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<div style="text-align: center"><font size="10">Welcome to Lexy's: Legacy of The Dragonborn Special Edition</font></div> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center"><font size="4">A NEXUS Hosted guide based of Neovalen's Skyrim Revisited: Legendary Edition</font></div> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center"><font size="4">Created and maintained by Darth_mathias and DarkladyLexy With help from The Community</font></div> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center"><big>Last Update: {{ #time: G:i:s j F Y|+1 hours| {{REVISIONTIMESTAMP}} }} (GMT)</big></div> <br/>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><font size="4">Based on Neovalen's Skyrim Revisited: Legendary Edition</font></div>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><font size="4">Created and Maintained by Darth_mathias and DarkladyLexy</font></div>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><big>Last Update: {{ #time: G:i:s j F Y|+1 hours| {{REVISIONTIMESTAMP}} }} (GMT)</big></div><br>
  
{{Notice|This guide is best suited for Testers and Experienced Modders. An identical version of the guide is also provided on the STEP Wiki [https://wiki.step-project.com/User:DarkladyLexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE Here]. It is strongly advised that new users install everything the first time going through the guide without deviation. Please also be aware this guide uses some advanced modding techniques and thus is best suited for Intermediate to Experienced Modders.}}
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<span style="color:Cyan">FORUMS:</span> If you want to check <span style="color:Gold">Lexy's: Legacy of The Dragonborn Special Edition forums</span> click [http://forum.step-project.com/topic/13092-lexys-legacy-of-the-dragonborn-special-edition/ Here]
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<div style="text-align: center;"><font size="6"><span style="color:#00FF00">Page One: Introduction and Prerequisites</span></font></div>
<span style="color:Cyan">DISCORD:</span> You can check out our dedicated Discord channel by clicking [https://discord.gg/xj7JcZ7 Here]
 
<span style="color:Cyan">TRELLO:</span> You can check Mods that have been suggested by user for inclusion with this guide [https://trello.com/b/V4o4FPSl/lexys-legacy-of-the-dragonborn-special-edition-suggested-mods Here]
 
<span style="color:Cyan">CHANGELOG:</span> You can check on revisions of the guide by clicking [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Changelog Here]
 
<span style="color:Cyan">Prerequisites Page:</span> This is where we install Skyrim and a few required TOOLS [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php?title=User:Darkladylexy/Prerequisites_Page Here]
 
<span style="color:Cyan">Merge Page:</span> This is were you will find all the Merge Goodies [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Here]
 
<span style="color:Cyan">Finishing Line:</span> So near and yet so far this where you find info you do near the end [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Finishing_Line Here]
 
<span style="color:Cyan">Mod Configuration Menu Setup:</span> This is where you boot the game yay [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_MCM Here]
 
<span style="color:Cyan">Troubleshooting:</span> Some Troubleshoot tip can be found [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Troubleshooting Here]
 
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==<span style="color:#00FF00">Introduction and Summary</span>==
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<div style="text-align: center;"><font size="4">Quick Links</font></div>
Welcome to Lexy's: Legacy of The Dragonborn Special Edition: the Special Edition version of my popular co-authored [http://wiki.step-project.com/User:Darth_mathias/SRLE_Extended_Legacy_of_The_Dragonborn SRLE Extended Legacy of The Dragonborn].  It is designed to be a full guide, taking you from a completely vanilla Skyrim SE experience to a fully modified game in all facets.
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<span style="color:cyan">GUIDE SUPPORT</span>: Support and assistance in the installation and troubleshooting of problems related to this guide are available in two locations - either will eventually get you the help you need. The first is located on the [http://forum.step-project.com/topic/13092-lexys-legacy-of-the-dragonborn-special-edition/ STEP Forums]. The second, more real-time, location is on Lexy's [https://discord.gg/xj7JcZ7 LOTD Discord Channel].
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  <span style="color:cyan">MOD SUGGESTIONS</span>: Don't see a mod in the list that you think needs to be included? Check on Lexy's [https://trello.com/b/V4o4FPSl/lexys-legacy-of-the-dragonborn-special-edition-suggested-mods Suggested Mods Trello] board to be sure it hasn't already been suggested, is in testing, or has been previously rejected.
  
This guide is the current stable version, it uses some advanced modding techniques and thus best suited for Intermediate to Experienced Modders. If you are looking for an easier beginners guide to learn the basics of Mod Organizer 2 check out the [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/10694 TUCOGUIDE] by ponurymazepa.
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<div style="text-align: center;"><font size="4">Guide Page Links</font></div>
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<span style="color:cyan">Page 1</span>: Introduction and Prerequisites. YOU ARE HERE.
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<span style="color:cyan">Page 2</span>: [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/ModList_Page The Mod List]
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<span style="color:cyan">Page 3</span>: [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Merge_Page The Merge Page]
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<span style="color:cyan">Page 4</span>: [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Finish_Page The Finishing Line]
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<span style="color:cyan">Page 5</span>: [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/MCM_List Recommended MCM Settings]
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<span style="color:cyan">Page 6</span>: [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/LexyTS_Page Troubleshooting]
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<span style="color:cyan">Page 7</span>: [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Changelog Changelog]
  
'''Special Thanks to PheonixSunstar001 for creating an awesome video series showing the installation of this guide you can check it out [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCweDeggYz3kt1fvk7NCLQcw Here]'''
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<div style="text-align: center;">{{Notice|This guide is designed for experienced modders. If you are new to the Skyrim Modding Experience, it is highly suggested you watch videos, read forums posts, and other such activities to ensure you are familiarized with all of the tools used in this mod build. It is also advised that you attempt a less technical mod guide, such as TUCOS, to become comfortable with the use of these tools.}}
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{{Notice|First time installers of this guide are advised to install everything listed in the guide in their initial installation, and deviating from it ONLY after verifying a working build.}}</div>
  
== <span style="color:#00ff00">A Little Chat</span> ==
 
  
'''NOTE''': This guide WILL take time to install and will require quite a bit of space (currently Approx. 100GB not including Skyrim itself). This guide also involves some more advanced modding concepts. I definitely suggest reading the full guide first and acquainting yourself with some of the tools you'll be using. Remember the final destination is to PLAY the game and enjoy it. Expect to take several sessions to get it all done from start to finish.
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= <span style="color:#00FF00">Introduction and Summary</span> =
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Welcome to Lexy's Legacy of the Dragonborn: Special Edition, the Skyrim SE version of my previous and popular SRLE Extended: Legacy of the Dragonborn guide. This is designed to be a full installation guide, taking you from a fresh Skyrim SE installation to a fully modified game.
  
This is not your father's Skyrim kids. Be warned. It is admittedly more difficult, especially up to around level 30, levels off, then gets a little more difficult again 50+. Unless you are an extremely experienced solo player, followers will be required and some experienced solo players have adopted a follower or two after playing this mod list. You will want a few followers anyway to carry all that LotD Museum stuff around.
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The guide is actively maintained, and is a constant state of flux. As of this writing, it is updated once a week (when circumstances allow). The STEP Hosted guide is updated on Monday, and the NEXUS hosted guide follows on Wednesday. With this in mind, ensure that as you are installing you are using the same version of the guide that you were previously using, as installation can take anywhere from a day or two to a full week or more, depending on how much time you dedicate to it.
  
You must pay attention and follow the instructions to the letter. 2% of errors are a rare mistake made by Lexy (quickly corrected). The other 98% of the issues are user error. It is almost imperative that you have at least have some knowledge of MO2, LOOT, FNIS, CK conversion, xEdit, zMerge, Wrye Bash, Mator Smash, zEdit, xLodGen, and DynDOLOD prior to starting the guide. You can use the mod list as a base and remove or add to it. However, it is strongly advised that you install the entire guide and playtest and ensure stability before adding or removing anything.  
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As noted in the warning above, this guide is designed for experienced modders, and the instructions, though they are written for clarity, do assume a certain level of comfort and familiarity with the tools. If you are looking for an easier guide, one better suited to learning the basics of Mod Organizer 2 and the other tools, I recommend looking at [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/10694 TUCOGUIDE] by ponurymazepa.
  
This guide is meticulously maintained and frequently updated. It is very stable and is more similar to Requiem in scope since the recent OMEGA and Experience mod inclusions. If you finish the guide and the game doesn't work, you did something wrong.
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'''There is a video series (special thanks to PheonixSunstar001) that shows the entireity of this guide's installation. It can be found [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCweDeggYz3kt1fvk7NCLQcw here]'''.
  
You can follow the guide from its location here on the Nexus Wiki or the over on the STEP Wiki which runs a couple of days ahead. There is a Discord Community that has an unwritten rule of tolerance towards those new to modding (within reason) but self-help is preferred and acknowledged. The Discord is friendly, helpful, and has a knowledgeable staff. Link: [https://discord.gg/r6ZJKZ9 Discord]
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== <span style="color:#00ff00">A Little Chat</span> ==
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This guide will take a substantial amount of time and a large amount of hard drive space (approximately 100 Gb of data, not including your base Skryim install). It also involves the use of more advanced modding concepts. Prior to beginning the installation, I suggest giving the entire guide a read-through to be fully aware of everything you will need to do to complete the instllation. Remember that the end goal of the guide is to actually PLAY the game and enjoy it. This will take several sessions to install from scratch.
  
As it is frequently updated, you will, at some point, have to stop modding it and just play or you will be caught up in a never-ending loop of restarting new characters.
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This is not your father's Skyrim, kids. Be warned: it is a much more difficult game, especially from start to level 30. The quests you used to do at level 1 aren't going to be doable until much later on unless you are a very experienced solo player or have a number of followers trailing behind you. Even dedicated solo players have adopted follower usage trying to play this guide. You'll likely want a follower or two to carry all the glorious LOTD Museum loot around anyhow.
  
It is demanding on hardware. You can use it though if you know your computer system, are smart about what texture resolutions you use, how many of them you use, and scale back some on the settings of or not use xLodGen, DynDOLOD, and/or ENB at all.
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To have a fully working install of this guide, you MUST pay attention and follow the posted instructions TO THE LETTER. Experiences on both the Support Forums and the Discord have shown that 98% of reported problems are the results of user error, with the remaining portion mistakes on Lexy's part (and are quickly corrected). It is imperative that you have at least some knowledge and familiarity with Mod Organizer 2, LOOT, FNIS, the Creation Kit, xEdit, zMerge, Wrye Bash, Mator Smash, zEdit, xLODGen, and DynDOLOD prior to starting the guide. The mod list can be used as a base to build or remove from, but it is strongly advised that you install and play-test the entire guide (with nothing omitted or added) to ensure it is stable before doing so. The guide itself is very stable, and rivals Requiem in scope since the inclusion of the OMEGA and Experience mods. Again, if you complete the installation and the game isn't working, it is far more likely that you made an error in installation than that Lexy made a mistake in her instructions.
  
The Guide has been benchmarked and is currently using approximately Max 4.7GB on Darth's and Lexy's system during the Cart Ride to Helgen.
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There is a Discord Community that has an unwritten rule of tolerance towards those new to modding (within reason), but self-help is preferred and appreciated. The Discord is friendly, helpful, and has a knowledgeable staff. Link: [https://discord.gg/r6ZJKZ9 Discord]
  
With that said: It's time to get into the wonderful world of Skyrim Modding. We hope you'll find it pleasant.
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As the guide is frequently updated, you will, at some point, have to stop modding it and just play or you will be caught up in a never-ending loop of restarting new characters. Most users create two separate installations of MO2, one for playing and one for updating. Those who are OCD about maintaining things up to date will find this helps sooth the itch.
  
== <span style="color:#00ff00">Darth_mathias's and DarkLadyLexy's System</span> ==
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The guide is very demanding on hardware. You can use it, though, if you know your computer system, are smart about what texture resolutions you use, how many of them you use, and scale back some of the settings of (or simply just don't use) xLodGen, DynDOLOD, and/or ENB/ReShade. The guide has been bench-marked,  and currently uses an approximate max 4.7 Gb of VRAM on Darth's and Lexy's system during the Cart Ride to Helgen. The system specs of these computers is found below.
  
* Processor: i5 4670K @ 4.2 GHz
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With that said: It's time to get into the wonderful world of Skyrim Modding. We hope you'll find it pleasant, and good luck.
* Motherboard: Asus z97-K
 
* Ram: Corsair Vengence Pro 32GB (4x8GB) @2133MHz
 
* GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080Ti 11GB
 
* OS: (Windows 7) WD Green 2TB
 
* Games: Samsung 850 EVO 256GB (Steam)
 
* Games: WD Blue M.2 SATA 1TB (GOG and Origins)
 
* Games Backup: WD Blue 2TB
 
  
== <span style="color:#00ff00">Nozzer's System</span> ==
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== <span style="color:#00ff00">Lexy's System Specs</span> ==
  
* Processor: i5 4670K @ Stock Clock 3.4K Ghz
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The specs listed below are those of Lexy's computer. They are NOT a minimum specs listing, just a point of reference for what is being used by Lexy to test this guide.
* Motherboard: ASUS Maximus VI HERO
 
* Ram: Corsair Vengence 16 GB (2 x 8GB) @ 1600 MHz
 
* GPU: MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X Version 8GB
 
* OS: (Windows 7) Samsung 840 EVO 465GB SSD
 
* Games: Samsung 850 PRO 476 GB SSD
 
* Data and Backup: Seagate ST2000NC 2TB
 
  
==<span style="color:#00ff00">Getting Started</span>==
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* Processor:       i5 4670K @ 4.2 GHz
=== Legend ===
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* Motherboard:    ASUS z97-K
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* Ram:            Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB (4x8GB) @2133MHz
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* GPU:            Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080Ti 11GB
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* OS:              (WIN 7) WD Green 2TB
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* Game Drive:      Samsung 850 EVO 256GB (Steam)
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* Game Drive:      WD Blue M.2 SATA 1TB (GOG and Origins)
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* Game Backup:    WD Blue 2TB
  
Each mod is preceded by one (or more) of these tags for easier management of the guide:
 
* <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> - The mod is a core part of the guide and is required to be installed.
 
  
* <div style="cursor:default;  border-radius:2px;  width:50px;  height:16px;  background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime);  background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699);  background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699);  background:linear-gradient(#333333, #595959);  text-align:center;  display:inline-block;  padding:1px"><span style="font-size:12px;  color:#cccccc;  line-height:1em">'''''TOOL'''''</span></div> - A modding utility to be used during your modding adventure.
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=<span style="color:#00ff00">The Journey Begins...</span>=
  
* <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background-color:#cc6699; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-o-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#F0D1E0; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Optional</b></i></span></div> - This mod is optional, it can be installed based on user preference. ('''Note:''' might affect installation of other mods, e.g. if you choose not to install iNeed, you do not need to install iNeed patches)
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Before you can get to the fun stuff, you have to go through the not-so-fun stuff. We have a small laundry list of things to finish first - from installing the game, to cleaning the mess that is the original Bethesda files, to installing all of the tools. So the first step of our journey is to lay the foundations of the guide.
  
* <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:32px; height:16px; background-color:#b38659; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-o-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#ccb8a3; line-height:1em;"><i><b>HQ</b></i></span></div> - The mod is intended for users with higher-end systems looking for a High-Quality visual experience. ('''Note''': This doesn't mean it should be avoided by low-end system users, but simply that the performance hit might not be worth the visual improvements.)
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== <span style="color:#00ff00">Tag Explanations</span> ==
  
* <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:100px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#434343, #000000); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#434343, #000000); background:-o-linear-gradient(#434343, #000000); background:linear-gradient(#434343, #000000);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#AFAF00; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Patch&nbsp;Central</b></i></span></div> - Custom patches for the mods we use in the guide that are downloaded from our Nexus page.
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Most mods in the guide will usually have at least one (if not more) of the following tags. These are placed for easier management of the guide. Explanations of these tags follow:
  
* <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:100px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>BSA Extracted</b></i></span></div> - Mods whose BSA(s) need extracting using Mod Organizer 2's BSA extractor.
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* <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div>: A Core mod is considered essential to the full guide build, and should always be included.
  
* <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:50px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#006600, #003300); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Classic</b></i></span></div> - Mods that are downloaded from classic Skyrim.
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* <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#000000; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Tool</div>: Tools are, as their name implies, tools used in the modding process. Instructions for their use can be found either on the Prerequisites Page or elsewhere on the internet. Special Use instructions will be presented as they are needed.
  
* <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#ff0000, #000000); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Convert</b></i></span></div> - Mods whose ESPs need to be converted to form 44 in the SSE Creation Kit.
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* <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#cc6699; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Optional</div>: These mods are considered optional to the overall build. However, because of the nature of this guide, it will likely affect the rest of the guide's install process in some way. Removal of these mods can be done, but may require more work to either remove dependencies (IE, cleaning masters from Conflict Resolution patches later on) or to simply not install related files (iNeed patches wouldn't be needed if not installing iNeed, for example). No alternate instructions are provided for cases where you choose not to install these mods. If this is your first install of the guide, again, it is strongly advised to install these first and only remove them later after you have verified a working and stable install.
  
* <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:30px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#009900, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#009900, #996600); background:-o-linear-gradient(#009900, #996600); background:linear-gradient(#009900, #996600); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CAO</b></i></span></div> - Mods that need to be processed by Cathedral Assets Optimizer.
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* <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#b38659; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">HQ</div>: These mods are a 'high-quality' visual modification aimed at users with a higher-end system. It can be used by those with lower-end systems, but the visual improvement may not be worth the performance hit.  
  
* <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> - Mods whose ESPs will be merged later to reduce the overall ESP count.
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* <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#1dafa1; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">BSA</div>: Mods with this flag need to have their BSA assets extracted via the Mod Organizer 2 BSA extracter. This is often because these mods are involved in a merge later on, which requires the assets to be loose files instead. Instructions for this process can be found in the "BSA Extraction" section later on this page.
  
* <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:30px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#0000ff, #0000ff); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>ESL</b></i></span></div> - Mods whose ESPs can be safely flagged as an ESL to help further reduce the overall plugin count.
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* <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006600; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Classic</div>: These mods were designed and intended for use with Skyrim: Legacy Edition (AKA, LE or sometimes Oldrim). They still work with the Special Edition, but may require some file manipulation to make it work as intended with the guide.
  
== <span style="color:#00ff00">Mod Installation Advice</span> ==
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* <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#ff0000; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Convert</div>: As a follow on to the <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006600; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Classic</div> tag, some ESP files need to be converted in the Creation Kit to the newer record forms of the Special Edition. This tag denotes those mods. The instructions for doing so are located later on this page.
The best advice when installing Lexy's: Legacy of The Dragonborn Special Edition is to just build the guide and don't run LOOT until you reach the Finishing Line this will save confusion over sorted errors that will be fixed by the end.
 
  
When installing mods it recommended to do the following:
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* <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#996600; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">CAO</div>: These mods have textures and meshes that need optimization, and will be run through the Cathedral Assets Optimizer. Instructions for this process will be found in the "Cathedral Assets Optimizer" section later on this page.
  
<span style="color:Gold">Main Files</span> - Install as one mod. If a mod page has more then one main file install each Main File as a seperate mod.
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* <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#800080; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Merge</div>: These mods are part of a merged mod that will be created late in the guide. It is informational only, and does not require any additional actions until instructed to do so on the Merge Page.
<span style="color:Gold">Main Files</span> + <span style="color:Gold">Updates</span> + <span style="color:Gold">Hotfixes</span> Install as one mod. (e.g Merge together in Mod Organizer 2)
 
<span style="color:Gold">Optional Files</span> - Install as separate mod in MO2.
 
<span style="color:Gold">Miscellaneous files</span> - Install as separate mod in MO2.
 
<span style="color:Gold">Patches</span> - Install as separate mod in MO2.
 
  
'''Note for <span style="color: magenta">special instructions</span> sections regarding deleting or not installing specific textues, meshes or other files.'''
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* <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#0000ff; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">ESL</div>: Some mod's ESP files can be flagged as ESL files instead, effectively saving one of the 254 available ESP slots in the load order. This tag notes a mod who's ESP can be so flagged. Instructions for this process can be found on the Mod List.
  
When you see anything that instructs to remove file/s from a mod with a * at the end, example: \helgen reborn.esp\<span style="color: magenta">*.tga</span> this means '''ALL''' files in this folder with that extension/format should be deleted or not installed ''if'' the instructions tell you to do so.
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= <span style="color:#00ff00">Prerequisites</span> =
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Before starting to install any of the mods in the list, it is first important to put the game into a stable state and make a few quick changes to the main Bethesda files to ensure no conflicts in the vanilla game exist - yes, Bethesda's own DLC creates some conflicts. If you are a long time Bethesda game player, this should not surprise you.
  
==[https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php?title=User:Darkladylexy/Prerequisites_Page<span style="color:#00ff00">Prerequisites] - This is where we install Skyrim and a few required TOOLS==
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But before we get started...
<div style="margin:15px; background-color:red; font-size:1em; font-weight:bold; border-radius:6px; box-shadow: 0px 0px 20px 1px #090149 inset; border:none; text-align:center; padding:20px;">WARNING: DON'T SKIP THIS PART WE NEED TO SETUP THE GAME AND SOME TOOLS BEFORE WE CAN START THIS ADVENTURE.</div>
 
  
Before we start modding Skyrim SE we need to perform few steps to the game and set up some tools to work with during this adventure.
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== <span style="color:#00ff00">A Quick Word From Lexy</span> ==
You can find all the information on how to do this on this page -> [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php?title=User:Darkladylexy/Prerequisites_Page <span style="color:Gold">Prerequisites Page</span>]. <span style="color:cyan">Do not skip this step</span>.
 
