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Any recommended mods?  Or should I play through once first with the vanilla Skyrim, then play through again with it modded?

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Any recommended mods?  Or should I play through once first with the vanilla Skyrim, then play through again with it modded?

Get some mods first, might as well make it even more enjoyable from the start! Pretty it up a bit, I was a bit sad when I first saw it, textures were just awful. The game as a whole looks pretty good, but if you look closely at stuff just frown.gif

You might start a character explore a bit to see what it looks like vanilla, then add on some mods to make it look better, so you can compare biggrin.gif
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Any recommended mods?  Or should I play through once first with the vanilla Skyrim, then play through again with it modded?

I had 30 mods installed before i even played the game for the first time ever lol. Get some mods!
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Any recommended mods?  Or should I play through once first with the vanilla Skyrim, then play through again with it modded?

Hobie, you seem to have your game up and running. Was it a save point issue or did you work some other magick?
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Any recommended mods?  Or should I play through once first with the vanilla Skyrim, then play through again with it modded?


A good place to start is S.T.E.P v2.0 (Skyrim Total Enhancement Project).

 

It's a community driven guide with reccommended mods and installation tips.

 

It's very much worth checking out.

 

Also give my ENB configuration a try (link in sig).

 

 


Edited by Lifeshield - 2/16/12 at 4:09pm
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A good place to start is S.T.E.P v2.0 (Skyrim Total Enhancement Project).

It's a community driven guide with reccommended mods and installation tips.

It's very much worth checking out.


Absolutely this. Just went through about halfway in the walkthrough and I already have much better rates and it's a lot more smooth and nice looking.
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Any recommended mods?  Or should I play through once first with the vanilla Skyrim, then play through again with it modded?

I'll add my 2cents.gif I guess -

Speaking from oblivion experience I would say get some utilitarian mods like something to improve the stupid inventory screen, just basic stuff that will make your life easier. Play through the game (either through to the end or just for long time) before trying the more over-hall type stuff.

Maybe it was just me but when I was going through this with oblivion I found I was spending more time trying to deal with which mods to get and resolving conflicts then I was actually playing the game.

So if you play it a while you start to develop a list of annoyances and eventually when you see that open-cities or battle grounds or whatever mod you'll be able to form an opinion about whether it's something you need instead of blindly grabbing mods you may or may not need and/or want. Also some mods make changes to saves so there's no going back/you must start a new character...

Anyway that's just me, for what it's worth, ymmv
 
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I had 30 mods installed before i even played the game for the first time ever lol. Get some mods!

that's just cos you're weird! jerry.gif
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Any recommended mods?  Or should I play through once first with the vanilla Skyrim, then play through again with it modded?

I'd start with

SkyUI
Skyrim HD
Serious HD Retexture landscape
Vurts Flora overhaul
Lush Trees & Lush grass
High Quality food ingredients
Better gold
Ceramic Style potions/poisons
Enhanced Horse Skins
HD natural insects
Nicer snowflakes
High res roadsigns
Improved NPC clothing
No more blocky faces
nordic ruins object retexture
Quality world map
Real ice

I'd go on but I think that's enough tongue.gif
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Hobie, you seem to have your game up and running. Was it a save point issue or did you work some other magick?


It turns out that the HD Texture pack has problems with some people's 32bit OS's, and mine happened to be one of them.  A few other people were experiencing the same crash as me at the exact same point in the game.  Once the HD Texture pack was disabled the game worked like a charm.

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A good place to start is S.T.E.P v2.0 (Skyrim Total Enhancement Project).

 

It's a community driven guide with reccommended mods and installation tips.

 

It's very much worth checking out.

 

Also give my ENB configuration a try (link in sig).

 

 

 

 

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I'll add my 2cents.gif I guess -
Speaking from oblivion experience I would say get some utilitarian mods like something to improve the stupid inventory screen, just basic stuff that will make your life easier. Play through the game (either through to the end or just for long time) before trying the more over-hall type stuff.
Maybe it was just me but when I was going through this with oblivion I found I was spending more time trying to deal with which mods to get and resolving conflicts then I was actually playing the game.
So if you play it a while you start to develop a list of annoyances and eventually when you see that open-cities or battle grounds or whatever mod you'll be able to form an opinion about whether it's something you need instead of blindly grabbing mods you may or may not need and/or want. Also some mods make changes to saves so there's no going back/you must start a new character...
Anyway that's just me, for what it's worth, ymmv


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I'd start with
SkyUI
Skyrim HD
Serious HD Retexture landscape
Vurts Flora overhaul
Lush Trees & Lush grass
High Quality food ingredients
Better gold
Ceramic Style potions/poisons
Enhanced Horse Skins
HD natural insects
Nicer snowflakes
High res roadsigns
Improved NPC clothing
No more blocky faces
nordic ruins object retexture
Quality world map
Real ice
I'd go on but I think that's enough tongue.gif


Thanks guys!  So far I grabbed SkyUI, Deadly Dragons, and Dovahkiin Retreat & Hideout, but I'll definitely try out all of those texture ones listed above. 

 

+ REP to all smile.gif

 


Edited by HobieCat - 2/16/12 at 4:46pm
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