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SAM — Shape Atlas for Men 2.011.19

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Original description by Vector:


This is just an "emergency" upload, so people will still have access to SAM, since its now being removed from Hall of Torque. Like I already stated, I havent worked with SAM/Skyrim in almost 2 years now, so I have no idea what was exactly changed, and pretty much forgot a great deal of how things work, but I will get back on working on Skyrim/SAM mods once the SSE (Skyrim Special Edition) is released

SAM Shape Atlas for Men

by VectorPlexus

Available exclusively on https://www.vectorplexus.com

Please read and adhere to SAM's EULA.
Please do not distribute SAM or its assets in total or in part on any other website than https://vectorplexus.com


What is SAM?

SAM is a male body replacer mod for Skyrim (32-bit version) and is meant to replace SOS (Schlongs of Skyrim).

It introduces a wide variety of body forms that can be assigned directly or randomly to male characters in Skyrim.
This is achieved by introducing three basic body types:

  • "Normal" - Similar to the vanilla body. Ranges from skinny to, well, normal.
  • "Samson" -  Muscular, top heavy body form. Wide shoulders, small hips. Adds muscle definition to the body.
  • "Samuel" - Fat, almost pear-shaped body form. Narrow shoulders, wide hips. Adds softness to the body.

To create a nearly unlimited amount of body shapes, the Samson and/or Samuel morphs are "injected" into the normal body on a scale from 0 to 100.
Furthermore, SAM adds male genitals, also lovingly called schlongs, that can be morphed, scaled and toggled on and off in-game, 5 different degrees of body hair,
Beast Character support, Werewolf support and 13 poses.



Setup without HDT And XPMSE

SKSE                   http://skse.silverlock.org/
SkyUI                   https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/3863
Racemenu v3-3-0 or older       https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/29624/
OR NetImmerse Override Standalone   https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/37481
SAM Core               https://www.vectorplexus.com/index.php?/files/file/10-sam-—-shape-atlas-for-men/
SAM Textures (SD, HD or third party)   https://www.vectorplexus.com/index.php?/files/file/10-sam-—-shape-atlas-for-men/
SAM Vanilla Refits           https://www.vectorplexus.com/index.php?/files/file/10-sam-—-shape-atlas-for-men/

Setup with HDT and XPMSE

SKSE                   http://skse.silverlock.org/
SkyUI                   https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/3863
Racemenu (latest)           https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/29624/
Realistic Ragdolls & Force       https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/601/
HDT Physics Extensions           https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/53996/
SAM Core               https://www.vectorplexus.com/index.php?/files/file/10-sam-—-shape-atlas-for-men/
SAM Textures (SD, HD or third party)   https://www.vectorplexus.com/index.php?/files/file/10-sam-—-shape-atlas-for-men/
SAM Vanilla Refits           https://www.vectorplexus.com/index.php?/files/file/10-sam-—-shape-atlas-for-men/
XP32 Maximum Skeleton Extended (XPMSE)   https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/68000/?

Soft requirements

for SAM's integrated poses:
FNIS                   https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/11811 (toggle "Skeleton Arm Fix" ON when running the FNIS tool)

for Werewolf support:
Moonlight Tales - Werewolf and Werebear Essentials   https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/59463/
SAM Optional Moonlight Tales Essentials Patch       https://www.vectorplexus.com/index.php?/files/file/10-sam-—-shape-atlas-for-men/

Highly recommended

Dawnguard DLC Refits by Afendor       https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/65853
Dragonborn DLC Refits by Afendor   https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/61523

More armor and other optional content available on https://www.vectorplexus.com

NOTE: Only armor, clothing and accessories that have been refitted for SAM specifically will work as intended. Items that have not been refitted will lead to visual issues when equipped.


  • Schlongs of Skyrim (SOS)
  • Armors and clothes created for SOS
  • Latest version of Racemenu (unless SAM's skeleton is overwritten by XPMSE, see above)


To get the most out of SAM, you are encouraged to adjust SAM's settings in its MCM to your liking.
Available settings in MCM:


Most of the options here alter the way SAM assigns values to NPCs.

