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been looking for this for a long time thank god i found my favorite tree mod
I’ve been waiting for your mods for years! I appreciate your work so much! Best mods ever,literally downloaded almost all of them! Thats what i call quality,thank you so much and wish you best Lupus! Thank you for this site.
Lupus this is one of my favorite mod from u. Downloaded it alongside manny others since u were on nexus, and I kept them all, even when u left nexus. I still have Forest of Dibela 1.4 with Gildergreen branch addon and DLC addons. Was this added in 1.5 version, and what are “LH’s Forests of Dibella – Billboards – 1K, LH’s Forests of Dibella – Clutter files – 2K,” these downloads? Tnx again mate! xDD
Actually this here is the latest version, I made it last November-December.
About these files you’re asking:
– Billboards are small textures to use them with DYNDOLOD or other tool, to create CORRECT LODs for the trees. The “LODs”, are these tiny graphs of the trees you see in distance, on the horizon. Without them, you won’t have correct graphics and you’ll see “pop-up-trees” appearing from no-where.
– Clutter files. These are the clutter files connected with the forests files. They are the CHOPPING BLOCK textures and the WOODFIRE textures. Of course, you can use WHATEVER textures you like for those clutter files, but usually we using SIMILAR TEXTURES towards the trees we have (for immersion reasons, to have similar woodfire logs from nearby trees).
So, about the LODs… you need to run the DynDOLOD tool.
I forgot to add this small guide I had (in Nexus) about creating LODs. I’ll do it immediately, when I’ll get back home.
(It looks “crossing an ocean” when you first try it, but actually is “walk in the park” process).
I see. Tnx for the fast reply mate! <3 So this new version contains the old DLC pack as well as Gildergreen add on? Looking forward to the DynDOLOD guide btw xDDD
Keep up the good work, and ignore the ignorant fucks from nexus, I differentiate between authors by the standard of "Im liking and using his mod/mods" or NOT and thats all there is to it..xD
I was wondering if you would ever create a site LH, seemed a bit of a stretch, but here we are. There are few (if any) quality branch/needle textures that work on all tree meshes without some uv issue. Yours is high quality with no uv issues. And thanks for the billboards!
It works with special edition?
Are the smaller sized meshes part of the main mod now?
Favorite tree mod btw 😀
I’m starting up a new Skyrim SE playthrough very soon and made an account just to have these glorious trees! Well done LH! I wish you good luck with all that you do! <3
Thanks, I’ve seen a video comparing a lot of mods and yours stroked me as one of the best there was in most biomes
Thank you for uploading the guide! Will try it.
Any chance of you making 3D billboards for dyndoLOD?
My dear friend, I’m using a combo of… 9 flora mods!!!! Seriously, almost everything on Nexus are combined/merged to my build.
And in fact TODAY I made my own 3D billboards based on my stuff. I can’t make 3D billboards with DynDOLOD for ALL OF YOU, since you all have different set-ups.
Trust me, I had the same thing… yes I know, it LOOKS HARD to do it yourself; but trust me. It’s VERY SIMPLE PROCESS and all you need is to TAKE CARE and not make mistakes to each step.
That’s all. The DynDoLOD set-up is a 2 minutes process and to finish the job is a 30 minutes – to 1 hr process (depending the PC power and what you’re trying to do. I made 3D billboards for 9 different flora mods!)
no i meant Just for FoD thats the only tree mod i use
Yes, I understood what you mean.
But to DO that (only for FoD), I’ll need to… uninstall EVERYTHING but just the FoD and create these billboards. Currently I have over 100GB textures & meshes in my build, I’ll destroy my game if I do that.
Believe me, the process is VERY SIMPLE, you can do it yourself.
I was asking myself that too (already build billboards) because I was afraid to use the DynDOLOD but I did it, eventually.
also any plans to rework snowy trees in FoD style and btw you could just back up your data folder like i have
I already have a guide for that.
Check the Forum, there is a “mini-flora-Guide”; its explains how to make great combos and finally the billboards.
I already reworked the snowy, now is far better than they were. I can’t make them better (for example like Vurt’s Skyrim Flora Overhaul), because he’s using EXTRA MESHES for the snow (the snow is 3D, not texture like mine).
First let me say that Forests of Dibella has been a stable in my load order since it’s creation. Only upon a complete rebuild of my mod list did I realize you moved, I created an account, upon doing such I realized this isn’t another professional mod site it’s… your site the UI and everything looks just that good. In my opinion better then the Nexus…
If you would take the time to read my story, and ultimatly my request I would be most grateful.
