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A rustic retexture of the Elderscroll, available in 4K and 2K textures.

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RUSTIC ELDERSCROLL is a retexture of the ancient elderscroll that features prominently as a quest item in both the main story, and the Dawnguard DLC. I was always disappointed in the appearance of the elder scroll in game. It looked anything but an ancient artifact. The appearance was too new and clean looking, and not very detailed, considering the large size of the elderscroll model.

As you can see in the screenshots, the elderscroll's size is as large as an adult in game. It's no wonder that the original textures look less than detailed. The vanilla game has a 1K texture for the diffuse and normal, and a 512 texture for the emittance texture. The Bethesda high resolution pack has 2K textures for the diffuse and normal, with a 1K texture for the emittance. My 2K retexture matches the sizes of the hi-res pack version, and my 4K version doubles the sizes.

Rusticate: To construct in a manner so as to produce jagged or heavily textured surfaces.

My aim with this particular retexture was to give the elderscroll a more fitting antique appearance, with real signs of wear. Since the elderscroll casing is made from gold, it wouldn't rust over time, but it would scratch and collect grime in the recessed areas. I made the scroll itself look worn and stained to show the deterioration through the centuries. I couldn't get any screenshots of the scroll inside, but you can see the texture in my comparison photo showing my retexture with both Bethesda versions (regular and hi-res).

Not much else to add, so I'll just say thanks for supporting my mods, and I hope people enjoy this new addition to my RUSTIC mod collection.


UPDATE: I added an optional download for the reading the elderscroll effect. Since the scrolls have a mind altering (destroying) effect on the reader, I wanted to make the effect more dramatic and psychedelic in appearance. Just an option for people who want something more fun than the vanilla effect.

For all things "Gamwich"... Here's a link to all my mods: GAMWICH MODS