YOU MUST THEN START A NEW GAME.
YOU CAN NOT USE A SAVE MADE WITH A DIFFERENT VERSION OF CWO.
YOU CAN NOT USE A SAVE MADE BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR.
YOU CAN NOT USE A SAVE MADE BEFORE CWO WAS INSTALLED.
Of course, you can do this if you wish, but it is HIGHLY likely (practically guaranteed) that something will go wrong. This is due to a design limitation in the game. We can not help you if you choose to do this. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
I HIGHLY recommend using Mod Organizer to create a separate profile for each installation of CWO. This will keep your mods and game saves separate and won't harm your Skyrim installation.
You may experience some performance issues while using CWO. Quests involving battles for holds such as the Battle for Whiterun are already very demanding on your system in vanilla, and even moreso with CWO.
Tips to optimize performance:
1. Make sure the [Papyrus] section of your Skyrim.ini has the default values, which can be found here:
2. Disable Ambient Occlusion in your graphics driver software.
3. Turn down shadow resolution or turn exterior shadows off entirely:
Open the game launcher menu and use the interface to turn down the quality of shadows.
Alternatively, you can edit the [Display] section of your SkyrimPrefs.ini with ONE of these tweaks:
; Lowers the quality of shadows:
; Turns exterior shadows OFF:
The first tip helps to make sure scripts run smoothly. The second two tips are intended to reduce load on your system by lowering the quality of shadows. These changes can be reversed at any time.
COMPLEMENTARY MOD STATUS:
Alternate Start Choose the solider start option or see the Alternate Start mod page for instructions on starting the civil war.
Civil War Repairs No compatibility issues reported. (thanks Fierymarigold)
Immersive Patrols Patrols on the opposing side become hostile to your character during the civil war.
Helgen Reborn Compatibility issues reported. Search the Helgen Reborn comments for details.
Amazing Follower Tweaks Place CWO before AFT in your load order to avoid issues with missing NPCs (thanks CrashMasterJMM)
No Permanent Essentials Reported to cause issues with dialog options when getting orders from Tullius or Rikke (thanks CrashMasterJMM)
Requiem The Roleplaying Overhaul No compatibility issues reported. (thanks Sku11M0nkey)
Skyrim Redone No compatibility issues reported. (thanks to lots of flying monkeys)
Perfect Legionnaire Imperial Armor Reforged as seen in the trailer video.
Extended Stormcloak Armor Variety UltraHD Stormcloak and City Guards Stormlord Armor
Edited by sevencardz, 04 January 2014 - 09:03 PM.