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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[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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Mutedfuzzball9 Jul 22 @ 8:50am 
so helpfull
williamyeager Jul 18 @ 9:40am 
I have this mod downloaded but i also have others but tis mod slows down my computer and makes it laggy, i am on the mission where you get breezehome and everytime i try to enter whiterun i crash any help?
rewdmister4 Jul 17 @ 4:08pm 
I used it midgame and the only "bug" i found was that if you try to fast travel to a city, you have to leave and open the gates becaese the city fast travel is inside the city, for whiterun i always warp to the stables and walk in


the game also take a while longer to load, i believe that is supposed to happen but i wanted to double check
Saint Stephen Jul 17 @ 1:51pm 
earlier
Saint Stephen Jul 17 @ 1:50pm 
Question is it better to start a new game with this or is it ok to use this mid game cause i dont know if hold quests may break? Also thanks for the other answer earler lol
[DGLZ] bullet Jul 9 @ 8:40pm 
working wıth no problem !! awesome mod :D
Savage Jul 9 @ 2:02am 
Excellent mod, love it, hate loading screens however there is a small problem. Might be my computer or something, but when I get to Solitude and open the gate, the second i step foot inside the gate I crash. Crashes when I Fast Travel as well. Any suggestion on how to fix it?
hunter522 Jul 6 @ 12:29pm 
I like not waiting through the loading screens now!
Reggie Fils-Aime Jul 1 @ 6:56pm 
Is it possible to access the old cities with this mod enabled?
dominicscadlock Jun 30 @ 9:18pm 
ill just have to test it for myself then