1. Post #1
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    June 2008
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    Name: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Release date: November 11, 2011
    Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
    Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
    Developer: Bethesda Softworks

    Skyrim is the fifth game in the Elderscrolls series, and follows the adventures of the player who discovers he/she was born with the soul of a dragon. The dragonborn, or Dovahkiin (as it is said in the language of dragons) must face a series of challenges and do everything in their power to prevent the return of the dragon Alduin. Dragons may be killed (MUST, it actually gets annoying fast) in order to gain their powers. It's not without its flaws, but it's still one of the best games ever made.

    If you weren't fond of the previous games in the series (What's wrong with you) you might still like Skyrim. It improves upon Oblivion dramatically, perhaps most noticeably in the appearance of characters.

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    Mods can remedy effectively any problem, including the game lacking your disgusting fetishes. (If it can make you vomit, you can find it on The Skyrim Nexus (Not to discount the existence of good mods.) Later this month (January) Bethesda will be releasing their mod tools for the game in the form of the creation kit. Paired with Steam Workshop users will be able to download content without having to venture out into the Nexus. But for the time being, please consult below for a list of my recommended mods.



    Map:




    Trailer:

    Live Action Trailer:

    Gameplay video:

    What I (we) think of your stupid memes here:

    Why you should experiment with the console sometime:

    System Requirements/Recommended Hardware:

    Recommended Specs:

    Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
    Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
    4GB System RAM
    6GB free HDD space
    DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher (i.e GTX550Ti); ATI Radeon 4890 or higher).
    DirectX compatible sound card
    Internet access for Steam activation


    Minimum Specs:

    Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
    Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
    2GB System RAM
    6GB free HDD Space
    Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
    DirectX compatible sound card
    Internet access for Steam activation

    Console:
    PS3 or Xbox 360
    Sufficient memory for saving


    Necessary mods (Console users don't get mods):
    Either one of the first two:
    Nexus Mod Manager - http://www.skyrimnexus.com/content/m...nload.php?id=1
    TesModMananger (Thanks for the suggestion, sawer999)- http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=5010

    TESV Acceleration Layer (IMPERATIVE!)- http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=4387
    Realistic Water Textures - http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=711
    Higher Res Textures - http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=607
    A better user interface - http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=3863
    Killable Children (Thanks, SnowCanary) - http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=774#
    Higher Quality Map, shows roads - http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=4929
    Better Blood Textures - http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=60
    Better Night Sky - http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=85
    Flora Overhaul - http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=141

    Texture packs are optional, but highly recommended. If you've got a weak system chose the lower res versions or don't install them.

    User Recommended mods (I haven't tested all of those):
    ENB - http://enbdev.com/download_en.htm
    Yaddas Realistic ENB Configuration - http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=3532
    Plutos Improved Skyrim Experience - http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=1269
    "ThuuMic" (I've tested it, and it is fun; but it's a bit distracting/difficult at times) - http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=3251
    Container Categorization - http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=1227
    "Deadly Dragons" (Makes dragons stronger) - http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=3829
    Balanced Magic "Makes using magic more fair, but not overpowered, beginning destruction skills are now useful later" - http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=2275
    Improved Destruction Magic "Makes you a little overpowered without feeling overpowered" - http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=611
    Let it all Out "Makes Shouts a little better, still not as good as they should be" - http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=2311
    Midas Magic "20 awesome unique new spells" - http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=3413

    Mods you should not install (i.e. monster penis mods)
    Troll Penis Mod ("Male" trolls) - http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=3684


    Protips/Exploits:

    Quick leveling smithing and making easy gold:
    Smithing can be raised quite easily by making many of the same low-level item. An iron dagger gives as much experience as a dwarven dagger or a daedric one. Travel around, buy up all the iron and leather strips and make them into daggers. Save the daggers. Enchant all of the daggers with whatever enchantment you have that is worth the most. You'll make absurd amounts of gold.

    Alchemy and enchanting can be paired in a loop of sorts to create ridiculous potions/enchantments:
    1. Create a fortify enchanting potion.
    2. Drink the potion and enchant a full set of clothing with a fortify alchemy.
    3. Put on the clothing and return to step 1.
    4. Repeat until you've got your desired level of power.

