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Advanced Fantasy Feeling ENB preset for Skyrim SE with touchs of realism and multiple weathers support

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PLEASE: If you downloaded and liked my preset, don't forget to return here and click on "ENDORSE"! That's my only request to you! I've spent too much time and work with it, so endorsing my mod you will be helping me and  I will appreciate it so much. Thank you all!!

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Imaginarium is an ENB Preset for Skyrim Special Edition which will give you visuals with bright and clear atmosphere, vibrant colors and moderate contrast. Everything carefully tweaked and tested for a great graphic experience with good performance. 

 
  
 
 

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- REQUIREMENTS

Weather Mods: By now  Imaginarium is avaiable only for Obsidian Weathers and Seasons and NAT -Natural and Atmospheric Tamriel mods, and you need to install one of them (ONLY ONE) to get the intended look. IMPORTANT: If you go with NAT you need to use the NAT spell > go to Graphics options and disable: Subsurface Scaterring, Wet Effects, Extra Sky Lighting and NAT Interiors. Otherwise you will have undesirable glitches.  


Lighting Mods: The interiors settings are based on Enhanced Lights and FX mod, but MAYBE the look will be fine with others, feel free to try. For Enhanced Lights and FX DO NOT INSTALL the Weathers option and if you don't like darker interiors I suggest to not install the Enhancer option too. The Exteriors plugin is not recommended to be used with this preset. IMPORTANT: If you are using NAT, the Enhanced Lights and FX esp plugin(s) must be bellow NAT.esp in your load order! 

ENB Helper SE: It is necessary for the multiple weathers settings: ENB Helper SE  This is a SKSE64 plugin, so obviously you also need SKSE64 installed in your game. The optional file "Old Skyrim SE Shader Bundle" is highly recommended, you can find it in the same page. IMPORTANT: As soon as Skyrim SE receives new updates from Bethesda, the ENB Helper SE also will need to be updated, so stay tuned about it. Multiple weathers function will not work if you update your game without update the ENB Helper SE.

VERY IMPORTANT: NEVER USE  PrivateProfileRedirector SE with ENB. It will mess with some ENB settings, so you will have wrong visuals and will think that the ENB is causing problems. Remove it and reinstall the ENB if you already was using them together. 
 

- INSTALLATION STEPS

*** Installation video tutorial (Portuguese-BR voiced) avaiable HERE

1- In the Game Launcher, you can choose FXAA or TAA (TAA is a better AA method BUT can cause artifacts with ENB presets and will blur the look a little, personally I go with FXAA cause it works fine in combo with SMAA1x from ENB, if you want to use TAA, I recommend to increase the sharp amount  after installation, see the Optional Adjustments bellow to know how to do it ). Disable Screen Space  Ambient Occlusion in launcher (ENB already has a much better one). 

NMM users:  go to [Documents> My games> Skyrim Special Edition> Skyrimprefs.ini]
Mod Organizer 2 users: go to [ ......Mod Organizer2 > Profiles > Default > Skyrimprefs.ini] 

find the following lines, set and save:


[Display]
bIBLFEnable=0  ---> (VERY IMPORTANT!!!! You'll have lens flare problems if this line is set to 1)
fGamma=1.0000
bUse64bitsHDRRenderTarget=1
bVolumetricLightingEnable=0
bTreesReceiveShadows=1

bDrawLandShadows=1
bShadowsOnGrass=0   

iVSyncPresentInterval=0

[Imagespace]

bLensFlare=1

If you don't have some of the [Display] lines above in your Skyrimprefs.ini, you can copy/paste them to somewhere under [Display] in the file.


2- ONLY for NVIDIA users:  If you are using HDMI conection, Its VERY IMPORTANT to set your Dinamic Range in full, in the graphics card control panel (see this image); 

3- Download the latest ENBseries from: http://enbdev.com/mod_tesskyrimse_v0390.htm



Open it and  extract ONLY the files d3d11.dll and d3dcompiler_46e.dll from wrapper version folder to your Skyrim Special Edition folder ;

4- Download  Imaginarium ENB from files tab of this Nexus page (the correct version for your Weather mod). Open it and  extract the content (enbseries folder, enblocal.ini and enbseries.ini)  to your Skyrim Special Edition Folder; 

5- Run the game and enjoy the new look. 

 The basic installation finishes here. If you want to customize some settings see the options bellow.

- OPTIONAL ADJUSTMENTS

*Basic Color Correction: If you want to adjust saturation, brightness and contrast to suit your tastes, no problem! You can do it in ENB GUI (Shift + Enter ingame menu) as shown here and here. Don't forget to SAVE CONFIGURATION after the changes (check here to see exactly where you need to click). I do not recommend to change the settings for times of day (unless you really know what you are doing). You should prefer to edit the GLOBAL settings at the bottom of ENBEFFECT.FX menu (CC:Contrast , CC:Saturation, CC:Brightness, etc....).

