Widescreen compatible replacers / patches – are not listed. Just place them where the main mod would be, or, if it’s a patch, right below the main mod.

Optional mods – are written in italics.

CTRL + F – and type a mod’s name to easily find it. You’ll have to open the tabs first though (working on a better way to implement this).

Essential Mods
  • SKSE64 – Data 2.0.15
  • SKSE64 ini pre-download for lazy users
  • Performance Optimized Textures
  • (SKSE64) Havok Fix
  • SSE Engine Fixes (skse64 plugin)
  • PrivateProfileRedirector SE – Faster game start (INI file cacher)
  • Hook Share SSE
  • powerofthree’s Papyrus Extender for SSE
  • Keyboard Shortcuts Fix
  • Unofficial High Definition Audio Project – Voices (Pt 1)
  • Unofficial High Definition Audio Project – Voices (Pt 2)
  • Unofficial High Definition Audio Project – Music HQ
  • Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch
  • Skyrim Project Optimization SE – No Homes (ESM Version)
  • Cutting Room Floor
  • Alternate Start – Live Another Life
  • SkyUI
  • Wider MCM Menu for SkyUI
  • SkyUI SE – Flashing Savegames Fix
  • Better Dialogue Controls
  • Better MessageBox Controls
  • Stay At The System Page – Updated
  • Fuz Ro D-oh – Silent Voice
  • Classic Sprinting Redone (SKSE64)
  • Better Jumping SE
  • Enhanced Textures Detail (UV-tweaks)
Early Loader

EARLY LOADER

ENB Helper SE
Static Mesh Improvement Mod
DynDOLOD Resources SE
HD LODs Textures SE
HD LODs Textures SE – Update
Skyrim High Definition LODs – Dark LOD Textures
xLODGen – SSE-Terrain-Tamriel ESM
TexGen [Output]

Fixes

FIXES

Weapons Armor Clothing and Clutter Fixes
Flora Respawn Fix
The Choice is Yours
Quests Are In Skyrim
Run For Your Lives
Genuinely Intelligent Soul Trap SE
Fixes [Merged]
— Multiple Floors Sandboxing
— Move it Dammit
— No More Standing Too Close SSE
— NARC Remade – No Animals Report Crimes
— Raven Rock – Fix Exit on Horseback
— No Spinning Death Animation
— Dawnguard Don’t Hunt Cured Vampires
— Random Encounter Tweaks
— Rude Imperial Soldiers Escort Prisoner fix
— Improved Weapon Impact EFFECTS Correct Metal SE
— Mannequins Stay Put
— NPC’s Run and Walk at Your Pace
WoodElf – MaleHair – Fix
3rd Person Dual Wield Animation Fix SSE
Quiet Dog
Dragon Stalking Fix
No Crime Teleport
Eye Normal Map Fix SSE
Skyrim’s Ultimate Eye Meshes Ruhmastered
Sound Hammering Sounds
No heavy muscular walk and idle by Scot
D13 Faster GET UP STAND UP animation vanilla friendly SSE
Bard Instrumentals Mostly – Sing Rarely

Weather Overhaul

WEATHER OVERHAUL

Option 1 – Obsidian Weathers
Obsidian Weathers and Seasons
Obsidian Weathers and Seasons MCM Patch
Aequinoctium Add-on Patch for Obsidian Weathers
Wonders of Weather
Skyrim Textures Redone – Enhanced Night Sky
Night Skies – Stars and Galaxies – Milky Realism
Skygazer Moons – Masser and Secunda
ETHEREAL CLOUDS
Rudy SSE – Sun Glare and Sun Lens Flare disabler

Option 2 – Aequinoctium Weathers
Aequinoctium Weathers
Wonders of Weather
Skyrim Textures Redone – Enhanced Night Sky
Night Skies – Stars and Galaxies – Milky Realism
Skygazer Moons – Masser and Secunda
ETHEREAL CLOUDS
Rudy SSE – Sun Glare and Sun Lens Flare disabler
Obsidian Mountain Fogs

Lighting Overhaul

LIGHTING OVERHAUL

Enhanced Lights and FX
Unofficial ELFX SMIM fps performance patch
Cutting Room Floor – Lighting Overhaul

