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SkyrimVR - Mods and Tweaks

SimonSays28
Level 9
I think an easy to find thread for tweaking and modding SkyrimVR would be nice for anybody looking to start modding but without maybe the necessary knowledge on how to proceed.

*DISCLAIMER - I did not write or find all of this information, lots of these links were already in the SkyrimVR impressions thread - but I think having a collective thread will be more helpful for everyone and will also separate the guides from the impressions thread allowing people to really focus on their experiences with SkyrimVR in the impressions thread.

I am going to post the guides I followed, as well as my SkyrimVR INIs and my mod list.

The first guide to start with is - https://www.reddit.com/r/skyrimvr/comments/89705e/how_to_install_mods_in_skyrim_vr_easy_guide_nexus/...
I used the following Nexus Mod Manager guide outlined in the thread, but there is something called Vortex which is listed in the guide as well - I am not sure what it is or how it differs or is better the NMM so I am sticking with my NMM install currently.

Enabling Mods:

  1. Be sure you've launched the game for the first time, and it runs (then quit).
  2. Navigate to: Documents>My Games>Skyrim VR and open SkyrimPrefs.ini
  3. Add the heading [Launcher]. right under it add the line: bEnableFileSelection=1 then save.


Looks like this:




[Launcher]



bEnableFileSelection=1




Nexus Mod Manager



  1. If you haven't already, Download and install Nexus Mod Manager: link
  2. Run NMM (administration mode may be required). Cancel the auto
    search ("Stop Searching" button) at the bottom right of the screen.
  3. Click the ... button right below where it says Skyrim Special Edition.
  4. Select the folder: *(steam installation path)*\Steam\steamapps\common\SkyrimVR\
  5. Click the little checkmark above, and ignore the warning that it couldn't find the .exe
  6. Install mods
  7. Navigate to ...appdata\local\Skyrim Special Edition and copy the plugins.txt
  8. Paste the plugins into ...appdata\local\Skyrim VR
  9. Close NMM, and get started!


All Done



You can also install them manually by creating a plugins.txt
file in the appdata\local\SkyrimVR. Put your list of mods with an
asterisk in front of them. You'll still need the steps under Enabling Mods. He says there has to be a "Skyrim.esm" at the top of the plugins.txt, but I don't have one on mine and it works fine.


Following that a bit of INI tweaking is necessary - there is a big thread for this at https://www.reddit.com/r/skyrimvr/comments/89dlbp/ini_tweak_megathread/
My SkyrimVR.ini was scoped from this link https://pastebin.com/TbGPvLpr - which is for the Vive so do not copy/paste it whole sale if you are on the Rift.

Keep in mind that these files directly affect your graphics settings - so copying whole sale can reset values that you have already set in game.

My INIs are as follows:

