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Dark Brotherhood Tenets Restored - Standard 1k Texture
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May 21, 2013 @ 12:58pm
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Dark Brotherhood Tenets Restored

When I started the Dark Brotherhood quest line for the first time, I spotted the tenets sign on the wall and strolled over to take a look. I was very disappointed to see that the tenets were completely illegible.

Even after restoring the Dark Brotherhood, the tenets remained grungy and unreadable. This simply did not sit well with me, so here is my first Skyrim Mod, just to fix the 'issue'.

NOTE: This mod only updates the Dark Brotherhood sign texture and does NOT have any scripting whatsoever. The change does not take effect at the end of the Dark Brotherhood questline. This is by design to maximize compatibility with the wide array of mods that are available.

A workaround for the Dark Brothers and Sisters still working to restore the Brotherhood is to simply have patience - wait until the right moment, then strike true upon the Subscribe button above.

Hail Sithis!

-=- New in Version 1.3 -=-

All of the textures have been re-mastered from my original source files. They are now optimized and have brand new normal maps.

For those using the Nexus versions, I have created three versions of the mod - Standard, Performance and Extreme. The Standard and Performance version each include two resolutions and utilize a simple installer for use with your favorite FOMOD-compatible mod manager.

At this time, the Steam workshop version is available in the 1024x1024 version only, but this may change in the future. All versions are available at the Skyrim Nexus : http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31087

-=- Editions -=-

The Performance Edition package contains the 512x512 texture, which is still quite readable, but has a greatly reduced impact on VRAM usage and FPS.

Both the Performance and Standard Edition packages contain the 'standard-resolution' 1024x1024 texture. This texture is the same size as the Vanilla Skyrim texture, and is slightly more legible than the low resolution version. (but significantly more so than the Vanilla texture).

The 1024x1024 texture is the recommended version for Baseline STEP.

The Standard Edition package includes the enhanced-resolution 2048x2048 texture which has now been optimized, with a smaller, optimized normal map to reduce FPS impact.

The Extreme Edition includes only the 4096x4096 version of the texture, also fully optimized and including a smaller, optimized normal map.

-=- Installation -=-

For simplicity, I recommend downloading and installing this with a mod manager. As an alternative, you can download it manually and extract the files into your Skyrim data folder.

The files that contain multiple versions have named folders representing the size of textures within. Simply copy the appropriate .DDS files into your "...\Skyrim\Data\Textures\Clutter\" folder.

-=- Un-installation -=-

Uninstall the mod using your chosen mod manager or, if you installed the mod manually, simply remove the two files from your Skyrim data folder.

... Skyrim\Data\Textures\Clutter\dbtenets01.dds
... Skyrim\Data\Textures\Clutter\dbtenets01_n.dds

-=- Compatibility -=-

This should not conflict with any other mod except those that replace the Dark Brotherhood sign. (Such as New Tenets[skyrim.nexusmods.com] by RbtRvltin)

-=- Credits -=-

The background paper texture is a modified version of the 'Aged Paper Texture' created by 'firesign24-7' which can be found at DeviantArt[firesign24-7.deviantart.com]

A special thank you goes out to the STEP[skyrim.nexusmods.com] team for their fantastic noob-friendly guide to enhancing the Skyrim gaming experience. Thanks for including my humble mod!

Of course, I have to thank Bethesda for creating yet another fantastic game - great job guys!
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allisonc21851 Apr 7 @ 7:38am 
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have wanted to know the rules since first starting the questline, and when I heard they didn't follow them I nearly flipped out. When I saw the rules on the wall I hoped to be able to find out what they were, and when I couldn't read them I was furious. Thank you for this mod. It drove me nuts not being able to read the rules. Hail Sithis!
Rathinosk  [author] Mar 1 @ 10:12pm 
...note that "Wrath of Sithis" is a proper noun...
Rathinosk  [author] Mar 1 @ 10:10pm 
Dylan: This is verbatim from the actual lore - the word used is "invoke". One could probably write an essay on the significance of the particular word choices, but I will just say that there are subtle differences in the meanings of the words - and those differences matter here.
Dylan Mar 1 @ 7:52pm 
I have OCD or something, Cause 1 thing caught my eye in this "INVOKE" should be "Provoke" I believe
Fallen_Angel Feb 17 @ 6:52pm 
Heil Sithis
Andeh030055 Jan 18 @ 4:49am 
@grimo2000 , shouldn't that be short live the contracts?
XxGrand wolfxX Dec 6, 2013 @ 3:51pm 
ragejoshfan Nov 28, 2013 @ 1:21am 
Rei Nov 27, 2013 @ 9:40am 
Rei Nov 27, 2013 @ 9:40am 
when i saw and heard they basically said"fuck rules im doing it for money" i literally said this "WHAT?! HOW DARE YOU BATHESDA FIRST YOU MAKE ME KILL AN OLD LADY NOW THIS?!"