The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim’s modding community is hard at work adding unofficial DLSS compatibility, which may eventually be expanded to include FSR2 and XeSS upsamplers.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim will soon have complete support for Nvidia’s temporal upscaling technique called DLSS, according to modders.
With this upscaler, players may take advantage of their graphics cards’ AI accelerators to boost rendering resolution and performance, which could be a great help for players who utilize dozens of add-ons at once in Skyrim.
There is a large modding community for Skyrim, and despite the fact that the game is rather old and requires a low-end computer to function, they are continually seeking for methods to add in new technology.
While DLSS is the most recent of these technologies, it is merely the most recent in a long series, and players will soon be able to reap the benefits of a well-implemented DLSS system.
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Though Nvidia DLSS has expanded to support over 200 games, Skyrim is still absent from the roster.
PureDark, Ersh, and Doodlez have taken it upon themselves to make amends by developing a suite of DLSS-driven enhancements to the game.
Nvidia users will soon be able to take use of not only a significant FPS increase, but also features like DLAA, one of the strongest anti-aliasing solutions available today, as reported by Reddit user Mern.
However, players may be dissatisfied with the lack of DLSS support on devices like Steam Deck, which some may use to play Skyrim.
That is to say, this cutting-edge tech is inaccessible to anyone who doesn’t have an Nvidia graphics card.
However, modders have pointed out that implementing this functionality would also make it possible to utilize AMD’s ubiquitous FSR 2.0 technology and Intel’s brand new upsampler, the XeSS.
It’s worth noting that the ENB presets, a popular aesthetic enhancement for Skyrim, won’t work with the DLSS patch at first.
However, Mern reports that the designer of the ENB system has agreed to smooth out the compatibility bugs between DLSS and ENB at some point in the future, which might offer truly large performance benefits for significantly customized builds of Skyrim.
Since the forthcoming DLSS plugin will work with nearly every modern build of the game on PC (including VR versions), it is likely that this feature will soon find its way onto all the top lists of the most significant quality-of-life mods for Skyrim.
Sure, we don’t know how well the final product will function just yet, but things are looking up.
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