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Cathedral Weathers and Seasons
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.
Main Files — Cathedral - Weathers
Cathedral Weathers MCM
This adds an MCM menu to the Cathedral Weathers mod. The options available in the spell configuration menu are also available in the MCM Menu.
Main Files — Cathedral Weathers MCM
Real Rain SE
Real Rain will make you run for cover and get a dovahbrella :D.
Main Files — RealRain 3.2
FOMOD Instructions - RealRain 3.2
Lucid Rain - for Cathedral Weathers and Seasons
Rain that is denser and more visible for Cathedral Weathers and Seasons.
Main Files — Lucid Rain
Obsidian Mountain Fogs
Increases the volumetric mountain clouds providing both depth and mystery to the mountain ranges of Skyrim.
Main Files — Obsidian Mountain Fogs
Storm Lightning for SSE and VR (Minty Lightning 2019)
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.
Main 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.
Main Files — Skyrim_Particle_Patch_for_ENB--SSE.zip
Delete the following file(s) and/or folder(s):
Particle Patch for ENB SSE.esp
Enhanced Lighting for ENB (ELE) - Special Edition
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.
Main 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 Optional Files — ELE SSE - Medieval Lanterns of Skyrim
This mod is a visual upgrade for Blackreach originally created by Sinisterax using only vanilla assets.
Main Files — The Blackest Reaches SE
CC's HQ Fort Dawnguard
A Retex of Fort Dawnguard
Main Files — CC's HQ Fort Dawnguard - 4K - 1.0
Riften in High Definition
A highly detailed, comprehensive texture overhaul for Riften. 4k and 2k resolution options available. The Ragged Flagon is also covered here.
Main Files — Riften in High Definition 4K
Skyland - Winterhold
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.
Main Files — Skyland - Winterhold
4K Whiterun Overhaul
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 reduces the glow fx for a more natural feeling.
Main Files — Reduced Glow FX SE
Remove Ugly Torch Glow Special Edition
This mod Removes static torch glow seen on, well, torches.
Main Files — Remove that glow SE
Unofficial Enhanced Lights and FX ELFX SMIM fps patch for SE
This mod is for those having a massive fps drop issue when you use the ELFX mod with the SMIM mod and ENB together.
Main Files — ELFX SMIM ENB fps patch
FOMOD Instructions - ELFX SMIM ENB fps patch
Relighting Skyrim - Tailored for ELFX Special Edition
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.
Miscellaneous Files — Relighting Skyrim - Tailored for ELFX Special Edition
Improved Hearthfire Lighting SE
Just a quick mod to add dynamic lights to the Hearthfire houses.
Main Files — Improved Hearthfire Lighting SE
Medieval Lanterns of Skyrim
MLOS increases the variety of the candle lanterns used in the Skyim world from 1 to 16, in a regional motive and installs light posts with candle lanterns across the main roads. Now with animated lanterns.
Main Files — Medieval Lanterns of Skyrim Optional Files — Medieval Lanterns of Skyrim Lights Off Script Miscellaneous Files — Medieval Lanterns of Skyrim - Arthmoor Villages Multi Patcher
FOMOD Instructions - Medieval Lanterns of Skyrim - Arthmoor Villages Multi Patcher
This mod is a complete overhaul of the original vampire quest item. All new meshes and textures were created to fix the ugly distorted eyesore that was the original.
Main Files — BLOODSTONE CHALICE REBORN 2K
Dark Brotherhood Tenets Restored
This mod improves the textures of the Dark Brotherhood Tenets.
Main Files — Tenets Restored 1_3 - Extreme Edition
EASIER LOCKPICKING - Without Cheating - Nordic Retexture
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.
Main Files — Easier Lockpicking 1_2 - Nordic Locks
Dressed Hearthfire Doll
She was naked in the cold of Skyrim for a long time. Now she has a red one-piece dress and a new face for this old cloth doll.
Shadowmarks inexorably seared into earth and timber by those that haunt the darkness. This retexture features new symbols and a burned aesthetic.
