ELFX天气 - TrueStorms兼容性补丁
我一直认为ELFX提供的天气模块与nexus上的其他可用选择相比，是一种“被遗忘”的选择。因此，我总是认为它是相当不受欢迎的，从来没有亲自尝试过，或者说实话，我曾经想过。嗯，你可以说我发现在过去几个月发布补丁之后，到目前为止最受欢迎的补丁（仅次于黑曜石天气）是ELFX Weathers的补丁，我感到有点惊讶。利基是伟大的，不是吗？ :)所以我终于给了它一个下载，并花了一些时间在xEdit中，我必须说，我对我发现的东西感到惊喜。当然，这并不是对自己的系统或纹理进行全面的天气改造，但我确实认为它能够很好地掩盖天际所有天气的整体氛围和美感，尤其令我惊讶的是风雨天气。为了让事情变得更好，当我开始将它与True Storms混合时，我意识到这两个mod实际上是一起使用的。虽然我认为ELFX在改造暴风雨天气的着色和照明方面做得很好，但它并没有增加太多音频或效果的方式，幸运的是，True Storms非常好！长话短说，如果你没有尝试过ELFX Weathers，我强烈建议这样做，特别是如果你正在寻找一个对性能几乎没有影响的轻量级选项。对于那些已经爱上了ELFX天气的人来说，True Storms会为您的风暴添加额外的强度做得非常出色。无论哪种方式，我希望你喜欢这个组合！ :)
- 完全检修来自ELFX天气（之前仅使用香草音频文件）的所有音频，True Storms增加了音频，包括25次雷声以及所有环境和室内雨声。这将彻底消除那些令人讨厌的循环雷声音频，这种声音一直存在于香草雷声音频中:)
- 完全改造ELFX天气的粒子和着色器效果与True Storms提供的效果，使风暴感觉更加强烈。
- 将所有True Storm的独特天气分配到ELFX的区域数据中，创造出更多样化的天气组合，因为True Storms填补了ELFX以前缺乏的地方，主要是选择了更多的暴风雨和有雾天气。
- 修改Solstheim区域数据，包括True Storms提供的独特灰烬天气的所有变化，其中一些可以在上面的屏幕截图中看到。还提供可选的Wet＆Cold贴片，它集成了它所添加的所有独特灰烬天气，满足您所有与灰烬相关的需求:)
此版本保留了ELFX Weathers的视觉变化，同时结合了True Storms增加的所有雷声，雨水和内部音频，以及更重，更密集的雨水颗粒。在过去的几个月里，我曾经对这种关系进行过多次天气改造，我可以诚实地说，ELFX实际上更接近于我在其他一些混合补丁中试图实现的黑暗，坚韧的美学。如果像我一样，你更喜欢你的风暴像我一样可怕的黑暗和激烈，那么这可能是你的完美选择:)
下面的视频比较了两个版本，以帮助您确定偏好。我正在使用ELFX进行整体照明（duh！）和ENB（SkyrimSE Re-Engaged）用于视频和屏幕截图，因此请记住，根据您自己的ENB和mod设置，您的版本可能会有所不同，尤其是一些天气的黑暗程度。我还包括了一些非常酷的Solstheim天气的额外镜头，这些天气由True Storms专门添加，由这个补丁延续，我觉得这是其主要奖励之一。如果你想跳过去看他们，他们就在最后:)
该补丁需要在加载顺序中加载ELFX Weathers模块和True Storms：
ELFX - Weathers.esp
ELFX Weathers - TrueStorms Compatibility Patch
I've always thought of the weather module provided by ELFX to kind of be the "forgotten" option when compared to the hefty selection of others available on the nexus. As such I kind of always assumed that it was fairly unpopular, and never personally gave it a try or, to be honest, ever thought I would. Well, you could say I was more than a bit surprised to find that, after releasing patches over the past few months, the most highly requested patch by far (second only to Obsidian Weathers) was one for ELFX Weathers. Niches are great, aren't they? :) So I finally gave it a download and spent some time with it in xEdit, and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised by what I found. Sure, it's not a total weather overhaul with its own systems or textures, but I do think it does an excellent job of touching up the overall atmosphere and aesthetic of all of Skyrim's weathers, especially, to my surprise, the stormy weathers. And to make things even better, when I started working on blending it with True Storms, I realized that these two mods were practically made to be used together. Whereas I think ELFX does a wonderful job of revamping the coloring and lighting of stormy weathers, it doesn't add much in the way of new audio or effects, which luckily, True Storms does very well! Long story short, if you haven't given ELFX Weathers a try yet I would highly suggest doing so, especially if you are looking for a lighter weight option that will have next to zero impact on performance. And for those who are already in love with ELFX Weathers, True Storms will do an excellent job of adding extra intensity to your storms where you might have previously found it lacking. Either way, I hope you enjoy the combination! :)
-Completely overhauls all audio from ELFX Weathers (which previously used only vanilla audio files) with True Storms added audio, including 25+ thunder sounds as well as all ambient and interior rain sounds. This will completely remove that annoying looping thunder audio that is ever-present with the vanilla thunder audio as well :)
-Completely revamps the particle and shader effects of ELFX Weathers with those provided by True Storms to make storms feel more intense.
