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Loads of Skyrim Mods Already on Steam Workshop

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Just one day after Bethesda's toolset was released, the Skyrim section of the Steam Workship is overflowing with new content. Someone has been busy, including Valve!

As promised, Bethesda launched its Skyrim Creation Kit on Tuesday along with the Skyrim High-Resolution Texture Pack, both free to download from Steam. With the release of the Creation Kit, fans can now upload, download, and install custom content through the Skyrim section of the Steam Workshop, making sharing mods easier than ever before.

"Experience The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as you’ve never seen it before with the Skyrim High-Resolution Texture Pack," Bethesda said on Tuesday. "Make sure your system requirements exceed Skyrim’s recommended specs before attempting to install, including Windows Vista or 7 operating system, a minimum of 4 GB of system RAM, and a DirectX 9.0c compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI video card with at least 1 GB of RAM and the latest drivers."

Now just one day after the toolset's release, there are over 43 "pages" worth of Skyrim mods available for your downloading pleasure. One of the more notable uploads that's currently circulating in the news is one created by Valve itself called Fall of the Space Core, Volume 1. The "aggressively space-centric little robot" from Portal 2 literally drops from space and will tag along after a brief introduction, replying with lines of dialogue from Portal 2 as well as new Skyrim-themed lines mentioning dragons and other fantasy things.

The most popular Skyrim mods listed this week include Midas Magic - Spells for Skyrim, House Map Markers, Arrowsmith v3a, LakeView Manor, Complete Skyforge, Dynamic Torches, Kill Them Generals and more. Another notable mod is Open Cities which transfers the five major cities into the Tamriel worldspace, eliminating the load screen transitions, and Dovahkiin Hideout which gives every house in Skyrim a hideout.

"Every house will now include a basement door, look around your house, you will find it," the description reads. "This Hideout is shared between all houses, as long as you have the key for the house."

To get started modding, install the Creation Kit – free through Steam to all Skyrim owners – from the Tools section of your Steam Library (or, click here to launch directly). The Skyrim High-Resolution Texture Pack can be downloaded here.

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    Anonymous , February 9, 2012 7:13 AM
    this is why i prefer pc over console.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , February 9, 2012 8:48 AM
    I can't imagine Skyrim on consoles. No mods, no console commands to circumvent bugs, no high-res texture pack... :lol:  TES is MEANT for PC.
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    hardcore_gamer , February 9, 2012 7:02 AM
    This is how a PC game should be : MOD support and no stupid DRM
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  • 20 Hide
    hardcore_gamer , February 9, 2012 7:02 AM
    This is how a PC game should be : MOD support and no stupid DRM
  • 23 Hide
    Anonymous , February 9, 2012 7:13 AM
    this is why i prefer pc over console.
  • 9 Hide
    Spyker2041 , February 9, 2012 7:37 AM
    @hardcore_gamer So Steam isn't DRM? If you think about it, it essentially is/
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    acerace , February 9, 2012 7:51 AM
    Quote:
    @hardcore_gamer So Steam isn't DRM? If you think about it, it essentially is/


    IMO, it's technically. But I don't know much about DRM.
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    buckcm , February 9, 2012 8:16 AM
    Spyker2041@hardcore_gamer So Steam isn't DRM? If you think about it, it essentially is/


    Notice harder_gamer said "stupid" DRM. Steam is very nice to use and actually has loosened up original DRM designs on a number of games because Steam was deemed to do a good enough job on its own to prevent piracy by the software companies. Steam innately does not limit the number of activations on games, although it will enforce if companies like Ubisoft decide to be lame, and really isn't the type of DRM that punishes legitimate buyers.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , February 9, 2012 8:48 AM
    I can't imagine Skyrim on consoles. No mods, no console commands to circumvent bugs, no high-res texture pack... :lol:  TES is MEANT for PC.
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    waxdart , February 9, 2012 9:08 AM
    This is leading up to Mods that you pay extra for. Its all down hill from here. You'll need DRM for mods.
    When they turn off all the servers, will you still be able to play Skyrim? I can still play Morrowind and get a mods for that. The does away with it :( 

    Steam is DRM stupid or not. But do keep in mind Steam also tracks usage and report back to whoever for marketing and profiling. Plus it's another credit card holding system to be hacked.

    I did have lot of mods installed which broke when steam updated skyrim unexpectedlyfor me.
    If supported mods do away with that issue and If they put "adult" mods on steam I'll be surprised. Some of those mods had a lot of ahem, detail ahem.
    How much will you pay for a some throwaway mods?

