Okay, so I'm running through Chillwind Depths and I notice some floating patches of dirt hovering where I assume there ought to be a cliff wall.
My companion catches up to me and his torch illuminates the wall, revealing that part of the cliff face is missing - not a texture missing, the entire cliff model. Oddly enough though, its collision is still registering. I double checked by clicking multiple times to see if I was right, and sure enough everywhere I clicked returned the same FormID.
Not really sure what would cause this, I've had a texture problem before, but that was a VRAM allocation issue - I can say with certainty this is a whole different issue entirely. From my understanding if just the texture was missing, then the model would be painted purple or black. It's completely invisible.
Here's a picture of the issue:
I used tes5edit and nifskope to find the mesh and texture.
texture: CaveBaseGround01.dds/ CaveBaseGround01_n.dds
I am using STEP Extended 2.2.8, yes I know I'm out of date. I'm really hoping that isn't the cause of my issues, because I'd prefer not to have to re-do my Skyrim install at this current juncture.
My mod manager is Mod Organizer.
If there's anything more that I need to share, please don't hesitate to tell me so. I'd like to get this resolved as painlessly and quickly as possible.
8gb DDR3 1600
Gigabyte GTX 970 4GB (G1 rev 1.1 model)