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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How do I zoom in with my bow?

I've started playing Skyrim again after a few months and am having some trouble with archery. I've got the Eagle Eye perk, which says I can zoom in by holding the Block button. However, I'm not sure ...
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Does sneaking slowly produce less sound than sneaking regularily?

When sneaking, you are able to move slowly using Shift as when walking. But, are NPCs more likely to hear you if you are sneaking "fast"? Does sneaking slowly actually reduce the sound you make? I ...
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Can't purchase house in Wildhelm or advance the quest in Skyrim

I just finished one of the Stormcloaks missions and I am supposed to report to Ulfric. When I check the quest journal, I see that three entries are completed (Liberate Falkreath, Liberate The Reach, ...
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I've done 62 jobs from the Thieves Guild, but haven't gotten a single one for Windhelm. Am I bugged?

I have completed the main quest line. I have done 62 jobs for the Thieves Guild, consecutively, over the course of a few (real life) days, little by little. I have done a variety of jobs from both ...
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I lost my purchased horse in Skyrim - please help? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happens to my horse if I ride another horse? While I was doing a quest called "The Battle For Fort Dunstad", I got off my horse outside of the fort so it won't get ...
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Is there a Book within Skyrim that translates the Dragon Tongue?

I'm aware of lore webpages dedicated to translations and education on the Dragon's Language in the game, but is there any in-game source that does something similar?
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Excessively long load/save times [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Skyrim Very Long Load Times! I have turned off the auto-saves due to the fact it takes about 7-10 minutes to do so. Even going through a door or fast traveling still ...
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What are the benefits of alchemy?

Assuming that money is not a limiting factor, is there any use being an alchemist? I ask this because in some other role-playing games, alchemy is just a waste of perks. What's the situation with ...
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How do I fix the diamond claw door in Skuldafn not opening even after I've put the rings in the right place?

Even though I have the correct answer to the puzzle, it won't open. At first the rings didn't even move, so I exited and reentered the temple. That worked, but now the door just won't open with the ...
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Skyrim Companion's quest “Striking the Heart.”

I went where it told me to go in Valheim Towers but there isn't anyone there and I don't know what to do.
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Why did enemies spawn around me when I fast traveled after the latest patch?

So it's happened a few times, but never anything major, like an out of place mage or something. Well, this time, after the latest patch (from 1.4.21 I believe to 1.4.27), my lady necromancer ...
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How do I check if the HD textures are correctly loaded?

Is there a way to check if the HD textures of Skyrim are correctly loaded in the game? I installed them without an error, but I'm not quite sure whether they are actually active, as I can't really see ...
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What is the most effective way to build a destruction caster / 1 hander character? [closed]

My character has destruction spells and 1 handed sword equipped at all times. What is the most effective way to build this type of character?
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Is there a way to clean up Hjerim after the 1.4 patch?

According to UESP, the 1.4 patch included a fix for the "...issue where the player house in Windhelm would not clean up properly". However, after applying the update and loading a game where I'd ...
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Why some dragon claw doors do not open?

For some reasons I cannot open some dragon claw doors. I have the right dragon claw for the door, and I am putting the right code in but the door does not open, it just shoots poison darts at me. It ...
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Are boxed PC retail copies of Skyrim region-locked?

I've heard that all PC copies of Skyrim require Steam activation and am wondering if this is forcing region locking. I want to buy a UK copy of Skyrim and be able to activate/play it in the USA. Can ...
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Should I wear armor as a mage, or will it affect my casting speed?

I really want to start a new campaign in Skyrim again as a mage, being as the last two times I have completed it I have used melee and archery. Will I get owned by melee enemies because robes have 0 ...
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Where can I find the npc to buy add armor for my horse? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I get some armor for my magnificent steed? I think I'm supposed to talk to someone in the castles of the holds but none of the ones I've went to said anything ...
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How can I boost my health in Skyrim?

I made a bit of a mistake, I think, with my Skyrim character; I boosted my MP at the expense of my HP, repeatedly, and now I find myself at level 30 and so flimsy that many magic-tossing opponents ...
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How can I complete “The Elder Knowledge”?

I was working on the main quest in skyrim involving the dragons and I made it to the part of the quest called "The Elder Knowledge" only to find that due to the fact that I had previously done the ...
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Mallus Maccius No Longer a Fence

I began a new character with patch 1.4.21.4 I completed the Thieves Guild story line, where Mallus Maccius pledges to me to be a fence for my services. I moved on and became the Guild Master. Now I ...
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How can I fix my social problems in Whiterun?

I'm leader of the companions and I killed an innocent citizen with Farkos following me. Now, if he notices me, he talks to me as if I talk to him and I want to know how to stop it. I'm also currently ...
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Getting Delphine & Esbern 'unstuck'

So I've gotten myself into the documented bug with Delphine & Esbern getting stuck @ the Karthspire. I used the PC console code of setstage MQ203 280 as I COULDN'T get them to get passed the ...
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I can't find Louis Letrush

So I beat off all the mercenaries in Black Briar lodge and rode away to safety on Frost with his lineage papers. I followed the quest marker to where I was supposed to meet Louis (a little north of ...
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Completed all Pre-requisites for restoring the thieves guild glory, but no trophy

I have finished the man questline for the thieves guild, done at least five quests to each major hold and finished the main one to establish bases in them. Still no trophy. Any thoughts?
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Do skill enchantments on armor work for companions?

