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Game Title: The Elder Scrolls V: SKYRIM
Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit
Version of DirectX: DX 9
CPU: Intel i7 980X
Graphics card: nVidia 480
Video Driver: nVidia 295.73 Windows 7 64 bit WHQL
Stereo Driver: nVidia: 295.73
Submit Date: 2012-03-19 21:14:50
Certification Result: Gold-C (95%)
Personal 3D rating : 5 (1 is lowest, 5 is highest)
Stereo Profile: None Submitted

Sample Pictures


This rating is for version 1.4 of the game. Of extreme importance to this rating is the "3D Vision Complete Compatibility Project" ( http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=9718 ) and its heavy use of HeliX's shader injector. This mod pushes the skybox up where it should be, pushes the interface away so the in-game crosshair works well, and fixes all sorts of shader issues - particularly with water.

Several other mods are in use in the screenshots including Laast's Pure Waters mod, the Imaginator mod for tinting, Skyrim HD, Bethesda's HD textures, and SkyUI. I don't believe these affect the rating at all.

As for my own opinion... the game is rediculously EPIC! The area is huge, the landscape is bright, the S3D is essentially perfect, and best of all you can use the "tfc 1" console command to activate a free camera and zoom all over the place.

Part II: Required Game Setting Reductions & Adjustments

Total penalties: 0

Part III: Top Level Anomalies

Total penalties: 0

Part IV: Secondary Anomalies

  • Player tags or markings associated with game characters are rendered only at screen depth, and not at the depth of the individual objects or characters.
  • QA penalty: 5% Mod makes it easy to set the depth of the UI elements but they certainly don't go to the depth of the object.
    Total penalties: 1