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

#2
Sir B. Fannybottom
crazyeyesreaper said:
nope no patch for you your fucked
Damn :( I'll probably be on tpb in a few days
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#3
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
yea youll need to get the entire thing all over again or wait for a specific modded patch to your version should release eventually but might be awhile since its a BETA patch it might not come at all until an official 1.4 hits all i can say is good luck to you
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#4
erocker
Kevinheraiz said:
Damn :( I'll probably be on tpb in a few days
You should know we don't allow piracy discussion and/or help with dealing with pirated software. :slap:

Go buy the damn game.
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#5
ViperXTR
so anyone actually tried it yet? ever since the 1.2 patch which broke lots of things, im a bit skeptical to try this one lol.
So i guess TESVAL/Skyboost is no longer needed(?)
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#6
Rowsol
TheMailMan78 said:
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.
I've played the hell outta Fallout 3. FWE + MMM = awesomeness.
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#7
Sir B. Fannybottom
erocker said:
You should know we don't allow piracy discussion and/or help with dealing with pirated software. :slap:

Go buy the damn game.
I bought it for xbox :3 I downloaded it for the pc to check out mods N' stuff.

Anyway this update looks awesome! I can't wait till it goes live.
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#8
xenocide
FierceRed said:
Try Witcher 2 first MailMan, even if just for an hour.

You probably won't regret it.
Everyone I know who tried Witcher 2 was disappointed. From what I read in this thread people claimed it was a different game for all the reasons they criticized DA2 for. DA dumbs down combat, "CRAP CONSOLE GAME BULLSHIT RAWRRRR", Witcher 2 dumbs down combat, "IT'S GLORIOUS!!!"

Mistral said:
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...
There are very very few bugged quests, and they usually only pop up when you do something like clear every single cave before going and talking to the Greybeards. The UI is a subjective matter, I think it works pretty well. The AI pathing in most games is absolute garbage, I never saw any major issues with it in Skyrim. As for Character having no effect, that's because it's an open world game. By definition most of these games result in you not feeling like you have a huge effect. There are definitely moments where you feel more like you have an effect though, but they are mostly tied to the main story line. Obviously you going spelunking in a cave for someone's favorite book isn't a world-changing event.

Now, the Combat system definitely has its flaws, but I think they pull it off pretty well. I would say you have the order of balance mixed up. Archery > Melee > Spells. The Spells are completely underwhelming. The main problem is that they just don't scale with anything. There's no Int or Spell Power stat to passively increase the damage your spells do, and that makes it feel like they are always underwhelming. Where you can enchant and improve your Bow or Axe to be a killing machine, you cannot improve your spells at all, minus a few enchantments to lower the mana cost.
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#9
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
wow what an awesome patch!

Now in buildings and such im getting 50 and then a lot of times it caps and stays at 60FPS outside though im still getting 30 to 40fps, but it does feel smoother.
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#10
erocker
Yeah, really good patch. I noticed that I'm constantly pegged at 60 fps now. I decided to turn off vsync/triple buffering to see what kind of FPS I get now. Here's the results with the mods I'm using:



That's walking from the gate in Solitude to the Blue palace at around 8:45am on a sunny day.

I would not recommend turning vsync off using iPresentInterval as it can make some things screwy, I just did it for testing purposes.

i5 2500K @ 4.6ghz and HD 7970 @ 1125/1500.
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#11
ViperXTR
in my case i disabled vsync using ipresentinterval command but enabled framelimit to 60 iin nVidia inspector, as the vsync function can sometimes make weird input lags >_>
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#12
Rowsol
Kevinheraiz said:
I bought it for xbox :3 I downloaded it for the pc to check out mods N' stuff.
With a decent rig like yours why would you buy it for xbox? I call rubbish.
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#13
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
Hey does anyone know of a mode that puts a basement or something in there house that you can turn into a library?
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#14
Sir B. Fannybottom
Rowsol said:
With a decent rig like yours why would you buy it for xbox? I call rubbish.
Well everyone was saying how much time they were spending on it so I thought I would much rather live with bad graphics and being able to sit on my comfy couch than decent graphics and a sore back :laugh:
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#15
nemesis.ie
nvidiaintelftw said:
Hey does anyone know of a mode that puts a basement or something in there house that you can turn into a library?
Dovakiin's (not sure I spelled that right) hideout - available at Skyrim Nexus. :)

It's really great.
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#16
Prima.Vera
Why do those patches always come AFTER you finish the game??:shadedshu
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#17
Black Panther
Senior Moderator™
Prima.Vera said:
Why do those patches always come AFTER you finish the game??:shadedshu
So that you start another one :p

I did that too.
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#18
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
Yeah...but it's just not the same when it's not all brand new. While I can see the allure of wanting to try diff char builds, frankly, I don't understand people that have started over multiple times. The repetitiveness of the early parts of the game would drive me nuts (even with a save that got me past most of the carriage ride and what not).
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#19
DonInKansas
Kevinheraiz said:
Well everyone was saying how much time they were spending on it so I thought I would much rather live with bad graphics and being able to sit on my comfy couch than decent graphics and a sore back :laugh:
Sad you can't pirate a better office chair. :roll:
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#20
Widjaja
Unfortunately the part of the allure for playing this game over again is to see if I can get through certain quests which bugged out before.

I won't be installing the BETA patch, I'll be waiting for the official release.
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