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I haven't played Skyrim since around when it launched when I played it pretty thoroughly... I bought the DLC and want to go back to play it now, but I also want to mod it out first.

I was curious if anyone knew of any guides that suggest mods that work well together and/or install guides...? I am looking for the best mods to use (mostly graphics wise at first with additional content later), the best install order to install them (so as to overwrite only the correct things) and then an optimum load order on top of that.

If no one has any links or guides could someone maybe suggest some stuff here?

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Go here: wiki.step-project.com/STEP:Guide

STEP is a very comprehensive mod guide. It is maintained by a team of volunteers who test mods and argue about them in their forums to a near epic level of nerdness. biggrin.gif It will go over in excruciating detail what mods to get and what tools to use. STEP mods are mostly bug fixes, graphic enhancements, and various other enhancements that stay true to the vanilla Skyrim feel. I would definitely recommend following the guide, or at least reading it through.

After you have gone through STEP, there is another very comprehensive list of the "best" mods out there (subjective I know, but the guy who maintains the site seems to have good taste) here: http://www.skyrimgems.com/ These are the mods you get when you want to alter gameplay, add new weapons/armor/creatures/quests, etc.

Happy modding!
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Go here: wiki.step-project.com/STEP:Guide

STEP is a very comprehensive mod guide. It is maintained by a team of volunteers who test mods and argue about them in their forums to a near epic level of nerdness. biggrin.gif It will go over in excruciating detail what mods to get and what tools to use. STEP mods are mostly bug fixes, graphic enhancements, and various other enhancements that stay true to the vanilla Skyrim feel. I would definitely recommend following the guide, or at least reading it through.

After you have gone through STEP, there is another very comprehensive list of the "best" mods out there (subjective I know, but the guy who maintains the site seems to have good taste) here: http://www.skyrimgems.com/ These are the mods you get when you want to alter gameplay, add new weapons/armor/creatures/quests, etc.

Happy modding!
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easiest way would be:

make sure your Skyrim has the latest update
having all of the DLCs is ideal
download and install Nexus Mod Manager
go to Nexus and get the mods you want
pay attention in mod description to avoid conflict/dependencies crashing
download and install BOSS
use BOSS to load order and check if cleaning is necessary
download and install TES5 editor to clean
    
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I have another quick question... I am launching Skyrim via the SKSE_Loader to utilize various mod scripts, but it isn't using my ENB... Can anyone walk me through how to use both the SKSE launcher and an ENB at once, because it isn't happening automatically for me as all the readmes suggest it will?

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They should work together automatically... you may have just accidentally deleted a dll file. Try reinstalling the enb, making sure that you copy all the files that it says to copy into your skyrim installation folder.
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They should work together automatically... you may have just accidentally deleted a dll file. Try reinstalling the enb, making sure that you copy all the files that it says to copy into your skyrim installation folder.
Yeah it was the DLL from the enbdev website, I deleted it when changing something and forgot that the files from the nexus don't include that DLL and didn't reacquire it...

I am having a new problem now though, with everything finished... My textures are popping in and out...

These images for example:
One perfectly fine: http://i.imgur.com/RdBrtRu.jpg
Then I look a few inches to the left and everything is broken: http://i.imgur.com/MZ36llA.jpg

I don't know what's up, I don't even have 2k textures I got 1k since I was too lazy to wait for the 2k downloads on my school's slow internet... That coupled with the fact that I have 3GB of VRAM means I should be nowhere near not having enough... Any ideas?

I installed everything as it was listed step by step in the STEP guide, and then my ENB afterwards...

Thanks

EDIT: Also I don't understand what is happening mechanically, but when those textures start disappearing my fan on my 680 speeds up, not to max, but to where it is audible when normally it isn't... I am only at about 80C in temp when it does that though and its usually around 60C normally... At the same time however I am getting 120+ fps in game...

I am at a loss...
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OK I have narrowed what was causing the textures to vanish down to "bFloatPointRenderTarget="... When it is set to 1 for the ENB the textures bug out, but when I set it to 0 they work fine... Any ideas on what I can do to fix this? As I need that to =1 in order to utilize any ENB?

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That's an unusual issue. Unfortunately you have to have bFloatPointRenderTarget set to 1 for the ENB to work. It seems like the textures are just failing to load. Have you tried restarting the game/computer? I remember getting this problem every now and then, but not consistently. It shouldn't be related to the ENB (most ENBs as far as I know don't meddle with textures) although could you post up yours just to make sure?
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