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I just installed an update to Skyrim, but now I want to get rid of it because I can no longer attack with my left hand at all. Because of this, I can't hit with bows, magic, or anything left-handed. I can only attack with my right hand and 'strong hit', so it's costing me a lot of stamina. If I try to hit with left hand my character makes a special move (like he attacks with both swords; not the strongest attack) which isn't what I want either.

Are my mouse button inputs messed up somehow? How do I fix this?

If necessary I can upload a video to Youtube, but hopefully this will be enough.

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Sounds like your mouse might be sticky or something. –  Frank Dec 18 '12 at 21:14
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Ah, the old sticky mouse problem. I know where you're coming from. –  Colin Dec 18 '12 at 21:52
    
Bugs happen. Do you have any mods installed? What version is Skyrim updated to? (It will tell you in the System menu.) –  SevenSidedDie Dec 19 '12 at 1:15
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Also, input errors are sometimes due to a broken Interfaces.bsa. Does validating the game's cache fix the problem? If so, then that file didn't properly update. Alternatively, it might be that your Skyrim.ini or Skyrimprefs.ini (in your My Games/Skyrim/ folder) is incompatible with the update (this can easily happen if you've edited it, but even if you haven't). Move those elsewhere (so you have a backup) and let Skyrim regenerate them to see if that fixes the input issues. –  SevenSidedDie Dec 19 '12 at 2:23
    
Have you tried the game without any mods active? if it still actis buggy and you are playing this on steam try using the integrity check on the game as it could be that some files were damaged when the update was installed –  Elliott Jan 20 at 13:38
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This happened to me after I installed the mod "Advanced Killing Moves" (AKM), when I dropped (randomly) the AKM book, I got this issue.

I resolved the problem by uninstalling the mod. I installed the mod with Nexus Mod Manager, which restored the old files when I uninstalled it.

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Also double check to see if you used the TFC command and then forgot to EnablePlayerControls.

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I have Skyrim for PC and had a very similar problem happen after downloading Dawnguard. I believe the issue was that new DLC Animations had not properly transferred/ overridden old ones. It shouldn't be a saved bug file, though you should make a new one just to test that theory. Try these in the following order:

1) Download the latest patches/ updates. Don't go backwards, go forwards...

2) Does it work with a different mouse/ if you remap the key to the keyboard does it work?

3) Does it work on a new character? If so, it's a save bug.

4) This is what, weirdly enough, fixed my problem: 'delete' Data/meshes/actors or Data/meshes/actors/character. By delete, you can just rename the folder (so the game doesn't recognize it) (ex: rename to "actors-deleted" and see if that works.

If the above doesn't work, try these:

1) Delete and re download the dlc.

2) If that doesn't work, uninstall skyrim from your harddrive, then re download/ install the game and the dlc, and MAKE SURE you've downloaded the latest patches/ updates.

Hope one of those helps! -Iceburg

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Try older save, the only thing that helped me.. :/

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