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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What skills can I advance while I'm away from my keyboard?

In Oblivion, one could train sneak by sneaking into a corner next to a sleeping person, stamina and jump using the same idea. Is it possible in Skyrim to advance certain skills safely while being ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of the Masque and the Axe?

When you do the quest a Deadra's Best Friend, you get 2 choices of getting the axe or the masque. What are the advantages and disadvantages of both items?
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What non-Thief skills benefit a Thief character?

This is my first playthrough and having experience with RPGs I want to play a "pure" build in my first playthough. It's gonna be a thief. I realize you can benefit (greatly in some cases) from some ...
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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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Problem with followers maxed on carrying capacity but not carrying that much

So I have a problem with Alea that I'm not sure how to get around. I currently have her outfitted in all glass armor, carrying an ebony axe and a dwarven bow of fire. She has about 160ish arrows ...
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Does my follower gain carry weight bonuses?

If Lydia equips a pair of boots that are enchanted to give a +40 carry weight, does she receive the bonus?
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Are there any downsides to killing thieves?

Since I began working for the Thieves' Guild, I've noticed the unnamed thief NPCs that show up in towns every so often to cause a bit of mischief. Unfortunately for them, they aren't very adept, and ...
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Can I join the Dark Brotherhood if I've killed Grelod the Kind prematurely?

I accidentally killed the orphanage lady before I started the quest. She just pissed me off, sadly it will not acknowledge that I have finished the quest and I haven't been contacted. Is there another ...
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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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Skyrim maximum carry capacity

In Skyrim, What is the absolute maximum carry capacity for the player? Just by leveling up and level perks and without potions, spells, enchantments. Is there a known limit?
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Where can I find the key to the door in Mzulft Aedrome?

I'm in Mzulft Aedrome and ran into this door, but apparently it requires a key. Can it be found inside the dungeon or did I miss a quest when I entered this place?
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Who owns the Golden Claw?

I'm trying to figure out who owns the Golden Claw so I can return it to complete the quest. I've killed the boss at the end and acquired the new shout, I just don't know who to return the claw to!
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How do I transfer my Skyrim game to another computer? [duplicate]

So my computer's gettin' old and my folks are planning to get me another laptop for college. Since I'll never forget my current laptop and its content, how am I gonna transfer the files (specifically ...
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Dragon souls not activating new words

So if I understand correctly you can learn new words and the souls will activate these words. I just killed a dragon and when it died it looked like I absorbed the soul but it didn't unlock any of the ...
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How can I get Shadowmere back after riding another horse?

During one of the imperial attacks on a stormcloak fort, I accidentally picked up a new horse. This caused Shadowmere to disappear (he had wandered off during the fighting) and I've been unable to ...
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Gold Value Glitch

Whenever I find gold in chests or in other people's pockets, it displays the value of the coin as 2000, no matter the amount of coins. Here is an image of the issue. I noticed this about a day ago ...
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Skyrim Crashing right after exiting Ironbind barrow

my game keeps crashing right after exiting this cave after opening the locked gate to get out (the exit door) as i appear at the wooden door that has a board locking it closed the game crashed. i ...
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The cultists are missing in the 'Boethiah's Calling' quest

At level 29, I came to the shrine of Boethiah and put my follower on the conduit but I hadn't started the quest. I am now level 30 and have started the quest. I sacrificed the follower and it says I ...
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Is Solthsteim part of Morrowind or Skyrim?

According to both DLCs in Morrowind and Skyrim, you visit Solthstiem. In Morrowind the island looks like part of Skyrim because of it's snowy biomes and trees. In Skyrim it looks like part of ...
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Why won't my family move to a new house?

I am trying to move my husband and two daughters to my manor in Falkreath, Lakeview manor. I tell my husband I want to move, select the manor and he says "If that's what you want I'll meet you there ...
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Skyrim - Disable Idle Follower Dialog

The various followers in Skyrim will frequent say things like "we've stopped, what is it?", "what did you need", etc. They speak these lines repetitively and will sometimes repeat the line within ...
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Where can you farm ore in Skyrim?

I want to level up my blacksmithing, but I can't find enough ores to do it. I've farmed all dungeons, that I've farmed so far (I'm level 11) and bought all ores\ingots from NPCs. So are there respawn ...
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Skyrim: Sleeping Safely in Solsteim

In the Dragonborn DLC for Skyrim, you can travel to Solsteim. If you sleep in any of the beds in Solsteim before Miraak is defeated, you wake up near one of the All-Maker Stones, having been ...
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guards wont stop killing me in skyrim and i need help? [duplicate]

If i go to markarth my bounty is over 1000. I have yet to do the forsworn mission, and I don't even know what I did to receive that bounty. Still the guards keep killing me even if I just stand there ...
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What are the pros and cons of selling the ring to either Svea or Harold? (A Fortunate Find)

In the Falskaar quest, A Fortunate Find, I am given the option of either selling the ring to Harold or selling it to Svea. What are the pros (rewards, other advantages, etc.) and cons of selling the ...
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Purple snow in skyrim, what is causing this?

