Skyrim Mods - A Comprehensive List & User Support Thread

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Thousands of mods exist in the wilderness, waiting to be used and enjoyed. The only problem is that many people do not have the time nor willpower to go through page after page of mods to find what is worth their time and what isn't. This post, and thread, has a goal of making mods easy to find for both newcomers and veterans to the modding scene.

This post is divided into sixteen main categories: Helpful Links, Tweaks, & Guides, Atmosphere, Followers, Gameplay, Sounds & Music, Houses, Items, Misc, Modder Resources, Quests, Towns & Villages, User Interface, Visuals, Dawnguard, Dragonborn, and dj_2004's Recommended Mods. By clicking the spoiler button for each category, an easy to read list of mods will display. This was the best way to make the list less daunting and more user friendly.

"*Notes" are designed to provide helpful tips for certain mods or mod categories.

The previous rendition of this thread can be found here: Previous Thread.

If you have a mod you think should be added to the OP, then please post it in this thread and I will add it in when I have time. To make things easier, please provide the name of the mod, a brief description, and its corresponding link. Thanks in advance to any contributors!

Finally, if you run into any problems with mods, don't hesitate to post asking for help.



  • First and foremost, a few important things to keep in mind before installing mods (the following applies to esp, esm, and script mods)

1. Unlike Oblivion and Fallout 3, Skyrim saves new scripts created by mods into the saved game rather than the esp. This means you cannot install a bunch of script adding mods, play a bit, save, decide to uninstall 90% of them, and then continue to play happily with that same saved game. In some cases you may be fine but other times instability and other weird issues can occur.

2. Mods created with tools other than the Creation Kit (CK), such as TESVSnip, can cause problems in terms of stability and other problems. While this is debatable, I highly suggest not using esp files made prior to when the CK was released (Feb. 2012) and then never updated since then, as these mods were made using such tools and may contain outdated and problematic data.

3. Adding many esp/script mods at once is usually not the best idea. Add a few mods, test stability, then add some more.

4. And, most of all, read the readme files and description pages of the mods you're thinking about installing!

P.S.
Due to how Skyrim saves scripts into the player's saved game file, as well as how finicky the game is, I suggest waiting a few days until updating a mod that you are using to a new version. After waiting for a few days, look at what the user comments discuss, specifically if several people mention bugs (CTD, skating monsters, etc.). It is not uncommon for bugs to become bundled with an updated mod version and by waiting a few days you should have enough information to adequately judge whether the update is "safe" or not. And sometimes, due to the way Skyrim handles certain mods, it may be best to simply keep using the old version of the mod until you are starting a new character.​

  • Skyrim Nexus

The central resource for Skyrim modifications. A Premium account is not required to use the site but it does help keep Nexus going and also includes benefits like faster download speeds and no ads.
http://www.skyrimnexus.com/

  • TES Alliance

Another very good site to obtain mods and mod related information from. Their forums contain some excellent CK tutorials.
http://tesalliance.org

  • UESP Skyrim Wiki

  • Skyrim Wikia

  • Official Modding Forum

  • Console Commands

This is a comprehensive list of in game console commands.
Some common commands are: TCL (allows the player to have no collision and be able to fly; type TCL to go back to normal), TGM (toggles god mode on/off), player.additem <item code and amount here> (adds that particular item to the player's inventory), and help <word here> (brings up all relevant item codes for that word). You can use the Page Up and Page Down buttons on your keyboard to navigate up/down the console dialog.
http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Console_Commands_(Skyrim)

  • Skyrim Mod Manager

This software allows for easy management of multiple mods, and is tightly integrated into the Skyrim Nexus site. Mods can be installed, enabled, and disabled all from within the app. Highly recommended for users who plan to run a multitude of mods simultaneously. Can be used in conjunction with Wrye Bash.
http://www.skyrimnexus.com/content/modmanager/

  • Wrye Bash

Arguably the best mod manager for Skyrim. While it is complex, causing the user to spend some time reading the readme, it handles much more than Nexus Mod Manager does and is sometimes required to create Bashed Patches for mods, which ensure compatibility between certain mods that cannot otherwise be granted. Can be used in conjunction with Nexus Mod Manager.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/1840

  • TES5Edit

This nifty program cleans mods, including official DLC and Update.esm files. It is highly suggested to at least clean Update.esm and any official DLC you are using. Do not attempt to clean Skyrim.esm.
Download: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25859/
Cleaning Guide: http://www.creationkit.com/TES5Edit_Mod_Cleaning_Tutorial
Helpful Thread: http://forums.bethsoft.com/topic/1418434-relz-tes5edit-plugin-cleaning-emporium/

  • Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE)

The Skyrim Script Extender, or SKSE for short, is a modder's resource that expands the scripting capabilities of Skyrim. It does so without modifying the executable files on disk, so there are no permanent side effects. I highly suggest installing SKSE unless you are 100% certain none of the mods you are using require SKSE.
http://skse.silverlock.org/

  • BOSS

A "one-click" program for users that quickly optimises and avoids detrimental conflicts in their TES IV: Oblivion, Nehrim - At Fate's Edge, TES V: Skyrim, Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas mod load orders. Basically, it orders your mods in the best possible load order (in most cases).
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/6

  • STEP - Skyrim Total Enhancement Project

STEP is an extensive, step-by-step and monthly updated guide to enhancing TESV Skyrim with the actual best mods, tweaks and settings; the focus is quality, not quantity. You can use this guide as a template and then work around personal choices of your own, or stick with the basic recommendations for maximum stability / game balance.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/11

  • Skyrim GEMS

Skyrim GEMS is a 1-page, quick-reference catalog of lore-friendly Gameplay Enhancement Mods for Skyrim with a focus on mods that create a more realistic, immersive and challenging experience.
http://www.skyrimgems.com/

  • Quick Wrye Bash 'Bashed Patch' Creation Guide:

The bashed patch function that Wrye Bash offers allows greater compatibility between certain mods, which can help with stability too. Instead of one mod winning out (due to being loaded last) over another mod (thus, causing the player to only see the winner's changes) a bashed patch forces these mods to work together so the player will be able to see the changes made by both mods. Here is a basic guide on how to create and maintain a bashed patch:

1. First thing is to have an optimal load order. BOSS will do this for you and does its job quite well so run BOSS and then proceed to launch Wrye Bash.

2. Launching the program you may get a similar error as shown in the image below:
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/AqPlanted/corruptbutton.jpg
Just hit the Ok button and you will be shown a list of esm and esp plugins that you have installed. This is basically the same thing as what NMM shows.

3. Time to make the bashed patch:
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/AqPlanted/createpatch.jpg
Right click on the white space at the bottom of the list and click on the New Bashed Patch button as shown in the image.

4. Here it is after creation:
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/AqPlanted/presentpatch.jpg

5. Now you'll need to get to the menu where you add stuff to the patch:
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/AqPlanted/rebuildpatchmenu.jpg
Click on Rebuild Patch and it will bring you to the next step.

6. This shows what the bashed patch will do:
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/AqPlanted/merges.jpg
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/AqPlanted/buildpatchtime.jpg
As stated in the first image, you can skip that area if it is blank. It is for merging esp files into the bashed patch. The second image shows the area that is crucial. There, everything should be automatic so all you should need to do is click the Build Patch button.

7. Once it builds the patch (it does it quickly), you will get a pop up looking like this:
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/AqPlanted/finalokay.jpg
Click Ok and now your patch is built and you are all done. When adding new mods that are tagged with Relev/Delev, you will need to rebuild the patch so the new mods get added to it. Same process as shown except you likely will not need to delete the old patch and make a new one, but, instead, just rebuild the existing patch. You need only one bashed patch so don't make more unless you delete the old one first.

The bashed patch should always be loaded last (BOSS will automatically put it in its proper place for you) but there are some exceptions.

When removing mods, remove them like usual but then rebuild your bashed patch and confirm that the removed mods are indeed gone from the Leveled Lists area in the patch (step 6). If they aren't, then delete your existing patch and do the steps in the guide again to make a new one.

With Skyrim, mods that can bashed are pre-tagged with Relev and/or Delev. This is good as, for the most part, you will not need to manually add/remove tags.​

  • Quick Wrye Bash Mod Package Creation Guide:

*Note: This is a quick and dirty way to convert mods into a format that Wrye Bash can install as packages. The benefit in doing so is that 1. you will be able to quickly uninstall certain mods rather than manually deleting each file or having to use Nexus Mod Manager, and 2. Wrye Bash has a unique Installer load order management function that is separate from the regular esp/esm load order. More details on this in step 8.

1. Install Wrye Bash.
2. Manually download a mod that you want.
3. Copy the packaged mod file to \Skyrim Mods\Bash Installers. The location of this directory depends where you installed Wrye Bash.
4. Launch Wrye Bash and click on the Installers tab. It may take a little while to load up the mods in this tab.
5. The new mod should have a red box to the left of its name. This means it is not installed. Yellow means some of its files are already present in your Data directory, and green means the mod is fully installed.
6. Right click on the mod's name and a menu should pop up. Click on Install. Note: if the mod has multiple esp versions or and esp/esm combo, then you can select which to install in the Esp/m Filter box to the right. The box next to the mod will now be green.
7. You have now successfully installed the mod and it will be present in your Data directory and Mods tab (assuming it contained an esm/esp else it will just be present in your Data directory).
8. Install orders are assigned to all mod packages under the Installers tab. Ones higher up are loaded later and, thus, will overwrite any conflicting files from a lower package. Not only that, but when a package is uninstalled (right click on the mod package's name and click Uninstall) it automatically goes through an annealing process. This process will automatically reinstall files from lower level packages that were previously obscured.​

  • Quick ENB Installation Guide:

*Note: If using the d3d9 version of ENB (rather than the Injector version) then make a backup copy of your original Skyrim's d3d9 file if one is present. It is located in your Skyrim directory.
*Note #2: The Injector version of ENB works fine with certain programs, such as Afterburner. The d3d9 version of ENB may not (Skyrim, when launched, automatically shuts itself off).
*Note #3: This quick guide is relevant when you aren't looking to tweak any ENB settings of the preset you install and the preset only contains ENB files. Some presets tack on other mods, such as FXAA injector and esp files.

1. Install ENB from its site: http://enbdev.com/download_mod_tesskyrim.htm. This link is also in the Visual section.
2. Copy over these ENB files to your Skyrim directory.
3. Find a preset you like and manually download it.
4. Copy over the files in the preset to your Skyrim directory and overwrite when asked.​

  • Detailed Analysis of the Official DLC High Resolution Texture Pack

  • To Turn Off Bethesda Intro Video

This is how to get rid of the Bethesda intro video that shows up each time you launch Skyrim:
Navigate to the Skyrim>Data>Video directory and delete the file "BGS_Logo.bik".
Or:
Add sIntroSequence=0 under [General] in Skyrim.ini.​

  • Ini Tweaks

*Note: Some of these ini tweaks may cause performance loss and/or instability. I will usually inform you which cause instability.

An extensive ini tweaking guide. It is a bit outdated in some areas so keep that in mind ([H] blocks "ge force" so remove the @ between "ge" and "force" in the link):
http://www.ge@force.com/Optimize/Guides/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-tweak-guide?sf2686171=1/#6

  • To force the game to automatically display a certain FOV:

*Note: Too high of a first person FOV can cause you to see into your arms since Bethesda only includes a small portion of the player's arms in first person view.

In SkyrimPrefs.ini:
Under [General]:
fDefaultFOV=90 (or whatever you want the FOV to be)

In Skyrim.ini:
Under [Display]:
fDefaultWorldFOV=90 (or whatever you want the FOV to be)
fDefault1stPersonFOV=90 (or whatever you want the FOV to be)

Once those values are entered and the ini's are saved, load your saved game (or start a new game), open the console command window (tilde key) and enter "FOV 90" without the quotations. Then save your game. This will give you a FOV of 90 that should stay permanent until you change the values.​

  • Skyrim.ini Tweaks:


To remove third person killmoves, and consequently the slow-mo cam during killmoves. This will force the game to only use first person killmoves:
[VATS]
bVATSDisable=1

To turn the invisible world borders off:
bBorderRegionsEnabled=0
to:
bBorderRegionsEnabled=1

To allow screenshots to be taken in game with the Prt Sc button:
bAllowScreenshot=0
to:
bAllowScreenshot=1

To increase view distance (increasing uGridsToLoad):
*Note: Once the change is made and you save your game with the change, you cannot lower your uGridsToLoad value and then load up that saved game like you could in Oblivion, as it will crash. However, after loading your saved game, you can open the console and enter the following:
$ setini "ugridstoload:general" 5
$ saveini
$ refreshini
*Note #2: Increasing ugridstoload can cause instability.
Under the [General] section, change uGridsToLoad=5 to uGridsToLoad=7, 9, or 11. 9 and 11 are very unstable.
Under this same section, change uExterior Cell Buffer=36 to uExterior Cell Buffer=64 (for uGridsToLoad=7). For 9 and 11 use 100 and 144, respectively.

To decrease the map icon hit box size, add this to the end of your Skyrim.ini:
[MapMenu]
fMaxMarkerSelectionDist=0.0003
fMapLocalMarkerSelectionDist=0.003

Cells have memory/reference limits. When an interior cell goes over this limit, it can cause the player to CTD when transitioning from this cell. For example (assuming I understand things correctly): Your house's cell is over this limit. You enter the house and everything is fine; however, if you now decide to exit your house Skyrim may crash. To fix this, add this line under the [General] category:
iLargeIntRefCount=999999
*Note: I have yet to witness any downside to adding this line so even if you haven't experience this particular CTD it is likely still a good idea to add the tweak.

To Enable Papyrus logging:
I suggest doing this after you install all your mods so you can see if there are any mods causing extreme script logging. Logs are saved to the C:\Users\<USER>\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Logs\Script directory.
Change:
[Papyrus]
bEnableLogging=0
bEnableTrace=0
bLoadDebugInformation=0
to:
[Papyrus]
bEnableLogging=1
bEnableTrace=1
bLoadDebugInformation=1​

  • SkyrimPrefs.ini Tweaks:


To make mid-distant trees look much fuller like the ones a couple feet away from your player:
fTreesMidLODSwitchDist=
to:
fTreesMidLODSwitchDist=100000.0000

This will make your game look quite a bit better by giving tree leaves/needles and some other objects shadows:
bTreesReceiveShadows=0
bDrawLandShadows=0
to:
bTreesReceiveShadows=1
bDrawLandShadows=1​


  • Wet and Cold

Dynamic wet and cold related effects. All features related to the visual effects apply to all actors unless otherwise stated.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/27563

  • Splash of Rain

Provides splash visuals when rain drops hit the ground.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/37873/?

