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  1. cthunsthrall
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    By the way, uploading any in-game screenshots would be appreciated if you guys happen to take any. You can upload images to this page without verification. I don't have much time to test my mods in-game right now, barely enough free time to actually make them so that's what I focus on. So if you take any screenshots feel free to post them!
  2. Vahmung
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    I don't know if this has already been addressed or not, does this texture pack work for Guard Armor Replacer and Heavy Legion?
  3. dzee349
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    Any chance for an LE release of this amazing mod? :')
  4. lokvirofskyrim
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    I don't know if you're still working on this,  But the "emperor" armour from Nordwars new legion could use some work, The red gambeson worn under the armour has rather crude looking overtly bright textures, I'd tone it down myself but i haven't the faintest clue how to do anything short of generic Outfit studio work. Textures are beyond me.
  5. Atardecer
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    Very nice! Do you have plans to do Nordwar's Guards Armor Replacer? Was uploaded by a different mod author: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/22671
    1. cthunsthrall
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      yeah it's on my list for sure, just taking me a long time to do unplayable factions armor right now since i had to remake a lot of the chainmail from scratch and might need to do more materials too
    2. darksynth0
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      are there still any plans to have Guard's Armor Replacers Upscaled?
  6. zelptheking
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    What resolution are these textures in btw? You bring up the upscaling but don't mention if they're 2k, or 4k, or vanilla-esque resolution, etc
  7. sturmgewehr44
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    I've noticed that with ENB some of Nordwar's armours have this shader-like glow (related to glow maps maybe?). It isn't noticeable without ENB. It isn't that bad, but effects the New Legion armour the most (usually in snowy areas). Honestly it sort of looks like the frost effect from Frostfall.  
    1. cthunsthrall
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      No, it couldn't be a glow shader. None of the meshes I worked with have glow shader enabled. It's mutually exclusive with environment mapping, so you'd definitely know by the absence of the reflection simulation. ENB can definitely change how specular and environment mapping shaders are drawn though. That's one of its main purposes. It's probably affecting everything with environment mapping but is only visually noticeable on the NWUA meshes because they have very bright environment maps and very high scale values relative to the specular parameters. That means very little diffuse lighting simulation and a lot of reflection simulation, so they look polished, more like a mirror. But also means that those 2 parameters are really far from balanced, for the purposes of any settings that modulate the lighting of objects by plugging into specular or environment mapping, which I think includes some ENB functions. So you may need to fiddle with the settings until it looks right. I used ENB with almost every practical setting enabled while working on all this stuff so I'm pretty confident it's not some basic problem baked into the meshes or textures.
  8. P0PULUS
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    Thanks for another great upscale! Curious if this would work with "Realistic Armor" by the same author. I'm assuming it will, as it sounds like it should draw from the same files, but I'm no expert.
  9. timlynn1066
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    Quick question, does this work with NordWarUA's Armor Variants by JDJ3? This mod affects many of the armors over there, but he changes names for lore-friendliness. Didn't know if that would conflict with anything or not.
    1. cthunsthrall
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      yep looks like it will work as normal. all the resources look the same. my guess is he merged the mods into one plugin and merged all their assets, then made modifications to the plugin. which is cool, i did pretty much the same thing a while back when i started using these since some of the armor names were confusing. but yeah that doesn't require changing any of the assets or paths, and looking at his archive all the paths are the same.
  10. usaid12345
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    dude this is so amazing, thanks for your hardwork. Just a question, these replacer work for the standalone plugins as well?
    1. cthunsthrall
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      which do you mean? i wrote in the description and the files section that you can use the vanilla armor expansion standalone plugin instead of the replacer plugin. and i'm not aware of any standalone plugin for the race armor expansion or new legion.

      but in any case they are just textures. they will work for any plugin that uses the same meshes since the texture paths are embedded in the mesh files.
    2. usaid12345
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      yea i checked it out, and it works perfectly for the standalone versions. Thank you
  11. Fixer040
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    Thanks for the mod, the quality is really impressive. Would be amazing if you can put Authentic Legion from Nordwar on the list of mods to upscale as well!
    1. cthunsthrall
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      i think you can just install my new legion textures, there is a huge overlap in textures between the 2 mods. you'll be downloading a few textures that aren't used by authentic legion, and there are a few textures used by authentic legion i haven't touched, but afaik there aren't any textures in authentic legion that have the same name as something in new legion but aren't actually the same texture. you might have to check legionleatherbg.dds to see if they are actually the same texture but other than that i'm pretty sure every overlapping texture is the same.

      the reason i did new legion instead of the others is because i compared all of them and decided new legion was the highest quality on average and had the plugin with the least problems. i did some modifications to the plugin myself (i might upload my plugin some time, it's basically a single plugin for all the nordwarUA armor and weapons i use, balanced for morrowloot and intended to be used with my other plugin which is most of insanitysorrow's weapons — i do intend to upload the insanitysorrow stuff at some point since i have permission, i fixed a lot of the meshes) but in general i think new legion is better than the others. it's newer too. it includes most of the stuff from the other legion mods but improves upon them imo and it has more variety and a larger quantity.

      i wasn't actually using any of them until a week ago, i just realized i hate the vanilla imperial sword and went looking for the best imperial gear replacer, and settled on new legion. so that's the one i worked on and the others i probably won't do at least until i've finished unplayable factions armor and possibly guard armor replacer.
    2. Fixer040
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      Yeah, I realized that a lot of the armor textures are shared as you said so I downloaded it and it really made a noticeable difference in most of the armors. I'm mostly using Authentic Legion because of Oblivion nostalgia, I agree that New Legion models generally look a little bit higher quality than the other Legion overhauls. :)
    3. cthunsthrall
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      yeah true, i think in new legion the oblivion-style armors are like rare items rather than standard imperial soldier outfits. i really like the oblivion style too. for me when there's some armor or weapon i really like, i prefer it to be rare since i have so many mods that i eventually forget i installed them, and then i get excited when i finally find them lol