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Best way to lower mod texture resolutions?


andy4theherd

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I just completed a 100% STEP install. I made the mistake of using the highest available texture resolutions for every mod. I am now getting the 3.1gb RAM crash in several areas. Would it be worthwhile to try and install the lower/medium res textures over my current install, or would I be better off starting all over (not what I want to do).

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Try installing the lower end resolution first as they will just overwrite the higher res ones. If that doesn't work for whatever reason then you may need a reinstall, but that shouldn't happen with textures.

 

EDIT: What program are you using to install your mods?

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ok, i just went through the first 2 graphic sections of STEP (Conflicting and Landscape/Environment). i installed 1024 where available and i'm having no crashes in game so far. i was even able to start a new game and get through Helgen. before i crashed on the wagon as i always hit 3gb RAM usage.

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Use DDSOpt whenever a 1k version of a mod is not available. I however use DDSOpt to optimize those even as it can help and run DDSOpt on most things (except Enhanced Blood Textures and WATER, etc) to see if it can be optimized. Follow the DDSOpt guide it'll probably help you a lot.

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I just completed a 100% STEP install. I made the mistake of using the highest available texture resolutions for every mod. I am now getting the 3.1gb RAM crash in several areas. Would it be worthwhile to try and install the lower/medium res textures over my current install, or would I be better off starting all over (not what I want to do).

 

Try installing the lower end resolution first as they will just overwrite the higher res ones. If that doesn't work for whatever reason then you may need a reinstall, but that shouldn't happen with textures.

 

EDIT: What program are you using to install your mods?

 

NMM 

 

sad that I have 12gb of RAM sitting here begging to be used for something...

 

With NMM you HAVE to go through FULL STEP INSTALL from the scratch I'm afraid, as it overwrites the files directly in you Skyrim\Data folder.

 

Switch to Mod Organizer - it creates a virtual Data folder that allows you to change and swap your mods as you please without a need to reinstall everything from scratch. The relevant files are overwritten virtually, not physically.

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