Crazy Shadows Bug

#1OliverTambossaPosted 5/6/2012 3:50:45 PM
I am having troubles with Skyrim, lately. It would seem that a lot of the shadows are missing, and when you walk under where one should be, the whole world goes dark in shadow. This has surfaced after the 1.5 update, and I am using no texture mods (Unless you count Armor textures as one) I really would like some help on this problem, and am hoping to see some fixes soon.
#2EdvinMPosted 5/8/2012 11:38:17 AM
I have this problem too, but I haven't found a fix for it yet. There is a workaround though; you can disable the shadows, but it will still flicker a little bit, though not as much.
#3mastercheif08Posted 5/8/2012 11:46:18 AM
I just got a mod that gets rid of shadows. Works out though because of the FPS boost from having no shadows, I put some mods in that enhance the lighting ne ways.
#4arleasPosted 5/8/2012 1:10:16 PM
I had this happen but only after I reduced the lighting distance. Try bumping the lighting distance up higher and see if that fixes it (unless that makes your framerate take a dive).
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#5MackorovPosted 5/8/2012 11:14:45 PM
Are you using a ATI card?
cuz it seems this glitch only occurs for ATI users
#6basketofsealsPosted 5/9/2012 7:49:19 AM
I have this glitch and I don't use an ATI card.
#7arleasPosted 5/9/2012 1:44:44 PM
I also don't have an ATI/AMD card, but I've seen something similar to this happen when I turned the lighting distance down. Then the room would suddenly go dark if I stepped to the wrong spot. I don't recall if it had anything to do with standing where there were shadows or not... I was just experimenting with the settings to see what I could turn down without noticing.
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#8no1oblivionfanPosted 5/10/2012 10:55:43 AM
It seems like you Skyrim/SkyrimPrefs.ini files are messed up. Back them up then delete them and launch Skyrim. If if doesn't work delete them and put the backed up ones back.
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#9PirahnoPlantmanPosted 5/11/2012 4:21:41 PM
Would really love a fix for this issue. Just picked up Skyrim again after leaving it hanging for about 2-3 months and this was the first thing I noticed. I have a pretty crappy Nvidia card so that rules out the ATI card deal. How likely is it that Bethesda will come around with a patch to fix this? Or are we boned/ have to depend on mods?
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