Lord Pantaloons the 3rd Feb 3, 2013 @ 6:05pm
Skyrim CTD's, am I the only one who is immune?
We've all seen how many threads there are about them, But honestly I don't see how so many people are having problems when I haven't had any. I struggle to remember the last time Skyrim crashed, I get hiccups every now and then, graphical oddities and occasional random fps drops but Skyrim is one of the best running games that I have. I must be doing something right or something.


Thoughts?
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Thug Lyfe Feb 3, 2013 @ 7:01pm 
Well, I had some CTD's but they were purely due to mod conflicts... Load order is also key. And arbitrarily deleting mods doesn't help either. -_- At least I have the problem resolved and everything is running smooth again. If you're running vanilla, then you're safe... So yeah. I have about 63 mods.
Lord Pantaloons the 3rd Feb 3, 2013 @ 8:07pm 
I remember the nightmares I had to deal with when I first started modding Oblivion, I just threw every mod I wanted at my game with no regard for compatibility because at the time I didn't know you could break your game. Since then I'm very cautious when using new mods and as a result when I first started modding Skyrim I only had a few major game breaking conflicts, but it just seems odd to me that so many people are having problems when they don't have conflicting mods, or any at all. RIght now I'm running exactly 150 mods and I think Skyrim is running better as it is now then it was when it was unmodded.
The Rainmaker Feb 4, 2013 @ 1:06am 
for me its extremely rare. In Morrowind and Oblivion I had to mash f5 like mad so I didn't have to repeat stuff over and over.
Sparhawk122 Feb 4, 2013 @ 1:21am 
With TES games I only play vanilla. Using mods in my opinion is the same as cheating if they give bonuses to your character. Also less risk of your game crashing and conflicting with patches and add on packs. Could never play Oblivion on PC, too glitchy. It seems games are coded more reliably on consoles but to run games on PC it's all about brute force rather than efficient coding.
Giskard Feb 4, 2013 @ 1:21am 
There is a lot of bad advice concerning mod cleaning and load orders that follow TES games. The older a game gets, the more that bad advice takes hold and the more CTD threads we see. For oblivion tool makers where directly responible for 100,000s of CTD and load order threads simply because they told users to do stuff to mods that was out right dangerous.

In the end telling a player to clean mod is telling a player to randomly remove parts from a mod without checking if they know anything about modding first. If you imagine randomly removing parts of your car engine without knowing anytihng about car mechanics, you can see why its dangerous.

Overiding 1 mod with another stops parts of the other mod from working but those giving advice to do that usually do not check what the long term consiquences are to your saved game.

In the end it is the modder not the tool maker that ends up cleaning up the mess that advice causes and that annoys me.
stabbykitteh Feb 4, 2013 @ 1:28am 
No, you're not alone. People who aren't having any problems are busy playing...

When the game was first released, I was one of the lucky ones who had the Large Address issue, i.e. the game CDT'd every every time it bumped the 2g ceiling, which was often. That was patched fairly fast by modders, and then Bethesda. The only other problem with CDT's came with Hearthfire, which was mod related and thanks to helpful people on several sites, quickly sorted.

Smooth sailing for the most part.
Balraw Feb 4, 2013 @ 2:15am 
I have had a couple but they were due to mod conflicts and I soon sorted those out. It just made me a little more cautious about installing mods from then on. I make sure that I read all the instructions and possible conflicts so that I can head off any potential problems before they can occur. Currently rocking about 75 or so mods and its glorious :)
Trigger Feb 4, 2013 @ 2:41am 
MR Pants i bet that three of those 150 mods you have installed are the unoffical patches, and i too run a very smooth game, can't remember my last CTD. I have 45 mods installed.
Lord Pantaloons the 3rd Feb 4, 2013 @ 7:00am 
Originally posted by Sparhawk122:
With TES games I only play vanilla. Using mods in my opinion is the same as cheating if they give bonuses to your character. Also less risk of your game crashing and conflicting with patches and add on packs. Could never play Oblivion on PC, too glitchy. It seems games are coded more reliably on consoles but to run games on PC it's all about brute force rather than efficient coding.

