The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Character Creation Overhaul - Races - Classes - Skills
 
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Character Creation Overhaul + Optional Modules
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OPTIONAL MODULES: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=91132733
SKYRIM NEXUS VERSION: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21587/

Character Creation Overhaul finally brings back birthsigns, classes, specializations, favored attributes, and major/minor skills to Skyrim. No more boring cookie-cutter characters--Choice matters again! Whereas vanilla Skyrim only provided you with 10 options for starting characters (excluding customizing their appearance), Character Creation Overhaul allows for 229,320 unique character combinations! Best of all, CCO is built for maximum compatibility with other mods (i.e. Skyrim Redone, ACE Comprehensive Enhancements, Alternate Start - Live Another Life) and works with new characters and existing characters alike. Here are the features of this mod:

Diverse Races and Genders (OPTIONAL):
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Vanilla Skyrim allowed any starting character, regardless of race or gender, to excel at virtually anything, taking out the fun, strategy, and role-playing aspects of previous Elder Scrolls games from the overall Skyrim experience. CCO makes races and genders diverse again, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, so that each play through will be noticeably different. For example, a male Orc will have more starting health and carrying capacity than a female High Elf, but the High Elf will have significantly more magicka. Starting health, magicka, stamina, and carry weight have all been carefully and formulaically derived from each race/gender's traditional attributes (e.g. Strength, Endurance, Intelligence, etc.) and then adjusted for balance in Skyrim. Additionally, (like in the previous Elder Scrolls game) all races' skills will start at level 5 before racial bonuses are applied. See the CCO Races chart for specifics. See the CCO Races chart for specifics.

Birthsigns:
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Choose the constellation (standing stone) you were born under when you create your character, just like in previous Elder Scrolls games. Optionally, you can choose to be born without a birthsign or change your standing stone later.

Traditional Class System:
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All 21 classes from Oblivion make a comeback in Skyrim--from the charming and stealthy Agent to the Heavy-Armor-wearing Sorcerer there's a class to suit every play style. Each class has its own specialization, favored attribute, and major skills. Very little liberty has been taken in translating the class system into Skyrim and only a few differences exist for the sake of continuity and balance:
1. Oblivion had 21 unique skills and allowed players to choose 7 of them as major skills. Skyrim only has 18 unique skills and thus only 6 can be chosen as major skills.
2. Oblivion allowed players to choose 2 favored attributes from Agility, Endurance, Intelligence, Luck, Personality, Speed, Strength, and Willpower. Since these base attributes no longer exist in Skyrim CCO allows you to choose 1 favored attribute from Health, Magicka, and Stamina.
3. Preset classes have been carefully modified as faithfully as possible to compensate for the lessened amount of skills and attributes.
See the CCO Classes chart for full details.

Custom Class Creation:
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You can even create your own custom class and choose your own specialization, favored attribute and major skills. Each choice effects your character's starting skills and (optionally) their skill progression rates.

Dynamic Skill Progression (Optional)
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Specialized skills in previous Elder Scrolls games progressed faster than non-specialized skills. In Skyrim, all skills progress at the same rate, making each character more adaptable, but also no different from any other character. CCO brings dynamic skill progression to Skyrim and improves upon it by having specialized skills, racial skills, and major skills all easier to learn (to varying degrees) while making untrained skills harder to learn. This feature is highly recommended but can be optionally disabled in-game.


OPTIONAL MODULES:
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Downloadable from: http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/?id=91132733
- Diverse Races And Genders: Diversifies races and genders starting attributes. Highly recommended.
- Dynamic Skill Progression: Makes race and class skills easier to learn than untrained skills. Highly recommended.
- Oblivion Carry Weights: Lowers each race's Carry Weights to their Oblivion values
- Permanent Birthsigns: Makes birthsign choice permanent by removing standing stones in-game.

As seen on Start 2 Continue:
http://start2continue.com/blog/2014/5/13/ten-skyrim-mods-worth-checking-out


COMPATIBILITY:
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This mod is fully scripted and does not change any existing game records. As such, it is technically compatible with all other mods, even alternate start mods and mods that make changes to races, abilities, perks, skills, etc. CCO will simply add its changes on top of any other installed mods. The only changes that will not stack are racial starting skill bonuses (skill rate changes still stack). For compatbility, any mod that adjusts racial starting skills will take precedence over CCO's racial starting skills.

