STEP 2 - ESSENTIAL MODS

2.1 SSE Engine Fixes


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  • Main Files – (Part 1) Engine Fixes 4.13 for SSE 1.5.97 – skse64 plugin

PRELOADER

  • Download the following file manually:
    • (Part 2) Engine Fixes – skse64 Preloader and TBB Lib
  • Save the downloaded archive under Your Modding Folder\ARCHIVE\SKSE64.
  • Open the downloaded archive.
  • Extract the following files into your root folder:
    • d3dx9_42.dll
    • tbb.dll
    • tbbmalloc.dll
  • Click Yes when asked to overwrite.

ENGINE FIXES INI

  • Double-click SSE Engine Fixes in your mod order.
  • Switch to the INI-Files tab and select the EngineFixes.ini.
  • Edit the following line:
    • SleepWaitTime = true
  • Click the Save button (see picture) and close the window.

2.2 .NET Script Framework


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  • Main Files – NetScriptFramework SkyrimSE v12

2.3 Havok Fix


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  • Main Files – HavokFix64

CONFIGURATION

The mod’s INI file is perfect out-of-the-box for running Skyrim SE @60FPS. While it is possible to play with a higher framerate if your monitor has 60Hz+, I do not recommend it and this guide does not support it. Especially with a (visually) heavily modded setup you won’t be able to consistenly hold a higher framerate anyway – particularly on resolutions above 1080p. For the majority of people 60FPS is the sweet spot.

2.4 Performance Optimized Textures


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  • Main Files – performance textures 1024×1024 v6

2.5 Unofficial High Definition Audio Project (optional)


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  • Main Files – Music – HQ
  • Main Files – Voices EN – Part 1
  • Main Files – Voices EN – Part 2

2.6 Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch (USSEP)


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  • Main Files – Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • Delete the following file(s) and/or folder(s):
    • Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch.modgroups

2.7 Cutting Room Floor (CRF)


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  • Main Files – Cutting Room Floor

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • Delete the following file(s) and/or folder(s):
    • Cutting Room Floor.modgroups

2.8 Alternate Start – Live Another Life (AS LAL)


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  • Main Files – Alternate Start – Live Another Life

2.9 Skyrim Particle Patch


INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Find the SPECIAL EDITION section in the forum post linked above and click the GOOGLE DRIVE link (see picture).
  • Download the archive from Google Drive and move it manually to Your Modding Folder\ARCHIVE\MO2 Downloads.
  • Go to the Downloads tab and double-click the mod to install it as usual.
  • I recommend renaming it simply to Skyrim Particle Patch after the installation.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • Delete the following file(s) and/or folder(s):
    • Particle Patch for ENB SSE.esp

Note: The plugin is not needed anymore since ENB Helper was released for Skyrim SE.


2.10 Static Mesh Improvement Mod (SMIM)


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  • Main Files – SMIM SE 2-08

FOMOD INSTRUCTIONS

  • Main Installer Choice: Skyrim 2016 Special Edition: Everything

Note: Select the Lite option if performance is a concern.


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • Delete the following file(s) and/or folder(s):
    • meshes\architecture\farmhouse\walkway\walkwaycwall01.nif
    • meshes\architecture\solitude\doors\sgatedoor.nif

Note, Mesh 1: The deleted mesh will be replaced either by the fixed version contained in Skyrim Landscape and Water Fixes or by Real Walls 3D.
Note, Mesh 2:
This will allow you to use a different retexture for the gate.

2.11 Autorun Console Commands (ACC)


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  • Main Files – ACC – Autorun Console Commands