S.B.P. ENB Settings

Info: ENB is a graphics extender and memory manager made by Boris Vorontsov. It adds new visual effects and makes the game more stable at the same time. It does however come with a 10-20% performance drop, depending on the system, drivers and settings. But even if you have a low-end system, I still strongly recommend installing the ENB, as you can disable the visual enhancements, and still get the added stability and memory improvements at no performance cost.

Info for people who just want the ENB, not the whole mod-list:
For SBP ENB to look good, remove ALL mods that alter lighting, like ELFX or RLO, and any mod that removes outdoor fog. The ENB is made for these 4 weather mods: "Climates Of Tamriel 3", "Supreme Storms", "CoT - Weather Patch" and "Expanded Snow Systems".
*Changing these environmental mods will have no impact on your save-games. (Please also note "2 - Setting up ENB", number 3)

1 - Installing the ENB & Settings Files
2 - Setting up ENB
3 - ENB Settings In-Game
4 - Enhanced ENB Night Eye (Optional)
5 - ENB On/Off Screenshots

 


1 - Installing the ENB & Settings Files


1 - Download the ENB files

Version 3.14 Download Link:
As version 3.14 has been removed from Boris's site, you can download here: (DOWNLOAD)
Copy all files from this folder into the Skyrim game folder. Overwriting any other files if asked.

Official ENB Download Site (f you want to try version 3.15 instead): (LINK)
*Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on the latest ENB version. Then scroll all the way to the bottom of that page a click the tiny download arrow.
Unpack the file and open the "WrapperVersion" folder. Copy all files from this folder into the Skyrim game folder. Overwriting any other files if asked.

Note:
The only difference between version 3.14 and 3.15, is that version 3.15 has a significantly lower quality Depth of Field, so I strongly recommend downloading version 3.14 instead.

2 - Download ENB helper file

Download: (LINK)
Unpack and copy "enbhelper.dll" into the "enbseries" folder, inside the Skyrim game folder.
 

3 - Download Skyrim Beautification Project ENB Settings

Latest version:
Skyrim Beautification Project ENB Settings v3.14 (DOWNLOAD)

Unpack and copy the files into the Skyrim Game folder. When asked, overwrite any other files.

Old versions:
Skyrim Beautification Project ENB Settings v3.08
Skyrim Beautification Project ENB Settings v2.54
Skyrim Beautification Project ENB Settings v2.52
Skyrim Beautification Project ENB Settings v2.51
Skyrim Beautification Project ENB Settings v2.50
Skyrim Beautification Project ENB Settings v2.46
Skyrim Beautification Project ENB Settings v2.45
Skyrim Beautification Project ENB Settings v2.44
Skyrim Beautification Project ENB Settings v2.43
Skyrim Beautification Project ENB Settings v2.4
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Skyrim Beautification Project ENB Settings v2.40
Skyrim Beautification Project ENB Settings v2.39
Skyrim Beautification Project ENB Settings v2.36
Skyrim Beautification Project ENB Settings v2.34
Skyrim Beautification Project ENB Settings v2.33

 


2 - Setting up ENB


1 - Memory settings

Go to the Skyrim game folder and open up the "enblocal.ini" file with a notepad.

Find the following lines:
ReservedMemorySizeMb=384
VideoMemorySizeMb=3712

Now set the numbers to match your system:
ReservedMemorySizeMb=(Change this number to 512 if you have more than 4GB. Set it to 256 if you have less than 4GB. Leave it at 384 if you have 4GB)
VideoMemorySizeMb=(Change this number to equal the amount of video memory you have, minus 384MB)

*Note: 3712 is the correct number for 4GB video memory (4096 - 384 = 3712)

Alternatively, find the line:
AutodetectVideoMemorySize=false

Change this to:
AutodetectVideoMemorySize=true
*This does not work for all graphics cards, but might work for yours (If you experience extreme stutter, then the setting didn't work)

If you are not sure how much video memory your graphics card has, use this tool made by Boris Vorontsov. (LINK)

If you don't have a nVidia Graphics card, use Google to help with your "enblocal.ini" settings.
 

2 - Monitor settings

Still in the "enblocal.ini" file.

Find the following lines:
FPSLimit=60.0
DesiredFPS=60.0

Change these numbers to match your monitor.

 


3 - ENB Settings In-Game


ENB will load automatically when Skyrim starts. You can access the settings in-game with the following shortcut keys:

Open the ENB settings console: Shift+Enter

Enable/Disable ENB Effect: F12
Show FPS: Insert
Take Screenshot: PrtScr
Free VRAM: F4

 


4 - Enhanced ENB Night Eye (Optional)


This step is only for people playing characters with Night Vision. If you don't use night vision, skip this step.

If you use Night Eye, you might want to extend the ENB settings with the enhanced Night Eye options. I personally don't use Night Eye, so I'm not familiar with these settings or how to optimize them.

Download "Enhanced ENB Night Eye" (LINK)
First install "EnhancedENBNightEye_2_4 Main ENB Files"
Then install "EnhancedENBNightEye.esp"

In-Game, open up the ENB settings console (Shift+Enter) to edit the Night-Eye settings

 


Proceed to Tweaks


 

If you want to play with the ENB setting, you can do so by editing the "enbseries.ini" file with a notepad, or you can edit them in-game, by pressing shift+enter. A little word of advise before changing anything. ENB currently contains more than 1000 environmental settings, which all differ with time of day, location, time of year and different types of weather. When playing around with the settings in one location, it might have unforeseen effects somewhere else, so it's a good idea to test ONE thing at a time, and see how it effect different environments before making more changes. Messing everything up is VERY easy, trust me on this one. It is very time consuming to fully test ENB changes in all different environments and weathers, but it's absolutely necessary if you want a great looking ENB. If you don't have time for testing, I strongly advise not to play around with the environmental settings. However, if you do have the time, by all means, I would LOVE to receive ideas for improvements and better settings, and incorporate them into this project. (Please write me on the Nexus SBP Blog)




Wondering if the ENB is worth the 10-20% performance drop? Here are some screenshots with/without ENB: (All other mods are loaded and enabled, so these are not before/after screenshots. They only show the difference between ENB enabled/disabled)

 

5 - ENB 3.14 Screenshots

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ENB 2.54 Screenshots

No ENB                                          With ENB                                                       No ENB                                           With ENB