Last updated at 8:09, 7 Feb 2014 Uploaded at 3:49, 12 Dec 2012
Author: MadCat221 (MadCat221@gmail.com)
December 11, 2012
3: Optional stuff
5: Version History
This mod adds a retextured/rerigged/reconformed copy of the ebony mail mesh with a colored trimmed overlay robe. It's enchanted with an Expert Robes of Destruction-equivilant enchantment, ideal for very high-end Battlemages.
It plays well with any other Ebony armor bits, and will register for Matching Set with them as well.
Available for purchase from Faralda when your level is appropriate, or by combining an Expert Robes of Destruction (college-style) with an Ebony Armor body piece (unenchanted) at a forge if you have the Arcane Blacksmith perk.
The default coloration is HD gold-trimmed provided by Mormacil and with a few more corrections from me. This mod, in its default form, looks best with his Gold-Trimmed Ebony texture mod (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/1328).
Copy the module, the meshes, and the textures folder into your Data folder. Activate the module with your mod manager of choice. NOTE: This will interfere with my Robed Steel Plate Armor module. See the Optional Stuff section below for a solution.
This module has no PEX scripts so there theoretically should be no issues with just straight pulling the module out to uninstall.
3. OPTIONAL STUFF
There's quite a plethora of optional stuff.
First, if you already have the Robed Steel Plate Armor, use the provided compatibility patch. DO NOT ACTIVATE THIS MODULE IF YOU DO, THIS OPTIONAL MODULE WILL OVERWRITE ROBED STEEL PLATE AND WILL IMPLEMENT THIS ARMOR THROUGH THAT INSTEAD.
Second, if VRAM is an issue for you, I have more vanilla-res textures available. Install over the top of the main mod, it only overwrites textures.
Third, if you prefer the lore-abberant vanilla coloration which is completely desaturated (Oblivion and Morrowind both have gold-trimmed with a purple-brown hue), I have provided a texture with matching color. Install over the top of the main mod.
Fourth, if you both have VRAM concerns AND want the lore-abberant vanilla-esque textures, I have one for that too. Install over the top of the main mod AND the lore-abberant optional mod.
Lastly, if you would like your ebony gauntlets not to be obstructively huge and also to have a rigid bracer plate (as opposed to the Vanilla mesh where it stretches all over the place), I have something for that too. That can actually be installed completely independently of any of the other part associated with this mod.
Mormacil, for providing a gold-trim retex of the Ebony Mail texture.
Forzane, for catching a bug I would have missed otherwise, and for providing a few showcase screenshots of the male version.
5. VERSION HISTORY
v1.0.1 (January 17, 2013):
A plethora of bugfixes.
* Fixed front loincloth weirdness on female mesh ( _0 mesh was wonky)
* fixed screwy normals on male upper back plate)
* (hopefully) fixed crafting/tempering weirdness (both stand-alone and Robed Steel Plate compatibility modules)
Alternate lore-deviant vanilla meshes are also updated.