Optional Files — Khonsu Shadowmarks 2K
Sigils of Skyrim
Welcome to the Successor of the popular "Designs of the Nords" Banner mod. This mod uses Designs of the Nords as inspiration and re-imagines it to bring the quality, color, and design into a more realistic, desaturated, grungier style. This mod will serve as an all-purpose sigil mod adding matching banners, shields, cloaks, and capes into Skyrim.
Main Files — Sigils of Skyrim - Banners Main Files — Sigils of Skyrim - Shields
Forgotten Retex Project
This mod retextures random clutter that is not covered elsewhere.
Main Files — Forgotten Retex Project Miscellaneous Files — Realistic HD Woodcutter's Axe Remastered - Patches
FOMOD Instructions - Forgotten Retex Project
This is an HD (mainly) horn candles texture.
Main Files — Horncandles.4k
FOMOD Instructions - Horncandles.4k
JS Dragon Claws SE
This mod retextures all the Nordic ruin dragon claws.
Main Files — 4k Textures
JS Dragon Claws - Patches
This mod adds various patches for JS Dragon Claws
Main Files — JS Dragon Claws - Amethyst Patch Main Files — JS Dragon Claws - Helgen Reborn Patch Main Files — JS Dragon Claws - Wyrmstooth Patch
Hold Border Banners
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.
Main 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.)
Hi-res lore-friendly retexture of the two battle maps in Skyrim. Now you can read all the map information in game, if you choose the 4K version.
Main Files — MAPS 4K Optimized
PELTAPALOOZA - Special Edition
This mod increases the number of pelts used by the game from the default 3 to 9 and adds new higher quality textures.
Main Files — PELTAPALOOZA Special Edition - FULL
4K HQ Cowhide Yeehaw
4k Cowhide completely redone. 2k optional as well.
Main Files — 4K HQ Cowhide
Solitude and Temple Frescoes SSE
Adds painted frescoes to the Temple of the Divines in Solitude and other Temples and Halls of the Dead.
This mod is a high-quality mesh and texture for all the rugs found throughout the game.
Main Files — RUGNAROK - Special Edition - 2K
RUSTIC ALCHEMY and ENCHANTING TABLES
This mod is a rustic overhaul of the alchemy and enchanting tables of Skyrim. The aim is to bring real antiquity to these arcane crafting tables as is fitting of their ancient origin.
Main Files — RUSTIC ALCHEMY and ENCHANTING TABLES 2K Optional Files — Retex of Revamped Alchemy Lab HD - 2K
Delete the following file(s) and/or folder(s):
RUSTIC CLUTTER COLLECTION - Special Edition
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.
Main Files — RUSTIC CLUTTER COLLECTION - Special Edition - 2K
RUSTIC COOKING - Special Edition
This mod is a retexture of the cooking apparatus in its three versions: fire spit, stand, and pedestal. It includes retextures for the stew, cooked beef, cooked venison, and cooked goat.
Main Files — RUSTIC COOKING - Special Edition - 2K
RUSTIC FURNITURE - SPECIAL EDITION
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.
Main Files — RUSTIC FURNITURE - SSE - SMIM - 4K
RUSTIC DRAGON CORPSE
RUSTIC DRAGON CORPSE is a retexture of the dragon skeleton that is revealed after the Dovahkiin absorbs the dragon's soul.
Main Files — RUSTIC DRAGON CORPSE SSE - 4K
RUSTIC EAST EMPIRE COMPANY SIGNAGE
This mod retextures the East Empire Signage.
Main Files — RUSTIC EAST EMPIRE COMPANY SIGNAGE - Light Version
RUSTIC ELDERSCROLL - Special Edition
This mod is a high-quality retexture of the ancient Elderscroll that features prominently as a quest item in both the main story and Dawnguard DLC.
Main Files — RUSTIC ELDERSCROLL - Special Edition - 4K
RUSTIC ANIMATED POTIONS and POISONS
This mod is a lore-friendly retexture of the potions and poisons found throughout Skyrim.
Main Files — RUSTIC ANIMATED POTIONS and POISONS 2K
RUSTIC SOULGEMS - Special Edition
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.
