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Stepping Out combines the best mods from Step Extended and Skyrim Revisited Legendary Edition while

excluding the ones I didn't like for one reason or another and adding worthy mods that are not part of

either.  The step extended patch is used so no conflict resolution is necessary.  BOSS and BOSS Userlist

Management are not needed.


Note:  it is best to compare the installation instructions for both Step Extended and Skyrim Revisited

Legendary Edition before deciding which download to take and which setup options to choose.


Install all the Mods in Step Extended except for the following:




Distant Decal Fix - was merged into the USKP - obsolete
Double Cursor Fix - I don't alt-tab out of Skyrim - risk
SKSE-Elys-AltF4 - unnecessary - risk
Immersive HUD - I want to see the compass and crosshair - bother
Lockpicking Interface - looks the same to me - unnecessary
Skill Interface - doesn't seem like an improvement - unnecessary
Smaller Cursor - I have trouble finding the cursor in the heat of battle - worse
Unknown Enchants - not worth the cost - unnecessary
Serious HD - Skyrim Revisited Legendary Edition (SRLE) only uses 5 of its textures - unnecessary
Skyrim Realistic Overhaul - torrent site - dangerous
Hearthfire Chimneys for Skyrim - compatibility issues - risk
HiRes Legible Road Signs - SRLE Weathered Road Signs looks better - obsolete
HQ Snow - using 2K Quality Snow instead - obsolete
83Willows 101 BugsHD - conspicious and too many alchemy ingredients - heavy
Female Vampires Have Fangs - using Better Vampires instead - obsolete
New Children - using RS Children Overhaul - obsolete
Closer Quivers and Longer Arrows - heavy cloak clipping - risk
Skyrim Weapon De-LARP-ification Project - using Better Shaped Weapons instead - obsolete
Immersive Thunder - incompatible with Climates of Tamriel - obsolete
Come together and Out of the way - never had a need - unnecessary
Lock Overhaul - extra prompt when picking locks, bashing seems cheap - unnecessary
SM Drop Lit Torches - makes torches harder to use - unnecessary
Traps Make Noise - using Traps Make Noise and are Dangerous - obsolete

Enhanced Distant Terrain - using HD Enhanced Terrain PRO - Blended instead - obsolete

Burn Freeze Shock - too much lag in big fights + CTD's and I have 3 followers casting destruction spells - heavy





Install all the mods in Skyrim Revisited Legendary Edition except for the following:

Note:  also exclude mods that have already been excluded from Step Extended



Vividian ENB - the performance version cost 20 FPS - too expensive
Follower Trap Safety - traps aren't that deadly - unnecessary
Skyrim - Enhanced Camera - has issues - unnecessary
Extended UI - too busy - unnecessary
A Matter of Time - clutter on screen - unnecessary
Immersive Wait and Sleep Menu - not better than vanilla - unnecessary
Extensible Follower Framework - Amazing Follower Tweaks is better - preference
Atlas Map Markers - has issues - risk
Book Covers Skyrim - Lost Library - too many books - unnecessary
Subliminal Traps 2 - too hard / annoying to play that way - difficulty
Alternate Start - Live Another Life - intro is nice and mods need time to load - risky
Mature Skin Texture - doesn't work with vanilla bodies 100% - incompatible
UNP Blessed Body Redux Project - made followers look silly - preference
HDT Physics Extensions - bouncing cart, has issues - risky
No Spinning Death Animation - included in Step Extended Patch
UNP Dawnguard Armors - not using UNP body - incompatible
UNP Dragonbone Armors - not using UNP body - incompatible
UNP Female Armors - not using UNP body - incompatible
UNP TroubleMakers Clothing - not using UNP body - incompatible
UNP TroubleMakers Forsworn Armor - not using UNP body - incompatible
UNP Lore Friendly and SemiSkimpy Armors - not using UNP body - incompatible
Bandolier - Bags and Pouches - anachronistic, backpacks sufficient - preference
Immersive Armors - has issues / caused problems - incompatible
JaySus Swords Pack - antivirus flagged linked site as unsafe - dangerous
Wearable Lanterns - torches better, not that dark - anachronistic
Frostfall - using Hypothermia instead, more lightweight/elegant - excessive

Immersive Patrols - caused massive lag and CTD heading into Whiterun - resource intensive




Add the following mods which are not part of STEP:




