Bethesda Studios has made the finished version of the Skyrim 1.4 update available on Steam, shortly after it was released as a public beta.

In addition to the much-anticipated bug fixes, this version also includes background support for the soon-to-be-released Skyrim Workshop. This will provide a platform for Elder Scrolls players to access a range of mods that have been designed for the game by other users.

Mods are one of the perks of the Elder Scrolls series, and the potential to customise and enhance gameplay to suit gamers' whimsies and creative bent has helped enrich the playing experience and earned the title a wide and established cult following.

In a trailer released last week, Bethesda showcased its Creation Kit mod-making software, which allows modders to make use of the same tools that were used by developers to create the game.

The Creation Kit enables gamers to go beyond the more conservative improvements to features such as maps and textures. Developers at Bethesda have really focused on user experience in these two releases, enabling mods created by gamers to be shared and searched for very easily through the Skyrim Workshop.

Of course, prior to the release of either Workshop or Kit, Skyrim fans will be able to enjoy the close to 30 bug fixes included in the latest update. Fixes range from the cosmetic, such as enabling weapon racks to properly display bows and daggers, to the functional fixes, including correcting the fault that prevented certain quests from being started if others had preceded them.

Other frustrations that will be solved by the patch include correcting rare crashes experienced when loading saved games, fixing display problems for accented characters and dragon priest masks, and other memory optimisations related to scripting.ADNFCR-1220-ID-801286287-ADNFCR
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