Said a while ago I was going to post pictures of my characters, and now I've finally found a new place to upload them, so I figured it was about time. She's got better equipment in the game than in these pictures, but I'll post the new ones later. I have been playing this game way to much lately.
Thanks for the beautiful screens! Love the heavy horses!
Deesei's friend is the hottest chick I have yet to see in Skyrim!
I love he draft horses. That second one looks like a Gypsy Vanner.
Those lights are just great.
How are the horses? Are they the same as in Oblivion?
The horses are great in Skyrim, though they aren't perfect they are still way better than the ones in Oblivion. They move their heads more to look around and often run away from danger. They don't run very far though so you don't have any trouble finding them. I've had a couple that have fought, the first horse I posted a pic of died when single handed trying to take down an fire atronarch. But the new one run away, and I'm a lot more fond of that color anyway. They look really detailed(or so I think at least) and animations look a lot better.
@ the snowflake.
I didn't get to use the frost atronach for very long before I reset my game.
I love the look of the horses. The night sky looks great!
Great screens !! I haven't seen the aurora in game yet,
Nice screens. I STILL love the heavy horses!
Thanks guys Scratch what I said about the horses fleeing, horses sometimes run away from danger, but mine attacked a cave bear straight on yesterday. And right, the spoilers in these pictures is a certain person who accompanies my character.
The first screen is my favorite, though I didn't look at any of the spoiler screens.
She doesn't look too pleased while drinking with friends though. lol!
It looks like Sa'Quira has found a great companion! I love the one where they're looking at each other.
The spoiler is only a spoiler if you haven't done the DB questline, thought that I should mention that.
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/4052/2011111900002.jpg, and http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/7184/2011111900003.jpg
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/6424/2011111900010g.jpg and http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/6264/2011111900011.jpg
Great screens !!
I can't wait till Aravi finds some weapons like that.
Pretty sure it's Glass. Chloe has an elven sword and glass bow. Glad they fixed the obnoxious green from Oblivion.
mALX: Sure is, I was so happy to see him in this game, even if he only is a descendant.
SubRosa: It is a specific blade with a frost enchantment which was also seen in Oblivion, and judging from the weapons I've seen, as well as the shape it had in Oblivion, I'd say it's glass. I've got an elven sword, and they are very different. In the second picture with weapons, there are from left to right: an elven dagger, a glass waraxe, some staff and another blade of unknown material.
King Coin: Hope you do soon, there are so many cool looking weapons in this game.
liliandra nadiar: I want a glass bow! Haven't even seen one yet. Sa'Quira is using a dwarven bow at the moment and Deesei summons one when she has got need of one. And I agree that the new glass is a great improvement.
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/8403/2011111900005.jpg views http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/9468/2011112000001z.jpg
http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/6112/2011112000003x.jpg http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/1520/2011112000004y.jpg, http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/3381/2011112000005.jpg
Aravi's run into some werewolves, she hasn't been infected. Looks like fun though!
Oooh! I heard there were walrus up there, but hadn't seen any pictures before.
Scenic View #1 is my fave screen of all, that is Awesome !! GAAAAH !!! We will run into werewolves out walking around ???? URK !!! Do we have to kill them? Do they attack? ARGH !!! GAAAAAH !!!
I haven't seen any ... thank goodness !!! Will we catch the disease by fighting with them?
Being a werewolf is cool, even though there isn't that very much to do.
The walrus are cool, though they are called horkers in Skyrim. They aren't very hostile either which allows me to watch them pretty closely. Not like the polar bear I've been seeing up north lately.
Thanks mALX ^^. I haven't met any werewolves walking around so I really couldn't say. I've only seen them in quests.
http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/7695/2011112100001i.jpg and http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/6421/2011112100002.jpg
http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/857/2011112100003y.jpg and http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/5859/2011112100004r.jpg mixed http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/278/2011112100005.jpg and to top it of http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/203/2011112100007.jpg
Love the pink sky one - and the ghost-ride, what is that?
I noticed the aurora on my screen looks like the one you just posted, but Victoria's aurora is spectacular and colorful. Does anyone know what causes that? Is it something I can fix to get a more beautiful gameworld?
