drail3 Mar 22, 2014 @ 12:42am
So Steam went down today and now my Skyrim is FUBAR
I dont know if I should abandon the Workshop and devote myself to Nexus or what?

Steam went down for a while today, and since it came back up, I cannot load more than 50 mods. No matter what I add or subtract (Subscribe or Unsubscribe) my data files are uneffected. The Data Files do not show in my list, and the Mods will not appear in the game?

All of my Nexus mods are working fine though.

So is the Workshop just dead or something?
Did Steam just give up on it.

Its a very specific problem really. 50 mod limit? I mean why?
Last edited by drail3; Mar 22, 2014 @ 12:43am
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Crocodile Gandhee Mar 22, 2014 @ 12:46am 
Problem is affecting everyone, but yes you should definitely Nexus it up as a workaround and because Steam are being really weird about not confirming whether it was intentional or a bug they intend to fix.
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drail3 Mar 22, 2014 @ 12:49am 
Indeed?

I did not know everyone was effected. Thanks very much for the info.

Is anything known at all as to what the issue is?
Camper@Work™ Mar 22, 2014 @ 12:54am 
There's been a lot of threads about this issue.

It's been speculated that Steam workshop servers broke somehow and that somehow reverted Skyrim back to 50 mod limit.

You can still subscribe to mods past 50 limit, the problem is that the Skyrim launcher recognizes only 50 of them for some reason.

If you go at the bottom of the Data Files, you can re-enable all mods that launcher turns off, it just doesn't update them and if you subscribe to something new and you have more then 50 mods subscribed, it won't download the new mod you subscribed to.

There's no real fix for this currently. You can wait and see if Valve fixes this or if you're impatient, get nexus mod manager (if you already don't use it) and re-download all the mods Skyrim launcher doens't load, through the Skyrim Nexus site.
drail3 Mar 22, 2014 @ 1:02am 
Thanks for the heads up Camper. In all honesty, I dont read the threads about much unless I am requesting info or helping with mod development and such.

I have not been affected by this until now. I had some sort of odd glitch and thought that a clean install would fix it. Little did I realize that i was helping Steam cut my throat and inadvertently deleting ALL OF MY MODS.

I have spend HUNDREDS on Steam and feeling a bit ripped off at the moment.

If I have to reinstall EVERYTHING and migrate to Nexus only ... I will abandon Steam Workshop for good, and NEVER host my mods here EVER again. This is utter BS. They didnt even warn us or anything?
Last edited by drail3; Mar 22, 2014 @ 1:02am
Camper@Work™ Mar 22, 2014 @ 1:06am 
Originally posted by drail3:
Thanks for the heads up Camper. In all honesty, I dont read the threads about much unless I am requesting info or helping with mod development and such.

I have not been affected by this until now. I had some sort of odd glitch and thought that a clean install would fix it. Little did I realize that i was helping Steam cut my throat and inadvertently deleting ALL OF MY MODS.

I have spend HUNDREDS on Steam and feeling a bit ripped off at the moment.

If I have to reinstall EVERYTHING and migrate to Nexus only ... I will abandon Steam Workshop for good, and NEVER host my mods here EVER again. This is utter BS. They didnt even warn us or anything?

Nope, no warning of any sort and no response as to if they're even aware of the issue and/or if the issue is gonna be fixed.
Crocodile Gandhee Mar 22, 2014 @ 1:06am 
No warning or anything (which means it might be accidental). I came back to Skyrim after a year or so yesterday, cleaned up my mods and sub'd to some new ones keen to get back into a new fresh adventure only to discover the issue when I tried to update my mods and ended up here.
I'm not sure I want to bother with trying to find all my mods on nexus and dl them or wait for a fix/confirmation/something...
Camper@Work™ Mar 22, 2014 @ 1:12am 
Originally posted by Crocodile Gandhee:
No warning or anything (which means it might be accidental). I came back to Skyrim after a year or so yesterday, cleaned up my mods and sub'd to some new ones keen to get back into a new fresh adventure only to discover the issue when I tried to update my mods and ended up here.
I'm not sure I want to bother with trying to find all my mods on nexus and dl them or wait for a fix/confirmation/something...

