Do we need to add bash tag to the STEP patch?
STEP Core just needs Stats, Names.
STEP Extended needs Statns, Names, Relev, Delev.
Combined Plugin needs nothing I believe. The Combined Plugin is designed for users that don't want to use the STEP Patches. It only requires DB and SMIM or HF, DB, and SMIM. All it does is combine the SMIM plugins, No NPC Greeting, add the leveled list more salt please, and No Spinning Death Animations. The last three had no assets like textures, meshes, scripts.... so they can just be merged into a plugin. The HF version forwards some records that HF needs which often get overwritten by other mods, like weather or housing.
Install SMIM, remove the plugins and choose the regular version or the HF version, boom, done.
The five questions on the STEP Patches is so simple you can't get it wrong.