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I read somewhere that Skyrim just received a new patch that added the possibility to get an HD Texture Pack.

I launched Steam but no patches incoming. I did the usual check of game cache but it seems all correct. I also searched for this pack in Steam Workshop but nothing,

What am I missing?

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can you get to this link? store.steampowered.com/app/202485 –  z ' Feb 8 '12 at 18:45
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Just for what its worth. My computer significantly exceeds the recommended hardware for the HD texture pack, but it adds considerably to the load times of the game and does -not- Greatly increase the graphics in the game while playing the game. There is a noticable crispness when standing and looking at a scene, but its not worth the trade off if your intent is not to take screen shots and instead actually play the game. –  James Feb 8 '12 at 19:11
    
@James that's because your bottle neck is probably your hard drive, the best gpu/cpu in the world can't speed up loading of a lot of large high res textures. If you get a SSD/hybrid drive then it'll probably improve a lot. –  z ' Feb 8 '12 at 19:27
    
@yx I have a striped raid array of two 300gb velociraptors.. While I admit that SSD can be faster (right now just the heating concerns on most on board chipsets for running SSDs in RAID makes me not want to go to them, I just use em in my laptops), my system is fairly responsive even from a drive load perspective. –  James Feb 8 '12 at 20:45

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You need to install it as you would any other game/DLC.

You can go directly to its page using any browser and click Install Game which should open up Steam and start downloading it.

Steam DLC download

After you do that, you can see it linked to the game in Steam

DLC

Alternatively, you can click view available downloadable content for this game from that last screen from inside Steam, which will take you to a page where you can also start the download, and looks like this:

All DLC for game

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Sorry, my bad, I was so excited to get it that I forgot the obvious. –  Drake Feb 8 '12 at 20:53

On the Steam page for Skyrim, click on DLC, that should take you to the install page.

Edit: The DLC link is on the right-hand sidebar, under "Links". Or just click on the link Marcelo and yx posted :P

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store.steampowered.com/app/202485 –  Marcelo Feb 8 '12 at 18:52

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