14008 ratings
Pure Waters
Category: Graphics, Landscape
File Size:
19.771 MB
Apr 4, 2012 @ 2:22am
Mar 30 @ 2:43am
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600 000 actual subscribers! Thanks to everyone for making this mod a success ^^

NEW! Pure Weather available! Strongly recommended for Pure Water users: it will enhance water colors and transparency, and fix some visual bugs relating to rainy/foggy weathers. Check my workshop or go there: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=238084810


Révision 12 - 30 mar 2014
- Better reflections.

- For DG/DB users: DG/DB files have not been updated, no need to replace these files.

This is a pure, clean, and natural water, as it should be in the cold mountains of Skyrim. This mod provides water with complete overhaul:

- Colors enhancement: natural, wild and various water colors.
- Realistic transparency: big shorelines improvement.
- Various streams: each type of water area has its own texture and flow effect.
- Reflections improvement: no more too-glassy waters.
- Underwater redone: a bit more realistic underwater.

Textures are in 1024x1024 uncompressed (2x vanilla resolution, without compression). No FPS drop. This mod does not modify worldspace and cells, so no conflicts or CTD guaranteed. Skyrim 1.5 Ready. It is compatible with everything (any other mod including HD textures pack from Bethesda) except others water mods.

Optional Files:

If you are a Dawnguard and/or Dragonborn user, you can download and install my Add-on for DG/DB (available at TESNexus only). You can also download and install my optional landscape textures for water areas and rain ripples effects.

In any case, go to my Nexus page: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/1111/
and follow instruction.


I will try my best to help users playing with my mod but PLEASE read the following before asking some help:

1/ This mod is a simple textures replacers, it CAN NOT crash your game! After 100+ hours playing with my mod, I ve NEVER crashed. If you have CTD, blame another mod, or your computer, but not water textures...

2/ If you come from RWT or W.A.T.E.R, be sure to DELETE manually every textures and meshes from them! I can't guarantee that Pure Waters will work normaly if you don't do that before installing it.

3/ I strongly recommend to use BOSS to manage your load order. Purewaters.esp should be at the bottom of your load order.

4/ It was reported by some users that Beth patch 1.5 underwater conflicts with ENB series. The result is you can not see anything under water.

5/ flickering water is a visual bug appearing when you use 2 GPUs (SLI or Crossfire) or when you use a 120hz monitor. Decrease your refresh rate to 60hz in Windows and restart the game. No more flickering ;)

6/ Pure Waters should be compatible with everything (except other water mods of course). I've noticed problems with some weather / lighting mods (like URWL). In this case, load Pure Waters AFTER this mod (if you load it before, my mod will not appear and you will have Vanilla water).

"Climates of Tamriel" may destroy soft shorelines, transparency effects or colors of Pure Waters. Other lighting mods may destroy it as well, I've not tested them all. Sadly I can't make a specific version for each weather mods...

Thx everyone for the support and 5 stars rating! I'm glad you like my -hard- work!

Also available on Nexus: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/1111
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connordelta 8 hours ago 
@Laast Already using that mod too with some others, but the pure weather mod is a bit to dark at night to see the area but I kinda fixed that by putting the brightness up.
Laast  [author] 8 hours ago 
@everyone asking about fps
as said in the description, no fps loss.

I recommend to use my Pure Weather mod with Pure Waters.
connordelta 8 hours ago 
Combine this with other graphical mods and Skyrim looks beautiful. Also the original water textures were ugly so this mod really improved it. Subbed and Like ^^
Trombone 11 hours ago 
Does lower FPS?
coastlife35 12 hours ago 
sick addon
DeadSoul 15 hours ago 
(TDB) TotallyNormalKryz

I was also wondering the same thing
(TDB) TotallyNormalKryz Jul 28 @ 5:19am 
Will this take my fps down? Just wanna make sure, thank you! ^-^
I'Rauko Jul 27 @ 11:54am 
I am amazed at the quality. Great job
jack Jul 26 @ 3:52am 
Thank you
WILLy Jul 23 @ 3:14pm 
awesome texture. cool