Amazing Follower Tweaks - powerful, reliable, easy to use - preference
Bijin Warmaidens - followers look great, yet still lore friendly - preference
Female Facial Animation - recommended by Bijin Warmaidens - preference
Feminine Females - so female followers don't walk like gorillas - preference
Harvesting Animation - so alchemy isn't such a money exploit - balance fix
Helgen Reborn - outstanding mod on many top mod lists - preference
Hypothermia - simple, elegant, effective; works well with AFT - preference
Expanded Towns and Cities - makes the towns more attractive and complete - improvement

Mining Makes Noise CCO version - because mining should make noise - realism

Moonpath to Elsweyr - excellent mod always on top mod lists - preference
Pumping Iron - more fun to start skinny and get stronger - progression
Smithing Perk Overhaul - so player and followers can use both light and heavy armor - improvement
Better Wards - so wards are not underpowered - balance fix
Truely Balanced Destruction Magic - so destruction magic stays effective at high levels - balance fix

JK's Riften - adds a much needed smelter - improvement

JK's Solitude - adds a much needed smelter - improvement

Fences of Skyrim - fixes flickering fence problem - bug fix

Slightly Difficult Archery Auto Aim Enabled - NPC archers should miss sometimes - balance fix

Enhanced Enemy AI - lightweight scriptless improvement to enemies and followers - improvement






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Here is my mod list in the order they appear in Mod Organizer:




