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TigerLord
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Re: [Skyrim] Modded Skyrim looks amazing

said by kcrupp:

I have absolutely everything maxed. 1900 x 1080. There is nothing else I can turn up.
I am maxing out at 60 FPS - my monitors refresh rate.

Try adding new mods until you hit your minimal FPS limit. I truly mean it when I say it has changed the game for me. I feel like I walk in a dream.

As you can see from my screenshots, I was just shocked to see how different vanilla skyrim on ultra can look compared to what you can do with all these textures and mods.


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Here's a dragon, but there's no ENB enabled here.



And this is all the bells and whistle with grass mods:


Edit 2/13/13: I get playable FPS (30+ FPS) with a GTX680 4GB SLI + OC'd 3770K at 2560x1600 but to get photorealistic pics like this you NEED an ENB (Opethfeld in this case) but it adds all sorts of contrast issues, bloom, vignetting and other stuff I don't need or want. The different ENB are just different config files using the ENB designed by Boris the Russian, so you can tweak it to your heart's desire, but it's a lot of hassle. I now only play with the mods without any ENB. The screenshot above this one was taken without any ENB.



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Amazing. Absolutely amazing. Thanks for the pics. I was hoping to get back on GW2 this weekend, but I might just have to take an arrow to the knee again.
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Weird timing for this topic, as last night was the first time since last April I fired up Skyrim. I almost started a new game, looked at the clock, and decided to sleep instead.
I have a hi-def texture pak that I cannot use due to performance, and another mod that allows me to own goldenglow estate.
Your screenies look beautiful!
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Dissembled

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reply to TigerLord

Thanks for listing out your mods Tiger, I appreciate it. I've been having a hankering to get back to Skyrim after a year or so now. WoW is back to becoming a grind and I just loved the hell out of Skyrim. I haven't checked out any of the DLC and think it's time to do so.

It's been so long I have forgotten. If I start a new character, do I wipe my existing guy?

Oh, and getting your mods on Steam Workshop really is very easy and does a good job keeping them updated. I've been very impressed with it, regardless of the whole controversy behind it.



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Now if ESO online would only let us mod (I know it can't!).



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If they turn ESO into an abortion and give this series a bad name, I'm going to be royally pissed.



TigerLord
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said by Dissembled:

If they turn ESO into an abortion and give this series a bad name, I'm going to be royally pissed.

Bethesda is the only AAA developer to have never disappointed me in any major way in the past few years. I enjoyed Fallout 3, Las Vegas and Oblivion quite a bit. Skyrim is a modern jewel for sure. I do hope ESO won't be awful.

Just consider this short list:
THQ: gone forever
Ubisoft: shitty DRM, first hours of AS3 awful, storytelling YAWN
Blizzard: D3 lolol
Bioware: SWTOR (biggest MMO flop of the century), Dragon Age 2 (uggh). Their last perfect game must have been KOTOR and it came out like 13 years ago.

Compare the resources these studios have with a small Polish studio like CDProjekt with 20ish employees that deliver games like The Witcher 2.

There's a reason Kickstarter is so popular: AAA studios are spending more and more money on fluff to please investors at the expense of the gamers they don't even understand.


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I still haven't discounted Blizzard completely, though D3 was a big black eye for them. Prior to that, there track record was impeccable. (That is, I don't necessarily consider xpacs to WoW as being 'new' titles judged in the same light. If that were the case, they'd have a few more dotted eyes)

DA:O (as we've argued about) was pretty damn good, imo...the follow up, not so much. I think DA:O was a AAA title.

The Witcher (as we've argued) didn't really do much for me. Great story, but game play left me feeling lacking. Never played 2, though I've heard from more than those on this board that's it was better than the original.

I still have FO:NV sitting in my library. Patiently waiting for our time together. I've been playing SO many new games, I just haven't committed to it yet....but I will. FO3 was fucking unreal...Bethesda does seem to be king 'o' the mountain, afaiac.
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It was hard to go to FO: NV from Skyrim. I just started it up and though, god this looks bad. After spending 1 1/2 hours scouring the mod community getting tweaks and various things for it it is much improved, but definitely not Skyrim. I realize it is a year older than Skyrim, but I got spoiled playing it that nothing else visually compares.


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Greenman Gaming has Dragonborn preorders for 4 bucks off if anyone is interested.

»dealnews.com/The-Elder-Scrolls-V···903.html

Activates on Steam

You just get an email receipt for now and the key when the DLC becomes available on the 5th

I got Dishonored for 15 bucks from them at Thanksgiving and several other games since. No problems.



