I just started a new Skyrim game and I noticed that the colour/texture of snowy rocks seemed off. It is a bright bluey purple colour that really ruins the immersion of the game for me.

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I deactivated all mods and expansions and deleted my skyrim folder and redownloaded it from steam.

Same problem.

Can I try anything else? Or am I colour blind / monitor issue?

  • Has Skyrim worked on that PC & monitor before? Sep 19, 2015 at 23:50
  • Yeah, it's been a long time since I've played though. Sep 19, 2015 at 23:51
  • Has your graphics card changed since then? Are its drivers up to date? Sep 20, 2015 at 0:00
  • Try reloading from a previous save? Sep 20, 2015 at 0:11
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    That's a missing texture. How many mods do you have installed? Sep 21, 2015 at 9:37

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OK, so I thought I was looking at snow. I was actually looking at a rock texture. A broken rock texture. When I told steam to delete skyrim and redownload it again it didn't wipe out a texture folder.

In my SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Skyrim\Data folder there was a suspicious folder named "textures" I deleted it and now it works! Must have been a remnant of an old mod.

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    – Jim Jones
    Dec 1, 2015 at 4:08

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