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After the initial lag on load up, the game runs smoothly afterwards..I think. I made a youtube video and even though FRAPs totally cuts down FPS by 50% I was playing smoothly at 23+ FPS the entire time. Just gonna' show case my mods a bit. Not in length too much. Started off fighting an Elder Frost Dragon. Then moved onto trying to find my horse...failed at finding it. Followed the river instead. Then moved onto a Giant camp where I fought two of them with a one handed sword and almost no masteries in it. Didn't use a single potion. wink.gif
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I take back my earlier statement about DDSopt... I ran it again and my textures appear to be fine. It reduced my textures folder by about 12%; I just need to do some VRAM testing comparisons now to see how effective the mod works.
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my new level 17 stealth orc archer...or lvl 17 orcher

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i'm on top of the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (not really, but it had a nice view rolleyes.gif )
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Ugly mountaintop is UGLY eek.gif
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and a random cave lighting shot cool.gif
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everything is modded and running flawless! thumb.gif
and it only took me 6 hours to install, mod, tweak, test, play eek.gif
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post #5674 of 12887
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Hey guys i made a Argonian i have about 15hr ish with him and im at level 9 but i feel i die wayyyy to fast i mean way to fast i try using magic and then switching up to armor to to combat with a sword and still i just die fairly quickly, so what gives? (or i just suck at the game) 

It's an Elder Scrolls game, which means that difficulty is really really screwed up. I play on Master, and my first character had the same problem; I leveled to 15 or so with mostly non-combat skills like Pickpocket, and then tried to go and start the main quest with Barrows Den. The Draugr aren't so bad, but Draugr Wights and the Draugr Scourge Lord at the end just one shot me if they hit me. I got through there by chaining Magicka potions and just kiting/terrain abusing with Frost spells, but it was messy. The rest of the game wasn't much better; dragons would one-shot me with a breath attack.

My recommendation (if you like playing on hard difficulties) is to keep your crafting skills leveled, but don't try to abuse them. If the game's too hard in Steel armor, go back and forge some Dwarven armor. Just don't give into the temptation and forge some Steel armor that gives you 600 AR without using a shield. The game can get stupidly easy if you decide to abuse Smithing/Alchemy/Enchanting.
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hello my friends

I saw this video and decided to download these mods are very good this brasilian sun's mod, much difference to posting here for those who want it is worth.

Links video mods

Brasilian Sun in Skyrim -RealisticSky-HDSharp- ENBseries

http://modmasters.blogspot.com/2012/01/brasilian-sun-in-skyrim-realisticsky.html



Midas Magic - Magias em Skyrim por Xilver

http://modmasters.blogspot.com/2011/12/midas-magic-spells-in-skyrim-by-xilver...




Oblivion Melhoria Armadura por GarryG

http://modmasters.blogspot.com/2011/12/daedric-armor-improvement-by-garryg.html
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I did some VRAM testing of the DDSopt mod:

Textures Folder Uncompressed: 4.1GB ---> VRAM USAGE: 65-75%
Textures Folder after DDSopt: 3.64GB ---> VRAM USAGE: 60-68%

For my setup the minimal drop in VRAM usage was negligible; although it would be beneficial for people who are maxing out their VRAM, as every bit helps in that case.
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I did some VRAM testing of the DDSopt mod:
Textures Folder Uncompressed: 4.1GB ---> VRAM USAGE: 65-75%
Textures Folder after DDSopt: 3.64GB ---> VRAM USAGE: 60-68%
For my setup the minimal drop in VRAM usage was negligible; although it would be beneficial for people who are maxing out their VRAM, as every bit helps in that case.


Did you happen to notice any texture quality loss? I did. It wasn't huge, but if you looked for it, you could see it.
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Did you happen to notice any texture quality loss? I did. It wasn't huge, but if you looked for it, you could see it.

I still don't get if the file type needs to be changed in the dropdown menu?
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I still don't get if the file type needs to be changed in the dropdown menu?

I left mine as DDS(if thats what you're asking) and thus far haven't noticed any loss. I've been pretty much checking everything pre and post to see but it may take awhile if there is any, to spot it. The only glitch I did find was Enhanced blood textures the splatters became black squares. I just redid that particular mod and it worked. What folder are you doing the ddsopt on? just textures? or more folders?
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I left mine as DDS(if thats what you're asking) and thus far haven't noticed any loss. I've been pretty much checking everything pre and post to see but it may take awhile if there is any, to spot it. The only glitch I did find was Enhanced blood textures the splatters became black squares. I just redid that particular mod and it worked. What folder are you doing the ddsopt on? just textures? or more folders?

Just textures. Also my dropdown menu for output was blank, not DDS, however DDS was an option. What should i do? Set it to DDS?
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