  • Shooting Stars

Adds shooting stars in the sky.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25022

  • Rainbows

Adds rainbows that occasionally show up.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25666/

  • Transportato: Real Time Ships

As you travel along the coast, occasionally you will see ships sailing along from port to port, trading their wares and waring their trades.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=128186552

  • Transportato: Real Time Trains

In the high mountains, you will see the occasional glimpse and the fornlorn whistle of a dwemer train, its masters long dead but its cargo still fresh and ready to be shipped.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=128187598

  • Animated Dwemer Lift Load Doors

This mod adds a brief animation to the Dwemer Lift Load Doors found all over Skyrim.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/34399

  • Lanterns of Skyrim - All In One

This is a compilation of the author's previous lantern-placing mods: it contains the "Bridges", "Around Cities" and "Villages" version of "Lanterns of Skyrim" merged in to one. Also it adds other lanterns in most settlements and most main roads.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/18916

  • Unique Region Names

Instead of seeing "Skyrim" when exiting a dungeon, you will see the hold's name.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=15125

  • Sincar Barrens- A resting place mod

This mod adds a wide selection of resting areas to Skyrim.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21090

  • Smoking Torches

Adds a visual smoke effect to torches used by the player and the NPCs as well as the wall-mounted torches.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35819/

  • Cliffracers

This mod adds a few cliffracers to the area near the Morrowind border. You can shoot them down just like hawks, they will fall to the ground and you can collect a food item (cliffracer tail) from them. It also adds a recipe for 'Cliffracer Stew', which will increase your stamina regeneration by 50% for 360 seconds. This mod also includes custom sounds for the cliffracers so they "call out" as they fly overhead.
*Note: These act just like hawks so they aren't enemies and don't have truly dynamic flight paths. Included in Skyrim Immersive Creatures.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/8579

  • Guard Dialogue Overhaul

This mod alters the way Skyrim Guards speak to your character, enhancing the experience of the game so that guards won&#8217;t make such inappropriate comments that break your immersion in the world of Skyrim.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23390

  • Dovahkiin Relaxes Too

  • skyBirds - Airborne Perching Birds

Adds flying (yes, flying!) birds that are highly interactive with the world and also include new ingredients when looted.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23771

  • Birds of skyrim

I hate birds, but you may not. This mod adds many more bird types to the world.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=17723

  • Pets of Skyrim

This mod adds 16 cats, 11 dogs, 3 rabbits, and one wolf to the world of skyrim. The cats comes in 10 colours. The dogs comes in 4 different colours, and several sizes.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/17424

  • Tamriel Compendium

Tamriel Compendium adds 176 books that were present in past Elder Scrolls games but not included in Skyrim. They randomly appear in dungeons, homes or any locations where books are spawned.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10462

  • The Calendars Shrines

This mod adds 12 shrines all around Skyrim that, when all are activated, grant you a blessing that lasts 12 hours.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22482

  • Secluded Cottage

Adds a unique cottage that belongs to an alchemist merchant named Birane Merian. If you decide to kill Birane then ownership of the cottage will pass to you.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/24920

  • Autumn Cabin

Adds a unique log cabin that belongs to an alchemist and his wife, who happens to be a blacksmith. If you decide to kill them then ownership of the cabin will pass to you.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25528/

  • Footprints

Adds footprints to the player, NPCs, and creatures.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22745

  • Player Headtracking

This mod enables headtracking for the player.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23600

  • Touring Carriages

Ride those carriages in real-time rather than them being another method of fast travel. You can skip to the destination at any point of the ride, change speed, travel to holds and villages, and more. Unlike most carriage mods, Touring Carriages is supposed to be safe to install and uninstall at any time.
*Note: Not compatible with some other mods that modify transport carriages.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/38529/?


  • Vilja in Skyrim

With multiple quest lines, unique abilities and around 4000 lines of voiced dialog, Vilja should keep you entertained for many, many game-hours to come.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/26393

  • Companion Valfar

Valfar is a highly customized follower mod. A great warrior, lover of mead and hater of elves! Do you fancy the Stormcloaks over those sissy Imperials? Then look no further my friend, for you have found the ultimate Stormcloak follower!
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25360

  • Hoth

Hoth is an old bounty hunting adventurer, and a brutal companion to travel with. You see... Hoth has a unique hobby - he wears his most prized kills. He has collected on some of the highest bounties for monsters and men alike in his days wandering the frigid northlands of Skyrim - and he means to show off his work.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/24666

  • INIGO

A fully voiced adventuring companion with a few thousand lines of unique dialogue.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/40960/?

  • BFF Animal Companions

BFF Animal Companions adds two unique followers to Skyrim: a dog and a fox. Each animal features unique character traits and requirements to unlock additional bonuses. Adopt one or both animals to follow you through your journey in Skyrim. BFF uses its own dialog for communicating with the animals, including the option to customize your animal personality and behaviors.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20812

  • Amazing Follower Tweaks

An extensive follower overhaul mod that allows the player to manage multiple followers, outfits, spells, combat style, home assignment, level up, and more.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/15524

  • UFO - Ultimate Follower Overhaul

UFO is a set of tools and enhancements to the followers system that will allow for better control and usability of followers.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/14037


  • Audio Overhaul for Skyrim

AOS is an extensive sound overhaul aiming to make the soundscape more immersive, clear, responsive, impactful and ultimately fun, while always aiming for maximum compatibility, performance and coherency with the main game.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/43773//?

  • Sounds of Skyrim - The Dungeons

Includes 115+ sound effects to add life to the dungeons.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/8601/

  • Sounds of Skyrim - Civilization

Adds 223 new sound effects to cities, villages, farms and remote locations where civilization is present.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20193/

  • Sounds of Skyrim - The Wilds

With the 115 new sound effects, the purpose of The Wilds is to audibly enlarge Skyrim's fauna with the addition of various animals, birds and insects that play according to weather, time of day and region.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10886/

  • Fantasy Soundtrack Project

Fantasy Soundtrack Project provides 170+ music tracks (8+ hours) of new music.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/46518/?

  • Delarics Conditional Combat Music

It makes combat music only play when you are fighting certain enemies.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/28511

  • Heart of the Beast - Werewolf Sound and Texture Overhaul

A sound and texture replacement for werewolves that makes them more fearsome.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/13779

  • SkyRadio

Jukeboxes and radio can be bought and found throughout Skyrim. Once found, it acts as a music player.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/15024

  • Muffle Bears

Tired of obnoxious bears? Now you can quiet them down to sound levels that they should've been at from the beginning.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=17731
 
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  • Alternate Start - Live Another Life

Live Another Life provides an alternative means to start the game for those who do not wish to go through the lengthy intro sequence at Helgen. You will be given the opportunity to choose your race and then choose a new life for your character to lead.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9557

  • Skyrim -Community- Uncapper

A SKSE plugin that allows the player to customize leveling rate, maximum level (both for skills and overall), and amount of perks given per level.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/1175

  • Achieve That

Adds 109 unique achievements to your game, most of them bestowing a permanent beneficial effect (can be turned off in the MCM) on the player-character once they have been unlocked.
*Note: The effects of these achievements can become overpowered depending on the difficulty you're playing on.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/30212

  • Lock Overhaul

Lock Overhaul implements a wide-scale change to the lock system in Skyrim, including: lock level requirements, lock bashing, and an unlock spell.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/29979

  • Trade and Barter

A mod that overhauls the trade and barter system of Skyrim in a seamless, modular and compatible manner.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/34612

  • Dwemer Certified

Dwemer Certified lets you build from scratch and repair from broken all the existing Dwemer Constructs, and two new ones- the humanoid Dwemer Simulacra, and the Dwemer Legionary (a small Centurion). All you need is a few perks and enough materials to forge the parts.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10442

  • The Dance of Death - A Killmove Mod

An overhaul mod for killmoves that gives the player much control over the frequency, type, immunity, and more.
*Note: Probably not a good idea to use the bVATSDisable=1 ini tweak listed in my Links & Helpful Tweaks category if using this mod.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10906

  • Hunting in Skyrim

At it's base level, this mod is working to make living and earning off of the land more exciting, challenging, and much more rewarding.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/18866/

  • Convenient Horses

Improves many aspects relating to horses within Skyrim. Adds horse whistles, horse armor, improved horse AI, and more.
*Note: Likely not compatible with Whistle and Horse Armor for Skyrim (both of these mods are listed below).
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/14950

  • Whistle

Gives you a Power that lets you whistle for the last horse you rode on, and it will come running.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=10648

  • Horse Armors for Skyrim

This mod adds armored horses, replacing each cities buyable player horse with a unique armored horse.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/13348

  • Immersive Potions

Makes potions that restore health, magicka, or stamina have a five second duration rather than instantaneous application.
*Note: The Benefactor perk will no longer work with this mod.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/30073

  • Guess the Distance - Perceptive Scouting

Has many options to choose from that allow the player to obtain the target's distance, experience, aggression, race, armor, faction and weapon.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/30816

  • WARZONES - Civil Unrest

Adds 1000s of really pissed NPCs, new SCENERY, new BATTLEFIELDS and new BOSS-LIKE characters. Your reputation with the factions WILL suffer if you start killing indiscriminately - or if your aim happens to suck.
*Note: Many people have reported that this mod causes game instability.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9494

  • Bellyaches New Dragon Species and Ohdaviing Replacer

This mod adds thirteen new, non-replacing dragon species into the world. There are around 50 new dragons in the world for you to encounter.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20889

  • Skyrim Immersive Creatures

Skyrim Immersive Creatures adds dozens of new creatures to enhance your gaming experience. This mod adds brand new creatures which fit in to the world of Skyrim, alongside variations of existing creatures, adding diversity and improving gameplay.
skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/24913​

  • SkyTEST - Realistic Animals and Predators

A mod that handles animal AI and other similar things.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=10175

  • Tundra Defense

Construct your own outpost, build up its defenses, and prove your worth to the rest of the world by defending it from various enemies.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22330

  • Sneak Tools

This mod aims to improve stealth gameplay by adding new tools and gameplay options to give the player more control and more things to do when sneaking, instead of only being able to slowly walk around and hope no one detects you.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19447

  • Deadly Combat

The mod makes the combat in Skyrim faster-paced, more responsive and realistic and more rewarding to skilled players.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/5485

  • Duke Patricks - Archery And Heavy Weapons Combat

A combat overhaul mod that emphasizes realism.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3646/

  • Duel - Combat Realism

Duel Combat Realism is a mod that improves the combat system of Skyrim, making them more realistic. It will allow you to cover yourself with your shield, parry with 2-handed weapon, and come up with new fighting strategies using your anticipation and cunning.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/2700

  • More Dynamic Injuries

Allows the player to get damaged in more ways than simply losing some health. No longer are healing potions and healing spells the answer to all of life's problems.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=17987

  • SHARPE Craftsmanship - Made to order

Just take a look through Eorlund Gray-Mane's catalogue of items (found at the Skyforge in Whiterun), provide him with the raw materials for your armor or weapon and be sure to have cash ready when you come to pick up your order! No longer must you tediously level up your smithing skill to forge new armor and weapons.
*Note: Mods that add weapons/armors/other craftable items have their items should up in Eorlund Gray-Mane's catalogue as well.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/14474

  • Locational Damage

Hits to certain areas on you or an enemy causes more damage to be done and stumbling, bleeding, and blurring of vision.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/12615

  • ASIS

Aims to make the AI in the game smarter, making combat more difficult and perhaps more realistic.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/18436

  • Real Wildlife

Adds wildlife variants and modifies their AI for the better.
*Note: There have been some reports of this mod causing instability but I haven't seen any confirmed reports.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9778

  • Deadly Dragons

Adds new dragons, items (optional esp), and increases dragon difficulty.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3829

  • Realistic Needs and Diseases

A realism mod that adds the need to eat, sleep, and drink. Not as complex as Imps More Complex Needs.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/26228/

  • Imps More Complex Needs

This is a realism oriented hunger/thirst/sleep mod for Skyrim. It assigns real world nutrition information to all the foods, giving each item its own strengths and weaknesses, effecting a large array of new stats in addition to the usual hunger/thirst/sleep. There are two modes available, Basic and More Complex.
*Note: The mod author hasn't been active in months so it might be best to use another mod.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10639

  • Total Realism - Basic Needs

TR - Basic Needs is a Thirst, Sleep and Hunger simulation for Skyrim. The system is designed to be as immersive and as unobtrusive as possible, at the same time providing the player with real incentives to attend to their character's basic needs, going beyond just simulating them. If you go hungry or thirsty, your character will suffer for it and it will reflect on your gameplay.
*Note: This mod seems to have been abandoned. As such, I suggest using either Realistic Needs and Diseases or Imps More Complex Needs instead.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10843

  • Frostfall

Integrates itself nearly seamlessly within Skyrim, providing a bit more realism and difficulty by forcing the player to be aware of the cold climate of some of the areas within the world.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/11163

  • Skyrim Redone

A modular gameplay overhaul that can modify many areas of the game, including difficulty, perks, and lighting.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9286

  • ACE - Skills Overhaul

ACE is a collection of mods which can be run independently of each other. It aspires to bring more depth and balance Skyrim while maintaining its original feel. It does so by adding depth to the skill trees and adding new functionality.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10037

  • ERSO _ Erkeil Real Skyrim Overhaul

An extensive gameplay changing mod.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/26217

  • Morrowloot

It says "Loot system, nobody likes you" and gets rid of it almost entirely. Instead, it takes a Morrowind approach, and puts those armors and weapons out in the world. Now the player may actively explore places to discover objects, as they'll be hidden in dungeons (and logically hidden, so no more orc weapons in dwemer ruins), worn by people, and similar.
*Note: It does remove the ability to smith certain items. If you want Morrowloot but with the ability to still craft all items then try the N'wah version: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19416
http://tesalliance.org/forums/index.php?/files/file/1412-morrowloot/

  • Classic Classes and Birthsigns

Adds in classes and birthsigns, similar to how it was in past TES games.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/16736

  • Character Creation Overhaul - Races - Classes - Skills - Specializations - Attributes

Character Creation Overhaul finally brings back classes, specializations, favored attributes, and major/minor skills to Skyrim. No more boring cookie-cutter characters--Choice matters again!
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21587

  • Wrath of Nature - The Path of the Druid

Find an old tome containing ancient teachings of druidic lore which describes four different trials that will enable you to transform into powerful beasts that have the ability to harness the devastating forces of nature.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31485

  • Druid Essentials

  • Apocalypse Spell Package

A comprehensive spell mod with dozens of new and unique spells.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=16225

