Skyrim INI Recommendation by Dragonborn Tom
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Added: 19/02/2014 - 07:31PM
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First of all, read this all careful, as you will miss some important Information and may get bad experience if you tweak your INIs wrong.

The last AMD CCC 14.9 is buggy and gets you CTDs, use the 14.9.1 Beta instead to continue with your good experiences on the game and graphics and my Settings.

Watch the INIs special sections as mentioned below on this text and edit it especially in regards of your language and graphics device, otherwise it will be reset by default Skyrim in-game configuration.

Remember to change your graphics reference in the SkyrimPrefs.ini under display section (sD3DDevice=) and your display resolution (iSize H / iSize W). Otherwise the game will overwrite the whole INI. You must also check the language Setting (sLanguage=) in the Skyrim.ini, otherwise the Steam game management will start downloading the languages files for this language.

Mod Organizer and some other mod manager tools like STEP makes and uses its own Skyrim.ini and Skyrimprefs.ini located at Mod Organizer/profiles/your profiles name. So be aware to replace or change the right INIs to get your results.

My recommended graphics mods in install order:

Ruins Clutter Improved by raiserfx
SkyFalls and SkyMills - Animated Distant Waterfalls and WindMills by SjoertJansen
Vivid Landscapes - Dungeons and Ruins by Aron
Vivid Landscapes - Volcanic Area by Aron
aMidianBorn Caves and Mines by CaBaL
Detailed Rugs by raiserfx
Skyrim Flora Overhaul by vurt
Natural Grass Texture Floor by emd
High Definition Ivy - 2K by Josh Ezzell
Pure Waters and landscape textures by Laast
Vivid Landscapes - Rocking Stones and Mountains Parallax by Aron
Vivid Landscapes - Cliffs and Creeks by Aron - watch the compatibility patches
Moss Rocks by SparrowPrince - watch the compatibility patches
Vivid Landscapes - Tundra Moss Revised by Aron
Finer Dust by CptJoker
Realistic Smoke and Embers by isoku

watch the mod files on several mod recommendations they provide extra mod for nonENB users with similiar effects or patches for nonENB users. I usually use 2k resolution and texture of graphics mods, not more. And finally I use all USKP updates and patches.

Additional performance and stability is possible using
SKSE 1.7x and memory settings on skse.ini.

It is recommended to use
Stable uGridsToLoad Cell Stabilizer which enables you to easily change your uGridsToLoad settings without damaging your saved game file. My INIs contain settings for uGridsToLoad=7, if you want to use lower value, you will ease the scripting engine, as scripts are not starting so early as with higher values too. This setting is known to have impact on performance regarding scripting, that is why I could level this by higher values for fUpdateBudgetMS.

And keep in mind that you may need some or several starts of Skyrim to make the Stabilizer work, give it a few tries.

Except the Skyrim Project Optimization, I used nearly all of the recommendations from
Skyrim Stability Guide and Skyrim Graphics Guide

And load order from LOOT. Check the thread on LOOT and get the newest Alpha version, but read the release notes if you upgrade.

You have to travel a while through Skyrim until you get all advantages and all texture well loaded from your new settings.

If you want to use ENB presets, use RealVision, AIR ENB or EWIs Realvision ENB for NAL.
Just change the settings on this INIs according modders recommendation in regards of


And make sure you edit the right INIs, when you are using a mod manager.

You can use Skyrim INI Manager to manage your INI settings and presets.

When you enjoy this, I much appreciate your endorsement and vote.

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