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(Updated 2 Sept) *Now Supports Night Eye* Includes presets for Cathedral, Vanilla, Aeqiunoctium, Obsidian, Dolomite, NAT, COT, Rustic, Vivid Weathers. Each version has Default, Ultimate and Color Correction versions. Plus optional DOF types.

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Wow, I am truly honored and humbled by the support received by the modding community on this ENB. I can't believe this has  received 20000+ Endorsements. THANK YOU ALL that have taken the time to support me on my first ever Skyrim ENB. Thank you to all those have taken time to download, use, provide awesome feedback and comments and even endorse. Without the modding community, mods would mean nothing. So, thank you all. Enjoy!

Thank you everyone! I can't believe this went File of the Month for January 2017. Thanks for the support...

--- Not a ReShade+ENB ---

--- Adjustable ENB via in-game GUI ---

--- High quality Depth of Field with multiple DOF strength options ---

--- Image enhancing ENB SSAO effect that is far superior than in-game SSAO ---

--- Individually tweaked Day Night Interiors settings for better color balance at all times of day ---

--- New easy to use interior & night brightness selector to change darkness to your personal preference ---

--- New Night Eye Fix integrated into the ENB so character effects light night eye/vampire to work with ENB ---

--- Individual LUT files for each each preset to allow good color representation for all included weather mod/presets ---

--- Presets for all major weather/lighting mods to include Vivid, Obsidian, Climates of Tamriel, Dolomite, Rustic, NAT & Vanilla---

--- Each preset has different performance levels to meet your needs. Go for either full quality, Ultimate or Color Correction Only Presets ---

--- Additional image enhancing options available for you to activate in-game if you choose such as Film Grain, Vignette and Letterbox effects ---

--- Detailed and thorough "Install" and "How to Adjust & Use ENB Settings" video created by yours truly to help making using easier for newbs ---

--- Atmospheric enhancing Bloom that is adjusted for each time of day (Day, Night & Interiors ) without being too overpowering but impactful ---

What Preset to use you ask???

Rustic- (Weather Mod Link: Rustic) This is a gloomy feel of a preset. Colors are toned down while not being under-saturated. This preset tries to bring out what most would consider the world of Skyrim to feel and look like. You will find clear sunny days to look nice with some dull colors while cloudy/stormy weathers to be darker and grey. 

NAT-(Weather Mod Link: NAT) If you like a more natural and realistic looking game this is for you. Colors are vibrant but darker to add to the realism. Lighting is balanced out very well and appears very natural. Day time is bright and ambient and stormy weathers a grey/gloomy. You will find sunny/clear weathers more vibrant compared to colors darker in stormy/darker weathers. 

Vivid-(Weather Mod Link: Vivid) This a bit of realism with a hint of fantasy. Colors are little brighter/vibrant compared to the NAT preset especially at different times of day and depending on the weather. Lighting tends to be on the darker side. (Not dark as in no light just not as bright or ambient) Stormy weathers are dark/grey and gloomy. 

COT-(Weather Mod Link: COT) This is close to a realism preset but ambient light tends to be brighter. Colors are more towards a realistic tone. Colors tend to change depending on if you are in brighter areas vs shadow/dark areas but, tend to be a lighter tone in nature. The lighting tends to be more impactful at times adding to the realism. Storms are very immersive and atmospheric. (V5.4se of COT is a much better improvement over previous version of the mod)

Dolomite- (Weather Mod Link: Dolomite) This is more closer to a fantasy/realism preset. This preset tends to be more on the colorful side compared to dolomite on its own. The sky is a brighter blue and the foliage can have a nice green tone to it. Depending on the weather colors will vary. The preset is a bit brighter when if comes to ambient light. Some weathers are brighter then others as well as more colorful at times. This weather mod has some very nice rays that shine through the fog and trees as well. 

Obsidian- (Weather Mod Link: Obsidian ) This has a taste of realistic tone along with fantasy. Colors can be vibrant and beautiful while also feeling grim in stormy weathers. This version tends to have very atmospheric foggy weathers and cold and dark rainy weathers. Clear weathers are bright and colorful.

Aequinoctium- (Weather Mod Link: Aequinoctium)  This a semi realistic/fantasy preset with a more towards fantasy. Colorful overall look but, vary depending on the season you are in game. This has very colorful sunsets/sunrises.  Stormy weathers can look gloomy but, still have a touch of vibrancy

Vanilla- If you like staying along the lines of the new Skyrim SE visuals by Bethesda. 

