Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Xenius Character Enhancement Mod v1.12

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Xenius Character Enhancement Mod v1.12

XCE is a compilation of all of Xenius' work on the enhancement of characters in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. What it does: Adds more detail to skin of faces and bodies, gets ride of angular shapes caused by compressed object space normal maps, adds a lot more detail to eyes, makes fingernails more visible, removes jagged edges of the lips. Read more information for additional info.

The original file can be found



XCE is a compilation of all my work on the enhancement of the characters in Skyrim.

What it does:

- Adds more detail to skin of faces and bodies

- Gets rid of angular shapes caused by compressed object space normal maps

- Adds a lot more detail to the eyes

- Makes the fingernails more visible

- Removes jagged edges from the lips

Regarding the neck seam

I am aware of it. Actually it's the same seam as seen in the original game.

The neck part of both body and face textures is the same as the original textures.

When making the new textures I edited the whole texture at first, this only made

the seam worse, so in the end I left that part unedited.

At a later time I may try again to get rid of it completely.

About the eyes

The way I created the eyes changed the color as well, the effect depends on the original

color. I don't mind this myself and at moment I can not guarantee it will ever get changed.

Warpaint & Scars

Designs by Gizmodian, I made them into usable textures and mixed them to create many

variations. Not all of the warpaint has been used yet.

Once the CK is available the warpaint designs will be added next to the existing ones

instead of replacements.

Body Replacements

Whenever a body replacement gets released that I actually like more than Skyrim's original

body I will add support for it. Until then, nobody is stopping you from installing any body

replacement after this mod to combine them.

This mod is for you if:

- You like and use all of my work

- You hate to download a bucketload of separate files

This mod is not for you if:

- You don't like my work at all

- You only use a few of my mods

Expected updates:

- Body seams fix

- Warpaint, tattoos, scars etc.

- Brows

- Teeth

- Beast Races - Even after making 2 versions I'm still not happy with the result.

For me they are also much harder to do than the human and elven races.

When I am happy with their look, they will added in an update.

Also worth mentioning: the original face textures of the beast races are higher resolution

than the human and elven ones, so a replacement is less necessary.

Possible updates:

- Hair

Other facts:

- This is an ongoing project

- This package will stay a one file download

- Only originally intended content will be added

- Optional content will never be added (with the exception of darker eyes)

- Separate files will stay available

- New additions will be released separately (subject to change in the future)

- Once the Creation Kit is available new content besides replacements will be possible as well

Currently integrated mods:

Detailed Faces

Detailed Bodies

Detailed Lips

No More Blocky Faces

High Quality Eyes

Gizmodian's Scars

Gizmodian's Warpaint

Use 7zip or WinRar to extract the files.

Move the Data folder to your Skyrim folder.

You can find the Skyrim folder here: Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim

To those who are new to using Elder Scrolls mods:

- You do not have to extract the .bsa archives. The folder provided by

this mod has the same structure as the inside of the .bsa archive, it will

override the textures that are included in the .bsa file.

- Do not worry about the Data folder that already exists, the folder provided

by this mod will be merged with the existing folder, it will not be overwritten.

Instructions in readme

This mod is compatible with the optional files of my following mods:

No More Blocky Faces

High Quality Eyes

4GB Skyrim by Monochrome Wench

My game crashes without it, of course you can try using my mod without this.

[02-12-11] 1.00 Release

[06-12-11] Added optional darker & desaturated eyes

[09-12-11] 1.01 Update - Fixed shape of the lips

[10-12-11] 1.02 Update - Added Gizmodian's Warpaint for females

[11-12-11] 1.03 Update - Added male warpaint, fixed lips, slightly changed some of the female warpaint

[12-12-11] 1.04 Update - Fixed male warpaint, added Gizmodian's scars for females

[13-12-11] 1.05 Update - Added male scars

Thanks to borysses for the seamless resources

Thanks to Bethesda for creating Skyrim

Thanks a lot to Gizmodian for the scar and warpaint resources

- You may use the content for your own mods, permission from me is required.

- You may not redistribute this mod in any way or claim it as your own.

Permission will not be granted in the following cases:

- Usage of my content for a compilation

Please refrain from asking permission in these cases.

Negotiation is out of the question.

Regarding translations:

This is the only exception to the first part of the second rule.

You are allowed to redistribute this mod on a foreign website, only on the following conditions:

- You will not redistribute here on Nexus

- You will leave the original file structure intact

- You will include the original readme

- You will link back to the original file here at Nexus

- You will notify me and send me a link to the foreign page

- Most importantly: you will have to credit me as the original author

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