Retextures - Major Texture Packs

RETEXTURES – MAJOR TEXTURE PACKS

Noble Skyrim Mod HD-2K
Noble Skyrim Mod HD-2K – SMIM Patch
Ruins Clutter Improved
Ruins Clutter Improved – Falmer Temple Chandelier
Ruins Clutter Improved – Ruins Linen Normal Map Fix
Ruins Clutter Improved – Fixes
aMidianBorn Book of Silence – Dragonborn DLC
aMidianBorn Book of Silence – Bonemold Hotfix
High Poly Project
Revamped Assets Skyrim

Retextures - Landscape

RETEXTURES – LANDSCAPE

MystiriousDawn’s HD Skyrim Overhaul – Landscape Textures
MystiriousDawn’s HD Skyrim Overhaul – Rift and Reach Landscape Textures Update
MystiriousDawn’s HD Skyrim Overhaul – Tundra and Rift Texture Update
Dawnguard Landscape Overhaul HD
HD Lava for Dawnguard
Solstheim Landscape Overhaul HD
Real Snow HD
Real Snow HD – Windhelm Bridge Snow Texture
Just Ice
Clay Deposits HD
Fences of Skyrim – Weathered Edition
Astral Aspect – Standing Stones
Stunning Statues of Skyrim
High poly Pebbles
Skyrim SE Improved Puddles
Skyrim 3D Icefloes
Sea of Ghosts 3D Icefloes
Skyrim 3D High Hrothgar Steps

Retextures - Architecture

RETEXTURES – ARCHITECTURE

The Streets of Whiterun in HD – Mossier
Riften in High Definition
Windhelm Enhanced – HD Metalwork
RUSTIC MONUMENTS AND TOMBSTONES
HQ Solitude
Frankly HD Markarth – The White City Redux (Exteriors Only)
Manhole Texture upgrade by Pfuscher
Skyrim Textures Redone – High Hrothgar
Chantry College of Winterhold
Chantry College of Winterhold – Fort Dawnguard Friendly (No Glass Doors)
Chantry College of Winterhold – LOD
Sovngarde HD
Dawnguard Fortress Improved
CC’s Castle Volkihar Reborn
Arri’s Snow Elf Ruins Retexture Special Edition
Real 3D Walls
Skyrim 3D Signs
SkyFix SE – HD Blacksmith Signs
MystiriousDawn’s HD Skyrim Overhaul – Alternate Farmhouse Textures
RUSTIC EAST EMPIRE COMPANY SIGNAGE (Dark)
Ennead – Shadowmarks
Training Dummies Retexture
Training Dummies Retexture – Rain Barrel Fix and Retexture

Retextures - Caves & Dungeons

RETEXTURES – CAVES & DUNGEONS

Underground – a dungeon texture overhaul
Underground – Helgen Fix
Gecko’s Dwarven Ruins Textures
CC’s Enhanced Ore Veins
Ancient Dwemer Metal
Realistic HD Ores Remastered
Realistic HD Ingots Remastered
RUSTIC WORD WALLS
RUSTIC NORDIC MURALS
Ancient Pottery
ElSopa HD – Realistic Dark Elf Urns SE
WEBS
WEBS – Lighting Mod Patch

Retextures - Interiors

RETEXTURES – INTERIORS

RUSTIC WINDOWS
Ennead Banners
PELTAPALOOZA
RUGNAROK
Skyrim 3D Cooking
RUSTIC ALCHEMY and ENCHANTING TABLES – Revamped Alchemy Lab HD
Ren’s HD Shrines

Retextures - Clutter

RETEXTURES – CLUTTER

Forgotten Retex Project
Aetherial Crown by Saerileth – Plugin Replacer (WACCF Compatibility and ESL)
RUSTIC CLUTTER COLLECTION
Rudy HQ – Miscellaneous SE – The Rest
Medieval Silverworks
Book Covers Skyrim (Desaturated)
MAPS
Business Ledger HD Retexture
JS Dragon Claws
JS Dragon Claws – Amethyst Patch
RUSTIC SOUL GEMS
RUSTIC AZURA’S STAR
ElSopa HD – Meridias Beacon
RUSTIC ELDERSCROLL
RUSTIC ELDERSCROLL – FX
RUSTIC ANIMATED POTIONS and POISONS
RUSTIC ANIMATED POTIONS and POISONS – SSE Meshes
BLOODSTONE CHALICE REBORN

