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Skyrim Beta Patch

The Bethesda Blog has news that the promised beta version 1.4 patch for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is now available on Steam. They outline how to back up your saved games and opt in to the beta test, offering warnings along the way that a beta patch is to be used at your own risk. They also outline how to revert back to version 1.3 if the beta is not to your liking.

7. Re: Skyrim Beta Patch Jan 23, 2012, 20:56 Kastagir
Slashman wrote on Jan 23, 2012, 19:53:
If I opt in, this will break all my mods right?

Like Skyui,Enhanced Night Sky and Flora?

It won't 'break' SkyUI, but some features, like sorting and the filter won't work until SKSE is updated.

Also, keep in mind that the beta update will remove any read-only flags on your SkyrimPrefs.ini and Skyrim.ini files. It may be changing values and as far as I know, there's no way to prevent this. The "fShadowDistance" value seems to get reset to 8000; beyond that, I don't know what else it changes or if this is only going to happen with the beta versions.

Edit: values only get changed the first time after the update is applied. This is the only time that I've seen fShadowDistance get changed at all. Although the ini files are accessed by the launcher, it seems that after the initial launching of Skyrim after the update, no values are changed.

This comment was edited on Jan 23, 2012, 21:27.
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