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SoSP - Summer - Winter - Spring HD by AceeQ
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Added: 08/11/2013 - 02:21PM
Updated: 25/08/2014 - 11:36PM

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Last updated at 23:36, 25 Aug 2014 Uploaded at 14:21, 8 Nov 2013

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If you want to use SoSP with the trees from Skyrim Flora Overhaul 2.0, click here for a compatibility patch.




The Seasons of Skyrim Project provides 3 different and standalone landscape overhauls for skyrim. "Summer Edition", which turns all of skyrim into summer landscape, "Winter Edition", which turns all of skyirm into winter landscape and "Spring Edition", which turns most parts of skyrim into spring/summer landscape except the snow areas.

THIS ARE STATIC SEASONS, THEY ARE NOT CHANGING AUTOMATICALLY, SO USE ONLY ONE EDITION AT THE SAME TIME. AND DO NOT ASK FOR A AUTOMATICALLY CHANGING SEASON MOD ---> THIS QUESTION WAS ANSWERED SERVERAL TIMES WITH "NO"!!!

This project was designed as lore-friendly and immersive as possible. Also it was made for best compatibility with other mods, so you can use most of your favorite modifications in combination with the summer/winter or spring edition. The Spring Edition provides the highest compatibility with other mods (weather, lighting and most other mods).

08/01/14: Version 2.5 is out now: Summer Edition updated to version 2.5 and released a Spring Edition. Winter Edition was not updated and is still version 2.0, but I will also take a look at the winter edition and maybe update also that edition soon. Reuploaded Summer Edition 2.5, if you have downloaded the first upload, please download it again!







DESCRIPTION:

The Seasons of Skyrim Project - Summer Edition turns all of skyrim into summer and removes all snow from the game. 

This project was designed as lore-friendly and immersive as possible. Also it was made for best compatibility with other mods, so you can use most of your favorite modifications in combination with the summer edition.

Version 2.5 is the newest version! A complete revamp of the old summer edition (v 2.0) with many new grasses, bushes and flowers.

There is now also a optional SoSP Summer Edition - Water.esp, for all those which want the new summer water colors. Everyone else can now use any other water mod, without any problems.

I've removed the Seasons of Skyrim Project.esp due to issues and problems and also because it's not longer needed. The mod works fine without this file and is now fully compatible with Hearthfire DLC and most other mods out there.

FEATURES:

  • 1k landscape and grass textures
  • removed any snow and ice from the game
  • green aspen trees
  • many new grasses, bushes and flowers (resolution 1024x1024)
  • retextures of extisting grasses
  • fixed all snow roads, so their is no grass on the roads
  • retextured ice caves, so they look like normal caves
  • retextured icebergs and glaciers
  • removed icebergs and galciers, which are not needed anymore
  • added much more grass to the landscape
  • replaced and retextured snow plants to fit the summer theme
  • edited water colors (optional plug-in)
  • removed snow weather from the snow areas
  • removed snow fx (blowing snow)
  • fixed many places (which were before covered by snow and now by grass)
  • retextured and renamed most of the snow animals
  • regenerated LOD objects and LOD textures


INSTALLATION:

Download with Nexus Mod Manager or manually and install the mod with any mod manager of your choice: nexus mod manager, mod organizer or wrye bash. 

This mod comes as full FOMOD installation, so you can choose all optional files and plug-ins while installation! Use a mod manager to install! 

Important Requirement:

Open your skyrim.ini, go to [Grass] section and set iMaxGrassTypesPerTexure=8. It's very importan that you set that number to 8, because there are many grasses, bushes and flowers and they will not appear if this number is lower than 8!


OPTIONAL TEXTURES PACK (use mod organizer!)

The optional texture pack with golden sandy coasts, brown mountains and white nordic ruins is available as optional download. 


Install SoSP Summer Edition 2.5, then download the optional texture pack and install it with NMM and overwrite everything when it asks to do. When it asks to update click at "No".


If you use mod organizer you can simpy unpack the optional texture pack to the SoSP Summer Edition folder. Just open SoSP Summer Edition in explorer and unpack the texture pack into that folder and overwrite every files, which it asks to do.

COMPATIBILITY/INCOMPATIBILITY:

  • Realistic Lightining Overhaul/Enhanced Lighting for ENB and ELFX (also Enhancer Plug-In) are fully compatible with version 2.5.
  • Compatible with Climates of Tamriel/Pure Weather and RCRN (please enable the patch while FOMOD installation!)
  • Compatible with any water mod aslong you don't use the SoSP Summer Edition Water Plug-in you will be fine. Below I described how you can use SoSP Summer Water with Parallax.
  • Not compatible with other landscape, grass and tree mods. Lush Trees is fully compatible, but it won't work with the grass files from Lush Trees and Grass, so make sure to delete the grass files and only leave the tree files before installing!
  • Compatible with mods like Forstfall & Wet and Cold (IMO it makes no sense to use them, since there is summer everywhere!)
  • If you use HD Texture Packs, install the texture mods first and than SoSP and overwrite any files, which are to overwrite. If you use mod organizer just activate SoSP after all texture mods.
  • If you use a other mountain and rock texture for the summer edition with retextured galciers and icebergs, they will not be affected by that textures, so it may look strange. I recommend to use AOF Deatailed Mountains which looks very similiar to the vanilla mountains.

LOAD ORDER:

You can load this mod where you want. I recommend to load it at the bottom of your load list after all other mods. If you use a weather/lighting mod with the available patches, load the weather mod before SoSP - Summer Edition.esp and the patch after SoSP - Summer Edition.esp.

USING SOSP WATER AND PARALLAX TEXTURES

You can also use a parallax texture from other water mods (like WATER / Pure Waters or Realistic Water Two) and use it with the water plug-in from SoSP Summer. Simply rename the parallax water texture from your favorite water mod to defaultwater.dds and place it into skyrim/data/textures/water.