  • Midas Magic - Spells in Skyrim

A mod that allows the player to create (via a sort of crafting) or purchase new spells.
*Note: The author of this mod has disappeared months ago so do not expect updates. As such, stability of this mod is uncertain since it was mostly created in a tool other than the Creation Kit.
*Note #2: You may want to install the compatibility patch as it should help with stability and compatibility: Sharlikrans Compatibility Patches
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3413

  • Skyrim Spells And Powers By WarriorKeKe

Another mod that adds new spells to the game that can be acquired by the player.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19270

  • Better Magic

The Better Magic series is a group of magic changes that was built simplistically in order to make it compatible with as many mods as possible. In working on this, I've (the mod author) had two main goals: improve the balance of magic (compared to similar effects and costs), and make magic feel more fun to use.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/4374

  • Empowered Magic

This mod changes some mechanics related to general spell casting, as well as perks and spells in all schools of magic, making them scale with level and also more balanced. The goal is to give the player more options and variation to choose from, encouraging the use of all available spells instead of just sticking to the obvious best choices.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/11139

  • Forgotten Magic Redone

While other magic mods oftentimes introduce hundreds of different spells (which can be a bit overwhelming) this mod takes a different approach. Forgotten Magic Redone provides a smaller set of spells, that partially complement each other, and tries to keep them balanced and immersive.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35339

  • Dwemerverse - Dwemer Magic Package

  • Economics of Skyrim

Reworks Skyrim's economy by including regional goods, regional values, blacksmith services, and more.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/11919

  • Interesting NPCs

Adds many new and interesting NPCs to the game, some with voice acting and possibly quests.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8429

  • Moonlight Tales - Werewolf and Werebear Overhaul

This mod aims at making being a werewolf a much more immersive, atmospheric and fun experience. It offers some new and interesting content with a considerable amount of customization, allowing you to choose what you would like to see (and hear) in your game and thus create your own story.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35470

  • Tales of Lycanthropy - Werewolf Overhaul

This mod features Sanies Lupinus disease, moon based werewolf transformations, 2 new werewolf archetypes, 3 new types of transformation scenes, detailed bloodlust system, NPC werewolves and werewolf hunters, werewolf followers and NPC infection, stat and howl re-balance and more.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/12687

  • Werewolf Mastery

This mod allows you to customize every aspect of your beast form as you see fit. Also, it features its own standalone werewolf perk tree (for both Dawnguard and non-Dawnguard versions), revert power, toggle-able night vision and ability to switch between howls in beast form.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25392

  • Predator Vision - Vampire and Werewolf

Gives vampires and werewolves night and heat vision.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22274

  • Better Vampires by Brehanin

A customizable vampire overhaul.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9717

  • Skyrim Monster Mod

Adds many new creatures, some fitting and some not. See Skyrim Monster Mod Replacers - Lore Friendly and Others if you want more lore-fitting monsters from this mod.
http://www.moddb.com/mods/skymomod-v12 or http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35631

  • Skyrim Monster Mod Replacers - Lore Friendly and Others

Contains many different options for the player to choose from that remove, and sometimes rename, certain monsters from Skyrim Monster Mod.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/16411

  • Ars Metallica - Smithing Enhancement

Allows smelting of weapons, armors, and certain clutter objects for ingots. The player can now craft arrows, guild armors (when a part of the guild(s)), and lockpicks. Using the smelter and tanning rack will slowly increase the player's smithing skill every time s/he crafts something.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/16084

  • Light Armor Clothing + Additional Light Armor

It makes most of the clothing craftable at a tanning rack using linen wraps. The player can also craft versions with an armor rating once you get the elven smithing perk. A lot of the heavy armor also has a light version craftable but those require mythril ingots to make.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/15568

  • Horsemen - Mounted Combat Enhancement

  • Ishs Respec Mod

It adds a new potion, "Draught of Unwound Fate," to apothecaries' inventories via leveled lists (so it should show up on any of them). The potion removes the perks you've bought as you've leveled up and refunds you the appropriate number of perk points.
http://www.skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/16471/

  • Mapseller

Adds the cartographer Nataly Dravarol to the game. She sells maps of the territories (Eastmarch, The Reach etc.).
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25158

  • Placeable Statics - Move Anything

  • Blaze Of Eventide

Adds a unique horse mount.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25097/

  • Elaborate Enchantments

Expands Skyrim's enchantment system.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/26253

  • Psiijic Teleport Spells

Tired of running everywhere? Then teleport! Want to quickly climb a mountain? Teleport! Of course, the mod adds other spells too that aid in battle and travel.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8535


  • Forgotten Windmill

Created by me. :) This house consists of a windmill located in an isolated area that provides an amazing view of much of Skyrim.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/24933/

  • Tanners Ridge Treehouse

The treehouse is located in Riften. It is a modest dwelling, but contains everything a player house should.There are 6 mannequins, 4 plaques, 3 display cases, 1 dagger display, 10+ non-respawnable storage containers, an enchanter, alchemy bench, cooking pot, anvil, smelter, workbench, grinding wheel, wood chopper, 3 practice targets that yield marksman skill increases, custom soul gem storage, custom precious stone storage, custom respawnable bow rack, custom respawnable arrow barrel, prayer shrines, a crow's nest, a reflecting pool, and much much more.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/38344//?

  • Candle Pond Ranch

Located in rural Eastmarch just behind Cradlecrush rock and midway between Whiterun and Windhelm this free house and farm is a small distance off the main road.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23987

  • Alchemists Hidden Valley

Adds a small-medium sized house in its own worldspace that is very suitable for any alchemist character. It also has some cool unique features in it.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/30545

  • Amethyst Hollows Dreamworld

Amethyst Hollows is a large residential estate that exists in a dreamworld and contains interactive features such as a functional shooting range and dynamically switchable scenery, as well as player-clone re-skinnable mannequins.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/18575

  • Haven Bag

A house that exists within a portable bag.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21454

  • Build Your Own Home

This allows you to build your house in modular steps, allowing the player to construct a house to their own liking. Located near the Abandoned Prison.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/18480

  • Gleaming Falls

This house mod was designed in a purpose of making a calm and peaceful area surrounded by waterfalls/bugs and exotic flora.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21354

  • Reapers The Dark Tower

A house mod suitable for those evil characters.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=17863

  • Wayshrines of Tamriel

This mod adds wayshrines near most settlements in Skyrim, allowing for quick teleportation between open wayshrines.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/27572

  • Deus Mons

A large house with detailed interiors and exteriors, plus some cool unique features. It is located atop a peak south of the Throat of the World.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=11803

  • Domus Dementis

A house suitable for a mage. Complete with MAIDS, garden, and teleport system. Located up north, in the land of ice and snow.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=9064

  • Glorious Ravine

A hand crafted/non loading screen abode mod with a glorious view of epic magnitude.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23397

  • Portable Campsite

Adds portable bedrolls, campfires, candles, tents, cooking spit and more to Skyrim, enabling your character to set up camp wherever you want, the mod includes also a portable tanning rack for the hunting fans!
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9935

  • Ranger Ridge

A player home geared towards a ranger or hunter play style. Involves a short fetch and kill to obtain key. Read the journal on the chair by the door to get started. Located between Riverwood and Whiterun.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9904

  • Rayeks End - Mini Hideout

A small, detailed, atmospheric hideout off the beaten path between Riverwood and Whiterun.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/16028

  • Riverside Lodge with Sauna

A lodge located near Whiterun that is fully equipped to function as a player home.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/14308

  • Helms Haven

Helms Haven is medium sized player house with all of your needs as well as a few luxuries without being overloaded. It features a large main floor with a loft where the bed room is located. A crafting room and a storage hall all connected to the main floor. The house and surrounding areas are fully nav meshed and very follower friendly. Located due west of the Guardian Stones south of Riverwood on the shores of the lake. Fast travel point is discoverable.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/13611

  • Winters Grasp

This house mod is a winter cottage near the lake off the road to Winterhold.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20386

  • Levelers Tower v24

An expansive player home located north of Helgen. Contains many goodies and unique things to quickly level your character.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/14152

  • The Asteria

A flyable ship that functions as a home. Located west of Riverwood.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/13641

  • Airship - Dev Aveza

  • Hunters Treehouse

A very small treehouse located between Whiterun and Riverwood.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/15317

  • Hobbit Hole

Within the house you can find a single bed, a cooking spit, chests, bookshelves and other various storage containers.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/15849
 
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Armors:
  • Omegared99 - Armor Compilation

Plenty of great looking armor sets, as well as a few weapons. All are craftable if you have the appropriate smithing perks. There is are two optional esp files included. One adds these armors to the leveled list (allowing enemies to spawn with these armors) and the second adds a few custom weapons.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10277

  • Immersive Armors

It adds many new armor sets and weapons that have been seamlessly integrated into the world. The items are balanced and spread across your gaming experience. They are all craftable, upgradable, and are integrated into the game through leveled lists.
*Note: If you only want his individual armors/weapons that are bundled up into Immersive Armors, then he lists them at the bottom of the mod's description page.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19733

  • Bosmer Armor Pack

  • Morrowind Armor for Skyrim

This mod adds a dozen new armor & weapon sets inspired by TES: III Morrowind, in a balanced, lore-friendly and fully-integrated way.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22793

  • Ordinator Armor by Natterforme

All pieces of the set can be crafted at the crafting forge and can be tempered at the proper upgrading areas. The armor is stand alone and will not replace any vanilla armors. High quality textures are currently being worked on.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/26720

  • Dragonbone Ebonsteel Armor

Dragonbone Ebonsteel heavy armor is a stand-alone set combining the raw strength of dragonbone with the more malleable resilience of ebony. While for all gameplay purposes it is still considered dragonplate, forging it requires skill in both dragon and ebony smithing. The armor rating of all pieces is nearly as great (just one tick shy) of their Daedric counterparts.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/24941

  • Dragon Knight Armor

"Dragon Knight Armor" is a lore friendly, stand alone, heavy set for both genders and all races.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/28287/

  • Inquisitor Set

A new, dark armor set. Classified as light armor and is craftable under the elven category.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/28580

  • Wanderer Cuirass

Adds a new set of armour complete of light and heavy version craftable under the leather category at any forge. An armor suitable for any adventurer.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/29815/

  • Nordic Adventurers Armor

This armor is a fusion of the Steel and Nord plate armor sets, with an addition of Draugr elements.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/27068

  • Raven witch armor and Apex Werewolf

  • Armor Of Intrigue

  • The Witcher 2 - Eilhart Dress

  • Skyforge Shields

Skyforge Shields is a collection of stand-alone, completely new shield assets that can be forged by the player only at the Skyforge (or, in some cases, purchased from Eorlund Graymane).
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/26344

  • Matherian Viking Shields Set - MVSS

Now, you can have your favourite personal VIKING SHIELD by crafting it in any forge of Skyrim (IRON CATEGORY) or just taking them from bandit corpses (who already will carry it by outfit). If you like to get a quick general preview of the (almost) complete set you will find an interesting "wall-decoration" in "The Bannered Mare" of Whiterun.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20217

  • Mantle of the Silver Hand

It is a lore friendly, standalone, light and heavy head piece with a cloak for both genders and all races. The armor is equivalent to Nord Plate/Scaled armor in statistics. It cannot be crafted, it is found on distinguished members of the Silver Hand.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/34615

  • JackoOs Knightly Armory

This mod adds several knightly armors. They can be found in the Sleeping Giant Inn in Riverwood (Chest beside the bar). There is NO separate version of female armors! This is mainly for male characters. Further there are (and never will be) helmet meshes for the beast races.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20618/

  • Arise - Chapter 1 - The Black Sacrament

Adds various armor pieces/sets and a few weapons.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/5696

  • Tribunal Robes Set

Heavy variant requires ebony smithing, light variant requires glass smithing, and nonarmor variant requires no perk but requires ebony ingots. A truly beautiful armor set.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20077/

  • Evil MasterMind Armor

Adds a light, male only, armor set. Another beautiful custom armor.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25476

  • Medusa Drakul Armors and Thanatos Dragon

A pair of high detailed and unique heavy armor sets.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31229

  • Blood Witch Armor

This mod adds a new set of high resolution light armor to the game that is currently only for female characters.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21572

  • Lost Paladins of the Divines Wrath Armor

  • Avatar of Balthazar armor

A full set of sinister looking armor that is made with custom meshes and textures.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22407/

  • Knight Of Thorns Armor And Spear of Thorns

This mod add a new set of heavy armor and a new weapon (Spear Of Thorns) to the game.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/18940

  • Guardian Plate Armor

A futuristic looking light armor with custom meshes and textures.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21255

  • Silver Dragon Armor

  • Seratic Armor

This Mod adds a set of Seratic Armor to the game, crafted under ebony, requires ebony smithing perk. Set has same stats as ebony.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19961

  • Triss Armor Retextured

This mod adds Triss Merigold's outfit from the game The Witcher 2.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/4708

  • Warmage Armor

Has daedric stats and is available in Clothes, Light or Heavy version and craftable at forge under daedric item, staff under misc.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10864

  • Scout Armor

Has dragonscale stats and craftable at forge under dragon item, weapon under steel. You can enchant or improve all armor and weapons.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/7109

  • Lord Armor

Has daedric stats and craftable at forge under deadric item. You can enchant or improve all armor and weapons.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/5853

  • Dread Hunter and Huntress Armor Echo

This is a standalone, non-replacer, armor. It is an unenchanted set consisting of a main armor, gauntlets, hood, and boots, and can be crafted at any forge (Ebony Smithing Perk required). Comes in light and heavy variants.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21125

  • Insanitys Shields

This mod adds 57 new Nordic themed Round Shields to the game. The shields are distributed through leveled lists, this means you'll find them being sold at the merchants and even carried by enemies.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31002

  • DCR - Shadow Buckler

A custom mesh and texture for a new item: Shadow Buckler. Contains a new enchantment on it too.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/4330

Clothing and Accessories:
  • Cloaks of Skyrim

Tons of new cloaks are added in this mod, including unique, magical cloaks that are hand placed within the world.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/12092

  • Winter Is Coming - Cloaks

Adds several variants of fur cloaks to the world of Skyrim. Compatible with Cloaks of Skyrim.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/13486

  • Expanded Jewelry Crafting

This mod expands the jewelry crafting to include Dwarven, Orcish, Elven, Glass, Ebony, Daedric and Dragonbone variations.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/8361

  • Bandolier - Bags and Pouches

A "small" and useful mod that allows the player to craft many new bandoliers, bags, vials, and pouches that not only look awesome but give the player a bit more holding capacity.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/16438

