Official RPG Codex Discord Server

  1. Welcome to rpgcodex.net, a site dedicated to discussing computer based role-playing games in a free and open fashion. We're less strict than other forums, but please refer to the rules.

    "This message is awaiting moderator approval": All new users must pass through our moderation queue before they will be able to post normally. Until your account has "passed" your posts will only be visible to yourself (and moderators) until they are approved. Give us a week to get around to approving / deleting / ignoring your mundane opinion on crap before hassling us about it. Once you have passed the moderation period (think of it as a test), you will be able to post normally, just like all the other retards.
    Dismiss Notice

Improving Skyrim / Recommended Mods thread (Mostly about Requiem)

Discussion in 'Bethesda Game Studios' started by Crispy, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. anvi Cipher Village Idiot

    anvi
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2016
    Messages:
    5,516
    Location:
    Kelethin
    I hate this game even after a million mods. I spend 20 hours installing them, then I play the game and see it is still so boring and uninstall it 2 hours later. I should really stop that. The dialogue, the stories, the characters, the quests, the dungeons, the combat, the locations, the UI, everything about it is relentlessly bad.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Participation Award Participation Award x 1
    ^ Top  
  2. mastroego Arcane

    mastroego
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2013
    Messages:
    8,546
    Location:
    Italy
    Avoid modpacks.
    Install Requiem and a variety of lesser, individual mods that accompany it well.
    It has been covered several times.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    • Acknowledge this user's Agenda Acknowledge this user's Agenda x 1
    • Fabulously Optimistic Fabulously Optimistic x 1
    ^ Top  
  3. throwaway Arbiter

    throwaway
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2013
    Messages:
    491
    Maybe I'm going through an overlong phase but Google Stadia's promise of click and play within seconds has made me reconsider the amount of time this path requires. I once spent over a week of my life trying (and succeeding) to mod Fallout 3 into something good, even watched a dozen Gopher videos. This knowledge carried over into FNV modding which took "only" 1 full day.

    But Skyrim requires an order of magnitude more work, and if I came into it without any prior Gamebryo modding experience, I would be either lost at sea, and run out of any willingness to scale the game by the time I've figured the shit out, or play vanilla unmodded, which is no option.

    I don't have nearly enough energy, or time, to play things these days, nevermind turn what ought to be a quick facelift into work. Not to be too contrarian, but in cases such as mine, modpacks really are the superior solution, even if in general they are second (or according to the sentiment in this threads: third) -best.
     
    • cuck cuck x 1
    ^ Top  
  4. mastroego Arcane

    mastroego
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2013
    Messages:
    8,546
    Location:
    Italy
    OK, I've been there too, just know that it's a very distant second position.

    Honestly I have a lot of mods together with Requiem but most of them are ease of use stuff or cosmetic additions/alterations... not something truly, absolutely critical.
    The core of the "mod-suite" is Requiem + Frostfall + Wet&Cold + a lightweight needs system.
    Perhaps something else I'm forgetting right now, but they can't possibly be many.

    I strongly suggest to use this as a (coherent) gameplay overhaul, before you burn out on the whole thing trying to play a messy combo of mismatched of mods.
     
    • Salute Salute x 1
    ^ Top  
  5. Butter Arcane

    Butter
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2018
    Messages:
    4,129
    Alternatively, I would build around Legacy of the Dragonborn + a few EnaiSiaion mods: Ordinator, Wildcat, Andromeda, Imperious. From there, it's just a weather mod, an alternate start, maybe a few quest mods, and you're 90% ready to go.
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
    ^ Top  
  6. Drax Arcane

    Drax
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Messages:
    10,985
    Location:
    Silver City, Southern Lands
    I second LotD recommendation, it's quite fun to play magic indiana jones.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    ^ Top  
  7. Yosharian Magister

    Yosharian
    Joined:
    May 28, 2018
    Messages:
    5,650
    Location:
    Hammerfell
    Does it still have that retarded NPC in the collection hall thingy?
     
    ^ Top  
  8. Drax Arcane

    Drax
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Messages:
    10,985
    Location:
    Silver City, Southern Lands
    It has several NPCs.
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  9. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

    DraQ
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Messages:
    32,713
    Location:
    Chrząszczyżewoszyce, powiat Łękołody
    Requiem is for gameplay.
    3DNPCs for content and great followers.
    Inigo is for awesome follower.
    Apocalypse is for being a powerful wazard.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Despair Despair x 1
    ^ Top  
  10. Yosharian Magister

    Yosharian
    Joined:
    May 28, 2018
    Messages:
    5,650
    Location:
    Hammerfell
    Mostly agree. I think 3DNPC is a little overrated. And Apocalypse has some incredibly OP spells, but fuck me it has some amazing ones.
     
    ^ Top  
  11. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

    DraQ
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Messages:
    32,713
    Location:
    Chrząszczyżewoszyce, powiat Łękołody
    3DNPCs has some low points but you get a bunch of questlines and interesting followers that are pretty well rooted in often more obscure aspects of the lore.
     
