Terrain Bump by SparrowPrince
Skyrim » Landscape changes
Added: 04/07/2013 - 08:19PM
Updated: 18/01/2014 - 10:47PM

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Uploaded by z929669


Last updated at 22:47, 18 Jan 2014 Uploaded at 20:19, 4 Jul 2013

NOTE ABOUT COMPARISON IMAGES ABOVE: Left is pure vanilla, right is vanilla with the Terrain Bump mod - no ENB, ultra settings.

OR, just check out the animation below as an example of what this mod does (courtesy of Ka3m0n):

This mod ramps up the quality and detail of the landscape vanilla normal maps, while retaining the same dimensions as the original textures. This results in an enhanced, more 3D-looking ground terrain throughout Skyrim. The mod also leaves the textures uncompressed, which means they will look more defined and less pixelated than the originals. The mod is currently for Skyrim world space only, but a few textures will mmodify the corresponding DLC normals. If using any other texture mods, these can be overwritten, but please be aware they were based on vanilla textures; it probably won't look odd or clash with the DLC.

A performance version is also included. This version includes the same uncompressed normal maps as the regular version, but uses a different algorithm (provided by DDSopt) to reduce the texture size with almost zero detectable quality loss (it can easily be argued either way) and a size reduction of just over 34% (saving precious VRAM and preserving us from the 32-bit memory limit).

This mod was originally uploaded by SparrowPrince, but we have been given permission to re-upload the files after they were taken down, since he does not want to commit to updating the mod any futher.

1. Extract the contents of the folder "Textures" into skyrim/Data/
2. Done!

(otherwise, this package is compatible with any mod manager).

Use as you see fit, but credit must be given to the original author and the STEP Community as its major proponents for keeping this gem alive.

STEP - For kindly bringing back the file and uploading it.
SparrowPrince - Original implantation and development.

An enhanced Skyrim experience.