New Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Details

15 Jan Posted by in Games, Role-Playing
New Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Details

 

UPDATE 2: There is now a port working for using both Cider or Wineskin. Personally I would recommend using the Cider one. The Porting Team have done a great job at documenting their progress and now have finally released a working version. The instructions are below:

 

 

Changing Video Settings

This can be done through the “Skyrim Preferences” application

THIS IS NOT NECESSARY FOR THE WINESKIN WRAPPER!!!

Port Info

Cider 7081
Wineskin

Requirements

OS: Mac OS X 10.5.3 (Recommended 10.5.7)
Processor: Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 6 GB Free HDD Space
Video Card: Dedicated Video Card with 512 MB of RAM

Known Issues

None!!!

Installation

For Cider Wrapper (recommended)
1. Drag your game files to /Contents/Resources/transgaming/c_drive/Program Files/The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim
2. Select your correct Video Settings by dragging either Low, Medium, High or Ultra to /Contents/Resources/transgaming/c_drive/Program Files/The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim/%USERPROFILE%/My Documents/My Games/Skyrim
3. Play!

For Wineskin
1. Install using Wineskin app
2. Play using the Launcher.exe

Download Links

Updated 7081 Cider Wrapper (recommended)
http://linksave.in/11776977814ec44007ab845

Wineskin Wrapper
http://linksave.in/2875525224ebed71e62ae8

If you would like any more information on this subject please either leave a comment below, or visit the Porting Team

UPDATE: The possibility for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim being released for Mac is pretty bleak at the moment. But, inevitability there will be a port for Mac using Cider.

The latest episode from Mac Genius contains fresh gameplay details on Bethesda’s next massive title, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is set for release this November. Watch the trailer now!!

Skyrm’s story is set 200 years after the events of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the games predecessor, and the world of Tamriel is in shambles. The empire has fallen to the elves, the Blades are gone, the Nords hate each other, and a civil war is about the break out. Oh, and that big dragon the Elder Scrolls prophesied about? Yeah, he’s arrived, too. Players will take control of the last remaining Dragonborn, a dragon hunter anointed by the gods to help fend off the threat.

Bethesda’s newest title features a brand-spanking new engine where every object in the game now casts a shadow as well as improved draw-distances. Textures are sharper and more detailed and the environments are livelier. There’s also the addition of a HUD-less first-person view and “improved” third-person camera option.

There will be five massive cities that span Skyrim’s environment, which ranges from frozen tundra to rocky mountain tops. There is also new wildlife, such as Sabre-toothed Cats and Wooly Mammoths.

The combat is getting a bit of an overhaul, too. Players will be able to equip any weapon or spell to either hand at any time and even duel wield two of the same weapon. A new customizable menu is being added to help swap load-outs easily in battle.

Bethesda has also done away with the character class system and reworked the game’s leveling mechanic. Players’ skills will level up the more they are used, contributing to your overall level growth. “Raising one skill from 34 to 35 is going to level you faster than raising one from 11 to 12,” Bethesda designer Todd Howard told the magazine. Players can also level pass 50, but it becomes much slower after that point.

The team has also added Fallout 3′s perk system, where each new level gained allows players to add special abilities to their character, including increase in damage to dagger stealth attacks or allowing your mace to ignore enemy armor.

Skyrim’s NPC conversations are a lot more realistic. Aside from including even more voice actors, the AI-controlled characters will actually move about and continue on with the activities they were doing before being interrupted. Towns also include more activities to do, such farming, mining, woodcutting and cooking.

Bethesda also revamped the game’s menu system. Howard said the team used Apple’s iTunes as inspiration and direction. Players will be greeted with a compass-style overlay with four options: Skill, Inventory, Map, and Magic. Weapons and spells can be tagged as a ‘favorite’ for quick selection. Every item is a 3D object than can be viewed and examined.

 
  • Dominik

    so it is gonna be available for mac os x?

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    • http://macgenius.co Mac Genius

      The possibility for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim being released for Mac is pretty bleak at the moment. But, inevitability there will be a port for Mac using Cider.

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  • trond

    i know it says so on 15th january, but any news on it?

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    • http://macgenius.co Mac Genius

      It will not officially be available for Mac. A shame really. Having played Skyrim already though I can say that no matter what console you play it on, it will be an awesome gameplay experience.

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  • RIP STEEVE

    Havok is now usable on MAC, and now more and more gamers are using MACs. To stay relevant, Bethesda will have to port it to MAC soon.
    RIP Steeve :(

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  • CS

    GOD MAC SUCKS!

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    • CSisAbitch

      why do u have to be a bitch?

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  • BS

    So I’m confused, why not just run it in bootcamp? Isn’t one of the best features of a Mac that you can use both operating systems when you want?

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    • http://macgenius.co Mac Genius

      You can run it in bootcamp, Yes … You can actually run any Windows game having installed Windows using bootcamp (gasp), but that requires a copy of Windows. One of the advantages of a Mac is that you can run Windows on it as well yes, but you can actually run any operating system off any computer, bootcamp is just a tool to help you set-up the partitioning and installation of Windows, or Linux for that matter. So the point stands that there is no native copy of Skyrim that will run locally on your Mac (OSX). Unless of course you own a copy of Windows and you are just using your Mac to run Windows, in which case you probably shouldn’t be here.

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    • Anonymous

      Don’t be confused. Most Mac users buy their Macs for other reasons than to be able to run Windows on them… Personally, I LIKE not having Windows software on my Mac.
      I also got the game running beautifully from the Porting Team’s excellent work.

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  • James

    The Porting Team have released a Mac version :D

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  • Daniel

    i get with cider a error: steam error …..

    and with wineskin a white window

    can somebody help me?

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  • Romig Jonathan

    So I purchased the Games for Windows DVD version of Skyrim. Will this cider port still work? I can’t figure out which files to put where. Any ideas out there? I see that most people are purchasing and moving the Steam version of Skyrim. I need some help here.

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  • Reynbboy

    Where is the contents/ resources/ so on…??? srry im new to this stuff so where is it????

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    • http://macgenius.co Mac Genius

      Make sure you have purchased the game first, its easier to do it via Steam, but the files can also be taken off an install DVD. You will need to get the files off the disk, not directly install it.

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      • Susan

        I’m going to have a new, snazzy Mac at the end of August which should have the system capabilities to run Skyrim (quad core and tons of gigs and RAM). But I’m a little confused about locating the files. A lot of tutorials have mentioned a torrent? My brother owns the disk, but how would I get the files off it? Just do some folder-surfing? And which files, specifically, would I want/need to transfer? Sorry for so many questions, I’m just not sure who to ask about all of this…

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  • Reynbboy

    what is game files??????

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  • Joshneiltramel

    Trying the Cider:
    So when you get the game files… you just drag and drop them into c_drive/Program Files/The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim ??? No installing?

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  • http://twitter.com/Pasc21 Pascal L

    I just bought the game from Steam, but I need to play it via their app it seems.
    I’m a first time Steam user.
    Is their any way I can download what I bought from them?

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  • Ethanegge15

    Is there any way to update this Cider Skyrim with the latest patches?

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