Retextures - Food & Ingredients

RETEXTURES – FOOD & INGREDIENTS

High Quality Food and Ingredients
Medieval Spirits
Boiled Creme Treat Sweet Roll and Pies
Boiled Creme Treat Sweet Roll and Pies – USSEP Meat Pie
Honey pot
OH GOD BEES SE – More Bees-More Hives-HD Textures
Mammoth Cheese Retexture – Less Slime
Realistic HD Mushrooms Remastered
Falmer Ear
Hagraven Claw
HD Sabre Cat Tooth Mesh and Texture

Retextures - Equipment

RETEXTURES – EQUIPMENT

RUSTIC CLOTHING
RUSTIC ARMOR and WEAPONS
Practical Female Armors
Warmth – Light Armor Replacer
aMidianBorn Book of Silence – Armors
aMidianBorn Blades Armor SSE Patch
aMidianBorn Book of Silence – Weapons
aMidianBorn Book of Silence – Unique Items
Frankly HD Silver Sword
LeanWolf’s Better-Shaped Weapons
Greatsword Sheaths and Scabbards Redux
Unique Uniques
Unique Uniques – Plugin Replacer
aMidianBorn Blade of Woe
Frankly HD Miraak
Frankly HD Miraak – Hotfix
Masks of the Dovah Sonaak
CC’s HQ Guard Shields
Falmer Weapons for aMidianBorn Book of Silence users
Remiros’ Ancient Falmer Armor HD
Elven Weapon for Silence
Ebony Weapons 2017 Retexture
Ebony Weapons 2017 Retexture – Better Shaped Weapons Quiver
Dragonbone Mastery – Weapons Retexture
Remiros’ Dawnbreaker HD
aMidianBorn stormcloak officer armour
Frankly HD Imperial Armor and Weapons
Frankly HD Imperial Armor and Weapons – Sleeves and Pants Edition
Frankly HD Imperial Armor and Weapons – LeanWolf’s Better Shaped Weapons Patch
Frankly HD Thieves Guild Armors
Frankly HD Nightingale Armor and Weapons
Frankly HD Nightingale Armor and Weapons – LeanWolf’s Better Shaped Weapons Patch
Frankly HD Dawnguard Armor and Weapons
CL’s Lord Harkons Blade Replacer
Outlandish Stalhrim
Outlandish Stalhrim – Better Shaped Swords Patch
Outlandish Chitin Armour
JS Circlet Replacer
Gemling Queen Jewelry
JS Barenziah 2k

Retextures - Creatures

RETEXTURES – CREATURES

Bellyaches Animal and Creature Pack
aMidianBorn Book of Silence – Creatures
BellyAches HD Dragon Replacer
Supreme Alduin
RUSTIC DRAGON CORPSE
Dawnguard Rewritten – Arvak
True Wolves of Skyrim
SABRECAT
TROLL
HAGRAVEN
GIANT
MAMMOTH
WISPMOTHER
HD Horker
HD Horker – RUSTIC HORKER
RUSTIC FROSTBITE SPIDER
RUSTIC SPRIGGAN
RUSTIC SPRIGGAN EFFECTS
RUSTIC DAEDRA
Unique Barbas Retexture
Ancient Automatrons
Vampire Lord Retexture
RUSTIC DEATH HOUND and GARGOYLE

Retextures - Miscellaneous

RETEXTURES – MISCELLANEOUS

Ultimate HD Fire Effects
Voltage
Deadly Spell Impacts
Holy Wards – A Retexture
ElSopa HD – Remade Better Dust Piles
JS Lockpicking UI

Appearance

APPEARANCE

WICO – Windsong Immersive Chracter Overhaul
WICO cleanup script – Stripped BSA
RS Children Overhaul
Axe’s RS Children Tweaks
Ethereal Elven Overhaul
Ethereal Elven Overhaul – Special Edition Patch
Forgotten Argonian Roots
Argonian Improvements SSE – Horns
Coverkhajiits – Female
Coverkhajiits – Male
PAINTERLY – A High Res Vanilla Warpaint Retexture
Hvergelmir’s Aesthetics – Brows
Improved Eyes Skyrim
Khajiit Wild Eyes
A Smile HD by MARI SE (512×512)
Hvergelmir’s Aesthetics – Beards
Cosmetic Vampire Overhaul SSE (Option B)
Ruby Red Vampire Eyes

