A fantasy action RPG from 2011 by Bethesda Game Studios. It is the fifth game from the main line of the "Elder Scrolls" series.

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In Skyrim, the console command to set a follower as essential is not working. What am I doing wrong?

I am trying to change my companion to essential so they don't keep dying on me. However, the console command is not working for some reason. The code: setessential <baseID> 1 should work (it ...
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In Skyrim, I received a Letter of Inheritance from the courier, but it is blank! Is this a bug or is it supposed to be blank?

In Skyrim, after beginning the "Battle for Whiterun" and exiting the Palace of the Kings, the courier runs up to me and delivers a Letter of Inheritance. He says, "Here is a letter and a lot of gold - ...
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Why does Lydia's Weapon glow?

When I first got Lydia I immediately equipped her with the Axe of Whiterun. Since the axe is enchanted, when it glowed in her hand I thought nothing of it. I've recently given her an un-enchanted ...
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Shadowmere fell off a cliff and died. How do I get him back?

I was riding Shadowmere near Alftand and I accidentally fell into that canyon near the abandoned tower. The fall was enough to kill Shadowmere. I have done a lot of quests and other things such as ...
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How do I rear my horse?

When I'm scaling steep corners of mountains with my horse, it becomes sometimes inevitable to take a fatal leap, even when I steer backwards using the "back" key. Is there a way to rear my horse, so ...
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In Skyrim, I married Iona, and said I want us to live at her house. Where is her house?

I just married Iona in Skyrim, and said we should live at her house. however, when I checked the map and quests, "show on map" is grayed out. Maybe she does not have a house? Is this a glitch? or, ...
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In Skyrim, how can I keep my companion after getting married?

After I got married in Skyrim, my companion ran away! When I tried to talk to her, all she said was, "congratulations on your wedding, I hope you two are happy together", in a tone in which you can ...
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Can I have too many mods?

I found a lot of mods that make thinks lighter, and add mark and recall, and a basement I like. They are all on Steam, and what I want to know is if I can have too many? Will they all work together? ...
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How does it benefit the farmers if I pick their crops? [closed]

Why do farmers allow me to harvest their crops? Is it not a monetary loss to them if I go away without selling the harvest? I heard tell there was an in-game book that detailed the economic system of ...
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Bookshelf error is preventing me from playing

I hadn't played in about a month, so I logged in to Skyrim and was greeted with a message saying I can't put any more books on my bookshelf. Not only am I nowhere near a bookshelf, I'm outside. I ...
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Werewolf transforming to human specifics

You will get a bounty if you are seen transforming into a werewolf from human. But what about when you transform back with a witness? Will that still incur a bounty? Also, if someone is hostile ...
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Is there any way to fully silence my heavy armor?

As discussed here, if you have a 1.0 magnitude of the muffle effect your armor will make no noise at all. Does this also apply to heavy armor? Has anyone tried to sneak with heavy armor and muffle ...
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How to get the HD Texture pack?

I read somewhere that Skyrim just received a new patch that added the possibility to get an HD Texture Pack. I launched Steam but no patches incoming. I did the usual check of game cache but it seems ...
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Muffle Magnitude Difference

I've discovered that the Muffle effect might have different magnitudes. Seems like those found on Nightingale Boots, shrouded boots and so on only have a magnitude of 0.5. Whats the magnitude of the ...
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How are item effects applied?

If I have a ring that gives -5% spell cost, an amulet that gives -10% spell cost, and robes that give -20% spell cost am I getting a full 35% off spell cost or are they all applied separately? As an ...
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Found the Space Core in Skyrim, what can I do with it?

Valve and Bethesda have made all my dreams come true by putting the Space Core into Skyrim. Obviously there is the usual tossing and kicking, but I've heard that it ...
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Sky Reflection Linked to Camera Velocity (Glitch)

I thought maybe this was just me until I saw an unanswered post on the Bethesda - Skyrim forums: loose sky reflection. Note that this problem only shows up if you've modded Skyrim.ini to reflect the ...
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Playing Skyrim on Dual Screen Setup?

I have recently upgraded my PC to a dual-screen setup. One of my monitors is now 1920x1080 and the other is 1280x1024. I would like to play Skyrim on the 1920x1080 monitor, while doing web browsing, ...
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Is it possible to attack underwater?

In Skyrim, my character is an Argonian and I swim a lot and I keep getting attacked by slaughterfish underwater. I don't appear to be able to use my weapons or magic while underwater. Is there ...
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Are the Draugr apologizing to me?

Draugr sometimes say "Unstaad Krosis" when attacking. I understand that means "many apologies" in dragon tongue (convo with Paarthurnax). Does this hint that they are doing something against their ...
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Can I dual hit when stealthing to improve stealth damage?

Is it possible to hit using both weapons during a stealth attack, and still have a dual 15x bonus (assuming i have the backstabber perk)? If yes, will the Assassination scene show when doing this? ...
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Skyrim Bows: Light or Heavy One?

I am playing a stealth archer character and I started to check on the weapons weights which led me to start wondering about how the weight of a bow matters. Overview of the Drawing Process Draw ...
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Does “Critical Strike Chance” increases the chance of assassinating?

Does "Critical Strike Chance" increases the chance of assassinating? Since the "Assassination" scene is only shown if you have enough damage for one shotting the human in question, critical strike ...
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Revived NPC will not follow me out of cave

I just finished a quest in Broken Oar Grotto. I have a normal Follower and a NPC (Chief Yamarz) I revived with Raise Thrall. I am leaving the cave and my Follower comes out just fine, but my dead NPC ...
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Am I able to install Skyrim on a second computer, provided I am using my same Steam account?

