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Skyrim Special Edition is coming to PC and will be 64-bit

Skyrim Special Edition is coming to PC and will be 64-bit

Skyrim Special Edition is coming to PC and will be 64-bit

Skyrim Special Edition is coming to PC and will be 64-bit

 

Skyrim Special Edition is coming to PC and will be upgrading the game to 64-bit, allowing the game and mods to use much more system memory without crashing. 

The upgrade to 64-bit will allow some more complex mods to be made for the game, as well as allow higher resolution texture packs to be used with the game. Skyrim Special Edition will also gain new visual effects like volumetric lighting, dynamic depth of field and improved water shaders, giving the game greater graphical fidelity. 

  Skyrim Special Edition is coming to PC and will be 64-bit

 

Upgrading the game to 64-bit will allow the game to use more than 3.1GB of system memory, which is great news for modders but at this time, we do not know if existing mods will be compatible with the game. We have been told that existing mods will be "basically" compatible with the game, but this is not a definite "yes", hinting that some mods will require some reworking before they can work with this new version of the game.  

 

 Skyrim will crash at or around a reported 3.1 gigabytes of RAM usage, which is fairly widely known. Skyrim mirrors its active textures in memory, and since it is a 32-bit application with a 4GB memory limit, this constrains the total size of modded textures that are viable usable,

The exact VRAM:RAM ratio is not known, but one metric reported was a texture pack taking up ~500MB VRAM would consume approximately 430MB physical RAM.

 

Skyrim Special Edition will be available free to everyone who owns Skyrim alongside all of its DLC and will become available on October 28th. 

 

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Skyrim Special Edition is coming to PC and will be upgrading the game to 64-bit, allowing the game and mods to use much...

Posted by OC3D on Thursday, 16 June 2016
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16-06-2016, 04:29:43

Dicehunter
Love the fact that people who have the complete game on steam get a free upgrade Quote

16-06-2016, 04:34:28

Sp33d Junki3
Can't wait to replay all over again.Quote

16-06-2016, 04:36:16

SeekaX
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Love the fact that people who have the complete game on steam get a free upgrade
Tbh it should probably be free to anyone who owns skyrim, it's basically just a performance patch after all. I get that they don't want to do that because the special edition includes the DLC (and who owns the base game without the DLC at this point), but still.Quote

16-06-2016, 04:44:22

Daiyus
I can't wait. I really hope Arthmoor brings Open Cities to the new version because that 64bit engine will be able to handle it no problem.Quote

16-06-2016, 04:46:46

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
Tbh it should probably be free to anyone who owns skyrim, it's basically just a performance patch after all. I get that they don't want to do that because the special edition includes the DLC (and who owns the base game without the DLC at this point), but still.
Well, A performance and graphics update that looks awesome but yes I agree anyone who has even just the base game should get the upgrade.

Looking forward to seeing all the eye candy

http://i.imgur.com/DtFUJKp.pngQuote
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