STEP 25 - NPC OVERHAULS

25.1 Vanilla NPCs Ruhmastered


DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

  • Main Files – Vanilla NPCs SSE Ruhmastered v2.1
  • Optional Files – Vanilla NPCs SSE Ruhmastered with Beast Glow v2.0
  • Optional Files – Vanilla Vampire NPCs SSE Ruhmastered Vampire Red Glow v2.0

Do not install the downloaded files yet.


INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

While I usually recommend against it, you need to merge the three mod components this time around.

  • Install the main file.
  • Install the two optionals without changing their names and select Merge for both of them.
  • This way all files end up in one mod folder, overwriting in the order of installation.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

In order to be able to control the mod’s facegen files via load order, we need to pack the loose files in a BSA and activate it with an empty plugin.

  • Run Cathedral Assets Optimizer (do not open it through Mod Organizer 2.)
  • From the Profiles drop-down menu, select the SSE – Create BSA profile.
  • Click Open Directory and point it at the Mod Organizer 2\mods\Vanilla NPCs SSE Ruhmastered folder.
  • Click Run to start the process. You can check the progress in the Log tab.
  • Close Cathedral Assets Optimizer once it’s done. Refresh (F5) Mod Organizer 2 and you will see the assets are now packed.

25.2 Windsong Immersive Character Overhaul (WICO)


DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

  • Main Files – WICO Special Edition – VNL 0.9f

FOMOD INSTRUCTIONS

  • Options: Custom
  • Patch Files: USSEP Compatible Patch
  • Option 01: Additional Followers
  • Option 02: Clean Body Textures
  • Option 03: Less Flush Face Textures
  • Option 04: The Witcher Gear Sets

Note: We do not install the pre-packaged USSEP Patch because it is incomplete.


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • Delete the following file(s) and/or folder(s):
    • WICO - Immersive Character.esp
    • WICO - Immersive Character.bsa
    • WICO - Immersive Character.bsl
    • WICO - Immersive People.bsa
    • WICO - Immersive People.bsl

Basically this removes all vanilla texture replacers and the new player character presets, leaving only the changes to individual NPCs. A stripped BSA with matching facegen for those changes will be installed in the next step.

25.3 Windsong Immersive Character Overhaul – Stripped BSA


DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

  • Main Files – Striped BSA for default settings

25.4 Windsong Immersive Character Overhaul – USSEP and CRF Patches


DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

  • Main Files – Windsong Immersive Character Overhaul – USSEP and CRF Patches

FOMOD INSTRUCTIONS

  • Change nothing, simply click Next and Install.

25.5 Ethereal Elven Overhaul


DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

  • Main Files – Ethereal Elven Overhaul

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • Delete the following file(s) and/or folder(s):
    • meshes\actors\character\facegendata\
    • textures\actors\character\facegendata\
    • ethereal_elven_overhaul.esp

25.6 Ethereal Elven Overhaul – SSE Patch


DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

  • Main Files – Special Edition patch

25.7 TK Children


DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

  • Main Files – TK Children SE

FOMOD INSTRUCTIONS

  • Irrelevant, just click Next and Install. We are only interested in this mod’s TRI files which are required for Simple Children.


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • Delete the following file(s) and/or folder(s):
    • meshes\actors\characters\facegendata
    • meshes\actors\characters\TKChildren
    • textures\
    • TKChildren.esp
    • TKChildren.esm

Rename the mod to TK Children – TRI Files in order to indicate that it is not the full mod.

25.8 Simple Children


DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

  • Main Files – Simple Children Main – FOMOD
  • Update Files – Simple Children – Updated Textures
  • Optional Files – Simple Children – Babette Glowing Eyes
  • Optional Files – Patches for Simple Children – AIO

FOMOD INSTRUCTIONS – MAIN FILE

  • Texture Choices: Paler Eye Area

FOMOD INSTRUCTIONS – UPDATED TEXTURES

  • Texture Options: Clean Face and Body Textures

FOMOD INSTRUCTIONS – PATCHES

  • Patches Page 1:
    • Beyond Reach
    • Beyond Skyrim Bruma
    • Blackthorn – A Buildable Town In The Rift
    • Books Of Skyrim
    • Cutting Room Floor
    • Dragons Keep SE
    • ETaC – Darkwater Crossing
    • ETaC – Dawnstar
    • ETaC – Riverwood
    • ETaC – Rorikstead
    • Expanded Towns and Cities – Complete
    • Falskaar
    • Gavrostead SE
    • Greater Skaal Village
    • Helgen Reborn
    • Immersive Weapon Integration
    • Immersive World Encounters
  • Patches Page 2: 
    • Inconsequential NPCs
    • Interesting NPCs
    • Keld-Nar
    • Legacy of the Dragonborn
    • Moon and Star
    • Outlaws and Revolutionaries
    • Qaxe’s Questorium
    • Rigmor of Bruma
    • Rigmor of Cyrodiil
    • Settlements Expanded
    • Solitude Expansion
    • The Forgotten City
    • The People of Skyrim Complete
    • Wyrmstooth
  • Prince and Pauper:
    • USSEP Version
  • Adopt Aventus Aretino:
    • Adopt Aventus Aretino + Prince and Pauper + USSEP
  • Skaal Coat For Kids:
    • Skaal Coat Addon

MOD ORDER

  • Place Simple Children – Patches below the PATCHES separator.