The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Catch-All

http://imgur.com/a/CT8ZX
Some screenshots of Skyrim modded.
Will link one here:
IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/InYzGh.jpg)

That's purdy, but where's the snow?!

Demosthenes wrote:

If the mold was there, save it. Interesting though in that it really should not have been available until you got the quest.

Quest items are usually pre-placed. What would happen is he'd pick up the mold, try to sell it, and the game wouldn't allow the sale. You see this a lot with Dragon Claws that are part of quest dungeons, you can't drop/sell them (Coral Dragon Claw for example).

@Sparhawk - HOLY NUTBALLS! I really want a computer that can make Skyrim look that good, and to know what mods are being used. Some of those images look photo-realistic, notably this one:

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/yZYFS.jpg)

EDIT: Aha, here's the original post with more details about how he made this - http://www.asot.es/2001/09/skyrim-mo...

Looks like he uses most of the same stuff STEP does. Sadly he won't give a complete list, but I'd bet good money running everything STEP recommends will result in visuals close to this.

Sparhawk wrote:

http://imgur.com/a/CT8ZX
Some screenshots of Skyrim modded.
Will link one here:
IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/InYzGh.jpg)

What mod(s)?

I edited in a link to the creators original post, he gives a partial list there. It's pretty much STEP.

ahrezmendi wrote:

I edited in a link to the creators original post, he gives a partial list there. It's pretty much STEP.

I see it now, thanks. I was posting at the same time, so I didn't catch it.

I need computer advice. Anyone able to comment on this one for price/functionality (gaming)?

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Please just PM me if you have some suggestions.

Dakuna wrote:

I need computer advice. Anyone able to comment on this one for price/functionality (gaming)?

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...

Please just PM me if you have some suggestions.

The video card is low-end. It'll run games, but not very well

ahrezmendi wrote:

Looks like he uses most of the same stuff STEP does. Sadly he won't give a complete list, but I'd bet good money running everything STEP recommends will result in visuals close to this.

I'm hoping it does. But getting the latest version of STEP set up takes a long time. Also, Skyrim Nexus is slow as hell, which doesn't help when you have to D/L a lot of mods.

tboon wrote:
ahrezmendi wrote:

Looks like he uses most of the same stuff STEP does. Sadly he won't give a complete list, but I'd bet good money running everything STEP recommends will result in visuals close to this.

I'm hoping it does. But getting the latest version of STEP set up takes a long time. Also, Skyrim Nexus is slow as hell, which doesn't help when you have to D/L a lot of mods.

He does say that for those screens he was using ~100 mods, which is exactly what you said you were up to about a week ago.

It is annoying to that Nexus is slow, but I think it's a small price to pay for having the manager for installing/uninstalling mods, especially some of the big overhaul mods that STEP uses.

ahrezmendi wrote:
tboon wrote:
ahrezmendi wrote:

Looks like he uses most of the same stuff STEP does. Sadly he won't give a complete list, but I'd bet good money running everything STEP recommends will result in visuals close to this.

I'm hoping it does. But getting the latest version of STEP set up takes a long time. Also, Skyrim Nexus is slow as hell, which doesn't help when you have to D/L a lot of mods.

He does say that for those screens he was using ~100 mods, which is exactly what you said you were up to about a week ago.

It is annoying to that Nexus is slow, but I think it's a small price to pay for having the manager for installing/uninstalling mods, especially some of the big overhaul mods that STEP uses.

True. Except STEP sometimes only prescribes parts of certain mods, so you have to get in and get messy sometimes. And there was one mod that I cannot remember the name of, which took parts of three big graphics overhaul mods + pieces of a bunch of others (and a bat file too) to make the "mod". That was a pain. I did finally spring for a 30 day Nexus membership to get stuff to download faster.

The set up work is time consuming but the end result will be glorious.

I hope.

"Yes? What did you need? Yes? What did you need? Yes? What did you need? Yes? What did you need?"
You know what I need, Serana? I need you to STOP TALKING. I went to do the first Greybeard quest, and throughout the whole Fus Ro training segment she stood beside me and repeated that over and over.
I'm enjoying Dawnguard so far but I really dislike having a mandatory companion forced on me. Especially one who won't shut up, constantly blocks my line of sight, and keeps raising my kills before I can loot them. I really wish I could just kill her and steal her Elder Scroll.

muttonchop wrote:

Especially one who won't shut up, constantly blocks my line of sight, and keeps raising my kills before I can loot them. I really wish I could just kill her and steal her Elder Scroll.

