How to Enhance Your Skyrim Experience with Equipping Overhaul
If you are a fan of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you might have noticed that the game's default system of equipping and switching weapons and items is rather limited and unrealistic. For example, you can only have one weapon or shield visible on your character at a time, even if you have multiple weapons in your inventory. You also cannot drop or pick up items without opening the inventory menu, which can be immersion-breaking and tedious.
Fortunately, there is a mod that can solve these problems and make your Skyrim experience more dynamic and realistic: Equipping Overhaul. This mod allows you to have multiple weapons and items visible on your character at the same time, depending on what you have equipped in your favorites menu. You can also drop and pick up items with a simple hotkey, without pausing the game or opening the inventory menu. Additionally, you can enable features such as realistic unequip, which makes you drop your weapon when you run out of stamina or health, or auto-unequip ammo, which removes arrows from your quiver when you switch to a different weapon.
In this article, we will show you how to install and use Equipping Overhaul for Skyrim Special Edition, the latest version of the game that includes all the DLCs and improved graphics. We will also give you some tips and recommendations on how to customize the mod to suit your preferences and playstyle.
How to Install Equipping Overhaul for Skyrim Special Edition
Before you install Equipping Overhaul, you will need to have SKSE64, the script extender for Skyrim Special Edition, installed on your computer. SKSE64 is a tool that allows mods to use more advanced features and functions that are not possible with the vanilla game. You can download SKSE64 from its official website and follow the instructions on how to install it.
Once you have SKSE64 installed, you can download Equipping Overhaul from its Nexus Mods page. You can either use a mod manager such as Vortex or Mod Organizer 2 to install the mod automatically, or manually extract the files into your Skyrim Special Edition data folder. Make sure to enable the mod in your load order and launch the game through SKSE64.
How to Use Equipping Overhaul for Skyrim Special Edition
After installing Equipping Overhaul, you will notice some changes in your game right away. For example, if you equip a sword and a shield in your favorites menu, both of them will be visible on your character's back when you are not using them. If you switch to a bow, the sword and shield will remain on your back, while the bow will appear on your shoulder. If you equip a dagger or a staff, they will be visible on your hip or back respectively.
You can also drop and pick up items with ease by using the hotkey assigned by the mod (default is Z). When you press the hotkey while looking at an item in the world, you will pick it up and add it to your inventory. When you press the hotkey while looking at an empty space, you will drop the item that is currently equipped in your right hand. This way, you can quickly swap weapons or items without opening the inventory menu.
You can also enable or disable some optional features of Equipping Overhaul by using the mod configuration menu (MCM), which can be accessed by pressing Esc and selecting Mod Configuration. Some of these features are:
Realistic Unequip: This feature makes you drop your weapon when you run out of stamina or health, simulating fatigue or injury. You can also set a percentage of stamina or health that triggers this effect.
Auto-unequip Ammo: This feature removes arrows from your quiver when you switch to a different weapon, preventing you from having arrows sticking out of your back when using a sword or a spell.
Auto-unequip Shield: This feature removes your shield 29c81ba772