I've been trying to get a modded version of Skyrim off the ground for months now, and I feel like I'm soo close. I recently discovered STEP
and the guides and packs have been invaluable.
My machine isn't the greatest, so when I started building SR:LE
from the ground up I skipped a lot of purely graphical improvements. I then layered REGS
on top of that, followed by most of VEGA Extended, and finally some choice mods.
For testing, I have a series of completely vanilla saves to use, some made with "coc" commands and others with an .ini tweak for an alternate start. I even downloaded a vanilla save @ 81 with the MQ completed. I've used the console to boost my speedmult (ran from Riften to Falkreath to Solitude), to spawn in dragons at Whiterun, and to make myself godlike for a melee in Solitude. I've been able to get the game to run wonderfully in a vanilla state, a basic framework of mods (patches/fixes, models & textures, animations, some gameplay), and with just REGS
. However, once I try a more comprehensive load order things stop working so well.
I seem to have eliminated ILSs (all borderless fullscreen modes were the culprits). I am still getting random CTDs, usually after a loading screen, and especially after auto-loading after death. I've been using Skyrim Performance Monitor and I don't seem to be hitting the RAM limit. I should note that I am using SKSE v1.7.0 and ENBoost v5.0, and I've enabled Papyrus logging; I seem to have removed all mods with troublesome scripts by now.
I'm pretty sure my problems can be solved by conflict resolution, but for a neophyte with little time to commit the prospect is overwhelming. I've already read the FNVEdit guide and I've watched Sharlikran's Conflict Resolution (rough draft) video. Even having recently read a post here on values that don't need a compatibility patch, each time I sit down to do this I feel like I'm banging my head against a brick wall. I've started this thread to solicit assistance, be it in the form of shortcuts I can take, new resources to reference, tips, tricks, advice, etc.
What I've done so far is create an automatic patch through TES5Edit, then I set out by trying to forward the changes from the unofficial patches. I keep ending up running out of time in my modding sessions, and by that point I've got no idea if I've done more harm than good.
Below, I have posted the mods I'm using. I've separated them by category and roughly arranged them by the order I want to load them in (I'm not sure how to arrange the follower mods, though). If I've greatly miscategorized something I can easily move it. I've been allowing LOOT to sort my load order and MO to sort my priority order. If you see any mods with glaring incompatibilities or redundancies that I've missed, or any that are known to be unstable, please let me know.
Edited by Muladhara86, 30 June 2014 - 01:40 AM.