Thousands upon thousands of people are still playing the hell out of Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – especially on PC, where modders have completely transformed the game, as well as kept it looking modern. There are mods for just about everything, with the most impressive ones being those that make the game border on the photorealistic. You may wonder though, why there aren’t any great big total conversion mods, or anything that’s all encompassing like the iCEnhancer mods for GTA IV. It’s because mods for Skyrim, through the Steam Workshop at least, have been restricted to 100MB. That restriction is gone.
The Skyrim Creation Kit has been given a great big (beta!) update, removing the restriction. It means modders, creators and tinkerers are free to fiddle with the game to their heart’s content.
- Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods on the Steam Workshop.
- The Preview Image is limited to no larger than 1 MB.
- The Skyrim Launcher no longer downloads mods from Steam Workshop. Downloads are now managed by the Steam Client. The Skyrim Launcher updates the game after the Steam Client finishes the download.
The Skyrim Launcher and Creation Kit are in beta, so you’ll need to opt in to start your unfettered modding.
- Log into Steam
- Click on your game Library.
- Right click on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and select Properties.
- Click on the Betas tab, and from the drop down select beta – Skyrim Beta
- Next from Library, access Tools from the drop down.
- Right click on Creation Kit and select Properties.
- Click on the Betas tab, and from the drop down select beta – Creation Kit Beta
- Steam will now restart. After Steam restarts, Skyrim will be updated to the Beta version currently available.
Last Updated: March 4, 2015