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Category: Graphics
File Size:
61.337 MB
Oct 28, 2012 @ 11:17am
May 9, 2013 @ 10:54pm
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Nexus Version[skyrim.nexusmods.com]

Version: 1.05
  • Removed unneeded cold region checks.
  • Fixed issue with rainbows appearing after using Wait.


Compatible with all mods. Will work in any current and future location as long as there is a sky.


Object Fade under advanced options in your Skyrim launcher must be set to at least 10.

One of nature's most beautiful light shows makes it to Skyrim. From partial rainbows to the elusive full lunar rainbow these visual effects will appear in the direction of the sun/moonlight if the following conditions are met:

  • A weather transition from rainy to clear/pleasant and low sun position (8:30 to 10:15 AM and 4:00 to 5:45 PM).
  • To simulate morning water vapor, faint rainbows also have a 5% chance to appear each morning from 8:30 to 9:00 AM in non-snowy regions.

Lunar rainbows (moonbows)
  • A weather transition from rainy to clear/pleasant and low full moon position (8:00 to 10:00 PM and 2:00 to 4:00 AM).

A rainbow's luminosity depends heavily on what weather/lighting mods you have installed. It will last anywhere from 30 to 120 real time seconds but moving too far away or getting too close will cause the illusion to dissipate prematurely until you've moved back to an appropriate position.

Due to the above conditions rainbows are rare. If you are impatient or if you enjoy cheating then follow the instructions below to make a rainbow appear.

1. Wait until the sun is low (check times above).
2. Open up the console and type "fw 10a242" without the quotes. Close the console.
3. Open up the console again and type "sw 81a" without the quotes. Close the console. After a few seconds a rainbow will appear opposite to the sun.

To adjust morning vapor rainbows via console: "setpqv _rbquest vaporchance X" without quotes. X is an integer. By default X = 5.

To enable notifications via console: "setpqv _rbquest notifon true" without quotes. To turn it off, set it back to false.

My Workshop Mods:

Wet and Cold
Splash of Rain
Shooting Stars
Deadly Spell Impacts
Realistic Water Two
iNeed - Food Water and Sleep
Sleep Tight
Loot and Degradation

Donations are always welcomed.[www.paypal.com]
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5persondude Oct 19 @ 11:14am 
What does it mean?
DarkPhantom Oct 17 @ 9:03pm 
"This is scout Rainbows make me cry" -Red Spy- tf2.
sabineullrich2007 Oct 1 @ 8:23am 
Teirdalin Aug 11 @ 8:49am 
Might I request you to add a "manual download" link, Nexus is down and I hate steams subscribe feature because I switch out mods so often. I suppose this is a mod I would probably always use though. Amazing mod by the way.
Drăcușoru' Aug 5 @ 7:49am 
Oh my god! It's a double rainbow! Ohh, it's so beautiful!
iLemmy Jul 6 @ 4:47am 
great mod! I have yet to see a rainbow in game but its the little things like this that make the game even better and all the more exciting when seen for the first time. :)
oceanvista Jul 5 @ 4:53pm 
ossom :)
benkrs165 Jun 28 @ 6:08pm 
Seriously, it's not always the cheat mods, added missions, or overpowered weapon mods, but simple mods like this that just make the game all around better and more realistic. Thanks.
ileenwichelns Jun 23 @ 3:17pm 
Is there a pot of gold at the end of it? XD JK
Timesplitter Jun 5 @ 11:25pm 
Skyrim Ultimate RPG Experience: All Expansions thanks you for your mod/mods made that have been implemented into the collection. It does require all the Skyrim expansions, but is composed of all the most promising mods ever made for Steam. Make sure to check it out at http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=106745968 and don't forget to rate it.