When “Skyrim” was initially released in 2011, the PC version of this title received a free downloadable texture pack that would provide PC users an extensive use of high-resolution textures within the game. With the addition of this free downloadable content, textures within the main game of “Skyrim” received a complete overhaul in the amount of detail that was displayed.
Yesterday, on Feb. 6, Bethesda released an updated version of the “Skyrim HD Texture Pack” for PC users through the Steam client. With the use of this update, Bethesda has implemented better high-resolution textures for the main game of “Skyrim,” as well as improved textures for Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn.
Bethesda has also given their recommendations on system specs for the installation of these high-resolution textures. “Make sure your system requirements exceed Skyrim’s recommended specs before attempting to install, and that your PC has Windows Vista/7, a minimum of 4GB of system RAM, and a DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with at least 1 GB of RAM and the latest drivers.”
The new “Skyrim HD Textures” update comes in at a total size of 4.7 GB. For those interested, we have listed a few screenshots taken from “Skyrim” in the slideshow above this article.