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A preset with realistic lighting and special attention to detail. Inspired by the NLA ENB preset for Oldrim. Night Eye and Predator Vision compatible, with LUT system support.

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Northern Realistic Lighting ENB


This preset was created based on the experience I gained when creating Clarity ENB. Even more attention is paid to details. Created a softer and more realistic lighting with realistic sunsets and sunrises. The preset uses all the main effects of the latest versions of ENB. It took over a hundred hours to create this preset. Night Eye and Predator Vision compatible, thanks to user Fallven for the idea. Now with LUT system support.

Northern Realistic Lighting ENB was created for Mythical Ages. Presets for other weather mods may be added in the future.

Technical description:

 - Using complete set of main functions of the latest versions of ENB
 - Night Eye and Predator Vision compatible
 - LUT system support
 - Separate INI for: each weather type added by Mythical Ages, for Solstheim, for Soul Cairn
 - Different visual settings for saturation, luminance, and sharpness
 - Different image quality settings
 - NRL ENB does not darken interiors, if you want to, use other mods, for example: ELE, RLO (without weather) or ELFX with Enhancer
 - NRL ENB is based on shaders from Skyrim Re-Engaged ENB by Firemanaf (with his permission). LUT code by kingeric1992. The collection of LUT files was taken from Silent Horizon ENB by LonelyKitsune (with his permission)

For a more interesting image, i recommend to use ENB Light and a series of mods Rudy HQ - More Lights for ENB SE. At the same time, the use of these mods is absolutely not necessary, the ENB works without them.

LUT system:

I added LUT support to the Re-engaged ENB's enbeffect.fx. You can use multiple LUTs to create the color you want. The collection of LUT files from Silent Horizon ENB was adapted for use with the NRL ENB, and I also made some LUT myself.
To select the LUT, open the in-game ENB menu, look to the right side of the menu that appears, open the enbeffect.fx tab, find the TECHNIQUE line and select the desired LUT.

If you want to change some ENB settings:



Shift + Enter - enable / disable the ENB menu
Shift + F12 - enable / disable ENB
Shift + F10 - enable / disable the DOF effect
* - show FPS

Night Eye and Predator Vision:

For correct functioning of the night eye and other in-game effects, as well as predator vision mod, you need to install the ENB Image Space Fix (only the main file, not patch) and my ESP (patch). Both ESP are flagged as ESL, so they won't take up space in your load order.
If you don't want to install the ENB Image Space Fix for some reason, you must uncheck "Apply Game Color Correction" in the enbeffect.fx tab, otherwise, the image will be incorrect.


1. Install the weather mod
2. Install the ENB Image Space Fix (only the main file, not patch)
3. Download and install ENB Helper SE
4. Download the latest ENB, unzip and copy the following files into your SkyrimSE folder: d3d11.dll, d3dcompiler_46e.dll
5. Download Northern Realistic Lighting ENB, unzip it, and:
- copy all files from the 1_Main folder into your SkyrimSE folder
- install Mythical Ages Patch with your mod manager from folder 2_Patches, load order:
1.Mythical Ages.esp
3.Mythical Ages Patch.esp
- choose the settings you need from folders 3...6, copy and overwrite files to your SkyrimSE folder
6. Enable Godrays in the Skyrim Launcher, because the NRL ENB uses in-game volumetric rays. If possible, enable TAA. The NRL ENB was developed with TAA enabled.
7. Disable Ambient Occlusion, Snow Shader and Lens Flare in the Skyrim Launcher, make sure that the in-game brightness slider is set to the default position.

I also highly recommend calibrating your monitor.

Sorry for my English, it's not my native language.

ENB was created on the build with the following mods:

Skyrim Particle Patch for ENB SE
Relighting Skyrim - SSE
Enhanced Lighting for ENB (ELE) - Special Edition
ENB Light
- Series of mods Rudy HQ - More Lights for ENB SE
- Skyland - A Landscape Texture Overhaul
Lightweight Water Overhaul
- Slightly modified Northern Grass SE
Skyrim Flora Overhaul SE (Trees Only Version)
Realistic Aspen Trees SE
Tempered Skins for Males
Tempered Skins for Females


NRL ENB preset is based on shaders from Skyrim Re-Engaged ENB by Firemanaf. The collection of LUT files was taken from Silent Horizon ENB by LonelyKitsune. Many thanks to them for permission.
LUT code by kingeric1992.