I would very much like to play this version of Skyrim.
Modder UniqueUses has been playing around with Bethesda’s last Elder Scrolls game, and while I’ve seen plenty of visual mods for Skyrim, this is something else. They recently uploaded a series of work-in-progress screen shots to Imgur for what they’re calling “Toon Skyrim.”
It looks incredible.
What’s going on here?
“I’m basically making my own potato texture mod, with an enb [a visual mod] and weather that goes with it to help hide that ugly lod [level of detail],” said UniqueUses on reddit. “I like the potato texture style, but I think a lot of fixing up needs to be done for it to be playable. So I’m going to attempt to make things like signs and faces readable but still fit the potato style. For example, certain puzzles need to be seen, so I’m going to edit those.”
Potato texture refers to a simplistic graphics style. It’s often deployed to try and get games like Skyrim running on lower-end hardware.
The mod hasn’t been released just yet, but it will reportedly be on Nexus Mods in the near future. In the meantime, you can view the impressive Imgur album below.
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