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#1 z929669

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:16 AM

Discussion thread:
Skyrim Realistic Overhaul by Starac
Wiki Link 
 
Since Starac pulled his mod from the Nexus and all share sites, he has requested that we not host his files from STEP. We are reluctantly honoring his wishes, and this means that our users must do the same. If abyone wants to host Staracs work privately or from some other site, that is fine, but don't let those links connect to this site, or you risk a severe penalty. STEP fully supports the concept of "open modding", but others do not ... the Nexus does not, and so STEP reluctantly adopts a position of "no position" with regard to the Nexus and their community's view. While we fully support the "cathedral" view within the STEP community, we prefer to stay in compliance with the greater modding community where our paths intersect. This means that with respect to mod authors on the Nexus, we adhere to their wishes with regard to their work.
 
Torrents are different, and anyone on STEP can point to the SRO torrents, since Starac himself has pointed users to these. STEP and its users simply cannot host the files ... that is our agreement with Starac. We know that this seems contradictory, but we do this more for the sake of honoring our agreement and a mod author's wishes as opposed to doing what would seem most logical or convenient.
 
WARNING: This mod link points to a torrent site, which is one of the riskiest places on the internet in terms of computing security. If you choose to download the torrent, please use the link at top of page titled "Download Torrent", and do so at your own risk. That said, thousands of people have safely downloaded this mod using this torrent. 

STEP 2.1 + old SRO ONLY-landscape (1024):
http://imageshack.us...3100250537.jpg/

STEP 2.1 + FULL-SRO v1.1 (1024):
http://imageshack.us...3114523540.jpg/


You draw your conclusions about the SRO 1.1 update and what to take from it :thumbsup:

Tell me what you think !

TC

 

 

Dropped in 2.2.9.1. See 2.2.9.1 changelog.



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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:23 AM

Interesting. The new SRO is a huge mod, and based upon that comparison photo, I'm not sure its worth it. Lots of detail loss, particularly if you look at the mountain textures, roofs, rock wall...wow...
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:22 AM

yeah they look like different mods altogether, the new version is much brighter and less detailed, I am a sad panda.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:22 PM

Disappointing... especially as i just downloaded the 1024 version to test :P
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:49 PM

This is my upcoming recommendation for SRO, i nSTEP 2.1:

Open the archive:

-From textures/landscape, extract ALL the loose .dds files (not the roads/dirtcliffs/mountains/etc folders!) to your Data/textures/landscape folder:

-Do the same also for any available update.


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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:00 PM

I looked at bits and pieces of the mod and I really do not think they are better than what has already been shown by texture authors who concentrated on specific areas, such as Chris' Whiterun. I am still going through it though. I do use some of the textures from his previous pack, but definitely not all of them.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:32 PM

+1 on the gen consensus being reported here. I prefer Skyrim HD ...

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:43 PM

That is a shame indeed. I always preferred the roads and grass in SRO. Now the roads look closer to vanilla.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:03 PM

It occurs to me that this could all be a mistake... I don't see anything about Riverwood being included with this pack, but what if the author is also including vanilla textures in the pack? I have oft seen mod authors pack all kinds of extra baggage into their mods, and that second screen looks like vanilla to me ;)

Take a look at the Nexus screens . They look much better than what we are seeing here ...

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:12 PM

Hmm something is fishy, the screenshots from March 28 forward are gorgeous and there are a lot... Holy crap new version 2.6GB 4x and 1GB for 2x Also version 1.2 update is available.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

Riverwood falls under the Farmhouse directory in the installation.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:00 AM

Tested SRO v1.2 2048x. Screenshots of Riverwood for comparison to TC's. Running RCRN v21 HDR and all STEP mods (2048x versions and higher when possible) + a few other non texture mods. 1. Full SRO (all 3 parts + update). All higher overrides disabled. http://img196.images...llsronoover.png 2. TCs advice with only loose landscape .dds files from part 2 of SRO + update landscape loose .dds. No higher overrides. http://img94.imagesh...7894/tcasro.png 3. No SRO. http://img684.images...5315/no0sro.png On an unrelated note, any idea why .png screenies are darker than .bmp? Taking a screenshot in skyrim produces both, and for some reason with the .bmp versions it looks like i turned off RCRN.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:38 PM

Tested SRO v1.2 2048x. Screenshots of Riverwood for comparison to TC's. Running RCRN v21 HDR and all STEP mods (2048x versions and higher when possible) + a few other non texture mods.

1. Full SRO (all 3 parts + update). All higher overrides disabled.
http://img196.images...llsronoover.png


2. TCs advice with only loose landscape .dds files from part 2 of SRO + update landscape loose .dds. No higher overrides.
http://img94.imagesh...7894/tcasro.png


3. No SRO.
http://img684.images...5315/no0sro.png


On an unrelated note, any idea why .png screenies are darker than .bmp? Taking a screenshot in skyrim produces both, and for some reason with the .bmp versions it looks like i turned off RCRN.

TC's or no SRO are much better IMO; however, I cannot tell the diff between the latter largely because of the slight change in camera angle between screens :P

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:49 AM

:facepalm: Damn, ill tell my photography crew in skyrim to do better next time, once they stop getting mauled by bears. In any case, yeah, i think no SRO or TCs version are way better looking, although i really cant see any diff between the two. Was running full SRO before finding this thread and now im not :D
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:27 PM

[quote name=''z929669' pid='1192' dateline='1333312735']TC's or no SRO are much better IMO; however' date=' I cannot tell the diff between the latter largely because of the slight change in camera angle between screens :P [/quote']
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