• 02 September 2012

    Great battle of Dawnguard

    posted by Lingwei Game News

    Another (even longer) battle video from Tyrannicon, this time featuring a siege on a castle of vampires as takes place at the end of the Dawnguard questline. It's how a some people would have preferred the final battle of Dawnguard to have been perhaps...

    Werewolves allied with vampire hunters is cool.

    Mods used in the video:

    Knightly Armory by Jacko0
    Crainte Vomir by Hentai
    Horse Armors for Skyrim by Mystikhybrid and Gabriel Gullbergh
    Gokstad Sailable Ship by SLuckyD
    Enhanced Dynamic Weather System by Zappoo
    Skyrim Monster Mod by Dogtown1
    DT_SayIt by Artisanix
    Puppeteer Master by JohnB
    Enhanced Blood Textures by dDefinder
    Vagabond Armor by hothtrooper44
    Master The Time And Space by WarriorKeKe
    Masked Helmets by VefTheVef
    Remove Slow Time Effect by Lestat Viro
    Ring Of The True Werewolf by TheCh0senOne
    Midas Magic by Xilver
    Review Studio by KahjiitRaj
    Summon Ball Lightning by Verteiron
    Vampire Lord Armor of Harkon by hellstorm102
    Dawnguard Vampire Races by Raelord
    Bat Travel Vampire Power by Didymus Ei
    Vampire Resting Places by kibblesticks
    Vampiric Grip by watcher2030
    Magic Duel by Seb263
  • 02 September 2012

    Skyrim Mod Sanctuary 44 : One Handed Crossbow, Serana Secret and Portal Teleportation

    posted by Gopher Mod News

    A video covering some lesser know mods that I felt might be interesting.

    Thumbnail image for this video is 'Sonja the Forsworn Exile' courtesy of zvet.

    Download Links:
    One Handed Crossbow- Beta
    Serana Secret
    Portal - Dynamically Placed Teleportation
  • 29 August 2012

    Skyrim Mod Sanctuary 43 : Automatic Variants

    posted by Gopher Mod News

    A video covering the amazing Automatic Variants mod.

    Thumbnail image for this video is courtesy of symplexity.

    Download Links:
    Automatic Variants
  • 28 August 2012

    Announcing Hearthfire

    posted by Zaldiir Game News

    From the YouTube Description:
    With this official add-on to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you can purchase land and build your own home from the ground up - from a simple one-room cottage to a sprawling compound complete with an armory, alchemy laboratory, stable, garden, and more. Use all-new tools like the drafting table and carpenter's workbench to transform quarried stone, clay, and sawn logs into structures and furnishings. Even transform your house into a home by adopting children.

    Hearthfire, the next official game add-on for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, will be available for download for 400 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE on September 4.

    So, it seems we are getting another one of the features from the Bethesda Game-Jam (No, they are not stealing ideas from modders...). Maybe we will get spears and goblins soon as well then?
  • 25 August 2012

    Skyrim Mod Sanctuary 42 : Crossbows

    posted by Gopher Mod News

    A video covering various modded versions of Dawnguards iconic new weapon: The Crossbow.

    Thumbnail image for this video is courtesy of solsikke737.

    Download Links:
    Dragonbone Crossbow
    Daedric Crossbow
    Falmer Crossbow
    Siege CrossBow Collection
  • 17 August 2012

    Skyrim Mod Sanctuary 41 : Belua Sanguinare Revisited - Dynamic Vampires and Open Locks Spell

    posted by Gopher Mod News

    In this video I continue with my focus on Vampires and Dawnguard, but there is a little something at the end for non Vampires too.

    Thumbnail image for this video is 'Midnight Hunt' courtesy of Al99. Check here to see all the screenshots including this one.

    Download Links:
    Belua Sanguinare Revisited - Dynamic Vampires
    Open and Lock Spells

    For those asking where the thermal vision came from:
    Vampire Predator Vision
  • 13 August 2012

    Skyrim Mod Sanctuary 40 : Better Vampires, Bat Travel and Vampire Predator Vision

    posted by Gopher Mod News

    In this video we focus on Vampires and Dawnguard.

    Download Links:
    Better Vampires by Brehanin 5_4
    Bat Travel Vampire Power for Dawnguard DLC
    Vampire Predator Vision
  • 08 August 2012

    Skyrim Mod Sanctuary 39 : More Hotkeys and Something for Dawnguard

    posted by Gopher Mod News

    A lesser known mod for adding more and better functioning hotkeys, and a little something for Dawnguard.

