Enderal: Forgotten Stories – Player Home Too Dark (Fix)

This is a non-modder’s guide for adding light-source objects into a scene via console commands. I swear by the Holy Order this is NOT difficult to do.

Problem Description

The player home in the market district feels lit enough with the default furnishings, but is very dark when you switch them off and decorate yourself, especially under the staircase and upstairs.

The craftable/placable light props (candles, torches, scones, etc) don’t have a bright light-source attached to them either, so the space stays dark no matter how many of them you add.

By spawning in light-sources you can design the lighting in the room separate from the light props.

Before You Start…

Less is more, too many different lights together can look broken…

Light-sources are permanent scene objects. This means they cannot be moved or removed, unless you reload to before you ever spawned them. Technically you can reset a cell if you have it’s ID… but I couldn’t find this one so I couldn’t try it.

I dunno if these light-sources are real-time or not, so watch your performance when you spawn them in and if it drops don’t spawn in so many.

Adding more objects to a scene may result in longer loading times, but really, you don’t need that many.

The FormIDs are NOT case-sensitive, don’t worry about capitalising the letters. Pressing SHIFT in the console window sometimes enters cursor mode which stops you typing, to exit cursor mode hit ESC.

Make sure you have the prop selected that you want to add the light-source to.

Let’s Go

Decorate the scene

  • Place the light props and furniture as you want.

Make a hard save and back it up

  • Documents>>My Games>>Enderal Special Edition>>Saves>>…
  • Copy the save file to somewhere safe.
  • If you want to go back to before you ever touched the lighting, this will be your save for that.

Make a quick-save (F5)

  • If you’re unhappy with your light-source placement quick-load (F9) to go back to before you placed it and try again.

The process works like this

  • Spawn a light-source at an existing object in the scene.
  • Does it look good?
  • Yes? Good, write that down.
  • No? (F9) Reload to before you added that light.
  • Repeat until you are happy with the lighting in your scene.

Finally, how to spawn light-sources

  • Walk up to the object you want to attach the light-source to.
  • Press tilde (`) to open the console.
  • Select that object with the cursor. (Its ID will pop up at the top of the console window)
  • type: placeatme ID 1
  • Where ID is the FormID of the light-source you want to use.
  • The IDs are not case-sensitive so don’t worry about capitalising the letters.
  • Example: placeatme 0003611f 1
  • Hit Enter and the light-source will magically appear.

When you are happy with the lighting of your home make another hard-save, back it up and continue playing like normal

My Light-Sources

These are the light-sources I thought worked with this scene:

  • 0003611f small cool (matches room)
  • 000da628 small neutral
  • 00075c32 small warm
  • 00039eea med warm
  • 0003b9b1 med bright neutral
  • 0010cdc8 med white
  • 00059b5f large neutral
  • 000b15ee large warm

Want coloured lights?

  • 0010d99e tiny blue-green FX
  • 0008799c small blue-green
  • 00045d7b small green

An Extensive List of Lights

There is an extensive list of light-source objects on LoversLab, original post “??? What’s the best light source in Skyrim?” by allsunday.

