Skyrim Special Edition

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Lurker667

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Skyrim Textures Upscaled has every texture sharpened and roughly 2x in quality (except tintmasks). Includes textures from Kartoffels, IconicDeath, and BRSullivan86.

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When I'm looking for mods for Skyrim, I'm usually trying to find a better version of the vanilla experience. So when I discovered that ESRGAN AI upscaling could take the original Skyrim graphics and tone down the pixel smearing and make the game more crystal clear and still authentic, I had to find those mods.

Good news? I found several of them.

Bad news, they were all gigantic!

I usually use Vortex, but that usually triples the installation size, and when you have multiple texture packs, well, goodbye hard drive space.

So, in order to minimize mod bloat, I made Skyrim Textures Upscaled, and thought I'd share it with everyone.


Short version: This mod is an all-in-one texture pack, practically every texture in the game either 'cleaned' of compression artifacts, or 2x the size and vastly more quality.

Long version: I extracted all the textures from Kartoffels' Cleaned Skyrim SE Textures, and overwrote them with her Skyrim Special Edition Upscaled Textures, BRSullivan86's Vanilla Gradients Waifu'd, and IconicDeath's Textures Redone. Note that I usually used the smaller 2x improvement for textures. 4x for everything is insanely huge!


Compatibility with x mod?
This is textures, so it cannot break your game.
However, all mods but USSEP should overwrite this.
Example Priority in MO2:
0 DLC - HearthFires
1 DLC - Dragonborn
2 DLC - Dawnguard
3 Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch
4 (This mod)
5 Some other mod


Here's the order in which I prioritized the files, 
every mod overwriting the previous with higher quality textures.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Cleaned Skyrim SE Textures [unpacked]
kart_CSSET6.9GBv1.2
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Vanilla Gradients Waifu'd
4x (BC7)27.7MBv2.00
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Quality CubeMaps - HD Cube Maps

4x99.9MBv1.02
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Skyrim Special Edition Upscaled Textures

clothes_2x1.6GBv0.1
plants_2x65.4MBv0.3
landscape_2x428.3MBv0.21
landscape_FIX17.0MBv0.33
armor_2x1.9GBv0.1
2x_NORMALS1.5GBv0.34
armor_glass_fix42.7MBv0.35
actors_2x968.4MBv0.4
characters_4x602.9MBv0.41
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Project Clarity - Vanilla Armor Textures Redone
Half Resolution1.4GBv2.2
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Project Clarity - Statue Textures Redone
Statues 2K 174.7MBv3.1
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Project Clarity - Vanilla Weapon Textures Redone
Weapons 2K1.4GBv2.0
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Project Clarity - Creature Textures Redone
Half Res1.3GBv1.2
Hotfix To v1.35.9MBv1.3
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Project Clarity - Effects Textures Redone [unpacked]
Half Res444.0MBv1.2
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Project Clarity - Vanilla Clothing And Jewelry
Half Resolution1,022MBv1.0
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


::Recommended Mods::

Better faces:High Quality Tintmasks for Vanilla NPCs
Create BSAs:Cathedral Assets Optimizer
Better meshes:Static Mesh Improvement Mod - SMIM
Better meshes:LeanWolf's Better-Shaped Weapons SE
Better books:Legacy of the Dragonborn
Better terrain:Terrain LOD redone
Better clothes:RUSTIC CLOTHING - Special Edition
Better horses:HD Reworked Horses


::Permisions::

Vanilla Gradients Waifu'd
Created by BRSullivan86, Uploaded by BRSullivan86
Author's instructions
As these are textures created by Bethesda I merely upscaled, I would say they belong to Bethesda, not myself. As Waifu2x encourages complete freedom in regards to how its software is used, I echo this sentiment. I claim no ownership over this work, and you may feel free to do whatever you wish with it. As it did take a while to do, I wouldn't mind some credit if you choose to redistribute this, but I wont hold it against you if you don't.


Cleaned Skyrim SE Textures
Created by kartoffel, Uploaded by Kartoffels
PERMISSIONS: I don't care.

BB - Big Books
Created by kartoffel, Uploaded by Kartoffels
Permissions: I don't care what you do with this.

Quality CubeMaps - HD Cube Maps
Created by kartoffel, Uploaded by Kartoffels
Author's instructions: I don't care.

Skyrim Special Edition Upscaled Textures (SSEUT)
Created by kartoffel, Uploaded by Kartoffels
Permissions: I don't care.


Project Clarity - Vanilla Armor Textures Redone
Created by Iconic, Uploaded by IconicDeath
This is also a modders resource, feel free to use these textures for anything and everything you want. Permissions are open. Credit is preferable but not required.

Project Clarity - Statue Textures Redone
Created by Iconic, Uploaded by IconicDeath
This is also a modders resource, feel free to use these textures for anything and everything you want. Permissions are open. Credit is preferable but not required.

Project Clarity - Vanilla Weapon Textures Redone
Created by Iconic, Uploaded by IconicDeath
This is also a modders resource, feel free to use these textures for anything and everything you want. Permissions are open. Credit is preferable but not required.
IconicDeath took the liberty of modifying the Draugr weapon textures. The wood portion is brown now, and no longer an eye wrenching green. This was the only non-vanilla modification done to the textures.

Project Clarity - Creature Textures Redone
Created by Iconic, Uploaded by IconicDeath
This is also a modders resource, feel free to use these textures for anything and everything you want. Permissions are open. Credit is preferable but not required.

Project Clarity - Effects Textures Redone
Created by Iconic, Uploaded by IconicDeath
This is also a modders resource, feel free to use these textures for anything and everything you want. Permissions are open. Credit is preferable but not required.

Project Clarity - Vanilla Clothing And Jewelry Textures Redone
Created by Iconic, Uploaded by IconicDeath
This is also a modders resource, feel free to use these textures for anything and everything you want. Permissions are open. Credit is preferable but not required.


ESRGAN Upscaled Textures (WIP)
Created by Choreese, Uploaded by Choreese
Asset use permission
You are allowed to use the assets in this file without permission as long as you credit me
Modification permission
You are allowed to modify my files and release bug fixes or improve on the features so long as you credit me as the original creator