S.B.P. ENB Settings
Info: ENB is a graphics extender and memory manager made by Boris Vorontsov. It ads new effects to the game, and makes it more stable at the same time. It does however come with a 10-20% performance drop, depending on the effects settings, drivers and your system. I strongly recommend installing ENB anyway, even on low-end systems, as you still get the stability improvement, even if you choose not to activate the effects.
Installing the ENB & Settings Files
1 - Download the ENB files
*Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on the ENB version that match the latest Skyrim Beautification Project ENB Settings number. (Currently v308)
The ENB comes in a .zip file with two folders inside. Unpack the file and open the "WrapperVersion" folder. Copy everything into the Skyrim game folder and overwriting any other file(s) if asked.
2 - Download ENB helper file
The ENB Helper comes in a .zip file. Unpack and copy "enbhelper.dll" into the "enbseries" folder, inside the Skyrim game folder.
3 - Download
Project ENB Settings
Skyrim Beautification Project ENB Settings v3.08
Unpack and copy the files into the Skyrim Game folder. When asked, overwrite all file(s).
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 v2.41
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
Setting up ENB
The only thing you need to do is change how much video
memory ENB can use. The settings are pre-made for systems with Nvidia GeForce
Graphics cards with 6GB video memory. If you have 6GB video memory, you don't need to change anything. Skip to
the next step instead.
If you a nVidia GeForce graphics card, but with less or more than 6GB, go to the Skyrim game folder, and open up the "enblocal.ini" file with a notepad.
Find the following lines:
Change these to:
ReservedMemorySizeMb=(Keep this number at 512 if you have 4GB or more. Change it to 256 if you have less than 4GB)
VideoMemorySizeMb=(Set this number to equal your amount of video memory, minus 384MB)
Alternatively, find the line:
Change this to:
*This does not work for all graphics cards, but it might work for yours
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, you can use this ENBoost Tool to determine your "enblocal.ini" settings.
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
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
*Install 1 "EnhancedENBNightEye_2_4 Main ENB Files"
*Install 2 "EnhancedENBNightEye.esp"
In-Game, open up the ENB settings console (Shift+Enter) to edit the Night-Eye settings
If you want to play with the ENB setting yourself, 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 word of advise before starting. 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 test this amount of settings in all different environments and times, 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)
ENB 3.08 Screenshots
ENB 2.54 Screenshots
No ENB With ENB No ENB With ENB