Skyrim Special Edition new

New HD LOD textures released for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, improving distant objects & environments

Modder ‘Abendaron‘ has released a brand new version of his HD LODs Textures mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. As the title suggests, this texture pack brings high quality LOD textures that greatly improve distant objects and environments.

This pack comes in two modes: 1K (which increases the VRAM requirements) and 512. In case you didn’t know, the game uses by default 256 or 128 textures for the Lods. By using this mod, you can improve all the SSE worlds (Tamriel, Solstheim and all the small worlds like Blackreach).

In version 9.0 the modder has added a full model for some child cities (Solitude & Whiterun only) buildings.

When you are outside a city (and the city is inside loaded cells) vanilla Skyrim will use LOD models & textures for its buildings (you see them less due to the walls). Therefore, this mod can now enable full model for some buildings in Whiterun & Solitude. Many of the buildings textures are also improved and should be really faithful to what you can see with NobleSkyrimMod when you are near them.

In order to showcase the visual improvements of this latest version, the modder has shared the following comparison screenshots. You can also download this “HD LODs Textures” mod for Skyrim from here. Do note that this mod is only for Skyrim Special Edition.

Have fun!

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