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  1. Gamwich
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    UPDATE: 7/12/14 - Added an optional download for users with 1GB of VRAM or more. This add-on to the main mod, are 2K diffuse (color) textures of all the main armor and clothing textures. That's ONLY the main pieces, not the helmets, gauntlets, boots, etc. Couple this with my reduced sized normal maps, and you have significant resource savings over the hi-res pack textures.

    I'm offering this option to people who can handle bigger textures, but who want better performance as well. The 2K option added to the regular mod will give you the best combination of performance and visual quality. There were a few armors with terrible fur textures (hide and steel for example), so I remade those fur textures completely. They should appear more realistic now.

    UPDATE 6/17/14: Added a fix for the male Steel Boot color texture. I had saved originally as a DXT1A to make a smaller file, but it masked out a part of the fur trim that needed to be preserved. I repaired the fur trim and saved as a DXT3 (same as the original), so it should look fine now. File size is same as the vanilla, so no loss of performance.

    UPDATE 6/10/14 - Version 3.0 now available with all the prior fixes added, as well as revised vanilla textures that weren't included in the hi-res pack. All the textures have been newly revised and updated, so all users are advised to update to version 3.0.

    UPDATE 3/12/14 - Added fixed diffused texture for the Falmer Arrow. Feathers were too delicate to work with a DXT1A knockout alpha, so I had to change to DXT3. File size is bigger, but still the same size as the vanilla texture.

    UPDATE 12/18/13 - Added textures for Yngol's helm and the Clavicus Vile mask, which are not included in the Bethesda hi-res packs, so I enhanced the vanilla textures.

    UPDATE 11/2/13 - Added Nord style children clothing retexture as an optional download. Retains the default color scheme, but adds Nord style appliqué and embroidery designs to the children outfits. I also added a rougher woven texture to the skirts and pants, in keeping with the rustic style. Dirt is preserved, for Nord kids play hard.

    UPDATE 10/30/13 - Added patch fix for the male glass armor cuirass that had been saved incorrectly, causing the alpha layer to be a knockout layer, when it wasn't meant to be. This update applies to all users.

    UPDATE 10/16/13 - Added patch for Farmclothes03 normal maps that were missing spectral maps (Bethesda's mistake, not mine).

    UPDATE 10/14/13 - BPT - Character ver. 1.1 - Male & Female body normals now in 2K resolution at the same reduced 2.8 MB file size. Compression artifacts are less noticeable at the larger size. A better balance of appearance and performance.

    UPDATE 10/13/13 - Optional male & female body msn textures added. 1K versions of the Bethesda hi-res body model-space normal maps offering 14 MB of resource savings per NPC. You should get a noticeable FPS boost in combat with NPCs.

    UPDATE 9/29/13 - Tamriel Objects updated to include Dawnguard castle and the detail was enhanced further. All users should update to version 2.0

    UPDATE: Regarding the BPT - Tamriel Objects file

    This texture contains the architectural LOD for Skyrim. This is the first texture you see in the distance as you are approaching a city, town, or fort. As you get closer, the mip maps start to load in, and you see greater detail. Without this texture, buildings were just pop-in out of nowhere. It's essential to get a smooth transition of detail.

    In the screenshots, you can see the texture clearly in the view of Dragonsreach in Whiterun (1st pic), and at the end of the gallery, you can see it in the Blue Palace in Solitude (and the fort in the distance). You'll also see it in the cliff buildings of Markarth screenhsot, and the palace in the Windhelm screenshot.
    1. danlock
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      THANK YOU! for all of your hard work on these texture improvements! I know I speak for many others also who haven't expressed their appreciation publicly.

