The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Pure Waters
Category: Graphics, Landscape
File Size
23.686 MB
Apr 4, 2012 @ 2:22am
Oct 16, 2014 @ 10:10am
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Pure Waters

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Révision 13 - 16 oct 2014
- Complete recast of the original mod.

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) excepted others water mods.

Optional Files:

If you are a Dawnguard and Dragonborn user, you can download and install Pure Waters Legendary (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:
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/ Purewaters.esp should be at the bottom of your load order.

4/ If you can not see anything under water, be sure to have bDoDepthOfField to 1 in your SkyrimPrefs.ini. You can use also a mod called Green water fix.

5/ flickering water is a visual bug appearing when your game run at 80fps or more. Use a software to cap your framerate.

6/ Compatibility:

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).

Thx everyone for the support and 5 stars rating! I'm glad you like my work!


Popular Discussions View All (6)
Jul 1, 2016 @ 11:33pm
5 stars
Jan 19 @ 10:48am
Nakoju Itamasi Akimata
Jan 21, 2017 @ 1:54pm
murky blue no vision when i go underwater
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Timesplitter May 14 @ 7:44pm 
This mod has been included in collection "The Elders Scroll V: Skyrim: God Amongst All Edition 05/14/2018". Thank you for your perfected addition to this astonishing mod collection. Please check it out at or go to Skyrim Community Workshop Collections, and search for The Elders Scroll V: Skyrim: God Amongst All Edition 05/14/2018 :steamhappy:
clambchowder May 6 @ 7:14pm 
OtakuBorrachuzo May 1 @ 8:19am 
Pero mira ese agua papá :steammocking:
C2_Abusus Apr 24 @ 2:47am 
looks great! ! ! <3
Cracotte-Sama Apr 13 @ 1:16pm 
Pretty good, my water was strange before.
Tenderness Apr 4 @ 3:27am 
PYRA_STORM Mar 25 @ 12:12pm 
looks great!
Nobo Mar 21 @ 3:05pm 
dumb af copypastas
S4M5QU4NCH Mar 18 @ 7:49pm 
threndor Mar 16 @ 3:06pm 
Great Mod. Simply beautiful. It DOES put a load on my pc, however. Granted, I have a truly ancient rig. There's no noticeable slowdown and no jerking, but I've noticed that since loading this mod, the frozen waterfall effect that is usually far off in the distance is now much closer than before and doesn't animate until I am much closer to it. So much so that it can be somewhat jarring at times. I'm still not complaining and have no intention of unsubscribing; I am just noting that the oldest PCs will feel a bit of a pinch in that regard. The rest of the aquatic experience so far has been unparallelled.