Enderal, a total conversion mod for Skyrim, is getting its own stand-alone Steam page.
German mod team SureAI has been hard at work for years creating their total conversion mod for the perennial classic, Skyrim. It was finally released in German in July 2016, and then in English a month later.
For those unfamiliar with the mod, it changes nearly everything about the game. Gone is the familiar Nordic setting of Skyrim in favor of one that spans all sort of climates, from dense jungle to barren desert wasteland. The old skill system that rewards players based on usage have been entirely replaced with a more classic experience system, with characters putting skill points into certain class abilities to define their character.
Just about all that’s taken from the original source game is the models and physics engine. There’s a new story, new survival mechanics, and even brand new voice actors to lend their talents to bring the world of Enderal to life.
Best of all, it’s entirely free. You still need to own the base Skyrim game in order to play Enderal, but you don’t need to spend a dime in order to dive into a brand new adventure in a classic game.
And now Enderal is getting its own Steam page.
Previously, installing Enderal meant completely changing Skyrim to the point where the original game ceased to exist. Your save files wouldn’t load, and any previous characters were lost. Now, with Enderal getting its own Steam page, it’s also getting its own install directory completely separate from Skyrim. This means that you’ll be able to play both Enderal and Skyrim without the two conflicting with the other. You’ll be able to keep both save files and play them whenever you want.
There’s no release date yet set for Enderal, but its widely expected to be coming sometime later in 2018. In the meantime, you can still download Enderal the hard way (which isn’t really all that hard), but it will kill whatever saved Skyrim characters you had, so remember to back up those saves!