Here are some videos of the different presets Re-Engaged offers. (Note: Some are of older versions)

------------------------Videos by Firemanaf----------------------


Dolomite-NLVA II Preset Showcase                                                                                    Rustic Preset Showcase


Vivid Preset Showcase                                                                                                         NAT Preset Showcase  

                                                        COT Preset Showcase                                                         Vanilla Preset Showcase                                                                                                     

Obsidian Weathers Showcase                                                           Cathedral Weathers Showcase

Thanks PredCaliber for this 20,000 Endorsement Video

Gamma/Brightness- I would leave at default (1.0 in SkyrimPrefs). However you can adjust as needed if you find too dark. 
Note: If you are using ENB version you adjust brightness via the ENB menu by hitting shift+Enter and under colorcorrection adjust brightness. But this will apply to all times of day. I would recommend more using the enbeffect file to adjust Day Night and Interior (DNI) settings. See video on how to in the install section below. 

Click to see ENB Menu Brightness Control


Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO)- I would leave on unless you are using my Ultimate & Quality Presets which have ENB SSAO-SSIL added and you can then disable SSAO.  Otherwise this is personal preference.

Click to see Game Option to disable SSAO


Anti Aliasing/Sharpening- This really a personal preference between TAA, FXAA and ENB AA. I prefer TAA. But, as of V5.8 I have added ENB SMAA and is on by default. It is up to you if you want to use in-game AA along with ENB AA or one or the other. It comes down to preference. Some find in-game FXAA along with ENB SMAA to look good. 

Note: If you find you sharpening is too much in my preset if could be the combo of the AA settings and my sharpen settings. My sharpening settings are based on the average user most likely using TAA for AA only and not having and GPU adjustments. You will most likely have to adjust sharpening in you find sharpening to strong.  

Click to see how to adjust ENB sharpening

GPU Driver Setting for AA- You enhance your AA through your GPU as well as turn on FXAA, AF & Texture Filtering. Especially if you are noticing shimmering effects in LODs and in Trees/Grass.
(These settings are not all inclusive. Its highly dependent on your preference. )

Click Here to see example of GPU setting

Antialiasing-FXAA: On (Matter of preference. (I feel it works well with in-game FXAA. No need really with TAA or enhancing with ENB SMAA)   
   Antialiasing- Mode: Enhance ( I find works well as well)                                                    
             Antialiasing-Setting 2x-8x (matter of preference. Adjust till you feel right. I found 4x was good)
  Antialiasing- Transparency: UPDATE: Leave off. Does not apply to SkyrimSE only Oldrim     

    Texture Filtering-Anisoptropic Sample: On                              
   Texture Filtering- Negative LOD Bias- Clamp (Leave at clamp)
             Texture Filtering- Quality: High Quality (You can lower even needed)
       Texture Filtering- Triliear: On                                                  

DOF- If you are using an Ultimate Preset and prefer my DOF you can disable

Click to see Game Option to disable DOF

Full Quality Version:
- Sharpening
- God Rays
- SubSurfaceScattering
- Image Based Lighting
- Skylighting
- Cloud Shadows
- Detailed Shadows
- Distant Shadows
- Skin Specular
- Sun Glare
- Volumetric Rays
- Complex Particle Lighting
- Bloom
-Wet effects

Quality Version:
- Sharpening
- SSAO (Lower Quality)
- God Rays
- SubSurfaceScattering
- Complex Particle Lighting
- Skylighting
- Sun Glare
- Volumetric Rays
- Bloom
- Wet effects

- Sharpening

Hot Keys:

Shift + F12 - Disable/Enable ENB All Effects
Shift+Enter - Bring up ENB menu
Shift + F7- Disable/Enable DOF
Home - Lock FPS to 59
* - Show FPS

Overall Performance Hit:(Of course, varies by PC)

Full Quality: 15-20 FPS
Quality: 8-15 FPS
Performance: 5-7 FPS

ENB vs ReShade Only versions

ReShade and ENB version are the exact same except ENB version is using ENB DOF (Better than ReShade DOF) and Bloom effects in the Ultimate Presets. Plus as of 2.8.1 ENB version use day night interior shader to allow individual adjustments for brightness, contrast, saturation and tone mapping. As more updates come out for ENB I will be adding more to the ENB version. 

