SKYRIM
Project ENB by Bronze316
Skyrim » Visuals and graphics
Added: 19/07/2012 - 04:31PM
Updated: 10/07/2014 - 12:33AM

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Description

Last updated at 0:33, 10 Jul 2014 Uploaded at 16:31, 19 Jul 2012

This ENB configuration offers intense visuals, high performance, darker dungeons, and customization! The goal is to provide the optimum ENB preset to be used with Project Reality - Climates Of Tamriel. In short, these graphics are EXTREMELY REALISTIC AND SHARP! I have configured this from the ground up and put alot of time and effort into it.



NOTE: You're also welcome to try my other mods Seasons of Skyrim ENB, and True Vision ENB


For Deus Ex - Human Revolution gamers: Here are some Screenshots of my ENB preset.
Please visit my mod page, Deus Ex: Human Revolution ENB, and show your support for future developments.


For Mass Effect gamers: Here are some Screenshots of my ENB preset.
Here's the link to the ENB preset: Mass Effect ENB




VIDEO REVIEWS

(Courtesy of Gamespot and Gopher. Thanks!)


VIDEO DEMONSTRATIONS


(videos courtesy of Hodilton, thanks!)



Special thanks to Kyokushinoyama, Redguard216, Panther38, Salah-ad Din, jacktthompson, wolfgrimdark, and Marlboro Man who have been very supportive. Many Kudos to all of you!!!



RECOMMENDED MODS

- Project Reality - Climates Of Tamriel: This will overhaul the weather systems and lighting. (use this for the best experience with Project ENB)

NOTE: Here are my recommended CoT installation options for those who are using this ENB with CoT:

Install the main ClimatesOfTamriel.esm along with the Sound and Textures folder. (required)

Installing an interior/dungeon module is optional (or use other mods like RLO, ELFX, Relighting Skyrim)

The nights options are not required, but choose wisely or else you'll probably be eaten by wolves at night! :D


- Better Torches: This will improve the effectiveness of torches and illumination spells. (highly recommended for CoT, use the default version)

- AOF HD Tree LODs: This will dramatically improve the distant LOD for vanilla/stock trees only. (highly recommended for CoT, use the 4k texture)

- Lanterns of Skyrim - All In One: This will add more lanterns to the main roads, bridges, and villages. (the default preset works fine)

- Ultimate HD Fire Effects: This will greatly enhance the fire effects in your game. (medium resolution is preferred)

- Project Parallax: This will add parallax mapping to textures. (try the other sets as well)

- Static Mesh Improvement Mod: This will improve the detail of 3D objects.

- W.A.T.E.R. - Water and Terrain Enhancement Redux: This will enhance the oceans, lakes, rivers, marshes, and creeks.

- CoT - Weather Patch - Rain Fog Overcast: This will improve the rain, fog, and overcast weather types.

- (Optional) I'm now using HD textures and flora mods in my screenshots. I haven't decided on a combination yet, but Skyrim HD 2K and Skyrim Flora Overhaul look great though!




Screenshot by Wolfgrimdark


Screenshot by Nautiluse


Screenshot by BeWarned



INSTALLATION

- ENB Series v0.119 (for Final Edition users) or v0.221 (most current), please download the binary files here mod_tesskyrim_v0221 and extract d3d9.dll to your Skyrim folder. (Remove the dll file and try the InjectorVersion if you have any problems with the WrapperVersion)

- Download my mod and extract the files from the "main files" folder to your Skyrim folder (where TESV.exe is located), and overwrite if asked.

NOTE: For the Climates Of Tamriel versions, the contents of the Data folder should be copied to your Skyrim/Data folder.

NOTE: Please use the files from the "performance options" folders instead of choosing to enable/disable a feature manually. Each one has been specially tweaked to give the best result. Copy the file of your choice to your Skyrim folder (where TESV.exe is located), and overwrite if asked.

- Open your SkyrimPrefs.ini file located in your "My Documents" folder and make sure these lines are set:

bFloatPointRenderTarget=1
bDrawLandShadows=1
bTreesReceiveShadows=1
iBlurDeferredShadowMask=5 (if you use "Ultra" shadows)

- Open enblocal.ini and set the VideoMemorySizeMb parameter (e.g. VRAM + RAM - 2048)

- Disable AA in the SkyrimLauncher options

- (Optional) The "optional effects" folder contains additional effects that provide more customization. Copy the contents of the option folder of your choice to your Skyrim folder (where TESV.exe is located), and overwrite if asked.

- (Optional) You may also copy the contents of my "Data" folder to your Skyrim/Data folder. (NMM version also available)

- (Optional) Download and install the mods listed in the "Recommended Mods" section.

- Load your game and turn the in-game Brightness all the way down.

- Your game should now look like my screenshots, ENJOY! :)



Here is a brief description of the Project ENB presets that I offer:

Realistic (True Vision "Natural") - Natural colors and lighting
Cinematic (Seasons of Skyrim "True HDR")- More vibrant color and lighting
Cinematic Winter (Seasons of Skyrim "True HDR") - Desaturated color with "cinematic" palette, film grain, and letterbox vignette
Fantasy (Seasons of Skyrim "HD6 Tribute") - Uniquely vibrant colors from palette, and most amount of bloom







COMPATIBILITY

- Project ENB is compatible with practically all of Skyrims mods that do not interfere with the ENB Series binary files.

