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March 15th, 2012, 20:58
The latest Skyrim beta is now available on Steam, offering - among other things - the new killcams. Head to the Bethblog for the full notes, plus a video but here's a snip of the new features:
  • New cinematic kill cameras for projectile weapons and spells
  • New kill moves and animations for melee weapons
  • Shadows on grass available (PC)
  • Smithing skill increases now factor in the created itemís value
  • Improved visual transition when going underwater
  • Improved distance LOD transition for snowy landscapes
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March 15th, 2012, 20:58
Don't care about the killcams, but the other things sound nice. I hope that they are also getting an expansion ready.

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March 15th, 2012, 21:02
I really don't care much about the kill cam stuff. But the list of quest fixes makes me happy though I wish the quest fix list for 1.5 was twice as long. But still glad they are fixing quests at least.

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March 15th, 2012, 21:42
I know it's not popular but I think I will enjoy the new kill animations and cams.
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Nice to see them addressing quest bugs (lots more needed, though) and crash issues.
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March 15th, 2012, 22:05
Friendly reminder - if you want to protect yourself from a future STEAM stealth update to Skyrim that breaks your modded game, now would be a good time to set STEAM to offline mode.
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Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
Friendly reminder - if you want to protect yourself from a future STEAM stealth update to Skyrim that breaks your modded game, now would be a good time to set STEAM to offline mode.
This is a beta update. You need to opt in to get it.

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March 15th, 2012, 22:47
Kill cam for a long-distance bulls-eye shot sounds fun, stealth kill animation for melee weapons other than daggers also sounds good.

Didn't they talk about an economy/leveling re-haul down the road? Wish they had someone like J.E Sawyer willing to do that rebalance mod of his for FONV.
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Originally Posted by WorstUsernameEver View Post
This is a beta update. You need to opt in to get it.
I know that. I am talking about the subsequent promotion and pushing by the Steam client once the beta is over, that happens whether you opt in or not.
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March 16th, 2012, 00:16
Yeah, good to back up the exe, too.

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March 16th, 2012, 01:00
Yeah - for all the bugs that still remain this is the best supported bethesda title in terms of patch support ever and I think the first one since morrowind where they added new features for free rather than exclusively in DLC.
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March 16th, 2012, 01:35
I assume this improved support/investment in quality means they're gonna be selling expansions/dlcs for quite a while. FO4 is probably a long way off.
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March 16th, 2012, 01:42
Just a FYI, you can disable the killcam in the ini or download a mod for it.
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March 16th, 2012, 02:07
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Yeah, good to back up the exe, too.

What's that about followers sneaking properly? They did that last update!
True on both counts! Faendal always sneaked for me from the get go (just not as well as my sneaky PC). Maybe certain other followers didn't?
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March 16th, 2012, 18:43
It seems that patch 1.5.24 beta has caused some problems with the Creation Kit, so if you are in the middle of making a new mod, you may want to either roll back to the non-Beta, or hold off on working in the CK for the time being.

I suspect the official patch 1.5 will probably also patch the creation kit to address this. The problems with the CK are due to the fact that data being tracked for the cameras has changed. Whenever data-level changes are made the CK needs to be updated as well.
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