  • Wearable Lanterns

This allows the player to craft lanterns and Torchbug jars that can be added to a few areas on your player so you can finally travel to the dark depths without giving up a hand to a torch or candlelight spell. And what adventure wouldn't want a helpful Torchbug companion?
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/17416

  • Candle Lanterns of the North - Wearable Lanterns Add-On

  • Lanterns for Caravans - Wearable Lanterns Add-On

  • Space Wiking Dwemer Exoskeleton

You can wear it together with other armors or clothes. The exoskeleton raises the speed of the wearer, increases his carry weight and his stamina.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19212

  • Dwemer Goggles and Scouter

Adds craftable 'Dwemer Goggles' and a 'Dwemer Scouter'.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/13133

  • Angelic Halos and Demonic Horns

Adds craftable Halos and Horns to the game of Skyrim.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/11005

  • Nouserheres Ears

Adds 7 types of craft-able 'Elf' ears to forges under the Misc category.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21459

  • Bandanas of Skyrim

Adds a craftable 'Bandana'.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20900

Weapons:
  • JaySuS Swords

Dozens of beautiful swords. Just take a peek at Dragonbrand if you want justification.
*Note: You may want to install the compatibility patch as it should help with stability and compatibility: Sharlikrans Compatibility Patches
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/1002

  • Ghosus Weapon Pack

This compilation adds 10 new weapons to the game and features 17 different versions (1h/2h/dagger). Craftable at the forge under the steel category. Optional Scabbard Addon version available for download as well.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/28545

  • Crafting 300 - Armoury of Tamriel

This mod is a complete weapons & smithing overhaul. Adds hundreds of new weapons that can be crafted and found throughout the world!
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/2933

  • Lost LongSwords

Adds many custom longswords to the game.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/26261/

  • Immersive Weapons

If you're seeking to enhance your Skyrim with a greater selection of weapons without breaking from natural feel of the game, this mod is for you. It adds many (200+) new custom weapons that have been seamlessly integrated into the world. The items are balanced and spread across your gaming experience.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/27644

  • Isilmeriel LOTR Weapons Collection

Several LOTR weapons are bundled in this lovely weapon pack. Most weapons can be crafted if you have the Steel smithing perk.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/5727

  • Isilmeriel LOTR weapons retextures

  • Scoiatael Weapons

Adds a Witcher bow and arrows to the game.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/18439

  • Heavy Armory - New Weapons

Heavy Armory is a mod that adds many new lore-friendly weapons to Skyrim.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21120

  • Insanitys Dwemer Weapons

A recreation of the Dwemer Weapons from Morrowind with new models and textures. The weapons are added in the leveled list so they will appear throughout the world in containers, shops, etc.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35854

  • Warrior Within Swords

A remake of the two main swords from Prince of Persia Warrior Within.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35577

  • Soul River

  • CrystalAxe

  • Crystal Hammer

  • CrystalSword

  • Witchers Silver Sword

  • DCR - Heavy Weapons Set

Adds a mini quest to the game to obtain two unique weapons.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21785

  • DCR - Blade Set

Adds some new swords to the game.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/5284

  • Ysmirs Legacy

This mod adds a new artifact named "Ysmir's Fury" to the world of Tamriel. But, can you find it? Hunt for this powerful artifact and claim it for your own.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21128

  • Dwemer Control Rod

This mod will add a new 1-handed mace to the game, there's one problem: It's been long lost. Find it and gain a powerful weapon against Men, Mer and Automatons alike!
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21201

  • Dragon Bone Weapons Complete

Very high quality dragonbone weapons that use new models and textures.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/33057

  • Axestaff Weapon Pack

They are staves, yet they are also axes. They are axestaves!
*Note: These are included in the Immersive Armors and Immersive Weapons mods so if you already have one of those mods then you won't need this one.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19536

  • Weapons of the Third Era MoS edition

Adds lots of new weapons to the game.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/12892

  • Orgnums Dagger

Comes in one-handed sword and dagger variants. Can only be crafted, not found.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/14975

  • Two Rapiers

Adds a pair of new rapiers to the game that have hand-made models and textures.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/33639

  • Unique Bows Collection

This mods adds 10 new unique bows to the game (new meshes + new textures).
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/32405

  • Unique Uniques

Unique Uniques is an on going project that aims to fix this and give the unique weapons a unique appearance.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/33292

  • Insanitys Steel Bow

  • Insanitys Silver Bow


  • Run For Your Lives

Villagers and townsfolk (other than guards) will run into their houses when a dragon threatens the area.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23906

  • Unofficial Skyrim Patch

A comprehensive bugfixing mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19

  • Sharlikrans Compatibility Patches

A wide selection of compatibility (and stability) patches to update some of those abandoned mods out there.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/26230/

  • No Boring Sleep-Wait Menu

Increases the maximum wait time to 1-720 rather than 1-24.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=12625

  • AutoSave Manager

Creates saves at certain trigger points, such as after x amount of minutes, after combat, etc. Fully customizable with MCM support.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/34842

  • Auto-save and time

Custom auto-save triggers, situation-dependant variable TimeScale, in-game and real-time alarm clocks. Each component can be toggled on/off, as well as customized, to suite your needs.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/13239

  • Unlimited Bookshelves

Allows bookshelves to no longer be constrained to an arbitrary number, but instead it depends on the size of the shelf and placed objects. It also removes the spaces between book models when placed on shelves (this was especially hideous with journals/notes). Should work with all bookshelves, both from vanilla and from mods.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=10891

  • Unread Books Glow

Books which you have not read yet will have a visible glow. When you read a book for the first time, its glow will disappear. The player can choose what level of glow s/he wants.
*Note: With the 1.4 and past versions, there have been some reports of this causing freezing/crashing. v1.5+ May be different.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10012

  • Always Pick Up Books

Your character will now place books in his inventory rather than reading them.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/32592

  • SKSE -Elys- AltF4

Now multimedia keys such as volume work! Oh, and Alt+F4 also works.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=17202

  • Skyrim -Elys- MemInfo

This plugin will display Memory Usage and Frames per Second information on the top right corner of your screen.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/2006

  • Skyrim Performance Monitor

The Skyrim Performance Monitor is a utility used for tracking Skyrims Memory, VRAM, CPU, GPU, Threads system resource usage, and also FPS as they relate to INI settings and installed mods.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/6491

  • Enchantment Effect Replacer

Replaces the weapon shader to a few different styles, as well as allowing you to turn the weapon shader off.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/1345

  • Dead Body Collision Fix

All dead bodies are now solid and can collide with yourself and other NPCs - no more walking straight through corpses.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/30947

  • Realistic Ragdolls and Force

Reduces the extra force applied on ragdolls to a more realistic level and replaces ragdolls so that they are no longer stiff and fall at a faster velocity.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/601

  • Closer Quivers and Longer Arrows

This mod simply moves your characters quivers closer to their bodies so they are no longer floating in mid-air.
*Note: Some clipping will most likely occur with certain armors, weapons, and mods.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/5711

  • Auto Unequip Ammo

This mod comes with a script that will automatically unequip arrows/bolts when you unequip your bow and will equip the same arrows/bolts back when you equip your bow again.
*Note: If uninstalling this mod, then stop the script before doing so. Instructions on how to are in its description page.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10753

  • Loadout

What if you could equip entire outfits complete with weapons, spells and shouts instead of single items? Loadout allows you to do just that!
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/34593

  • Texture Pack Combiner

The Texture Pack Combiner will merge the three popular texture packs (Skyrim HD - 2K, Serious HD, and Skyrim Realistic Overhaul). Every single texture has been hand picked after extensive testing with different texture combinations, and each texture has been measured against certain key points.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20801

  • Double Cursor Fix

  • Customizable Camera

  • Fuz Ro D-oh - Silent Voice

This mod basically enhances support for unvoiced in-game dialog. It does so by coercing the engine, in a non-violent way, into playing a generic silent voice and lip synch file whenever it comes across a dialog response without voice assets of its own.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/14884
 
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  • General Stores - storage resource for packrats

  • Modders Resource Pack

  • OpenBooks Resource

  • BookSets Resource

  • Book Pile Resource

  • Rug Resource

  • FoodContainer Resource

  • PotionShelf Resource

  • Paintings and Frames

  • T67 - DisplayCase Noble and Dwemer by Tonynarko67

  • Ztrees new rocks

  • Hoddminir Water plants

  • Ingredients in a Jar Resource

  • Ingredients Drawer Resource

  • Alchemy Clutter Resource

  • Ingredients Wall Art Resource

  • Moth in Cage Resource

  • Tagged Chest Resource

  • Sheep Modders Resource

  • The TESA Skyrim Resource Kit Project

  • Insanity's Washing Stuffs

  • Chessboard Resource

  • Insanity's Clutter Stuffs

  • Insanity's Clocks & Sundials

  • Insanity's Headstones

  • Insanity's Lanterns

  • Insanity's Action Figure Resource

  • Static Armour Stands

  • Insanity's Log Hut Resource

  • Christmas Resource


  • Falskaar

Explore the land of Falskaar in this professionally voiced 20+ hour quest/land mod.
skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/37994/​

  • Moonpath to Elsweyr

A large quest mod that also includes a player home, voice acting, many new NPCs and locations, and more.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9782

  • Wyrmstooth

Fun and fairly long quest with dungeons, a blackreach-type area, and a whole fleshed-out island to explore.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25704

  • Helgen Reborn

A lengthy and very well-made questline that allows the player to help rebuild the town of Helgen.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35841

  • Faction: Pit Fighter

Pit Fighter contains an all new faction to join, complete with NPCs, progression through the ranks, unique rewards and side quests.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=119305443

  • Faction: Pit Fighter Travels Add-On

Expansion pack for Pit Fighter.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile.../?id=125029519

  • The Dark Brotherhood Resurrection Part 1

An extensive quest mod that expands on the DB questline.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25941/

  • The Shroud of Jotunheim

A strange meeting, rumors of a mystic island shrouded in darkness and an important mission. An epic journey awaits... It has a questline of around 6-10 hours playtime, new weapons, treasures, deep storylines, fully voiced NPCs, challenging puzzles, player housing, a big island and a large underground city... It is an adventure-themed mod with hints of horror.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/32120

  • Agent of Righteous Might

Agent of Righteous Might (ARM) is a fully-voiced and lore-friendly quest mod for TES5: Skyrim. ARM offers player a new opportunity to get involve in the service of Stendarr, the God of Righteous Might and Merciful Forbearance.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/33766

  • Wickwood: TESA's 2012 Halloween Challenge

A set of storyline dungeons located in an eery, abandoned village.
*Note: This may conflict with some of the NPCs added by Interesting NPCs. With Wickwood installed, I could not speak to Skjel yet all other NPCs that I have met worked fine. With Wickwood uninstalled, I could chat with Skjel.
http://tesalliance.org/forums/index.php?/files/file/1367-wickwood-tesas-2012-halloween-challenge/

  • Aethernautics - A Space Travel Mod

They say in the deep mountains lies an enormous ruin, holding within a fantastic ship capable of traveling to other worlds, and to an adventure worthy enough to fight their way through the defenses of this lost complex and reactivate this machine, it would be an unimaginable treasure.
*Note: Requires Dawnguard.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23260

  • The Lost Wonders of Mzark

  • Quest- The Fifth Gate

Five gates. For ages they stood sealed&#8230; buried deep in the catacombs of an ancient castle. Long-forgotten. But now they stand open.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/24351

  • The McMiller Chronicles

A fully voiced quest mod that results in a story of deceit, revenge and treasure. The questline is around two hours long depending on play style.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21367

  • Thrassian Plaguesword

Investigate a scholar's expedition to western Skyrim on the trail of possible Sload activity, discover new books and a unique weapon of a culture alien to Tamriel, and gain possession of a small but functional new player home.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23350

  • Into the Depths

A horror quest/dungeon mod.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23087/

  • Vigilant of Stendarr Quests

This mod makes the Vigilant of Stendarr a joinable faction and adds quests. The mod is fully voice-acted.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/13725

  • Quest - And the Realms of Daedra

  • Quest - No Mercy

  • Quest - The Bigger They Are

  • Quest: Sea Of Ghosts


  • Unique Taverns

The overall goal of this project is to revamp all the taverns in Skyrim that are just copies of each other, and to give each tavern a unique atmosphere and character of it's own that blends with it's surrounding environment and history.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21553

  • The Elder Scrolls Places

A set of villages added seamlessly to Skyrim.
http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/?id=97512100

  • Snowbound Acres

Adds a mostly dunmer village to the snowy mountains that lie south of Falkreath.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/28131

  • Better Riften

This mod adds more details to Riften.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9577/

  • Populated Cities

Currently, 10 or more randomized NPCs will spawn in all the large major cities, and 5 will spawn in the smaller major cities.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9201

  • Open Cities Skyrim

Puts the cities of Skyrim into the worldspace rather than their own cells.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/8058

  • The Undercity

Welcome to the Undercity, a new city located entirely underground. Has just about nearly everything a city should have and one would expect.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/15659

  • LC-Become King of Riverhelm

You can now own your very own fortress and rule it as its King.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20614

  • Fleetford

Fleetford is a player home, and full surrounding settlement located on the road to Windhelm from Whiterun, between Darkshade and Cradlecrush Rock.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/16188

  • Pinewood Village

This adds a full blown village built into the trees in Hjaalmarsh with an expandable player house and over a dozen villagers with custom dialogue.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/12851

  • Elvenwood

Elvenwood is a large treehouse settlement located between Falkreath & Helgen.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=12025

  • Syerscote

Syerscote is an interesting new settlement for you, the player, to explore, interact with and live in. The mod is complete with several custom voiced NPC's, new lore-friendly meshes, 2 quests to determine the owning faction of the town, and a purchasable and improvable player home, in the same style as vanilla Skyrim house purchase mechanics. The Settlement's map marker is visible between the cities of Solitude and Morthal, however, Syerscote tracks it's crime separately to either of the two holds.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/29381

  • Expanded Towns and Villages

Breathing some life into those villages by adding new NPCs, vendors, buildings, and other things.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=13608

  • Immersive Settlements

  • Towns and Villages Enhanced

A mod that adds new levels of detail to the towns and villages around Skyrim, Immersing you in stunning scenery, and adding functionality to the rather boring and useless villages.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/17406

  • Towns and Villages Enhanced - Whiterun

Adds over 1500 items (flora, clutter, etc.) to the city.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19799

  • Towns and Villages Enhanced - Riften

Adds over 1000 items (flora, clutter, etc.) to the city.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20185

  • Towns and Villages Enhanced - Solitude

Adds over 1000 items (flora, clutter, etc.) to the city.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21148

  • Towns and Villages Enhanced - Windhelm

Adds over 1000 items (flora, clutter, etc.) to the city.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22608

