Random Alternate Start by Syclonix
Skyrim » Gameplay Effects and Changes
Added: 12/10/2012 - 07:00PM
Updated: 26/10/2012 - 11:40PM

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Last updated at 23:40, 26 Oct 2012 Uploaded at 19:00, 12 Oct 2012

Random Alternate Start
From the Maker of Character Creation Overhaul and Scarcity
Author: Syclonix
Current Version: 1.0.7
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Be anyone you want to be. Choose from 21 different loadouts then get randomly thrown somewhere in the vast land of Skyrim. Will you end up in the royal court of Solitude's magnificent Blue Palace or will you end up at the bottom of a dark, dank, necromancer-infested mine shaft and have to fight your way up to the surface? With 463 starting locations (and more being added) you will never enter Skyrim the same way twice! What will your story be?

Random Alternate Start is even better when used with the Character Creation Overhaul mod.

  • Choose from 21 class starting kits each with it's own semi-random loadout
  • Start in one of 463+ locations in Skyrim
  • The Main Quest thread can be picked up by investigating rumors of dragons near Helgen
  • Very light footprint ensures clean integration with the main quest and maximum compatibility with other mods
  • Best used alongside Character Creation Overhaul

Random Alternate Start is compatible with virtually all other mods, except for other alternate start/quickstart mods. Mods that alter the game's time scale may cause the "double menu bug". To prevent this, simply disable any time scale mods when starting a new game then re-enable them after your character has spawned into the world.

Download using Nexus Mod Manager or download manually and copy all files in the 'Data' folder to Skyrim's 'Data' folder then enable the 'Random Alternate Start.esp' file. Load order does not matter.

To uninstall this mod, simply disable the 'Random Alternate Start.esp' file and delete all the related files from Skyrim's 'Data' folder.

  • If you run into Hadvar or Ralof they may bring up references to the dragon attack at Helgen as if you had been there. This will be corrected in the next release.
  • If you experience crashing, hanged loading screens, continuous loading, or broken dialog for the Whiterun Gate Guard or Jarl Balgruuf you need to move the "Random Alternate Start.esp" to the bottom of your load order and/or disable the 'RAS - Riverwood CharGen.esp'
  • Memory intensive hair mods can cause crashes at character generation
  • Mods that alter the game's time scale may cause the "double menu bug". To prevent this, disable any time scale mods when starting a new game then re-enable them after your character has spawned into the world (Thanks akayo)

Version 1.0.7 - Released October 22th, 2012
  • Added new starting locations
  • Added optional esp for old Riverwood CharGen location
  • Changed CharGen location for faster loading and less memory usage
  • Fixed Battle-Born Farm location (Thanks wolfslair)
  • Removed Forelhost location (Thanks backtrace)
  • Removed College of Winterhold location

Version 1.0.6 - Released October 19th, 2012
  • Fixed Main Quest thread not starting in last version

Version 1.0.5 - Released October 19th, 2012
  • Fixed crashes for users with memory issues caused by precaching character generation
  • Fixed player not being able to move for a short period after spawning
  • Added food to starting kits for users playing with hunger mods

Version 1.0.4 - Released October 13th, 2012
  • Moved chargen location for people using Towns and Villages Enhanced (Thanks Yetibum and Meadowlark)

Version 1.0.3 - Released October 13th, 2012
  • Fixed some mod conflicts (Thanks diamok)

Version 1.0.2 - Released October 13th, 2012
  • Removed Hoarsfrost location Grotto (Thanks VaMouse)

Version 1.0.1 - Released October 12th, 2012
  • Bugfix

Version 1.0.0 - Released October 12th, 2012
  • Initial Release

  • The source code for this mod is included for personal use. Please do not publically modify or redistribute this mod without my permission.
  • Thank you Bethesda for making my all time favorite games and providing us with the tools to mod them.
  • Thank you Arthmoor, Alexander J. Velicky, JustinOther, Scaredwolf, and all the other great people on the Bethesda and Nexus forums.
  • Thanks and credit to Gennadiy for the Russian translation.

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