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#1261 Green Building

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:40 PM

Does anyone here use RCRN?


No, but maybe here?

http://www.rcrncommu...com/support/faq
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:07 AM

No, but maybe here?

http://www.rcrncommu...com/support/faq


Yeah, I think it's working. I wasn't sure. Sometimes you have to play for a bit to find out. But there is the odd glitch occasionally with lighting and one of my lighting mods (traveling lantern). But it also occurs with the vanilla torch, so I dunno. nbd really
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:36 AM

Dragonborn confirmed for 2/12 release in N. America. Hearthfire on 2/19. Dawnguard on 2/26. Still waiting on dates for Europe.

Reg. price is $20 for DB and DG, $5 for HF. First week of release, each will be 50% off. So $10 for DB/DG and $2.50 for HF.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:50 AM

Finally grabbed SKyrim during Steam's winter sale for 50% off. Loving this game on PC.

Installed a whole whack of mods that enhance the visuals of the game. What mods do you PC users use? Any ENB you guys seem to prefer?

I've taken some pretty beautiful screenshots in Skyrim. Everything is so beautiful, it's hard not to.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:43 AM

@ Jai604

Dude that looks awesome. Pretty sure I'm screwed on PS3, I had a brief look around a while ago for PS3 mods, but figured I would have to mod my whole console to do anything at all.

Why do I like console gaming? It is so limiting.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

Why do I like console gaming? It is so limiting.


It's cheaper?

That's why I console game, but man, if I was rich it would be PC in heartbeat.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:16 AM

Has anybody been playing Dragonborn for PC? I haven't gotten it yet (still working on finishing the main game and Dawnguard). Any good?
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:54 PM

Has anybody been playing Dragonborn for PC? I haven't gotten it yet (still working on finishing the main game and Dawnguard). Any good?


I got it for Xbox (I assume there's no difference in gameplay, but I could be wrong) and it's really fun, I liked it better than Dawnguard and I liked Dawnguard a lot. They made Solstheim a very interesting place, I enjoyed exploring it and questing across it.

I really liked the parts with the bl- ...

Never mind!

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

I got it for Xbox (I assume there's no difference in gameplay, but I could be wrong) and it's really fun, I liked it better than Dawnguard and I liked Dawnguard a lot. They made Solstheim a very interesting place, I enjoyed exploring it and questing across it.

I really liked the parts with the bl- ...

Never mind!

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:03 PM

The black women?


Maybe...

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:07 AM

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:21 PM

those screenshots have pretty much convinced me to buy skyrim for pc

next time it's on sale, of course
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:36 AM

those screenshots have pretty much convinced me to buy skyrim for pc

next time it's on sale, of course


Cool. Yeah Skyrim on PC >>>>>>> Skyrim on console. I grabbed Skyrim during Valve's Winter sale, and am really glad I did.

These are the mods I have installed:

Skyrim 2K Textures
Skyrim Flora Overhaul
Skyrim Bigger Trees
Lush Trees
Lush Grass
Matso Immersive Sun
W.A.T.E.R.
Enhanced Night SKyrim
That's ICE
Enhanced Blood Textures
Lanterns of Skyrim
Better Dynamic Snow
Realistic Smoke and Embers
aMidianBorn Book of Silence (weapon and armor textures)
AOF Realistic Hair

Guard Dialogue Overhaul
Player Headtracking

SkyUI
Immersive HUD
A Quality World Map

The Wilds ENB


ENB is post-processing, stuff like SSAO, FXAA, SSIL, or DOF. There are different ones, and you should mess around with different ones to see which ones you like. Some have more saturated colors, some are more attune to the vanilla cyan-colored game.

None of the mods I listed actually add content or anything, they just change the way the game looks.

Other mods that people use are things like ApachiiSkyHair (adds hairstyles), Immersive Armors (adds more lore-friendly armors), Immersive Weapons (adds lore-friendly weapons), or mods to change the body-shapes and faces and whatnot.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:43 AM

Dual HD 5850s don't handle those mods nearly as well as I'd hoped. No AA and still dipping to 30 fps = :(

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:07 AM

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:28 AM

PS3 DLC: Dragonborn confirmed for 2/12 release in N. America. Hearthfire on 2/19. Dawnguard on 2/26. Still waiting on dates for Europe.

Reg. price is $20 for DB and DG, $5 for HF. First week of release, each will be 50% off. So $10 for DB/DG and $2.50 for HF.


Reposting since DB will be released tomorrow, supposedly.

Edited by DRCN SLYR, 11 February 2013 - 08:28 AM.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:37 AM

Is it only half-price for PS3? It's still listed at $20 on steam.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:17 PM

Dual HD 5850s don't handle those mods nearly as well as I'd hoped. No AA and still dipping to 30 fps = :(


Damn, was that with everything I listed?

If you're having fps issues, you could do away with the ENB, and install some of the other stuff and then use Realistic Lighting Mod instead.

The biggest fps hit will come from all the post-processing from the ENB.

There are also other ENBs out there that are built for performance, or have performance settings, like Sharpshooter's ENB, or Cinematic Lighting ENB. Also, you can disable Depth of Field (DOF) or lower some of the other post-processing effects such as anti-aliasing or ambient occlusion.