  • Towns and Villages Enhanced - Riverwood

Adds hundreds of new details to Riverwood, including Trees, Shrubs, Rocks, Lights, Walkways, Clutter, Animals etc.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/18952

  • Dawnstar Expanded

Expands Dawnstar, historically one of Skyrim's major cities, to feel less like a village!
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22644

  • Better Villages

Modifies villages by adding NPCs, objects, effects, etc.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/13601

  • A Better Whiterun - City Under Construction

Adds a lot of atmosphere to Whiterun, including new vendors and buildings.
*Note: I do not currently suggest using the RRBetterWhiterunInt.esp as it is unclean as it modifies things it shouldn't. The other esp files in the mod should work fine without it.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=15776

  • Whiterun Outskirts Market

Helps make Whiterun fit in more with the land rather by adding vendors and buildings around Whiterun.
*Note: Compatible with A Better Whiterun - City Under Construction.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=11534

  • City Forests and Landscape

Currently modifies Winterhelm, Whiterun, Riften, Solitude, and Markarth.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9558

  • LIAT - Lively Inns And Taverns

This mod attempts to liven the drinking holes up a bit by populating them with merry NPC's and environmental sound effects to match!
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19841

  • The Graves of Falkreath

Expands on the size and variety of Falkreath's gravesite by adding new tombstones (models and textures) and more tombstones in general.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/27375

  • Skyrim Sewers

Adding sewers to Skyrim's cities one tunnel at a time.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=14351

  • More Carriages

Adds carriages to all cities and villages.
*Note: Not compatible with Touring Carriages or similar carriage mods.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9544

  • Better Fast Travel - Carriages and Ships

This mod adds more carriages to Skyrim as well as more fast travel locations for the carriages to take you to. Now you can travel with carriages to every town and village. This mod also adds ship transportation.
*Note: Not compatible with Touring Carriages or similar carriage mods.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/15508

  • Complete Skyforge

This is a little convenience mod that adds a Smelter, Workbench and Tanning Rack to the Skyforge.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=7414

  • Solitude Docks District

Adds houses, NPCs, clutter, etc., to the Solitude dock area.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22821

  • Better Docks New Version

Adds boats, clutter, and NPCs to docks.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/14087


  • SkyUI

The largest and best UI overhaul mod for Skyrim. All other UI mods listed in this post are fully compatible with it.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3863

  • RaceMenu

The RaceMenu was redesigned with the intention of using SKSE to allow for more in-depth customization of your character. This mod does not fix the problems with the internal class to this menu; it merely redesigns it and adds more features.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/29624

  • Immersive HUD - iHUD

The aim of iHUD is to provide the immersive feel you get from having no HUD, whilst keeping the usefulness of having one. It takes the permanently visible HUD elements such as compass and crosshair, and hides them when not needed.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3222

  • Less Intrusive HUD II

Less Intrusive HUD II allows you to tweak / change pretty much every element in the vanilla HUD.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35154

  • Better Sorting

Renames many items in the inventory screen to make items easier to find.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/2730

  • Categorized Favorites Menu

This mod replaces the single favorites menu with several categorized favorites menus, with subcategories.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/4862

  • Better Dialogue Controls

Have you ever pressed the E (activate) key in a dialogue and it selected something else than you expected? Then you may find this mod useful.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/27371

  • Better MessageBox Controls

This mod lets you navigate the message boxes with the keyboard. Use Left/Right controls, and Activate to select options (typically A,D and E but it should work if you remapped those controls to other keys). Fixes the clickable area of buttons so they are easier to click.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/28170

  • A Quality World Map - With Roads

It mainly adds roads for those... roads... that were not drawn on Skyrim's map. Now the map is a bit more useful.
*Note: Incompatible with Warburgs 3D Paper World Map.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4929

  • Warburgs 3D Paper World Map

Retextures/meshes the world map into a paper version.
*Note: Incompatible with A Quality World Map - With Roads.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25501

  • Multi -- House Map Markers by Smakit

Adds map markers to be discovered for the 5 cities where homes can be purchased.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/8348

  • Labeled Mines

Adds the the ore type to the Skyrim map markers and places new map markers at mine locations where there weren't before.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/30804

  • EzEs -Colored Map Markers-

Makes map markers colored.
*Note: Not compatible with SkyUI's map marker search function.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/26556

  • FMO - Forge Menu Overhaul

  • Even Better Quest Objectives

Even Better Quest Objectives rewrites quest objectives that are in your journal to make them more detailed - removing the need to rely on quest markers.
*Note: This is the updated version of Better Quest Objectives.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/32695

  • Main Font Replacement

Replaces the font used for the main UI elements with a selection of less modern fonts. There may be clipping or run off issues.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/95

  • Main Menu Wallpaper Replacer HD 1080p Now With Randomizer

Two versions are available, complete version with a SKSE plugin to randomize the wallpapers at each start and a single version with only the wallpaper you like.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3708#content

  • Paint Themed Main Menu Background Replacer

A simple main menu replacement mod to replace the boring black screen with a simple, paint-like screenshot of beautiful locations in Skyrim.
*Note: You can use the randomizer from the mod above to have Skyrim cycle through a new main menu picture each time you arrive at the main menu. As stated by clickok80 in the comments section of this mod: "You can extract all the files into the mainmenureplacer folder from this mod: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3708&navtag=file/images.php?id=3708&tab=3#content and then they'll cycle through randomly along with the others, or if you just want these, you can delete the contents of mainmenureplacer and just add the main named folders to it ex: documents>theelderscrolls>data>mainmenureplacer>docks 1>."
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/16339

  • No Menu and Loading Smoke

Removes that horrible smoke/mist effect in the main menu and loading screens.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/7901

  • Lore-Based Loading Screens

Adds 160+ new loading screens steeped in Tamrielic lore.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21265
 
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*Note: One thing to keep in mind with installing texture packs is that Skyrim has a load order applied to BSA and loose files. The way I understand it is as follows: Skyrim's original BSA files --> BSA files from mods --> Loose files. For example: if you install the High Resolution Texture Pack DLC, Skyrim will use those textures instead of Skyrim's original textures. If you then install Skyrim HD - 2K (loose file versions), Skyrim should use the textures from 2K rather than from the DLC's BSA and original BSA files for those textures. This load order should apply to sounds, meshes, and just about everything else too, where loose files are loaded last and, thus, are the ones used when you play the game.

  • Skyrim: High Resolution Texture Pack (Free DLC)

Bethesda Skyrim textures in high resolution format. Covers many textures but not all in Skyrim and the DLCs.
*Note: Install the DLC HD Texture Pack before any other texture packs to create a foundation. This way anything that is not covered by mods is covered by the official HD DLC.
*Note #2: If you don't want to use the esp, which is only there to tell the game that there are BSA files from the DLC to be loaded up, you can use FOMM's (Fallout Mod Manager) BSA extractor tool to extract the loose files out of the BSAs and install it that way. Other BSA extractor tools are FO3 Archive Utility and BSAopt.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/202485/

  • Unofficial High Resolution Patch

A comprehensive bugfixing mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - High Resolution DLC, the goal of the Unofficial High Resolution Patch (aka UHRP) is to eventually fix every bug with the High Resolution DLC not officially resolved by the developers to the limits of the Creation Kit and community-developed tools, in one easy-to-install package.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31255

  • Bethesda Hi-Res DLC Optimized

"So here's what I've done: I have manually compared Vanilla and Hi-Res textures and, when the resolution difference was like above (512 vs 2048), I have resized them to 1024, using the original DXT compression to avoid errors (thanks DDSopt!), still an improvement over Vanilla but less VRAM demanding. Already includes the HD Textures DLC Fix."
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9080

  • FXAA Post Process Injector

Enhance your graphics with FXAA and a variety of post processing effects, including bloom, sharpen, technicolor, sepia, tonemap, vignette, and more.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/131

  • Realistic Lighting Overhaul

Realistic Lighting Overhaul (RLO) is the fourth iteration of the popular lighting mod, Realistic Lighting without Post-Processing. It is a complete overhaul of the games lighting system and is the most comprehensive lighting mod available for Skyrim. The changes number in the thousands and cover many bases.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/30450/

  • IMAGINATOR - Visual Control Device for Skyrim

IMAGINATOR is a stand-alone, in-game, image modification tool. It allows you to separately control visual elements like Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Sky Brightness, Sunlight Output, Bloom and Tint all from within an easy-to-navigate HELPER SPELL.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/13049

  • ULTRA REALISTIC WORLD LIGHTING for Skyrim

URWL for SKYRIM offers a revamped SKYRIM weather and lighting style with ZERO PERFORMANCE LOSS, with NO EXTERNAL FILES to change, NO INIs to dig through and NO hassle.It alters the world's "look" to make SKYRIM more vibrant. This is achieved by meticulously rejiggering each weather cycle in-game.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/13531

  • Tropical Skyrim -- A Climate Overhaul

This mod is a complete overhaul of Skyrim's climate, from a snowy wasteland to a tropical paradise. Skyrim now features lush jungles, scorching deserts, sandy beaches, bamboo forests, fiery volcanic areas and much more. Each of these areas also come with new animals, new lighting, and new weather. Almost all the animals and monsters have been replaced as well.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/33017

  • Distant Decal Fix

It fixes a problem with the default game where distant decal was vanishing at a shockingly short distance - such as the moss decal on forts.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31982

  • Glowing Ore Veins 300

This mod serves to make the game's ore veins much more visible, especially in darker environments.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/193

  • Ftoppka Realistic Smelter

A couple dozen fixes to the model to make it look more realistic, with hi-res textures.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20696

  • Psychosteves DragonPriest Masks

Retextures Dragon Priest masks with high quality textures and also does a few other mask-related things.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/4707

  • Static Mesh Improvement Mod - SMIM

This mod edits many 3D models to improve their appearance and to fix many of the ugly seams and other oddities present in many of the 3D models.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/8655

  • Burn Freeze Shock Effects

Adds a shader effect to enemies who you have burnt to a crisp, froze to death, or shocked into oblivion. Quite satisfying.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/14692

  • Dual Sheath Redux

Ever wondered why you couldn't see your left hand weapon in Skyrim? What about staves, they don't just disappear into thin air when sheathed! You want to carry your shield on your back you say? Look no farther!
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/34155

  • The Skyrim Distance Overhaul

Adds thousands of polygon-reduced objects to the distant-LOD of Skyrim to improve LOD quality.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19446

  • Enhanced Distant Terrain

Gives Skyrim's LOD a bit more detail.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1598

  • Get Snowy

Adds a frosty visual effect to the player when snow is falling.
*Note: Not suggested to be used with Frostfall.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19660

  • 83Willows 101BugsHD Butterfly Dragonfly Luna-Moth Torchbug

Adds new, high-res textures for existing bugs and also adds more variants. Has an optional esp to allow a higher amount of bugs per critter spot.
*Note: If you use this with Wearable Lanterns, you can capture a Firefly to stick into your Torchbug jar which will produce a red glow instead of yellow.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/4955

  • Deadly Spell Impacts

Fire, lightning, and frost spell impacts with their own unique textures.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/2947

  • Ultimate HD Fire Spells

New textures for many of the fire effects.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/28642

  • Better embers

  • Lightning during Thunder Storms Mod

The lightning strikes can be configured to be either Fork or Sheet, distant or local, they can hurt, or just be a harmless visual effect within the game.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/15506

  • XCE - Xenius Character Enhancement

A good starting point for adding in character beauty mods.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/2356

  • XCE - Brows

Replaces current eyebrow textures with better looking ones. For females only.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21082

  • XCE - Morrowind Warpaint

Adds new warpaint to the game based on designs from TES III: Morrowind. Currently it replaces 9 of the warpaint patterns that are not race specific.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21081

  • Beards

Beards is a Skyrim modification that retextures the games beards and enables some previously disabled vanilla beards from the CK.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/28363

  • Brows

Brows is a Skyrim texture mod that replace the existing eyebrows with high resolution hand painted eyebrows that are true to the vanilla style, but look so much more photo realistic. Brows also feature new brow styles.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/30411

  • HQ Beards - vanilla texture replacers

Replaces current beard textures with better looking ones.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21620

  • Natural Eyes

An eye retexture mod.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3589

  • Covereyes

Retextures many of the eye textures.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/4869

  • Coverwomen

This is a mod with high res face textures for all of the female races in the game. Includes: Better skin face, eyebrows, lip, and make-up.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3563

  • Coverkhajiits

A quality retexture mod for those cute little kitties.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/5941

  • Mature skin texture and body for UNP

This mods replaces the textures and normal maps of females with less flawless and more "mature" look. Works with UNP and vanilla bodies.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/32986/

  • High Res Face Maps for Men by Geonox

This mod adds new high resolution face maps ingame for men.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/4141

  • Soul Gems Differ - Full and Empty

Gives the player many options of soul gem colors and glows to choose from. Not only are the textures well done but now the player can easily spot which soul gems are full and which aren't.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/6335

  • Skill Interface Retexture

This is the only mod that actually changes the textures for the skill interface and it does its job well.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/7308

  • Skyrim HD - 2K

One of the most popular Skyrim texture pack mods out there and it covers nearly everything.
*Note: In my testing, I saw very little difference in quality between the 2048x res and the 1024x res versions.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/607/

  • Skyrim Realistic Overhaul

Another large texture pack mod that aims to keep the feeling that the original Skyrim textures provide as well as trying to allow the textures to seamlessly flow from one another and to eliminate texture tiling (a problem in Skyrim HD for some textures).
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/5400

  • Chris2012s Whiterun HQ Texture Pack

Retextures most, perhaps all, of Whiterun with high quality textures that stay very true to the game's original art style for Whiterun.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/114

  • aMidianBorn Whiterun

High resolution (1024 and 2048 versions) texture replacer for Whiterun.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/38491//?

