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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. arlennicho
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    what kind of mod that you use for race ????
  3. asanew90
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    Daedric gloves become invisible everybody know how can i fix it?
  4. redkrom
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    I am sorry to ask for this as I know it's common to have this answered somewhere on the internet on some forum or reddit or even here...

    I do understand there are more than one option of resolution but could you explain in a step by step manner how to add each texture pack?
    And by that I mean what goes over what?

    Supposing I use full 1k for base Skyrim + all DLCs and want to add the 2k pack
    What happens? How to proceed?

    Or in my specific case:
    I want the 2k pack
    Do I download JUST the 2k base game + DLCs?
    Or do I need to download the 1k first and then include the 2k?


    I have this doubt because of what I've read in your Mod Description.
    You said you optimized them all (seriously I'm impressed and extremely proud of such work, you are amazing).
    But you also said that you have made CERTAIN textures 2k wich were the ones that allowed it.
    I am assuming I have to download both 1k AND the 2k packs.......

    Do I need to download both or is there a single file download?
    If so, could you be more specific in your Mod Description and maybe include a simple Install guide?
    No need for specifics as wich folder goes where as I've seen it's already on the ReadMe files...
    just the basics (:


    I'll just download and place the files as I've assumed in this order:
    BPT_ALL_3_0
    BPT_2K_ALL
    BPT - Steel Boot Fix
    BPT -Tamriel Objects_ver2
    BPT_Character_1_1
    Children Nord Clothes

    I am asking this just to know if I am downloading textures at 1k that will be replaced by the 2k pack but most stay the same
    or wasting time downloading 2 completely different things :/


    sorry for the inconvenience
    thanks a lot for your time
    and for making such amazing work available to us <3
    1. Gamwich
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      If you want everything, then the files you listed is correct. BPT_ALL-3_0 has all the 1K armor, clothing, and weapons textures for the base game and the DLCs. The BPT_2K_ALL file has the 2K textures for all the main armor and clothes (just the main pieces, not the boots, helmets, or gloves, etc). This file will overwrite the 1K files for the armor and clothes outfits.

      The BPT - Steel Boot fix was added later, so you overwrite with this file as well. The other three files are optional files that you can add, only the Children Nord Clothes will actually overwrite any of the main files. I hope that makes things clear for you.
  5. Sevket66
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    Thank You SOO Much ? Needed To This Mod
  6. FawfulFox
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    Thank you for this life saving mod! I use this instead of the Hi Res DLC, and that's because I don't see the point of it as long as this neat little mod does it better. There is only one drawback to using this over the other though, and that's the blocky textures for the characters' faces or warpaints which BPT doesn't cover. I'm not really fond of other mods that make NPCs look "prettier", and I very much prefer the vanilla looks, but the blockiness just bugs me to bits. Could you please include some sort of optional optimized skin textures that would take care of the blockiness, if that isn't too much to ask?
    1. Gamwich
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      Blockiness is generally caused by texture compression artifacts. That would mean that you would need a higher resolution texture to get a smoother appearance. That's not really the focus of this mod.
    2. FawfulFox
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      Yes, but there are however some 2K options in the optional files section, including BPT_2K_ALL and BPT_Character (which doesn't cover the faces)...
    3. Gamwich
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      I only made the optional normal map bodies for people who needed to save more VRAM. I never made any head or face textures. It is best to stay with a better quality head normal map to avoid blockiness. Higher compression normal maps do not work well for the heads. You get too many noticeable compression artifacts.
    4. FawfulFox
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      I understand. Thank you for your time ^ ^
  7. rubysurahman
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    does this mod also retexture the modded armor/weapon ??
    1. Gamwich
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      Only if the mod in question is using the default textures in their original file path location.
  8. AkiKitty
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    Thanks a lot
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. SF117
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