Bethesda adds high-res textures for Skyrim’s DLC in surprise 1.5GB update

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By 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!

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I’m making a point to play Skyrim this year. I never got past the 10 hour mark and I’m pretty upset by that. I’ve got a handful of mods subscribed and these new high res packs are very much appreciated! Fantastic :D

 

I didn’t get far into Oblivion despite enjoying what I had played. I have real problems with getting distracted, one little thing and i’ll stop playing a game for no good reason. Example was I was loving Darksiders 2 but then got sick last week and haven’t played since despite still wanting to play. D:

 
ageNtreachery

Went looking the other day to see if there was a patch for the high res files but didn’t find anything so this is good news. I see Skyrim Nexus has the Unofficial Dragonborn Patch ready so looks like its worth picking up now the graphics and bugs are fixed.

 

What mods Cas? (or anyone else out there playing Skyrim)

I never played past the first major town area and the talk of Dragonborn made me reinstall it last night. I was looking at Skyrim Nexus at all the available mods and grabbed a fair few from the top rated list but does anyone recommend any “must haves”?

 

I never got past the 10 hour mark in Oblivion, but I tried a few times.

Skyrim on the other hand has 95 hours on my Steam account and I’ve still only done 1 character with half the main story quests untouched.

 

Hi-res textures should’ve been included when the DLC released.
Just a bit late Bethesda.

 

shuth:
What mods Cas?(or anyone else out there playing Skyrim)

I never played past the first major town area and the talk of Dragonborn made me reinstall it last night. I was looking at Skyrim Nexus at all the available mods and grabbed a fair few from the top rated list but does anyone recommend any “must haves”?

I could be ignorant or shunned, but if it’s on nexus I really don’t want to know about it. Too much effort, The steam workshop has plenty on offer.

So far I’m looking for a pretty vanilla experience, i’m not in the mood to rip what bethesda has created apart too much (at the moment!). Subscribed to these must have mods so far :).

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=8122
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=7648
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=14668446

 

Only 117 hours played here… YAY I loved Morrowind so Dragonborn is a bit of a return for me yay!!

mods, SkyUi is a must to remove the horrible console menu system.

If you got a beefy pc, get the enchanced towns and villages series etc.

Dynamic Merchants must have, they make money now

Whistle ( call your horse to you, its used like a dragon voice)

Unread Books Glow (for extra skill levels and lore addicts)

Not on steam workshop but massive graphical enhancement

ENBSeries
http://www.enbdev.com/index_en.htm

It basically turns on Dx10 features that for some reason skyrim didnt use, Really nice!!

So many awesome mods to list!!

Static Mesh Improvement Mod (has 2 parts on workshop)

Horse armors

Real Skin and Improved Chargen for Women

Realistic Ragdolls and Force

Terrain Bump

Lockpicking Measurement Vision

Project Reality:Climates Of Tamriel – Lite Version

Better Embers

Enhanced Blood Textures

Chewiemuse’s Dense Grass

Lush Greens

Marriage Dynamic Outfits (Spouse redress, Hugging features)

Better Dynamic Snow

Pure Waters

Legible Road Signs High Res

Sounds of Skyrim – The Dungeons

Sounds of Skyrim – The Wilds

Oblivious horses ( your horse wont attack stuff, and getting in the way + killed)

Oh boy i have too many i love!! lol

anyone else want to exchange mods chat Skyrim add me steam

ApepiShaman

HAHAHAH low res console heathens!!

 

Cas Bitton,

The Nexus is by far the best place to get mods from. Its a bit daunting initially and the mod manager isn’t the best (still beats manual installs). However, it has a gigantic variety which are relatively easy to navigate through once you know your way around and can wade through the nudity mods (there really aren’t that many, honest).

 

As well as those mentioned previously, a few useful utility mods include: Friends Forever, Run For Your Lives,Follower Trap Safety, Projectile Soul Trap, and Categorized Favourites Menu.

 

o.0 never got past ten hours?
I think I’ve hit over a 100 now on Skyrim..
150 on Fallout 3 and
300 on Fallout NV [ I like Bethesda RPG's if that wasn't obvious.]

