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 I return to Skyrim after switching to Windows?

When using Alt+Tab, I can't seem to get back to Skyrim. Clicking it's icon or Alt+Tab to get back, I just see an empty window. Windowed mode doesn't allow me to use it in a Windowed (Fullscreen) ...
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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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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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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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What should I do with all these claws?

I seem to be accumulating claw-keys. I had to return the Golden Claw, but I was able to keep the Ruby Claw and I've just been given a Coral Claw. The Ruby Claw is a moderately high-value item (400g); ...
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Are You Weak at Level 80?

I have a few level 30-ish Skyrim characters, but I have a concern about what life will be like at levels 50-80. At level 30-ish, I have maxed out all my important fighting skills. For instance, as an ...
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How do I stop smelling like a wet dog?

Whenever I meet a guard, they nonchalantly tell me I smell of wet dog. That was par for the course when I was a lycanthrope, but I got better. According to UESP, guards may refer to you as a werewolf ...
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What is a good way to manage multiple characters?

On Skyrim, it seems very difficult to manage multiple characters. Their quicksaves overwrite each other and you have to trace back the date of when you last did a "full save" to load a different ...
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How can I find or recall my horse?

Lately, I've been finding my horse to be more of an annoyance to use than an asset to have. But, maybe I'm missing something that could resolve this - or maybe it's the game that's missing this. I'm ...
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How can I find a lost item?

I've lost Morekei, 100% magicka regen, and I have no idea how. I've been looping through all of the shopkeepers I might have somehow sold it to but no one seems to have it. I've got this game on PC. ...
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Why has the innkeeper put a price on my head?

So, I was just assaulted by a trio of fairly well armed thugs while walking out of Riften. Before attacking me, they informed me that they were 'here to teach me a lesson.' After dispatching them in ...
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How can I tell if a weapon is one or two handed?

In Skyrim is there a way to tell if a sword is one or two handed without picking it up. I'm not a fan of two handed weapons and I don't want to pick them up just to drop them when I realize it's not ...
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I've lost Shadowmere - where can I find her?

So I own Shadowmere from the Dark Brotherhood. However, I jumped on another horse for a few seconds, before fast travelling. I did a few quests, without even thinking about Shadowmere, and now when I ...
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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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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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What are the advantages and disadvantages of each version of Azura's Star?

At the completion of the quest "The Black Star," you are given the choice to pick between: What are the (dis)advantages of each? I'd seen some mention that human souls are more powerful than most ...
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Who can I safely kill with the Ebony Blade?

I want to empower the Ebony Blade, and I understand that means I need to kill NPCs that trust me, but I don't want to miss out on any quests or advantages. Several NPCs will become followers, ...
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What do I lose when serving time in jail?

When you serve your time in Jail, do you lose stats like in Oblivion? Also, can you get your stuff from the chest back after serving your time without having to sneak in and steal it? What negative ...
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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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Can you pick-pocket someone who has already caught you?

So I was simply taking some weight off an NPC when he caught me... helping lighten his load. The problem is, he still has some stuff that I am sure he would rather have me hold on to but he has ...
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Are inter-racial marriages frowned upon?

Apparently, marriage is allowed in Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. For example, as a Human, if I wanted to show my love for an Argonian or Khajit, and they were up for it, would I be shunned or treated ...
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How do I favorite/hotkey a dual wield setup?

I've been playing Skyrim for a while now, and still have not figured out how to properly create a hot-key to my dual wield setup. I've tested with spells, which easily allow you to select multiple ...
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Is my clock broken?

I understand that the Tamrielic cultures have their own names for days and months: Tamrielic | Gregorian --------------------- Sundas | Sunday Morndas | Monday Tirdas | Tuesday Middas | ...
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Best way to level destruction?

I've seen effective methods for leveling Summoning, like spamming a Bound Sword on a crag in front of a giant; my question is whether or not something like this will work for Destruction spells. Does ...
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Why are mammoths so much harder to kill than dragons?

In Skyrim, I noticed that it is much much harder to kill a mammoth than it is to kill a dragon. Why is this? Am I just bad at Skyrim, or is it like this for everyone?
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What's the quickest & cheapest way to power-level up to 15?

So, I recently discovered the Oghma Infinium and the power-leveling bug that comes with it. That got me to thinking about what might be the fastest, cheapest, and easiest way to possibly crank a ...
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Optimal way to increase heavy armor skill?

