PC Skyrim Players: What mods are you looking forward to the most?

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#1 Posted by Mike (17083 posts) -

Even after only spending ten hours or so with the game, I can think of a few that I'll be installing as soon as a quality version is put out by the modding community:

  • Enhanced spell effects/post processing to make those fireballs and explosions look even more badass.
  • New & custom spells, like we used to be able to do in Oblivion. I really miss that.
  • An inventory management and sorting mod...because right now, well, the inventory is just a giant list of stuff.

What about you guys?

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#2 Edited by DonPixel (2804 posts) -

Inventory Management sounds about right, but I'll be mostly looking for the Graphic upgrades.

Also Elf Bitches and Hoes the mod because why not?

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#3 Posted by McShank (1673 posts) -

nude mod and a new inventory mod where it catagorizes things better. But the nude mod is a must..

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#4 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

High res textures.

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#5 Posted by Rumour (95 posts) -

I'd love a map mod. 2D with roads marked.

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#6 Posted by DocHunter (3 posts) -

One that fixes the shitty UI and adds something as basic as hotkeys.

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#7 Edited by Three0neFive (2366 posts) -

I really want a hardcore mode. It'd be similar to New Vegas' one, only instead of worrying about radiation you'd have to worry about exposure to the cold and freezing to death.
 
I was actually kind of surprised to see something like this isn't already implemented.

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#8 Posted by Jimbo (10453 posts) -

A UI fix because fuck, it is terrible. Game had 250k concurrent players on Steam - you'd think that'd be enough to justify hiring maybe one PC tester. My favourite bit has to be how the on-screen key prompts don't change if you change your key bindings, so you're left with absolutely no idea how anything works. PC games figured that shit out about 20 years ago.

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#9 Posted by Masha2932 (1335 posts) -

I want a mod that allows me to fly the dragons.

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#10 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7807 posts) -

@Masha2932 said:

I want a mod that allows me to fly the dragons.

Heck yeah.

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#11 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

@DocHunter said:

One that fixes the shitty UI and adds something as basic as hotkeys.

There are hotkeys. Go in your favorites list, press the number you want to use as your hotkey while hovering over the item you want.

I'm not sure that I want any mods yet. Maybe an infinite inventory mod for later playthroughs, especially if I play through as a heavy armor guy at some point. Definitely not modding my first playthrough.

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#12 Posted by SoothsayerGB (1500 posts) -

Status effects. Like in Fallout on Hard mode. Hunger, sleep deprived and so on. I would really love it if you could only stay out in the cold for so long with out finding warmth.

A better status page than the Active effects menu.

Also one to make the D-pad on my gamepad work and switch between favorites properly or just a simple radial menu!

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#13 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1992 posts) -

That survival mod one guy here speculated about. That'd be great.

More armor, weapons, custom houses, new hairstyles, dungeons, all of that stuff.

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#14 Edited by WildFloyd (139 posts) -

@DonPixel said:

Inventory Management sounds about right, but I'll be mostly looking for the Graphic upgrades.

Also Elf Bitches and Hoes the mod because, why not?

Hahaha what an awsome post

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#15 Edited by TorMasturba (1123 posts) -

Already succesfully modded the graphics a little in mine, and I've never done so before in any games ever before, I found the whole process surprisingly easy and can't wait to see what a master at modding could do in the future.

Here are a few things I've done to mine.

I've increased how far I can see trees and how far away those trees keep their intricate details plus I've increase the trees depth of shadows, I've increased how far my personal radius to see lower foliage is too (grass and plants with collectible items in them etc) so that I can't see the edge of my moving grass radius over my horizon anywhere that I look (the original settings put in by Bethesda kind of broke the immersion for me personally, really wanted to improve it so much), the water shadows and reflections etc. and just generally spruced the beautiful graphical banzai tree that is Skyrim.

I'm sure there's more to be done, expecially since I've yet to get any graphical slow down on my AMD 6870 card.

I have noticed an understandable but very marginal increase in card temperature but I just turned the card fan up like 5% faster and now it's back to optimal so won't be a problem, especially since this game was designed generally for console use, so plenty of room for graphical improvement to manuever.

