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UPDATED Skyrim Special Edition Sound Degradation Issues - General News

ShelassaShelassa MMORPG.COM Staff UncommonPosts: 616
edited October 2016 in News & Features Discussion

imageSkyrim Special Edition Sound Degradation Issues - General News

Update: According to Kotaku, someone claiming to be a Bethesda employee and who has posted on behalf of the company in the past stated:

We’re currently testing a fix and hope to have an update out next week.

LasurArkinshade has also written that the soundfiles of the PS4 version seem to be of a much higher quality than PC version of Special Edition and even better than the original's. He said it was almost "to the point where it almost seems like Bethesda intended to push out higher quality audio for the Special Edition but didn’t include those files in the PC/Xbox One versions, possibly by mistake or as an oversight. "

The Skyrim Special Edition was released earlier this week with much fanfare. However, SoundCloud user Lasur Arkinshade has posted an interesting audio file the same clip of music from the original version and the upgraded Special Edition version. According to Arkinshade, the sound has notably degrated between the two.

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  • RelampagoRelampago Member UncommonPosts: 341
    =(
  • RaquisRaquis Member UncommonPosts: 979
    i will not even pirate a game i had before,lol.
  • alakramalakram Member UncommonPosts: 2,294
    I hear both the same.



  • H0urg1assH0urg1ass Member EpicPosts: 2,278
    Maybe they compressed the sound in order to save file space since the HD textures are going to make the game files huge.
  • SeelinnikoiSeelinnikoi Member RarePosts: 1,330
    Is this only affecting console peasants or we, the pc master race also suffer from this ?
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  • OhhPaigeyOhhPaigey Member RarePosts: 1,513
    I didn't realize this released already. Downloading now. :)
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  • sedatedkarmasedatedkarma Member UncommonPosts: 181
    I thought it had a little less depth to it. It wasn't enough to throw off investing my entire evening to it though. After all, who needs sleep when you have Skyrim?
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  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    Well, age old saying any tech will recognise, if it aint broke, don't fix it. I'll stick with the original B)
  • jmcdermottukjmcdermottuk Member RarePosts: 1,567
    Is this only affecting console peasants or we, the pc master race also suffer from this ?
    There's absolutely no point in getting the special edition if you're on PC. The mods available already improve the graphics and sound beyond the special edition. The most benefit will be seen on consoles.
  • AlomarAlomar Member RarePosts: 1,190
    Haven't noticed anything like that myself, though it wouldn't bother me much anyway. While I'm enjoying playing with some mods, I never did before, after playing The Witcher 3 I loose interest so fast as no rpg can compete.
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  • JeroKaneJeroKane Member RarePosts: 6,262




    Is this only affecting console peasants or we, the pc master race also suffer from this ?


    There's absolutely no point in getting the special edition if you're on PC. The mods available already improve the graphics and sound beyond the special edition. The most benefit will be seen on consoles.



    The biggest change is the client is now 64 bit opposed to 32 bit in the original.
    So no more memory limitations.

    When mods port over, they will be able to go a lot further, without being bound by memory limitations.
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,578
    Phry said:
    Well, age old saying any tech will recognise, if it aint broke, don't fix it. I'll stick with the original B)
    The original + mods = good enough for me
  • DistopiaDistopia Member EpicPosts: 21,182
    edited October 2016
    I spent a good bit of time in SKYSE last night, I feel it is an improvement graphically; I found it to be instantly noticeable as i had just started a new game on the original last weekend.  I didn't notice any difference in sound quality which i was looking for as I had seen these reports prior to playing. If it is more compressed it's barely noticeable. 

    Anyway what I like about this is I can mod the original game to play Enderal while having the SE to play vanilla, no more juggling installations of Enderal to play Vanilla is a nice change.

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  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 6,075
    Really need the graphical mods to come for this. The graphical effects they added make the game's normal mapping look a little worse and dated. Main advantage is a 64-bit client. Also need to make some changes to the ini files as they are using a narrow FOV which can be vomit inducing and turn off god rays completely. The volumetric fog may make ENBs perform badly.
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,798
    Phry said:
    Well, age old saying any tech will recognise, if it aint broke, don't fix it. I'll stick with the original B)
    Do you mod your Skyrim?
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,798
    Is this only affecting console peasants or we, the pc master race also suffer from this ?
    There's absolutely no point in getting the special edition if you're on PC. The mods available already improve the graphics and sound beyond the special edition. The most benefit will be seen on consoles.
    I rarely mod my Skyrim so it's an improvement. Also it's free to me, and anyone who owns all the DLC, so I don't have to pay extra for it. Those are two good reasons. If you've never purchased the game. There's another good reason.
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  • nimander99nimander99 Member UncommonPosts: 288
    OhhPaigey said:
    I didn't realize this released already. Downloading now. :)

    Keep in mind there isn't much in the way of mod support yet, itll take a couple months for skyui etc to be ported. Also this is considered a separate game so you are downloading an entirely new Skyrim... Not an overwrite.
  • DragnelusDragnelus Member EpicPosts: 3,110
    edited October 2016
    Never played the dlcs, cba with all the mods. Downloaded skyrim SE, and it feels like I can breath the morning fog etc!



  • MikePaladinMikePaladin Member UncommonPosts: 592
    edited October 2016




    Is this only affecting console peasants or we, the pc master race also suffer from this ?


    There's absolutely no point in getting the special edition if you're on PC. The mods available already improve the graphics and sound beyond the special edition. The most benefit will be seen on consoles.



    New version should be considerable more stable than older one but will take a few weeks months until main mods will re recoded for 64 bit engine .

    I will wit for a few months then I will hard core mode Remaster Skyrim only than I will play it ^^ By the way remaster is considerably better than original but it doesn't compare with heavy modded Skyrim .... and I'm interested in heavy moded Remaster Skyrim. Hands down for Bethesda they should have given modding community the client long ago so that people would have had main Mods already re coded ... Big failure Shame on you Bethesda
  • HarikenHariken Member RarePosts: 2,385


    Is this only affecting console peasants or we, the pc master race also suffer from this ?



    The PC master race doesn't need to waste money on this.
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,798
    Hariken said:
    Is this only affecting console peasants or we, the pc master race also suffer from this ?
    The PC master race doesn't need to waste money on this.
    If you're an actual Skyrim fan and own the DLC it doesn't cost anything anyway.
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  • ShelassaShelassa MMORPG.COM Staff UncommonPosts: 616

    Update: According to Kotaku, someone claiming to be a Bethesda employee and who has posted on behalf of the company in the past stated:

    We’re currently testing a fix and hope to have an update out next week.

    LasurArkinshade has also written that the soundfiles of the PS4 version seem to be of a much higher quality than PC version of Special Edition and even better than the original's. He said it was almost "to the point where it almost seems like Bethesda intended to push out higher quality audio for the Special Edition but didn’t include those files in the PC/Xbox One versions, possibly by mistake or as an oversight. "

  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,578
    Dragnelus said:
    Never played the dlcs, cba with all the mods. Downloaded skyrim SE, and it feels like I can breath the morning fog etc!



    Here's old Skyrim with the best graphics mods - sorry Bethesda but modders have you beat - by a mile:


  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,578
    Here's more old Skyrim modded out pics:






    Again - for PC users there is zero purpose to get this if you are running mods.



  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,863
    I have around 137 mods and some sets I no longer use like the Jedi mods. I'm still surprised it runs so well with the old and new mods I've added over the years. I wonder if I can run both?

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