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DESCRIPTION:


Seasons of Skyrim Project - Spring Edition
 is part of the Seasons of Skyrim Project and comes as standalone mod. The Spring Edition will edit all areas, except snowy areas. There are many new grasses and flowers. Most textures and grasses were taken from the Summer Edition. 

I have not edited any snow areas, animals, creatures and so on; so this edition is mostly compatible with all mods out there, except Flora Overhaul and other grass/landscape mods. All weather mods are fully compatible. 

I recommend this part of the Seasons of Skyrim Project for all of you, which want beautiful landscapes and summer feeling, but don't want to loose the snow areas of skyrim and also want as much compatibility with other mods as possible.

The Spring Edition is mostly the same as the Summer Edition just with snow still there, where it also was in vanilla skyrim!

FEATURES:

  • 1k landscape and grass textures
  • 1k LOD textures
  • green aspen trees
  • many new grasses, bushes and flowers
  • retextures of extisting grasses and plants
  • regenerated LOD objects and LOD textures



INSTALLATION:

Download with Nexus Mod Manager or manually and install the mod with any mod manager of your choice: nexus mod manager, mod organizer or wrye bash. 

This mod comes as full FOMOD installation, so you can choose all optional files and plug-ins while installation! Use a mod manager to install! 

Important Requirement:

Open your skyrim.ini, go to [Grass] section and set iMaxGrassTypesPerTexure=8. It's very importan that you set that number to 8, because there are many grasses, bushes and flowers and they will not appear if this number is lower than 8!


COMPATIBILITY / INCOMPATIBILITY:

This Edition of the Seasons of Skyrim Project provides the highest compatibility with other mods. I don't edited any exterior cells, interior cells, weather regions so most other mods should work fine.

You can use all/most of your favorite mods as long they don't affect the landscape textures (except snow textures) and grass/plants.

So every water and weather mod should work fine together with the Spring Edition. If there should be any incompatibility (except with the mods I mentioned), please report it on the Nexus.

If you use HD Texture Packs, install the texture mods first and than SoSP and overwrite any files, which are to overwrite. If you use mod organizer just activate SoSP after all texture mods.

Not compatible with:
  • Skyrim Flora Overhaul
  • Unique Grasses
  • Any other grass and flora mod

LOAD ORDER:

You can load this mod where you want. I recommend to load it at the bottom of your load list after all other mods.

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This GIF was made of images from users: FireStorm974 / raphou112 / zenox / MateoSSh & Zakariah. Thank you all for this beautiful images.


DESCRIPTION:

The Seasons of Skyrim Project - Winter Edition turns all of skyrim into a cold winter paradise.

This project was designed as lore-friendly and immersive as possible. Also it was made for best compatibility with other mods, so you can use most of your favorite modifications in combination with the winter edition. 

UPDATED TO VERSION 2.5:

Version 2.5 contains 2 options for trees: the new leafless trees (from version 2.0) and the leafless aspen trees (from version 1.0) - you can choose whatever you want. Now also contains, in addition to the Climates of Tamriel Patch, also patches for Pure Weather and RCRN.

The Seasons of Skyrim Project.esp is not longer a requirement for the SoSP Winter Edition.esp file, but it's still in the mod and it's highly recommend to use the esp file, even if it comes to issues with Hearthfire DLC.

There is no real way to get around, try to load Hearthfire.esm after Seasons of Skyrim Project.esp (it's flagged as esm file). If you don't use the Seasons of Skyrim Project.esp (which is only for landscape decoloration) you will get ugly colors everywhere.

Here a picture where I enabled/disabled Season of Skyrim Project.esp file:



FEATURES:

  • 1k snow and grassy snow textures
  • Replaced all textures with snow textures
  • Covered most objects with snow
  • All of skyrim will be turned into winter paradise
  • Added many snow drifts, blowing snow FX, icefloes and frozen landscape to the world of skyrim, as sample the lake of riften will be frozen
  • Recolored some of the landscape, not all at the moment
  • Regenerated LOD Objects and LOD Textures


INSTALLATION:

Download with Nexus Mod Manager or manually and install the mod with any mod manager of your choice: nexus mod manager, mod organizer (highly recommended) or wrye bash. 

Version 2.5 comes as full FOMOD installation, so you can choose all optional files and plug-ins while installation! Use a mod manager to install!


LOAD ORDER:

Load Seasons of Skyrim Project.esp BEFORE Hearthfire.esm (if you own this DLC).
Load the SoSP Winter Edition.esp as last in your load order, after all other mods.
Load all patches after SoSP Winter Edition.esp and of course after the weather mods for which the patch was made.


COMPATIBILITY / INCOMPATIBILITY:

  • Realistic Lightining Overhaul/Enhanced Lighting for ENB and ELFX (also Enhancer Plug-In) are fully compatible with version 2.5.
  • Compatible with Climates of Tamriel/Pure Weather and RCRN (please enable the patch while FOMOD installation!)
  • Also compatible with ELFX (also with the enhancer plug-in), not compatible with the ELFX Exteriors plug-in.
  • Fully compatible with Pure Waters and W.A.T.E.R.
  • Also compatible with most snow mods and snow textures, so you can use your favorite snow textures.
  • Compatible with Frostfall ,Wet and Cold and GetSnowy. Please make sure to load this plug-ins after all SoSP files!
  • Fully compatbile with Footprints, you will se footprints everywhere in skyrim!
  • Most texture mods should also work. You can use other snow and ice textures, but do not use any other landscape or grass retextures. Install SoSP Winter Edition after your other texture mods and let SoSP Winter Edition overwrite all files that are to override!


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