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 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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What are the consequences of stealing?

There is quite a lot of nice stuff just laying around, useful and valuable items that their owners are not actually making good use of. I'm currently saving the world in sub-standard equipment, so I ...
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What ingredients make strengthen enchanting potions in Skyrim?

I've recently been looking into enchanting on an epic scale, for example making things cost millions, doing tonnes more damge etc than what they would normally be able to do with just the enchanting ...
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Where are Skyrim Screenshots saved?

I just took a screen shot in Skyrim. The message in the corner says it was saved, but it does not say where... Where are these saved on my computer?
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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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Which hold has the most giant camps?

As an aspiring Giant and Mammoth poacher/hunter I would appreciate knowing which hold has the most camps. I know both Whiterun Hold and Eastmarch have large numbers of Giants, Mammoths and Giant ...
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How do I get the Mammoth Tusk Powder?

I have the Unmelting Snow and the Brair Heart, but I can't get the Mammoth Tusk Powder. It does not show up anywhere. Does anyone have any tips on how to fix this? I'm playing on PS3. I can't find ...
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Soloing Dungeons or How To Stop Those Pesky NPCs From Tagging Along [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to stop NPCs from tagging along when I am doing their quests in Skyrim? I have been playing as a stealth character and am finding that the NPCs that want to ...
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How to become a vampire and werewolf hybrid?

I want to become a werewolf and vampire lord hybrid. I searched it up on YouTube . One way was to become werewolf when being vampire lord and have Serena bite you again when you came out from ...
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Is there a way to bring down the Thieves Guild in Riften?

Riften is said to be run by the Thieves Guild. I know it's possible to join them. Now I wonder if I alternatively could bring them down as well. I do not mean killing all the NPCs, but I would rather ...
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Can you get civil war commanders to follow you?

I've noticed that in each camp (Imperial and Stormcloak) there are special named NPCs, for example in the Whiterun Stormcloak Camp there is a commander named Hjornskar Head-Smasher. I was wondering ...
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Skyrim Dawnguard DLC Gone

I bought the DLC over a year ago now and originally began playing it on one console and putting my saves in the cloud, I had only done about half the dawnguard quests. I later moved to a different ...
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Bandits from quests appearing on fast travel or building exit

I just started a new character on 11th April 2012. After completing the kill-a-dragon-at-western-tower quest, and buying Breezehome, I now appear to have a greeting committee of bandits after fast ...
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How do I regain neutrality with Stormcloaks and Imperials?

I haven’t taken any sides as far as I know, but the Stormcloaks started calling me "unblooded" and the Imperials won’t let me anywhere near their camps. I’ve never hit a member of either faction as ...
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I'm having trouble getting Derkeethus out of the cave [duplicate]

When I lead Derkeethus to the exit of the cave and then wak out he doesnt come out with me. Is there a different way to get him out? Or am I doing it wrong? (Console)
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How do I leave the Companions?

I want to know if there is a way to leave the Companions, because I want to join the Thieves Guid and take some armor. I killed 4 of their members and all they did was say "I'm getting out of here" or ...
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What option in Skyrim did I set that caused my books and book text to look small?

Currently, my books and text look like this: (Image was resampled from 1440 x 900 resolution) As you can see, the book and text size is very small in proportion to the rest of the screen. These ...
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Will my computer run games like Skyrim and BF3 on medium? [closed]

I have an Intel i3 Dual Core, 8GB of RAM, and a GTX 650 graphics card. I have been recently interested in PC Gaming so I was wondering what games my PC could handle at med/high graphics with at least ...
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Can't jump while moving

I've encountered a bug where I can run and walk but can't jump while doing so. If I'm not moving I can jump. I've ruled out encumbrance by trying this with empty bags. How can I fix this? I'm playing ...
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Where can I buy a 'Conjure Flame Atronach' spell?

I'm trying to play as a Mage but some units are immune to magic. Where can I buy a 'Conjure Flame Atronach' tome?
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Skyrim Legend Acheivment

In Skyrim the lLegend achievement is unlocked when you defeat a legendary dragon. I know I have to be at least level 70 in order to encounter one. Where should I go to find a legendary dragon?
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Bring Heimskr back to preaching?

I "accidently" killed Heimskr, but now I miss him. I spawned him in with the console command, but he just walks to the shrine of Talos and stands there without preaching. His preaching is an important ...
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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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Can I get Nahkriin's mask if I've already left Skuldafn?

I've finshed the game skyrim but found out recently of the dragon priest masks and what to do with them. I have almost all of them but one I'm missing is the Nahkriin mask. Is there anyway that i can ...
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Weird Skyrim Build [closed]

I am considering making a fun Mage Build,but i can't decide which one. Is it Viable to Play a sort of "Melee" Mage ? (I've seem some out there,but i can't confirm if its viable). I would like ...
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Does Heimskr do anything important?

