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Weather - All Natural
All Natural combines a robust custom weather system that allows the use of weather types from all existing weather mods with custom versions of Natural Interiors and Real Lights in order to provide the greatest weather/environment experience possible. The three segments of All Natural will be explained below:
1. Custom Weather System
The cornerstone of All Natural is unique weather system that includes a new regional weather script to keep the weather synced on interior/exterior switching and when fast traveling and a variety of optional features to help enhance and customize the user's weather experience. All Natural also allows you to choose from only vanilla weathers or from some or all the weather types from Natural Weather, Atmospheric Weather System, and Enhanced Weather.
2. Natural Interiors
Natural Interiors was originally created by Wormheart, and its purpose was to make it so interior locations such as houses and guilds would be affected by the weather outside and time of day, and to make it so interior locations had weather sounds inside very similarly to the original “Weather Inside” mod. To accomplish this, interior windows were made transparent and the sky outside now matched the exterior weather and time of day. The result is you can look out an interior window and see a sunset, stars, etc and also have the interior lighting level change based on it being sunny, cloudy, nighttime, etc, plus you can hear rain/storm sounds from within. Sadly, Natural Interiors was never finished and had some issues. However, All Natural now includes an improved and expanded version that cannot be found outside of All Natural. Also, the Natural Interiors segment of All Natural cannot be separated from All Natural, so you must use All Natural in full to benefit from the Natural Interiors segment.
3. Real Lights
Real Lights was an incredibly ambitious project by Josef K. which aimed to replace all the fake lighting (invisible lights with no actual light source) with real lights with real light sources. For example, with Real Lights locations have candles or other light sources that emit light instead of generic white light coming from mid-air.
Sadly Real Lights was abandoned long ago and has some issues with save game bloating. However, the mod has now been included in All Natural and has been recently updated to fix all the problems it previously had. The All Natural version of Real Lights is the most updated and safe version of Real Lights and no one should use the older stand-alone version. The Real Lights segment of All Natural is the only segment you can actually use independently, so even if you want to use, say, Enhanced Weather, you can use the Real Lights plugin from All Natural. Instructions on how to do this are included in the installation section of this guide.
Support patches for Nascosto Isles, Losing My Religion, and Kvatch Rebuilt are provided in the main package to bring their interiors under the control of All Natural's system.
An extensive filter supporting several other mods is also included which attaches climate data to interiors. Additional mods can be added to this, by request, but space is limited due to the number of masters an ESP is allowed to have. This limitation cannot be overcome by any means. So additions to this list will be considered on a case by case basis, and yes, popularity of the requested mod will be a factor in this.
See below (on the file download page) for current change log information. Change log information for previous releases is in the readme.
Chong Li was the original creator of the mod and coded the original weather system, Real Lights integration, and Natural Interiors integration, including creating custom meshes. Without him, there would be no mod.
WrinklyNinja was a past developer of the weather system and more.
Arthmoor was a past developer of the Real Lights plugin and more.
Brumbek was a past developer of the Natural Interiors meshes and textures.
AndalayBay is the current developer for All Natural.
- Everyone who supported the mod, whether it be through bug reports, encouragement, or screenshots.
- Josef K. for the original Real Lights.
- Wormheart for the original Natural Interiors.
- Max Tael for the original Natural Environments.
- HTF, WrinklyNinja, and Halo for Enhanced Weather.
- LprMan for his weather textures.
- The OBSE Team for creating OBSE.
- Superice for synchronizing all of the wind speeds to match the weather types.
- Wrye and the Wrye Bash Team for creating and developing Wrye Bash.
- trira (elecgs) for the cloud seam fix
This mod contains the textures, sounds and meshes from the following mods:
- Atmospheric Weather System by HTF
- Enhanced Weather by HTF
- Natural Environments by Max Tael
- Natural Interiors by Wormheart
- Real Lights by Josef K.
- VaPER - Vacuity's Particle Effects Resources - Weather boxes
Permission was sought for all of the above, and was given where contact with the original author was possible.
What's New in Version 1.38
- removed region and worldspace edits from Kvatch Rebuilt Weather Patch
- reset climate volatility to match Kvatch Rebuilt in KR Weather Patch
- tweaked position of rain boxes in Kvatch Chapel
- added Bash tags to plugins so cell record flags are imported into Bashed Patch. This fixes the issue where Real Lights would override the cell flags from All Natural when both were installed.