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Bought Skyrim Legendary Edition (not via Steam)

Postby a4nic8er on Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:42 pm

I just ordered The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition (PC DVD) from Amazon.co.uk for £20.98 ($32 USD) including delivery to New Zealand.

That's only $2 USD more than the Steam Daily Deal.

I definitely prefer to get the Bethesda disc version after my experiences with My Big Fat Complicated Modded Steam Oblivion Reinstall Adventure.
I want to be free to mod the game and able to use the 4_GBpatch so the Skyrim.exe can access more memory.
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Re: Bought Skyrim Legendary Edition (not via Steam)

Postby Pantho on Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:03 am

a4nic8er wrote:I just ordered The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition (PC DVD) from Amazon.co.uk for £20.98 ($32 USD) including delivery to New Zealand.

That's only $2 USD more than the Steam Daily Deal.

I definitely prefer to get the Bethesda disc version after my experiences with My Big Fat Complicated Modded Steam Oblivion Reinstall Adventure.
I want to be free to mod the game and able to use the 4_GBpatch so the Skyrim.exe can access more memory.



£20? It's been £15 on amazon for a few days, since just before the steam sale:

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00CJ8X24C/ref=nosim

Steam price in £ is 17.99.

-edit, isn't Skyrim Steamworks so it forces you to use Steam anyway?

Either way I believe the key works in steam so you can add it to steam as well, also if you buy it from steam you can just view the CDkey and download an iso via piratebay if you need the disc version for some reason or other.
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Re: Bought Skyrim Legendary Edition (not via Steam)

Postby Vaeyn on Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:42 am

Unless they changed it for the Legendary Edition, then Skyrim uses Steam no matter how you buy it (unless for a console). I did not read up a ton on the Legendary Edition, but if it is like my retail preorder I got from GS, then it will need Steam.

On Skyrim though, could you list off your favorite Skyrim mods for Skyrim a4 like you did for Oblivion please? I just run the Unofficial patches and a couple other things (like glowing ores so I see them better)?
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Re: Bought Skyrim Legendary Edition (not via Steam)

Postby a4nic8er on Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:44 pm

@ Pantho : I only paid £12.50 for the game (no VAT).
£20.98 ($32 USD) "Including delivery to New Zealand" of the DVD and bumf. It is still only $2.02 USD more than the Steam special which is for a digital download only.
- - - Item(s) Subtotal: £12.50, Postage & Packing: £8.48, VAT: £0.00 - - -


@ Pantho & Vaeyn : While a Steam account may be mandatory to install the game, it is possible to play Skyrim without Steam running. The legendary edition Skyrim.exe probably includes the patch that made Steam compulsory (the game versions prior to the 1.3.10.0 patch did not have to use Steam). * I will be looking into this when I install Skyrim.

@ Vaeyn : I don't have any favourite Skyrim mods. I don't have any Skyrim mods. I haven't received the game yet so I have never installed or played it. Sorry. ;)
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Re: Bought Skyrim Legendary Edition (not via Steam)

Postby Vaeyn on Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:33 pm

lol, sorry you made it sound like you had it and just wanted legendary for the DLC and to avoid Steam. :P Bad brain, bad, heheh. There are lot of good ones no doubt. I am trying to run at least one play through mostly vanilla however, except for what I mentioned. I will then go crazy later I hope with mods.
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Re: Bought Skyrim Legendary Edition (not via Steam)

Postby Pantho on Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:45 am

a4nic8er wrote:@ Pantho : I only paid £12.50 for the game (no VAT).
£20.98 ($32 USD) "Including delivery to New Zealand" of the DVD and bumf. It is still only $2.02 USD more than the Steam special which is for a digital download only.
- - - Item(s) Subtotal: £12.50, Postage & Packing: £8.48, VAT: £0.00 - - -


@ Pantho & Vaeyn : While a Steam account may be mandatory to install the game, it is possible to play Skyrim without Steam running. The legendary edition Skyrim.exe probably includes the patch that made Steam compulsory (the game versions prior to the 1.3.10.0 patch did not have to use Steam). * I will be looking into this when I install Skyrim.