    ^ Top  
  12. Yosharian Magister

    Yosharian
    Joined:
    May 28, 2018
    Messages:
    5,650
    Location:
    Hammerfell
    My standards are pretty high, it doesn't meet them. But that's just me
     
    • Interesting Interesting x 1
    ^ Top  
  13. Eirinjas Arcane Patron

    Eirinjas
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2014
    Messages:
    1,149
    Location:
    The Moon
    RPG Wokedex
    Modding Bethesda games to make them even remotely playable is why I no longer buy anything they make. Fuck them. Fuck them sideways with a cheese-grater.
     
    • Yes Yes x 6
    • Shit Shit x 1
    ^ Top  
  14. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

    DraQ
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Messages:
    32,713
    Location:
    Chrząszczyżewoszyce, powiat Łękołody
    I'm interested now.
     
    • Prestigious Prestigious x 1
    ^ Top  
  15. deuxhero Arcane

    deuxhero
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    9,512
    Location:
    Flowery Land
    New dev diary from the Beyond Skyrim team.

    at 4 mins in it says their Illiac Bay is being polished up for a "pre-release" (I assume another demo like Bruma). No idea why they didn't just concentrate on one province at a time.
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
    ^ Top  
  16. Dawkinsfan69 Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Bethestard

    Dawkinsfan69
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2016
    Messages:
    2,815
    Location:
    inside ur mom ᕦ( ▀̿ Ĺ̯ ▀̿ )ᕤ
    WHY WOULD ANYONE CARE ABOUT THIS STUPID SHIT

    AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
     
    • butthurt x 4
    • Participation Award x 1
    • Acknowledge this user's Agenda x 1
    • it is a mystery x 1
    • Shit x 1
    ^ Top  
  17. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

    DraQ
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Messages:
    32,713
    Location:
    Chrząszczyżewoszyce, powiat Łękołody
    Seriously, could you expound?
    Apply ice.
     
    ^ Top  
  18. anvi Cipher Village Idiot

    anvi
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2016
    Messages:
    5,516
    Location:
    Kelethin
    His voice holy shit. Why does he talk like he is working on repairing a 7th wonder of the world. IT IS A MOD OF SHIT GAME YOU OVERLY DRAMATIC BITCH!
     
    • Acknowledge this user's Agenda Acknowledge this user's Agenda x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    ^ Top  
  19. DJOGamer PT Arcane

    DJOGamer PT
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2015
    Messages:
    4,751
    Location:
    Lusitânia
    Why don't these guys just make their own game?
    They clearly have the time, motivation and capacity. So why working on massive free projects in such a shitty engine?
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • PIRACY IS WRONG PIRACY IS WRONG x 1
    ^ Top  
  20. Yosharian Magister

    Yosharian
    Joined:
    May 28, 2018
    Messages:
    5,650
    Location:
    Hammerfell
    The voice acting isn't up to the standards set by the base game. The dialogue isn't particularly good. The NPCs don't behave similarly to Skyrim's base NPCs. They don't offer something which has a significant effect on the game - they're mostly just window dressing.

    All in all, the mod doesn't 'fit' with the base game, and doesn't offer anything particularly interesting.
     
    ^ Top  
  21. deuxhero Arcane

    deuxhero
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    9,512
    Location:
    Flowery Land
    Typically most of the people are working on this are amateurs or don't do much. People often use such projects for resumes.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    ^ Top  
  22. Valky Arcane Manlet

    Valky
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2016
    Messages:
    2,418
    Location:
    Trapped in a bioform
    You can not fix a fundamentally shit system, you can only get a new system entirely.
     
    • Yes Yes x 1
    • Old Old x 1
    ^ Top  
  23. Clockwork Knight Arcane

    Clockwork Knight
    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,872,737
    Location:
    Glass Fields, Ruins of Old Iran
    Costs. Modding only costs time, making a game that nobody buys is riskier.
     
    ^ Top  
  24. anvi Cipher Village Idiot

    anvi
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2016
    Messages:
    5,516
    Location:
    Kelethin
    The way he talks is how religious fucks talk about repairing a cathedral. And here is the Dwemerian chamber which we have reconstructed with great care and respect and honour. Oh ye Skyrim fan, thine taste is impeccable and we take very seriously our godly mission of improving such sacred game textures.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • incline incline x 1
    ^ Top  
  25. Eirinjas Arcane Patron

    Eirinjas
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2014
    Messages:
    1,149
    Location:
    The Moon
    RPG Wokedex
    Okay, I have been holding out. I actually do have an excellent mod recommendation for Skyrim. And there is even a Fallout 4 version!

    It's called: Uninstall

    Best modification ever!

    P.S. I'd really like to think we could eventually slap Todd Howard's dick out of Fluent's mouth.
     
    • Edgy x 3
    • Yes x 3
    • butthurt x 2
    • Old x 2
    • Brofist x 1
    • Participation Award x 1
    • nice x 1
    • rolleyes x 1
    • When words are not enough x 1
    • retadred x 1
    ^ Top  

As an Amazon Associate, rpgcodex.net earns from qualifying purchases.