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 can you run Skyrim in borderless window mode?

I've noticed Skyrim has some issues when minimizing. This is a real pain when playing on multiple monitors and you attempt to find something on the other monitor. Is there anyway to enable borderless ...
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How do I un-nock an arrow?

If I have already drawn my bow, is there any way I can un-nock the arrow so I don't waste it? I don't like my current method of firing into the ground right in front of me. Safety first.
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Is it possible to sell stolen items?

I recently discovered the average shopkeeper is unwilling to buy stolen goods (how they know they are stolen, I do not know). Is there anyway for me to sell stolen items, without making use of the ...
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Why are assassins coming after me?

I recently started a new game as a mage type character. As far as I can tell I haven't done anything wrong yet, haven't stolen anything, etc. In fact, the only quests I've done so far were the ...
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How many skill points does it take to level up?

It doesn't seem to be consistent how many skills I must level up in order to gain a character level. It also doesn't seem to be a whole number, since I currently have about 2 pixels of bar left to get ...
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What is the fastest way to level up my speech skill?

How can I level up my speech skill? Does selling items and persuading people increase my speech skill? Does it increase my speech skill when I wear fortify speechcraft and haggling clothes and drink ...
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When should I enchant with Muffle instead of Sneak?

I have a pair of unenchanted boots, assorted gems filled with souls of questionable origin, and a burning desire to go unnoticed (because I get a 30x bonus to sneak attacks I'm shy) I can either put ...
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Do different NPCs make better spouses in Skyrim?

Are certain NPCs better to marry compared to others? Or do they all provide the same benefits regardless of who they are/where they're from/what they did (as long as they love me)?
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Double cursor in Skyrim

Since I've installed Dawnguard and Hearthfire, when ever I do an Alt-Tab and come back to the game I get the windows cursor and the game cursor. And both are not sync over each other so it's kind of ...
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What disenchantable item has fortify enchanting?

I've been itching to make a set of fortify enchanting gear, but I have yet to find an item with fortify enchanting that I can disenchant. Where can I find one? If my only option is checking vendors ...
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Will items in your home despawn?

I know once you have purchased a home you can leave items in the chests inside for easy storage. My question is regarding the surrounding tables and shelves - if I remember correctly from Oblivion ...
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Where do I find all of the Daedric quests and artifacts in Skyrim?

The only quest I completed was "Mind Of Madness" with Sheogorath, which was hilarious, and I would like to know where to find the rest of the Daedric quests.
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Where does Skyrim store information about active mods and their order?

I use Nexus Mod Manager and lately when I start the vanilla Skyrim launcher it messes up the order of my installed mods. So I would like to ask - where does Skyrim store information about active mods ...
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Do gemstones have a purpose in Skyrim?

Do gemstones such as emeralds, amethysts etc have any purpose in Skyrim other than being sold for gold?
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Is there any way to shout more often?

I'm a Dohvakiin. I can shout people to death, and it's awesome. I lament, however, that my voice can only shout every so often, usually requiring a cooldown of 30 seconds (or more!) before I can ...
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If I'm a member of one guild, am I prevented from joining any of the other guilds?

If I join the Companions, will that keep me from joining the Thieves Guild? Or the Dark Brotherhood?
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Do dungeons repopulate?

In lieu of a house, I'm considering clearing a dungeon and storing stuff in its chest, but I don't know if the enemies will come back. After killing everything in a dungeon, will more enemies respawn ...
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Do companions die?

It is apparently possible to recruit companions who will fight by your side, carry out simple tasks, and so forth. I have managed to acquire one in the very first village, but have thus far not had ...
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Do followers have skill levels and level similar to my characters?

I was helping Vilkas go to the temple and on our way I made a pitstop at a dungeon. Inside the dungeon he would get hit only once and be down on the floor with barely any health... So, I'm curious if ...
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How can I improve Light Armor as an Archer?

I play as an archer, which means sneaking and killing foes off at long range. Problem is, once a creature gets too close to me, I am in a world of troubles. (A random dragon encounter is fair game if ...
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Is it possible to boost skills beyond 100 points?

Certain equipment will give boosts to your skills (such as +12 to light armor for example). Is it possible to boost a skill over 100 points using this equipment, and other items which boost your ...
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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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Can I continue to play after the game ends?

Two quick questions about skyrim: Can I continue to play I've completed the main quest? I'm pretty sure thats a yes. Will something significant have changed after the main quest is done, so that I ...
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How can I improve my pickpocketing?

Every time I have tried to pickpocket from someone, they realise what I am doing and I get caught. I sneak up to them and only attempt the pickpocket when I am undetected, but as soon as I lift ...
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Skyrim “Flying” Objects

This I'm sure has been asked before, but has anyone ever figured out what causes Objects (IE Bookshelves and Clutter) to literally fly across the room like an explosion happened? This seems to be ...
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What will I stand to gain from killing Paarthurnax and getting back in good standing with the Blades?

