Skyrim’s Creation Kit Is "Nearly Ready"

Skyrim’s Creation Kit Is "Nearly Ready"

I’m done with Syrim. I’ve seen enough and done enough of what came with it to satisfy me, so I’ve put it down. I haven’t put it away, though, because I know the game’s creation kit is coming soon. Very soon, if Bethesda are to be believed.

In an update on the company’s site, we’re told that both the game’s Creation Kit and the Steam Workshop integration are “nearly ready”, with a public release of both due for “the end of the month”.

At the same time, Bethesda goes into detail about what we can expect from the game’s 1.4 update, which along with (hopefully) a fix for the lag issues plaguing the PS3 version of the game will address the following:

Current 1.4 Changelog (all platforms unless noted)


Skyrim launcher support for Steam Workshop (PC)


General optimizations for memory and performance

Fixed occasional issue with armour and clothing not displaying properly when placed on mannequin’s in player’s house. (PS3)

Improved compiler optimization settings (PC)

Long term play optimizations for memory and performance (PS3)

Memory optimizations related to scripting

Fixed crashes related to pathing and AI

Fixed crash in Haemar’s Shame if player had already completed “A Daedra’s Best Friend”

Fixed rare crash with loading saved games

Fixed issue with accented characters not displaying properly at the end of a line

Master Criminal achievement/trophy unlocks properly in French, German, Spanish and Italian

Fixed issue where dragon priest masks would not render correctly

Fixed issue where quests would incorrectly progress after reloading a save

Fixed issues with placing and removing books from bookshelves in the player’s home

Fixed issue where weapon racks and plaques would not work correctly in player’s house if player immediately visits their house before purchasing any furnishing.

Fixed issue where the player house in Windhelm would not clean up properly

Fixed crash related to giant attacks and absorb spells

Fixed issue with ash piles not cleaning up properly

Fixed occasional issue where overwriting an existing save would fail

Fixed memory crash with container menu

Fixed infinite loop with bookshelves

Fixed issue where traps in Shalidor’s Maze would not work properly in French, German, Spanish and Italian versions

Fixed issue where transforming back to human from werewolf would occasionally not fail

Bows and daggers will display properly when placed on weapon racks


The Unusual Gem inside the Thalmor Embassy is now accessible after finishing “Diplomatic Immunity”

In “Breaching Security”, the quest token is no longer required to receive a fortune reading from Olava the Feeble

Fixed issue where Galmar would not complete Joining the Stormcloaks properly if “Season Unending” was an active quest

Fixed issue where starting “Season Unending” after finishing “Joining the Stormcloaks” would prevent “The Jagged Crown” from starting properly.

Fixed issue progressing through “Message to Whiterun” while “Season Unending” was still open would block progression for both quests.

In “Arniel’s Endeavor”, fixed issue where a quest journal would trigger multiple times

In “Forbidden Legend”, the amulet fragment can no longer disappear after player leaves a dungeon without taking it

Fixed rare issue in “Forbidden Legend” where killing Mikrul Gauldurson while sneaking would make his corpse unaccessible

In “The White Phial”, the phial can no longer disappear if player leaves dungeon without taking it

“The White Phial” will now start properly if player already has a briar heart in their inventory

Player can no longer get stuck in Misty Grove after completing “A Night to Remember”

Fixed issue where leaving Riften during “A Chance Arrangement” would prevent quest from progressing

In “Darkness Returns”, a door in Twilight Sepulcher will properly open if the player leaves the dungeon for an extended period of time before completing the quest

In “Under New Management”, if the player leaves the Oculory for an extended period of time after placing the focusing crystal and returns, the quest will proceed correctly

“Onmund’s Request” will now start properly if player has already found Enthir’s staff before receiving this quest

Fixed instance where Tonilia would stop buying stolen items and also would not give Guild Leader Armor

“Repairing the Phial” will start properly if player already has unmelting snow or mammoth tusk in their inventory

Finding Pantea’s Flute before speaking with Pantea no longer prevents her quest from updating

In “The Coming of the Dawn”, fixed rare instance where a quest object would spawn incorrectly on the Katariah during Hail Sithis

Fixed rare issue in “The Mind of Madness” where player is unable to equip the Wabbajack

Fixed issue in “Pieces of the Past” where Mehrunes Dagon’s Razor will not trigger properly if player leaves the cell for extended period of time before activating it

“Blood’s Honor” will start properly if you visited and completed Driftshade and an extended period of time passes before starting the quest.

