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Hey, I downloaded Skyrim off steam on release and have played around 5-6 hours. When i initially played the game, it may have crashed only twice but I did get a lot of missing textures. However, I heard a lot about some amazing mods on skyrimnexus and downloaded a bunch and tweaked the ini for better water reflections and tree shadows.

Since then, its been crashing to desktop every 2 minutes. I got an update from steam today, i changed the audio setting to 44hz or whatever it was, playing at stock clocks, using the game launcher and not through steam, and lowered the video settings from ultra to high, and installed a program called large address aware. Its made a difference, instead of crashing every 2 minutes its 15 minutes rolleyes.gif . Any suggestion would be helpful, I am considering re-installing skyrim, but really don't want to have to go through all that.


Oh ya, drivers are up to date

Thanks,
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Make sure nothing is running in the background while playing Skyrim. The Large Address Aware made a night and day difference for me. Have you tried playing in Windowed mode?

If you are re-installing Skyrim, copy your Skyrim saved folder to another file and move it back once you are done re-installing.
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Make sure one mod didn't make a folder in the same as another, just in a different place. I was crashing but realized I had two folders named "terrain" so I deleted one of them and so far so good.

Also, make sure you verify the integrity of cache files and whatnot through Steam.
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No, I haven't guess ill give windowed mode a shot. As for LAA I do have chrome open with quite a few tabs (tab junky), right now im using about 45% of my ram, just close everything i guess?
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I already verified the integrity of my files through steam, I think it was one or two files and steam downloaded them.
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Guys, I was just checking the S.T.E.P. mod on SkyrimNexus (the one that's basically a HUGE guide to properly modding Skyrim), and there was a quote put up here after the latest Steam patch for Skyrim:
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By Readykill: For those having issues launching today it is caused by the patch that steam applied today (it's not a Bethesda patch). It is basically an extra thigh DRM that will not allow you to play an edited TESV.exe, which in turn will not allow you to enable more than 2gb ram with LAA.

However, as a work around for anyone who installed prior to today, on windows 7 navigate to your TESV.exe right click on it, click "Restore Previous Versions" copy the old version that comes up and save it somewhere safe in case it gets written over again in the future, then copy and paste it back into your Skyrim folder and click over-write. Then run LAA again. I also clicked my TESV to be Read-Only so it shouldn't get over-written in the future. Hopefully Bethesda will give us another means to increase memory in a future patch, in the mean time it looks like this hack is the only way to play with the increased textures!!

So it's the 4GB enabler, which you supposedly need to run most of these high resolution texture mods. For some reason, when I try to restore my TESV.exe to a previous version, it says none are available. Could anyone with W7 64bit and the older TESV.exe be kind enough to upload theirs? Thanks!
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Hey, I restored it to a previous version (Nov, 12) just going to test it to see if it works. If you can tell me how to upload it, I can help you out. Hopefully by tonight if not tomorrow.
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Hey, I restored it to a previous version (Nov, 12) just going to test it to see if it works. If you can tell me how to upload it, I can help you out. Hopefully by tonight if not tomorrow.
If you could just put in a zip/rar/7z file, then upload it to any file sharing site of your choice, I'd be very grateful smile.gif. Hopefully it works! Somebody posted an alternative launcher in the official Skyrim thread, but it doesn't have any endorsements or anything yet so I haven't tried it, but here's the post in case the other method doesn't work anyway: http://www.overclock.net/t/887299/official-the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-information-and-discussion-thread/2030#post_15743219
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I cant even seem to find my TESV.exe file now. where the heck is it?
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Here you go, played for about 20 minutes without any crashes. Will test more extensively later tonight.

http://www.mediafire.com/?a4xq23swjbt70pa
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