Same here. I have about 150 mods subscribed on the wrokshop, plus another hundred on Nexus Mod Manager.

If I wanted to play right now, I'd had to un-subscribe from atleast 100 mods and try to find them from nexus instead. I really don't feel like doing this, but it's also frustrating to wait when and IF Valve is gonna fix this crap.
drail3 Mar 22, 2014 @ 1:19am 
Ill tell you what Im going to do.

Ill take the time to delete all my local data, reinstall Skyrim fresh, and Ill go to Nexus.

Ill never use the Workshop EVER again, and Ill be deleting my personal mods from the Workshop, and hosting them on Nexus ONLY.

I will never support the Workshop EVEN if they fix it soon, simply because they gave us no warning. After all the money I have spent here, and all the BILLIONS we have spent combined, this is uncalled for.

I will count my losses and never look back.
Last edited by drail3; Mar 22, 2014 @ 1:20am
Crocodile Gandhee Mar 22, 2014 @ 1:23am 
If it was a bug I can understand the lack of warning but not even a word about it day(s?) later is frustrating/poor and other synonyms.
drail3 Mar 22, 2014 @ 1:27am 
I have already deleted everything,

I am now reinstalling Skyrim,

Then I will head to Nexus,

So long Workshop, Fix it or not, you lost my attention, and participation.
Skyrimnut Mar 22, 2014 @ 2:41am 
Originally posted by drail3:
Ill tell you what Im going to do.

Ill take the time to delete all my local data, reinstall Skyrim fresh, and Ill go to Nexus.

Ill never use the Workshop EVER again, and Ill be deleting my personal mods from the Workshop, and hosting them on Nexus ONLY.

I will never support the Workshop EVEN if they fix it soon, simply because they gave us no warning. After all the money I have spent here, and all the BILLIONS we have spent combined, this is uncalled for.

I will count my losses and never look back.

So you're going to punish people by deleting you're mods. What did we do to you? It isn't our fault this has happened.

See, this is the reaction I am primarily worried about. If you want to use Nexus, that's great and I don't blame you, but punishing me or other members for staying on Steam is a bit rediculous don't you think? I get being mad a Steam, that makes sense, but being angry and taking it out on other members by deleting your workshop items, kinda, IMO, makes you no better than Steam. Not that I use your mods, but what if more people react like this? You're going to force me to use Nexus because other modders like you leave the workshop, or at least don't leave legacy items of your things?

Like I said, I don't disagree that what Steam did was wrong. They should have told us, and hey, they broke my game too. But I don't play with a lot of mods, and have been ok with the 50 limit.

You do what you want, I can't stop you, but why punish regular users for Steam's shortcomings? Just saying.
MageThis Mar 22, 2014 @ 3:04am 
I have a feeling Steam views the Workshop as a Service which does not directly generate revenue. The 50 mod limit like the cap on mod file size could be their tools to control costs. Bigger companies have done dumber things. This could easily be something Steam users will have to deal with and get used to like the file size cap.
I agree with Syrimnut re: modders abandoning the Workshop.. but it is obviously the modder's decision to make so (not a modder if that matters) I have to respect that decision. Also, I only have a few mods from the Workshop but for many it is convenient.
ryugin93060 Mar 22, 2014 @ 3:20am 
Gee no offense to anyone period but when do you think this wasnt about the money for steam.
ryugin93060 Mar 22, 2014 @ 3:25am 
Steam commercials make my games fade out to my desktop with the game still running and its a steam advertisment everytime and of course when my computer downloads something in the background the same thing happens but thats ok but stopping my game to make me see advertising thats what people who are there for the dollars do. Thats all I have to say later.
Hamsterbytes , bits and nibbles Mar 22, 2014 @ 3:28am 
Use NMM and SKSE. Use NMM 's menu to choose SKSE and launch your game from there. My game is working great with no problems. But of course I have yet to use Steam launchpad to start my Skyrim. Using it once could be why everyone else is having problems. All my workshop mods (over 100) are working just fine as well as my Nexus mods.
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