Fix Shadows by Valstein0
Skyrim » Visuals and Graphics
Added: 14/11/2011 - 12:52AM
Updated: 03/03/2015 - 03:34PM

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Last updated at 15:34, 3 Mar 2015 Uploaded at 0:52, 14 Nov 2011

This might not be the end-all be-all to shadow fixes, but it should improve your shadows significantly. This blurs the shadows and lowers the draw distance, because the shadow res and draw distance are linked. Change these values in the SkyrimPrefs.ini file located in your C:\Users\*USER*\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\ directory. Shadows WILL look bad in some locations, and will look good in others, but an overall improvement should be obvious.

iBlurDeferredShadowMask=2 <--------------------------------raising this (max 5) blurs the shadows at a distance
fInteriorShadowDistance=2000.0000 <-------------------------------raising these will give you shadows at a further-
fShadowDistance=1000.0000 <-----------------------------------------distance, but you will lose resolution up close.
iShadowMapResolutionSecondary=4096 <-----------------------------half all "4096" values if you have FPS issues
iShadowMapResolutionPrimary=4096 <----------------------------------(4096)-(2048)-(1024)-(512)-(256)-(128)
fShadowLODStartFade=400.0000 <----------------------------this value is the distance that shadows begin to blur at
iShadowMapResolution=4096 <--------------------------------------------(4096)-(2048)-(1024)-(512)-(256)-(128)

Note: Due to other engagements (and other games) I do not plan on updating this or any of my other mods, indefinitely. At a later date, my interest in Skyrim may come back but until then, please do not leave impatient comments about updates or fixes.