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#16 Posted by Simplexity (1430 posts) -

Nude mods, oh wait there's already like 5000 of them brb.

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#17 Posted by Zapato (120 posts) -

UI stuff for me, also more races that don't look like hobo's or cat's with fur that looks like a rug.

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#18 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6117 posts) -
@MB said:
  • An inventory management and sorting mod...because right now, well, the inventory is just a giant list of stuff.
That's the vital one.
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#19 Edited by FunExplosions (5534 posts) -

"The Companions" pseudo-guild and quest in the town of Whiterun spoilers: 

 
 Oh, and here's the current mods I have goin'. They be sick, son: 
 
Skip Bethesda Intro
No More Blocky Faces Gets rid of ReBoot character faces.
Morrowind Song Remover If you're like me, you'll know as soon as you hear it that you don't want to hear it in this game. 
Fucking Hard-Coded Interface Buttons!!! Now you can have one button that closes all the menus. Innovation!
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#20 Posted by KamikazeCaterpillar (1160 posts) -
@Rumour

I'd love a map mod. 2D with roads marked.

Yes please!
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#21 Posted by Wasara88 (338 posts) -

UI fix. Has anyone else had trouble with it?

I mean pretty regularly when i click something lets say in a barter screen it closes it completely.

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#22 Posted by Barrock (3874 posts) -

Am I the only one that keeps hitting ESC to exit menus only to have it open a menu?

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#23 Posted by Wasara88 (338 posts) -

@Barrock: Yeah i did that a lot at first, also don't try to open the menu while sprinting (Alt+tab) :D

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#24 Posted by fullmetal5550 (347 posts) -

I would like to see a mod that lets you kill the children in Skyrim. I would also like to see a mod that lets a married couple have a child.

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#25 Posted by tourgen (4568 posts) -

FIX THE GOD DAMNED UI. Switching spells is a MESS.

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#26 Posted by JP_Russell (1176 posts) -

@FunExplosions said:

No More Blocky Faces Gets rid of ReBoot character faces.
Fucking Hard-Coded Interface Buttons!!! Now you can have one button that closes all the menus. Innovation!

These two sound indispensable.

@FunExplosions said:

Morrowind Song Remover If you're like me, you'll know as soon as you hear it that you don't want to hear it in this game.

Is a mod actually necessary for that? Does Skyrim not just have a folder in the data folder with music files in it (in which case you could just create another folder inside the folder with the Morrowind music and put the Morrowind song in it to keep it from playing).

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#27 Posted by Cataphract1014 (1471 posts) -

I just want a simple UI mod that shows you want show you have selected without having to bring up the favorites menu.

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#28 Posted by Vexxan (4630 posts) -

Something to fix the inventory. Not a fan of the current one. 

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#29 Posted by Alo81 (99 posts) -

I'd love a mod that gave the sneak attack bonus to magic. I crouch around everywhere but I'm also a dual magic user and the stealth just feels outright wasteful.

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#30 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

I'm just waiting for the mods to stop being stupid crap the mega-picky-nerds feel like taking out of the game. I swear it's like they just want to play Morrowind. Take out fast travel, take out kill animations, take out the fun, etc.

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#31 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1879 posts) -

In Fallout new Vegas and the Dragon Ages nudity and hardcore sex mods are always nice. The prostitution mod I had in New Vegas was especially entertaining.

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#32 Edited by Mikemcn (8070 posts) -

@ShadowSkill11 said:

In Fallout new Vegas and the Dragon Ages nudity and hardcore sex mods are always nice. The prostitution mod I had in New Vegas was especially entertaining.

...... when do you say "Just kidding!" I'd feel bad having those on my harddrive.

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#33 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1879 posts) -

@Mikemcn said:

@ShadowSkill11 said:

In Fallout new Vegas and the Dragon Ages nudity and hardcore sex mods are always nice. The prostitution mod I had in New Vegas was especially entertaining.

...... when do you say "Just kidding!" I'd feel bad having those on my harddrive.

