I have absolutely no shadows showing up in-game in Skyrim. I have my settings on Ultra High graphics and have checked all the advanced options. I have checked SkyrimPrefs.ini, and also tried deleting it and restarting Skyrim, with no improvement. I uninstalled all my mods and even reinstalled Skyrim fresh off Steam.

I'm running a Radeon HD 7950.

Any ideas?

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    You've checked your SkyrimPrefs.ini, but you don't mention what it says about shadows. Most likely there's a shadow setting wrong, and we can't eliminate that possibility without seeing those lines. Does deleting the ini and relaunching the game fix it? A fresh install won't remove it, so it's a prime suspect for lingering problems. – SevenSidedDie Nov 10 '12 at 5:27
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    Updated my post to show that indeed I did that and it do not work. – kevlar1818 Nov 10 '12 at 6:13
  • I tried the mod fix and the ini fix in that post. Nothing. – kevlar1818 Nov 11 '12 at 17:40
  • Could you post the 3D Application settings (or a screenshot) at the AMD Vision Engine Control Center? That could help us troubleshoot. – galacticninja Nov 27 '12 at 5:26

It's a problem with the driver for the 7900 series, and will be fixed eventually.

  • As of this post, I am running a beta driver for the 7900 series, and my shadows have returned! – kevlar1818 May 17 '13 at 2:17

I am running an ATI HD 6670 and had the same problem. However, when in the game, I brought up the display options and fiddled with the Specularity Fade setting it from max to min and back to max and my shadows just started working.

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