|Date posted||January 11, 2012|
|Categories||Skyrim Mods, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim|
New Version 1.3 – Jan 9, 2012
Skyrim HD is a project for texture enhancement in Skyrim. (WIP)
The achived texture resolution is 4-8x (2-8k) bigger than the original ones.
All the textures are made from scratch.
What you get
- new Farmhouse textures > affects Dawnstar, Riverwood and many other places
- 4K Barkeeper/Blacksmith Clothes
- redone all the Blacksmith items (2K and 4K Textures)
- new Furniture textures (2K and 4K)
- new 4K Alchemy Workbench
- many other new clutter textures
- adjusted the Full version for better Performance
- some Minor fixes
- ALL the Landscape textures have been completely remade
-> also included: 2K Roads, 4K Mountains, 2K Cliffs and some 8K Tree textures
- 4K Water texture
- 2K Rain Ripples
- 4K Stars
- 4K Galaxy
- 2K Sunglare
- 2K Foam texture
- 2K Whiterun textures
- 2K Windhelm textures
- 2K Dungeon ground
- 2K Selling Bar (Global)
Keep in mind: This is a huge texture replacement (1.29GB when extracted) and the textures are much bigger then the original ones, so your loading times will increase.
When using the Full Version your game will use around 2GB of RAM (+/- 200 MB),
so I recommend to look out for your available RAM before you start skyrim:
- Close everything you don’t need (Internet Browser etc…)
- Start your Task-Manager (STRG+ALT+DEL) and look how much available RAM you have
For the optimum gaming experience I recommend >2GB free RAM.
You can also play with less RAM available, just try out if everything works fine.
VRAM (Memory of your Graphics Card):
For the Full Version I recommend 1GB or more VRAM.
As said, you can try with less, but keep in mind that you may get performance drops.
This is my setup, where everything works perfectly fluid:
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K
GPU: nVidia GTX 570 (1.25 GB)
HDD: OCZ RevoDrive
I also play in 1080p resolution and tweaked everything in Skyrim to maximum.
REMEMBER: Everything mentioned above is JUST for my Mod. If you installed many other Mods, this could be diffrent.
2. Put the folder “textures” into “skyrim/data”
For the optimum apperance of Skyrim I recommend to installing Vurts Flora Mod first.
When you install my mod, just press “replace” if you want to use my custom bark for Pine and Snow trees.
Q: How do I install this?
A: First you can use the Mod Manager from skyrimnexus.com. Or you install them manually: Extract the package, and copy the “textures” folder into “skyrim/data”. Finished!
Q: Why it still doesn’t work?
A: Check your folder structure. It is mostly caused by a wrong folder structure.
Q: How do I uninstall this?
A: If you want to unistall, delete the “texture” folder in your “data” directory. Be careful: If you delete the whole texture folder, other mods you may have installed there will also be gone.
If you want to uninstall just my textures, look in the archive you downloaded from here to see which exact textures my mod replaces and delete only them. (Too much to list them all here)
Q: Does this mod drop my FPS really hard?
A: Depends on your computer, .ini settings, and number of mods. Version 1.2 is huge, so your fps will drop, depending on how much textures the game needs to load. How much FPS drop you get? Depends on your system. Just try it out. You still can play around with the skyrim settings.
Q: My FPS Drops really hard. What could it be?
A: First check if your system is close to mine. If yes, but you still got bad fps, your settings could be overtweaked. If you haven’t overtweaked anything, use the LITE Version. It provides reduced resolution textures for slower computers.
Q: Can I upload your mod on a Mirror?
A: I think I currently got enough mirrors, but if you really think I should add another one, write me a pm before you upload it. NOTE: Ask me for permission BEFORE you upload it, please.
Q: What Rig do you have to play everything fluid?
A: I have an i7 2600k, a GTX 570, 8GB of RAM and an OCZ Revodrive (SSD).
Q: Does this Mod conflicts with others?
A: Just keep in mind what my mod replaces (written above) and you can easily conclude if another mod would conflict.
Q: I get an Error while extracting the archive. What can I do?
A: Please use the latest Version of 7zip.
Q: I’m an nVidia User and encounter crashes. What to do?
A: Please check your Driver Version. Some People encounter crashes with the 290.53 Beta Driver. If you think this is the Problem, use an older Driver Version.
You like my textures?
Then you maybe also like my Music!
Special thanks to “brandon2u” for his help in the Mod-Forum