The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Better Riften
File Size
0.150 MB
Feb 13, 2012 @ 2:24pm
Feb 19, 2012 @ 3:33pm
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Better Riften

This is a WIP mod and adds much more details and architecture to Riften, creating a really great atmosphere. Almost 90% of the city is enhanced and polished. Have a look at the screenshots!

As mentioned before, this mod is Work in Progress, so keep watching for further updates. :)

Have a look at the new peview videos. :) (thanks, Arsenalrobert!)

Better Riften is ...

- compatible with: Thievery Overhaul, Detailed Cities (may look weird though)

- not compatible with: Open Cities

### Updates ###

Update 1:
- added more vegetation, banners, barrels, crates and much more

Update 2:
- added another canopy, little vegetation, more details

Update 3:
- added much more details and a couple of trees to the market place, as well as some overall enhancements

Update 4:
- added some hanging plants, lights, crates, barrels and more

Update 5:
- added more details to the low range
- replaced the static ships with slightly animated ones

Update 6:
- big update of the lower area

Update 7:
- small improvements to Riften's castle (see pictures)

Update 8:
- added more life to Riften (3 dogs and a few chickens)
- added a smelter to the smithing area
- overall enhancements

Update 9:
- tweaked the hanging plants (and trees on market place) a bit, should look less overloaded now

Update 10:
- tweaked the Navmesh, so NPCs should no longer get caught
- added more details to the Temple of Mara (see pictures)
- some overall enhancements

Experimental Update 11:
- added some crates and ladders (look at the pictures) which the thieves of you can use to climb on the roofs - please tell me what you think. If you like it, i'll probably add some more of them. :)
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Cheesypoofs Apr 30 @ 6:10pm 
Keep up the great work. More cities please!
Vuwub123 Mar 19 @ 3:41am 
if you did this sort of thing to markarth i would love you for ever
OWLTheMLGPro Mar 18 @ 6:23pm 
Great mod i love it
The Spoon Mar 17 @ 7:15am 
this makes Riften look... real
i like
Kasugano Sora Jan 16 @ 10:29pm 
Although I like your mod better than the more popular one, my complaints are that when you enter the city for the first time, Mjoll and Maul are both blocked out by the foilage. It ruins the immersion when she's just standing in a big ass bush and Maul's face is blocked out by hanging moss. Otherwise, I think it's good. It keeps the feel of Riften without making it "too pretty," and doesn't kill my FPS.
Ragnar'Khan Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:59pm 
EPIC!!!!, thank you
TITO PULO Nov 21, 2015 @ 2:10pm 
more cities pls
Em1lic0 Oct 30, 2015 @ 6:22pm 
I love it,really nicely done, its GORGEOUS! but dont you think you are pushing it too far by adding those bridges over the river? I would preffer this mod without those bridges, the vainilla ones are just ok.
LadyLunaLight Aug 4, 2015 @ 3:46pm 
I don't have this yet, but it looks absolutely gorgeous. Have you though about doing this with the other cities?
==~~bae | Pink Guy Jun 12, 2015 @ 6:59am 
my fps right dies under this mod so i advise this mod to those who have beefy computers