Tree Overhaul

TREE OVERHAUL

Indistinguishable Billboards for Skyrim SE
Enhanced Vanilla Trees
Enhanced Vanilla Trees – Light Snow Trees Replacer
Enhanced Vanilla Trees – Billboards
Bent Pines
Enhanced Landscapes – Oaks Standalone (Mixed Greens)
Skyrim 3D Gildergreen

Grass Overhaul

GRASS OVERHAUL

Veydosebrom – Grasses and Groundcover
Landscape Fixes For Grass Mods

Landscape Additions

LANDSCAPE ADDITIONS

Enhanced Landscapes
Rudy SSE – Falling Leaves effect – green texture
Blended Roads
Majestic Mountains
Majestic Mountains – LOD Pack
LH’s HD DirtCliff Remaster
LH’s HD DirtCliff Remaster – SMIM
LH’s HD DirtCliff Remaster – Solstheim
LH’s HD DirtCliff Remaster – Majestic Mountain complementary texture
Better Dynamic Snow
Better Dynamic Ash
Ashbound — Solstheim Enhanced
Better Dynamic Majestic Mountains
Lanterns of Skyrim SE – MCM version
Point The Way
Immersive Fallen Trees
Skyrim Landscape Overhaul – Stone Walls
Volcanic Tundra – Heat Wave Effects
Immersive Dawnguard Dayspring Pass

Locations

LOCATIONS

Better City Entrances
JKs Cities – Lite
Timber – Whiterun Tree Addon
JK’s Skyhaven forge
Quaint Raven Rock
Dawnstar
Falkreath
Ivarstead
Rorikstead
Darkwater Crossing
Kynesgrove
Dragon Bridge
Karthwasten
Soljund’s Sinkhole
Shor’s Stone
Whistling Mine
Distinct Interiors
Distinct Interiors – Fixes (without Thieves Guild HQ)
Opulent Thieves Guild

Interface

INTERFACE

RaceMenu
Extended UI
Skyrim SE Skill Interface Re-Texture
Immersive Lockpicking
Immersive Bookreading
No More Laser-Printed Book
More Informative Console
Immersive HUD
SkyHUD
SkyHUD – Update
A Matter of Time – A HUD clock widget
Quick Loot RE
moreHUD
moreHUD Inventory Edition
Enhanced No Poison Dialogue – Updated
Sovngarde – Mist’s Font Replacer
Smaller Vanilla Cursors
Clean Menu
KenMOD – Time on loading screen

Overhauls

OVERHAULS

Relationship Dialogue Overhaul
Nether’s Follower Framework
Immersive Horses
Immersive Horses – 2k Horse Textures
Carriage and Ferry Travel Overhaul (Formerly Complete Fast Travel Overhaul)
Andromeda – Unique Standing Stones of Skyrim

Non-Player Characters

NON-PLAYER CHARACTERS

Barely Used Vanilla Actors Recycle Project
DIVERSE SKYRIM
Immersive Patrols
Immersive Patrols – Stripped Plugin (Replacer)
My Home is Your Home (MHiYH 2plus)
Hearthfire multiple adoptions
Adopt Aventus Aretino

Quests

QUESTS

Timing is Everything – Quest Delay and Timing Control
Even Better Quest Objectives
Miscellaneous Quests…as Miscellaneous Quests
Hide Those Futile Quests
The Paarthurnax Dilemma
More Radiant Quests for the Companions
Dawnguard – Tweaks and Enhancements
College Modifications
Thieves Guild Requirements
Gildergreen Regrown
Castle Volkihar Rebuilt
Stones of Barenziah DROPPABLE plus Quest Markers

Combat

COMBAT

Wildcat – Combat of Skyrim
(SJG) Dual Wield Parrying Reimplementation
High Level Enemies
High Level Enemies – Raised Ability Caps
Know Your Enemy – Trait-based resistances and weaknesses
Wards Functionalities Extended
Wards Functionalities Extended – Holy Wards Patch
Enhanced Blood Textures
Combat Tweaks [Merged]
— Mortal Enemies SE – Rival Remix – No Run Walk Changes
— Athletik Combat – Realistic Movement and Dodging
— Realistic Melee Range
— No BS AI Projectile Dodge (Magic and Arrows)
— Realistic AI Detection SE (Lite)
Improved Traps
Disarming Traps Is Dangerous
VioLens – A Killmove Mod SE