-TES5Edit Backups
+Optimized Base Game Textures for MO Users
+Unofficial Skyrim Patch
*Unmanaged: Dawnguard
+Optimized Dawnguard Textures for MO Users
+Unofficial Dawnguard Patch
*Unmanaged: HearthFires
+Optimized HearthFires Textures for MO Users
+Unofficial Hearthfire Patch
*Unmanaged: Dragonborn
+Optimized Dragonborn Textures for MO Users
+Unofficial Dragonborn Patch
*Unmanaged: HighResTexturePack01
+Optimized High Res DLC Standard Part 1
*Unmanaged: HighResTexturePack02
+Optimized High Res DLC Standard Part 2
*Unmanaged: HighResTexturePack03
+Optimized High Res DLC Standard Part 3
+SKSE Scripts
+Cell Stabilizer
+Centaur Font
+Main Menu Spinning Skyrim Emblem Average Speed
+MDX NoPoisonDialogs
+Lore-Based Loading Screens 1 1 Release
+Time on Loading Screen
+RaceMenu v2-9
+Race Menu - Overlays Plugin v2-5
+Better Dialogue Controls
+Better MessageBox Controls
+Face to face conversation
+Fuz Ro Doh
+Fast travel fimescale fix
+Moonlight Tales Version
+moonpath to Elsweyr 95beta
+Helgen Reborn
+Climates Of Tamriel-V3
+Climates Of Tamriel - Dragonborn Patch
+Falskaar - Climates of Tamriel patch
+Dramatic Clouds Ultra
+Dramatic Snow for Map - Type 2
+Lightning During Thunderstorms
+Lightning During Thunderstorms - COT 3 1 Patch
+Finer Dust
+Ultimate HD Candle Flames
+Realistic Smoke Embers Medium
+Ultimate HD Torch MedRes - 1024x1024
+Ultimate HD Torch -less glowing cloth- MedRes 1024x1024
+Terrain Bump 1 4d
+2K Quality Snow HD
+Real Ice
+Shooting Stars
+Wet and Cold
+Wet and Cold - Ashes
+Wet and Cold - Holidays
+Skyrim Perfornace Plus - Rainfall FX
+Skyrim Perfornace Plus - Snowfall FX
+Skyrim Perfornace Plus - Pine Needles FX
+Skyrim Perfornace Plus - The Rift - Aspen Leaves FX - Good Performance
+Hypothermia DLC Patch
+RS Children Overhaul
+Books of Skyrim
+Book Covers Skyrim 2 9 5 LEGENDARY - Desaturated
+RS Children - Books of Skyrim Patch
+RS Children - Merged Complete and USKP .esp-55555-Latest
+RS Children - Patch for Falskaar
+RS Children - Patch for Wyrmstooth
+Non-Essential Children - Hearthfire
+High Quality LODs - Meshes Hi-Res
+High Quality LODs - Normals Original
+Skyrim Distance Overhaul Beta (S.D.O.)
+HD Enhanced Terrain PRO - Blended Version
+Enhanced Distant Terrain 2
+Enhanced Distant Terrain 2 - Dragonborn
+Distant Detail Hearthfire Edition
+A Quality World Map - With Roads
+SkyFalls + SkyMills
+Weapons and Armor Fixes Remade
+Animated Clutter
+Ruins Clutter Improved
+EnchantingCandlesImproved LeanWolf
+Gemling Queen Dragon Claws - SOLID with REFRACTIONS v3
+Animated Dwemer Lift Load Doors
+Animated Dwemer Lift Load Doors for Dragonborn DLC
+HD Linens
+Intricate Spider Webs High
+Clothing and Clutter Fixes - LEGENDARY
+CCF Compatibilify Patch for RS Children
+EotW Mage Robes of Skyrim
+EotW Mage Robes of Skyrim - Hearthfire DLC Robes addon
+CCF Compatibility - EotW Mage Robes
+Complete Crafting Overhaul
+CCO Compatibility Patch for WAF True Weapons
+Smithing Perks Overhaul
+Cloaks of Skyrim 1-2
+Cloaks of Skyrim 1-2 Dawnguard
+CCO Supported Version of Cloaks of Skyrim
+Winter Is Coming Cloaks NMM
+CCO Compatibility Patch for Winter Is Coming
+Deadly Dragons
+Ultimate Dragons
+Bellyache HD Dragon Replacer Final
+Skyrim Immersive Creatures
+CCO Compatibility Patch for Skyrim Immersive Creatures
+High Level Enemies 1.6 SIC Edition
+High Level Enemies - Raised Ability Caps
+High Level Enemies - Increased max Resists
+Skyrim -Community- Uncapper
+Better Dynamic Snow
+Ultimate HD Fire Effects -Medium Resolution-
+Static Mesh Improvement Mod
+Expanded Towns and Cities Im. Set. Merged File
+ETaC Patches
+ETaC - Complete - Patches - BOYD
+JK's Riften.-58489-1
+JK's Solitude V 1.2-58055-1-2
+Enhanced Lights and FX
+Enhanced Lights and FX - Dawnguard
+Enhanced Lights and FX - Dragonborn
+Enhanced Lights and Effects - SMIM Meshes
+Lanterns Of Skyrim - All In One - MCM Special Edition
+Skyrim Flora Overhaul 2dot0 Alpha
+Hybrids Hires Plant and Herb Retexture
+HQ FOOD-INGREDIENTS 1-6 PerformanceRepack
+Realistic Mushrooms - LowRes
+HD Misc
+Tobes Highres Textures
+PondFish and Salmon Replacer
+TreesHD Skyrim variation HIGH NEW
+Realistic Water Two
+Skyrim Improved Puddles 1k
+HQ3DMap - Meshes Hi-Res
+HQ3DMap - Normals Original
+Enhanced Night Skyrim v04 Low Stars
+Moss Rocks
+Moss Rocks Dragonborn
+Telvanni reborn
+The 418th Step 1 2 - Snow Version
+HD Ore And Ingots with manager
+Super Realistic Ore Textures
+Hold Border Banners
+Ash Rocks
+Sulfur Rocks - v030
+HD Stone Quarry and Clay Deposit 2K
+aMidianBorn Farmhouse 1k
+aMidianBorn Solstheim Land 1K
+aMidianBorn Whiterun 1k
+Whitrun Trellis Texture 1024
+Detailed Rugs v1
+Real Wood Textures - Farmhouses No Green Moss Version 1K
+Dragon Glyphs Fixed - Chiseled
+Visible Windows - Medium
+aMidianBorn Caves and Mines 2k
+Re-Defined Dungeons 2k
+Weathered Road Signs 2K
+Point The Way
+Stalhrim of Skyrim - 2k custom opacity
+Better Bones
+Enhanced HD Dragon Bones 2k v1.6a
+No stretching USKP compatible
+Project Parallax Vanilla 1
+Project Parallax - Stonewall Update
+Project Parallax - SMIM Bridge
+Project Parallax - aMidianBorn Whiterun patch
+Vivid Landscapes - All in One - Loose Files
+Vivid Landscapes - Enhanced Lights and FX Compatibility patch
+Vivid Landscapes - Moss Rocks - Compatibility Patch
+Vivid Landscapes - Castle Volkihar
+Vivid Landscapes - Castle Volkihar - ELFX Compatibility patch
+Vivid Landscapes Tundra Moss - SMIM compatibility patch
