How to install 4GB mod in Skyrim?

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#1 Posted by Gamerperson33 (557 posts) -
Hey guys, just a quick noob question. I'm downloading the 4GB mod for Skyrim that lets you more RAM for the game, but how exactly do I make it work? I'm not that good with mods, so do I have to extract the .exe file to another folder or something? Thanks for your help! EDIT: Here's the mod just in case: http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=1013
#2 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -
It's one of the easiest mods NOT to install. Download the mod, extract files (.rar file), to a new folder. You can start Skyrim 4GB .exe from the folder at any time. No need to put these files in the main Skyrim game directory. Boom. Done. :)
#3 Posted by Gamerperson33 (557 posts) -
[QUOTE="Elann2008"]It's one of the easiest mods NOT to install. Download the mod, extract files (.rar file), to a new folder. You can start Skyrim 4GB .exe from the folder at any time. No need to put these files in the main Skyrim game directory. Boom. Done. :)

So basically, download the files, and I can essentially put them on my desktop and launch the game from there? I think this is the case where it's so easy it's complicated.
#4 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"]It's one of the easiest mods NOT to install. Download the mod, extract files (.rar file), to a new folder. You can start Skyrim 4GB .exe from the folder at any time. No need to put these files in the main Skyrim game directory. Boom. Done. :)Gamerperson33
So basically, download the files, and I can essentially put them on my desktop and launch the game from there? I think this is the case where it's so easy it's complicated.

Not sure about desktop, but you can create a "new folder" one the desktop and extract files to the new folder. It's that simple and easy. :)

#5 Posted by Da_lil_PimP (4242 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gamerperson33"][QUOTE="Elann2008"]It's one of the easiest mods NOT to install. Download the mod, extract files (.rar file), to a new folder. You can start Skyrim 4GB .exe from the folder at any time. No need to put these files in the main Skyrim game directory. Boom. Done. :)Elann2008

So basically, download the files, and I can essentially put them on my desktop and launch the game from there? I think this is the case where it's so easy it's complicated.

Not sure about desktop, but you can create a "new folder" one the desktop and extract files to the new folder. It's that simple and easy. :)

Is there an indication on whether or not the mod is running? Will it just increase performance?
#6 Posted by Gamerperson33 (557 posts) -
[QUOTE="Elann2008"]

[QUOTE="Gamerperson33"] So basically, download the files, and I can essentially put them on my desktop and launch the game from there? I think this is the case where it's so easy it's complicated. Da_lil_PimP

Not sure about desktop, but you can create a "new folder" one the desktop and extract files to the new folder. It's that simple and easy. :)

Is there an indication on whether or not the mod is running? Will it just increase performance?

All right I just played Skyrim for a bit using this mod, and I didn't crash so far, but even before I only had 3-4 crashes in my 50 hours of game time. But either way, I think it's working if it takes you right past the launcher and straight into the part where you load your game. Thanks for the help. Elann. :)
#7 Posted by wis3boi (32009 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gamerperson33"][QUOTE="Elann2008"]It's one of the easiest mods NOT to install. Download the mod, extract files (.rar file), to a new folder. You can start Skyrim 4GB .exe from the folder at any time. No need to put these files in the main Skyrim game directory. Boom. Done. :)Elann2008

So basically, download the files, and I can essentially put them on my desktop and launch the game from there? I think this is the case where it's so easy it's complicated.

Not sure about desktop, but you can create a "new folder" one the desktop and extract files to the new folder. It's that simple and easy. :)

I run it off my desktop myself, works fine. Dragged the new exe to my Win7 bar on the bottom for easy access
#8 Posted by Da_lil_PimP (4242 posts) -

[QUOTE="Da_lil_PimP"][QUOTE="Elann2008"] Not sure about desktop, but you can create a "new folder" one the desktop and extract files to the new folder. It's that simple and easy. :)

Gamerperson33

Is there an indication on whether or not the mod is running? Will it just increase performance?

All right I just played Skyrim for a bit using this mod, and I didn't crash so far, but even before I only had 3-4 crashes in my 50 hours of game time. But either way, I think it's working if it takes you right past the launcher and straight into the part where you load your game. Thanks for the help. Elann. :)

I click the skyrim4gb.exe and it brings up the option that lats me choose graphic settings or start playing. Should it be doing that?

#9 Posted by Gamerperson33 (557 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gamerperson33"][QUOTE="Da_lil_PimP"] Is there an indication on whether or not the mod is running? Will it just increase performance?Da_lil_PimP

All right I just played Skyrim for a bit using this mod, and I didn't crash so far, but even before I only had 3-4 crashes in my 50 hours of game time. But either way, I think it's working if it takes you right past the launcher and straight into the part where you load your game. Thanks for the help. Elann. :)

I click the skyrim4gb.exe and it brings up the option that lats me choose graphic settings or start playing. Should it be doing that?

As long as it brings you straight into the logo screen where the options are "Continue, New, Load, etc.".
#10 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

[QUOTE="Da_lil_PimP"][QUOTE="Elann2008"] Not sure about desktop, but you can create a "new folder" one the desktop and extract files to the new folder. It's that simple and easy. :)

Gamerperson33

Is there an indication on whether or not the mod is running? Will it just increase performance?

All right I just played Skyrim for a bit using this mod, and I didn't crash so far, but even before I only had 3-4 crashes in my 50 hours of game time. But either way, I think it's working if it takes you right past the launcher and straight into the part where you load your game. Thanks for the help. Elann. :)

Any time man. :) You're welcome.

@wiseboi just tested it. Yup. Off the desktop works too. :)