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Hey people,

 

I'm thinking about starting an ENB based weather and lighting pack. ENB with the helper plugin allows for for more in depth weather tweaking then .esp based weather mods like CoT and I would like to present the alternatives.

I'm not searching for ENB presets that work well with CoT, I'm searching for ENBs that are weather mods by themselves (or in conjunction with another download in the case of Vividian).

 

Probably the most popular and afaik first ENB that makes in depth use of the ENB weather system is Opethfeldt's

https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/18941/?

I'm eagerly anticipating the new version.

 

In the meantime I did a little search around for alternatives.

So far I found Natural Lighting and Atmospherics for ENB by Confidence-Man

https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/50065/?

Which looks very very promising! This might actually replace Opethfeldt's on my system, but I will have to compare them more in depth when my graphics card returns from RMA.

 

Hopefully one of those is going to be compatible with an interior lighting mod. Afaik the ability of ENB for day/night detection and window lighting is limited. This is where extensive .esp mods have more possibilities (I like Serenity's solution here!) but if the ENB is not designed with that in mind, colors will be off.

 

And Serenity ENB by prod80

https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/51343/?

Which seems to be more cinematic then the other two. Cinematic ENBs are not really my cup of tea, but I really like the esp based lighting solution this one is based upon.

 

Do you know more presets that make in depth use of the ENB weather system, i.e. are essentially weather mods as well as presets?

 

[edit]Just found Vividian - Weather - Lighting and Climates of Tamriel Enhancement by Mangaclub and Benhat:

https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/36067/?

This seems to be a very weather focused ENB preset.

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Well I do know of a little ENB preset called skylight which supports both CoT and vanilla weathers, as well as just about all interior lighting solutions...Oh yeah also has support for both dragonborn and dawnguard unique weathers! :o

 

Not going to say it is the best looking! But it is quite well updated and supported as well! Sometimes the author even provides cookies.... most of the time he eats them himself though! He can be a jerk like that!

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I guess I've always used the classic CoT with Project ENB. The following mods are what I use, and I think they would make a great package:

 

Climates of Tamriel (https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/17802/)

Project ENB for CoT - Realistic version (https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/20781/)

Climates of Tamriel Weather Patch (https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/39799/)

Supreme Storms for CoT (https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/27022/)

Morning Fogs (https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/24810/)

Lightning During Thunderstorms (https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/15506/)

Lightning During Thunderstorms - CoT Patch (https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/25675/)

 

And if using Falskaar this patch for CoT: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/38361/

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The idea of this thread is to gather ENBs that are weather mods as well (and thus require the helper dll).

If they are not built upon, and thus require, CoT (like Vividian) they will be incompatible with CoT because they are weather mods on their own :)

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My picks are Vividian and Skylight. Both are actively evolving and comprehensive for all lighting solutions. These are probably the most versatile and evolved in my XP.

 

I moved this thread and left a short-term redirect at the old location, since this is really an ENB general support question, and any continuing discussion regarding a specific ENB preset should occur on the specific threads under the PP suggestions forum.

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I posted this in various threads already but Vividian is my favorite ENB out of all the CoT presets.

 

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Hmm... I'm not really sure if it is clear what I mean:

Take Opethfeldt ENB for example. It is an ENB. But it is also more then a classic post processor: It is also a weather mod that comes with it's own .esp for weather settings and specific settings for each weather (through helper.dll).

While Skylight is most certainly a great ENB, it doesn't fall under this category. I'm not searching for ENB presets that work well with CoT, I'm searching for ENBs that are weather mods by themselves (or in conjunction with another download in the case of Vividian). That's also why I had difficulties finding the right place for the thread.

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