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I was thinking of using the skyrim HD pack with FXAA! Good combo?
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I was thinking of using the skyrim HD pack with FXAA! Good combo?

Worked for me.
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I'm not using enough mods, and i forget to update them. The game is so new the updates happen really quickly.
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To those that have upgraded to the new 1.3.10, 4 Gig LAA Skyrim Patch and are then having difficulties launching the game from the desktop shortcut or from within Steam;

I suffered this consequence yesterday.

Launch Steam, right click on Skyrim, chose Properties, click on Local Files and chose Verify Integrity of Game Cash. When I did that, one file was broken/missing and after looking into my Steam/Skyrim folder the TESV.exe file had appeared. I made a shortcut to desktop of the new file and now I can launch the game again.

I can't understand how these glitches persist and a normal guy would either Google this (like I did), or most likely give up in frustration, and all after a patch that was supposed to fix things, not bork the game and further impose on the player.
 
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I can't understand how these glitches persist and a normal guy would either Google this (like I did), or most likely give up in frustration, and all after a patch that was supposed to fix things, not bork the game and further impose on the player.

Fixes and patches break things in ALL software. It is an illusion that everyone is broken and no one is working fine, you just hear feedback from people who have it broken constantly and people who it fixes the game for are busy playing.

With something this complex it is to be expected, and it probably works fine for most people. Every time they rolled out a patch or bug fix in the software I used to support we get inundated with problems and it seems like a mess, when in reality only 2% of people are having issues.
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Bought Skyrim from Amazon yesterday. Should be getting it tomorrow.
    
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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post

To those that have upgraded to the new 1.3.10, 4 Gig LAA Skyrim Patch and are then having difficulties launching the game from the desktop shortcut or from within Steam;
I suffered this consequence yesterday.
Launch Steam, right click on Skyrim, chose Properties, click on Local Files and chose Verify Integrity of Game Cash. When I did that, one file was broken/missing and after looking into my Steam/Skyrim folder the TESV.exe file had appeared. I made a shortcut to desktop of the new file and now I can launch the game again.
I can't understand how these glitches persist and a normal guy would either Google this (like I did), or most likely give up in frustration, and all after a patch that was supposed to fix things, not bork the game and further impose on the player.

Bethesda QA has always been beyond poor and their games persistently buggy. I always buy their games with the expectations that it is going to be bugged to hell an back and that my resolutions will come from the modding community. It didn't help that with Skyrim, we have to go through that retarded Steam auto-update for patches.
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Fixes and patches break things in ALL software. It is an illusion that everyone is broken and no one is working fine, you just hear feedback from people who have it broken constantly and people who it fixes the game for are busy playing.
With something this complex it is to be expected, and it probably works fine for most people. Every time they rolled out a patch or bug fix in the software I used to support we get inundated with problems and it seems like a mess, when in reality only 2% of people are having issues.

While it is expected for a few bugs/glitches to exist, this statement is not exactly fair either. Bethesda's QA has always been crap and their patches tend to break far more than they fix. They have very similar issues across the board with every game they released which is why the modding community is always so quick to fix things. That being said, it is a testament to the game itself that we still invest so much time and receive so much pleasure from a game more bug infected than a stray dog.
Edited by OC'ing Noob - 12/21/11 at 8:28am
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After around 115-120 hours of playing the game is starting to lose it's luster for me. I prefer exploring over quests. I have a bunch of quests still to do but I would imagine there is only a few places left to find. Time to move on until an expansion comes..
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After around 115-120 hours of playing the game is starting to lose it's luster for me. I prefer exploring over quests. I have a bunch of quests still to do but I would imagine there is only a few places left to find. Time to move on until an expansion comes..

If you enjoy exploring, my suggestion is to download some of the new dungeon or location mods that are available on Skyrim Nexus or wait for the CK to be released.
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Worked for me.

Sweet. I will download them tonight!
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