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#1 Captiannoob

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:10 PM

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Ice Wraith by HXP
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Nothing much to say really other then it's a awesome re-texture of Ice Wraiths and Dragon Priests by HXP. IMO the Ice Wraith is especially well done. I suppose I will just quote the description since it is so short.

"Yes we all know them, the Dragon Priests and the Ice Wraiths and of course we all like them. But for me they always had a look like they were a little bit washed out. But now after I have been working on those Guys I am finally ready and would like to Share them with you all.

This is a High Quality Texture Redone in 4k Resolution = 4096x4096 for the Dragonpriests

The Ice Wraiths were completey Retextured and added with a little bit more Glowing so they will also stand out a little bit more and have a little bit more 3D Effect. Colours and Contrast has been improved.

This one is absolutely Lore Friendly since there are no new or any Strange Textures added.

I have completely Retextured the Dragon Priest and worked also a little Bit on the Contrast to make it stand out and give a little more 3D Effect.

I have also worked a little bit on the Dragonpriest Weapons this means the Dragonpriest Knife and their Staff.
I worked on the Contrast and did some Colorwork on them too.
The Weapons are in 2k Resolution but will also stand out now a little Bit more with 3D effect.

PLEASE ENDORSE ME IF YOU LIKE IT !!!

I know there are some Draonpriest Retextures here, but I was still missing some Contrast and Colours for my taste.
I didn't steel nobodys work. All Textures where extracted from the Skyrim Textures.bsa and me only worked on them.

Also take a look at my other Mods.

Credits to Bethesda Softworks

Credits to Nexus of course !

Thanks to all of you !

HXP "


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#2 Farlo

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:19 PM

I'm going to mark these for testing. The Ice Wraith file doesn't conflict with anything and the Dragon Priest stuff only conflicts with the HRDLC and Skyrim HD. I kind of wish they were uploaded separately since they span two STEP sections. (Assuming they're accepted) for our purposes I think we'll make two separate mod pages that just link to the same place.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:31 PM

True it does conflict with them but it covers a wider range of the Dragon Priest weapons. Also I prefer the extra color and depth it adds to them especially around the face. It really makes it look scarier and like it's going to kill you.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:58 PM

Ice Wraith:

            Vanilla              Ice Wraith Retexture
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Do you know how hard it is to get one of these to stand still!?  There really needs to be some kind of "reload textures" command...  Anyways, I'm not sure how an Ice Wraith should look, but I like the improvement.

EDIT: This mod does not make the wraiths any darker, it makes them more transparent and since the background is black they look darker.  I'm going to add a grey room to Review Studio at some point tonight, just have to figure out the CK's lighting system.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:17 PM

You just need to put out a fresh corps for him to feed on. They do eat don't they? Very nice comparison shots.
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#6 Farlo

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:23 PM

Dragon Priest:

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These ones I'm not crazy about.  I like the idea of fixing the rather bland armor, but it seems like all the author did was raise the contrast and saturation on the texture.  The close-up shot looks even worse than Vanilla IMO, how can you claim that's a 4k texture?  Looks like we get to wait for Cabal to get around to this one.

Staff:
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The mod was definitely installed when I took this, doesn't look like anything was done here.

Dagger:
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Once again, aiming for an older, more rusted color would be fantastic, but this mod doesn't really do it well.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:40 PM

I agree on both your thoughts here. Ice wraith: The new re-texture made it so the details of the Ice Wraith "popped-out" in a well sort of natural way you might say. Dragon Priest: As you said it seems like he have only increased the contrast and added a bit of saturation while at the same time made it more blocky looking. Looks almost as he have messed up the normal and specular mapping of it in the process. Unsure though would have to check out the texture files themselves to be certain of any changes done to them. The knife: if the contrast was not as intense I would like the new re-texture a lot more. A sort of in between vanilla and the new re-texture.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:29 PM

After finding them in game I have to agree with you two. While I still like the way the Dragon Priest face looks the armor and weapons is bad. The Ice Wraith look good though so it's not a total loss. Next time I will fully test a mod before I put it up here.
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:35 AM

Yep take the ice wraith and toss the dragon priest stuff. I can't imagine how insanely high the bloom and contrast of that armor would be if using certain enbs...
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:52 AM

Aw.. terrible retextures ! Oversaturated, blurry, no details. Not for me. Sometimes sticking with vanilla is not a bad thing..
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:50 AM

Armor is terrible.  Face is ok, a side grade to vanilla. wraith is an upgrade. However, if these are really 4k by 4k, then I vote no.  For that price I want to be blown away by the quality, and I'm not. After playing with ddsopt and constraining normals for hours with skyrim revisited, I'm really sensitive now to quality/VRam price Edit. Wraith is 2k. I guess that's ok then, but definitely no on the priests
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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:32 PM

Wraith is good, but not all that much better than vanilla. If all are not an improvement, I don't think that this should be in STEP. PS, why is this in the Anthology, and why is it stickied?

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:40 PM

Wraith is good, but not all that much better than vanilla. If all are not an improvement, I don't think that this should be in STEP.

PS, why is this in the Anthology, and why is it stickied?

The two different mods are available as separate files and the note on the Wiki instructs users to only get the Ice Wraith file, I don't see a reason we shouldn't include it just because an unrelated mod is on the same page (why the author thought that was a good idea is beyond me however).

As I mentioned on the Better Male Feet thread, they were stickied because I forgot to un-stick them after moving them from the MS forum.
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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:44 PM

Wraith is good, but not all that much better than vanilla. If all are not an improvement, I don't think that this should be in STEP.

PS, why is this in the Anthology, and why is it stickied?

The two different mods are available as separate files and the note on the Wiki instructs users to only get the Ice Wraith file, I don't see a reason we shouldn't include it just because an unrelated mod is on the same page (why the author thought that was a good idea is beyond me however).

As I mentioned on the Better Male Feet thread, they were stickied because I forgot to un-stick them after moving them from the MS forum.

OK, sounds good, but I was wondering if we had any screen compares in-game for a real comparison. Vanilla looks good to me in game.

And I am sure I am sounding like a broken record, but the persons posting these mods and the mod testers really need to flesh out the mod pages completely ....

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:53 PM


Wraith is good, but not all that much better than vanilla. If all are not an improvement, I don't think that this should be in STEP.

PS, why is this in the Anthology, and why is it stickied?

The two different mods are available as separate files and the note on the Wiki instructs users to only get the Ice Wraith file, I don't see a reason we shouldn't include it just because an unrelated mod is on the same page (why the author thought that was a good idea is beyond me however).

As I mentioned on the Better Male Feet thread, they were stickied because I forgot to un-stick them after moving them from the MS forum.

OK, sounds good, but I was wondering if we had any screen compares in-game for a real comparison. Vanilla looks good to me in game.

And I am sure I am sounding like a broken record, but the persons posting these mods and the mod testers really need to flesh out the mod pages completely ....

I posted comparisons, it's like the 4th post from the top...?  I made these pages and thought I filled everything out correctly, what did I miss?
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