Do you mean http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/7246/2011111800003.jpg aurora? I've seen both versions in the game and both looks awesome, though I'm partial to the blue/green one myself and I haven't seen the other one with a clear sky yet. By the way I'm running on ultra settings at the moment, but I don't know at what quality steam takes the pictures.
There are already several mods that make the world look better, I tried one of them for a while but then I had to re install the game(no idea if it was because of the mod) and I haven't gotten around to installing it again.
The ghost ride was just something I came upon while out riding on the tundra west of Whiterun during the night. I've seen it twice and I still have no idea what it is. Figured I should follow it this time and see if it took me somewhere, but no such luck.
I love the screen right before the headless horseman. Very beautiful.
Well, Victoria also touches up the shots with an editor before we see them. So it only looks like she's playing a better designed game then the rest of us.
I've seen similar to those colors, but like I said never with a clear sky. Her pictures does look a lot better than what I've seen in game though, like ever.
Thanks King Coin!
Ulvith went dungeon crawling, http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/8005/2011112200002.jpg. http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7803/2011112200003.jpg
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/8892/2011112200004.jpg her guard http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/5672/2011112200005.jpgor http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/9238/2011112200007.jpg He nearly http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/6203/2011112200006.jpg as it was. However http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/8264/2011112200010.jpg which meant that http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9990/2011112200012.jpg.
After a long day http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/1023/2011112200014.jpg, clearing the skies http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/4267/2011112200015.jpg. But the clouds wouldn't bulgehttp://img824.imageshack.us/img824/5342/2011112200016.jpg
I love that eagle statue! Really can't wait for the Creation Kit to come out, lol.
The last one is great, I love the mountain in the distance, the stars, the clouds, and the aurora all fighting for sky space.
I didn't look at the other ones, they sounds kind of spoiler-y.
Oh! Ulvith just found a great view, and the middle paragraph only contains pictures of her fight with a random dragon. No quest spoilers there I can assure you
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/1945/2011112300003.jpg found a good place to http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/4871/2011112300002.jpg
Edit: added pictures since double posting is bad!
These look great, Saquira! The dragon battle looks amazing. I love all of the fire.
Nice views and I love that sword!
Oh.. Ebony sword IIRC.
http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8326/2011112300011.jpg But it http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/8156/2011112300009.jpg to find her, so http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/338/2011112300007.jpg. http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/1518/2011112300008.jpg, http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1688/2011112300010.jpg. http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/429/2011112300012.jpg. In the end, http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/5708/2011112300013.jpg
And went to http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/605/2011112300005.jpg. Luckily its buddy didn'thttp://img14.imageshack.us/img14/2909/2011112300006.jpg.
Pic 1 is my fave, great shot !!
That ebony sword looks fantastic! It is too bad you have to fight dragons all the time. From looking at all the screenshots everyone has of them, it seems like you cannot swing a daedra by the tail without hitting one.
It's not too bad. I can wonder for several hours without seeing scale nor tail of one. But they do tend to make very photogenic fights that beg to be screenied.
Great shots, so far I haven't had two dragons in the same area yet, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time.
I've actually sought out most of the dragons I'm fighting, I've come across several when out travelling but if I keep going long enough they eventually give up. I love the dragon fighting though, so personally I don't mind it. I think I've been playing with Deesei for almost 60 hours, and she isn't close to getting all of the shouts.
I played with Ulvith(and Sa'Quira) for a while before embarking on the main quest, and I didn't see the wing membrane of one between Helgen and reporting to the Jarl. So I think that's a good way to avoid them as well, though the shouts are quite useful.
I love taking pics of the dragons, they look so great! Just you wait until the end of the main quest, I'm not going to say anything, but it was awesome!
These screens are gorgeous! How in the world can you think of snapping screens while being attacked by a dragon, these are Awesome !!
Thanks. I pause the game, and keep a lot of health potions in my inventory
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3277/2011120500004oi.jpg the http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/9307/2011120500002.jpg while out travelling.
Feeling the need, http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/6936/2011120500007.jpg at http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/7116/2011120500009.jpg http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/7843/2011120500008.jpg
http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/7301/2011120500011.jpg and http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/3807/2011120500010.jpg.
