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Mod: Scoped Bows SE
Version: 1.3
Date: March 2017
Author: OutLaw666

Play without crosshair they said
It will be fun they said

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Scoped Bows is a huge weapons mod that adds scoped variants of all bows to the game, designed to be used without crosshair.
Originally made for "Skyrim 2011", this mod has been completely remastered for Skyrim Special Edition and contains new bows, unique textures and a ton of little fixes.

Scoped Bows comes with 4 optional tweaks (scroll down for details) that will greatly improve your archery gameplay experience.

You are getting 32 Scoped Bows in total.
Each scoped bow has two scopes. One is designed for quick shots (used when standing), the other one is designed for precise shots (used when sneaking).

All sights are matching the design of the corresponding bow to keep them lore-friendly.

<-------<< Install >>------->

Scoped Bows comes with a FOmod scripted Installer and therefore requires a mod manager to be installed.

Load Order:
Place Scoped Bows above all npc mods, if you are using any.

<-------<< Obtaining >>------->

Scoped bows are seamlessly integrated into the game. Accordingly to your level scoped bows will randomly appear in the world of skyrim (on npc's, in shop vendor menus or in containers),
but you can also craft them yourself once you have the required smithing perks.

Unique bows are scoped too.

Complete List of Bows:

Dwarven Sniper
Daedric Wrath
Nordic Assault Bow
Dragonbone Bow - Scoped
Glass Bow - Scoped
Hunting Bow - Scoped
Noble Hunting Bow - Scoped
Imperial Bow - Scoped
Orcish Bow - Scoped
Elven - Bow Scoped
Stalhrim Bow - Scoped
Ebony Bow - Scoped
Forsworn Bow - Scoped
Longbow - Scoped
Nordhero Bow - Scoped
Falmer Bow - Scoped
Ancient Nord Bow - Scoped
Stormcloak Hunting Bow
Imperial Legionary Bow

Auriel's Bow
Glass Bow of the Stag Prince
Bound Bow
Dwarven Black Bow of Fate
Angi's Bow
Bow of the Hunt
Nightingale Bow
Firiniel's End
Drainspell Bow
Gauldur Black Bow
Froki's Bow
Dravin's Bow

<-------<< RECOMMENDATIONS >>------->

For the best gameplay experience (in other words to use this mod how it is intended) you should:

1.) Disable the crosshair in your game settings.
2.) Use all the tweaks that come with the installer.

<-------<< OPTIONAL TWEAKS >>------->

The following optional tweaks are included into the installer:

Stealth Meter-Tweak:
Moves the Sneak Eye away from the center to enable an unobstructed view through the scopes.
When using mods like "Less Intrusive HUD II" or "Minimal HUD" that let you manually customize position of HUD elements you obviously don't this tweak.
Just make sure you move the Sneak Eye away from the center. - This tweak is incompatible with any mod that changes the hudmenu.gfx file.

Increases the distance arrows fly, removes the aim assist and makes the crosshair or reticle the centre (rather than being slightly above it).
They are the same as recommended in "S.T.E.P." (
You don't have to edit your skyrim ini manually. ScopedBows.ini is overwriting the settings without changing the original skyrim.ini. - Ini tweaks should be compatible with everything.

Faster Arrows:
Makes arrows go 50% faster and further. There are other mods such as "ABT-Arrows and Bolts Tweaks" which can be used instead.
This tweak is incompatible with any mod that does the same thing.

Better Eagle Eye:
Increases the zoom you get with the Eagle Eye perk. (Vanilla value: 0.6, modded: 0.8)
This tweak is incompatible with any mod that overhauls the archery perk tree.

<-------<< Compatibility and Issues >>------->

Scoped bows are tweaked to work with vanilla animations and skeleton.
Every mod that changes 1stperson skeleton, 1stperson animations or 1stperson camera can potentially interfere with the alignment of the sights, which makes them unusable.

Scoped Bows comes with optional tweaks that may not be compatible with everything. (look under "OPTIONAL TWEAKS")

Known Issues:
Clipping with some of the bows when wearing thick gauntlets. - Fix: None, but i's barely noticeable after getting the "quick shot" perk.
The glass lenses are getting opaque when wearing Ebony Mail armor. - Fix: Use the mod "Ebony Mail - Smoke Only"

Field of View (FOV):
The sights are working with all possible values.
But keep in mind: The higher the value, the smaller (further away) the sights will appear. I recommend to use the default fov-value!

<-------<< PERMISSIONS >>------->

You are allowed to use all of my assets freely, as long as you don't use them in mods/files that are being sold, for money.
Crediting me, with a link to the original page, would be appreciated.

<-------<< DISCLAIMER >>------->

Scoped Bows SE is a fanmade modification ("mod") for the pc game "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition". A legal copy of the original game is required in order to use this mod. You are using this mod at your own risk.
Scoped Bows SE partially contains assets of the original game. I do not claim to be the owner of such content. All credit goes to Bethesda.
Scoped Bows SE is, and always will be, available for free!


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Thanks to all who helped to keep me motivated with comments, endorsements and donations. Without your support THiS MOD WOULD NOT EXiST!

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