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? Commented Apr 11, 2012 at 8:16
  • @galacticninja Sure, here you go.
    – Renan
    Commented Apr 11, 2012 at 13:41
  • Do you use ENB or any other visual mods?
    – Thrillho
    Commented Apr 12, 2012 at 17:22
  • @Thrillho I got "Green Water Fix", "No More Gildergreen Loading" (ENB) and "Shadow Striping Fix".
    – Renan
    Commented Apr 12, 2012 at 20:11
  • @Renan The answer here mentioned that removing the Shadow Striping Fix mod will fix this. That worked in removing the glitched shadows for me. This was probably due to that mod conflicting with Patch 1.5's shadow changes. I have an AMD GPU. Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 9:39

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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
    Commented Apr 8, 2012 at 22:25
  • @desaivv Everything else seems to be working fine. It bothers me how fast the shadows changes positions though.
    – Renan
    Commented Apr 17, 2012 at 21:17

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


  • 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
    Commented Apr 18, 2012 at 17:05

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

  • 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. Commented Jun 1, 2012 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.

  • It's NVidia and Intel HD Graphics. =/
    – Renan
    Commented Apr 17, 2012 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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