  • 0010FDA1 : MagicVoiceDismay03
  • 0010FDA0 : MagicVoiceDismay02
  • 0010FD9F : MagicVoiceDismay01
  • 0010FBF0 : MagicLightFrostSpear01
  • 0010FBEC : MagicLightFireball02
  • 0010F52E : BleakFallsSunlight01b
  • 0010E15B : FarmExteriorLight01
  • 0010D99E : FXLightGreenBlueGlow
  • 0010CDC8 : MagicLightHealCircle01
  • 001093AB : BoethiahBluePulseLight
  • 00108D79 : MGFirePillarLightBlueShadow
  • 00108D6E : SovngardeLightBounce
  • 00106AD9 : MagicLightMagnusProjectile01
  • 00106914 : DefaultLightBlue
  • 00106910 : DefaultBlueBounce01NSDesat
  • 00105305 : LoadScreenLightFill
  • 00105303 : LoadScreenLightBack
  • 00105300 : LoadScreenLightMain
  • 0010389E : TwlightSepulcherPurpleBounceNSLight
  • 0010389D : TwlightSepulcherPurpleShadLight
  • 001037E4 : MQ206LightRedRim
  • 001037D2 : EffigyOlafFXLight
  • 00101CE7 : ThroatoftheWorldBouncedLight
  • 0010092A : DefaultTorch02Spot
  • 000FFF49 : MagicLightPoisionSprayProjectile
  • 000FFF48 : MGFirePillarLightBlue
  • 000FFF46 : MGFirePillarLightShadow
  • 000F7CC2 : DefaultGreen01NS
  • 000F7CC1 : DefaultViolet01NS
  • 000F7CBF : DefaultBlueBounce01NS
  • 000F7CBD : BlindCliffSpotlight01
  • 000F7635 : TestInventoryLightRim
  • 000F650E : MagicLightDA16SkullProjectile
  • 000F650D : MagicLightDA16Skull
  • 000F4851 : FarmInteriorSunLight01
  • 000F3A89 : FXLightWhiteBasicShadow
  • 000F252E : FXLightBlackBasic
  • 000EE0C3 : BleakFallsWaterBounce01NS_MoveLessPriest
  • 000D9DAD : MGEyeCollegeLight01
  • 000D0E40 : SLightStreetStreet01
  • 000CB626 : DefaultBlueBounceWater01NSDim
  • 000CB3B0 : DefaultTorch01NS_FastSaturate
  • 000C9F38 : LightTorchOutdoors
  • 000C6595 : DwarvenOmniLight_NoMove
  • 000C6527 : DefaultSunlight01Closer04
  • 000C650C : DwarvenSunlightBounceAmb01NS
  • 000C275D : MS06PotemaBanishLight
  • 000C275B : MS06RitualLightEvil
  • 000C275A : MS06WolfSkullCaveMainLight
  • 000C1E2C : DA16FogEmmitanceLight
  • 000C12F6 : DefaultCandleLight04Spot
  • 000C1244 : IceBounce01NSBlue
  • 000C10AD : SaarthalBallLight01NS
  • 000C1095 : YngolMagicLight02NS
  • 000C1094 : YngolMagicLight01NS
  • 000B9402 : TestGrantIntLightSpotSunBlue
  • 000B735D : SLightCandleStreet01
  • 000A6E23 : SolitudeInnBlueDark01Pulse
  • 0006C056 : SolitudeInnSpotlightDefaultShadow
  • 0006C04E : SolitudeInnBlueDark01
  • 000625E0 : SolitudeInnCandleDefaultShadow
  • 000354ED : BleakFallsWaterBounce01NS_MoveLess
  • 0001FD03 : MagicVoiceDragonRendProjectileLight
  • 000838A6 : FarmInteriorShadowSunLight01
  • 0008278A : WRLightFireStreet01
  • 0003845F : UstengravSunlight
  • 0003611F : SolitudeInnCandleDefault
  • 00015610 : FrostmereCryptLight02NS
  • 0001560F : FrostmereCryptLight01NS
  • 000E7555 : MagicLightShockProjectile03
  • 000E2969 : WRCandleLightBounceAmb01Hemi
  • 000E259C : SolitudeInteriorLightSM
  • 000E2175 : AzuraSuperBlue01
  • 000E2174 : AzuraPureWhite01
  • 000E2173 : AzuraWhite01
  • 000E2172 : AzuraBlue01
  • 000E2149 : IceBounce01NSSaturate
  • 000E2044 : RannveigsTorch01NS_NoMove
  • 000E203D : RannveigsTorch01NS
  • 000E2019 : RannveigsTorch01
