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I have about 100 or so Skyrim mods and I was having a bit of freezing. Someone told me that I have some mods that modify scripts. So what is a script and if I give my load order can you guys tell me which of my mods modify scripts the most? I am not getting much freezing anymore because I use windowed mode and that makes it crash less.

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I could pretend to know what I'm talking about and explain, but I don't biggrin.gif. All I know is Skyrim has a heavy, inefficient scripting that can easily get overloaded.

I don't see any serious offenders I recognize. Frostfall is relatively script heavy, but it's such a fantastic mod that it's worth keeping... IMHO Wet and Cold and WATER aren't worth it, as there are decent scriptless alternatives. SoS can also cause problems, I liked Skyrim Audio Overhaul more anyway.

If I remember correctly, convenient horses actually has a script latency checker. There are also some ini tweaks you can also do to help out. Though you're crashing less in windowed mode, so I wonder if it's actually a script problem at all...
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I could pretend to know what I'm talking about and explain, but I don't biggrin.gif. All I know is Skyrim has a heavy, inefficient scripting that can easily get overloaded.

I don't see any serious offenders I recognize. Frostfall is relatively script heavy, but it's such a fantastic mod that it's worth keeping... IMHO Wet and Cold and WATER aren't worth it, as there are decent scriptless alternatives. SoS can also cause problems, I liked Skyrim Audio Overhaul more anyway.

If I remember correctly, convenient horses actually has a script latency checker. There are also some ini tweaks you can also do to help out. Though you're crashing less in windowed mode, so I wonder if it's actually a script problem at all...

do you think Pure waters is better?
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Originally Posted by brucethemoose View Post

I could pretend to know what I'm talking about and explain, but I don't biggrin.gif. All I know is Skyrim has a heavy, inefficient scripting that can easily get overloaded.

I don't see any serious offenders I recognize. Frostfall is relatively script heavy, but it's such a fantastic mod that it's worth keeping... IMHO Wet and Cold and WATER aren't worth it, as there are decent scriptless alternatives. SoS can also cause problems, I liked Skyrim Audio Overhaul more anyway.

If I remember correctly, convenient horses actually has a script latency checker. There are also some ini tweaks you can also do to help out. Though you're crashing less in windowed mode, so I wonder if it's actually a script problem at all...

do you think Pure waters is better?

I believe so. I used Get Snowy instead of Wet/Cold and Skyrim Audio Overhaul instead of SoS, but I forgot what I replaced WATER with exactly... been awhile since I played, I kinda want to get back into Skyrim now biggrin.gif

I also did something similar to part 2 of this post.
http://www.loverslab.com/topic/15454-solutions-to-slow-running-scripts-in-skyrim/

EDIT: I used this tool when I had a really (really) dirty save, and it helped a TON.
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/31724/?
But that was awhile back. IDK if there's a better alternative now.
Edited by brucethemoose - 4/4/14 at 12:59pm
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what about new animals and new texture mods, do those use scripts?
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what about new animals and new texture mods, do those use scripts?

Texture mods don't. Mods that change animal behavior might, but not necessarily, and mods that just add new creatures probably don't.

SoS was problematic with my install, but other than that, I don't recognize any nasty mods.
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