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Dust Effects (by HHaley/Darkjesusmn)

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I think there are a few issues with using this mod.

 

1.  It increases the dust textures from 128px(vanilla) to 3 x 1024px, and the mod description reports this does have an impact on FPS on low end PCs.

This IMHO violates the STEP mandate that "STEP Core Builds are NOT about ... ... mods that have a high performance penalty."

Whereas the latest version of the LE mod (that this mod was ported from) uses 512 x 512 textures.

 

2. The mod is only 3 texture files, yet it archives the files into a .bsa and adds an empty .esp to load the .bsa.

The mod could simply install loose files without needing an empty .esp plugin - like most other STEP texture replacer mods.

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1. The Guide has system requirements that aren't much different from the game's recommended system requirements...so if a dust texture is slowing your system down, sorry, but you shouldn't be running the Guide. So no, this mod doesn't break the Mandate.

 

2. How the mod is packaged has no bearing whether or not it should be included in the Guide, unless it's packaged incorrectly, which it is not.

 

If you have an alternative you'd like STEP to look into, feel free to suggest and post compares.

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Agree with Tech .. also, SE is higher res and 64-bit compliant, so naturally, performance requirements are bumped as well. The mandate is all relative to the game, and the 3.0 guide has a different base game.

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