Best Answer kcinlober , 17 March 2016 - 11:26 AM
Ok, so I found out that the problem is with the steam overlay. Once I turned that off, the odd colors and weird home screen smoke returned to normal.
I still am not sure about the Riften wall, but its the only graphics oddity for wall textures that I have found so maybe it was there before and I didn't notice.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions.Go to the full post