The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Pathitis Jun 20, 2014 @ 2:15pm
Help needed improving water detail at a distance.
I've recently started modding my copy of Skyrim, and one think that has irked me for a while is that water at a distance always looks crappy no matter what I try. I have installed the W.A.T.E.R mod and tried increasing the render distance in the INI files, but water always semms to look like glue from a distance. This is especially bad in Winterhold, where I can see long distances of ocean from the college. Does anyone know how to stop this.

One other minor thing. Since I increased the render distance in the INI files, I am able to see massive worldholes from a high point in the distance. The terrain loads back in WAY before I get there. Should I be worried?
Last edited by Pathitis; Jun 20, 2014 @ 2:16pm
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★Kelvy★ Jun 20, 2014 @ 2:58pm 
'Realistic Water Two' (nexus under Environmental tag) Make sure you tick the correct boxes in its setup, if you don't have those mods installed, do not tick or will CTD.

Under Visual and graphics tag in nexus
'Watercolor for ENB and Realistic Water Two', install this as well.

This next mod may help in distance for you, I use this for bigger trees etc and helps in other ways.
Under nexus Model and textures tag
'AOF HD trees LODs -AOF HD Trees LODS 4K'
(latest version on all)
Last edited by ★Kelvy★; Jun 20, 2014 @ 3:03pm
Pathitis Jun 20, 2014 @ 3:03pm 
Originally posted by Kelvy:
'Realistic Water Two' (nexus under Environmental tag)

Does this replace W.A.T.E.R. or does it work alongside it?
★Kelvy★ Jun 20, 2014 @ 3:07pm 
Trying send pic not sure if it worked but click on my icon and my screenshots
Pathitis Jun 20, 2014 @ 3:10pm 
The link just reloaded this page :dewstare:
★Kelvy★ Jun 20, 2014 @ 3:12pm 
I thought so just click on my icon go to my screenshots you will see the results
Pathitis Jun 20, 2014 @ 3:13pm 
I looked. Which screenshots are you talking about?
★Kelvy★ Jun 20, 2014 @ 3:19pm 
Look at right hand side of page list of options - screenshots numbering 40 next to it, click and open there.
★Kelvy★ Jun 20, 2014 @ 3:20pm 
Three on top row are all with Water two mod
Pathitis Jun 20, 2014 @ 3:22pm 
Talking of screenshots, I have just installed the water mods and took a screenshot. It should hopefully highlight the issue i'm having.
★Kelvy★ Jun 20, 2014 @ 3:28pm 
I can't help on the second pic as I don't own it.
For Skyrim is that the old water mod or realistic water two
Pathitis Jun 20, 2014 @ 3:30pm 
That is realistic water two.
★Kelvy★ Jun 20, 2014 @ 3:34pm 
Did you tick waves etc?
If you are opening game from an old save it will have the old version still.
Deactivate realistic water two, open game walk and look a couple of places and save, then reactivated realistic water two and see if that improves
Pathitis Jun 20, 2014 @ 3:54pm 
I did what you said, and added another screenshot. Still looks wierd to me.
★Kelvy★ Jun 20, 2014 @ 6:19pm 
Try 'Enchanced Distant Terrain' by SparrowPrince from nexus.
Sorry had visitors, had to leave computer.
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Date Posted: Jun 20, 2014 @ 2:15pm
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