I have been playing skyrim with STEP
188.8.131.52 Core + Extended + Requiem + vividian ENB packs for a few months. I got everything working very well with only the occasional CTD
and no recurring problems. I hadn't played in a few weeks and started it up again last night and had some weird graphics issues.
FIrst, the smoke on the home screen had a really poor resolution. See this screenshot, for example.
Secondly, when loading a save game the overall colors were off, as if the contrast and saturation were messed up.
Third, I noticed--when outside in Riften--that some of the stone textures in the walls were extremely poor. Not everything in the walls was like this, in other words, the mossy and green parts of the wall texture seemed fine, but the stone bits were just blobs.
I have a MSI GTX 970 and a intel core i5 4460 with an Asus H97M-E motherboard.
I double checked and the skyrim and skyrimprefs ini files were as recommended by STEP
. I had updated my graphics driver recently and restored it to a previous one to check. The trouble was the same.
I can't think of anything other than an update to Windows and an update to my graphics driver that could have changed things. As I said, reinstalling a previous graphics driver that worked resorted in the same problem. What else could I do to figure out the issue?
Edited by kcinlober, 17 March 2016 - 04:38 AM.