1. Core Setup

ULTRA (Natural Lighting)

1.1 Game Installation & Setup

Hardware Requirements

To run Nolvus Mod list you will need to meet some requirements.

  • CPU : Core i7 6000 Series (Skylake) or AMD equivalent
  • GPU : GTX 1080Ti 11Gb VRAM or AMD equivalent (Warning 11gb of VRAM is required), for the best experience a GTX 2080Ti is recommended.
  • RAM : 16Gb
  • Dedicated SSD with at least 225 Gb of free space (155 Gb if you decide to store mods archive on a HDD as we will see further in the guide)

These requirements are the best to start with. The Nolvus Guide is trying to provide the best compromise for both high end graphics and best performance. If you have better specs than that it's perfect, if not try to test and see if you can enjoy the game as it is.


This guide will not work with Skyrim Anniversary Edition or free Skyrim Special Edition content (Survival mode,...)

Your SkyrimSE.exe version must be 1.5.97

Click here to downgrade your Skyrim.

First of all, install Steam and buy a legit copy of Skyrim Special Edition. It is highly recommended (if possible) to install both Steam and Skyrim SE on a separate drive from your operating system (e.g not on your C:\ drive).

When you have your copy of Skyrim SE, you can proceed to the game installation by clicking on the install button.

Click on Next

Scroll to the bottom and click I agree

Prevent steam from automatically updating the game

When the game is installed right click on Skyrim Special Edition and select properties

Go to updates tab and select Only update this game when i launch it

For more informations read this

Now launch Skyrim Special Edition from Steam to create the game configuration file (*.ini files)

Click on I Agree

Launcher is detecting your hardware configuration : Click OK

Settings set on Ultra : Click OK

Click on Exit

Go to the Nvidia Control Panel from Windows Control Panel -> Nvidia Control Panel or from your Windows system tray icons and set the following.

Go to 3D Settings -> Manage 3D Settings -> Program settings tab as shown below

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