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Skyrim 1.5.26 update improves crash to desktop problems

Earlier on this week we informed you about the initial patch 1.5 update for the PC version of Skyrim, with a lot of feedback from our readers confirming that broken quests still remain in the game.

Now though, Bethesda has wasted no time in making a new update available on PC, but they are still making Xbox 360 and PS3 users wait until further notice. Bethesda has put patch 1.5.26 up on Steam and following on from its initial beta test, it’s now an automatic update the next time you boot up the game on PC.

The pleasing thing to note here, is that Bethesda has mentioned on their official blog that one of the key updates in the 1.5.26 is the reduction rate of crashes to the desktop when using plug-ins with the game. This has been a big problem for many of you on PC after installing mods to the game, so hopefully Bethesda has now identified the problem at hand and you’ll see less crashes as you mod away to your heart’s desire.

There are also improvements to the underwater effects, and also a fix to a bizarre problem where the sun wouldn’t show properly when using fast travel. The crash fix is obviously the main point here though, so it will be interesting to see if this makes it into the patch 1.5 update for consoles as well.

One again if you are having any problems related to specific quests, it’s a good idea to read though our article and the useful comments from gamers again. Bethesda has said that the patch is now in the hands on console manufacturers, so it is Sony and Microsoft that really need to get their act together – what’s the hold up time after time again?

If you have already installed the 1.5.26 update on PC, let us know if this has helped in reducing system crashes or if you’re still having problems.

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