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#1 Posted by f22rf (1100 posts) -

So did anyone manage to enable SSAO for the game? I tried with the nVidiainspector but it seems it won't do anything. Also founda link to an ENB mod. Has anyone tried it? Thanks..

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#2 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

works flawlessly on mine

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#3 Posted by trastamad03 (4859 posts) -
Can we see a pic with and without SSAO in Skyrim? Thanks.
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#4 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

Can we see a pic with and without SSAO in Skyrim? Thanks.trastamad03

it's mainly noticeable on grass and indoor objects:

Without:

With SSAO:

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#5 Posted by f22rf (1100 posts) -
[QUOTE="wis3boi"]

works flawlessly on mine

It doesn't work for me for some reason.. after you hit the apply button do you keep both inspector windows open and just start the game? Do they have to be in a specific folder?Maybe it doesn't work with SLI enabled? Do androids dream of electric sheep?..
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#6 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

ive only opened it, hit apply, and never opened it ever again. You need to select tesv.exe as the game to apply it to

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#7 Posted by f22rf (1100 posts) -
I must say I'm a dummy.. I had it on all along. Just turned it off and saw that there's a difference. The game really looks different without it, in a way that I can't believe that the developers didn't put it out as a standart option
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#8 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -
I must say I'm a dummy.. I had it on all along. Just turned it off and saw that there's a difference. The game really looks different without it, in a way that I can't believe that the developers didn't put it out as a standart optionf22rf
I believe it.. they didn't do it for Oblivion either and I wasn't surprised when they didn't put SSAO in Skyrim.
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#9 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -
So when I click "Play" in Steam, this will work? Or do I have to create a desktop shortcut for TESV.exe from my game folder?
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#10 Posted by trastamad03 (4859 posts) -
Sweet Jesus, it's beautiful... I just got home and first thing i did was try this... Worked 1 shot :D
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#11 Posted by Gamerperson33 (557 posts) -
Okay this might come out as the most noobish question of all time, but can I enable SSAO on my AMD card, and if so how do I do it? I have a 6870. Thanks!
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#12 Posted by painguy1 (8686 posts) -

It kills performance. I went from 120 fps to 30-40

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#13 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -
So when I click "Play" in Steam, this will work? Or do I have to create a desktop shortcut for TESV.exe from my game folder? Elann2008
all you need to do is apply the SSAO to the nvidia drivers and thats it
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#14 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

It kills performance. I went from 120 fps to 30-40

painguy1

dont set it to max quality, it rapes the fps

Okay this might come out as the most noobish question of all time, but can I enable SSAO on my AMD card, and if so how do I do it? I have a 6870. Thanks!Gamerperson33

not that i know of

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#15 Posted by StrawberryHill (5321 posts) -

I use the method as shown in the pics. It makes the game much more vibrant. Use it with the "enhanced night sky" mod and the nights are beautiful.

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#16 Posted by painguy1 (8686 posts) -

[QUOTE="painguy1"]

It kills performance. I went from 120 fps to 30-40

wis3boi

dont set it to max quality, it rapes the fps

Okay this might come out as the most noobish question of all time, but can I enable SSAO on my AMD card, and if so how do I do it? I have a 6870. Thanks!Gamerperson33

not that i know of

it looks so bad tho on anything lower :(

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#17 Posted by ferret-gamer (17476 posts) -

[QUOTE="f22rf"]I must say I'm a dummy.. I had it on all along. Just turned it off and saw that there's a difference. The game really looks different without it, in a way that I can't believe that the developers didn't put it out as a standart optionElann2008
I believe it.. they didn't do it for Oblivion either and I wasn't surprised when they didn't put SSAO in Skyrim.

Well considering Crytek didn't develop SSAO in games until Crysis in 2007, it is kinda expected that Oblivion from 2006 didn't have it.

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#18 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

[QUOTE="wis3boi"]

[QUOTE="painguy1"] dont set it to max quality, it rapes the fps

[QUOTE="Gamerperson33"]Okay this might come out as the most noobish question of all time, but can I enable SSAO on my AMD card, and if so how do I do it? I have a 6870. Thanks!painguy1

not that i know of

it looks so bad tho on anything lower :(

the screenshots i posted are using the "Quality" setting, not "High Quality"
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#19 Posted by spittis (1875 posts) -
The effect seems very similar to the mod I'm using http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=131 Only tried Preset 1 but it improves the outdoor areas ALOT. After enabling it I realized how washed out the original colours were. Vanilla:  Modded: (Also contains the no blocky faces and improved faces mod from nexus)  Vanilla:  Modded:
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#20 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -
Basically, you don't even need to tweak your ini file beyond the FOV and water effects.. just turn on SSAO and it improves the graphics noticeably. I tested it myself and everything pops. Looks great but of course, performance takes a nice hit.
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#21 Posted by trastamad03 (4859 posts) -
Basically, you don't even need to tweak your ini file beyond the FOV and water effects.. just turn on SSAO and it improves the graphics noticeably. I tested it myself and everything pops. Looks great but of course, performance takes a nice hit.Elann2008
The only thing that I noticed SSAO being bad for is inside caves... You get black spots on the grey misty backgrounds. Also, how do you change the FOV and water effects?
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#22 Posted by trastamad03 (4859 posts) -
[QUOTE="spittis"]The effect seems very similar to the mod I'm using http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=131 Only tried Preset 1 but it improves the outdoor areas ALOT. After enabling it I realized how washed out the original colours were. [bunch of screenies][/URL]

That just looks like someone used the Sharpen tool for each texture. Looks ugly.
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#23 Posted by CHANCESUNDANCE (805 posts) -

at first i thought ssao was not THAT important , but in Skyrim it made a huge difference.

as someone said before things really pop up , esspecialy the gras looks more realistic.

anyway , i"m on ATi , and i use enb mod to activate ssao.