Darker Dragonscale Armour by DragonReine
Skyrim » Armour
Added: 07/01/2012 - 12:38PM
Updated: 11/05/2012 - 06:29PM

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Uploaded by dragoragirl


Last updated at 18:29, 11 May 2012 Uploaded at 12:38, 7 Jan 2012

Darker Dragonscale Armour (Version 1.0) by DragonReine


As someone who was tired of the pale tan vanilla colouring of the dragonscale armour, but also not exactly keen on a matte black texture, I decided to retex the armour so that it suited my own tastes.

This retexture is:

1) Darker, but not pure black: Mottled shades of dark red, purple, brown, dark green and gold have been used to give the armour a darker appearance without sacrificing colour variations that give the armour a more "organic" look.

2) "Grittier": One rather minor gripe I had with the vanilla armour was that it looked too polished, which struck me as somewhat out of place. The retextured armour uses a slightly modified normal map with little nicks and pits that give the armour a weathered, battle-worn look.

3) Higher resolution with sharper definition: All textures have their maps doubled in size, so more detail can be seen.


Version History
1.0 - Male armour, gauntlets, boots and helmet made available for download. Female armour release delayed due to lack of "polish". Uploaded 7th of January, 2012.


(RECOMMENDED METHOD) Use Nexus Mod Manager to automatically install.

... or manually unzip 7zip file into the main Skyrim directory.

Depending on your installation (physical disc, or digital Steam installation), the default directory would either be

C:\Program Files (x86)\Bethesda\The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim


C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim

You'll know you're in the right folder when you see the "TESV.exe" file and the "Data" folder.

To install, simply unzip the 7-Zip file straight into the main Skyrim folder, i.e. the "The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim" or "skyrim"


To uninstall, disable/remove the mod (for Nexus Mod Manager installation) or simply delete the "dragonscale" folder from "....Data\textures\armor" (for manual installation)