The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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25 Cent Mar 1, 2014 @ 9:48am
Can You have more than one cusutom character on skyrim?
So I am thinking about making a brand new character in skyrim.But the problem is I already have a character on skyrim and I am wondering if I start a brand new game will I lose my first character? So is it possible to have two characters in skyrim?
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StrawberryPi π Mar 1, 2014 @ 9:55am 
Of course you can have more than one character on this game. You'll be able to access your old one still, just make sure you don't overwrite the save.
gnewna Mar 1, 2014 @ 9:55am 
Following assumes you're playing on PC:

You can, although you need to be careful if you use mods (at the very least, make a list of ALL the mods you have on your current character that you can refer back to when you go back to him/her so you can make sure you reactivate any you'd deactivated, and read the descriptions of your current mods to see if any do weird stuff if you deactivate and reactivate them - e.g. I believe there can be problems if you deactivate and reactivate Amazing Follower Tweaks, although there are ways to reduce this).

Simplest thing to do is create a sub-folder in your Saves folder, name it after your current character and move the saves that you want to keep (if you're like me, there will be LOTS) into that. Then when you want to play them again, repeat the process for the saves for your second character, and move the last few saves for your first character back into the main Saves folder, which will then make them the 'active' saves again. Incidentally, it's worth moving the majority of your saves out of the main folder periodically if you experience lag on the Save menu - I try to keep no more than three or four saves' worth of files 'live'. The game can go weird very easily, though, so I tend not to delete saves unless I'm sure I won't be going back to that character, as you often find something has gone wrong and you need to return to a significantly earlier save :(
gnewna Mar 1, 2014 @ 9:56am 
(You can also just keep saving everything in the one folder, but it will mean endless scrolling back on the Load menu when you want to go back to your older character - the good news is the files do have both character name and location of save in the file name, which makes this a lot simpler).
ryanduffen Mar 1, 2014 @ 10:07am 
spartanspud Mar 1, 2014 @ 1:12pm 
The above response is really all you need to know.
Morkonan Mar 1, 2014 @ 3:35pm 
Note: "Mod Organizer" is really helpful for those who run multiple characters. You can set up individual mod preference lists for each character. You can also isolate your saved game files using that preference and those will not appear in other character's saved game lists. This makes running multiple characters the easiest it has ever been.

(I modded a lot with Oblivion and I have to say that Mod Organizer is probably one of the most worry-free mod managers I've ever used. It's just about impossible to mess up anything, if you use it properly. At the very least, due to its virtualized directory system, you can't accidentally overwrite your original data files. (That I know of.))
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Date Posted: Mar 1, 2014 @ 9:48am
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