Skyrim 2017 Textures
Tamriel is a beautiful world, filled with flora, fauna, and people. The game does its best to bring the world to life, although it may fall a bit short – even when in VR. Some of the textures might come off a bit bland, and while Skyrim has aged well, its wrinkles are definitely beginning to show compared to more recent open world games. Thankfully, you can use this Skyrim mod to give the world a much-needed facelift. With better textures for the ground, water, hills, leaves, and more, it’ll feel like you’re exploring a completely different world.
HD Road Signs
It can feel a bit confusing navigating through Skyrim, especially if it’s your first time in the game. Luckily, there are different road signs scattered throughout the map that try to help players reach their location. The main issue here, though, is that these signs look awfully blurry, and you’ll be spending more time trying to read them than traveling to where you need to go. This nifty Skyrim mod fixes the issue, adding much more details to the sign and just making them plain readable. A perfect mod for those who prefer to take the long road than fast traveling.
Vivid Weathers Definitive Edition
Okay, now you’ve finally found a way to fix those dated textures and blurry signs, so what now? For a more immersive experience, you can use this Skyrim mod for better weather effects in the game. Aside from the typical sun, rain, and now, the mod also adds a slew of other climate changes ranging from vivid clouds, fog, real snowflakes, and so much more. On top of that, it even redoes all of the colors and weather effects in the game.
Enhanced Blood Textures
There’s nothing more satisfying than stabbing your sword and killing your enemy with that final blow after a challenging fight. Although, the kill may feel a bit underwhelming for players who prefer spilling more blood on the battlefield. Using this Skyrim mod, you can adjust blood detail, splatter size, and even color to your liking. That way, you can leave a trail of blood and walk away like a badass after slaying a dozen enemies.
Sounds of Skyrim Complete
One thing Skyrim does right is its ambient noises. Listening to the eerie wind while exploring dungeons can send a chill up your spine, while the chatter of townspeople can really bring a kingdom to life. And, of course, there’s nothing more relaxing than taking a stroll through the wilderness and taking in the sound of nature. This Skyrim VR mod adds to the experience, adding a slew of other immersive sounds that will have you engrossed in the game’s open world. This is a collection of three individual mods, comprising of Sounds of Skyrim – Civilization, Sounds of Skyrim – The Wilds, and Sounds of Skyrim – The Dungeons.
While the sounds of Skyrim are indeed immersive, the audio itself can fall a bit flat. When you’re playing a VR game, you want to feel as if you’re in the game yourself, body and all. With this VR mod, you’ll have 3D audio that follows your position. Sounds, such as chatter, will change direction depending on which side you’re facing. One of the best immersive mods, this is a great way to be in the Dovahkiin’s shoes.
Lanterns of Skyrim
When exploring during the evenings, it might feel a bit too dark around certain towns and kingdoms. The sheer darkness might make your nightly rituals, such as needing to visit a certain NPC or cash in your junk at a pawn shop, a bit difficult. While there aren’t any light posts outside to guide your path, you can use this VR mod for a bit more illumination. The mod will add a plethora of lanterns around the open world, assuring that you have a light to guide you back home… or wherever else you need to be. Not to mention it adds a certain charm to towns, urging players to take an occasional nightly stroll.
Book Covers Skyrim
Throughout Skyrim, you’ll encounter plenty of books you can pick up, buy, and even read. It gives players some critical insight into the lore, especially since the game doesn’t explain all of the little details. Heck, you can even make your own library at home and stock all of the books you’ve found on your adventure. The main issue with your reading materials, however, is that most of the covers are extremely generic and often reused. The only real way to distinguish each book is by looking at the title, and that’s no fun. So, using this Skyrim VR mod, you can give each book the cover they deserve. That way, you won’t have to scan through piles and piles of novels while searching for the next issue of The Lusty Argonian Maid.
Realistic Ragdolls and Force
Ragdoll mechanics are all good and fun, though some fans might not enjoy how exaggerated they can be in Skyrim. The immersion can really wear off when you blast a bandit off the cliff and watch them topple hilariously down the cliff. If you prefer your enemies to have a little more backbone, this Skyrim VR mod will tone down the extra force applied to the enemy, making sure they don’t fly off to Oblivion.
Magical College of Winterhold
I don’t know about you, but the college of Winterhold feels extremely underwhelming for an establishment focusing on, well, magic. While the college might want to keep a low profile to the outside world, there’s no excuse as to why it should look pretty lifeless on the campus as well. If you’re looking for a more Hogwarts-ish take on the school, this Skyrim VR mod gives the school the enchanting overhaul it rightfully deserves. The mod adds a magical touch to the courtyard, lobby, dorms, Arcanaeum, and the Arch Mage’s quarters.
One way Bethesda brings Skyrim to life is through the world’s many inhabitants. Apart from the Nords, the world is filled with all sorts of other citizens, from Argonians down to the Khajiit. These natives are what keep the game immersive, letting players believe that they’re in a completely different universe apart from ours. That immersion just snaps in half, though, when NPCs stop acting… human. All bugs aside, even the simplest hiccup can make the citizens feel like characters. Thankfully, this Skyrim VR mod increases the game’s artificial intelligence, making you actually feel like you’re dealing with real people instead of computer codes. Skyrim’s inhabitants will react more naturally to certain situations and the environment.
Aside from the villagers and townsfolk, you’ll come across various guards on your journey. Like all soldiers, they’ll be on the lookout and help any villagers who are being attacked by monsters or hunt down any bandits near the area. Unlike your average citizens, these guards are too far and few between, and will only usually appear when you pull off a crime in town. With this Skyrim VR mod, though, you can add more patrols around Skyrim. With this, you’ll cross paths with these soldiers more often, creating new scenarios or receiving unexpected aid during random ambushes.
Wards Act Like Shields
Amazing Follower Tweaks
Skyrim lets players bring around various followers on their many quests, providing you with some assistance during combat. While it’s always better to bring someone along for the ride, the follower system can feel a bit lackluster and underwhelming. This VR mod tweaks the mechanic, allowing players to manage multiple allies during any quest. You can even manage their spells, outfits, home assignments, and how they level up, apart from the other many things you can make them do.
Apocalypse – Magic of Skyrim
There are dozens of spells in the game, each with their own unique effects and benefits. Despite the impressive number of incantations in the game, seasoned mages will definitely want to expand their library with more magic. That being said, this VR mod adds 155 balanced ones to choose from. Not to mention, they are also lore-friendly, each falling in line with Skyrim’s mythos. New magic gives mages more options during combat while encouraging other players to use spells in the game.