  • 000E2018 : RannveigsTorch01NS_Fast
  • 000DDF68 : dunMiddenMagicalLight
  • 000DC20C : MagicLightFrostSpray01
  • 000DB9DE : FalmerCityLight02NS
  • 000DB9D5 : FalmerCityLight01NS
  • 000DB9D2 : FalmerEpicMushroom01NS
  • 000DA628 : MarkarthFireLight
  • 000DA626 : MarkarthFireLightShad
  • 000DA06D : SolitudeInteriorLighXtLG
  • 000D8FBA : BlackreachWater02NS
  • 000D8F71 : FalmerPurple01NS
  • 000D7BD5 : MiddenRedEye01
  • 000D4C29 : SolitudeInteriorLightBlueMD2
  • 000D4C27 : SolitudeInnSunlightShadow
  • 000D4887 : MagicLightFireballStorm01
  • 000D4809 : WRWindowFillWarm
  • 000D1947 : DefaultCandleLight01_DesatFXDark
  • 000D1878 : BleakFallsSunlight01NPS
  • 000D13E7 : MagicLightReanimate1
  • 000CE016 : SolitudeInnLight02Md
  • 000CD48D : WRChandlierFlickerShadow
  • 000CD065 : SolitudeInnFirePlacesDefault
  • 000CD016 : SolitudeInteriorLightBlueLG
  • 000CC850 : SovngardeLightOutside
  • 000CC84F : SovngardeShadowOmni
  • 000CC84E : SovngardeLightBounceNS
  • 000CB92C : WindhelmFireLightNS
  • 000CB902 : WindhelmFireLight01
  • 000C82C7 : SovngardeWarmLight
  • 000C82C6 : SovngardeBlueLight
  • 000C82AE : WRShadowOmni
  • 000C8134 : IceTorch01NS_SaturateMoveLess
  • 000C812D : IceBloodPool01NS
  • 000C8126 : IceTorch01_Saturate
  • 000C7735 : DefaultBlueBounceWater01NSDesat
  • 000C65CA : SolitudeInnWindowtDefault
  • 000C59DB : IceSunlightBounceAmb01Hemi
  • 000C59DA : IceSunlightBounceAmb01
  • 000C1D01 : DefaultTorch01NS_Saturate
  • 000BBAE5 : WRFireLightNS
  • 000B9BEE : WRFireplaceFill
  • 000B9BE7 : WRCandleFlickerNS
  • 000B9BE6 : WRCandlePulseShadow
  • 000B9522 : WRWindowFill
  • 000A9280 : SleepingTreeCampMagicWaterLight
  • 000A2697 : IceTorch01NS_Saturate
  • 0003C415 : IceCavern_SunlightSpot02
  • 000195BC : IceBounce01NSDesat
  • 0001952C : IceTorch01NSDesat
  • 0001952B : IceTorch01NS_SuperFast
  • 0001952A : IceTorch01NS_NoMove
  • 00019529 : IceTorch01NS_FastDesat
  • 00019528 : IceTorch01NS_Fast
  • 00019527 : IceTorch01NS
  • 00019526 : IceTorch01Desat
  • 00019521 : IceTorch01_SuperFast
  • 0001950F : IceTorch01_FastDesat
  • 0001950E : IceTorch01_Fast
  • 0001950D : IceTorch01
  • 0001950C : IceSunlightBounceAmb01NS
  • 0001950B : IceCandleLight01NSDesat
  • 00019507 : IceCandleLight01NS
  • 00019506 : IceCandleLight01_NoMove
  • 00019500 : IceCandleLight01_MoveLess
  • 000194F6 : IceCandleLight01_DesatMoveLess
  • 000194F5 : IceCandleLight01_Desat
  • 000194F4 : IceCandleLight01
  • 000194F3 : IceBounce01NS
  • 00018FED : SolitudeInnLight07_Desat
  • 00018FEA : RiftenLight01ShadSpot_Desat
  • 00018FE9 : RiftenLight01ShadNoFlicker_Desat
  • 00018FE5 : RiftenLight01Shad_Desat
  • 00018FE4 : RiftenLight01_Desat
  • 00018FBF : NocturnalLight
  • 000172C4 : DefaultSunlightHalfOmni01
  • 00038A77 : DefaultTorch01NS_FastDesat
  • 00035F62 : DefaultCandleLight01NSDesatNPS
  • 000346CF : DefaultTorch01_FastDesat
  • 00090007 : IchorLight
  • 00079AB6 : DefaultCandleLight03Spot
  • 00075489 : DefaultSunlight01Closer03
  • 00075477 : BorderWallSmoke01
  • 00075347 : MagicLightReanimateHand
