Natural Lighting and Atmospherics for ENB by Confidence-Man
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Added: 23/01/2014 - 09:37PM
Updated: 26/05/2015 - 10:29AM

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Last updated at 17:29, 26 May 2015 Uploaded at 4:37, 24 Jan 2014


A test version for the next release. Some things unfinished/in flux.

Palette texture is no longer used for a better dark range, tonemapping redone to compensate, interiors redone, underwater redone and made more consistent, better reflections, improved materials like skin and armor, and lots of other things.

Download is under optional files. Lemme know what you think or what problems/inconsistencies you find.


NLA v1.4 changelog

- Added the latest version of scegielski's Enhanced ENB Nighteye.
- Added letterbox effect by request (Matso code). Enable and adjust the size of the bars in the enbeffect.fx shader window.
- Added mist anchors to some areas. This will fix the extremely bright moon in some foggy weathers and make fog lay low to the ground
in affected areas. This is only partially done.
- Added an effect.txt file with day/night/interior separated noise effect (off by default.)
- Adjusted the palette, range now goes to pure black.
- Added Matso's lens shader file, includes Anamorphic lens flare. All lens effects are now off by default, enable for awesome.
- Made a number of little adjustments and fixes for a bunch of things people found in the comments.


This release contains an esp file and ENB files. The esp modifies all standard weathers including clear, cloudy, foggy, rain, overcast, and snowy for more natural colors and atmospheric effects. The ENB preset was developed in tandem to take advantage of the more normalized values (no strange ambient or fog colors, for example.) A few new weathers are added, including cloudless versions of the clear weathers as well as a generic overcast weather. A full list of edited weathers can be found in the _weatherlist INI file in the enbseries folder.

It is an intensive preset, with nearly all effects enabled at varying quality to achieve the results in the screenshots. Turning effects off for performance reasons will obviously affect the way it looks.

Using the plugin or the preset on their own is not advised. The preset is tuned for specific conditions such as fog and different ambient values for varying times of day, using it with the vanilla weather or other mods like Climates of Tamriel will result in something probably pretty ugly, though you're welcome to tweak it to your heart's content.

The NLA plugin can be used with any other ENB, but will probably require some preset tweaking as well. Here is an alternate ENB preset that uses the weather plugin by LucidAPs - Aeon ENB

This is a work in progress. If you notice any funny looking colors or values open up the ENB UI, tick the weather window and take note of the weather ID and time of day so I know where to look to make adjustments.


You will need to download the latest ENB files (currently v.0269), as well as the enbhelper.dll for time of day and multiple weather configuration support.

Latest ENB files can be found here:, these files should be placed in the Skyrim folder along with the unpacked files provided with NLA.

The helper plugin can be found here:, this should be placed inside the enbseries folder along with all the effect and weather config files.

For ENBSeries to work properly the following values must be set to 1 in SkyrimPrefs.ini:

Make sure you're editing the SkyrimPrefs.ini in your Documents folder, not the actual game folder.

Please follow the installation instructions included in the ENB download. I don't provide general ENB support. If you have problems unrelated to this specific mod visit ENBdev and request assistance.

I also highly recommend downloading Mindflux's particle patch if you want everything to look right, as well as his other patches and bonus files (his green grass can be seen in my pics). Find them here, in the user's general download section of the forum (direct linking to forums is disabled): Mindflux's particle patch


Some of the mods I use that can be seen in the screens, in no particular order:

Skyrim HD 2k Textures (landscape)
Skyrim Flora Overhaul (grasses and plants)
Distant Detail
High Quality LODs
Static Mesh Improvement Mod
Farmhouse and Villages HD Textures
Dense Grass 100 Density
Real Ice
Realistic Water Two
Immersive Armors
Xenius Character Enhancement (males)
DIMONIZED UNP (females, works well with subsurface scattering)


Thanks to Boris for his work on ENBSeries, it's only because of him Skyrim can look like this.
Matso for his DOF and other prepass effects. Make sure to check out Skyrim Visual Immersion.
Kyo (K-ENB) for his sunsprite effects, along with Matso and JawZ.
scegielski for his Enhanced ENB Nighteye:
All the modders for the models, textures, and other enhancements that allow Skyrim to look the best it can.

Feel free to use the plugin or preset in your own releases, I would only ask to be credited.