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Skyrim PC beta patch 1.4 now on Steam

As promised, a beta version of patch 1.4 for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is now available through Steam for everyone who fancies trying it. As well as heaps of fixes for bugs and crashes, the patch brings performance and memory optimizations.

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As promised, a beta version of patch 1.4 for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is now available through Steam for everyone who fancies trying it. As well as heaps of fixes for bugs and crashes, the patch brings performance and memory optimizations.

Check out the patch notes for full details. Some players are reporting very respectable increases indeed thanks to the beta's performance tweaks.

Covering its back and yours, Bethesda recommends that you only install the patch if you're affected by issues fixed in the patch, and that you backed up your saved games before installing the beta. If you're still ploughing ahead with it, here's what to do:

  • Log into Steam

  • Click on Steam in the upper menu

  • Select Settings

  • Under the Account tab, go to the Beta Participation section and select Change.

  • A drop down menu will appear. Select Skyrim Beta.

  • Select OK.

  • Steam will now restart. After Steam restarts, Skyrim will be updated to the Beta version currently available.

The beta patch adds an option for Skyrim's Steam Workshop, a portal which will allow mod makers to upload their creations directly to Steam, but the Workshop won't work it and the mod Creation Kit actually launch later this month.

From The Chatty
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    January 24, 2012 6:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Skyrim PC beta patch 1.4 now on Steam.

    As promised, a beta version of patch 1.4 for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is now available through Steam for everyone who fancies trying it. As well as heaps of fixes for bugs and crashes, the patch brings performance and memory optimizations.

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      January 24, 2012 7:08 AM

      not sure why they would allow a beta patch which may break things? then people just bitch on the forums.

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        January 24, 2012 7:36 AM

        The 1.2 patch was released to the public and DID break things, so people bitched on forums. Now people can choose to opt into the beta, any unforeseen problems can be found and fixed, then it can be released publicly.

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        January 24, 2012 7:40 AM

        Let em bitch. Serves them right for not understanding what "beta" means.

        Besides, when do people ever NOT bitch on the forums?

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          January 24, 2012 2:19 PM

          Something worked the right way right out of the gate? People would bitch about that, that something wasn't broken as it was the way before.

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