  • Skyrim Flora Overhaul

Beautifies grass, trees, bushes, and more with high res textures and reworked models.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=141

  • Lush Trees and Grass

Lush Grass enhances the worlds foliage by making it look fuller and more lush.
*Note: If you're using Skyrim Flora Overhaul, be sure to read about its compatibility in the mod's description page.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3288

  • New Grass for Whiterun

This mod alters the Whiterun grass texture (not the actual grass) from brown to green. The mod comes in four different shades of green that you can choose from.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/7522

  • Hybrids HD Plants and Herbs Retexture

Retextures many ingredient plants.
*Note: I suggest installing this prior to Skyrim Flora Overhaul.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1546

  • Ruins Clutter Improvement HD

A retexture mod, which covers some of the ugliest objects in the dungeons of Skyrim. It improves the visual experience of catacombs and ruins by adding more detail to common clutter like pots, sconces, candles, doors and many other things.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/14227

  • Millenia Weapon Retexture Project - WRP

A weapon retexture mod. It uses very high resolution textures but the they do look excellent.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/1754

  • Equipment Of Eternal Shine - Elven Overhaul

New meshes and textures for Elven items. Comes in standalone and replacer versions, with or without the glow effect.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/17582

  • Glorious Daedric Retexture

A very nice retexture of Daedric armor.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/30612

  • Dark Nemesis Armor - Ebony Reincarnation

New meshes and textures for Ebony items. Comes in standalone and replacer versions.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21705

  • Nightingale Pride - Bow and Blade Reincarnation

New, high resolution textures for the Nightingale bow and blade.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/33704

  • aMidianBorn Book of Silence

A collection of high quality armor texture replacers.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/24909

  • Alternate Ancient Shrouded Armor

This is a unique mesh and texture replacer for the Ancient Shrouded Armor. It also changes the armor's stats a bit.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/33020

  • Alternate Blade of Woe

This is a unique mesh and texture replacer for the Blade of Woe. It also changes the weapon's stats a bit.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/33018

  • Insanitys Ebony Sword Replacer

This is a unique mesh and texture replacer for the Ebony Sword.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/37645/?

  • Insanitys Kahvozein Fang

This is a unique mesh and texture replacer for the Kahvozein's Fang.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/26903

  • Insanitys Pale Blade

This is a unique mesh and texture replacer for the Pale Blade.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/27562

  • Insanitys Red Eagles Bane

This is a unique mesh and texture replacer for the Red Eagles Bane.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/32930

  • Automatic Variants

AV Provides an easy place to drag-and-drop alternate monster textures and have them automatically integrated into the game. Modders will offer AV Packages that you can drag and drop into your AV setup, and have them automatically integrated into your game. Think of it as a new way to install textures/models, where you don't have to pick just one.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21377

  • Detailed Chests Texture Replacers

High quality textures for chest containers.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4457

  • Moss Rocks

Enables dynamic moss (much like the snow) on certain rocks.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31856

  • Vivid Landscapes - Rocking Stones and Mountains Parallax

A texture replacer for the various rocks and mountains found in the game.
*Note: The mod author has made other texture variations that cover rocks and mountains if you are looking for something a little different than this replacer.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/38004/?

  • Vivid Landscapes - Cliffs and Creeks

High quality texture replacer for the tundra and reach landscapes.
It adds a high quality texture which enhances the tundra & reach landscapes
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/38497//?

  • Detailed Rugs

This mod is an attempt to create detailed and realistic textures for the various rugs in Skyrim.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/29608/

  • Lockpick screen retexture

Exactly what it says. The author makes several variants.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4741

  • Book Covers Skyrim

Book Covers Skyrim is a retexture of all the readable books, journals, and notes in Skyrim. It gives each book and journal its own unique cover and adds many additional paper styles to the notes.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35399

  • HD High Resolution Books

High res book covers for all those lovely books that you'll probably never read. At least they'll look nice in your bookcases!
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=1628

  • Super Realistic Ore Textures

Despite its name, it is not all that realistic. Still, it includes some very nice looking textures. It only covers ores.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3794

  • HD Ore And Ingots

Rextextures ores and ingots. I personally like to use the ores from Super Realistic Ore Textures and the ingots from this mod.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=9912

  • Makers Mark Ingots

All of the different ore ingots now bear a minting mark from the capitol of the region that had a mine with the most veins of that particular material in Skyrim.
*Note: You should be able to use the meshes from this mod with the textures from HD Ore and Ingots.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3524

  • HQ Towns and Villages

Excellent textures for those quaint towns and villages that, for some reason, usually only have an inn and no actual general store.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3467

  • HQ Paper

Paper has never looked this good! Covers books, notes, scrolls, and maps.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=5988

  • Realistic Paper

Another paper retexture option.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=937

  • Dramatic Clouds

A subtle mod that helps give those fluffy or moody clouds a little extra oomph.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4910

  • HR firewood-choppingblock-tree rings-stump

Plenty of logs and chopping blocks in Skyrim so why not make them look nice?
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4438

  • Intricate Spider Webs

A facelift for those dusty, old webs.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=2532

  • Realistic Instruments

A texture mod for the instruments of Skyrim.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8027

  • AOF Believable Hair -Female and Male

  • ApachiiSkyHair

A mod all about hair! A plethora of hairstyles/hairtypes to choose from, and some hats and wigs too.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10168

  • ApachiiSkyHair natural Retexture

Retextures the hairs in the ApachiiSkyHair mod and also the vanilla long hair.
*Note: Requires ApachiiSkyHair to be installed.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35092/?

  • Superior Lore-Friendly Hair - HD textures

  • Riften HQ textures

Textures for Riften and a little bit of the surrounding land.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=705

  • Re-Defined Dungeons

A popular dungeon retexture mod.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3147

  • HD Banners

Banners already look shabby enough in the game so, go on, give them some loving with this banner retexture mod.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3067

  • Fixed Mannequins

This fixes that black groin-cloth area of mannequins with a wooden one that looks like how it was supposed to.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=14181

  • WATER

  • Realistic Water Two

  • Pure Waters

A water overhaul mod.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/1111

  • 2X Clothing Re-Mix

  • Improved NPC Clothing - High Res

  • Elaborate Textiles - NPC Clothing Retexture

  • More Bony Skeletons and HD skeleton clutter

  • Hvergelmirs Shield Retexture

A retexture mod that gives several shields new and improved textures.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=7045

  • Accingite Vos - Shields HQ Retextures

Another great shield retexture mod that covers several shields.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/225

  • Hectrol DWARVEN SHIELD DELUXE HighRes Retex

A very detailed retexture for the Dwarven shield.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3996

  • Dragon Textures Enhanced

  • Eldergleam Dragon Bones

Retextures dragon bones into a more wooden and mossy look.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/30331

  • Enhanced HD Dragon Bones

A retexture that keeps the feel of dragon bones from vanilla Skyrim but with a higher res texture that also shows some meat clinging to the bones.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/28741

  • High Quality Grindstone

The best retexture for the grindstone that I've seen. I suggest using the darker version.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3506

  • Alternate Sun Glare

Adds a subtle sun glare to the sun.
*Note: If using ENB's sunrays, I do not suggest using this.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/1653

  • Nicer Snowflakes

A snow flake retexture mod that has four varieties to choose from.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/296

  • Better Dynamic Snow

A mod that changes the ugly, pure-white dynamic snow effect to actually use the default snow texture. This minor change greatly improves the visual appearance of dynamic snow.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10383

  • Better Gold

Retextures gold septims into high resolution versions.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/362

  • HD Furniture and barrels final __ hi-res texture replacer

Retextures many wooden items, including tables and barrels.
*Note: If you plan on using SMIM, then you may want to install this first and then let SMIM overwrite these textures.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/238

  • Ornate Saddles

High res textures for horse saddles. Comes in several varieties.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3200

  • Slofs Horses

There are six packs of various horse colours that are totally interchangeable - one base texture replacer and five packs of variations.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/18602

  • More Rain

Drizzles be gone! Compatible with every rain mod retexture. The mod comes in five different variants.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/8562

  • More Snow

Increases the amount of snow flakes during snow storms.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/8328

  • Enhanced Night Skyrim

New stars, along with being able to choose between star density, and new nebulas.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=85

  • Wicked Moons Retex

A moon (Masser and Secunda) retexture.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/13087

  • Enhanced Blood

Adds high res blood textures, blood pooling and puddles, a few types of on-screen blood squirts, and more. The only other mod I can think of that handles blood is Crimson Tide, which hasn't been updated in a while so I can no longer suggest it.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=60

  • Bellyaches Animal and Creature Pack

High res textures for those cuddly animals (aren't Skeevers just the cutest thing ever?). Plenty of variants are available.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3621

  • Bornagain skyrim steel armor

A retexture of steel armor.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/18272

  • Bornagain skyrim iron and banded armors

A retexture of iron armor.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19340

  • Jewels of the Nord

A HD Texture replacer for rings and necklaces.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/27038

  • Yuril Rings HQ

  • AEterna Rings

  • Better Circlets HQ

  • AEterna Circlets

  • Psychosteves Stone of Barenziah

  • Silly Level of Detail - Potions and Poisons -- SLOD PnP

Retextures potions and poisons while keeping the vanilla art style.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/4259

  • Silly Level of Detail - Wine Cellar -- SLOD WC

A continuation of SLOD PnP but for wine, ale, and other alcoholic beverages.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/4260

  • Unique Booze Bottles HD

Gives most mead/ale/wine bottles their own unique labels and textures.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19922/

  • Radiant and Unique Potions and Poisons HD

A comprehensive potion retexture mod. A bit more lively and fantasy-like compared to SLOD. Many potions and poisons will now have their own unique labels.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/18799

  • Project Reality - Climates Of Tamriel - Weather - Lighting

A large weather and lighting overhaul mod.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/17802

  • Inside the Nebula

A nebula retexture mod that can make for some great looking Skyrim nights. Contains an optional file that allows Inside the Nebula to be used in conjunction with any other nebula instead of forcing the player to choose between one nebula.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=6178

  • Bryce Nebula - Skyrim galaxy replacer

The predecessor of Inside the Nebula. This mod plus Inside the Nebula work very well together when using Inside the Nebula's optional file that allows two nebulae to display at once.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/5084

  • "Not Really HD" Mod Compilation:

A retexture series that covers a variety of areas, usually in bite-sized chunks. I have only listed a few to save space and because I think other mods handle the other areas better.

  • Not Really HD Keys

  • Not Really HD Rings

  • N-R HD Display Case

  • "Sexy" Retexture Mod Compilation:

Here are all the retexture mods of the "Sexy" series. This series aims to make certain textures more vibrant, crisp, and detailed.

  • Sexy Whiterun

  • Sexy Windhelm

  • Sexy Riften

  • Sexy Winterhold College

  • Sexy Villages and Towns

  • Sexy Solitude

  • Sexy Boats

  • Alternatives Retexture Mod Compilation:

The Alternatives series are retextures of key locations to give them a new look.

  • Alternatives - Whiterun

  • Alternatives - Solitude

  • Alternatives - Villages

  • Project Parallax Compilation:

*Note: ENB .112 or higher is required for Project Parallax textures.

  • Project Parallax - Roads and Bridges

  • Project Parallax - Whiterun

  • Project Parallax - Solitude

  • Project Parallax - Windhelm

Some people had CTD problems with this one. Windhelm is a strange and unforgiving place...
*Note: The reason for the crashing with PP - Windhelm is that it currently contains a bad mesh. Link to download the fixed mesh here: http://forums.bethsoft.com/topic/1376829-project-parallax-windhelm/page__view__findpost__p__21211326
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=17754

  • ENB Presets:

*Note: Before using presets, you must have ENB installed. This can only be found at http://enbdev.com/download_mod_tesskyrim.htm. Unless you like a preset that is made for an older version of ENB, download and install the newest ENB.

  • Unreal Cinema - ENB

Unreal Cinema is an ENB configuration designed to give a cinematic and immersive experience, with a cold and wintery feel.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/30406

  • K ENB

  • Enhanced Vanilla ENB

This ENB is basically a 'neutral' config, as it only uses the abilities of the ENBSeries binaries to provide Sun rays, SSAO, improved shadows, parallax support and DoF. Therefore it does not use the enbseries.ini to it's full extent and does not alter vanilla game colour AT ALL.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/17326

  • RealLike ENB

A lightweight ENB configuration.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22056

  • Project ENB

This ENB configuration offers intense visuals, high performance, darker dungeons, and customization!
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20781

  • Winterheart Atmospheric ENB

Winterheart is an atmospheric ENB profile and a mini weather/environment mod combined. It is quite important to note that one will not work without the other, not without very horrid looking results anyway. You can expect the world of Skyrim to become a lot darker with a heavy, brooding atmosphere that is really much better explained in pictures than in words.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21350

  • SkyRealism - ENB Evolved

Stays fairly true to the colors of vanilla Skyrim.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23765

  • RealLike ENB

A fairly light-weight ENB configuration.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22056

  • Far Off ENB

An ENB config that gives a more gloomy and overcast look to Skyrim.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/33268

  • Seasons of Skyrim ENB

This ENB combines fantasy, realism, immersion, and cinematics in a very elegant way.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23812
 
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  • Unofficial Dawnguard Patch

A comprehensive bugfixing mod for Dawnguard.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23491

  • When Vampires Attack

A small mod that makes citizens in a village or city run indoors during a random vampire attack. This includes eclipse attacks as well.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/28235

  • XCE - Dawnguard

Improves the textures of Vampires and Snow Elves from the Dawnguard DLC while keeping to the original style.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21839

  • Ishs Better Dawnguard Gear

Improved textures for the DLC's weapons and armor.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23383

  • Vampire Lords can Loot and Activate - With Werewolf Now

While the player is in Vampire Lord or Werewolf forms, he can activate just about everything except horses.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21631/

  • Serana Secret

This simple mod improves Serana as a follower.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23354

  • Explosive Bolts Visualized

Adds a unique visual appearance to elemental and dwemer bolts.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21922

  • Crossbows Basic Collection

Allows the player to craft various types of crossbows (glass, ebony, etc.). Optional esp file adds them to the leveled list.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23876

  • Dragonbone Crossbow

  • Enhanced Crossbows Enhanced

This mod gives enhanced crossbows a more visually distinct model.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22210

  • Daedric Crossbow

  • Nightingale Crossbow

  • Falmer Crossbow

  • Bandolier - Dawnguard

Adds craftable notebooks and flasks that you can wear.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22119

  • Water Arrows And Crossbow Bolts

Adds Thief series style Water Arrows/Bolts that allow you to extinguish lights from a distance. Fire spells can relight extinguished lights.
*Note: A non-Dawnguard version is linked in the mod's description.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22234

  • Witcher 2 Style Dawnguard and Standard Heavy Plate

Adds a new Dawnguard heavy armor.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22602

  • Vjarkell Castle

Enter Vjarkell Castle! Due to an unfortunate series of events this castle has lost its rightful owner and has fallen into the hands of evil. It is up to the dragonborn to slay the evil that shadows over Vjarkell Castle and claim the castle for him or herself.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21918

  • Aetherium Aetherial Swords

Adds two swords to the forge made from aetherium. Also includes an optional esp with Aetherium armor and more weapons.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23413

  • Arvak Reborn

A set of high quality texture replaces for Arvak.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/24019

  • Vampiric Thirst - Dawnguard Edition

A vampire overhaul mod.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/24222

