1. #6441
    Yea the depth of field thing can get annoying which is why I don't have it on. It's some photo realism bs that people like using in screenshots.
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    Actually, I have to admit I like it with depth of field off. Sharpshooters ENB doesn't really make anything as bright as I feared but if definitely makes nights and dungeons darker if there are no lights present. Not too dark though. Im also using some tree and grass mods so what I really love about it is that it actually makes forests look like forests (a lot thicker and shadier) not just a few trees and some turfs of grass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sythari View Post
    Hey guys. I just got Skyrim on the pc and am overwhelmed with the amount of mods their is. I played through the game first time when it was released on PS3. But never again after that. I was wondering if you could suggest some mods to improve/enhance gameplay. Thanks !
    Here's some mods that I consider pretty essential for a good (and lore friendly) Skyrim playthrough:

    SkyUI - A must have for anyone, just makes the user interface considerably more user friendly/convenient.
    A Quality World Map - Makes the world map alot clearer, shows roads etc.
    Ultimate Follower Overhaul (UFO) - Alot more interaction & customization options for your followers.
    Categorized favourites menu - Overhaul of the favourites menu, considerably better than the default.
    Glowing Ore Veins - Makes veins glow, alot easier to spot them when out adventuring, a simple but useful mod.
    Bandolier-Bags and Pouches - Adds craftable and equippable bags, pouches, bandoliers, satchels which all increase your carryweight in a believable lore friendly way.

    Well i'd say those are pretty essential (for me atleast). I have like 100+ mods installed, lots and lots are purely cosmetic though.

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    Best mod.
    Really.
    Makes it SO much easier when crafting things and stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizbeth View Post
    Actually, I have to admit I like it with depth of field off. Sharpshooters ENB doesn't really make anything as bright as I feared but if definitely makes nights and dungeons darker if there are no lights present. Not too dark though. Im also using some tree and grass mods so what I really love about it is that it actually makes forests look like forests (a lot thicker and shadier) not just a few trees and some turfs of grass.
    Can I see a screenshot? In Whiterun during a sunny day and out in the forest please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fhi View Post
    Can I see a screenshot? In Whiterun during a sunny day and out in the forest please?
    Sure, here are a few

    http://i.imgur.com/CjvyQ.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/fROSY.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/0eqxD.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/gauox.jpg

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    Like mine was when I installed it. See, the wilderness ones (bottom two) are gorgeous, but the whiterun ones are too glare-ish.

    EDIT: Ooh, this is a perfect example.
    http://forums.nexusmods.com/index.ph...st__p__5138530

    The top one is what you have now. The middle one I'd like to try out. The bottom one is what I have currently and am fine with.

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  8. #6448
    Quote Originally Posted by Fhi View Post
    Like mine was when I installed it. See, the wilderness ones (bottom two) are gorgeous, but the whiterun ones are too glare-ish.

    EDIT: Ooh, this is a perfect example.
    http://forums.nexusmods.com/index.ph...st__p__5138530

    The top one is what you have now. The middle one I'd like to try out. The bottom one is what I have currently and am fine with.
    Yea, I know.. Whiterun is actually the only place like that. It's mostly a lot darker than Vanilla Skyrim.

    It is annoying though, I wish I could tune the brightness down a bit but especially the really bright, all the sky going white at noon effect. Unfortunately turning off the RL.esp also disables the darker nights and darker rainy weather.
    Last edited by Lizbeth; 2013-01-03 at 01:18 AM.

  9. #6449
    Quote Originally Posted by Fhi View Post
    Can I see a screenshot? In Whiterun during a sunny day and out in the forest please?
    Without cities enhanced, I really don't like Whiterun all that much. Don't think my computer can handle that mod either. If you want gorgeous screenshots especially with enb's, try anywhere in the Rift though preferably outside castle Dawnguard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaks View Post
    Without cities enhanced, I really don't like Whiterun all that much. Don't think my computer can handle that mod either. If you want gorgeous screenshots especially with enb's, try anywhere in the Rift though preferably outside castle Dawnguard.
    Yeah I'm biased towards Whiterun - it's my favorite city. I should get out more. :P

    Anyway I piddled with sharpshooter again, and I think I'm very pleased with how it's turning out. This is before:
    http://i.imgur.com/IvJp2.jpg

    And these are the after ones:
    http://i.imgur.com/TUPi8.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/Xs6TZ.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/uLzbl.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/OmCAa.jpg

    One for the interior:
    http://i.imgur.com/4IkcT.jpg

    Amazing looks. The interior is also good lighting. Dark enough that you need a torch to pick up things from the ground, but bright enough that you can see where you're going. I always measure interior lighting in taverns - if I need a torch to maneuver in a tavern, then it's too dark. Turned off bloom, blur, SSAO (oh framerates how I missed thee).

    Going to try a couple of hours in this settings in different weathers etc. Hopefully they'll be perfect and I can go back to playing instead of tweaking graphics and fixing broken quests and NPCs caused by stubborn mods who embed themselves so deeply in my savegames (I'm looking at you Open Cities).

