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Complete graphical overhaul: HD textures, golden beaches, terrain LOD, more shades of trees with matching LODs, custom "lush" grass with vertex shading, beautiful clear skies, realistic world lighting, buildings, roads, towns and villages plus more variations of grass and flowers, denser grass in new places and much more floral variety thro

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Video shows version 3.50 and is outdated
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This is a modular overhaul with 3 parts
Summer Skyrim: Complete graphical overhaul of Skyrim
  • Terrain, trees, grass, meshes, LODs, birds, buildings, roads and more modified to convert Skyrim into a lush summer paradise
    Summer Skies: Complete transformation of Skyrim's atmosphere
  • Realistic sky colours, clear climate, longer days, epic sunrises and sunsets and warm, vibrant sun and sunlight
    Summer ENB: High powered ENB preset designed entirely for Summer Skyrim with Summer Skies
  • Uses all features of ENB except camera replication effects. Balanced and designed for immersion. AA disabled by default, enable in enblocal.ini. Using Optional "Realistic Bokeh DoF" enabled version looks amazing but will decrease performance!
Fully compatible with any weather mod - just use instead of Summer Skies!

Important INI Tweaks
  • Open Skyrim.ini
  • Edit or add the following under the [Grass] heading:
  • To get the full effect of SS3 make sure there is also:
  • That is not a spelling mistake ^
  • For better performance also add:
  • Finally, to have grass draw as far as mine does in the pictures add:


I also strongly recommend City Forests or some other city and town flora mod
From 3.0 onwards, Lush grass mods are no longer necessary (or compatible) as this mod contains it's own lush meshes.


Update 3.71 : Added few new plants and flowers, reformed reed grass, more regional changes, bug fixes, improvements. ENB lighting fixed from unexplainable ENB bug. Crucial updates
Update 3.70 : Finalising regional variations and grass settings plus all sorts of polish and finishing touches
Update 3.57 : Improved densities, compressed archive, darkened select textures. Removed buggy weathers and improved regional weather data
Update 3.56 : Improved snow areas, improved regional distinctions, improved flower clusters, various other
Update 3.50 : Too much to list. Revamped grass type distributions and densities to create realistic grass patterns but maintain distinction between regions. See video for full explanation :)
Update 3.20 : Added River grass, snowy grass, couple more variants, general improvements to grasses
Update 3.10 : New Riften tree colours (fairly subtle) with perfect working LOD. New flowers. Colouration inconsistency fixes.
Update 3.00 : Summer Skyrim reaches a new level! See above for more details
Update 2.60 : Summer skies sorted some regional weather issues, improved some regions, better No Snow version, made sun realistic size and glare size (no more bleaching a whole section of the sky)
Update 2.60 : Fixed LOD issues, fixed golden sand issue with black specks
Update 2.56 : Remade with HD files, new flowers, less saturation, more ENB-friendly. Summer skies daytime sky modified to real life sky colours.
Update 2.30 : Added golden sand beaches to the coasts. Regenerated LOD. New trees removed as they weren't great and others provide better trees now. Plan to add more new trees soon
Update 2.10 : Summer skies updated. Now includes DoF, tropical climate, lush summer nights, tweaked daytime sun and many clear weathers
Update 2.00 : Updated Summer Skies. Added hot climates, longer days, better weathers, lush night skies, sunrises, sunsets, etc
Update 2.00 : Added optional - Summer Skies - my personal custom weather & fx mod to make nice days nicer, more vibrant and give more realistic sun and sky behaviour
Update 2.00 : NEW TREES, new LODs (distant terrain), reworked trees & grass, new terrains, new exotic birds, changes to towns
Update 1.40 : Whiterun is alive and green! Improved the Plains and the Reach
Update 1.30 : Fixed small bug in Riften and improved frozen grasses
Update 1.20 : Improved grass and whiterun/moors
Update 1.10 : Included ground leaves in Riften


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