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XCE is a compilation of all my work on the enhancement of the characters in Skyrim.
The latest version also includes content based on the work of other authors.
What it does:
- Adds more detail to skin of faces and bodies
- Gets rid of angular shapes caused by compressed normal maps
- Adds a lot more detail to the eyes
- Makes the fingernails more visible
- Removes jagged edges from the lips
- Adds more detailed, healed scars
- Makes the warpaint look more weathered
- Makes the face dirt more detailed
- Adds high quality female feet
- Gets rid of neck seams
Unfortunately the game will not render high resolution warpaint correctly, they were created
at a resolution of 2048x2048 which resulted in a blocky mess in game. I scaled them down to
512x512, which is still higher res than the original warpaint, but I agree that it doesn't look that
I have the high resolution warpaint, but it's just useless at the moment. I really hope this can
be solved when the Creation Kit is available. Comparison of the textures.
If you would like to remove them, just click the link below "Uninstallation" in the description.
There you'll find categorized instructions to remove parts of this mod.
This mod is for you if:
- You like and use all of my work
- You hate to download a bucketload of separate files
This mod is not for you if:
- You don't like my work at all
- You only use a few of my mods
- This is an ongoing project
- Separate files will stay available
- New additions will be released separately
- Once the Creation Kit is available new content besides replacements will be possible as well
Currently integrated mods:
No More Blocky Faces
High Quality Eyes
High Resolution Scars
Weathered Warpaint and Improved Dirt
High Res Face Maps for Men by Geonox (Edited to fit body skin color)
FemFeet by Phygit (Edited to fit body skin color)
Lashmaker Eyelash Alpha Resource by Mr Dave (Edited)
Custom body patch*
Clean skin for females
Character normal maps (For those who do not use the official HD texture pack)
*This will simply replace the face textures with slightly edited ones to make them compatible with any
body replacer. This will only work properly if the custom body is compatible with Skyrim's original
It's possible that I will create new body textures in the future instead, but for now this will have to do.
Use 7zip or WinRar to extract the files.
Move the Data folder to your Skyrim folder.
You can find the Skyrim folder here: Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim
Optional features have to be installed separately, same installation instructions apply. They can
be found in the "Optional" folder. Always install these after the main mod.
Remove the following files:
Warpaint & Dirt
Data\textures\actors\character\character assets\tintmasks\*Any filename containing "female" and "warpaint"*.dds
Data\textures\actors\character\character assets\tintmasks\*Any filename containing "female" and "dirt"*.dds
Data\textures\actors\character\character assets\tintmasks\*Any filename containing "male" and "warpaint"*.dds
Data\textures\actors\character\character assets\tintmasks\*Any filename containing "male" and "dirt"*.dds
Compatible with anything that does not replace the following:
- Skin textures
[02-12-11] 1.00 Release
[06-12-11] Added optional darker & desaturated eyes
[09-12-11] 1.01 Update - Fixed shape of the lips
[10-12-11] 1.02 Update - Added Gizmodian's Warpaint for females
[11-12-11] 1.03 Update - Added male warpaint, fixed lips, slightly changed some of the female warpaint
[12-12-11] 1.04 Update - Fixed male warpaint, added Gizmodian's scars for females
[13-12-11] 1.05 Update - Added male scars
[01-01-12] 1.10 Update - New male face textures based on Geonox' textures, dark eyes have been made
default, added weathered warpaint, added improved dirt, added high resolution scars, added Phygit's
FemFeet, added Mr. Dave's eyelashes, eliminated neckseam and other body seams
[02-01-12] Added optional CBBE patches
[09-02-12] 1.11 Update - Removed unnecessary normal maps, new normal maps are included in the official texture pack. Mod now works with .esp file and .bsa archive.
[20-02-12] 1.12 Update - Added optional clean skin for females
[13-03-12] 1.13 Update - Added custom body patch
Thanks to borysses for the seamless resources
Thanks to Bethesda for creating Skyrim
Thanks to Gizmodian for the scar and warpaint resources
Thanks to leboef for the brushes
Thanks to Phygit for FemFeet
Thanks to Geonox for High Res Face Maps for Men
Thanks to Mr. Dave for Lashmaker Eyelash Alpha Resource
The content of this mod is open source and can be used freely on the following conditions:
- You will credit me
- You will notify me
- You will only use it for Skyrim