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Has anyone tried Skyrim with TrackIR? I really want to buy the device just for Skyrim alone.
 
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Please let me know when you do. I am highly interested in the screen shots.

 

Here you go... Vanilla vs ENB (I'm sure you will tell which is vanilla). It's more noticeable on the second and third set of images. You can clearly see the shadow is changed quite drastically by the ENB. It is smoothed out quite alot and though it doesn't show so well in these images it also casts differently from light sources aswell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm really disappointed with Skyrim visuals. Not sure what you guys are seeing in it :/
The floor in the above pictures looks like it was made in 2005.
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I'm really disappointed with Skyrim visuals. Not sure what you guys are seeing in it :/
The floor in the above pictures looks like it was made in 2005.
Maybe we all use different texture packs that make the floor look much better? And those look like the standard textures, or at least the Official High-Res Textures that aren't the best option.

And there's more to Skyrim than just high-res textures. ENBs and lighting really add to the game. There's so many options. Just look at this thread (well, not the first few pages, but further into it): http://www.overclock.net/t/1165090/your-best-skyrim-awesome-pictures

Here are some of AS07's pics (I like his pics best) from his blog:



That looks nothing like a game from 2005.
Edited by AbdullahG - 1/11/13 at 3:57pm
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I was much more impressed by Oblivion when it came out, with the default, unmodded graphics, than what I'm seeing here, fully modded.
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Impressions on graphics are often biased, and are influenced by factors such as preference, time period, other games on the market, etc. Now, if you were to compare Oblivion and Skyrim, modded or not, Skyrim will obviously be the winner. To say otherwise is, well, crazy.

I'm not a graphics fanatic, so I could care less about being impressed by graphics. The only reason I mod is because I have every opportunity to do so, and not doing so would seem inappropriate given the PC is such an open and resourceful platform for modifying games.

EDIT: I hate posting on my phone...
Edited by AbdullahG - 1/11/13 at 5:09pm
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I think alot of people were impressed by Oblivion when it first released. It was a great looking game for its day (it still is with the right mods). However if anyone seriously isn't impressed by that first screenshot posted by AbdullahG then that person must be very hard person to please. It's an astoundingly photorealistic image considering that's Skyrim with mods.

 

When Oblivion looks as good as that then I will be impressed. Looking forward to its inevitable modded port into Skyrim.

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I was much more impressed by Oblivion when it came out, with the default, unmodded graphics, than what I'm seeing here, fully modded.

I honestly think your memory might be playing tricks on you. Search up some Oblivion pictures and compare them to some of the screenshots in the Awesome Pictures thread and make a side by side comparison. I promise you the differences are significant!
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Maybe I wasn't clear enough.
Back in the days Oblivion was released, it was visually beautiful and pushing computers to the limit.
When Skyrim was released, they did so even without high res textures. And even with them, the game was nowhere as impressive. It did not push PCs to the limit.
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Maybe I wasn't clear enough.
Back in the days Oblivion was released, it was visually beautiful and pushing computers to the limit.
When Skyrim was released, they did so even without high res textures. And even with them, the game was nowhere as impressive. It did not push PCs to the limit.

I think that you are forgetting that both Oblivion and Skyrim are console ports and both were poorly optimized ports for PC at that, though I don't recall Oblivion ever pushing my computer anywhere close to its limits. Both games were designed from the get go to run smoothly on consoles and as many computers as possible. Appeasing high end PC gamers graphically was never their priority, hence the reason we have modding communities releasing mods for games as old as Morrowind still. Considering that since Oblivion was released on Windows and Xbox360 and the graphics capability of consoles have not changed at all, what makes you think that there would be significant differences between the vanilla versions of both games? You have to understand that it will never, ever be in a game developer's best interest to waste resources appeasing the upper echelon of PC gamers with computers powerful enough to handle 2K or 4K textures, unless they are trying to license their game engine.
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