This modification is a work in progress which plans to redo all the low resolution textures of Skyrim into a higher, more detailed resolution. This mod starts its project at Whiterun and the surrounding areas and plans to expand from there. The texture resolutions are 4-8x bigger then the originals, an awesome video card is recommended.
Skyrim HD is a project for texture enhancement in Skyrim. (WIP)
The achived texture resolution is 4-8x (2-8k) bigger than the original ones.
All the textures are made from scratch.
=What you get=
- ALL the Landscape textures have been completely remade
-> also included: 2K Roads, 4K Mountains, 2K Cliffs and some 8K Tree textures
- 4K Water texture
- 2K Rain Ripples
- 4K Stars
- 4K Galaxy
- 2K Sunglare
- 2K Foam texture
- 2K Whiterun textures
- 2K Windhelm textures
- 2K Dungeon ground
- 2K Selling Bar (Global)
Fixed since 1.1:
- Whiterun rugs
- Wood specularity
- Added Mip-Maps to all textures
- Several color adjustments
- new Mountains > I recreated the structures of the vanilla and made an completely new 4K texture > better tiling
Keep in mind: This is a huge texture replacement (~1GB when extracted) and the textures are much bigger then the original ones,
so your loading times will increase.
When using my mod your game will probably use 1.8GB of RAM in worst case (+/- 200 MB),
so I recommend to look out for your available RAM before you start skyrim:
- Close everything you don't need (Internet Browser etc...)
- Start your Task-Manager (STRG+ALT+DEL) and look how much available RAM you have
For the optimum gaming experience I recommend 2GB free RAM.
You can also play with less RAM available, just try out if everything works fine.
VRAM (Memory of your Graphics Card):
I recommend 1GB or more for the optimal performance.
As said, you can try with less, but keep in mind that you may get performance drops.
For the CPU requirements I have to collect feedback from you, the users.
This is my setup, where everything works perfectly fluid:
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K
GPU: nVidia GTX 570 (1.25 GB)
HDD: OCZ RevoDrive
I also play in 1080p resolution and tweaked everything in Skyrim to maximum.
Maybe I will provide the optimum settings for Skyrim HD as an optional file, if many people want it.
REMEMBER: Everything mentioned above is JUST for my Mod. If you installed many other Mods, this could be different.