  • Automatic Crossbows

Shoot multiple bolts per firing sequence. Can be added to any crossbow.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/26329

  • Elder Scroll on back -Dawnguard

Allows you to add an Elder Scroll to your back (uses armor slot 47). Can be enchanted.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21709


  • Unofficial Dragonborn Patch

A comprehensive bugfixing mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn, the goal of the Unofficial Dragonborn Patch (aka UDBP) is to eventually fix every bug in Dragonborn not officially resolved by the developers to the limits of the Creation Kit and community-developed tools, in one easy-to-install package.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31083

  • Raven Rock Expanded

An expansion to Raven Rock, making it closer to town than settlement. Adding Well fitting Buildings and NPCs with unique schedules and AI, Morrowind style Banners, Ashlander camp, Travelers visiting etc.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31582

  • Rideable Netch

This mod adds a rideable netch near the bulwark of Raven Rock named "Mister Jellacles".
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=125963996

  • Slave Pack Riekling Porter

Adds a small quest to obtain Wak Wak, a Riekling follower who will carry your stuff, is essential, and is quite cute. Fully voice acted and Wak Wak has a unique backpack and skin coloring.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31533

  • Command Dragon

Allows you to gain full real-time control of a tamed dragon when you fly it. it also includes real-time fast travel while riding a dragon.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31697

  • Real-time Dragon Fast Travel - Dragonborn

This mod allows you to actually select a Fast Travel location while on Dragon mount and then see how you fly there in real-time, while vanilla Dragonborn transits you instantly to the new location this mod makes it so that you will see your dragon taking you to the Map Marker you want to go.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31325

  • Abandoned Telvanni Player House

A basic starter home located in Tel Mithryn. Has plenty of containers for storage, a couple mannequins, display case, weapons racks, and a bookcase. Also has a small cavern that contains a pond. Made by me with tender love.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31192/

  • Telvanni Bug Musk Merchant

Adds a dunmer merchant north of Tel Mithryn. He sells Telvanni Bug Musk, along with some vintage Morrowind classics. Made by me with even more tender love!
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31211

  • Solstheim landscape

Almost full replacement of textures for a landscape Solstheim.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31591

  • Summer Solstheim HD and Solstheim Skies

Complete transformation of Solstheim's environment.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/34570

  • Wet and Cold - Ashes

An unofficial, official addon for Wet and Cold, which extends cold effects support to Solstheim as well as adding various ash related effects.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31968

  • Waves

Deploys the Dragonborn new Oceanic Waves along proper places on the Skyrim Coast.
*Note: May conflict with WATER's Dragonborn plugin.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31686

  • Summon Karstaag Unlimited Times

This mod changes the amount of times Karstaag can be summoned from three to infinite.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/32172

  • Glorious Stahlrim Retex

Retextures Stalhrim heavy armor. Author has plans to retexture the rest of the armor set in the future.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/32399

  • Dragonborn Mages Robes Retexture Pack

High resolution retexture of the robes found in Dragonborn.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35965

  • Ultra HD Hrothmunds Axe

Ultra high resolution (4k) handmade retexture of Hrothmund's Axe.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/34047
 
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The following list consists of mods that I personally recommend using (or, at least, given a look). Not all are compatible with one another. I noted known incompatibilities.


  • Wrye Bash

While it is complex, causing the user to spend some time reading the readme, it handles much more than Nexus Mod Manager does and is sometimes required to create Bashed Patches for mods, which ensure compatibility between certain mods that cannot otherwise be granted. Can be used in conjunction with Nexus Mod Manager.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/1840

  • TES5Edit

This nifty program cleans mods, including official DLC and Update.esm files.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25859/

  • BOSS

A "one-click" program for users that quickly optimises and avoids detrimental conflicts in their TES IV: Oblivion, Nehrim - At Fate's Edge, TES V: Skyrim, Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas mod load orders. Basically, it orders your mods in the best possible load order (in most cases).
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/6


  • Wet and Cold

Dynamic wet and cold related effects. All features related to the visual effects apply to all actors unless otherwise stated.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/27563

  • Splash of Rain

Provides splash visuals when rain drops hit the ground.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/37873/?

  • Shooting Stars

Adds shooting stars in the sky.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25022

  • Rainbows

Adds rainbows that occasionally show up.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25666/

  • Sincar Barrens- A resting place mod

This mod adds a wide selection of resting areas to Skyrim.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21090

  • skyBirds - Airborne Perching Birds

Adds flying (yes, flying!) birds that are highly interactive with the world and also include new ingredients when looted.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23771

  • Birds of skyrim

I hate birds, but you may not. This mod adds many more bird types to the world.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=17723

  • Tamriel Compendium

Tamriel Compendium adds 176 books that were present in past Elder Scrolls games but not included in Skyrim. They randomly appear in dungeons, homes or any locations where books are spawned.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10462

  • Secluded Cottage

Adds a unique cottage that belongs to an alchemist merchant named Birane Merian. If you decide to kill Birane then ownership of the cottage will pass to you.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/24920

  • Autumn Cabin

Adds a unique log cabin that belongs to an alchemist and his wife, who happens to be a blacksmith. If you decide to kill them then ownership of the cabin will pass to you.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25528/

  • Touring Carriages

Ride those carriages in real-time rather than them being another method of fast travel. You can skip to the destination at any point of the ride, change speed, travel to holds and villages, and more. Unlike most carriage mods, Touring Carriages is supposed to be safe to install and uninstall at any time.
*Note: Likely not compatible with any other mod that modifies transport carriages.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/38529/?


  • Sounds of Skyrim - The Dungeons

Includes 115+ sound effects to add life to the dungeons.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/8601/

  • Sounds of Skyrim - Civilization

Adds 223 new sound effects to cities, villages, farms and remote locations where civilization is present.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20193/

  • Sounds of Skyrim - The Wilds

With the 115 new sound effects, the purpose of The Wilds is to audibly enlarge Skyrim's fauna with the addition of various animals, birds and insects that play according to weather, time of day and region.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10886/

  • Delarics Conditional Combat Music

It makes combat music only play when you are fighting certain enemies.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/28511

  • Heart of the Beast - Werewolf Sound and Texture Overhaul

A sound and texture replacement for werewolves that makes them more fearsome.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/13779

  • Muffle Bears

Tired of obnoxious bears? Now you can quiet them down to sound levels that they should've been at from the beginning.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=17731


  • Alternate Start - Live Another Life

Live Another Life provides an alternative means to start the game for those who do not wish to go through the lengthy intro sequence at Helgen. You will be given the opportunity to choose your race and then choose a new life for your character to lead.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9557

  • Skyrim -Community- Uncapper

A SKSE plugin that allows the player to customize leveling rate, maximum level (both for skills and overall), and amount of perks given per level.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/1175

  • Bellyaches New Dragon Species and Ohdaviing Replacer

This mod adds thirteen new, non-replacing dragon species into the world. There are around 50 new dragons in the world for you to encounter.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20889

  • SHARPE Craftsmanship - Made to order

Just take a look through Eorlund Gray-Mane's catalogue of items (found at the Skyforge in Whiterun), provide him with the raw materials for your armor or weapon and be sure to have cash ready when you come to pick up your order! No longer must you tediously level up your smithing skill to forge new armor and weapons.
*Note: Mods that add weapons/armors/other craftable items have their items should up in Eorlund Gray-Mane's catalogue as well.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/14474

  • Deadly Dragons

Adds new dragons, items (optional esp), and increases dragon difficulty.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3829

  • Skyrim Immersive Creatures

Skyrim Immersive Creatures adds dozens of new creatures to enhance your gaming experience. This mod adds brand new creatures which fit in to the world of Skyrim, alongside variations of existing creatures, adding diversity and improving gameplay.
skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/24913​

  • Frostfall

Integrates itself nearly seamlessly within Skyrim, providing a bit more realism and difficulty by forcing the player to be aware of the cold climate of some of the areas within the world.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/11163

  • Realistic Needs and Diseases

A realism mod that adds the need to eat, sleep, and drink. Not as complex as Imps More Complex Needs.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/26228/

  • Skyrim Redone

A modular gameplay overhaul that can modify many areas of the game, including difficulty, perks, and lighting.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9286

  • Character Creation Overhaul - Races - Classes - Skills - Specializations - Attributes

Character Creation Overhaul finally brings back classes, specializations, favored attributes, and major/minor skills to Skyrim. No more boring cookie-cutter characters--Choice matters again!
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21587

  • Apocalypse Spell Package

A comprehensive spell mod with dozens of new and unique spells.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=16225

  • Interesting NPCs

Adds many new and interesting NPCs to the game, some with voice acting and possibly quests.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8429

  • Psiijic Teleport Spells

Tired of running everywhere? Then teleport! Want to quickly climb a mountain? Teleport! Of course, the mod adds other spells too that aid in battle and travel.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8535


Armors:

  • Omegared99 - Armor Compilation

Plenty of great looking armor sets, as well as a few weapons. All are craftable if you have the appropriate smithing perks. There is are two optional esp files included. One adds these armors to the leveled list (allowing enemies to spawn with these armors) and the second adds a few custom weapons.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10277

  • Immersive Armors

It adds many new armor sets and weapons that have been seamlessly integrated into the world. The items are balanced and spread across your gaming experience. They are all craftable, upgradable, and are integrated into the game through leveled lists.
*Note: If you only want his individual armors/weapons that are bundled up into Immersive Armors, then he lists them at the bottom of the mod's description page.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19733

  • Dragonbone Ebonsteel Armor

Dragonbone Ebonsteel heavy armor is a stand-alone set combining the raw strength of dragonbone with the more malleable resilience of ebony. While for all gameplay purposes it is still considered dragonplate, forging it requires skill in both dragon and ebony smithing. The armor rating of all pieces is nearly as great (just one tick shy) of their Daedric counterparts.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/24941

  • Skyforge Shields

Skyforge Shields is a collection of stand-alone, completely new shield assets that can be forged by the player only at the Skyforge (or, in some cases, purchased from Eorlund Graymane).
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/26344

  • Tribunal Robes Set

Heavy variant requires ebony smithing, light variant requires glass smithing, and nonarmor variant requires no perk but requires ebony ingots. A truly beautiful armor set.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20077/

  • Evil MasterMind Armor

Adds a light, male only, armor set. Another beautiful custom armor.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25476

  • Blood Witch Armor

This mod adds a new set of high resolution light armor to the game that is currently only for female characters.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21572

  • Triss Armor Retextured

This mod adds Triss Merigold's outfit from the game The Witcher 2.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/4708

Accessories:

  • Cloaks of Skyrim

Tons of new cloaks are added in this mod, including unique, magical cloaks that are hand placed within the world.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/12092

  • Winter Is Coming - Cloaks

Adds several variants of fur cloaks to the world of Skyrim. Compatible with Cloaks of Skyrim.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/13486

  • Bandolier - Bags and Pouches

A "small" and useful mod that allows the player to craft many new bandoliers, bags, vials, and pouches that not only look awesome but give the player a bit more holding capacity.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/16438

  • Wearable Lanterns

This allows the player to craft lanterns and Torchbug jars that can be added to a few areas on your player so you can finally travel to the dark depths without giving up a hand to a torch or candlelight spell. And what adventure wouldn't want a helpful Torchbug companion?
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/17416

  • Candle Lanterns of the North - Wearable Lanterns Add-On

Weapons:

  • Immersive Weapons

If you're seeking to enhance your Skyrim with a greater selection of weapons without breaking from natural feel of the game, this mod is for you. It adds many (200+) new custom weapons that have been seamlessly integrated into the world. The items are balanced and spread across your gaming experience.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/27644

  • JaySuS Swords

Dozens of beautiful swords. Just take a peek at Dragonbrand if you want justification.
*Note: You may want to install the compatibility patch as it should help with stability and compatibility: Sharlikrans Compatibility Patches
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/1002

  • Isilmeriel LOTR Weapons Collection

Several LOTR weapons are bundled in this lovely weapon pack. Most weapons can be crafted if you have the Steel smithing perk.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/5727

  • Isilmeriel LOTR weapons retextures

  • Lost LongSwords

Adds many custom longswords to the game.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/26261/

  • Dwemer Control Rod

This mod will add a new 1-handed mace to the game, there's one problem: It's been long lost. Find it and gain a powerful weapon against Men, Mer and Automatons alike!
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21201

  • Unique Bows Collection

This mods adds 10 new unique bows to the game (new meshes + new textures).
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/32405


  • Run For Your Lives

Villagers and townsfolk (other than guards) will run into their houses when a dragon threatens the area.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23906

  • Unofficial Skyrim Patch

A comprehensive bugfixing mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19

  • No Boring Sleep-Wait Menu

Increases the maximum wait time to 1-720 rather than 1-24.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=12625

  • Auto-save and time

Custom auto-save triggers, situation-dependant variable TimeScale, in-game and real-time alarm clocks. Each component can be toggled on/off, as well as customized, to suite your needs.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/13239

  • Unlimited Bookshelves

Allows bookshelves to no longer be constrained to an arbitrary number, but instead it depends on the size of the shelf and placed objects. It also removes the spaces between book models when placed on shelves (this was especially hideous with journals/notes). Should work with all bookshelves, both from vanilla and from mods.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=10891

  • Always Pick Up Books

Your character will now place books in his inventory rather than reading them.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/32592

  • SKSE -Elys- AltF4

Now multimedia keys such as volume work! Oh, and Alt+F4 also works.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=17202

  • Skyrim Performance Monitor

The Skyrim Performance Monitor is a utility used for tracking Skyrims Memory, VRAM, CPU, GPU, Threads system resource usage, and also FPS as they relate to INI settings and installed mods.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/6491

  • Enchantment Effect Replacer

Replaces the weapon shader to a few different styles, as well as allowing you to turn the weapon shader off.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/1345

  • Muffle Bears

Tired of obnoxious bears? Now you can quiet them down to sound levels that they should've been at from the beginning.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=17731

  • Auto Unequip Ammo

This mod comes with a script that will automatically unequip arrows/bolts when you unequip your bow and will equip the same arrows/bolts back when you equip your bow again.
*Note: If uninstalling this mod, then stop the script before doing so. Instructions on how to are in its description page.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10753


  • Falskaar

Explore the land of Falskaar in this professionally voiced 20+ hour quest/land mod.
skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/37994/​

  • Moonpath to Elsweyr

A large quest mod that also includes a player home, voice acting, many new NPCs and locations, and more.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9782

  • Wyrmstooth

Fun and fairly long quest(s) with dungeons, a blackreach-type area, town, and a whole fleshed-out island to explore.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25704

  • Helgen Reborn

A lengthy and very well-made questline that allows the player to help rebuild the town of Helgen.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35841


