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Open Cities Skyrim
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Feb 6, 2012 @ 11:53am
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Description
Open Cities Skyrim is a comprehensive project that aims to bring back at least part of the feel of Morrowind - specifically how most of the cities were a natural part of the world and you could just walk in without loading screens. The added immersion and realism goes a long way, probably a lot more than you might think. Ever wanted to ride your horse into the center of Riften? Well now you can. Need to get some help from the city guards to vanquish a foe? Run toward the gates and the guards will do their duty while you can seek safety within the walls. The town guards make for some very interesting interactions this way. This will also make running dragon battles that much more interesting since the flow of the battle won't be interrupted by the loading screen and all of the city guards can be involved at the same time.

When installing, be sure you are NOT present within the cities at the time. Same with uninstalling, be sure you're away from the cities first.

Alternate Download Locations
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AFK Mods[afkmods.iguanadons.net]
Skyrim Nexus[www.nexusmods.com]
TES Alliance[tesalliance.org]
Dark Creations[www.darkcreations.org]
The Assimilation Lab[www.theassimilationlab.com]

Open Cities Skyrim Bugtracker[afkmods.iguanadons.net]

Installation Requirements
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Official Skyrim patch 1.9.32.0.8 or greater.

SKSE 1.6.9+ and SkyUI 3.2+ are required in order to use the in-game configuration menu. They are NOT required in general for the mod itself.

Full documentation available.[www.nexusmods.com]

Including legal terms, which you are obliged to follow and agree to when you subscribe.

Help! I'm experiencing Infinite Load Screens (ILS) and/or Crashes to Desktop (CTD)!!!
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In March of 2013, Bethesda released their final patch for Skyrim. Version 1.9.32.0.8. Prior to this, Open Cities Skyrim had little trouble operating in the available memory the game provided.

It has since been found though that Patch 1.9 changed something about the way Skyrim allocates its initial pools of memory, likely due to trying to get the DLC to work on the PS3 and then not bothering to make sure the PC had, you know, PC specific code for that.

The end result is that when traveling, either on foot or by fast travel, it becomes possible for you to run into problems with ILS/CTD issues. This is especially true in Windhelm and almost guaranteed to happen when trying to get back from Solstheim. It's also likely to happen when fast traveling from one city to another, and CTD may result when trying to enter some interiors after you arrive.

Fortunately the community has devised a solution to this problem in the form of a pre-load memory patch. There are several options for these now, but the one I most strongly recommend is shipping as part of SKSE now beginning with SKSE 1.7. In order to configure SKSE 1.7[skse.silverlock.org] to resolve this problem, you simply need to make sure your skse.ini file in Data\SKSE contains at least the following lines:

[Memory]
DefaultHeapInitialAllocMB=768
ScrapHeapSizeMB=256

If the file does not exist, create it, then put that section in it.

This should resolve the problem on all but the heaviest of load orders. If you still have issues, then you can try either raising the 768 value to 1024, or install ENBoost which will help further reconfigure how RAM is used by the game. There are limits to this, so be careful. Skyrim can only have a maximum of 4GB even on a 64 bit system with boatloads of RAM. Allocate too much to either of the two SKSE settings and you'll be right back where you started with the ILS/CTD problem.

My own load order has 96 active mods, and the SKSE settings alone turned it from totally unstable to fairly rock solid reliable.

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TheUltimateGamer™ 23 hours ago 
wow @Arthmoor i should of known this was on steam instead of nexus lol
Arthmoor  [author] Dec 11 @ 5:07pm 
It's pretty close to the oldest. I'm not sure what else was up here at the time but this has been up since launch day.
wP. DreadnaughtVCN Dec 11 @ 1:45am 
Is it true that this is the oldest mod on the skyrim steam workshop?
ManOnFire Dec 5 @ 6:37pm 
how
Arthmoor  [author] Dec 5 @ 6:03pm 
If you removed the mod and are still getting crashes, then this mod isn't the reason you're having trouble. Might be time to run a cache validation on the game and then reclean Update.esm and the 3 DLCs.
ManOnFire Dec 5 @ 4:48pm 
plzzz help
ManOnFire Dec 5 @ 4:48pm 
when i delete if i go near cities or go into buildings i crash
ManOnFire Dec 5 @ 4:47pm 
when i downloaded mod. my game crash on startup
ManOnFire Dec 5 @ 4:47pm 
i just wanna play skyrim ;_;
Kouga Nov 29 @ 7:21am 
@Arthmoor Alright, thanks for the assistance! I will look into this installer thing.