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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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 ...
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Where can I find an Ebony Helmet?

I want to get an ebony helmet from somewhere, and I don't have a high enough smithing to make one. Where is the best place I can find one?
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Does magic damage add on to a weapon's damage or is it a part of it?

If a weapon has 26 damage, and does 10 fire damage to the target, is it (16 base damage) + (10 magic damage) = (26 total damage), or (26 base damage) + (10 magic damage) = (36 total damage)? Also, ...
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What year did Skyrim begin

I am currently in the year 4E 202 the 26th of some month? What was the beginning year, and how much "game time" has passed?
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Is there a use for the various ingots/ores apart from smithing?

I'm playing a destruction mage in Skyrim and I'm really close to max out on enchanting, alchemy and destruction. I have completely neglected the smithing perks, because I'm only wearing clothes and ...
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Why does Skyrim keep wanting to install?

I've installed Skyrim and registered it with steam. I've tried to run it through steam, from the setup.exe in the disk and the TESV.exe in my steamapps folder but every time it tried to install the ...
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What's different about my bed in the College of Winterhold?

When I sleep at my home in Whiterun, or in a purchased bed at an inn, I get the Well Rested buff.(10% to skill increases) When I sleep in a bed out in the wilderness I only get a Rested Buff.(5% to ...
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Spell Tomes and Enchanting

Rather than disenchanting weapons in non-modded Skyrim, is there a way to learn the spells spell tomes in a way to use them to enchant items? Ex: Using the Sparks Spell Tome to get the enchantment for ...
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Am I using Shouts Correctly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I use shout power levels? I have all three words of Unrelenting Force, but when I hit my shout button it seems only one word is coming out of my mouth. Am I ...
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Is there any way to get back to Skuldafn without using the console? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to return to Skuldafn? Is there anyway to get back to Skuldafn once completing that quest without using a console command (since I'm on the Xbox 360 ...
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Does any patch injector support Skyrim post 1.4?

I finally got Skyrim to update this morning to allow mods, but now when I run the game on 1080x5760 with eyefinity everything is messed up. Prior to 1.4 I used the patch described on Wide Screen ...
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What must I do to get my tribute

It has been almost a game month since the Thieves Guild tribute chest restocked. In another question someone said it usually takes about a week. Do I have to do more jobs to trigger an event? I ...
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How do I find a specific place in a city?

I am having troubles finding some specific places in cities. I know, and that is a good example, that I should look for a general store to sell things but I am not able to find it when I am at the ...
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What determines my horse's sprint duration and speed?

My horse will gallop fine, but she becomes exhausted after a while and slows back to normal speed. What determines the speed of this sprint, and more importantly, the duration? Does it in any way ...
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Is there any non-enchanted Staff in Skyrim?

I´ve been willing to create a mage character, since there are some good looking staves in the game. But, there is there any way to disenchant those staves ? If yes, is there any non enchanted staff ...
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What are the differences between saves in Skyrim?

What's the difference between "Quicksave", "Autosave" and a standard "save"? Can I use the keybind to "Quicksave" instead of opening the menu to save the game every time I think its important? Will ...
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Does being mounted on a horse make fast traveling faster?

Is there any difference between: Fast travel with no horse. Fast travel with a horse you are not currently on. Fast travel with a horse you are mounted on. By difference, I mean in-game time that ...
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Can skyrim mods pose any threat to my computer?

Video game mods have been used in the past to launch attacks, and deliver payloads to computers. Can the Steam Workshop be used as a delivery vector for malware? What kind of files can a Steam ...
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Were the snow-elves evil?

I am considering using Wuuthraad. However, from the lore I could gather, Ysgramor seems to be a genocidal megalomaniac - and his weapon killed the snow elves by the droves and led to their descent ...
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Can't find Gaius Maro's body after killing him in Solitude

For the quest "Breaching Security", you're to kill Gaius Maro (preferably in a town) and then place a letter on his body. I followed him to Solitude and transformed into a werewolf to kill him, to ...
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Do followers lose items when replaced with companions?

During the companion quests, followers tend to be replaced with one of the companions without warning. When this happens, the followers say "I'll head back home if you need me", and start walking ...
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Is it possible to realistically use Lydia for the entire game?

I'm concerned with the information I've gathered about followers, namely the tidbit about how a follower's stats and level are set to yours when you acquire them. I've heard of console commands that ...
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Is there a way to get an NPC's RefID in game?

When using the console to affect NPC characters you always need their RefID. I always get this on one of the two Skyrim wikis because the following help command returns only their BaseID: help ...
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Are there any effects to reading an Elder Scroll?

I just got an Elder Scroll while doing the quest "Elder Knowledge", and I wanted to know if there are any effects to reading an Elder Scroll?
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Skryim Enchanting Problem - Why is the base percentage only 17% when it should be 25%? [closed]

I'm trying to enchant my gear with Fortify Alchemy in Skyrim, and for some reason, the base % with a Grand Soul is 17%. If I use an Enchanter's Elixir (makes enchantments 25% stronger), it only goes ...
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Why is Elrindir at The Drunken Huntsman mad at me?

Elrindir used to be friendly, greeting me with lines like "Ah my Khajiit friend what are you hunting?" or something like that. Now I'm getting a more hostile "What do youuu want you rat scum?" from ...
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Has Arngeir completely run out of Words of Power?

Arngeir, the monk at High Hrothgar, used to give me word locations, where I would go and learn the shouts. I have only learnt about 16 shouts right now, and most of them only partially. But when I ...
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Panning with right analog stick in Skyrim (PC) with ps3 controller

I can play Skyrim on my PC with my PS3 controller (plugging it in via USB, and using the MotionInJoy tool), But for some reason the right analog stick does not allow me to pan... What do i do to allow ...
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Command TCL doesn't always work

I know, I should use the TCL command. But sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. When it works, the console responds Collision -> Off (or On), when it doesn't work, the command returns nothing. ...
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Skyrim achievements are locked although I've completed them

There are 3 achievements which are still locked in my profile although I've completed the quests required by them: Blood Oath, Taking Care of Business and One with the Shadows. Is there a way to ...
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Shouting gets disabled the moment I need it most?

When fighting a dragon that has just landed beside me, or in the middle of heated combat, the shouts suddenly stop working. Nothing happens when I press Z. I can see that the "Shout Cooldown" has ...
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Why do characters keep talking after dying, and how do I fix it?

Ever since I killed a certain character, people have been talking after dying. Context: The body only stopped talking when I left the room, so it wasn't exactly a persistent problem, but I have ...
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Can I change the time using console?

Waiting is tough. Can I just change the time/date using the console?
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What potions can my followers use?

I have seen my follower use Healing potions, which is nice, but any other potion I give them, including poisons, remain unused. Do followers use any potions other than healing potions?
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In Skyrim, is there a limit to the number of cycles (cycles of 5 times and leveling up) you can train with a particular trainer? Or is this a bug?

I trained maybe 4 or 5 times in a row for Speech with Ogmund in Markarth (I trained 5 times, then leveled up, and repeated this cycle four or five times in a row), and after that there is no longer a ...
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How to get the Thu'um Master achievement?

The Thu'um Master achievement only says: Learn 20 shouts I want to know if I need to learn all three words of power for each of the 20 shouts or if the first one is enough? Until now I have learned ...
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What happened to my Companion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find my follower if and when they leave me? So I was in the middle of the story quest, where you must travel to the top of the mountain to meet the leader of ...
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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 ...