@ Vaeyn : I don't have any favourite Skyrim mods. I don't have any Skyrim mods. I haven't received the game yet so I have never installed or played it. Sorry. ;)



Well, I think you be wrong there, infact fairly sure you are.
The Legendary edition is running the same executable as all have. Basically to run the game without steam you have to essentially crack it.
This means it doesn't matter what version you buy or how you install it, you could buy it on steam & install it from steam and then crack that installation. It (I think) would be the exact same thing as installing it from the DVD and then cracking the DVD.
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Re: Bought Skyrim Legendary Edition (not via Steam)

Postby a4nic8er on Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:45 pm

Vaeyn wrote:On Skyrim though, could you list off your favorite Skyrim mods for Skyrim a4 like you did for Oblivion please? I just run the Unofficial patches and a couple other things (like glowing ores so I see them better)?


As with Oblivion, I had to dick around with some of the mod packages to so that they could be installed using Wrye Bash.
'a4B' = I reordered the file structure into a BAIN package to enable correct install.
'a4CL' = I cleaned the dirty edits out of the .esp files using TS5Edit
'fxd' = I had to apply a fix to correct an error in the mod and/or completely reorganise the file structure before repackaging it.

Bain Packages:
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004 - ==00 UTILITIES==
++ 005 - 0000 DLC_dirty-ESMs.7z (FCA45336) (Installed)
++ 006 - 0000 DLC_cleaned-ESMs.7z (F3592035) (Installed)
++ 007 - 0001 skse_1_06_16.7z (6E7CE775) (Installed)
++ 008 - 0002 a4s INI Tweaks.7z (A56EF32A) (Installed)
009 - ==01 UNOFFICIAL PATCHES==
++ 010 - 0101 Unofficial Skyrim Patch-19-1-3-3c.7z (A148B037) (Installed)
++ 011 - 0102 Unofficial Dawnguard Patch-23491-1-2-4.7z (EE229BD0) (Installed)
++ 012 - 0103 Unofficial Hearthfire Patch-25127-1-1-2.7z (CCF0A13C) (Installed)
++ 013 - 0104 Unofficial Dragonborn Patch-31083-1-0-4.7z (FCEA5FAD) (Installed)
016 - ==02 LARGE MESH REPLACERS==
++ 017 - 0201 HQLODs - Meshes Hi-Res-4834.7z (6A26FB17) (Installed)
++ 018 - 0202 HQLODs - Textures Skyrim HD-hires-4834-2-0.7z (6D4A27A1) (Installed)
++ 019 - 0203 HQ3DMap - Meshes Hi-Res-4817-2-0.7z (2831E96D) (Installed)
++ 020 - 0204 SMIM v1_50-8655.7z (446FDBE3) (Installed)
021 - ==03 LARGE  TEXTURE REPLACERS==
++ 023 - 0301 Skyrim HD v1_5 LITE - Dungeons-607.7z (B5CE185E) (Installed)
++ 025 - 0302 Skyrim HD v1_5 LITE - Landscape-607.7z (AFEB618D) (Installed)
++ 027 - 0303 Skyrim HD v1_5 LITE - Towns-607.7z (33EC8BC6) (Installed)
++ 028 - 0304 Skyrim HD v1_5 FULL - Misc-607.7z (5647495C) (Installed)
