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Or the shadow glitch?


If theres a fix to the shadow issue please do tell.

For any shadow problems, I go here and it fixes 'em up.
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For any shadow problems, I go here and it fixes 'em up.

Thanks, but the shadows look a bit blocky still ;o

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The thing is, Skyrim shadows decrease in quality with a longer render distance, so if you want hq shadows, bring the render distance of shadows down, but it won't be very playable.
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Thanks, but the shadows look a bit blocky still ;o

The 'flicker' for shadows, is caused by the way time passes in the game engine. It only refreshes every so often (editable in the .ini files), in which the sun location moves.

The blockyness is related to the distance that shadows are rendered. If you lower the max distance that shadows are rendered, the shadows will be nice and sharp. However, if you increase it, all shadows become more and more pixelated. One thing you can fix that can help mask this in certain situations is iBlurDeferredShadowMask=3 in the SkyrimPrefs.ini file (My Documents > My Games > Skyrim). Changing it to a higher number softens edges, but they will still look a bit blocky, but will be a little more blurred.

Also, ENB configs handle shadows in their own way and actually smooth them out. So if you're not running an ENB, you won't get it much better than what's in that screenshot you posted. If you look at the User-Submitted images on that mod page, you can see what an ENB can do with shadows.
Edited by Maian - 2/2/13 at 10:17pm
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What ENB do you use Maian. I'm looking for an ENB that is quite light on fps impact, because STEP is pretty taxing.
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What ENB do you use Maian. I'm looking for an ENB that is quite light on fps impact, because STEP is pretty taxing.
The one I've been using the most lately has been prOPA's ENB for Climates of Tamriel, version 1.19 of ENB. Really, if frames become a problem, disabling SSAO has made most of the ENBs I've tried pretty light. Then again, I avoid the real heavy ones like K ENB, lol. Some others that had minimal impact (minimal in relation to ENBs, since every ENB will take off like 15-20 FPS if it looks good):

prOPA's ENB (mentioned above)
Project ENB - Final
SkyRealism - ENB Evolved
True Vision ENB

I have Seasons of Skyrim ENB downloaded, but haven't tried it out yet.

One thing, with many of the ENBs, the author's recommending turning your brightness down in-game to either the far left, or 5 clicks from the left. The only thing I'm having trouble with in prOPA's ENB right now, is his daylight is a little too bright (even when completely overcast, kinda over-exposure in snow-covered areas). I'm still playing with which settings will reduce it, but I think I remember the AmbientLightDaytime setting in the enbseries.ini brought it down a little. That is one thing that SkyRealism - ENB Evolved does really well is the daytime lighting, and overcast lighting. I have a large number of mods installed, and I don't use a mod-manager, so it'd be hard to describe all of them, but I don't use S.T.E.P. or G.E.M.S. for selecting mods.

Some screenshots here, taken with the prOPA's and Climates of Tamriel (for CoT: Vanilla Lights Lvl-2, Warm Interiors, and Hardcore Dungeons). The bottom 4 images are a little older (4-5 weeks ago), and were before I turned the brightness down. You can see how it kinda washes out a little. The others are all still the same ENB, but with brightness turned down. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)









Overall, I can keep 50 fps in interior spaces, and ~30 or more for the most part outdoors (occasionally down to 20s in heavy areas or in big outdoor areas with a decent battle); and this is with SSAO enabled (1680x1050 res). Your 670 should be able to do better.
Edited by Maian - 2/3/13 at 1:29am
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Those screens look good, I might be prepared to drop 15 frames for that smile.gif

I've been trying out Dynavision for a bit, but it really isn't cutting it compared to the DOF I've experienced in ENB.

BTW, my old favorite ENB was Bleak ENB, but I fear that'll drop my frames right down to the teens.
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I found a rather interesting video:




Now i love Skyrim, but everything in this video is 100% truth. Consoles have often lead games to becoming dumbed down for appeal to the (often younger) casual gamer, sacrificing on lore, depth and complexity just to increase sales. (Sound familiar?)

It's such a shame to see many AAA developers ruin their franchises this way just to pocket more cash.

In Skyrim, the puzzles, hand holding quest markers (taking away a sense of exploration and achievement) lacking NPC dialogue, guild membership having no effect on the game world (and being stupidly short) are all proof of this. Really, everything i have a problem with in Skyrim is presented very well in that video.
Edited by Thingamajig - 2/4/13 at 3:19am
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I found a rather interesting video:

I LOL'd so hard. Exactly my perspective! Nice video too.

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I cant belive whats happening.....i lost 93 hours of playtime in my game due to mods....my save keep crashing after like 1 minutes of play.I started a new game to see if it can be the game but everything was fine.I wont start over for sure!!!I instaled windows a couple of time...so i beleive i installed some mods that wasnt compatible with other so...it was a good game but i advised you to be careful with the mods you instal!!!!!
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