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Darker Caves, Dungeons, Ruins, Towers, Nights
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May 2, 2012 @ 1:35am
Jul 2, 2013 @ 11:21pm
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Darker Caves, Dungeons, Ruins, Towers, Nights

=== V2.1 ===

This plugin makes interiors (caves, dungeons etc.) and night time darker so you have to rely on light sources(fires, torches, candles, skylights etc.) to see whats around you.

V2.1 Changes

Fixed a torch and the mist around a campfire at Orphans Tear being excessively bright.

V2.0 Changes

Night time has been made lighter.

V1.9 Changes and fixes

Fixes issue where the light produced by a fire at the Werstern Watchtower during the dragon attack would stay after the cleanup leaving only the light and no light source.

V1.8 Changes and fixes

All dwarven ruins have been made darker
Fixed a shadow light not working properly in Gallows Rock.

All interoirs with the exception of city interiors are now darker and all exterior lighting placement is now done.
This mod is now fully complete, any further updates will be to fix any issues that are found.

V1.7 Changes and fixes

Exterior lighting placement in all worldspaces has been completed.
General touch ups in interior cells.
All lighting placement and ambient light changes are finished with the exception of dwarven ruins.
They will be made darker in the next update.
Fixed issue with a body of water in Labyrinthian being above and not below causing players to swim through a small section of the ruin.

V1.6 Changes and fixes

Update.esm is now a parent master file.


Interior cells are now lighter than before. this is to fix 2 issues.
1st - the instances where screen would go completely black when looking at a certain angle where no lights are pressnt.
2nd - night eye would have no effect inside.

Candlelight and Magelight spells now generate a larger light, both when cast and in your hands.

Night time has been drastically changed.
-It is darker and not as blue in colour.
-the 'glow' that the clouds have is gone.

Lighting in interior cells have been revised to fix problems where to many lights would cause some set peices to go black and not render any light on their surfaces, plus general touchs-ups where needed.

Night eye has been modified to work better both outside and inside.

Blackreach has been made darker, but not dwarven ruins.

Fixed issue where the water for the cell outside Night Caller Temple was in the air above. Caused problems with the 'Waking Nightmare' quest.

Next update will include lighting placement in exterior cells and dwarven ruins will be made darker.


As for people who are exeriencing game crashes with this mod, i dont know what causes this to happen,
I have not experienced any problems with the mod not working properly.
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Clotface May 2 @ 4:58am 
I love this, a run through Alftand and into Blackreach did not disappoint. I feel the darkness adds an entirely new dimension to combat. There's a couple of things that would make this even better though:

effects like flaming oil and wall of flames (possibly other magical effects that stand out in the darkness too) giving off light

Including locations introduced by the DLCs (I've only tested the Soul Cairn and Castle Volkihar Undercroft but seeing as you haven't mentioned DLCs here I'm guessing you haven't done this mod for any of them)
Hexlaw Mar 17 @ 6:59am 
I am happy with it, and we shall dance to celebrate
Calabresa022 Feb 16 @ 8:54pm 
is there a way to remove the clouds at night? I love how dark everything is around you, but my night sky is filled with whiteish clouds - but everything else is AWESOME so far, and I wont stop using it because of these damn clouds :D
Rabbit Feb 15 @ 12:57pm 
Абсолютно ничего не видно. Ночью лучше спать.
TheKDub Jan 17 @ 9:19pm 
Looks absolutely beautiful, going to try it out!
GabrielDC5 Jan 14 @ 2:04pm 
go to a different town and it will unload..i think
Oreas27 Jan 12 @ 8:13pm 
How do I get rid of it from skyrim?
I unsubscribed from it and deleted the file.
But it still is showing up after I load up a game.
AndyHatter Dec 22, 2014 @ 4:09am 
O.Morton Dec 21, 2014 @ 3:24pm 
This is the best mod,finally Skyrim looks real in night.
It made me play Skyrim again!
ViPeRextra Nov 6, 2014 @ 8:16am 
I only say one : Thank you Man Thank you i love you XD