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Discussion in 'General Skyrim Discussion' started by frostspiderman, May 14, 2021.

  1. frostspiderman

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    It’s been at least 4 years since I played Skyrim and I thought it would be fun to dive into again. Few questions/thoughts….

    I’m guessing SE is the way to go? I’ve had a look through the mods and most of the things I’d want seem to be there. I’m pretty sure I loaded it up once, back when it was first released, but haven’t actually played it.

    Is there anything new I need to know? I guess the game is the same, but what about modding - any new tools or good things to do?

    Finally, I was trying to work out what I should play on… computing wise I’ve gone all Mac in the past few years. I was thinking about buying a refurbed/second hand pc, but then I remembered I’ve got my old laptop somewhere that I used to play on. My first thought is that it wouldn’t be good enough, but looking at the system requirements on the wiki shows it should be - a quad core i7 with an nvidia GeForce 675m. Even though that laptop is 9 years old, will it be good enough?

    thanks!
     
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  2. Sah

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    honestly, I would go with a PC whatever it is as long as it has the specs to run Skyrim

    My first PC cost me $1000AU 7 years ago ... now after upgrades, I have a $5000 wort of PC sitting on my desk and I learned how to upgrade it myself

    FACT: a PC will give you the best modding experience, Nexus is still committed to full mod support for Skyrim SE & Fallout 4 ext, Bethesda on the other have are not so committed anymore and are shutting everything down (this is more Xbox related mods)

    a PC is like buying a house, might be good and cheap but after a few renovations you can end up with a mantion
     
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    Sah Well-Known Member

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    as for which version of Skyrim?

    you get Skyrim Special Edition no questions asked
     
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  4. Pete

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    I've started re-playing. However this time I am talking to every character in each town to try and do some quests I've totally forgotten about. I've discovered a new way to solve the Cygna Mine quest :)

    I also play on harder settings this new time thru and every encounter can be deadly.

    As for mods for SE, I'd start with Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch.

    Improved Bandits - A Complete Bandit Overhaul is very lore friendly and Darker Nights so you care what time it is. There is one called reduced the # of items found to make potions more scarce and valuable. Things like that are nice in that they don't break quests.

    As far as mod managers go, I made the mistake of mixing two once - with bad results. I'm stuck with the old one for now as I had installed a lot of mods.

    Mods can still reek havoc with SE.
     
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