SkyrimPrefs.ini
[Display]
fShadowDistance=2000.0000
fInteriorShadowDistance=3000.0000
iShadowMapResolution=1024
fProjectedUVNormalDetailTilingScale=1.2000
fProjectedUVDiffuseNormalTilingScale=0.5000
bEnableProjecteUVDiffuseNormals=1
bUseTAA=0
iReflectionResolutionDivider=2
bUse64bitsHDRRenderTarget=0
iSaveGameScreenShotHeighWSt=192
iSaveGameScreenShotWidthWS=320
iSaveGameScreenShotHeight=192
iSaveGameScreenShotWidth=256
iShadowMaskQuarter=4
fLightLODStartFade=3500.0000
bFXAAEnabled=0
fLeafAnimDampenDistEnd=4600.0000
fLeafAnimDampenDistStart=3600.0000
fTreesMidLODSwitchDist=5000.0000
fMeshLODFadePercentDefault=1.2000
fMeshLODFadeBoundDefault=256.0000
fMeshLODLevel2FadeTreeDistance=9999999.0000
fMeshLODLevel1FadeTreeDistance=9999999.0000
fMeshLODLevel2FadeDist=9999999.0000
fMeshLODLevel1FadeDist=9999999.0000
fLowestDynamicHeightRatio=0.7000
fLowestDynamicWidthRatio=0.7000
fGamma=1.0000
bBorderless=0
bFull Screen=1
iSize H=1080
iSize W=1920
iScreenShotIndex=0
bEnableAutoDynamicResolution=0
bTreesReceiveShadows=1
bUsePrecipitationOcclusion=1
bDrawLandShadows=0
iMaxSkinDecalsPerFrame=250
iMaxDecalsPerFrame=800
[General]
fLightingOutputColourClampPostSpec=1.0000
fLightingOutputColourClampPostEnv=1.0000
fLightingOutputColourClampPostLit=1.0000
fBrightLightColorB=1.0000
fBrightLightColorG=1.0000
fBrightLightColorR=1.0000
iStoryManagerLoggingEvent=-1
bEnableStoryManagerLogging=0
uLargeRefLODGridSize=9
[Imagespace]
bDoDepthOfField=1
[MAIN]
fSkyCellRefFadeDistance=150000.0000
bGamepadEnable=0
bWandCrosshairEnabled=1
bCrosshairEnabled=1
fHUDOpacity=1.0000
bSaveOnPause=0
bSaveOnTravel=1
bSaveOnWait=1
bSaveOnRest=1
iCompassPosition=0
[Interface]
fMouseCursorSpeed=1.0000
bDialogueSubtitles=0
bGeneralSubtitles=0
bShowCompass=1
[VRDisplay]
fRenderTargetSizeMultiplier=1.0000
[VRInput]
bActivateWithBothWands=0
bEnableAutoTeleport=0
bUsingMotionControllers=1
bLeftHandedMode=0
bDirectMovementWithWands=1
fGamepadLookAngleSnapSmoothingSpeed=360.0000
bGamepadLookAngleSnapSmoothing=1
fGamepadLookAngleSnapAmount=45.0000
bGamepadLookAngleSnapping=0
fMeleeLinearVelocityThreshold=4.500
fShieldLinearVelocityThreshold=6.000
[VRPerformance]
iQualityPreset=2
[GamePlay]
bShowFloatingQuestMarkers=1
bShowQuestMarkers=1
iDifficulty=2
[VR]
bComfortSwim=0
fCharacterHeightOffset=9.0000
bOneTimeCalibrationCompleted=1
bComfortSneak=0
bRealisticShield=1
[Controls]
fMouseHeadingSensitivity=0.0125
fGamepadHeadingSensitivity=0.8467
bAlwaysRunByDefault=1
bInvertYValues=0
bGamePadRumble=1
fMovementSpeedPercent=0.7750
[VRWand]
bUseRealisticBowAiming=1
[Particles]
iMaxDesired=6000
[SaveGame]
fAutosaveEveryXMins=15.0000
[AudioMenu]
fAudioMasterVolume=1.0000
fVal7=1.0000
uID7=975629052
fVal6=1.0000
uID6=975629053
fVal5=0.7000
uID5=369100813
fVal4=1.0000
uID4=975629054
fVal3=0.5000
uID3=466532
fVal2=0.8000
uID2=554685
fVal1=0.8000
uID1=1007612
fVal0=1.0000
uID0=94881
[Clouds]
fCloudLevel2Distance=262144.0000
fCloudLevel1Distance=32768.0000
fCloudLevel0Distance=16384.0000
fCloudNearFadeDistance=9000.0000
[Water]
bUseWaterDisplacements=1
[TerrainManager]
fTreeLoadDistance=12500.0000
fBlockMaximumDistance=250000.0000
fBlockLevel1Distance=70000.0000
fBlockLevel0Distance=35000.0000
fSplitDistanceMult=1.5000
bShowLODInEditor=1
[NavMesh]
fObstacleAlpha=0.5000
fCoverSideHighAlpha=0.8000
fCoverSideLowAlpha=0.6500
fEdgeFullAlpha=1.0000
fEdgeHighAlpha=0.7500
fEdgeLowAlpha=0.5000
fTriangleFullAlpha=0.7000
fTriangleHighAlpha=0.3500
fTriangleLowAlpha=0.2000
fLedgeBoxHalfHeight=25.0000
fEdgeDistFromVert=10.0000
fEdgeThickness=10.0000
fPointSize=2.5000
[Trees]
bRenderSkinnedTrees=1
uiMaxSkinnedTreesToRender=40
bEnableTreeAnimations=1
[VRComfort]
fComfortModeSize=0.7500
bComfortModeWhileMoving=0
bComfortModeWhileTurning=0
[Grass]
fGrassStartFadeDistance=7000.0000
fGrassMaxStartFadeDistance=7000.0000
fGrassMinStartFadeDistance=0.0000
[Decals]
bSkinnedDecals=1
bDecals=1
uMaxSkinDecals=100
uMaxDecals=1000
[LOD]
fLODFadeOutMultSkyCell=1.0000
fLODFadeOutMultObjects=30.0000
fLODFadeOutMultItems=10.0000
fLODFadeOutMultActors=15.0000
[Launcher]
bEnableFileSelection=1


