924 ratings
Spells Give Off Light
Category: Graphics, Magic
File Size:
0.003 MB
Feb 9, 2012 @ 7:05am
Mar 8, 2012 @ 5:27am
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I DID IT!!!!!!! well, kind of. I fixed the shadows not being lit up. it is a simple ini tweak, go to skyrimPrefs.ini and under [Display] change "bDeferredShadows=1 to 0. now spells will light up shadows. Also, this mod i have found is EXTREMELY incompatible with more dynamic shadows, lights will randomly go off in the environment from shadowed light overload.

Spells now give off light when they are equipped, like flames and lightning should. All Spells Covered. For more versions of this mod, mainly smaller radius versions, visit my nexus page-


Minor performance hit on some computers depending on shadow setting, its an unavoidable issue, as only shadowed lights work for casting light from a spell

This mod does have some engine limitations, them being :
Will not always work indoors
Must have shadowed lights to cast light
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isaac6n Aug 1 @ 5:44pm 
This mod has been pretty useful due to it i havn't changed my brightness settings away from default nor do i need night eyes nomattere where or when i am. On a completely unrelated note however i was wondering if you could mod enchated armor and make it not glow, i have 2 peices with 3 enchats on it and they emit a cold looking aura that gets in the way and bothers i know removing this is if anything the oppisite of your mod but i would be really helpful to me at least
ilovedamarry Jul 26 @ 2:09pm 
This mod bugs out for me half the time.... It wont work in small tunnels or bridges, just open wilderness... randomly it stops working or doesent work till i walk through a door... but my follower uses magic and his shines brightly anytime he stick out his magic hands.. with full detail and effects.. and mines over here not working or it works and then in 3rd person doesent... is sadening... is a great mod when it work....just needs some corrections...
Hextor Jul 4 @ 10:11am 
Really good mod however it's not working properly with ENB and setting of bDeferredShadows to 0. The shadows get really ugly and even sun is flashing. However I'll stick to this mod and bDeferredShadows set to 1.
MattaN Apr 15 @ 2:10pm 
The only problem is that it only applies to some basic spells and not for example healing which technically should give off light.
Captain Squid Mar 2 @ 6:12am 
Thank you so much im stuck in a cave and that will help me alot
『FR/EN/日本」ProtoXenox Dec 23, 2013 @ 11:07am 
pretty good idea, but, I dunno if the spell exist, a spell to turn all lights off, so, the ennemies can't see us, very use full at night
LaedeeTyme Dec 22, 2013 @ 12:22am 
compatable with realistic lighting?
Arson with Lemurs ◕ω◕ Jul 15, 2013 @ 1:35pm 
Something i would LOVE to have and use, but it's very bad for spellthiefs ;c
Sorrien May 6, 2013 @ 3:09pm 
This looks really cool, I'll add it to my collection once you've patched out more bugs.
Cukier Feb 12, 2013 @ 4:33pm 
It gives a strong light, and you can't see this light in the shadow tree, stone, roof, etc.