Trees LODs with shadows by Xtudo by Xtudo
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Added: 14/11/2011 - 07:53PM
Updated: 07/08/2013 - 09:13PM

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Last updated at 21:13, 7 Aug 2013 Uploaded at 19:53, 14 Nov 2011

Trees LODs with shadows v1.3

By Xtudo


One of the best and first tweaks launched by the wonderful Skyrim community was adding shadows to the trees.

By changing bTreesReceiveShadows=1 into the SkyrimPref.ini file.

But this introduced little but upseting glich, the trees LODs don't have shadows applied to them.

So, I added the shadows to the trees LODs, is what this mod do.

For me, is better now; of course it depend on each taste. If you want some "tweak" just let me know.

Here is an useful tweak for shadows, set: fShadowDistance=14000.0000

Beware, this can give you some FPS hit, but it also gives shadows to all the full loaded trees.

-> When the more fShadowDistance is set, the less closer shadow detail you'll get, so set it to your tastes.

I did it for me, and now I'm sharing it, I hope you like it!


- Added a Dragonborn DLC version.

Ver 1.3
- Added orange trees, example: the ones near Riften
- Disabled blur filter to the first mipmap, for more detail

Ver 1.2
- Added LESS DARKEN version, it works better with fShadowDistance=4000.0000 or lower.
- More tweaks
- Added snow trees

Ver 1.1
- Added exterior shadows to the trees LODs.
- Reduced interior shadows of the trees LODs.
- Included Ver 1.0 too, so you can choose the one you like most. :D (removed in v1.2)

Ver 1.0
- Release.


1. It's simples. Extract downloaded files, and copy them to your Skyrim folder.

Known Issues or Bugs

- None :D

I am as Xtudo at TESNexus / SkyrimNexus.

Tools Used
Adobe Photoshop CS3


- Many thanks to Bethesda for making such a piece of art! I love you guys/gals! :D