  
== <span style="color:#00ff00">A Note On Extracting BSA Files</span> ==
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Before we get started a quick word from your friendly neighborhood mad lady.
  
This guide currently recommends only extracting BSA files if they are distributed with a dummy plugin, or are part of a merge.
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* Your game MAY APPEAR BROKEN and Loot will not sort correctly until you complete the entire guide.
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* Do not add or remove other mods before completing the guide.
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* Do carefully read and follow every word of the guide.
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* Do not deviate.
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* Trust the guide!
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* You have to be willing to teach yourself how to use all of the modding tools used in this guide.
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* This guide will completely change your game, and it may appear broken at times.
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* Read each mod’s Nexus description so you know what you are installing!
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* This guide is unlike any other guide because it has many custom patches to make hundreds of mods work together.  
  
To extract a BSA we will be utilizing Mod Organizer 2's inbuilt BSA Extractor plugin:
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Trust in the madness that is Darkladylexy...
  
# Click the spanner and screwdriver icon in the top-left corner of Mod Organizer.
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== <span style="color:#00ff00">Official Content</span> ==
# Click the 'Plugins' tab.
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=== <span style="color:#00ff00">Bethesda Main Files</span> ===
# Locate <span style="color:#00ff00">BSA Extractor</span>.
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Needless to say, you need to actually have the game downloaded and installed. Additionally, you will need the Creation Kit, which will require an account on Bethesda.net if you don't have one already.
# In the right side panel double click <span style="color:#00ff00">Enabled</span> and set to <span style="color:Gold">True</span>.
 
# Install the mod as normal. During installation you will be prompted to extract the BSA, click <span style="color:Gold">Yes</span>.
 
# Once installation is complete reset <span style="color:#00ff00">BSA Extractor</span> back to <span style="color:Gold">False</span>.
 
  
== <span style="color:#00ff00">A Note On Converting Old Plugins</span> ==
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{{Notice| DO NOT install this in any UAC controlled folder structure. This includes x:/Program Files, x:/Program Files(x86), and the main Windows directory. It is, instead, advised to install the game (and, really, Steam itself) ANYWHERE other than there. Idealy, it would be on a separate SSD drive from your Operating System, but if that's not feasible, at least ensure that UAC is either turned off completely (not recommended for basic users) or installed outside of it's control. This also applies to ANY tools or programs other than the base game, with the important note that they SHOULD NOT (despite what some old tutorials may say) be installed into the Skyrim: SE base folder ''unless specifically directed to do so.''}}
Throughout the guide, there are a few plugins using the old ''form 43''. These plugins '''must''' be converted in the Creation Kit (CK) to work in this guide.
 
  
Mods that require converting will show this tag: <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#ff0000, #000000);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Convert</b></i></span></div>
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*[http://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/489830/ Skyrim Special Edition] vv1.5.80
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*[https://bethesda.net/en/dashboard Creation Kit] v2.0 (This is to create your account, if you do not have one. The actual download link will be provided later on.)
  
'''Note''': Some of these plugins are SSE mods (the author has not run them through the new CK).
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=== <span style="color:#00ff00">Steam Overlay</span> ===
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Some users have reported issues between the Steam Overlay and Skyrim:SE. For this reason, the guide recommends disabling the Overlay. Note that this will also disable Achievements in Steam, as the Overlay is the portion of Steam that monitors for these events in-game. If you want Achievements, skip this step, but be aware that there may be unexpected issues.  
  
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* <span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>
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<span style="color:orange">Disable the Steam Overlay by:</span>
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<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Load <span style="color:Gold">Steam.</span>
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<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> In the '''Tool bar''' at the top of the left hand side '''Click''' <span style="color:Gold">Steam.</span>
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<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> In the Dropdown menu '''Click''' <span style="color:Gold">Settings.</span>
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<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> Then in the popup box find where it says <span style="color:Gold">In-Game.</span>
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<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> Uncheck <span style="color:Gold">Enabled the Steam overlay while in-game</span> then click <span style="color:Gold">OK.</span>
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<span style="color:orange">Alternately, if you wish to disable the Overlay for Skyrim:SE ''only'':</span>
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<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Load <span style="color:Gold">Steam.</span>
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<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> '''Click''' <span style="color:Gold">LIBRARY.</span>
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<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> On your '''Games''' list look for <span style="color:Gold">The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Editon</span> and '''Right Click'''.
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<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> In the Dropdown menu '''Click''' <span style="color:Gold">Properties</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> Then in the popup box '''Uncheck''' <span style="color:Gold">Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game</span>.
  
When Converting mods through the Creation Kit some will have masters that are esps but the CK requires these to be esms or flagged as esms. This can be achieved through a process called 'esmifiying' and is done using Wrye Bash. Therefore: <br>
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=== <span style="color:#00ff00">Initial Skyrim Configuration</span> ===
Scenario A - Plugin ''doesn't'' have any masters that need 'esmifying' <br>
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With Skyrim now installed to a proper, mod-friendly location, we now need to set its initial settings as a base to build on. The next step is very important... in fact, it's vital - without taking these steps, Skyrim will not truly be fully installed, as it is only at this point that the Windows Registry entries for the game are created, which allows it to be seen by other programs, such as Mod Organizer 2. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP.
Scenario B - Plugin ''does'' have masters that need 'esmifying'
 
  
'''Step 1 - Scenario A: (Use this method if you have SSE Creation Kit Fixes installed)'''
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<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Open ''Steam''.
# Ensure the ''Overwrite'' folder is empty.
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<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> Start ''Skyrim: Special Edition'' through the ''Steam'' launcher.
# Run the CK from the executable drop-down menu.
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<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> In the ''Skyrim:SE'' launcher that appears, click on <span style="color:gold">OPTIONS</span>.
# Select the ''File'' menu and choose ['''Data...'''].
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  <span style="color:cyan">4.</span> In the menu that appears, click on the <span style="color:gold">[ULTRA]</span> push button.
# Find the plugin* to be converted, and select ['''Set as Active File''']*(A quick way to do this is to type the first letter of the ESP's name until it appears in the window.)
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<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> Set the <span style="color:gold">Aspect Ratio</span> and <span style="color:gold">Resolution</span> through the drop-down menu. For best results, these should be set to your monitor's native resolution and aspect.
# Note the ''Parent Masters'' listed and ensure they are checked (double-click the plugin listing to check it).
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<span style="color:cyan">6.</span> Set <span style="color:gold">Antialiasing</span> to <span style="color:gold">[OFF]</span>. This will be set up through the nVidia Profile that will be setup later. If you use an AMD card, there should be equivalent settings, but you will have to determine this on your own.
# Click ['''OK'''] and allow the CK to load.
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<span style="color:cyan">7.</span> Set <span style="color:gold">Full Screen Mode</span> by ensuring that <span style="color:gold">Windowed Mode</span> is <span style="color:gold">not checked</span>.
# Once complete, save the plug (icon on toolbar or File > Save).
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<span style="color:cyan">8.</span> Click on <span style="color:gold">[OK]</span> to close and save the settings.
# Close the CK and allow it to sit for a moment.
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<span style="color:cyan">9.</span> Close the ''Skyrim:SE'' launcher.
# More often than not, the CK will hang when closing. Click the close button a few times and Windows will allow you to force close it.
 
# The newly saved plugin will be automatically save over the older non-converted version.
 
  
'''Step 1 - Scenario B:  (Use this method if you DON'T have SSE Creation Kit Fixes installed)'''
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These base settings will be further modified later in the Prerequisites when we use ''BETHIni''.
# Open Wrye Bash.
 
# Right click on the esp you wish to esmify.
 
# From the menu click '''esmify self'''.
 
# Exit Wrye Bash.
 
# Close and Reopen Mod Organizer 2 to refresh it.
 
# Now follow instructions for Scenario A.
 
# Once the esp is converted you will need to 'espifiy' the master through Wrye Bash.
 
# Open Wrye Bash. <br>
 
# Right click on the esp you esmifyed above. <br>
 
# From the menu you should notice '''espifiy self''' left click on it. <br>
 
# Exit Wrye Bash. <br>
 
# Close and Reopen Mod Organizer 2 to refresh it. <br>
 
  
'''Step 2: Verifying the plugin with xEdit'''
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=== <span style="color:#00ff00">Creation Kit Configuration</span> ===
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#000000; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Tool</div>
  
# Run ''SSEEdit'' from the executable drop-down menu.
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{{Notice|  If you are using Windows Defender Firewall and find that the Creation Kit crashes during initial load, try adding an Outbound rule in Windows Defender Firewall. This has allowed normal loading for most users.}}
# Right-click in the plugin pane and choose ['''Select None'''].
 
# Double-click on the new plug saved from the steps above and allow xEdit to load until the log says, "''Background Loader: finished''".
 
# Right-click on the last plugin in the left pane (it should be the new plugin), and select ['''Check for Errors'''].
 
# The check should come back clean reading, "''All done!''". If there are errors, the user will have to take steps to correct them before continuing to the next step.
 
# Right-click on the plugin again and choose, ['''Sort Masters'''].
 
# The last step is to clean the plugin as we did for the DLCs above.
 
# Close xEdit and be sure the plugin is checked in the saving prompt.
 
  
== <span style="color:#00ff00">Cathedral Assets Optimizer</span> ==
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For those who are more visually oriented, check [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-Sea_pAxlo here] for a video demonstration of the CK installation by Darkfox127.
Throughout the guide, there are a few mods that will be downloaded for classic Skyrim containing meshes using an older format. These mod must be processed using Cathedral Assets Optimizer to work with Skyrim Special Edition.
 
  
Mods that require converting will show this tag: <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:30px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#009900, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#009900, #996600); background:-o-linear-gradient(#009900, #996600); background:linear-gradient(#009900, #996600);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CAO</b></i></span></div>
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Bethesda's ''Creation Kit'' is a valuable tool for Skyrim:SE, as it allows users to create and/or edit mods. It is possible to fix or change things in the CK that are not possible with 3rd Party tools. Similar to Skyrim:SE, the Creation Kit does not have a default INI file until it is started for the first time and requires some basic setup to work properly with the intended guide purposes.
  
General Use
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For this guide, the Creation Kit will only be used only for mod conversion from older Skyrim:LE mods that are in form 43 to the newer form 44 used by Skyrim:SE. This process will be described later, on the same page as the main guide list for easier reference.
Launch the tool outside of your mod manager (make sure your Mod Manager is closed).
 
Click Open Directory and navigate to the folder requiring conversion or optimization then select the following Options:
 
BSA: Leave Uncheck Less otherwise Instructed to turn on.
 
Textures: Select Full Optimization.
 
Meshes: Select Necessary Optimization.
 
Select Run
 
check [https://lensdump.com/i/WHVHZ2 here] for a sexy Screenshot
 
  
==Performance Optimized Textures==
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<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Download and install [http://download.cdp.bethesda.net/BethesdaNetLauncher_Setup.exe Bethesda.net Launcher].
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Performance Optimized Textures for SSE]</span> ====
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<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> Run the Launcher and sign in. If you did not create an account earlier, do so now.
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<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> In the left pane, locate the icon for "Creation", which should look greyed-out.
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<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> Click on the "Creation" icon and select <span style="color:gold">Install</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> After completion of the installation, click on <span style="color:Gold">launch</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">6.</span> In the pop-up that appears, select <span style="color:Gold">YES</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">7.</span> Close the Creation Kit program.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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{{Notice| Some users have reported that the Creation Kit hangs (goes unresponsive) during shutdown. This is semi-expected, and once Windows reports it as unresponsive, you can safely shut down the program via a forced shut-down with no side effects. This applies to any process that involves the CK.}}
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/21166? performance optimized textures for SSE] - v6 - by mlbrad aka rogue
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
  
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''performance textures v6 1024x1024''
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A few additional edits need to me made before the ''Creation Kit'' is ready to be used for the conversion process. Fortunately, we've made things a little easier for you.
</div>
 
</div>
 
  
Mod Notes: This mod optimizes Bethesda's textures for performance without quality loss.
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<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Download [https://www.dropbox.com/s/xpg5u3s1n7zwjv5/CreationKitCustom.7z?dl=0 this] custom replacer file for '''CreationKitCustom.ini'''.
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<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> Extract the file to <span style="color:Gold">Steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim Special Edition</span> -OR- the installed location of Skyrim:SE if different.
  
==Essential SKSE Plugins==
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{{Notice| NEXUS policy forbids us from directly linking to version 1.5.3 of the Creation Kit, which is needed to properly convert the files. Refer to either the STEP version of the guide [https://wiki.step-project.com/User:DarkladyLexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Prerequisites here], or inquire on the DISCORD channel linked at the top of this page.}}
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[ConsoleUtilSSE]</span> ====
 
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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No settings will be changed in the Creation Kit after this point. The changes noted above allow for:
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/24858 ConsoleUtilSSE] - v1.0.4 - by Fudgyduff
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* The loading of mods that have multiple master files.
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
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* The proper loading of all DLC content.  
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''ConsoleUtilSSE''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod enables papyrus scripts to execute console commands.
 
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Dynamic Equipment Manager SSE]</span> ====
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{{Notice| The scripts archive in the DATA folder can remain in place after the script extraction done during installation. They case no harm, have no additional affect on the game itself or the Creation Kit, and can be safely ignored.}}
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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==== <span style="color:cyan">SSE CreationKit Fixes</span> ====
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/21937 Dynamic Equipment Manager SSE] - v3.0.1 - by Fudgyduff
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div> <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#000000; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Tool</div>  
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<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px"> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/20061 SSE CreationKit Fixes] - v2.1 - by Nukem
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
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* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''CK64Fixes Release 2.1''
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''DynamicEquipmentManagerSSE''
 
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
  
Special Installation: <span style="color:Magenta">Once installed open skse\plugins\DynamicEquipmentManagerSSE.json and change the following:</span>
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>
  "manageHelmet": false,
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<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Manually extract the contents of this file.
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  <span style="color:cyan">2.</span> Move the contents just extracted into your main Skyrim:SE installation folder.
  
Mod Notes: This mod Automatically equips/unequips various gear when applicable.
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Author's notes: Various patches and bug fixes for the Creation Kit to make life easier.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Enchantment Reload Fix SE]</span> ====
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<span style="color:Orange">Idiot Check:</span>
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* Make sure you have v1.5.3 of the Creation Kit. This can be verified by opening the Creation Kit, selecting <span style="color:gold">Help -> About</span>, and looking at the top of the window that opens.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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== <span style="color:#00ff00">3rd Party Tools</span> ==
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/21055 Enchantment Reload Fix SE] - v1.3 - by egocarib
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With the official content (with small alterations) now installed, it's time to start getting the rest of the needed tools. Pay attention to all special instructions, as these are vital to proper operation of these tools.
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
  
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Enchantment Reload Fix SE''
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=== <span style="color:cyan">Skyrim Script Extender</span> ===
</div>
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div> <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#000000; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Tool</div>
</div>
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<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px"> [http://skse.silverlock.org/ Skyrim Script Extender] - v2.0.16 - by ianpatt, behippo, scruggsywuggsy the ferret, and purple lunchbox <div style="margin-left: 10px">
 
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'''Files to download''':
Mod Notes: This mod Fixes a bug that causes weapon enchantments to drain more charges, and increase drastically in price after the game is reloaded.
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*<span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Current SE build 2.0.16 (runtime 1.5.80): 7z archive''  
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</div> </div>
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[PrivateProfileRedirector SE - Faster game start (INI file cacher)]</span> ====
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>
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* Install only the following files to the main ''Skyrim Special Edition'':
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<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> skse64_1_5_80.dll
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<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> skse64_loader.exe
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<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> skse64_steam_loader.dll
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* DO NOT delete the main archive at this time.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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{{Notice| DO NOT install the script files of SKSE at this time. These will be installed as part of the set up for Mod Organizer 2 as a demonstration of how to install a mod from an archive.}}
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'''Files to download''' :
 
  
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''PrivateProfileRedirector SE 0.4''
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Lexy's Notes: SKSE is absolutely essential. It extends the scripting capacity of the game to allow mods to do things that would not normally be doable in the base Skyrim Engine. Many Mods depend upon it.
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Mod Notes: This mod Speeds up game start by storing INI files in memory instead of opening, parsing and closing the file each time some value from it is needed.
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=== <span style="color:cyan">7-Zip</span> ===
 
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div> <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#000000; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Tool</div> <div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px"> [http://www.7-zip.org/download.html 7-Zip] - v18.05 <div style="margin-left: 10px">
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Scaleform Translation Plus Plus]</span> ====
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'''Files to download'''&nbsp;:
 
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*<span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''7-Zip for 64-bit Windows x64 (Intel 64 or AMD64)''  
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<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/22603 Scaleform Translation Plus Plus] - V1.1.12 - by Fudgyduff
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''ScaleformTranslationPP''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This plugin enables native translation nesting present within SkyUI, as well as English fallbacks.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Skyrim Skill Uncapper]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/8889 Skyrim Skill Uncapper] - V1.1.0 - by Kassent
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Skyrim Skill Uncapper''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod unlocks the skill level caps of 100 and makes some relevant levelling tweaks.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[SSE Engine Fixes (skse64 plugin)]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/17230 SSE Engine Fixes (skse64 plugin)] - v4.6.1 - by aers
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''(Part 1) Engine Fixes 4.6.1 for SSE 1.5.80 - skse64 plugin''
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''(Part 2) Engine Fixes - skse64 Preloader and TBB Lib''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Special Installation: <span style="color:Magenta">Extract the contents of (Part 2) Engine Fixes - skse64 Preloader and TBB Lib to the Main Skyrim Special Edition directory folder.</span>
 
 
 
Special Installation: <span style="color:Magenta">Once installed Open skse\plugins\EngineFixes.ini and change the following:</span>
 
[Patches]
 
RegularQuicksaves = true   
 
 
 
Mod Notes: skse64 plugin to fix various issues with the Skyrim Special Edition engine.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Stay At The System Page - Updated]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/19832 Stay At The System Page - Updated] - v1.2.3 - by SniffleMan - Ryan - iammitochondrion 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Stay At System Page''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod brings back the behaviour of original Skyrim's Journal Menu. Whenever you press the Escape key, the mod will open the System page instead of Quest page.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Yes I'm Sure]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/24898? Yes I'm Sure] - v1.2.0 - by Fudgyduff 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''YesImSure''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod disables annoying message prompts asking you if you're sure you'd like to craft/improve/exit menus
 
 
 
==Unofficial Patch==
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Unofficial High Definition Audio Project]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/18115 Unofficial High Definition Audio Project] - v1.0 - by sharrken
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Music - HQ''
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Voices EN - Part 1''
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Voices EN - Part 2''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: A high-definition restoration of Skyrim's original voices and music, drawing from the much higher quality PS4 audio as a source.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/266? Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch] - v4.1.9 - by Unofficial Patch Project Team
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod is a comprehensive bug fixing mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition.
 
 
 
== Perks and Leveling ==
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Ordinator - Perks of Skyrim]</span> ====
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/1137? Ordinator - Perks of Skyrim] - 9.26SSE - by Enai Siaion
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Ordinator v926''
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''Thief Skills Rebalance for Ordinator''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: Ordinator overhauls the perk trees of Skyrim with over 400 perks to improve the depth and fun of building and playing your character. It accomplishes this in a lightweight, compatible and clean fashion.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[The Eloquent Reader - True Scholar SE Edition]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/16338 The Eloquent Reader - True Scholar SE Edition] - v1.0 - Daiyus
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''The Eloquent Reader - True Scholar SE Edition''
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''The Eloquent Reader - True Scholar SE Edition - Less XP (Main File needed)''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Special Installation: <span style="color:Magenta">Make sure to merge the Main Files the Optional Files together in Mod Organizer so the scripts end up in the Miscellaneous Merge.
 
 
 
Mod Notes: The Dragonborn become a true Scholar and gains the ability to increase his speechcraft by reading books.
 
 
 
Mod Merged: This mod is included in <span style="color:Gold">Miscellaneous Merged</span>.  Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Experience]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background-color:#cc6699; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-o-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#F0D1E0; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Optional</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/17751 Experience] - v0.8.2 - by zax
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Experience''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Special Installation Instructions: <span style="color:Magenta">Delete the following file(s) and/or folder(s):</span>
 
* SKSE\Plugins\Experience
 
 
 
Mod Notes: Gain levels by completing quests and exploring. Skills don't contribute to the character's level anymore!
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Lexy's Experience ini]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background-color:#cc6699; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-o-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#F0D1E0; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Optional</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/20148? Lexy's Experience ini] - v1.06 - by Darkladylexy
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MISCELLANEOUS FILES'''</span> - ''Lexy's Experience ini''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod is a custom INI file for the mod Experience specially tailored for use with the guide.
 
 
 
==Other Bug Fixes==
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[GIST - Genuinely Intelligent Soul Trap SE]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/15755? GIST - Genuinely Intelligent Soul Trap SE] - V1.3 - by opusGlass
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''GIST Soul Trap''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: A new and improved solution to the underfilled soul gem problem.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Ask Innkeepers To Show Room SE]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div><div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:100px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>BSA Extracted</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/5990 Ask Innkeepers To Show Room SE] - V1.0 - by cloudedtruth
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Ask Innkeepers To Show Room SE''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: Instead of always showing you to your rented room, you can ask innkeepers to show you or tell them you know where it is.
 