If you're having trouble with FPS, I would give this a try:

Skyrim 2K Textures
Skyrim Flora Overhaul
Skyrim Bigger Trees
Lush Trees
Lush Grass
Matso Immersive Sun
W.A.T.E.R.
Enhanced Night SKyrim
That's ICE
Enhanced Blood Textures
Lanterns of Skyrim
Better Dynamic Snow
Realistic Smoke and Embers

SkyUI
Immersive HUD
A Quality World Map

Realistic Lighting Mod



All of those together shouldn't produce much of an fps drop. 30 frames is still very much playable for a game like this, as long as you're not dipping below that.

If you're not running an ENB, I would suggest going into your video card settings and then upping the AA and filtering from there, as well as turning ambient occlusion on. Nvidia has a guide online to get better results from Skyrim, but as you're running AMD cards, it won't be exactly the same but there will definitely be equivalent settings.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:05 AM

I took the liberty of uploading some screenshots of the way the game looks vanilla (with HD textures) and the game with an ENB (The Wilds ENB) activated. The difference is dramatic:

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:18 PM

Are you running RCRN 3.6?

I use to have 3.5 which was flawless and compatible with other mods but this 3.6 version is pissing me off and ruining the game for me.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:36 PM

Screenshots never actually do the in game visual justice but yours look better than mine. Are you using some sort of program for the shots or just the regular f12?
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

I don't run RCRN at all. I use the mods I listed earlier, including an ENB.

I haven't tried RCRN, but it seems to do a lot of things that an ENB would do, including changing the colour palette and enahcing the shaders. I assume you wouldn't be able to use both.

And yeah, I am using the default screenshot button, either f12 or printscreen.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

Oh, I didn't see those mods listed.

Yeah, I might ditch RCRN soon. What the hell is the point of a mod if you have to keep pissing around with it hoping it works the next time you boot up the game.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:35 PM

Alright, you tempted me to upload a few. Most of those are with RCRN... not working as intended. I might go the way you have and copy your mods. A lot of those I already have anyway.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:57 PM

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:39 PM

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Those look good, dude.

What's the problem with your game? Are you sure it's RCRN? Sometimes if you don't have your mods loaded in the correct order, things will crash or freeze on loading screens. I had that issue for a while and it drove me nuts until I figured it out. Other mods like "A New Whiterun" which I really like but now do not use, also seem to conflict with a lot of other mods.

If it really is RCRN, you could try one of the performance-oriented ENB's out there, or the ones with performance settings.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:24 PM

I took the liberty of uploading some screenshots of the way the game looks vanilla (with HD textures) and the game with an ENB (The Wilds ENB) activated. The difference is dramatic:


I took the liberty of throwing my PS3 out the window. At least, as Gumball pointed out earlier, I paid a 3rd (or more) less the cost for my console as you likely did for your gaming console. If the next gen of cosoles fails to impress me with quality or pricing I'll have to learn more about computers though.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:58 PM

I took the liberty of throwing my PS3 out the window. At least, as Gumball pointed out earlier, I paid a 3rd (or more) less the cost for my console as you likely did for your gaming console. If the next gen of cosoles fails to impress me with quality or pricing I'll have to learn more about computers though.

Excuse me while I duct tape some fragments back together.


Hahaha, ragequit!

These days, you can build a decent gaming rig for about a grand or just over. It's a sizable chunk of money, but of course you don't only use the PC for gaming.

The most expensive component will be the video card, but the rest can be built for relatively cheap.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:36 PM

You can't see from the shots but there are a couple concerning issues you'd know about if you played.

I know the mod load order makes a difference and I know the mods are in order. The screen shots look fine but RCRN I'm convinced still isn't running as intended. I had a mod conflict where the weather would stay consistent regardless of where you were; there was a blizzard in Falkreath, lol. I ultimately fixed that.

I've disabled all other lighting and mods that affect the weather.

But the problems now seem to be that the weather doesn't cycle like the vanilla version of the game does. It refused to rain so I had to enter a console command to get that going again. Whether that actually addresses the issue long term or not I have yet to find out. Also, mountains and objects in the distance tend to flicker like a dying light bulb when I move. Some objects tend to load very poorly as I approach them such as hill sides which is incredibly eye catching and disappointing to see. Also, RCRN 3.6 includes this volumetric fog (like fog in RL) that you can see in some of the southern parts of Skyrim and that doesn't seem to work either. :unsure:



I should have stuck with RCRN 3.5 as that was flawless.

RCRN is basically a composition of other graphic enhancing mods anyway. I might go the route you did and do it manually with individual mods as it's obvious you can get something very similar or better. I already have a bunch of the mods you have.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:46 PM

Have you checked to see if your save files are corrupted also? If they're extremely large (at level 40ish, larger than 12-15Mb) you saves may be screwed up. I wouldn't recommend just using console commands to "fix" everything because a lot of the times, you screw up other stuff. Console commands are tricky. I mostly use them only if NPCs disappear and I need to bring them to me (like Serana disappearing with Dawnguard DLC).

You may want to consider backing up your current saves and then re-installing your entire game from scratch and then re-installing the mods too.


You wouldn't be using Climates of Tamriel by any chance, would you? I know CoT has compatibility issues with a lot of mods (even though it is a great mod).
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