I just started a new Skyrim game and I noticed that the colour/texture of snowy rocks seemed off. It is a bright bluey purple colour that really ruins the immersion of the game for me. I ...
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Skyrim just doesn't want some NPCs to be killable

I've been trying to use the setessential command to mark NPCs as not essential (thus killable) but certain NPCs remain essential after using the command. These NPCs are: Jarl Balgruuf, Farengar ...
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How do I restore the glory of the Thieves Guild?

One of the achievements for the Thieves Guild says "Restore the Thieves Guild to its former glory." Brynjolf doesn't say anything to me, I can't seem to find Karliah, and as far as I can tell, I am ...
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My companion won't wear her armor [duplicate]

For some reason, Lydia won't wear her armor when I give it to her. I've tried just your basic steel stuff, Elven boots and gauntlets, and a myriad of other things and none of them equip. When I bring ...
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Do world objects reset?

What I am trying to ask is: do objects placed somewhere by me simply reset? Context: I use a cool "mod" (not really a mod just a savegame with some console tweaks) where I am a bandit (affiliated ...
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Does anyone sell dragons scales or bones?

Where can I buy dragon scales? I completed the main quest line, so I don't think I'll be seeing anymore dragons, but I wanted to make some nice armor while finishing up the side quests.
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Nexus Mod Manager says "Unable to get write permissions for: C:\Games\Nexus Mod Manager\Skyrim\Install Info

I downloaded Skyrim from Steam, and I have a few mods from the Steam Workshop. I decided to start using the Nexus Mod Manager (0.46.0) only to find that when it scanned my games it showed the error ...
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Which house has the most overall display units?

I would like the house with the most weapon racks, wall plaques, display cases, mannequins, and book shelves. Which house has the highest total combined of all four types?
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What if I don't kill the Enthralled Wizards during the Morokei quest?

I'm searching for the Staff of Magnus. I seem to have found it, because I've walked into a room with a guy trapped in a barrier by two Enthralled Wizards. Not being a total idiot, I decided to poke ...
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Can NPCs steal from your home in Skyrim?

I have the Skyrim Hearthfire DLC, and would like to know if bandit NPCs can steal from my house or not. Is this possible, and is there a way to prevent it?
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Why does the Blessing of talos have this effect?

I got a disease from killing some skeevers and I went to Whiterun to the Talos shrine. I activated which cured myself. I looked in active effects just to see a fortify shouting effect like this: ...
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How do I finish the escaped criminal quest in Skyrim?

I have the Xbox 360 and the escaped criminal quest for Skyrim moved to the finished part of the quest and I don't know how to fix it
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Save file in Skyrim corrupted and if I go to an old save file and if it works, when it saves I freeze

Alright so one morning I logged onto Skyrim and it was all dandy and fine but however when I saved my game froze. Then I got sick and tired of everytime I quick saved or just saved in general it would ...
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What happens to my old horse when I get a new one?

I bought a horse at the stable and grew attached to it, but I want to get a new horse from a different stable. What will happen to my old horse?
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Why can't I get on my horse?

I'm unable to get on my horse. I can steal horses, but my horse won't let me on. I really don't enjoy stealing horses all the time, because then I have bounty and then they leave me when I'm done with ...
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How can I learn sneaking effectively?

I'm about to start the Thieves Guild quests, but as I'm playing a non-stealth character my Sneak skill is very, very poor at around 17. In preparation to joining the Thieves Guild I wanted to improve ...
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How do I build a child's bedroom?

I bought a plot of land in Morthal and am building a house there. I want my family to move in but I can't seem to build a bedroom for my child. How do I build a child's bedroom?
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What do my children do when I tell them to do their chores?

I'm just curious what my skyrim children are doing when I tell them to do chores. They knock stuff over in the house sometimes but they don't clean it so what are they up to?
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How do I unadopt my children? (preferably without killing them)

I changed my mind and would like to adopt other kids. I would like to do this without killing my children (I'm not that evil) or using the 'disable' console command on them permanently (removing them ...
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How can I move my kids to Lakeview Manor?

I have my first house in Whiterun, and I built a children's room there. I also have Lakeview Manor and built the children's beds and chests there too. Now I'm attempting to adopt, and the only home I ...
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Do magic resistance and flame, frost and shock resistance stack?

I enchanted every possible piece of my armor with a magic resistance enchantment, but as that are only two pieces of armor if you don't use a shield I decided to add some elemental resistances on the ...
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I have encountered some glitch involving an NPC or Quest, how do I fix it?

In playing Skyrim, I encountered: insert something related to an area/quest/NPC not working How do I fix it?
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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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How to erase all crime fines in all provinces in Skyrim

I have tried the console: player.setcrimegold 0 with all of the ids, still the fine in windhelm is stuck on 9040! I can only make it higher. I tried it with -9040 and it didn't work.
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How do I set hotkeys for my favorites?

I can't seem to set my hotkeys on the PS3. I did it once on accident and can't seem to anymore. I believe you're supposed to press left or right on the D-Pad to set it, but that isn't working for me. ...