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January 4th, 2014, 15:34
Originally Posted by Drithius View Post
Generally, how well do ENBs play in Skyrim? In New Vegas, they're starting to get to a semi-problem-free stage, but there's still technical issues you have to contend with. Is Skyrim well past this?
It can depend on the ENB. First none are plug-n-play. You can't just click install and be done with it. Even the simplest need a couple of manual changes made to your Skyrim INI files (bFloatPointRenderTarget=1 being the most critical) to get things to display nicely. On average there are 3-6 variables to adjust, although it is very simple to do in a text editor and any good ENB has explicit directions.

Then, for ENBS 119 or earlier, its just copy the files into your skyrim folder and all set. For the newer ones you have to make sure AA/AF is set to application controlled and then in Skyrim you need to disable them - otherwise the ENB effects won't take place.

If you want to take advantage of the ENB memory management that can help with CTD's, infinite load screens, and juggle memory better to help with the 3.1G limit, then you need to configure your enblocal.ini for your particular PC - or use the new autodetect parameter if you don't like fine tuning yourself. Again any good ENB will have this all prepped with directions.

More complicated ENB's may also have required data files and mods to install.

I manage a couple of ENBs and help out on some others and the most common problem is people just don't read the instructions.

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