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Underwater Green Screen of Doooooom!!!

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Hello fellow minions, and potentially Gopher, i am a big fan of the channel and of Gopher's lifesaving modding tutorials, but i seem to have run into a problem that i cant find a satisfactory answer to. You see, a short while ago everything was running fine and all my mods were playing nice (well except for some outdoor lighting inconsistency, but i considered that minor) the trouble aroused when i tried to fix the lighting issue. I had (and still have) the realistic lighting overhaul installed but for some reason when in the south of the map (riften or falkreath) the nights would be absolute pitch black while the rest of the outdoor areas had more than enough light. I tried to fix this by uninstalling and reinstalling the mod in the nexus mod manager. I started up the game to see if this had fixed my problem but as it was daytime in that save i decided to do a bit of exploring and found that when my head went underwater the entire screen was covered by a single sea-green color and that i couldn't see anything at all. I looked around for a bit to find a fix but the fixes i found all caused the water to loose the look of being underwater by either taking away the color and the blur one gets from being underwater, by just taking away the blurriness and the fog that limits underwater view ("the green water fix" mod on nexus), i then tried to download the pure waters mod as this seemed to fix the problem for some people but did absolutely nothing for me. The only page i could find that had a person who shared my wanting of the underwater effect back in its entirety was in an ancient forum and in the end they didn't even try the things suggested (which i did without success), instead he wound up uninstalling and reinstalling his game. Now i would like to avoid re-installation of skyrim as my PC takes quite a few hours to install any game of substantial size, then it would take another good few hours to reinstall all the mods (sadly i simply don't have that kind of time right now and wont for quiet a while). I did notice in my reasearch to fix this bug that this may not be a mod issue as its a bug that also occurs in the base game. 

So looong story shot, i have the infamous green water glitch with no idea what caused it and no idea of how to PROPERLY fix it (not just doing a half-assed "hey i can see!! Wait.. i can see absolutely everything that's underwater for miles.. welp, forget immersion" i will try nearly anything that is suggested and i will test it as soon as i can.

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Welcome to the forum Cody Vs E.T. :)

Your problem sounds very much like bad data. Reinstalling will probably be necessary... but first go to Steam and in the left listing of game right click on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Click on Properties.

Click Local Files

Click Verify Integrity Of Game Files

Let it run the check and it will automatically repair some errors.

Another check is to start a new game and see if the problem still exists. If it doesn't then the problem is a corrupted save file not a corrupted game file.

You can also remove all ENB, Lighting, and similar mods just to make sure it is not something wrong with a mod or a mod conflict.

If that doesn't help I suggest either reinstall or live with it until the data corruption gets worse.

 

 

 

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Thought id give an update as to my situation. Sadly nothing i have tried has worked, not even the reinstall. It pains me to leave all those characters and all that time spent with the game, but I'd rater not play skyrim like this as every time i go underwater it will bring up all the frustration i have been going through, even if i use the "fixes" that break immersion. I will try to go on to skyrim special edition but i have been having significant problems getting it to run on my pc. (Stuff like it being monstrously laggy on the lowest graphics settings even in windowed mode despite the fact that i can run vanilla skyrim on high in full screen and things like that. I'll probably start a separate topic for that as I've done many things to fix it and while they have lessened the problem its still completely unplayable.) 

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21 minutes ago, Cody Vs E.T. said:

Thought id give an update as to my situation. Sadly nothing i have tried has worked, not even the reinstall. It pains me to leave all those characters and all that time spent with the game, but I'd rater not play skyrim like this as every time i go underwater it will bring up all the frustration i have been going through, even if i use the "fixes" that break immersion. I will try to go on to skyrim special edition but i have been having significant problems getting it to run on my pc. (Stuff like it being monstrously laggy on the lowest graphics settings even in windowed mode despite the fact that i can run vanilla skyrim on high in full screen and things like that. I'll probably start a separate topic for that as I've done many things to fix it and while they have lessened the problem its still completely unplayable.) 

It sounds as though your machine is not up to the task. Probably not enough memory.

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Just checked the amount of memory i have. 4.00 GB. Yeeeeah i probably need to get a legitimate gaming PC (or at least one with 8 GB of memory to meet the specs for special edition.) Thanks again and sorry for the bother, I should have checked the minimum specs first.

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