After completing all of the elder scrolls games I realized I could not have Skyrim looking the way it does, it’s just to lore breaking to even boot up. Skyrim is supposed to be near uninhabitable except everyone besides Nords (Daggerfall and Arena) said to be covered in 70%~80% snow with a very “harsh” environment. Nords have held that location just for that reason (Three Banners War) with litter to know food all supported by one Provence and near starving. (Ref. Arena/Daggerfall/Morrowind/Oblivion) yet food is not only plentiful it is beyond counting with Skyrim filled with lush sub tropic farms and sprawling green fields. I’ve dealt with the food, and converted the whole of Skyrim by combining the tree popular winter mods.
…Which brings me to my request. There is currently no good tree option of flora overhaul for winter mods, none. Kinda vert’s snow tree assets, but those are few and far in between. Would you consider converting your tree textures to be covered in snow? It probably doesn’t require mesh edits (you can obviously if you want to) I’m just looking for tree’s that belong in winter. You would fill a gap that noone else offers. Which is very rare in Skyrim modding. Thank you for the greatest tree mod, and thank you for reading. Words cannot describe my appreciation.
Thxs for your kind words.
I didn’t catch your request. You want a full-total winter version of FoD?
Just verify me back exactly your request. (Sorry, but I’m in the office and its nightmare here to focus completely on your text).
Full is a harsh word, heh. Not every tree texture needs conversion. But yes, as many snow trees as one could manage would be preferable. As there is a serious lack of them in the modding community.
I’m about to release (soon, I hope) a full flora textures version of mine (to be MATCHED with Forests of Dibella). Meaning, landscape textures, grass, etc – among my trees’ mod (this here). Perhaps I’ll try to make FOUR SEASONS’ versions (different each other), one spring, one summer, one autumn, one winter.
Why not? I’ll see what can I do.
Hello, Lupus! Thank you for FoD! It’s truly amazing…Pics looks gorgeous, fully satisfying my tastes and I’m about to install it now…
I also use your BOSS guide (thank you for making it too!) and I’m at the “Environment-Locations-Areas Changes / Clutter’s Base” step at the moment.
I chose “Alternative Scenario” from the previous “Flora Overhaul” step – Forests of Dibella + Bent Pines + Veydosebrom + Landscape Fixes for Grass Mods + SFO (Trees Only) and removing all but keeping ONLY the plants + Unique Flowers & Plants.
So, at the end of “STEP 9 – Environment-Locations…” I also downloaded and installed your “HD DirtCliffs Remaster”, but MO shows me that there are conflicting files with “Forest of Dibella”. (And with “SMIM” and “HD-LODs-Textures” too).
Is it normal and has to be so? Or “FoD” already contains files from “HD DirtCliffs Remaster” and there is no need in it? Or did I do something wrong and now need to redo that steps? Also, do I have to use your “mini-Flora SUPER Guide” if I chose “Alternative Scenario”? Or this is only for “ULTRA-EXTREME PERFECT Scenario”?
Sorry for so many questions, I’m a complete noob( And English isn’t my first language (trying to do my best with the Google Translator, haha xD) Thanks in advance)
Forests of Dibella are using some (same) files from other mods of mine.
I was asked to SEPARATE some mods of mine (like the Cliffs) because probably others are using combos for their flora and they needed SOME of my files.
If you like my work “completely” without place other mods, then Forests of Dibella (this here, latest version) is the best you can get and don’t let other to overwrite Forests of Dibella.
Hi, this is by far my favourite trees mod. I didn’t join The Nexus until after you left, therefore I obtained v1.4 from “another source”. The v1.5 files listed above do not exactly correspond to the files I have. Could you please confirm that I have the correct files, which ones are replaced by the above, and which ones are now redundant and can be removed? Thanks.
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LH’s Forests of Dibella Aspen_Pine_Branches_3-1-2018_update_8K-11624-1-4.rar d8935e81
LH’s Forests of Dibella (FOD) FoD Billboards 1.4-11624-1-4.rar 2f08e6d7
LH’s Forests of Dibella (FOD) Whiterun Gildergreen Flowers Branch Addon 2K-11624-1-4.rar 16323a1b
LH’s Forests of Dibella (FOD) Whiterun Gildergreen_new textures_alt tree 2K-11624-1-4.rar bf2f239d
LH’s Forests of Dibella (FOD)_3-2-2018_update_2K-11624-1-4.rar 5ac90131
The above files are brand new version, much more improved – so use this one.
