yerawomanharry Jun 7, 2014 @ 1:40pm
Skyrim: Literally Unplayable
Hi, thanks in advance for your help.

At this point, Skyrim is literally unplayable unfortunately...When I leave the Homemead Brewery and go anywhere near Whiterun, I CTD; I'm not sure if this is the only area that's giving me CTD troubles since I haven't gotten very far in the game, but Riverwood was fine - never CTD'd there. It got so bad that eventually I decided to just start a new game in Skyrim, because I didn't have much to lose. When I started a new game, I couldn't even make it to the end of the prisoner carriage ride to Helgen before I CTD'd. So now, I'm stuck between a save file where I can't go anywhere near my next destination, and starting a new game in Skyrim and not being able to even reach the end of the intro scene.

I do have quite a few mods installed (232 to be exact), but I have ran them all through LOOT to make sure there are no warnings or errors (there is only one error but the mod creator ensures that it is compatible and LOOT should not be seeing it as an error), but aside from that, no other errors or warnings. I've also used TES5Edit to clean the files in my Nexus Mod Manager. I've also tried Wyre Bash to build a Bash Patch, so that as many of my mods can work nicely together. I've disabled Auto Save since I've heard that also can cause CTD issues. I've checked my Plugins.txt to make sure that I don't have a duplicate of Skyrim.esm (I actually don't even have Skyrim.esm at all, in there).

Now, I'm at a loss because I really want to play this game, but I can't for the life of me understand why I'm still CTD despite taking the above steps. If anyone can help me in any way or offer up any suggestions or guidance, I will be absolutely grateful. If I can provide any further information to help at all, please let me know.
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Trigger Jun 7, 2014 @ 1:49pm 
You have only 24 hours in this game, you should play the Vanilla game first then start to mod your game
Trigger Jun 7, 2014 @ 1:51pm 
in your Skyrim DATA FILE you WILL NOT see Skyrim.esm or Update.esm, but they are there.
Trigger Jun 7, 2014 @ 1:55pm 
the top of your load-order should be: Dawnguard.esm, then Hearthfires.esm and then Dragonborn.esm, Unless you are using the Unoffical Patches, in that case the Unoffical Skyrim patch should be on top then Dawnguard.esm, the the Unoffical Dawnguard patch and so on.
Kelvy Jun 7, 2014 @ 2:08pm 
Another case I must have what they have got!!. Deactivate the mods and play vanilla and then read all the mods descriptions take notes and learn what is required for each mod. The mod load order is not the same as what BOSS/LOOT and NMM tells you.
As Trigger states play the game in vanilla before adding mods, but do add the unofficial patches they will improve game.
SpeedFreak Jun 7, 2014 @ 2:34pm 
232 mods is a lot and not easy to get it stable ... btw no warnings doesn't automatically means that you've got a stable modlayout.
yerawomanharry Jun 7, 2014 @ 3:22pm 
Okay thanks a lot for the advice guys, at this point I will do a fresh install and deactivate the mods, check out these load orders as wel - thanks again
Trigger Jun 7, 2014 @ 3:57pm 
Load-order is EXTREMLY important to Skyrim-never forget that, using BOSS or LOOT will help with your load-order and warn you of conflicting mods.
AzKiller13 Jun 7, 2014 @ 4:40pm 
Originally posted by Trigger:
You have only 24 hours in this game, you should play the Vanilla game first then start to mod your game

I had mod since my first gameplay second ( I downloaded mods before having the game ) and never, and I mean it, Never got such problem or anything like that for your information "Trigger"
Trigger Jun 7, 2014 @ 5:45pm 
Montreal Trash
AzKiller13 Jun 7, 2014 @ 6:23pm 
Originally posted by Trigger:
Montreal Trash

How`s that Montreal Trash? Got a problem with people living there?! Even if you live there!
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Benie Jun 7, 2014 @ 10:57pm 
Originally posted by Trigger:
You have only 24 hours in this game, you should play the Vanilla game first then start to mod your game
Aye. On one of my earlier playthroughs, I had a mod that causes more dragons to show up, yet it bugged the first Alduin encounter. He wouldn't land on the tower. Disabling that finally triggered the script.

Do up to completing 'Dragon Rising", then start modding. It's what I did.
Last edited by Benie; Jun 7, 2014 @ 10:59pm
GenRabbit Jun 8, 2014 @ 6:24am 
Also, if you like to play with many different characters with different mods, get Mod organizer and not NMM. its a way safer mod manager. (since it actually doesnt install anything into the Skyrim Game folder)
SpeedFreak Jun 8, 2014 @ 7:02am 
Originally posted by GenRabbit:
Also, if you like to play with many different characters with different mods, get Mod organizer and not NMM. its a way safer mod manager. (since it actually doesnt install anything into the Skyrim Game folder)

Well according to the latest release notes of NMM this will be history in the next major version it will handle multiple profiles.
yerawomanharry Jun 8, 2014 @ 8:11am 
Awesome thanks for the advice!
GenRabbit Jun 8, 2014 @ 1:08pm 
Originally posted by SpeedFreak:
Originally posted by GenRabbit:
Also, if you like to play with many different characters with different mods, get Mod organizer and not NMM. its a way safer mod manager. (since it actually doesnt install anything into the Skyrim Game folder)

Well according to the latest release notes of NMM this will be history in the next major version it will handle multiple profiles.
Theyve talked about it for months. Should be from v0.50. But dunno if its there yet. I'll stick to Mod Organizer.(but I will follow NMM and see how it works out)
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