I would like to install Skyrim also on my desktop. I was wondering if Steam will let me install Skyrim on another PC also? If not, I don't want to go through setting it up and downloading it, all 7 or ...
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How do I sync my Skyrim achievements with Steam if I use SKSE?

In my other question, I asked if I could get the Steam overlay in Skyrim if I use the SKSE .exe file. (Reference Question: How can I get the Steam overlay on Skyrim, if I am using the SKSE.exe to ...
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How to fix corrupted save files in Skyrim?

I played several hours of Skyrim today until I died and the game greeted me with the message "The save file is corrupt and cannot be loaded." after loading. This happens whenever I try to load one of ...
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Blades Initiation : Which Follower Is Good Against Dragons?

I have been tasked with initiating followers into The Blades. Delphine wants to do a bit of rebuilding of The Blades. My question is which follower is most effective against a Dragon, since the next ...
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Do Creatures have a gender?

According to UESP, there are a total of sixteen races in Skyrim - ten playable, six non-playable: Playable Breton Imperial Nord Redguard Altmer Bosmer Dunmer Orsimer Argonian Khajiit Non-Playable ...
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Which achievements can be permanently lost in Skyrim?

My goal is to get all the Skyrim achievements with a single character. I got many of them already by simply playing along and completing certain quest lines. I discovered today that it is possible to ...
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How to salvage Oblivion Walker Achievement after messing up Pieces of the Past

I want to do the Oblivion Walker achievement but made the mistake (some days ago) of letting Silus live in the quest "Pieces of the Past". I did not get the quest item that way, which is required for ...
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How can I get the Steam overlay on Skyrim, if I am using the SKSE.exe to launch the game?

I am playing Skyrim modded, and would like to have the Steam overlay in the game, so that I can chat with users and such. I have purchased the game and activated it in Steam, but since I am launching ...
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Why is Heimskr allowed to continue preaching, if the Empire wins the war?

I've completed the Civil War questline in the Empire's favor in one game. Since then, I've noticed several indicators that Talos worship still hasn't been as thoroughly eradicated as one would have ...
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Is the word of power near Meridia statue bugged?

There is a Word of Power next to the Shrine to Meridia near Solitude, but it will not give the word to me. It plays the epic music, but the word doesn't shine and nothing happens when I get close.
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What is Lydia's preferred armor loadout?

(Related to this question) what is the ideal set of armor for Lydia? I know she's a heavy armor kind of gal, but from the other question its obvious bigger isn't always better. Should I smith her ...
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Why does Lydia prefer an Ebony helmet over a Dragonplate one? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is Lydia's preferred armor loadout? I have made Lydia a full set of Dragonplate armor, however whenever I have her "pack mule" an ebony helmet, she equips the ...
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Is there a reliable, continuous source for dragon locations?

I'm trying to gather bones and scales to make armor for one character, and I've come to realize that there's never really any dragons around when you want them to be. Is there a reliable, continuous ...
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Smithing Enchant Not Working?

I have Smithing to level 100, but only up to Arcane in perks. I have four pieces of +25% smithing enchanted gear. I noticed sometimes the enchant doesn't show up so I have to re-equip and then it ...
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Is the Guild Tribute Chest a safe storage

I know that The Skyrim manual states: WARNING! Do not leave things in containers you do not own! They may not be there when you come back for them. Buying a house is one way of own containers. ...
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Will the werewolf's Howl of Terror ability still be useful at higher levels?

I enjoy using the Beast Form ability to run into places like bandit dens and mauling all the bandits. When I do this, I continually use the Howl of Terror to make all hostiles cower, which makes it ...
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How should I build a “paladin” character?

I've always liked paladins. Do you think it would be feasible to have a shield/sword wielding, heavy armor, self buffing, self healing character? What perks should I focus on initially and what ...
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Why bother getting larger soul gems in Skyrim? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What difference do gems make in enchanting weapons? I have a filled black soul gem and I am not sure what value it gives me over a petty soul. When enchanting, I see the ...
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Skyrim Shouter build (no weapon, no spells) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to shout more often? I've done the full Destructive mage build and got my nice armor set that does -100% to desructive magika. And now I'm wondering is ...
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Does staying level 1 reduce the requirements for gaining xp/levels?

I read somewhere that staying level 1, and refusing to enter the level up screen, would allow you to get every perk. I think the logic was something like... the game doesn't increase required ...
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As a non-magic user, is it convenient to go to college (of Winterhold)?

Nidoru is a level 32 sneaky archer assassin thief. She has been called "dumb" by a number of city guards (all are dead now). Well, Nidoru now wants to go to college to prove all the dead guards ...
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Where's the last word for the shout Slow Time?

I'm looking for the last word to Slow Time. I want to know where it is. Can you tell me?
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How does Delphine know where the Horn is? [closed]

I finished the quest The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller. The Greybeards sent me to Ustengrav. Upon completion I saw the note from Delphine. In a bid to learn my last word of "Dah" I went to Riverwood since ...
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What are the penalties associated with various crimes?

UESP has this list of illegal actions one can perform: Stealing items or horses Pickpocketing (although just looking at someone's inventory is not a crime) Lockpicking Killing farm ...
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Can you complete Oblivion Walker if you've sold, misplaced, or otherwise no longer have some Artifacts?

The definition for the "Oblivion Walker" achievement is "Collect 15 Daedric Artifacts". However, this does not specify whether the player must simultaneously own all 15, or if they must simply at one ...
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What causes 'Battle for Windhelm' to give a bounty?

I am doing the 'Battle for Windhelm' war quest; I am sided on the Imperials. I am killing Stormcloaks, but when I do it gives me +1000 bounty in the city. This does not seem how it should be ...