The second mod in my NPC overhaul series focuses on the Dawnguard DLC, covering NPCs from both factions as well as a few base game vampires. My goal was to give each of them fresh new looks while staying somewhat true to their original appearance and personality.
This mod is fully standalone and overhauls a total of 27 NPCs, both male and female. Just like with Pandorable’s NPCs, I have kept it lightweight by having the NPCs use the skin and body mods you have installed. I’ve also left the NPC weights untouched for increased compatiblity with other mods. The skin textures you have installed will drastically change the looks of any NPC, so they might not look the same in your game as in my screenshots. I used bijin skin for females, and SoS and dizona for males.
This mod is technically incompatible with any mod that edits the same NPCs, but most NPC overhauls can be used together without issues. Just like with my previous replacer mod, I have avoided any NPCs covered by the Bijin series so that they could be used together without issues.
I haven’t tried myself yet, but this mod should be perfectly fine to merge if you want to save a plugin slot.
INSTALLATION & REQUIREMENTS
Install using a mod manager of your choice or manually extract the contents to your Data folder. The Dawnguard DLC is required. The USLEEP version requires the Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Edition Patch[/url].
Q: Help, the faces are messed up!
A: Rearrange your load order, put this mod near the bottom, or reinstall. Also make sure you have downloaded the correct version. Take a look at your load order to see if any of your other mods might be incompatible with this one. Feel free to ask for help in the comments, but please save us both some time and do some troubleshooting on your own first!
Q: Can you add/change/remove this?
A: Not unless there is an actual problem with my mod. This is my vision and I’m happy with it. I will absolutely not make any special versions for strangers on the internet.
Q: Why didn’t you do this NPC?
A: Short answer; I didn’t feel like it. Long answer; I usually have a clear image in my head of how I think each character should look, often based on their personality, original appearance or an idea. However, there were some characters that I simply didn’t have a vision for, and I’d rather not force it and make something that doesn’t feel quite right.
Q: What about Serana and Valerica?
A: I received so many requests for Serana before even starting on this mod, but Seranaholic provides several amazing versions of both Serana and Valerica, and I think the author captured their essence perfectly. I did make a Serana a while back but decided not to include her in this mod as I personally prefer Seranaholic, and it doesn’t feel right to release a version that I wouldn’t use myself. However, if people really want the Serana I made, then I’ll consider releasing her separately.
Q: Can I request an NPC?
A: Not this time. There aren’t any more vampire/Dawnguard related NPCs that I want to make at this time, but perhaps the remaining NPCs will show up in a future mod.
Full NPC list with names and IDs here.
RaceMenu by expired
KS Hairdos Renewal by kalilies, stealthic khaos & shocky
Kalilies Hair[/url] by kalilies
Female Makeup Suite by domainwolf
Northborn Scars by northborn
Maevan2’s Eye Brows by maevan2
Brows by hvergelmir
Eyes of Beauty by lograam
Improved Eyes Skyrim by missjennabee & nazenn
Natural Eyes by nevenbridge
Mikan Eyes by nerune
Bijin Skin by rxkx22
Vitruvia by mandragorasprouts
Mature Skin by maevan2
FreckleMania 2 by tetrodoxin
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This mod would still be a work in progress if it wasn’t for my good friend chickmetalhead – who has helped in too many ways to count, from troubleshooting and giving advice to meticulous testing and creating the USLEEP patch. I’m very grateful to have him as a friend, and hope that you go to his profile and give him a kudos for his great contributions not only to this mod, but to the nexus community in general. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out his mods!
There will be more NPC overhauls from me (as well as some smaller mods inbetween), I enjoy making them and the nice comments make me very happy. However, I can’t decide which one I’ll do next. If you want to help me decide, you can vote here or leave a suggestion in the comment section.
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Original URL: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/94863