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Ideally, I'd like to use a command line option to automatically resume the most recent save game. This would essentially be the equivalent of clicking Continue from the game's opening menu. Although I am mainly interested in a command line option that supports that feature, I'd really like to see a list of all command line options.

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Have you tried appending ` /?` to the command line? – Iszi Jul 22 '12 at 2:48
Good idea, but all it does it run the EXE, although that doesn't necessarily mean anything. They probably just didn't write in any friendly command line validation with the expectation that gamers aren't going to get all DOSsy with Skyrim. – oscilatingcretin Jul 22 '12 at 17:08

There exists a mod to support this functionality. Not tested by myself...

Skyrim Skip Launcher Mod

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Unfortunately, newer games are not coded to include outside parameters into their command line start options. There is, however, a command console inside of the game ( available here ), but I sense that is not what you are looking for.

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Most new games I know of support command-line options. It's really not that difficult to code them... – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Jul 25 '12 at 22:16
"Unfortunately, newer games are not coded to include outside parameters into their command line start options." - it really depends on the game. – Adam Lear Jul 25 '12 at 22:21
@AnnaLear - it does, however I cannot name any in the past year that I have played that have them. BlueRaja - I said nothing about difficulty to code them. – Phill.Zitt Jul 25 '12 at 22:48
Pretty much every Source game supports CL options.. – kotekzot Oct 20 '12 at 6:31
i think it really depends on the dev group and engine. valve seems to like them, Bethesda not so much. – TrewTzu Oct 20 '12 at 16:22

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