The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Random Alternate Start
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Oct 12, 2012 @ 11:11am
Oct 22, 2012 @ 12:27pm
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Random Alternate Start

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Be anyone you want to be. Choose from 21 different loadouts then get randomly thrown somewhere in the vast land of Skyrim. Will you end up in the royal court of Solitude's magnificent Blue Palace or will you end up at the bottom of a dark, dank, necromancer-infested mine shaft and have to fight your way up to the surface? With 463 starting locations (and more being added) you will never enter Skyrim the same way twice! What will your story be?

Random Alternate Start is even better when used with the Character Creation Overhaul mod:

As seen on Start 2 Continue:

- Choose from 21 class starting kits each with it's own semi-random loadout
- Start in one of 463+ locations in Skyrim after character creation
- The Main Quest thread can be picked up by investigating rumors of dragons near Helgen
- Very light footprint ensures clean integration with the main quest and maximum compatibility with other mods
- Best used alongside Character Creation Overhaul

Random Alternate Start is compatible with virtually all other mods, except for other alternate start/quickstart mods.

Subscribe through Steam Workshop, download using Nexus Mod Manager, or download manually and copy all files in the 'Data' folder to Skyrim's 'Data' folder then enable the 'Random Alternate Start.esp' file. Random Alternate Start should be at or near the top of your load order to avoid any mod conflicts.

To uninstall this mod, simply disable the 'Random Alternate Start.esp' file and delete all the related files from Skyrim's 'Data' folder.

- If you run into Hadvar or Ralof they may bring up references to the dragon attack at Helgen as if you had been there. This will be corrected in the next release.
- If you experience crashing, hanged loading screens, continuous loading, or broken dialog for the Whiterun Gate Guard or Jarl Balgruuf you need to move the "Random Alternate Start.esp" to the bottom of your load order.
- Memory intensive hair mods can also cause crashes at character generation.

Version 1.0.7 - Released October 22st, 2012
- Added new starting locations
- Added optional esp for old Riverwood CharGen location
- Changed CharGen location for faster loading and less memory usage
- Fixed Battle-Born Farm location (Thanks wolfslair)
- Removed Forelhost location (Thanks backtrace)
- Removed College of Winterhold location
Version 1.0.6 - Released October 19st, 2012
- Fixed Main Quest thread not starting in last version
Version 1.0.5 - Released October 19th, 2012
- Fixed crashes for users with memory issues caused by precaching character generation
- Fixed player not being able to move for a short period after spawning
- Added food to starting kits for users playing with hunger mods
Version 1.0.4 - Released October 13th, 2012
- Moved chargen location for people using Towns and Villages Enhanced (Thanks Yetibum and Meadowlark)
Version 1.0.3 - Released October 13th, 2012
- Fixed some mod conflicts (Thanks diamok)
Version 1.0.2 - Released October 13th, 2012
- Removed Hoarsfrost location Grotto (Thanks VaMouse)
Version 1.0.1 - Released October 12th, 2012
- Bugfix
Version 1.0.0 - Released October 12th, 2012
- Initial Release

- The source code for this mod is included for personal use. Please do not publically modify or redistribute this mod without my permission.
- Thank you Bethesda for making my all time favorite games and providing us with the tools to mod them.
- Thank you Arthmoor, Alexander J. Velicky, JustinOther, Scaredwolf, and all the other great people on the Bethesda and Nexus forums.

"Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—-of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life." - 1 Timothy 1:15-16
Popular Discussions View All (9)
Aug 18, 2016 @ 3:55pm
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Rumours of dragons not in quest log?
Dec 6, 2016 @ 8:43am
Descriptions of starting kits
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Mr. Diabolical Feb 15 @ 8:10am 
Thank you so much, this combined with that character creation overhaul mod has made Skyrim infinitely replayable for me.
Michael Feb 14 @ 7:15am 
Never mind, I just downloaded via Nexus, and it's working just fine now.

Just in case I gave the wrong impression, I think these mods are absolutely amazing.
I can see a lot of time, effort, and love went into them, and it shows.

Excellent work.
Michael Feb 14 @ 6:41am 
I've installed this mod 3 times now, and I've rebooted my computer twice, but this mod will not show up in my "data files" when I boot up the game.

I click "NEW GAME", and all it does is play the vanilla start.

I'm subscribed to this mod, and I even subscribed to the "CHARACTER CREATION OVERHAUL" (looks good by the way, but same problem there as well).

Am I doing something wrong here?
Suckeychicken Feb 12 @ 7:16am 
lynzi31 Feb 12 @ 2:21am 
do you need to start a new game
pauldrye Feb 11 @ 11:58am 
Absolutely the best little mod out there. Lets you play the game without having to repeat the first 30 minutes of cinematic and trip to Riverwood every damn time. It usually takes a try or three before it drops your character in a survivable position, but it saves just prior to dropping so you can reload it quickly and try again.
Suckeychicken Feb 3 @ 9:34am 
(adding The Joker to sort out XP problem)
The Joker Feb 3 @ 4:29am 
im getting no xp from killing. any ideas why?
Suckeychicken Feb 2 @ 11:13am 
Caddis where is the mod in your load order?
Caddis Feb 1 @ 9:02pm 
this mod can turn your game of back to home screen just as it starts to load you into skyrim ... plz fix this as i cannot play skyrim unless i uninstall this mod .................