 

Cas Bitton

wolfstar90,

The Nexus is by far the best place to get mods from. Its a bit daunting initially and the mod manager isn’t the best (still beats manual installs). However, it has a gigantic variety which are relatively easy to navigate through once you know your way around and can wade through the nudity mods (there really aren’t that many, honest).

Yeah I much prefer the Nexus then the Workshop. You get a much better rundown about the mods, it’s easier to navigate and it’s easier to work out if a mod had bugs etc

I suppose I also feel I have a loyalty issue as I’ve been with the many different versions of the Nexus for such a long time, and I would be surprised the workshop (for Skyrim at least) would even exist if it wasn’t for the groundwork that the Nexus had done.

 

Now I’m home here is a list of the mods I grabbed last night (haven’t tried/tested yet as I told them all to download last night then went to bed).
- Unofficial Skyrim Patch
- Quality World Map (adds roads etc)
- High Quality 3D Map – HD3DMap – Meshes Hi-Res (Hi-res meshes for the quality world map)
- SkyUI
- Glowing Ore Veins
- Wet and Cold
- Skyrim Flora Overhaul
- Skyrim HD – 2K Textures – Misc
- Skyrim HD – 2K Textures – Dungeons
- Skyrim HD – 2K Textures – Landscape
- Skyrim HD – 2K Textures – Towns
- Realistic Lighting Overhaul
- Immersive Weapons
- Immersive Armors

I will check out the others you have listed. :)

 

simrod:
Hi-res textures should’ve been included when the DLC released.
Just a bit late Bethesda.

wow its a day or 2 late, are you seriously having a whinge about this?!

Getting a hi res texture pack is more than most developers would give to any multi platform game.

 

Cas Bitton,

For a vanilla experience, the only real mods you want are:-

Unofficial skyrim patch
Unofficial Heathfire patch
Unofficial Dawnguard patch
Unofficial Dragonborn patch

These are all authored by Arthmoor and are on steam workshop

These all just fix the thousands of bugs in the game bethedesa hasnt bothered to patch.

A few others which add minor functionality by the same Author i’d also suggest, which don’t change things much from vanilla are:-

– Open cities Skyrim – Removes the load zones going into cities, so the whole world is open like with Morrowind

- Run for your lives – When a dragon attacks a town, all the unarmed civilians hide inside. By default they all attack the dragon like lemmings and get killed – which can cause questgivers to get killed.

- When vampires attack – Like with the above, but for vampire attacks.

I’d suggest not adding anything else beyond graphics fixes, as the more you add the more likely you get conflicts. Nearly all the major bugs being reported for the new dlc not already fixed from the unofficial patches are from mod conflicts.

For graphics mods, I went with this collection by Jay http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/?id=16339

But these are definitely just window-dressing.

 

187~ hours in, still on my 1st character. Only recently got round to finishing off the main quest line (from the Blades part onwards), still haven’t touched any of the Dawnguard content yet, plenty left to do before I tackle it.

A few useful mods (for me at least):

House Map Markers by Smakit adds shortcuts to the 5 house cities you can buy (saves a bit of time if you’re constantly going back to one of your houses to drop off loot)

Ragged Flagon Shortcut adds a manhole (plus a map marker to said manhole) to the Ragged Flagon, saves time if you’re visiting the Thieves Guild a lot

Improved Container Names lets you know what kind of barrel you’re looking at (Barrel of Produce, Barrel of Reagents, etc), saves you opening all those barrels looking for decent loot since you know which ones will likely only have cabbages in them

Have a few mods for lighter reagents, potions, materials, etc

The rest are just eye candy or bugfixes

 

294 hours. I win.

Started playing Dawnguard then got distracted by other games. I’ll finish all these other games up then smash all the Skyrim DLC at once :)

 

Woah, thank you to everyone who has given me a few suggestions. I’ve got a lot to think about this weekend :D

coatsy22, that list is amazing. I’ll absolutely install a few of those mods :D

 
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