  • 0007531F : AAAGrantIntLightHurtBrightBounce
  • 0007531E : TestGrantIntLightHurtBright
  • 000691D2 : DefaultCandleLight01_DesatMoveLess
  • 00068DEA : DefaultCandleLight02Spot
  • 000668F2 : DefaultCandleLight01_Desat
  • 0005EAE2 : DefaultSunlight01NS_NotPortalStrict
  • 0005EAD6 : DefaultTorch01NS_NotPortalStrict
  • 0005C777 : DefaultSunlight01Closer02
  • 0005C70D : DefaultCandleLight01_MoveLess
  • 0005C677 : DefaultCandleLight01_NoMove
  • 000592D9 : MagicLightShockHandBig
  • 00048C2C : BlackreachWater01NS
  • 00045D7B : GreenPoisonGasLight
  • 000411C7 : ForelhostSunlight01
  • 00036B0D : DefaultTorch01_SuperFast
  • 00036464 : DefaultTorch01_Fast
  • 00036365 : DefaultSunlightBluerOmniNS
  • 0003559C : DefaultTorch01NS_NoMove
  • 0001FD9B : DefaultBlueBounceWater01NS_MoveLess
  • 0001FCD8 : DwarvenOmni_ShadLightHalfOmni
  • 0001F8C9 : DwarvenOmniLight_Desat_NoMove
  • 0001F8B0 : DefaultBlueBounceWater01NS
  • 0001F5B8 : DwarvenOmniLight_FlickerLess
  • 000BCC9F : DefaultTorch01NS_SuperFast
  • 000BCC9E : HelgenCandleLight01NS_Still
  • 000BCC9D : DefaultTorch01NS_Fast
  • 000BB937 : KorvanjundTorchNS
  • 000BA421 : HelgenCandleLight01Spot
  • 000BA420 : HelgenCandleLight01NS
  • 000BA41F : HelgenCandleLight01
  • 000B9F27 : FalmerBlueLightSuperSaturate01NS_NoPortal
  • 000B9E83 : FalmerTorch01NS
  • 000B9E82 : FalmerTorch01
  • 000B9E2A : FalmerBlueLightSuperSaturate01NS
  • 000B9E29 : FalmerBlueLightSuperSaturate01
  • 000B9E28 : FalmerBlueLightBounce01NS
  • 000B9E26 : FalmerBlueLight01NS
  • 000B9E25 : FalmerBlueLight01
  • 000B872E : KorvanjundSunlightOmni
  • 000B7DE6 : DefaultSunlightBounceAmb01Hemi
  • 000B7DE5 : DefaultSunlightBounceAmb01
  • 000B7DBC : DefaultSunlight01Closer
  • 000B79FA : MagicLightFrostBlizzard01
  • 000B79AF : KorvanjundSunlightBounce
  • 000B7475 : KorvanJundOrangeShadowOmni
  • 000B7470 : KorvanjundSunlight
  • 000B7293 : KorvanljundBlueOmni
  • 000B6BCC : DefaultCandleLight01Spot
  • 000B6466 : KorvanjundOrangeOmni
  • 000B4257 : DA10GhostLights
  • 000B348E : DBPostBounceLight01
  • 000B3489 : BleakFallsWaterBounce01
  • 000B3472 : DBPostBounceLight01NS
  • 000B346D : DBCandlePost01NS
  • 000B345B : DBFireLight01NS
  • 000B345A : DBFireLight01
  • 000B3405 : BleakFallsWaterBounce01NS_MoveMore
  • 000B3404 : BleakFallsWaterBounce01NS
  • 000B33F7 : BleakFallsCandleLight01_Flicker
  • 000B33F2 : BleakFallsDraugrTorch01_HalfOmni
  • 000B33F0 : BleakFallsDraugrTorch01NS_MoveLess
  • 000B33EA : BlackDoorLightInterior01DesatNS
  • 000B3214 : RiftenLight01ShadNoFlicker
  • 000B2FB4 : RiftenLight01NoFlicker
  • 000B2FAF : RiftenLight01ShadSpot
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I love games and I live games. Video games are my passion, my hobby and my job. My experience with games started back in 1994 with the Metal Mutant game on ZX Spectrum computer. And since then, I’ve been playing on anything from consoles, to mobile devices. My first official job in the game industry started back in 2005, and I'm still doing what I love to do.

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