Tool Setup: ENB

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Vortex allows the installation and managing of ENB Binaries and their files inside the app itself.


What is an "ENB"?

While it is unclear what ENB actually stands for, ENB binaries are 3D graphical modifications which modify render functions in games and apply additional effects. They are used to rebalance the colour pallet of games or add effects (such as 'god rays') that are not present or possible in the original engine. In some games, ENBs can also redistribute the graphics calls from the game to more effectively use your graphics card and take the strain off your other hardware.

Where to get ENB binaries

ENB binaries are developed by Boris Vorontsov and are available to download on his website.

Install with Vortex

For the purpose of this example, we will be installing ENB Binary v0.356 for Skyrim Special Edition. Similar rules apply for other ENBs.

Download and install

Download the relevant ENB binary from the website linked above, for example, "enbseries_skyrim_v0349".

On the mods tab of Vortex, drag and drop the ZIP folder into the drop zone at the bottom of the page. This should make the ENB file appear as "Never installed" in the mods table.

Click the "Never installed" button to install the file, but don't enable it yet.

ENB1.JPG

Check file directories

Update mod info in Vortex

Check the ENB works

Install your ENB mod