Thats what you get for being indoctrinated into religious guilt and shame.

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#34 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3629 posts) -

I'd love to get my hands on the construction set and tweak the game to my own liking.

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#35 Posted by adoggz (2081 posts) -

the mod that lets you whore yourself out and have sex and stuff.

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#36 Posted by Gav47 (1583 posts) -

@Mr_Skeleton said:

High res textures.

This, some items look great but others look like they fell out of Oblivion, some consistency would be nice.

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#37 Posted by ShaggE (8095 posts) -

I wouldn't mind a mod that gets rid of psychic guards, which I could have sworn Bethesda said wouldn't be an issue anymore. It's certainly not as bad as it was in Oblivion, but if I kill a lone guard silently, the entire town's police force shouldn't be rushing in a second later.

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#38 Posted by DillonWerner (1608 posts) -
  • I really want an Arena type thing like in Oblivion.
  • A new map
  • Different HUD
  • A mod so Ore re-appears after you mine it in like a week or so.
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#39 Posted by I_smell (4219 posts) -

Mod that turns it into a skateboarding game.

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#40 Posted by Tamaster92 (295 posts) -

One that adds some extra weapons quests etc could be cool, some mod to expand the range of Enemies too

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#41 Posted by Christoffer (2316 posts) -

UI is probably the most boring answer. But, please, give us a mod soon.

And I want the "tell companion to go to the nearest town and sell all he/she holds" -mod. You can't say it enough, the creators of Torchlight were geniuses.

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#42 Posted by ThatFrood (3468 posts) -

UI overhaul.

All this nonsense with tab and E and R is just ridiculous. And navigating the perk trees is absurd.

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#43 Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2439 posts) -

I want a camp set up mod, since I'm playing this game properly (ie no fast travel) I would like the opportunity to pitch a camp in the middle of frickin no where and go all Bear Grylls on Skyrim.

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#44 Posted by Doctorchimp (4180 posts) -

Custom Spells.

Flying...

Werewolf fixes, make them useful. I'd love to have a Beast Mode that actually modifies my attack. Like whatever weapon I had in my hand double the attack Berserk Rage style. Also health regen. I'd love to really put up a fight and put the hurt on dragons and mammoths.

Just let me loot dudes too. I feel bad clearing out a bandit cave and not being able to check chests.

UI fixes...eh...I'm playing on a 360 pad so whatever.

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#45 Posted by FunExplosions (5534 posts) -
@I_smell said:

Mod that turns it into a skateboarding game.

"The most radical Elder Scrolls experience yet!"
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#46 Posted by FunExplosions (5534 posts) -
@JP_Russell said:

@FunExplosions said:

No More Blocky Faces Gets rid of ReBoot character faces.
Fucking Hard-Coded Interface Buttons!!! Now you can have one button that closes all the menus. Innovation!

These two sound indispensable.

@FunExplosions said:

Morrowind Song Remover If you're like me, you'll know as soon as you hear it that you don't want to hear it in this game.

Is a mod actually necessary for that? Does Skyrim not just have a folder in the data folder with music files in it (in which case you could just create another folder inside the folder with the Morrowind music and put the Morrowind song in it to keep it from playing).

Yeah, it is indeed very simple. I just figured there may be others that don't feel comfortable tweaking things manually.
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#47 Posted by MrOldboy (1047 posts) -

I really want to be able to drag my inventory items around. At least let me drag the equipment onto an avatar. All that could mean is.

drag item name to avatar=hitting equip button

Just something I miss from classic pc rpgs.

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#48 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19302 posts) -

A lot of good ideas in this thread. 
 
The most important for me is the interface (I'm using a mouse, i shouldn't have to scrolls through the main menu/perk trees/inventory using WASD). Otherwise I don't really feel like I need anything, I will browse the mods in the future and pick the interesting stuff.

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#49 Posted by NoCookiesForYou (852 posts) -

Another vote for high resolution texture pack. Might be a while until we see one.

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#50 Posted by CL60 (17118 posts) -

There's a mod on Skyrim nexus that turns the map into google street view pretty much.

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