-Distributes all of True Storm's unique weathers into ELFX's region data, creating a more varied blend of weathers as True Storms fills in for places where ELFX previously lacked, mainly with a bigger selection of stormy and foggy weathers.
-Revamps the Solstheim regional data to include all variations of unique ashy weathers provided by True Storms, a few of which can be seen in the screenshots above. Also provides an optional Wet&Cold patch that integrates all of the unique ash weathers that it also adds, for all of your ash-related needs :)
-Comes in two versions for visual preference. Both versions contain all of the above features, they simply change the "aesthetic" of your stormy weathers purely by tweaking things like ambient lighting, coloring, fog levels, etc.
Here is a general overview of the visual changes made in both versions:
This version keeps the visual changes made by ELFX Weathers while incorporating all of the added thunder, rain, and interior audio added by True Storms, as well as the heavier, denser rain particles. I've worked with many weather overhauls on the nexus over the past few months, and I can honestly say that ELFX actually comes far closer to the dark, gritty aesthetic that I'd been trying to achieve in some of my other blended patches. If, like me, you prefer your storms to be as terrifyingly dark and intense as I do, then this might be the perfect option for you :)
This version selectively incorporates some of the lighting and coloring of True Storms into ELFX's stormy weathers to lighten them up and make them a bit less gloomy. If you weren't the biggest fan of how dark the storms could get in ELFX, or just like more visibility and color in your weathers, then this version is probably more up your alley :)
The video below compares both versions in action to help you decide on a preference. I was using ELFX for overall lighting (duh!) and an ENB (SkyrimSE Re-Engaged) for both the video and the screenshots, so please keep in mind that your version might look different depending on your own ENB and mod setup, especially the darkness levels of some of the weathers. I also included a few extra shots of the really cool Solstheim weathers added specifically by True Storms that are carried over by this patch, which I find to be one of its main bonuses. They are at the end if you'd like to skip ahead to see them :)
Installation and Load Order
The patch requires both the ELFX Weathers module and True Storms to be loaded like this in your load order:
ELFX - Weathers.esp
If you are updating to a newer version, simply uninstall the old one and install the newer version. This is completely safe to do mid-game.
Make sure you only choose one of the four versions provided. The optional Water's Edge Fix versions are identical to the original main files, they simply incorporate LoD7995's fix in with the merge for those users that can't stand seeing those blocky water edges. If you are using one of those versions, you no longer need to load the main Water's Edge Fix plugin.
This patch basically combines ELFX Weathers and True Storms into a single weather mod, so it will not be compatible with any mods that alter region or weather records. A few good examples are:
-All other weather mods.
-Darker Nights - I will not be making a patch myself, but Unforbidable is usually very open to making his own official patches for other weather patches if they are requested. It never hurts to ask :)
-Water's Edge Fix - Two extra versions are included as optional files that are identical to the two main versions, only they also directly incorporate LoD7995's Water's Edge Fix. The only reason I've included two more separate versions instead of including the fix directly into the original versions is because, as stated in LoD's description, the water's edge fix works by drastically decreasing the amount of fog in all weathers. So, for those that don't mind losing the foggy aesthetic in a lot of their stormy/foggy weathers, then this is a great option. However, I know that a lot of people are willing to deal with that blocky water edge in order to keep their foggy weathers (myself included), so I made sure to keep the original files untouched with all their fogginess intact :)
-Wet & Cold - Almost fully compatible, it only changes weather records for ash storms in Solstheim. I've included a compatibility patch to ensure that Wet & Cold's effects and unique weathers will be registered in all of Obsidian's and True Storm's unique Solstheim weathers.
Highly Recommended Mods
Lightning During Storms Sse (Minty lightning)
Wonders of Weather
ETHEREAL CLOUDS - Special Edition
ETHEREAL COSMOS - Special Edition
My Other Mods
Dolomite - TrueStorms Merged Compatibility SSE
NAT - TrueStorms Merged Compatibility SSE
MythicalAges - TrueStorms Merged Compatibility SSE
RusticWeathers - TrueStorms Merged Compatibility SSE
VividWeathers - TrueStorms Merged Compatibility SSE
ObsidianWeathers - TrueStorms Merged Compatibility SSE
Of course, huge thanks to anamorfus and fadingsignal for the fantastic weather mods!
And another HUGE thanks to LoD7995 for figuring out the water's edge fix and allowing me to incorporate it directly into my patches! You're awesome!