+Birds and Flocks - Hearthfire Edition Cleaned
+Fraost Atronach HD
+Dawnguard Rewritten - Arvak
+Dawnguard Rewritten Arvak - Convenient Alsvid Patch
+bowlegged jump fix
+Better Vampires 6.6
+Dead Body Collision
+Radgoll Paralyze
+Run For Your Lives
+When Vampires Attack
+Appropriately Attired Jarls
+Convenient Horses
+Traps Make Noise and are Dangerous
+Mining Makes Noise CCO Version
+Wiseman303's Trap Fixes
+Pumping Iron - Dynamic Muscle Growth
+Cutting Room Floor
+Skyrim Project Optimization - Full Version
+Smart Souls
+Trade And Barter - Hearthfire
+Footprints v0 99 - Ash Supplemental
+aMidianBorn Book of Silence - Armors
+aMidianBorn Hide and Studded Hide
+aMidianBorn Scaled
+UltraHD - Stormcloak and City Guards - 2k
+UltraHD - Stormcloak and City Guards - Fix by SpriterSan for 2k version
+Nightingale Prime HD - Non Leather
+Improved Closefaced Helmets --FULL SET--
+Improved Dawnguard helmets
+Improved Closefaced Helmets -- Dragonborn Addon --
+Improved Closefaced Helmets -- Amidianborn Ebony compatibility patch --
+improved guard helmets -tighter eye holes-
+improved imperial full face helmet - no cloth around the neck-
+aMidianBorn Book of Silence - Creatures
+Bellyaches Animal and Creature Pack - Medium
+aMidianBorn Book of Silence - Dragonborn DLC
+aMidianBorn Book of Silence - Unique Items
+Apophysis Dragon Priest Masks - Main File
+aMidianBorn Book of Silence - Bonemold Hotfix
+Guard Dialogue Overhaul
+Follower Commentary Overhaul
+Slightly Reduced Distance NPC Greetings
+aMidianBorn Book of Silence - Content Addon
+aMidianBorn Book of Silence - Weapons
+aMidianBorn Blade of Woe
+EotW Mage Equipment Overhaul - All in one
+aMidianBorn Imperial Light 1dot1 2k
+aMidianBorn Stormcloak officer
+Better Circlets HQ 2K V1o1
+New Jewels for Circlets - NewStonesNormalandGreyscale
+EotW Dawnguard DLC Textures Remastered
+Explosive Bolts Visualized
+Explosive Bolts Visualized HD Textures
+Elemental Staffs 1K Main Cleaned
+Gemling Queen Jewelry
+Not Really HD - Mask of Clavicus Vile - Corrected Wrecked
+ElvenDragonboneArmor MainFile
+Animated Weapon Enchants
+Dawnguard Rune Weapons FXS Replacer
+Deadly Spell Impacts
+Enchantment Effects Replacer - 2XRes
+Improved Weapon Impact Effects - cleaned
+Enhanced Blood Textures
+Smaller Ice Spike and Ice Spear
+Better Shadowmarks
+Dark Brotherhood Tenets Restored - Standard Edition
+HD Baskets Fixed
+HQ Paper
+Mystery Modders Shrines HD
+Ren's HD Shrines by Rengel
+Not Really HD Display Case - Smudged Glass Version
+Not Really HD Keys With Normal Maps
+Pilgrims Delight - Zul Do Dov
+Realistic Instruments Pack
+Septim HD 1 point
+Radiant and Unique Potions Poisons and BOOZE v2 NON GLOW
+Silly Level of Detail - Ceramic Style Poisons
+Silly Level of Detail - Ceramic Style Potions
+Silly Level of Detail - Wine Cellar Full Pack
+Silly Level of Detail - Wine Less Saturated Labels
+Skyrim Redesigned
+Soul Gems Differ
+Sweet Mother HD
+White Phial Replacer
+Better Horse Pain Sounds
+Better Weapon Swing Sounds
+Auto Unequip Ammo
+Bring Out Your Dead
+Dual Wield Parrying SKSE 3 1 beta
+Gildergreen Regrown
+Oblivion Gates v3 Skyrim and Dawnguard DLC
+Skyrim Coin Replacer Redux - Legendary Edition
+The Choice is Yours
+The Choice is Yours - Dawnguard
+The Choice is Yours - Dragonborn BETA
+Thieves Guild Requirements
+The Paarthurnax Dilemma
+Even Better Quest Objectives
+Horns Are Forever
+Dragon Stalking Fix
+Bloody Dragon Bones 2k
+Better Fast Travel v3.76 - BSA - Hearthfires-15508-3-76
+Realistic Boat Bobbing
+Stunning Statues of Skyrim
+Provincial Courier Service
+Argonian Female Refined
+Nightingale carbon Fiber
+NPC Knockout Overhaul
+Better Wards
+Truely Balanced Destruction Magic
+Dragons Shout with Voice - LOOSE
+Dragons Shout with Voice from location
+Heart of the Beast - Feral werewolf Sounds
+Improved Horse step Sounds v2
+Lower Sounding Thieves Guild Door
+Thundering Shouts
+Audio Overhaul for Skyrim 2
+Smooth blades draw and sheath
+Better Animal Footsteps
+Improved Combat Sounds V2
+Realistic Wolf Howls final
+Ultra Realistic Bow Shoot Sounds
+Ultra Realistic Crossbow Sound
+ã€Skeleton】XP32 Maximum Skeleton Extended
+D13 Faster Get up Stand up Animation
+Female Facial Animation
+Harvesting animation
+VioLens - A Killmove Mod
+Respectful Guard Animations
+ã€DSAMG】Dragon Soul Absorb More Glorious
+ã€WWLMG】Greybeard Meditation - Dynamic
+Alternate Summoning Visuals NO ESP
+Immersive Animations
+Dual Wield Blocking Animations
+Running with a bow 3rd person
+Belt-Fastened Quivers 1 2 Release - Animation Only
+XCE - Xenius Character Enhancement
+XCED - Xenius Character Enhancement Dawnguard
+Better Males - Faces - GeonoxFaces
+Better Males - Underwear - Default
+More Realistic Hair
+Superior Lore-Friendly Hair - HD textures
+Brows - Standard Resolution
+The Eyes Of Beauty
+The Eyes of Beauty - Elven Edition
+The Eyes Of Beauty - Dawnguard Update
+Beards - Normal Resolution
+Better Freckles
+Feminine Females Main file and Installer
+NoMaam Breathing Idles - Non BBB
+Bijin Warmaidens Legendary UNP
+Bijin Warmaidens 2.8 Legendary USKP Patch
+Better Beast Races-2 00-Lite
+coverkhajiits female version
+FAR - Forgotten Argonian Roots - 4k
+Consistent Older People 30 All NPCs BOYD Compatible
+Improved Foot Wraps for females
+Greatsword Sheaths and Scabbards Redux
+Enchantment Reload Fix
+Fences of Skyrim
+Slightly Difficult Archery auto aim enabled