THE ONLY DIFFERENCE from previous versions is… the trees are as much as BIG they were in the first release. I had released an optional FAR SMALLER trees’ release (just meshes) but I “lost” it since I was banned and I haven’t stored these meshes elsewhere.
So, if you want SMALLER meshes, you need to find that optional. Otherwise, this here new 1.5 latest version is the best of all.
Can’t believe i just found out this site was a thing. always been a big fan of your work and am very glad you still share your work with the community. thank you for these wonderful trees
This version is the latest/newest. I MAY think to create a “spring/summer” version and a “full-winter” one. Would be difficult, because if I alter all files to be “all-winter” for example, I’ll need to edit landscapes and plants and grass too, because will be silly to have full-snowy all trees and the rest stuff with “regular” colouring.
Love these trees, they are simply gorgeous, Very colorful and eyecatching. I think this is the best tree mod overall atm. Enhanced Vanilla Trees has the true 3d billboards but the trees dont look as good as Forest of Dibella. 3D trees are incredible looking but I find its billboards to be a bit lackluster and its very performance heavy.
Forests of Dibella is the best balance of performance and looking good at a distance and up close IMO. Its also just the prettiest from an artistic perspective, I keep taking screen shots of the wonderfully lush forests I come across.
I do have one issue though, and that is with the billboards not matching the trees. I am not sure if something went wrong with my Dyndolod generation or if its a issue with the billboards. I am using the 3d lod Dyndolod seup and the snowy trees have greenish billboars rather than the white or light purple color the actual trees are.
here is a photo so you can see the issue. I will try reinstalling it and regenerating it, but maybe the billboards could be made to match the colors of the tree? That light purplish snow tree is my favorite of all of them, so would be great to have it matching.
I made the bilboards from scratch, as the rest textures.
You probably using other textures too, together with FoD.
For trees I am just using FOD atm. Might mix and match later, but honestly I am happy with pure FOD.
I looked at the billboards fiies and it looks like they havent been changed since 2017, so I think they were made to match your old snowy trees. Your new snow trees look very different (and much better) so they dont match the billboard anymore.
I think they are using the treepineforestsnow billboards found in the Skyrim.esm section of your billboards file.
If you get the chance to update your billboards for the new versions that would be amazing. The other billboards still match well enough I dont notice, but that one is a bit jarring.
I’ll check them.
Also having issues with the billboard files for some reason after generating LOD with Dyndolod some treelods become orange in the swamp near solitude ..if u walk closer and the full texture loads in they are green again …anything I can do? also the color of the other billboards doesnt seem to match the tree textures the lods are a lot brighter and the wrong color of green….
Does this mod require any patches for any other mods?
What do you mean?
Forests of Dibella is a mod that changes the vanilla trees. If you using other tree mods, you can’t use FoD entirely.
You can PICK trees (and their lods) and do whatever you like, if you don’t want FoD as it is.
Personally I’m using Forests of Dibella, Skyrim Flora Overhaul, 2-3 trees from 3D Skyrim Trees and… a dozen tree mods from “Oldrim”, all together.
THANK YOU! My computer graphics card failed and long story short I ended up doing a reset and nothing backed up. Was so upset I lost this mod, has been my one and only tree mod since forever! Thank you much! my skyrim would have never been the same! =)
yea! amazing one! I use it with “Immersive Fallen Trees” and SKyrim Flora Overhaul SE (Trees only version) and omg! rly beautiful!
Looks great. Thank you!
Do you know if it is compatible with “Verdant”?
My mod alters the TREES, not the GRASS – so any grass mod is compatible.
Why are you using this “ancient” grass mod, dear friend? Is very old, outdated and nobody’s updating it. Check Nexus, you’ll find many newest and better grass mods. You can always use the “Skyrim Flora Overhaul” of Vurt’s, his GRASS edition (without trees) – marvellous work.
Hi. Is there no chance we can get this mod back on Xbox? This was the best. There’s not many good options for trees on there. Thanks.
Why? Is it left from Bethesda’s store?
I don’t think so – I haven’t removed them from there, since I never ported them myself there, other fella did.
my favorite tree mode . such great trees . to my surprise it doenst affect my performance at all (it improves it at some areas ) . and i have a crappy pc
Last time I got back to Skyrim I was so sad I wouldn’t be able to access this mod, I’m so glad to find out it lives on! Thank you for your work! Your site looks great btw!