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Digital Dreams is a YouTube channel that specializes in presenting games to the brightest, like the time when Breath of the Wild ran in 8K with a change of ray trace. This recent video takes the Skyrim Special Edition, the remastering of the 2011-2016 game, and gives it a full 4K makeover with a ray stroke and a sort of ridiculous magic sword.
The foliage has a colorful look, the improved sounds of wind and insects make these natural environments look a little more vivid and the weather effects like rain and lightning are impressive (courtesy of Obsidian climates and seasons, a mod I use myself). The video takes care to stay in the third person, avoid a fight beyond a ridiculous-looking fight with a wolf, and stay away from interacting with the porcelain doll that modders love to make NPCs; there is a mysterious dead lady propped up against a fallen tree. -and minutes and a half, but it's still fun to see what Skyrim looks like to its limits a decade after the original was released.
It was achieved with the FNENB graphical enhancement, modification of the Digital Dreams ray path and a list of Wabbajack mods called Total visual review which packs things like High Poly NPC Review, JK's Skyrim, the various modifications of the northern cities, Review of the etheric elves, and much more. The special edition of Skyrim can handle hundreds of changes at once, but you’d still want a decent platform to look like this.
Meanwhile, one of Skyrim's most popular modders is pulling out his Nexus Mods work in protest of his stance on removing mods.