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Can I use the Skyrim console to increase the number of available perks?

Short version: player.addperk isn't working like I want it to. Is there a way I can change the number of available perk choices that I have? Basically I want to level myself without increasing my ...
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Do NPCs use the same perk trees as player characters?

My Level 18 Argonian assassin was recently decapitated by a Bandit Chief's battleaxe power attack. For this feat to be performed by a player would require the "Devastating Blow" Two-Handed Perk. Did ...
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Do potions have an effect on your companion?

In Skyrim, do potions like Resist Fire have any effects on your followers? If I drink a Resist Fire potion, does that also increase the fire resistance of my followers?
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How do I destroy the Dark Brotherhood?

I'm walking here is Skyrim, and suddenly I get attacked by an assassin. After I barely manage to kill him, I find a note on his remains: As instructed, you are to eliminate <PlayerName> by ...
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What does Pickpocketing : Perfect Touch do?

In particular, what types of items can I now steal that I couldn't before? I've not noticed any difference in getting the perk. Also, once I got the perk that lets you steal weapons, I noticed that ...
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Are there any time-sensitive events in Skyrim?

Are there any time-sensitive events in Skyrim, whose occurrence is based on how many in-game days have passed? Or, to phrase it another way, are there any disadvantages to waiting out time ...
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Where are the birds?

I'm level 25 in Skyrim and I don't think I've seen a single bird. I've had some bats fly past me once or twice, but that's about it. These areas, with the mountains and beautiful terrain, birds ...
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Are all circlets acceptable for the Mage Armor perk?

I decided to use Mage Armor and so I quit wearing Morokei (a "light armor" mask) in favor of a an enchanted "clothing" circlet (0 armor). When I picked up Diadem of the Savant I was disappointed to ...
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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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Skyrim Good Intentions / Revealing the Unseen Quest Glitch?

I'm stuck in the College of Winterhold questline because of a glitch between the quests "Good Intentions" and "Revealing the Unseen." After talking to the Augur of Dunlain, I return to the Archmage ...
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Does the number of ingredients in a potion affect its strength?

Does anyone know if there is any benefit in mixing ingredients where 3 of them share the same effect? I created a potion that had 2 ingredients with fire resist, and then another where 3 ...
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Where can I find the right combination for these pillars in Shroud Hearth Barrow?

I'm in Shroud Heart Barrow and encountered the infamous pillars, but I have no idea where the solution is to be found. Any suggestions on how to continue?
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Skyrim switching between followers

So I had this one follower, Marcurio and then I saw Lydia and thought I'd give her a try. I released Marcurio and he wandered off in his full daedric armor... oops Can you get a follower back after ...
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In Skyrim, how do you revive a NPC who was in your party?

I took Benor with me to do the Statue of Meridia mission. during the fight, he was impaled by some ice sharp magic thing. I couldn't believe it he was dead! I completed the rest of the mission and I ...
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Is there a way to use console commands in the console version of Skyrim?

I have lost a valuable item, the Vokun Mask: I sold it early on in game not knowing I'd need it later on, and now I want it back. I have literally searched every merchant and cannot find it. I've ...
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In Skyrim, I told my follower to stay somewhere, but I've forgotten where. How can I find him? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I lost my follower? At first I had Janessa following me, and then I couldn't find her. I fast traveled and went into dungeons and she was no where to be found. So I ...
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How do I target an NPC when using console commands?

I am trying to use the OpenActorContainer 1 console command. Most of the threads I've seen say to "click" or "highlight" the NPC whose inventory you wish to access. However, when I click on them, ...
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What's the deal with rings in Skyrim?

I've been collecting a lot of valuable rings that I'd like to just sell, but I'm not sure if there's value in holding onto some of them. This is what I understand: You can only have one ring ...
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How do I create Fortify Alchemy enchantments up to 29%?

I was making a set of Fortify Alchemy to 29% to be able to create stronger enchantments. For some reason my Fortify Alchemy gear only goes to a maximum of 23% and I've read/seen people creating ...
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Archer + Sword\Shield what trade should I take up?

In skyrim, I'm just started playing new build: Archer first, and 1h sword + shield second. A few questions: Is it ok to wear heavy armor for an archer? Or are there some penalties? What trade ...
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How many dragon souls do I need to unlock all shouts?

There are 20 shouts in Skyrim, each with 3 levels of power. However, some of these shouts require dragon souls to unlock, and others are simply given to the player as gifts / quest rewards. (e.g., ...
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Is Skyrim kid friendly?

I've heard much about Skyrim, and as I'm going to get an X-Box for Christmas, I'm taking a look at various games to see what might be of interest. I have 3 kids, ages 8-12, and I'm wondering about the ...
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While mounted on a horse, do you really miss events & encounters?

I read that if you're riding your horse around, random events/encounters either do not happen or certain types never happen (or events happen less). Is this true? Or is it the exact same as walking ...
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How do I save the FOV in Skyrim?

In C:\Users\Username\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Skyrim.ini I have this line under [General] fdefaultfov=90 When I enter the game, I bring up the console to ensure it really is FOV 90. I type in fov ...
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Are there different outcomes for the Dark Brotherhood questline?

