Last updated at 11:57, 20 Mar 2013 Uploaded at 0:49, 17 Jan 2012
This mod adds new, higher resolution saddle textures. These textures are 1024x1024. The original saddle texture is 512x512. If you have a lower end computer, you may not want to download these larger textures.
These are replacers, so they will replace the saddles that are currently in the game.
My fur saddles use the "fur saddle mesh." My quilted saddles use the "imperial/Shadowmere mesh." I have included the appropriate files to make the saddle mesh swap.
For people installing with NMM:
Everything is automated, just click on checkboxes and it will extract the correct files! If you choose a "quilted" saddle for your city horse, be sure to choose a "quilted" saddle for Shadowmere. They share the same normal maps.
For people installing manually:
1) If you want to use a fur saddle for your city horse, then ignore the "mesh replacer for saddle" folder. Go to the "saddles" folder and choose from either Fur Brown or Fur Grey.
2) If you want to use a quilted saddle for your city horse, then extract the "mesh replacer for saddle" folder. Go to the "saddles" folder and choose from any of the "Quilted" folders or "Shadowmere."
Shadowmere's saddle shares the same normal map as the imperial saddle. That means if you perform a mesh swap to get a quilted saddle for your city horse, Shadowmere's saddle will reflect light like a quilted satin cloth, even though it doesn't look like one. If you choose a quilted saddle for your city horse, be sure to choose one for Shadowmere as well. If you want a saddle for Shadowmere, just take the dds file from a Quilted folder (it will be saddleimperial.dds) and rename it to saddleshadowmere.dds.
I tried to hex edit to solve this problem, but I couldn't find the saddleshadowmere.dds texture in any of the nifs I tried. I could have overlooked it. If you know where I can find it, let me know.
Obviously, this mod will not work with other mods that alter saddle textures or saddle meshes. The last mod you install will overwrite the previous files.
Any horse texture mod will be compatible. Might I suggest my horse retextures over at Bellyaches Animal and Creature Pack?