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Skyrim patch 1.4 beta problems & framerate improvements

Recently we told you that the beta version of patch 1.4.15 for Skyrim had gone live, well today we thought we would look into how well this update had been received by the community and look into issues which people have been reporting post update. There’s bound to be some problems given that the patch is in its beta stages, but it is good to point out issues which Bethesda Softworks need to be aware of.

Before we start talking negatively about the update we must point out that on the whole people seem pretty happy with the patch, one change which we have seen very positive feedback for is the jump in framerate which some people have reported. The official patch notes suggested that there would be better performance due to optimizations, well this turned out to be quite an understatement as people commenting on this thread over at the BethSoft forums are reporting massive framerate increases, especially in cities like Whiterun and inside buildings.

The bad news is that there are some reports of issues, firstly there’s reports of graphics ‘hitching’ post update (never occurred playing Skyrim 1.3) whilst another gamer says that since installing the update his game as crashed to the desktop (CTD) multiple times with no real pattern – this could be a fault specific to his hardware setup and configuration, however there are three reports of similar problems here. This thread over at the forums has 18 replies in regards to patch 1.4 BSOD and CTD problems, the people commenting are very knowledgeable so it may serve as a useful resource if you come across similar issues.

The final problem we will talk about is sound-related, apparently the game’s wind sound effect is sometimes very loud which is a nuisance, you can see all reports of the issue here and as you can see there’s three pages of replies, many say that the there is no pattern as to when the loud noise occurs, but most say it occurs when viewing the world map.

As this is a beta update we won’t worry about these issues too much as we expect them to be squashed by the time the update is rolled-out officially, you can leave your own feedback on the patch in this thread and reports minor beta bugs and changes which weren’t in the changelog here, for now why don’t you tell us of any problems you have experience with the beta patch in the comments section below.

Are you happy with the beta version of patch 1.4? Did your framerate increase significantly? Let us know!

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