CCO is also compatible with SkyRe. Just note that the Lockpicking skill in CCO correlates to SkyRe's Wayfarer skill and the Pickpocket skill in CCO correlates to SkyRe's Fingersmith skill. For example if you choose Lockpicking as a major skill, it will give a bonus to your Wayfarer skill in SkyRe.


KNOWN ISSUES:
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1. Using CCO on existing characters may initially decrease some skills below the required level for perks that you have already obtained. These perks are still usable, but if you wish to remove them you will have to use a perk removal mod such as Ishs Respec Mod (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/16471/).
2. When using the Dynamic Skill Progression module, racial skill rate bonuses are applied based on vanilla Skyrim races' starting skills, not based on other mod's. For example, if mod X gives Imperials a +10 starting skill bonus to Speech, you will not also receive a skill rate bonus to Speech since Imperials do not normally get a starting skill bonus in vanilla Skyrim.
2. If you have mods that alter birthsigns, CCO will use those changes, but CCO's birthsign descriptions may not be accurate.


UNINSTALLATION:
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Use the CCO Uninstaller at: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=91123041


UPDATE HISTORY:
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Version 1.3.2 - Released September 9th, 2012
- FIXED: Bug that would improperly apply stats for some players after changing races using the CCO menu
Version 1.3.0 - Released August 31th, 2012
- NEW: Respec your character using the book "A New Begining"
- NEW: Option to uninstall CCO in-game using the book "A New Begining"
- NEW: CCO can now be enabled/disabled on a per-character basis
- NEW: Multi-language support added (contact me if you would like to translate CCO into your language)
- CHANGED: Made Diverse Races And Genders optional through a separate .esp file
- CHANGED: CCO Menu will now appear right after you choose your race at the beginning of the game
- CHANGED: Made Upgrading and Uninstalling process easier and more informative
- FIXED: Bug that allowed the player to have two standing stone bonuses active at one time


"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." -John 3:16
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Mar 12 @ 2:05pm
Change class AFTER character creation?
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sniggyfigbat Jun 28 @ 10:20am 
Excellent mod, but I believe that the 'Preserver' Enchanting skill is bugged; it doesn't work for me.
Rilley Skyler Jun 25 @ 4:15pm 
Mod didn't didn't change anything or work for me after downloading and begning a new game.
yourdarkestangel Jun 23 @ 11:14am 
I've just downloaded this to my game but it didn't work. It kept the same old character choices at the beginning and wouldn't let me choose a class, etc. Do you know why this might be?
outkast1728 Jun 17 @ 10:13pm 
how do i add this to my game, I just bought the Legendary edition and wanna add this to my game file...
Victoryguard Jun 8 @ 5:31pm 
My problem was when creating a new character I didn't even get to customize the look of the bloke before CCO wanted to know class details this forced me to quickly close down the class selection before crashing the initial set up - after naming the character the book worked fine but, I did notice being far more crash prone and with a strict limit of 87 mods that is fairly rare.
SuperHashtag Jun 6 @ 2:52am 
Mod doesn't work for me, wont pull up for new charactor, and the book to force the charactor creation doesn't work
jayhawker Jun 5 @ 12:26pm 
Now this might just be me not reading all the text there is to read, but... Is the mod supposed to se every skill that your selected class doesn't get a bonus in to -4? Litteraly making it impossible to level up in (As an example) Smithing if I choose to play as a Assassin?

That seems like the case. Nice immersion and all, but really bothersome that I know I should be able to, but can't even temper a simple Iron dagger! :P
Krajacek May 30 @ 8:48pm 
duh on me nevemind, I think some of the snapshots in the mod explanation make it obvious to me I should just start a fresh game. Replay Value ! PARTY !!!!!
Krajacek May 30 @ 8:46pm 
I am new to this exciting looking mod set, but, how do you access the character creation menu? I assume a fresh new game needs to be started? thanks in advance =) 3 thumbs up!
Starfury May 30 @ 10:07am 
The Lady birth sign is OP as fuck i thought i put myself in god mode by accident