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As the title states, I finally picked up TES : Skyrim, and before I load it up for the first time, I was just wondering if there are any mods I should be adding? I am mostly interested in mods which increase the visual quality and appeal, though any mods that might fix things or just add new welcome features could be useful as well. Special thanks to those who give me a fairly quick reply, as I am dying to play, but want to get the mods installed first.
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Best bet is just check the top 100 mods over at Skyrim Nexus. It actually is a good representation of some of the best visual enhancing mods out there. There might be a few more obscure ones not on the list, but you can't go wrong starting with the top 100.
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I like the one with more grass and trees since I like forest like scenarios. I like the water mod and if you are a guy and make a female character then I guess you can get the nude mode tongue.gif and barbie looking textures.
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I use SkyUI, it makes going into inventory a lot easier.

Skyrim HD, improves textures

there are a few others, I forget the exact names.

Midas Magic mod, gives you new magic spells, VERY powerful spells.

Dovahkiin hideout, very useful homebase that links all purchasable houses, and has a lot of other stuff

go to top 100 in skyrimnexus, all of those are very good mods, just pick and choose the ones you may want.

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+1 for HD textures. I didn't like the skyui...i use another one (hang on till i nexus a linky for you). that's all (waiting for creation kit for "proper" mods).

ah. QD inventory. gives value / weight ratio which is nice. text is a little bigger too...i play on a 37" tv ~5ft away...which helps after a few jars cheers.gif

nexus linky http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=667

note: when in shops that sell lots of things you will need to use A / D or arrow keys to move the menus at the top along.
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+1 for HD textures. I didn't like the skyui...i use another one (hang on till i nexus a linky for you). that's all (waiting for creation kit for "proper" mods).
ah. QD inventory. gives value / weight ratio which is nice. text is a little bigger too...i play on a 37" tv ~5ft away...which helps after a few jars cheers.gif
nexus linky http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=667
note: when in shops that sell lots of things you will need to use A / D or arrow keys to move the menus at the top along.

there is another mod I really like, I forgot the name, it adds roads to the map, I get lost A LOT and the roads on the maps really help me stay on track to really hard to reach places, like dragon nests on mount anthor
   
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Skyboost and every HD texture mod you can find.
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Skyboost and every HD texture mod you can find.

Is Skyboost still necessary with the latest 1.4 patch?

Before with Skyboost I'd be at 48-51fps looking at the Whiterun tree from the stairs, now I'm at 60fps with patch 1.4 and no Skyboost or TESVAL.
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Yeah skyboost has been rendered useless with 1.4.....and getting lost is half the fun! biggrin.gif
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Oh i forgot about 1.4, which reminds me i need to try that out
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