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Magic Soulgems HD by HXP


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Magic Soulgems HD by HXP


This has just come out. It looks pretty good and is just textures and meshes - better than SGD from first look and of course one less .esp doesn't hurt and improves compatibility.




I've always wondered myself why Soulgems are not have a slightly Glow in them or at least a one that you could really see. I mean you capture Souls in them that means there is some sort of life in them. There has to be some sort of light in them too.So no other Soulgem Mod could give me what I wanted. Well I said to myself enough with this crappy Soulgem look. I wanted a Magic Item to act like a Magic Item. It should look and give the Feel of Magic. I wanted to feel the Soul in it. And the Soulgemholders also didnt look so good to me. Just a boring look of plane Metal. I mean it also holds a Magic Item.? So it somehow has to give me the Feeling that it has to do with Magic. Enough with this Crappy Soulgemholders and Soulgemstanders.


So now you all want to know what I finally did. So here is the Resume:



All Soulgem Meshes were tweaked and edited to give the Desired look.


All Textures have been made from Scratch in HD and were Handplaced(Not just Copy and Pasting Textures) to give the Desired look.


Only the Finest Crystal Textures and some Glass Textures were used.


Some Glowing Shader added for everything


New Cubemaps added for everything


And some minor tweaks to give the Desired Feeling



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True. They do look good in game though, but the holders are a bit much I think. I'm not sure that I care too much about different colours after all they would in theory be made of the same material and hold the same types of soul magic, the bigger they are the more they hold or bigger soul, the exception being a black soul gem which is made differently and should therefore look slightly different.


Makes more sense. I may suggest to the author if it is possible to either tone down the holders a little or do one that just changes the gems.




EDIT: Have done so, hopefully it will lead to an ENB friendly version.

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Are we sure the author wasn't using an ENB in the video? Because I swear that lighting does not look vanilla.

I like these though and as a matter or personal taste I think I'll nix Soul Gems Differ in lieu of this since I've always thought SGD was a necessary evil. It improved the soul gems bit I always thought it went a bit... too far.


If I get around to it I'll try and make some compares.

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