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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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
May 16 @ 10:57am
Rumours of dragons not in quest log?
Apr 3 @ 9:08am
Fallout 3 version?
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Hi There Aug 9 @ 3:39pm 
won't get the shout from the word wall??
Suckeychicken Aug 3 @ 11:41am 
@*the real* this mod does not modify the death condition scripts it will always load the most recent save unless another mod does otherwise however as I understand it saves before it decides your location AND after it does so the 2nd to last save will put you somewhere else
Suckeychicken Aug 3 @ 11:39am 
@ingredientofdoom that's a base game bug, verify your game cache (if you don't know what that is google it.)
*The Real* Aug 2 @ 3:45pm 
Hey if i die do i restart or do i just go back to myu last save?
ingredientofdoom Jul 31 @ 6:52pm 
Not sure why but after I make my characer and go to start the game it creates like 20 new games in different locations before it actually decides on one. It's just annoying because I have to delete each one. Other than that though I really like this mod.
Suckeychicken Jul 11 @ 6:08am 
@fruture I've been through the companions quest twice with this mod and i never had problems with that, but i think that is a basegame bug, try the better companions mod.
Suckeychicken Jul 11 @ 6:07am 
@CoOL beAnS do you have multiple alternate start mods?
Fruture Jul 10 @ 9:18pm 
Anyone else having problems with the "Infinite mourning" bug in the Companions questline because of this mod?
CoOL beAnS Jun 19 @ 12:21pm 
when i press new game skyrim crashes
Dr Roach Jun 18 @ 3:53pm 
"Memory intensive hair mods"

This is something that only makes sense to video gamers