Skyrim modder makes it a lot easier to see your Dragonborn when customising their attire

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Skyrim's camera pointing at the Dragonborn in a menu.

Modders have put an awful lot of effort into making sure Skyrim has continually evolved and expanded in the years since it was first released into the world.

Many have focused on massively overhauling the game by adding the likes of new quests, huge building projects, and interesting player homes to it, with a few even going as far as making changes like turning the province’s civil war into World War 2.

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However, sometimes the mods that stick around longest in load orders are the ones that simply make minor tweaks that can increase your immersion or improve how you interact with the game, with a new mod slotting firmly into the latter category.

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The mod in question is called ‘Show Player In Menus’, and is the work of modder myztikrice. A lot of their previous work has also focused on making subtle changes to Skyrim’s best HUD and UI mods, having provided patches for the likes of Dopesan’s ‘NORDIC UI - Interface Overhaul’.

This time, they’ve helped improve upon beinz’s ‘Oblivion Style Inventory Character View SE’, by creating a new version which will work with mods like mwilsnd’s ‘SmoothCam’ and Ershin’s ‘True Directional Movement - Modernized Third Person Gameplay’, as well as the Anniversary Edition and GOG.com versions of Skyrim.

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The result is a mod that should allow any PC Skyrim player to be able to enjoy seeing their character a little better when switching up their apparel, with the mod ensuring that, as soon as you delve into an inventory, barter or magic menu, the camera will rearrange itself to face the player.

This means that you’ll be able to get an idea of how something looks on your Dragonborn without having to exit the menu and manually rotate the camera to properly examine how your latest piece of loot matches the rest of your gear.

It also means that you’re less likely to feel like all of those hours you spent it the character creator back in Helgen might not feel like such a waste of time, even if you prefer to use the first-person camera to maximise immersion.

If that sounds good to you, you’ll first need to grab the Skyrim Script Extender, ‘SkyUI’, meh321’s ‘Address Library for SKSE Plugins’, as well as Parapets’ ‘MCM Helper’, with the latter being especially useful for those who want to personally tweak the camera’s position to their liking.

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