So, I have brought 3 followers to the blades I then was asked to kill Paarthurnax. If I don't kill him, the blades no longer speak to me. I've finished the main story line. At this point, do I gain ...
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How do I deal optimal damage while dual-wielding?

Dual-wielding in Skyrim is... interesting. You can swing both hands individually (but not at the same time), or swing both hands together in a dual-attack. The dual-attack can't be used while moving, ...
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Why can't I absorb a dragon soul?

I recently started a new game, including all official DLC, the unofficial skyrim patch, deadly dragons and a couple more mods. Everything went well until I beat Mirmulnir, I didn't get to absorb his ...
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Do the random vampire attacks end when you finish the main Dawnguard quest?

Do the random vampire attacks end when you finish the main Dawnguard quest on the Vampire Hunters (Dawnguard) side?
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How does multiplying damage work in Skyrim?

I am having trouble calculating how much damage my character can do in one attack. I get multipliers from various sources: 100 one-handed skill(because 100 skill lvl = 1.4x to the base damage. See ...
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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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How to kill a dragon in Skyrim?

Anyone got any tips on how to beat down a Dragon solo? I've managed to get it down to 3/4 health, but keep running out of potions and getting owned. I tend to whittle it down with bow from cover, ...
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How can I get rid of a bounty and keep my stolen items?

I was screwing around in skyrim and accidently got caught lockpicking something. I have a habbit of stealing tons of stuff so if I pay bounty, or go to jail, I lose most of my stuff. The only way I've ...
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Where do confiscated items go?

After getting caught stealing a few things in skyrim, I noticed that most of the stolen items got confiscated. However, when I went back to the original place of the item, it was gone. So my question ...
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Sneak Damage multiplier: Does it apply to magical damage too?

Example: Dagger 1 = 18 Damage, 25 Shock Dagger 2 = 33 Damage, no magic Using the above, when I sneak attack and have the 15x multiple then is the damage caused by Dagger 1 is (18+25)*15 or ...
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Does my follower's enchanted weapon need to be refilled?

If I give an enchanted weapon to my follower, will I need to periodically refill it using a soul gem? If so, is there any indication of when it has been drained, and is there any easy way of ...
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When do merchants start paying the actual value of items?

When you pick up items in Skyrim it tells you the value of each item. However when I go and sell the items the merchants are only paying 30% of this value, at best. Discounting any perks or other ...
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Why can't I return the Golden Claw to its owner?

I went through the entire Golden Claw dungeon and it was my understanding I'd have to fight some final bad. I went to where the runes seems to light up, in the final area, and didn't see anything of ...
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How often can I change my mind about vampirism or lycanthropy?

I'm not sure whether I want to become a vampire or a werewolf, or just remain a normal human being. I'd like a chance to explore all my options. I know there are ways to cure vampirism and ...
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Why am I unable to use dragon souls to unlock dragon shouts?

I have killed a couple of dragons. When I go to the "shouts" section of the magic menu, it tells me that I have 2 dragon souls available in the lower right corner. However, when I press "R" to try and ...
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What is the proper teleport command in Skyrim?

How does the coc command work? When I type in for example coc Whiterun, it works. But when I type in coc Dawnstar, nothing happens. Did I miss anything here? Also, how do I enter names with multiple ...
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Skeleton key. Return or keep?

I just got the skeleton key and I'm wondering if I should return it or hold on to it. What are the benefits of keeping it? Is there a luck bonus? What will I get if I return it?
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Where do I get the key to enter the Winterhold College?

I have a quest that needs me to go there, but I can't seem to get inside as I need a key. Talking to some locals in the houses didn't seem to give more information on where I fetch that key, did I ...
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Do power attack perks in Skyrim apply to sneak power attacks?

I was wondering about this from How does multiplying damage work in Skyrim? I'm not sure if the perk Savage Strike applies to the damage while standing still and sneaking. By the perk description, it ...
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Does levelling up skills have any more effect than just making me level up/get perks?

I know that when I gain skills, that's kind of equivalent to gaining "xp", and at some point I'll gain another level and get to choose a perk as well as improve my magicka/health/stamina. What I want ...
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What's the easiest way to pull a flying dragon?

I've encountered 2 random dragons now (and killed 2 that were in place, the quest one and one at a shout word) and have not been able to pull either. I run around in the open shooting arrows at the ...
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Does using console command mark you as cheater? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do console commands affect Steam achievements? If I use console commands in Skyrim do I risk to be marked as "cheater" by the game and preclude me some possibilities or ...
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Does heavy armour penalize sneaking when I cast Muffle?

In Skyrim, does heavy armour still penalize Sneak when Muffle is cast, or when wearing boots with the Muffle property?
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Where can I get some armor for my magnificent steed?

I've found my horse, but he's naked and is vulnerable. I know Oblivion had horse armor (as DLC) and I was wondering if Skyrim had the same. Failing that, is there anything I can do to keep my horse ...
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How do I get rid of my missing animal follower?

Dawnguard allows you to recruit an Armored Troll as an animal companion. The Troll costs 500 Gold to recruit, but when I attempt to purchase the troll, the game tells me I already have an animal ...