RealVision ENB by SkyrimTuner
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Added: 03/02/2013 - 11:49PM
Updated: 16/01/2017 - 10:12AM

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Last updated at 10:12, 16 Jan 2017 Uploaded at 23:49, 3 Feb 2013

for ENBSeries version: 0.279

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RealVision on Youtube

ENB is a collection of visual effects created by Boris Vorontsov. It overhauls everything from anti-aliasing and depth of field to lighting and water.
It gives Skyrim the eye candy effects it deserves.

RealVision is a finely tuned compilation of ENB effects and post processing. Each setting has been hand tweaked to give the most realism at the lowest performance cost.

Technically, ENB is compatible with every mod on Nexus. However, RealVision is tuned to look good with a particular set of lighting and weather mods. Using any weather or lighting mods beside the ones listed here will result in your game looking weird. All other mods are fine.

ENB is very GPU intensive. It will most likely be the most FPS hungry part of your game.

video tutorials for installation:

using Nexus Mod Manager:
Skyrim 2015 Photorealistic Ultimate Graphics Tutorial by PredCaliber (english)
How to Install RealVision/PureVision ENB (Detailed) by Heisennburgg (english)
Tutorial for Ultra Realistic Overhaul Mod Collection by Candyland (german)

using Mod Organizer:
RealVision ENB : Mod Organizer by GamerPoets (english)

1. Nexus Mod Manager (NMM) and Wrye Bash users open the Skyrim menu through Steam. Mod Organizer (MO) users run Skyrim Launcher through MO.
2. In the options section, turn off Antialiasing, Anisotropic Filtering, and FXAA. (in the advanced section)
3. In your video driver, set the features from step 2 and Ambient Occlusion (SSAO) to "Application-Controlled" (Nvidia) or "Use application settings" (AMD). Only do this for Skyrim.

Nvidia users look here and here to see the required driver settings. AMD users will have similar settings.
(If you prefer driver forced Ambient Occlusion (SSAO), you are free to enable it in your videodriver settings, but don't forget to set EnableAmbientOcclusion=false in enbseries.ini in Skyrimfolder after install step 4!)

Install these mods in this install order if you want your Skyrim to look like mine or jump to step 3 if you just want the ENB:

And let always overwrite if NMM asks! (say NO to update and YES to install normally)

Nexus Mod Manager - Tutorial: english / deutsch
Mod Organizer - Tutorials: Mod Organizer ( S.T.E.P. ) Video Tutorials by Tannin - MO and Gamerpoets - Videos

>>FPS<< stands for performance hungry mods!
>>FPS<< stands for very performance hungry mods!

Instead of all the single Vivid Landscapes- mods you can also try Vivid Landscapes - All in One by Aron

--> NOW USE LOOT to sort your loadorder and clean your masterfiles !

Install in this order:

Now decide to go on with Realistic Lighting Overhaul or Enhanced Lights and FX.
These videos will help you with your decision: Video 1, Video 2.

Option A: RLO
Realistic Lighting Overhaul by The Realistic Lighting Team
My preference for realism!
  • Activate all modules except Adaptive Interiors Vanilla Weathers and Realistic Lighting Weathers! As shown here and here.
  • Only activate Dawnguard interiors if you are using Dawnguard!

Option B: ELFX
Enhanced Lights and FX by anamorfus
My preference for atmosphere and my personal favorite!
  • Install core + enhancer. It's recommended to use exterior module also. Install as shown here.
  • If you have Dawnguard or Dragonborn DLCs active also install Enhanced Lights and FX Dawnguard and Dragonborn.
  • If you are using SMIM, do not forget to install the SMIM Meshes from ELFX optionals!

If you don't like RLO and ELFX, you can use ELE and Relighting Skyrim instead ELFX/RLO and install Option B of RealVision.
It's looking fine but it's not fully optimized yet. Thx to Grasmilbe for the testing.

Option B: ELE
Enhanced Lighting for ENB (ELE) - LITE by --JawZ--
Relighting Skyrim by NovakDalton and --JawZ--
Alternative way to use Option B, not fully optimized yet.
  • Install both mods using the correct patches and options according to which DLCs you are using.

--> NOW USE LOOT to sort your loadorder and clean your masterfiles !

1. Download ENBSeries v0.279 ( from or here and extract it somewhere.

2. Copy d3d9.dll AND enbhost.exe from the wrapper folder to Steam/Steamapps/common/Skyrim.

3. Download RealVision via your mod manager and install the option of your choice.

4. NMM and Wrye Bash users go to Steam/SteamApps/common/Skyrim/Data/RealVision_ENB_files.
Mod Organizer users go to Mod Organizer/mods/RealVision ENB (version)/RealVision_ENB_files.

5. Installation of RealVision files:

RealVision Installer (recommended)

  • Start RV_launcher.exe and click on "INSTALL" (NMM/MO-users) or start RV_install.vbe (Wrye Bash-users).
  • Click on "SET INI" to let installer adjust your SkyrimPrefs.ini.
  • Done!

