Skyrim Special Edition

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High-resolution Retexture of all Banners and Shields in a Nordic style, with Performance Options for Potato PCs. JDANCHOR NEEDS OUR HELP!

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Justin, AKA JDAnchor, is in need of a lifesaving surgery. Please visit here to learn more and support the fundraiser. He is dealing with a chronic complex series of issues in his ear canals and intracranial cavities and is unable to work or do many things for himself as his health degrades and threatens his very life. 

I am releasing this mod to help bring attention to JDAnchor's urgent need for financial support. Yes, he will be receiving Donation Points from this mod, but he needs lots of money now to pay for this surgery, not small amounts 4 months from now. Please donate to the fundraiser if you can, and share the link with others! Together we can help JDAnchor enjoy many more years of life.


This mod retextures every banner and hold shield in the game including ones from DLCs in a way to allow them to feel worn, desaturated, look better with ENBs and changes the designs to fit the theme of each hold and faction. Now each new holds sigils are proudly presented on both their banners and guard shields for consistency.

Texture files from the original mod were a mix of 2K and 1K. I have cleaned all files of compression artifacts, and then upscaled them all by 4x, to a maximum resolution of 4K in BC7 compression and generated full mipmaps. I cleaned and upscaled them using Cupscale/ESRGAN and then finalized with NVIDIA Texture Tools and Octagon

Performance Option for Potato PCs
Mipmaps and BC7 compression reduce VRAM usage, especially when the files are cleaned of compression artifacts.
For Potato PCs, I've uploaded a downscaled version where the diffuse texture files are larger than normal and environment map files, which are less visible in game. This reduces VRAM usage considerably while maintaining higher visual quality, using the Octagon config files posted on this mod, which I recommend using if you have a Potato PC.

My Cleaned & Upscaled Texture Mods:
(many are also available for Oldrim here)

CoverKhajiits 4K
CoverEyes 1K

Animals and Creatures
Bellyaches 4K Animal and Creature Pack
Bellyaches 16K-8K Dragon Replacer Pack
Bellyaches New Dragon Species 16K-8K
4K Enderal Donkey
Intricate Spider Webs and Egg Sacs 4K-2K

Ruins Clutter Improved 4K
Saerileth's White Phial Replacer 4K-2K
Book Covers Skyrim 4K
Book Covers Skyrim - Lost Letters 4K
Better Books and Letters
Detailed Rugs 4K
Forgotten Retex Project 4K-2K
Visible Windows 4K-2K

Weapons, Armor and Gear
Zim's Immersive Artifacts 4K
Cloaks and Capes 4K
DeserterX Faction Crossbows
Bandolier 4K - Bags and Pouches
Queering Skyrim Necklaces Upscaled
Fashions Of The Banditry 4K
Forsworn Fashions 4K
Cloaks of the Nords 4K-2K
Sigils of Skyrim 4K-2K - Banners & Shields

Bandanas and Blindfolds of Skyrim 4K Retexture
Chitin and Dwemer Goggles and Scouter 4K-2K
Tribunal Robes and Masks 4K

Magic, Weather & FX
Mysticism: A Magic Overhaul
Deadly Spell Impacts 4K
Wonders of Weather 4K
Rainbows 4K
Shooting Stars 2K
Isoku's Alternate Sun Glare 4K
Realistic Smoke and Embers 4K-2K

DLCs & Misc
Beyond Skyrim Bruma: Mountain Textures

Pilgrim: A Religion Overhaul
Holidays 4K-2K
Monuments of Men 4K

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