I want to know if killing Heimskr would stop me from getting/finishing any quests or obtaining any items/active effects etc.
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Mjoll's Grimsever

I was just wondering what Grimsever is classified as. Everywhere I read says its a one handed but the one I have is two handed. There was a site that said an unofficial patch changed it into a two ...
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Playing Skyrim regret-free

What's amazing about these open world games is the freedom I have as a player. If I don't want to follow the main story line for a while, and just explore, I can do that, and the game won't break. ...
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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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How high can poison damage go?

So, I have been blindly making potions/poisons to raise my skill level using a calculator to just make the most expensive combinations I can. Last night when I go to sell my stacks off to get more ...
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Why does the list of locations the wagon will take me to change?

On one of my characters, the guy in the wagon at Whiterun will take me to almost any city in Skyrim. On my slightly newer character, he only lets me go to four cities - Markarth, Riften, Solitude and ...
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How to summon Durnehviir?

So I've got the shout in my shouts list and I've unlocked all three parts of it, but I can't seem to be able to use it all, just the first part. Am I missing something? I still have a quest for ...
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How much clay will I need?

I read off of UESP that a Clay deposit in Skyrim (as added by Hearthfire) will yield 4000 units of Clay per month before depleting. That being said, I'm going to try and mine literally all the clay ...
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Menus scroll and 3rd-person camera zooms out without any input

I been having a problem on Windows 8 with Skyrim. Every time I open a container or menu it scrolls down to the bottom and I can't scroll back up to select what I want to select. Also, when I am ...
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In Skyrim Lydia's starting gear is gone

When I reached level 41 (don't know if that had anything to do with it or not), I was thinking of giving Lydia some different armor, and when I went into her inventory list all her steel armor was ...
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Can I swap left and right mouse buttons for combat only?

It annoys me no end that the LMB is for the right hand and the RMB is for the left hand. Is there a mod or console command to swap them for combat only (i.e. not for menus, dialog, etc)?
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Plant Respawn Time

Has anyone determined the length of time it takes for outdoor alchemy plants to respawn and if there are any gotchas to the respawn? I did have a look around but all I can find on the web are a bunch ...
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Why won't Skyrim start?

So, I've got Skyrim downloaded and everything, my computer more than meets the requirements and when I go to press the play button on the startup window nothing happens. I've updated my video card ...
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Killing people in skyrim and witnesses vs. bounty

In this question Is it ok to kill guards? on of the comments suggested "Just make sure you also kill any witnesses". Is that comment correct? In previous elder scrolls game it doesn't matter is ...
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What constitutes a no-bounty stealth kill?

I would like to know how Skyrim determines whether I was detected killing someone. For example: There is this temple in Makreth, where there are some women down below the main hall. I lockpicked my ...
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When to visit the College of Winterhold

I bought Skyrim a few days ago and have only been playing it for a short while. I am playing a high elf mage and one thing has been bothering me. I am only level 3 and following the main quest but ...
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How do I make the guards in Markarth stop being hostile?

I killed some Imperial Soldiers in the Reach far away from the city, then ported back to Markarth via fast travel. I have no bounty in the Reach, I checked, but all the guards and NPCs in the city ...
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Will Aela the Huntress ever use werewolf form in combat?

Ok, so I've never seen her wolf out except in the scripted underforge setting where you get the blood. Will she ever do it on her own in combat or is there any way to tell her how to do it? The bow ...
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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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How do I prevent friendly fire *from* allies?

In the question, "Would I take friendly fire damage if I had a mage as companion?", we learn that followers can deal friendly fire damage to the player character. So, how do I prevent followers, ...
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Will my kids ever grow up?

Will my kids ever grow up in Skyrim? I've had the game for a year now and I've had them for a long time. Will they ever grow up? I go to other peoples houses and they're kids are grown I really need ...
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Where do followers go when not at their home?

Recently, I noticed my follower Cicero disappeared on me. I went to the sanctuary, but he was not there, so I used the console command moveto to bring him to me. Interestingly, instead of following ...
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Quick save closing game

Occasionally, when I press the quick save button, my game closes out, and it doesn't relaunch. I have to restart my computer for the game to launch again, however when I do, it loads the quick save. ...
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Controller Mods For Skyrim on the Xbox 360

I was wondering if there was any way to modify the control scheme a bit more for skyrim on the Xbox360. I've been looking around, and though I know mods like this aren't readily available to us ...
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Is there any other uses for “Clear Sky”?

During Skyrim you're given the 3 words and knowledge to perform the shout "Clear Sky" which is required to reach the Throat of the World where Paarthurnax is. The shout is used in this part to clear ...