Main Files — RUSTIC SOULGEMS - Special Edition - FOMOD - English Only
FOMOD Instructions - RUSTIC SOULGEMS - Special Edition - FOMOD - English Only
This mod adds new 3d snow on structures in snowy areas as well as improves the snow in several wilderness areas.
Main Files — No Snow Under the Roof 3.2
Delete the following file(s) and/or folder(s):
Run the mod through Cathedral Assets Optimizer using the LOTD Plus - No BSA profile.
Problem: Prometheus_No_snow_Under_the_roof.esp contains 5 UDR's (Undeleted References) and 59 ITM (Identical to Master Record).
Solution: Load Prometheus_No_snow_Under_the_roof.esp using the SSEEDIT - Quick Auto Clean of SSEEdit and let it clean the mod as you would the base ESMs.
Cutting Room Floor - No Snow Under the Roof
This mod applies No Snow Under The Roof meshes for Cutting Room Floor added areas.
Main Files — Cutting Room Floor - No Snow Under the Roof Patch
Pilgrims Delight - High Hrothgar Shrine Retextures
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!
Main Files — Pilgrim's Delight
No Snow Under the roof - Hall of the Vigilant fix
This Patch tries to fix the Hall of the "Vigilant shows up as both whole and destroyed once Dawnguard starts" bug still present in "No Snow Under the roof" Mod.
Main Files — NSUTR_Bug_fixes Optional Files — NSUTR_Bug_fixes-static_objects_hotfixes
FOMOD Instructions - NSUTR_Bug_fixes
This improves the roads throughout Skyrim.
Main Files — Blended Roads
FOMOD Instructions - Blended Roads
Rally's Solstheim Landscapes
Texture replacer for Solstheim Landscapes.
Main Files — Rally's Solstheim Landscapes 4K
Rally's Raven Rock
Texture overhaul for Raven Rock in Solstheim. It covers all buildings, the temple, redoran houses, docks, banners and basalt piles, furniture, ash-hanging moss, roads and ash.
Main Files — Rally's Raven Rock 4K Optional Files — Raven Rock LODs 512 Optional Files — RRR - Blended Roads Patch 4K
Rally's Riekling Outposts
Texture replacer for Riekling Outposts, including tents, stands, clutter and the Riekling Spears
Main Files — Rallys Riekling Outposts 4K
Rally's Solstheim Plants
Texture replacer for 6 different plants in Solstheim. It covers Mushroom Trees, Ashyam, Creep Cluster, Trama Root, Scathecraw and Hanging Moss
Main Files — Rally's Solstheim Plants 4K Optional Files — Lods for Mushroom Trees 512x512 Optional Files — Rally's Creep Cluster for Skyrim 4K
Rally's Tel Mithryn
Texture replacer for Tel Mithryn
Main Files — Rally's Tel Mithryn 4K Optional Files — Tel Mithryn LODs 512
Inferno - Fire Effects Redux
Spiritual successor to the original Ultimate HD Fire Effects mod by rheadude with properly working meshes and applied effect textures.
Main Files — Inferno - Fire Effects Redux - AIO
FOMOD Instructions - Inferno - Fire Effects Redux - AIO
RUSTIC RELIEFS is a collection of several of my Skyrim LE mods. This package includes the textures for RUSTIC MONUMENTS & TOMBSTONES, RUSTIC NORDIC MURALS, RUSTIC STANDING STONES, and RUSTIC WORD WALLS.
Main Files — RUSTIC RELIEFS
Northfire's Castle Volkihar
This mod retextures Castle Volkihar.
Main Files — Northfire's Castle Volkihar 2-4K
RUSTIC WINDOWS - Special Edition
This mod improves the textures of Windows throughout Skyrim.
Main Files — RUSTIC WINDOWS - Special Edition - 2K
Skyrim Landscape Overhaul - Stone Walls
This mod is a mesh and texture replacer for the freestanding stone walls in Skyrim (like the ones along the road outside Riverwood.
