Skyrim Special Edition

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True Draconis - LonelyKitsuune

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TrueDraconis

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About this mod

A SKSE Plugin that dynamically adjusts the "fSunDirXExtreme" game setting to ensure better synchronization between sun shadows and the sun.

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- [Description]

Dynamic Volumetric Lighting and Sun Shadows improves upon Skyrim's Shadow and Volumetric Lighting System by dynamically adjusting
the "fSunDirXExtreme" game setting each frame.

This fixes one of Skyrim's oldest problems: The Shadows and Volumetric Lighting are only casted from the sun during 10:00 - 16:00.

This mod also fades out Volumetric Lighting during night time to reduce the shine through bug at dusk/dawn (can be disabled).
Keep in mind that, if you disable the fade out, vol. lighting at night is still not synced to the moon.


17:00 Before 


17:00 After:



- [Requirements]

Skyrim Script Extender
Address Library for SKSE



- [Installation]

Install and activate...duh :)



- [Compatibility]

Everything
All Weather Mods
All ENBs

Majestic Mountains's Sun Position Plugin IS NOT compatible

Load Order doesn't matter



- [Performance]

In most cases you might lose 0-2FPS in more dense areas it can go up to 5-7FPS



- [Settings]

The SKSE plugin includes an ini file that can be used to tweak various settings.

[TimeOfDay]
DawnHour -> Start transition from default to sunrise value
SunriseStartHour -> End transition from default to sunrise value
SunriseEndHour -> Start transition from sunrise to day value
DayStartHour -> End transition from sunrise to day value
DayEndHour -> Start transition from day to sunset value
SunsetStartHour -> End transition from day to sunset value
SunsetEndHour -> Start transition from sunset to default value
DuskHour -> End transition from sunset to default value

[SunDirX]
Values that should be set during various times of the day.

[VolumetricLighting]
EnableNightFadeOut -> Fades vol. lighting in/out at dawn/dusk (ignoring all weather settings).


The papyrus version has similar settings available (excluding the vol. lighting fade) that can be adjusted in its .esp file instead.



- [Known Issues]

None



- [Credits]

The Skyblivion Team for finding this Fix and for letting me publish it.
Original Idea by TrueDraconis
SKSE Plugin and Code by LonelyKitsuune
Bethesda for making a game that Modders have to fix :)

Godd Howard bless their souls.