FAR - Faraway Area Reform by SparrowPrince
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Added: 23/12/2016 - 10:44AM
Updated: 23/12/2016 - 10:44AM

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Last updated at 4:44, 23 Dec 2016 Uploaded at 4:44, 23 Dec 2016

FAR - Faraway Area Reform

by SparrowPrince


FAR optimizes and improves over 6000+ distant land textures, which means more performance and a more stutter
free experience. Other mods will just edit one or two textures, but I have gone the extra mile to pack in
as much detail as possible. For some reason, Bethesda made a big error when saving their distant land textures
and made them use twice as much memory as needed. This mod also fixes that while adding said extra detail.
Note: Nuka World and Far Harbor distant land textures don't have any problems.


Default = 512x512 with some 256x256 pixel files (no noticeable quality loss) at 170kb/47kb a texture.
Reduced = 256x256 pixel files at 47kb a texture (same as Skyrim).
The reduced files also contain the full-size noise textures (two textures at 1024x1024 pixels) so you hopefully 
can't distinguish each version as much. I'm hoping this will make the reduction MUCH less noticeable while still 
keeping a major performance advantage over the default sizes.


Install and uninstall with a mod manager like Nexus Mod Manager is recommended. If you want to install
manually, you will need to drag and drop your choice(s) into your Data folder. There is plenty of 
information on the internet regarding manual installation.


Everything should work fine, but you may notice your mod manager asking you if you want to 'overwrite'
something. If this is the case, you can either just trust my files are going to work rather well
regardless, or you can test both mods in the game and hunt down the file(s) to do a comparison.
I'm sure a lot of people will just go the first route, but whatever you do, it most likely won't cause
you any problems at all.


External support will not be issued due to SparrowPrince's departure. Please do not contact me about this
mod or the previous author. This is only a re-upload with permission from SparrowPrince.


SP: Thank you to Kesta for re-hosting this file so everyone can access it again. I also want to thank everyone
for their support over the years. 
Kesta: Thanks to SP for the sheer amount of work he made for the community over the years, and for all the
funny conversations we had <3