Thank you to all contributors for an incredibly thorough and precise guide. It is an amazing resource.
I have a basic grasp of what I was doing throughout, but required every single instruction to get to this point.
I have a mostly complete STEP: Extended install (minus 3-4 minor Extended mods) running through Mod Organizer and I have been able to play a character for 2-3 hours without issue.
An amazing feat, from my perspective, given the 209 mods that have been installed and my limited understanding of what I was doing.
[For reference, I've attached my Mod List, generated by Mod Organizer, to this post.]
I would like to add some additional mods and I was hoping the more experienced members of this forum could provide some helpful information or insight regarding any major red flags. Anything that might make this process go more smoothly than if I attempted it blindly.
I am interested in the following mods:
- A Matter of Time
- Amazing Follower Tweaks
- Cloaks of Skyrim
- Double Torch Radius
- Dovakhiin Relaxes Too
- Follower Commentary Overhaul
- Frostfall - Hypothermia, Camping, Survival
- Harvest Overhaul
- Perkus Maximus + PCaPP - I know of DirtyWeasel's extensive video tutorials on this and the STEP: PerMa Pack. Any tips/suggestions in addition to what is contained in those guides would be appreciated.
- Predator Vision
- Pumping Iron
- Seasons of Skyrim ENB True HDR
- Skyrim Community Uncapper
- Unique Uniques + UU WAFR Patch - I am pretty sure I need to load this after AOS2, Guard Dialog Overhaul and WAFR
- Violens - A Killmove Mod
- Winter is Coming
I am also trying to find a good mod that lets me add hotkeys. I know there are a few, so any direction regarding a preferred or favorite would be welcome.
This is not a request for a detailed STEP style guide or tutorial. Simple pointers or what obstacles to avoid would definitely suffice and be very appreciated.
Thankfully, Mod Organizer's profiles allow me to preserve my STEP: Extended installation and mess around with a copy. So, I know I will not be venturing towards a point of no return, but I am also humble enough to ask for help when I know I am going to likely need it.
I plan to start a brand new game. I understand that is a requirement if I am going to be adding PerMa.
Thank you, in advance, to anyone willing to contribute their thoughts, ideas and/or criticisms. I look forward to any and all replies.
Again, thank you for the STEP guide. It is unequaled.