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The #1 Weather & Lighting overhaul for Skyrim.

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UPDATE FROM JJC71 (Jul 2022)

Hey folks. I hope y'all doing well and keeping safe. I can't believe it's been a decade since I first uploaded Climates of Tamriel to The Nexus. The years have truly flown by. There have been a lot of changes in my personal life since then, and a lot of changes here on The Nexus, but my passion for gaming and modding is still going strong.

As well as Skyrim, I know a lot of you also play Fallout 4, and no doubt Starfield (me too) once it finally arrives. In the meantime, it gives us all an excuse to have another playthrough of Skyrim and Fallout 4. So with that being said, I'm excited to share with you the next incarnation of Climates. Release is set for Autumn/Winter and will be available to download exclusively from The Nexus. I hope Weathers and Wonders gives you another excuse to start another playthrough of Fallout 4. If you have any questions about Weathers and Wonders, then feel free to drop me a message here on The Nexus. Until then, happy trails.

Climates of Tamriel is the most endorsed and downloaded weather and lighting overhaul for TES: Skyrim.

It replaces all of the vanilla game weather and lighting, and replaces it with its own unique, beautiful style. It adds hundreds of weather variations ranging from sunny, cloudy, overcast, stormy, snowy blizzards and foggy, and the sunrises and sunsets are second to none.

It also adds effects such as real sheet and fork lightning creating truly violent thunderstorms, and volumetric fog. It adds new thunder sounds as well as interior rain sounds which are adjustable via the in-game menu.

Climates of Tamriel also provides optional modules for darker nights, more atmospheric interiors, as well as darker dungeons.

Complete overhaul of the skyrim weather and lighting system

Tons of beautiful and atmospheric weather variations

Sunny, Cloudy, Overcast, Snow, Blizzards, Foggy, Rainy and Stormy

All cloud textures replaced

Jaw dropping sunsets and sunrises that are second to none

Remastered night lighting

Auroras effect night lighting

New multiple lens flare system

New thunder sounds

Interior weather sounds

X3 Night plugins which allow you to get your night darkness just right

x2 Interior plugins which make taverns and interior buildings more atmospheric (warm or cold)

x2 Dungeon plugins which makes those dark places even more darker, atmospheric and creepy.

Performance, stable and FPS friendly.

Climates of Tamriel is not compatible with other mods that implement similar features.

Other rain/snow/fog mods might be compatible with or without patches to be put after COT.
(Check with those mod authors if its compatible its not up to COT to be compatible with them,
well unless I make a patch for some reason)

Why does this eat up my fps?
It shouldn't unless you have a really old rig at this point.

Is this safe to uninstall?
Yeah, just go in a house first and "fw 81a" save and then uninstall
before installing another weather/lighting mod

Why can't I see the rain?
There might be a mod conflict with another rain mod and I would uninstall that one first then install CoT and run "fw 1044831" to test rain in game.
If you don't have any other rain mods installed I would still redownload the current version of CoT and run "fw 1044831" first before commenting to make sure the file didn't get corrupt for some reason.

Ill be adding more here when getting more common questions.

The following mod authors, Youtuber's and Nexus staff for their friendship, encouragement and helping hands

Grace Darkling
..and others.
TESEdit Team (and their lil hidden readme file :p)
Nifskope Team
All those that have supported me and CoT with donations and encouragement over the years
(they know who they are)
Bethesda and Zenimax Media

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