I re-kill them when my companion of choice (Illia) does this. Sometimes I also accidentally hit the shock elemental she summons and have to kill that too.

muttonchop wrote:

I'm enjoying Dawnguard so far but I really dislike having a mandatory companion forced on me. Especially one who won't shut up, constantly blocks my line of sight, and keeps raising my kills before I can loot them. I really wish I could just kill her and steal her Elder Scroll.

You and me both. Even taking the DG's side doesn't relieve you of her constant chattering.

Which reminds me of two things:

First, regarding my choice of spouse, Camilla Valerius, a choice made months ago:

IMAGE(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdd71ssa5l1qde18do1_250.gif)

She will not shut up about the golden claw. Mara help me, I would steal that golden claw right back and shove it down her gob, if the game would let me re-marry.

Second, if quest items are undroppable, and if this game series is now going to load me with the erstwhile exceedingly rare Elder Scrolls like they're cheap merchandise being fired from Big Bella, the fully-automatic t-shirt cannon, how about not making them weight twenty pounds each? I had to take the +100 carrying capacity perk just to keep lugging the things, priceless missives from outside time and now tantamount to junk, around.

Gravey wrote:

Second, if quest items are undroppable, and if this game series is now going to load me with the erstwhile exceedingly rare Elder Scrolls like they're cheap merchandise being fired from Big Bella, the fully-automatic t-shirt cannon, how about not making them weight twenty pounds each? I had to take the +100 carrying capacity perk just to keep lugging the things, priceless missives from outside time and now tantamount to junk, around.

This is the #1 reason why I have no qualms about modding in weight altering mods. Oblivion and Morrowind had these problems too, you can sometimes get stuck with quest items that weigh 50+ lbs, and even when you complete the quest they don't go away! I'm currently only stuck with a dragon claw from some dungeon, and the Jagged Crown, but I fully expect to have far more when I get into Dawnguard.

I tried to find the mod that improves faces last night and couldn't track it down on steam. I think it was something like "better faces". I might have been using the filters incorrectly though as they didn't seem to have much effect.

I'm sick of the the way Ysolda's face looks and I did marry her... sooo... any suggestions? I'm lazy so I prefer steam workshop mods.

Also is there a way to view the workshop mods by # installed or favorited? I would love to see the most common ones of all time. Especially since the DLC has been going for a little while now.

I didn't think that quest items counted as part of your carrying weight.

Demosthenes wrote:

I didn't think that quest items counted as part of your carrying weight.

Oh they very much do. My main source of weight is all my potions though. I'm carrying around... probably about 500 potions, it accounts for about 80lbs of my 180lbs of encumbrance. I'd sell them but no merchant can afford to buy my stuff, I really need the perk that gives all merchants an extra 1000 gold.

ahrezmendi wrote:
Demosthenes wrote:

I didn't think that quest items counted as part of your carrying weight.

Oh they very much do. My main source of weight is all my potions though. I'm carrying around... probably about 500 potions, it accounts for about 80lbs of my 180lbs of encumbrance. I'd sell them but no merchant can afford to buy my stuff, I really need the perk that gives all merchants an extra 1000 gold.

Maybe it's a conditional thing to what kind of quest it is that needs it. I know Amren's family sword did, but the Dragonstone from Bleak Falls Barrow didn't.

Huh, turns out I was wrong, quest items have no weight even if the inventory claims they do: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Ques...

ahrezmendi wrote:

Huh, turns out I was wrong, quest items have no weight even if the inventory claims they do: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Ques...

That's counter-intuitive, but appreciated. And I'm not even annoyed that I seemingly didn't have to take that carrying capacity perk, since I blew my entire 50k+ on building all my Hearthfire homes and now have to schlep dragon bones all over the province to build my cash back up.

(But seriously though, the game is really starting to devalue the actual Elder Scrolls.)