Fixed rare issue where “Dampened Spirits” would not start properly

Fixed issue where player would be unable to become Thane of Riften if they purchased a home first

Fixed issue where killing guards in Cidhna Mine woud block progression for “No One Escapes Cidhna Mine”

Fixed numerous issues with “Blood on the Ice” not triggering properly

In “Blood on the Ice”, Calixto can now be killed if player owns a house in Windhelm

In “The Cure for Madness”, killing Cicero then resurrecting him no longer impedes quest progress

Fixed rare issue in “To Kill an Empire” where an NPC would fail to die properly

Clearing Knifepoint Ridge before starting “Boethiah’s Champion” no longer prevents quest from starting.

News on the Creation Kit and Game Updates [Bethesda]


  • “Fixed issue where transforming back to human from werewolf would occasionally not fail” – really? NOT fail? FAIL!

  • Improved compiler optimization settings (PC)

    no mention of thanks to Arisu for picking up the lazy compiling job they did!

  • Of course you’re friggin’ done with Skyrim, you clearly don’t spend more than 5 minutes working every day. Bet the ctrl, c, and v keys are the only ones that show any wear and tear.

    If you can’t even proofread a <100 article, one has to question at what point the terms 'blogger' and 'journalist' differentiate.

    • No one needs any more examples of “high horse idiot” than your post Kapitan.

      Seriously there has to be more to life than stressing over spelling and punctuation. I am sure you are ALWAYS 100% perfect in your job.

      • I can understand not being perfect. My problem is that in his contribution (ie the non copy-pasted portion) to this article, which clocks in at a whopping 122 words (sadly one of his longest in terms of original content), he managed to make a typo on the 4th word, which happened to be literally the topic that the article was about. Even worse, the word is in italics, which meant that he would have had to, at least once, physically look at the word to either surround it with the italic HTML tags, or (far more likely) highlight it in a word processor to italicise it. This is not an isolated incident.

        Unrelated: I read up to where you called me a high-horse idiot, then looked at your name and laughed louder than I should have in this quiet office 😛

        • There is a type in one word. So 1 out of 122 words. Thats a 0.8% mistake rate. To bring into question his journalistic integrity over it is a bit much.

          • As I said, the word is:

            – The 4th word in the article
            – The topic of the article
            – Had already been written once correctly in the headline
            – Clearly had special attention given to it (by way of formatting)

            Also, this is by no means an isolated incident. There has been typo’s IN the actual headline before.

          • 1 letter in one word. Who cares how important or what word in the article it is. It is a SIMPLE typo and to stress over it makes you a very simple man.

            O lny srmat poelpe can raed tihs.
            I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, t he olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rgh it pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs psas it on !!”

          • My argument wasn’t an inability to understand what he meant. Even if it was, he didn’t mess up the ordering of the letters, he left out a letter altogether, so your text block below is kind of erroneous. What is does do, however, is prove my point. Your comment is structurally similar compared to Mr. Plunkett’s, in that it is a small commentary followed by a large copy-pasted block, and yet you managed to spell ALL your words correctly (ignoring that you switched between the letter 1 and the word one, which is an academic no-no).

            However, writing these comments is not your job. You don’t get paid to write and respond to these comments, and neither do I. Plunkett DOES get paid to write the articles, so you’d think, especially because it’s such a tiny piece of work (don’t see how this could have taken more than 5 minutes to do, start to finish), he would at least be able to spare the time to read over what he had written before posting it. Some documents are more important than others, and i’m sure he wouldn’t make such a spelling mistake on his CV, or a contract, for example. When your job is blogging (I refuse to call his work journalism, not based on typos, based on article content), one would expect that the articles that you post are a high-priority document, as the quality of them (theoretically) dictates your income. Anyone with any pride in their work would have at least proofread this once, and easily picked up the error.