    Thumbnail image for this video is 'Candles' courtesy of BlakkPhoenix. All thumbnails can be see here in the images section.

    Download Links:
    More Hotkeys Please SKSE BETA
    Vampire Lords can Loot and Activate and Open the Map - With Werewolf Now
  • 08 August 2012

    Site issues since Dawnguard

    posted by Dark0ne Game News

    Hi folks,

    I thought I’d jump on real quick and fire off a news update on the sites. As is my way, I’ll start off with some self-defensive history.

    Roll-back to a few weeks ago and the one month XBox exclusivity on Dawnguard, the first Skyrim add-on/expansion/whatever you want to call it, was due to expire. Many expected Bethesda would release it for the PC there and then. But they didn’t. In fact, Pete Hines coyly came out and said “We have not announced Dawnguard for any other platform, nor given any timeline for any such news. If we have any news, i promise i'd tell you”. So Dawnguard was an unknown.

    Around this time of the year I tend to take a trip to Zakynthos in Greece with old housemates and past university friends. I’ve done so for the past 4 years now, so when they said they were going again this year I left it to the last minute to decide if I would go. With Dawnguard’s release up in the air, I booked my tickets and went and had a merry old time (thanks for asking), with my middle finger in the air to Dawnguard until I returned. Then Dawnguard middle-fingered me back :(

    Without so much of a whisper, Bethesda released Dawnguard on Steam 4 or 5 days ago and lots of people who’d moved on from Skyrim came back, and they were hungry to see what mods had been made in their absence. And that’s when the problems hit. Not only was I away on holiday, but we were literally half-way through rolling out our new download system, so it was a bit like Bethesda pulling our pants down in gym class without knowing we were going commando that day. No fault of their own, of course, it’s the wacky world of Bethesda PR and they’ll do things how they want, and I won’t begrudge them that. However it meant that we had a huge 30% influx in traffic smashing the hell out of our download and database servers whilst we were half way through bringing out a piece of non stress-tested new code. The servers went parp, I went parp, and I also got hit with a nice $5,000 bandwidth overage bill to boot as well. We pushed over 1200 TB of bandwidth last month. I had to look up what 1000 terabytes is. Apparently it’s a Petabyte. New Nexus record, anyway!

    So it’s been all hands on deck since then. I returned home about 2 hours ago after a flight back through the night, on zero sleep, and I’ll get this fixed as soon as possible. I’ve responded to a lot of the emails (especially to premium members having problems) but please understand, I’ve got about 3,000 unread messages from the past 2 weeks so if you don’t get a response to your “Why doesn’t it work” email, it’s because I’ve got about 2,000 more of the same email from other people! I’ve just sent in a request for an additional 2 US file servers to lighten the load on these, increase the download speeds and hopefully stop any of the connectivity issues that have plagued the servers in the past 5 days. The coders are busy working on tweaking everything as best they can.

    The new download system is taking a back seat for the time being until we can get things back to decent functionality again. I’ll cover what we’re doing in more detail soon, but in a nut-shell normal members are going to get download manager support but the total capped bandwidth will remain, premium members will be able to multi-thread their downloads and hopefully, if all goes to plan, maximise their full internet connection speed to download files much better than before. And NMM will do it all for you, if you use NMM.

    Anyway, better get back to sorting all this mess out!
  • 06 August 2012

    300 - Skyrim edition

    posted by Lingwei Game News

    Tyrannicon, creator of a number of impressive battle videos, has given Zack Snyder's movie 300 the Skyrim treatment.

    The video has even attracted the attention of Skyrim Executive Producer Todd Howard.

    During today’s QuakeCon panel, “The Game of Making Games”, Todd Howard shared that his current favorite Skyrim video is Skyrim: 300 (Battle of Thermopylae).

    To create the video, Tyrannicon used the following mods:

    Thermopylae by: vlad550077
    Arrows Stick by: CA
    Directors Tools by: Artisanix
    Puppeteer Master by: JohnB
    Leonidas by: Sutoko
    Enhanced Blood Textures by: dDefinder
    Review Studio With Green Screen Rooms by: KahjiitRaj
    Remove Slow Time Screen Effect by: Lestat Viro
    Spartan shield by: Davis237834
    Spartan armour by: Solidus2845
    Spears by: Hel Borne,ZuSkunks and Sushiyant
    No Hair by: Galika

    You can see more battle videos at Tyrannicon's Youtube channel.