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Hi everyone. I've read many threads and tutorials for reducing save game bloat, but I just have some very simple questions I haven't found the answer to if that's OK.

 

Assuming there are little to no uninstalled mod issues in one's save game, from what I've read the biggest issue is hoarding items. I was wondering if these things I'm proposing would work to remove excessive items from one's game save entirely:

 

- simply selling off a ton of items - does this work or will the game save them in the invisible merchant's chest?

- put them in a dead body and open console and "markfordelete" that body. Will all the items automatically be removed from the game too?

- placing them in non-safe containers. I haven't been able to find out how long it takes for an unsafe chest or some regular barrel out in Riverwood to respawn. Anyone know? I've tried to wait 20 days only to still find them there =\

 

- or... do I have to actually manually "markfordelete" like 200 baskets (don't ask) one at a time?

If selling works that would seem the quickest and most practical.

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Well if you would opt to follow either SRLE or STEP you will not experience save game bloating. Moreover with the new memory patch etc. this shouldn't become an issue at all.

 

Imo save game bloating is more likely to be caused by low qualtiy mods (with bad scripts).

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Well if you would opt to follow either SRLE or STEP you will not experience save game bloating. Moreover with the new memory patch etc. this shouldn't become an issue at all.

 

Imo save game bloating is more likely to be caused by low qualtiy mods (with bad scripts).

Ty but I know that and this does not contribute to the thread.

 

The questions and ideas I'm proposing go further than troubleshooting, they're a matter of optimization. My game is not particularly bloated at the moment. It remains, however, that the game must keep track of every single item you've either taken or moved, so I'd like to know some effective ways of relieving my game of some of that burden. :)

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If you sell stuff off to a merchant it will remain there to be repurchased until his inventory resets. So technically speaking, if you sold off all your gear and then waited 32 days for all cells to respawn your save file should shrink a lot. But I'm not sure of whether it actually works that way :D

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But I'm not sure of whether it actually works that way :D

 

Yeah me neither which is why I made this thread. Hopefully someone will have concrete answers!

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