Cinematic

LIGHTING - CINEMATIC

Enhanced Lighting and FX (ELFX)
by anamorfus


Download and install the main file.

FOMOD instructions

MAIN – AMBIENCE: None

MAIN – EXTERIOR: select nothing

SMIM: SMIM Meshes, SMIM Lanterns

PATCHES: No Player Homes

OPTIONALS: select nothing

Optional: FOMOD selections explained

In case you are curious why specific choices during the FOMOD installation were made, here is my reasoning:


ELFX Enhancer / Hardcore modules: They are simply too dark. The Hardcore module’s approach is very interesting in terms of realism but makes gameplay extremely tedious and the Enhancer darkens many areas too much. In addition to that, these modules touch many more cells which more than doubles the amount of patches required. This is why I strongly recommend you stick to the core ELFX module without using the other options.

ELFX Exteriors: Not choosing this because I feel it goes beyond the scope of this mod as an interior lighting overhaul and also because it would conflict with many town/city overhauls et cetera.

ELFX Weathers: Again, this is outside the scope of this mod. We already installed a weather overhaul.

No Player Homes: For simplicity’s sake, we will simply revert all the changes ELFX made to player homes to avoid conflicts with overhauls down the line.

Torches: We will install a different torch flame retexture later on, but you can actually select this option if you want to.

Additional installation instructions

Blatantly copied from DarkLadyLexy’s great SSE LOTD STEP guide because it fixes a gamebreaking issue.


  • Launch xEdit and let it load up your plugins.
  • Once it’s done, double-click Enhanced Lights and FX.esp in the left pane.
  • Navigate to Cell \ Block 7 \ Sub-Block 4 and right-click > delete the record 0007C98B Thalmor Embassy01.

  • Navigate to FormID List \ xx16733B EnhancedLightsandFXForms.
  • Right-click that record (EnhancedLightsandFXForms) and select Apply script.
  • Select the Remove invalid entries from lists script and click OK.
  • We are done with the core Enhanced Lights and FX.esp now.

  • Double-click ELFX – NoPlayerHomes.esp in the left pane.
  • Navigate to FormID List \ xx16733B EnhancedLightsandFXForms.
  • Right-click that record (EnhancedLightsandFXForms) and select Apply script.
  • Select the Remove invalid entries from lists script and click OK.

  • All done! Close xEdit.

Unofficial ELFX SMIM Performance Patch
by Skysan4298


Download and install the main file.

Cutting Room Floor - Lighting Overhaul
by SkyrimFantom

optional

Download and install the main file.

Interior Floating Fog Remover
by 747823

optional no ESP / ESM


Download and install the main file.