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Book Covers Skyrim by DanielCoffey and doccdr
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This looks interesting. It re-textures the books of Skyrim so that each one has a unique look. I think I may have to give it a go!


 
Accepted Desaturated version for 2.2.9.1 Extended

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I second that. It's bonkers impressive in terms of scale and quite well executed. It's the author's first work, but I like it so far.

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I second that. It's bonkers impressive in terms of scale and quite well executed. It's the author's first work, but I like it so far.

 

It's included in SR and had a few tvinga that needs fixing for compatibility etc that are easy to fix however

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Running it through DDSopt reduces the size of the mod from 650Mb to 490Mb.

 

While the 512x512 textures themselves are still 171Kb each, the 512x512 normals were halved in size from 342Kb down to 171Kb. This implies the author could save them in a different format.

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The principle of this mod is perfect for STEP.

 

Let's bring in Neovalen's recommendations for the mod to this thread for context. Once we have some recommendations on optimizing for STEP, I think that this can be accepted.

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The author was kind enough to host USKP and USKP-UHFP patches on his page made by WilliamImm and Myself. So obviously we would need those, there are also minor conflicts with Even Better Quest Objectives, but imagine a patch is not long in coming from WilliamImm for it (if he hasn't done it already).

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I've already made a official patch for Book Covers Skyrim, and it will be uploaded once I finish tweaking the NMM installer that EbrithilUmaroth provided for EBQO.

 

If anything, I'll try to make sure it's up by the end of the day today.

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The size reduction for Book Covers going through DDSopt was because the specular maps on Book Covers were empty and DDSopt cleaned them out. The author is aware and will be working on a new release with specular maps included.

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Still need screenshots unless we've decide to go off the author's screens (which is not normal workflow for STEP mod testing). :whistling:

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I will provide some screens today.

 

Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2

 

::EDIT::

 

Ok, here goes BCS vs HR-DLC comparison. No other mods enabled, no ENB.

 

"Aedra and Daedra"

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Alchemist's Journal

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More to come soon. Bulk upload for imageshack is not working for me so I have to do one by one :wallbash:

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See also my previous post on page 1 of this thread.

BCS vs HR-DLC

 

"Childrens' Annual"

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"2920 - First Seed"

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Last batch to come soon.

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"A Gentleman's Guide To Whiterun"

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Ok, done.

 

To me BCS is a clear improvement. Not much more to say.

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Sorry to be a stick in the mud, but I really don't like the BCS textures at all. Vanilla are much better IMO. I like the BCS idea for adding book titles and other descriptors.

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Sorry to be a stick in the mud, but I really don't like the BCS textures at all. Vanilla are much better IMO. I like the BCS idea for adding book titles and other descriptors.

I'd have to agree.

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I'm not a massive fan of the BCS textures, but I like the idea they've done. Basically a good idea, bad execution.

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