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Old 11-22-11, 12:33 AM   #121
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I was expecting good graphics. When I first saw them in the trailer, I thought it looked a little better than Oblivion. Now that I've played it, I can very confidently say that it looks A LOT BETTER than Oblivion. Some of you argue that the graphics are only a slight upgrade from Oblivion when it was released. I beg to differ. The depth of the textures (layers, effects, minute details) are far higher in most areas. Yes, there are a few areas where the textures could be better, but face it. Every game suffers from this. This isn't just a Skyrim issue.

The detail in and around the world is astounding. If you think the detail outside is great, wait until you see the caves and dungeons. That is where the magic has really happened. The dungeons in Skyrim are the most beautiful I've ever seen in an adventure game, period. No contest there.
I don't even own the game yet but I can already see this just from watching 1080p videos on youtube and all the screenshot. Game looks absolutely amazing in my opinion.
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Old 11-22-11, 03:36 AM   #122
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I absolutely hate when someone picks apart the graphic quality of a massive game like this (I'm looking at you Sean_W). This game just oozes quality from every area of the game.

Are the graphics as good as Crysis 2 DX11? No, but the areas were much more confined and scripted in Crysis 2. Are the graphics as good as the original Crysis? I believe they are, and as a bonus, I think Skyrim runs better, even though it has larger landscapes. Are the graphics as good as Battlefield 3? That's the million dollar question. In terms of visual fidelity (yes, I said fidelity) Battlefield 3 wins on lighting, particle effects, and texture quality. In terms of overall immersiveness of the environments/maps, though, Skyrim takes it handily. The thing that Skyrim gets right is the colors. During a bright sunny day, the colors are rich, vibrant, and gorgeous. On an overcast day, the colors are muted and dull. At night, it's nearly black-and-white. All of these interpretations of light sources are very accurate, and it's apparent that some people don't like it. They were expecting Oblivion with nicer textures and better acting. Instead, they got a living, breathing world.

Just to put this in perspective, I've never played a game that actually felt like Skyrim. Not once. Skyrim sets the bar so damn high that it will take other developers years to catch up. I'm not talking about that rock that has a sub-par texture on it. I'm talking about how convincing all the different areas of the game are. Heading into a blizzard? Expect to not be able to see 10 feet in front of you. Travel at night? You'll still be able to see, but it's going to be much more muted... almost spooky looking. Go out in the rain? The area becomes hazy with the showers.

Bethesda did their homework on this game. They missed a few textures... respectfully Sean_W, WHO THE **** CARES?!?!?!? As a complete package, Skyrim blows every other game out of the water visually and in terms of immersion in both the story and the world.

Skyrim should be GOTY. Bethesda has set another graphical standard. No, it doesn't have the most beautiful, "drop your framerate into single digits" type graphics. Instead, Bethesda focused on producing a living world. Mission Accomplished. Easily.
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Old 11-22-11, 07:05 AM   #123
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to me Skyrim is great! and this is on stock with a few minor tweaks to the ini. the world is just amazing.

i know a fe wpeople who have already clocked over 90 hours so far in the game...90 hours / 1 week...jesus :/ no life lol
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Old 11-22-11, 12:02 PM   #124
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what up texture pack!

awesome board/wood/stone wall textures, amazing looking snow textures (foot prints in snow)

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Old 11-22-11, 02:55 PM   #125
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Is that already available?
yeah someone mentioned it in one of these threads. It's 600 something megs on TES nexus I think and is sort of a "greatest hits" of texure mods so so far.
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Old 11-22-11, 03:24 PM   #126
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Old 11-22-11, 03:45 PM   #127
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how about a link.
it got pulled from TES nexus.

These texture updates are included in it though so you can still piece it together individually. Honestly, the night sky and water updates are my favorites.

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=85

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=607

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=329

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=689

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=238

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=114

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=711

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=141

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=498

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=193

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=60

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=26

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=30
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I already had every one of those mods apart from the glowing ore mod. Heres some other favorites of mine.

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=116

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=603

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=596

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=362

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=937

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=743

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=955

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=223
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That's not POM it's QTDM which is superior to POM in every way.
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Some really nice texture mods coming out now ... In this shot you see rock, Tree & ground texture mods.(all separate mods)

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Typically I'm not a big fan of texture packs. Developers put a lot of time into making sure each given texture will look good in every place and location it's used in, and I've found in the past once textures are replace they can look out of place in certain areas. One of the Skyrim examples I saw changed some of the rocky ground textures from a near black dark gray to a light brown color, and when I see textures making big changes to color and appearance I avoid them for the reasons above. I like to preserve the original art style. Some of the textures are looking pretty good though.
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Not really in the mood for testing different mods. I'll wait for a good all-in-one solution.
Looks tempting though
Yeah. I've recently just modded out my Oblivion install. It looks great only... there's something broken in regards to the character's mouths. When they speak it's like there's multiple of them occupying the same space- their mouths don't move but yet they do... looks really wierd. Oh, and the game is crashing upon exit. I'm not sure I'm going to worry with modding any more games. Just more of a hassle than it seems to be worth imo.
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