The Empire of Tamriel is on the edge. The High King of Skyrim has been murdered. Alliances form as claims to the throne are made. In the midst of this conflict, a far more dangerous, ancient evil is awakened. Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel.

The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons.

The next chapter in the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls saga arrives from the makers of the 2006 and 2008 Games of the Year, Bethesda Game Studios. Skyrim reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose.

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About Skyrim Enhanced Shaders NLA with 2 comments by Tapio on Jan 24th, 2015

I decided to create a thread for my series of 'tech demo' videos of Skyrim ENB visual effects. I will add new videos to this thread on the ENBdev.com forums as I continue to create them. The first five videos are included below:

This video demonstrates the real-time screen-space reflections effect of ENB series for Skyrim, calculating true reflections in real-time as opposed to the standard simulated cube-map techniques.


This video demonstrates the image-based lighting (IBL) effect of ENB series for Skyrim, an effect that is only now beginning to appear in commercial video games. IBL is an effect where the scene is illuminated from above by the light from the sky. To oversimplify: a image of the sky is reflected onto the scene. IBL also has potenial applications for interior scenes, but the Skyrim ENB only uses this effect in exterior scenes with the sky.


This video demonstrates the underappreciated subsurface scattering (SSS) effect of ENB series for Skyrim, another effect that is only now starting to appear in commercial video games in 2015. Subsurface scattering is the diffusion of light within a translucent material. For more info, see <!-- m -->En.wikipedia.org<!-- m -->

In ENB series for Skyrim, subsurface scattering is mostly used to help skin to look more like skin, rather than like leather or rubber.


This video demonstrates the screen-space indirect lighting (SSIL) effect of ENB series for Skyrim, an effect rarely used in ANY commercial video games to date. SSIL is an effect where light cast onto one surface is reflected onto other nearby surfaces. It can be considered a 'sister effect' to screen-space ambient occlusion (SSAO), working with light rather than shadow.


This video demonstrates the screen-space ambient occlusion (SSAO) effect of ENB series for Skyrim. Ambient occlusion is an effect that calculates how exposed each point in a scene is to ambient lighting; areas with less light exposure, like corners & crevices,are darkened accordingly. ENB's implementation of SSAO is more sophisticated than most found in commercial games today; it respects lighting and transparency, and applies realistic darkening to affected areas rather than overlaying 'black blobs' as bound in some games. (*cough* ... Far Cry 4 ... *cough*). SSAO can be considered a 'sister effect' to screen-space indirect lighting (SSIL).


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Skooma Dealers Of Skyrim
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Jan 14, 2015 Skooma Dealers Of Skyrim Full Version 0 comments

This mod is basically an overhaul of the drug system in Skyrim. It Adds six new lore friendly drugs from previous elderscrolls games,new drug dealers,new...

Kurumu Playable Race
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Kurumu Playable Race

Dec 7, 2014 Rosario + Vampire Playable Races Full Version 1 comment

A playable Kurumu (Kurono Kurumu from Rosario + Vampire) race. Also, if any graphic designers and experienced modders are willing to get behind this project...

Moka Playable Race - Roleplay Version
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Moka Playable Race - Roleplay Version

Dec 7, 2014 Rosario + Vampire Playable Races Full Version 0 comments

A playable Moka (Moka Akashiya from Rosario + Vampire) race. This file contains the mechanics where the item, "Moka's Rosario" limits her powers (as in...

Moka Playable Race
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Moka Playable Race

Dec 6, 2014 Rosario + Vampire Playable Races Full Version 0 comments

A playable Moka (Moka Akashiya from Rosario + Vampire) race. This file contains the mechanics where the item, "Moka's Rosario" adds her powers rather...

Mizore Playable Race
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Mizore Playable Race

Dec 6, 2014 Rosario + Vampire Playable Races Full Version 0 comments

This is all you should need in order to install the mod. Instructions: Extract into the folder the zip landed in, then copy the files that were extracted...

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LordDz
LordDz Feb 8 2012, 6:59am says:

Some menus in the Creation Kit can't be rescaled, please fix that because right now I can't click the OK button on some menus because it's blocked by the windows bar.

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Warmir
Warmir Feb 7 2012, 3:54pm says:

waaaaaa
BEST GAAMEEE just GOne TO THE BEST GAME EVEVERR !!

NICE JOB Bethesda Softworks !!!!!

FUUUUSSS roooo DAaaaaaH

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Nuvendil
Nuvendil Feb 7 2012, 2:48pm says:

It is here. It has begun. The world is changing...
Ok, I won't take that quote the whole way :P
But seriously, the CK is here WITH a High Res Texture pack!!! :D
And now, MERP for Skyrim is about to get underway. This is gonna be awesome...

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mr_mister
mr_mister Feb 8 2012, 5:57am replied:

Also: Projekt 5 (continuation for Nehrim's story)

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Nuvendil
Nuvendil Feb 8 2012, 12:43pm replied:

Yeah, I have followed that as best I can, but I don't speak German so their website is a bit hard for me to read :P.
But I am psyched about that mod also. Nehrim was epic, really high quality stuff. Project 5 will be amazing I'm sure.

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Opinionator
Opinionator Feb 11 2012, 5:19pm replied:

Yeah I have tried to use google translate. Nehrim runs so bad 8-15 fps its unplayable unlike Oblivion 45 fps.

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kane112esimo
kane112esimo Feb 7 2012, 1:30pm says:

Creation Kit has arrived! Pillars of the Earth modders, let's do this!

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adfjkndjklnhdfs
adfjkndjklnhdfs Feb 7 2012, 1:49am says:

As I have heard, the SDK for Skyrim is to come out tomorrow, let's hope I am right!

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adfjkndjklnhdfs
adfjkndjklnhdfs Feb 7 2012, 9:45pm replied:

why did someone vote me down? I was correct!

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Cirmisekiz
Cirmisekiz Jan 30 2012, 6:56pm says:

DAEDRIC!!!! HELL YEAH!!

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Skyrim is what Elder Scrolls is supposed to be. Gone is the flowery sunshine of Cyrodiil, and instead we get cold, barren Skyrim with snowstorms and people and environments that could really fit into the Middle Ages or a natural Fantasy World. As a person who's been modding ES since Morrowind and playing since DAggerfall in 1996, I can only see this game as a natural and excellent heir to the series. Take it from me - Skyrim is Greatness!

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Some may claim I'm trolling, but I'm not. I seriously didn't find much entertainment value in Skyrim, and I'm glad that I was playing it on loan rather than having actually bought it. It's Oblivion with a new coat of paint and some better conversation bits. It still doesn't have much of a main story, and the sword play is still questionable at best (Kotaku's one writer said the same thing a few weeks ago). I could go on -- but I think this'll probably get voted down anyway so what's the point? Also…

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