Unofficial Skyrim Patch by Unofficial Patch Project Team
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Added: 11/11/2011 - 10:02AM
Updated: 06/04/2014 - 01:24AM

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Last updated at 20:24, 5 Apr 2014 Uploaded at 5:02, 11 Nov 2011

Requires Skyrim version or higher.


A comprehensive bugfixing mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the goal of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch (aka USKP) is to eventually fix every bug with Skyrim not officially resolved by the developers to the limits of the Creation Kit and community-developed tools, in one easy-to-install package.

The only requirement after installation is to move Unofficial Skyrim Patch.esp to the top of the load order in Data Files in the Skyrim launcher (above any other ESP files, but after any ESM files if there are any) so that the USKP loads first. This will allow other mods to override its changes so that it doesn't cause problems with them.

- Hundreds of gameplay, quest, NPC, object, item, text and placement bugs fixed already, and plenty more on the way
- Created by the authors of the Unofficial Oblivion Patch; already three months in development
- No unsafe changes (such as deletions of stock objects)
- Designed to be compatible with as many other mods as possible
- Beta-tested with over fifteen thousand downloads

For more information (ie the recent changelog, mods that the USKP replaces) see the USKP's thread on the official forums here.
Due to the forums' 200 post limit, this thread may be locked, but the last post in each thread will link to the new one, and the link above will be updated from time to time.
This is the best option to report problems or bugs (which should be checked on the USKP's tracker linked there and posted if they currently aren't.)

The complete changelog is posted here.

If you're experiencing a bug with Skyrim, please report the bug to us in as much detail as possible on the USKP bugtracker. Please use search to ensure that you aren't submitting something that is already there.

Frequently Asked Questions - BUGS
Frequently Asked Questions - About the Project

Installation Requirements

Official Skyrim patch or greater.

Complementary Mods

Unofficial Dawnguard Patch - Fixes numerous bugs in the official Dawnguard DLC.
Unofficial Hearthfire Patch - Fixes numerous bugs in the official Hearthfire DLC.
Unofficial Dragonborn Patch - Fixes numerous bugs in the official Dragonborn DLC.
Unofficial High Resolution Patch - Fixes several bugs in the official Hi-Res DLC.

After installing the individual mods, the following general load order needs to be followed:

Unofficial Skyrim Patch.esp
Unofficial Dawnguard Patch.esp
Unofficial Hearthfire Patch.esp
Unofficial Dragonborn Patch.esp
Unofficial High Resolution Patch.esp

For getting load order set with other mods loaded, please use BOSS. It will provide you a solid starting point for everything that you can then tweak as needed.

Errors During NMM Installation

If you get the following error:

BOSS_API_ERROR_INVALID_ARGS: Master files must load before other plugins. The mod was not installed.

You need to perform the following steps:

- Uninstall and delete all the Unofficial patches in NMM.
- Exit NMM.
- Launch NMM again.
- Download and install all of the updated Unofficial patches.
- Run BOSS to sort your load order.

Cannot Absorb Dragon Souls

Make sure your load order is right!

[Other ESMs]
Official hi-res DLC
[Other ESPs]

Use BOSS - you'll enjoy life more.

Loose Scripts in DataScripts

Check for: dragonactorscript.pex and/or mqkilldragonscript.pex. Remove them if present. They are from dragon mods that came as loose files.

DSAMG - Dragon Soul Absorb More Glorious, and Diversified Dragons are known to cause this. Those mods need to be updated with a Dragonborn patch that incorporates the fixes from the UDBP.

Others may be a factor as well.

Note too that the offending mod may have the script packaged inside a BSA. That will need to be handled by that mod's author.