Skyrim player turns Dragonreach into a VR bowling alley

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A Skyrim VR player has turned the Jarl of Whiterun’s dining room into his own private bowling alley.

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in a post reddit, user SpaceCadet_Kevin showed off his efforts. A Centurion dynamo core—an item traditionally used to power the Dwemer automaton—to Jarl Balgruff the Greater, to make the dining table appear empty, but for a stack of wine bottles.

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The throw is great — Spacecadet_Kevin had an extra score on what Gamesradar+ swore to him — but the effort put into setting up the alley is even more impressive. The idea stems from a quick game of ‘basketball’. “I’ll basically find anything that acts as a ball,” whether it’s a cabbage, a skull, or some other obscure round object, “and try and shoot it in a skillet. After that I I started thinking about what other sports I can play and bowling was the first thing that came to my mind.

The game itself can be simple, but the setup is anything but. After clearing the table in the center of Dragonsreach, Kevin chose bottles of wine as pins. They were a good choice, but the decision to use as a ball was more difficult – an early attempt proved a cabbage was too light to knock down bottles and then, in a moment of misunderstood spontaneity, He sent ‘pins’. ‘ Flying in with a well-aimed shout, resulting in several disgruntled guards marching behind the bowling Dragonborn.

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To even get the bottles in place, though, the base game needed modding. Kevin says that “interactivity with the game world in Vanilla Skyrim is fairly limited,” but he modified the game almost as soon as he bought it to improve the experience. The center of the process was the HIGGS mod – hand conversation and gravity gloves – which allows players’ hands to hit objects. The mod can be used to improve combat, but it can also be used to allow objects to interact with each other, meaning pins can be placed directly on the tabletop. Combined with a well-timed quicksave, this means alley can be set up in a matter of minutes, as opposed to several hours without mods.

Kevin says they are aiming for a perfect game. Hitting ten in a row is no trivial feat, but it will mean minimal cleanup, as Whiterun’s premier bowling position requires you to reset your own pins after each throw. However, some fine-tuning may be required to achieve that goal. Other players have suggested using various objects as the ball – both the Sigil Stones and Meridia’s Beacon are slightly more circular than the core, which might make things a bit easier.

This SkyrimVR Player Spent $15,000 To Build The Most Possible Setup.

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