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<WIP> Jerall mountains are MOUNTAINS!

Work in progress mod to make the Jerall Mountains look more like Skyrims mountains. No landscaping will be done however ill be removing a lot of random rocks and replacing them with mountains from skyrims Assets 

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Please don't use Skyrim

Please don't use Skyrim assets...

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Well, he can use the models,

Well, he can use the models, just not the assets. You can duplicate the asset and rename it to have "TES4" in front of it like all the other Skyblivion assets do, though. Just don't alter or place any vanilla Skyrim assets, duplicate it instead and use the duplicated version. Otherwise, there will be problems if we ever make an oblivion remake for the next TES game, as some oblivion assets were used and those assets had to be replaced manually with Skywind.

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LASentry wrote: Please don't

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Please don't use Skyrim assets...

Hope you realize how many are actually used in skywind. 

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iceflame542 wrote: Well, he

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Well, he can use the models, just not the assets. You can duplicate the asset and rename it to have "TES4" in front of it like all the other Skyblivion assets do, though. Just don't alter or place any vanilla Skyrim assets, duplicate it instead and use the duplicated version.

 

This. I ment im just using the models. In no way am i modding the vanilla Game

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Of course I know, don't take

Of course I know, don't take me for an idiot. But it's not like you can easily notice them, besides you don't want Skyrim rocks all over the mountains in Skyblivion.

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LASentry wrote: Of course I

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Of course I know, don't take me for an idiot. But it's not like you can easily notice them, besides you don't want Skyrim rocks all over the mountains in Skyblivion.

 

I see where you are coming from yes. However its only with the mountain cliffs I'm worrying about. I am however tying to blend it in with Skyrim and Skyoblivions Artstyles.  So far its working Quite nicly.  ill post screenshots soon. 

Also it i am considering toying with moss/snow effects on Skyoblivions models. 

Im not expecting this to be done any time soon however i can keep you guys posted 

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Ok, fair enough, I'd love to

Ok, fair enough, I'd love to see the screenshots anyway :P

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http://imgur.com/a/x1N8R ​
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rocks look nice but the

rocks look nice but the default skyrim texture is so recognizable. one thing i do think would be really good is if all snow in the game was replaced with skyrim snow.

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the default skyrim texture

the default skyrim texture may be recognizable as skyrim but i don't think thats necessarily a bad thing. I mean these are technically the same mountains you find in the south of skyrim. so it makes sense they would match. this part of cyridiil was supposed to reflect skyrim and the nords quite heavily in the oblivion game.

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LASentry wrote: rocks look

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rocks look nice but the default skyrim texture is so recognizable. one thing i do think would be really good is if all snow in the game was replaced with skyrim snow.



I was considering doing a whole retexture myself. I have a collection of my own work over the years working in SourceSDK. I may pick through it and see what is usable. 

 

bluesausage wrote:

the default skyrim texture may be recognizable as skyrim but i don't think thats necessarily a bad thing. I mean these are technically the same mountains you find in the south of skyrim. so it makes sense they would match. this part of cyridiil was supposed to reflect skyrim and the nords quite heavily in the oblivion game.

This is also very true. we don't want the game to look exactly like oblivion either because well majority of the game looks like... pudding... 

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Looks very nice! You are free

Looks very nice!

You are free to do anything you want using any models since such modifications won't be merged in the main Skyblivion master to preserve compatibility with Oblivion mods.

Consider your mod as the start of Skyblivion's own Unique Landscape series.

Can I ask you to add a distant fog clouds on mountains like in Skyrim? :)

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zilav wrote: Looks very

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Looks very nice!

You are free to do anything you want using any models since such modifications won't be merged in the main Skyblivion master to preserve compatibility with Oblivion mods.

Consider your mod as the start of Skyblivion's own Unique Landscape series.

Can I ask you to add a distant fog clouds on mountains like in Skyrim? :)



Fog and clouds is On the list. Also if we're talking about converting mods over as well. Have you considered Elsweyr: Desert of Anequina?
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Any mod can be converted

Any mod can be converted unless it relies heavily on oblivion engine mechanics (for example combat and body replacer mods).

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Just testing the mod and the

Just testing the mod and the mountains feel like mountains now. its quite intimidating. Ill post screenshots once i repair a few errors. 

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i need an opinion. Seeing as

i need an opinion. Seeing as its Cloud ruler temple. Should i add an almost blinding amount of cloud effects around the temple? 

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damn thats pretty

damn thats pretty

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I wouldn't do blinding but a
I wouldn't do blinding but a cloud effect would be cool.
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Areas iv worked on so

Areas iv worked on so far.

What it looks like.
(no ENB just Skyrim with SKyblivion)

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I want to climb that.

I want to climb that.

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It's all Skyrimy

It's all Skyrimy :P

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I'll let that slide, since

I'll let that slide, since its an area that connects to skyrim, and the engine is skyrim. ;)

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Even then, a lot of

Even then, a lot of skyrims landscape assets would fit just fine in Cyrodiil after retextures to make the grass the same and maybe slight changes in the color of the stone to reflect the different regions geographic differences.

Basically just make everything less GRAY and BORING, like skyrim, and introduce some anarchy color like in Oblivion. Besides, isn't it possible to have, say, a cliff mesh from skyrim reference oblivions grass and stone textures?

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SikSikSikki wrote: Even then,

SikSikSikki wrote:

Even then, a lot of skyrims landscape assets would fit just fine in Cyrodiil after retextures to make the grass the same and maybe slight changes in the color of the stone to reflect the different regions geographic differences.

Basically just make everything less GRAY and BORING, like skyrim, and introduce some anarchy color like in Oblivion. Besides, isn't it possible to have, say, a cliff mesh from skyrim reference oblivions grass and stone textures?

 

Iv been experimenting with this already. however ill have to include meshes in the download file meaning the download size will bloat. 

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You should let the cliffs

You should let the cliffs like that in this area, leave more colorful variations for colovian highlands/souther valus mountains (just look at unique landscape mods).

Nice job anyway : ) I did that for the old master but it's lost now. You can add a few glaciers too in the little valleys behind the cloudmaster temple and the azura shrine.

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Damn. Things like save game

Damn. Things like save game bloating are beyond me... I never know what causes that kind of thing. Oh well... Either way, the gray rocks of Skyrim look great in the Jerall Mountains, but be sure to look at how skyrim builds its cliffs. They shouldn't be made up of a crap ton of the meshes put together, and should look as seamless as possible.

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Drakonman wrote: [spoiler]i

Drakonman wrote:

[spoiler]i need an opinion. Seeing as its Cloud ruler temple. Should i add an almost blinding amount of cloud effects around the temple? 

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Yeah some more cloud affects would be nice. It would makes the temple look more secluded and it would help hide the fact that its textures look awful from a distance.

 

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SikSikSikki wrote: Damn.

SikSikSikki wrote:

Damn. Things like save game bloating are beyond me... I never know what causes that kind of thing. Oh well... Either way, the gray rocks of Skyrim look great in the Jerall Mountains, but be sure to look at how skyrim builds its cliffs. They shouldn't be made up of a crap ton of the meshes put together, and should look as seamless as possible.

Actually believe it or not the mountains are generally 4 meshes with some detail around it. (with the exception of the slopes)  

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what happened to this

what happened to this

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Drakonman had to leave us,

Drakonman had to leave us, but you should see an update for the Jerral mountains soon ;)

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This was also done on an

This was also done on an older version of the mod that is no longer being used by the team. Oh Hi BTW