By Tim Colwill on February 7, 2013 at 12:57 pm
Wondering why your copy of Skyrim on Steam updated overnight with another 1.5GB? Well, it was a surprise bonus from Bethesda: updating the high-res texture pack to include the textures for Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn.
The official note on the Bethblog warns users to make sure they exceed the game’s minimum requirements before attempting to install the high-res pack, so if you haven’t already got this free DLC (which you can find in the Steam store) make sure you check what your machine is capable of before downloading the now 4.7GB worth of additional textures.
According to Bethesda, you’ll want be running Windows Vista/7, with a minimum of 4GB of system RAM, and a DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with at least 1 GB of RAM and the latest drivers.
As a glorious PC gamer, you owe it to yourself and your friends to enjoy this exclusive advantage over our console brethren. Download today!