STEP 4 - APPEARANCE

Caliente’s Beautiful Bodies Enhancer (CBBE)

Download instructions:
Caliente’s Beautiful Bodies Enhancer – v1.5.3
CBBE ESL-flagged .esp


FOMOD instructions:
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Weapons Armor Clothing and Clutter Fixes – CBBE Patch

Download instructions:
Download and install the main file.


FOMOD instructions:
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Mod order:
Place below the PATCHES separator.

Maevan2’s Mature Skin Texture (optional)

Download and install:
Mature Skin – for CBBE


FOMOD instructions:
Page 1 select Medium if you have 4GB of VRAM or less
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Skysight Skins (optional)

Download instructions:
SkySight Skins HD with Real Feet Meshes (HIGH – Recommended)
PATCH – Shoe Fixes (Less Shine)

If you have less than 4GB of VRAM, download the PERFORMANCE version instead of the main file.


FOMOD instructions:
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Forgotten Argonian Roots (FAR) (optional)

Download the following file manually:
FAR 2k. all-in-one with readme

Do not install this yet.

Forgotten Argonian Roots – FOMOD (optional)

Download the main file manually.


Installation instructions:

  • Extract the archive to {Your Modding Folder}\Temp.
  • Find the archive for Forgotten Argonian Roots which you downloaded previously and open it.
  • Move the following folders to {Your Modding Folder}\Temp\Forgotten Argonian Roots:
    • Males
    • Females
  • It should look like this.
  • Right-click the Forgotten Argonian Roots folder and select Add to archive.
  • Install the new archive through Mod Organizer 2.

FOMOD instructions:
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Coverkhajiit (optional)

Download and install both main files.

Vanilla Makeup HD (optional)

Download instructions:
VMHD – All Races – 2K
VMHD – FemaleLowerEyeSocketFix – 2K

Painterly – A High Res Vanilla Warpaint Retexture (optional)

Download and install the main file.

Vanilla NPCs SSE Ruhmastered

Download instructions:
Vanilla NPCs SSE Ruhmastered v2.0
Vanilla NPCs SSE Ruhmastered with Beast Glow v2.0
Vanilla Vampire NPCs SSE Ruhmastered Vampire Red Glow v2.0

Important: While I usually recommend against it, you need to merge the files this time around. Install the main file, then the two optionals and select Merge for both of them so that all files end up in one mod folder, overwriting in the order of installation.


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

  • Run Cathedral Asset Optimizer.
  • Make sure to uncheck everything except BSA with Create BSA and Pack existing loose assets (like this).
  • Click Open directory and point CAO at Mod Organizer 2\mods\Vanilla NPCs Ruhmastered.
  • Hit Run to begin packing the assets.
  • Close Cathedral Asset Optimizer once it’s done.
  • Refresh (F5) MO2 and you can see that the loose files were replaced with a BSA (and dummy ESP to load it).

Skyrim’s Ultimate Eye Meshes Ruhmastered (optional)

Download instructions:
SUEMR Optional Red Vampire Eye Meshes SSE

Note: I highly recommend you install this as well so that the PC has glowing red eyes like all NPC vampires do with the Red Glow option for Vanilla NPCs Ruhmastered.

Improved Eyes Skyrim (optional)

Download instructions:
Download and install the main file.

You can also install the optional file for more lore-friendliness.


FOMOD instructions:
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Khajiit Wild Eyes (optional)

Download instructions:
Download and install the main file.

Bed Head – A Vanilla Hair Replacement (optional)

Download instructions:
Download and install the main file.

Argonian Improvements SSE – Horns (optional)

Download instructions:
Argonian Improvements Horns SSE 1024 1 _0

Fangs and Eyes – A Vampire Appearance Mod

Download instructions
Download and install any one of the main files. It doesn’t matter which one because we only want to extract the TRI files for better vampire fangs.


Additional instructions:

  • Double-click Fangs and Eyes in your mod order (left pane).
  • Switch to the Filetree tab.
  • Right-click and delete the following files:
    • BVFE.esp
    • BVFE - Textures.bsa
  • Unpack and delete BVFE.bsa (instructions).
  • Go back into the Fangs and Eyes Filetree tab.
  • Right-click and delete the following files and folders:
    • meshes\actors\characters\character assets\bvfe
    • meshes\actors\characters\character assets\eyesfemalevampire.nif
    • meshes\actors\characters\character assets\eyesmalevampire.nif
    • meshes\actors\character\facegendata

Eventually only mouthhumanchargen.tri and mouthhumanfchargen.tri will remain.

Brows (optional)

Download and install the main file.


FOMOD instructions:
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Beards (optional)

Download and install the main file.


FOMOD instructions:
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RS Children Overhaul (RSC)

Download and install the main file.


FOMOD instructions:
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Axe’s RS Children

Download and install the main file.


Additional instructions:

  • Run xEdit through Mod Organizer 2.
  • When the plugin window comes up, click OK.
  • Click OK again when asked about Mod Groups.
  • Scroll down to aAxesRSCtweaks.esp and double-click the plugin.
  • Double-click Non-Player Characters and select the Aventus Aretino record (picture).
  • Under Package, there is one Error: Could not be resolved.
  • Right-click it and select Remove (picture). Click Yes when the warning comes up.
  • Close xEdit. Make sure only aAxesRSCtweaks.esp shows up in the list and that it is checked.

Explanation: With the latest USSEP update, one AI package was removed from Aventus and now all mods that touch him have an ERROR: COULD NOT BE RESOLVED as they are still referencing the deleted record. This will cause the game to be stuck loading before the main menu.

RS Children Patch Compendium – Cutting Room Floor Patch

Download and install:
RS Children Cutting Room Floor


Mod order:
Place below the PATCHES separator