+Enhanced Enemy AI
+STEP Extended Patch 229
+Dual Sheath Redux
+Better Shaped Weapons - All in One Installer
+FNIS Behavior V5 1 1 -- ALWAYS necessary
+Wyre Bash Output
+Dual Sheath Redux Output
+FNIS Output
+ASIS Patcher
+ASIS Improved INIs
+ASIS Output





Updated the mod list to reflect recent changes.

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Rather than optimizing the textures yourself with DDSopt, I recommend using the highly polished ones available on Nexus:  https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/57353/?





Graphics Configuration


NVidia Control Panel - Manage 3D Settings



Ambient Occlusion: Performance
Ansiotropic filtering: 8x

Antialiasing - Transparency: Off

Multi-display/mixed-GPU acceleration: Single display performance mode
SLI rendering mode:  Force alternate frame rendering 2

Texture filtering - Ansiotropic sample optimization: On
Texture filtering - Negative LOD bias: Clamp
Texture filtering quality:  Performance

Texture filtering - Trilinear optimization: On

Triple buffering: On
Vertical sync: Adaptive


all other features are at Use Global Setting.


Skyrim Launcher Options



Antialiasing: Off (best performance)
Ansiotropic Filtering: Off (best performance)
Detail: Ultra
Advanced FXAA: unchecked



all other options use default values.








;Enemy archers should eventually run out of ammo.




;Place the camera just above the character's head in third-person view, and correct the camera angle in third-person view while on horseback (from "Third Person Horse Camera")












;instant camera-angle switching when switching view types or when mounting/dismounting horse (from "Instant Camera POV Switching")





;This is a script heavy mod package.





all other attributes use STEP values.








all other attributes use STEP values.














ReservedMemorySizeMb=256 ;512 caused a lot of crashes for me in Morthal.








//num /       106
//print screen










These values are for 2GB of VRAM on 64 bit OS with NVidia graphics adapter.


Screenshots:  https://1drv.ms/10fUy06, https://1drv.ms/1xbnT6R

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I created a new character and tested this for a couple of hours without any crashes or glitches.  Skyrim never looked so good or ran so smooth.


