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http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=862

Hey all,

Above is the mod link for my custom skyrim water retexture.
Basically I took a real photo, made it seamless at 2048x2048, then converted it to a normal map to replace the default water's 512x512 ugliness.

The result is a smoother, almost ridiculous amount of HD texture (probably overkill) to the water - making it look lovely in most situations.


A lot of trial and error went into this, since I could not find any decent guides on doing textures like this on the internet. (any direction to those links will be greatly appreciated!)

Anyways, please feel free to comment here or on the nexus site.

Some common problems are "Sheeting" when one water pattern goes one way, the other goes another creating a "sheeting" effect - looking into fixes.

Another is that the water seems to be going faster, when it is not. It appears to be faster because of the much higher resolution.
    
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I'm actually using it right now, and have been for a day for two.
It's really nice, just the thing you said about it going faster.
But overall, great job thumb.gif
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Awesome work. Definitely going to download this one. It looks more realistic and natural and you could actually see the reflections from the environment.

+1
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I wouldn't even say the "Sheeting" effect is your fault but more of Bethesdas. I've seen it plenty of times.
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Great work just wish there were more ripples in some of the larger bodies of water. Unless I installed it wrong
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Amazing work thumb.gif Once I get skyrim I'll be trying it out
    
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Installed, and damn.

Amazing job, keep up the good work my friend! thumb.gif
 
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Amazing mod mate.
    
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Wow, that's awesome. Definitely going to install this smile.gif
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