“Ever wandered through Skyrim and felt like something was missing?”
This is a question that could be answered in many, many ways, but a modder, who goes by ‘madrum’, has a unique answer: wind.
In a recent mod for Skyrim VR, you’re able to link up an electric fan to the game to replicate the air current situation on the mighty province of Skyrim, be it on gentle, tree-lined hills, cold, stark, snowy mountains or deep within dark, dreary caves.
The game uses a smart plug to replicate wind in the real and it actually sounds pretty impressive and thought out. When you’re inside, in the game, the fan switches off but when you exit into the big wide world of Tamriel, the fan adjusts according to the current weather and altitude of where you are. The mod uses a 6 level system with 0 being off, which, if you think about it, allows for some brilliant variation in how much your hair will get in your face. According to the mod page, things like cloudy weather will add to the external base number, changing the overall wind strength.
The mod requires a TP-Link HS100 or HS110 Smart Plug along with a fan, of course, the game and the latest version of SKSE for Skyrim VR. You can read all of the details here.
Mods are a wonderfully delightful aspect of gaming and Skyrim certainly has some doozies. From animated fart shouts, staffs that reduce foes to sweet rolls all the way to mods that transform the mythical dragons into terrifying versions of wrestler, Macho Man Randy Savage, Skyrim seems to have it all.
‘Immersive Winds’ joins that incredible list but wins its own little battle by actually offering something real. Who knows what’s next. With the Internet of Things I shudder to think but can’t wait to find out.