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Wow, strangely I have had only 1 CTD the entire time I have played this game (I'm level 27, not sure the number of hours, only crash was coming out of the starter cave load screen). I very rarely fast traveled though if I can avoid it. Also, I'm on a fresh install Win7 with a minimal amount of stuff installed. I had that initial memory patch on the exe but haven't put in the new one after the patch.

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The LAA mod is now worthless thanks to Bethesda locking down the exe file. This is what you want to use now.
EDIT: This will not resolve all your CTD issues. This resolves the one caused by not having enough memory to render the visuals or more specifically, the ones that typically happen after fast traveling or entering/exiting places.

I have 8GB of RAM, 1.5GB of VRAM on the cards, isn't that enough? eek.gif

Thanks, I'll give it a try. wubsmiley.gif
    
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If you play a stealth type character (thief, assassin, ranger) then you typically do not want a follower with a few notable exceptions (Aela and Janessa) as most of them walk around loudly or are easily spotted. Aela and Janessa tend to stay back with their bows so are harder for enemies to detect. You can choose to have them wait somewhere, but they you have to go back and pick them up. The problem with that is that usually dungeons offer a shortcut to leave it and it is not in way of where you left your follower. As far as pressure plate traps, you can usually have ether wait, go to the other side of the trap, disable it, and then have them follow you again. It really depends on the type of character you play. A paladin for example is great to have a follower with, because you are always up close and personal and followers serve as good decoys. If you want a smarter follower though, I would go with Marcurio. I think he is in Bee and Barbs? He is a battle mage and picks his spots pretty well.

Ive tried just about every type of follower(thank you elderscrolls wiki) and Ive found that my favorites are Eola(human eater girl with 1 eye) as she can raise dead and she is a powerful summoner and she tends to stay back more often than not. Or I also like Brelyna Maryon which she seems to have some decent sneaking abilities and casting abilities. I play war/1h with shield mostly. I found Aela to be pretty decent but I guess I prefer casters more. Ill try out Marcurio today when I do some dragon fighting.

All in all I still dislike ALL the extra effort I have to put into my followers while they follow me. I found them more useful when i was 10-20lvl range but not at 52. I have to admit I cant wait to try my second play through as a mage(not sure what type yet but I do like summoning obviously lol)
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If you do not fast travel, you largely avoid the memory issue. This basically happens when the game is trying to load/render visuals and runs out of memory, hence crashing. There are a multitude of things unfortunately causes CTD and Bethesda games, the more popular ones being:

- Insufficient memory due to 2GB cap
- Corrupt textures or ini file
- Conflicts with existing software (usually codecs for movies and stuff)
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I have 8GB of RAM, 1.5GB of VRAM on the cards, isn't that enough? eek.gif
Thanks, I'll give it a try. wubsmiley.gif

It is not a matter of how much system memory you have, but how much Bethesda is letting you use. Bethesda caps the game at 2GB of memory in order to let any computer nowadays run it fine. Unfortunately, for a lot of us who run the game at high resolutions with high visual settings, it causes us to run out of memory when it is trying to load all of it at once.
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It is not a matter of how much system memory you have, but how much Bethesda is letting you use. Bethesda caps the game at 2GB of memory in order to let any computer nowadays run it fine. Unfortunately, for a lot of us who run the game at high resolutions with high visual settings, it causes us to run out of memory when it is trying to load all of it at once.

Thanks for the explanation, I'll use that MOD then. smile.gif
    
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Wow, strangely I have had only 1 CTD the entire time I have played this game (I'm level 27, not sure the number of hours, only crash was coming out of the starter cave load screen). I very rarely fast traveled though if I can avoid it. Also, I'm on a fresh install Win7 with a minimal amount of stuff installed. I had that initial memory patch on the exe but haven't put in the new one after the patch.

Perhaps I'm just lucky? All my hardware is on stock as well (cpu, gpu, ram).
On my first play I got 57 hours before a CTD. It wasn't until I tried the DNA ini that I had my first CTD.
However my current playthrough I don't have a single mod installed and I get them every so often and even less with the 4gb fix.


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Thanks for the explanation, I'll use that MOD then. smile.gif

No problem! May you have as much fun as I do and save often!
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What's that LAA mod you guys talking about? I have a lot of CTD's I'd love to get rid of them. smile.gif

The LAA mod is now worthless thanks to Bethesda locking down the exe file. This is what you want to use now.

EDIT: This will not resolve all your CTD issues. This resolves the one caused by not having enough memory to render the visuals or more specifically, the ones that typically happen after fast traveling or entering/exiting places.[/quote]

That's the link, and it resolved my crashing issues.
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On my first play I got 57 hours before a CTD. It wasn't until I tried the DNA ini that I had my first CTD.
However my current playthrough I don't have a single mod installed and I get them every so often and even less with the 4gb fix.
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I strongly believe this issue is mainly caused by fast traveling. I have noticed this pattern as well when I played Oblivion and Fallout 3. The first time I played, I travelled everywhere because I wanted to see everything. Not a single CTD happened to me for all of the games. Afterwards, on my next play through, I was constantly plagued by CTD's and also fast traveling everywhere since I have already seen the scenery and got bored of walking or horse riding between cities.
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