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In my Dishonored playthrough on PC, I just completed the Flooded District mission and, of course, I went to retrieve Corvo's equipment.

I succeeded and for a while I could still use every weapon I had. When I switched to Blink for my left hand, everything disappeared again from the shortcut bar, leaving me with the gun on 5 and the rest of the spells from 6 to 0. Weird thing is that I still can see the all my retrieved equipment inside my inventory.

I tried to restart the game a couple of times, completed the mission and started the next one right away to see if it would fix, but I still can use only the blade and the gun (with my powers).

I can't seem to find anything around (patches nor articles), can somebody explain what's going on please? Does it relate to my max chaos playstyle?

UPDATE Yesterday I did beat the game and start a new one at max difficulty level. Still no equipment :-/ I plan to play it low chaos and try to beat it again without any homicide, so it's fine. But still, it's a bit of a bug .

UPDATE #2 I forgot to mention: I can't interact with my equipment inside my inventory (can't use items or can't equip them) no matter what I try.

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Sounds like the game was not installed correctly. Your best chance is to reinstall the game.

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Why the downvotes? While not the best answer in terms of SO Answers, this still might help. – Asunez Jan 8 at 8:18

I'm not entirely sure if I understand but it sound like all your shortcut mappings have disappeared. You can see the equipment in your inventory so that's good - it's not like your game suddenly decided you didn't have any weapons!

Hold down the middle mouse button* and it will open up your equipment wheel. From there you can move the mouse to highlight different items and press your 1-0 keys to assign them.

* or if you don't have one, check the control mappings to see what is assigned

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no can do :( I can't use my items nor equip them, tried everything so far :( – Samuele Mattiuzzo Feb 1 '13 at 9:44

Re-install the game or verify game integrity of game cache in steam. To verify integrity of game cache use this guide

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