  • Enable Automatic Race Settings: If enabled, SAM will morph NPCs according to their race. Adjust race offsets in the "Races" tab.
  • Class morph offsets: If enabled, SAM will also morph NPCs to fit their assigned class (muscular warriors, thin mages, etc.)
  • Weight Cap: If enabled, the Samuel and Samson values cannot exceed the overall weight of the NPC. For example, if an NPC has the weight 37, the Samuel and Samson values can only add up to 37.
    • If disabled, this rule no longer applies.
  • Variaton Range: The higher the value, the more varied and extreme the randomly assigned body morphs become.
  • Enable schlongs: If enabled, all male characters will have genitals.
    • If disabled, schlongs will be replaced by black underwear.
  • Overrides: this button resets textures applied to all characters. For trouble-shooting purposes only.
  • Export/Import settings: all your settings can be saved and loaded via these buttons. Very useful if you start new games often.


Body Options

Most of these options are fairly self-explanatory. However, the schlong options won't be present if schlongs are disabled in the general tab.
NPC body scaling and NPC Schlong scaling are toggled off by default to save system resources. Enabling them means that the engine will assign moprhs to all male characters that get loaded into the game.
This can stress the engine considerably as NPCs are loaded and unloaded more or less all the time.
The Scale multiplier affects all male NPCs. It is set to a believable value by default.

Proportion Settings

Here, you can adjust the proportion of the Samson and Samuel moprhs to your liking. The "Original Values" buttons reset your inputs in this menu.


In this menu, you can assign Samuel and Samson values as well as schlong options to your character and currently loaded male NPCs around you.

  • Actor: Choose which currently loaded male actor you want to alter. Default is your character.
  • Overrides: Same button as the one under the general tab.

Body Options

Here, the values SAM applied to the character that you chose in the Actor field are shown and can be adjusted to your liking.

  • Weight: Vanilla weight slider. Makes the character broader or slimmer. Not available for NPCs.
  • Height: Vanilla height slider. Use carefully as even small changes can have big impacts.
  • Samson / Samuel sliders: Choose how much of each body morph should be injected. Max combined value is either 100 or the character's weight, depending on settings in the general tab.
  • Texture: choose between up to 5 texture sets. By default, these contain different degrees of hairyness for human and elf races, from smooth to Furball. Khajiits have two texture options (smooth and stripes), Argonians only have one default option.
    • Body hair is black by default, which cannot be altered without reworking the textures directly.

Schlong Options

  • Schlong Size: Alters the schlong's size, primarily its length.
  • Schlong Taper: Makes the tip of the schlong narrower. 0= evenly wide, 100 = strongly tapered towards the tip. High values also shorten the schlong noticeably.
  • Testicle Size: slider from -50 to +50, default is 0.
  • Cut: Toggle foreskin on and off.


This menu lets you predetermine the values assigned to different races.
Most options work exactly like the options in the Actor tab, so only the ones behaving differently will be discussed here.

  • Race: choose which race you want to alter.
  • Texture Lock: Make all characters of the chosen race have the chosen texture. If unticked, variations can occur.
  • Cut: In this tab, the cut option is a slider rather than a toggle on/off button. Sets the probability of characters of the chosen race being cut or uncut. 0= everyone is uncut, 100 = everyone is cut.


This tab only works as intended if you have Moonlight Tales Essentials as well as the Moonlight Tales Essentials Patch installed.
Options are fairly self-explanatory. Schlong options carry over from the Actor tab.

SAM Poses and SOS console commands

SAM contains 13 poses for your pleasure. FNIS is required to play them in-game. Important note: when running the FNIS tool, make sure to toggle the "Skeleton Arm Fix" option ON.

To play the poses, open the console in-game and use one of the following commands:

player.SAE SAMPose XX
SAE SAMPose xx

The first version plays the pose for the player character, the second version plays the pose for the character selected in the console (left click on them while the console is open).

Replace XX with a value from 01 to 13 to play the according pose.

Alternatively, you can use mods such as Poser Hotkeys to access poses, be it from SAM or other poser mods.

Also, some console commands carry over from SOS (Schlongs of Skyrim). These include:

SAE SOSFlaccid        //turn schlong flaccid
SAE SOSFastErect    //get erection quickly
SAE SOSErect        //get erection gradually
SAE SOSBendXX        //replace xx with value from -9 to 9 to adjust erection angle, default=0

Again, add player. before the command to target the player character.


@Vector, the maker of SAM and maintainer of the vectorplexus.com website.

FavoredSoul for the initial and unfinished body mesh.
B3lisario for the SKSE plugin.

Translators for providing SAM localization.
"SAM Hands fix 2" by @KouLeifoh. Thank you!
A big thank you goes to VectorPlexus community, authors and active members alike, for making the forums a lively place.

ReadMe file created by @Dredd.