++ 031 - 0305 Skyrim HD v1_6 LITE - Riften-607-1-6.7z (DCE712E1) (Installed)
032 - ==04 OVERHAULS-EARLY==
++ 033 - 0401 Harvest Overhaul 2_7_1-16553-2-7-1.7z (24E6321C) (Installed)
034 - ==05 GAMEPLAY TWEAKS==
++ 035 - 0501 Alternate Start - Live Another Life-9557-2-3-2.7z (A63EBED7) (Installed)
++ 036 - 0502 Gourds as Ingredients-19204-1-1.zip (B2FCBDAB) (Installed)
++ 037 - 0503 Higher Magic Nirnroot Regrows 1-1 Dragonborn-21212.7z (67B81228) (Installed)
++ 038 - 0504 Ishs Respec Mod-16471-1-3.zip (BB16D161) (Installed)
++ 039 - 0505 Ars Metallica - Smithing Enhancement-16084-1-2-0.7z (6509D289) (Installed)
++ 040 - 0506 Arods Alchemical Analyzer and Tomes-27669-1-2-1.7z (A61B95A7) (Installed)
041 - ==06 COMPANIONS, MOUNTS & NPCS==
++ 042 - 0601 SkyTEST - Realistic Animals and Predators v1_37 Full Pack-10175-1-37.7z (71A47692) (Installed)
++ 043 - 0601a SkyTEST - Realistic Animals and Predators - Dawnguard-10175-1-28.7z (100835CE) (Installed)
++ 044 - 0601b SkyTEST - Realistic Animals and Predators - Dragonborn-10175-1-35.7z (24AF3FDD) (Installed)
++ 045 - 0602 a4CL_Birds of Skyrim 065_BSA archive-17723-0-6-5.7z (F6367783) (Installed)
++ 046 - 0603 a4CL_Birds and Flocks Hearthfire Edition Cleaned-25280.7z (5CA1AC97) (Installed)
++ 047 - 0604 a4B_skyBirds-AirbornePerchingBirds-v0_931-23771.7z (1835F038) (Installed)
++ 049 - 0605 Call Shadowmere-29224-1-0.zip (DF68FB57) (Installed)
050 - ==07 NEW LANDS & BUILDINGS== ==
++ 051 - 0701 Simply Improved Breezehome-v1-8 HEARTHFIRE EDITION-32359.7z (44132D9B) (Installed)
++ 052 - 0702 Vlindrel Hall Reborn Porch Edition-v1_4-31567.7z (894F8521) (Installed)
053 - ==08 QUESTS==
054 - ==09 OVERHAULS-LATE==
055 - ==10 CITY & WORLD AESTHETICS==
++ 056 - 1001 WATER v1_75-13268-1-75.7z (B0DA1A91) (Installed)
++ 062 - 1002 Better Dynamic Snow 2-20-10383-2-20.7z (6D74F16A) (Installed)
++ 063 - 1003 Footprints v0_99-22745-0-99.7z (ACCFCDAB) (Installed)
++ 064 - 1003a Footprints v0_99 - Ash Supplemental-22745-0-99.7z (D5E8FB9F) (Installed)
++ 065 - 1004 SkyFalls - Animated Distant Waterfalls-1-4a-40564.rar (A4AB56FC) (Installed)
++ 066 - 1005 Enhanced Lights and FX-27043-0-3-2.7z (861FA5A9) (Installed)
++ 067 - 1005a Enhanced Lights and FX - Dawnguard-27043-0-3-1.7z (3E9304FE) (Installed)
069 - ==11 SOUNDS & AUDIO ENHANCEMENTS==
++ 070 - 1101 Dawnguard Wolf Sound Fix-10175-2-0.7z (65EB77F6) (Installed)
++ 071 - 1102 Realiatic Bow sound-27208.rar (230DD09B) (Installed)
++ 072 - 1103 Realistic Crossbow Shoot Sounds-31274-.rar (24A5031A) (Installed)
++ 073 - 1104 a4CL Sounds of Skyrim - The Wilds 1_13 Full Version-10886-1-13.7z (4C366C7E) (Installed)
074 - ==12 USER INTERFACE==
++ 075 - 1201 SkyUI_4_1-3863-4-1.7z (3C381685) (Installed)
