Skyrim Mod Fixes Thousands of Visual Annoyances

Skyrim Mod Fixes Thousands of Visual Annoyances

A new mod restores a little order to Bethesda's chaotic open world.

We joke about how Skyrim has the longevity of a dragon, but one of the reasons the game's remained culturally relevant (besides seeing one re-release after another) is because it has endless mod potential. We're not just talking about the mods that let the Dragonborn run buck-ass naked through Skyrim's freezing wilds, either: We're talking about patches that fix the game's flaws, like the new Skyrim Supplemental Patch.

The Skyrim Supplemental Patch, which you tack onto the Legendary edition of the game (you need all three of Skyrim's DLC expansions), fixes tons of visual errors caused by clipping or poor object placement. Lights floating in mid-air are grounded, improperly-textured rocks have their granite coats returned to them, coals that seep through braziers are contained, and much more.

You can download the Skyrim Supplemental Patch from Nexus Mods. The mod's author, brytag, plans to keep updating the patch for a while longer. There's no lack of wrinkles in Skyrim that need hammering down, that's for sure.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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