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Skyrim Serious HD Retexture mod, before and after textures

As a Skyrim fan who plays the game on the Xbox 360 I must admit that I am quite jealous of the mods available to PC gamers, today we have stumbled upon the Serious HD Retexture Landscape mod for Skyrim which is being developed by Z4G4, a mod which makes the game look more visually stunning than ever before.

This mod is currently one of the hottest mods over at SkyrimNexus.com, today we will give you a quick overview of what it does and why you should install it. What’s great is the fact that it is Z4G4’s first ever mod and he keeps on updating it, so imagine how much better things will get in the future.

You can download the mod for yourself here (make sure you choose the correct resolution), to install the mod simply extract the downloaded file and put the extracted “textures” folder in to steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\data folder directory and start the game up, it’s that simple. You will also need to install the 4GB Skyrim mod from here. Alternatively for easy downloads, installation and updating of mods check out the beta version of the Nexus Mod Manager – this comes highly recommended from a good friend of mine.

If you scroll down to the bottom of this post you can see plenty of texture comparison images and even a video which shows the mod installed, the author of this video (YouTube channel here) claims that installing the retexture mod and the 4GB mod has no adverse effects on the game and if you watch his video full screen in HD you will see just how significant the changes are.

You can see lots of texture comparison examples and screenshots here, we have embedded some of our favorites below and don’t forget to watch the video we mentioned earlier – have you installed this mod? If so, is it as good as we believe it to be?

Click on the images for high-res versions.

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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Jay

There’s no need to be jealous of the PC gamers, Jamie. Simple solution: Return your X360 or PS3 version to your vendor and purchase the PC version instead. Also, you’re definitely going to need the 4GB memory mod in order to run graphic intensive mods such as this without crashes.

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Sam

Skyrim HD is also doing the same, but he’s actually re texturing towns, houses, forests, trees everything. Its a much more ambitious project.

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