 
 
Mod Merged: This mod is included in <span style="color:Gold">Miscellaneous Merged</span>.  Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Don't Talk With Your Mouth Full]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/17715 Don't Talk With Your Mouth Full] - V1.1 - by Whitefang37
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Don't Talk With Your Mouth Full''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: Have you ever wondered how everyone in Skyrim can speak perfectly through mouthfuls of bread and mead? Well, you won't have to anymore with this incredibly simple fix. I simply put conditions on the sitting/standing eating and drinking animations to not play while in dialogue with the player. They will still hold on to whatever they're eating but won't take a bite until you leave.
 
 
 
Mod Merged: This mod is included in <span style="color:Gold">Miscellaneous Merged</span>.  Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Bard Instrumentals Mostly - Sing Rarely]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/10927? Bard Instrumentals Mostly - Sing Rarely] - V1.0 - by BanjoBunny
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Bard Instrumentals Mostly - Sing Rarely''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod makes it so Bards sing less frequently in taverns.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Dragon Stalking Fix]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div><div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:100px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>BSA Extracted</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/14060 Dragon Stalking Fix] - 1.3 - by sevencardz
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Dragon Stalking Fix''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
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Special After Installation Instructions: <span style="color:Magenta">Delete the following file(s) and/or folder(s):</span>
 
* Dragon Stalking Fix.esp (dummy esp)
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod fixes the vanilla game issue of dragon corpses sometimes randomly spawning near the player when changing cells post soul absorption.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[1st Person Candlelight Fix]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/9736 1st Person Candlelight Fix] - 1.0.0 - by Savaas
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''1st Person Candlelight Fix''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod fixes the annoying issue of the candlelight spell being much brighter in 3rd person view than in 1st person.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Faster Mining Plus SE]</span> ====
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:100px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>BSA Extracted</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/2656/? Faster Mining Plus SE] - v1.0 - by Arndas and Hazado
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''Faster Mining 6-3''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Special Installation Instructions: <span style="color:Magenta">Delete the following file(s) and/or folder(s):</span>
 
* fastermining6-3.esp (dummy esp)
 
* <span style="color:Magenta">(Use [https://www.dropbox.com/s/7iezl521xmpep5x/Faster%20Mining%20Plus%20SE%20-%20Ars%20Metallica%20%2B%20Fossil%20Mining%20Script%20Fix.7z?dl=0 THIS] Fixed Script Instead)
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod speeds up the mining process and gives you more ore.
 
 
 
''Special Thanks for Hazado for the fixed Script that fixes a conflict between Faster Mining Plus SE, Ars Metallica and Fossil Mining - with Legacy support.''
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Fuz Ro D-oh - Silent Voice]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/15109 Fuz Ro D-oh - Silent Voice] - v1.6 - by shadeMe
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Fuz Ro D'oh''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod enhances support for unvoiced in-game dialogue. It does so by coercing the engine, in a non-violent way, into playing a generic silent voice and lip synch[sup]1[/sup] file whenever it comes across a dialogue response without voice assets of its own. Ergo, mod authors need not create and bundle silent voice files in their distribution packages.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Horns Are Forever (Persistent Argonian Horns)]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div><div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:100px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>BSA Extracted</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/1139 Horns Are Forever (Persistent Argonian Horns)] - 1.1 - by Chilean Wolf
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Horns Are Forever SE''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Special Installation Instruction: <span style="color:Magenta">Do not install the following folder(s) or file(s):</span>
 
* HornsAreForever.esp (dummy esp)
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod allows Argonian Horns to always show when they're wearing headgear, except when it covers the entire head.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Lock Overhaul - Ordinator Version]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/14927? Lock Overhaul - Ordinator Version] - 1.6 - by Quad2Core
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Lock Overhaul - Ordinator Version''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: Useful for bashing open those annoying locks.
 
 
 
Mod Merged: This mod is included in <span style="color:Gold">Heads Up Display Merged</span>. Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Main Menu Spinning Skyrim Emblem]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/725 Main Menu Spinning Skyrim Emblem] - 2.00 - by Brumbek
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Main Menu Spinning Skyrim Emblem Average Speed v2-00''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod makes the main logo at the start of the game spin.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Point The Way]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/352 Point The Way] - v2.0.4 - by Arthmoor
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Point The Way''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
<span style="color:Orange">Loot Metadata Update Required:</span>
 
<span style="color:Gold">Point The Way.esp - Load After UniqueBorderGates-All.esp</span>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod places road signs at several major intersections that were either lacking signs, or didn't have enough signs to indicate the full extent of possible travel on a road. In some cases, the smaller towns and villages aren't even mentioned - despite Bethesda having created signs for them! Others that were pointed the wrong way or had the wrong city being represented have been fixed as well.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Raven Rock - Fix Exit on Horseback]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/14075 Raven Rock - Fix Exit on Horseback] - v1 - by AndrealphusVIII
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Raven Rock - Fix Exit on Horseback SE''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: When using horse mods in Solstheim, you might have issues exiting Raven Rock through the small shaft. This small tweak aims to fix that.
 
 
 
Mod Merged: This mod is included in <span style="color:Gold">Miscellaneous Merged</span>. Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Skyrim Project Optimization SE]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/14084 Skyrim Project Optimization SE] - 1.3 - by Ported by - Pritster5 - Originally created by - rgabriel15
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Skyrim SE - Project Optimization - ESM VERSION''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod improves the performance in interiors without changing anything visually in the game by utilizing Occlusion Culling.
 
 
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Sound Hammering Sounds]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/5592 Sound Hammering Sounds] - 1.0 - by sialivi
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Sound Hammering Sounds''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod fixes a sound bug when NPCs would perform house repairs or maintenance on the mast of a ship. This action will no longer make the sound of hammering on metal, instead it will make an appropriate wooden sound.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Better Jumping SE]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/18967? Better Jumping SE] - v1.6.7 - by meh321 and z65536
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Better Jumping SE''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod Allows you to jump while sprinting. Also, you can configure jump height multiplier, how many times you can jump (double jump like in action games)
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[To Your Face SE and VR]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/24720 To Your Face SE and VR] - 1.0g - by underthesky and xILARTH
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''To Your Face SE''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod Prevents NPCs from making random greetings unless they are in front of the player.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Whose Quest Is It Anyway]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/23581 Whose Quest Is It Anyway] - v1.0.3 - by Fudgyduff
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''WhoseQuestIsItAnyway''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: Swaps the "Quest items cannot be removed..." message for a more descriptive message informing you which quest the item belongs to.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[WoodElf - MaleHair - Fix]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/9271 WoodElf - MaleHair - Fix] - 1.2 - by Provisioncore
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''WoodElf - MaleHair - Fix''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod fixes the hair clipping issues with some hairstyle selections on the racemenu.
 
 
 
==General User Interface Improvements==
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Better Skill and Quest Books Names SE]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/5260 Better Skill and Quest Books Names SE] - 1.0 - by Kevkas
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Better Skill and Quest Books Names SE v1-0''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod renames skill books and quest books so that you can identify them quickly by just hovering with your crosshair. It also renames some journals, notes, and letters with the same purpose.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[UIExtensions]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/17561 UIExtensions] - v1.2.0 - by Expired
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''UIExtensions v1-2-0''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod adds various custom menus to Skyrim for modder use.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Easy Wheelmenu - SSE Conversions]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/22934 Easy Wheelmenu - SSE Conversion] - v2.1 - by xxPEPE666xx
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''EasyWheel - SSE Conversion''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: Easy Wheel Menu offers quick access to actions from other mods such as Campfire, Frostfall, iNeed, Bathing in Skyrim, Immersive Horses which would normally require you to use a spell or a hotkey.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Extended UI]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:50px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#006600, #003300);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Classic</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:100px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>BSA Extracted</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#ff0000, #000000);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Convert</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/57873/? Extended UI] - 1.2.0d - by MrJack
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Extended UI''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
<span style="color: orange">'''Manual  Creation Kit Editing Required</span>:'''<br>
 
* Problem: esp is in form 43.
 
* Solution: Load and save the plugin in the Creation Kit to convert to form 44.
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod attempts to fix parts of the user interface. The intent is for it to be a complementary mod to SkyUI rather than to replace it.
 
 
 
Mod Merged: This mod is included in the <span style="color:Gold">Heads Up Display Merged</span>.  Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page]
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Skyrim Skill Interface Re-Texture]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/1523 Skyrim Skill Interface Re-Texture] - 4.1 - by Arndas
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''SSIRT SE v4.1''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
{{FOMOD Instructions
 
|file=Skyrim Skill Interface Re-Texture
 
|{{FomodPage|Introduction
 
|{{Fieldset|Introduction|checkmark=yes|Please Read}}
 
|button=yes}}
 
{{FomodPage|Background
 
|{{Fieldset|Background|bullet=yes|Background - Irradiant Stars - HDR Nebula}}
 
|button=yes}}
 
{{FomodPage|Perk Lines
 
|{{Fieldset|Perk Lines|bullet=yes|Perk Lines - Option 3}}
 
|button=yes}}
 
{{FomodPage|Perk Line Colours
 
|{{Fieldset|Perk Line Colours|bullet=yes|Perk Line Colour - Yellow}}
 
|button=yes}}
 
{{FomodPage|Constellations
 
|{{Fieldset|Constellations|bullet=yes|Constellations - Option 2}}
 
|button=yes}}
 
{{FomodPage|Perk Stars
 
|{{Fieldset|Perk Stars|bullet=yes|Perk Stars - Option 2}}
 
|button=yes}}
 
{{FomodPage|Dawnguard Moons and Stars
 
|{{Fieldset|Dawnguard Moons and Stars|bullet=yes|HD Masser and Secunda and More Stars}}
 
|button=yes}}
 
{{FomodPage|Vampire Background
 
|{{Fieldset|Vampire Nebula Background|bullet=yes|HDR Nebula}}
 
|button=yes}}
 
{{FomodPage|Thanks
 
|{{Fieldset|Thanks|checkmark=yes|Thank You}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Install}} }}
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod retextures the skill interface used when leveling up and selecting perks.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[SkyUI]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/12604 SkyUI] - 5.2SE - by SkyUI Team
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''SkyUI_5_2_SE''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod replaces the console-based UI with a more comprehensive and functional one suitable to a PC environment.
 
 
 
<span style="color:Orange"><b>Manual SSEEdit Cleaning Required:</b></span>
 
* Problem: SkyUI_SE.esp will sprew out errors in SEEEdit.
 
* Solution: Add Skyrim.esm to plugins file header.
 
 
 
Load Only SkyUI_SE.esp and Skyrim.esm in xEdit.
 
Right click on SkyUI_SE.esp and select Add Masters.
 
A Popup bok should appear check Skyrim.esm and click OK
 
Save and Exit.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[SkyUI SE - Flashing Savegames Fix]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/20406 SkyUI SE - Flashing Savegames Fix] - v1.0 - by SkyUI Team and ousnius
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''SkyUI SE - Flashing Savegames Fix''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod Fixes the flashing savegame entries when trying to save or load a game in the in-game main menu (quest journal).
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Wider MCM Menu for SkyUI]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/22825 Wider MCM Menu for SkyUI] - v1.1 - by uranreactor
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Opt. 2 - Even Wider Rescaled MCM Menu for SkyUI''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod provides wider MCM menu interface of SkyUI to prevent mod titles text clipping and clipping inside MCM menus.
 
 
 
==Heads up Display==
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[A Matter of Time - A HUD clock widget]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:100px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>BSA Extracted</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/12937 A Matter of Time - A HUD clock widget] - 3.0.0a4 - by SkyAmigo
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''AMatterOfTime_v3_0_0_alpha_4''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Special After Installation: <span style="color: magenta">Do not install the following file(s) and/or folder(s):</span>
 
* Scripts\fissfactory.pex
 
* Scripts\fissinterface.pex
 
 
 
Mod Notes: The mod adds a widget to the HUD which displays the current in-game time in two ways: As a picture showing the current time of day, and as a clock.
 
 
 
Mod Merged: This mod is included in the <span style="color:Gold">Heads Up Display Merged</span>.  Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Better MessageBox Controls]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/1428 Better MessageBox Controls] - 1.2 - by ecirbaf
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Better MessageBox Controls v1_2''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes:  This mod lets the player 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 these keys have been remapped).
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Immersive HUD - iHUD Special Edition]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:100px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>BSA Extracted</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div>[https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/12440 Immersive HUD - iHUD Special Edition] - 0.2b - by Gopher
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - '' Immersive HUD - iHUD''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod increases immersion by hiding non-essential HUD elements until needed.
 
 
 
Mod Merged: This mod is included in <span style="color:Gold">Heads Up Display Merged</span>.  Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Sovngarde - Mist's Font Replacer]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/386 Sovngarde - Mist's Font Replacer] - v8.8 - by Mist
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Sovngarde - Mist's Font Replacer Bold''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: Sovngarde is a custom font created to support a multilingual user base and blend seamlessly into Skyrim's lore.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[moreHUD SE]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/12688 moreHUD SE] - v3.6.3- by Ahzaab
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''moreHUD SE''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes:  This mod displays information about an object that the player is targeting such as alchemy effects, weight, and complete armour/weapon stats without having to pick them up.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[moreHUD Inventory Edition]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/18619 moreHUD Inventory Edition] - v1.0.13 - by Ahzaab
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''moreHUD Inventory Edition Loose Version''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod brings some features from moreHUD into the inventory menu.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Undiscovered Means Unknown - Map Markers]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/9762 Undiscovered Means Unknown - Map Markers] - 1.95 - by Brin_aSair
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Undiscovered Means Unknown - Compass and Map Markers''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
{{FOMOD Instructions
 
|file=Undiscovered Means Unknown - Compass and Map Markers
 
|{{FomodPage
 
|Step 1
 
|{{Fieldset|Which Do you Wnat to install|bullet=yes|Only the Compass}}
 
{{Fieldset|Do you have SKYUI installed|bullet=yes|Yes}}
 
{{Fieldset|Do you have SKYHUD installed|bullet=yes|No}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Next}}
 
{{FomodPage
 
|Step 2
 
|{{Fieldset|Do you wish to use coloured Map Markers|bullet=yes|Default - Skyrim SE}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Next}}
 
{{FomodPage
 
|Step 3
 
|{{Fieldset|What Icon do you wish to use for undiscovered locations|bullet=yes|An empty Rhombus}}
 
{{Fieldset|Do you wish enemies to be visible in the compass|bullet=yes|Yes}}
 
{{Fieldset|Do you wish for the Player's location to be visible in the map|bullet=yes|Yes}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Next}}
 
{{FomodPage
 
|Step 4
 
|{{Fieldset|Install|bullet=yes|Install}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Install}} }}
 
Mod Notes:  This mod changes all undiscovered location markers to a generic icon until you have visited the location.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Smaller Vanilla Cursors SE]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/20617 Smaller Vanilla Cursors SE] - 1.0 - ElSopa
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Smaller Vanilla Cursors''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
{{FOMOD Instructions
 
|file=Smaller Vanilla Cursors
 
|{{FomodPage
 
|Step 1
 
|{{Fieldset|1|bullet=yes|Right}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Install}} }}
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod shrinks the cursor so the player can actually see what they are clicking on.
 
 
 
==Character Creation==
 
====<span style="color:Cyan">[RaceMenu]</span> ====
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:30px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#0000ff, #0000ff);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>ESL</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/19080 RaceMenu] - v0.3.5 - Expired
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''RaceMenu Special Edition v0-3-5''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: a Complete overhaul of the character creation menu including new customization features such as multiple RGBA warpaints, body paints, hand paints, and foot paints.
 
 
 
<span style="color:Orange"><b>Manual SSEEditing Required:</b></span>
 
*  Both RaceMenu.esp and RaceMenuPlugin.esp can be safely flagged as an ESL.
 
* Solution: Load the mod in xEdit then Right click on the <span style="color:Gold">Record Flags</span> in the File Header a popup box should appear Left Click on <span style="color:Gold">Edit</span> and tick the <span style="color:Gold">ESL checkbox</span> this will turn the ESP into an ESP Flagged as an ESL.
 
 
 
==Dialogue and Follower Control==
 
====<span style="color:Cyan">[Better Dialogue Controls]</span> ====
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/1429 Better Dialogue Controls] - 1.2 - ecirbaf
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Better Dialogue Controls v1_2''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod fixes a vanilla user interface issue where selecting dialogue options would behave erratically between the keyboard and mouse.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Nether's Follower Framework]</span> ====
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/18076 Nether's Follower Framework] - v2.3.6 - Netherworks
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Nether's Follower Framework SSE (FOMOD Installer)''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
{{FOMOD Instructions
 
|file=Nether's Follower Framework SSE (FOMOD Installer)
 
|{{FomodPage
 
|Step 1
 
|{{Fieldset|NFF Options|checkmark=yes|Followers Avoid Traps; Interesting NPC Support; RDO Comment Frequency; Vanilla Skyhaven Temple}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Install}} }}
 
 
 
<span style="color:Orange">Loot Metadata Update Required:</span>
 
<span style="color:Gold">nwsFollowerFramework.esp- Add to Merge Patches Group</span>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod expands and improves the follower system and interface.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Go On Ahead]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:100px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>BSA Extracted</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/4779 Go On Ahead] - 1.0.0 - by NorthHare
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Go On Ahead''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: Sometimes followers get under your feet, but you don't just want to leave them waiting in the middle of nowhere or send them back home. Go On Ahead lets you send your follower(s) to the cities and major towns of Skyrim where they can wait for you in the local tavern and relax until you pick them up.
 
 
 
Mod Merged: This mod is included in the <span style="color:Gold">Miscellaneous Merged</span>.  Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
 
 
 
==World Map==
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[A Quality World Map]</span> ====
 
{{Notice|'''Once xLODGEN has been created move this mod underneath SSELODGen_Output in the Left Pane of Mod Organizer 2'''}}
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#ff0000, #000000);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Convert</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/5804 A Quality World Map] - 9.0.1 - by IcePenguin
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - '' 9.0.1 A Quality World Map - Vivid with Flat Roads''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod increases the world map texture quality and adds roads which should be documented on any good map.
 
 
 
<span style="color: orange">'''Manual  Creation Kit Editing Required</span>:'''<br>
 
* Problem: esp is in form 43.
 
* Solution: Load and save the plugin in the Creation Kit to convert to form 44.
 
 
 
<span style="color:Orange">Loot Metadata Update Required:</span>
 
<span style="color:Gold">IcePenguinWorldMap.esp - Add to Merge Patches Group</span>
 
<span style="color:Gold">IcePenguinWorldMap.esp - Load After Weather Systems Merged.esp</span>
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Better Falskaar and Wyrmstooth Map With Roads]</span> ====
 
{{Notice|'''Once xLODGEN has been created move this mod underneath SSELODGen_Output in the Left Pane of Mod Organizer 2'''}}
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:50px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#006600, #003300);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Classic</b></i></span></div> [http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/51339/? Better Falskaar and Wyrmstooth Map With Roads] - 1.1 - by dastrokes
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''Better Falskaar Map With Roads''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod improves the quality and add main roads to the maps of Falskaar.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Dynamic snow For Map]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:50px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#006600, #003300);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Classic</b></i></span></div> [http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/29877/? Dynamic snow For Map] - 8 - by Hritik Vaishnav -SkyrimENB
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''(v.8) Type 2''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod improves the look of the dynamic snow on the world map.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Map Markers Complete with DLC and OCS]</span> ====
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/4138 Map Markers Complete with DLC and OCS] - 1.2 - SarthesArai
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Map Markers Complete''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: Exploration is a huge part of Skyrim and there are many locations that can be hard to find and easy to lose or miss. These mods help by adding map markers to hundreds of locations.
 
 
 
==The World of Skyrim - Dynamic LOD==
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[DynDOLOD Resources SE]</span> ====
 
<span style="color:Orange">Idiot Check:</span> Make sure you have setup DynDOLOD as per the Prerequisites guide.
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://mega.nz/#!cZ4lzaQL!AwlAJICXxWOyilXgZQ9S5hN3Vjy6GG_ZhVAaiP2rHws DynDOLOD Resources SE] - v2.65 Beta - Sheson
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''DynDOLOD-Resources-SE.2.65 .7z''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
{{FOMOD Instructions
 
|file=DynDOLOD Resources
 
|{{FomodPage|Main|{{Fieldset|DynDOLOD - Resources|checkmark=yes|Core Files}}
 
|button=yes}}
 
{{FomodPage|Options|{{Fieldset|Visual Options|checkmark=yes|Whiterun Exterior;Solitude Exterior;High Hrothgar Window Glow;DLC2 Vvardenfell 3D Plume}}
 
{{Fieldset|Performance Options|checkmark=yes|None}}
 
{{Fieldset|Misc Options|checkmark=yes|Desync Birds of Prey}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Install}} }}
 
 
 
{{Notice|This mod is not completely installed until the executables have been run in the final section of the guide.}}
 
 
 
Special After Installation Instruction: <span style="color:Magenta">Delete the following file(s) and/or folder(s):</span>
 
* textures\lod\snow01lod.dds
 
* textures\lod\snow01lod_n.dds
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This file must be downloaded from the link above! It includes resources specifically for Skyrim Special Edition.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Indistinguishable Billboards for Skyrim SE]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/11446 Indistinguishable Billboards for Skyrim SE] - v1.0 - PaleRiderx
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Indistiunguishable VANILLA Vivid Weathers Lighting''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod provides Billboards for trees so DynDOLOD can work it's magic.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[HD LODs Textures SE]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/3333 HD LODs Textures SE] - v7.2 - Abendaron
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''HD-LODs-Textures-SE V7.0 1k SSELODGen - DynDOLOD''
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''UPDATE FILES'''</span> - ''HD-LODs-Textures-SE V7.2 update SSELODGen - DynDOLOD''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod is a complete re-texture of Skyrim, Dawnguard and Dragonborn LODs.
 
