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Does anyone know how to install 4GB Skyrim mod? Nevermind figured it out, the instructions were hidden in text tongue.gif

Haha I hate that old trick.biggrin.gif
BTW has anyone had any downside to using the 4GB mod? i.e. lower fps or other issues? I was thinking of trying it. I have only had maybe 4 CTDs in about 43 hours of gameplay and no other issues ( other than 2-3 quests not removing from my journal after being completed). 4 CTDs isn't a lot from my previous issues with Bethesda's games but if I could have zero CTDs that would be great.
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Haha I hate that old trick.biggrin.gif
BTW has anyone had any downside to using the 4GB mod? i.e. lower fps or other issues? I was thinking of trying it. I have only had maybe 4 CTDs in about 43 hours of gameplay and no other issues ( other than 2-3 quests not removing from my journal after being completed). 4 CTDs isn't a lot from my previous issues with Bethesda's games but if I could have zero CTDs that would be great.

When I first played Skyrim I had 3 CTD every 2 hours, with the 4GB mod so far I have had none so I will keep you posted. No FPS drop whatsoever for me, but I wouldn't expect that tongue.gif.
    
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Haha I hate that old trick.biggrin.gif
BTW has anyone had any downside to using the 4GB mod? i.e. lower fps or other issues? I was thinking of trying it. I have only had maybe 4 CTDs in about 43 hours of gameplay and no other issues ( other than 2-3 quests not removing from my journal after being completed). 4 CTDs isn't a lot from my previous issues with Bethesda's games but if I could have zero CTDs that would be great.

The downside is that Bethesda does not address the 2GB memory cap issue for us PC gamers and locked down the exe instead, so we have to use a 3rd party loader now. Other than that, there is no downside at all. The game is capped to only utilize 2GB of resources. This changes that cap to 4GB.
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Haha I hate that old trick.biggrin.gif
BTW has anyone had any downside to using the 4GB mod? i.e. lower fps or other issues? I was thinking of trying it. I have only had maybe 4 CTDs in about 43 hours of gameplay and no other issues ( other than 2-3 quests not removing from my journal after being completed). 4 CTDs isn't a lot from my previous issues with Bethesda's games but if I could have zero CTDs that would be great.

The downside is that Bethesda does not address the 2GB memory cap issue for us PC gamers and locked down the exe instead, so we have to use a 3rd party loader now. Other than that, there is no downside at all. The game is capped to only utilize 2GB of resources. This changes that cap to 4GB.

Right I understand how it works and it sucks Bethesda did it that way. I was mostly curious about since I have only had maybe 4 CTDs in over 40 hours of play if it would be worth trying out and if anyone had any issues using it. Mostly because I saw a few comments on the Skyrim nexus site with a few saying they thought they were getting lower FPS. I figured it was probably due to something else since if all the mod does is raise the cap to a usable 4GB that shouldn't cause any lower FPS issues. But I figure if it will lower my measly 4 CTDs to zero CTDs it will be worth it. Thanks for the info guys.
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Right I understand how it works and it sucks Bethesda did it that way. I was mostly curious about since I have only had maybe 4 CTDs in over 40 hours of play if it would be worth trying out and if anyone had any issues using it. Mostly because I saw a few comments on the Skyrim nexus site with a few saying they thought they were getting lower FPS. I figured it was probably due to something else since if all the mod does is raise the cap to a usable 4GB that shouldn't cause any lower FPS issues. But I figure if it will lower my measly 4 CTDs to zero CTDs it will be worth it. Thanks for the info guys.

It really depends on how much you have done to this game. By simply applying the patch, I actually noticed a performance boost; framerates were higher, game felt smoother. Think of it as my computer's shackles being removed. As you apply more texture packs, interface mods, and graphical tweaks, you will notice the game slowing down a bit.
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Right I understand how it works and it sucks Bethesda did it that way. I was mostly curious about since I have only had maybe 4 CTDs in over 40 hours of play if it would be worth trying out and if anyone had any issues using it. Mostly because I saw a few comments on the Skyrim nexus site with a few saying they thought they were getting lower FPS. I figured it was probably due to something else since if all the mod does is raise the cap to a usable 4GB that shouldn't cause any lower FPS issues. But I figure if it will lower my measly 4 CTDs to zero CTDs it will be worth it. Thanks for the info guys.

It really depends on how much you have done to this game. By simply applying the patch, I actually noticed a performance boost; framerates were higher, game felt smoother. Think of it as my computer's shackles being removed. As you apply more texture packs, interface mods, and graphical tweaks, you will notice the game slowing down a bit.
I haven't used any mods at all yet. I always try a playthrough unmodded before I use any. I tried the 4GB and it did feel a little snappier. Although I did encounter my 1st backwards flying dragon right after that. I'm pretty sure it was coincidence though. I tried it without the 4gb mod and it was still flying backwards/erratically. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Its the blood dragon near eldergleam sanctuary. The closer I got to it the further he would fly away. I would hit him with spells from long range and about half health he would fly off and regen. I just spent about 30 minutes trying to kill him and no luck. I can't get close without him flying off backwards to god knows where.
I'll probably just use the 4gb mod until I at least complete the main storyline (if I ever do, hehe I always get on the sidequests and forget about the main questline.)
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Right I understand how it works and it sucks Bethesda did it that way. I was mostly curious about since I have only had maybe 4 CTDs in over 40 hours of play if it would be worth trying out and if anyone had any issues using it. Mostly because I saw a few comments on the Skyrim nexus site with a few saying they thought they were getting lower FPS. I figured it was probably due to something else since if all the mod does is raise the cap to a usable 4GB that shouldn't cause any lower FPS issues. But I figure if it will lower my measly 4 CTDs to zero CTDs it will be worth it. Thanks for the info guys.

It really depends on how much you have done to this game. By simply applying the patch, I actually noticed a performance boost; framerates were higher, game felt smoother. Think of it as my computer's shackles being removed. As you apply more texture packs, interface mods, and graphical tweaks, you will notice the game slowing down a bit.

What he said. I did both the LAA patch when it was possible, and now have been using this launch since 1.0; nothing but good things! biggrin.gif
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Feel free (if you wanna wink.gif) take the ongoing discussion about the Low GPU Usage/Low FPS problem over to my new thread here ... I'm trying to make it a one-stop clearinghouse for the discussion of this issue thumb.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1178556/brettjvs-definitive-skryim-low-gpu-usage-low-fps-thread/0_50
    
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Can someone give me a tip on lockpicking? My lockpicking skill is 36, but it's been all guesswork. I've not use any perks for that skill yet.
But regardless, am I meant to first just move the pick left or right until I hear a certain sound?
    
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The best way to lock pick is to remember where your pick was when you can actually rotate the lock. All locks are either unlocked by rotating left or right once the pick is in the right position. Once you figure out where the rotation starts, you have to look for if it rotates more if you move the pick to the left or right. Eventually you get a better feel for how much you have to move the lock. There is no sound and the harder the level, the faster each pick breaks.
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