- Works with Realistic Lighting with Customization, Dynavision, Imaginator, etc. However, keep in mind that these types of mods may override some of the ENB values in my configuration and produce unpredictable results. Additional fine tuning may be required if using my configuration with these types of mods.



TROUBLESHOOTING (see also Known Issues/Bugs section below)

Follow these steps if you experience any performance issues or graphical oddities while using this ENB profile, but please double check that you have properly installed my files. (see installation section if necessary)

Note: I offer these guidelines under the assumption that your Operating System and hardware are both in a healthy state, and that you're using the most current drivers and patches for the game.


Performance Issues: (Here is a guide to help - Skyrim Tweak Guide)

- Option 1. Disable or close any unecessary programs (including Windows Aero) before launching the game. If you're low on physical RAM, then try setting your Virtual memory to 2.5 times the amount of RAM installed in your system.

- Option 2. Use the preset folders B-D and/or try the SSAO settings found in the "Tips" sections above. If that's still not enough, then use the "extreme performance" preset as it has the most GPU intensive features disabled. (It still looks nice though)

- Option 3. If you're using HD texture packs, then try this mod - Optimizer Textures. It will compress the textures in order free up some memory on your video card. (running out of memory will cripple performance)

- Option 4. Disable Anisotropic Filtering in the SkyrimLauncher options. (ENB handles this better)

- Option 5. Don't overclock your hardware too high. This game is very CPU/RAM intensive and ENB is even more GPU intensive than the unmodded game. (system RAM will most likely fail before anything else if clocked too high)

- Option 6. Reduce the graphics settings in SkyrimLauncher options and in your video driver software if you need to. (this would be a last resort before buying new hardware)


Non-Performance Issues:


- Option 1. Make a backup of your Saves folder, RenderInfo.txt, Skyrim.ini, and SkyrimPrefs.ini. (located in MyDocuments....Skyrim). Delete the 3 files and launch the game (they will be regenerated automagically).

- Option 2. Disable any 3rd party video driver software and start uninstalling Skyrim mods one by one until the problem no longer exists.

- Option 3. Start a new game (for testing purposes).

- Option 4. Post the problem (screenshots included) on the ENBdev.com forum. You might get a reply from Boris V. himself.

- Option 5. Make a backup of your Saves folder and mods you were using and Re-install Skyrim. Delete the main Skyrim folder and the Skyrim folder in "MyDocuments" after you uninstall it just to make sure. (this would be a last resort if all other options have failed, please accept my apologies)




Screenshot by Nautiluse


Screenshot by Wolfgrimdark


Screenshot by Phuse101



UNINSTALLATION

Remove these files from your Skyrim installation folder

effect.txt
enbbloom.fx
enbeffect.fx
enbeffectprepass.fx
enbpalette.bmp
enbseries.ini
enbsunsprite.fx
enbsunsprite.tga

Remove the files that were included with my Data folder (the Creation Kit needs the file Light.psc)




Screenshot by Wolfgrimdark


Screenshot by StayFrosty05


Screenshot by Llorangesll



PERMISSIONS

- This mod contains assets that requires permission from the author before it can be copied and/or uploaded by other users. Please contact the author if you are requesting permission or if you have questions regarding the details of this process.

"ALWAYS CREDIT WORK THAT ISN'T YOURS
If you have received permission to use someone elses assets in your files you should always credit them. If you don't credit assets you've used from other users you will be considered a thief and you're likely to be banned; so it's very important you credit the work of others that you have used.

Note: crediting other people's work does not entitle you to use their work. You must always get permission from the creator of the work first before you upload it to the site."




Screenshot by Nautiluse


Screenshot by BlackDragon66


Screenshot by Wolfgrimdark



CREDITS

Boris Vorontsov, creator of the ENBSeries: ENB Series
Confidence-Man for their contributions: Confidence-Man ENB
Matso for their contributions: Skyrim Visual Immersion
Gargorias for their contributions: Revamped Exterior Fog
FXAA Injector originates from www.3dcenter.org
Sharpshooter8 for their contributions: Sharpshooters Extreme Graphics Vision ENB
HeliosDoubleSix for their contributions: Cinematic Lighting ENB
Puuloo for their contributions: More Dynamic Shadows and Striping Fixed
Artem1s for their contributions: Dark Dungeons for ENB
Mancika for their contributions: Paper Pack
gp65cj04 for their contributions: Bokeh DoF and Tilt Shift
r6angel for the letterbox settings: Jasmin ENB Real Cinema
--JawZ-- for their contributions: ENB Resources for Skyrim
CeeJay.dk for their contributions: SweetFX Shader Suite
GSJ1977 for their contributions: Fixed Eye Adaptation
Yuril for their contributions: Alternative Snow
Soulwynd for their contributions: Tweakable DoF and Bokeh Shader for ENB