SKYRIM
Colorful Organic ENB optimized for ELFX and COT compatible by Skysan4298
Skyrim » ENB Preset
Added: 27/07/2013 - 02:41PM
Updated: 15/07/2014 - 01:08AM

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Description

Last updated at 1:08, 15 Jul 2014 Uploaded at 14:41, 27 Jul 2013

Thank you all for taking time to download and endorsing this mod.

Features


  • The Wilds preset tweaked for the latest ENB binary
  • Exposed the most of ENB controls to the ENB Shader Parameter window
  • Preserved the original Wilds preset's "wild nature" color configuration
  • Tweaked preset with the ELFX "00 Core Files" option installed
  • The Letterbox supported through the ENB GUI in-game
  • Multiple weather support
  • DoF supported
  • Kyokushinoyama's DoF level 3 for performance
  • Soulwynd's Tweakable DoF for high end PCs
  • SOAA and IBL enabled option for high end PCs
  • ZeroKing's Post-Processing Effects Addon for ENB
  • Climates Of Tamriel supported and tested with the COT "00 Main Files" option.



Installation steps


  • Please see the "Required" section for the list of absolute required files for this mod.
  • The "00 Core Files" must be installed first to the Skyrim directory where the TESV.exe file is located. This should be the only install for the most of you with or without ELFX.
  • See the "01 Options" section below for this mod's included options.
  • The "enbseries" directory from this mod's download has an empty settings, so you should backup your current "enbseries" directory. When you run Skyrim, ENB will populate those empty files with this mod's settings. Please see the "The enbseries directory" section below for more detail.
  • The default ENB Shader Parameter window options are for basic tweaks. The ADV_TWEAK_INGAME can be enabled for a long list of much more advanced tweaks through the ENB GUI.
  • When you display the ENB GUI window (Shift-Enter), the Shader Parameter window's ENBEFFECT.FX section will show this mod's "Skysan4298: v..." version number.


Why this mod


LSiwora has beautifully color configured The Wilds preset, so I've been using that since it was published. This mod has been heavily tweaked enbeffect.fx configuration, but the original Wilds "atmospheric" look has been retained as much as possible. I'm playing Skyrim with the ELFX mod's "00 Core Files" option installed. This preset has the Climates of Tamriel option available if your Skyrim has the CoT mod installed.

This mod will overwrite any existing ENB files, so please back up your current ENB files. Examine this mod's list of files, and backup those if see them in Skyrim.

This preset is optimized with AMD 7850, 1920x1080 noAA, and I disabled SOAA, ENB rain, ENB IBL, ENB Reflection, and DOF. Kyo's DOF performance level 3 is included, and can be enabled through ENB Gui. I Frame capped at 42fps in enblocal.ini for leveling between indoor and outdoor. ENB vSync is enabled to eliminate the screen tearing. I have included the high end option for GPU like Titan or 7990, and the Budget_PC option for a not so powerful PC. The Titan_7990 option has a DOF configuration that can bring Skyim to a slide show.

The default ENB Shader Parameter window's ENBEFFECT.FX section will show the basic tweaks. This list of tweaks can be expanded by enabling the ADV_TWEAK_INGAME option from the enbeffect.fx file. The advance option can let you tweak all aspect of ENB from the brightness setting to extensive bloom settings.

The Letterbox is supported, and it's disabled when installed. This can be enabled through the ENB GUI window. Since I enabled EdgeAA and RemoveBlur to false, it may look blur to your taste. I included the effect_Sharp.txt file and the effect_ExtraSharp.txt file to replace the default effect.txt post processing file.


CREDITS


Boris for his awesome ENB and ENBoost.
LSiwora for her Wilds ENB v2.0.1 and v3: I couldn't use the other presets once I saw her work.
Kyokushinoyama's sunsprite and DOF: needed a tweak to work with ENB v0.193 and up.
Thanks to ZeroKing's Post-Process Effects Addon for ENB, I was able to add the GUI controlled post black level control. This preset now looks much clearer with this. See the sticky post for how to tune this setting.
Realistic Sun by prod80
Matso for showing how to add the Letterbox control to GUI.
Skyrim Visual Immersion Series ENB Resource
Tweakable DoF and Bokeh shader for ENB by Soulwynd
Please click the PERMS icon above to see the complete list of credits.



Required


ENB version matching this mod's version: download and copy enbhost.exe and d3d9.dll or enbseries.dll since this mod has all other ENB file.
Do not copy those EXE and DLL files to the Windows directory! Copy them to the Skyrim directory.
ENB download site OR ENB download site
This mod has all required ENB preset files including the tweaked ENBoost mod, so you can install this over your current ENB preset. You do not need the previous Wilds preset mod to use this mod.
ENB helper dll: This helper dll is now required because the default settings are for the clear or scattered cloudy weathers. Especially the vegetation will look extremely bright with the foggy, cloudy shower, and stormy raining weathers. Please copy the enbhelper.dll file to the Skyrim/enbseries directory.

