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Should I get the Unofficial Skyrim Patches?
I'm mainly considering this for the Touring Carriages mod which requires the patches installed. How useful are the patches and most concerning to me, would it mess up any of my other mods? I've found bugs in the game to be easily fixed by console commands so never really thought about getting the patches.
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Imperious Rex Mar 12, 2014 @ 8:41pm 
The fact that you had to use console commands is already telling.
Get the patches.
Alkpaz Mar 12, 2014 @ 8:42pm 
lol. what ^^^ said :P

only ever used showmenurace..

n tried stress testing different settings by flying around at 1000 speed.
Last edited by Alkpaz; Mar 12, 2014 @ 8:43pm
Brandybuck Mar 12, 2014 @ 8:47pm 
Answer: Yes.
All (most) Skyrim players know that you must use the unofficial patches if you want your game to run correctly.
Some Big Jerk Mar 13, 2014 @ 6:29pm 
Get the patches. I dont think there are any mods out there that break with the patches. But I would say to make sure that you get the most out of them to put them in the correct order.
Skyrimnut Mar 14, 2014 @ 3:10am 
Originally posted by Hamsterbytes , bits and nibbles:
All (most) Skyrim players know that you must use the unofficial patches if you want your game to run correctly.

Really? My game runs very well and I don't use them. That being said, I do recommend that people get them if they are having many issues with the game, so I'm not disagreeing with you at all, I just don't think such a blanket statement is necessary. I am not bothered by the occasional dancing mammoth or the dead, lootable dragon that randomly drops from the sky (gift from Akatosh), which is what I only seem to be getting now. The worst things that have happened in my 1800+ hours of gameplay was that once Layla didn't offer me Honeyside, final Dragonborn quest glitched, Hitting the books wouldn't start, and the Markarth Jarl not giving me Vlindrel hall, Yes, you could argue that these were gamebreaking and yes, I had to start a new character for three out of the four major glitches, but I like restarts anyway. Two out of the four glitches were eventually resolved by sorting my mod loading order, one was dealt with by simply avoiding a certain conspiracy questline until the house was purchased, and the Dragonborn glitch was resolved by restaining my sticky fingers and NOT picking up the book after the old Skaal was finished with it.

So up to the OP, get it if you're having a lot of gamebreaking issues, but there are people out there who enjoy stable, complete playthroughs without needing them. Lol, based on what I see in the forums, though, we seem to be a rare breed.
Last edited by Skyrimnut; Mar 14, 2014 @ 3:28am
SpeedFreak1972 Mar 14, 2014 @ 3:22am 
well to be honest I use them, but I don't see much difference ... btw there are people who have issues with those patches. I don't have many issues only one minor issue in the last stage of the sanquine quest upon returning to the tavern where the quest starts the game ctd's on the load screen with patch without it continues just fine.
Mofuji Mar 14, 2014 @ 3:29am 
Anybody who has issues with the unofficial patches are doing something very wrong. Also, any mod that somehow conflicts with them aren't worth using. Ever.
SpeedFreak1972 Mar 14, 2014 @ 3:32am 
Originally posted by Sparkly Sparkly Pokon:
Anybody who has issues with the unofficial patches are doing something very wrong. Also, any mod that somehow conflicts with them aren't worth using. Ever.

Update for you ... the patches do work HOWEVER they are NOT perfect and don't blame the users just, because you haven't got issues it doesn't mean nobody has ...
lnconsequentiaI Mar 14, 2014 @ 4:31am 
Well I don't think I'll be getting the patches anytime soon, particularly because I've lost interest in Touring Carriages. On another note, I honestly don't encounter that many bugs in the game and when I do, I just get separate fixes or as mentioned, just use console commands. So why bother risking my game to mod conflicts with the patches? I say screw it.
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Dragoon Mar 14, 2014 @ 4:55am 
What I liked about the patches is they fixed the follower weapons. Like most House Carl's have 1H skills but get 2H weapons or the warrior girl in Riften that lost her weapon in a dwarven ruin. She has 2H weapon skill but her lost weapon is a 1H sword. The unofficial patches fix that sort of things.
An other annoying thing the fix are all these armor bugs where certain armor pieces are not considered being of the same set or even the same category, thus the skill bonus for wearing all light or all heavy and full set bonuses don't work. For example thief armor.
And then there are the broken dragon shouts. What was it Drain Vitality? The one added by Dawnguard. Luckily the patches can fix most broken stuff in retrospect. It also fix many immersion breaking bugs in case you care. Like the one mine you clear from spiders, but it never actually get cleared. Now they go back to work and the ore vines are of the right type.

For a full list of all the bug fixed go here. Though in that case I say ignorance is bliss. It's a bit depressive to read about all the bugs Bethesda left in.
http://www.iguanadons.net/Unofficial%20Skyrim%20Patch%20Version%20History.html
Last edited by Dragoon; Mar 14, 2014 @ 5:17am
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