Later, http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/6449/2011120500012.jpg and saw http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/4858/2011120500013.jpg
Oh right, here is ahttp://img266.imageshack.us/img266/8943/2011120400002e.jpg I'll post more pictures with the chapters later.
And what armor is your character wearing? Is it ebony? Looks great!
I've been trying to work up the time to peek into your new story. Seeing the screen, now I have to check it out. lol.
Great screens !!
Ulvith is using the Blades armor, and I have to agree that it looks great. It's the best one I've found so far, and I've even done some small enchantments on it.
By the way, i'm currently using two mods that enhance the environment. http://www.fileplanet.com/223430/220000/fileinfo/Elder-Scrolls-V:-Skyrim---Enhanced-Night-Skyrim-Mod-v0.3(which improves the night sky) and http://www.fileplanet.com/223554/220000/fileinfo/Elder-Scrolls-V:-Skyrim---Realistic-Water-High-Resolution-Texture-Mod-v1.5a.
I love the sky pictures. Ekali is beautiful!
Grits: Thank you, I ended up being quite happy with how she looks.
http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/9254/2011121000001r.jpg. Can you imagine how scary it was to come up to Shearpoint intending to just take on one dragon, and then see another come flying past?! The other dragon flew away before the first spotted me(thank the nine) but it still was really scary. Afraid I couldn't ever get more than one dragon in pictures though.
http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/3087/2011121000004.jpg. Must have been some bug, because it didn't.
http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/2968/2011121000005.jpg at http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/3392/2011121000006.jpg sky http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/3392/2011121000006.jpg Windhelm http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/3496/2011121000007.jpg.
lol! I like http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/9076/2011121000003t.jpg the best. Don't. Move.
KC picked my fave too - the "Detected" says it all, lol. Great shots !!
The sky shots are great, with the clouds and aurora. Beautiful!
Now I want a conjured bow.
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1962/2012010700001k.jpg along the road to http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/8826/2012010700002i.jpg.
Then http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2268/2012010800001.jpg and we http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/8818/2012010800003.jpg more http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/4660/2012010800004.jpg. http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/8863/2012010800002g.jpg. http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/9439/2012010800007.jpg And there be http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/1747/2012010800009.jpg And there be http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/2236/2012010800010.jpg and there be http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/2282/2012010800011.jpg The dark elf takes care not to http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/2341/2012010800013.jpg, and then we're back to
http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/186/2012010900001u.jpg. But where http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/4530/2012010900002i.jpg Back http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/2340/2012010900004.jpg we http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/2381/2012010900006.jpg the http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/5763/2012010900005.jpg(no, not really, you just don't get to see any of it) Ulvith reaches http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/1116/2012010900008.jpg and decides to http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/5774/2012010900010.jpg the http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/2629/2012010900011.jpg. Which of course http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/8549/2012010900013.jpg pictures of the http://img857.imageshack.us/img857/5975/2012010900012.jpg.
There's that X), a lot I know. But a lot of pictures actually got lost when I uploaded them, or they left their spot in the line so completely that I don't have the energy to look for them. Now I just wish I could sleep, but there's school today *sigh*. On another note, Ulvith finished the main quest!
Those sky shots are stunning!
Wow it's really nice scenes. Especially that where you are not in mood
http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/3825/2012011000001p.jpg went http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/9066/2012011000002.jpg ride in http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/3116/2012011000003.jpg, then she headed east to http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/3011/2012012200001.jpg And I must say I think she really liked the song! It was the first time I noticed it really. http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/1134/2012012700001r.jpg
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/4750/2012011000004.jpg. http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/5942/2012011000005.jpg an http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/7257/2012011200001b.jpg. http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/6365/2012013100003.jpg, http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/4222/2012013100004.jpg, and http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/2456/2012013100005.jpg. Then http://img861.imageshack.us/img861/7893/2012013100006.jpg some http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/8008/2012013100007.jpg who didn't attack her. Visited a http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/5377/2012013100008.jpg and got some new http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/3781/2012013100009.jpg! It looks http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/904/2012013100002.jpg so now I just have to figure out how to fit it into the story.