I'm near the end of the Dark Brotherhood questline and during my last mission, things went pretty badly. Now I'm wondering if my decisions had anything to do with it. Here's the situation: Does ...
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Stop dragon attacks

I'm high level and finished the main quest, but my game is unplayable at the moment: It was said that every dragon fight is something special, why am I spammed with dragons like every 5 minutes then? ...
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Is there a downside when I force someone to marry me?

Console command "addfac_19809 1" forces NPC to be marriageable. Does it have any downside for the game, any damage in someway? I know some commands are safe to use but NPC related ones are rather ...
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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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How do I remap the left and right hands to mouse buttons?

I want to change right/left hand in the controls menu, so I map left hand with M1 and it works, but then the cursor freezes and it's still saying "Press a button to map this action." And if I click ...
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Are dragon fights buggy in the current version of Skyrim? [closed]

I've experienced odd behavior in 3 different dragon fights. At first the dragon would just stay in the sky and not move as I hit him. When the dragon has about half its life remaining, it starts ...
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Regularly changing Skyrim difficulty

I recently discovered that I've somehow started my first play through of Skyrim on Master difficulty which certainly explains a lot of my frustration! However, whilst it has been insanely frustrating ...
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How can I heal with my right hand in Skyrim?

When playing Skyrim, I can't equip anything to my right hand, no matter if I choose it with M1 or M2. So say I want to have Flames on the left hand and Healing on the right, and I click on Flames, ...
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Would an illusion + archery build work? Do I need magicka for it? [closed]

I want to make a build with full archery, full illusion, full light armor, partial sneak and non combat perks. Would a build like this work? I'm thinking I could use stealth+archery and ...
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What is the enchantment on the Arch-Mage robe?

Why can't I disenchant the Arch-Mage robes?
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What is the strange Box/Machine under College of Winterhold

I found a Box and Machine (golden box with lever on the machine), under the College of Winterhold during college main quest (during a quest Named Good Intentions). What does that machine do?
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In Skyrim, if Shadowmere (or ally) kills an enemy do I get points? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is Experience handled with Companions? Playing Skyrim, I just received the semi-invincible horse, Shadowmere from the Brotherhood of Assassins. He automatically ...
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Where can I buy good looking, unenchanted apparel?

I'd like to buy good looking unenchanted apparel and then enchant it myself. Where are the main vendors for cloth apparel, necklaces, and rings?
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How do I get muffle enchant?

How do I get the muffle enchant, so I can enchant boots with it? I already have some quest boots, with it on, but I can't seem to disenchant them.
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What happens if I tell my target I'm part of the Dark Brotherhood?

I want to know if there are any different outcomes based on how you handle an assassination for the Dark Brotherhood. I usually kill outright without any prior contact but during my last assignment, I ...
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Is it possible to disarm or remotely trigger Runes?

So, part of being an effective thief is being able to disarm or circumvent various automated defense mechanisms. Y'know, traps. Tripwires are easy, and the kind that are wired up to doors aren't much ...
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How can I get Solitude out of war mode?

I'm playing xbox. I'm a Stormcloak and just completed the quest to take Solitude: However. Solitude still has the combat music playing whenever I'm there, the icon for Solitude doesn't show up on ...
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Is there a secret 'special' forge?

When I was very first starting to play Skyrim, I stumbled across a blacksmiths forge in the middle of an open field, along with a note saying that something special happened if you use it at night! I ...
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Alvor keeps trying to kill me, can't advance the story

I just started playing Skyrim yesterday. I was annoyed enough by the opening cut scene that I didn't rush off to Riverwood as the game wanted me to, but instead ran around doing a little murdering ...
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Can I unjoin the Legion?

This is my first time through playing Elder Scrolls and initially I grabbed every quest that has come available... At first I thought I wanted to be part of the Legion but I feel like I picked the ...
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What is meant by “when the moon is out” in the Silent Moons Enchant?

The "Silent Moons Enchant" Enchantment states that it effect happens "when the moon is out", but what exactly does this mean? To be specific: Does it matter where you're located? (inside / outside) ...
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How can I cure Vilkas in “Purity”?

I started the quest where Vilkas asks me to accompany him to the flame to cure himself. But it won't let activate the flame and says the quest is complete even though I haven't done anything, and ...
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What is the maximum damage possible from Silent Moons Enchant?

How high can the damage on Silent Moons Enchant get? Can it get higher than ice/fire/lightning enchant damage?
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Do guards re-stock on arrows?

I've been pickpocketing city guards for steel arrows for awhile now, as they seem to be a pretty good source of basic ammo, but I'm a bit worried about exhausting my suppliers. Do guards refill ...
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Skyrim will not launch?

I fired up Steam to launch Skyrim. Now when I press play from the splash screen it just disappears and then shows the splash screen again. How can I see what is going wrong? How can I fix it?
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Is it possible to join the Aldmeri Dominion?

I've been toying with the idea of creating a high elf who pledges allegiance to the Aldmeri Dominion. Is this possible? It seems like they are enemies of both the Empire and the Stormcloaks. So, ...