Thursday, November 28, 2013

Skyrim - Damn You Stormcloaks! Crash

How to Fix Stormcloaks CTD

I picked up a copy of Skyrim recently while it was on Steam Autumn Sale 2013. I had read about the game and all the mods for quite some time. So needless to say, I started going through the process of installing the Realvision ENB mods as soon as it finished downloading.

Several hours later I fired up the game and off I went. It was difficult to tell if the mods were enabled because I didn't play vanilla Skyrim.

That was apparently the least of my problems as I couldn't seem to make it out of the opening scene. After some Googling I discovered I wasn't alone but no one had an answer to the problem; the problem known as the "Damn you Stormcloaks!" crash.

Long story short, I was able to get around this little problem by launching the Skyrim launcher, clicking data files, and unchecking everything except for the first 3 items which are official DLC.

After making it through the beginning area, save your game and exit. You can then reload your mods and all should be well.

How to Fix Stormcloaks CTD
Click Data Files

How to Fix Stormcloaks CTD
Uncheck all but the first 3. (if you have the DLC)