    Preventing damage from arrows:
    Objects can be used to deflect incoming arrows. Bodies work well.

    Easy Sneaking/Theft:
    You can't be caught if they can't see you - put a bucket or cauldron over a viewers head.

    Untested Theory Of How To Make Money Quickly (Crime Pays):
    1. Be married.
    2. Make sure your spouse has a store and gives you the 100 gold a day.
    3. Commit mass murder.
    4. Go to jail.
    5. Collect 200 Dollars.

    User submitted content:


    Why do argonians have tits? (Basically this was bethesdas way of explaining the changes that were made to the beast races)


    Last Thread: http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1102530

    More to be added as is needed. Got anything you want to see in the OP? Make a post! (Or PM me, which is more likely to work) I'll add it if it isn't meme shit!
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  2. Post #2
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    August 2009
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    yes. I approve of this OP
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  3. Post #3
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    July 2010
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    `Much better.
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  4. Post #4
    I spent 10$ and all i got was this lousy title.
    gazzy_GUI's Avatar
    June 2008
    5,221 Posts
    Oh yay a mod list, i like those.
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  5. Post #5
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    September 2009
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    Thank you, I love you, man.
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  6. Post #6
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    November 2010
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    took you long enough
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  7. Post #7
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    November 2008
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    someone told me there was some multiplayer/coop mod out, is this true?
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  8. Post #8
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    May 2011
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    I recommend the killable children mod, might want to add it to the OP. Includes optional files to protect quest-related children.


    someone told me there was some multiplayer/coop mod out, is this true?
    It's in development, but very unfinished and buggy.
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  9. Post #9
    Mastahamma's Avatar
    November 2010
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    someone told me there was some multiplayer/coop mod out, is this true?
    yeah but it's glitchier than oblivion
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  10. Post #10
    Want an apple?
    Stoffy's Avatar
    October 2010
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    Amazing title! Already loving this thread.
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  11. Post #11
    Meatpuppet's Avatar
    July 2010
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    Can anyone direct me to the indoor texture mod? The one that replaces chair, table, etc. textures?
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    [B][URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacos"]Tacos![/URL][/B]
    Jurikuer's Avatar
    April 2008
    5,450 Posts
    I hope this thread becomes main, the other one makes me cringe.
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  13. Post #13
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    December 2009
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    Now we are talking.
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  14. Post #14
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    Anyone confirm if the texture mod in the op is good or not? It looks borderline over-sharpened, so I'm slightly hesitant.
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    Meatpuppet's Avatar
    July 2010
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    Anyone confirm if the texture mod in the op is good or not? It looks borderline over-sharpened, so I'm slightly hesitant.
    No
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  16. Post #16
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    May 2009
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    Ah now this smells like a new thread.
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  17. Post #17
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    Anyone confirm if the texture mod in the op is good or not? It looks borderline over-sharpened, so I'm slightly hesitant.
    I like it, I'll make a gameplay video for the thread in a bit showcasing the mods I've got installed.
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  18. Post #18
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    October 2011
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    Much better.
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  19. Post #19
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    August 2009
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    Anyone confirm if the texture mod in the op is good or not? It looks borderline over-sharpened, so I'm slightly hesitant.
    The example pictures make it look like they've just added noise to all the textures...
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  20. Post #20
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    The example pictures make it look like they've just added noise to all the textures...
    It's a lot better than it looks in the example images, give it a try and if it's not to your satisfaction simply remove the pack from where it was installed
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  21. Post #21
    Darth Hater's Avatar
    October 2010
    681 Posts
    Ahh finally. A new thread. Are we going to have a serious mod list or just a few mods with which the game is unplayable without. Either way, don't you think one of the FXAA injectors should be up there? The presence of some sort of color correction is kind of a basic necessity.
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  22. Post #22
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    Ahh finally. A new thread. Are we going to have a serious mod list or just a few mods with which the game is unplayable without. Either way, don't you think one of the FXAA injectors should be up there? The presence of some sort of color correction is kind of a basic necessity.
    I'm not too fond of the FXAA injectors myself, but I'll add them to the list.

