Gameplay Performance ENB by Scrabbulor
Skyrim » Visuals and graphics
Added: 18/04/2014 - 01:45AM
Updated: 01/12/2015 - 01:36AM

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Last updated at 1:36, 1 Dec 2015 Uploaded at 1:45, 18 Apr 2014

Full Support For Climates of Tamriel, Realistic Lighting Overhaul, Pure Weathers, Revamped Exterior Fog & Vanilla Skyrim

If you're already playing at 60fps this ENB should have next to no impact on your existing framerate. If you're barely hitting 60fps you'll see about a 5fps hit and if you're using flora mods, well, can't estimate anything there. Generally, the lower you are under 60fps the higher the performance impact will be. Not an exact science but how scaling works in general. If you see any jaggies, discoloration or shadow striping scroll down to the recommendations section.

Accurate representation of the Main (No Ambient Occlusion or Indirect Lighting) versions.


2.0 includes support for generic and special weather types but now requires an additional file, enbhelper.dll. Custom weather types include, Clear, Cloudy, Fog, Overcast, Rain/Snow, Storm/Snow Storm, Sovngarde(Clear, Fog and Dark), Eclipse and Soul Carin.

  • Download ENBseries 0.262.
  • Download ENBHelper v1.1.
  • Extract d3d9.dll and enbhost.exe from the Wrapper folder in the ENBSeries archive and place them in Skyrim's main directory.
  • Extract enbhelper.dll from the enbhelper archive and place it in Skyrim's main directory.
  • Extract all files from this mod's archive and place them in Skyrim's main directory.
  • Play.

You can hit Shift+Enter at anytime and enable/disable effects (like ambient occlusion and god rays) from the EFFECTS tab of the GUI at anytime. Be sure to save and apply at the top of the interface.


Make these tweaks to your SkyrimPrefs.ini. Located in My Documents>My Games>Skyrim. These will fix shadow striping, grey bars and washed out colors. ShadowMapResolution and fShadowdistance will only aid in performance unless your settings are already lower.

-Main: SkyrimPrefs.ini

  • bFloatPointRenderTarget=1               Required for some ENB effects to work.
  • bFXAAEnabled=1                                  Used in screenshots. 1 will reduce your fps slightly. Set to 0 if your game looks too soft.
  • iShadowMapResolution=1024              512 will give more fps but shadows will become blobs. 2048 is ideal if you can afford it.
  • fShadowBiasScale=0.1500                   You can increase this to 0.2 or more if you see shadow stripping.
  • iBlurDeferredShadowMask=1              Softens shadows. Increase to 2 or more if you still see shadow artifacts/odd patterns.
  • fShadowDistance=2000                       Controls exterior shadow distance. 4000 is ideal if you can afford it.
  • iMultiSample=0                                     Don't use this. 2 or higher will have a huge impact on low end systems.
  • iMaxAnisotropy=8                               Sharpens the textures around the player.
  • bTransparencyMultisampling=0          Makes grass, trees and other transparent textures softer at a noticeable fps cost.
  • fInteriorShadowDistance=2000         Same as fShadowDistance but for dungeons, houses, etc.
  • bTreesReceiveShadows=0                  Allows trees to cast shadows. 0 gives a large fps increase.
  • bDrawLandShadows=0                        Allows all forms of terrain to cast shadows. Effect is barely noticeable. 0 gives a slight fps increase.
  • bShadowsOnGrass=0                           Disables grass shadows. 0 gives a huge fps increase but looks odd at times.

=====Additional Fixes=====

-----Everything still washed out or receiving error messages?-----

Windows account control is blocking enbhost.exe. Complete the following process;

Set bFloatPointRenderTarget=1 in your SkyrimPrefs.ini, save.

Right click on SkyrimPrefs.ini, go to properties and select Read-only in it's attributes. Hit Apply then OK.

Now go to your Skyrim install directory.

Right click on enbhost.exe, go to properties, then click the Compatibility Tab, check the box "Run as Administrator" at the bottom then hit Apply then OK.

Everything should work now.

-----Map full of white fog?-----

Open enbseries.ini


You could alternatively use a map fog remover.

-----Do you use Realistic Lighting Overhaul and fires make you lag?-----

Open enbseries.ini after installing GP-ENB.

Set EnableParticleLights=false


-----Walls disappearing? Holes in the ground? Glowing eyes and other random visual bugs!?-----

The first and most reliable fix for any visual bug is disabling Skyrim's likely ancient version of MSAA.

Open SkyrimLauncher and set AntiAliasing to Off.

If that fails open enblocal.ini and make this change;



=====Vibrancy Users=====

-----Vibrancy too strong, weak or doesn't give you the colors you want?-----

After applying the Vibrancy patch on your version of choice;

Open SweetFX_settings and modify #define Saturation or #define Vibrance.

They both work differently. Saturation (default 0.0) adds flat amounts of color whereas Vibrance (default 0.65) dynamically adds color depending on it's initial intensity.

=====High End Users=====

If your PC has no problems with the enb gradually set effects to true in enbseries.ini. I highly recommend enabling ambientocclusion first as it's the only other setting truly worth the performance it costs. If you're still clocking your desired framerate enable skylighting (can only be enable from the config file). I'd stop there if you're trying to keep things clean, but you're welcome to enable everything else.

=====Other Mods=====

Immersive Patrols
Companions and Followers
Improved Hearthfire Lighting


  • Would not be possible without;
  • Imzo (Palette)
  • r6angel (Depth of Field) not sure if he/she used the same alias 2 years ago)).
  • Matso (Everything Else)
  • Boris Vorontsov (ENBseries)