Serenity Custom Overhaul ENB
FEATURES • Entirely new enbeffect.fx, enbbloom.fx and effect.txt file created by me • Advanced enbbloom.fx shader based on depth information, feature of ENB binary 254 (required!) released after 2 May 2014 • New blooming techniques and additional sharpening through effect.txt • Advanced tonemapping (Filmic S-curve) • Full control of: Skyrim: Image Space settings • ENB: Saturation, contrast, brightness, vibrance, intensities, RGB balance, etc. From within shader menu • Many different color techniques available including Sepia, Technicolor, Split Tone, B&W • Supersampling SSAO/SSIL with optimized settings • Custom build SweetFX shaders, including Oyama's Luma Sharpen • Tweaked enbeffectprepass by gp65cj04
VERSIONS • Screenachery; no compromise. Will eat your system • Full; All effects in full, but lighter variants • Full Performance; All effects in lighter variants, but still heavy! • Extreme Performance; Most effects disabled - call it "gameplay" version. Significantly more FPS at the cost of graphics
I suggest GTX660 or better, GTX770 Recommended.
Note #1: This ENB in the base uploaded form is very respectful to the vanilla game look ( see it as "lore-friendly" ). However the options available in the shader menu of ENB will allow you to make the game look however "interesting" you prefer.
Note #2: My author screenshot aren't all taken with the default settings.
INSTALLATION Like any other ENB; remove all previous files/folders of any other ENB you might of had (all of it!) Install using NMM (or manual) and inside the Data folder you will find a folder called [ Serenity ENB ]. Copy the contents of that folder into the Skyrim folder where TESV.exe is located.
When that is done visit ENB download page HERE and get the latest Binary. Copy d3d9.dll from the Wrapper folder into your Skyrim folder.
• Enhanced Lights and FX by anamorfus (do not install Enhancer!)
• Enhanced Lighting for ENB (ELE) by
JawZ (direct download link, use only ELE Interiors!)
INCOMPATIBLE MODS • ELFXEnhancer.esp is incompatible with ELE! • Revamped Exterior Fog. This preset is made to keep game intact and work around the fog by its own • Ningheim Racemod is incompatible with TimeOfDay enabled ENB's (any ENB) unless you install the optional "The Ningheim Race - Scripts Update". • Climates of Tamriel and other Weather mods (also mods that add new weathers / change vanilla weathers, like Expanded Snow systems, Volumetric Fog, etc), but see a bit lower for COT • Realistic Lighting Overhaul and other Interior Lighting mods (they may be compatible when you leave ELE loaded after it, but I haven't tested that)
CLIMATES OF TAMRIEL I done some testing, and when used together with my Weather Patch for CoT, this ENB is somewhat compatible with COT. Sun is too intense, but that's easy to correct in enbseries.ini, and snow textures blow out easily, but the COT Weather Patch has a fix for that. Do not install any of the Night Levels, just use Default brightness. Other than that you can use it.
SETUP YOUR SKYRIMPREFS.INI bFloatPointRenderTarget=1 bTreesReceiveShadows=1 bDrawLandShadows=1 bShadowsOnGrass=1 fGamma=1.0000
SETUP YOUR ENBLOCAL.INI!
FIX YOUR LOAD ORDER EnhancedLightsandFX.esp ELFX - Dawnguard.esp if you have the DLC ELFX - Dragonborn.esp if you have the DLC ELE DB-Interior Lighting.esp if you have the DLC ELE HF-Interior Lighting.esp if you have the DLC ELE DG-Interior Lighting.esp if you have the DLC ELE-Interior Lighting.esp ...nothing here that changes lighting
RECOMMENDED MODS What I use, as textures matter a lot from ENB coding point of view • Dramatic Clouds by Anarin (I would almost say required) • Unique Grasses and Groundcovers by Josh Ezzell • Skyrim Flora Overhaul by vurt • Ultimate HD Fire Effects by BuzzDee84 • Realistic Water Two by isoku • Watercolor for ENB and Realistic Water Two by paganmetalfan • Vivid Landscapes - All in One by Aron • Lorkhans Vision - Night Sky V2 by Doubloonz • Skyrim Particle Patch & Sub Surface Scattering patch by mindflux • Fine Face Textures for Men by Urshi • SG Female Textures Renewal by Hello Santa • Better males - Beautiful nudes and faces - New hairstyles by Chris57 and FavoredSoul • Skyrim Realistic Overhaul ( not available on Nexus, only via torrent ) • Actually the best meshes and textures for character and skin cannot be found on Nexus, and policies do not allow the links to be placed on Nexus. Google "Skyrim Lady Body" by Krista. • Another really good texture replacer for UNP meshes is Jay's textures, which you can download here. For Jay's textures I recommend changing these settings in enbseries.ini
* If your character has no scars * [SUBSURFACESCATTERING] Quality=0 Radius=8.34 Amount=0.24 EpidermalAmount=10.89002 SubdermalAmount=20.610014 EpidermalDiffuseSaturation=0.49 SubdermalDiffuseSaturation=0.81 EpidermalMix=0.42 SubdermalMix=0.65 SubdermalTranslucency=0.87 SubdermalPhase=0.75 IgnoreWeatherSystem=false
* If he/she has scars * [SUBSURFACESCATTERING] Quality=0 Radius=2.0 Amount=0.4 EpidermalAmount=0.2 SubdermalAmount=5.0 EpidermalDiffuseSaturation=0.8 SubdermalDiffuseSaturation=0.77 EpidermalMix=0.22 SubdermalMix=0.52 SubdermalTranslucency=0.6 SubdermalPhase=0.49 IgnoreWeatherSystem=false
Thanks to siuan for the SSS settings for that skin.
OPTIONALS • Sound of Skyrim and ELE Interior Lighting Patch by marmo1233
STUFF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET (so don't ask and/or complain) • Compatibility with any other lighting mod or weather mod. Likely compatible with other lighting mods as long as you keep ELE loaded after it ( but I never tested it )
CREDITS • Boris Vorontsov for ENB Graphics Modification • Alexander Blade for ENB Helper mod • CeeJay.dk for SweetFX suite • CeeJay.dk & ZeroKing for Lumasharpen in effect.txt • Aiyen for helping out a lot and pushing me to explore options, go check out his ENB as well ( SkyLight ENB ) • Kyokushinoyama for his amazing work on ENB leading to a whole lot of inspiration • gp65cj04 for enbeffectprepass.fx • MATSO for Letterbox code part • All the mod authors for their amazing work • Everyone on Nexus who helped me with support, testing and feedback
PERMISSIONS Permissions for the respective files belong to their original authors. For use of the enbeffect.fx, effect.txt or enbbloom.fx file in your own preset that you like to publish somewhere, please ask.
PERMISSION FOR ENBEFFECT.FX / EFFECT.TXT / ENBBLOOM.FX FILE GRANTED TO • Maeldun0 • Tansarville • WolfGrimDark • Mangaclub and benhat - Files being used in Vividian ENB • LucidAPs effect.txt being used in Aeon ENB • WoodManGamer
This does not mean their current work includes these files. It's that if they ever feel like, they can use them without asking (again, as they have asked already)
LAST WORDS float satisfaction = Your_happiness; if (satisfaction>0.75) Endorsements+=1.0;
Collected images from flickr - thanks to them ( click image for link to their flickr page and much more images ) Big mix of versions, old, new, customized.