What Skyrim Looks Like When You’re Running 100 Mods At Once

Kotaku - My copy of Skyrim would usually fall over once I started running more than, say, 8-10 mods at once. So I've got no idea how modder Unreal has managed to get around 100 mods running at once. I'm just going to assume sorcery.

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DoomeDx1976d ago

Playstation 3 version looks better then this.

Dasteru1976d ago

If you were to try running this level of detail on the PS3 you wouldn't even be able to measure it in FPS anymore. It would be SPF.

DoomeDx1976d ago

lol @ you for thinking i was being serious

Dasteru1976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

Don't worry lol i knew you were joking.

You would need to be either blind as a bat or immensely stupid to actually believe that so it was quite obvious.

Also none of the disagree's on either of your comments were from me.

Flavor1976d ago

Hate to break your heart fellow PC gamer, but the maker of the grass mod states clearly that he gets '5 to 30' fps with his mods on. At 1280 by 720.

On a PC with an overclocked gtx 670.

Here read the FAQs:

There's a reason these are still screen captures, kekekeke.

Mocat1976d ago


Also the gameplay with an ENB mod is not very good very blurry most of the time, but the visuals are indeed very good

vortis1976d ago


ENB's blur effect NEVER looked good. I always hated it. Even when I was getting 30+ FPS the blur made the game feel like it was 15FPS trying to feign 30fps. It hurt my eyes and did nothing for the game.

I guess Vorontsov just likes adding in blur for testing purposes, but it has yet to have any "real-world" purpose in improving the visual quality or gameplay immersion for any game.

HardCover1976d ago

Flavor: You can turn that down slightly and get 50+ fps on a typical gamer's PC. This is not the most taxing mod out there.

SnotyTheRocket1976d ago

Guys, i'm almost 150% sure he was kidding.

AKS1976d ago


If you're implying that mods that enhance graphics tend to cripple frame rates, that's not necessarily true. Some definitely do, but then again some in-game options built into games like ubersampling in The Witcher 2 show very modest benefits yet can easily cut the frame rate in half. On the other hand, some of the mods I've used with Skyrim have dramatically improved the visuals at a very modest performance cost.

100 demanding mods of course is going to be rough, but I don't have a problem running Skyrim with some decent mods with a single card.

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g-nome1976d ago

Hope playstation 4 looks like that ...

andibandit1976d ago

Unlikely, but i've found graphics that will problably be close to what we can expect from bethesda:


Dee_911976d ago

the grass most likely not,lighting and textures could depending on the developer of course

AKS1976d ago


Was that picture taken after the fourth patch?

Blackdeath_6631976d ago

don't get your hopes up with bethesda always get their games on PC otherwise avoid buying them at launch and take extra caution if you are buying ps3 version. hopefully with the next gen the incompetent developers over at bethesda maybe able to make a game that would actually work. it is really unfortunate that this is the case since i like the elder scrolls.

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DoomeDx1976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

^ Good lol.

People really lose their sense of humor when its about a gaming console.

Its just scary

Sony3601976d ago

Said no one with working eyes, ever.

The Ps3 is the weakest of all the versions.

StraightPath1976d ago

oh my eyes...this is beyond crazy next generation consoles would not be able to pull those graphics this is amazing

Gamer19821976d ago

PCs will in about 5-6 years though as standard. A top range PC could just about do it now with huge overclocks. So a gamer PC in about 2 years could do this. Thats just after the launch of PS4 and Xbox 720 PC graphics could potentially be this good.

gedapeleda1976d ago

N4G can not into sarcasm

wastedcells1976d ago

Ya don't wiiU games look this good ?

JackRipper1976d ago

Why do so many people disagree? That was a funny comment my man!

fatstarr1976d ago

yea 37 ps3's duct taped together.

kingdavid1976d ago

Looks incredible. The art style actually sorta reminds me of halo actually, obviously at a much higher level of course.

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Bimkoblerutso1976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

Kinda went crazy with the bloom and depth of field there, but it is pretty, I'll say.

DoomeDx1976d ago

That picture looks like vanilla skyrim. On PC.

guitarded771976d ago

My computer can't even run those screenshots :(

2pacalypsenow1976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

@DoomeDx no it doesnt the reg graphics still suck on the pc . They are miles better than PS3/xbox but they dont look like that

Tonester9251976d ago

The only thing that stood out was the realistic "looking" grass lol

VenalPsychopomp1976d ago

Co-ordinating that many mods in simultaneous tandem must have been an absolute nightmare.

From my experience, sometimes you can just install two mods and endure catastrophic problems from their irksome incompatibilities.

Still, the fruits of his efforts are undeniable - low FPS or not, that is some serious eye candy.

Slugg3r1976d ago

Couple years and we have the hardware to actually run Skyrim with these mod properly.

Bordel_19001976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )


It's not that bad actually.

At least you can use "Texture Pack Combiner" which reduces the amount of coordinating a lot.

These are my screenshots from Skyrim running at 50-60 frames/sec.

HardCover1976d ago

When's the last time you ran mods? In Skyrim I just install whatever the f*** I want and it pretty much works without flaw (unless of course you download clearly conflicting mods).

MissKitteh1976d ago

Pretty awesome! I have to run skyrim on all the lowest graphic settings :( So I'll just try to live vicariously through these photos.

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