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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Enhanced Night Skyrim (Color Galaxy) Mod v0.3

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Title:
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Enhanced Night Skyrim (Color Galaxy) Mod v0.3
Author:
CptJoker
Created:
11/16/2011
Updated:
11/30/2011
Downloads:
 
Also known as:
Skyrim, Elder Scrolls V: Sky Rim, Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
User Rating

/5.0

Description: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Enhanced Night Skyrim (Color Galaxy) Mod v0.3

This is the first full update to my Enhanced Night Skyrim mod, itself a port of a mod I originally made for Fallout 3. It replaces the night sky with high-resolution textures taken from real stellar photography, now including a brand new galactic nebula backdrop and some minor fixes to the initial star texture. There are three starfield density options to choose from - low, medium, and high - which have been redone for a more realistic distribution, and also two variations of nebula to make Skyrim's nights even more dazzling.


The original source of the file can be found here. Find more Enhanced Night Skyrim Mods In Our Skyrim Sky Mod Section!




=== Enhanced Night Skyrim ===
-------- version 0.3 --------

-= by CptJoker =-



== DESCRIPTION ==

This is the first full update to my Enhanced Night Skyrim mod, itself a port of a mod I originally made for Fallout 3. It replaces the night sky with high-resolution textures taken from real stellar photography, now including a brand new galactic nebula backdrop and some minor fixes to the initial star texture. There are three starfield density options to choose from - low, medium, and high - which have been redone for a more realistic distribution, and also two variations of nebula to make Skyrim's nights even more dazzling.

Enjoy!


== INSTALLATION ==

Unzip the "textures" folder from the archive into your Skyrim\Data folder.

(Install only one version of the star and galaxy textures.)


== UNINSTALLATION ==

Remove the "skystars.dds" and/or "skyrimgalaxy.dds" files from the "textures\sky" folder.


== VERSION HISTORY ==

0.1 Initial release
0.2 Added medium- and low-density versions.
0.3 Fixed star textures, revamped density levels, added galaxy backdrops.


== FAQ ==

Q. Does this mod interfere with mod X?
A. This mod should not affect other mods, except those that also change the night sky textures (specifically the stars and galaxy backdrop.)

Q. Does this affect the moons/aurora/constellations?
A. Nope, this mod only changes the look of the stars and galactic nebula backdrops.

Q. Does this mod make nights darker?
A. No, but you could try the FXAA Injector mod (or similar) to modify your color and light levels.

Q. What's the difference between the starfield density levels?
A. High is the mod default, with the full range of stars visible. Low has a significantly reduced number of stars (though still retains the same pattern) and Medium is between the two - not as as intense as High but without as many stars removed as Low.

Q. My moon(s) disappeared! What's going on?
A. Make sure it's not simply a new moon - wait 3 or 4 nights and see if the moon phase changes. If it doesn't come back, try uninstalling the mod and then reinstalling again. (This is a strange but rare bug I have encountered with Bethesda's new engine that currently defies logical explanation.)


== ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ==

Many thanks to Wei-Hao Wang for the starfield imagery.
Galaxy source image from the European Space Agency Herschel Observatory.
Also thanks to Bethesda for creating the base sky layer (and Skyrim overall.)


== LEGAL ==

Please contact me before redistributing this mod.
Do not use assets from the mod without permission.

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