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Pure Waters brings beauty, refinement and realism to SSE and Skyrim VR's waters.

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Enjoy beautiful water with Pure Waters for SSE and Skyrim VR!


FOMOD installer. Choose your version (no flow, flow or VR). For manual install, place the core files in your data folder (overwrite existing files) and choose your esp (by default core files contains the no flow version for SSE).

Be sure to correctly uninstall your previous water mod. A bad uninstall could lead to visual bugs such like missing water.


New flow effect in SSE is a pain in the ***. A lot of mods available here on Nexus can potentially break water (generaly by generating seams in a middle of some water areas). To avoid conflict, make sure to use this water fix script and follow its instructions. If visual bugs still appear in your game, place Purewaters.esp upper in your load order.

About this version:

You have the choice between 3 versions:

- No flow version. The water has more depth and is more detailed but remains still and calm everywhere. If you like relaxing water, this is for you. This is the same feeling than previous version (1-1)

- Flow version. It uses the new water flow system from SSE. Rivers and lakes are more alive, it gives a boost of realism to landscapes, but the water is less detailed and does not look optimal when streams are weak. If you like wild and beautiful scenery, choose this version.

- VR version. Use this if you play Skyrim VR.

About water in Skyrim VR:

Water in Skyrim VR is less realistic than SSE waters because it uses less effects (no landscape reflection, no sky reflection,...). I've tried to find a way to force the game to use reflection but no success yet. So don't expect the same realism in the VR game than in SSE (but it still looks far better than vanilla water!).

Please report any bugs or wrong visual.