          • Agreed. And before you even worry about the import of getting your words right, simply having pride in your work would dictate double and triple checking these things. Particularly since it is your bread and butter.

            There is a typo in a recent Myer TV ad I saw out of the corner of my eye on Austar last night (I don’t remember the word, but it is part of the body of ad main, and was simply a case of “ecx…” instead of “exc…”.)

            Given a 30sec block of ad must cost a bit, and no doubt would have had a truck load of people view it before being sent off, it boggles my mind how it was missed.

          • My point being is if you can read that jumbled sentence right though quickly , surely it is possible and plausable to miss a ltter when a) typing it and b ) reading it over.

            I am yet to see a batsman who has yet to be given out. Nor a footballer who has never dropped a pass.

            Why is one mistake so deplorable to you. I just dont see why it would cause so much angst.

            No do please tell us all whay you do for work and do please tell us how you have gone your whole working life without ever getting it wrong.

          • For the third time: This is not just one mistake. He does it in at least 2/3 of his articles. Considering the parts of his articles that he actually writes average about 50 words (I wish I was joking), and since you seem to be concerned with the statistics here, even though the word that was wrong was arguably more important than the other words, that would suggest he makes 2 errors every 150 words, or a 1.3% error rate. Can you imagine an accountant making an error on every 100th calculation? A programmer writing a program that fails 1.3% of the times it’s run? There would be mutiny.

            I also noticed that you wrote ‘ltter’ in “miss a letter”, but i’ll assume that you were being ironic.

          • El Kaptian, maybe you should be spending more time on your own career and trying to become better at whatever it is that you do- rather than criticize and undermine others. Clearly you have too much spare time on your hands if you’re willing to go to this much trouble; expend this much energy; and waste this much time over something as trivial and superficial as this.

            Your only real point is the one word he failed to correct before publishing his article, as your point over the topic is purely subjective and based on opinion which leads to bias.

            As far as I’m concerned, why should it bother me? Luke isn’t an incoherent twat, incapable of delivering structured sentences, so quit picking on him. News is news, what he has published regardless of the source & regardless of the length has been extremely informative to some people, which you seem to forget. This is a diverse forum which embodies a myriad of different minds with different opinions, embrace it; don’t reject it. Luke isn’t claiming ownership over the content he has allowed us to see, it’s obvious with a little common sense that he isn’t doing that by the fact he copy/pasted. Quality over quantity, not everything has to be a 3,000 word thesis on life; some people like it succinct, concise, & straight to the point, consider that Luke may be accommodating for this in the cyber-age of today. We have a multitude of authors on here who each offer their own spin on current affair related to gaming.

          • I loled at the last part. Most programmers would be thrilled if their software ran perfectly 98.7% of the time.

    • I think we should just all agree that Plunkett is effectively a tumblr user, reposting stuff from others and sometimes adding a few scarce words to it, most of which would have come from the article itself in the first place.
      We wouldn’t bash Luke about this if it wasn’t a serious problem, and seeing as he handles many subjects that are in the general users interests, mainly relating to games, then we are all disappointed by it.
      Not once have i read a Luke article and thought “Well that’s good, now i know what i need to know”, which is exactly what everyone should think when they finish reading a news article written by a “Professional”.

  • I would not argue with the comandante or you might find yourself floating in the gulf with a cuban up the toosh.

        • Don’t worry McGarnical, 😀 We never take you seriously 😉

          As for El Capitan I share your pain but seriously, you expect professionalism from journalists? HAHAHAHAHAA.

          And Kanga, stfu you troll.

          Back on topic. That’s one hell of a fix list. I hope to dog my game still runs after patching.

          The Oz Cynic, I agree. Have been using the Arisu fix for a while now. Ten out of ten points that Bethesda picked up on it but minus several million for not acknowledging the top work he did for them, gratis.

  • sounds like 2.0 patch.

    saying its 1.4 implies its a minor patch update from 1.3. The list on 1.4 is huge, larger then all the previous patchs combined.

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