The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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iBlowitByTheO May 14, 2014 @ 7:43pm
Find whats crashing skyrim!
So im new to modding, and i know i've probably ♥♥♥♥ed up somewhere...but i'd like some insight on what i can do to prevent my game from crashing as much as it is. I've cleaned all the mods with tes5, i use nmm and BOSS.

i know installing / uninstalling mods into a game is really bad at making CTD happen, but i've done it a few times and had hoped for the best. But even so, my game is crashing just as much as before. i can SOMETIMES recreate the CTD, but for the most part it seems sporadic. i've enabled my papyrus logs, but i have NO idea what it means, but im sure the culprit (or culprits) are in the log! someone help please? And would it be better to just start a new game with a fresh install of all of skyrim + mods to minimize crashing? How can i post my log file, since it's so long?
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★Kelvy★ May 14, 2014 @ 10:16pm 
If you use BOSS it will tell you your answers, dity edits etc. make list of those and use TES5Edit to clean (don't verify game after that and check BOSS to see changes(must close boss, play game and save and reopen BOSS to get new listing)
Remember there two sorts of load orders
1. Game load order in esms and esps, BOSS does this for you
2. Mod load order - this is how mods are loaded wether they require other mods or loaded before or after other mods or must be place lower down load order etc. (Read the description before downloads.)
Jellypuff May 14, 2014 @ 10:44pm 
rather use LOOT for sorting your load order. basically, LOOT is the most up to date version of BOSS.

here's a useful link to a stability guide, which helped me getting completely rid of CTD's:

make sure, that you'll read every singe line in this guide carefully.

also note, that CTD's are just part of some mod's nature. before installing any mod, check the mod's thread on the nexus - if many people have issues with that mod, it'd rather stay away from it, until the author fixes them.
your save also will be dependand on certain mods and will commonly CTD without them, if you uninstalled them. the mod "footprints" is a good example for that.

the most common reason for CTD's, however, is the limited engine itself and a guy named sheson found a nice little way to allocate more memory to the game on startup, making even high uGridsToLoad values rocksolid.
here's a link to a mod based on that:

a simple way to check how stable your game is, in terms of memory-related stuff, is to open the console and type "player.setav speedmult 1500" and "tcl", then fly around skyrim, near ground level for 4-5 minutes.
if you carefully followed the stability guide and every mod's description, you shouldn't CTD that way.
Last edited by Jellypuff; May 14, 2014 @ 10:45pm
Uncle64[SwE] May 14, 2014 @ 11:09pm 
Some mods can you turn off before you uninstall them. It do work sometimes.
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Date Posted: May 14, 2014 @ 7:43pm
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