Skyrim Bigger Trees by Xweto and Jonigts
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Added: 16/05/2012 - 07:33PM
Updated: 26/10/2014 - 10:23AM

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Uploaded by xweto


Last updated at 10:23, 26 Oct 2014 Uploaded at 19:33, 16 May 2012

Ever looked at the trees in skyrim... they're so small (especially near Riften).

If you agree with me


This Mod changes the size of the trees for a more Fantasy Forest (but still realistic) like feeling for Skyrim.

There is Two different version. The original with really huge trees, and one with smaller trees (but still taller than Vanilla).
This mod edit a lot of Trees, so some of them is made bigger especially in bigger forests, but smaller trees on the side of the forests.
Lot of trees not even touched, because if we make bigger all of them, that is not real, because in real life, you can find new trees, small growing ones, middle size and also big trees.
Lot of trees downsized around roads, because the brances covered the hole road and the player can't see anything at all.

There is another great Mod what makes Trees bigger (Skysight - Simply Bigger Trees by fadingsignal), but that mod is working in a different way like this mod. Skysight just edited the Tree recources (several tree files), so it makes bigger every tree in Tamriel with the same ammount.

Our mod, Skyrim Bigger Trees make trees bigger just in some areas (especially in big forests) by editing every tree in Tamriel one by one with a different ammount from 0.7x to 6x in scale. Yes, this mod even make some of the trees smaller, for more diversity. We try to make Skyrim more realistic and more awesome this way.

To Do list for next Updates:

- Made the LOD compatible with Flora Overhaul
- Made the MOD fully compatible with Tamriel Reloaded Flora
- Fix some really oversized trees in the Bigger version
- Fix tree branches that cover roads around Whiterun done
- Fix tree branches that cover roads around Riverwood done
- Fix tree branches that cover roads around Falkreath
- Fix tree branches that cover roads around Helgen
- Fix tree branches that cover roads around Ivarstead
- Fix tree branches that cover roads around Shor's stone
- Fix tree branches that cover roads around Helgen
- Fix tree branches that cover roads around Morthal
- Fix tree branches that cover roads around Riften
- Make some trees bigger around Dawnstar
- Make some trees bigger around Solitude
- Make trees smaller around Whiterun done
- Make trees smaller around Rorikstead done
- Make more trees bigger around Falkreath
- Make more trees bigger around Helgen
- Fix floating trees
Latest changes:
(You can find complete changelog on the Changes tab)

Version 1.5:

Now with Correct LOD for Vanilla Skyrim in Everywhere !!!

- Finally fixed the LOD everywhere (yes, around Riften also, no more popping trees and no wall of trees)
- Merged the 3 smaller version ESP to one ESP for better handling and compatibility
- Made merged Skyrim and Riften bigger trees Version
- Swiched from loose files to compressed BSA versions to easily know witch LOD belongs to the different ESP-s
- Made a better Fomod install with Better explanation pictures
- Cleaned the ESP-s last time with the newest TES5Edit (still find some dirty edits)

It is have issues with Vurt Flora Overhaul LOD-s, but I will fix it soon. (Working, but ugly.)

How to Install

Easy to Install with fomod, so use NMM, Mod Organizer or other fomod installer, or intsall manually (need 1 or 2 ESP and the appropiate BSA).
How to Uninstall

Use NMM, Mod Organizer or other installer, or simply remove the lod file (BSA) and the ESP/s from Skyrim/Data/ folder.

This mod is now totally clean of dirty edits and not use any scipts, so most of the Mods must be compatible with this mod but there may be compatibility problems with some mods what modifies Tamriel worldspace.

Compatible Mods: (with 1.5 I will have to test all of them again, so maybe not compatible now)

From 1.1:

Hearthfire - official DLC

From 1.0:

Skyrim Flora Overhaul
by vurt (not yet)
Lanterns of Skyrim - All In One by MannyGT
Riverwood Enhanced by samxrr
Towns and Villages Enhanced by Aplestormy
Open Cities Skyrim by Arthmoor

From 0.9:

Hobbit Hole by Jamie Barnes
Whiterun Outskirts Market by RadioBoX
Fleetford by tetradite

From 0.8:

Pinewoods Cottage by Blary
Riverside Lodge with Sauna by Lupus
Dovahkiin Retreat by Shawk and Krimson
Elvenwood by Nick75

Not Compatible mods:

I don't know yet, it have to be compatible with other mods.
Recommanded mods

To make the Trees look much better:

TreesHD Skyrim Variation by namotep
Lush Trees and Grass by SparrowPrince
Skyrim Flora Overhaul by vurt
Tamriel Reloaded Flora by 32cm

To make the Grass look much better:

Unique Grasses and Groundcovers by Josh Ezzell
Unique Grasses and Groundcovers Plugin by tamu75
Grass and Grass by MannyGT

To make the LODs look much better (Skyrim Flora Overhaul comes with it's own LOD's):

Aof Hd Tree LODs by AnOldFriend
HD Enhanced Terrain
by Hritik Vaishnav and SkyrimENB
Detailed Terrain and Tree LoD by Rennn
High Quality LODs by Ethatron
The Skyrim Distance Overhaul LOD Improvement by Grieche
Skyrim High Definition LODs by tamu75
SkyFalls and SkyMills by SjoertJansen

To make the water look much better:

Realistic Water Two by isoku (my favourite)
WATER - Water And Terrain Enhancement Redux by SparrowPrince
Pure Waters by Laast

Or to make everything look much better:

Texture Pack Combiner by Cestral


Check the Videos tab for Youtube


"Is it require a clean save?"
No, it have to work with any save, because this mod not use any Script at all and it is dirty edits free.

"Will this slow my fps?"
Yes, specially the Bigger version. This can be a range from -2 to -10 or more FPS depending on your system, on your graphical settings (UGrids, Shadow quality, etc.) and which other mods you're using, specially the graphic modification mods, like higher tree textures.
If you get big performance drop with bigger version, try the smaller version, and/or lower your graphic settings, like shadow quality.
If you get big performance drop every time in a specific location, tell us, and we will solve that.

"What can I do If I get CTD?"
If you have a low-end PC, lower your graphics settings, because most likely you've run out of memory. If you have a high-end PC, it can be a mod incompatibility or a bug. Try to find witch mods cause the ctd-s, write to us, and we will solve that in the next version.
If it happen in a specific location, also tell us where, and we will solve that.

"Does this mod work with other mods?"
Yes, it should work with any mod without any problem what is not make any changes in the Tree LOD meshes, and
with some mods, wich make changes in the world of Tamriel, you can find overlappings.

"Some trees looks too big or ugly"
That means, that tree is too big or ugly :)


Xweto - Creator of this mod, fixes, changes, compatibilities
Jonigts - fixes, changes, compatibilities with other mods, layout, LOD

- Everyone who has provided critiques and suggestions.
- okal for the NMM installer
- Bethesda, Creation Kit.
- ElminsterAU, Hlp, Zilav and Sharlikran for TES5Edit
- Ethatron for BSAopt
- Photoshop
- 7z
- Nexus

Thanks to Saiotv and InsanOflex for reviewing this mod!!