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So like the title says, my ini edits only affect interiors.

 

Short story:

 

I've been modding, making mods, altering skyrim for quite some time. I've upgraded my pc with several components over the year, so I have re-installed skyrim a lot of times. This, I'm afraid might have caused some issue along the way, the missing mods when reloading a save. I'm no sure but I wouldn't be surprised due to the amount of mods I have installed over the time.

So with over 100 mods active, texture packs and realistic lightning, I'm not satisfied. So I wanted to fix one thing that still bothered me. The shadows.

 

I make my edits in the skyrimprefs.ini located in My Games/Skyrim. Increasing shadow resolution to 4096 and increasing the "iBlurDeferredShadowMask" to 7, so the shadows are more blurry or smooth. 

 

But nothing changes. I'm running around and writing "refreshini" in console so it updates, but teh shadows still look bad. A time after that I go indoors to actually play the game, but indoors I see my own shadow from a dynamic light source and it's a good resolution and it's smooth. I alter the ini again and what do you see? I find out the my changes only alters interiors. 

 

 

So any advice regarding this matter would be very appreciated. I'm also adding a text file with my ini settings.

 

 

 

Best regards,

Loke

 

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Edited by JN273, 12 May 2013 - 01:42 PM.


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can you copy/paste your ini file to the post, then enclose in spoiler tags. (Its in the pull-down menu of the third icon from the right on the toolbar)

That way no one has to download anything.



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There, I edited my first post so it has a spoiler. Thanks for the tip.



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I would suggest trying:

fShadowDistance=4000.000



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Ok, so I tried that with no succes. Like I said, the interior shadows update, but not the exterior. So my edits only affect interiors.



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Based on your statement about the number of mods and mod changes you have made, I suspect you will find that starting a new game on a clean install, then slowly making one or two changes at a time (mod or tweaks), running BOSS (if it is a mod) and playing a bit for stability before adding one or two more changes will be the most efficient solution to your problem. The more time you take up front, the less problems you will have in the long run. Disabling auto- and quicksaves also decreases problems, as does avoiding changes to a stable game once you have it built.



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Oh sorry I forgot to mention that. After I made these ini changes, I did create a new character. I have boss too. I've usually very picky about mods and I'm often careful with what to install, due to my past experiences of modded Bethesda games.

 

I just think this is strange. I don't think it's hardware related. But at the same time it feels like this interior only changes is memory related, but I have a Nvidia geforce 670 with a memory of 2048mb.

But. I haven't upgraded my ram for ages. I still only have 2gb, but I have plans on upgrading that. 

 

Any chance it's ram related? Games by Bethesda Game Studios, they are the ones that really uses ram a lot, and the harddrive.

I'm basically just frustrated with this issue. I remember having great shadows this summer and now they don't look that great. Frustrating...

 

Thanks again and I you have more tips or advices, please tell me. I do appreciate them a lot!

 

Best regards,

Loke



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Derp, just took another look and noticed:

 

bDrawLandShadows=0

That needs to be

bDrawLandShadows=1

 

If you find lower fps, you might toggle

bTreesReceiveShadows=0
bDrawLandShadows=1
bShadowsOnGrass=0



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Sorry for not replying, having my final exams this month, but thanks. Everything seems to cast shadows correctly now, the only thing that isn't working properly right now is the resolution. Other then that, it looks great!

I really appreciate the help Georgie, I really do. Thanks a lot mate!

 

Cheers,

Loke







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