Originally Posted by Sir Beregond
Could never get ENB to work on Skyrim, was probably doing something wrong because I don't really understand ENB. But anyway, nice shots all. Especially love the GTAIV and Skyrim shots.
I have a guide with pictures on Skyrim ENB installation here at the bottom of the file page.
Maybe you might find it handy.
Originally Posted by Damaging Excess
Would the mods other then my ENB possibly be the unknown variable?
I certainly wouldn't discount the idea, but I think running the optimizer is good practice anyway and I am confident you would likely see an improvement. You would be surprised at how many modders don't do a great job of optimizing their textures, though that doesn't count for all of them of course.
It's also worth noting I run Beautiful Whiterun along with the new Skyrim Flora Overhaul & Ultimate Lush Overhaul, so Whiterun is pretty intensive on my system also.
Lastly, The Wilds ENB is a good ENB but is rather performance hungry aswell. More so than it used to be. I do speak from experience having featured it on my website a few weeks back (not just blindly saying it), so naturally I had a good play with it too. It's not quite as intensive as, say, K-ENB (which is probably the most performance hungry ENB I've ever used lol) but the DoF is very intense, as is K-ENB's (I think they use the same files or similar from what I recall the last time I looked at them), and it does go for higher quality on the Ambient Occlusion.
Obviously higher quality comes at the price of performance, it's just a question of whether it's worth soaking up all those FPS for it. You'll likely find you could make a few edits here and there to some parts and get a bit back. Especially in the DoF.
Edited by Lifeshield - 3/19/13 at 2:17pm