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
Feb 17 @ 8:18am
Rumours of dragons not in quest log?
Dec 6, 2016 @ 8:43am
Descriptions of starting kits
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Running Man Feb 23 @ 6:24am 
Даунская х у е т а,где русский язык е п т а?
Justin Feb 15 @ 10:38am 
Tried to use this mod with all my other mods , but i didnt work. Unistalled all mods and the game , Reinstalled game with just this mod , still doesnt work.
Leek.exe™ Jan 28 @ 10:55am 
probably not be at it
BayleefIsBae Jan 28 @ 8:22am 
Update, I no clipped through the claw door and now I am stuck in a cut scene with a woman. Idk what im supposed to do with this spawn
BayleefIsBae Jan 28 @ 8:16am 
I spawned in a drauger dungeon and fought my way through, and at the end I need a claw to keep going forward. I tried to go back to the start door and the door is locked. So am I stuck in the dungeon? This mod seems cool, but I need help
Suckeychicken Jan 2 @ 8:20pm 
honestly i have never had this problem, it does seem to be one that people are having often but i think it has something to do with main quest modifications, maybe even a problem with ordering
RustedCutlass717 Jan 2 @ 6:13pm 
So, should you have at least spoken to Balgruff before unsubbing to this? 'Cuz I kinda don't wanna break my characters that started via this mod......
Suckeychicken Dec 27, 2017 @ 7:04am 
Ok have you just unsubscribed or did you delete the file for the mod, did you forget to unsubscribe? We need more information than what you gave
Lil Depression nap Dec 26, 2017 @ 5:02pm 
mate i try to remove this mod but i cant and now i cant make a new character at all please help
coolman2615 Dec 14, 2017 @ 7:37pm 
at my first start i got immediately beaten up by a frost troll btw good mod