++ 076 - 1202 A Quality World Map Installer-v8-4929.7z (FDF06CBA) (Installed)
++ 077 - 1203 RaceMenu v2-0-5-29624-2-0-5.7z (C0922A43) (Installed)
++ 079 - 1204 Immersive HUD v2_4-3222-2-4.rar (91D26143) (Installed)
081 - ==13 EXTENDED & UI-MODIFYING GAME TWEAKS==
++ 082 - 1301 a4Bfxd_Enhanced Better Sorting 3_0_2-26558.7z (09B94DA6) (Installed)
++ 083 - 1302 Enhanced Blood Textures 3_5a-60-3-5a.rar (6F1E42C4) (Installed)
++ 084 - 1302a a4CL EBT Dragonborn-Dawnguard_Compatibility Patch-60-.7z (E8EE1537) (Installed)
085 - ==14 SHADER & SMALL TEXTURE REPLACERS==
++ 086 - 1401 Glowing Ore Veins 300 2_00-193-1.rar (9A99E91D) (Installed)
++ 087 - 1402 Improved NPC Clothing_1_8_1-2674.rar (C6D85FC6) (Installed)
++ 088 - 1403 INPCC_Expansion pack_1_1-2674.rar (F9482BCF) (Installed)
++ 089 - 1404 Radiant and Unique Potions Poisons and BOOZE v2 NON GLOW-18799-2-0.rar (33A0F96A) (Installed)
++ 091 - 1405 Dragon Texture Pack-62-1-0.zip (8DC61AF1) (Installed)
++ 092 - 1406 RSE High v1_4-836.7z (F63B5EA4) (Installed)
++ 093 - 1407 Enhanced Night Skyrim v04 Aquamarine Galaxy-85-0-4.zip (2D48B2D9) (Installed)
++ 098 - 1408 Enhanced Night Skyrim v04 Medium Stars-85-0-4.zip (20028A3E) (Installed)
++ 099 - 1409-1 Detailed Terrain and Tree LoD v2_1-17984-2-1.zip (4436A43C) (Installed)
++ 100 - 1409-2 4k- Tree LODs with shadows v1_3 Less darken version-194-1-3.rar (483F70FA) (Installed)
++ 102 - 1409-2a Trees LODs with Shadows - Dragonborn DLC-194-1-0.rar (8A0F3E4D) (Installed)
106 - ==15 MERGED LEVELS LISTS & COMPATIBILITY PATCHES==
107 - ==16 COSMETIC, RACE, & BODY MODS==
++ 108 - 1601 UNP BASE Main body V1dot2-6709.7z (4C14DA5C) (Installed)
++ 109 - 1602 a4B_1dot51body textures-6709-1-51.7z (A7DD8876) (Installed)
++ 110 - 1603 a4B_HD Normal maps for UNP BASE bodies-6709.7z (B537773C) (Installed)
++ 112 - 1604 ApachiiSkyHair_v_1_5_Full-10168-1-5-Full.7z (3A7DC9BD) (Installed)
++ 113 - 1605 No_More_Blocky_Faces-1_50-30-1-5.7z (013CB317) (Installed)
114 - ==17 ANIMATION REPLACERS & POSERS==
++ 115 - 1701 No Spinning Death Animation v1_1 MERGED-17214.rar (BB53564C) (Installed)
++ 116 - 1702 Realistic Force-601-1-9.rar (6520968D) (Installed)
++ 117 - 1703 a4B_DeadlyMutilation_v133+134Upd_VnlaPck-34917.7z (12EF0519) (Installed)
++ 118 - 1607a a4B_DM Skeletons Pack-34917.7z (7FC52E90) (Installed)
119 - ==18 WEAPONS ARMOUR & CLOTHES==
++ 120 - 1801 Immersive Weapons-27644-1-5.7z (ACAF9B62) (Installed)
++ 121 - 1802 UNP Support for Immersive Armors v6-19733-6.7z (87D79F38) (Installed)
++ 122 - 1803 a4CL_ IA v6 BETA 2-19733.7z (73B7287A) (Installed)
++ 123 - 1803 No Leveled Item Rewards - Complete-22996-1-2.zip (2FE3C5EC) (Installed)
124 - ==19 a4's Patches + Hacks==
129 - ==Last==



