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#1 Leto

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 07:13 PM

I created a comprehensive guide and mod list for Skyrim based loosely on STEP:

 

http://steamcommunit...s/?id=401821540

 

Feel free to incorporate any good ideas you might find there into your game.

 

Cheers,

Silvermane
 


Edited by Leto, 06 March 2015 - 07:16 PM.

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#2 ssconvert

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 06:42 PM

Nice one Leto, I too am thinking of not going with an enb and using Sweet FX. Studying it now...............

 

Er doesn't ELFX Exteriors clash with Lanterns of Skyrim.....I remember reading that.


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#3 Leto

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 02:42 AM

I'm using a parallax only ENB plus those effects that don't require deferred rendering and aren't too expensive.

 

EnableDetailedShadow=true

EnableSunRays=true

EnableSoftParticles=true

EnableWater=true

EnableUnderwater=true

 

The shadows really benefit from the ENB and the Sun Rays look great too.

 

Thanks for telling me about that conflict.  I think I'll keep Lanterns of Skyrim and get rid of ELFX Exteriors.


Edited by Leto, 13 March 2015 - 02:56 AM.

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 08:19 PM

You may also be interested in Bijin Wives : http://www.nexusmods...rim/mods/63473/? it replaces/changes the appearances of Camilla Valerius, Ysolda, Sylgja, Temba Wide Arm and Taarie.

 

Interesting you went with Ultimate combat, I assume to also handle NPC combat behaviour as well as general combat.

You've also dropped Better Vampires for Vampiric Thirst.....

Also no human female facial overhaul that I can see, though the males are covered.

No Serana appearance overhaul...

 

Still studying but basically this looks like an awesome setup............


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#5 Leto

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 01:57 AM

Thanks for letting me know about Bijin Wives.  I'll definitely give that a try.

 

Deadly Combat increases lethality causing me to be one-shotted too much.

Duel Combat drags the fights out too much. 

Combat Evolved goes overboard with poison turning spiders into death machines.

 

Ultimate Combat spices up vanilla combat nicely, uses scripts to do more than just changing combat styles (I like when the enemies run away, I like when the wolves try to surround me, I like when the humanoids dodge), and has no negative side effects - it feels natural and just makes combat better.

 

Better Vampires was screened out based on feedback from Jonocat25 and Ilja on the Steam forum for Skyrim:

http://steamcommunit...n=1425420266#p2

 

I didn't include human female facial overhauls because I wanted to stay lore friendly and avoid glamazons.  I have Bijin's Warmaidens for good looking followers.  The females wound up looking better than vanilla anyway (eyes, brows, hair, higher res textures) so I'm happy with it. 

Example:  http://cloud-4.steam...80.resizedimage

 

I tried the mod The New Serana - Vanilla Hair - Normal Yellow Eyes but ran into the black face bug so I uninstalled it.

 

Thanks for the feedback.


Edited by Leto, 21 March 2015 - 03:09 AM.

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#6 ssconvert

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 10:41 PM

Your Serana problem, that mod you used seems to have a lot of trouble associated with it as the author messed with the body even though its basically a face replacer. Looking through the posts:

"I also got a quite dark face tone of serana(as dark as a Redguard)
After I changed all textures to the female textures I installed, it's not that dark anymore
But still darker than other follower and NPC and PC

Edited: Given her a cloth which reveal the neck, then you can see quite clear that her head is totally darker than the body(the body is correct compare to other character)

 

 

posted @ 20:30, 23 Mar 2013

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harokyang   4 kudos 64 posts

In response to post #7649312.
 

Fixed, the Beauty Eye mod overrided file 00002B6C.NIF
reverted it back to what this mod carried and the problem was solved"

 

You also have the eyes of beauty mod installed.................

 

Suggest Seranaholic: http://www.nexusmods...rim/mods/38326/?

This mod recommends eyes of beauty, indicates AFT vampire lord transform won't work as well as other fixes.


Edited by ssconvert, 17 March 2015 - 10:41 PM.

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#7 MosAnted

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 01:32 PM

Nice one Leto, I too am thinking of not going with an enb and using Sweet FX. Studying it now...............

 

Er doesn't ELFX Exteriors clash with Lanterns of Skyrim.....I remember reading that.

Edit: nvm I was mistaken


Edited by MosAnted, 20 March 2015 - 03:11 PM.

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#8 ssconvert

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 07:11 PM

Also, just so your aware a patch has just been released for ELFX and Lanterns of Skyrim

http://www.nexusmods...rim/mods/63869/?


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#9 Leto

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 07:30 PM

Thanks.  I'll add that to Ambitious Skyrim.


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Posted 20 March 2015 - 03:11 PM

Leto, I noticed on the Steam discussion you mention adding Ultimate Dragons because Deadly Dragons made dragons too OP, but you're using both. How is the interaction between both makes dragons better/not as OP compared to solely using DD?


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#11 Leto

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 03:41 PM

I started with just Deadly Dragons and they stomped me hard.  I was getting one-shotted by breath attacks and bites.  It makes sense that if you just stand there a dragon will kill you with it's breath or by biting you.  You're supposed to attack it from range and use cover.  But I don't want to hide behind a tree while everyone else is beating on the dragon and getting slaughtered.  It feels cowardly.  The player is supposed to be heroic.

 

So I complained on their Nexus forum and they suggested installing Ultimate Dragons after it.  Apparently, that's the standard answer for people who find Deadly Dragons too hard.  So I tried it and it worked great!  I adjust the dragon melee and magic damage so they two shot me - that way I have time to retreat and heal.  I don't like being one-shotted in general.


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Posted 20 March 2015 - 11:10 PM

I see. Do you install the full or the loremonger edition of DD?


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 12:44 AM

I use the full edition.  None of the new dragon types seemed out of place to me and some of them are quite challenging and fun.


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 12:39 PM

Do you have any thoughts/advice on incorporating changes into a STEP Extended install? I was looking through your old "Steppin out" guide but this one seems to be a more radical change.


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 01:48 PM

Removed


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