Skyrim mod made for players with low-end PCs

Skyrim isn’t a month old yet, but the modding community is already coming out in force for it. We’ve already seen the very helpful 3D map viewer, but this new one seems even more charitable. There’s a certain PC mod that promises to lower the system requirements for the PC game.

Above: This just looks too good for some

For those blessed with powerful gaming rigs, this probably seems pretty pointless, but for the average Joes dealing with ancient desktops, this could be just what they’re waiting for. Though we haven’t tried it yet, one user said it works quite well on his Intel Celeron 3.0/2GB DDR2/Geforce 210 512 mb DDR3 machine. If you want to give it a try, you can download it here.

Source: GameZone


  • sparkinstar - August 13, 2012 2:07 a.m.

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  • NobleSix - November 24, 2011 11:54 a.m.

    Lmao, "for players with low-end PCs".......oh wait that's me.
  • NobleSix - November 24, 2011 11:55 a.m.

    Should definitely let my friend know this though. He's been wanting this game so badly but his computer can't handle it. He'll be excited to see this.
  • CrashmanX - November 24, 2011 10:32 a.m.

    2.2Ghz Dual Core, GeForce 9800GT, 3GB RAM and somehow this game runs. Honestly not sure how it runs as well as it does but hey, I'm not complaining. Maybe this will make it run even better.
  • CrashmanX - November 24, 2011 10:51 a.m.

    Also just thought I'd report back and say this just made my settings go from all low to High.
  • donski-romano-jr - November 24, 2011 7:34 a.m.

    nice oblivion FTW, thank you for keeping the traditional single player RPG...thumbs up for Bethesda!!
  • Mezolitik - November 24, 2011 4:19 a.m.

    Graphics cards are a pain in the ass. I bought a £400 gaming PC recently (8gb RAM, 3.3ghz dual core processor, 1tb HD), only to discover that it struggles with gaming because the graphics card (ATI Radeon HD 5450) is pants. I can run Oblivion on max, but I reckon I might need a mod like this to play Skyrim.
  • hester2 - November 24, 2011 5:58 a.m.

    Look into the HD 5770 video card. It is by no means top of the line, but I'm running Skyrim, BF3, and Dead Island on a PC with a less powerful processor with no problem. You can find it for about $100 over here in the States, so if that converts proportionally instead of the weird "we still charge 100 GBP although that's really like $175" thing I've noticed other people complaining about, you should get away with spending 65.
  • CrashmanX - November 24, 2011 10:29 a.m.

    The issue isn't your vid card, it's your processor. While it does have a higher speed (3.3Ghz) it doesn't have more than two cores. When you have a Quad core 2.2Ghz Processor compared to a Dual Core 3.3Ghz, the Quad core is generally better. Your Graphics Car is awesome bro.
  • UberNoob - November 24, 2011 11:42 a.m.

    ^This Well, GPU does matter, and the 5450 is a pretty weak card. However, Skyrim is more CPU bound in most cases. If you plan on spending at least $500 on a gaming PC, you should really build one youself. For around $620, which you had, you can get a decent/great quad-core, as well as a entry to mid level card.
  • ryan-balentine - May 6, 2012 10:07 p.m.

    weird i have a laptop with an ati radeon hd 4250 and i can run on ultra with the shadows turned down slightly
  • D0CCON - November 23, 2011 7:27 p.m.

    This could prove useful to me if I wanted it for PC (which I don't). It's frustrating because most of my computer is uber powered, yet the graphics card sucks and ruins everything and I don't want to upgrade (my parents got it and I didn't know about graphics cards at the time, so at least I didn't knowingly buy a PC with something holding it back so badly).
  • angelusdlion - November 23, 2011 9:38 p.m.

    Your parents bought you a computer and you're complaining?
  • Memph - November 23, 2011 11:38 p.m.

    if your pc is a beast bar the GPU, then why on earth not upgrade it? unless you are running less than a quad core, you can slap a cheap 460 in it and it'll still chew this game up and run the likes of BF3 on high.
  • MasterBhater - November 23, 2011 6:09 p.m.

    Gonna download a free version of Skyrim on my laptop, and see if it can run. If not then Ill use this mod. (FYI I would pay for it but I'm so unsure as of yet if I want to purchase Skyrim because of my experience playing the Fallout games, which I did not like at all) If I end up enjoying the game im definitely buying it for 360
  • UberNoob - November 23, 2011 6:30 p.m.

    "free version of Skyrim" ;)
  • lazer59882 - November 23, 2011 8:21 p.m.

    good for you, no one cares. and if you're really "unsure" if you want to play skyrim cause you "didnt like" fallout, then you're an idiot and don't deserve skyrim anyway.
  • MasterBhater - November 23, 2011 9:22 p.m.

    thanks for the kind, sage commentary my good sir. Do you have any more fantastic things to say, or are you done insulting me simply because I have an opinion that's different from yours?
  • angelusdlion - November 23, 2011 9:39 p.m.

    I think it's more that you're saying "I'm going to pirate skyrim, insert justification here." than insulting your opinion. Just saying.
  • WillisTron - November 24, 2011 12:02 a.m.

    That's cool man. I was thinking about trying a free version of this new flat screen I was looking at, and while I'm at it I'll probably try some of the money in the store's cash register - you know, just to see if I like it.

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