Nexus Addiction, Needs more dragons

So, while I’m ‘meant to be’ studying for exams, I decided to cheer myself up by buying Skyrim Legendary Edition for PC.

Now, I own Skyrim on PS3 but after drooling over the all of the texture mods and upgrades available on the internet, I decided to go out and purchase a high-grade gaming PC for the purpose of running said version of Skyrim (yes, I know a bit lame), and as it turned out – never got around to purchasing it.

Well now I have Skyrim, all of the DLC and a NexusMods account.

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I started by installing the Bethesda textures pack from Steam. Couldn’t believe how detailed everything looked compared to my Playstation 3 version.

As I have said in the past, I make most of my characters to look like a basic version of myself, so this time, I decided to find a mod that included my own hair style so I could ATTEMPT to make this character as much like me as I could.

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( Mod is ‘AppachiiSkyHair’ )

As much as I would love to say ‘OMG, SPITTING IMAGE’, I am far from actually looking quite like that but hey, the hair fits and we both have a square jaw, whatever.

The overall scenery improved through a few different mods, but WOW were they worth it. I feel like I’m playing a massive cinematic EPIC movie.

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( Mods for evironment used are ‘WATER – Water and Terrain Enhancement Redux’, ‘Sharshooters Extreme Graphics ENB‘, as well as ‘True Vision ENB’ )

I also found a mod that enhances the skin textures specifically.

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If you look closely, he actually has visible VEINS and HAIRS on his arms. Most of the male characters hold this trait – while the female skin was softened.

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I absolutely love this mod purely because, now everyone is basically super beautiful. I mean, hell. Lydia looks like she models for Vogue on weekends.

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( Combination of two mods ‘Improved Female Skin Textures’ย  and, ‘Realistic Female Face Skin HD‘ )

I could NOT go past also installing an animal mod.
The creatures of Skyrim now have multiple colours (i.e. not all the bunnies are the same) and the animals themselves are far more life-like.

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( Mod used was ‘Bellyaches Animal and Creature Pack’ )

I’m unsure which mod was responsible for this specifically, but now my characters eyes are far clearer, brighter and stand out as well…

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But, best of all, I love love love being a photographer in my games – and most of all I enjoy taking snapshots that I can later use as my own PC Wallpaper supply.

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Needless to say, my future as a digital photographer may not be a good nor a professional one – but it’s going to be heaps more fun with this game now!!!



2 thoughts on “Nexus Addiction, Needs more dragons

  1. got to love mods on massive RPGs like this one :D, ive been oh so tempted to re-buy skyrim on the pc to take advantage of the mods too. Maybe when its sale then ill have to commit a few days to downloading every mod I see ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Haha, well this was my exact thought actually. Given the recent release of the Legendary Edition (which includes all DLC with the original game) there are sales going on at most of our local stores.
      Figured I’d take advantage and nabbed the pack for $40AU. Not too shabby ๐Ÿ™‚

      And it’s honestly, well worth it in my opinion.

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