Nice screens! You may be interested (or not) in a mod that shows Khajiit ears through the helmets. http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=6362
It's just something that has bothered me a little, but since Aravi doesn't wear helmets anyways it hasn't been a huge deal.
EDIT: is the armor a retexture of elven?
Though I don't think i'll try that mod, it's a good option. The way the ears come out look a bit to unnatural, so I think I'll keep the normal helmets.
Yes, it's a re-texture: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=5600 by Sader. There are different versions though, so it doesn't necessarily overwrite the old elven armor and weapons.
To me it looks better with the light helmets, but not with the heavy helmets.
I like the armor. Aravi's been using armors from http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=6684 All of them are stand alone and craftable. It looks like the armors are even added into the leveled lists according to the info page. I'm in the process of updating my older version to the current one.
GAAAAH !!! How did you find Foresworn that don't attack? That is cool !! Love the new armor !!
It's quest related.
Downloaded the armor pack, and it seems good. Especially the ranger armor.
Great screens! I love Ekaliís new armor.
Ekali looks beautiful in her armor.
What is your new character's name?
Her name is Zharyn.
Click to see bigger pictures.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/715/2012021900001.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/833/2012021800008.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/821/2012021800007.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/40/2012021800006.jpg/
And Ekali again:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/189/2012021700001.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/513/2012021800002.jpg/ http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/8019/2012021700005.jpg
I see the Gladio!
Zharyn has gotten some new armor.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/717/2012022200001r.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/546/2012022200002c.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/703/2012022300001.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/814/2012022400001p.jpg/
Neat! I love this one.
Very cool retexture of the nightingale armor!
The re-texture can be found here: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=5696
Jaeri, the Breton mage/necromancer:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/840/2012031700001.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/59/2012031700002e.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/696/2012031800001.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/204/2012031900002.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/2012031900003.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/715/2012031900004.jpg/
I have way too many characters... And I haven't even shown you all of them, because some I want to keep a secret until I introduce them in Ekali of the Frozen Heights.
Jaeri looks great! I like the one with the moon and horse the best. I just tried the Ritual Stone with one of my characters. Necromancy is fun!
Zharyn in another new armor:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/842/2012051800002.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/571/2012051800003.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/404/2012051800004.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/38/2012051800005.jpg/
And a few pics of scenery:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/441/2012051800006.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/3/2012051800007.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/444/2012051800008.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/403/2012051800009.jpg/
So, my computer is finally back in working order, I've installed all the mods I had previously, and a few new ones, and my saves are all working! Most of the new mods change the graphics, and I at least think it's a rather large improvement.
Zharyn's got some new armor
I deleted my wood elves and created a new one. To be honest, I like her better. Her name's Caoilinn.
And it seems like I never posted this picture of Ekali;
These contain a bit of spoilers for Dawnguard:
But the rest are spoiler free
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Some of these are really pretty, but many are so dark I can't even see what they are depicting.
Okay, sorry. I can see what all of them are showing, but some are very dark. It's hard to find a good light-source sometimes. Not sure what I could do about it except for increasing the brightness of the pictures, but I think that kind of ruins them.
Click for full sized picture
That's definitely Ekali.
What ENB config are you using?
Imvisio ENB: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19379
More specifically, the cinematic settings. But I've removed the depth of field effect and film grain that is the default, because I find them pretty annoying. And I think I modified the shadows a bit as well, because the original was way too dark for me.
They are still pretty dark. I actually like depth of field when it is more subtle, but some people make it way too strong. I think my favorite DoF settings were in http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/15386
Yeah, I think the settings I changed mostly affected the outside shadows during the day, so I'll have to look into changing the other ones as well. I found some great guide for changing the shadows sometime before I had to re-install Windows, but i haven't been able to find it since. There should be a good explanation somewhere though.
Okay. Yeah, I like the dof sometimes, but it gets annoying since you don't always look at the specific spot that the screen is centered on. It's great for taking pictures though.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/13306 It is a DoF and SSAO toggle. I've been using it for a little over a week and it's pretty good.
Your textures and colors are Awesome! You must have one hugely powerful PC, LOVE these screens!
These screens are just epic. Your really good at taking screens. Do you have the high resolution texture pack, or are you using a gaming PC?
