chris2012s whiterun hq texture pack


Chris2012s Whiterun HQ Texture Pack

This is a high-quality texturing mod (currently for Whiterun). As you can see in the comparison pictures, i try to keep the same feel to the textures while having actual quality instead of bluriness. Some are actually redrawn at 4 times the resolution of the original file.

Textures are 2048x2048 and 1024x2048.

Here you can see a before/after comparison of different sections of the Whiterun Town:

Here's some articles about the mod:


1) Extract files
2) Copy Textures folder to Skyrim/Data folder
3) Play
4) Most likely you'll need the "allow 4gb ram usage" patch to allow skyrim to use more RAM otherwise you'll encounter purple textures/crashes -> you can find it here :


1) Go to your Skyrim/Data folder
2) Delete the Textures folder (not the big file, just making sure !)

Credits and distribution permission

Considering some people seem to be confused about clicking the permissions button to check what they're allowed to do with these files and also the fact that it might get uploaded to other sites, i'll specify it here just to be clear.

By downloading this mod you agree to the following

  • You can upload this file to other sites but you must credit me as the creator of the file
  • You are not allowed to convert this file to work on other games under any circumstances
  • You must get permission from me before you are allowed to modify my files to improve it
  • You must get permission from me before you are allowed to use any of the assets in this file

Special thanks to

  • Bethesda for making Skyrim.
  • Curse and Gamespot for featuring my mod
  • Curse and Skyrimnexus for existing
  • All of you for downloading and enjoying it


Version 1.01

  • Added mip-maps to all textures which should improve performance and reduce aliasing

Version 1.0

  • Added more textures

Version 0.8

  • Added some temple textures
  • Added ceiling textures
  • Slightly changed the hue of a wooden floorboard

Version 0.7

  • Changed alot of furniture
  • Contains 0.62b fixes

Version 0.62b

  • Small offset fix for the carvings on the castle poles
  • Brightness fix for the castle carpet

Version 0.62

  • Sacred tree texture redone
  • All windows textures redone
  • Wooden pillars inside the castle redone

Version 0.61

  • Added antlers / noble wooden table textures

Version 0.6

  • Some house wood textures remade
  • Some interior castle wood remade + the castle walls inside
  • Some of the "boat-like" structure wood remade
  • Better city wall / city wall plaster blending

Version 0.52

  • Fixed an issue with the city wall texture normal map when a top light (sun) was present

Version 0.51

  • Updated 9 normal/specular maps to create more varied/rough bumpiness
  • Updated 2 older textures

Version 0.5

  • More reworked textures
  • Better blending between the ground texture/the stone walls
  • New ground texture with more detail and better coloring / moss coloring
  • Better bumpiness on some of the older wood textures

Version 0.41

  • Changed most of the textures to contain more micro and macro detail

Version 0.4

  • Added 11 carpet textures
  • Changed a couple of old textures
  • Added a few textures

Version 0.31

  • Added few textures

Version 0.3

  • Added few more textures
  • Changed the normal / alpha maps to increase specularity / bumpiness on some textures
  • All textures are now max 2048x2048

Version 0.2

  • Fixed transparent wall texture
  • Fixed a couple of patches of dirt to blend better
  • Changed the coloring a bit on a few textures to match the original better
  • Added a few more textures


Use it on your own risk! I cannot be held accountable for any loss or damage you manage to cause by using this mod.

That being said, it's a simple texture mod though, so there shouldn't be any issues.


Chris2012 on Skyrimnexus, deckardcain85 on skyrimforge/curse.


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