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Kast ENB - My ENB preset for Skyrim by Kastanye
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Added: 06/07/2014 - 11:07PM
Updated: 20/10/2014 - 10:24AM

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Last updated at 10:24, 20 Oct 2014 Uploaded at 23:07, 6 Jul 2014

Kast ENB - My personal ENB preset for Skyrim

Hi everyone. Here is my first ENB preset. This mod was designed for Climates of Tamriel, Realistic Lighting Overhaul, and Flora Overhaul. I did NOT test this for any other mod of these kind, so I don't know how it looks like without these.

V0.264-3 IS OUT :

Fixed white sky at night in snow storms
Fixed White mountains in snow storms



I will not update the ELFX file, since I do not use this lighting mod. Feel free to tweak it yourself if you want.

I uploaded a "lite" version of this preset. It reduces performance cost so if you have framerate issues with the original version, you'd better use this one. I still call it a beta because I think there is more to be done, but don't worry it is fully functionnal already.




FEATURES


Colorful landscapes
Bright days and dark nights
Warmer and brighter fire
Enhanced Sunlight and rays
Enhanced shadows with SSAO
Very smooth DoF, so it doesn't hurt your eyes :)
Improved interior lightning for day and night
Enhanced Water
Slightly improved rain
More mist for a genuine nordic mood


Of course, many of these are a matter of tastes and opinion.


INSTALLATION


1) Turn off Anti-aliasing and FXAA in the game AND in your GPU settings, and make sure bFloatPointRenderTarget=1 is written like this in your SkyrimPrefs.ini

2) Download latest version of ENBseries for Skyrim

3) Extract the content of the Wrapper folder in your Skyrim directory

4) Install ENBoost to prevent some issues (chose the files according to your GPU specs)

5) Change these lines in ENBlocal.ini (if you don't, some effects may not work) :
UsePatchSpeedhackWithoutGraphics=false
UseDefferedRendering=true

6) Extract my files in your Skyrim directory. Overwrite when asked.

7) Enjoy ! You can turn on/off the ENB with shift+f12 if you want to compare :)



If you followed every step and still have CTD or other issues, please report them. (and google them too, this may save some time !)


EFFECTS


Here are the lines in ENBseries.ini that enable/disable effects :


UseOriginalPostProcessing=false
EnableAdaptation=true
EnableBloom=true
EnableAmbientOcclusion=true
EnableDepthOfField=true
EnableDetailedShadow=true
UseOriginalObjectsProcessing=false
EnableSunRays=true
EnableSkyLighting=true
EnableReflection=false
EnableImageBasedLighting=true
EnableSoftParticles=true
EnableParticleLights=true
EnableSunGlare=true
EnableSubSurfaceScattering=true
EnableLens=true
EnableWater=true
EnableUnderwater=true
EnableCloudShadows=true
EnableVolumetricRays=true
EnableProceduralSun=false
EnableMist=true
EnableVolumetricMist=true


If you don't like some of them, just replace "true" with "false".




VIDEO MADE WITH INITIAL RELEASE (V0.254)


ADDITIONAL NOTES


Remember that ENB need performance. This will hurt your FPS.

If you have are experiencing screen tearing even with original vsync ON, you might want to use ENB vsync. Open your ENBlocal.ini with notepad or anything else and change this :
EnableVSync=true

You may notice some distant aliasing. To fix that, change these settings in ENBlocal.ini (may decrease FPS) :
[ANTIALIASING]
EnableEdgeAA=true
EnableTemporalAA=true
EnableSubPixelAA=false
EnableTransparencyAA=true

Note that night and interior darkness is highly dependant on your lighting mods settings. If you usually use Night Eye to see in the dark (racial attribute, vampire or anything else) and chose a dark preset for nights, I added a little plugin to make Night Eye brighter. (Dark nights make this power kinda useless without that)

Before you ask, here are my PC specs (running this ENB smoothly, with many other graphic mods/tweaks) :
GPU : nvidia Geforce GTX 770 OC 2GB
CPU : Intel core i5 4670k @ 4,2Ghz (personal OC)
RAM : 16GB DDR3
Motherboard : MSI Z87-G45 Gaming

Have fun in your games :)


UPDATE LOG


10/12/2014
v0.264-3
- Fixed white mountains in snow storms
- Fixed white sky at night in snow storms


10/10/2014
v0.264-2
- Better blue sky


10/09/2014
v0.264
- Tweaked lighting at day again
- More shadow blurring
- Reduced Sun rays
- Slightly modified windows lighting


08/25/2014
v0.262-3
- Fixed white mountains at sunset
- Tweaked daylight
- Brighter Water
- Brighter stars at night


08/24/2014
v0.262-2
- Fixed sky brightness


08/16/2014
v0.262
- Fixed horizon at night (again...)
- Several minor tweaks


08/12/2014
v0.261
- Slightly more realistic interior lighting
- Fixed horizon at night
- Several minor tweaks


08/04/2014
v0.254 lite version with reduced SSAO and water effects


07/06/2014
v0.254 initial release