Ultimate Skyrim is a modpack that changes the way you play Skyrim. If you never modded Skyrim before and installed Ultimate Skyrim than please do not continue with this guide. If you already have multiple instances of MO2 and know how to mod Skyrim that just grab the requirements and the esp because this guide will teach you anything new. This guide was made by a dude who hates the look of NPCs in all Bethesda Games (and FNV) and can not stand the fact that not even CBBE or UNP was used in Ultimate Skyrim. If you think that Ultimate Skyrim is perfect in itself and do not care about the looks of your character or other characters than is this mod obsolete for you.
If you are still with me than please read the guide first and than download the mods. Ultimate Skyrim was crafted very carefully and you don’t wanna mess with it too much.
!!! INSTALL EVERY MOD IN THIS ORDER !!!
Mods without ESPs:
These mods do not have an ESP and are safe to install, as long as you have the correct order in MO2.
Starting of course with CBBE, the most downloaded female body replacer. Download the main file and follow these instructions:
Slim or Curvy is your choice, but important later on so remember it! Get the Face Pack for some decent face presets and ignore the Tools. Next up is the choice for going SFW or NSFW (character has underwear or is nude when equipping nothing). Pick “None” for being nude or one of the Underwear Styles. Texture Quality is important and I recommend High or Medium depending on your hardware.
The body is not the only ugly thing, the hair is horrible too! So get Superior Lore-Friendly Hair – HD textures next. You can choose between Straight or Rough hair and 1k or 2k textures.
!!! If you picked the SFW option in the CBBE installer skip this mod !!!
The normal CBBE skin is ok but you can of course get something better. This is totally optional. Fair Skin Complexion includes skin, eyes, brows, teeth, freckles and makeup tint masks. Download “Fair Skin Complexion for CBBE v10.0 Optimized”. In the installer pick a Diffuse Map (recommended is Default), a Normal Map (depends if you picked Slim or Curvy in the CBBE installer), pick “None” for Specular Maps and Subsurface Scattering. You can pick all Optional Files if you want.
Feminine Khajiit Textures (Grey Cat and Leopard): download either the CBBE (NSFW) or Vanilla (SFW) version and install based on preference.
Feminine Argonian Textures (Chameleon and Lizard): same as before
Masculine Khajiit Textures (Grey Cat and Leopard): download the Vanilla version either 1k or 2k.
Masculine Argonian Textures (Chameleon and Lizard): same as before
You now have a good base that does not conflict with other mods from Ultimate Skyrim. The next mods will have an ESP and will change the look of most NPCs. If you just wanted to change your character than you’re done.
Mods with ESPs:
Seranaholic: download both main files, when installing change the modname to Seranaholic for the Seranaholic file and change the modname to Valerica for the Valerica file; choose the CBBE option in both installers
Bijin Warmaidens: download the main file under optional files; when installing choose Legendary and the CBBE body
Bijin Wives: download the main file and choose “ALL IN ONE” and CBBE in the installer
Bijin NPCs: download the main file and “Bijin AIO for USLEEP users”, for the main file: choose “All in one”, Vanilla based and CBBE in the installer; Bijin AIO for USLEEP users doesnt have an installer.
!!! You need to either disable the ESPs from Bijin Warmaidens, Wives and NPCs in your load order or make them optional within MO !!!
Pandorable’s NPCs: download the main file
Pandorable’s NPCs – Dawnguard: donwload the USLEEP main file
The next mod you need to download the one that comes with this guide. It is an ESP that makes the changes from the NPC mods work with Ultimate Skyrim by creating a resolution patch in xEdit. Just download the mod and install.
You’re done. Important things to note: DO NOT SORT YOUR LOAD ORDER! The order in which you installed these mods is important. Please comment on improvements, feedback or bugs. (Only bugs concerning this mod, not Ultimate Skyrim)
Original URL: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/97242