STEP 10 - ESSENTIAL MODS

Performance Optimized Textures

Download and install:
performance textures 1024×1024 v6

Warning: Mod Organizer 2 occasionally messes up large files like this one. I recommend downloading this mod manually, then moving the file into your downloads directory (ARCHIVE). Refresh MO2 (F5) and it will show up in the Downloads tab ready for installation.

Havok Fix

Download and install the main file.


Config for 60 FPS

The Havok.ini settings work perfectly for playing the game @60FPS out of the box on 60Hz monitors. If you own a monitor with a higher refresh rate – above 60Hz – it seems to work fine, too.


Config for 75FPS

If you want to play Skyrim SE at a higher framerate (which obviously requires a monitor with a higher refresh rate, at least 75Hz in this case) I recommend capping at 75FPS which appears to be the sweet spot.

  • Double-click Havok Fix in your mod order (left pane).
  • Switch to the INI-Files tab.
  • Change the following line:
    • FPSLimit=75

Please note: Performance-wise you should be fine on 75FPS and a 1080p resolution, however with a higher monitor resolution (eg 1440p), I highly recommend sticking to 60FPS as you won’t be able to consistenly hold 75FPS unless you run high-end specs.

SSE Engine Fixes

Download and install:
 (Part 1) Engine Fixes 4.2 for SSE 1.5.73 – skse64 plugin

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


Additional instructions:
Open the (Part 2) archive and extract all files into your root folder. Overwrite when prompted.

Private Profile Redirector (optional)

Download and install:
PrivateProfileRedirector SE 0.3.4

PapyrusUtil

Download and install the main file.


Mod order:
Place the mod below the LATE LOADER separator.

JContainers

Download and install:
JContainers SE


Mod order:
Place the mod below the LATE LOADER separator.

FileAccess Interface for Skyrim SE Scripts (FISSES)

Download and install the main file.


Mod order:
Place the mod below the LATE LOADER separator.

Hook Share SSE

Download and install the main file.

Papyrus Extender

Download and install:
Papyrus Extender – 1.5.73 – v1.31

ENB Helper

Download and install the main file.

Keyboard Shortcuts Fix (optional)

Download and install:
KeyboardShortcutsFix_SKSE64

Unofficial High Definition Audio Project (optional)

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

Warning: Mod Organizer 2 occasionally messes up large files like this one. I recommend downloading and installing this mod manually, then moving the file into your downloads directory (ARCHIVE). Refresh MO2 (F5) and it will show up in the Downloads tab.

Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch

Download and install the main file.

Skyrim Project Optimization (optional)

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

Cutting Room Floor

Download and install the main file.

Alternate Start – Live Another Life

Download and install the main file.

SkyUI

Download and install the main file.


Widescreen support:
Download and install Complete Widescreen Fix for SkyUI 5.2 SE Alpha – 2560×1080.

Wider MCM Menu for SkyUI (optional)

Download and install the main file.


Widescreen support:
Download and install Wider MCM Menu for SkyUI – Widescreen Fix.

SkyUI SE – Flashing Savegames Fix

Download and install the main file.


Widescreen support:
Download and install SkyUI SE – Flashing Savegames Fix – Widescreen Fix instead of the main mod.

More Informative Console

Download and install:
More Informative Console for SKSE 2.15


Notes:
This mod is not optional because it is essential for troubleshooting.

Better Dialogue Controls (optional)

Download and install the main file.


Widescreen support:
Download and install Better Dialogue Control Widescreen Fix instead of the main mod.

Better MessageBox Controls (optional)

Download and install the main file.


Widescreen support:
Download and install Better MessageBox Control Widescreen Fix instead of the main mod.

Stay At The System Page (optional)

Download and install the main file.

Fuz Ro D-oh – Silent Voice

Download and install the main file.

Classic Sprinting Redone (optional)

Download and install the main file.

Better Jumping (optional)

Download and install the main file.

Enhanced Textures Detail (UV-Tweaks) (optional)

Download and install the main file.


FOMOD instructions:
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Additional instructions:

  • Double-click the mod in your mod order and switch to the Filetree tab.
  • Navigate to meshes\dungeons\caves.
  • Drag the meshes\dungeons\caves\clutter folder to meshes\dungeons\mines (like this).
  • Right-click and delete the following folder:
    • meshes\landscape\dirtcliffs

Skyrim Particle Patch

Download this file here.


Installation instructions:

  • Move the downloaded archive to {Your Modding Folder}\ARCHIVE.
  • Refresh (F5) Mod Organizer 2 and it will show up in the Downloads tab.
  • Double-click it and install as usual.

Additional instructions:

  • Double-click Skyrim Particle Patch in your mod order (left pane).
  • Switch to the Filetree tab.
  • Right-click and delete the following file:
    • Particle Patch for ENB SSE.esp

With the release of ENB Helper we no longer need this plugin (source).