And SkyrimVR.ini
[Display]
fTAAPostOverlay=0.675
fTAAPostSharpen=0.675
fDefaultFOV=130.0000
fDefault1stPersonFOV=130.0000
fNearDistance=13.0000
fDecalLifetime=45.0000

[HAVOK]
fMaxTime=0.01111

[VR]
bImmediatelyGrabObjectOnActivate=0
fSneakHeightPercent=0.35
bAllowVRCheating=1
fMagicRotationPitch=55
fVRWeaponBlockingIndicatorIntensity=0.0000
fSneakEnterThreshold=0.8450
fQuestMarkerBaseScaleDistance=0.1000
fRightHandShieldRotationRoll=10.0000
fLeftHandShieldRotationRoll=-10.00
uraVrEyePresentMode=1
fSkyScaleFactor=3000
fKickbackMaxOffset=0.1
fKickbackMinOffset=0.1
fKickbackMaxDuration=0.8
fKickbackMinDuration=0.05
fRecoilSpeedMultiplier=0.1
fRecoilVertMultiplier=0.1
fRecoilMaxVertDeg=35.0
fRecoilMaxHorizDeg=3.0
fPrimaryWorkshopGrabDistance=1200

[VRUI]
fDialogueMenuScale=30.0000
fDialogueMenuRotateZ=50.0000
fAutoAimScreenPercentageVROverride=0
fAutoAimScreenPercentageVR=0
bPlayVRMeleeWorldImpactSounds=1
fActivateRolloverSecondaryScale=10
fActivateRolloverSecondaryZ=0
fActivateRolloverSecondaryY=0
fActivateRolloverSecondaryX=-6.0000
fActivateRolloverPrimaryX=-6.0000

[Interface]
fActivatePickLength=60

[VRInput]
bUseWandDirectionalMovement=0
fShieldLinearVelocityThreshold=2
fMeleeLinearVelocityThreshold=3.0000

[Menu]
rConsoleHistoryTextColor=0,200,9
iConsoleTextSize=14
rConsoleTextColor=0,255,12
iConsoleSizeScreenPercent=10

[VRWand]
fMaxPulsesForFullSwipe=6
fMinPulsesForFullSwipe=3
fArrowSnapDistance=1.0000
fArrowLerpDistance=1.5000
fBowRotationRoll=-86.0000
fBowRotationPitch=-10.0000

[Controls]
fDualCastMinDistance=20.0000

[Gameplay]
bAllowHavokGrabTheLiving=1

[VRTeleport]
fPlayerComfortRadiusMeters=0.0000
bTeleportHeadComfortCheck=0
fPlayerBounceRadiusMeters=0.0000
fPlayerSphereRadiusMeters=0.0000

[Grass]
iMinGrassSize=32
Now for the good stuff - the mods.

