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STEP Guides are taking a new direction. Please read the article to understand how future Guides will be handled and released.
The new direction brings the Guide closer to previous "Extended" guides, therefore with this release, over 60 new mods have been added! This really brings the Guide to life!
New Mod Group
A new mod group has been added with this release: Gameplay - Skills and Perks
Most of the patch information can now be found on their forum topic.
The changes below have been made since the previous release.
- Various updates to grammar throughout.
- Fixed mis-matched image in DynDOLOD section.
- Added ENB list to end of Step 6.
- Added missing prompts to MO and BethINI instructions.
- Added manual cleaning instructions for Dawnguard.esm to the Guide rather than an external link.
- Added symbol to the "spoiler" text in the Guide, which hides the detailed instructions. This should help to distinguished them from regular links.
- Updated the instructions for cleaning the vanilla masters.
- Update MCM section for newest mod additions.
Mod List Changes
- SkyrimSE:SKSE64 - updated the named folder in the instructions to prevent confusion with SKSE (LE)
Audiovisual - Animations & Effects
Audiovisual - Models & Textures
- aMidianBorn Book of Silence (SE) - Added instructions for hiding files
- SkyrimSE:Armor and Clothing Extension Added
- SkyrimSE:Bellyaches Animal and Creature Pack SSE - updated installation instructions
- SkyrimSE:Better Dynamic Ash SE Added
- SkyrimSE:Better Dynamic Snow SE Added
- SkyrimSE:Better Falmer Cave Ceiling Glow Added
- SkyrimSE:Book Covers Skyrim Added
- SkyrimSE:Book Covers Skyrim - Lost Library Added
- SkyrimSE:Dark Brotherhood Tenets Restored Added
- SkyrimSE:Deadly Spell Impacts Added
- SkyrimSE:Detailing the Eldrich - Fixed broken link to Nexus, added instructions for installing the mod
- SkyrimSE:DRAGON PRIEST - Added recommended install option
- SkyrimSE:Dragonbone Mastery - updated FOMOD instructions.
- SkyrimSE:EASIER LOCKPICKING Added
- SkyrimSE:Enhanced Blood Textures SE Added
- SkyrimSE:HD Reworked Baskets Template:Replaced by SkyrimSE:Realistic HD Baskets Remastered
- SkyrimSE:HD Reworked Ores Template:Replaced by SkyrimSE:Metallurgy - Ingots and Ore HD
- SkyrimSE:HD Stone Quarry and Clay Deposit - updated instructions.
- SkyrimSE:Immersive Dragons - Fixed broken link to Nexus
- SkyrimSE:Improved Weapon Impact EFFECTS Correct Metal SE Added
- SkyrimSE:Hardy Hares Added
- SkyrimSE:HD Stone Quarry and Clay Deposit - updated instructions to hide additional files
- SkyrimSE:Metallurgy - Ingots and Ore HD Added
- SkyrimSE:Realistic HD Baskets Remastered Added
- SkyrimSE:Red Dog's Smaller Realistic Ice Spike and Ice Spear Added
- SkyrimSE:Rens HD ShrinesAdded
- SkyrimSE:RUSTIC WINDOWS - Special Edition Added
- SkyrimSE:SABRECAT - Added recommended install option
- SkyrimSE:SKELETON - Added recommended install option
- SkyrimSE:Skygazer Moons SSE Added
- SkyrimSE:The Elder Scrolls V Rewritten - Arvak SE - clarified which file to download
- SkyrimSE:Vistant's HD Night Sky SE - updated instructions for v4.9
- SkyrimSE:Whiterun Trellis Redesigned SE Added
Audiovisual - Sounds & Music
- Butterflies Unchained Added
- SkyrimSE:Dont Talk With Your Mouth Full Added - incorporated into the STEP Patch.
- SkyrimSE:Hearthfires Houses Building Fix Added
- SkyrimLE:Modern Brawl Bug Fix Template:Replaced by Enhanced Blood Textures
- SkyrimSE:Skyrim Landscape and Water Fixes Added
- SkyrimSE:Wiseman303's Flora Fixes - Revamped Template:Replaced by CACO.
Gameplay - General
Gameplay - AI & Combat
Gameplay - Economy & Item Balance
- SkyrimSE:Weapons Armor Clothing and Clutter Fixes - added new mod instructions.
Gameplay - Immersion & Role-playing
- SkyrimSE:Convenient Horses Added
- SkyrimSE:Disease Descriptions for the Immersive Adventurer SE Added
- SkyrimSE:Get Snowy Added
- SkyrimSE:Go On Ahead Added
- SkyrimSE:Mors Arrows Be Gone Moved to Gameplay - AI & Combat, added installation instructions
- SkyrimSE:No Lockpick Activate (SKSE) - Updated Added
- SkyrimSE:Ragdoll Paralysis Redux SE Template:Replaced by CACO
- SkyrimSE:Reasonable Movement Speed Moved to Fixes
- SkyrimSE:Relationship Dialogue Overhaul - RDO SE Added
- SkyrimSE:Simple Drop Lit Torches SE Added
- SkyrimSE:Torches Ignite Oil Added
- SkyrimSE:Waterbreathing Breathless Emerge SSE Moved to Fixes
Gameplay - Quests & Stories
Gameplay - Skills & Perks
- SkyrimSE:Better Container Controls for SkyUI Added
- SkyrimSE:Immersive HUD - iHUD Special Edition Added
- SkyrimSE:Lore-Based Loading Screens Added
- SkyrimSE:MoreHUD Inventory Edition Added
- SkyrimSE:MoreHUD SE Added
- SkyrimSE:Viewable Faction Ranks Added
- SkyrimSE:Whose Quest Is It Anyway Added
- SkyrimSE:Yes Im Sure Added
Audiovisual - Lighting & Weather
- SkyrimSE:Fores New Idles in Skyrim SE - added installation instructions.
Post Release Changes
The changes below have been made since the Guide's current version release.
- The MO Tool Setup section has been updated and refined for better handling of xEdit output files.
- Updated Cleaning Vanilla Master Files section to reflect the updated MO Tool Setup.
- General refinement of text formatting and instructions throughout the Guide.
Mod List Changes
- SkyrimSE:Detailed Rugs Moved to to the Audiovisual - Models and Textures mod group.