Sure there are mods that give advantages to the player but you can't group a graphical mod into that catagory, like the "Skyrim 2K HD" mod which is just a texture pack or something like "Frostfall" or "Realistic Needs and Diseases" which add weather related effects that can kill the player and diseases that actually act like diseases. Things like that, and lore friendly weapon and armor mods make add to the life of the game by making or more immersive or more fun, adding content is the best way to add life to a game even if its just a mod like "Jaysus Swords" which adds about 50 amazing looking and perfectly stat balanced weapons to the game. You sound a bit like you think that every mod is a cheat mod and if you just took a stroll through the mods on skyrim.nexusmods.com you would see that its entirely the opposite of that. Granted there are cheat mods, or mods that give super weapons and armor but they are far from the most downloaded mods on the site. If you're still running vanilla Skyrim out ignorance torwards modding then your missing out BIG TIME on what your game could be.


Originally posted by Trigger:
MR Pants i bet that three of those 150 mods you have installed are the unoffical patches, and i too run a very smooth game, can't remember my last CTD. I have 45 mods installed.

That is absolutely true three of them are the unofficial patches but even before I was using them I had many mods installed and no problems, the only reason I downloaded the unoffical patches is because I just thought "eh might as well".

Still I think the main reason I started this thread is because I'm a bit worried that when people aren't careful while modding or messing with .ini files and their game goes wrong they almost always blame Bethesda for making a "Crappy Game" and I think enough people do that to potentially hurt Bethesda in the future, I don't think any of us want that to happen. I just want those people to know that you can have a problem free Skyrim if you just be careful when your modifying your game, like I said I have exactly 150 mods installed and I never crash.
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Roland of Gilead Feb 4, 2013 @ 7:28am 
The facts of the matter are that MILLIONS of people have bought and played Skyrim. The few people you see on the forums crying about issues represent a very, very small portion of the playerbase. Even then, half the issues you see are due to their own imcompetence.
Lord Pantaloons the 3rd Feb 4, 2013 @ 9:02am 
Originally posted by JKflipflop:
The facts of the matter are that MILLIONS of people have bought and played Skyrim. The few people you see on the forums crying about issues represent a very, very small portion of the playerbase. Even then, half the issues you see are due to their own imcompetence.

Yes but a few people (no matter how stupid) can make a big racket.


idk I guess I'm just worrying too much.
Roscaria Feb 4, 2013 @ 11:53am 
I'm not computer literate and only connected with Steam as it was required to play Skyrim. Frankly I felt like throwing the computer out the window I had so much trouble trying to download and launch Skyrim on a new computer which CTD each time. It took two weeks, requiring me to get rid of something called Pandora, deleting everything I had downloaded and finally going back to the computers original restore point.

Since fnally getting Skyrim up and running, I must admit I have had no problem since, besides the odd quest glitch, for which I go back to an earlier named save. Any other problems I try to find out by checking the discussion board or the workshop for solutions, such as the followers bug fix first, before posting.

All I can say is THANK YOU to all the more experienced, technical minded gamers who endlessly try to steer us newbies in the right direction. :)
Linkstar! Feb 4, 2013 @ 1:10pm 
I have yet to see the end of the opening scene.
That is on my new computer.

Fresh windows and Skyrim install. No mods. All drivers updated.

I highly doubt I did anything wrong.

Bethesda gave me a quick response and are now looking into it.

Fingers crossed..
Dr. Shocks . DO Feb 4, 2013 @ 1:18pm 
What I find funny is when you see people complaining of CTD's, and they will post away about how it is not due to their mods. That's usually when I stop helping them.
Pyhäpuu Feb 4, 2013 @ 2:21pm 
I had a few CTDs, but they stopped after disabling Oakwood O.o Weird, I don't recall having anything that should conflict with the place but whatever.
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