Recommended mod


Grass on Steriods: This mod can boost outdoor performance by lowering number of grass to render while still shows the same grass volume.
Skyrim Startup Memory mod: I highly recommend this mod if you've been experiencing the Infinite Loading Screen (ILS) or CTD at mostly entering a cell that may have been modded like Breezehome. I've using this mod with that mod's default settings, and I haven't experienced ILS or CTD a long time. It won't get rid of CTD completely, but it helped tremendously to stabilized Skyrim.
Enhanced Lights and FX by anamorfus "00 Core Files" recommended. The other additional files may make Skyrim look too dark.
JawZ smooth out color band sky mesh: JawZ has smooth out the color band distribution on the sky/atmosphere.nif mesh file as much as Skyrim allowed.
ENB Guide by JawZ

Skin blooming and glowing look


I configured this preset to see a soft skin glow especially at night. If this is too much to your taste, please try raising the SubdermalDiffuseSaturation value under the SubSurfaceScattering section on the ENB GUI.

For glowing children face, try "SUBSURFACE SCATTERING PATCH" by mindflux.

The New Children mod has a descent "normal" map that can correctly show the skin tone.



Interior day and night Brightness


When the original Wilds preset author HeliosDoubleSix (HD6) and LSiwora wrote the enbeffect.fx post processing file, HD6 wanted to always force nightime when the player was inside interior. The ENB back then did not have the EInteriorFactor flag for an ENB preset author, so HD6 wrote his own logic to detect if interior. As HD6 commented in the enbeffect.fx file, his logic didn't work very well. When ENB changed the day and night detection logic from background color to sky horizon color, this preset had to use the DectorOldVersion=true. When this is true, the interior day and night values influenced each other. This is why the interior day and night value had to be same or very close. With the EInteriorFactor usage fix, this preset is now using the DectorOldVersion=false, and the interior day and night values are independent.

Some might say day to night transition should be gradual even inside interior, but how would this be possible if you are in a deep cave where no sun light but only candle or torch providing light. I think this is reason why HD6 wanted to always force nightime inside interior.

The enbseries directory


Some newer ENB presets are now installing the ENB preset files to the enbseries directory. If you have tried an ENB preset that used this method, you must empty the enbseries directory before you use this mod preset. If you left the other preset files in the enbseries directory, you'll experience very unpredictable Skyrim. Some reported on the ENB web site that they CTD when trying to load a save. I tested this scenario, and ENB appears to be merging the two presets with the enbseries directory as the highest priority. I now included my enbseries directory, so please make sure empty or rename your enbseries directory and copy this mod files. If you had your own weather settings, copy those weather related files from your backed up enbseries directory.

ENB multiple weather support


I have included the Riften foggy weather setting and the Skyrim outdoor foggy weather setting in the enbseries directory.
You will need to install the ENB helper dll from to see these settings.
If this helper dll is missing from the enbseries directory, you'll see the default foggy weather setting.
This is not required, but you will miss out on how ENB can beautifully render the Riften foggy weather.

SkyrimPrefs.ini


Some reported the "Mod Organizer" has its own Skyrim.ini and SkyrimPrefs.ini, so please make sure the right ini files are tweaked.
bFloatPointRenderTarget=1 This must be set for ENB to work
bTreesReceiveShadows=1
bDrawLandShadows=1
bShadowsOnGrass=1
iPresentInterval=1 This must be 1 to enable vsync

Set these two AA flags to the following for the 60fps option. The interior textures disappeared on my AMD 7850 when these were ON with UseDefferedRendering=true. The 60fps option has this true to allow those can use more advance ENB features. Make sure the GPU driver AA settings is also off or use application setting.
iMultiSample=0
bFXAAEnabled=0



01 Options


All options will require the "00 Core Files" option installed first.

=== Skysan and Non-Skysan ===
Please read the included "Do_Not_Mix_Options.txt" file in the "01 Options" directory. The Skysan option is what I'm using, and it has less saturation and brightness for my preference.

I have included a list of ".txt" files in each directories to describe all options in the Skysan directory and the Non-Skysan directory.

=== Budget_PC ===
For those with less powerful PC, this option can boost fps while still give you this mod's look. This option disabled the following fps hungry ENB features such as Skylighting (richer darker shadow), ENB_Water, VolumetricRays, and Mist. Please use this option only if you PC struggles around mid-20fps or less than 30fps outdoor.

!!! SweetFX and other injectors !!!
Boris restored the [PROXY] section from ENB 0.211, but you'll see a huge full screen size warning about unsupported software being used such as SweetFX. Even if you used the ENB 0.209 or older binaries, the SweetFX will no longer be updated or supported going forward.