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How To Use Skyrim Nexus? 10 Best Skyrim Nexus Mods You Need To Try

If you are a die-hard fan of Skyrim then you must have heard or even used the Skyrim Nexus mods.

Nexus mods are quite helpful and you can actually expand and enhance the gaming experience using mods. These mods enable you to update and enhance the graphics of the games, improve the user interface if needed, make the game harder or easier, improve sound, fix the bugs that exist in the game, add content like, monsters, quests, classes and so on. there are hundreds of mods available for Skyrim.

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But for installing mods and using them you need a mod manager. And no doubt the Nexus Mod Manager is one of the best mod managers you can download. It helps you to install/uninstall mods, organize your mods, download mods with one-click and so on.

But if you don’t know how to use Skyrim Nexus Mod manager then this article will help you out. We have here the complete guide for installing and using Skyrim Nexus Mod Manager and installing the mods using it. What’s more, there is also a list of the best 10 Skyrim Nexus mods you should try.

How To Use Skyrim Nexus?

Activating and using Skyrim Nexus on your system is a pretty easy task. Before you can actually use mods of Skyrim Nexus, its necessary to install it correctly on your system. The whole process involves two sections. The first one is to download and install Skyrim Nexus and the second section involves downloading and installing mods of it. So, let’s do it.

I. Install Skyrim Nexus

Installing Skyrim Nexus is a straight-forward process. You only need to follow the instructions of the setup wizard and then it will be installed successfully. Here are the complete steps to install Skyrim Nexus on your system with ease.

  1. First of all, You need to head to the official website of Nexus in order to download the executable files. So, visit www.nexusmods.com, create a free account and then download the Nexus setup files.
  2. Once, you are done downloading it, simply double-click on the downloaded file to install it. Follow the instructions to complete the setup.
  3. Once the installation setup is fully done, Skyrim Nexus will start scanning your system’s hard drive to find all the installed games on your computer. After that, it will provide you the complete list of supported games.
  4. To install any particular game, hit the green colored button but if you do not want a particular game to be looked by Skyrim Nexus, then you can click the red button.
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  5. After that, Skyrim Nexus would ask you to select the games, you have to select at least one game in order to complete the process. Here we are selecting Skyrim as this whole article is all about Skyrim Nexus, finally click the OK button.
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  6.  Then, a new popup window will appear in which you would have to specify the location where you would like to store the Nexus mods and the Skyrim info and then click the finish button.
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  7. You will get a warning if you have not launched the Skyrim yet and are using Skyrim Nexus Mods manager.

So, this way you can install the Skyrim Nexus mods manager on your system and prepare it to download and install mods.

But, you would get an error in the last step if you are using WIndows Vista or Windows 7. Well, there is nothing to worry about as you can fix this issue by following the below steps.

  1. First, right click on Nexus Mods Manager and go to the Properties option.
  2. Now, click on the Compatibility Tab and then Check Run as Administrator.
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  3. Finally, click Apply button and then hit OK.
  4. After that, you will get a dialogue-box in which you only need to click the Yes button and the Skyrim Nexus Mods manager will be installed correctly.

II. Download And Install Mods

Now that, Skyrim Nexus mods manager is correctly installed on your system you can now download and install Mods using it.

  1. Before you can download and install Mods using Skyrim Nexus, you need to login to the application. For doing the same, launch Nexus and click on the Red button available at the bottom left corner of the main window. Click on it and log in using your Nexus account details.
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  2. After you are logged into Nexus, the red button will convert into the green one which indicates that you are logged in.
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  3. Now we can download the mods easily. For downloading mods using Skyrim Nexus Mods Manager, first go to Nexus Mods Manager website, click the files tab and select Download with manager option. The mods will start downloading.
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  4. After that, you have to select a mod in the Nexus Mods Manager application and install it.
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So, this way you can download as many mods using Skyrim Nexus Mod Manager. Well, for you here is the list of 10 best Skyrim Nexus Modes your need to try. Let’s check them out.

10 Best Skyrim Nexus Mods you need to try

1. Relighting Skyrim

Relighting Skyrim Mod is one of the best mods of Skyrim which corrects the light sources and makes sure that the light beams out of the logical sources like fires, starts etc. not from those illogical sources like doors, wood etc. You must have seen sometimes the light beams out from a door. Really? So, to correct all this nonsense Relighting Skyrim is the one to install.

2. A Quality world map and Solstheim map

This mod of Skyrim Nexus is really a life-saving one. If you don’t want to fast-travel in the game then you can install and activate this mod which will provide you a quality world map and Solstheim map which helps to find out the best routes in the cities which you could be missing without this mod.

3. Unofficial Skyrim Patches

When Bethesda stopped creating more new patches about a year ago then the Skyrim fans made their own unofficial Skyrim patches. The Unofficial Skyrim Patches series became quite important among the players. These modders also update these unofficial Skyrim patches when they find the new problems. So, its kinda must have Skyrim Nexus mod.

4. Diverse Dragons Collection

Want to spice up the appearance of dragons when you unlock the Dragonborn blood? Well, if yes then Diverse Dragons collection mod is the one you need to download. This mod offers 28 dragons, each with a different appearance, some with drain vitality attack, typical frost and fire breath etc. It helps you to get rid of those boring looking dragons and to make them more interesting.

5. Beautiful People

If you want to improve the graphics of Skyrim then it is necessary to give the characters a facelift which would help you to update the graphics of the game. And Skyrim Nexus have mods for that too. You can try many mods such as Genius Character Enhancement mod coupled with No more blocky face mod to resolve the said problem. These mods help to smooth out the facial texture of the characters and make them look beautiful and pleasing.

6. Skyrim Script Extender

This is one of the essential Skyrim Nexus mods you should definitely install. The Skyrim Script Extender is beneficial to increase the scripting capabilities of Skyrim to handle more complicated commands as the mods of Skyrim have become more complicated and ambitious over the years.

7. 2K texture

If you want to apply new textures to almost everything in Skyrim then 2K texture mod is here to help you for achieving the same. This Skyrim Nexus mod changes the texture of everything and every object present in Skyrim like, floors, tiles etc. It is able to apply the texture up to 4k resolution which is approx, 4X the official HD patch and 8X the resolution of Vanilla Skyrim. This Skyrim Nexus mod is all you need to have to apply texture in Skyrim.

8. Realistic Humanoid Movement Speed

If you are fed up of those irritating movements like walking at a speed as slow as a turtle and as fast as a cheetah then Realistic Humanoid Movement Speed mod is the one you should immediately install on Skyrim Nexus. It helps you to adjust your movement. You can slower down or fasten your speed accordingly. It also helps to remove the skating from sneak running.

9. SKyUI Mod

Though Skyrim is originally a PC game, playing it on PC is not that easy as its interface which is totally controlled by a controller, is difficult to be played by the keyboard and the mouse. But thanks to SkyUI Mod which completely changes the interface and HUD of Skyrim and makes it easy for you to control the game using keyboard and mouse.

10. Rain And Snow FX

Last but not least, Rain and Snow FX mod make you look wet when it rains and you also get frost tint on your body when walking through a blizzard.

This was all about Skyrim Nexus, how to install mods on Skyrim Nexus and the best Skyrim Nexus mods to try. The process to install and use Skyrim Nexus is not that complicated but if you have any doubt regarding the same then don’t hesitate to let us know via comments.

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Shivani Srivastava

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