      We appreciate your work!
    2. NyghtofFire
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      Thanks so much for making this mod! I'm glad to find a mod that enhances the textures without making the game lag really badly. I really appreciate all the hard work you put into this, I can actually see details in some of the items that I've never seen before. So again, thanks so much for the awesome mod!
    3. badluckartist
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      I feel like there should somehow be a search function in the nexus threads without having to go to the forum. And it should be situated above the first post. In 128 point font size. With flashing lights and arrows pointing to it.
    4. coelacanth
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      Thank you for the 2K option!
    5. shadowmerepe
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      Nice work!
    6. Madcow143
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      cant believe i havent seen this before, computer having its yearly wipe so will install this when done, amazed at all the work you have put into this, man you need more acknowledgement of this mod, dont know what else to say gobsmacked and well done and keep up the fantastic work!!!!
    7. nimnoy
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      so, I have a really bad laptop. this is to make the game run better but look better, right? really hope it works
    8. Gamwich
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      That's the theory anyway.
    9. aurreko
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      Very nice work.Many thanks
  2. lucifer1978
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    Hello again, in what res is the main file (BPT_ALL_3_0) i did not download the 2K option coz i don't know if my graphics card can handle it.
    1. Gamwich
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      The main outfit textures are 1k, the smaller pieces are 512kb.
    2. lucifer1978
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      Thanks again
  3. IAmDarkPhoenix
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    I just DL'd the windows 10 update (release preview ring) which allows Skyrim to use more than the 4gb VRAM and added all yours mods... and WOW!! Skyrim looks and functions better than SSE now! I had to donate to you... I love this game all over again
    1. Gamwich
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      That's great to hear, and thank you very much for the donation. That's always appreciated.
    2. IAmDarkPhoenix
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      Seriously it's the very least I can do. Thank you so much for all your hard work
  4. SF117
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    EDIT: Ignore.
  5. lucifer1978
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    This mod is only for the Vanilla skyrim right ? coz i am using immersive armors & weapons mod
    1. Gamwich
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      This mod only applies to the vanilla textures. Any mod that uses it's own textures won't be affected.
    2. lucifer1978
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      Thanks great work by the way
  6. Steviep24
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    I have amidianborn book of silence textures on mine will this work with it or do I have to get rid of it?
    1. Gamwich
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      This mod is for people who need better performance. If that isn't a concern, then you can stick with what you have.
  7. FaerWar
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    I don´t have a "Texture" folder, i have a file called "Texture.bsa"'.
    How can i install the mod?
    Sorry for bad english xd
    1. Gamwich
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      You have a Data folder, don't you? If you're doing a manual install, just unzip the mod and copy it to the Data folder. Once you open it, you can see the folder structure. The "Texture" folder is inside the Data folder.
    2. FaerWar
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      Inside the "ata" folder i have a "texture.bsa" not a "texture" folder.
    3. Gamwich
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      You won't if you haven't installed anything manually before. Just copy the contents of the mod after you unzip it into the Data folder.
    4. FaerWar
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      Ty for your patience xd, and how i know when the mod is properly installed?
    5. Gamwich
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      There is no plugin, so you won't see it in your load order. However, "loose" textures installed in your Data folder will always overwrite the textures in the textures.bsa file.
  8. roblee015
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    Any chance this mod could come to Skyrim: Special Edition? Please?
    1. Kenrox
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      PLEASE?
    2. Gamwich
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      The problem is that to do it properly, I would need to redo all the normal maps textures with the new BC7 compression.... and that would take quite a bit of time to do.
    3. Kenrox
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      I see. Well, thanks for answering, i understand it is a big effort converting any single texture.
    4. Gamwich
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      It's not a matter of simply running them through a converter... Each texture needs to be adjusted manually.
    5. Kenrox
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      Yeah, i know, that is what i meant.
  9. EmMe94
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    This mod is compatible with the Skyrim SE? And with the tiwa44's Spice Gear Collection and Minidresses Collection?
  10. ScarletStreak
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    All these years, I was using the optional file named "BPT_2K_ALL" without the main file "BPT_ALL_3_0".

    Now I realized that I needed the main file for performance... right?


    Still not sure. I only have the optional file, is that all I need? The sticky post is confusing me .

    The main file named ""BPT_ALL_3_0" contains textures at what resolution?

    Thanks, so confused here.


    P.S. All this time I was getting on the VRAM limit and wasn't sure which mod was it. I had this mod outta the blacklist cause I thought I had the performance option, looks like the main file is 1K textures and optional (which is the file I only had) is 2K.
    1. Gamwich
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      The main file has all the textures and is 1K resolution. The optional file has the main clothing and armor pieces at 2K, but it only has the main pieces, not the gloves, boots, hats, etc.

      Therefore, you need both files. You first install the main file "BPT_ALL_3_0", and then you overwrite with the "BPT_2K_ALL" file.
    2. ScarletStreak
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      If I don't need the 2K textures so I'm good with the one main file. All this time I was only using 2K armor and clothing T_T.

      Thanks for the explanation. Downloaded the main one now .
    3. Gamwich
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      Yes, if you want the best performance, just use the main file. I'm glad you finally got it sorted out.
  11. thienthu
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    how is the performance compare to medium textures?
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