Night Eye Fix Adjustment

The Nighteye Fix is designed and tuned for Vanilla Nighteye. However, depending on your mods you are using such as predator vision or better vampires the nighteye/vampire vision might not full trigger with ENB with the current default settings. You will have to tune this in yourself. See the video or screenshot I have posted below to see how to do it. (Link for Full Size Photo: NightEye Adjusting )


This should set the new trigger point for your nighteye/predator/vampire vision. 

For those that like a walk through of Install for ENB. Here is a video I made:

How to Use & Adjust ENB Settings 

For those having questions about to use the ENB menu or how to adjust certain settings. Time stamps in the video description.

Pre Step- Make sure you have the correct weather mod for the preset you are using.
Dolomite Weathers
Obsidian Weathers 
Aequinoctium Weathers
Rustic Weathers
Vivid Weathers
Climates of Tamriel (COT)
Natural Atmospheric Tamriel (NAT)

1. Download ENB Binary from here: ENB Binary Here

2. Extract ENB Binary folder (Suggest using program called 7-Zip) and open wrapper folder

3. Copy ONLY the d3d11.dll and d3dcompiler_46e.dll and paste into your Skyrim Game folder (Same location as launcher)

4. Download and Extract File (Recommend using a program called 7 Zip)

5. Open Main File (Install)

6. Select Version and open folder you want (Full Quality, Quality or Performance)

7. Copy all contents and paste into your Skyrim Game Folder (Same location as your launcher)

8. ( 
#8-10 Optional if want different DOF strengths) Open Optional DOF folder

9. Open Folder of DOF you want ( Stronger, Extreme, Screen-Archery, Subtle or Static)

10. Copy contents of folder and paste into your Skyrim Folder and allow to overwrite

11. (If you want weather support) Download SKSE from here and install manually: SKSE SE Build

12. (Also needed for weather support) Install ENB Helper from here: ENB Helper 

13. Now you can play Skyrim

Install via Vortex

See this video from Gopher (start at 11:50)

 Re-Engaged ReShade Only INSTALL 

1. Download File
2. Extract to a location
3. Copy ReShade folder/dxgi/ReShade note from Default Version (install 1st ) Folder
4. Paste into your Skyrim Special Edition Game folder 
( Steam/steamapps/common/Skyrim Special Edition)
5. Then go back into Re-Engaged folder and choose the preset you want (Vanilla, NAT, COT or Vivid Weathers) and open folder
6. Then choose version of the preset you want (Ultimate, Quality or Color Correction) open folder and copy contents and paste into game folder. 
7. If you want a different DOF open the optional DOF folder and choose version you want. Copy folder and paste into game folder and overwrite

What is each Quality Version?

Ultimate Edition- This is for those that want best image quality and are ok with the performance hit. This includes all effects such as Bloom, DOF and SSAO-SSIL active which really enhance the image. 

Quality Version -
  This is what most user will probably use. This is a good image quality but, has DOF disabled. Bloom and SSAO-SSIL are still active

Color Correction Only- 
This is for those that want only the color corrections to maintain good performance. All heavy hitting effects such as DOF, Bloom and SSAO-SSIL are disabled. 

1. Remove all files that you pasted into your game folder. Sorry it really is that simple to uninstall. 

This is by no means an all inclusive mod list. There are many amazing mods out there on the nexus. This is just my main environmental mods that you see in my videos and screenshots. Click on name of mod for link. This is not necessarily in load order either. 

Noble Skyrim (Oldrim)
Skyrim 2019
3D Landscapes 
3D Trees & Plants
3D Rocks
Trees Add On 
Skyrim Flora Overhaul (SFO) Trees Only (only overwrite treepineforest03)
HQ Tree Bark
Tree Bark HD (only optional Aspen texture-mossy)
Realistic HD Tree LOD-Dark Version
HD LODs Textures
Fluffy Snow
Majestic Mountains or UFHD Mountains
- Realistic Water Two
Blended Roads
HD Photorealistic Ivy
Deathbell (Oldrim)
HD Road Signs
Ember HD (not optional more orange but, using optional flame)
Rudy's HQ Light Mods (all of them)
ENB Light
-  Veydosebrom Grasses
Enhanced Lights & FX (ELFX) (with Enhancer)
Ethereal Cosmos
Obsidian Mountain Fog
Blowing in the Wind
Skyrim Is Windy


I do use many other mods for my Skyrim with myself currently running over 170 mods. Feel free to check out these mods guides to further enhance your Skyrim. 

