About this mod

The best environmental overhaul to give your Skyrim a vibrant fantasy feeling!

A comprehensive spring overhaul which adds green grass and flowers, spring trees, flower fields, and spring weather to Skyrim. Billboards available for use with DynDOLOD, also Low and High res textures available..

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SPRING FOREST OVERHAUL SE

DISCLAIMER

I am not the original author of this mod. This mod is the work of the super cool mobiusbelmont and I have obtained written permission from the OG author to prot this mod for Skyrim Special Edition. Even then, if the OG author finds this mod in violation of any of their terms, they have the right to BURN IT DOWN!


by mobiusbelmont


The attached video covers two mods - Flower Fields SE and Spring Forest
Overhaul SE as both are from the same author and both can be used
together to create the ultimate experience!

Spring Forest Overhaul SE: 00:09
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/20849

Flower Fields SE: 05:22

https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/20960





Flower Fields SE is included with Spring Forest Overhaul SE mod but you can
use these separately. If you plan to use a grass mod in your load ordefr
after Spring Forest Overhaul SE, then load the Flower Fields SE mod
after your grass mod giving you the Spring Forest Overhaul trees and
plants, your preferred grass mod and Flower Fields in your game.



DESCRIPTION:

This mod is a comprehensive spring overhaul for Skyrim making the following changes:

- heavy snow removed from pines, lighter snow on trees in the mountains,


Winterhold and Northern Coast


** overhauled northern coast with more trees and less snow
** removed blowing snow, snow piles, and snowdrifts from all snowy areas near the snowline
** removed most of the floating ice and icebergs from the northern coast





removed ice in Hjaalmarch swamp, Windhelm harbor, and floating ice and icebergs on the northern coastline



                         adds spring grass and flowers 


        adds flower fields to Skyrim (this overhaul incorporates the mod Flower Fields)



adds 1000's of new trees and forested areas
                             (this overhaul incorporates Fantasy Forest Overhaul)


changes aspens in The Rift to green and pink
                                                          (cherry blossom)


some snowy areas have red "weirwood" inspired aspens 

                    increases the the hours of daylight (earlier sunrise and later sunset)


reduces the chances for snowy weather and increases the chance for rainy and sunny weather everywhere in Skyrim



landscape and some building textures are now green



adds some mushrooms to the swamp in Hjaalmarch



MAIN REQUIREMENT
Skyrim Special Edition


RECOMMENDED MODS


Flower Fields SE

Animallica SE

Ultimate HD Fire Effects SSE



Please Endorse and Vote for Mod of the Month if you Like and Enjoyed this Mod!  
A little thank you keeps me motivated for making more mods



INSTALLATION
- use mod manager or install manually

- only install ONE MAIN FILE!   If you plan to generate LOD with DynDOLOD
then you ONLY need the core files plus billboards.

- make sure to check grass settings in Skyrim ini file (see below)

- novice modders: uninstall or deactivate your current grass and flora overhaul before using my mod 

- LOAD ORDER: this mod should be loaded AFTER any weather and grass mods


- NOTE ON PERFORMANCE:  1-2 FPS loss has been reported by users with the
Performance versions of this mod.  

If you have an old PC i highly
recommend using the performance version of this mod.  Please let me know
about how this mod affected your FPS and gameplay by posting in the
comment thread



Check out the Skyrim LE version from the OG Auhtor mobiusbelmont here:
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/84247?tab=description



COMPATIBILITY

This mod will overwrite most of the changes other grass and flora mods make, thereby cluttering your data folder and slowing down your game by running active plugins that basically do nothing.
 Of course experienced modders can ignore this and customize as they see fit


- If you insist on using other grass and flora overhauls, install my mod after others to see spring like changes.  Also make sure Spring Forest Overhaul is placed after all other grass, weather, and landscape
overhauls.  
YOU MUST RUN DYNDOLOD OR SSEEDIT WHEN MIXING LANDSCAPE OVERHAULS.

- WEATHER:
 load this mod after all other weather mods to have longer days and higher chances for sunny/rainy weather (less snow). 

- GRASS:
Make sure you have the following grass settings in your Skyrim ini file:

Skyrim.ini:
[Grass]
iGrassCellRadius=2
bAllowCreateGrass=1
bAllowLoadGrass=0
bGrassPointLighting=1
b30GrassVS=0
iMaxGrassTypesPerTexure=15
iMinGrassSize=50  (lower values produce more dense flowers but reduce performance and FPS so try different values until you are satisfied)


CHANGELOG
(version 2.1 of LE is the same as version 1.0 for Skyrim SE)


(in descendoing order of changes made to the LE version and hence the final changes made to the LE version apply as the latest SSE version)

1.0: initial release (forgot a reach tree texture in the fantasy edition!)

1.1 FANTASY edition: fixed missing reach tree texture for fantasy editions

1.2 FANTASY edition: fixed missing aspen texture

1.1 REALISTIC edition: fixed tree LOD for mismatched and incorrect billboards

1.1A REALISTIC edition: correct RAR files uploaded

Added Climates of Tamriel version in miscellaneous section

1.3: added hotfix for DynDOLOD users that removes some un-used trees that
were causing errors.  This is only necessary for DynDOLOD users to avoid
errors

2.0:  major update:
-  combined aspects of both fantasy and realistic versions into one overhaul
- added green snow grass
- added more types of pines and deciduous trees
- fixed all wild edits and deleted references
- overhauled more areas including northern coast
- regenerated the distant terrain landscape to match all changes
- new landscape textures
- reduced amount of loose files in favor of bsa
- removed unnecessary files

2.1: fixes include
- fixed a few bad nifs
- optimzed all billboards with correct dimensions
- disabled giant red tundra bushes growing all over Whiterun 


OG AUTHOR NOTES

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CREDITS
Vurt: for the realistic landscape, tree and bark textures 
HiltsBrandon: for the cherry blossoms and other textures for the fantasy version
Tamu75: for the aspens used in the realistic version
Mentha: for the textures used in the fantasy version
Elenin: for the beautiful flower assets and Hoddminir Landscapes
Zilav: for the billboard generator and TES5LODGen
Ga-Knomboe Boy for textures from the amazing gkbgreentree resource
David for David's trees


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