User:Dreadflopp/SRLE Explorer Custom

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Skyrim Revisited: Legendary Edition combined with STEP and packs[edit]

Introduction[edit]

This is a guide on how to use SRLE - Explorer's Edition with a STEP install instead of a Skyrim Revisited: Legendary Edition. It will also show how to install an almost complete version of SR:LE with my packs added. The reason to use SRLE : Explorer's Edition instead of A Real Explorer's Guide to Skyrim (REGS), which it is a spin-off of, is that REGS needs to be updated to be compatible with STEP. It probably will get updated eventually but the author of the pack is unable to do that right now. REGS also includes mods that are incompatible with the mod Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul which soon will be included in STEP.

Prerequisites[edit]

To use this subguide you need to have STEP: Core, STEP: Extended or Skyrim Revisited: Legendary Edition installed.

Skyrim Revisited: Legendary Edition[edit]

Most of the mods from SR: LE can be used with any or all of my packs. Almost all of the mods included in SR: LE are made compatible with my packs if you use one of the methods described here. Enhanced Lighting an FX is not compatible with STEP.

Add SR:LE mods to STEP[edit]

To install SR: LE mods on top of STEP you just need to be a little carefull. If you install mods that improves or alters the textures of the world or of the creatures, deactivate mods that changes the same thing in STEP. If you add for example RS Children, deactivate New Children and Non Essential Children from STEP. Some of the SR: LE mods I recommend are:

  • Falskaar
    • Also install the patch from the main Realistic Water Two main installer. Merge with the main file.
  • Wyrmstooth
    • Also install the patch from the main Realistic Water Two main installer. Merge with the main file.
  • Project Reality - Climates Of Tamriel
  • Falskaar - Climates of Tamriel Patch
  • Vividian - Weather - Lighting Enhancement
  • RS Children Overhaul
Merge RS Children Overhaul following the instuctions from the SR: LE guide. Wait with the merge untill you have installed patches from the SRLE - Explorer's Edition guide.
  • Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul
  • My patches for this mod are made for an unmerged version (SR:LE used to recommend to merge this mod with it's patches)
  • The Cutting Room Floor patch and the ELE patch are not needed with STEP 2.2.9.2+
Deactivate the following step mods:
  • Clams drop pearls
  • Run for you lives
  • When vampires attack
  • 83Willows 101BugsHD Butterfly Dragonfly Luna-Moth Torchbug
  • VioLens - A Killmove Mod

Use SR:LE instead of STEP[edit]

To make an almost complete SR:LE install without STEP, install all of SR:LE except the following mods and patches:

  • No Spinning Death Animation
  • Realistic Ragdolls and Force - Install but hide the plugin
  • When installing even better quest objectives, leave out the following patches:
    • BetterQuestObjectives-DBForevertoMisc.esp
    • BetterQuestObjective-CuttingRoomFloor.esp
    • BetterQuestObjectives-PaarDilemmaPatch.esp
  • The conflict resolution patch



The following mods from the STEP guide should be added on top of your SR:LE install:

  • Explosive bolts visualized
Hide the following textures from the SR:LE mod EotW The Dawnguard Textures Remastered:
  • /textures/dlc01/weapons/crossbow/bolt_n.dds
  • /textures/dlc01/weapons/crossbow/bolt.dds
  • Consistent Older people
  • Invisibility Glitch - Eyes fix
  • Animated Weapon Enchants
  • Smooth blades draws and sheath
  • Invisibility eyes fix
  • Hearthfire Expanded
  • NARC
  • Not so fast - main quest
  • STEP Extended patch


After installing Enhanced lighting for ENB following the SR:LE guide, rename it's plugin:

  • ELE_Legendary_Fs_Wt_Lite.esp -> ELE_Legendary_Lite.esp


The following mods needs to be installed with different options than in the SR:LE guide:

  • Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul
  • My patches for this mod are made for an unmerged version (SR:LE used to recommend to merge this mod with it's patches)
  • The Cutting Room Floor patch and the ELE patch are not needed with STEP 2.2.9.2+


Relighting Skyrim, ELFX and Lanterns of Skyrim[edit]

The choice is yours:

Do it the STEP way:

LoS is optional but recommended, it has no conflict and needs no patches


Do it the SR:LE way:

Use my patches. The ELFX Exteriors module and Enhanced lighting for ENB (ELE) are both required
The custom version from the SR:LE guide. Do not use my Relighting Skyrim patches, they are not for this version


Don't do it:

  • Choose neither and go with vanilla lighting



If you use Vividian ENB, choose to use/not use Lanterns of Skyrim when installing it.

LOOT rules[edit]

Add/modify the following LOOT rules if you haven't already:

  • Add LOOT rule for RealisticWaterTwo.esp, set priority 980000
  • Add/Modify LOOT rule for STEP Extended patch.esp, set priority 990200
  • Add/Modify LOOT rule for ELE_Legendary_Lite.esp, set priority 990100
  • Add LOOT rule Immersive Citizens - RRR patch.esp AFTER RRR_3DNPC-Patch.esp
  • Remove the custom LOOT rule for Immersive Citizens that you made following SR:LE's instructions.


Patches[edit]

Use all patches that are patching mods that you use. If you have made a full SR:LE install, use all STEP and STEP: Extended patches. If you get a missing master warning for any of my patches, it is probably patching a STEP mod that is not in SR:LE. If this is the case, install the missing mod and report to me (thanks).

SRLE - Explorer's Edition[edit]

SRLE: Explorers edition is compatible with both SR:LE as well as with STEP if you use my patches. The SR:LE and SRLE: Explorers Edition patches are made with ELE which therefore is required.
Follow all instructions in the guide with these few exceptions:

  • Do not use the 3DNPC patch from Clothing and Clutter fixes.
  • Do not install patches for mods you do not use
  • Do not use the conflict resolution patch from SRLE - Explorers's Edition

Loot rules[edit]

Load ETaC - Whiterun Ext CRF Patch.esp AFTER STEP Core Patch.esp/STEP Extended Patch.esp Load ETaC - Complete.esp AFTER Helgen Reborn.esp

Patches[edit]

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