Best ENB in all of Skyrim(A Realistic Hope) Download and endorse!

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#1 Posted by SystemsGO (1071 posts) -

Tired of looking for an ENB that actually improves the game enough to make it worth while? Tired of wondering why it's always so grey in Skyrim? Have you ever wondered what it might be like to see a little more realistic lighting in Skyrim, yes we know the default lighting is good.. But everything can be improved upon, and with that being said here is the best ENB in all of Skyrim "A Realistic Hope" created by Sharpshooter8 on Skyrim Nexus.

Note: I did not create this mod, I just fully endorse and enjoy it greatly. It is a personal favorite of mine that adds so much more immersiveness to the game that didn't lack at all in that department to begin with. Sharshooter 8 created it from Skyrim Nexus, go endorse this file, and support the mod! He's friendly, and is actively working to improve upon the mod, and listens to feedback.

A Realistic Hope


Here are some screens.

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a realistic hope winter


Now that you've seen it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and go download and endorse it!

A Realistic Hope

#2 Posted by gameguy6700 (12197 posts) -
I prefer SuperI3 or Jasmin ENB. Both greatly improve the lighting and add nice DOF without changing the colors. I get why people would like more vivid colors, but the thing to realize is that Skyrim washes out colors for an aesthetic reason, and personally I try to keep as true to the game's original art direction as possible when using graphics mods. Especially with Skyrim since the effect of increasing the color saturation is that it suddenly looks like a warm summer in Skyrim instead of a cold winter.
#3 Posted by SystemsGO (1071 posts) -

I prefer SuperI3 or Jasmin ENB. Both greatly improve the lighting and add nice DOF without changing the colors. I get why people would like more vivid colors, but the thing to realize is that Skyrim washes out colors for an aesthetic reason, and personally I try to keep as true to the game's original art direction as possible when using graphics mods. Especially with Skyrim since the effect of increasing the color saturation is that it suddenly looks like a warm summer in Skyrim instead of a cold winter.gameguy6700

I don't think this mod takes anything away from the original game. It only improves upon it. While the sun is more bright now, it doesn't take away from the winter. The cloudy days are still cloudy, the winter area's like Winterhelm still look very grim, just much more improved upon. With this mod as you stroll through the world you notice differences everywhere, the storms are still present and terrifying, and the nights are scary. This keeps the immersion, while keeping the sun realistic. I'm not sure where you have winter, but here in Texas where I'm from the sun is still blinding even though it's terribly cold out, and snow is on the ground.

#4 Posted by Wasdie (49628 posts) -

To extreme for my taste.

To much contrast.

#5 Posted by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

I gotta say, I've tried a few ENBs, and A realistic hope definitely looks the best, in my opinion. Problem is, my laptop is not exactly a beast, and ANY enb screws my framerate to the point that it's not worth it (and yes, I tried the "performance version" of a Realistic hope. still unplayable. Pretty, though). Because of that, rather than use an ENB, I use Ultra Realistic World Lighting -http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=13531 And Dynavision DOF -http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=12525with Enhanced Nights (just because it's breathtakingly gorgeous) -http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=85 With those 3, I get a framerate hit of less than 5 fps on average compared to all vanilla. Here's a couple good screenshots.

#6 Posted by ferret-gamer (17310 posts) -
The colors seem a little too vibrant and the specular on the characters seems way over done. Other than that it looks nice, but i still like how awesome the superl3 looks indoors and on characters
#7 Posted by lawlessx (46558 posts) -
i'll keep track on this one
#8 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

It's cool but all a bit too.... vivid for my tastes. The superl3 looks better. This looks overdone and would give me a headache.

Still looks better than most though

#9 Posted by wis3boi (31117 posts) -

I vote for Yadda's ENB + Realistic Lighting and FXAA injector colors

#10 Posted by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -
#11 Posted by wis3boi (31117 posts) -

Oh yeah, how do I get links to work where I can just have like "The Asteria" and that's clickable. The built in link function in GS forums has never worked right for me. Do I just have to actually type out the html?

the_bi99man

|url=blah blah blah| Name for text |/url|

use [ instead of |

#12 Posted by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

Hmm. That doesn't seem to want to work. I used GSs built in link tool for the link in my sig, and it worked just fine, but it never wants to do it for me in the forums.

#13 Posted by Travis_Odell (1701 posts) -

Teh powah of teh cell!!!!

#14 Posted by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

One more.

#15 Posted by Yams1980 (778 posts) -

looks decent, but too dark for my liking... i have my own custom ENB settings I use which are best

#16 Posted by laliberte11 (4246 posts) -

the_bi99man

...um, what is that ship doing?

#17 Posted by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -
#18 Posted by danjammer69 (4108 posts) -

[QUOTE="laliberte11"]

...um, what is that ship doing?

the_bi99man

Haha. That's the Asteria.http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=13641 Floating dwemer warship. It's a fully loaded player home. There's a little shrine in the woods below it that acts as a portal/door to get on.

lol, i have that also. Its pretty cool inside. Lots of storage. But the sounds get on my nerves because of the gears in the background.
#19 Posted by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

[QUOTE="the_bi99man"]

[QUOTE="laliberte11"]

...um, what is that ship doing?

danjammer69

Haha. That's the Asteria.http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=13641 Floating dwemer warship. It's a fully loaded player home. There's a little shrine in the woods below it that acts as a portal/door to get on.

lol, i have that also. Its pretty cool inside. Lots of storage. But the sounds get on my nerves because of the gears in the background.

Yeah, it is rather loud. I hang out there some times, but I do all of my actual storage and "home" stuff in Dovahkiin Hideout.

#20 Posted by couly (5809 posts) -
I don't know why people insist on slapping ENB onto everything. It's good on GTA4, that's about it. It doesn't suit anything else.
#21 Posted by SystemsGO (1071 posts) -

I don't know why people insist on slapping ENB onto everything. It's good on GTA4, that's about it. It doesn't suit anything else.couly

It suits Skyrim perfectly fine, and has enhanced my gameplay experience moreso than anything else so far. To each their own. For me, I'll take the ENB on GTA and Skyrim. :)

#22 Posted by -Unreal- (24536 posts) -

I'd rather play the game looking through eyes than a camera lense with an exceptionally narrow focus and vaseline slapped over it.