ENBSeries is a post-processing injector by Boris Vorontsov. Unlike ReShade, it is not universal but built for specific games and hooks directly into the engine. Effects are therefore highly advanced and specific to each games. ENB is also capable of fixing bugs and improving performance plus it offers additional features such as VSYNC, a screenshot hotkey, and a toggleable FPS counter.
The effects vary in their performance impact. A full preset, especially when Skyrim is run on high resolutions, can bring even high-end PCs to their knees. Fortunately, Skyrim SE with its generally improved performance runs a great deal better with ENBSeries presets and 60FPS+ on a reasonable resolution (1080p) are comfortably attainable on most machines.
TPF uses Serio’s ENB, preset for Cathedral Weathers that is fairly performance-friendly and doesn’t break vanilla imagespaces (for Nighteye). For better compatibility with our lighting overhaul, we will be using a version of it tweaked specifically for the guide.
Yes and no.
ENB and Serio’s preset are part of the guide. You are not supposed to skip these instructions. However, disabling ENBSeries is as simple as pressing a single key ingame or clicking “Uninstall” in ENB Man.
The problem is that the guide was made with ENB in mind. For example, Skyrim’s native ambient occlusion was disabled early on in the guide in favour of ENB AO. A number of mods installed up until this point are exclusively for ENB, fixing mesh brightness or adding effects.
Ultimately, you shouldn’t encounter any major issues when disabling ENB. If you don’t like the effect or find the performance impact too jarring, you can essentially skip this step or uninstall ENB later on. The point is that I will not be responsible for any visual inconsistencies or bugs stemming from a user’s refusal to use ENBSeries.
If you choose not to use ENBSeries, it is advisable to re-enable Skyrim’s native ambient occlusion in the
ENBMan is one of several ENB manager tools available. It happens to my favourite which is why we are using it for TPF. One downside of ENBMan is that importing files directly from archives usually doesn’t work so an extra step is required, extracting files, and then importing them in ENBMan. That’s a small inconvenience for an otherwise highy convenient tool though.
Your Modding Folder\Tools\ENB Man.
Your Modding Folder\temp.
Your Modding Folder\Tools\ENBMan\Games\Skyrim SE\Binaries\ENBSeries 0.4xx.
I’m personally not a fan of the default ENB ingame hotkeys. “KeyUseEffect”, for instance, is on Shift+F12. At the same time, F12 is the Steam hotkey for “Take Screenshot”. You can see how that might result in many unwanted screenshots.
Check the screenshot below and mirror my values in the input section to get the following hotkeys:
This means you can quickly toggle ENB ingame with F10, open the GUI to customise the preset with F11, and bring up a nifty FPS counter anytime with F7. No default keys are affected (like F5 and F9 for Quick Save and Quick Load respectively) and screenshots you can continue to take with F12 using the Steam overlay.
If you want different hotkeys, use this super useful website to figure out any key’s numeric value.
Your Modding Folder\temp.
We will be editing Serio’s ENB to largely use mindflux’ settings from Water for ENB with some custom tweaks to Muddiness and Sun Lighting Multiplier.
[WATER] IgnoreWeatherSystem=true EnableDispersion=true EnableCaustics=true EnableParallax=true EnableSelfReflection=false EnableDisplacement=true DisplacementQuality=0 ReflectionAmount=1.0 DispersionAmount=0.35 CausticsAmount=1.0 SunSpecularMultiplier=2.0 SunScatteringMultiplier=0.75 WavesAmplitudeDawn=0.5 WavesAmplitudeSunrise=0.75 WavesAmplitudeDay=1.0 WavesAmplitudeSunset=0.75 WavesAmplitudeDusk=0.5 WavesAmplitudeNight=0.25 WavesAmplitudeInteriorDay=1.0 WavesAmplitudeInteriorNight=1.0 DisableDistantReflection=true EnableTemporalAA=true EnableTessellation=true TessellationQuality=0 FresnelMultiplier=0.35 Muddiness=0.35 BrightnessDawn=1.0 BrightnessSunrise=1.0 BrightnessDay=1.0 BrightnessSunset=1.0 BrightnessDusk=1.0 BrightnessNight=1.0 BrightnessInteriorDay=1.0 BrightnessInteriorNight=1.0 EnableShadow=false EnableVolumetricShadow=false EnableCloudsShadow=true EnableLighting=true VolumetricShadowQuality=2 FresnelMin=0.0 FresnelMax=1.0 SunLightingMultiplier=0.1 WetMultiplier=1.0
[UNDERWATER] IgnoreWeatherSystem=true TintAmount=1.65 EnableCaustics=true HighQualityCaustics=true CausticsAmount=3.0 CausticsAmountDawn=3.0 CausticsAmountSunrise=3.0 CausticsAmountDay=3.0 CausticsAmountSunset=3.0 CausticsAmountDusk=3.0 CausticsAmountNight=3.0 CausticsAmountInteriorDay=3.0 CausticsAmountInteriorNight=3.0
Serio's ENB for Cathedral Weathers 1.10.