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
Apr 11, 2016 @ 12:13pm
Rumours of dragons not in quest log?
Apr 3 @ 9:08am
Fallout 3 version?
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Suckeychicken Apr 24 @ 9:01pm 
friended KipKabana to resolve
KipKabana Apr 24 @ 6:56pm 
Thank you so much for your help so far but It still crashes in the same place everytime with or without the mod now. I have reinstalled, cleaned the game through TES5, and downloaded some crash fixes. Nothing seems to work and it still crashes in the same place. This has never happened before. I recently bought the Dragonborn dlc, could this be the problem?
Suckeychicken Apr 24 @ 4:56pm 
ok go to your library right click on your skyrim, click properties, a window will pop up you want to click on the local files tab, after that click on verify integrity of game files..., let that run through, once its done open your skyrim and let it run through your entire list of mods before starting it
KipKabana Apr 24 @ 4:23pm 
Didn't work. Tried playing without the mod and it now crashes when I'm in the wagon right when the skyrim title pops up. Its never done this before, so bizarre.
Suckeychicken Apr 23 @ 7:13pm 
check for conflicting character creation mods, if you cannot find any verify the integrity of your game files and let the launcher go all the way through your mod listing before hitting play
KipKabana Apr 23 @ 6:23pm 
It crashes as as soon as the character creation loads in. Is this a simple fix?
Suckeychicken Apr 22 @ 2:54pm 
@soldier6661111 try to repair your skyrim ive never seen this problem before so it might not be a part of the mod that causes the problem (if you dont know how just send a friend request and i can walk you through it)
Suckeychicken Apr 22 @ 2:52pm 
@Bloodrider of the Unlight this does not require SKSE but you might make sure that you have no other mods that modify the voicelines of jarl balgruf or mess with your starting location in anyway
soldier6661111 Apr 22 @ 10:00am 
No voices...
Bloodrider of the Unlight Apr 22 @ 6:11am 
does this requires skse? i dont have it and it freezes my game during loading upon selecting new game