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    I think I prefer using SweetFX rather than ENB.

    http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23364
    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=368880
    http://sweetfx.thelazy.net/ - A easy-to-use config tool for SweetFX
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    Sharpshooters used to be one of my favorites, but now I'm just stuck using The Wilds ENB with Climates of Tamriel. It just has everything for me, very nice weather changes, near perfect lightning and bloom, dark dungeons. I'll post some screenshots tomorrow but, http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21123, there's tons on the mod's page. Sharpshooters was just too bright for me. As for DoF, it's great for taking screenshots if you know what you're doing, it's really not meant for actually playing the game with it on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Naidia View Post
    Sharpshooters used to be one of my favorites, but now I'm just stuck using The Wilds ENB with Climates of Tamriel. It just has everything for me, very nice weather changes, near perfect lightning and bloom, dark dungeons. I'll post some screenshots tomorrow but, http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21123, there's tons on the mod's page. Sharpshooters was just too bright for me. As for DoF, it's great for taking screenshots if you know what you're doing, it's really not meant for actually playing the game with it on.
    Thanks for the link. Well, the Climates one anyway But is the sun supposed to be red on noon or it's just some rare weather or caused by ENB? I couldn't wait for long, just tried it in morthal and whiterun over 2 days and it was red in all cases, like during dawn or dusk.

    PS. Sharpshooters does seem to need too much effort to get everything look right, especially if you have no idea what these values actually do.

    Does anyone know a good ENB that doesn't make the colors too vibrant, I'm just looking for one that gives trees and objects (especially plants) in distance a fuller, maybe a bit fuzzier look. Makes nights a bit darker with fires standing out more and dungeons a bit darker too. Im not looking for something that makes them pitch black.

    Alternatively, which setting controls the brightness of day and how vibrant the colors are. Too much color just looks fake and plastic.

    EDIT: Actually nevermind, I think I'll stick with wilds ENB with climates. It looks amazing. The nights are a bit too dark (as in I cant see anything unless it's a snowy area) but I'm going to pick vampires anyway so I'll just try to find a mod that makes night vision permanent or toggle on/off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizbeth View Post
    PS. Sharpshooters does seem to need too much effort to get everything look right, especially if you have no idea what these values actually do.
    I think the description by The Wilds author says it best:
    I believe that tastes are personal and that something that really pleases me may not please somebody else - I've put a lot of effort into creating something that *I* like and would adore to play with.
    And ultimately, the perfect ENB would be the one custom tweaked by you. I ended up staying up late last night just to keep tweaking my settings just to get it right. It's now what I consider near-perfect (only gripe is nighttime fires in cities are still too yellow).

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    The night is a bit to dark in wilds ENB. Other than that it's REALLY good. To bad he stopped working on it.

  16. #6456
    I like dark nights. I HATE torches that only seem to illuminate two feet in front of my character. All torch mods I've seen reduce range but increase saturation because... Buh?
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    Okay so I've played Skyrim a lot on the PC but haven't used a single mod... If there is one mod I should start with, can somebody name it?
    The Runaway. I love my new nickname. Is there a picture of me? Does it look good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duronos View Post
    Okay so I've played Skyrim a lot on the PC but haven't used a single mod... If there is one mod I should start with, can somebody name it?
    Same answer I give everyone who asks this: What do you want to accomplish with mods? QoL improvement and fixes? Complete overhauls? Realism/Immersion? Graphical? Different things to do beyond what is offered in vanilla?

    Definitely get Unofficial Skyrim Patch though. Fixes hundreds of game-breaking bugs. SkyUI if you hate console interface - I don't use it because I'm used to the console interface. Beyond those two, can't suggest more until we know what you want.

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    Im finally somewhat happy with how it looks now after nearly 8 hours .. /sigh. Didn't change any settings but I mix matched a lot of mods and got this bleak look with deep shadows and not as pitch black nights.

    There are still some minor details I want changed or fixed (like whats up with there being no rain sometimes with the climates of tamriel mood even though there's a rain and thunder sound) as well as as the sun looking a bit too dim even when the sky is clear midday. But I'm afraid to touch anything at this point cause there are literally dozens on pieces of ENB, texture, effect mods and settings to consider.

    Heres a few pictures

    Forest near Falkreath, foggy, cloudy weather

    http://i.imgur.com/hNZxX.jpg

    Falkreath, early morning

    http://i.imgur.com/giSUo.jpg

    Whiterun at night (actually it looks a bit brighter in game, there's almost no black)

    http://i.imgur.com/xSUZG.jpg

    Whiterun at noon, slightly cloudy

    http://i.imgur.com/MQMPA.jpg

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    My attempt at being atrsydartsy with The Wilds ENB


    And it does get a little dark at night

    Quote Originally Posted by TonyIommi View Post
    The night is a bit to dark in wilds ENB. Other than that it's REALLY good. To bad he stopped working on it.
    Yea I agree, I'm still having a bit fun fighting during the nights just mashing buttons hoping I hit something, rofl, it's scary sometimes. Roaming around, then the loudest sound effect in game, the bear, out of nowhere.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fhi View Post

    And ultimately, the perfect ENB would be the one custom tweaked by you. I ended up staying up late last night just to keep tweaking my settings just to get it right. It's now what I consider near-perfect (only gripe is nighttime fires in cities are still too yellow).
    Well said, good thing some of the authors and I have similar taste. :3
    Also still no word on the Dragonborn DLC for PC? Was hoping it'd be next Tuesday. Already close to a full month after the Xbox release.


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