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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.
    Last edited by Lizbeth; 2013-01-03 at 02:47 PM.

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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.

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    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?
    Hey everyone

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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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    Yea, I guess it's a matter of taste. I can't stand the pitch black nights and they're unrealistic anyway. It's never that dark outside at night especially with a huge moon overhead and clear, starry sky.

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    Well that's a mighty lovely avatar and signature combo Naidia.

    I have yet to play around with ENBs. I have browsed some, but none stand out to me as all that appealing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unholytestament View Post
    Well that's a mighty lovely avatar and signature combo Naidia.

    I have yet to play around with ENBs. I have browsed some, but none stand out to me as all that appealing.
    Thank you, wish I knew how to mod, I'd love to see Dead Master's Dead Scythe in game.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizbeth View Post
    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.
    I know what you mean. I endedup not being entirely happy with my previous attempts (I'm a perfectionist ) so I tweaked some more today. Trying to go for a 'warm colors' look like Naidia's. Now I can't decide if I like my previous attempt better or keep this one.

    Album! http://imgur.com/a/qI6tf#9

    Something still feels not right though, can't really put my finger on what. Bloom? Color?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fhi View Post
    I know what you mean. I endedup not being entirely happy with my previous attempts (I'm a perfectionist ) so I tweaked some more today. Trying to go for a 'warm colors' look like Naidia's. Now I can't decide if I like my previous attempt better or keep this one.

    Album! http://imgur.com/a/qI6tf#9

    Something still feels not right though, can't really put my finger on what. Bloom? Color?
    WTB your sunny days in southern Skyrim! Mine always look too dark now, sort of like cloudy, even though the sky is clear.. but I dont think there's anything I can do about it without breaking something else and making snowy areas too bright. But I know how you feel, every time I get it right and start playing there are some small details that really start to bother me.

    Maybe it's blur or fog you're missing? The indoor images look great but outdoor ones, at least coming from my game look a little sharp and triangly (its a word!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizbeth View Post
    Maybe it's blur or fog you're missing? The indoor images look great but outdoor ones, at least coming from my game look a little sharp and triangly (its a word!)
    Hm, can you elaborate further? It's the outdoor ones that looks nice, but I feel like something is off. Don't know what. It's not really realistic though, I admit. A place as cold as skyrim shouldn't have such colors. But eh.

    And, would you like my ini settings? You can copy my settings and then tweak from there maybe, if you want to spend another 8 hours. lol. I use climates of tamriel, feels a lot more natural like RL and most importantly, no more overly yellow glare from fires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fhi View Post
    Hm, can you elaborate further? It's the outdoor ones that looks nice, but I feel like something is off. Don't know what. It's not really realistic though, I admit. A place as cold as skyrim shouldn't have such colors. But eh.

    And, would you like my ini settings? You can copy my settings and then tweak from there maybe, if you want to spend another 8 hours. lol. I use climates of tamriel, feels a lot more natural like RL and most importantly, no more overly yellow glare from fires.
    Oh, I think you misunderstood me. I have no idea what most of those settings do. I only touched a few obvious ones like brightness and got the rest from other ENB mods as well as some of the files from them (trial and error pretty much). But I admit it does look fairly realistic now with a slight rubbery look.

    There are just a few things I'm not happy with, one being rain sound and no rain sometimes (Im also using climates of tamriel) and the other is that fires at night really dont produce much of a glow. It's probably possible to increase the glow radius somehow but I have no idea what to change..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizbeth View Post
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    It's quite hard to increase the overall luminosity of lights without messing with every other light source(The sun/moon/reflections etc) in the game.
    The only proper way to do it is to mod each and every candle/torch and fireplace in the game through the creation kit, which is time consuming and annoying.

    So someone else did it for us: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/17605
    Something, Something, Something, Dark Side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeavline View Post
    o someone else did it for us: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/17605
    Great! Thanks, I'll give it a go. It probably don't affect torches though.

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