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Plaque too small to read

Cranky Cat

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I run in 3440x1440 and can't read the plaques. It's just too small and far away. I tried disabling my 21:9 support and also tried changing fNoteDistance and fBookDistance and none of that changed how it looks.

Are there any configuration settings to affect this?
 

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Those are done with the standard note interface. Do you have the same problem with note objects? (Where they are very tiny on your screen)
 

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Those are done with the standard note interface. Do you have the same problem with note objects? (Where they are very tiny on your screen)

Nope, I've been able to read notes just fine. It could be that with the reflection it's too hard to read at the size of the plaque while notes are usually fairly plainly formatted. Still, I tried changing note distance with no success.
 

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Damn thats huge. Ive run into this issue while setting the resolution in another project im working on. If your resolution is too high the engine will replace pixels at its own discretion to accommodate your resolution; however if the developer (bethesda) in this case, has not accounted for your custom resolution what you end up with is blank or replaced textures. I see the sign just fin in the image you shared, its the font thats being "thinned" out. A fix for this would be a custom font mod to increase the size of the font from the game. Who knows if im on the right track though; could be something more local or even a bug; but this is with out a doubt a side effect of godly resolutions.

edit: looking on nexus I see nothing to to help increase the font sizes. Checking the Asian market could be of use. However there are mods for changing the font type; so you could easily open up one of those in the CK and edit it further to increase the size.
 

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It's harder to read in the game when the reflection is active. If I save a screenshot then I can read the letters but, like you said, they look all anti-aliased and spotty. If it was bigger then I could read it. I think that if the font was bigger it wouldn't fit on the plaque though.

Maybe if the letter and the base plaque weren't both really light in places I could still read it. I wonder if I can rename a normal map on the plaque or something like that.
 

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You can definitely try removing the specular map in the material file: Materials\AutoBuildPlots\BrassPlaqueBook.BGSM. You'll need a ba2 file extractor and a material editor. There are good versions of both available on nexusmods.com
 

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Do I need to repack the ba2 or can I just put the updated BGSM in the correct data path?

Edit: I uninstalled TruBy9 and it works correctly now with no changes in settings. Somehow it forces the distance.
 
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I've heard TruBy9 causes a lot of strange problems (for example, it somehow breaks Transfer Settlements apparently). Hopefully the author will find a better method!
 

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I've heard TruBy9 causes a lot of strange problems (for example, it somehow breaks Transfer Settlements apparently). Hopefully the author will find a better method!
Do you want it added in the wiki (Problematic Mods)?
 

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Sure, just cite the problem with plaques for now since that's all we can confirm.
 
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