Guide:SkyrimPrefs INI/Water

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bUseWaterDepth

bUseWaterDepth is believed to be unused by the game. In testing, no difference was noticed.

Default is 1.

bUseWaterDepth=(0,1)

bUseWaterDisplacements

bUseWaterDisplacements toggles water displacements (e.g., water trail behind you as you move through it). It is recommended to be enabled.

Default is 1. Recommended is 1.

bUseWaterDisplacements=(0,1)

bUseWaterReflections

bUseWaterReflections should toggle water reflections, but it seems disabling it is buggy. It is recommended to be enabled.

bUseWaterReflections=1(Default)

bUseWaterReflections=1
(Default)
bUseWaterReflections=0

bUseWaterReflections=0

Default is 1. Recommended is 1.

bUseWaterReflections=(0,1)

bUseWaterRefractions

bUseWaterRefractions is believed to be unused by the game. In testing, no difference was noticed.

Default is 1.

bUseWaterRefractions=(0,1)

iWaterReflectHeight

iWaterReflectHeight sets the resolution height of water reflections. This value must be a texture resolution value to avoid bugs. Values below 1 induce CTDs. It is recommended to increase this to 1024.

Please note that water noise has been disabled in the below comparison images to more easily see the difference.

iWaterReflectHeight=512iWaterReflectWidth=512(Default)

iWaterReflectHeight=512
iWaterReflectWidth=512
(Default)
iWaterReflectHeight=1024iWaterReflectWidth=1024

iWaterReflectHeight=1024
iWaterReflectWidth=1024
iWaterReflectHeight=2048iWaterReflectWidth=2048

iWaterReflectHeight=2048
iWaterReflectWidth=2048

Default is 512. Recommended is 1024.

iWaterReflectHeight=(256,512,1024,2048,...)

iWaterReflectWidth

iWaterReflectWidth sets the resolution width of water reflections. This value must be a texture resolution value to avoid bugs. Values below 1 induce CTDs. It is recommended to increase this to 1024.

Please note that water noise has been disabled in the below comparison images to more easily see the difference.

iWaterReflectHeight=512iWaterReflectWidth=512(Default)

iWaterReflectHeight=512
iWaterReflectWidth=512
(Default)
iWaterReflectHeight=1024iWaterReflectWidth=1024

iWaterReflectHeight=1024
iWaterReflectWidth=1024
iWaterReflectHeight=2048iWaterReflectWidth=2048

iWaterReflectHeight=2048
iWaterReflectWidth=2048

Default is 512. Recommended is 1024.

iWaterReflectWidth=(256,512,1024,2048,...)