 
 
==World Encounters==
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Falskaar]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/2057 Falskaar] - v2.2 - AlexanderJVelicky
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Falskaar V2_2''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: Falskaar is a new lands mod that adds an entirely new worldspace to the world. It's accessed by a dungeon the first time, then by boat from then on out. Falskaar's goal was to act as a DLC, adding content in almost every area. There is a new land, places, people, quests, dungeons and more for the player to experience. It adds roughly 20+ hours of content and favours all types of characters.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Falskaar - Addons and Patches]</span> ====
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/19454? Falskaar - Addons and Patches] - v1.4 - mnikjom
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Falskaar - Addons and Patches 1.4''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
{{FOMOD Instructions
 
|file=Falskaar - Addons and Patches
 
|{{FomodPage|Fast Travel Addon|{{Fieldset|Core|bullet=yes|Bug Fixes}}
 
|button=yes}}
 
{{FomodPage|Patches and Addons|{{Fieldset|Plugin Type|checkmark=yes|Boat Location Patch ESPLite; iNeed - Food Water and Sleep Patch ESPLite; Unique Region Names Addon ESPLite}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Install}} }}
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod is a collection of tweaks, enhancements and patches for Falskaar.
 
 
 
Mod Merged: This mod is included in <span style="color:Gold">World Encounter Addon Patches Merged</span>.  Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Moon and Star]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/4301 Moon and Star] - v3.2 - Gan Xingba
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Moon and Star''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Special Installation Instruction: <span style="color: magenta">Do not install the following file(s) and/or folder(s):</span>
 
* MoonAndStar_MAS.esp
 
 
 
Mod Notes: A mysterious and powerful criminal has been spotted in Skyrim, his trail dogged by hunters from Morrowind. However, there may be more at stake than it seems, and this criminal may be familiar...
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Moon and Star Replacer]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.dropbox.com/s/i9s15cy4mqv9dk3/Moon%20and%20Star%20Replacer.7z?dl=0 Moon and Star Replacer] - v1.0 - Darkladylexy and SirJesto
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Moon and Star Replacer''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod cleans up and fixes Moon and Star '''Special Thanks to SirJesto with help on this'''.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Moonpath to Elsweyr SSE]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/4341 Moonpath to Elsweyr SSE] - v1.16.1 - MuppetPuppet and An_Old_Sock
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Moonpath to Elsweyr SSE''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
  
Mod Notes: This Mod adds the DLC size quest set in the land of Elsweyr.
+
Lexy Notes: Most mod authors save their mod packages using 7Zip files. This will allow your system to open and extract the files.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Unofficial Moonpath to Elsweyr Patch]</span> ====
+
=== <span style="color:cyan">LOOT</span> ===
 
+
<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div> <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#000000; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Tool</div>  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
+
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px">  
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/15882 Unofficial Moonpath to Elsweyr Patch] - v1.5 - Joseph Russell
+
[https://github.com/loot/loot/releases/tag/0.14.5 LOOT] - 0.14.5 - by WrinklyNinja et al <div style="margin-left: 10px">
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Unofficial Moonpath to Elsweyr Patch''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This Mod is an unofficial patch to resolve various issues with Moonpath to Elsweyr.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Moonpath to Elsweyr Sky and Lightning fix]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:100px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>BSA Extracted</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/18683? Moonpath to Elsweyr Sky and Lightning fix] - v1.2 - Filloax
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Moonpath Music - Sky and Light fix - Merged''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This Mod Fixes the always daytime, overly bright sky in Moonpath to Elsweyr.
 
 
 
Mod Merged: This mod is included in <span style="color:Gold">World Encounter Addon Patches Merged</span>.  Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal SE]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/4509 The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal SE] - v1.3 - MannyGT
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: For a long time no one claimed the Gray Cowl of Nocturnal. The last one was the Champion of Cyrodiil at the ending days of the Third Era. But what happened after the Oblivion Crisis? Where is the Gray Cowl now? You're a thief and during stealing and pickpocketing items around the world, a vision appears in front of you. The Gray Cowl is calling. The big journey has started... Where will you go now? Many places are awaiting you. Legendary places, mysterious places, ancient places that needs to be cleaned up from the sands of time. The Gray Cowl wants you.
 
 
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal SSE - HD Pack]</span> ====
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;"><div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;">'''''CORE'''''</span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/7644 The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal SSE - HD Pack] - v1.2 - Salchichen <div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
 
'''Files to download'''&nbsp;:
 
'''Files to download'''&nbsp;:
 
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*<span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''LOOT.Installer.exe''  
*<span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal SE - HD Texture pack''  
 
 
</div> </div>  
 
</div> </div>  
Mod Notes: This mod aims to improve overall visual quality of the Gray Cowl of Nocturnal mod by replacing textures by new ones in 2k resolution and BC7 compression.
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Mod notes: The programs allows you to sort and optimize your Load Order.
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Gray Cowl of Nocturnal Alikr Flora Overhaul SE]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/10141 Gray Cowl of Nocturnal Alikr Flora Overhaul SE] - v1.6se - sa547
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Gray Cowl of Nocturnal - Alikr Flora Overhaul''
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''Gray Fox Flora Overhaul Tree Billboard LODGEN Kit''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod adds a lot of flora in and around the colony, plus some more in the other oases scattered across the desert... Just like what Skyrim Flora Overhaul does for the rest of the game.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal SE - Addons and Patches]</span> ====
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/19724 The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal SE - Addons and Patches] - v1.1 - mnikjom
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal SE - Addons and Patches 1.1''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
{{FOMOD Instructions
 
|file=The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal SE - Addons and Patches
 
|{{FomodPage|Unoffical Skyrim Special Edition Patch|{{Fieldset|Core|checkmark=yes|Unoffical Skyrim Special Edition Patch ESPLite; Delayed Start Patch ESPLite; iNeed - Food Water and Sleep Patch ESPLITE}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Install}} }}
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod is a collection of tweaks, enhancements and patches for The Grey Cowl of Nocturnal.
 
 
 
Mod Merged: This mod is included in <span style="color:Gold">World Encounter Addon Patches Merged</span>.  Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[The Forgotten City]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/1179 The Forgotten City] - v1.8 - Nick Pearce
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''The Forgotten City''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
<span style="color:Orange">Manual xEdit Cleaning Required:</span>
 
* Problem: ForgottenCity.esp contains 7 ITMS's (Identical to Master Records).
 
* Solution: Load ForgottenCity.esp using the SSEEDIT - Quick Auto Clean of SSEEdit and let it clean the mod as you would the base ESMs.
 
 
 
Mod Notes: The Forgotten City offers a unique gameplay experience: a murder mystery investigation set in an ancient underground city. It has a dark, non-linear story in which you'll explore the city in multiple timelines, interrogate suspects, navigate challenging moral dilemmas, and fight new enemies.
 
 
 
==Modified and Expanded Quests==
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Alternate Start - Live Another Life]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/272 Alternate Start - Live Another Life] - v4.0.9 - Arthmoor
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Alternate Start - Live Another Life''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: 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. The player will be given the opportunity to choose a race and then a new life to lead. A wide variety of choices will be available. What is chosen will have a lasting impact, so choose carefully or the gods may forsake them again!
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Cutting Room Floor]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/276 Cutting Room Floor] - v3.1.4 - Arthmoor
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Cutting Room Floor''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Special Installation Instruction: <span style="color: magenta">Do not install the following file(s) and/or folder(s):</span>
 
* Cutting Room Floor.modgroups
 
  
Mod Notes: From the depths of the ether, or just the cutting room floor, comes forth several NPCs, some quests, and other miscellaneous content which was created but never implemented in the game. If ever it felt as if Skyrim was missing something, it was! This mod should relieve a bit of that. This mod contains mostly generic NPCs with no purpose, quests that were complete but cut for some reason, random bits of stuff to be found, and even a town.
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>
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* LOOT, on first load, has no masterlist data or default mod groups. (Colored Text indicates the color of the node (default)).
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Shut down Mod Organizer 2, if open.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> Run LOOT from its installed location.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> Once LOOT has loaded, sort the load order by pressing the icon featuring three lines over each other. This is in the top right corner.
 +
* The guide requires the addition of new LOOT Mod Groups to properly sort the load order.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Run LOOT (if it's not still loaded from the last step. If you closed it, you can load it through MO2 at this point if desired.)
 +
<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> Locate and click on the Options button in the top right corner (identified by 3 dots over each other).
 +
<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> Select <span style="color:gold">Open Groups Editor</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> In the <span style="color:gold">Add New Group</span> box, type “Merge Patches”, then the plus button.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> '''Left-click''' the <span style="color:white">Late Loaders</span> node to select it.
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<span style="color:cyan">6.</span> '''Left-click''' and drag a line from <span style="color:white">Late Loaders</span> to the <span style="color:cyan">Merge Patches</span> node that you created. Merge Patches should turn green.
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<span style="color:cyan">7.</span> Create a new group called <span style="color:gold">NPC Retextures</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">8.</span> Connect <span style="color:lime">Merge Patches</span> to <span style="color:cyan">NPC Retextures</span>. NPC Retextures should turn green.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">9.</span> Create a new group called <span style="color:gold">Conflict Resolution</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">10.</span> Connect <span style="color:lime">NPC Retextures</span> to <span style="color:cyan">Conflict Resolution</span>. Conflict Resolution should turn green.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">11.</span> Connect <span style="color:line">Conflict Resolution</span> to <span style="color:white">Leveled List Modifiers</span>. Conflict Resolution should turn grey.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">12.</span> Create a new group called <span style="color:gold">Arthmoor's Villages</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">13.</span> Connect <span style="color:white">Low Priority Overrides</span> to <span style="color:cyan">Arthmoor's Villages</span>. Arthmoor's Villages should turn green.
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<span style="color:cyan">14.</span> Connect <span style="color:lime">Arthmoor's Villages</span> to <span style="color:white">High Priority Overrides</span>. Arthmoor's Villages should turn grey.
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<span style="color:cyan">15.</span> Verify all of the newly added groups are showing as grey. Press <span style="color:gold">Apply</span> to exit this interface.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Dawnguard and Clan Volkihar Epilogues]</span> ====
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For the more visually oriented, [https://streamable.com/gj4dn this] handy video may be helpful. Click [https://imgur.com/ZkYKAyT here] to see a picture of the LOOT groups in their final configuration.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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<div style="text-align: center;">{{Notice|The placement of groups in relation to each other in LOOT can vary somewhat. So long as the arrows are connecting the proper nodes with arrows pointing in the proper direction, the setup is correct.}}</div>
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/12098? Dawnguard and Clan Volkihar Epilogues] - v2.2 - SkyLover264 and Kelsenellenelvian
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Dawnguard and Clan Volkihar Epilogues''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
  
Mod Notes: This mod Adds an extra quest to each side of the Dawnguard questline to track down the artefacts exclusive to the other side.
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=== <span style="color:cyan">Mator Smash</span> ===
 
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div> <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#000000; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Tool</div> <div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px"> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/90987 Mator Smash] - 1.0.2 - by Mator <div style="margin-left: 10px">
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Enhanced Skyrim Factions - The Companions Guild]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:50px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#006600, #003300);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Classic</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:100px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>BSA Extracted</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#ff0000, #000000);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Convert</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/22650 Enhanced Skyrim Factions - The Companions Guild] - 0.1.1 - by DreamKing
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''ESFCompanions REQUIREMENTS-ONLY VERSION''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
<span style="color: orange">'''Manual  Creation Kit Editing Required</span>:'''<br>
 
* Problem: esp is in form 43.
 
* Solution: Load and save the plugin in the Creation Kit to convert to form 44.
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod slows down the Companions Quest Line
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Even Better Quest Objectives]</span> ====
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;"><div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;">'''''CORE'''''</span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;">'''''Merged'''''</span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/159 Even Better Quest Objectives] - v1.8.1 - whickus with fixes and expansions by William Imm <div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
 
'''Files to download'''&nbsp;:
 
'''Files to download'''&nbsp;:
 
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*<span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Mator Smash Hotfix 2''  
*<span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Even Better Quest Objectives - v1.8.1''  
 
 
</div> </div>  
 
</div> </div>  
{{FOMOD Instructions
 
|file=Even Better Quest Objectives
 
|{{FomodPage|Options for this mod
 
|{{Fieldset|Main|checkmark=yes|Main Plugin}}
 
{{Fieldset|Optional Files|checkmark=yes|Dark Brotherhood Forever to Miscellaneous Quests}}
 
{{Fieldset|Compatible Mods|checkmark=yes|Alternate Start - Live Another Life; Cutting Room Floor; Legacy of The Dragonborn SSE; The Paarthurnax Dilemma by Arthmoor}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Install}} }}
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod enhances the quest descriptions in the vanilla game so that the player has a clear sense of where they are supposed to go and what they are supposed to do besides looking at the quest markers.
 
  
Mod Merged: Patches from this mod are included in the <span style="color:Gold">Even Better Quest Objectives Patches Merged</span>. Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
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Author's notes: Mator Smash is a tool that generates conflict resolution patches, similar to Wrye Bash's Bashed Patch.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Gildergreen Regrown]</span> ====
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=== <span style="color:cyan">xEDIT</span> ===
 
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div> <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#000000; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Tool</div>  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px"> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/164 SSEEDIT] - v4.0.2 - by ElminsterAU and SSEEdit team
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div><div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:100px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>BSA Extracted</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/348 Gildergreen Regrown] - v2.0.1 - Arthmoor
 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
'''Files to download''' :
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Gildergreen Regrown''
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* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''SSEEdit 4.0.2''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
  
Mod Notes: This mod will make the Gildergreen in Whiterun grow from the sapling back into a full tree over time.
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<span style="color:#00ff00">Tag Explanations</span>
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* xEdit needs to be setup for proper usage with the guide.
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<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Open xEdit from it's installed location (setting it up for use through MO2 will be covered later.)
 +
<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> On the plug-in selection screen, select <span style="color:gold">OK</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> Allow xEdit to completely load (indicated by the phrase "Background Loader: Finished" at the bottom of the screen).
 +
<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> '''Right-click''' on any plugin shown.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> In the right-click menu, select <span style="color:gold">Other -> Options</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">6.</span> In the window that appears, uncheck <span style="color:gold">Simple Records LAND, NAVI, NAVM, CELL, WRLD (Requires Restart)</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">7.</span> Click <span style="color:gold">OK</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">8.</span> Exit xEdit.
  
Mod Merged: This mod is included in the <span style="color:Gold">Landscape Environment and Clutter Merged</span>. Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
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<div style="text-align: center;">{{Notice| xEdit is often used interchangeably with the term SSEEdit, both in this guide and in forums and Discord channels. These are both in reference to the same program: xEdit is the program, with the 'x' replaced with the game it is designed to work with (e.g. SSE for Skyrim Special Edition, FO4 for Fallout 4, etc). For the purposes of this guide, xEdit refers ONLY to the SSE version, SSEEdit.}}
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{{Notice | xEdit will create a Cache Folder which will be found in Mod Organizer 2's overwrite folder (located at the very bottom of the left pane, below all installed mods). It is recommended to create a mod out of this and having it active in the left pane, as this will help speed up SSEEdit load times. This can be done by right-clicking on the Overwrite entry and selecting '''Create Mod''' and providing an appropriate name.}}</div>
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Helgen Reborn]</span> ====
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Author's notes: This program is an essential Tool that will help with cleaning mods of dirty edits and enable the creation of patches required by this guide.
<div style="margin:15px; background-color:red; font-size:1em; font-weight:bold; border-radius:6px; box-shadow: 0px 0px 20px 1px #090149 inset; border:none; text-align:center; padding:20px;">A book called Helgen Reborn Guide will be added to your inventory at the start of the game do not read it until you have been the Helgen once and have started the main quest otherwise you will break your game.</div>
 
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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=== <span style="color:cyan">Cathedral Assets Optimizer</span> ===
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/5673 Helgen Reborn] - v106.SSE - Mike Hancho aka Balok
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div> <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#000000; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Tool</div>  
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<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px"> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/23316 Cathedral Assets Optimizer] - v4.2.6 - by G_k
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
'''Files to download''' :
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''Helgen Reborn SSE Version 106 With loose files''
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* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Cathedral Assets Optimizer''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
  
Special Installation Instruction: <span style="color: magenta">Do not install the following file(s) and/or folder(s):</span>
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Author's notes: Cathedral Assets Optimizer is a tool aiming to automate asset conversion and optimization for Skyrim Special Edition.
* textures\actors\character\facegendata\facetint\helgen reborn.esp\*.tga
 
  
Mod Notes: THE definitive quest mod for rebuilding Helgen! Learn the legend of The Keepers of Hattu as you reunite two old soldiers and are thrust into a decades-old feud with a ruthless and powerful Justiciar from the Aldmeri Dominion. Recruit and train your own town guard or ask for protection from the Empire or Stormcloaks. From uncovering an underground slavery ring, to fighting for your life in exciting battles in a secret new arena, many other adventures await as the workers rebuild the town step by step! You'll be rewarded with your own private tower in Helgen which includes the most interactive and dynamic display museum in Skyrim!
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Lexy notes: Instructions for set up and use of this tool will be provided on the main guide list page for easier reference during mod installation.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Immersive College of Winterhold]</span> ====
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=== <span style="color:cyan">BSArch</span> ===
 
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div> <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#000000; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Tool</div>
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px">
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/17004 Immersive College of Winterhold] - v5.3 - Grantyboy050
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[https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/64745? BSArch] - v0.6 - by zilav
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
'''Files to download''' :
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Immersive College of Winterhold SSE''
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* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''BSArch''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
{{FOMOD Instructions
 
|file=Immersive College of Winterhold
 
|{{FomodPage|Options
 
|{{Fieldset|CWI SSE Core|checkmark=yes|CWI Core Files}}
 
{{Fieldset|Book Covers|bullet=yes|Desaturated}}
 
{{Fieldset|Lighting Mods|bullet=yes|ELnFX SSE Patch}}
 
{{Fieldset|NPC Mods|bullet=yes|None}}
 
{{Fieldset|Nexus Mods|checkmark=yes|Apophysis DPM SSE Patch; Cutting Room Floor SSE Patch; Better Dynamic Snow SSE Patch; Ordinator - Perks of Skyrim SSE Patch}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Install}} }}
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod overhauls the buildings and inhabitants of the College of Winterhold.
 
 
Mod Merged: Patches from this mod are included in <span style="color:Gold">Immersive College of Winterhold Patches Merged</span>.  The [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page] contains full details.
 
  
<span style="color:Orange">Loot Metadata Update Required:</span>
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>  
<span style="color:Gold">CollegeOfWinterholdImmersive.esp - Load After MrissiTailOfTroubles.esp</span>
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* Download the archive manually.
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* Extract bsarch.exe to the <span style="color:gold">..Cathedral Assets Optimizer\resources</span> folder.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Better Immersive College of Winterhold Map]</span> ====
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Mod notes: A command line tool for packing and unpacking Bethesda archives.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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=== <span style="color:cyan">Wrye Bash</span> ===
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/18275 Better Immersive College of Winterhold Map] - v1.1 - MonoAccipiter
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div> <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#000000; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Tool</div>  
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
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<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px">  
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[https://lotdplus.com/wrye-bash-307-201908111233-standalone-executable/ Wrye Bash] - Wrye Bash 307-201908111233 - by Wrye Bash Team
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
'''Files to download''' :
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Better ICW Map 1.1''
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* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Wrye Bash 307-201908111233 - Standalone Executable.7z''
</div>
 
 
</div>
 
</div>
  
Mod Notes: A small mod that replaces the very modern-looking map added to the Arcanaeum by Immersive College of Winterhold with a more authentic looking, brown paper map.
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>  
 
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<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Download the file manually.
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Immersive College of Winterhold - Not so fast Mage Guild Patch]</span> ====
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<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> Extract the contents of the file to a location of your choice. It is advised not to install it into any UAC controlled locations. It CAN be installed into the Skyrim main directory, if you so choose, with no detrimental effects.
 
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  <span style="color:cyan">3.</span> <span style="color:gold">WINDOWS 7 USERS:</span> A 'docs' folder needs to be created in <span style="color:cyan">...Skyrim Special Edition\Data</span>. WIN10 users do not need to follow this step, as it will be auto-created and placed into your Overwrite folder. For additional info, see Notice below.
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/18731? Immersive College of Winterhold - Not so fast Mage Guild Patch] - v1.0 - Jonathon594
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''UCIW - NSFMG Patch''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
Mod Notes: Fixes the AI for lessons in Immersive College of Winterhold not activating properly in the gaps between quests left by Not so fast - Mage Guild.
 
