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Hoddminir Flowers by Elinen
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Added: 22/06/2014 - 09:12AM
Updated: 10/10/2014 - 07:40AM

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Description

Last updated at 7:40, 10 Oct 2014 Uploaded at 9:12, 22 Jun 2014

In Hoddminir we use these plants to have a diverse enviroment and have spring or summer in the game, our hope is that you will find these resources just as useful as we do. Hoddminir Flowers contains new as well as previosly released grasses and flowers, all 400+ collected into one release.
Note that this is a modders resource that contains spring and summer flowers, grasses and water plants to add to your own mod. The plants are both avalible as grasses and static models.
This resource is as nif and texture files, not a modification to Skyrim.

Some of the plants have variants using different models; a vanilla Skyrim model, a thicker model (named "b") from the Lush Grass mod and new models from Skyrims Flora Overhaul (named "Vu").
Ztree helped convert the original Skyrim grass models to static objects (named "St") that can be placed by hand.
I would like to thank SparrowPrince, Vurt and Ztree for giving me permission to use these models.


This release contains all in all 895 models:
Type - (Name) - Models
Grasses (EGrass) grass 87, static 32
Summer flower (ESu) grass 173, static 156
Spring flower (ESp) grass 164, static 192
Water plants (EWp) grass 61, static 30

I have uploaded three different resolutions of this resource, 512, 1024 and 2048, and an esp file where I added the resources.
As an optional file you can download an image library of screen shots of each plant as a help when choosing what plant to work with.

If you make something using this resource that you think looks really nice, please upload a picture :)
Don't forget to endorse if you like this resource!

If you want more resources I have also released
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Ground textures
Trees and Plants
Rocks

Install
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Un-zip files
Copy textures dds files to the folder:
Skyrim/Data/Texture/landscape/grass

Copy nif files to the folders:
Skyrim/Data/Meshes/landscape/grass
Skyrim/Data/Meshes/landscape/plants/HoddminirGrassFlowers

Add the HoddminirGrassPlants.esp under the Skyrim/Data folder
All resourses are added to this esp.

If you like to add these resourses to your existing mod, you can do this manually.
Once the files are in place the easiest way is to have your esp loaded as active, then drag and drop the nif files you wish to use to the Object window from your skyrim folder.
This method works for both grasses and static objects. The drawback is that the settings will be a standard setting and you may wish to change these manually after adding.
This can be especialy important for the grass settings "Color range", the plants can look very dark with the normal setting and I recomend using a value around 0.05.

How to use this resource
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Grasses needs to be placed together with a landscape texture.
open a landscape texture in the creation kit by double clicking on it (Object window/Miscellaneous/LandTexture)
Drag the grasses you wish to use to the "Potential grass" field (you find the grasses under Object window/WorldObjects/Grass)

The grasses will show where the landscape texture is painted. If you are changing the grasses associated with a texture, press F5 in the Render Window to see the update.

Don't forget to change the grass settings to match how you wish to use it, there are settings for slope angle, density, color variation, wave period and above or below water.

Trouble with grasses
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It's important that the grasses are in the correct folder structure, the game is hard coded for Skyrim/Data/Meshes/landscape/grass.

If you have trouble to add or make the grass show, make sure you have these entries in your Skyrim.ini and SkyrimPrefs.ini files under [GRASS]:
bAllowLoadGrass=0
bAllowCreateGrass=1
bDrawShaderGrass=1

If you are experiencing FPS loss due to lots of grass, turning off the shadow on grass can help.
bShadowsOnGrass=0 in Skyrimprefs.ini under [GRASS]


Uninstall
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Delete files

History
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v1.0, 21/06/2014 - Initial release


Contact
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If something is not working, please contact me.
You can find me on Dark Creations, TESNexus and the official Elder Scrolls forums as 'Elinen'

Credits
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Thanks to:
Vurt for letting me use some of his models (named "Vu").
SparrowPrince for permission to use lush grass models (named "b")
Ztree for converting grass models to static versions (named "St").
Dark Creations for hosting the Hoddminir project.
Bethesda for the original Skyrim game and Creation kit.

Licensing/Legal
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Almost all models are re-textures of the original Skyrim models and can only be used in Skyrim.
The resources can be used as you please. All I ask in return is that you give me and the model creators credit if you distribute any part of this mod.
All textures are made by me, and are free to use for any project, you may change them and use them in other games.