SKYRIM
WAO - Weather and Ambience Overhaul Megapatch by UnmeiX
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Added: 07/07/2014 - 09:00AM
Updated: 19/07/2014 - 10:04PM

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Last updated at 22:04, 19 Jul 2014 Uploaded at 9:00, 7 Jul 2014

NOTE: This patch requires Dawnguard and Dragonborn, as well as all other files mentioned in the requirements section.

Have a good machine? Feel free to submit screenshots! My laptop doesn't at all show the potential of the patch.

INTRO:

Welcome to the mod page for my first NexusMods release! I decided to tackle something that's bugged me for some time; namely, the extensive list of weather and audio patches in my load order that didn't properly resolve when all was said and done.. So I fixed them.

WHAT IS THIS??:

This is an all-in-one weather and audio patch that brings together many of the most-used ambience mods on the Nexus. With the required mods installed, this is the -only such patch- you will need. How much space will this save in your load order? I have no idea. I do know that (because I actually had all the patches I was supposed to) it spared me thirteen .ESPs that otherwise would have overwritten each other left and right and lost most of the edits in the process.

REQUIREMENTS:

WEATHER:
Climates of Tamriel - Weather - Lighting - Audio by JJC71
Climates of Tamriel - Weather - Patch by prod80, Aiyen and Saerileth
Expanded Snow Systems - Climates of Tamriel Version by JonusL2D and Mahlzeit88
Supreme Storms for Climates of Tamriel 3.1 by MannyGT
Real Rain - Extended by PlayerTw0
Lightning during Thunder Storms by Minty
AUDIO:
Climates of Tamriel - Weather - Lighting - Audio by JJC71
Audio Overhaul for Skyrim 2 by David Jegutidse
Sounds of Skyrim - The Dungeons by Cliffworms
Sounds of Skyrim - The Wilds by Cliffworms
Sounds of Skyrim - Civilization by Cliffworms

Yes, Climates of Tamriel is under both categories.

UNOFFICIAL SKYRIM/DLC PATCHES RECOMMENDED.
USKP
UDGP
UDBP
If you have Hearthfires or the Hi-Res DLC, get the unofficial patches! Not required but highly advised!

INSTALLATION:
Pay attention to the version listed, as these are masters for WAO.
(If you are SURE that you already have all of the requirements installed, go to each page, click Endorse, and you may skip to step 10. Ensure you have Real Rain installed according to my instructions. This may require reinstalling Climates of Tamriel or its original raindrop textures. See below.)

1. Install Climates of Tamriel and Climates of Tamriel - Sounds. (Optional: Select dungeon and interiors settings.)
2. Install Expanded Snow Systems - Climates of Tamriel Version.
3. Install Audio Overhaul for Skyrim 2 and appropriate patches.
4. Install Lightning during Thunder Storms.
5. Install Sounds of Skyrim - The Dungeons.
6. Install Sounds of Skyrim - The Wilds.
7. Install Sounds of Skyrim - Civilization.
8. Install Supreme Storms for Climates of Tamriel 3.1.
9. Install Climates of Tamriel - Weather Patch with or without fog. (Optional: Select snow brightness and night level settings.)
10. Install Real Rain - Extended manually. Do not overwrite the "fxraindrops.dds" file: rename it to "fxraindrops_real.dds". (You -can- use raindrop replacers with the patch, but Real Rain's are used separately from the main drop texture, thus the rename. Hopefully in the near future the need for renaming the file manually can be remedied. Sent a PM to PlayerTw0 already.)
11. Install this patch.

OPTIONAL BUT HIGHLY SUGGESTED:
Real Snow Flakes by kw71. This is a snowflake texture replacer that looks amazing with CoT and ESS snow weathers. Use with the following for best effect!
fxsnowflakesblur fix by cobrelon. This is a replacer for the alternate snowflake texture that complements the former very nicely.
A -huge- thank you to Mahlzeit for this info!

LIGHTING NOTES:
If you're currently using RLO, the RLO+SOS patches by Natureboy7 found here will answer most collisions until my optional RLO version releases. You'll only lose the AOS Soundspace changes in favor of Sounds of Skyrim's (and only until my update). Load his patch(es) after mine.

If you're currently using ELFX, the ELFX+SOS patches by William Imm found here will answer most collisions until my optional ELFX version releases. You'll only lose the AOS Soundspace changes in favor of Sounds of Skyrim's (and only until my update). Load his patch(es) after mine.

Load any additional AOS patches (not CoT or SoS-related) after mine. Probably well after mine.

LOAD ORDER:

Just LOOT it!

For reference, here's the related load order that I use, personally. This is the order the masters are sorted in, but isn't explicitly required. That said, if you're experiencing CTDs, you're missing one of these files, most likely.

ClimatesOfTamriel.esm (amongst your .ESMs)
ExpandedSnowSystems-CoT.esp
AOS.esp
mintylightningmod.esp
SoS - The Dungeons.esp
SoS - The Wilds.esp
SoS - Civilization.esp
ClimatesOfTamriel-Sound.esp
Supreme Storms - Cot Version.esp
CoT-WeatherPatch.esp
realrainextended.esp
WeatherAndAmbienceOverhaul.esp

REDUNDANT FILES:

The following patches are resolved (and made unnecessary) by this megapatch (so don't load them!):
MintyLightningMod_COT_Patch.esp
ClimatesOfTamriel-Dawnguard-Patch.esp
ClimatesOfTamriel-Sound-Dawnguard-Patch.esp
ClimatesOfTamriel-Dragonborn-Patch.esp
CoT-WeatherPatch_DB.esp
CoT-WeatherPatch_SupStorms.esp
CoT-WeatherPatch_ESS.esp
SoS - The Wilds-PatchCoT.esp
SoS - The Wilds-PatchCoTSounds.esp
SoS - Civilization-PatchCoT.esp
SoS - Civilization -PatchCoTSounds.esp
AOS_SoS-Civ Patch.esp
AOS_SoS-Wilds Patch.esp
AOS2_CoT3_1_patch.esp
CoT ESS SoSciv Patch.esp
CoT ESS SoSw Patch.esp
CoT ESS CoTsounds Patch.esp
ESS Patch for CoT DG Patch.esp
ESS Patch for CoT DG Patch with SoSw.esp
ESS Patch for CoT Sound DG Patch.esp

Make sure they aren't active in your load order.

Please note, again, that the original mods are the property of their respective authors and this is only a patch. You do require the listed files and my patch does not contain all the contents of any of the originals.

COMPATIBILITY:
Immersive Sounds (use the related AOS patches)
Relighting Skyrim
RLO (as mentioned above)
ELFX (as mentioned above)

CREDITS AND THANKS: All of the original works are required and listed as masters. I'd like to thank the following people for creating these (absolutely amazing) things for me to incorporate. Without them, none of this would be possible.

JJC71 for Climates of Tamriel - Weather - Lighting - Audio
JonusL2D for Expanded Snow Systems
David Jegutidse for Audio Overhaul for Skyrim 2
Minty911 for Lightning during Thunder Storms
Cliffworms for Sounds of Skyrim
MannyGT for Supreme Storms
prod80, Aiyen and Saerileth for Climates of Tamriel - Weather - Patch
PlayerTw0 for Real Rain
The Unofficial Patch Project Team for USKP, UDGP, and UDBP.

Thanks for checking out my little Megapatch (as oxymoronic as that sounds). Please visit the original mod pages and endorse them if you haven't already. While you're here, these are some other mods I would definitely recommend.

Requiem: The Roleplaying Overhaul
Epic Gameplay Overhaul
Living Takes Time
Frostfall
Equipping Overhaul (v3.13)