The Cathedral Concept is a comprehensive visual overhaul for Skyrim. It is performance friendly, consisting mostly of retextures, improved models, and lighting modifications so that you can use it as a foundation without having to worry extensively about compatibility.
This is a remake of Minty's Lightning mod as an SKSE plugin. The purpose of this mod is stability and scalability. It can summon up to 50 sheet lightnings and 50 fork lightnings per second and up to 31 cells distance. This results in a more natural and enjoyable storm experience.
customMain Files — Storm Lightning for SSE and VR - Fomod Installer
FOMOD Instructions - Storm Lightning for SSE and VR - Fomod Installer
Skyrim has quite a few object meshes that have their shaders or blending properties set incorrectly. As a result, when using ENB many of these objects look buggy or react to an incorrect category in enbseries.ini.
This mod intends to adjust every type of lighting inside the Skyrim game so it will both look better with ENB and make it a lot easier to customize an ENB preset without ruining some parts of the games look. Which is the case with the vanilla Skyrim lighting in some parts depending on the ENB settings used.
customMain Files — ELE - SE v1.2.2 Optional Files — ELE SE - Cutting Room Floor patch Optional Files — ELE SE - Falskaar patch Optional Files — ELE SE - Helgen Reborn patch Optional Files — ELE SE - Legacy of the Dragonborn patch
See the College of Winterhold like you never have before with Skyland Winterhold. Retextured from the ground up in 2k/2k textures. Recreated with a blend of traditional and photogrammetry texturing techniques that deliver stunning, realistic textures up close and far away.
New 4K wood and stone textures for whiterun, plus the fieldgrass, roof tiles and market stall cloth. This will also cover Skaal Village and other things which make use of the architecture\Whiterun texture folder.
This mod aims to make all light come straight from a light source and to have all light sources make light. For the purposes of this guide, only a subset of this mod is used to be compatible with ELFX and thus the alternate download location. Please endorse the original mod as it is really good work!
Special Thanks to Neovalen for permission to port and redistribute.
customMiscellaneous Files — Relighting Skyrim - Tailored for ELFX Special Edition
This mod retextures the locks in Skyrim to be more scratched and weathered looking as would be expected. This gives more visual reference points to remember lockpick placement. When a pick breaks, it's easier to find the spot to try again.
This mod adds banners along roadsides at the boundaries of two holds. The banner will show which hold is being entered. If unsure which hold the banner represents, simply target it and the name of the hold will appear.
customMain Files — Hold Border Banners
Delete the following file(s) and/or folder(s):
HoldBorderBanners.BSA (The textures from this mod are not required so you don't need to extract this BSA before deleting it.)
This mod is a hi-res and lore-friendly retexture of Skyrim dinnerware, pottery, silverware/goldware, and wine bottles. The original color scheme was preserved for the most part. The pots, plates, and cups have the greens and golds of the Whiterun interiors, and the larger flowerpots and urns have the blue hues of Solitude and the Blue Palace, where those items are prominently featured.
RUSTIC FURNITURE - SPECIAL EDITION is a high-resolution retexture of the noble furniture and high chest for Skyrim. Available in 4K and 2K resolutions. A version is available for SMIM users with the SMIM noble chair textures included.
This mod features hi-res textures and modified meshes. The soul gems now have transparency and a subtle animated colour-shifting effect. Each soul gem has its own diffuse texture, rather than sharing textures as in the default version. The soul gem holders have also been retextured.
customMain Files — RUSTIC SOULGEMS - Special Edition - FOMOD - English Only
FOMOD Instructions - RUSTIC SOULGEMS - Special Edition - FOMOD - English Only
How sad it must be for the poor pilgrims to the shrines on the Throat of the World to have to spend all that time squinting at muddy, illegible textures on those plaques. Well, praise be Talos because the Imperial Heritage Society has just commissioned a renovation of the plaques, now in freshly-carved runes!
This is Realistic Water Textures revived and remade from scratch. New water surface textures were carefully crafted in an attempt to imitate the fluid motion of water. Lake, pond, river and ocean water are now visually and aurally distinct from each other. Various water effects have also been modified.
This mod is a retexture of the carved stone murals found in Nordic ruins. They are commonly seen in the inner sanctum areas where the puzzle doors are found. The vanilla textures are not very detailed, and the murals are quite large, so the designs tend to be a bit hard to make out.
A retexture of Majestic Mountains combining several textures from different Majestic Mountains versions and Northfire's Photoreal Mountains to achieve convincing landscape blending, minimal tiling, and interesting definition up close. Now includes the original dark textures in the FOMOD.
customMain Files — Majestic Mountains - Northside - ALL IN ONE
FOMOD Instructions - Majestic Mountains - Northside - ALL IN ONE
Tired of those badly aliased fences that you find in farms and towns? Well this mod will fix that! Fences of Skyrim replaces those ugly vanilla fences with new ones that will not flicker from a distance!
customOptional Files — Fences of Skyrim - Weathered Edition 2K
Tactical Valtheim is a redesign of Valtheim Towers into Valtheim Keep. I've built on and around the original Valtheim, trying to make it into an actual fortress while maintaining something like the original atmosphere and style.
This mod makes a bloodier combat experience for both player and npcs with higher resolution and detailed textures with additional features such as decapitated spasms, blood drops when low health, blood pools, green blood for spiders and oil for machines.
RUSTIC DAEDRA SSE is a high-resolution retexture of Skyrim's daedra. This includes the elemental daedra (the flame, frost, and storm atronachs), as well as the Dragonborn daedra, the lurker and seeker. Also included are the Dawnguard ancient frost atronach, and the Dragonborn ash guardian.
This mod adds dozens of new creatures to the world of Skyrim with the goal to enhance the game experience. The original vanilla creatures are very well made, but lack in variety. This needed variety arrives with this mod. All creatures, monsters and enemies fit the original vanilla art style. So there will not be any stuff imported from other games.
SIC has been known to cause random crashes. If you are affected by this a solution has been found. Simply deactivate Goblins, Random Spawns and Random Events in the MCM. If you experience random crashes while traveling at night you may also need to deactivate Night Spawns.