Tuesday, January 24th 2012

Skyrim PC beta patch 1.4 now on Steam

Today Shacknews is reporting a new beta patch available on Steam. This is what they had to say, "Covering its back and yours, Bethesda recommends that you only install the patch if you're affected by issues fixed in the patch, and that you backed up your saved games before installing the beta. If you're still ploughing ahead with it, here's what to do:

1. Log into Steam
2. Click on Steam in the upper menu
3. Select Settings
4. Under the Account tab, go to the Beta Participation section and select Change.
5. A drop down menu will appear. Select Skyrim Beta.
6. Select OK.

Steam will now restart. After Steam restarts, Skyrim will be updated to the Beta version currently available.

The beta patch adds an option for Skyrim's Steam Workshop, a portal which will allow mod makers to upload their creations directly to Steam, but the Workshop won't work it and the mod Creation Kit actually launch later this month."

A list of changes can be found here.Source: ShackNews
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45 Comments on Skyrim PC beta patch 1.4 now on Steam

#1
LAN_deRf_HA
Remove skyboost if you were using it. This has all it's optimizations and then some anyways.
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#2
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
One day I need to pick up this game.
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#3
Mistral
by: TheMailMan78
One day I need to pick up this game.
If you've already played The Witcher 2, wait some more for Skyrim to get patched up and brought up to standard by mods.

If you haven't played The Witcher 2... well, why haven't you? ...Or just bite the bullet and get Skyrim to see what all the fuss is about - it's pretty addictive despite it's shortcomings.

Frankly, I ran into one of Skyrim's bugged quest and I've shelved it until the appropriate patch. On the plus side that made me finally start Dark Messiah. Damn, it might also be a flawed game, but the combat in it is so much more responsive, fun, and blade-work looks way cooler.
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#4
horik
I was waiting for a fix for a problem with transformations from werewolf back to human,that problem made me lose 3 hours of gameplay and was impossible for me to transform from werewolf to human again.
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#5
NinkobEi
by: Mistral

If you haven't played The Witcher 2... well, why haven't you? ...Or just bite the bullet and get Skyrim to see what all the fuss is about - it's pretty addictive despite it's shortcomings.
Skyrim has shortcomings?
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#6
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: Mistral
If you've already played The Witcher 2, wait some more for Skyrim to get patched up and brought up to standard by mods.

If you haven't played The Witcher 2... well, why haven't you? ...Or just bite the bullet and get Skyrim to see what all the fuss is about - it's pretty addictive despite it's shortcomings.

Frankly, I ran into one of Skyrim's bugged quest and I've shelved it until the appropriate patch. On the plus side that made me finally start Dark Messiah. Damn, it might also be a flawed game, but the combat in it is so much more responsive, fun, and blade-work looks way cooler.
I hated Witcher 1. I wont be playing Witcher 2.
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#7
Kaynar
by: TheMailMan78
I hated Witcher 1. I wont be playing Witcher 2.
Witcher 2 is a TOTALY different game, just having the same theme as Witcher 1. It looks very consolized for obvious reasons and is much more "arcade" and fun. It feels less like an RPG and its easier to play "properly" for those who are not RPG experts, has a more concentrated story with few different paths for more replayability, definately worth to play it.

In terms of the Skyrim game, I hope the memory optimisations etc involve the use of modern CPU features such as SSE etc, as mods like Skyboost using this stuff made the game run really better on all systems.

I'm probably gona go through the whole game again when this patch is official, since I havent really "finished" it with any second character.
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#8
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Mistral
If you've already played The Witcher 2, wait some more for Skyrim to get patched up and brought up to standard by mods.

If you haven't played The Witcher 2... well, why haven't you? ...Or just bite the bullet and get Skyrim to see what all the fuss is about - it's pretty addictive despite it's shortcomings.

Frankly, I ran into one of Skyrim's bugged quest and I've shelved it until the appropriate patch. On the plus side that made me finally start Dark Messiah. Damn, it might also be a flawed game, but the combat in it is so much more responsive, fun, and blade-work looks way cooler.
Well trust me there is more than one bugged quest even after the patch 1.4 beta patch.

