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I started playing Skyrim and got the 'Unbound' achievement.

I was having a couple of performance issues, so I exited and tweaked the SkyrimPrefs.ini file, but now I've just completed Bleak Falls Barrow and I haven't received the achievement.

I did the FOV change in the console also, but immediately left the game (without saving), so I can't see that having affected it. (Or could it?)

Any idea if changing the .ini could break the achievements?

Maybe its because I edited the one in
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\Skyrim, and not
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\My Games\Skyrim ?

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Are you talking about the Golden Claw quest? If so, that's not the quest that triggers the achievement; there's a main story quest later. –  user14100 Nov 12 '11 at 21:26
    
@DoozerBlake this is not an exact duplicate as the main focus of this is about editing files outside of the game, not using commands within it. –  Nick T Nov 13 '11 at 7:42
    
@NickT Gotcha. Unfamiliar with the PC stuff, so I'll defer to you. Removed the comment at least. –  Doozer Blake Nov 13 '11 at 13:54
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

I have edited .ini files, used the console, and played in Steam's offline mode. I have unlocked one achievement since reconnecting Steam to online mode.

Editing .ini files will not preclude obtaining achievements.

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Thanks. In the end I reinstalled the game, loaded up a save from before I handed the dragon tablet thing in and this time I got the achievement. So I must have messed something up that Steam didn't like, but whatever it was I'm in the dark. At least I can retweak the ini though... –  Delameko Nov 14 '11 at 0:07
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