Skyrim Special Edition

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About this mod

Folkvangr - Grass and Landscape Overhaul is a grass mod for Skyrim SE.

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This is an extensive grass overhaul with a selection of high quality landscape textures to match. It adds:

  • New grass for each hold!
  • New leaflitter in realistic places (generated as grass); think sticks, pinecones, pine needles and more.
  • New matching landscape textures to provide better transitions, currently only including the Rift, Pineforest, and Tundra. Rift even has leaves baked in.

This mod began as an update to Midsummer, but as the months drew on (yes about a year working on grass for a 10 year old game), quickly outgrew it in scope. Everything is predominantly designed for use with ENB, so if you play vanilla, you might encounter some grasses that look slightly out of place in terms of brightness. I suggest you check out Jonnywang's Cathedral Landscapes if you're intent on a vanilla playthrough.

Installation

  • Uninstall whatever existing grass mod that you might be using.
  • Install with whatever mod installation software you might be using.
  • Let Folkvangr load after whatever texture mods you might be using.
  • Enjoy and give me feedback.

FAQ

How's performance?
Reportedly not too bad, but up there with other heavy grass mods. Depends on setup. Expect to lose some frames, especially in the rift.

How is this different to Midsummer?
When it comes to grass, Midsummer only features one blanket season across Skyrim; summer - everything was green, with very little originality for each zone. Folkvangr takes into account each of the hold's different aesthetics and colour palettes and keeps things closer to vanilla. It also features landscape textures and a massive amount of new meshes and textures for unique grass types.

Does this add trees? And what are yours?
No, and they're a mix of EVT, Aspens Ablaze, and third party for personal use. This mod only adds 'grass', which means no static objects like shrubs and stuff.

What is your setup?
ENB: Rudy for Obsidian
Weather: Obsidian Weathers
Textures: Tamrielic, Pfuscher, and bespoke additions with edits to all. Shop around - modding should be slow and steady.

Any plans for future updates?
Yeah but I'm exhausted after over a year's work on grass for Skyrim. I'd like to include textures for the Reach, Pineforest02, and others, but we'll see.

Grass settings?
I've included grass ini settings that I use in the file, I haven't tested with others.

Does this have anything to do with the other Folkvangr mod on nexus?
No, nothing to do with any others named Folkvangr. But this wouldn't be a grass mod without an obtuse name, would it.

Credits


This mod wouldn't exist without Mindflux inspiring me. Check out his flickr.