Have fun with Skyrim and Shape Atlas for Men!

What's New in Version 2.011.19   See changelog


All files are (finally!) now gathered in one place.

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   7 of 7 members found this review helpful 7 / 7 members

I got my first PC in 2015, and began modding Skyrim after having the game for the Xbox 360 since November 11, 2011. Needless to say, modding made me love Skyrim all over again, and in ways I could never have imagined playing without mods for hundreds of hours on the console.

Still, at that time, I was new to the modding world, and had limited understanding of what mods existed, let alone how I was to achieve the right 'look' for Skyrim's abysmally designed male characters. I understand about how the game was cross-platform and therefore needed to have reasonable graphical elements for the time - textures most notably.

But I still remember the first time I encountered images of Shape Atlas for Men. I was intrigued, because, at long last there was a body shape for men that I could get behind. Not to mention when I discovered all the features of SAM - the body morph system and everything else - I was blown away by the sophistication and loving intent that was clearly put into every aspect of the mod's design. 

It took me a while to get it working properly - especially before this wonderful site was put together - but I haven't enjoyed a play-through of Skyrim without it since. And I have tried, though what possessed me in those moments I'll never understand completely.

Shape Atlas for Men has literally redefined how I enjoy and play Skyrim now, so thank you to @Vector for his talent and loving vision, as well as thanks to all the people who continue to support it, giving us all one of the best mods I have ever seen.

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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

Such a wonderful mod Thank You for making it, I previously had SOS and while I did enjoy it the body always lacked something...it needed more realism. By that I mean the body just felt generic and everyone looked the same...boring, however with SAM installed the game now has more diversity with the male body everyone looks unique and so does my player. 10/10 will always download as a must replacer for the male body. ?

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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

Vector,to date your male body mod still the best,thankyou

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Great male body mod.  The option to merge between meso and ecto morph bodies, and be hairy chested is fantastic, I can have a slightly overweight, realistic, heavy warrior whom is equally at home downing flagons in taverns or driving through nordic ruins in search of loot.

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

After Figuring out My issues with this mod, (Fixed by Following the Handy Guide in the Skyrim section) This is probably My all time favorite mod for any game, period. The Fact that it replaced S.O.S. as my favorite mod says a lot.

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Best body mod !!!

But i have o problem with hand hair is shaved !!

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   18 of 19 members found this review helpful 18 / 19 members

I love that you can create from super muscular guys to bears, including skinny characters like the ones I like. I just transitioned from SOS and I don't think I'll be going back.

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   26 of 28 members found this review helpful 26 / 28 members

This is the last mod I simply can not live without in Special Edition. The variety, the quality, and the overall design of the mod for Oldrim is unrivaled. Bring this to SE, and Special Edition is complete for me.

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   12 of 13 members found this review helpful 12 / 13 members

It's the best body-mod ever created, really flexible, perfect for create strong warrior or weakling farmer. In my opinion, something that need to exist in every rpg with a characters creation!
Amazing work, just waiting the SE version to install it!

[Sorry for my english :(]

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   6 of 7 members found this review helpful 6 / 7 members

Love it! Nothing more to say. Well done Vector. :)

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   4 of 5 members found this review helpful 4 / 5 members

I love it. It was little bit hard to install but once I did it was wonderful. Thank you for such wonderful mod.

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   3 of 6 members found this review helpful 3 / 6 members

You know i would love to have a boyriend of Sampson furball hard body veiny dick variety "droool"

i love this mod

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   1 of 4 members found this review helpful 1 / 4 members

Hi! In the game the hands are floating when i change my body, why?

 please reply!    

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   0 of 1 member found this review helpful 0 / 1 member

we can't downloading sam hd texure or sam sd texture on your server it stopped when we arrive at the end 

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Como instalar este mod?
prepare o SAM Core, SAM Texturas e SAM Vanilla Refits
ou apenas um?

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Iam new here i love that mod so much.i have not good scills in modding so i use Vortex Modmanager  most of things go verry well but some Animations not working well maybe because i insttalled to much mods.But anyway great work Vector ?

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· Edited by SolusSkyrimPanda


Love this body mod... it's a dream of bara fans come(coming) true! Much better than SOS (Schlongs Of Skyrim). Gachi-muchi OCs in Skyrim would be the inspiration.

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How to play without the delay when entering a location?

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I need someone to guide me through the process of getting these mods to work as ve installed them through nexus mod manager and do these mods work with skyrim special edition or oldrim skyrim ?

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