Just Bought The PC Version

#1 Posted by hangedtoaster (156 posts) -

So lately I've been doing some upgrades to my pc too make it a half respectable gaming rig, and to celebrate it's achievement i bought Skyrim... err again. Basically I'm looking for some mod reccomendations. SO it would be swell if ya'll could give me some. 
 
Thanks <3

#2 Posted by Jazzycola (662 posts) -

Steam workshop is pretty good at giving you good mods for whatever particular thing you're looking for. So just use that.

#3 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -

Just browse the top steam workshop stuff and pick and choose.

#4 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2025 posts) -

@hangedtoaster: As an alternative to the Steam workshop, I highly suggest looking up the Skyrim Nexus. It has its own download manager that installs itself easily and is very user friendly in terms of managing mods and even saves. It also integrates with the other Bethesda games if you wanted mods for games like Fallout 3/NV, etc.

In terms of actual mods the best I've seen that adds content is probably the "Moonpath to Elsweyr," which basically adds new settlements and environments around the Khajiit and it even features a pretty solid questline.

Also look out for the SkyUI mod since it makes inventory management a lot more bearable and PC-friendly. There's also the Ultimate Follower Overhaul and tons of other gameplay enhancements that really change the game. Again, Skyrim Nexus is really good at highlighting the best mods (it has a top 100 list and you can even sort top lists out of categories) out there so I'll reiterate on that suggestion.

#5 Posted by Elbon (368 posts) -

@EquitasInvictus: beat me to it

#6 Posted by hangedtoaster (156 posts) -

Yeah I just discovered the Steam Workshop stuff, I kind of feel real stupid right now 

#7 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -

SkyUI is great, though it requires manual modifications.

Getting a followers fixer is important too I find, there are a bunch of them

#8 Edited by PenguinDust (12491 posts) -

The Skyrim Nexus has a lot a great mods. Be sure to install the latest SKSE script extender. Quite a few require it to function properly. VIDEO

  1. SkyUI
  2. Categorized Favorites Menu
  3. Unread Books Glow
  4. Craftable Torches
  5. Craftable Arrows
  6. ApachiiSkyHair
  7. Cooking Recipes Pack

There is a YouTube series which cover a lot of the more popular mods. A word of warning, though some mods can be a bit salacious. There are plenty of SFW mods out, too if that's your comfort level.

#9 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

@EquitasInvictus said:

@hangedtoaster: As an alternative to the Steam workshop, I highly suggest looking up the Skyrim Nexus. It has its own download manager that installs itself easily and is very user friendly in terms of managing mods and even saves. It also integrates with the other Bethesda games if you wanted mods for games like Fallout 3/NV, etc.

In terms of actual mods the best I've seen that adds content is probably the "Moonpath to Elsweyr," which basically adds new settlements and environments around the Khajiit and it even features a pretty solid questline.

Also look out for the SkyUI mod since it makes inventory management a lot more bearable and PC-friendly. There's also the Ultimate Follower Overhaul and tons of other gameplay enhancements that really change the game. Again, Skyrim Nexus is really good at highlighting the best mods (it has a top 100 list and you can even sort top lists out of categories) out there so I'll reiterate on that suggestion.

Yeah, the Nexus Mod Manager is probably the best third party option. Better than the Steam workshop in terms of functionality even. I used that thing ALL THE TIME for New Vegas, and never once had a problem with it.

#10 Edited by Stete (730 posts) -

Weirdly enough, the most useful mod I have must be the "Time on loading screen" mod. It's a goddamn must if you have to wake up early the next day. Other than that I would recommend Item Sorting, 1.4x Sprinting, Rich Merchants, Breezehome Enchanting Table and Reduced Distance NPC Greetings.

It is worth checking out what mods this guy is using if you want the game to look uber pretty.

http://deadendthrills.com/?cat=1654

Also Skyrim might take up alot of your free time, so much so that you won't be able to leisurely browse for pornography anymore, therefore installing a nude mod or two will probably help in this case. There's also the clean faces mod, but I guess that's a matter of personal preference.

#11 Edited by SortedeVaras (111 posts) -

I recommend any of the big magic packs, Midas magic (some really cool effects and good use of the engine) or Apocalypse (160+ new spells) are both quality mods. What better way to show off your superior version of the game then dropping waterfalls on people or summoning polar bears to eat them or making it rain explosive fireballs over a mile wide area?

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=54586711

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=7673

Or add more monsters and creatures. For example Here There Be Monsters adds sea monsters even GIANT ENEMY CRABS.

Or if your like me just download one of the mod collections that have dozens or more mods all built into one file.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1271926

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