Skyrim Special Edition
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Fixes the bug where all character lighting other than diffuse breaks unless you are facing due north in game.

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SSE/VR Character Specular (and more..) Lighting Fix

Due to a bug in the game's character lighting shaders, all lighting other than Diffuse was broken unless your character was pointing straight north, and even then it wasn't necessarily working correctly. This mod is a patched shader file that patches all of the affected shaders, fixing one of the nastiest bugs in SSE/SVR.


Install like any other mod. It just replaces the file that's inside the Shaders bsa, so a loose file will override it.

SSE Users

Skyrim SE 1.5.80 and higher include this fix, you do not need it for those versions.

SVR Users

May conflict with some character lighting related features on ENB (SSS). I've passed this along to Boris for inclusion in ENB.


my cold - made me crazy enough to think "what if"
jonwd7 - one minute explanation of lighting that saved us all
Nukem - the usual
3Dmigoto team - made this a hell of a lot easier than it would have been otherwise
ousnius - thanks for nothing
prog - testing VR