As noted on the Steam Users' Forums
, a new patch is now available for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
, Bethesda's recently released RPG sequel (thanks Chris and Alex). As stated in the thread, one of the changes the patch implements is that the game can no longer be launched separately from Steam
. A locked thread on the Bethesda Softworks Forums
and another current thread
discuss another consequence of the patch, which is that it means the game can no longer be hacked to run in Large Address Aware
mode, which many users found was the solution to crashing issues and texture corruption problems. We contacted both Bethesda and Valve about whether we should expect a return of the ability to use large address awareness through a future update, but have not yet received a response.