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Skyrim Preloads; Diary

Preloads are now underway on Direct2Drive and Steam for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, allowing those who have pre-purchased Bethesda's RPG sequel to get most of their download out of the way before the game's release on Friday. To help pass the interminable hours between now and then, a new diary is now available called Reaching New Heights: The World of Skyrim. This includes a write-up on the work that went into creating Skyrim's aesthetic. This is accompanied by some screenshots, an audio podcast, and a new The World of Skyrim trailer.

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29. Re: Skyrim Preloads; Diary Nov 10, 2011, 08:11 Numinar
 
OMG it's decrypting in GMT+8 land!

Beer: Check.
Drivers updated: Check.
Disk Defragged: Check.
Day off tomorow: Check.
Child asleep: Check.
Wife at work: Check.

Lets go mofo's, lets see what $90 USD gets us these days!
 
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28. Re: Skyrim Preloads; Diary Nov 10, 2011, 02:02 Eldaron Imotholin
 
Lol did it work or the PCs of both of you guys now a pile of goo?  
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27. Re: Skyrim Preloads; Diary Nov 9, 2011, 23:52 Jerykk
 
Awesome! Thanks Drew!

 
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26. removed Nov 9, 2011, 23:08 drewnasty
 
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25. Re: Skyrim Preloads; Diary Nov 9, 2011, 10:11 Verno
 
Enahs wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 09:51:
It is not the complete game though, that you preload. So regardless if you crack the encryption it will not allow you to play the game.

Right but he was asking about the protection specifically so that's what I addressed. The encryption won't be broken by release anyway as Valve updated whatever it is they're using, people had reverse engineered both the encryption and packing formats into a little tool but even Phoenix can't do anything with them. I doubt any groups will bother trying when the release is so close.
 
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24. Re: Skyrim Preloads; Diary Nov 9, 2011, 09:59 wtf_man
 
Enahs wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 09:51:
It is not the complete game though, that you preload. So regardless if you crack the encryption it will not allow you to play the game.

If one doesn't believe in Heaven or Hell, then the odds are correct.
 
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23. Re: Skyrim Preloads; Diary Nov 9, 2011, 09:51 Enahs
 
Verno wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 09:42:
what are the odds it'll get cracked later today?

About the same as going to hell for pirating such a great game

It's just encrypted, I don't think there is any protection beyond that.

It is not the complete game though, that you preload. So regardless if you crack the encryption it will not allow you to play the game.
 
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22. Re: Skyrim Preloads; Diary Nov 9, 2011, 09:50 Mashiki Amiketo
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 09:39:
What are the odds itll get cracked later today?
Zero. Steam actually uses a 2parth auth-encryption for the game files, plus the exe is never loaded until release day.

The Half Elf wrote on Nov 8, 2011, 22:54:
Skyrim and TOR Beta, I feel like the nerd from Robot Chicken 'BEST WEEK EVER!'
You know I just got the same damned thing. How odd. *squeee*

*makes swqirly motions with fingers at sides of head* BE SUPER COOL!
 
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21. Re: Skyrim Preloads; Diary Nov 9, 2011, 09:42 Verno
 
what are the odds it'll get cracked later today?

About the same as going to hell for pirating such a great game

It's just encrypted, I don't think there is any protection beyond that.
 
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20. Re: Skyrim Preloads; Diary Nov 9, 2011, 09:39 InBlack
 
What are the odds itll get cracked later today?  
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19. Re: Skyrim Preloads; Diary Nov 9, 2011, 09:07 theyarecomingforyou
 
Finished the preload. But I some of the voice acting in that video sounded terrible. I really hope it sounds better in context. Regardless, really looking forward to playing it.

It's good that Skyrim will support DX11 but it's disappointing that there will be no visual differences as a result and tessellation isn't supported. Has there been any word on whether the interface will be different on the PC to console, or whether it will be better than Oblivion?
 
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18. Re: Skyrim Preloads; Diary Nov 9, 2011, 08:50 wonkawonka
 
What I got out of the video: lots of stone bump maps.  
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17. Re: Skyrim Preloads; Diary Nov 9, 2011, 08:18 InBlack
 
lol  
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16. Re: Skyrim Preloads; Diary Nov 9, 2011, 08:15 Fibrocyte
 
I believe the video diaries are longer than the actual game.  
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15. Re: Skyrim Preloads; Diary Nov 9, 2011, 05:56 wonkawonka
 
I already have the physical copy in my hands since yesterday.
Bought it in Paris. Since I got the PC version I won't be able to activate it until friday (steam) but anyone with the PS3 or XBox versions could have already started playing.
 
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14. Re: Skyrim Preloads; Diary Nov 9, 2011, 04:50 peteham
 
I just arranged to have Friday off. The game better unlock early in the morning in europe.. Guess I'll bring my work laptop home with me so I can clock some hours (while raging) in case it doesn't  
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13. Re: Skyrim Preloads; Diary Nov 9, 2011, 03:18 Eldaron Imotholin
 
That last shot looked like it had a strong form of AA, implying it was probably a PC shot.

Watched on my smartphone, however.
 
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12. Re: Skyrim Preloads; Diary Nov 9, 2011, 02:02 Jerykk
 
I ordered from NewEgg but took the free 3-day shipping. I live in California but I'm not expecting to get the game until Monday. I'll be pleasantly surprised if it arrives on Saturday.  
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11. Re: Skyrim Preloads; Diary Nov 9, 2011, 01:31 LittleMe
 
Anyone else pre-ordered from NewEgg? My order is still "On hold." Is NewEgg good about getting the game delivered on time? (the 10th or 11th?)

 
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10. Re: Skyrim Preloads; Diary Nov 9, 2011, 00:51 SM0k3
 
god damnit, I had shit to do this weekend.  
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