Creatures

CREATURES

Diverse Dragons Collection
Splendor – Dragon Variants
Diverse Werewolves Collection
Diverse Werewolves Collection – Player Replacer
More Werewolves
Simply Smaller Wolves

Balancing

BALANCING

Skyrim Skill Uncapper
MorrowLoot Ultimate
MorrowLoot Ultimate – BSA Update
MorrowLoot Ultimate – Uncapper Preset
Encounter Zones Unlocked
MEZF – Missing Encounter Zones FIXED
Encounter Zones Redone
Economy Overhaul and Speechcraft Improvements (Lite)
Trade and Barter
Skyrim Alchemy Fixed
Harvest Overhaul Redone [Merged]
— Harvest Overhaul Redone – Plants
— Harvest Overhaul Redone – Creatures
— Harvest Overhaul Redone – Flora Respawn Fix Patch
— ChocolateNoodle’s Little Balance Mods – Harvest Overhaul Reduction
ChocolateNoodle’s Little Balance Mods – Better Reanimate and Illusion Spells
Spell Perk Restrictions
Enchanting Adjustments and Price Bug Fix
Selective and More Expensive Transmute
Morningstar – Minimalistic Races of Skyrim
Subtle but Classless
Night-Eye Overhaul
Night Eye Overhaul – Plugin Replacer

Crafting

CRAFTING

Complete Crafting Overhaul Remade
CCOR SSE – Scripts Fix
Complete Crafting Overhaul Remade for SSE – Patch
Smithing Perks Overhaul SE

Sounds

SOUNDS

Audio Overhaul for Skyrim
Heart of the Beast – Werewolf Sound Overhaul
Realistic Husky Sounds
Soultrap Sound Edit – Calm Wind

Skeleton & Animations

SKELETON – ANIMATIONS

Fores New Idles in Skyrim
Fores New Idles in Skyrim – Creature Pack
XP32 Maximum Skeleton Special Extended
Immersive Dragons
Heartland Horses
Marvelous Mudcrabs
Savage Bear
Immersive Smilodons
Nightmare Chaurus
Supreme Chaurus Hunters
Supreme Vampire Lords (XP32 Version)
Grave Gargoyles
Heinous Ash Hoppers
Bristleback Boars
Riekling Reavers
Riekling Roughriders
Looming Lurkers

Miscellaneous

MISCELLANEOUS

SkyTweak
Glow Be Gone
Visible Favorited Gear
Make Helmets Optional
Dragon Remains (Loose)
Simply Knock
Simply Knock SKSE64 DLL

Late Loader

LATE LOADER

PapyrusUtil SE – Modders Scripting Utility Functions
JContainers
FileAccess Interface for Skyrim SE Scripts
Modern Brawl Bug Fix

Meshes

MESHES

Skyrim Particle Patch for ENB
Reduced Glow FX
Interior Floating Fog Remover
Smoking Torches and Candles
Medieval Silverworks – STAC Patch
Embers HD
ENB Light
Rudy HQ – More Lights for ENB SE – Soul Gems (for RUSTIC SOUL GEMS)
Rudy HQ – More Lights for ENB SE – Deathbells and Nirnroots
Rudy HQ – More Lights for ENB SE – Chaurus Eggs and Sacs
Rudy HQ – More Lights for ENB SE – Moths
ENB Particle Lights – Dwemer Lanterns
Rudy SSE – Tweaked Falling Needles and Leaves effect

Water Overhaul

WATER OVERHAUL

Realistic Water Two
Skyland Watercolor
Water HD
Smooth Water for RW2
White Water HD

World Map

WORLD MAP

A Quality World Map – Classic with All Roads
Dawnguard Map Markers
Dynamic Snow For Map

Patches

PATCHES

The Phoenix Flavour – CORE – Final Patch
The Phoenix Flavour – VISUALS – Final Patch
The Phoenix Flavour – GAMEPLAY – Final Patch
ENB Light [Output]
Know Your Enemy [Output]
FNIS [Output]

Distant Terrain

DISTANT TERRAIN

SSELODGen [Output]
DynDOLOD [Output]