Step 6 – Essential Mods

ESSENTIAL MODS

  • Mods marked as optionalmay be skipped.
  • Always install the main file unless instructed otherwise.
  • Never let Mod Organizer 2 merge mods. Always select Rename when prompted.
  • Activate mods as you go by checking them in the mod order.

Performance Optimized Textures
by mlbrad aka rogue

no ESP / ESM

Download and install:
- performance textures 1024x1024 v6

Havok Fix
by rezy

no ESP / ESM

Download and install the main file.

Installation instructions

  • Double-click the mod in your mod order and switch to the INI-Files tab. There you can edit the HavokFix.ini file.
  • The suggested settings below (for Skyrim running @60FPS) should be perfect for most people:

[Main]
EnableVSync=true
DisableVSyncWhileLoading=false
RemoveFPSCap=true

[Limiter]
FPSLimit=0
LoadingScreenFPSLimit=0

[HavokFix]
MinFPS=40
MaxFPS=60

SSE Engine Fixes
by aers

no ESP / ESM

Download and install:
- (Part 1) Engine Fixes 2.14 for SSE 1.5.62 - skse64 plugin

Also download:
- (Part 2) Engine Fixes - skse64 Preloader and TBB Lib

Installation instructions

  • Open the (Part 2) archive and extract both files into your root folder. Overwrite when prompted.

  • Go back to Mod Organizer 2.
  • Double-click SSE Engine Fixes in your mod order (left pane) and switch to the INI-Files tab.
  • Select skse/plugins/EngineFixes64.ini and edit the following line under [SaveAddedSoundCategories]:
    • enabled=false

This will prevent NET Framework from endlessly spewing false crash reports.
Thanks to Raven for making me aware of this fix!

Keyboard Shortcuts Fix
by xSHADOWMANx

optional no ESP / ESM


Download and install:
- KeyboardShortcutsFix_SKSE64


PLEASE NOTE: With this mod installed I'm unable to use the ingame ENB GUI. Most people do not seem to share this issue, but keep this in mind.

Private Profile Redirector
by Kerber

optional no ESP / ESM


Download and install:
- PrivateProfileRedirector SE 0.3.2

PapyrusUtil SE - Modders Scripting Utility Functions
by exiledviper & meh321

no ESP / ESM

Download and install the main file.

JContainers
by silvericed

no ESP / ESM

Download and install:
- JContainers SE

FileAccess Interface for Skyrim SE Scripts (FISSES)
by TerenceYao


Download and install the main file.

Scaleform Translation Plus Plus
by Ryan

no ESP / ESM

Download and install the main file.

HookShareSSE
by Sniffles

no ESP / ESM

Download and install the main file.

.NET Script Framework
by meh321

no ESP / ESM

Download and install the main file.

Unofficial High Definition Audio Project
by sharrken

optional

Download and install:
- Music - HQ
- Voices EN - Part 1
- Voices EN - Part 2

Lucidity Sound FX
by Foggypath

optional no ESP / ESM


Download and install the main file.

Additional instructions

Double-click the mod in your mod order and switch to the Optional ESPs tab. Move LSFX-SSE-Audiosettings.esp to Optional ESPs.


Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch (USSEP)
by the Unofficial Patch Project Team


Download and install the main file.

Skyrim Project Optimization
by rgabriel15, ported by Pritster5

optional

Download and install:
- Skyrim SE - Project Optimization - NO HOMES - ESM Version

Cutting Room Floor (CRF)
by Arthmoor


Download and install the main file.

Alternate Start - Live Another Life (AS LAL)
by Arthmoor


Download and install the main file.

SkyUI
by the SkyUI Team


Download and install the main file.

The Phoenix Flavour - CORE - SkyUI Away
by Mardoxx, forever_phoenix & Bethesda

optional no ESP / ESM


Download and install:
- 1.4 CORE - SkyUI Away

Mod description

This ‘mod’ simply consists of eight vanilla interface files (extracted from Skyrim SE’s Skyrim – Interface.bsa) to overwrite SkyUI and revert select or all of that mod’s changes to Skyrim’s interface without removing the MCM. Select in the FOMOD which SkyUI menus you would like to revert to vanilla.

Here’s the original mod by Mardoxx for Classic Skyrim.

Compatiblity notes

If you play on a 2560×1080 widescreen monitor, you should install the Complete Widescreen Fix for SkyUI later on, which is going to overwrite all but one file from SkyUI Away, the favorites menu. Only select the favorites menu in the FOMOD if you prefer the vanilla one and play on a widescreen monitor with the fix.

Install this only if you dislike some or all of the interface changes that SkyUI makes.

Better Dialogue Controls
by ecirbaf

optional no ESP / ESM


Download and install the main file.


If you play on a 2560x1080 widescreen monitor: Skip this and download the compatible file from 'Complete Widescreen Fix'.

Better MessageBox Controls
by ecirbaf

optional no ESP / ESM


Download and install the main file.


If you play on a 2560x1080 widescreen monitor: Skip this and download the compatible file from 'Complete Widescreen Fix'.

Complete Widescreen Fix for Vanilla and SkyUI 2.2 and 5.2
by Daisuke

optional

Download and install:
- Complete Widescreen Fix for SkyUI 5.2 Alpha - 2560x1080
- Better Dialogue Control Widescreen Fix (optional)
- Better MessageBox Control Widescreen Fix (optional)


Only install this if you play on a widescreen monitor with a 2560x1080 screen resolution!

SkyUI SE - Flashing Savegames Fix
by SkyUI Team & ousnius

no ESP / ESM

Download and install the main file.

Playing on a widescreen monitor? Download the Widescreen Fix from the optional files section of Complete Widescreen Fix instead.


This overwrites the default quest_journal.swf which makes it incompatible with mods that do the same, such as the Complete Widescreen Fix and SkyUI Away.

No More Creation Club News
by InAComaDial999, created for SSE by Nico coiN

optional no ESP / ESM


Download and install the main file.

Stay At The System Page
by SniffleMan & iammitochondrion

optional no ESP / ESM


Download and install the main file.

Fuz Ro D-oh - Silent Voice
by shadeMe

no ESP / ESM

Download and install:
- Fuz Ro D-oh

Classic Sprinting Redone
by Vermunds

optional no ESP / ESM


Download and install the main file.

Better Jumping
by meh321 & z65536

optional no ESP / ESM


Download and install:
- Better Jumping SE

Enhanced Textures Detail (UV-Tweaks)
by Some_Random_Guy_83

optional no ESP / ESM


Download and install the main file.

FOMOD

Install SMIM Conflicting Files
I highly recommend not checking this option and installing the Static Mesh Improvement Mod in VISUALS later on.


SMIM-compatible Installer
Select the following options:

  • Imperial Forts (Exterior)
  • Imperial Forts (Interior)
  • Riften Ratway
  • Whiterun
  • Windhelm
  • Mountains and Volcanic pools <— experimental
  • Rocks and Cairns
  • Markarth Rocks
  • Ore Veins
  • Bridges

Do not choose any of the other options from the installer after this.

Additional installation instructions

  • Double-click the mod in your mod order and switch to the Filetree tab.
  • Navigate to meshes\dungeons\caves.
  • Drag the clutter folder to meshes\dungeons\mines.

Skyrim Particle Patch
by mindflux


Download the mod here and install it through MO2.

Reduced Glow FX
by SkyrimFantom

optional no ESP / ESM


Download and install the main file.