I got killed in Helgen by a spider that dropped down from the ceiling behind me while I was firing my bow.  That never happened before.  I think Skyrim Immersive creatures caused extra spiders to appear because I got attacked by several new spiders while looting the egg sacks later.  That was a cool surprise.


I added Expanded Cities and Towns because it's a great mod that adds common sense things to the towns, such as a smelter and shrine in Riverwood.  I've avoided city mods like JK's Whiterun and Better City Entrances because they just cause too much lag but I think ETaC is worth it.


According to the mod author, the load order has to be just right though.




For people who are using BOTH Moonpath to Elsweyr and ELFX alongside ETaC and all their respective patches...
I suggest the following load order:

ETaC Resources.esm;
ETaC - Falkreath.esp;
ELFX - Exteriors.esp (if you're using it);
ELFX - Moonpath.esp;
ETaC - Falkreath - ELFX Patch.esp; and,
ETaC - Falkreath - Moon Patch.esp


The same is true for the ETaC Complete.esps (obviously just substituting it for the Falkreath.esps) -- With this load order I was able to run all three mods with no issues.



I was able to accomplish that with the following LOOT rules:


LOOT RULE: moonpath.esm LOAD AFTER ETaC Resources.esm
LOOT RULE: moonpath_questdata.esp LOAD AFTER moonpath.esm
LOOT RULE: ETaC - complete.esp LOAD AFTER moonpath_questdata.esp
LOOT RULE: EnhancedLightsandFX.esp LOAD AFTER ETaC - complete.esp
LOOT RULE: ELFX - Exteriors.esp LOAD AFTER EnhancedLightsandFX.esp

LOOT RULE: ELFX - Moonpath.esp LOAD AFTER ELFX - Exteriors.esp

LOOT RULE: ETaC - complete - ELFX Patch.esp LOAD AFTER ELFX - Moonpath.esp
LOOT RULE: ETaC - complete - Moon Patch.esp LOAD AFTER ETaC - complete - ELFX Patch.esp



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MDX NoPoisonDialogs is that not already part of the steps patches if so don't need that.


also you might want to eventually do a wiki page as you have quite a nice mod setup

I will be using most of these for my next run through but i'm planning on using requiem this time.

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I'll setup a wiki page if there are enough people interested to justify the effort.


Here are the Mod Configuration Menu settings I recommend:




Auto Unequip Ammo: Configuration
Use Equip Sets: Checked
Follower Addon: Checked


Better Fast Travel: Settings
Disable Fast Travel: Checked

No Weight Limit: Checked (one of the main reasons to use a cart)


Complete Crafting: Menu Options
Eastern-style Items: Unchecked
Matching Set Circlets: Checked


Complete Crafting: Balance
Silver Weapon Bonus: 50%
Stalhrim Enchanting Bonus: 25%


Complete Crafting: Mod Options
Gilded Ebony Enchanting Bonus: 10%
Silver Ebony Bonus: 10%
Require Tailoring Book: Checked
Require Fur Crafting Kit: Unchecked


Convenient Horses: Main
Mounted Combat Camera Auto-Correction: Checked
Consolidate Talk/Loot/Harvest: Checked
Talk/Loot Key: Numeric Keypad +
Fast Dismount: Numeric Keypad 0
Horse Inventory Key: Numeric Keypad -
Follow Toggle Key: Numeric Keypad /


Conveinent Horses: Horses
Inventory Access Mode: LOCAL
Weight Limit: 2000 (assumed to be distributed among followers horses)
Horse Follow: Checked

Equipment:  Dawnguard Saddle - looks awesome.


Convenient Horses: Followers
Followers' Horses: Checked
Horse Recall: Checked
Dynamic Speed: Checked


Deadly Dragons: Dragons

Difficulty: Vanilla

Melee Damage: +100%

Magic Damage: +100%


Face to Face
50 Units or less: FOV 80
Between 50 and 75: FOV 70
Between 75 and 100: FOV60
Between 100 and 125: FOV 50
Between 125 and 150: FOV 40
Over 150 Unit: FOV 30
Tracking: Tracking



How Often: 10%


Hypothermia: Config
Update Interval (sec): 5.0


Immersive Creatures: Random Cell Respawn

Min Hours To Respawn: 240

Max Hours To Respawn: 480

Min Hours To Respawn Cleared: 720

Max Hours To Respawn Cleared: 1440


Note:  The minimum respawn time uses the vanilla defaults.  The maximum is randomly up to twice as long.