  
Mod Merged: This mod is included in <span style="color:Gold">Immersive College of Winterhold Patches Merged</span>. The [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page] contains full details.
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<div style="text-align: center;">{{Notice| WINDOWS 10 USERS: Ensure that your O/S has installed the Windows 10 1809 Update or higher. This will ensure that Wrye Bash is able to properly load, as the 1803 update creates a situation where WB attempts to load itself, which it can't because it's already in use.}}
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{{Notice| WINDOWS 10 USERS: When using Wrye Bash, a 'Docs' folder will be generated and appear in your Overwrite folder. This is not needed for Skyrim to run properly, and can be safely deleted between sessions.}}</div>
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Missives]</span> ====
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Author's notes: The function of this tool is to manage mods and create Bashed Patches. Bashed Patches merge the leveled lists from the installed mods, among other functions. For the purposes of this guide, only the Bashed Patch functionality will be used for game settings management.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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=== <span style="color:cyan">zEdit</span> ===
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/17576 Missives] - v2.03 - IronDusk33
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div> <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#000000; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Tool</div>  
 +
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px">  
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[https://github.com/z-edit/zedit/releases/tag/0.6.4 zEdit] - Alpha Release v0.6.4 - by Mator
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
'''Files to download''' :
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Missives 2.03 SSE''
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* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''zEdit_Alpha_v0.6.4_-_Portable_x64.7z''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
  
Mod Notes: This mod Adds a large number of localized radiant quests found at Missive Boards of varying difficulty and with varying rewards.
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Author's Notes: This tool is similar to SSEEdit.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Missives - Patches]</span> ====
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=== <span style="color:#00ff00">zEdit Modules</span> ===
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zEdit allows for the application of patches to large portions of the game in a single location, without having to run individual xEdit scripts in multiple sessions of xEdit. The following modules are installed now, but will not be used until the Finishing Line portion of the guide. Again, pay attention to the special installation instructions, as failure to install them correctly will mean they are not available when they are needed.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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==== <span style="color:Cyan">Experience Mod zEdit Patcher</span> ====
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/26788?tab=description Missives - Patches] - v2.03 - AndrealphusVIII
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div>
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<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px">  
 +
[https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/23589?t Experience Mod zEdit Patcher] - V1.1 - by mtreis86
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
'''Files to download''' :
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Missives - Solstheim Patch SE v2.03''
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* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''ExperiencePatcher''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
  
Mod Notes: This is a compilation of patches for Missives and several new landspace mods.
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>  
 
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* Extract 'experiencePatcher' into the 'modules' sub-directory of zEdit.
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Missives - Experience Patch]</span> ====
 
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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Author's notes: This mod adds compatibility to Experience so the kills function will work on all NPCs.
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/14614? Missives - Experience Patch] - v1.02 - DarkLadyLexy
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MISCELLANEOUS FILES'''</span> - ''Missives - Experience Patch''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
  
Mod Notes: This mod changes the quests given by Missives to be more consistent with Experience.
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==== <span style="color:Cyan">UPF No Dragon LODs Patcher</span> ====
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div>
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<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px">
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[https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/13541 UPF No Dragon LODs Patcher] - V1.0 - by Hishy <div style="margin-left: 10px">
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'''Files to download''':
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*<span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''hishy-no-dragon-lods''
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</div>
 +
</div>
  
Mod Merged: This mod are included in <span style="color:Gold">Pre Bash Merge</span>. Read full details on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>  
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* Extract 'hishy-no-dragon-lods' into the 'modules' sub-directory of zEdit.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Not So Fast - Main Quest]</span> ====
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Author's notes: This mod applies the No Dragon LODs effect.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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==== <span style="color:Cyan">hishy-npc-enchant-fix</span> ====
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:50px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#006600, #003300);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Classic</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:100px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>BSA Extracted</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#ff0000, #000000);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Convert</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/62894 Not So Fast - Main Quest] - v1.4 - CDCooley
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div>  
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<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px">  
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[https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/13543 hishy-npc-enchant-fix] - V1.3 - by Hishy and Mator
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
'''Files to download''' :
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''NotSoFast-MainQuestV14''
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* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''hishyNpcEnchantFix''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
  
Mod Notes: This mod Introduces pauses in the otherwise hectic pace of the main quest and alters a few other plot points along the way.  The actual time delays and whether the Season Unending negotiations are skipped can be configured using a special container just outside the Whiterun main gates (see NotSoFast-MainQuest.ConfigUrnLocation.jpg) or by using the console.  See NotSoFast-MainQuest.ReadMe.txt for notes about specific mod conflicts and how to configure the options.
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>
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* Extract 'hishyNpcEnchantFix' into the 'modules' sub-directory of zEdit.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Not So Fast - Mage Guild]</span> ====
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Author's notes: This mod is a simple port of ASIS' NPC Enchant Fix that will work with zEdit.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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==== <span style="color:Cyan">UPF Opposite Animation Disabler</span> ====
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:50px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#006600, #003300);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Classic</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:100px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>BSA Extracted</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#ff0000, #000000);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Convert</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/64633 Not So Fast - Mage Guild] - v1.3 - CDCooley
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div>  
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
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<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px">  
'''Files to download''' :
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[https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/18281 UPF Opposite Animation Disabler] - V1.1.2 - by Qudix <div style="margin-left: 10px">
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''NotSoFast-MageGuildV13''
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'''Files to download''':
</div>
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*<span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''oppositeAnimationDisabler''  
</div>
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</div>  
 +
</div>  
  
Mod Notes: Introduces two pauses in the rather short mage guild quest line at the College of Winterhold and allows for customizing the start of the three apprentices' quests.  The actual time delays can be set using the console or a special container embedded in the wall near the Hall of Elements (see NotSoFast-MageGuild.ConfigUrnLocation.jpg).  See NotSoFast-MageGuild-ReadMe.txt for notes about specific mod conflicts and how to configure the options.
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>
 +
* Extract 'oppositeAnimationDisabler' into the 'modules' sub-directory of zEdit.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Provincial Courier Service]</span> ====
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Author's notes: A Unified Patching Framework (UPF) patcher that disables the 'Opposite Gender Anim' flag on all affected NPCs.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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==== <span style="color:Cyan">UPF Cell Encounter Level in Name Patcher</span> ====
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/10623 Provincial Courier Service] - v4.0.4 - Arthmoor
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div>
 +
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px">  
 +
[https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/13542? UPF Cell Encounter Level in Name Patcher] - v2.0 - by hishutup
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
'''Files to download''' :
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'''Files to download''':
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Provincial Courier Service''
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* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''hishyCellEncounters''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
  
Mod Notes: Skyrim's courier is an industrious young lad who can be seen all over the province, yet doesn't seem to have anywhere to live and/or work. He seems able to find the Dovahkiin at will, but what if the player wanted to find HIM? Even if it would be a meaningless encounter, one should still expect a living breathing NPC that takes part in the world to have some place to work at and call home. No longer will the poor courier simply be dragged from his mystery cell and dropped in front of the player to make his deliveries. Thus is born the Provincial Courier Service.
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>
 +
* Extract 'hishyCellEncounters' into the 'modules' sub-directory of zEdit.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Stackable Stones of Barenziah with Optional Quest Markers]</span> ====
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Author's notes: This mod adds the Encounter Zone's level to the text you see before you enter the zone.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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==== <span style="color:Cyan">UPF Khajiit Ears Show Patcher</span> ====
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:100px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>BSA Extracted</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/22395/ Stackable Stones of Barenziah with Optional Quest Markers] - v1.0 - geekofalltrades
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div>  
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
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<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px">  
'''Files to download''' :
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[https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/13544 UPF Khajiit Ears Show Patcher] - V1.0 - by Hishutup <div style="margin-left: 10px">
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Stackable Stones of Barenziah with Optional Quest Markers''
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'''Files to download'''&nbsp;:
</div>
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* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''hishy-khajiit-ears-show''  
</div>
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</div>  
 
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</div>  
Mod Notes: Fixes Stones of Barenziah not stacking properly in the player's inventory also adds quest markers to Stones of Barenziah.
 
  
Mod Merged: This mod is included in <span style="color:Gold">Miscellaneous Merged</span>.  Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>  
 +
* Extract 'hishy-khajiit-ears-show' into the 'modules' sub-directory of zEdit.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[The Brotherhood of Old - SSE]</span> ====
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Author's notes: This mod will allow all Khajiit to show their ears when wearing helmets.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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==== <span style="color:Cyan">zEdit patchers warehouse</span> ====
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/15322? The Brotherhood of Old - SSE] - v1.0.2 - Tom Tesoro
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div>
 +
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px">  
 +
[https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/23254? zEdit patchers warehouse.] - V1.0 - by Bystander
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
'''Files to download''' :
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'''Files to download''':
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''SSE - The Brotherhood of Old - Version 1.0.2''
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* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - '' zedit-spell-absorb-fix''
 +
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''zedit-visual-transfer''
 +
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''zedit-water-damage''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
  
Mod Notes: The Brotherhood of Old is a quest taking place after the final quest in the original Dark Brotherhood questline. This 24 quest epic will take you all across the land of Skyrim, as you try and rebuild the Brotherhood and strengthen it against future attacks.
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>
 +
* Extract 'zedit-spell-absorb-fix' into the 'modules' sub-directory of zEdit.
 +
* Extract 'zedit-visual-transfer' into the 'modules' sub-directory of zEdit.
 +
* Extract 'zedit-water-damage' into the 'modules' sub-directory of zEdit.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[The Choice is Yours]</span> ====
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Author's notes: This mod is a small collection of zEdit Patchers.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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=== <span style="color:#00ff00">Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017</span> ===
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/3850 The Choice is Yours] - v2.0 - kryptopyr
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C++ Redistributables are commonly installed alongside programs that require them, but on the off chance that the particular files you need have not been installed, a link is provided here.
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''The Choice is Yours''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
  
Mod Notes: Stop random greetings, comments, and rumors from triggering quests, as well as having forced encounters with NPCs automatically trigger the start of a quest. Now those quests won't be activated unless the player decides to pursue them. Rumors and gossip are just that... rumors and gossip. Some are worth investigating further, others are not.
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==== <span style="color:cyan">[Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017]</span> ====
 +
<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div> <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#000000; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Tool</div>
 +
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px">
 +
[https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017] - v 32-bit and 64-bit - by Microsoft <div style="margin-left: 10px">
 +
'''Files to download''':
 +
*<span style="color: #d0eb50">'''Other Tools and Frameworks'''</span> - ''Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017 x64''
 +
*<span style="color: #d0eb50">'''Other Tools and Frameworks'''</span> - ''Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017 x86''
 +
</div>
 +
</div>
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[The Companions - Don't be a Milk Drinker]</span> ====
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Lexy Notes: This tool is required for Mod Organizer 2 to function properly
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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= <span style="color:#00ff00">Mod Manager</span> =
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/19490 The Companions - Don't be a Milk Drinker] - v1.0 - Khumak
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This guide was written specifically for use with Mod Organizer 2 and it's in-built functionality. Any attempts to use alternative mod management systems are unsupported. Some users have had success doing so, but any support will be unofficial and from other users only.
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''Companions - Don't be a Milk Drinker (Farkas only option)_v1.0''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: Restores honour to The Companions by removing the option to be a bully.
 
 
 
Mod Merged: This mod is included in <span style="color:Gold">Pre Bash Merge</span>. Read full details on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
 
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[The Notice Board Redefined]</span> ====
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<div style="text-align: center;">{{Notice| The paid-version of [https://www.ccleaner.com/ ccleaner] is known to have conflicts with the [http://wiki.step-project.com/Guide:Mod_Organizer_Advanced#The_virtual_filing_system/ Virtual Filing System (VFS)] used by Mod Organizer 2. Unchecking the 'Windows Event Logs' option under ''ccleaner's'' advanced tab will help prevent this incompatibility.}}</div>
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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== <span style="color:cyan">Mod Organizer 2</span> ==
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div><div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:50px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#006600, #003300); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Classic</b></i></span></div><div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:30px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#009900, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#009900, #996600); background:-o-linear-gradient(#009900, #996600); background:linear-gradient(#009900, #996600);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CAO</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/70260 The Notice Board Redefined] - v1.0 - fadingsignal
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div> <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#000000; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Tool</div>  
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
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<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px">  
'''Files to download''' :
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[https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/6194/ Mod Organizer 2] - v2.2.0 - by Tannin <div style="margin-left: 10px">
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''The Notice Board Redefined 4K (Recommended)''
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'''Files to download''':
</div>
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* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Mod Organizer 2 (Archive)''  
 +
</div>  
 
</div>
 
</div>
  
Special Installation Instruction: <span style="color:Magenta">Download manually and run the mod through Cathedral Assets Optimizer.</span>
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Lexy notes: This is the tool we'll actually be using to download, install and manage mods.
  
Special Installation Instruction: <span style="color:Magenta">To make the mod compatible with Missive perform the following:</span>
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>
# Inside the meshes folder Create a new Clutter folder.
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<div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin:15px; background-color:red; font-size:1em; font-weight:bold; border-radius:6px; box-shadow: 0px 0px 20px 1px #090149 inset; border:none; text-align:center; padding:20px;">WARNING:
# Inside the Clutter Folder create a new Missives folder.
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Mod Organizer 2 MUST be installed in portable mode. The Script ReLinker functionality of zEdit requires this management method to complete it's work. There are no workarounds for this requirement.</div></div>
# Navigate to meshes\manny\up.
 
# Copy and paste the manny_up_noticeboardmesh.nif file to meshes\Clutter\Missives.
 
# Rename the copied manny_up_noticeboardmesh.nif to MissiveBoard.nif.
 
# Copy and Paste MissiveBoard.nif.
 
# Rename the copied MissiveBoard.nif to MissiveBoardSolstheim.nif.
 
# You should end with meshes\Clutter\Missives\MissiveBoard.nif and meshes\Clutter\Missives\MissiveBoardSolstheim.nif
 
  
Mod Notes: Adds real 3D paper and nail meshes, with all new hi-res notes and wood textures to The Notice Board.
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* For the more visually oriented, the guide suggests watching [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CE6xpIp3Ys this] to help you become familiarized with the install procedure. Skip to 10:27 for the relevant portion.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[The Paarthurnax Dilemma]</span> ====
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* Install Mod Organizer 2 by:
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> In the root directory of the drive where you have installed Skyrim, create a new folder. It can be called anything you wish, but should be easily recognizable to you. It will appear something on the lines of <span style="color:Gold">E:/Mod Organizer 2 - Lexys LOTD SE</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> Extract the contents of the file downloaded above to the folder you just created.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> Run ''Mod Organizer 2''. If you desire, you can also create a desktop shortcut for MO2 at this time, as you will likely be using this program quite a bit.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> In the pop-up that appears, you will be prompted to <span style="color:Gold">"Choose an Instance".</span> Select <span style="color:gold">Portable</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> In the next pop-up that appears, select <span style="color:gold">Skyrim Special Edition</span> from the drop-down menu.
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<span style="color:cyan">6.</span> A third pop-up will appear, asking if you want a tutorial on the tool's use. Those who have never used any version of Mod Organizer (including MO1) should select <span style="color:gold">Yes</span> for a quick run-down on the features of the program. All others can select <span style="color:gold">No</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">7.</span> A fourth pop-up will appear with the notice <span style="color:gold">'''Mod Organizer is not set up to handle NXM links. Associate it with NXM links?'''</span> This is recommended to be set to <span style="color:gold">Yes</span>, as this will allow MO2 to handle all downloads possible from the NEXUS file links.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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<span style="color:orange">Idiot Check:</span>
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/365 The Paarthurnax Dilemma] - v2.0.1 - Arthmoor
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* Ensure that you do not move the mods folder out of MO2's install folder at any time. This is needed to ensure that MO2 can see the mods you are about to install.
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
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* Similarly, do not move the profiles folder out of MO2's install folder at any time. This is needed to ensure that the Script ReLinker functionality of zEdit works as intended.
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''The Paarthurnax Dilemma''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
  
Mod Notes: Disappointed with how ruthless and unforgiving the Blades were at the end of the main quest? Felt like the Dovahkiin should have been able to put their foot down and make them see reason? Well now they can!
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== <span style="color:#00ff00">Configuring Mod Organizer 2</span> ==
 +
With Mod Organizer 2 now properly installed, there are additional settings that will be required to ensure full integration with the NEXUS and user comfort.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Timing is Everything SE]</span> ====
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>
 +
* Mod Organizer needs to be connected to the NEXUS for account logins and download management.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Full integration with the NEXUS requires that you have a NEXUS account. If you do not have one, you can create one [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition here]. This will also be required for large file downloads, and is free of charge (though a free account will also be very limited in bandwidth). Premium account, with no bandwidth cap, are availible. Details can be found on the NEXUS website.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> In the toolbar of Mod Organizer 2, locate the 'Settings' button (it will have a spanner and screwdriver icon on it... wrench and screwdriver for you Americans).
 +
<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> At the top of the window that appears, press on the <span style="color:gold">Nexus</span> tab.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> Click on the <span style="color:gold">Connect to Nexus</span> button.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> A new window will open in your browser, and the Nexus will request permission to link Mod Organizer 2 with your Nexus Account. After allowing this, you can close the browser window.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">6.</span> In the Mod Organizer 2 settings menu, press <span style="color:gold">OK</span>.
 +
* Some users may find the default MO2 theme overly bright or harsh.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> In the toolbar of Mod Organizer 2, locate the 'Settings' button (it will have a spanner and screwdriver icon on it... wrench and screwdriver for you Americans).
 +
<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> At the top of the window that appears, press on the <span style="color:gold">Geneal</span> tab (if not already selected).
 +
<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> In the upper right corner of the Settings window, locate the Theme dropdown (possibly with the word "None" in it currently). Any theme may be selected, based on user preference. Most users report the most comfort with the 'dark' or 'Paper Dark' themes.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> After selecting a theme, press <span style="color:gold">OK</span> to close the window.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> In the pop-up window that appears, allow Mod Organizer 2 to restart to apply the theme change.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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<div style="text-align: center;">{{Notice| Depending on your specific download practices, the downloads for the mods can well over 100 Gb of data. If you have installed MO2 onto a relatively small drive (such as a small SSD), you should consider changing the location of MO2's download storage to a larger location. This can be done by creating a file folder in the desired location, opening the MO2 Settings interface (as above), selecting the '''Paths''' tab, and altering the '''Downloads''' path to match the newly created file folder.}}</div>
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/25464 Timing is Everything SE] - v2.1 - kryptopyr
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Timing is Everything SE - FISS version''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod allows you to customize the starting conditions for various quests.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Timing is Everything SE - Lexy's FISS Settings]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/14614? Timing is Everything SE - Lexy's FISS Settings] - v1.0 - Darkladylexy
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MISCELLANEOUS FILES'''</span> - ''Timing is Everything SE - Lexy's FISS Settings''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod adds a premade FISS file Timing is Everything customized for Lexy's: Legacy of The Dragonborn Special Edition.
 
 
 
== Legacy of The Dragonborn==
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Legacy of the Dragonborn SSE]</span> ====
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/11802? Legacy of the Dragonborn SSE] - v4.1.6 - by icecreamassassin
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Legacy of the Dragonborn SSE''
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''UPDATE FILES'''</span> - ''Legacy of the Dragonborn Update''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
Mod Notes: The Legacy of the Dragonborn is steeped in prophecy, myth, legend, and history itself. Explore forgotten lore and uncover the lost relics of the 7 Dragonborn of the bygone eras of Tamriel. From those merely mentioned in the title to those who wielded the power of the voice, many legendary and influential people held the title of “Dragonborn” and they all link to the lost covenant of Akatosh.
 
 
 
“Legacy of the Dragonborn” is a MASSIVE addition which will change the way you play Skyrim forever. Meet the curator Auryen Morellus at the museum in Solitude and he will help guide you in your quest to gather the many relics of Tamriel's history as well as provide a fully equipped player home and many many more quests as well. As you display relics you will unlock more history and lore as you encounter new challenges, meet new NPCs and embark to establish your own guild, "The Explorer's Society".
 
 
 
Aim to explore and discover lost places, artefacts, and history, build the guild house from the ground up as the guild master, then recruit new members, each with their own unique backstories and special guild functions. Explore ruins and excavate relic fragments to re-assemble into artefacts to display in the museum. Set up a guild store with the quartermaster and much more.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[OMEGA LOTD Consistency Patch]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/20148? OMEGA LOTD Consistency Patch] - v1.01 - by Darkladylexy
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MISCELLANEOUS FILES'''</span> - ''OMEGA LOTD Consistency Patch''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod is a compatibility Patch for the LOTD Patches Merge.
 