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reply to TigerLord

This was on reddit: "What Skyrim looks like to PC Users"

»imgur.com/a/XzFan#0



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said by Koil:

This was on reddit: "What Skyrim looks like to PC Users"

»imgur.com/a/XzFan#0

Holy mother of god.


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said by Dissembled:

If they turn ESO into an abortion and give this series a bad name, I'm going to be royally pissed.

I am hopeful that ESO is going to be good. It is on my short list of MMOs to try.
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reply to TigerLord

But Zenimax is making ESO.



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These shots are beautiful, and not in the Skyrim I-modded-female-models-to-put-Barbie-proportions-to-shame way. It seems like for every genuine mod to improve the visual experience to the game, there's another that makes you just go WTF.



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said by I AM:

But Zenimax is making ESO.

I was going to ask who was ACTUALLY making it because for some reason I didn't think it was Bethesda.


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said by Dissembled:

said by I AM:

But Zenimax is making ESO.

I was going to ask who was ACTUALLY making it because for some reason I didn't think it was Bethesda.

Bethesda is part of Zenimax anyway.

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said by Thaler:

These shots are beautiful, and not in the Skyrim I-modded-female-models-to-put-Barbie-proportions-to-shame way. It seems like for every genuine mod to improve the visual experience to the game, there's another that makes you just go WTF.

Where can I get this "female-models-to-put-Barbie-proportions-to-shame" mod?


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reply to fnord76

said by fnord76:

said by Dissembled:

said by I AM:

But Zenimax is making ESO.

I was going to ask who was ACTUALLY making it because for some reason I didn't think it was Bethesda.

Bethesda is part of Zenimax anyway.

Some Googling seems to show that Zenimax Media is the parent company of Bethesda but it's Zenimax Online Studios (another offshoot) that is making ESO. So, the two are under the same umbrella but are not the same.


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That google man I tell you.



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said by I AM:

That google man I tell you.

Cool thing I learned about the other day.


Ghastlyone
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reply to TigerLord

I believe Zenimax made Dishonored also. But I read some people out there saying Bethesda really only had their name attached to it.



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said by kcrupp:

Where can I get this "female-models-to-put-Barbie-proportions-to-shame" mod?

Here's a retsupurae on the material. Probably easy enough to find the source from there. Also, NSFW because of nudity patch, among other things.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HxzjFX2AOk


Woody79_00
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reply to TigerLord

Agreed, mine looks similar to yours except im not using as many mods...as some of the other ones i use such as Snow and Rocks HD covers caves, rocks, and snow at 4096 textures all in 1 mod...

I would be more then happy to post the mods i use when I get home as well as a screenshot if anyone is interested.

As for ENB, i have tried a bunch of them, and to be honest...IMO Realistic Colors and Realistic Nights is overall the best IMO...it also has its own volumetic fog, sharpening, etc. you can get it at the link below or on the Nexus

»www.rcrncommunity.com/

Note however you CAN NOT use ANY mod that effects fog, any weather mods like the Climates of Tameriel, etc if you want to use RCRN. RCRN includes its own enchanced weather which IMO is better then the weather mods anyways.

i'll be honest, after using RCRN i couldn't imagine playing Skyrim without it. However with RCRN caves are dark..you Will need torches or light spells to see if caves...because caves are "realistically dark" as they should have been when bethesda released the game.

see these screenshots

»www.rcrncommunity.com/rcrn-skyri···shots-hd



Krisnatharok
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Please post your mods!



TigerLord
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Yeah Woody, post your mods so I can try yours

I upgraded to an i7 3770K this week, and will be in GTX680 4GB SLI by the end of the week.

Wooohoooo!


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reply to I AM

Could be worse, they could be having ID make it.



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Very nice!



Woody79_00
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Ok TigerLord and Kris Here are the mods I am using. i will also include special notes at the bottom about conflicts with mods i am not using that i know of.

