Vladimir Putin Jul 27, 2013 @ 2:18pm
Ok why are things turning purple?
So in my game ill be playing and walk into a dungeon then all of a sudden some thing is purple (or a light lavender and shiney) sometimes my charecters armor the rocks plants even dragons... pretty much anything so if anyone can tell me what is going on please comment below and i will reply asap (and feel free to ask me any questions about it).
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Cat Daddy Jul 27, 2013 @ 2:22pm 
Textures are missing
pike Jul 27, 2013 @ 2:24pm 
also check your temps , a hot gpu will do that
Seerk Jul 27, 2013 @ 2:24pm 
Originally posted by pike:
also check your temps , a hot gpu will do that
It's how I noticed that my old GPU had burned down...
Vladimir Putin Jul 27, 2013 @ 2:25pm 
check my temps? How?
nairdra Jul 27, 2013 @ 6:51pm 
You have missing or corrupt textures. Go to Skyrim properties from steam and look for "verify integrity of game cache". The game will search for any missing files and fix it, if that doesn't work, then it's likely overheating issues.
Valinna Jul 27, 2013 @ 7:00pm 
You may need to re-install the game. It's extreme, but sometimes thats what it takes. Verification of the cache **should** fix it though, as BluuZ pointed out.
Phie Jul 27, 2013 @ 8:30pm 
Has the same issue here. Had just re-installed the game on my freshly reformated desktop. Missing textures and annoying CTD on a clean instal (no mods). Unchecked the High-Rez pack esp. Seemed alright at first sight...It's not always the same textures that are missing. Tried to instal some mods afterward, nothing work properly ( I'm no noob at this, modded oblivion like crazy before and have a modded skyrim on another computer...everything work fine there...I'm trying to use the same mods)...Tried the cache verification...unchecked every mods.when I went back to the game, I had even more missing texture popping out off nowhere (see a lil girl runing towards me from afar...her head has missing texture...then as she comes closer she gets her texture back...then flashing yellow stripes then CTD...) I just uninstalled everything...I'll try to re-instal it again...
Vladimir Putin Jul 28, 2013 @ 12:42pm 
Well my computer only turns things purple or some rocks and what not will dissapear. I only have 19 mods.
Dr. Shocks . DO Jul 28, 2013 @ 12:44pm 
Originally posted by :
check my temps? How?
Google for a FREE program called "HWMonitor".
Vladimir Putin Jul 28, 2013 @ 12:50pm 
Originally posted by Shocks -Qosmio- SEAL !!!:
Originally posted by :
check my temps? How?
Google for a FREE program called "HWMonitor".
Well the thing is is that my MSI afterburner tells me my temps and they never go realy high. I have a Modified comp and a fan that is actually to big for it and a big case to so how could it overheat. (sorry if im being totally stupid about this. Im a noob when it comes to comps)
Desian May 13, 2014 @ 12:17am 
I am having the same problem and have been reading it is because Skyrim may also be running out of VRAM for those who don't know what that is it is the memory that your GPU uses not RAM or anything to do with processor try using a texture compressor like
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/13529/?tab=1&navtag=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nexusmods.com%2Fskyrim%2Fajax%2Fmoddescription%2F%3Fid%3D13529%26preview%3D&pUp=1 or this http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/12801/?tab=1&navtag=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nexusmods.com%2Fskyrim%2Fajax%2Fmoddescription%2F%3Fid%3D12801%26preview%3D&pUp=1
tonyrayvick May 13, 2014 @ 12:31am 
Originally posted by BIG ♥♥♥ BADGERS:
I am having the same problem and have been reading it is because Skyrim may also be running out of VRAM for those who don't know what that is it is the memory that your GPU uses not RAM or anything to do with processor try using a texture compressor like
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/13529/?tab=1&navtag=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nexusmods.com%2Fskyrim%2Fajax%2Fmoddescription%2F%3Fid%3D13529%26preview%3D&pUp=1 or this http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/12801/?tab=1&navtag=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nexusmods.com%2Fskyrim%2Fajax%2Fmoddescription%2F%3Fid%3D12801%26preview%3D&pUp=1

This is the most likely culprit. Even if your computer can handle 2k or higher textures, if you use a lot of mods that add things to the worldspace, then you can run out of memory. Immersive Armros + any mods that add NPCs will eat up VRAM real quick.

EDIT: Althought I should point out, you should NEVER optimize NIFs or BSAs. NIFs will glitch out and you could corrupt BSAs doing that. Only .dds textures are safe to optimize. Extract them from their BSAs and optimize them, then put them in the textures folder in Skyrim/Data.
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Marcy May 13, 2014 @ 12:57am 
Originally posted by tonyrayvick:

This is most likely what you're running into. I remember constantly CTD-ing, crashing, freezing, and bugging out when I had my old card, and I had roughly the same amount, and very same mods as I do now, excluding the HD pack I use now.

What I believe it was at the time was running out of Vram. I've been monitoring my performance lately, and just almost instantly I peak at +1024 MB Vram (my old card was 1GB)

Now having a 4GB card seems to do the trick for me. I've kept Skyrim running with my character on Auto-Move, and after roughly an hour I still wasn't peaking any higher than 2GB.

So in short, I think this might be your problem. You easily run out of Vram with Skyrim, using the right (or in this case, wrong) mods.
tonyrayvick May 13, 2014 @ 1:43am 
Originally posted by Scary Marcy:
Originally posted by tonyrayvick:

This is most likely what you're running into. I remember constantly CTD-ing, crashing, freezing, and bugging out when I had my old card, and I had roughly the same amount, and very same mods as I do now, excluding the HD pack I use now.

What I believe it was at the time was running out of Vram. I've been monitoring my performance lately, and just almost instantly I peak at +1024 MB Vram (my old card was 1GB)

Now having a 4GB card seems to do the trick for me. I've kept Skyrim running with my character on Auto-Move, and after roughly an hour I still wasn't peaking any higher than 2GB.

So in short, I think this might be your problem. You easily run out of Vram with Skyrim, using the right (or in this case, wrong) mods.

I have a for 4gb card, but I also run a lot of mods, and quite a few add objects to the worldspace, including NPCs. With Immersive Armors, that's a lot of 2k textures. I finally broke down and decided since it is obviously the armor textures that are going purple, and obviously the amount of them that the game has to generate is what's causing this, then those are the ones I should slash in half with Optimizer textures. I left evertything else at 2k. Immersive Armors still look really good in 1k, anyway. The difference is only noticeable on some of them, and only up close.
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