Main Files — Skyrim Landscape Overhaul - Stone Walls (All-In-One FOMOD Installer)
FOMOD Instructions - Lod Pack for DynDoLod (all versions)
Majestic Mountains - Northside
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.
This is a much-needed patch for Better Dynamic Snow and Majestic Mountains. Fix for the "white-painted" rocks bug included. Works in Bruma, as well.
Main Files — Better Dynamic Majestic Mountains
Realistic Water Two
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.
Main Files — Falskaar Patch v1.0 Main Files — Landscape Fixes for Grass Mods Patch v1.0 Main Files — Oakwood Patch v1.0 Main Files — Realistic Water Two - Needs Mods Patch v1.0.1 Main Files — Wyrmstooth Patch v1.0
Better Water - for Realistic Water Two
This mod aims to improve the realism of Skyrim's waters by improving that water textures added by the Realistic Water Two environmental improvement mod. The textures are created from real-life water simulations and will not reduce the performance of your game since the textures are the same size as the default Realistic Water Two textures.
Main Files — Better Water
This mod replaces and adds more unique and diverse textures, than the usual 3 used by the vanilla game, to spider webs, cobwebs and egg sacs placements throughout the entire game world.
Main Files — WEBS SE x2048 Optional Files — WEBS SE lighting mod patch
Fences of Skyrim - No more flickering fences
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!
Optional Files — Fences of Skyrim - Weathered Edition 2K
Trees and Flora
Alpine Forest of Whiterun Valley
Adds trees to the valley west of Whiterun. Designed for performance. Compatible with an extensive number of mods. Based on The Great Forest of Whiterun Hold.
Main Files — Alpine Forest of Whiterun Valley
YAWTO - Yet Another Whiterun Tree Overhaul
YAWTO adds around 150 trees to Whiterun.
Main Files — YAWTO - Aspens - Lexy's
Enhanced Landscapes is a project which aims to improve Skyrim's landscape.
Main Files — Main File v1.65
FOMOD Instructions - Main File v1.65
Delete the following file(s) and/or folder(s):
Enhanced Landscapes - Dead Marsh.esp (Use this replacer ESP instead)
Bent Pines II
Bent Pines places some very large bent pines on the tundra to make it look somewhat more interesting and epic.
Main Files — Bent Pines II
Enhanced Landscapes - Oaks Standalone
This mod adds Oaks trees to the area around Solitude.
Optional Files — ELOS Oaks Autumn Colours SSE
Enhanced Vanilla Trees SSE
This mod Improves the textures of trees and makes them bigger.
Old Files — Enhanced Vanilla Trees - Enhanced Vanilla Trees SE v1.9.0 Old Files — Enhanced Vanilla Trees - Billboards
FOMOD Instructions - Enhanced Vanilla Trees - Enhanced Vanilla Trees SE v1.9.0
The Consistency Patch resolves some conflict with the Tree and Flora merge.
Miscellaneous Files — Trees and Flora Merged Consistency Patch
Immersive Fallen Trees SSE
Immersive Fallen Trees is a mod that adds more fallen trees all over Skyrim for a beautiful amd immersive experience. You'll find them most commonly on rivers, or in canyons.
Main Files — Immersive Fallen Trees SSE
Landscape Fixes For Grass Mods
This mod changes the landscape by reducing grass clipping through objects and restoring lost details.
Main Files — Landscape Fixes For Grass Mods Optional Files — Immersive Citizens v0.4 Patch 1.01 Optional Files — Patch for Helgen Reborn 1 Optional Files — Patch for Moon and Star 1 Optional Files — Patches for Arthmoor's Town add-ons 1.04 Optional Files — z Vanilla Military Camps 1
FOMOD Instructions - Patches for Arthmoor's Town add-ons
This mod adds several wooden bridges across the northern marshlands of Hjaalmarch.
Main Files — Northern Marsh Bridges SE
This mod adds sewer systems to Solitude, Whiterun & Windhelm and a couple of forts.
Main Files — Skyrim Sewers 4.15
Tactical Valtheim SSE
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.