  • Snowbound Acres

Adds a mostly dunmer village to the snowy mountains that lie south of Falkreath that includes some creat
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/28131

  • Unique Taverns

The overall goal of this project is to revamp all the taverns in Skyrim that are just copies of each other, and to give each tavern a unique atmosphere and character of it's own that blends with it's surrounding environment and history.
*Note: Not compatible with Expanded Towns and Villages.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21553

  • The Elder Scrolls Places

A set of villages added seamlessly to Skyrim.
http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/?id=97512100

  • The Undercity

Welcome to the Undercity, a new city located entirely underground. Has just about nearly everything a city should have and one would expect.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/15659

  • Expanded Towns and Villages

Breathing some life into those villages by adding new NPCs, vendors, buildings, and other things.
*Note: Not compatible with Unique Taverns.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=13608

  • Towns and Villages Enhanced - Whiterun

Adds over 1500 items (flora, clutter, etc.) to the city.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19799

  • Towns and Villages Enhanced - Riften

Adds over 1000 items (flora, clutter, etc.) to the city.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20185

  • Towns and Villages Enhanced - Solitude

Adds over 1000 items (flora, clutter, etc.) to the city.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21148

  • Towns and Villages Enhanced - Windhelm

Adds over 1000 items (flora, clutter, etc.) to the city.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22608

  • LIAT - Lively Inns And Taverns

This mod attempts to liven the drinking holes up a bit by populating them with merry NPC's and environmental sound effects to match!
*Note: May not be compatible with Unique Taverns.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19841

  • Solitude Docks District

Adds houses, NPCs, clutter, etc., to the Solitude dock area.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22821


  • SkyUI

The largest and best UI overhaul mod for Skyrim. All other UI mods listed in this post are fully compatible with it.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3863

  • RaceMenu

The RaceMenu was redesigned with the intention of using SKSE to allow for more in-depth customization of your character. This mod does not fix the problems with the internal class to this menu; it merely redesigns it and adds more features.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/29624

  • Immersive HUD - iHUD

The aim of iHUD is to provide the immersive feel you get from having no HUD, whilst keeping the usefulness of having one. It takes the permanently visible HUD elements such as compass and crosshair, and hides them when not needed.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3222

  • Categorized Favorites Menu

This mod replaces the single favorites menu with several categorized favorites menus, with subcategories.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/4862

  • Better Dialogue Controls

Have you ever pressed the E (activate) key in a dialogue and it selected something else than you expected? Then you may find this mod useful.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/27371

  • Better MessageBox Controls

This mod lets you navigate the message boxes with the keyboard. Use Left/Right controls, and Activate to select options (typically A,D and E but it should work if you remapped those controls to other keys). Fixes the clickable area of buttons so they are easier to click.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/28170

  • A Quality World Map - With Roads

It mainly adds roads for those... roads... that were not drawn on Skyrim's map. Now the map is a bit more useful.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4929

  • EzEs -Colored Map Markers-

Makes map markers colored.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/26556

  • Main Font Replacement

Replaces the font used for the main UI elements with a selection of less modern fonts. There may be clipping or run off issues.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/95

  • Main Menu Wallpaper Replacer HD 1080p Now With Randomizer

Two versions are available, complete version with a SKSE plugin to randomize the wallpapers at each start and a single version with only the wallpaper you like.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3708#content

  • Paint Themed Main Menu Background Replacer

A simple main menu replacement mod to replace the boring black screen with a simple, paint-like screenshot of beautiful locations in Skyrim.
*Note: You can use the randomizer from the mod above to have Skyrim cycle through a new main menu picture each time you arrive at the main menu. As stated by clickok80 in the comments section of this mod: "You can extract all the files into the mainmenureplacer folder from this mod: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3708&navtag=file/images.php?id=3708&tab=3#content and then they'll cycle through randomly along with the others, or if you just want these, you can delete the contents of mainmenureplacer and just add the main named folders to it ex: documents>theelderscrolls>data>mainmenureplacer>docks 1>."
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/16339

  • No Menu and Loading Smoke

Removes that horrible smoke/mist effect in the main menu and loading screens.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/7901

  • Lore-Based Loading Screens

Adds 160+ new loading screens steeped in Tamrielic lore.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21265


  • Unofficial Dawnguard Patch

A comprehensive bugfixing mod for Dawnguard.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23491

  • XCE - Dawnguard

Improves the textures of Vampires and Snow Elves from the Dawnguard DLC while keeping to the original style.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21839

  • Ishs Better Dawnguard Gear

Improved textures for the DLC's weapons and armor.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23383

  • Explosive Bolts Visualized

Adds a unique visual appearance to elemental and dwemer bolts.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21922

  • Crossbows Basic Collection

Allows the player to craft various types of crossbows (glass, ebony, etc.). Optional esp file adds them to the leveled list.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23876

  • Nightingale Crossbow

  • Bandolier - Dawnguard

Adds craftable notebooks and flasks that you can wear.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/22119

  • Aetherium Aetherial Swords

Adds two swords to the forge made from aetherium. Also includes an optional esp with Aetherium armor and more weapons.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23413

  • Arvak Reborn

A set of high quality texture replaces for Arvak.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/24019

  • Automatic Crossbows

Shoot multiple bolts per firing sequence. Can be added to any crossbow.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/26329


  • Unofficial Dragonborn Patch

A comprehensive bugfixing mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn, the goal of the Unofficial Dragonborn Patch (aka UDBP) is to eventually fix every bug in Dragonborn not officially resolved by the developers to the limits of the Creation Kit and community-developed tools, in one easy-to-install package.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31083

  • Slave Pack Riekling Porter

Adds a small quest to obtain Wak Wak, a Riekling follower who will carry your stuff, is essential, and is quite cute. Fully voice acted and Wak Wak has a unique backpack and skin coloring.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31533

  • Abandoned Telvanni Player House

A basic starter home located in Tel Mithryn. Has plenty of containers for storage, a couple mannequins, display case, weapons racks, and a bookcase. Also has a small cavern that contains a pond. Made by me with tender love.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31192/

  • Telvanni Bug Musk Merchant

Adds a dunmer merchant north of Tel Mithryn. He sells Telvanni Bug Musk, along with some vintage Morrowind classics. Made by me with even more tender love!
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31211

  • Solstheim landscape

Almost full replacement of textures for a landscape Solstheim. I like some of the textures.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31591

  • Wet and Cold - Ashes

An unofficial, official addon for Wet and Cold, which extends cold effects support to Solstheim as well as adding various ash related effects.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31968

  • Waves

Deploys the Dragonborn new Oceanic Waves along proper places on the Skyrim Coast.
*Note: May conflict with WATER's Dragonborn plugin.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31686

  • Summon Karstaag Unlimited Times

This mod changes the amount of times Karstaag can be summoned from three to infinite.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/32172

  • Glorious Stahlrim Retex

Retextures Stalhrim heavy armor. Author has plans to retexture the rest of the armor set in the future.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/32399
 
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So cool! I've been waiting for a mod to replace the sky-view map with a real paper map.

It is still lacking if you want a true, flat paper map like in Oblivion. He was working on a flat version but I'm not sure the status on that and it sounded like he would have to add location markers to the image itself (meaning no fast travel and no new markers unless you or he adds them to the image).
 

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Thanks, I'll go add Respec Mod to the list.

Has anyone tried this mod:
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/26228

I've been eying it but I'm not sure if it'll cause a lot of conflicts or bugs.

Same here, I don't know if I want to add that amount of realism for Skyrim, I tried it in Fallout and it seem to fit there alright.


I'd rather just drink out of a mountain stream and fish really.
 

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Same here, I don't know if I want to add that amount of realism for Skyrim, I tried it in Fallout and it seem to fit there alright.


I'd rather just drink out of a mountain stream and fish really.

This mod is much simpler than Imp's Needs mod. I don't think you need a balanced meal or other specific conditions so drinking water and eating salmon may be fine.
 

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Are they even allowed to do that? Pretty sure you can't make money directly from other peoples mods (as it contains their content etc.). Probably something in the EULA too... :confused:

He isn't using anyone's mods but I do agree that this likely goes against Bethesda's terms.
 

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He isn't using anyone's mods but I do agree that this likely goes against Bethesda's terms.

I didn't mean mods! I meant content! :D As he's using copyrighted characters (Astrid) and lore (Brotherhood) it probably definately isn't. most games i've ever bothered to look at EULAs for modding usually have some "all content you make for our game belongs to us and therefore cannot be resold" in some way.

Though it does seem unlikely to get anywhere near the target... People donated $200? :confused:
 

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I didn't mean mods! I meant content! :D As he's using copyrighted characters (Astrid) and lore (Brotherhood) it probably definately isn't. most games i've ever bothered to look at EULAs for modding usually have some "all content you make for our game belongs to us and therefore cannot be resold" in some way.

Though it does seem unlikely to get anywhere near the target... People donated $200? :confused:

He may have had family or friends donate to get the ball rolling? I hope that's the case.
 

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Has anyone used TES5Edit? I'm uncertain as to what it does, but it sounds like if you have problems with crashing, it may be able to help... ?
 

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Has anyone used TES5Edit? I'm uncertain as to what it does, but it sounds like if you have problems with crashing, it may be able to help... ?
I've used it because I was having crashing issues, and it resolved almost all of them.

There are good tutorial videos on youtube.
 

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Anyone know of a resource that tells you if mods conflict and/or overwrite each other? I am building a PC after logging 150+ hours on PS3 (you can guess what happened...), and I want to start a new character with lots of good mods. I'm particularly curious about visual and smithing mods, as there seems to be a lot of those that would overlap each other.
 

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TES5Edit generally helps with compatibility and crashing as it removes ITM (Identical To Master) and UDR (Deleted References) from mods. Most mods can be safely cleaned with TES5Edit; however. there are a few mods that have intentional dirty edits.

I use this guide for cleaning:
http://www.creationkit.com/TES5Edit_Mod_Cleaning_Tutorial

Or if you prefer video format:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re8YBJm9l64

wow that shit looks hardcore.

Is there a good shadow fixer yet?
 

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Anyone know of a resource that tells you if mods conflict and/or overwrite each other? I am building a PC after logging 150+ hours on PS3 (you can guess what happened...), and I want to start a new character with lots of good mods. I'm particularly curious about visual and smithing mods, as there seems to be a lot of those that would overlap each other.

Most mods use BSA files and I don't think Bash or NMM can see if files in one BSA overwrite another mod's files. NMM does let you know when you are overwriting loose files with other loose files.

Most of the time you have to look at what the mod does and judge whether it will overwrite/conflict.

wow that shit looks hardcore.

Is there a good shadow fixer yet?

It is very easy to use after your first cleaning.

No shadow fixers besides ENB or lowering shadow distance.
 

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Most mods use BSA files and I don't think Bash or NMM can see if files in one BSA overwrite another mod's files. NMM does let you know when you are overwriting loose files with other loose files.

Most of the time you have to look at what the mod does and judge whether it will overwrite/conflict.



It is very easy to use after your first cleaning.

No shadow fixers besides ENB or lowering shadow distance.

I'll take your word for it. I still haven't gotten the courage to try again with Skyrim. The last time i tried, maybe a month or two ago, i spent a few days modding and still was unable to get it to that level of beauty that i see in the Skyrim Screenshot thread. Some of those pictures just blow me away. I still have access to a better video card, so i'm hoping that the difference between mine and the screenshots is being able to run ENB with lots of settings on.

I previously had to use Sharpshooter's ENB which was built for performance with many things turned off.
 

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Some screenshots are planned and made to look good for that particular instance, but, yes, ENB will help a lot with most of its settings turned on.
 

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Some screenshots are planned and made to look good for that particular instance, but, yes, ENB will help a lot with most of its settings turned on.

Are yours from the thread planned in this way? or are they always 'live' shots?

okay like these:

They seriously look like they could be from a pixar movie:

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt289/HeartAttack09/3-1.jpg
http://imageshack.us/f/155/tesv2012100521393133.jpg/

I have never seen a texture mod that has this level of detail.
 

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Are yours from the thread planned in this way? or are they always 'live' shots?

okay like these:

They seriously look like they could be from a pixar movie:

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt289/HeartAttack09/3-1.jpg
http://imageshack.us/f/155/tesv2012100521393133.jpg/

I have never seen a texture mod that has this level of detail.

I just take a screenshot when I think something looks pretty while playing the game.

It is easy to make things look good when the majority of what is happening on the screenshot is blurred out. :) Still:

First screenshot is using Skyrim Flora Overhaul and likely SRO. Hard to tell what else when everything is blurred out except the shrub and grass texture.

Second screenshot is using SMIM (obvious with the barrel) and I'm not sure what else. Maybe this sack mod: HD Sacks Retexture (I use it and it is very good).
 

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I just take a screenshot when I think something looks pretty while playing the game.

It is easy to make things look good when the majority of what is happening on the screenshot is blurred out. :) Still:

First screenshot is using Skyrim Flora Overhaul and likely SRO. Hard to tell what else when everything is blurred out except the shrub and grass texture.

Second screenshot is using SMIM (obvious with the barrel) and I'm not sure what else. Maybe this sack mod: HD Sacks Retexture (I use it and it is very good).

My eyes! The Goggles do nothing!

too much blur.

Well yea the blur is too intense, but is it what's making the tree look so real? Though i've never tried the highest res textures from the flora overhaul, the lower res version looked nothing like in that picture... you can see every needle in perfect detail!
 

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Well yea the blur is too intense, but is it what's making the tree look so real? Though i've never tried the highest res textures from the flora overhaul, the lower res version looked nothing like in that picture... you can see every needle in perfect detail!

It is Skyrim Flora Overhaul high res version. The low res version is indeed very blurry.
 

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Would 1.5gb vram be enough to run the highest res version? or do people that run this version have 2gb+ vram video cards?

I was using it on 1.28GB so 1.5GB is fine. Of course, it depends on what other texture packs you're using.
 

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Do you know of any mods that stop Skyrim from disabling media keys? One bug that i've had since launch is that media keys for volume have no effect ingame, which means I have to alt/tab to desktop or change the game volume. None of the other functions work either (though there's not much use for any of the others but mute). :D
 

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Do you know of any mods that stop Skyrim from disabling media keys? One bug that i've had since launch is that media keys for volume have no effect ingame, which means I have to alt/tab to desktop or change the game volume. None of the other functions work either (though there's not much use for any of the others but mute). :D

Yep, SKSE -Elys- AltF4 or under the Misc category. I've been using it since May and haven't had any problems yet.
 

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Wow. If HardOCP had rep, I would give you 50,000 rep points. Thanks, dj_2004.
 
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