Woody's Skyrim Mod List

Skyrim Nexus Mods

Footprints
Crimson Tide
Enhanced Blood Textures
skyROCKS
Static Mesh Improvement
HD Enhanced Terrain
Auto Unequip Ammo
A Quality World Map
Map Markers Complete
Map Markers Camps and Shacks
Unoffical skyrim Patch
Unoffical Dawnguard Patch
Unofficial Hearthfire Patch
RIS- Real Ice and Snow - Meduim Snow
RIS - Real Ice and snow Extreme Watery Icicle
Bellyaches HD Dragon Replacer Pack - Dawnguard
Better Beast Races
XCE - Xenius Character Enhancement
Improved rock and mountain textures
Snow and Rocks Textures HD Caves Ultra Quality 4096
Snow and Rocks Textures HD Rocks Ultra quality 4096
Skyrim Flora Overhaul
Skyrim flora Overhaul 4096 Aspen Leaves
Skyrim Flora Overhaul Diverse Pine Colors
Skyrim Flora Overhaul Diverse Aspen Colors
Realistic Colors and Realistic Nights
Skyrim HD 2k Textures 1.5 full (Complete Pack Dungeons, Landscape, Misc, Towns, Riften)
AMidianBorn - Book of Silence
AMidianBorn - Book of Silence - Steel Weapons
AMidianBorn - Savior's Hide
Better Landscape Textures
HiRes Legible road signs
Serious HD Retexture Skyrim Landscape 2048
Serious HD Retexture Skyrim Landscape 2048 - Update
Lanterns of Skyrim all in One - Dawnguard
Lanterns of Skyrim all in One - RCRN Legacy Preset
Improved Dragon Shouts - Balanced Edition
Run for your Lives
When Vampires Attack
Gildergreen Regrown
high Qality 3D Map
Terrain Bump
W.A.T.E.R - Water and Terrain Enhancement Redux
Dungeon Quest Awareness

Steam Workshop Mods

Werewolf Full Moon Rising Ability Fix
Crimson Nirnroot Quest Markers
Dragon Preist Mask Quest Markers
Prowler's Profit Fix
Jiub's Opus Quest Markers
Stones of Barenziah Quest Markers
Skyrim Overhaul: Enemies (updated 12.01.2013)
Skyrim overhaul: Factions
Brand-Shei Prison Fix
Lighter Dragon loot
Unofficial Item Fixes
Increased Merchant Gold count
Better Artifacts
Notes

Install Realistic Colors and Realistic Night last. use the AutoInstaller from here.
»www.rcrncommunity.com/download

Remember that rcrnvolumetric.esp must be always placed after rcrnshaders.esp so it must be the last of the two files!

rcrnvolumetric.esp MUST be at the bottom of the load order. rcrnshaders.esp MUST be 2nd to last in load order just above rcrnvolumetric.esp

DO NOT instlal Lush Trees or Lush Grass with these mods. Its not need. The New skyrim flora Overhaul released yesterday includes new grass improvements...Lush Grass is not necessary and may cause conflicts.

If you want better trees instead of using Lush Trees use
Skyrim Flora Overhaul 4096 Aspen Leaves
Skyrim Flora Overhaul Diverse Pine Colors
Skyrim Flora Overhaul Diverse Aspen Colors

in otherwords, I have included tree mods that are compatible that won't hinder performance.

Improved Dragon Shouts Balanced Edition Must be placed BEFORE the Unofficial Skyrim, Dawnguard, and Heathfire patches in the load order, else the Drain vitality shout will glitch and you will learn the Dragon's crappy version with no voice instead of the improved version.

Also note Improved Dragon Shouts also improves enemy shouts...Drauger Deathlords and Overloads Frost Breath shouts can kill you vary quickly, and their Disarm shout will work on you up until level 50 i do believe. There is also a Hardcore version of this mod that makes yours and enemies Dragon shouts even more potent.

Skyrim Overhaul: Enemies (updated 12.01.2013), and Skyrim overhaul: Factions is a MUST for this set of mods. With the improved Dragon shouts and such this keeps the game much more fun.

for example, Standard Bandits will level all the way to 30, Bandit chiefs to 50 I do believe. Wood elf Bandits have a 50% chance of using elven bow. Orc Bandits have chance of using Orc Weapons.

Imperial Legion Legates have the 1st 4 ranks of Armsman and the 1st 4 ranks of Heavy Armor juggernaut perks. They are actually a challenge to fight now,

Many enemies in the game gets a few armor, and weapon perks that make them more fun.

In other words, this mod ensures you don't 1 hit kill everything after level 35....which makes the game more fun. Just so you know, at level 79 a Bandit chief can take 3/4 of my 660 health in 3 hits on Adept difficulty....the game never becomes insanely easy, but it challenge is fair...sure sometimes the enemy can kill you, but its not like all the time. It just keeps the game interesting. Even if you max out your armor cap, Bandit chiefs, Falmer etc can still kill you in the 3-5 hits....they are not pushovers, thus the game doesn't get insanely easy at level 35 on.

I couldnt post any screenshots, as MSI Afterburner just doesn't do it justice at all.

You just have to see if yourself...these mods make the game just gorgeous and immersive! Go ahead and give it a try, and get close torocks and check out caves as well....and bring a torch...

This set gets as close as lore friendly as possible without too much washed out colors...i think folks will really enjoy this...AMidianBorn - Book of Silence will make you guys never want to give up your iron or steel armors and weapons...they just look awesome!

let me know what you think guys!