 
 
Mod Merged: This mod is included in the <span style="color:Gold">LOTD Patches Merged</span>.  Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Legacy Of The Dragonborn - High Resolution Textures]</span> ====
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/11802? Legacy Of The Dragonborn - High Resolution Textures] - V4.1.3 - by icecreamassassin
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MISCELLANEOUS FILES'''</span> - ''High Resolution Textures''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod adds 2k High-Resolution Texture for Legacy Of The Dragonborn.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Legacy of the Dragonborn Patch - Immersive College of Winterhold]</span> ====
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/17057 Legacy of the Dragonborn Patch - Immersive College of Winterhold] - v1.3 - by Pickysaurus
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Legacy of the Dragonborn Patch - Immersive College of Winterhold''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
  
Mod Notes: This mod adds in the display for Immersive College of Winterhold found in the Dragonborn Hall which was removed in the SSE version.
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== <span style="color:#00ff00">Mod Organizer 2: Base Profile Creation</span> ==
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With Mod Organizer 2 installed and correctly configured, it is time to introduce the creation of Profiles, one of the signature features of Mod Organizer 2. Profiles are used to create mutiple 'versions' of your mod installs, which allows for anything from multiple versions of an install to shorter installs in support of merges (one of the primary things this guide will use it for). This step will familiarize you with the creation of profiles for later in the modding process.
  
Mod Merged: This mod is included in <span style="color:Gold">Immersive College of Winterhold Patches Merged</span>.  The [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page] contains full details.
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>
 +
* Mod Organizer 2 is currently using a "Default" profile. A "Vanilla" profile needs to be created to establish a working game baseline and for troubleshooting purposes.
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<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Locate and press the <span style="color:gold">Configure Profiles</span> button (most MO2 themes show this as an icon that looks like an ID card, but can vary).
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<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> In the Profiles Window, select <span style="color:gold">Create</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> In the pop-up, type <span style="color:gold">Vanilla Skyrim SE</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> Ensure that the <span style="color:gold">Default Game INI Settings</span> checkbox is <span style="color:gold">unchecked</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> Select <span style="color:gold">OK</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">6.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Vanilla Skyrim SE</span> appears in the list on the left.
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<span style="color:cyan">7.</span> Verify that the <span style="color:gold">Use profile-specific Game INI Files</span> is <span style="color:gold">checked</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">8.</span> Click on and highlight the <span style="color:gold">Default</span> profile.
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<span style="color:cyan">9.</span> Click on <span style="color:gold">Remove</span>.
 +
  <span style="color:cyan">10.</span> In the pop-up that appears, select <span style="color:gold">Yes</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">11.</span> Exit the Profiles Window by pressing <span style="color:gold">Close</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">12.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Vanilla Skyrim SE</span> appears as the selected profile (shown above the mod list aka "the left pane").
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Legacy of the Dragonborn - Fate Cards Re-texture - Skyrim Concept Art]</span> ====
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== <span style="color:#00ff00">Setting up Base Tools for Mod Organizer 2</span> ==
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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The last major step is to setup some of the previously installed tools to work from within Mod Organizer. Running these tools via Mod Organizer 2's launcher will allow the other tools to make use of the Virtual File System and see the files from the installed mods as the game, itself, will when it is loaded.
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/16080/? Legacy of the Dragonborn - Fate Cards Re-texture - Skyrim Concept Art] - V01 - by jpvilela32
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Fate Cards - Skyrim Concept Art - 01''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
  
Mod Notes: This mod retextures the collectible cards you can find in the excellent Legacy of the Dragonborn.
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<div style="text-align: center;">{{Notice| Some programs that have been installed will be automatically detected by MO2, including SKSE, Skyrim, the Skyrim Launcher, LOOT, and the Creation Kit. These will appear in the MO2 Launcher (just above the right-pane) and are pre-configured.}}</div>
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Fossil Mining - with Legacy support]</span> ====
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>
 +
* xEdit, Mator Smash, Wrye Bash, and zEdit need to be setup with Mod Organizer 2.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Locate and press the <span style="color:gold">Executables</span> button (most MO2 themes show this as an icon that looks like a gear, but can vary).
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<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> In the '''Title''' line, enter <span style="color:gold">SSEEdit</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> In the '''Binary''' line, click the [...] button at the end of the line.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> In the Windows folder that opens, navigate to and double-click on <span style="color:gold">SSEEdit.EXE</span> in its installed location.
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<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> Ensure no optional checkboxes are checked.
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<span style="color:cyan">6.</span> Click the <span style="color:gold">Add</span> button. SSEEdit should appear in the list at the top of the window.
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<span style="color:cyan">7.</span> Repeat steps 2 through 5, entering "SSEEdit - Quick Auto Clean" as the Title. This second instance will be used only for cleaning of plugin files, and will be explained further later in the guide.
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<span style="color:cyan">8.</span> In the '''Arguments''' line, add <span style="color:gold">-quickautoclean</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">9.</span> Repeat step 6. <span style="color:gold">SSEEdit - Quick Auto Clean</span> should appear in the list.
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<span style="color:cyan">10.</span> Repeat steps 2 through 6 for <span style="color:gold">Mator Smash</span>, <span style="color:gold">Wrye Bash</span>, and <span style="color:gold">zEdit</span>, selecting the appropriate binary in each case. No arguments are needed for these entries.
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<span style="color:cyan">11.</span> After all programs have been added, click on <span style="color:gold">Close</span> on the Modify Executables window.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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<div style="text-align: center;">{{Notice| xEdit will create a "xEdit Cache" folder in your Overwrite files in MO2. Adding -C:"(Drive letter):\Skyrim SE Tools\SSEEdit\Cache" (using the appropriate actual folder structure you use) will redirect these files to the xEdit folder you installed earlier. Alternately, you can also make those a separate mod in MO2 and keep it activated... the cache is there to help speed up xEdit load times, and has no effect on your game.}}</div>
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/14107? Fossil Mining - with Legacy support] - v2.1 - by icecreamassassin and aviform
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Fossil Mining 2.1''
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''Fossil Minging (Legacy Display Meshes)''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod adds fossils that can be found randomly while mining.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Relic Hunter (Legacy and ASLAL addon)]</span> ====
 
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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== <span style="color:#00ff00">Initial Mod Ordering</span> ==
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/12253 Relic Hunter (Legacy and ASLAL addon)] - v1.4.3 - by Icecreamassassin
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Mod Organizer 2 will have automatically detected the three official DLC files for Skyrim, but will have them ordered alphabetically, which is not desired. Note also that they will be listed as "Non-MO" under the Category heading - this is an indication that the files are located in the Skyrim base directory. These should be the only files with this listing through the entire guide... if you see it again, you have incorrectly installed a mod.
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
  
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Relic Hunter''
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''Relic Hunter Grass Patch''
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* Initial detection of Skryim DLC will place them in an incorrect order.
</div>
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<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> In the left pane, drag-and-drop the three DLC files into the following order (top-to-bottom): <span style="color:gold">Dawnguard, HearthFires, Dragonborn</span>.
</div>
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* The loading order of Skyrim DLC is incorrect and needs to be correctly sorted.
 
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<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> From the drop-down Executables list (right-side, above the plugins list), select LOOT.
Mod Notes: This addon pack for Legacy of the Dragonborn and Alternate Start - Live Another Life allows you to begin a new game as the guild master for the explorer's society. You start at the site of a small excavation of some Akaviri ruins with several explorer relic tools already at your disposal to get you going as a true relic hunter! The explorer's society and membership recruitment will already be established in this new start, allowing you access to all the benefits and features it has to offer.
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<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> Press the <span style="color:gold">Run</span> button.
 
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  <span style="color:cyan">3.</span> Once LOOT has finished loading, locate the "Sort" button in the top right corner and click on it. Its icon is three horizontal lines above each other.
Mod Merged: The <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> from this mod is included in <span style="color:Gold">Landscape Fixes For Grass Patches Merged</span>. The [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page] contains full landscaping details.
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  <span style="color:cyan">4.</span> LOOT will automatically download any updates to its masterlist. It will then compare the files it sees (which is only the DLC at this point) to this masterlist files and sort them into a proper order. Additional messages will be displayed after sorting that indicate that there are ITMs and Deleted References in these files. See the notice below for an explanation of these two terms.
 
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<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> Click <span style="color:gold">Apply</span> to accept LOOT's generated load order. If no changes were made (which happens on occasion), the Apply button may not appear. This is normal, and of no concern.
==OMEGA==
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  <span style="color:cyan">6.</span> Close LOOT by using the <span style="color:gold">X</span> button in the top right corner of the LOOT window.
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[(SJG) OMEGA - The Modular Gameplay Overhaul for SSE]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/17653 (SJG) OMEGA - The Modular Gameplay Overhaul for SSE] - v1.99.9 - by Skeleton Jack
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''OMEGA AIO''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
{{FOMOD Instructions
 
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|button=yes}}
 
{{FomodPage|AIO Mods|{{Fieldset|Choose one AIO Mod|bullet=yes|OMEGA MLU}}
 
|button=yes}}
 
{{FomodPage|Mods|{{Fieldset|Choose Any Mods|checkmark=yes|Classic Classes; Custom Edits; Populated}}
 
|button=yes}}
 
{{FomodPage|AIO Patches|{{Fieldset|AIO Patches|bullet=yes|Not here for an AIO Patch}}
 
|button=yes}}
 
{{FomodPage|Uncappers|{{Fieldset|Choose an Uncapper|bullet=yes|Default Uncapper}}
 
|button=yes}}
 
{{FomodPage|INIs|{{Fieldset|Choose an INI|bullet=yes|Not here for an INI}}
 
|button=yes}}
 
{{FomodPage|Patches and Finished|{{Fieldset|Choose Patches if you need them|checkmark=yes|Enai Patch - no Nomadic Heritage; MLU Immersive Sound Compendium; MLU Improved Closedfaced Helmets; MLU LOTD Patch - Lexy LOTD Merge Patch Version; MLU LOTD Patch; SJ's SIC and OBIS Patch; SRECO and Mortal Enemies Patch; SRECO and MLU Patch; Summermyst SRECO Patch; OMEGA Unique Uniques; WACCF ACE SRECO Patch; ZIA LOTD Patch; ZIA MLU Patch}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Install}} }}
 
 
 
Special Installation Instruction: <span style="color: magenta">Do not install the following file(s) and/or folder(s):</span>
 
* Textures\actors\character\FaceGenData\FaceTint\OMEGA Populated.esp\*.tga
 
* OMEGA ZIA LOTD Patch.esp - <span style="color:Magenta">(Use [https://www.dropbox.com/s/wn86uxduhcgdid1/OMEGA%20ZIA%20LOTD%20Patch.esp?dl=0 THIS] Replacer ESP for LOTD Instead)
 
* OMEGA ZIA MLU Patch.esp - <span style="color:Magenta">(Use [https://www.dropbox.com/s/aaikgslict9bpah/OMEGA%20ZIA%20MLU%20Patch.esp?dl=0 THIS] Replacer ESP for LOTD Instead)
 
 
 
<span style="color:Orange">Manual SSEEdit Cleaning Required:</span>
 
  <span style="color:Orange">Known Bug:</span>
 
Problem: OMEGA Populated Boulderfall Cave have too many enemies causing Amongst-the-Hist from interstings NPCs to possibly be killed by friendly fire and break the mod.
 
  Solution: Delete <span style="color:Gold">Cell \ Block 1 \ Sub-Block 6</span> from <span style="color:Gold">OMEGA Populated.esp</span>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: In the vein of YASH, EnaiRim, Requiem, and more...OMEGA's design goal is to offer the best and most versatile gameplay overhaul available for SSE. OMEGA is the starting point for any mod build that at its core changes Skyrim into a challenging, difficult, and balanced experience.  
 
 
 
Mod Merged: Patches from this mod are included in the <span style="color:Gold">LOTD Patches Merged, MLU Patches Merged Pre Bash Merge</span>. Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[MorrowLoot Ultimate Patches]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/3058 MorrowLoot Ultimate] - v1.2 - by ChocolateNoodle
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''MLU ESL - Ars Metallica Patch''
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''MLU - Immersive Armors''
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''MLU ESL - Inigo''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
   
 
   
Mod Notes: Morrowloot is a massive gameplay Overhaul.
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This process has taught you two processes:
 +
* Loading of LOOT via Mod Organizer. This same process applies to all programs loaded via MO2, and will not be repeated in other steps during the modding installation process. If a tool needs to be loaded in any other fashion, those instructions will be noted when needed.
 +
* Sorting of a load order using LOOT. This will only be done once more (officially) in the guide, near the end of the process. However, this process is universal to ANY mod list, and can be applied in many other circumstances.
  
Mod Merged: Patches from this mod are included in the <span style="color:Gold">OMEGA MLU Patches Merged</span>.  Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
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<span style="color:orange">Idiot Check:</span>
 +
* The DLC in the right-pane (the plugins list) should match the order of the DLC files in the left-pane (this will usually not be the case once we start the installation process, but will in this instance). These three files should also be below (in order) Skyrim.ESM and Update.ESM.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[OMEGA - Lore Weapon Expansion Patch]</span> ====
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The Vanilla Skyrim SE Profile is now properly set up. This profile should be kept for possible troubleshooting purposes, but otherwise left alone.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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== <span style="color:#00ff00">Creating Legacy Of The Dragonborn: Special Edition Profile</span> ==
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/20148 OMEGA - Lore Weapon Expansion Patch] - v1.0 - by Darkladylexy
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
  
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MISCELLANEOUS FILES'''</span> - ''OMEGA - Lore Weapon Expansion Patch''
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To this point, we have installed and setup Mod Organizer 2 to work with all of the required tools and to load with a Vanilla profile. You now have the ability to load Skyrim:SE with a single click, which can be useful for troubleshooting, but isn't much good for playing a modded game. The next thing to do, then, is to create a new profile where we will install all of the mods.
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
Mod Notes: This is a small Patch Between OMEGA and Lore Weapon Expansion.
 
  
Mod Merged: Patches from this mod are included in the <span style="color:Gold">OMEGA MLU Patches Merged</span>. Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
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First, however, a few things to note.
 +
* When you create a new profile, Mod Organizer creates new copies of the Skyrim.ini and SkyrimPrefs.ini for use by that profile and that profile only. If and when you make changes to these files through MO2, you will be making changes to the '''profile specific''' versions of these files, not the ones that are in your Documents directory.
 +
* You may recall that in the SKSE installation earlier, we only installed three files directly to the Skyrim main directory. We did not install all of the scripting files. We will be using this to show how to install a mod from an archive, which will be a needed skill for a small number of mods we will be installing later.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[OMEGA - Immersive Weapons Patch]</span> ====
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>
 +
* No profile for "Lexy's LOTD:SE" exists.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Using the directions provided previously to create the Vanilla Profile, create a new profile with the name "Legacy of the Dragonborn - Special Edition" (or another name of your choosing).
 +
* SKSE is not fully installed.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Ensure that the newly created "Legacy" profile is selected at the top of the left pane in Mod Organizer 2.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> In the MO2 toolbar, locate and click on the "Install a new mod from an archive" button (will look like a file folder in most themes).
 +
<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> In the window that opens, navigate to the location of the SKSE file downloaded earlier. Click on it to highlight it.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> Click on <span style="color:gold">Open</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> In the next window that appears, replace the text (if any appears - sometimes there isn't any) with <span style="color:gold">SKSE Scripts</span>. This is the name that will appear in the left pane of Mod Organizer 2 after installation.
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<span style="color:cyan">6.</span> Another window will appear, as the SKSE archive is not properly set up for an automatic installation. If this is the first time you've seen this window (and we assume it is), MO2 will give you a quick tutorial on how to use this tool. Read it to help with understanding the following instructions.
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<span style="color:cyan">7.</span> In the file tree, navigate to and highlight the <span style="color:goldn">Data</span> folder inside the archive.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">8.</span> Right-click on <span style="color:gold">Data</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">9.</span> In the right-click menu, select <span style="color:gold">Set Data Directory</span>. The display should change to show only a Scripts folder, which should be checked. A green "Looks good!" will appear at the bottom of the window if you have done this correctly.
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<span style="color:cyan">10.</span> Select <span style="color:gold">OK</span>.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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A new entry should appear in the left-pane with the name given it above and an empty checkbox next to it. This indicates that it has been '''installed''' but not '''activated'''. Also note that MO2 does not have a version number or category set for this mod - neither are required, but if you wish to fill these in, you can do so.
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/20148? OMEGA - Immersive Weapons Patch] - v1.0 - by Darkladylexy
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
  
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MISCELLANEOUS FILES'''</span> - ''OMEGA - Immersive Weapons Patch''
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>
</div>
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* SKSE does not have a version number or category set.
</div>
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<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Right-click SKSE Scripts (or as appropriate).
 +
<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> In the right-click menu, select <span style="color:gold">Information...</span>. Alternately, you can also double-click the mod name to achieve this as well.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> In the '''Categories''' tab, locate and place a checkmark next to <span style="color:gold">Utilities</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> In the '''NEXUS Info''' tab, set the version number to the installed version of SKSE (as annotated in the SKSE download earlier).
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<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> In the '''NEXUS Info''' tab, set the Mod ID <span style="color:gold">-1</span>. This tells MO2 that the installed files were not provided by the NEXUS, and will prevent MO2 for searching the NEXUS for data and update information (among other things).
 +
<span style="color:cyan">6.</span> Click <span style="color:gold">Close</span> to save and exit the window.
  
Mod Notes: This is a small Patch between OMEGA and Immersive Weapons.
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<div style="text-align: center;">{{Notice| In addition to the files installed by a given mod, all file trees will also show a '''meta.ini''' file that is added by MO2. This is generated and used by Mod Organizer for its VFS system - even if you delete it, the file will be regenerated. It is otherwise safe to ignore.}}
 +
{{Notice| Any mod downloaded directly by Mod Organizer 2 from the NEXUS will have one of more of the data fields filled in automatically, based on NEXUS server-provided information. This data can be changed to suit personal tastes, if desired, with no other affects.}}</div>
  
Mod Merged: This mod is included in the <span style="color:Gold">OMEGA MLU Patches Merged</span>.  Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
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For future reference, version numbers for mods hosted on the NEXUS can be checked for updates. These will then display as:
 +
* Green for any up-to-date mod.
 +
* Red for any mod that has a version mis-match. This generally means (but does not always mean) that an update has occurred.
 +
* White for any mod that is not hosted on the NEXUS.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[MLU Community Patches]</span> ====
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As noted earlier, the SKSE Scripts are now installed, but are not yet active files, and thus will not be visible to the game on launch.
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/10218? MLU Community Patches] - V1.1 - by The Nexus Community
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''Royal Armory''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes This mod provides a collection of various patches for Morrowloot.
 
  
Mod Merged: This mod is included in the <span style="color:Gold">OMEGA MLU Patches Merged</span>.  Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
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<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Activate the SKSE Scripts by checking the box next to its name in the left pane. Nothing will change in the right-pane listing - this is normal and expected.
 +
  <span style="color:cyan">2.</span> For future mod installations, it will be assumed that a mod should be activated after installation, and this direction will not be repeated.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[OMEGA MLU Consistency Patch]</span> ====
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The files inside of the SKSE Scripts folder are now visible to the MO2 VFS, and on game launch will act as if they have been placed in the Skyrim/Data folder. File conflicts between mods will be handled by Mod Organizer 2 in order of installation - files installed later will override the files that came before.
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/20148 OMEGA MLU Consistency Patch] - V1.03 - by Darkladylexy
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MISCELLANEOUS FILES'''</span> - ''OMEGA MLU Consistency Patch''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
  
Mod Notes: This mod is a compatibility Patch for the Morrowloot Patches Merge.
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<span style="color:orange">Installation Verification:</span>
 +
* SKSE is needed to run many mods this guide uses. Proper installation needs to be verified.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Run Skyrim:SE by using the SKSE Executable in MO2.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> After the game has loaded into the main menu (listen for the Skyrim Theme to play), open the console with the <span style="color:gold">~</span> key (by default). This is the key directly above the '''TAB''' key on most keyboards.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> In the console that opens, type <span style="color:gold">getskseversion</span> and press enter.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> Verify that a new line appears in the console, indicating the version of SKSE you have installed. If there is no output, or a version other than the one you installed appears, reinstall SKSE with the correct files or verify correct installation against the instructions provided above.
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<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> Exit Skyrim.
  
Mod Merged: This mod is included in the <span style="color:Gold">OMEGA MLU Patches Merged</span>.  Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
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<div style="text-align: center;">{{Notice| DO NOT continue past this point unless you are certain that SKSE is correctly installed.}}</div>
  
==Weather Systems==
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== <span style="color:#00ff00">Mod Organizer 2 Plugins</span> ==
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Cathedral Weathers and Seasons]</span> ====
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To make some of the processes easier when we get to merging plugins late in the guide, deorder has created a plugin for MO2 that will hide unneeded mod plugins after merge creation. We will use this to clean up the load order significantly after all downloads are completed. Additional instructions will be provided for its use when we get there, but for now we will simply install it.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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=== <span style="color:Cyan">Merge Plugins Hide</span> ===
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:32px; height:16px; background-color:#b38659; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-o-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#ccb8a3; line-height:1em;"><i><b>HQ</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:100px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>BSA Extracted</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/24791 Cathedral Weathers and Seasons] - v1.40 - by JonnyWang13 and The Community
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div>  
 +
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px">  
 +
[https://github.com/deorder/mo2-plugins Merge Plugins Hide] - V1.0.0.4 - by deorder
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
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* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Merge Plugins Hide''
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Cathedral Weathers and Seasons''
 
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
  
Mod Notes: The Cathedral Concept is a comprehensive visual overhaul for Skyrim. It is performance friendly, consisting mostly of retextures, improved models, and lighting modifications, so that you can use it as a foundation without having to worry extensively about compatibility.  
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>
 +
* Merge Plugins Hide needs to be installed to a proper location and setup to work with the guide.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Manually download the above linked file to an easily accessible location.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> Extract all files in the archive to the <span style="color:gold">plugins</span> folder inside your Mod Organizer 2 install folder.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> Load Mod Organizer 2 (or reload, if it was running prior to installing the files).
 +
<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> Press the Options button in the main toolbar.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> Select the <span style="color:gold">Plugins</span> tab.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">6.</span> Scroll down the list until you locate <span style="color:gold">Merge Plugins Hide</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">7.</span> In the right pane of the window, change <span style="color:gold">Hide Type</span> to <span style="color:gold">optional</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">8.</span> Click on <span style="color:gold">OK</span>.
  
