What's the recommended mod for realistic lighting?

#1StaticnovaPosted 3/16/2013 4:52:49 AM
Ideally, I want darker nights.

My friend also had one that adds lanterns to streets and towns/cities, anyone have the name of it?
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#2xxcheexxPosted 3/16/2013 5:28:46 AM
The lanterns mod is called Lanterns of Skyrim. Get the All-in-One version. It also has different presets available. I myself use RCRN-Hyper Purist preset (can be used even without RCRN).

As for realistic lighting, I'd recommend the combination of Climates of Tamriel + Enhanced Lights and FX. Looks much more natural than Realistic Lighting Overhaul.

You might want to also check out Skyrim Project Optimization. The lighting mods might eat in your fps so it'll help lessen the effect.
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#3Staticnova(Topic Creator)Posted 3/16/2013 7:10:11 AM
Thanks. Guess I'll have to take into account mod compatibility as I have at least 2 weather mods installed.
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#4Matty_G33Posted 3/16/2013 7:10:16 AM
Lighting mods won't be that taxing, but Project Optimization is basically free performance either way.

Climates of Tamriel is a good base in general since it has additional weather effects alongside lighting. Realistic Lighting Overhaul can load after it and work if you want that.
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#5Chielz0rPosted 3/16/2013 8:44:38 AM
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#6Tai_Le_ReePosted 3/16/2013 10:58:57 AM
Darker nights are not lore friendly. You see those 2 very huge moons, they just don't reflect the sun. They also glow.
You want dark interiors, not dark nights.
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#8myztikricePosted 3/16/2013 1:54:15 PM
Realistic Lighting Overhaul just released a new update that should be what you're looking for. I didn't like Enhanced Lights and FX because it added too many blue lights everywhere.
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#9thoughtsoutsidePosted 3/16/2013 2:00:30 PM
realistic lighting overhaul has really really dark nights when compared to climates of tamriel. I haven't tried any others. Also, climates of tamriel is more immersive (it feels more nordic), but realistic lighting overhaul looks less realistic and more vibrant colors.
#10StrategyWikipedPosted 3/16/2013 3:34:58 PM

I use those. Best lighting mod. RLO is the worst (disgusting orange light at every single turn, touts that it's "realistic" but took Pluto's amazing work and ruined it, proceeds to then garners donations with the brand name).

ELFX is definitely amazing in it's own regard. However, there are certain changes which I don't enjoy such as http://static.skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/images/27043-2-1353219433.jpg because it changes the feeling of these places too much (not enough light). Where as Relighting Skyrim is more like this http://static.skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/images/17609-1-1345091982.png