STEP 8 - LANDSCAPE OVERHAUL

Enhanced Landscapes

Download and install the main file.


FOMOD instructions:
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Warning: If you choose the Enhanced Solstheim Trees option, you will need to generate 3D tree LOD later on which is more performance- and VRAM-hungry than regular LOD. Unless you have a powerful rig with at least 4GB VRAM don’t choose this option.

Majestic Mountains

Download and install one of the main files and the matching LOD pack.

Also download and install:
Majestic Mountains – Mesh Fix


FOMOD instructions – main file:
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FOMOD instructions – LOD Pack:
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Glorious Glaciers (optional)

Download and install the main file.


FOMOD instructions:
Choose either Fantasy or Natural.

Landscape Fixes for Grass Mods

Download and install:
Landscape Fixes For Grass Mods
Cutting Room Floor Locations
Alternate Start- LAL Locations
Patches for Arthmoor’s Town add-ons


FOMOD instructions – Arthmoor’s Towns:
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Mod order:
Place all files except for the main file below the PATCHES separator.

Landscapes – Cathedral Concept

Download and install:
Lightweight Grass Overhaul – Landscapes – Terrain LOD – Cathedral Concept
LGO Volcanic Tundra Update – Optimized
Natural Pine Forest Grass

You can also download and install:
Really Blended Roads Patch 1.2

Notes: The Snow and Marsh update doesn’t look too great in my opinion which is why I’m not recommending it. As for the the Green Tundra patch, I will properly integrate it at a later point.

Realistic Water Two (RW2)

Download and install the main file.

If you run an ENB, you can also download and install:
Realistic Water Two – ENB Textures


FOMOD instructions – main file:
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FOMOD instructions – ENB Textures:
Choose the 2k textures if you have more than 4GB of VRAM (otherwise select 1k).

LH’s DirtCliff Remaster (optional)

The controversy around LupusHegemonia is a long story. Essentially, this mod author behaved like a complete jerk wherever he appeared in the post sections of various mod pages on the Nexus, insulting and belittling people left and right.

After he was accused by multiple mod authors of stealing their textures and publishing them under his own name with small changes, Nexus staff members asked him to provide proof that he did indeed create his textures himself. This caused LH to throw a temper tantrum and he went on to hide all his files (retextures and a somewhat colourful mod guide called BOSS). His complete refusal to cooperate then earned him a full ban (see here).

That being said, one of his textures (HD DirtCliff Remaster) looks particularly good – so good in fact that I decided to re-integrate them into the guide. Since he was banned from the Nexus, LH created a new website with his mods (here) but it requires you to log in order to download files.

I have reuploaded them to my Google Drive here:

LH’s DirtCliff Remaster – Majestic Mountains Compl. Texture (optional)

Download and install:
LH’s HD DirtCliff Remaster – Majestic Mountain complementary texture – 2K

Better Dynamic Snow

Download and install the main file.


FOMOD instructions:
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Better Dynamic Ash

Download and install the main file.

Ashbound – Solstheim Enhanced (optional)

Download and install the main file.


Additional instructions:
The plugin contains four ITMs (identical-to-master records) that need cleaning.

  • Run xEdit – Quick Auto Clean through MO2.
  • In the plugin selection window, check only Ashbound.esp and click OK.
  • The process will be completed near instantly.
  • When xEdit returns Background Loader: finished, close the window.

Better Dynamic Majestic Mountains

Download and install the main file.

Lanterns of Skyrim – MCM Version (optional)

Download and install:
Lanterns of Skyrim SE – MCM version – 2 Tweaked Normal

Point The Way (optional)

Download and install the main file.

Immersive Fallen Trees (optional)

Download and install the main file.

Immersive Dawnguard Dayspring Pass

Download and install:
Immersive Dawnguard Dayspring Pass (IDDP)
IDDP – ELFX Patch


Mod order:
Move IDDP – ELFX Patch below the PATCHES separator.


Additional instructions:
You can ESL-ify AHZBetterDGEntranceSE-ELFXPatch.esp (instructions). This is optional.