NORDIC Skyrim - Yes Another Guide to Modding Your Skyrim SE by nordic0cold
Click Here: Nordic Skyrim


You can check out the orginal Skyrim SE Mod Guide S.E.P.T.I.M by zackalope
Click Here:
 S.E.P.T.I.M- A Load Order & Install Guide


You can check out the TUCOGuide 2.0 by ponurymazepa
Click Here:


Check out PredCalibers Youtube Channel and he walks through a Nordic Mod Guide (With some minor differences) Install using MO2 if you like to see how its done. 
(Link for the series PredCaliber YouTube Mod Guide Playlist )

 How to change ReShade Hot Key:

Open ReShade folder and then open common file. Make #define RFX_ToggleKey VK_F10 and change F10 to a key you want

If you find your game crashed when you use ReShade or ENB (Always try this first)

Try installing: Link: Visual C++  Start with 2015 and test and if doesn't work try install previous year versions too. Also you can try installing Link: Direct X (Download and extract files to a folder. Run the DXSETUP application) which may help some users as well. Also try this link: DirectX End-User Web Installer

 If ReShade won't load/crashes or takes to long to load (Try this second)

1. Try running in windowed mode if running fullscreen or vice versa
2. If that doesn't work switch to reshade only version and rename dxgi.dll to d3d11.dll. Sadly wont be able to use ENB.  

If you find you are getting frame rate drops and stutters

If you are running game in windowed bordeless mode try switching to Fullscreen mode. Also, if you are using the ENB version you can try opening enblocal file and make ForceVsync=false to true and EnableFPSLimiter=false to true. 

If you want to change HDR Hotkey:

Open ReShade folder and then open SweetFX and find #define HDR_ToggleKey VK_F11 and change F11 to a key you want

How to adjust the focal point of the DOF (ReShade only users)

Open ReShade and open McFX and adjust #define DOF_INFINITEFOCUS 0.28. Higher value will push out and lower will make things have to be close to turn on

 How to adjust the strength of the DOF (ReShade reshade only users)

Open ReShade and open McFX and adjust #define DOF_BLURRADIUS 10.0. Higher is more blur.  Lower is less blur. 

How to disable DOF effect permanently (ReShade/ENB Ultimate only users)

ReShade Users: Open ReShade and open the McFX file and make  #define USE_DEPTHOFFIELD 1 to #define USE_DEPTHOFFIELD 0
ENB Users: Open enbseries file and change EnableDepthofField to False

 If you find the image too dark or bright. You probably need to calibrate your monitor.

Use the following 2 website to help with calibrating your monitors. Click:  Black Level TestWhite Level Test

Night eye or predator vision not working with ENB

ENB disabled in-game post processing. So only way you can use it is when you need to use Night Eye open ENB Menu and check the line
"Apply Game Color Correction" in the enbeffect section, this enable vanilla image spaces however my preset is not tuned for this to always be active and will make the image looked washed out at times/brighter and colors may look off. 

Reshade/Shader credit to


Boris- For his amazing and hard work on ENB Binary

Marty McFly- For his ENB DOF & MXAO effect files 

MaxG3D- For his ENB Bloom Shaders

- Matso and Rudy- For ENB rain textures

Tapioks- for DNI Shader

JawZ- for his ENB postpass shaders

l00ping- for enbpostpassshader containing reshade effects

- Adysss- for his enb add-on which adds God Rays for ENB

phinix- for integration of Night Eye Fix into the ENB (Author of The Truth ENB)

Prod80- for his Realistic Sun & Sun flare texture

 StellifyGamer-  for all the testing and feedback

DarkDominion - For all the testing and feedback

DarthSidious666- for all the testing and feedback

Dahaka71- Testing and feedback and feedback

Vareli- for all the testing and feedback

KgeFlash- for all the testing and feedback and help with ENB Strong DOF

Zacalope- Testing and feedback.

Daymarr- Testing and feedback 

All those that have taken time to make videos

Also to all users that have shown their support. 

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