The Beauty of Skyrim - Caves and Mines by raiserfx
Skyrim » Models and Textures
Added: 28/01/2013 - 08:28PM
Updated: 07/09/2014 - 04:26PM

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Uploaded by raiserfx


Last updated at 16:26, 7 Sep 2014 Uploaded at 20:28, 28 Jan 2013

Thanks to hodilton for making this comparison video.

Thanks to BDMods for their video footage.

This mod is a part of the Beauty of Skyrim Mod Series and does change the appearance of the caves and mines in Skyrim. It adds new high resolution textures to many surfaces, giving the locations a more detailed and realistic look.

Version 1.1

- Fixed the ugly stretched texture of several cave rocks
- Changed the cave ground and mine ore textures
- Added new moss texture to the cave roof

Version 1.2

- Removed cave rock UV fixes to restore compatibility with SMIM
- Changed the cavebasewall01 and cavebasewall03 textures
- Added new cavebaseground01 texture to the landscape folder (see screenshots for comparison)
- Fixed/Improved several normal maps

Version 1.3

- Added new high resolution textures to the ice caves
- Updated and improved many of the existing textures for caves and mines
- Improved the UV mapping of many rock meshes for all cave types

Unzip the archive and extract the files into your Skyrim/Data directory.

If you have installed Skyrim Flora Overhaul, you will have to overwrite two files in the data/textures/landscape/dirtcliffs directory (, The appearance of SFO roots will not change.

This mod is not compatible with other mods that change cave textures.
However, it is fully compatible with Glowing Ore Veins 300 by ByblosHex.

Q: Is this mod limited to caves and mines or do you plan to retexture more locations in the future?
A: I am constantly working on new textures. Look at the "Recommended Mods" section for further high-res texture mods.
Q: What are the hardware requirements to use this mod.
A: You should have at least 4 GB of system memory and 1 GB vram.
Q: How the comparison screenshots were made?
A: The comparison screenshots were taken with the default settings and without any ENB preset. All other screenshots use ENB presets. The Bethesda HighRes DLC was always activated.

The Beauty of Skyrim - Dungeons adds new high resolution textures to the dungeons of Skyrim.

Ruins Clutter Improved adds new high-res textures to common clutter objects in nordic ruins.

Detailed Rugs adds new lore-friendly high-res textures to the rugs of Skyrim.

Dawnguard Fortress Improved adds new high-res textures and improved meshes to the Dawnguard Fortress.

Thank you vurt for giving me the permission to use your roots texture.
Base textures were used from
Thanks to Bethesda and the Skyrim Nexus community.