The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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pdl756 May 18, 2014 @ 10:19am
Skyrim Legendary Edition problem
I had Skyrim on another computer, then built a new rig. Had Skyrim with texture mods and Dawngaurd on the other rig. New rig has the texture mods but no Dawngaurd. It's not listed under DLC. So, I bought the Legendary Edition because it has all three expansion packs. Installed it and all I've got is the vanilla Skyrim and the texture mods...no expansion packs. They're not in my Library and not listed under DLC, so where are they? I know you need to reach a certain level for them to activate, but I'm level 50+ and nothing yet. Can someone please help me figure out what the deal is?

I've uninstalled and reinstalled it a couple of times with no luck. What's odd is that Steam has yet to ask me for the Steam Code for Skyrim Legendary Edition.
Last edited by pdl756; May 18, 2014 @ 10:38am
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richard Jun 2, 2014 @ 1:44am 
I had a very similar issue. I have discovered that right-clicking Skyrim in the games library, then selecting "Properties" and then "DLC" shows that I have in fact purchased the 3 DLCs... but they are not installed. Which explains why (1) I can't get the quests to launch and (2) installing the patches causes CTD on startup.
CharlestONE Jun 2, 2014 @ 2:30am 
Sometimes mods can interfere. If you use a mod manager make sure the expansion packs are enabled in both the mod manager as well as Skyrim's launcher.

The expansions are usually found in your quest log after progressing past the early levels.

What steam code are you talking about? When you buy Skyrim you either don't need a key (when bought from Steam directly) or have to enter it in order to activate it before installing and downloadin.

Some games will not let you buy a GOTY version to repkace any existing version. If you intend to do this it is recommended that you first contact steam support and have them permanately remove the original base game from your account before you buy/install the GOTY version.
richard Jun 11, 2014 @ 1:20am 
I purchased Skyrim V as a standalone DVD, installed and played. Then purchased the Legendary Edition. Everything has gone wacko since then. I am in process of completely uninstalling Skyrim and trying a complete, clean install.

Before doing this, I was able to download the 3 DLC modules from Steam using the unlock code in the Legendary Edition box. The 3 DLCs do not seem to be on the DVD. The quests eventually launched, but some other mods (notably Breezehome) were trashed. This led to my decision to wipe the slate clean and reinstall.

BTW, I'm using Mod Organizer with a lot of success up to the last few days. I hope my clean install (once I figure out how to do it) will get me back where I want to be.

Also, do you know if the Legendary Edition still needs the unofficial patches? TIA.
CharlestONE Jun 11, 2014 @ 7:55am 
Originally posted by richard:
I purchased Skyrim V as a standalone DVD, installed and played. Then purchased the Legendary Edition. Everything has gone wacko since then. I am in process of completely uninstalling Skyrim and trying a complete, clean install.

Before doing this, I was able to download the 3 DLC modules from Steam using the unlock code in the Legendary Edition box. The 3 DLCs do not seem to be on the DVD. The quests eventually launched, but some other mods (notably Breezehome) were trashed. This led to my decision to wipe the slate clean and reinstall.

BTW, I'm using Mod Organizer with a lot of success up to the last few days. I hope my clean install (once I figure out how to do it) will get me back where I want to be.

Also, do you know if the Legendary Edition still needs the unofficial patches? TIA.
The unofficial patch is never "needed" but even with the legendary edition it fixes bugs and other stuff that Bethesda never got around to. The game will also run better once you have fully installed the lengendary edition then your mods. Your save may or may noy be corrupted.
richard Jun 12, 2014 @ 3:25am 
OK, and thanks. The reason I asked is that before my re-installation I experienced repeated CTD immediately after installing the Dragonborn unofficial patch... and the game would load without the patch. I will try again with my new "clean" installation.
jaderive Jun 12, 2014 @ 4:10am 
Originally posted by pdl756:
I had Skyrim on another computer, then built a new rig. Had Skyrim with texture mods and Dawngaurd on the other rig. New rig has the texture mods but no Dawngaurd. It's not listed under DLC. So, I bought the Legendary Edition because it has all three expansion packs. Installed it and all I've got is the vanilla Skyrim and the texture mods...no expansion packs. They're not in my Library and not listed under DLC, so where are they? I know you need to reach a certain level for them to activate, but I'm level 50+ and nothing yet. Can someone please help me figure out what the deal is?

I've uninstalled and reinstalled it a couple of times with no luck. What's odd is that Steam has yet to ask me for the Steam Code for Skyrim Legendary Edition.

If you bought a new game disk being LE inside case is leaflet with a game code to download and get all 3 DLC's , the code will be on the back of leaflet down the bottom..
Last edited by jaderive; Jun 12, 2014 @ 4:10am
Saving Private Jesus Jun 12, 2014 @ 4:10am 
What mod organizer are you using?
Rhuto Jun 12, 2014 @ 4:58am 
If you own SKYRIM and BUY Skyrim LE, then you need to manually reg your LE copy in Steam.....Look up above store...choose Games...chose activate a product in steam.

Skyrim and Skyrim LE are the same base game, this is why Steam don't do it automatic when you buy LE.....this goes for buying through Steam aswell as from another Vendor.
richard Jun 12, 2014 @ 4:59am 
jaderive, I entered the new game code. Download has finally finished, and I see the DLC in SteamApps/common/Skyrim/Data. So I think I'm good to go as soon as I download the patches.

SPJ, I'm using Mod Organizer. I find it a bit more difficult to use than Nexus Mod Manager, but it gives me a lot more flexibility. In my first foray into modding, I made so many mod swaps that I overwhelmed NMM; MO, on the other hand, takes it all in stride. So far. :)
Saving Private Jesus Jun 12, 2014 @ 5:10am 
Originally posted by richard:
SPJ, I'm using Mod Organizer. I find it a bit more difficult to use than Nexus Mod Manager, but it gives me a lot more flexibility. In my first foray into modding, I made so many mod swaps that I overwhelmed NMM; MO, on the other hand, takes it all in stride. So far. :)

Don't forget to use BOSS to help sort your mods in the proper load order!
pdl756 Jun 14, 2014 @ 6:35am 
Originally posted by Rhuto:
If you own SKYRIM and BUY Skyrim LE, then you need to manually reg your LE copy in Steam.....Look up above store...choose Games...chose activate a product in steam.

Skyrim and Skyrim LE are the same base game, this is why Steam don't do it automatic when you buy LE.....this goes for buying through Steam aswell as from another Vendor.

Thanks Rhuto. That was my problem, didn't know how or where to input the steam code. I appreciate the help.
radteddycerneant Aug 10, 2014 @ 12:37pm 
I have recently installed Legendary edition after uninstalling the normal skyrim, and when I check the game's dlcs that can be installed, the 3 dlcs don't appear, only the hi quality resource pack dlc appeared
Grathagis Aug 10, 2014 @ 1:00pm 
Originally posted by radteddycerneant:
I have recently installed Legendary edition after uninstalling the normal skyrim, and when I check the game's dlcs that can be installed, the 3 dlcs don't appear, only the hi quality resource pack dlc appeared
see previous answer
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