I use alot of mods the 40 best ones that UploadVR posted at -  https://uploadvr.com/must-skyrim-vr-pc-mods-make-tamriel-even-better/

Keep in mind if you plan on using the Unofficial Skyrim Patch (if you only use one mod this is the one I recommend) - you will need the following compatibality patch - https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/16412?tab=description

I also use the following additional mods:

Darker Nights - https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/694/
Wet and Cold - https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/644/
Morrowloot - https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/3058
Fire Hurts - https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/28202/ *this is a Skyrim Mod that must be added manually to NMM to install on SkyrimVR/SkyrimSE - it works 100% I have tested it, it makes things like campfires do damage to you when you step on them. Must have for me.

My current mod list is as follows - I have had no issues with frame rate or glitchiness outside the standard and expected glitches that Bethesda games are known for - all mods appear to be functioning as they were intended in pancake Skyrim:
*Lanterns Of Skyrim - All In One - Main.esm
*Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch.esp
SkyrimVR.esm
*RSkyrimChildren.esm
*Sneak Tools.esp
*Cutting Room Floor.esp
*SMIM-SE-Merged-All.esp
*dD - Enhanced Blood Main.esp
*dD-Reduced Splatter Size.esp
*dD-Reduced Wound Size.esp
*dD - Realistic Ragdoll Force - Realistic.esp
*dD-Increase Fall Damage.esp
*RLO - Interiors.esp
*JKs Skyrim.esp
*Hothtrooper44_Armor_Ecksstra.esp
*MagicalCollegeofWinterhold.esp
*Book Covers Skyrim.esp
*Reverb and Ambiance Overhaul - Skyrim.esp
*SoundsofSkyrimComplete.esp
*MoreBanditCamps(SSE Explorer'sEdition).esp
*Obsidian Mountain Fogs.esp
*JKs_Skyrim_No_Lights_Patch.esp
*RLO - Exteriors.esp
*BirdsOfSkyrim_SSE.esp
*ShieldWard.esp
*Hothtrooper44_ArmorCompilation.esp
*WICO - Immersive People.esp
*schools of the holds.esp
*SOS_RLOInteriors_Patch.esp
*Run For Your Lives.esp
*Cloaks.esp
*Cloaks - Dawnguard.esp
*Cloaks - USSEP Patch.esp
*Lore Weapon Expansion.esp
*PrvtI_HeavyArmory.esp
*Immersive Patrols II.esp
*SkyrimIsWindy.esp
*Skyrim Flora Overhaul.esp
*SkyrimVR - USSEP Patch.esp
*WICO - Immersive Character.esp
*WICO - Immersive Dawnguard.esp
*WICO - Wild Hunt Gears.esp
*Lore Weapon Expansion - Daedric Crescent.esp
*Lore Weapon Expansion - Goldbrand.esp
*Lore Weapon Expansion - Relics of the Crusader.esp
*LrsamwaysExpandedSkyrimWeaponry.esp
*ZIA_Complete Pack_V4.esp
*RSChildren.esp
*Footprints.esp
*vrmirror.esp
*RLO - Effects.esp
*RLO - Illuminated Spells.esp
*RLO - CRF Patch.esp
*Dr_Bandolier.esp
*Sneak Tools Vanilla Masks.esp
*Sneak Tools Vanilla Hoods.esp
*Realistic AI Detection 2 SE Lite.esp
*Realistic-Voice.esp
*BetterQuestObjectives.esp
*BetterQuestObjectives-CRFPatch.esp
*BetterQuestObjectives - BCS Patch.esp
*Vivid WeathersSE.esp
*WetandCold.esp
*Vivid Weathers SE - Classic.esp
*Vivid Weathers SE - SOS Patch.esp
*DarkerNights.esp
*abotFiresHurt.esp
*Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul.esp
*RealisticWaterTwo.esp
*SoS_ImmersiveCitizens_Patch.esp
*RLO - IC Patch.esp
*MLU.esp
If you have any mods / tweaks you'd recommend or if I have missed any must have ones please post them to this thread so everybody can find them easily going forward. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Dranu
Level 3
I tend to get way too much stutter in the game.  No other game does it but this one.