Manually Installation (much more work to do, but result may be better)

  • NMM users: Copy all files and folders from ..\Steam\SteamApps\common\Skyrim\Data\RealVision_ENB_files to ..\Steam\SteamApps\common\Skyrim
  • MO users: Copy all files and folders from ..\Mod Organizer\mods\RealVision ENB (version)\RealVision_ENB_files to ..\Steam\SteamApps\common\Skyrim
  • Navigate to ..\Steam\SteamApps\common\Skyrim, open enblocal.ini and set these values:

  • [MEMORY]
    ExpandSystemMemoryX64=true <--- If you have 32 bit Windows, set it to "false".
    <--- enables the ENBoost features to dramatically reduce CTDs.
    <--- true for AMD users experiencing CTDs even while ENBoost features are enabled.
    <--- enabling could potentially help to load a save game which fails to load otherwise but may cause stuttering.
    <--- enabling this is generally not safe, but it's a workaround for users experiencing large amount of stuttering.
    XXX <--- start with 64, increase in increments of 128 ( 256, 384, 512, ..., 1024 ) until stuttering has ceased.
    Only use >=512 with at least 2-3Gb VRAM.

    VideoMemorySizeMb=XXXX <--- RAM + VRAM - 2048 (1Gb=1024) if your RAM < 8Gb. If you have RAM bigger or equal to 8Gb (8192Mb) use
    (Total Available Video/Graphics Memory - [170 (for win7) or 350 (for win8/10)]).

    EnableCompression=false <--- deactivating compression can reduce stuttering, but at the cost of more RAM usage.
    It's generally recommended to be disabled on systems with more than 2Gb VRAM.

    AutodetectVideoMemorySize=false <-- Because it keeps guessing wrong.
    <-- set to 8 for more FPS. optical difference is tolerable.


    Also check this page on STEP for detailed infos on memory settings and how to find out your Total Available Video Memory value.
    Or use Boris Vorontsov's new tool "VRamSizeTest" to display the correct value for VideoMemorySizeMb for your system. Get it from here.

    >> This is ENBoost. Do not download ENBoost from the Nexus. You already have it! <<

  • Navigate to .../Documents/My Games/Skyrim for NMM/Wrye Bash users or to .../Mod Organizer/profiles/Default for MO-users:

  • Set this value in Skyrim.ini:

    <--- this combined with EnableVSync=true in enblocal.ini is important to avoid tearing

    Set these values in SkyrimPrefs.ini:

    bDoDepthOfField=1 <--- turn it to 0 if you want crystal clear underwater

    bFloatPointRenderTarget=1 <--- IMPORTANT! Without this value, ENB is not working correctly!
    <--- if you are using a Performance version and got ugly landscape shadows then set it to 0
    <--- turning it to 0 is the same as setting Antialiasing to off in skyrimlauncher.
    <--- turning it to 1 is the same as setting Anisotropic Filtering to off in skyrimlauncher.
    <--- turn it to 1 if you prefer Skyrim FXAA, but deactivate EdgeAA in enblocal.ini to avoid too strong blur.
    <--- IMPORTANT! This is the in-game brightness RealVision is optimized for! Don't touch the in-game brightness after setting this.

6. Start your game using SKSE, it's not recommended to use the SkyrimLauncher anymore except you set your Skyrim.ini and SkyrimPrefs.ini to read-only!

7. Have fun!

and also visit:
Skyrim Revisited: Legendary Edition (SR:LE)



1. NMM and Wrye Bash users go to Steam/SteamApps/common/Skyrim/Data/RealVision_ENB_files.
1. Mod Organizer users go to Mod Organizer/mods/RealVision ENB (version)/RealVision_ENB_files.
2. Run RV_launcher.exe and click "UNINSTALL" (NMM/MO-users), or RV_uninstall.vbe (Wrye Bash-users).
If RV_launcher.exe or RV_uninstall.vbe doesn't work, manually download the version of RV that you use and delete all of the files with the same name from Steam/steamapps/common/Skyrim.
3. Go to Steam/steamapps/common/Skyrim.
4. Delete d3d9.dll and enbhost.exe.
5. NMM/Wrye Bash users go to Documents/My Games/Skyrim.
5. MO users go to Mod Organizer/profiles/your profile.
6. Delete your skyrim.ini and skyrimprefs.ini files. They will be remade vanilla next time you play.
7. Deactivate RealVision ENB in your Mod Manager



Thanks to all downloaders and especially all who give me endorsements :)

ewi65 for tuned Bokeh DoF, his amazing sun and his help supporting RealVision ENB
Sharpshooter8 for inspiration and his Realistic Hope ENB i used for a long time
JJC71 for Project Reality - Climates Of Tamriel - Weather - Lighting
Sydney666 and Daemonui for Realistic Lighting Overhaul
noSteamWorkshop banner provided by SvarogNL
Gopher for his awesome RealVision ENB videos
Kyokushinoyama for his great sunsprite-shader
Boris Vorontsov for making ENBs possible
all the modcreators of the used mods
all RealVision users and downloaders
tony971 for help with description
Bethesda for making TES: Skyrim
bronze316 for DoF effects
my wife for patience