Note:  I've increased this because Skyrim is large enough that there is no need to repeatedly clear the same encounters.


iNeed: General
Player Hunger Rate: 4
Player Thirst Rate: 4
Fatigue Rate: 3
Eat/Drink Animations: SITTING ONLY
Dangerous Diseases: Checked
Reduced Carry Weight: 50

Follower Needs: Checked
Hunger Rate: 3
Thirst Rate: 3

Set Timescale: 15


Note:  A timescale of 15 makes the days just long enough to have an adventure and do a little crafting afterwards.


iNeed: Food
Increased Food Value: Checked
Decreased Food Availability: Checked
Eat Hotkey:  [
Drink Hotkey: ]

Automatic Eating: Checked

Automatic Drinking: Checked

No Food Effects: Checked
Death: Checked


Lanterns of Skyrim: Settings
Checking every: 60 S
Enable lanterns along roads: Unchecked


Minty Lightning: Lightning Config
Fork Lightning Options: Hostile: Checked
Frequency Delay: 25.00
Sheet Lightning Options: Hostile: Checked
Frequency Delay: 25.00


Thieves Guild Requirements
Pockets Picked: 5
Items Stolen: 25


Trade & Barter: Barter Rates
Start Mod


Ultimate Dragons

Stagger resist: Checked

Dragon HPMult: Health *3.0

KillMove Rate: 100%

Active Mod: Checked


Melee Killmove Chance: 50%
Decapitation Chance: 40%
Ranged Killmove Chance: 50%

Player Killmove Immunity:  Checked


Wet and Cold: Wet
Rain Blind: BLUR ONLY

Rain Gear Options: Followers: Unchecked - interferes with AFT enable helmets during combat


Wet and Cold: Cold
Blizzard Blind: BLUR ONLY

Cold Gear Options: Followers: Unchecked - interferes with AFT enable helmets during combat


Wet and Cold: Ashes
Watery Eyes: Checked




Requiem?  Sounds hardcore, good luck. ::):

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Configuring Amazing Follower Tweaks




Select Tweak Options in the follower dialog


Uncheck: NPC combat regen boost (they cast healing spells)

Uncheck: NPC force post combat auto-heal (they cast healing spells)

Uncheck: Followers never refuse commands (they are not mindless)
Uncheck: Followers never run from combat (they are not mindless)
Uncheck: Follwers ride extra horses (using Convenient Horses instead)
Uncheck: Horses are oblivious (using Convenient Horses instead)
Uncheck: Followers avoid traps (they are not etheral)
Uncheck: Followers are pack mules (unnecessary with multiple followers)
Uncheck: Follower Skill Synergy (don't level up too fast)
Uncheck: Boost Follower Stats (not needed with ASIS providing follower perks)
Check: Followers never initiate combat (YOU are the leader)
Check: Limit to three Followers (be reasonable)


Select Gear
Check: Enable outfit management
Check: Only allow helmets during combat (unless using matching circlets)


Select Info
Check: Manual Level Up (don't level them up until they start to seem weak)


Attribute Points:  3 Health, 1 Magica, 1 Stamina

Initial Points: 150 + 160 = 310 / 5 = 62
Allocate:  Health = 186, Magic = 62, Endurance = 62

Skill Points:  + 7 per level
Archery, Block, Destruction, Heavy/Light Armor, One/Two Handed, Restoration, Sneak


Select Combat
Check: General (uses vanilla AI and manual level up with no level cap)


Training Mage Spells:

Equip one spell in each hand of your character (ex. Flames and Healing)
Select Magic
Select Teach Follower Equipped Spells



Standard Spells:

Fire Bolt/Ice Spike/Lightning Bolt (only one), Ward, Courage, Heal Self, Heal Other


Note:  The apprentice level destruction spells have excellent range and do single target damage avoiding friendly fire.


Set Tweak Spell 1: Heal Player at 25% health

Set Tweak Spell 2: Heal Self at 50% health

Set Tweak Spell 3: Conjure Familiar at 75% health

Set Tweak Spell 2: Courage at Start of Combat (the small delay is helpful when trying to get a hit in for soul trap)


Note:  when recovering from downed state, the tweak spells will be cast in priority order: 1 = first, 2 = second, etc.






I removed Immersive Patrols because it caused massive lag and eventually a CTD heading into Whiterun.

I added the mod Slightly Reduced NPC Greetings to fix a problem with Follower Commentary Overhaul speaking too frequently.

