14542 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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Карамелиус 53 minutes ago 
My screen become green when i try to swim at the bottom
Kiang 1 hour ago 
@Epictakeaway: The mod doesn't ADD water. It makes the existing water prettier and more realistic, and does a great job at that.
If you don't like it, don't subscribe to it.

10/10 would vote up. Good work, Laast.
Epictakeaway 21 hours ago 
Now people are ripping off Skyrim by adding "water mods" which in turn add water...But wait a second Skyrim has water. I mean what the hell is wrong with you. who makes water. Having water in a game is just copying Pong. I mean Pong had it first. I love Pong. Everyone loves Pong but more people love Skyrim. 'Why?' you may ask? well that is because Pong is old. People don't remember that Pong was the first game with water in it.

So in short who needs a water mod for a game that has broken copyright laws by adding water to their game in the first place? That's like buying a house and living in it. I mean what the hell is wrong with some people.

10/10 would vote down. Shame on you Laast.
Himemiya Neko Aug 26 @ 6:41pm 
@Unborn: It says right in the description " 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."
master chief Aug 25 @ 10:42pm 
Jose Plantey Aug 25 @ 10:19am 
Makes me want to take a piss every time my character swims.
Japache Aug 25 @ 6:44am 
Buen mod, si señor.
kodling Aug 25 @ 4:35am 
That's REally cool mode
kudel Aug 25 @ 2:48am 
Realmente se nota la diferencia, buen mod.