Mod Merged: This mod is included in the <span style="color:Gold">Weather Systems Merged</span>. Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
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This change to the setup alters how the plugins will be hidden from the Virtual File System of MO2. In the default setting, the plugin will change the extension on the file to .mohidden, which is a native change that MO2 itself allows for. By changing it to optional, the plugin will instead create a new folder inside the mod's file structure called <span style="color:gold">optional</span> and then move the plugins into that folder. This makes it far easier to retrieve if, for some reason, the plugin can not be restored to use through the plugin itself. Additionally, it prevents any potential problems relating to the changing of file extension names, which can corrupt files on occasion.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Cathedral Weathers MCM]</span> ====
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Author's notes: This is a Plugin for Mod Organizer 2 that allows you to hide Plugins easier after they have been merged.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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= <span style="color:#00ff00">Cleaning the Bethesda ESM Files</span> =
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:32px; height:16px; background-color:#b38659; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-o-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#ccb8a3; line-height:1em;"><i><b>HQ</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/24940 Cathedral Weathers MCM] - v1.2 - by Sandman53
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
  
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Cathedral Weathers MCM''
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<div style="text-align: center;">{{Notice| Ensure that BOTH VERSIONS of the xEdit executables directed earlier have been created, as they will be needed for this portion of the process. This step is important to ensure as close to an error-free base version of Skyrim as is possible.}}</div>
</div>
 
</div>
 
  
Mod Notes: This adds an MCM menu to the Cathedral Weathers mod. The options available in the spell configuration menu are also available in the MCM Menu.
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We begin the modification process by altering some of the vanilla game files. Bethesda, like a number of modders, have created unintended duplication of records in their DLC files. These records are referred to as '''Identical to Master''' records, or ITMs. In most cases, these are not inherently game-breaking, and usually can be ignored if one if playing a mostly vanilla game. For a heavily modified game, however, they can have a non-desired effects.
  
Mod Merged: This mod is included in the <span style="color:Gold">Weather Systems Merged</span>.  Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
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Another issue, and one that is far more serious, are deleted records. These can cause Crash to Desktop (CTD) errors, and should always be cleaned from plugin files.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Obsidian Mountain Fogs]</span> ====
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Both ITMs and UDRs exist in the Bethesda DLC content files, and will need to be cleaned. Note that the below process is universal to this process, and will not be repeated for other mods that require cleaning.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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<span style="color:orange">Cleaning Instructions:</span>  
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:32px; height:16px; background-color:#b38659; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-o-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#ccb8a3; line-height:1em;"><i><b>HQ</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/13539 Obsidian Mountain Fogs] - v1.01 - by HiShutUp Arindel Dr Megaloblast
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* Create a backup of the original files.
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
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<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Navigate to <span style="color:gold">...\Skyrim Special Edition\Data</span>.
'''Files to download''' :
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<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> <span style="color:gold">Copy-Paste</span> the following files to your desktop or other readily available area: <span style="color:gold">Update.esm, Dawnguard.esm, HearthFires.esm,</span> and <span style="color:gold">Dragonborn.esm</span>.
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* Bethesda Files contain ITM and UDR records, and require cleaning.
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<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Start Mod Organizer 2, if not already running.
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<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> From the drop-down executables menu, select <span style="color:gold">SSEEdit - Quick Auto Clean</span>. Ensure this is the xEdit version with Quick Auto Clean, as this is the one that will handle the removal of ITMs and UDRs.
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<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> Press <span style="color:gold">Run</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> In the file selection menu that appears, check the box next to <span style="color:gold">Update.esm</span> and '''no other files'''. If any additional files need loading, xEdit will automatically load them.
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<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> Click <span style="color:gold">OK</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">6.</span> xEdit will now run the cleaning process automatically.
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  <span style="color:cyan">7.</span> Wait for the process to complete, indicated by the appearance of the message <span style="color:gold">Quick Clean Mode finished</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">8.</span> When the message has appeared, close xEdit by clicking on the <span style="color:gold">X</span> in the title bar of the application ("X-ing out").
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<span style="color:cyan">9.</span> Repeat steps 2 through 8 for <span style="color:gold">Dawnguard.esm, Hearthfires.esm,</span> and <span style="color:gold">Dragonborn.esm</span>.
  
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Obsidian Mountain Fogs''
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<div style="text-align: center;">{{Notice| DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLEAN SKYRIM.ESM. This will result in a corrupted file, as it will be compared to itself and all records would be deleted.}}</div>
</div>
 
</div>
 
  
Mod Notes: Increases the volumetric mountain clouds providing both depth and mystery to the mountain ranges of Skyrim.  
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* Dawnguard.esm requires manual xEdit cleaning in addition to the Automated cleaning.
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<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> From the drop-down executables menu, select <span style="color:gold">SSEEdit</span>. Ensure this is the xEdit version without Quick Auto Clean.
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<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> Press <span style="color:gold">Run</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> In the plugin selection window, right click.
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<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> In the right-click menu, select <span style="color:gold">Select None</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> Place a check mark in the box next to <span style="color:gold">Dawnguard.esm</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">6.</span> Select  <span style="color:gold">OK</span>. Dawnguard will now be loaded into xEdit, along with any other required files.
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<span style="color:cyan">7.</span> After all plugins are fully loaded, click on the "+" next to Dawnguard.esm. Its file tree will expand.
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<span style="color:cyan">8.</span> Locate and press the "+" next to <span style="color:gold">Cell</span>. Its sub-records will appear.
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<span style="color:cyan">9.</span> Locate and press the "+" next to <span style="color:gold">Block 5</span>. Its sub-records will appear.
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<span style="color:cyan">10.</span> Locate and pres the "+" next to <span style="color:gold">Sub-Block 3</span>. Its sub-records will appear.
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<span style="color:cyan">11.</span> Locate and click on <span style="color:cyan">00016BCF</span>. The right pane will now display all records associated with this cell record.
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<span style="color:cyan">12.</span> In the right pane, scroll down and locate the <span style="color:gold">XEZN</span> sub-record that refers to <span style="color:gold">RiftenRatwayZone [ECZN:0009FBB9</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">13.</span> Right click on the above record, and select <span style="color:gold">Remove</span>. A window may appear warning you that you are making a change to the file - when able, allow the change.
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<span style="color:cyan">14.</span> Do the same for <span style="color:gold">Block 2 -> Sub-Block 1 -> 0001FA4C</span> (the entire record) and <span style="color:gold">Block 8 -> Sub-Block 1</span> (the entire sub-block).
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<span style="color:cyan">15.</span> Close xEdit by clicking the "X" in the program's title bar.
  
Mod Merged: This mod is included in the <span style="color:Gold">Weather Systems Merged</span>.  Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
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With all cleaning now completed, we will make these cleaned files into their own separate modification and restore the original files to the Skyrim directory. This will assist in 'future-proofing' your cleaned files for the inevitable Bethesda CC updates that would overwrite your cleaned files with the original versions.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Lightning During Storms Sse (Minty lightning)]</span> ====
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<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> In your <span style="color:gold">...Mod Organizer 2\mods</span> folder, create a new folder called <span style="color:gold">Cleaned Vanilla ESMs</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> In the Skryim\Data folder, <span style="color:gold">Cut and Paste</span> the following files '''FROM''' the Skyrim\Data folder '''TO''' the Mod Organizer 2\mods\Cleaned Vanilla ESMs folder: Update.esm, Dawnguard.esm, Hearthfires.esm, and Dragonborn.esm.
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<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> <span style="color:gold">Cut and Paste</span> the backup files you created earlier into the Skyrim\data folder.
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<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> Start Mod Organizer 2 (if not already active).
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<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> A new mod should appear called "Cleaned Vanilla ESMs". If it does not appear, <span style="color:gold">Right-Click -> All Mods -> Refresh</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">6.</span> Activate the new mod.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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With this process complete, we are now able to:
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/8778 Lightning During Storms Sse (Minty lightning)] - v.2 - by L3st4t
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* Run Skyrim through Steam, resulting in a completely vanilla experience.
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
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* Run Skyrim through MO2's "Vanilla Skyrim" profile using Skyrim in the drop-down, resulting in a completely vanilla experience.
'''Files to download''' :
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* Run Skyrim through MO2's "Legacy of the Dragonborn - Special Edition" profile using SKSE in the drop-down, resulting in a SKSE enabled Skyrim using cleaned vanilla assets.
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Lightning During Storms''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod adds lightning effects to snow and thunderstorms.
 
  
Mod Merged: This mod is included in the <span style="color:Gold">Weather Systems Merged</span>.  Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
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From this point forward, unless otherwise noted, it will be assumed that you will always start Skyrim using the third option.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Wonders of Weather]</span> ====
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= <span style="color:#00ff00">BethINI</span> =
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BethINI (pronounced "Bethany") was developed by DoubleYou of the STEP Forums to clear out, organize, and make changes to the default Skyrim.INI files.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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=== <span style="color:cyan">BethINI</span> ===
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:100px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>BSA Extracted</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/13044 Wonders of Weather] - 1.10 - by isoku
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div> <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#000000; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Tool</div>  
 +
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px">  
 +
[https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/4875 BethINI] - v3.2 - by DoubleYou
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
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* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''BethINI''
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Wonders of Weather''
 
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
{{FOMOD Instructions
 
|file=Wonders of Weather
 
|{{FomodPage|Options|{{Fieldset|Core|bullet=yes|Wonders of Weather}}{{Fieldset|Optionals|bullet=yes|None}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Install}} }}
 
 
Mod Notes: Adds rain splashes, rainbows, and shooting stars to the world of Skyrim for a more immersive weather experience.
 
 
Mod Merged: This mod is included in the <span style="color:Gold">Weather Systems Merged</span>.  Full details are on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[ETHEREAL CLOUDS - Special Edition]</span> ====
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/2393 ETHEREAL CLOUDS - Special Edition] - v1.0 - by Gamwich
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
  
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''ETHEREAL CLOUDS - Special Edition - 2K''
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Author's notes: BethINI (pronounced "Bethany") is an attempt to restore decency to the INI configuration files for games created by Bethesda.
</div>
 
</div>
 
  
Mod Notes: Ethereal Clouds is a Lore-friendly retexture of the clouds of Skyrim.
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<div style="text-align: center;">{{Notice| BethINI should never be run from MO2's executables drop-down. Run BethINI only from its installed folder.}}</div>
  
==ENB Related Files==
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Run '''BethINI''' and verify/change the following selections in the noted tabs. If a setting is not mentioned, then leave it in its default condition.
 +
* In the Setup Tab
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Select the profile you intend to use (the profile we set up earlier) via the <span style="color:gold">INI Path</span> setting. Your profiles should be auto-detected.
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<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> After profile selection, BethINI will require a restart.
 +
* In the Basic Tab
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Click on the button labeled <span style="color:gold">Default</span>. This will refresh the INI files to default settings for your system, using minimal tweaks.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> Click on the button labeled <span style="color:gold">High</span>. Users with more powerful computers can use the <span style="color:gold">Ultra</span> setting, if desired.
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<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">BethINI Preset</span> is checked.
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<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Recommended Tweaks</span> is checked.
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<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Windowed Mode</span> is checked.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">6.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Borderless</span> is checked.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">7.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">FXAA</span> is checked.
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<span style="color:cyan">8.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Antialiasing</span> is set to <span style="color:gold">None</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">9.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">VSync</span> is '''not''' checked.
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<span style="color:cyan">10.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Lock Frame Rate</span> is '''not''' checked.
 +
* In the General Tab
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Intro Logos</span> is '''not''' checked.
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<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Post-Load Update Time</span> is set to <span style="color:gold">2000</span>.
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* In the Gameplay Tab
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Over-Encumbered Reminder</span> is set to <span style="color:gold">60</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">NPC Use Ammo</span> is checked.
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<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">1st Person Arrow Tilt-up Angle</span> is set to <span style="color:gold">0.7</span>.
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<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">3rd Person Arrow Tilt-up Angle</span> is set to <span style="color:gold">0.7</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">1st Person Bolt Tilt-up Angle</span> is set to <span style="color:gold">0.7</span>.
 +
* In the Interface Tab
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<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Bethesda Modding Platform</span> is '''not''' checked.
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<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Mouse Settings -> Lock Sensitivity</span> is set to <span style="color:gold">0.0125</span>.
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* In the Detail Tab
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Field of View</span> is set to <span style="color:gold">85</span>. This assumes you are using a 16:9 monitor setup - if you are using ultra-wide or other aspect ratios, set as appropriate.
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<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Particles</span> is set to <span style="color:gold">2000</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Depth of Field</span> is checked.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Lens Flare</span> is '''not''' checked.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Reflect Sky</span> is checked.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">6.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Ambient Occlusion</span> is set to <span style="color:gold">Full</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">7.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Shadow Resolution</span> is set to <span style="color:gold">2048</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">8.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Sun-Shadow Update Time</span> is set to <span style="color:gold">0</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">9.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Sun-Shadow Update Threshold</span> is set to <span style="color:gold">2.0</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">10.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Improved Shader</span> is '''not''' checked.
 +
* In the View Distance Tab
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Grass Fade</span> is set to <span style="color:gold">18000</span>.
 +
*In the Visuals Tab
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Grass Density</span> is set to <span style="color:gold">60</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> Verify that <span style="color:gold">Grass Diversity</span> is set to <span style="color:gold">15</span>.
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* In the Basic Tab
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Save and Exit.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[BTS - Beautifully Textured Skyrim ReShade Preset]</span> ====
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== <span style="color:#00ff00">Post BethINI Tweaks</span> ==
 +
While BethINI does handle the vast majority of the tweaks needed to the INI files, a few need to be changed manually. This will be done via MO2's INI Editor. To access the viewer, click on the Tools icon in MO2's toolbar, then select the INI Editor. Once open, make the following changes (if the option does not appear, add it):
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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* In Skyrim.INI
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background-color:#cc6699; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-o-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#F0D1E0; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Optional</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:32px; height:16px; background-color:#b38659; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-o-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#ccb8a3; line-height:1em;"><i><b>HQ</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/25489/ BTS - Beautifully Textured Skyrim ReShade Preset] - v1.01 - by godescalcus
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<span style="color:gold">Under [Display]</span>
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
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<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> fShadowDirectionalBiasScale=0.47
'''Files to download''' :
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<span style="color:gold">Under [Grass]:</span>
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> bGrassPointLighting=1
 +
<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> iMaxGrassTypesPerTexure=15 (The 't' missing from texture is intentional, and NOT a typo.)
 +
<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> iMinGrassSize=60
 +
<span style="color:gold">Under [SaveGame]:</span>
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> bDisableAutoSave=1
 +
<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> bAllowScriptedForceSave=0
 +
<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> bAllowScriptedAutoSave=0
 +
* In SkyrimPrefs.INI
 +
<span style="color:gold">Under [Controls]</span>
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> bMouseAcceleration=0
 +
<span style="color:gold">Under [Display]</span>
 +
<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> fInteriorShadowDistance=3000
 +
<span style="color:gold">Under [Grass]</span>
 +
<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> b30GrassVS=0
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<span style="color:gold">Under [Main]</span>
 +
<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> bSaveOnPause=0
 +
<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> bSaveOnRest=0
 +
<span style="color:cyan">6.</span> bSaveOnTravel=0
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<span style="color:cyan">7.</span> bSaveOnWait=0
  
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - '' BTS - ReShade 1.01''
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<div style="text-align: center;">{{Notice| You may have noticed that these settings disable all automatic saving features of Skyrim - due to certain odd choices by Bethesda, it is advised that you NOT use Quick Saves or Automatic Saves, and instead create new saves every time... especially in a heavily modded lineup such as this one. Again, to be clear, this is NEW save games... do NOT overwrite old ones.}}</div>
</div>
 
</div>
 
  
Special Installation: <span style="color:Magenta">Download and extract from the the archive BTS - ReShade 1.01 then do the following:</span>
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* In SkyrimCustom.INI
# Navigate to BTS - ReShade 1.01
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  The SkyrimCustom.ini is a creation of BethINI, and can be used to overwrite settings in the Skyrim.INI. This guide does not make use of this functionality. With this in mind, delete all entries in this file (make this window completely blank.)
# Copy and Paste the Contents of the Archive to the <span style="color:Gold">main Skyrim Special Edition Directory.</span>
 
  
Mod Notes: The aim of this preset is simple: to boost texture detail, while preserving Skyrim Special Edition's original colours and lighting - or those of whichever mods you're running.
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=== <span style="color:#00ff00">SKSE.ini</span> ===
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One additional file must be created to ensure that all works as it should. SKSE needs an INI as well, and it does not exist by default - therefore, we will make it.
  
<span style="color: orange">'''Manual INI Editing Required</span>:'''<br>
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<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>
  Skyrim.ini
+
* No SKSE.INI File exists.
  [Display]
+
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> In the Mod Organizer 2 left pane, locate and right-click on the <span style="color:gold">SKSE Scripts</span> mod.
  fGlobalBloomThresholdBoost=5.0000 <span style="color:Gold">(Add new value)</span>
+
  <span style="color:cyan">2.</span> In the right-click menu, select  <span style="color:gold">Open In Explorer</span>.
   
+
  <span style="color:cyan">3.</span> In the window that opens, create a new folder called  <span style="color:gold">SKSE</span>.
  SkyrimPrefs.ini
+
  <span style="color:cyan">4.</span> In the SKSE folder, create a new text file called  <span style="color:gold">SKSE.INI</span>. Ensure that you are able to see file extensions in Windows, or you may inadvertently create a file called SKSE.INI.TXT, which is less than desirable.
 +
* SKSE.INI is blank.
 +
<span style="color:gold">Paste the following into the blank SKSE.INI file:</span>
 +
  [General]
 +
  ClearInvalidRegistrations=1
 
  [Display]
 
  [Display]
  bSAOEnable=1 <span style="color:Gold">(Change existing value)</span>
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  iTintTextureResolution=2048
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Skyrim particle patch for ENB]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:32px; height:16px; background-color:#b38659; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-o-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#ccb8a3; line-height:1em;"><i><b>HQ</b></i></span></div> [https://mega.nz/#!i5EVmQTA!-kvFNguwH9LFbA4O6VUbeWzF0Ws-sPpvBcigyy73LVQ PARTICLE PATCH ALL-IN-ONE INSTALLATION] - by mindflux
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Skyrim_Particle_Patch_for_ENB--SSE_Patch.zip''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Special Installation Instructions: <span style="color: magenta">Do not install the following file(s) and/or folder(s):</span>
 
* Particle Patch for ENB SSE.esp
 
* meshes\magic\lightspellactorfx.nif
 
 
 
Mod Notes: Skyrim has quite a few object meshes that have their shaders or blending properties set incorrectly. As a result, when using ENB many of these objects look buggy or react to an incorrect category in enbseries.ini.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Enhanced Lighting for ENB (ELE) - Special Edition]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/1377 Enhanced Lighting for ENB (ELE) - Special Edition] - 1.2.2 - by --JawZ-- 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
  
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''ELE - SE v1.2.2''
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These two lines will allow for the self-correction of rogue scripting updates in save games. Save and close the SKSE.INI file, and then close the Explorer window.
</div>
 
</div>
 
  
Mod Notes: This mod intends to adjust every type of lighting inside the Skyrim game so it will both look better with ENB and make it a lot easier to customize an ENB preset without ruining some parts of the games look. Which is the case with the vanilla Skyrim lighting in some parts depending on the ENB settings used.
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= <span style="color:#00ff00">xLODGen</span> =
  
Mod Merged: This mod is included in <span style="color:Gold">Enhanced Lighting For ENB Merged</span>.  You'll find full details on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
+
<div style="text-align: center;">{{Notice | Although mentioned early in the guide, it is VITAL that xLODGen NOT be installed in the main Skyrim SE directory or the Mod Organizer 2 Mods folder to ensure that the program can run correctly.}}</div>
  
<span style="color:Orange">LOOT Metadata Update Required:</span>
+
=== <span style="color:Cyan">xLODGEN</span> ===
<span style="color:Gold">ELE_SSE.esp - Add to NPC Retextures Group</span>
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<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div> <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#000000; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Tool</div>
<span style="color:Gold">ELE_SSE.esp - Load After NPC Retexture Merge SSE.esp</span>
+
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px">  
 
+
[https://mega.nz/#!YVAlhQJb!fU8dN6dKwth4IlfUi0Vd9FIEMUySFRKVqaqHnOO4Wdg xLODGEN] - v Beta 45 - by Sheson
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[ELE-ELFX Consistency Patch and Tweaks]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/18634/? ELE-ELFX Consistency Patch and Tweaks] - v1.1 - by godescalcus 
 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
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* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''xLODGen-45''
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''ELE-ELFX Patch AIO.7z''
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* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''[https://mega.nz/#!RVxiWBYA!Uipp7y8vwpPvyRnNRyHoLVT3wFjIEbIdmouMqfsQm60 SSE-Terrain-Tamriel.esm]''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
  