Gravey wrote:
ahrezmendi wrote:

Huh, turns out I was wrong, quest items have no weight even if the inventory claims they do: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Ques...

That's counter-intuitive, but appreciated. And I'm not even annoyed that I seemingly didn't have to take that carrying capacity perk, since I blew my entire 50k+ on building all my Hearthfire homes and now have to schlep dragon bones all over the province to build my cash back up. :D

Man, forget those bones, mix up some potions. That's where the real money is. I guarantee you, by the time you hit 75 Alchemy you'll be wishing you had the "sell anything to any merchant" perk.

Gravey wrote:

She will not shut up about the golden claw. Mara help me, I would steal that golden claw right back and shove it down her gob, if the game would let me re-marry.

Could be worse mate, I married Aela the Huntress, built a lovely 3 towered mansion with a greenhouse and fast cart travel to all the major shopping centres, then all she does is moan about why we moved out here when all she has to do is fight things. It doesn't help that she keeps howling and I have to take her out for walkies of an evening.

ahrezmendi wrote:
Gravey wrote:
ahrezmendi wrote:

Huh, turns out I was wrong, quest items have no weight even if the inventory claims they do: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Ques...

That's counter-intuitive, but appreciated. And I'm not even annoyed that I seemingly didn't have to take that carrying capacity perk, since I blew my entire 50k+ on building all my Hearthfire homes and now have to schlep dragon bones all over the province to build my cash back up. :D

Man, forget those bones, mix up some potions. That's where the real money is. I guarantee you, by the time you hit 75 Alchemy you'll be wishing you had the "sell anything to any merchant" perk.

Oh I'm just waiting for my Nightshade, Deathbell, and Blue Mountain Flowers to bloom. Kids! Stay the hell out of the garden! And get me some salt piles.

davet010 wrote:
Gravey wrote:

She will not shut up about the golden claw. Mara help me, I would steal that golden claw right back and shove it down her gob, if the game would let me re-marry.

Could be worse mate, I married Aela the Huntress, built a lovely 3 towered mansion with a greenhouse and fast cart travel to all the major shopping centres, then all she does is moan about why we moved out here when all she has to do is fight things. It doesn't help that she keeps howling and I have to take her out for walkies of an evening.

I should have married Aela then, she'd've loved it at my Lakeview Manor. I can't step off the porch without being attacked by a dragon, and more than twice I've had to drag property-devaluing bandit bodies into the water.

manta173 wrote:

I tried to find the mod that improves faces last night and couldn't track it down on steam. I think it was something like "better faces". I might have been using the filters incorrectly though as they didn't seem to have much effect.

I'm sick of the the way Ysolda's face looks and I did marry her... sooo... any suggestions? I'm lazy so I prefer steam workshop mods.

Also is there a way to view the workshop mods by # installed or favorited? I would love to see the most common ones of all time. Especially since the DLC has been going for a little while now.

I use Bella better faces,
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/2812

I really wish people who post screenshots listed the mods they use, my skyrim looks good/runs great but i think adding a ENB to get that final photogenic look would hurt my machine (560ti, 2500k)

This is climates of Tamariel Cot and WATER
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/17802
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/13268

IMAGE(http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/images/137091)

edit- oops, my first attemt at adding an image failed, could someone give me some pointers, , there is no way to simply add from your pc? I used the address of the image page from my nexus profile, no joy

Your image tag needs the url to the image file, not the url to a page. If you right-click the image you can copy its url. If you want to add an image from your pc your best bet is to upload it to an image-hosting service like imgur.

Brownypoints wrote:

IMAGE(http://static.skyrim.nexusmods.com/images/1775582-1347771878.jpg)

edit- oops, my first attemt at adding an image failed, could someone give me some pointers, , there is no way to simply add from your pc? I used the address of the image page from my nexus profile, no joy

FTFY.

Thanks Hbi2k

Most of the mods I'm using are listed here. I'll have to post a screenshot next time I play.

I went through the list used on some of the deadendthrills.com screenshots and used many of those mods. That yielded pretty good results. I got sidetracked with other games, though, and never got around to taking any good screenshots. You won't get as good results as the screenshots because he runs it at double the resolution or so downsampled, but it definitely looks pretty awesome.