I'm trying to fast track my heavy armor skill, mostly so I can get the Conditioning perk (since my armor takes up such a ridiculous portion of my overall carrying capacity). So far, I've only found ...
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Is it really worth hoarding all the loot you find?

By level 49, I have collected hundreds upon hundreds of various items during my quest. I have accumulated so much loot, in fact, that I need to use 6 barrels in Riverwood to categorize my wide ...
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Is there a portable container in Skyrim?

I'm looking for a portable container, a carriable chest if you'd like. Something where I can put items in, but which I can put in my inventory itself. I don't need to be able to access items in the ...
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After I murdered/robbed people, how do I get rid of the bounty?

I thought it would be nice to steal some useful stuff from people. However, the whole town got angry for me doing so. Seems someone did spot me doing so, I survived the first people by walking back ...
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Where do I find glass to smith with?

I have ran around this game world for 100+ hours and I have never seen raw glass. Am I missing it? Or is there something special that happens when I take the skill to craft glass? I have not taken it ...
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Where are the best house locations in Skyrim?

I'm looking for the best house location, for two different types of characters. Craftsman: The house must be very near to, or include: Alchemy Lab Arcane Enchanter Forge and/or Anvil Grindstone ...
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How does regen vs magicka vs reduced cost affect my efficiency? What is my destruction spell damage?

The Questions What are my character's derived stats? (regen time etc) What will each magicka and destruction enchanting effect do to my overall character? How is my damage output affected by ...
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Is there any reason to not complete the game?

Would there be anything in Skyrim where you wouldn't want to complete the main story? (Yes, I know the game continues after that) Like something you can no longer access, or do after beating the ...
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Do I need to account for gravity when shooting an arrow?

Is the arrow I'm about to unleash going to feel the effects of gravity, or not? If so is there a general rule of thumb for how much compensation should be made when aiming to account for its effects?
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How do I buy the house in Riften?

Who do I talk to to start the quest to buy the house in Riften? I have talked the Steward, the Jarl, and did a quest for the court mage, and still no quest started. Do I have to kill the dragon behind ...
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How do I examine the Crime Scene?

I am trying to solve the "Blood on the ice"-quest and am told to examine the crime scene. But I cannot find any trigger to activate or object to collect. What am I supposed to find/do here?
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What house has the most bookshelves?

I'm an avid book collector, and I was wondering what house has the most bookshelves in Skyrim. I currently only own the Whiterun house, which has 2 bookshelves of 2 shelves each. Is there a house I ...
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How does value affect the gain of smithing experience?

As of Skyrim's 1.5 patch, you get differing values for smithing items in part due to their value. More expensive, more experience. UPDATE 1.5 (all platforms unless noted) NEW FEATURES ...
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Fortify alchemy/fortify enchant stacking?

Is it possible to enchant a set of fortify alchemy equipment that will allow you to create a more potent fortify enchant potion then using the potion recreate a more powerful set of alchemy equipment? ...
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Are ores replenished over time?

In previous games, the amount of minerals found in a vein was set in stone. Now that blacksmithing is a feature, will minerals regrow after a certain amount of time as plants do?
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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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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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Efficent Enchantment Skill-up

What is the most cost-effective way to increase enchantment? it seems too expensive to buy materials from vendors, and finding soul gems that have souls in them takes a while.
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Can I continue to harvest dragon souls after the main quest is over?

I want to make sure I learn all the Thu'um, and in order to do that, I need to acquire quite a few dragon souls. Should I put off the main quest as I slay dragons and find hidden draconic words, or is ...
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How does Silence work in the Sneak tree?

I've leveled up my Sneak skill to 100 and attained Silence and assumed I would have little difficulty sneaking around unseen. However I can't tell any difference in the enemy detection rate and I ...
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Are there 3 words to EVERY shout?

I noticed that every shout has place for 3 words in the menu. What's confusing me is that I found a shout which already has all of the 3 words listed, but greyed out so I can learn them, while others ...
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How to increase mouse sensitivity in Skyrim?

How can i increase mouse sensitivity in Skyrim? on the main menu the mouse cursor is sluggish in-game mouse sensitivity is too low Things i've tried: increasing Look Sensitivity in-game: In ...
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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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Can I rename an item without enchanting it?

I forgot to rename an item when I enchanted it. Is there any way I can rename it?