Skyrim Shadow Striping Fix by forum42087
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Added: 26/11/2012 - 12:36AM
Updated: 20/03/2014 - 03:43AM

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Last updated at 3:43, 20 Mar 2014 Uploaded at 0:36, 26 Nov 2012

(It means more to me than I can put into words! I'm glad everyone likes it and I'm excited to continue the project! Cheers everyone!)

-V 1.0 (11/25/12)

-Breezehome (Whiterun)
-New Gnisis Cornerclub (Windhelm)
-Sadri's Used Wares (Windhelm)
-Bits and Pieces (Solitude)
-Radiant Raiment (Solitude)

-V 2.0 (1/20/13)

-The White Phial (Windhelm)
-Brylings House (Solitude)
-Goldenrock Mine (Darkwater Crossing)
-Solitude Catacombs (Wolf Queen Awakened Quest, Throne Room)
-Solitude Hall of the Dead (Solitude)
-Proudspire Manor (Solitude)
-Labyrinthian (Chamber with Ancient Nord Helmet of the Unburned)
-Labyrinthian (Dragon Priest Mask Sanctuary-Past)
-Fellglow Keep (Bedroom Antechamber)
-Mara's Eye Den (Mara's Eye Pond)
-Alftand (Area Before Door to Alftand Cathedral)
-Hillgrund's Tomb (Chamber Behind Throne)
-Thalmor Embassy (Interrogation Room)
-Nightgate Inn (Main Hall)
-Knifepoint Mine (Knifepoint Ridge)
-Silver Blood Inn (Markarth)

-V 2.1 (1/02/14)

-Jorrvaskr - Kodlak's Room (Whiterun)
-Whiterun Hall of the Dead - Andurs' Room (Whiterun)
-Ustengrav (Hjaalmarch)
-Pavo's House (The Reach)
-Understone Keep (Markarth)
-Arnleif and Sons Trading Company (Markarth)
-Temple of Dibella - Inner Sanctum (Markarth)
-Solitude Fletcher (Solitude)
-Katla's Farm (Solitude)
-Solitude Stables (Solitude)
-Solitude Lighthouse (Solitude)
-Temple of Talos (Windhelm)
-Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary (Falkreath Hold)
-Skybound Watch Pass (North Skybound Watch)

*Keep in mind this is a WIP until I've got them all, but I can't do that without your help! Let me know of any areas you find with shadow striping and I will fix them immediately! Also if any areas have been overlooked, sometimes there are multiple light sources in one location but I try my best to find them all, let me know immediately, as well as if any areas need to be adjusted more or less due to any issues! Cheers!

This mod is a collection of multiple fixes across Skyrim Interior locations to correct the light sources causing the shadow striping effect. Very ugly, this will make them nice again! Intended for users not running ENB, or a lighting overhaul that already addresses striping (RLO/ELFX etc.), I personally use CoT only which is why I created this project (and at the time all previous versions of similar mods were unsupported or unavailable. Myself and this work/project are completely unaffiliated with any and all past similar themed or named mods.)
*This is currently a work in progress mod, since I am unfortunately unaware of every single location this problem can be found or else I would fix them all at once! I will continually update as often as I locate a new area or upon users, like you, pointing them out to me either through the comments section or a PM.

-Latest version of Skyrim ( or higher.
-No DLC required. (When I do I will be sure to release as separate plugins for maximum user friendliness)

-NONE. (None reported. This type of simple vanilla asset edit would only cause an overwrite, this or the other.)

I Currently Use:

Project Reality: Climates of Tamriel v3.1* -
*(Optional's: Dungeons-Hazardous.esp, Interiors-Cold.esp, and both DLC compatibility patches)

User Confirmed:

-Enhanced Light and FX - Confirmed by User.
-RCRN - Confirmed by User.

(Lighting Overhauls/Mods or other mods that add in new light sources may cause shadow striping, so if it's not a Vanilla or Official DLC light source it is up to the author of the particular mod to fix, unless there is enough demand for me to create a patch)

-Download with NMM and activate. Place .esp after any lighting mods to guarantee all my fixes or before if you notice too drastic a change in a cells lighting theme/scheme; i.e Brightness increase!
(OR RUN BOSS; See Load Order Instructions Below!)
-Manual installation is a simple move .esp file to Data folder and activate with your favorite plugin manager!
(OR RUN BOSS; See Load Order Instructions Below!)

-Deactivate previous version with NMM and Activate new version.

-Manual Installers Delete Previous Version .esp, Place New Version .esp in Data Folder and Activate In Launcher.

-Deactivate with NMM!
-Manual Installers Simply Delete .esp from Data folder.

After any lighting mod you use. Or near last posistion.

*BOSS Users: Currently BOSS is placing this around middle section, so double check it's where you want it!

-Just to be safe, in some of the images assets from these mods are visible, but in no way required:
-Open Dragon Priest Masks -
-Dragon Priests Masks and Hoods Retexture -
-Nightingale Prime - by Zerofrost, finally back on Nexus uploaded by AncientVampire -
-Background Image features Ebony Helmets using aMidianborn Ebony Armor retex by CaBaL -
-Background Image features Deathbell retex by Benjamin318, no longer on Nexus.
-Background Image by Jay4csa ( - cheers mate! :)
-Bethesda Game Studios for Game Development
-Bethesda Softworks for Game Publishing
-Nexus For Fantastic Community/Hosting

-If for some reason you want to include this in your own mod, or other project, please PM me for permission first.
-Translations - PM me for permission please!
-Re-Upload - Please do not re-upload this anywhere else, this is Nexus exclusive!

**This mod features no copyrighted material or assets, or assets taken from other mod author's work.**
*Thank you for taking the time to read, and I hope you enjoy my work! Cheers!*