SKYRIM
True Storms - Thunder and Rain Redone by fadingsignal
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Added: 14/03/2015 - 09:21AM
Updated: 18/11/2016 - 04:17AM

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Last updated at 4:17, 18 Nov 2016 Uploaded at 9:21, 14 Mar 2015

TRUE STORMS FOR SKYRIM SPECIAL EDITION IS AVAILABLE HERE!
Re-made with some new features and refinements that will circle back to this version soon.

NOTE: Version 1.5 will show an ITM record when being cleaned -- this is completely fine to remove and is not problematic.  This was accidentally introduced when adding the interior sound effects.  Next update will have it cleaned.


NO MORE LOOPING THUNDER SOUNDS!  NOW FEATURING INTERIOR RAIN/THUNDER SOUNDS!
(Huge thanks to KeithInHanoi of Audio Overhaul for Skyrim for his work in the interiors!)

Many thanks to Brodual and Hodilton for their wonderful videos!





DESCRIPTION


  • Fixes the vanilla "thunder loop" problem! (see below)
  • This is first and foremost an overhaul to the storm sounds and playback system, but includes my personal rain textures
  • Adds 20 new thunder sounds and new method for TRUE unpredictable/random playback
  • Adds 3 new ambient rain sounds of varying intensity
  • Adds interior rain and thunder sounds!! See Sticky Post for details! (no scripts!)
  • Adds all-new rain textures, and new rain/snow particle effects for heavy density and realism
  • Optional plugin for vanilla weather with dark nights
  • It can get pretty loud like a real storm!
  • Compatible with vanilla, Pure Weather, Natural Lighting and Atmospherics, Climates of Tamriel, TAZ Visual Overhaul, RCRN, RLO, ELFX Weather, Supreme Storms
  • THIS MOD IS 100% SCRIPT-FREE AND COMPLETELY SAFE TO ADD/REMOVE AT ANY TIME.
  • USES VANILLA SYSTEMS ONLY, SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY EFFECT ON PERFORMANCE, EVEN ON LOW-END MACHINES

The vanilla game has an annoying problem where upon loading a rainy weather, it will select a single thunder sound from the available group, and continue to play that ONE sound only until the weather changes.  A number of people have suffered from this "thunder loop" problem, and I decided to do something about it.  I did extensive testing and found a workaround that allows TRUE random playback of thunder.  No scripts or other trickery involved.

This mod improves the 8 vanilla sounds, then adds 20 all-new, intense, high quality thunder sounds to the game, all which will trigger at random.  Sometimes over top of each other. Sometimes it will stay quiet for a minute or two, sometimes it will RAGE.  It's completely unpredictable!

STORMS NOW FEEL SCARY, AND EXTREMELY IMMERSIVE! (even though I hate to use that word!)

INSTALLATION


Install and go!  Make sure it loads AFTER the weather mod you've selected during install (i.e. load this after PureWeather)

NMM / MO 
-- This uses a FOMOD installer, so just download, activate, and choose which weather mod you're using, if any.  NLA version requires Natural Lighting and Atmospherics weather plugin to be installed!  If it isn't in your load order, you will get a CTD upon loading (missing master.) 

MANUAL -- Copy the data from 00 - Core Files to your /data/ folder, and copy the ESP from the folder of the weather you're using (the folder and file names are very obvious)


UPGRADING / UNINSTALLING

To be super extra safe, go into an interior, then simply uninstall the mod.  To upgrade, do the same, then install the new version, and put it back in the same place in your load order. NOTE that in v1.3 a change was made to the plug-in name and general structure, so upon starting the game the first time after upgrading, you will get the "missing content" warning. This is completely OK, just hit "yes" and re-save.


HIGHLY RECOMMENDED MODS!


  • Lightning During Thunderstorms AKA Minty Lightning by Minty911 -- Skyrim weather is NOTHING without this mod, plain and simple!!
  • Supereme and Volumetric Fog by MannyGT -- Adds a very small tweak to foggy weathers to make them feel like Silent Hill!
  • Wet and Cold by Isoku -- Adds water drop and snow effects on characters, NPCs equip hoods during storms, and more! 
  • Wonders of Weather by Isoku -- Adds actual rain splash effects on the ground, shooting stars, etc! Just turn down the interior rain sounds in the MCM so they don't play at the same time as True Storms.
  • Ethereal Clouds by Gamwich -- Some of my favorite clouds
  • DOWNPOUR by Gamwich -- Alternative rain texture; He recently made a True Storms compatible / customized texture if you'd like to try an alternative!


COMPATIBILITY
YES
  • Vanilla
  • Pure Weather
  • Natural Lighting and Atmospherics
  • Climates of Tamriel
  • CoT Weather Patch
  • TAZ Visual Overhaul
  • RCRN
  • Realistic Lighting Overhaul
  • ELFX Weather
  • Supreme Storms (vanilla & CoT)
  • Audio Overhaul Skyrim
  • Sounds of Skyrim
  • Real Shelter, if you use the author's provided Compatibility Patch Tool
  • Works fine with ENB rain, my new texture is simply ignored if ENB rain is enabled. Must disable ENB rain to see my textures/particles!

NO
  • NOT compatible with Immersive Skyrim Thunder V6.
  • NOT compatible with other mods that change the rain shaders, textures, or weathers (i.e. More Rain, DOWNPOUR)

MOSTLY (nothing will break, just be overwritten)
  • This can be loaded after ANY weather mod without any crashes or weird issues, it will simply overwrite the rainy weather colors if you're OK with that until patches are made.
  • Supreme and Volumetric Fog - If you load TrueStorms AFTER this, you will still get all of the fog effects added to snow, fog, etc.  You'll just lose some of the extra fog effects during rain.
  • If you REALLY want to try this any weather mod that doesn't have a patch, you can just place True Storms after those in your load order.  It will revert the colors/lighting to vanilla just for the rainy weathers, but won't break anything else.  The changes this mod makes are very simple.


AND NOW... HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN WEATHER PATCHES!  NOT JUST FOR TRUE STORMS, BUT ANY WEATHER MOD!





COMING SOON


  • New ENB Rain Textures & settings!
  • More (optional) changes such as fogs, effects, etc.
  • Tutorial video on how to make compatibility patches for ANY WEATHER MOD!  Not just this one!
  • Wet and Cold Rain Droplets Add-On (Skin/Clothing/Gear)
  • New Snow Textures