[ 12th August 2012 ADDENDUM ** FIXES ** ] Several ways to fix this have now been presented here and elsewhere by others. * Ensure the changes are made to your *live* ini file. The live one, for me is in C:\Users\admin\Documents\My Games\Skyrim NOT in the Steam folders * Your ini file should NOT be read-only. I had to make mine read-only once as the launcher kept acting up. * If you do change any settings via the launcher or in-game, you will probably have to re-apply the fix of choice. Just saying. It's crap but there you are. Just let me point out that I am using a combination of the fixes (I like to tinker) but I would start by deleting the live SkyrimPrefs.ini and letting the launcher build one for you. Then I would apply the first fix and see how that goes. You do get shadows with that fix, which is nice. So if your card can handle full on shadows, I'd go with that! Mine can't so I get blocky shadow crap everywhere so I had to apply a few more changes. I will close the comments soon but leave this in all four of the videos for people to use. I don't think there's anything else I can add to this other than a big thanks to those people that have helped get a fix sorted for at least some of us. :o) As always, * YOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY * So, the fixes: 1. Stupiddwarfname and DENetworkES brought the bDeferredShadows=0 fix to the party! That worked for me with a vanilla set of ini files then adding bDeferredShadows=0 to [Display] in the SkyrimPrefs.ini file 2. A search also found this on GameFaqs posted by EgoEyes. You'll have to Google "gamefaqs naughty flickering shadows". Thanks YouTube, for blocking links! Adding (or setting) the following in [Display] in your *live* SkyrimPrefs.ini file bFloatPointRenderTarget=0 bShadowsOnGrass=0 bDeferredShadows=0 3. The7tilki7 brought up the Shadow Remover on Nexus. Search for it on Nexus. It seems to work. Although it also works for me by making the changes mentioned on the mod without using the esp file. 4. Failing those, the changes I suggest below might work for you... 5. They might not, too. If this is the case, give Bethesda\AMD\nVidia Tech Support an email. Preferably, give them a phone call. This will go unfixed unless they are reminded about it. Squeaky wheel and all that. It shouldn't be left to the gaming community to fix bugs. 6. Flashjkee pointed out that there is also a fix, but I haven't personally tried that so I can't vouch for it but I can't see it being a problem. It's the ENBSeries patch. Google "ENB Series". So, I hope some of those work for you. --- My system: Intel 6850. 4GB. ATI HD3870. Catalyst 12.6. Vista32. Shadow glitch first observed since Skyrim was patched to 1.5. At the time, I had Catalyst 11.11b on due to problems with another game. I duly update to 12.3 but the problem persisted. The only way to remove the problem was to *fully* remove shadows. But, as you can see from the video, the shadows - as they stand - do not work correctly anyway. Note that the shadows follow the character and in 3rd person, the shadows go nuts. Also, when the sun tracks, the shadow glitch can be seen to move. This can be seen where my character has stopped beneath the arch near the end of this video. --- This is how I remove the shadows. These are the settings I changed. (Back up your ini files to another folder first) SkyrimPrefs.ini [Display] iBlurDeferredShadowMask=0 fInteriorShadowDistance=0000.0000 fShadowDistance=0000.0000 iShadowMapResolutionSecondary=0 iShadowMapResolutionPrimary=0 iShadowSplitCount=0 fShadowLODStartFade=000.0000 iShadowMode=0 bTreesReceiveShadows=0 bDrawLandShadows=0 iShadowMapResolution=0 fShadowBiasScale=0 iShadowMaskQuarter=0 iShadowFilter=0 bDrawShadows=0 I also had these in my Skyrim.ini iShadowMapResolutionPrimary=0 fShadowLODMaxStartFade=0.0 --- [28th April,2012 UPDATE] *DONT* set the SkyrimPrefs to read only. At least not if you are playing around with mods. There are several areas where ini files can be picked up from besides the my games/skyrim folder; That's where the live ones are. 1. Using (for me) E:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim as the base directory for this description, look in the sub dir Skyrim (E:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\Skyrim). 2. There should be a SkyrimPrefs.ini there too. Make a copy and rename the copy to, say "CrappyShadowsGlitchThatNobodyCanBeArsedToFix_SkyrimPrefs.ini" as a backup. 3. Now change the settings in the SkyrimPrefs.ini file to those above. 4. There are also some in the E:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim folder called low.ini, medium.ini, high.ini, veryHigh.ini, Skyrim.ini and Skyrim_default.ini. 5. Back these up and check them for any of the above settings too. 6. If those settings exist, make them mirror those above.
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