Mod Notes: This mod is a simple patch to help ELE and ELFX work nicely together.
+
<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>
 +
* Install SSE-Terrain-Tamriel.ESM as its own mod entry in Mod Organizer 2. This file will be used only once in the entire guide (during xLODGen's run) and will be otherwise ignored. Activate the mod, but ensure that the ESM file (in the right pane) is '''DISABLED''' until it is needed. Instructions will be given when it is needed.
 +
* Extract the contents of the ''xLODGen-45'' archive to a location that is NOT the main Skyrim SE folder or the Mod Organizer 2 mods folder.
 +
* Using the earlier provided instructions, add xLODGenx64.exe as an executable in Mod Organizer 2. In the <span style="color:gold">Arguments</span> line, enter the following: <span style="color:gold">-sse -o:"<Drive Letter>\SSELODGen_Output</span>
  
Mod Merged: This mod is included in <span style="color:Gold">Enhanced Lighting For ENB Merged</span>.  You'll find full details on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
+
As an example, if your intended outputs path is "E:\SSELODGEN_Output\", than the arguments line would read <span style="color:Gold">-sse -o:"E:\SSELODGen_Output"</span>
  
== General World Improvement ==
+
Author's notes: This is a utility used to generate LOD meshes and textures "exactly" like CK.
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[BetterFalmerCaveCeilingGlow]</span> ====
 
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
+
= <span style="color:#00ff00">DynDOLOD</span> =
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/17232 BetterFalmerCaveCeilingGlow] - 1.0 - by HammerXSun
+
=== <span style="color:Cyan">DynDOLOD Standalone</span> ===
 +
<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#006666; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Core</div> <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#000000; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Tool</div>  
 +
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px">  
 +
[https://mega.nz/#!tJIAxIZK!cs-3GbKdigCbz9FoSdCvyOZXppDPOs_1kOKuNeaAIM4 DynDOLOD Standalone] - v2.67 - by Sheson
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
+
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''DynDOLOD-Standalone.2.67''
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''BetterFalmerCaveCeilingGlow_Cyan''
 
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
  
Mod Notes: This mod is A 2k texture replace of Falmer Cave Ceiling Glowing.
+
<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>
 +
* Extract the contents of the downloaded archive to a folder of your choice. Note that, as with all other tools, this SHOULD NOT be in the Skyrim main directory or the Mod Organizer 2 directory system. This folder's name should be easily recognizable to you, but otherwise does not matter.
 +
* Once extracted (installed), open Mod Organizer 2 and create executables (using the previous instructions) for TexGenx64 and DynDOLODx64. Each executable should have <span style="color:Gold">-sse</span> entered into its arguments line.
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Better Dynamic Snow SE]</span> ====
+
Author's notes: This is a utility used to create a mod based on the load order, which adds custom, distant LOD for objects to Skyrim.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
+
= <span style="color:#00ff00">zMerge Setup</span> =
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/9121 Better Dynamic Snow SE] - v2.8.1 - by SparrowPrince 
+
In a previous step, we installed zEdit. zEdit is a mini-suite of tools, only two of which we will actually use in the guide - zEdit itself, and zMerge. The tool you use is selected on the first window interface when loading the program, so be sure to note which portion of the program you need when you load up zEdit.
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Better Dynamic Snow SE v2.8.1''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
{{FOMOD Instructions|file=Better Dynamic Snow
 
|{{FomodPage|Better Dynamic Snow Options
 
|{{Fieldset|Meshes|checkmark=yes|SMIM}}
 
{{Fieldset|Patches|checkmark=yes|No Snow Under the Roof}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Install}} }}
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod replaces the default snow shader with a dynamic shader.
 
  
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Better Dynamic Ash SE]</span> ====
+
We will now setup zMerge to properly create merged mods late in the guide process.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Run zEdit from the MO2 executables drop-down menu.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> In the window that opens, select  <span style="color:gold">zMerge</span> and the profile you wish to use (should always be Skyrim: Special Edition, unless otherwise directed).
 +
<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> Click on  <span style="color:gold">Start Session</span>
 +
<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> In the window that appears, locate and click on the cog (gear) icon in the upper right corner. A new popup window should appear.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> In the left pane, click on  <span style="color:gold">Integration Settings</span>. If this option does not appear, you have likely opened zEdit instead of zMerge. Close out of the program and reload in zMerge mode.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">6.</span> In the right pane, under Mod Manager, select  <span style="color:gold">Mod Organizer 2</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">7.</span> In the right pane, under MO2 Instance, select  <span style="color:gold">Portable</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">8.</span> In the right pane, under Mod Manager Path, fill in the file path to your MAIN MO2 install folder.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">9.</span> In the right pane, under Mod Manager Mods Path, fill in the file path to the mods folder (which should be located inside your main MO2 install folder).
 +
<span style="color:cyan">10.</span> In the left pane, click on  <span style="color:gold">Merge Settings</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">11.</span> In the right pane, under Merge Output Path, fill in the file path to where your MO2 mods folder is (this should match the file path in step 9).
 +
<span style="color:cyan">12.</span> In the right pane, uncheck  <span style="color:gold">Disable Plugins</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">13.</span> In the left pane, click on  <span style="color:goldn">Archive Creation Settings</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">14.</span> In the right pane, under Advanced, change "Minimum Files Per Archive" to  <span style="color:gold">999999</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">15.</span> In the right pane, under Advanced, ensure that "Create Texture Archive" is  <span style="color:gold">not checked</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">16.</span> Click on OK.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">17.</span> Close zMerge.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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For the more visually oriented, [https://imgur.com/a/fqKYyWS here] is a series of pictures that may help you to setup zMerge if you are having problems.
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/14644 Better Dynamic Ash SE] - 0.1 - by Arlekin 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
  
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Better Dynamic Ash SE''
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= <span style="color:#00ff00">Reshade Installation</span> =
</div>
 
</div>
 
  
Mod Notes: This mod applies the Better Dynamic Snow shader to ash objects in Solstheim.
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<div style="text-align: center;">{{Notice| The guide currently employs portions of the ReShade suite instead of an ENB for reasons of system impact. If you prefer to install an ENB, you may do so with NO IMPACT on the overall guide installation by skipping this section. If you need assistance with ENB installation or tweaking, there is a channel on the Discord server (linked at the top of every page of this guide) where you can find any assistance you need.}}</div>
  
Mod Merged: This mod is included in <span style="color:Gold">Pre Bash Merge</span>. Read full details on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
+
=== <span style="color:cyan">Reshade</span> ===
 
+
<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#cc6699; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Optional</div>
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Stalhrim]</span> ====
+
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">  
 
+
[https://reshade.me/ Reshade] - v4.3.0 - by Reshade Team
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/9447 Stalhrim] - v3.0 - by SparrowPrince 
 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
+
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''ReShade_Setup_4.3.0''
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Stalhrim (2K)''
 
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
  
Mod Notes: This mod Retextures the stalhrim ore from the Dragonborn DLC.
+
<span style="color:orange">Special Instructions:</span>
 
+
* The ReShade Suite has a slightly unusual installation package. Install ReShade by:
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Static Mesh Improvement Mod]</span> ====
+
<span style="color:cyan">1.</span> Run the ReShade installation executable file.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">2.</span> In the window that appears, click on  <span style="color:gold">Select game to install...</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">3.</span> Navigate to and select your SkyrimSE.exe file. This will be located in your Skyrim SE main folder.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">4.</span> In the original window, select  <span style="color:gold">Direct3D 10+</span>. It will already be selected by default, but will need to be clicked on again to advance the process.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">5.</span> When asked if you wish to download a standard set of shaders, select  <span style="color:gold">Yes</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">6.</span> In the window that appears, place checkmarks beside the following items: <span style="color:gold">Finesharp.fx, LevelsPlus.fx, LumaSharpen.fx,</span> and <span style="color:gold">Vibrance.fx</span>.
 +
<span style="color:cyan">7.</span> Close the shader selection. In the original window, the word "Succeeded!" should be visible in the upper left corner.
  
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
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=== <span style="color:Cyan">BTS - Beautifully Textured Skyrim ReShade Preset</span> ===
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/659 Static Mesh Improvement Mod] - v2.08 - by Brumbek
+
<div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#cc6699; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">Optional</div> <div style="border-radius:2px; height:16px; padding:2px 5px; color:#fff; background-color:#b38659; max-width:50px; text-align:center; display:inline-block; margin-right:5px;">HQ</div>
 +
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">  
 +
[https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/25489/ BTS - Beautifully Textured Skyrim ReShade Preset] - v1.01 - by godescalcus
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
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* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - '' BTS - ReShade 1.01''
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''SMIM SE 2-08''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
{{FOMOD Instructions
 
|file=Static Mesh Improvement Mod
 
|{{FomodPage|Main Installer Choice
 
|{{Fieldset|Skyrim Game Version and Install Choices|bullet=yes|Skyrim 2016 Special Edition: Everything}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Install}} }}
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod modifies many 3D models and textures to improve their appearance, fix many ugly seams, and to fix other oddities found in Skyrim.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Ruins Clutter Improved) - Special Edition]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/5870 Ruins Clutter Improved] - 3.1 - by raiserfx 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Ruins_Clutter_Improved_SE_NMM_v3-1''
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''UPDATE FILES'''</span> - ''Falmer Temple Chandelier''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
{{FOMOD Instructions|file=Ruins Clutter Improved
 
|{{FomodPage|Options
 
|{{Fieldset|Options|checkmark=yes|Install Everything}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Install}} }}
 
 
 
Special Installation Instructions: <span style="color: magenta">Do not install the following file(s) and/or folder(s):</span>
 
* meshes/dungeons/imperial/PortcullisSmall01/impportcullissmall01.nif
 
 
 
Mod Notes: his mod improves the various clutter throughout Skyrim's Dungeons
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Noble Skyrim - Skyrim Special Edition Performance Version]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/21423 Noble Skyrim - Performance Version] - 5.5.0 - by Shutt3r
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''B. Noble Skyrim - FULL PACK_Performance Edition''
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''UPDATES'''</span> - ''NSM - SMIM Patch''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod is a texture overhaul of all Skyrim architecture and many other things to match the theme.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Spice of Life - Orc Strongholds SE]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/22178? Spice of Life - Orc Strongholds SE] - v1.1 - by steveowashere
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Spice of Life - Orc Longhouses''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
{{FOMOD Instructions
 
|file=Spice Of Life - Orc Longhouses
 
|{{FomodPage
 
|Custom
 
|{{Fieldset|Core Files|bullet=yes|2K Textures}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Next}}
 
{{FomodPage
 
|Optional Extras
 
|{{Fieldset|Optional Extras|checkmark=yes|LODs 512}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Install}} }}
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod improves Orc Longhouses
 
 
 
Mod Merged: This mod is included in <span style="color:Gold">Landscape Environment and Clutter Merged</span>.  You can read full details on the [https://wiki.nexusmods.com/index.php/User:Darkladylexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE_Merge_Page Merge Page].
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[luxor's Sky HD]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background-color:#cc6699; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-o-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#F0D1E0; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Optional</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:32px; height:16px; background-color:#b38659; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-o-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#ccb8a3; line-height:1em;"><i><b>HQ</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/20585 luxor's Sky HD] - v1.0 - by luxor8071 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''luxor's Sky HD''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Special Installation Instruction: <span style="color: magenta">Do not install the following file(s) and/or folder(s):</span>
 
* textures\sky\skyrimaurorastreak01.dds
 
* textures\sky\skyrimaurorastreak02.dds
 
* textures\sky\skyrimauroraswirl01.dds
 
* textures\sky\skyrimgalaxy.dds
 
* textures\sky\skystars.dds
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod Retextures Masser, Secunda, Galaxy, Skystars and Auroras.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[College of Winterhold HD]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background-color:#cc6699; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-o-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#F0D1E0; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Optional</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:32px; height:16px; background-color:#b38659; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-o-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#ccb8a3; line-height:1em;"><i><b>HQ</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/19742 College of Winterhold HD] - v1.0 - by luxor8071 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''College of Winterhold HD''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod Retextures The College of Winterhold.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[High Hrothgar HD]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background-color:#cc6699; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-o-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#F0D1E0; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Optional</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:32px; height:16px; background-color:#b38659; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-o-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#ccb8a3; line-height:1em;"><i><b>HQ</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/19860? High Hrothgar HD] - v1.2 - by luxor8071 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''High Hrothgar HD 4k''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod Retextures the exterior of High Hrothgar.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Skyrim 3D High Hrothgar Steps]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background-color:#cc6699; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-o-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#F0D1E0; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Optional</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:32px; height:16px; background-color:#b38659; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-o-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#ccb8a3; line-height:1em;"><i><b>HQ</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/19905? Skyrim 3D High Hrothgar Steps] - v1.0.0 - by mathy79 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Skyrim 3D High Hrothgar Steps''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod Enhances the models and textures for the steps leading to High Hrothgar.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Fort Dawnguard HD]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background-color:#cc6699; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-o-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#F0D1E0; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Optional</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:32px; height:16px; background-color:#b38659; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-o-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#ccb8a3; line-height:1em;"><i><b>HQ</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/16061 Fort Dawnguard HD] - v1.0 - by luxor8071 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Fort Dawnguard HD''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod Retextures Fort Dawnguard.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Markarth HD]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background-color:#cc6699; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-o-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#F0D1E0; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Optional</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:32px; height:16px; background-color:#b38659; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-o-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#ccb8a3; line-height:1em;"><i><b>HQ</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/19427? Markarth HD] - v1.2 - by luxor8071 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Markarth HD''
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''mrktemplepart01 normalmap fix''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod is a high-quality retexture of Markarth.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Raven Rock HD]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background-color:#cc6699; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-o-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#F0D1E0; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Optional</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:32px; height:16px; background-color:#b38659; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-o-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#ccb8a3; line-height:1em;"><i><b>HQ</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/15804 Raven Rock HD] - v1.0 - by luxor8071 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Raven Rock HD''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod is a high-quality retexture of Raven Rock.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Riften HD]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background-color:#cc6699; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-o-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#F0D1E0; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Optional</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:32px; height:16px; background-color:#b38659; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-o-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#ccb8a3; line-height:1em;"><i><b>HQ</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/16247 Riften HD] - v1.0 - by luxor8071 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Riften HD''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod is a high-quality retexture of Riften.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Solitude HD]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background-color:#cc6699; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-o-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#F0D1E0; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Optional</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:32px; height:16px; background-color:#b38659; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-o-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#ccb8a3; line-height:1em;"><i><b>HQ</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/16295 Solitude HD] - v1.0 - by luxor8071 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Solitude HD''
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''Solitude HD alternative stonewall textures''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod is a high-quality retexture of Solitude.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Sovngarde HD]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background-color:#cc6699; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-o-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#F0D1E0; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Optional</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:32px; height:16px; background-color:#b38659; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-o-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#ccb8a3; line-height:1em;"><i><b>HQ</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/21534 Sovngarde HD 2k] - v1.0 - by luxor8071 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Sovngarde HD 2k''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod is a high-quality retexture of Sovngarde.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Whiterun HD]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background-color:#cc6699; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-o-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#F0D1E0; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Optional</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:32px; height:16px; background-color:#b38659; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-o-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#ccb8a3; line-height:1em;"><i><b>HQ</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/16176 Whiterun HD] - v1.0 - by luxor8071 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Whiterun HD''
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''Whiterun HD alternative street textures granite stones dry grass''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod is a high-quality retexture of Whiterun.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Windhelm HD]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:70px; height:16px; background-color:#cc6699; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:-o-linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); background:linear-gradient(#cc6699, #CC0099); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#F0D1E0; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Optional</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:32px; height:16px; background-color:#b38659; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:-o-linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); background:linear-gradient(#b38659, #805326); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#ccb8a3; line-height:1em;"><i><b>HQ</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/19794 Windhelm HD] - v1.2 - by luxor8071 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Windhelm HD''
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''Alternative snowy Floor Textures 1.2''
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''OPTIONAL FILES'''</span> - ''Puddles 2k''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod is a high-quality retexture of Windhelm.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Better Signage - Inns and Shops]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:50px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#006600, #003300);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Classic</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/51272 Better Signage - Inns and Shops] - v1.1 - Gamwich
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Better_Signage_1_0_1''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: Better Signage - Inns and Shops improves the default signage for the city taverns and shops to make them more detailed and dimensional.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Enhanced Lights and FX]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/2424/? Enhanced Lights and FX] - 3.06 - by anamorfus
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Enhanced Lights and FX''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
{{FOMOD Instructions
 
|file=Enhanced Lights and FX
 
|{{FomodPage|Main File
 
|{{Fieldset|Main|checkmark=yes|Enhanced Lights and FX}}
 
{{Fieldset|Main - Ambience|bullet=yes|None}}
 
{{Fieldset|Main - Exterior|checkmark=yes|None}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Next}}
 
{{FomodPage|Patches
 
|{{Fieldset|SMIM|checkmark=yes|SMIM Meshes; SMIM Lantern}}
 
{{Fieldset|Patches|checkmark=yes|None}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Next}}
 
{{FomodPage|Optionals
 
|{{Fieldset|Optionals|checkmark=yes|None}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Install}} }}
 
 
 
<span style="color:Orange">Manual SSEEdit Cleaning Required:</span>
 
<span style="color:Orange">Known Game Breaking Bug:</span>
 
Problem: During the main quest at the Thalmor embassy you can't get through the door to continue on with the main quest.
 
Solution: Delete <span style="color:Gold">Cell \ Block 7 \ Sub-Block 4 \ 0007C98B <ThalmorEmbassy01></span> from <span style="color:Gold">EnhancedLightsandFX.esp</span>
 
 
 
Once the above is done a Script needs to be run to clean the Formlist IDs:
 
# Search for <span style="color:Gold">xx16733B</span> (xx is the formid of EnhancedLightsandFX.esp) then
 
# Right click on that record and select <span style="color:Gold">apply script</span>
 
# Select <span style="color:Gold">Remove invalid entries from from lists</span>
 
# Click <span style="color:Gold">OK</span>.
 
# You can now exit and save the esp.
 
 
 
Mod Notes: Enhanced Lights and FX has the goal to create a more dramatic and realistic mood to the Skyrim lighting.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Reduced Glow FX SE]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/20691? Reduced Glow FX SE] - V1.0 - by SkyrimFantom
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Reduced Glow FX SE''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod reduces the glow fx for a more natural feeling.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Remove Ugly Torch Glow Special Edition]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/26687 Remove Ugly Torch Glow Special Edition] - V1.0 - by Deadblot1 and azzendix
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''Remove that glow SE''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod Removes static torch glow seen on, well, torches.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Unofficial Enhanced Lights and FX ELFX SMIM fps patch for SE]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/5520 Unofficial Enhanced Lights and FX ELFX SMIM fps patch for SE] - 3.06.1 - by Skysan4298
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MAIN FILES'''</span> - ''ELFX SMIM ENB fps patch''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
{{FOMOD Instructions
 
|file=Unofficial ELFX SMIM ENB fps performance patch
 
|{{FomodPage|Main Install
 
|{{Fieldset|UES Patch|checkmark=yes|UES Patch}}
 
|button=yes|buttonText=Install}} }}
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod is for those having a massive fps drop issue when you use the ELFX mod with the SMIM mod and ENB together.
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Relighting Skyrim - Tailored for ELFX Special Edition]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:100px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#434343, #000000); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#434343, #000000); background:-o-linear-gradient(#434343, #000000); background:linear-gradient(#434343, #000000);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#AFAF00; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Patch&nbsp;Central</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/14614 Relighting Skyrim - Tailored for ELFX Special Edition] - 1.01 - by NovakDalton and --JawZ- and Neovalen Ported by Darkladylexy
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :
 
 
 
* <span style="color: #d0eb50">'''MISCELLANEOUS'''</span> - ''Relighting Skyrim - Tailored for ELFX Special Edition''
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
Mod Notes: This mod aims to make all light come straight from a light source and to have all light sources make light. For the purposes of this guide, only a subset of this mod is used to be compatible with ELFX and thus the alternate download location. Please endorse the original mod as it is really good work!
 
 
 
'''Special Thanks to Neovalen for permission to port and redistribute.'''
 
 
 
==== <span style="color:Cyan">[Improved Hearthfire Lighting SE]</span> ====
 
 
 
<div style="border-left:medium solid #14ff17; padding-left:3px;">
 
<div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:42px; height:16px; background-color:#006666; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:-o-linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); background:linear-gradient(#006666, #669999); text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#A8C9A7; line-height:1em;"><i><b>CORE</b></i></span></div> <div style="cursor:default; border-radius:2px; width:60px; height:16px; background:-webkit-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, lime); background:-moz-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:-o-linear-gradient(#1dafa1, #cc6699); background:linear-gradient(#800080, #800080);  text-align:center; display:inline-block; padding:1px;"><span style="font-size:12px; color:#cccccc; line-height:1em;"><i><b>Merged</b></i></span></div> [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/721/? Improved Hearthfire Lighting SE] - 1.2.1 - by Scrabbulor 
 
<div style="margin-left: 10px;">
 
'''Files to download''' :