Happy Modding Day! Creation Kit, Skyrim Workshop, High-Res Texture Pack released!

Modders rejoice! We’re pleased to announce that the Skyrim Creation Kit is now available!

With the Creation Kit’s release, fans can now upload, download, and install custom content through the Skyrim Workshop on Steam. Get a crash course by reading level designer Joel Burgess’ blog post, and be sure to read up on our list of best practices for modding. Need more help? Don’t forget to to check out the official Wiki at www.CreationKit.com. In the coming days and weeks, we’ll be sharing tutorial videos for beginners and experts alike. Check out the first tutorial above, and visit the Bethesda Game Studios YouTube Channel for more.

In addition to releasing the Creation Kit and Skyrim Workshop, today we’re allowing players to experience Skyrim as you’ve never seen it before with the Skyrim High-Resolution Texture Pack. Before downloading it from Steam, make sure your system requirements exceed Skyrim’s recommended specs before attempting to install, including Windows Vista/7, a minimum of 4GB of system RAM, and a DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with at least 1 GB of RAM and the latest drivers.

Reader Comments

  1. Now that the HD Texture Pack finally finished downloading after 3 days, i cant Sprint when viewing First Person View, but i can Only Sprint when im in Third Person View.

    Im even running Slower in First Person View, but i run Normal at First Person View.

    How do i fix this.

    • I’m no expert, but anybody who’s modded for while will tell you that a texture pack can not possibly have an affect on your running speed. It is just not possible.

      I know the running speed is determined by one of the entries in skyrim.ini (or the other .ini file, can’t remember it’s name), that might have changed somehow. I suggest having a look there.

  2. I fixed the problem, i was in Sneaking Mode. :P

    What is strange and maybe its a Bug, is when i Mine in Sneak Mode, my Character is in Standing Position after he is done, but he doesent return to Sneak Mode.

  3. I’m hoping y’all will release a full list of keywords and methods the new scripting language, or as full as you can, a sort of cheat sheet thing. From what I’ve learned of Papyrus so far it’s pretty straight forward, just some of the functions seem like things you would have had to known existed beforehand like .resurrect() or allowFlight(). Pretty straight forward but at the same time I would have never thought it was that simple.

    Also keep up the good work, you guys are brilliant and I absolutely love the creation kit so far,

  4. I’m having serious issues with this texture pack…I installed it through steam, (naturally), and when i launched the game, all of my internal textures look…wonky and weird, especially the shadows and light sources…almost…jagged and extremely low res. when i exit buildings i also crash. When i turn off the pack in the data files in the launcher, the game looks the same (generally…awful), but i won’t crash. Did I do something wrong? Is there a fix for this? I have no other texture mods that I know of.