Hvergelmir's Armor Retexture - HAR by Hvergelmir
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Added: 10/12/2011 - 09:04PM
Updated: 29/09/2014 - 07:32PM

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Last updated at 14:32, 29 Sep 2014 Uploaded at 16:04, 10 Dec 2011

Hvergelmir's Shield Retexture - HSR is part of Hvergelmir's Armor Retexture - HAR
It is highly recommended to use HSR along side with HAR!

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Hvergelmir's Armor Retexture - HAR is an on-going frequently updated retexture project that aim to eventually have every piece of armor (and shields through Hvergelmir's Shield Retexture - HSR) in the game updated with a new hand painted high resolution texture, that stay true to the lore and style of vanilla Skyrim (and TES in general). The new textures will be double (200% width, 200% height) the size of the original textures that show a lot more detail than vanilla textures ever did. With additional detail work and highly detailed normal maps, each armor piece will truly come to live and actually look authentic and realistic.

Hvergelmir's Armor Retexture - HAR is first and foremost a high-quality retexture mod, but it is also a realism mod. That means when I see fit I'll make subtle changed to the original texture to give it more true earth-colors or change some of the material to other material. A good example here is how I changed the silver ornamental parts of the Iron Armor sets to bronze instead. It is (in real life) unrealistic that a warrior wearing the cheapest heavy armor set available will have silver ornamentals on his armor, instead (at least for Vikings), it was more common to have bronze ornamentals. Only the richest of people could afford silver and only kings and people of high importance could afford gold - I know that these metals are easier to come by in this game, but it is still my way to add realism to the game.

Hvergelmir's Armor Retexture - HAR is for all races and genders, without exception.

Please note that I work in a specific order from low to high tier armor as seen on this list.

That concludes the full armor list, including unique and artifacts. If there are something missing here, feel free to enlighten me - just make sure the item doesn't use the same texture as any other item on the list.

Some of you may not want the whole HAR package (shame on you ._.), for whatever reason - or maybe you just prefer each set to be downloaded individually for easier updating or something like that, whatever the case may be, here you can find each completed set for download:

It is recommended to install Hvergelmir's Armor Retexture - HAR with Nexus Mod Manager, it simplifies the process greatly and also makes it simple to uninstall again if needed.

To manually install Hvergelmir's Armor Retexture - HAR, use either WinRar or 7-Zip to extract the files to: Steamsteamappscommonskyrim
If asked to override, click yes. Please keep in mind this will override any other armor (re)textures you currently have installed.

To manually uninstall Hvergelmir's Armor Retexture - HAR, delete the armor folder inside textures found here: Steamsteamappscommonskyrimdatatexturesarmor
Please keep in mind this will delete any other armor (re)textures you currently have installed. If you know what you're doing you can enter the armor folder and delete each set manually as you see fit.

I have a bunch of highly recommended (but not required) mods to be used with HAR:
Calientes Female Body Mod Big Bottom Edition -CBBE- - New female body
Calientes Vanilla Armor for CBBE - Reshaped armor meshes for body mod mentioned above
CBBE skin texture V2 V3 plus Thepal and UNP compatible - High quality and realistic textures for females.
High Res Face Maps for Men by Geonox - High quality face textures for males.

You may not under any circumstances use my textures for a mod of your own without my explicit written permission.
If you see this mod distributed at any other place than on SkyrimNexus that is NOT found in the mirrors list, it is being distributed illegally. Please contact me here if you find such case. If the website is in a foreign language that you speak, it would be of great help for me if you contacted them yourself and notified them of this on my behalf.

Hvergelmir's Armor Retexture - HAR is my first public released TES mod. I have previously done personal retexturing jobs for Morrowind and Oblivion (though nothing major). As this is my first mod release, I'd like you people to go easy on me and support me in any way possible.
Some of you may notice the above average quality of my texture mod, there's a simple explanation for that. I'm a professional graphic designer and artist. I am also a system developer though it is irrelevant in this connection.
I appreciate any help and ideas you may have to improve this mod - just don't bomb me with your personal preferences and concerns. This is my mod after all, and I'll be doing it my way.

I am open to suggestions and collaboration work on other mods, got any great ideas feel free to contact me. My strong side is mainly (re)texturing, but I am flexible and should be suitable for other jobs.

Are you a mod creator yourself and have made some fancy armor? Like my armor texture work? Want it in YOUR mod? Feel free to contact me then and we could work something out. If I really dig your style I might even be willing to do custom textures for your mod as well!

If you like my work, I'd appreciate it highly if you'd comment or post screenshots with my work!

My other mods:
Hvergelmir's Armor Retexture - HAR
Hvergelmir's Shield Retexture - HSR
Hvergelmir's Redesigned Housecarls - HRH

Read my profile page if you want to know more about me.