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I added Parallax Support


Downloaded and installed:


Project Parallax Vanilla 1-3
SMIM Bridge 1-74 update
Stonewall Update
ENB Parallax Only Config 221
PPR aMidianBorn Whiterun V2

Vivid Landscapes - All in One - Loose Files 2048
Vivid Landscapes - Enhanced Lights and FX Compatibility patch
Vivid Landscapse - Moss Rocks - Compatibility Patch


Reinstalled Real Ice choosing Parallax option
Reinstalled Skyfalls and Skymills choosing Parallax option

Uninstalled Vivid Landscapes - Castle Volkihar - Non ENB Patch


Disabled AntiAliasing in Skyrim Launcher Settings


Screenshot of Lydia (spell sword & shield) and Uthgerd (Xbow & 2H) at Dragonsreach with Parallax only ENB: https://1drv.ms/1tBF9RX - 45 FPS @2560x1600

Similar screenshot with Vividian ENB Performance:  https://1drv.ms/1pnCcpT - 25 FPS @2560x1600 (unplayable)

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I've played this to 30th level with only minor problems.


1.  Uthgerd stopped following.  I noticed this after using the horsecaller horn in a location where she didn't have room to get on the horse.  It left her script in a bad state.  I had to use the AFT Reset Character command to recover.

2.  Sometimes when I tell my follower to Make Camp on uneven terrain, I get stuck inside the tent.  I had to use fast travel to the current location to get out of the tent.

3.  Sometimes Hypothermia doesn't recognize the cloak I'm wearing and I start to freeze to death.  Some cloaks it just doesn't recognize.  Other times I simply have to unequip then reequip the cloak to recover.

4.  Occasional CTD.  These seem to be due to the game exceeding the 3.n GB memory limit because it always recovers when I reload.

5.  Some encounters are crazy hard.  I finally had to remove Immersive Difficulty Thane. [Edit] I later tracked this down to Revenge of the Enemies.

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I remapped the keyboard commands so my left hand never has to leave the home row (except for 1-8 which can't be remapped)




Upper Row


Q: Map

W: Items

E: Activate

R: Sheath/Draw Weapon

T: Use Power/Shout


Home Row


A: Back

S: Left

D: Forward

F: Right

G: Favorites


Lower Row


Z: Auto Move

X: Wait

C: Journel

V: Sneak

B: Magic


Other Keys


Tab: Character Menu

Caps Lock: Toggle Run/Walk

Shift: Run

Left Control: Quick Stats

Alt: Jump

Space: Sprint




E can't be remapped without breaking Take Book

R can't be remapped without breaking Craft Item

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This thread has 840 views so I guess I'll keep posting to it.


I figured out how to make the follower AI use offensive spells, defensive spells, and bows and melee.


1.  Equip bow, ammo, melee weapon (and shield if 1 handed weapon).


2.  Set Health, Magicka, Stamina at 3:2:1.  Ex.  300 health, 200 magicka, 100 stamina.


3.  Assign 1 skill point per level to the following seven skills:
     Archery, Destruction, 1 or 2 handed weapon, Light or Heavy Armor, Restoration, Block, Conjuration.


4.  Set AFT combat style to General.


5.  Teach the follower lightning bolt, fire bolt, or ice spike. 


6.  Teach the highest heal self, heal other, and ward they can cast.

     Use AFT View Standard Spells to see if they have enough magicka for the spells.

7.  Set four tweak spells: Heal player at 25%, Heal self at 50%, Conjure Familiar at 75%, Courage at Start of Combat. 


At range, the AI will use spells and switch to bows when out of magicka.

At melee, the AI will use spells and switch to melee when out of magicka.
The AI will also use wards and self healing automatically.

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I found the fights boring and too easy without Revenge of the Enemies, yet I still didn't want unreasonable overpowered encounters.  So I decided to try ASIS instead.  As a patcher, ASIS is more complex to install but it is configurable and does much more.  I also reinstalled Deadly Dragons which is made reasonable by installing Ultimate Dragons after it.


I was really enjoying Skyrim with ASIS until I had to fight the vampire boss Morvarth while trying to become the Thane of Hjaalmarch.  His lightning attacks were devastating and the whole encounter was impossible with all the vampire followers and their summons.


I needed a better strategy to deal with these overpowered encounters and here it is: 




In short, while I generally adventure with three followers, I will bring more if necessary to deal with tough fights.  I enabled the AFT setting for force post combat regen.  In addition, magic and elemental resistance are critical.  In addition to enchanting I'm using the Lords Stone and Alteration perks.

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