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Completely merges all audio and effects of True Storm's stormy weathers into Rustic Weather's weather system, provided in two different versions for your visual preference.

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Rustic Weathers - TrueStorms Compatibility Patch

Yet another merged compatibility patch to make True Storms compatible with Rustic Weathers And Lighting. True Storms includes a lot of subtle effects that might not seem like much at first glance, but they go a long way to add atmosphere and intensity to stormy weathers. I have yet to find a weather mod that didn't benefit from the added audio and particle effects that True Storms brings to the table, so while this is indeed a compatibility patch, I like to think of it more as stormy weather overhaul. Even if you weren't planning on including True Storms in your load order, I highly suggest giving this setup a try, as True Storms really does a fantastic job at amping up your storms. Hopefully you will enjoy it as much as I do!

Features
-Completely overhauls the audio and effects of all of Rustic's stormy and rainy weathers by merging the 30+ thunder, wind, and rain sounds from True Storms in with Rustic's system. All audio was distributed evenly throughout all weathers to ensure that no two weathers ever look or sound the same.
-Redistributes a few of True Storm's unique weathers into Rustic's region data where it made sense to do so, taking special care not to add weathers that might seem out of place in Rustic's weather system.
-Tweaks the Solstheim regional data to include the added variations of ash storms from True Storms, and provides support for those added by Wet&Cold for a completely revamped Solstheim weather system.
-Comes in two versions for visual preference.
Both versions contain all of the above features, they simply change the "aesthetic" of your stormy weathers purely by tweaking things like ambient lighting, coloring, fog settings, etc. None of Rustic Weather's main features have been altered in this patch.

Here's an overview of what both versions do:

-Nimbus-
This version keeps nearly all of the original stormy aesthetic from Rustic Weathers, with the addition of True Storms rainy/snowy effects and audio. If you were looking for a version that only carried over True Storm's effects and audio without changing anything from Rustic Weathers, then this is the version for you.
-Horizons-
This version keeps more of the aesthetic of True Storms, but blends the two together more evenly and darkens the atmosphere a bit for some added intensity. If you were looking for a version that keeps more of True Storms aesthetic, then this is the version for you.

The video below compares both versions in action to help you decide on a preference. I was using a lighting overhaul (ELFX) and an ENB (SkyrimSE Re-Engaged) for both the video and the screenshots, so please keep in mind that your version might look different depending on your own ENB and mod setup.  Unfortunately the audio didn't turn out that great, as I don't have the best editing software, so it's a bit hard to hear the added thunder and rain sounds from True Storms in the patch versions. But I promise that they are there in game :)




Installation and Load Order
The patch requires both Rustic Weathers and True Storms to be loaded, and they should be loaded like this in your load order:

Rustic Weathers And Lighting.esp
TrueStormsSE.esp
Rustic_TS_Patch_Nimbus.esp
OR
Rustic_TS_Patch_Horizons.esp

If you are updating to a newer version, simply uninstall the old one and install the newer version. This is completely safe to do mid-game.

Make sure you only choose one of the four versions  provided. The optional Water's Edge Fix versions are identical to the original main files, they simply directly incorporate LoD7995's fix in with the merge for those users that were still getting the blocky water edges. If you are using one of those versions, you no longer need to load his Water's Edge Fix patch.


Compatibility
This patch basically combines Rustic Weathers and True Storms into a single weather mod, so it will not be compatible with any mods that alter region or weather records. A few good examples are:

-All other weather mods.
-Darker Nights - An official patch is now available as an option with the Darker Nights download, covering both versions. Thanks a ton Unforbidable :)
-Water's Edge Fix - Two extra versions are included as optional files that are identical to the two main versions, only they also directly incorporate LoD7995's Water's Edge Fix. The only reason I've included two more separate versions instead of including the fix directly into the original versions is because, as stated in LoD's description, the water's edge fix works by drastically decreasing the amount of fog in all weathers. So, for those that don't mind losing the foggy aesthetic in a lot of their stormy/foggy weathers, then this is a great option. However, I know that a lot of people are willing to deal with that blocky water edge in order to keep their foggy weathers (myself included), so I made sure to keep the original files untouched with all their fogginess intact :)
-Audio Overhaul - Incompatible due to some sound edits AOS makes to the region data, but I've included a compatibility patch to remedy this. This patch can safely replace all other AOS patches that you might have been previously using for Rustic, True Storms, or both.
-Sounds of Skyrim - All versions - All Sounds of Skyrim plugins are incompatible due to some sound edits that they also make to the region data. I've included a compatibility patch for Sounds of Skyrim Complete, but please do keep in mind that this patch will not work for any of the standalone SoS versions (like The Wilds). This patch can safely replace all other SoS patches that you might have been previously using for Rustic, True Storms, or both.

-Wet & Cold - Almost fully compatible, it only changes weather records for ash storms in Solstheim. I've created a compatibility patch to ensure that Wet & Cold's effects will be registered in all of Rustic's and True Storm's unique Solstheim weathers, which can be found here.
-Minty's Lightning  - 100% compatible with everything, as it only adds its own new effects into the game. However, there are a few unique stormy weathers in True Storms that would not receive the new lightning effects without a patch, so I've created one here to carry those over. Rustic does not add any of its own unique stormy weathers, so you are safe to use the standalone version of the Minty patch with this setup.


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My Other Mods

Aequinoctium - TrueStorms Merged Compatibility SSE
Dolomite - TrueStorms Merged Compatibility SSE
MythicalAges - TrueStorms Merged Compatibility SSE
Vivid - TrueStorms Merged Compatibility SSE
NAT - TrueStorms Merged Compatibility SSE
Obsidian - TrueStorms Merged Compatibility SSE
ELFXWeathers - TrueStorms Merged Compatibility SSE


Of course, huge thanks to Arindel and fadingsignal for the fantastic weather mods!
And another HUGE thanks to LoD7995 for figuring out the water's edge fix and allowing me to incorporate it directly into my patches! You're awesome!
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