The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Oct 12, 2012 @ 11:11am
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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: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21587

As seen on Start 2 Continue:
http://start2continue.com/blog/2014/5/13/ten-skyrim-mods-worth-checking-out


DETAILED FEATURES:
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- 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


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


INSTALLATION:
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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.


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


KNOWN ISSUES:
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- 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.


UPDATE HISTORY:
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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


CREDITS AND PERMISSIONS:
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- 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
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Mar 18 @ 2:11pm
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Apr 11 @ 12:13pm
Rumours of dragons not in quest log?
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1,850 Comments
Wandering Wolf May 29 @ 6:28pm 
When I saw the "Rumors of Dragons" quest I first thought it said "There Be Dragons" xD
Marquis the robotic sniper May 28 @ 2:29pm 
I subscribed* I also read the troubleshooting steps and random alternate start.esp is there
Marquis the robotic sniper May 28 @ 1:40pm 
Help I subscribe and it wont work, I downloaded in steam and Nexus
legion supa May 23 @ 10:08am 
was abouyt to make a character,hears a guard say "No lollagagin'" when there are no guards in character creation screen. great mod
Agent 47 May 22 @ 7:25am 
my questline is glitched I've tried all sorts of solutions and I cant seem to find the quest in console anyway you can help?
rowlandsthomas86 May 18 @ 4:03pm 
i figured out my problem but it still saves it like 7 times before leaving me in a spot after 6 spawns good enough for me at least it works
rowlandsthomas86 May 15 @ 5:45pm 
i just encountered this today their seems to be a rare case that the mod would keep spawning you in difference parts of the world non stop. only had this happen once wish i could explain more.
Dracconn May 15 @ 5:41pm 
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Pherothemighty May 14 @ 6:22pm 
the dawnguard dude didnt approach me at riverwood is that normal?
BlitzStriker May 11 @ 1:33pm 
A very nice change to the normal start off, makes starting a new character all the more interesting.

even if getting to the gaurding stones is a pain in the ass sometimes.