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Skyrim.exe - The Way It Should Have Been by Kahenraz

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Skyrim.exe-The Way It Should Have Been by Kahenraz
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I just bought Skyrim the other day and I was sad to see the state of the window provided to us by Bethesda.

Running it in window mode I experienced a lot of:

Where'd my cursor go? Argh! Stop taking focus! No.. I only wanted to drag your window around.. give me my mouse back!

So I wrote this to fix it. Works with or without SKSE. Uses BSD license so feel free to use it in S.T.E.P.


Accepted for STEP:Core 2.2.9 - What mods does this replace?

Issues running via MO need to be addressed

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I don't know anything about ENB but it should work just fine. Everything this tool does is at runtime and through Win32 OS window handling routines.


Interesting' date=' but I play Skyrim in Fullscreen mode.[/quote']

 

Ever wanted to alt-tab without losing your cursor? What about easily getting back into the game by clicking on the taskbar icon or using alt-tab to select the window?

 

If you ever leave full-screen for any reason, this tool still makes getting back into the game easy peasy.

 

Even for those who prefer full-screen, it has its uses. :)

 

I prefer full-screen mode as well. But the intelligent foreground manager for cursor visibility is still a godsend. And for modding the superior windowed mode is a pleasure.

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I don't know anything about ENB but it should work just fine. Everything this tool does is at runtime and through Win32 OS window handling routines.

Interesting but I play Skyrim in Fullscreen mode.

Ever wanted to alt-tab without losing your cursor? What about easily getting back into the game by clicking on the taskbar icon or using alt-tab to select the window?

 

If you ever leave full-screen for any reason, this tool still makes getting back into the game easy peasy.

 

Even for those who prefer full-screen, it has its uses. :)

 

All, those things sound like something I would use. Will test it out later. Thanks for posting.

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True, but if you lose your cursor upon an Alt+Tab, a simple CTRL + ALT + Delete fixes that, and a simple double Alt+Tab back to Skyrim is the story of my life!

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I realized after I finished that I'd made it much more complicated than necessary. If I decide to revise this later I have ideas for things such as:

 

  • Aspect-ratio locked resizing
  • Bicubic interpolation on resize (currently nearest-neighbor)
  • Support for multiple instances
  • Always display the game image (never go black if foreground is lost)
Maybe more if I can think of anything. I was shocked after I'd finished that I'd stumbled upon a way to load multiple instances. Not what I was trying to do but still interesting nonetheless. :P


True' date=' but if you lose your cursor upon an Alt+Tab, a simple CTRL + ALT + Delete fixes that, and a simple double Alt+Tab back to Skyrim is the story of my life![/quote']

Stop! You're making my ears bleed. I fixed all of that. :ermm:

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Ultimately it comes down to if ENB can be used or not... if not then it is not usable for a large segment of players.

And having to chose over better graphics or the ability to alt-tab.... I know what I want more! ;)

 

But that said it is nice that people still want to work on issues like this! Hopefully it will inspire the next title in the series to have more options!

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From what I can tell, ENB seems to be a collection of things. Would someone please clarify what ENB is that everyone is referring to and where I can get it?

 

The functionality of this tool is entirely superficial so it should be compatible with most everything with the exception other tools which interact with the game window.

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True but if you lose your cursor upon an Alt+Tab, a simple CTRL + ALT + Delete fixes that, and a simple double Alt+Tab back to Skyrim is the story of my life!

Stop! You're making my ears bleed. I fixed all of that.  :ermm:

You do realize I was being satirical, I hope. I was trying to prove that what you've done is a definite improvement. Needs more testing, but this looks very promising.

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Virustotal reports on the files:

 

Skyrim.exe 8/50

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/439a626c5e8492865436ae29680a4acc3241aece2967f0214ab7aa094f895f51/analysis/1390424545/

 

NoLauncher.exe 9/50

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/811344e497a084d0cb8b850a0f3ab6220c2186822f13671220a86e9831764c4e/analysis/1390424694/

 

NoCursor.exe 1/50

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/169b39f79700ff57e7be570ddb75e48f5a9edd5a32dc2a3f60741b770c062e1a/analysis/1390424851/

 

With what exe compressor did you pack it to throw all these generics? I'm not sure I want to test a file like this. Of course, by the looks it is a false positive, but I'd prefer they didn't throw my school's network filter crazy.

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I'm sorry, was this the mod that turned your character into a Thalmor justicar and have you chased by the niikhavoD? Or did I mix that up with S3YR1M.exe? Well, I did know that the mod caused the monitor to suddenly garrote my friend, and I had to slice up the motherboard in order to remove it fully. Man, what a weekend that was. Never get mods from Steam Workshop again. (end reference to really stupid creepypasta)

 

Anyway, ENB is a post processing library that typically injects itself as a wrapper to the D3D API, and allows modders to customize what the image looks like. Many, many presets have been made to try out. It also provides a way to work around the 3.1 GB crash issue with ENBoost

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I'm sorry, was this the mod that turned your character into a Thalmor justicar and have you chased by the niikhavoD? Or did I mix that up with S3YR1M.exe? Well, I did know that the mod caused the monitor to suddenly garrote my friend, and I had to slice up the motherboard in order to remove it fully. Man, what a weekend that was. Never get mods from Steam Workshop again. (end reference to really stupid creepypasta)

 

Are you trying to confirm that it is a false positive?

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