SimonSays28
Level 9
What type of system are you running on Dranu - some of the tweaks in the INI thread might be of use to you to get the stutter down.
Check out my band at http://theheavyjack3.bandcamp.com/ - our entire discography has been released for free download.

Anonymous
Not applicable
Awesome thread!

I think I'm going to try these mods next:

https://www.reddit.com/r/skyrimvr/comments/8cbldz/immersive_navigation_never_use_that_world_map/

I'm planning on walking everywhere rather than use a horse or carriage so I'm going to start messing around with the suggestions in that thread at some point.

Have just popped into Whiterun but only to pick up a bounty, I've got way too many bits and pieces to do in Riverwood yet. And when I killed the baddie that the bounty is for I found a treasure map too! ๐Ÿ˜„

Am 12 hours in this game and I haven't even scratched the surface. If they manage to get SKSE VR sorted out and finish SkyWind and SkyBlivion my life will be fucking OVER!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I think @vannagirl needs to move in with me, I'm going to need someone to cook and feed me, plus someone to change my adult nappy when it's full ๐Ÿ˜›

SimonSays28
Level 9
Thanks for the tip Snowdog - I plan on walking everywhere I can and only using carriages if I am on a quest.

I am currently on a quest that sent me half way across the world to a dungeon - so I used a carriage from Whiterun to Morthal and then walked to the dungeon. Now I have to get back to Riverwood - which would be a very lengthy walk instead I made my way to Solitude to catch a carriage back to Whiterun and then trek to Riverwood.

However I thought I'd make a quick stop into Solitude before I left to sell off some loot, rent a room for a night and catch some rest and then head out the next day. Doing this has netted me another 3 quests just from walking around and talking to people.

I really hope they do get SKSEVR figured out - because I'd love to play Skywind in VR more than any other game. LOL
Check out my band at http://theheavyjack3.bandcamp.com/ - our entire discography has been released for free download.

Anonymous
Not applicable
Yup, Morrowind is the best game they've done imo. Playing that game in VR will be amazing. B)

Anonymous
Not applicable
OH. FUCK.

https://www.reddit.com/r/skyrimvr/comments/8cchgo/introducing_dragonborn_speaks_naturally_speech/

Haven't tried this out yet but it seems to work going by the comments in that thread. Fucking hell lol ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜„

SimonSays28
Level 9
Well going to spend sometime training the speech recognition software.

If they can get this working 100% with this mod - https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/16379
Skyrim will almost be the most immersive game in VR at the moment.

Now hopefully some SKSE gets ported over and we see the community work in actually touch support for things like grabbing levers, opening chests, sheathing and unsheathing swords, etc.
Check out my band at http://theheavyjack3.bandcamp.com/ - our entire discography has been released for free download.

Anonymous
Not applicable
Yup, I might wait a while before I install these so that the kinks can be ironed out. I haven't installed either one yet.

SimonSays28
Level 9

snowdog said:

Yup, I might wait a while before I install these so that the kinks can be ironed out. I haven't installed either one yet.


I am going to try the dialog one first - because it seems like an easy uninstall if I don't like it. The only thing with it is that because it is uses a DLL to hook into the game if Bethesda updates the game the author has to rebuild the mod for the new patch.

Fortunately - it is Bethesda so I give them at most 5 patches before they officially stop supporting the game in that regard. LOL
Check out my band at http://theheavyjack3.bandcamp.com/ - our entire discography has been released for free download.