-Initial release on Skyrimforge
I consider this a release version since the Manor is essentially finalized. The Grotto is coming along really well, although currently the weapon racks, plaques, etc in the Grotto are not functional.
The decision is still being debated whether to keep the entire inside of the ship or only have the captain's quarters accessible. I welcome any thoughts on the matter..
I've tried hard to make something cool and memorable to put out there for Skyrim players. Huge thanks to one of the finest films of the 80's for inspiration and to MsChif from Skyrim Nexus for all the suggestions and playtesting. So much of what you see in this update originated with her. Just go ahead and direct all hate mail her way, lol :P
I HIGHLY recommend picking up the following addons to get the nicest experience out of Drakehelm possible. If my screens look different than yours, it's most likely due to one of the following:
SEXY WHITERUN, VILLAGES AND TOWNS, WINTERHOLD, WINDHELM, and RIFTEN
Elements from Horrorview's wonderful "Sexy" series of texture packs are scattered throughout. Virtually all architectural elements of the house (inside and out) will be affected by "Sexy Villages and Towns." The others show up in a very limited capacity, but are all worth having as they make the cities look beautiful.
This is one of my favorite simple little mods, and I had it enabled while developing and testing the Grotto. I spent quite a bit of time getting the underwater areas just right, so if you want to experience it as intended make sure to get ClearWater
ClearWater by LittleRaptor
DARK LEATHER MANNEQUINS
This is a silly little texture replacer I made for mannequins because I hate the vanilla look. Skipping this one will make very little difference, but here it is anyway: