Skyrim Update 1.3 is Now Available on Steam, Submitted for Certification on Consoles.

on December 7, 2011 1:30 PM

Bethesda just made the 1.3 patch for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim available for download on Steam, while the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the patch have been submitted for certification to Microsoft and Sony and will take a while longer.

Even more importantly, Bethesda will release their own Large Adress Aware fix for PC next week, making Skyrim able to recognize 4 GB of RAM by default, without the use of mods.

It’s good to see a software house that doesn’t wait for console certification in order to release a patch on PC, so Bethesda definitely gets my kudos for this one.

You can find the full patch notes past the cut:

  • General stability improvements
  • Optimize performance for Core 2 Duo CPUs (PC)
  • Fixed Radiant Story incorrectly filling certain roles
  • Fixed magic resistances not calculating properly
  • Fixed issue with placing books on bookshelves inside player purchased homes (oh goodness, yes! thank you!)
  • Fixed dragon animation issues with saving and loading
  • Fixed Y-look input to scale correctly with framerate
And yes, I know, I look downright awesome as I kill a dragon right in the middle of ¬†Riverwood in the screenshot above. Remember to check out today’s episode of my weekly column on Skyrim mods here.


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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.