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Skyrim DVD Will Still Allow Mods?

Discussion in 'Games' started by happy, May 12, 2012.

  1. happy New Member

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    Hi guys,
    So I just found a good deal on Skyrim, but it is not the downloadable version on Steam. It is a retail (New) sealed package sold by someone. My question is, do I simply copy the CD key from the box and put it into the Steam? I want to be able to download Mods, and from what I heard, you need Skyrim from Steam to be able to use the mods.

    Thanks for the help in advance :D
     
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    I have a boxed copy of Skyrim. You just install it, enter your key, and it will activate with Steam automatically.
    At least mine did. lol
     
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    Retail copies still use steam and give no problems with using mods whatsoever, or at least my retail version gave me no problems lol.

    Edit: Kreji beat me to it lol
     
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    Thanks guys. Just saved me a peace of mind and $20. :D
     
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    On a side note, you can download and install mods outside of Steam.
    I use nexus mods usually, and don't bother with the "workshop".
     
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    But you still get the same mods as the ones on Steam?
     
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    Many modders put their mods on both nexus and Steam, but they don't have to do so.
    It doesn't matter, you will be able to use anything you want. :rockout:

    You can use both nexus mods and Steam mods at the same time. The only difference is that Steam tracks the mods you pull from them and I believe will update them automatically, if you want, when a new version comes out.
    I'm not sure on that, I don't use Steam mods.
     
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    actually the workshop dosen't allow a good bit of mods to be uploaded to the site, so the ones not allowed are only on the nexus as well as most of the others also.
     
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    Yeah i noticed that, how ever using the workshop is so simple and makes adding and removing them as simple as it could be.
     

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