OOh Dark Messiah i loved that game but they did not support that game at all.. If i remember right check in to computy patches for it as i think it got support that way like Vampire masquerade did.

by: NinkobEi
Skyrim has shortcomings?
Story depth ?. Other wise from rushing it it out a few months early i have had loads of fun.
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#10
erixx
This one will be my only fantasy game in my lifetime... Exploring the map started to get repetitive back in early december. The idea is nice, big world, etc. Story, creatures, core ideas ... suck. Just like most things in the world, an arrow in the ass, of course :)
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#11
DonInKansas
by: Kaynar
Witcher 2 is a TOTALY different game, just having the same theme as Witcher 1. It looks very consolized for obvious reasons and is much more "arcade" and fun. It feels less like an RPG and its easier to play "properly" for those who are not RPG experts, has a more concentrated story with few different paths for more replayability, definately worth to play it.
So in other words, they dumbed it down for the FPS crowd. :roll:
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#12
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: DonInKansas
So in other words, they dumbed it down for the FPS crowd. :roll:
Hay I no lik u sayin FPS people dumbz. Iz play tha FPSZ's!
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#13
Black Panther
Senior Moderatorâ„¢
189.4MB this is a hefty one!

(now let's see if my game still works... )
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#14
Andrei23
I installed this beta patch for the game and I have to say I am very impressed with the results. Using the same mods as before the patch I now get a minimum for 43 fps at the top of the stairs leading to Dragonsreach overlooking Whiterun, as opposed to 35 minimum I got before and that was with SkyBoost. My maximum fps seems to be constantly pegged at 60 now as well, as opposed to some dips in the lower/mid 50s. Overall I am very impressed with the patch, just wish it had come out before I spent 80 hours on the game.
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#15
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
True...although I can't really say that it ever actually felt like it was running too slow until lately when I installed some huge mods (and that's likely too little vram).
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#16
Mistral
I'd say that The Witcher 2 was less "dumbed down" then Mass Effect 2. And in the case of both of those games, they are quite the improvement over their predecessors. The only gripes I have with TW2 is the inventory and the length of Chapter 3. Everything else is damn awesome and I'll be replaying it again in Dark Mode at some point this year.

by: NinkobEi
Skyrim has shortcomings?
OK... If we put aside the bugged quests, the muddy default graphics, the atrocious UI, the wonky AI pathing, the feeling that your character has close to zero effect on the world... my main gripe with the game is the combat system. Spells are OK, archery is passable, but close combat is mediocre at best and only if you go with sword and shield. It's unresponsive and feels floaty... Also, you can't marry J'zargo.

Then again, I'm a VS game fan and an ex game journalist, so sue me. Skyrim manages to be fun despite all annoyances and will surely get modded to a degree that even I won't complain much.
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#17
Black Panther
Senior Moderatorâ„¢
Incredible fps increase with this patch!
Now in Markarth and Whiterun I always get above 45-50 fps at 2560x1440 with all my texture mods and with my old cpu! Niiice! :D
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#18
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
In4 frick hates on this game.

It's overrated.
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#19
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
now give us better shadows blethesda!
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#20
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
I think once Im done with RAGE Ill install Fallout 3 again and mod it all to hell. If I cant play Skyrim Ill do the next best thing lol.
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: Frick
In4 frick hates on this game.

It's overrated.
It might be overrated, but what game isn't to be honest! Games now-a-days are all overrated, but some are great and some not so much. For example Skyrim is great, CoD MW3 not so much.
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#22
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: nvidiaintelftw
It might be overrated, but what game isn't to be honest! Games now-a-days are all overrated, but some are great and some not so much. For example Skyrim is great, CoD MW3 not so much.
I don't think Skyrim is great either.
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#24
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: Kevinheraiz
Is there a patch for people who got skyrim *cough* other ways?
How did you get it other ways? It requires steam
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#25
FierceRed
by: TheMailMan78
I think once Im done with RAGE Ill install Fallout 3 again and mod it all to hell. If I cant play Skyrim Ill do the next best thing lol.
Try Witcher 2 first MailMan, even if just for an hour.

You probably won't regret it.
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