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Zoners High Performance ENB by Shrutesh
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Added: 20/04/2012 - 05:17PM
Updated: 23/06/2014 - 12:09AM

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Description

Last updated at 0:09, 23 Jun 2014 Uploaded at 17:17, 20 Apr 2012

If you like my work, my newest ENB can be found here: z ENB (It also has a High Performance Preset) ;)




Introduction:
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This is an extremely high performance suite based on ENB v0108(HDR), so no DoF or SSAO, but on the plus side, the FPS drop is negligible, maybe 1 or 2 frames in some areas, my decidedly mid-range laptop never loses more than 3 frames with these settings.
These settings are for the most part based on the CLENB template so all credit must go to HD6 first!

Check out the Videos!

I thank Hodilton for the Awesome Video he made!

Also now featured on Skyrim Mods Weekly!!




Another video by sushirush!



Description:
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Overall the idea is to make everything look nicer while keeping things as realistic as possible with the least performance hit!

Effects tried to achieve:
  • First of all, to get rid of the haziness generally present in ENB by default.
  • Avoid over-dark shadows, since they make the entire scene dark and gloomy.
  • Keep saturation in check, over-saturation makes things unrealistic IMO, tho it looks nice in some places.
  • Nice and bright interiors, fireplaces are roaring now!
  • Making sure that people still look like people ;)




Prerequisites:
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Installation: (Desktop Users)
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  • Go to Boris's site and get ENB v0.108(True HDR).
  • Backup any older ENB (Skyrim root) and/or Realistic lighting (Skyrim\Data\) files that you use!
  • Extract the enb core files to your Skyrim folder.
  • Extract my config files and copy to the Skyrim folder, overwrite if prompted.
  • Make sure 'Realisticlightingpatcher.esp' is checked and that it is after 'Realisticlighting.esp' in the load order. (ONLY FOR THE REALISTIC LIGHTING VERSION)
  • Run Skyrim!
  • If you experience and problems check out the Fixes section below, if a fix doesn't exist please drop a comment bout the bug!
Installation: (Laptop Users)
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  • Both Nvidia Optimus and AMD Dynamic Switichable Graphics laptops suffer from the same issue: ENB does not fire up the dedicated GPU and instead runs the game off Intel HD, leading to MASSIVE drop in framerate; use the below steps ONLY if you are suffering from this problem!!
  • Download the Optimus Fix
  • Drop the d3d9.dll it contains into your Skyrim Folder
  • Download the ENB v0.108(True HDR). files.
  • Unzip the files, go to the Wrapper Folder and RENAME the d3d9.dll it contains to "d3d9orig.dll"
  • Copy d3d9orig.dll to your Skyrim folder
  • Now download this ENB's files and unzip and copy them to the Skyrim folder.
  • Run the game!
  • NOTE: This method is untested with AMD, if a AMD user can confirm it works, do let me know!!


Fixes:
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  • If you cant see anything underwater use Green Water Fix
  • If bright textures like snow and water (mostly 'Better Dynamic Snow' textures) are giving off a purplish glint; open enbseries.ini and lower the values of 'LenzReflectionIntensityDay' and 'LenzReflectionPowerDay' from 2.0 to around 1.0
  • First 300 ppl who downloaded plz set enablefpslimit=false in enbseries.ini! I forgot to switch tht off lol..!
  • The ENB v0.108 binary is known to cause a harmless crash on quitting the game.
  • ATI users facing weird white patches in Skyrim, disabling AA is known to fix the problem.
  • If you are experiencing white distant mountains on foggy days, disabling 'Revamped Exterior Fog' makes less apparent; the problem is Realistic Lighting related; I'm trying to fix it!


Tweaking:
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Using IMAGINATOR is the easiest way to make small tweaks.

Tweaking enbseries.ini
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    1. Day/Night too bright/dark! I hate it!
  • Increasing directlightingintensityday/directlightingintensitynight or ambientlightingintensityday/ambientlightingintensitynight makes things brighter and vice-verse
  • BLOOM: Increasing amountday/ammountnight makes things brighter and vice-verse
2. Shadows too dark/light!
  • Directlightingintensity determines the darkness of the shadows, greater values make shadows darker
  • Ambientlightingintensity brightens the entire scene so it can be used to brighten/darken shadows
  • Adjusting contrast is the easiest tweak to make things look good ;)
3. Fire/lights too bright/dark!
  • Adjust 'pointlightingintensity' greater values mean brighter lights.
4. I cant see the sky!!! Its all white!!
  • Adjust 'Gradientintensity' to suit your taste, remember to check dawn and dusk too in all types of weather!
5. I hate the sunglare!
  • Adjust 'Sunintensity' and 'Suncoronaintensity' to suit your taste.
6. Everythings so shiny! I hate it! OR, I need more shiny awesomeness!
  • Adjust 'Specularamountmultiplierday/night' to suit yourtaste.
  • As a side note dont set it too high or everything will look like plastic.
7. Black bars? Ewwwwww! OR, I want to cover my screen with the black bars and play throught a slit! Makes me feel like I'm wearing a helmet!
  • Use the file included in options to remove the black bars.
  • Adjust the value of 'float2 sqvigpwr = float2( 1.2, 1.1 )' under #define HD6_VIGNETTE in enbeffect.fx (Replace 1.2,1.1 with whatever youwant), just open enbeffect.fx in notepad++
8. I wanna change more stuff!


Credits:
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Several excellent enb suites were my motivation and guidance;


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