If you haven't already heard (yes, we're a bit late on posting this), Valve’s Dave Sawyer and Bethesda’s Joel Burgess join up for a podcast and delve into the past, present and future of Skyrim modding support. Workshop Collections are covered, and Creation Kit questions are answered.
Announcing Workshop Collections, a new way to discover, organize, and share content in the Steam Workshop. With Collections, anyone can create a customized list of Workshop items for others to discover, rate, and subscribe.
Help expose the talent and craftsmanship found across the Steam Workshop by creating collections of mods or items that you feel work well together or to highlight content you think other people should pay attention to. Numerous artists and fans have already created quite a few collections of the incredible items submitted to the Workshop for Team Fortress 2. And PC Gamer was eager to jump in and put together a couple collections for Skyrim, highlighting their favorite Improvements and New Content.
PC Gamer also recently posted a nice write up detailing the forthcoming Portal 2 puzzle creator and integration with the Steam Workshop. When the Portal 2 beta concludes, and the world can begin happily creating their own test chambers, you’ll be able to use collections to create playlists of Portal 2 maps that you think are awesome or that should be played in a certain order.
Some exciting news today from Paradox Interactive and Radioactive Software, announcing that it will support the mod community with its forthcoming Real-Time Strategy game, Gettysburg: Armored Warfare, providing an editor with a full toolset and integrated sharing via the Steam Workshop.
Gettysburg: Armored Warfare is a hybrid multiplayer Third-Person Shooter/Real-Time Strategy game that brings fast paced action to the PC in an alternative reality version of the American Civil War. It's scheduled to launch soon, exclusively on Steam.
You can read the full announcement and learn more about Gettysburg: Armored Warfare over on the Paradox Interactive[www.paradoxplaza.com] site.
Whether you are a fan of Team Fortress 2 or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you’ve probably discovered some of the countless talented authors in the Steam Workshop and wished that you could keep track of the new stuff they are creating. Well, now you can! For any item, you can click “View all shared files” to see what else the author has created, and then choose to follow that author. Following someone in the Workshop will let you easily discover the latest items and mods that they create, which is accessible through the “Followed Authors” filter on the right side of the Workshop. If you’re just getting started with the Workshop, let us point out a few of the more than 5,000+ authors that have been busy contributing.
A few of the authors in the Skyrim Workshop that we’re excited to see more from include, LtMattmoo, Cliffworms, and Arthmoor. LtMattmoo has been busy making mods to improve horses, armor, and giving you the ability to camp out under the stars. Meanwhile Cliffworms has been at the mixing board, fine-tuning the audio across the dungeons and wilderness of Skyrim. We’re definitely looking forward to his upcoming Civilization and Special Events modules. And Arthmoor has given us the ability to ride horses right into cities and to start a new life to experience Skyrim all over again.
In other news, it’s been a little over three weeks since the Workshop for Skyrim was unveiled and gamers could start subscribing to mods directly through Steam. In that time, gamers have collectively subscribed to mods an astonishing 5,566,006 times and counting. It’s incredible to see so many talented individuals and teams sharing their passion with the community.
Other recent additions and updates to the Workshop:
There is now an ‘author’ tag next to comments where a workshop author is replying to comments left on their page.
The information that comes up when you hover over an item in browse view now includes whether you are subscribed and if any friends have added that item to their favorites.
There are new filter options in the right column to see your friends’ favorites as well as your own favorites and subscribed files.
While we’ve all been busy trying out the impressive array of new Skyrim mods that have appeared in the Workshop since the release of the Creation Kit, we seem to have overlooked another developer that has been hard at work on his own integration of Workshop. Indie developer Garry Newman has put out a slick video showing off the integration of Workshop into the next version of Garry’s Mod.