them.
In different words: That should have being in vanilla, but since it isnít we have to use mods.
Size: Between 350Kb and 450Kb each.

Sell Unusual Gems - Stones of Barenziah:
If your character is not a thief, the Unusual Gems are just a waste of weight for you. With that mod, you can sell these gems and finally get rid of them.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/23431/




MINOR IMPROVEMENT MODS:
Definition: Mods that improve the game itself, but in a more subtle way.
In different words: Letís improve the game looks a little bit.
Size: Between 500Kb and 15Mb each.

White Phial Replacer (1024 v1-0 DG):
A much better model for a rare item. I mean, the original White Phial model looks worse then the regular potion models, and that one looks fantastic. Even if you wonít use the White Phial, at least give it the look it deserves.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/54078/?

No More Laser-Printed Text:
The texts in the books and bounties are a bit blurred with that mod. While that doesnít seems to be a major change it makes sense, since the books were handmade by that time, and since itís a small mod, why not?
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/62208/?

A Quality World Map and Solstheim Map - With Roads:
I was really surprised with the Solstheim map using that map, but the most impressive thing was the new World Map. The level of details in that mod is awesome! A must have, absolutely.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/4929/?

Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul:
I attacked a guard, citizens ran away. Say no more.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/65013/?





IMPROVEMENTS MODS:
Definition: Mods that improve the game itself, with new climates, effects or models.
In different words: Letís improve the game looks a lot.
Size: Between 20Mb and 100Mb each.

Book Covers Skyrim:
Three words: Books with Personality. Thatís what that mods does. Every book in the game with a unique cover. That makes every book in the game completely unique!
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/35399/

HQ Paper:
Papers in Skyrim looks so unreal after you use that mod. It replaces the paper textures in books, letters and notes so they look more like real old paper. The difference is real and noticeable. I got impressed with... paper... itís pretty much like ĎBook Covers Skyrimí, but for individual pieces of paper. Even the letters that I got through the game look interesting now.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/5988/?

Gemling Queen Jewelry:
Oh, yeah. These are REAL rings and necklaces. The circlets havenít changed that much in my opinion, but the rest is awesome now! Much more details and real gems.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/52266/?

Purity:
Stunning visual without loss of performance. That sums up that mod. I recommend the Realism version of it; darker nights makes the game a bit harder, but givesÖ wellÖ realism.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/65242/

RS Children Overhaul:
Skyrim kids with real kids face. I need to say anything else? They look much more realistic with that mod. A reminder: you will need a USLEEP patch for the mod in case you are using the Legendary Edition patch; the link is below, among with the mod link.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/55555/
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/74685/?

Prince and Pauper RS - Loose File version (+ Gamwich's PNP Lore Clothing Line):
Diversity for the kids clothes, but still being lore friendly. Now the kids clothes make sense as well. With or without the RS Children Overhaul, I totally recommend that mod, but only with Gamwich's PNP Lore Clothing Line.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/46156/

Unique Uniques:
Ok, that one is not as awesome as the other ones (in my opinion), but still, it gives more personality to unique items of the game, which is pretty fair. Also, they become a really good house decoration if you like that kind of thing.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/33292/




QUEST MODS:
Definition: Mods that add new quests to the game, giving more gaming hours.
In different words: I want to do something new without creating a different character.
Size: Between 150Mb and 170Mb each.

The Forgotten City:
This is simply the best quest mod I ever played! Time travel, investigation, betrayal, puzzles and much more! It was a fantastic experience!
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/70219/

Helgen Reborn:
Not as good as ĎThe Forgotten Cityí, but itís great to be part of the Helgen rebuilt. Certainly would play again. Note: that mod makes Skyrim crash more than usual, so save a lot.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/35841/

Faction: Pit Fighter:
That one isnít available on Nexus, but if you liked the Arena in TES IV: Oblivion, that mod is for you. Itís basically equal to the Arena, but you fight in different places around Tamriel. While the enemies arenít really strong, itís a cool mod which was really well done.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=119305443
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=125029519




MODIFIERS:
Definition: Mods that change how the game works, but in my opinion these things should already be in the game.
In different words: I liked them, and I guess they are needed.

Immersive Speechcraft:
Basically, you became capable of talking with the NPCs. Trading, fighting, robbing, learning, giving a present, even talking about the weather. Fully voiced and really interesting. Apparently you can use it to increase your speech as well, but EVERYONE CAN TEACH ME WHAT THEY KNOW! Thatís awesome enough for me.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/63874/?

Leveled and Essential Followers (legendary):
Serana was just too weak... I wanted to give her more power, and now her sparkles send some enemies to the skies. 10/10 would install it again!
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=421814618




PERSONAL TASTE:
Definition: Mods that are here just because I thought they were needed, but thatís very related with my opinion.
In different words: I liked them, but they arenít really needed.

Mythic Dawn Commentaries Skill Books:
If you played TES IV: Oblivion, you know these books should be skill books. That mods is just for that: now they are skill books again! However thatís still not enough to bring the Mythic Dawn back... my apologies.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=7936

Serana Dialogue Edit:
Serana is my follower for a long time now, and I felt she wasnít happy. That mod gave her freedom to speak what she was feeling. This is only necessary in case Serana is your follower.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/52283/?





My point is just that I use all of them, and my specs aren't that great (MacBook Pro 13-inches Late 2013).
« Last Edit: May 03, 2018, 11:43:45 PM by vitormm »

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Re: Advanced Skyrim LE Mods
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 08:02:44 PM »
I have tried out a bunch of these. Unique Uniques and Forgotten City are both keepers.

I got HDT PE to work. You need to manually install the plugin.

I ran into a new issue. Dual Sheath Redux
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/34155

It requires you to use SkyProc Patcher. I can get it to run as it is a Java program, but it doesnít seem to create the necessary patch data to use the mod. Has anyone had luck with this one?

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Re: Advanced Skyrim LE Mods
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2018, 02:21:07 AM »
I ran into a new issue. Dual Sheath Redux
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/34155

It requires you to use SkyProc Patcher. I can get it to run as it is a Java program, but it doesnít seem to create the necessary patch data to use the mod. Has anyone had luck with this one?

You will probably need to install the Windows version of Java inside the port to get it working.