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    VorpX and Skyrim SE have been working (mostly) great! I have one small issue.

    Somehow VorpX is getting rid of real time shadows. If I launch Skyrim SE normally through Steam, I get shadows. If I launch VorpX control and then Skyrim SE, it hooks and everything seems to be working, but shadows are gone. I do get an error dialog from Steam saying “SteamVR failed to initialize for unknown reasons (Error: Shared IPC Connect failed after multiple attempts (308))”–but VR seems to be working fine, it’s just the missing shadows. Oddly it works fine with regular Skyrim.

    Are shadows supposed to work in SE?
    Things I’ve tried so far in case the answer is yes:
    – Rerunning optimize from the configure dialog
    – Deleting skyrim.ini and skyrimprefs.ini from My Games and trying both with and without VorpX optimize
    – Reinstalling Skyrim SE (making sure to delete from steamapps and My Games to ensure nothing was left behind)
    – Enabling shadows in the in-game VorpX menu. It works, but I get a nasty right/left eye discrepancy I wasn’t getting in normal Skyrim
    – Rebooting my machine


    Shadows are disabled by vorpX in Skyrim SE. You can change how vorpX deals with the shadows in the vorpX ingame menu (image page). The option is called G3D shadow treatment.

    BTW: I would highly suggest to use the regular Skyrim with vorpX. Not only does it run better with vorpX on most machines, there are also less visual glitches (e.g. the shadows).


    Gotcha. Thanks for the reply!

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