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TROPICAL SKYRIM -- A CLIMATE OVERHAUL MOD [WIP]


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Tropical Skyrim
A Complete Climate Overhaul
 


TROPICAL SKYRIM HAS NOW BEEN RELEASED :biggrin:

YOU CAN GET IT HERE
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/33017[>

 

 

What Is It?
Tropical Skyrim is a mod which aims to completely convert the whole of skyrim into a tropical environment similar to valenwood/elsweyr and the Summerset isles. For those who have been asking, yes this will replace skyrims landscape rather than create any new lands. The reason i have chosen to take this approach is to save time. At the present, I don't have the time to create an entire new land filled with quests, npc's, monsters, items, dungeons, cities, etc.
So by replacing assets already in the game i can focus purely on the environment and the "aesthetics" of the mod, rather than work on quests/npc's/towns as they are already there. %5Burl=
I will also try to make the installation process as simple as possible so players can easily toggle this mod on and off.

If you have any questions about this mod, feel free to PM me.

Any comments you have would also be appreciated %5Burl=


What Changes Have Been Made?

Tundra:
The tundra area has been converted into a desert with small amounts of vegitation. I have Also added sandstorms to this area.
Here's a comparison.
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North Cost:
This area has been greatly changed, the beaches now feature palm trees and warm sand, the only downside is there are floating rocks in the water which i haven't yet removed %5Burl=
Here's a comparison.
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PineForest:
The Pine forest has been changed into a jungle featuring denser trees and a wide variety of vegetation
Here's a comparison.
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Snow/Mountains:
The snowy areas of skyrim have been changed quite a lot. After much thought I decided to change them into a grassy environment with a few aspen trees which ended up looking like the area in Oblivion around Skingrad. I have changed the snow shader which puts snow on the top of objects into a grass shader, which puts grass on them, it seems alright, although seeing grass growing on a wooden crate may not be the most realistic thing %5Burl=
Here's a comparison.
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Aspen Forest:
This area has been converted into a dense bamboo forest.
Here's a comparison.
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Whiterun:
Whiterun has been changed to match its surrounding desert
Here's a comparison.
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Falkreath:
Falkreath, Riverwood and all the other small towns have been retextured to make them fit in better with their surrounding jungle environment.
Here's a comparison.
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The Reach:
The Reach has also been converted into a jungle, however it is less dense than the other jungles.
Here's a comparison.
[url="http://i.imgur.com/rcxn6.jpg"]http://i.imgur.com/rcxn6.jpg
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Markarth:
The actual buildings in markarth are unchanged. However, many of the bushes in the reach have been converted to trees; and since there were quite a few bushes on the roof's of markarth, there are now many trees decorating the roofs . Personaly i think it looks good, however others may find it silly.
Here's a comparison.
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Solitude:
The only thing i have changed in solitude is the textures of the buildings, all the brick walls are whiter and the roofs are now red. Personaly i think it looks much better than the vanilla textures as it seems to bring out a lot of the detail and it also gives the buildings more character.
Here's a comparison.
[url="http://i.imgur.com/SORwG.jpg"]http://i.imgur.com/SORwG.jpg
[url="http://i.imgur.com/F0FgB.jpg"]http://i.imgur.com/F0FgB.jpg


Marsh:
The marsh hasnt been changed an awful lot other than the different trees and the browner water.
Here's a comparison.
[url="http://i.imgur.com/bRzTd.jpg"]http://i.imgur.com/bRzTd.jpg
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West Cost:
The beaches around solitude are pretty much the same as the north coast except that there are aspen trees which come down to the water line.
Here's a comparison.
[url="http://i.imgur.com/KBxsg.jpg"]http://i.imgur.com/KBxsg.jpg
[url="http://i.imgur.com/GTj2X.jpg"]http://i.imgur.com/GTj2X.jpg


Glaciers:
I have retextured the glaciers to turn them into huge cliffs.
Here's a comparison.
Here's a comparison.
[url="http://i.imgur.com/EfhAs.jpg"]http://i.imgur.com/EfhAs.jpg
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Riften:
Riften has been retextured to match its surrounding bamboo forests.
Here's a comparison.
[url="http://i.imgur.com/Z1h4q.jpg"]http://i.imgur.com/Z1h4q.jpg
[url="http://i.imgur.com/onnPb.jpg"]http://i.imgur.com/onnPb.jpg


Volcanic Tundra:
The volcanic tundra has been transformed into a firey wasteland with darker rocks, very small patches of lava oozing from the ground and small fires dotting the landscape
Here's a comparison.
[url="http://i.imgur.com/pFiFI.jpg"]http://i.imgur.com/pFiFI.jpg
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Other Changes:
-- All weather's and climates have been changed, to suit the new environment.
-- Some water types have been changed.
-- In the future i may include new monsters for the mod.
-- I may also change the main menu and possibly the UI to change the overall feeling of the game.
-- I might also change some of the armors so that they are more suitable to the new climate.[>[>[>[>[>[>[>[>[>[>[>[>[>[>[>[>[>[>[>[>


Edited by Soolie, 11 March 2013 - 03:24 AM.


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Holy Crap this is AWESOME!!!! :thumbsup:

This had to have taken forever to set up very impressive.

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holy s***!! it looks like far cry or crysis! amazing!!!

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is it finished?

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By the looks of it, this is going to be way more demanding than vanilla Skyrim. Too many polygons in the trees.

Agh well. Looks good. Keep it up.

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Even better you could make a whole Black Marsh mod. :)

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Ha ha this is awesome! You've really changed the whole game!

I agree, it really looks like Crysis or Far Cry xD

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People, that use the Predator Mod, will be quite happy :D

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Omg where can i download this,,,, Kudos i want that i NEED this. From the first time i played Skyrim i disliked the cold climasetting and i alswys hoped for a mod bringin Hammerfell or even better elyswhere.... now THIS. Any chance to see an alpha soon?

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Absolutely fantastic! Looks like FarCryRim now :tongue:

Maybe get rid of the streams in the desert (tundra) or at least convert them to dry river beds?




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