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Does heavy/light armor have any effect on casting magic like it did in oblivion? I just started playing and can't seem to find anything to hint that it does. If that’s the case.... why in the world am I in robes!

Some magic spells provide longer durations or better results when only clothed in clothing/robes as opposed to any sort of armor. A lot of those are part of the alteration school i think.
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So I have been out of the loop since the CK released because of a PC re-build. Has there been anything special created yet with the CK that couldn't be done before on Nexus? Has anyone released hair mods that doesn't look like a 5 year old pasted them onto someone's head? Anything else cool going on?

Not really. CK allows for better situational and behavioral modding for customers. Being made by CK also does not mean it could not be on Nexus as well as Nexus is a mod distribution and hosting site, not a modding tool or platform like CK. CK allows for more, but most people are still improving their existing stuff as opposed to creating completely new and lore relevant content.
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Exactly. I like the open sand-box feel of the game, but I almost miss the D&D rules of Baldur's gate and even Dragon Age. I have no idea what I'm doing as a mage and am also wondering why I'm roaming around in crappy robes that look pretty lame anyway.

Because armor is overrated. biggrin.gif
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Does heavy/light armor have any effect on casting magic like it did in oblivion? I just started playing and can't seem to find anything to hint that it does. If that’s the case.... why in the world am I in robes!

Weight of armor does not affect magic in any way at all. The only thing that affects it is if the armor has enhancments or perks that allow for added magica and so on. Robes often increase magica or spell cost or both.
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So... At stock settings with no mods, the visuals of Skyrim seem underwhelming. For instance, low vs ultra presets (including lack on AA and AF in the low):

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Although you can spot differences, they aren't that different and neither look particularly great. The color palette seems particularly drab in some areas where contrast seems to be an issue (I know this is supposed to be a dark dreary, setting, but some areas just look too blended). Are the majority of you posting screenshots using mods or is there just something wrong with my PC (using high res texture dlc btw). For me, the game doesn;t seem to have the same visual depth that the Witcher 2 had (especially with the shadows). Also, the textures before the high res pack must have been exceptionally crappy if these are high res textures.



EDIT: A couple more observations/questions: has anyone else noticed that if an object doesn't have direct light on it it tends to be too dark? I think they went a little overboard with that. Also, I'm still getting very fine texture stuttering while looking at some object and moving (and in some lighting conditions). Could this be a cpu issue and if so, could someone direct me to some monitoring software that can be used in game like the rivatuner OSD with Afterburner?
Edited by Infinite Jest - 2/13/12 at 2:13pm
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So... At stock settings with no mods, the visuals of Skyrim seem underwhelming. For instance, low vs ultra presets (including lack on AA and AF in the low):

Although you can spot differences, they aren't that different and neither look particularly great. The color palette seems particularly drab in some areas where contrast seems to be an issue (I know this is supposed to be a dark dreary, setting, but some areas just look too blended). Are the majority of you posting screenshots using mods or is there just something wrong with my PC (using high res texture dlc btw). For me, the game doesn;t seem to have the same visual depth that the Witcher 2 had (especially with the shadows). Also, the textures before the high res pack must have been exceptionally crappy if these are high res textures.

Late to the party I see! tongue.gif

We are all using ENB or Fxaa (or both) and you can read a lot more about it here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1165090/your-best-skyrim-awesome-pictures/2360#post_16453797
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So... At stock settings with no mods, the visuals of Skyrim seem underwhelming. For instance, low vs ultra presets (including lack on AA and AF in the low):
338
338
Although you can spot differences, they aren't that different and neither look particularly great. The color palette seems particularly drab in some areas where contrast seems to be an issue (I know this is supposed to be a dark dreary, setting, but some areas just look too blended). Are the majority of you posting screenshots using mods or is there just something wrong with my PC (using high res texture dlc btw). For me, the game doesn;t seem to have the same visual depth that the Witcher 2 had (especially with the shadows). Also, the textures before the high res pack must have been exceptionally crappy if these are high res textures.


This is the whole point of skyrim. Dull and dirty. That is the theme for this province. thumb.gif
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ENB, FXAA, and mods are awesome. Except for entire working on it more than playing it biggrin.gif.

(Re-downloading Skyrim now...)
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Late to the party I see! tongue.gif
We are all using ENB or Fxaa (or both) and you can read a lot more about it here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1165090/your-best-skyrim-awesome-pictures/2360#post_16453797

Lol yeah. I was a huge fan of morrowind (and of course Oblivion, but not as much so), so I knew I;d have to ump on the bandwagon sooner or later (I.e. like 3 days ago). Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.


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ENB, FXAA, and mods are awesome. Except for entire working on it more than playing it biggrin.gif.
(Re-downloading Skyrim now...)

I haven't even started with any mods yet and I've already run into this problem! During the course of installing it and playing this weekend I found that:

-My monitor gamma was off
-My monitor is darker at the top third and the bottom 2/3
-My monitor sucks, generally
-I can't seem to escape stuttering in many games
-Deleting two or three key profile files in the Steam folder causes all of your games to be deleted (true story)
-.ini files are inherently evil, except for those in Skyrim which regenerate themselves after deletion!@

I'm sorry for my rambling guys, but despite my criticisms, I'm more excited about this game than I have been about any other in months.
Edited by Infinite Jest - 2/13/12 at 2:29pm
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Although you can spot differences, they aren't that different and neither look particularly great. The color palette seems particularly drab in some areas where contrast seems to be an issue (I know this is supposed to be a dark dreary, setting, but some areas just look too blended). Are the majority of you posting screenshots using mods or is there just something wrong with my PC (using high res texture dlc btw). For me, the game doesn;t seem to have the same visual depth that the Witcher 2 had (especially with the shadows). Also, the textures before the high res pack must have been exceptionally crappy if these are high res textures.

Skyrim is a console port, meaning its graphics are supposed to be crap when compared to what it COULD be. Dirty and dull is also the new popular meta design for "realism." rolleyes.gif
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Is it just me or does the official texture pack take a big hit on FPS with no quality difference?

Whiterun went from a solid 60 at the entrance to like, 40-ish :| How do I remove this garbage?
    
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Is it just me or does the official texture pack take a big hit on FPS with no quality difference?
Whiterun went from a solid 60 at the entrance to like, 40-ish :| How do I remove this garbage?

I think you can delete by going to Skyrim launcher, data, and delete it from the list. I'm re-installing Skyrim at the moment so I can't check exactly how.
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