*Letterbox/ Grain/ Vignette/ Sharp Amount:  The Letterbox effect (black bars  up and down on the screen), Grain and Vignette are disabled by default.  You can turn ON/OFF these effects any time ingame in the ENB GUI > ENBEFFECTPOSTPASS.FX, as shown here. You can also adjust the black bars size, grain/vignette intensity and sharp amount in this same menu. Don't forget to click on SAVE CONFIGURATION if you want to keep these changes. 

*Bloom adjustments: If you want to adjust the intensity of the ENB Bloom effect for Day , Nights and/or Interiors you can open the ENB menu (Shift + Enter) > go to ENBBLOOM.FX on the right window reduce or increase the marked values, shown in this image. Click on SAVE CONFIGURATION on left window to keep the changes.  

*ENB Rain Replacement: This feature is disabled by default, but if you want to try it  open ENB menu (shift + Enter) > on the bottom of left window click on "RAIN"  > check the line "enable" ( the green mark will appear) and   click on SAVE CONFIGURATION on the top of same window if you want to keep this change. In this image you can see where you need to click to enable the ENB rain replacement. 

*Procedural Sun: If you want to adjust size, Edge softness and glow intensity, you can do it in PROCEDURAL SUN section, according your preferences ( see this image , don't need to touch in anything outside the red rectangle), and after click on SAVE CONFIGURATON above to save the changes. 

*Godrays & Skin Adjustments: These features are disabled by default  but can be enabled if you want, in ENB menu. Just check the EnablePrepass line in EFFECT section (see here). This same prepass allow to adjust skin visual acording your preferences (see this image). Dont forget to click on SAVE CONFIGURATION if you want to keep your customization. NOTE: Enabling prepass will cost about 7 -10 FPS, depending on your system.


**IMPORTANT: If after the installation your visuals are VERY different from  my screenshots so, you did some mistake during installation or you also need to adjust colors, contrast , brightness , hue, etc. in your monitor. Leftovers files from other presets or 2+ weather/lighting mods at same time  can cause issues.

- UNINSTALLATION

In the Skyrim SE Folder, delete: enbseries folder, d3d11.dll ; d3dcompiler_46e.dll ; enblocal.ini and enbseries.ini 

- UPDATES

IMPORTANT: Before update to a new version of this preset please uninstall the previous one!

- PERFORMANCE


This ENB preset is already performance friendly and playable in Mid-End machines. With my specs  (Intel i5 4690 3,5-3,9 Ghz ; GTX 1070  8gb VRAM and 16 gb RAM)  I'm running the game + this preset with 60 FPS almost all the time (1920 x 1080 resolution), but FPS drops occurs in some places.

I will not be working on performance versions of this preset, but if you need more FPS consider  my main recommendations:

- Reduce godrays , shadow distance and quality in the game launcher.
- Reduce your grass density increasing the value of iMinGrassSize=*** in the ini files.
- You can disable ENB DOF and Ambient Occlusion( by shift + Enter ingame menu or setting EnableDepthOfField=false and EnableAmbientOcclusion=false in enbseries.ini). If disable ENB Ambient Occlusion I recommend to re-enable Screen Space Ambient Occlusion from the game in the launcher
- In Graphics card control panel some settings can also increase performance.
- Highly recommend  SSE Fixes to gain FPS in several places

- RECOMMENDED MODS (In installation Order)

Ruins Clutter Improved
Static Mesh Improvement Mod 

- Skyrim Realistic Overhaul (Not avaiable on Nexus, so Google it!)
NobleSkyrimMod HD-2k  
Enhanced Vanilla Trees  (I'm using Custom Large option with Vurt's Foliage v1)
Vivid Landscapes - All in one (Probably you may not like all these textures, so make a custom pack is recommended)
Verdant - A Skyrim Grass Plugin (or Veydosebrom - Grasses and Groundcover)
Trees in Cities 
Rustic Windows - Special Edition 
- Nordic Snow (or Fluffy Snow)
Realistic Water Two (watercolor option is not recommended)

- CREDITS:

- Bethesda for Skyrim Special Edition 
- Boris Vorontsov for ENBseries
- aers for ENB helper SE 

- Crosire for Reshade Framework (Some Reshade features were ported to ENB)
- Arindel and Megaloblast for Obsidian Weathers and Seasons
- l00ping for NAT - Natural and Atmospheric Tamriel
- Marty MCFly for ENB ADOF and Lightroom shaders 
- Tapioks for DNI ENBEFFECT.FX modification
- JawZ for enbeffectpostpass shaders (from MSL)
- Kingeric1992 for 3D LUT code , SMAA 1X code and ENB sunsprite shader and texture
- Loadus for DPX Cineon Shader
- Ceejay for Curves and Fake HDR shaders
- Prod80 for Technicolor2 and Shadows shaders
- Adysss for the port of some  external postpass features to ENB and for the Shader Addon
- MaxG3D and Firemanaf for the Bloom shaders used in this preset
- nanoman2000 for the ENB raindrop texture
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