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Skyrim PC update kills third-party patches

Plus Steam requirement added in latest update

Do you have Skyrim on PC? Do you like to break your third-party patches that make the game run better? If you answered "Yes" to both of these questions then you'll definitely want to update your copy of The Elder Scrolls V on Steam.


Bethesda released the first patch for the game today, which weighs in at 18MB and does nothing but stop players from running the game without Steam. Oh, and limiting what gamers can do to the executable file, such as installing a third-party patch which allows the game to use more than 2GB of RAM.

This allowed the game to run smoother and catered for the more demanding mods and tweaks, which bump up the visual fidelity and make the already-great looking game even better.

A new method of using all your RAM for the game has since been discovered though, and it apparently does it without making changes to the game's executable file in any way, which is good news.

However, you may still want to back up your game directory and turn off the auto-patching for the title, just in case something like this happens again in the future.

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[ SOURCE: Rock, Paper Shotgun ]