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Hi folks, I've recently signed up as a Nexus member in order to get some mods for my Skyrim game. It's just the vanilla game I'm playing at the moment and I'd really like to improve the graphics and add some new weapons, armour and other features. I've seen some great things on here, which is why I joined. I've downloaded some kind of app that comes with Nexus, like a download manager or similar. And I've tried clicking on the mods button to download it, but it doesn't do anything. Sometimes the background of the page will dim slightly, then come back again like it's loading something or thinking about something. But nothing happens, there's no download going on. Then I tried clicking on the button that said about downloading it manually and then I clicked the individual button for the download I was looking for. The mouse cursor circled, again like it was loading something or doing something, but again nothing seemed to happen. 


I opened Skyrim up to play it, nothing has changed. It's the same vanilla game it was before.


How on earth is this supposed to work?


Please help.




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If you're having trouble installing NMM (Nexus Mod Manager) or are just not sure how everything works, you could take a look here. If you'd like to know which mods are the most popular, you can hover over the "Files" tab and then click "Top Files". I also highly recommend you take a look at Gopher's Beginner Guide series, starting with this one.


This is my current modlist if you're looking for recommendations:


Abodes - Player homes
Riverside Lodge by Lupus

Unlimited Bookshelves by da5id2701

Gash Murug - the abandoned orc stronghold by Krag

Stormlord Armor by gechbal

Dragonbone Ebonsteel Armor by Dreogan


Improved NPC Clothing - High Res by BaronDavid 

Prince and the Pauper by JadeRoyale

Colovian Noble Clothes by steelfeathers

Colovian Fur Armor by steelfeathers

Imperial Fine Clothes by steelfeathers


Models and textures
Static Mesh Improvement Mod (SMIM) by Brumbek

Skyrim Flora Overhaul by vurt

aMidianBorn Book of Silence by CaBaL120

Ruins Clutter Improved by raiserfx

XCE - Xenius Character Enhancement by Xenius

CoverKhajiits by mrLenski

aMidianBorn Caves and Mines by CaBaL120

Detailed Rugs by rasierfx

AOF Detailed Mountains by AnOldFriend 

Bellyaches HD Dragon Replacer Pack by Wrig675 

Gemling Queen Jewelry by Saerileth 

Ultimate HD Fire Effects by BuzzDee84 

Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Edition Patch by Arthmoor

Quests and adventures
The Paarthurnax Dilemma by Arthmoor

Gameplay Effects and Changes
Run For Your Lives by Arthmoor

When Vampires Attack by Arthmoor

Stones of Barenziah Quest Markers by toaDime

User interfaces
A Quality World Map and Solstheim Map - With Roads by IcePenguin
SkyUI by schlangster (SkyUI Team)

Better Dialogue Controls by ecirbaf

Realistic Water Two by isoku

Visuals and graphics
Enhanced Blood Textures by dDefinder 

Footprints by jonwd7



Player Home Map Markers by Volek

Faster Mining by Ebald

Buyable Golden Claw by Ghaunadaur 



Auto Unequip Ammo by Alek 

Kthonia's Unique Weapon Pack - Dragonborn Weapons by Kthonia 


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