In a new update to the Skyrim Workshop, the team at Valve have added a new feature that allows you to follow your favorite mod authors. For an explanation, here’s a snippet from the Valve’s Workshop blog:
“For any item, you can click ‘View all shared files’ to see what else the author has created, and then choose to follow that author. Following someone in the Workshop will let you easily discover the latest items and mods that they create, which is accessible through the “Followed Authors” filter on the right side of the Workshop. If you’re just getting started with the Workshop, let us point out a few of the more than 5,000+ authors that have been busy contributing.”
Pretty easy, right? To start following folks, visit mods.elderscrolls.com and make sure you’re logged into your Steam account.
The latest title update for Skyrim, 1.4.27, is now out of beta and available to everyone playing the game on Steam. For a full list of change, see below..
UPDATE 1.4.27 (PC Only)
- Fixed issue with downloading mods when you are subscribed to more than 50 mods
- Fixed crash when loading a subscribed mod that has been removed from Workshop by the author
- Mod load order functionality
BUG FIXES (PC only)
- Fixed occasional crashes when loading a save that relies on plugins/master files that no longer exist
- Fixed issue where controls would become unresponsive while charging an enchanted weapon
- Fixed issue where controls would occasionally become unresponsive while switching from third to first person while using the Arcane Enchanter
- Fixed issue where controls would become unresponsive if activating a crafting station with autorun active
- Fixed issue where keyboard would fail if Rename Item was selected before choosing the number of charges, while using Arcane Enchanter
- Fixed several issues with remapping buttons while using an Xbox 360 controller
- Fixed issue where pressing Escape button after fast traveling but before the loading would cause certain menus to stop working properly
- Followers now sneak properly when player is sneaking
Our team continues to work on new updates for the game. As we have new information to share, we will put up new information on the blog.
When Nick and I first watched it, we assumed they were just using our recorded version of the Dragonborn theme. Not the case. Watch the behind-the-scenes video to see everything involved… including recruitment of the BYU men’s choir!
While Bethesda Game Studios continues to work on Skyrim, the team is ramping up for their next major release. Visit our job website to find career opportunities for animators, artists, designers, and programmers — including our new programming position focusing on future generation consoles and PCs.
Congratulations to Christopher Plummer on a winning his first Academy Award! Plummer, who also played Arngeir in Skyrim, was named Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beginners.
Working with Mr. Plummer was great honor for the BGS team and we couldn’t be happier for him on this well-deserved honor.
NCAA March Madness is still a few weeks away, but The Escapist is already kicking off their annual March Mayhem Developers’ Showdown. We’re excited to hear that we’ve got two studios representing — both Bethesda Game Studios (South Division) and id Software (East Division).
In Round 1, BGS faces off against Level-5 Inc (best known for the addictive Professor Layton Games), while id Software matches up against MMO studio Sony Online Entertainment. To support our developers, be sure to register an account on The Escapist and start voting on March 8th. You’ll also be able to cast an additional vote by tweeting your choice with the hashtag #MM12.
March Mayhem also gives you an opportunity to win some cool prizes, including a top-of-the-line Origin gaming computer or an iPad 2. Visit the instructions page for details, and be sure to fill out a bracket before March 7th to get 25 entries into the random prize giveaways.
In the next episode of The Bethesda Podcast, we’ll be talking about the Creation Kit and Skyrim Workshop with our friends at Valve.
If you have something you’d like to ask about the Creation Kit and Workshop, post in the comment section or in our official forums, and your question might make it on the podcast.
Here’s a look at some notable links from around the web…
- A trip to the Skyrim Reddit page revealed an amazing Skyrim tribute to Star Wars. See the full-res image here
- Both GameFront and UGO share their favorite Skyrim Workshop mods.
- GameRevolution shares photos from Reddit user Freezing0verHell’s trip to the Mojave
Wasteland. Check here to see some of the real world locations that made it into New Vegas.
- Read Game Informer’s DICE interview with Todd Howard.
- NVIDIA shares details on their new drivers that bring a significant performance boost to Skyrim.