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I haven't modded skyrim in a while, and with a cut up hand I want to be as efficient as possible on my computer. I could just browse all the top downloads in each category but I might miss some mods I'd like. So I'd like to ask for suggestions. What I want from the game

New textures/models (downloading the 2K packs right now from nexus, because I know they're huge and I'm on a slow connection) especially for stuff you look at a lot
A more dynamic and/or diverse as well as beautiful environment. Nicer snow, rain, nice night skies, etc.
Basic "cheat" items like slightly increased carry weight, level uncapper, fast restocking merchants
Immersion mods but nothing that complicates the game a lot pointlessly like requiring food or rest
All the good bug fixes and patches (I have 8GB of RAM after one stick died... and 64 bit of course)
Better sounds

Feel free to suggest anything else you personally like. I'm really not about crap like nude/partially nude models or new quest packs. I just like an improvement of the vanilla game.
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Originally Posted by TheHorse View Post

I haven't modded skyrim in a while, and with a cut up hand I want to be as efficient as possible on my computer. I could just browse all the top downloads in each category but I might miss some mods I'd like. So I'd like to ask for suggestions. What I want from the game

New textures/models (downloading the 2K packs right now from nexus, because I know they're huge and I'm on a slow connection) especially for stuff you look at a lot
A more dynamic and/or diverse as well as beautiful environment. Nicer snow, rain, nice night skies, etc.
Basic "cheat" items like slightly increased carry weight, level uncapper, fast restocking merchants
Immersion mods but nothing that complicates the game a lot pointlessly like requiring food or rest
All the good bug fixes and patches (I have 8GB of RAM after one stick died... and 64 bit of course)
Better sounds

Feel free to suggest anything else you personally like. I'm really not about crap like nude/partially nude models or new quest packs. I just like an improvement of the vanilla game.
Good lists here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1386833/the-overclock-net-guide-to-modifying-tesv-skyrim

Lifeshield's list is the one I used.
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Man the new version of NMM is acting so weird. Seems like some of the mods aren't getting activated properly.
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Don't use the newest version. Either use mod organizer on an older version. New nmm is a pile of glitchy garbage.
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How exactly do I use mod organizer? It just confused the hell out of me when I tried to use it and it didn't ever seem to actually install mods no matter what I did.
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Don't use the newest version. Either use mod organizer on an older version. New nmm is a pile of glitchy garbage.

This post made me laugh, thanks!!! biggrin.gif

Those folks will NEVER get my money again.... EVER!! As for the new version of NMM, it took a real genius to pull that screw up off. It is no doubt a piece of crap.
post #7 of 30
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Yep, modding sure isn't as easy and reliable as it was just a year ago. I had lots of mods installed this time and it looked nowhere near as good as when I had like 25 mods only last year.
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I would suggest "Skyrim Immersive Creatures", it's simply brilliant...
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Some day (maybe tonight) I just need to get rid of all the skyrim mods on my computer, including the bethesda high res DLC on steam, and start over from scratch. It's just not working right for me.
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OK so I'm still having a big problem with mod organizer. I try launching SKSE through MO (because it says mods don't work if you don't launch through MO) and it doesn't activate any of the mods except a few I manually installed that MO had a problem with. Ideas?

I'm not an idiot, they're all enabled in the main box.
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