The long awaited patch for Skyrim was promised to be released on November 28th for the consoles but PC gamers are getting a new patch until then. Patch 1.2 is slated for release on Thanksgiving and promises to feature new and major features. This new PC patch basically updates the game’s executable file and we should warn everyone that Skyrim won’t be compatible with the LAA fix – a mod to use more than 2GB of RAM – after applying this patch. Thankfully, all other mods and .ini tweaks are unaffected by this update.
This new patch for Skyrim comes with general optimizations related to stability and performance and will be auto-downloaded next time you start the Steam client. In addition, the game will now require Steam to run in the background.
Here is the complete changelog:
Skyrim PC Update Changelog:
-General optimizations related to stability and performance. -Essential followers recover properly if player fast travels away. -Fixed rare instances of dragons flying improperly though objects after player exits an interior. -Fixed rare instance where the a music track would not stop playing properly. -Autosave message properly displays when going through a load door. -The fifth level of the Light Fingers perk correctly calculates the Pickpocket skill bonus. -Enchanting an item to improve the Sneak skill properly calculates the bonus to the player’s Sneak skill. -Enchanting an item to improve the Lockpick skill properly calculates the bonus to the player’s Lockpick skill. -Corpus Enchanter perk properly calculates bonuses to stats for the player’s new enchantments.
-Fixed rare issue where a character would not arrive properly to the Thalmor Embassy during Diplomatic Immunity. -Rescue/Attack on Fort Neugrad will trigger properly if player travels to Fort Neugrad by foot. -In To Kill an Empire, Gianna will now talk to player with certain diseases. -Fixed rare instance of Civil War battle not starting properly if player receives a Companions quest from Farkas. -During Brelyna’s Practice, fixed rare issue where the player could be permanently invisible. -Triggering combat in Largashbur no longer stops progression to The Cursed Tribe. -Fixed rare instance where fighting a Civil War battle during The Fallen would prevent the Jarl of Whiterun from accepting their axe in Message to Whiterun. -In The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller, fixed rare instance where Arngeir would not teach player the last word of Unrelenting Force. -In Taking Care of Business, fixed issue where Brynjolf would not give player this quest if Talen Jei was dead.
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