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Ever since I updated Skyrim to the 1.5 version the shadows are all glitched. The position of the shadows changes greatly when I move the camera with the cursor or by walking. It's annoying and it didn't help setting shadow graphics to ultra. How do I proceed to fix this? Mods are also welcome in case nothing else helps.

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Can you add a screenshot? –  galacticninja Apr 11 '12 at 8:16
    
@galacticninja Sure, here you go. –  Renan Apr 11 '12 at 13:41
    
Do you use ENB or any other visual mods? –  Thrillho Apr 12 '12 at 17:22
    
@Thrillho I got "Green Water Fix", "No More Gildergreen Loading" (ENB) and "Shadow Striping Fix". –  Renan Apr 12 '12 at 20:11
    
I have the same problem. Shadows are all over the place. Started since the 1.5 patch. I am playing with Ultra settings as well. –  ヴァイシャリ Apr 17 '12 at 14:27

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This should fix it, assuming you're using steam:

  1. Right click on Skyrim in your library

  2. Click Properties

  3. Click Local Files

  4. Click Verify Integrity of Game Cache

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It didn't work. I remember using this to fix constant game crashes though. –  Renan Apr 8 '12 at 22:25
    
This did not work for me either. Are you getting consistent play in your game after the patch? I am on PC. –  ヴァイシャリ Apr 17 '12 at 16:57
    
@desaivv Everything else seems to be working fine. It bothers me how fast the shadows changes positions though. –  Renan Apr 17 '12 at 21:17

This is a mod i found very helpfull. The shadows looked much better with this mod on then in the original version.

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=148

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The shadow quality is alright. The problem is it's moving as fast as my cursor movements, pretty much following it which is stupid and annoying. –  Renan Apr 18 '12 at 17:05

You have to delete the Shadow Striping Fix mod, that's what's causing it. I had the exact same problem.

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Thanks for mentioning this! This worked in fixing the glitched shadows for me. This was probably due to it conflicting with Patch 1.5's shadow changes. –  galacticninja Jun 1 '12 at 9:36

Do you have an ATI graphics card? A recent update of the driver, for some reason, is faulty for Skyrim (I had the same issue) 1.5.

The solution is to roll back your driver to a previous version.

(In Windows 7) Go to Control Panel -> Device Manager -> Look for your graphics card -> Right click it and go to Properties -> Click the driver tab -> Click "Roll back driver" -> Accept.

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No ATI here. NVidia, but of note here this problem is seen by so few people (OP and me). –  ヴァイシャリ Apr 17 '12 at 17:00
    
It's NVidia and Intel HD Graphics. =/ –  Renan Apr 17 '12 at 21:19

This mod solved part of the problem. The shadows are still following the mouse movements, which means I look to the right and the shadows move to the right. However, it happens in fewer places for some reason.

Sharpshooters Extreme Graphics Vision ENB

by Sharpshooter8

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Other Features:

  • Highest quality ssao and bloom
  • Godrays effect
  • Warm interiors with great lighting
  • Realistic skin and hair
  • Soft shadows which aren't very dark like most enb- check screenshots
  • Realistic dark nights with no blue tint
  • Dynamic bokeh, almost hexagonal dof
  • Vibrant lighting without increasing the brightness too much
  • Realistic indirect illumination
  • Rich colours
  • Water looks Photorealistic
  • The sun is Blinding
  • Realistic Lighting
  • Crossfire compatibility
  • Trees have colours similar to Crysis
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