Originally Posted by S0N0S
For example, one could not use mods like Real Lights - Cities, Detailed Cities, and Crowded Cities together?
If so, this combined with the LOD issues, the navmesh bug, and the rest of the CK bugs, things are still pretty fucked up at the moment. It seems as though Bethesda did very little bug testing for CK content, if any. You'd think they'd at least insure that the type of content the tutorials covered would work.
No, it's not like that... I think that still works. It's got something to do with creating 'new' areas. I'll try and find the link.
Basically, there is some worldsize limitation in the game-somewhere and because Bethesda pushed their engine essentially to it's limits they 'filled' their codespace, therefore any 'new lands' that go beyonds the regular game's buildings and spaces will cause you to crash the game if it tries to load into your cells. But it only has to do with outside the cities in the over world. I'm not 100% sure about the details I only skimmed it yesterday I've got to find the link.
Also - for those of you considering or wanting to know how to merge mods, I've figured out a way that works for me. I haven't been merging different mods, but rather than mods that came in 'modular' versions (like Valdacil's Item Sorting - SOOO annoying having like 10 .esps) and I've merged any modular versions of various mods into single .esp's in many cases. It's pretty cool and it also found a lot of FORMID errors and over-rides. It's incredible how many errors modders make when programming their mods. It's also no wonder mods cause crashes because they just conflict with each other out of hand.
I suggest everyone does a test to see how many errors they get if they can open up the CK and choose 'open' and then go through and activate all your mods and let the CK check how you're game is going to work with all of them enabled. It should be able to find any errors or conflicts between each mod and automatically make any changes that need to be made to the files to 'fix' the problems that you might have that will cause CTD's. It's not easy, but I swear to you all it will be ABSOLUTELY worth your while to do so.