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#1 TechAngel85

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 10:02 AM

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Verdant - A Skyrim Grass Plugin by Preeum
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This is a beautiful grass mod which overhauls the grasses in Skyrim. Each region has it's own unique style which blend in well with the other textures for the region. This mod also claims to be performance friendly while still providing lush grass since it uses the Grass on Steroids tweak. Verdant also removes the "grass rocks" from the game similar to Insignificant Object Remover; however, it also removes all underwater kelp as well.

 

This mod is compatible with SFO, however, install it after SFO. This way you get SFO Trees with Verdant grasses.

 

 

 

Those installing this mod with ICAIO will need to forward some location records added by ICAIO:

  • 00009307
  • 000099B6
  • 000099B7
  • 00009327
  • 00009750

 

As of version 2.2, Verdant is not up-to-date with the latest USLEEP release (v3.0.6). Users will need to forward the following records:

  • 0000929A
  • 0000BC34

 

Cutting Room Floor (v2.0.3) needs it's height data forwarded: 0000961B

 

Be sure Verdant is loaded after water replacement mods such as Pure Waters, Realistic Water Two, and WATER.



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 02:46 PM

We should get a comparison going between it and other grass mods Unbelievable Grass Two is trending on nexus atm along with ICIAO and the obligatory big boobie follower mod.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 02:52 PM

I used verdant 1.3c and I likes a majority of the areas, I couldn't really live without it. Haven't tried 2.0 yet because fallout 3 seems to have my attention.

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 02:54 PM

It is very performance heavy. Has lots of clipping through building / objects etc.
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Posted 09 July 2015 - 04:20 PM

It is very performance heavy. Has lots of clipping through building / objects etc.


I actually get very good performance with it as long as you make the recommended INI tweaks on that page:

iMaxGrassTypesPerTexure=15 (Always, even with SFO)
iMinGrassSize=70

My rig is:

Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
Intel Core i5 4570 @ 3.2 GHz
16 GB RAM
500 GB SSD
4096 MB GTX 760
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Posted 09 July 2015 - 04:55 PM

Performance will vary based on system and settings. Clipping isn't a big deal. SFO grass clips all over Skyrim so that's nothing new.

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 05:42 PM

There are a lot more clipping than SFO due to Verdant adding grass to terrain that has no grass on vanilla or SFO.

Performance is subjective, but Verdant performance is much worse than SFO at recommended settings.
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Posted 10 July 2015 - 10:33 AM

I'd be curious if the wind effects tweak will work with this mod. It doesn't with SFO. But it does with vanilla. I wonder if it is connected to the meshes or the plugin.

Edit: nope. Just my own stupid fault for making a duplicate grass section.

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 10:11 AM

You'd never guess it from the title but this video is one of the few I've found that has a comparison between Verdant 2.0 and Unbelievable Grass Two:

 

Potentially NSFW...

 

I was leaning towards Verdant but, after watching this, I'm going to have to try UGT again.


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 10:36 AM

Unbelievable changes certain areas too far from vanilla for me. Such as making some the Rift green. Verdant is will preferred for me from what I seen but we'll do a compare of several mods if and when we compare them against SFO.



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 01:39 PM

Hi Guys or Girls, :)

 

Now, I'm trying Verdant. It looks good and I do not really experience any performance issue.

But, could anyone what are these for?

 

http://www.nexusmods...d=2310764&pUp=1

 

From the sticky notes section.

The mod author says:

 

MY PERSONAL INI SETTINGS

Skyrim.ini:
[Grass]
iGrassCellRadius=2
bAllowCreateGrass=1
bAllowLoadGrass=0
bGrassPointLighting=1
b30GrassVS=0
iMaxGrassTypesPerTexure=15
iMinGrassSize=70

Skyrimprefs.ini
[Grass]
b30GrassVS=0
fGrassStartFadeDistance=9000.0000
fGrassMaxStartFadeDistance=9000.0000
fGrassMinStartFadeDistance=400.0000

 

Mainly, the two setting I highlighted.

Does anyone know, what they are actually do, chainging, are they good, or not?

 

Thanks!


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 04:12 PM

b30GrassVS toggles shader 3.0 filters on grass vertex shader??? It might not do anything.

iGrassCellRadius sets the radius of cells around the player that grass is drawn (I think). Anyhow, according to Sheson, the maximum you can use without issues is half of uGridsToLoad minus 1.

 

uGridsToLoad=5 -> iGrassCellRadius=2
uGridsToLoad=7 -> iGrassCellRadius=3
uGridsToLoad=9 -> iGrassCellRadius=4



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 04:45 PM

btw, the grass clipper fix is really annoying because its easy to get tears in the landscape from other mods.

I'll probably write an xEdit script to move them because there are a lot.



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 04:49 PM

b30GrassVS toggles shader 3.0 filters on grass vertex shader??? It might not do anything.

iGrassCellRadius sets the radius of cells around the player that grass is drawn (I think). Anyhow, according to Sheson, the maximum you can use without issues is half of uGridsToLoad minus 1.

 

uGridsToLoad=5 -> iGrassCellRadius=2
uGridsToLoad=7 -> iGrassCellRadius=3
uGridsToLoad=9 -> iGrassCellRadius=4

Hey DoubleYou,

 

"b30GrassVS toggles shader 3.0 filters on grass vertex shader??? It might not do anything."

 

I had a feeling something like that, because tried to find infos via Google, but nothing exact. Not in STEP, nor in Legendary, just some forum, topic, but nothing sure.

 

"iGrassCellRadius=2"

 

I guess in this case this one, could be the default value just not set manually.

 

Thank you for the infos!


btw, the grass clipper fix is really annoying because its easy to get tears in the landscape from other mods.

I'll probably write an xEdit script to move them because there are a lot.

Hi,

 

What grass clipper fix is?

I have never heared about it...


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 04:52 PM

 

Hi,

 

What grass clipper fix is?

I have never heared about it...

This was something that wasnt really geared toward your question but the purpose is to change some of the landscape textures to nograss variants so that grass doesnt spawn, this is a vanilla feature but they definitely missed some spots.

Me personally it causes a larger headache than its worth.





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