Greetings to everyone!
I've been wandering around through this forum for a few days now, trying to figure out what's wrong or what's working/not working, but couldn't find anything that would solve my problem.
Quick overview of what I've done: Disable everything I have when it comes to mods, also disabled the FXAA injector I'm using, which also didn't work.
Specs are as following:
OS: Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K @ 3.40GHz
RAM: 8GB DDR3
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 (Socket 1155)
GFX Card: AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series
HDDs: 125GB SSD (OS only), 2x 1TB Western Digital WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0 (one for the games and programs, one for misc. data like gfx, vids, etc..)
SkyrimEnhancedShadersFX - Vanilla Plus - No SSAO - for ENBseries v0.102 << what I'm using (with ENB 0.0106 beta). Also tried pure ENB, which didn't work out either.
So, my problem basically is that the shadows are way to frickin dark. I've tried turning adaption on/off, playing around with the ambient lightning and exposure settings, also turning off the sky effects completely. Everything off together didn't also work out.
I'll show you what my game looks like in different states. By the way, this is the enbpallette I'm using. http://i.imgur.com/IiBrJ.png
Also tried turning it off, which didn't make a difference for the shadows. (Just a low quality upload, it's called Michael Bay.)
Skyrim with nothing: http://i.imgur.com/03NJr.jpg
Skyrim with FXAA inj.: http://i.imgur.com/ikRKY.jpg
Skyrim with ENB: http://i.imgur.com/t0CyH.jpg
Skyrim with ENB + FXAA inj.: http://i.imgur.com/HIjFO.jpg
Maybe you guys know a way how to solve it.
What also would help are settings with the shadow settings disabled. I use ENB for the awesome DOF and the color overlay.
Oh yes, you probably could make use of the setting files, lol.
I think that's pretty much it. If you need any further info just tell me and I'll try to provide it.
Edit 1: One more thing that bothers me is the darkness (pretty much also shadow it seems) casted in the distance, for example on trees or stones. It's also way too dark, guess it's the same source of problem. Though these shadows sometimes flicker, sometimes not. It's not even angle dependant it seems. Seems more random than anything else. Sometimes it flickers on/off on just one stone or on the whole scene.
Everything working nicely, except for the huge darkness, which you already know about: http://i.imgur.com/u0efe.jpg
Not working, seen on the leaves and stones: http://i.imgur.com/FUCXK.jpg
Edit 2: Seems like it's related to the sun. The shadow gets darker the more the sun is shining. So it might be something with the contrast maybe?
Edit 3: I get the feeling that this is a bug. I went afk for a few minutes, leaving Skyrim opened and when I got back it turned around the character as usual but for some reason the shadows looked normal.
I think it might be adhesive with what I said in edit 1, since it seems to flicker on/off also.
Adding a few more screens.
Shadow normal: http://i.imgur.com/lVike.jpg
Shadow too dark: http://i.imgur.com/Se8a1.jpg
Here you can clearly see where it gets buggy: http://i.imgur.com/7xTtO.jpg
(If you look out for something like a border on the floor.)
Just one more example of how dark the shadow is: http://i.imgur.com/qNSkR.jpg