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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Leek.exe™ Nov 19 @ 12:14pm 
I take back the part about the book, I was writing it wrong. But the other thing, that's an issue still.
Leek.exe™ Nov 19 @ 12:11pm 
Hey I think there may be an issue with the mod. Whenever I make a new character the RAS kinda bugs out and throws me in multiple areas, creating multiple saves in the process and also removing my A New Beginning book, which I attempted to recover with your tip in your CCO comments by typing 'help A New Beginning', but the game didn't really accept it.
Suckeychicken Nov 12 @ 12:02pm 
i never have experianced that in my playing of this mod, try redownloading it or deleting the textures file and verifying the integrity of the game files
M M Oct 23 @ 10:22am 
Man WTF is with the fade to MAX BRIGHTNESS WHITE SCREEN every frickin' transition with this mod? That's frickin' ridiculous lmfao looks terrible and doesn't fit Skyrim's theme. WTF LOL thumbs down, time to look for another quick start mod D:
EmLyMe Oct 15 @ 6:47pm 
m'aiq approves of this mod.
Suckeychicken Oct 5 @ 8:43am 
is it at the bottom of your load order? if so try telling steam to verify the integrity of your game and then let it redownload all your mods (it does the last one automatically if you wait in the launcher after verifying)
Fredrickson Oct 5 @ 3:11am 
how do i do it i keep getting the helgen start?
King Oct 4 @ 1:31am 
nvm ive figured it out
King Oct 4 @ 1:28am 
how do you move it to the bottom? It isnt moving
Suckeychicken Sep 29 @ 8:47pm 
ok go to your launcher and click mods, make sure it is at the bottom of the order, after that try to run skyrim, should that fail let me know, add me if you need more indepth detail