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Skyrim beta update 1.4.26 now available on Steam

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Yesterday, Bethesda released a new Skyrim beta update.  Skyrim update version 1.4.26 is now on Steam for PC users taking advantage of the brand new Skyrim Steam Workshop.

The Steam Workshop, which was released about two weeks ago, allows Skyrim PC players to upload, download, and install custom content for their game.  This most recent update brings some fixes to the system - most notably removing the 50 mod cap.

Below are the 1.4.26 patch notes, many of the changes requested by fellow Skyrim modders.

LAUNCHER

  • Fixed issue with downloading mods when you are subscribed to more than 50 mods
  • Fixed crash when loading a subscribed mod that has been removed from Workshop by the author
  • Mod load order functionality

BUG FIXES (PC only)

  • Fixed occasional crashes when loading a save that relies on plugins/master files that no longer exist
  • Fixed issue where controls would become unresponsive while charging an enchanted weapon
  • Fixed issue where controls would occasionally become unresponsive while switching from third to first person while using the Arcane Enchanter
  • Fixed issue where controls would become unresponsive if activating a crafting station with autorun active
  • Fixed issue where keyboard would fail if Rename Item was selected before choosing the number of charges, while using Arcane Enchanter
  • Fixed several issues with remapping buttons while using an Xbox 360 controller
  • Fixed issue where pressing Escape button after fast traveling but before the loading would cause certain menus to stop working properly

Bethesda warns that the patch is still in development, and to apply the update at "your own risk and only if you are affected by the issues" outlined above.

To get the beta follow the steps below:

  1. Log into Steam
  2. Click on Steam in the upper menu
  3. Select Settings
  4. Under the Account tab, go to the Beta Participation section and select Change.
  5. A drop down menu will appear. Select Skyrim Beta.
  6. Select OK.
  7. Steam will now restart. After Steam restarts, Skyrim will be updated to the Beta version currently available.

If you decide you don’t want to run the Beta anymore, redo steps 1 – 4. At the drop down, select NONE – Opt out of all beta programs. Let Steam restart, and Skyrim will automatically update itself back to the latest released version.

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