    I'll figure out the rest as I go along
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  23. Post #23
    ArchXeno's Avatar
    March 2010
    924 Posts
    I love that fresh thread smell

    Could Pluto's Improves Skyrim Experience and Deadly Dragons be added to the OP?
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  24. Post #24
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    August 2009
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    Yadda's ENBseries config

    Holy shit this game looks pretty good now.
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  25. Post #25
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    March 2010
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    You could probably add ENB and Yaddas config to the OP.
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    I've found that holding up dead bodies stops incoming arrows quite effectively
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  27. Post #27
    I pushed my dad off the stairs and all I got was he came back
    Aerkhan's Avatar
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    what happened to "sharing"
    and my dick dragon banner
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  28. Post #28
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    I've found that holding up dead bodies stops incoming arrows quite effectively
    I'll add a section for Tips and Exploits

    Edited:

    what happened to "sharing"
    and my dick dragon banner
    respost them and I'll add them for you
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    I pushed my dad off the stairs and all I got was he came back
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    Darth Hater's Avatar
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    I'm not too fond of the FXAA injectors myself, but I'll add them to the list.

    I'll figure out the rest as I go along
    Neither am I really, but until ENB doesn't have a 15 or 20 FPS hit, what else is there. You should add Yadda's config though.

    Edit: Actually I just retried Yadda's config and the performance is way better. Whatever he or Boris did works.

    Can someone link that mod that sorts the items in the chest in breezehome
    Can't tell if this is what you mean. If it isn't, use it anyways, it's a godsend. It should be added to the OP too. Sorry for the mod overload.

    Container Categorization:http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=1227
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    Can someone link that mod that sorts the items in the chest in breezehome
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    Alchemy and enchanting can be paired in a loop of sorts to create ridiculous potions/enchantments:
    1. Create a fortify enchanting potion.
    2. Drink the potion and enchant a full set of clothing with a fortify alchemy.
    3. Put on the clothing and return to step 1.
    4. Repeat until you've got your desired level of power.
    I only have 77 enchanting, is it possible to raise it to the maximum value from this level using this method, or do I first need to be level 100 in enchanting to get it to the maximum?
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    Neither am I really, but until ENB doesn't have a 15 or 20 FPS hit, what else is there. You should add Yadda's config though.
    Added under the "User suggested mods/untested mods" section, but it looks awesome so I'll probably give it a go
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  34. Post #34
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    November 2006
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    I was just thinking about the multiplayer mod, and I just noticed a huge flaw. The game can't be paused. So drinking potions or switching spells/weapons in the middle of combat will be impossible.
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  35. Post #35
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    I only have 77 enchanting, is it possible to raise it to the maximum value from this level using this method, or do I first need to be level 100 in enchanting to get it to the maximum?
    You can from any level, but if you've got 100 enchanting it'll go much faster
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  36. Post #36
    Facepunch Babysitter
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    July 2009
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    IT'S OUT, GRAB IT WHILE IT'S HOT
    Just extract to your main Skyrim folder and you are ready to eyegasm.

    BRT's epic video, watch it now just because of how awesome he is.












    Got some updates, yes.



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  37. Post #37
    I used to be a dragonborn like you but then i took a curved sword to the sweetroll

    About damn time a new thread started, i can't imagine sorting through the old one. Loving the well-done OP.
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  38. Post #38
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    Much better title and OP.

    Does anyone else get a depressing vibe from the cities apart from Whiterun? They all seem so miserable, or run down, or are stricken by some big issue (eg. corruption, ghettos, forsworn), and have a good few dickhead characters in them.
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  39. Post #39
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    June 2008
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    Much better title and OP.

    Does anyone else get a depressing vibe from the cities apart from Whiterun? They all seem so miserable, or run down, or are stricken by some big issue (eg. corruption, ghettos, forsworn), and have a good few dickhead characters in them.
    Isn't real life like that too?

    That's not to say I don't agree with you or like it, the reason we play fantasy games is to escape from reality and have fun.

    I used to be a dragonborn like you but then i took a curved sword to the sweetroll
    Go away, that kind of speech is unacceptable here
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  40. Post #40

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    Haha, Oblivion 2.
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