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    ojas , February 9, 2012 10:01 AM
    Trust Valve to merge Portal and Skyrim... :D 
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    siuol11 , February 9, 2012 10:36 AM
    It won't let me go to the HD texture pack page in my browser and I can't find it in steam.
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    spunkymunky , February 9, 2012 10:57 AM
    Good job Bethesda. With such a great game and attention to detail you have converted me from a pirate to a game buyer (It also helped that steam had a special for $40). More gaming companies need to learn from this. Make a game specifically for PC, provide good updates, and make things $40 bucks and piracy will be a thing of the past.
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    kanenfawder , February 9, 2012 11:23 AM
    siuol11It won't let me go to the HD texture pack page in my browser and I can't find it in steam.


    It's not in the workshop. It's on the actual Skyrim store page as DLC would be for any other game.
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    beardguy , February 9, 2012 11:57 AM
    The new HD texture pack is sick!! Don't be fooled just by looking at before/after screenshots. The difference is totally noticeable when you actually play the game. Almost every texture looks better, and Skyrims graphics are now on-par with other modern games.

    PC FTW!
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    beardguy , February 9, 2012 11:59 AM
    kanenfawderIt's not in the workshop. It's on the actual Skyrim store page as DLC would be for any other game.


    Click (highlight) Skyrim in Steam. Now look to the right side under "links" and click "DLC". It'll take you right to the download page. Cheers!
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    RipperjackAU , February 9, 2012 12:36 PM
    Now that the Skyrim creation kit is out, can someone PLEASE port over the Portable Tent mod from Fallout: New Vegas to Skyrim? I love that portable tent! :) 
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    bigdragon , February 9, 2012 1:56 PM
    I love how Steam is playing up the modding strength of PC titles. Making it easy to get mod content is a great thing that really helps sell the PC platform and its games. I know I've bought games before just to play around with their level editors. It certainly gets me interested in Skyrim. I didn't buy it, but if the right mod comes around I will. It's a shame some modern titles like Bugfield 3 don't support modding at all, period. Without custom maps that game will be dead soon.

    Unfortunately, the best mods for Skyrim won't be on Steam Workshop. I challenged a friend that if he wanted me to buy the game he'd have to create voluptuous cat women for me. They were around for Oblivion! We'll see where this goes. I'll probably buy the game by summer.
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    thrasher32 , February 9, 2012 2:16 PM
    Very nice. I love Skyrim/Oblivion/Fallout.
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    Paul22 , February 9, 2012 2:53 PM
    bigdragonI love how Steam is playing up the modding strength of PC titles. Making it easy to get mod content is a great thing that really helps sell the PC platform and its games. I know I've bought games before just to play around with their level editors. It certainly gets me interested in Skyrim. I didn't buy it, but if the right mod comes around I will. It's a shame some modern titles like Bugfield 3 don't support modding at all, period. Without custom maps that game will be dead soon.Unfortunately, the best mods for Skyrim won't be on Steam Workshop. I challenged a friend that if he wanted me to buy the game he'd have to create voluptuous cat women for me. They were around for Oblivion! We'll see where this goes. I'll probably buy the game by summer.


    Why aren't the best mods going to be there? SKSE works, all you have to do is launch the launcher so it syncs up your mods then close it and launch SKSE. This way all your mods will stay updated without having to track down downloads every time it updates. I think quite the opposite, that the best mods will be on here.
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    husker , February 9, 2012 2:55 PM
    waxdartThis is leading up to Mods that you pay extra for. Its all down hill from here. You'll need DRM for mods.When they turn off all the servers, will you still be able to play Skyrim? I can still play Morrowind and get a mods for that. The does away with it Steam is DRM stupid or not. But do keep in mind Steam also tracks usage and report back to whoever for marketing and profiling. Plus it's another credit card holding system to be hacked.I did have lot of mods installed which broke when steam updated skyrim unexpectedlyfor me. If supported mods do away with that issue and If they put "adult" mods on steam I'll be surprised. Some of those mods had a lot of ahem, detail ahem. How much will you pay for a some throwaway mods?

    Nice comment, TROLL. First of all, Bethesda had mods you could pay for in both Morrowind and Oblivion, and nobody is forcing you to buy them. Basically you seem to be complaining that a company that made a game for you shouldn't be able to sell anything else related to that game? Gee, I guess Bethesda may as well fire their staff and there will be no more TES games. The rest of us will be sad about that but we can all take solace in the fact that good 'ol Waxdart no longer has to feel offended by the free enterprise system.
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    bigdragon , February 9, 2012 3:13 PM
    Paul22Why aren't the best mods going to be there? SKSE works, all you have to do is launch the launcher so it syncs up your mods then close it and launch SKSE. This way all your mods will stay updated without having to track down downloads every time it updates. I think quite the opposite, that the best mods will be on here.

    My definition of best mods is not the same as your definition of best mods. =P Somehow I doubt scantily clad voluptuous cat women are going to appear on Steam Workshop. I'd like to be wrong and see content for all ages and interests show up though!
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    Anonymous , February 9, 2012 3:24 PM
    Dohakiin hideout was present before creation kit, too
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