I have been using Lydia and have noticed the following: If I put on a ring, armor, boots, necklace and head piece all with bow damage percentage increase, my bow damage rating in my own inventory ...
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How long must I wait after Innocence Lost before the Dark Brotherhood kidnaps me?

I have completed the quest Innocence Lost and have waited for days, yet I have not received the letter from the Dark Brotherhood. Nor does sleeping for 24-day intervals work. Is my game glitched, ...
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What is the benefit of owning a house? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Am I missing something by not owning a home? I was about to buy a house in Skyrim, but then I saw that it was 5 grand to buy it. was just wondering what I would ...
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Book Disappeared Off Surface When Left in Home

I left the book Kodlak's Journal in my Breezehome, sitting top of the bedroom dresser upstairs. However, upon next inspection of the area after leaving and coming back, the journal was gone. I didn't ...
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What weapons in Skyrim are one-handed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tell if a weapon is one or two handed? I am forging some new weapons for myself, but I don't want to waste my hard earned resources on a two-handed weapon. (I ...
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Is there a way to call your horse in Skyrim? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I find or recall my horse? I am contemplating buying a horse, but for the price of 1K I want to know if I can at least call it to me once I have it.
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Best armor type for warrior build?

I am a level 11 warrior build in Skyrim and I was wondering what armor type I should use... I started out using light armor because I have a shield and I didn't want to be weighed down by heavy armor, ...
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What is the best way to level up/get ingredients for smithing in Skyrim? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is an effective way to level smithing? I have pretty crappy armor, and I was just wondering what the best way is to level up you smithing... also, please tell the ...
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Why does my Magic Stats menu say I have 18 shouts unlocked, but my list of shouts shows only 17?

Screenshots: General Stats page: Shouts menu: The same thing happens with Words of Power, I count 38 total, but "Words of Power Unlocked" is only 37, and "Words of Power Unlocked" is 41. ...
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Can't complete Totems of Hircine — stuck with Aela as follower

I picked up the Totems of Hircine quest, which forces you to keep Aela the Huntress as your follower throughout. I left it in my quest log for a while and did some other stuff, including curing myself ...
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How do I stop the Riften Guards from killing me?

I'm not stupid: I know that the guards kill me when I commit crimes, but I don't know how to stop it. I saved before I stole the stuff, then I got caught stealing it and accidentally deleted my save. ...
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Who's telling the truth? Saadia or Kematu?

In the quest: "In my Time of Need" Saadia claims: "I am a noble of House Suda in Hammerfell." "The Alik'r are assassins in the employ of the Aldmeri Dominion." Kematu claims: Saadia is known ...
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Is it possible to reset the Skyrim save counter on XBox 360?

I'm a bit OCD, and was wondering if there's any way to reset the save game counter in Skyrim for 360. After each save, even overwrites, it increments the number of the save file. Having saves 130, ...
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Skyrim - Killed a chicken in the first town, how screwed is my game? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get the people of a village like me again after killing their livestock? So I just started playing Skyrim, and I got to the first town with the mission to talk to ...
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Why won't the Blood on the Ice quest start even though I have killed Nilsine?

I can't get Blood on the Ice to start, no matter what I try. I did kill Nilsine for Dark Brotherhood, and now people talk about murders but there is no dialog option with anyone for me to help. I ...
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What is the optimal 'loadout' for Lydia?

I'm aware that Lydia's preferred loadout is Heavy Armor and a One Handed Weapon with a Shield. I didn't know this when I first got Lydia, and somehow managed to equip her with a two-handed weapon and ...
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Is it possible to finish main quest while being wanted dead in all holds?

I'm thinking of playing an Outlaw challenge game, with the following rules: 1) as soon as you escape Helgen, visit each Hold and get 1000+ bounty in each, making guards hunt you down on sight 2) ...
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Is magic a powerful and effective offensive class on skyrim from level 1 onwards? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If I want to focus on magic, can I ignore weapons entirely? Playing high elf mage with spells only I've played skyrim twice through using both one-handed and ...
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How is armor in skyrim classified?

I want to make a warrior build for my character in skyrim, and I want light armor for my character because I have a shield and heavy armor will just weigh my down... What armor is light armor though? ...
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Help with skyrim combination

I'm stuck at the combination lock in the caves for the quest that you get the golden claw... I know the right combination, but the pillars are actually stuck! none of the will turn, and they are all ...
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Get Aranea to become a follower after creating the Black Star

I want Aranea as a follower, but unfortunately I finished "the black star" quest with the other NPC, so she won't speak to me anymore. I now tried to get her as a follower by using console commands, ...
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Can I keep the Rueful Axe and get Clavicus Vile's Mask?

Is there a way to keep the Rueful axe and get Clavicus's Mask? I thought you could kill Barbas after receiving the mask, but he is a statue now. Did I miss my chance?
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Cannot properly view third person anymore

When I am playing Skyrim, I typically use the third person view. It is just easier for me to see what is going on. However, lately when I try to switch to third person, all I get is a zoomed in ...
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What is the difference between a Dremora summoned with the Conjuration spell and one summoned from the Sanguine Rose?

I have a character that is Level 37 and has 83 skill in Conjuration. I noticed that when I summon a Dremora with the Conjure Dremora Lord spell, the name of the summoned Dremora is 'Dremora Lord'. ...
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Why do Markarth guards attack me after I left Calcelmo's lab?

I'm doing the thieves guild quests and I was sent to get a falmer translations book from Calcelmo in Markarth. I killed the spider and got the key from Calcelmo to enter his Dwemer museum. Here ...