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 (7)
Jul 1, 2016 @ 11:33pm
5 stars
Jan 15 @ 11:16am
does this mod fix the annoying waterglitches and soundbugs i have when im a million miles away from any watersource
Jan 19, 2018 @ 10:48am
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Templar-ESP- Jun 12 @ 6:54am 
buen mod, le da un cambio visual al agua importante
^6~p~buckets May 20 @ 7:40pm 
much better then the ingame water. thanks for this
tom Apr 25 @ 8:09am 
Currentlyface Apr 23 @ 5:10am 
ı can't see underwater how can ı fix this ?
Taintedfury Apr 16 @ 2:26am 
beautiful thxs:)
BredTundra Mar 31 @ 4:20pm 
STAR Mar 10 @ 12:34am 
bobaman Feb 14 @ 7:26am 
Xyxerotz Feb 13 @ 11:23am 
AvaloX Feb 2 @ 5:15pm 
The best!