Main Files — Tactical Valtheim Installer
FOMOD Instructions - Tactical Valtheim Installer
Halted Stream Mine
Halted Stream Camp is sitting on top of a decent iron mine. This mod will let you claim the mine for a faction of your choice, preventing bandits from spawning there again.
Main Files — Halted Stream Mine v1.3.2
Serenity - A Silent Moons Camp Overhaul
A mod to make Silent Moons Camp into a larger bandit camp to sate my lust for forts and towers, as well as making the lunar enchantment and forge better, and make Silent Moons Camp claimable.
Main Files — Serenity Installer
FOMOD Instructions - Serenity Installer
Extract the contents of mlqMoonPatcher-v1.2.2.zip into the 'modules' subdirectory of zEdit.
Delete the following file(s) and/or folder(s):
Bring order to a chaotic world, making a real difference in Skyrim as you go about saving it. Claim bandit strongholds for the faction of your choice to keep the bandits from coming back, making Skyrim a safer place.
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.
A handpainted retexture of all the Dwemer metal and stonework.
Main Files — Ancient Automatons 4K Main Files — Ancient Dwemer Metal 4K
Bellyaches HD Dragon Replacer Pack (SE)
This mod is a high-quality retexture of the Skyrim dragons.
Main Files — BellyAches HD Dragon Replacer 1.4
Chappers Demonic Alduin Mashup
This is a mashup up of two Alduin texture mods to make a really demonic looking Alduin
Main Files — Chapper_Alduin.zip
This mod retextures Dragon Priests.
Main Files — Dragon.Priest.4k
FOMOD Instructions - Dragon.Priest.4k
This mod retextures Draugr.
Main Files — Draugr.4k
FOMOD Instructions - Draugr.4k
Enhanced Atronachs - With Levelling and Luminosity
Enhances atronach effectiveness according to tier and elemental type of summons. Unique ability applied to master-level powerful summons. Unlocked levelling. Lighting. Fixes.
Optional Files — Luminous Atronachs
This mod retextures Falmer.
Main Files — Falmer.4k
FOMOD Instructions - Falmer.4k
This mod is a Giant skin and outfit HD texture overhaul.
Main Files — Giant.4k
FOMOD Instructions - Giant.4k
This mod is a Hagraven and Glenmoril Witches skin/outfit's texture overhaul.
Main Files — HAGRAVEN.4k
FOMOD Instructions - HAGRAVEN.4k
This mod is a high-quality mesh of the Horker.
Main Files — Horker
HAPPY HORKER - RUSTIC Retexture for HD HORKER
This mod is a hi-res retexture of the HD Horker mod.
Main Files — HAPPY HORKER - 4K
High-Res Dartwing (Dragonfly) Texture
This mod is a high-resolution retexture for the dragonflies in Skyrim.
Main Files — High-Res Dartwing (Dragonfly) Texture 1.02
This mod is a skin and armour texture overhaul of all the Mammoths.
Main Files — Mammoth.4k
FOMOD Instructions - Mammoth.4k
RUSTIC DAEDRA - Special Edition
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 makes Bethesda's plastic skeletal horse look real.
Main Files — Dawnguard Rewritten - Arvak
FOMOD Instructions - Dawnguard Rewritten - Arvak
New Creatures and Encounters
Diverse Dragons Collection SE (DDCse)
This mod strives to create a dragon mod like no other seen before, drawing resources from 11 different mod authors and utilizing MCM scripts to create unmatched flexibility.
Main Files — Diverse Dragons Collection SE
Splendor - Dragon Variants SE
This mod recombines all dragon models and textures included in the vanilla game and DLCs to make 56 unique model-texture combos.
Main Files — Splendor - Dragon Variants
This mod attempts to make dragon combat more difficult and realistic.
Main Files — Deadly Dragons SE Optional Files — Deadly Dragons SE Patches
FOMOD Instructions - Deadly Dragons SE
FOMOD Instructions - Deadly Dragons SE Patches
Skyrim Immersive Creatures Special Edition
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.
Main Files — Skyrim Immersive Creatures v6_6a NMM BAIN