I mentioned a guide earlier about tweaking the enb settings, and I've now found it again. It can be found here: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/8005
The darkness problem was much easier to solve than I initially thought, and thus kind of annoying.
Skyrim with Enb but without the Skyrim Visual mods:
Skyrim with Enb and the Skyrim Visual mods:
The difference is clear as day even in such a well-lit place as a tavern, and why I didn't try to deactivate the mods earlier is frankly beyond me. In part I suppose that is because I've been reinstalling Windows on my computer, also installing everything over again, and haven't felt like dealing with Skyrim and all the mods until now.
However, I still think that Skyrim is too bright without the Skyrim Visual mods, so I'll just have to try and tweak the enb settings to hopefully manage to find some kind of middle ground.
King Coin: Okay, I've never really used SSAO as I don't think my pc could handle it, at least with Skyrim and the mods I'm using, but it might be a good idea to try DoF that way.
mALX: I don't know how to determine whether a pc is extremely powerful, as you put it, but I'm quite certain mine is at least quite good. Thank you
King of Beasts: Thank you. I've got a gaming pc, and though I've never used the official high texture pack, I've used other mods that enhance how the game looks. When I first got the game and ran it on this pc, I could run it on the highest settings with only a little trouble, however that's not possible with the mods and enb configuration I'm now using. I did try running the Skyrim HD - 2K Textures Lite version for a while, and while it looked amazing it was rather annoying when the game stuttered rather frequently.
Which visual mods are you using? I'm using Climates of Tamriel and I enjoy what it does. I got it mostly for the weather systems it adds, but it tweaks the lighting as well.
In the screen shots you posted, my favorite part of the visual mod is how it makes the firelight more red.
Something else you can try if you really are trying to squeeze performance out of your PC is totally disabling AA and use FXAA. FXAA can somewhat blur textures and make the menus look a little funny, but I used it for a long time before I was able to upgrade my graphics card.
The one that changes the most is of course the ENB I'm using, Imvisio.
Ethereal elven overhaul, which I only use with my dark elf.
Xenius' Character Enhancement
Towns and villages enhanced, which is a collection of mods
Skyrim Visuals - The Indoors
Skyrim Visuals - The Outdoors
I've looked at Climates of Tamriel and considered using it, do you know if it affects the performance a lot?
Yeah, I love how the firelight is more red when I use the mods, which is a part of the reason to why I've been using them for so long.
I've never used AA with Skyrim much just because of the performance hit.
"Extremely powerful PC" means it is much better than mine, lol. I am loving these screens! Your textures are amazing!
mALX: Haha, okay Thank you
King Coin: Okay. I installed the mod a while ago, and so far I haven't seen any difference in performance either.
Zharyn got some new armour quite a long time ago, but I haven't gotten around to taking a picture of it before. The dragonscale armour looks so much better than what I thought it would.
Now, when I jumped down towards the dragon I definitely wasn't expecting that I'd be able to get on its back and stay there. Which begs the question of what will happen when it takes off.
I can't believe it is just sitting there letting her stand on its back! That is AWESOME! These are all great shots, and wow did you ever get a closeup of the dragon on that one screen!
Those shots are really quite pretty, though I can't see what any of your characters look like. Maybe my monitor is dark?
Okay, I can see them just fine. So yeah, I think your monitor might be a bit dark.
King of Beasts: I'm glad you like them
Yay I can see these! Beautiful selection.
Your screenshots are lovely to behold.
Fantastic shots! Hope all is well with you, haven't seen you post in a while!
Nice Skyrim screenies, Saquira! Makes me feel right at home
Thank you. Yeah, I'm fine, I've just been preoccupied with other games. Which reminds me of the fact that I've got about 15 pictures I haven't uploaded yet
Those are some crazy looking fiery clouds in the first batch. It's the end of the world! !
I am with KC. Those red clouds make me think Skyrim is about to meet the Fallout world!
Oh wow, some of those clouds look like smoke! Neat effect.
I just recently started playing Skyrim again and got the mods I wanted working, so I've got a couple of pictures to post now
These are great! You must have an awesome computer!
Some of these shots are awesome!
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