Active Mod Files:
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00  Skyrim.esm
01  Update.esm
02  Dawnguard.esm
03  HearthFires.esm
04  Dragonborn.esm
05  ApachiiHair.esm
06  SPIKE.esm
07  Unofficial Skyrim Patch.esp  [Version 1.3.3c]
08  Unofficial Dawnguard Patch.esp  [Version 1.2.4]
09  Unofficial Hearthfire Patch.esp  [Version 1.1.2]
0A  Unofficial Dragonborn Patch.esp  [Version 1.0.4]
0B  Better Dynamic Snow.esp
0C  StaticMeshImprovementMod.esp
0D  StaticMeshImprovementMod-DragonbornTernFix.esp
0E  StaticMeshImprovementMod-FurnitureChestSnowFix.esp
0F  ArodAlchemyAnalyzer.esp
10  Ars Metallica.esp  [Version 1.2.0]
11  Ars Metallica - Dawnguard.esp  [Version 1.2.0]
12  Ars Metallica - Hearthfire.esp  [Version 1.2.0]
13  Ars Metallica - Dragonborn.esp  [Version 1.2.0]
14  BirdsHFclean.esp
15  Birdsofskyrim.esp
16  HM Nirnroot Regrows.esp
17  Ish's Respec Mod.esp
18  Radiant and Unique Potions Poisons and Booze.esp
19  skyBirds - Airborne Perching Birds.esp
1A  Footprints.esp
1B  Footprints - Ash.esp
1C  RaceMenu.esp
1D  RaceMenuPlugin.esp
1E  SkyUI.esp
1F  iHUD.esp
20  hothtrooper44_ArmorCompilation.esp
21  Immersive Weapons.esp
22  HarvestOverhaulDawnguardDragonborn.esp  [Version 2.0]
23  HarvestOverhaulSalmonRoe.esp
24  HarvestOverhaulCreaturesDawnguardHearthfireDragonborn.esp
25  Simply Improved Breezehome.esp
26  Vlindrel Hall Reborn Porch Edition.esp
27  SkyFalls - Distant Waterfall Overhaul.esp
28  SkyTEST-RealisticAnimals&Predators.esp
29  SkyTEST-RealisticAnimals&Predators-Dawnguard.esp
2A  SkyTEST-RealisticAnimals&Predators-Dragonborn.esp
2B  dD - Enhanced Blood Main.esp
2C  dD-Dragonborn-Dawnguard-EBT Patch.esp
2D  SoS - The Wilds.esp  [Version 1.13]
2E  EnhancedLightsandFX.esp
2F  ELFX - Exteriors.esp
30  ELFX - NoBreezehome.esp
31  ELFX - Dawnguard.esp
32  ELFXEnhancer.esp
33  SummonShadowmere.esp
34  CP_GourdIngredient.esp
35  dD-No Spinning Death Animation.esp
36  Alternate Start - Live Another Life.esp  [Version 2.3.2]
37  dD - Realistic Ragdoll Force - Realistic.esp
38  WATER.esp
39  WATER Plants.esp
3A  WATER DB Waves.esp
3B  EBS - Ammo.esp
3C  EBS - Books (Before).esp
3D  EBS - Food (Weightless).esp
3E  EBS - Ingredients (Weightless).esp
++  EBS - Misc.esp
3F  EBS - Potions (Weightless).esp
40  EBS - Soul Gems (Numbered).esp
41  EBS - Spells.esp
42  a4_ELFX+UOP-override.esp
43  a4_Vlindrel-NoELFX-override.esp
44  DeadlyMutilation.esp
45  Bashed Patch, 0.esp
46  NoLeveledItemRewards.esp

Plus several .ini tweaks - Multicore CPU, preloading, fine real-time shadows, 3D effects, better reflections, more trees, etc.

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Re: Bought Skyrim Legendary Edition (not via Steam)

Postby Vaeyn on Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:51 pm

Get a life brau. ;)

j/k Grats man!
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