The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Spells Give Off Light
Category: Graphics, Magic
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Feb 9, 2012 @ 7:05am
Mar 8, 2012 @ 5:27am
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Spells Give Off Light

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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nickashforth Oct 18, 2017 @ 7:00pm 
I have unsubscribed from this mod, but the effect is still present. Anyone else have this issue?
BEZDA Sep 22, 2017 @ 11:50am 
[RUS] Не качественно сделано
Свет от магии перекрывается тенями от других источников света.
С видом от третьего лица пальцы персонажа отбрасывают тень
FallenGreen Aug 2, 2017 @ 5:15am 
BTW, I noticed that your hands will cast shadows because spells give off light through fingers. That is very impressive. Overall it's a very immersive mod.
FallenGreen Aug 2, 2017 @ 4:59am 
I'm using Realistic Lighting, and this mod works well outdoors. But it often goes off in dungeons where it's most needed. (T_T)
not Patty Jul 11, 2017 @ 11:44pm 
ever heard of the Ring of Candlelight mod?
Kudos to this one and its immersive additition to the game, but if you just want light, get the ring mod
Jozseffirst [EZIC AGENT] Jan 29, 2017 @ 1:50am 
Light always goes off after a while,mostly when i switch camera view
KnightArtorias8 Nov 27, 2016 @ 12:14am 
Great mod, but makes steath magic impossible
Anan As Jun 30, 2016 @ 7:41am 
It gives vampire's(Master vampire, bandit etc.) magic too much light, looks like they are holding red light plus their fingers give the light a scary shadow if you are in a dark cave.
KryptoNightmare Jan 31, 2016 @ 11:22am 
Great mod, saved me from using Candlelight every 60 seconds. Only issue was the fact - which you stated, that it didn't work in some dungeons. Otherwise, great mod. Cheers.
Dec 6, 2015 @ 12:49pm 
Nice mods, but from time to time it stops working. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't.