The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Nexures Jul 9, 2014 @ 8:55am
Should i turn off the in-game FXAA if i run fxaa injector, and other texture mods?
Also, is it bad that the HD texture pack that we got from bethesda is missing from my game? does it help at all, or is it conflicting in any way if you run mods like 2k texture pack, fxaa injector etc?
Last edited by Nexures; Jul 9, 2014 @ 8:56am
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Nexures Jul 9, 2014 @ 8:57am 
or maybe turn off the other in-game graphics options?
Roman501st Jul 9, 2014 @ 8:57am 
you can potentially gain couple frames if you disable it but i run a low end with a lot of retexture mods so i wouldn't know.
Nexures Jul 9, 2014 @ 8:58am 
but would it make any difference if i disable it? would the game look a bit worse? since i already have lots of hd texture mods..
Last edited by Nexures; Jul 9, 2014 @ 8:58am
Jellypuff Jul 9, 2014 @ 9:13am 
that all depends on your system specs, which you haven't given us.

by now, there should be a whole lot of different benchmarks, of different systems with different settings with all kinds of mixes of texture/graphic mods and injectors (such as SweetFX or ENB's, which each one also varying from config to config).
Last edited by Jellypuff; Jul 9, 2014 @ 9:14am
Nexures Jul 9, 2014 @ 12:49pm 
CPU: AMD FX 6350

i didnt think of the specsa because i wasnt really asking about them. the only things i want to know is if i should turn FXAA off, and if its bad that the hd dlc from bethesda is gone
Jellypuff Jul 10, 2014 @ 4:48am 
FXAA on or off is more a matter of personal opinion, if a possible eprformance hit is out of the questions, which is the case with your system.

some say it blurs the edges too much, i say it's a decent alternative to all the other very demanding AA methods out there.

if the HD texture pack is "missing", just verify the game's cache and if it's "missing" intentionally, don't worry, they're not needed.

if you think about adding the 2K texture mod to the game (and maybe some other texture mods, like "book of silence" and/or "SMIM"), having the HD pack from bethesda enabled next to them just puts unnecessary load onto your memory and may cause stutter.
these mods cover most textures, which are covered by the offciail HD-pack, anyways - done completely from scratch in optional resolutions.
Nexures Jul 10, 2014 @ 4:51am 
but my game runs fine dude. with all the in-game options on ultra, fxaa injector, 2k mods it runs on 50-60 fps, sometimes drops to 30-40 when theres a lot of mobs or if the area is loading

but yeah, ive verified the games cache many, many times and its still missing. So youre sure theyre not needed ? my game doesnt look worse because of it?
Last edited by Nexures; Jul 10, 2014 @ 4:52am
Jellypuff Jul 10, 2014 @ 7:32am 
looks like, there's alot of tweaking potential on your end. ;)
i have a system, which is pretty equal to yours in terms of raw performance and i can get the game to run at 60FPS nearly all the time. (except some specific locations, mostly DLC content)

i also run the game with injected FXAA.

try to get the free HD-DLC from the store page:

they're not needed with texture-mods, like 2K in my opinion, but it doesn't hurt to try to compare with and without them, to see for yourself.

they sure won't conflict with any mods or injectors.
if a mod covers textures, which the HD-DLC also covers, the mod's textures overrides the HD-DLC one's, if the mod comes after the HD-DLC in the load order.

but, HD-DLC content will override loose textures, like the one's from the 2K texture mod.
also, textures, which aren't affected by mods, but by the HD-DLCs are still visible in that case, same goes vice-versa, so everything the 2K mod includes, but isn't covered by the HD-DLC will be visible.

it's only problematic, if you hit the v-ram cap, but i guess you should be fine with 2GB.
Last edited by Jellypuff; Jul 10, 2014 @ 7:50am
Nexures Jul 10, 2014 @ 7:43am 
for ♥♥♥♥s sake !!!!!!! now the game started lagging all of a sudden O.o seriously after i commented here, i went back to skyrim and played for few hours and all of the sudden my game started dropping to 30 fps ! o.o

skyrim is truly a weird, unoptimized game lol

btw. dude i didnt tweak anything i cant even do it :P
thx for the link mate
Last edited by Nexures; Jul 10, 2014 @ 7:45am
Jellypuff Jul 10, 2014 @ 7:54am 
Originally posted by Nexures:
skyrim is truly a weird, unoptimized game lol
show me one bethesda game, that is optimized. :P

Originally posted by Nexures:
btw. dude i didnt tweak anything i cant even do it :P
you really should google (or look here on steam) for a skyrim-.ini-tweak guide and a general optimization guide for this game.

you need alot of patience tho, but it will be rewarded with better visuals and better performance or a massive improvent in either one of those with the cost of the other.
Last edited by Jellypuff; Jul 10, 2014 @ 7:55am
Nexures Jul 10, 2014 @ 8:03am 
what exactly would it change? all these tweaks?
Jellypuff Jul 10, 2014 @ 8:26am 
Originally posted by Nexures:
what exactly would it change? all these tweaks?
you'd probably spend most of your time editing the .ini file. (where skyrim's options are stored, such as audio-volume, key-mapping and visual quality options)

you can change alot of values there, which you can't change in the few options, the launcher gives you, such as controlling the density of grass, if trees receive shadows or how frequently the shadow updates it's position, according to the sunlight-source-position, which helps reduce/remove shadow-flickering in exteriors.

there also are some mods, which claim to improve performance and stability, some of them do, like this one:

here are two helpful links:

general, basic .ini tweak guide for nvidia users:

speed and stability guide (more advanced, aims at ENB users, but also works wonders for non-ENB users, like myself - never crashed ever since i've read that guide):

another word of advice in the spirit of the actual topic:
ALWAYS read a mod's description very, very carefully. you'll save yourself alot of trouble later.
most incompatibilities with other mods are written there and if not, than the general rule of thumb is, that if 2 mods change the same things, there most likely will be compatibility problems, unless the description explicitly says otherwise.

some mods also carve themselves so deep into your save file, where running scripts are handled, that simply removing them can cause serious troubles.
usually, these sort of things are also covered into a mod's description.
Last edited by Jellypuff; Jul 10, 2014 @ 10:04am
Nexures Jul 10, 2014 @ 9:31am 
yeah i didnt read them descriptions properly (im ♥♥♥♥ing new screw off :P) and now my game occasionally crashes
zeiut Jul 10, 2014 @ 11:03am 
People are trying to help you and you tell them to screw off?
Nexures Jul 10, 2014 @ 11:05am 
youre not too bright arent you?
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