Think of this as a worthy alternative to the venerable Visible Windows by Isoku.
[color=rgb(255,215,0);]Keep in mind that the two screenshots below were taken on two different PC's with different ENB's and lighting mods![/color]
Here's a shot with Visible Windows:
Here's a shot with RUSTIC WINDOWS:
Quote> RUSTIC WINDOWS - A LORE-FRIENDLY RETEXTURING OF THE WINDOWS OF SKYRIM
RUSTIC WINDOWS expands on the concept that I started with the farmhouse windows in my RUSTIC FARMHOUSES mod. I've chosen to see the "opaque" windows of Skyrim not as a game engine limitation, but as a conscious design choice by the people of Skyrim. Living in a cold harsh climate, it is only natural that the Nords would've created glass that is thick and and insulating. This isn't modern "picture window" glass that we're talking about. It's glass that is made to hold up to the elements, while allowing light in, but is very sturdy and affords privacy for it's inhabitants.
The people of the cities of Skyrim live in cramp quarters and close proximity. Would such people want their belongings to to ogled by street urchins, pickpockets, and the Thieves Guild? I think not. It's bad enough that pompous busybodies like Nazeem pester you about going to the Cloud District... do you really want them peering through your windows too?
The windows of Skyrim may be opaque, but they have a purpose, to allow sunlight into dark dwellings lit by only candlelight and fireplaces. Thick textured glass is needed to insulate from the cold, provide strength, and shield the people's belongings from prying eyes. In this spirit, I retextured the windows of Skyrim in a lore-friendly way. I endeavored to retain as much of the original window design as possible. Sometimes that meant recreating the texture from scratch, but I tried to stay true to Bethesda's original esthetic.
These window textures are 1024x1024 for the most part. A few are smaller, but those are the exceptions. I designed this mod to be used by as many people as possible (myself included). People with 1GB of VRAM or more should have no trouble using these textures.
NOTE: Regarding the window colors.... I took all my screenshots with EFLX and ENB. Depending on what lightning mods you use, the color and appearance of the windows will vary. They will also look different at different times of the day.
Edited by Kuldebar, 24 May 2014 - 07:04 PM.