After a couple months of waiting, modders can now finally get their hands on Skyrim‘s Creation Kit and get to work on making all sorts of mods.
Bethesda released the modding tools earlier today, as promised, and they also threw in a little surprise to go along with it: a high resolution texture pack. The download for the hi-res texture pack is a pretty large one, but those with capable PCs will definitely want to give it a download, as just about all of the game’s textures are noticeably improved over vanilla Skyrim.
Before you download the hi-res texture pack, you may want to make sure that your PC is up to par or else you may notice a significant performance hit. Bethesda says:
“Make sure your system requirements exceed Skyrim’s recommended specs before attempting to install, including Windows Vista or 7 operating system, a minimum of 4GB of system RAM, and a DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with at least 1 GB of RAM and the latest drivers.”
If you’d like to download the Skyrim Creation Kit, you can do so by going to your Steam library and selecting “Tools” from the dropdown. From there, simply install the Creation Kit, and you’re good to go. For the Skyrim high resolution texture pack, you can download that by heading over to Skyrim‘s DLC page.