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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 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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Jul 14 @ 5:55pm
Question about a potential problem.
wheatorulesok2007
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GoVikings1 Jul 23 @ 12:13am 
markarth*
GoVikings1 Jul 23 @ 12:12am 
markath wont work
Arthmoor  [author] Jul 14 @ 1:30pm 
Glad it worked out, but do be careful. 1024 is probably about as high as you'll be able to get before you start getting unstable results again.
Sara Kay (ACOG) Jul 14 @ 10:59am 
Had to up the 768 value to 1024 but fingers crossed it seems to be working. thanks for all your help.
Sara Kay (ACOG) Jul 14 @ 7:31am 
I think I've found the issue. Apparently in the latest release you need to create the file yourself.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/615805-the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim/69621829

if this works I'll be very happy as the SKSE.ini file you refer to certainly dosent appar to exist at the moment.
Sara Kay (ACOG) Jul 14 @ 7:23am 
Running a search of the C: drive (where Skyrim is installled) can't even find Data\SKSE the only .isi file my sytem is detecting is the Skyrim one. I am using the latest version of SKSE and wondering if they have changed how it owrks significantly.
Sara Kay (ACOG) Jul 14 @ 6:42am 
Is the memory patch a completely new line of code then? I'm still failing to find any .isi files at all on my system wich isnt helping.
Arthmoor  [author] Jul 13 @ 8:28pm 
The mod is already cleaned so that won't help much. You should be careful to make sure you didn't set the memory patch values too high, because values too high can also bring about CTDs. You have to find a careful balance.
Sara Kay (ACOG) Jul 13 @ 1:40pm 
It's no good even with the SKSE installed I'm crashing to desktop far to often. The only thing that may help is cleaning the mod witht something called TES5edit but that's beyond my ability. it is with great sadness I am having ti uninstall this mod as I love it. I know my game still won't be crash free but before this mod it was defenitly more stable, Now i'm lucky if I get an hours crash free gaming. I would also recomed anyone using a large number of mods like myself uses L.O.O.T to help sort out the load ordering and identify wich mods if any need cleaning or are no longer needed due to a Bethesda Patch.
Tsar Peter Romanov I (TTC) Jul 12 @ 11:42am 
I've had problems when entering cities for the first time. Margret in Markarth was invisible and Aerin was not present. I'm wondering if this is related to the mod.