Dagz1978 May 13, 2013 @ 5:58pm
xbox vs pc
I have probaly 200 hours logged into skyrim on my xbox, and obviously i love this game. But as my kids are getting older, they seem to be stealing my consoles on me more often, and i find myself turning back to pc gaming more often as of late.
i guess my question is, at this point in the cycle of this game, would it be worth it for me to purchase this game again on pc? Ive never really used mods in any game, so i'm not completely sure what they bring to the table. I notice many that change graphics, sound etc., but do any change the game in a meaniful way? I also do not have a controller hooked up to my pc, keyboard and mouse better or worse than controller? Just a few questions i had, thank you in advance.
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OverlordTomala May 13, 2013 @ 6:04pm 
Depends on your definition of meaningful. You should check out the skyrim workshop and see what's there. Like character mods, model replacements, new adventures, etc.
Dagz1978 May 13, 2013 @ 6:07pm 
hmm, new adventures would be something i would be interested. So that would be differen't and meaninful.. thank you for that heads up.
|Xвпп| Witt May 13, 2013 @ 6:13pm 
Keyboard and Mouse is far superior to the controller if you ask me. You may need some time to get used to the mouse, as I would the controller... But to me, having a 115 button keyboard is much better than a 12 button controller.

Mods bring pretty much anything you can possibly imagine to the table. You want to wear pouches, bags, bandoliers, and backpacks on your toon? No problem. You want cloaks? No problem. Wanna double the number of weapons and armor in Skyrim? No problem. Want to make dragons 10 times harder, cause icy water to give you frostbite, and make the Clavicus Vile helm look like Pokemon? NO PROBLEM! =)

Browse through skyrim.nexusmods.com to get an idea of all the things that are out there. Or... Make your own mods with the creation kit.

I'd say you've got no chance of wasting your money.
|Xвпп| Witt May 13, 2013 @ 6:16pm 
As for Skyrim Mods...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_4RotEtks0&list=SP96C073B0B8BFC01D

Skyrim Mod Sancturary (YouTube Video) Part 1 of 67!!!
Dagz1978 May 13, 2013 @ 6:23pm 
thank you for that video. it's great info. appreciate it. :)
hatchet5891 May 13, 2013 @ 6:24pm 
I was literally in the same boat as you and I too decided to buy skyrim on pc so I could continue playing it. This is the first game I've ever used mods for and have to say, I love every bit of what they bring to the table. Even with new console gen starting soon, I don't even care. I'm going pc for everything at this point, it has the power so why not. Besides, just think of using mods and showing them off to your kids if they play skyrim also, they will be jelous.

As for the controller vs keyboard. I personally prefer the controller just because I played on xbox for a year and a half. But I now and then play using the keyboard in an attempt to make the switch eventually. I have with games like Battlefield 3 so it just takes time. I have to agree with Witt^ more buttons is better than less, but it's up to you.
psicon May 13, 2013 @ 6:27pm 
I have an xbox controller for windows on my pc and I love it. It's worked very well for Skyrim. If that's what you like, then it would be worth the money to get it. The mouse and keyboard are fine though, once you get used to them. Most people seem prefer them over the controllers. At least, that's always been my impression.
Solomon Kane May 13, 2013 @ 6:30pm 
You won't regret it, I thought the same thing.. alot of the mods are really good, it will bring new life to the game for you
Dagz1978 May 13, 2013 @ 6:30pm 
thanks everyone, convinced me, i'll get it for pc. at least when i die it will say, great person, father blah blah 500+ hours on skyrim as a life achievment. :)
|Xвпп| Witt May 13, 2013 @ 6:32pm 
Originally posted by hatchet5891:
Even with new console gen starting soon, I don't even care. I'm going pc for everything at this point, it has the power so why not.

If you ask me, a console only beats a PC for about 6 months after that console was released. After that, console games run on outdated hardware. XBox 360 is like 7 years old. Who plays Skyrim on a 7 year old PC?? =P

That said, it is fairly impressive what they can pull off on consoles. Skyrim looks great on Xbox 360. But it's still just vanilla Skyrim, with Vanilla textures, Vanilla shaders, and no add-ons save for a couple DLC's.

Eat your heart out XBox! =)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbByL1EUO4c
DETERMINOLOGYz May 13, 2013 @ 6:35pm 
Originally posted by Dagz1978:
thanks everyone, convinced me, i'll get it for pc. at least when i die it will say, great person, father blah blah 500+ hours on skyrim as a life achievment. :)

Go for pc version you wont regret it. Just everything runs/looks better and the fact you have mods/console commands with mouse/keyboard support you cant go wrong.
DETERMINOLOGYz May 13, 2013 @ 6:37pm 
Originally posted by |Xвпп| Witt:
Originally posted by hatchet5891:
Even with new console gen starting soon, I don't even care. I'm going pc for everything at this point, it has the power so why not.

If you ask me, a console only beats a PC for about 6 months after that console was released. After that, console games run on outdated hardware. XBox 360 is like 7 years old. Who plays Skyrim on a 7 year old PC?? =P

That said, it is fairly impressive what they can pull off on consoles. Skyrim looks great on Xbox 360. But it's still just vanilla Skyrim, with Vanilla textures, Vanilla shaders, and no add-ons save for a couple DLC's.

Eat your heart out XBox! =)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbByL1EUO4c

True but only this time when the 720/ps4 comes out the hardware will be out dated already due to people having crazy gpu/cpu custom setups in they rig that will make the next-gen consoles look bad.
|Xвпп| Witt May 13, 2013 @ 6:40pm 
Originally posted by DETERMINOLOGY:
True but only this time when the 720/ps4 comes out the hardware will be out dated already due to people having crazy gpu/cpu custom setups in they rig that will make the next-gen consoles look bad.

That's actually a good point. They don't want the new consoles costing upwards of $2,000. Therefore they are limited in the hardware they can put inside it.
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Dagz1978 May 13, 2013 @ 6:43pm 
what are some of your personl favorite mods? I see the graphics patch, smoke from fire etc. but what other ones do you recommend?
|Xвпп| Witt May 13, 2013 @ 6:47pm 
Project Reality : Climates of Tamriel
Bandoliers : Bags and Pouches
Cloaks of Skyrim
Immersive Weapons
Immersive Armors
SkyUI
SkyRE
Skyrim HD 2K
SweetFX (Works on nearly any game, it's a shader pack)
ENB Series (Works on nearly any game, it's a DirectX Injector)
Realistic Lighting Overhaul

The list goes on and on. I could spend the next hour composing this list.
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