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 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 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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Can I reenchant an already enchanted item?

I've got some nice Dragonplate armour now and I was thinking about enchanting it with something nice. My enchantment skill is not maxed out though, so I will only be able to put some mediocre ...
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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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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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Will new shopkeepers take the place of murdered ones?

I was really trying to play a "good" character, but long story short, Belethor pissed me off for the last time. I often visited his shop to sell little odds and ends that wouldn't sell at the other, ...
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At what levels do the various types of armour start to appear in Skyrim?

I was wondering at what levels do the various types of armour start to appear? For instance right at the beginning hide/studded is the more prevalent armor type (from memory) However I'm now level 18 ...
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Can you obtain a mammoth tusk without fighting a giant?

In Skyrim I have a quest to retrieve a mammoth tusk to help someone set up as a merchant. Of course, mammoths are generally being shepherded by giants. I do want to kill a giant at some stage but my ...
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How do I complete Bound Until Death without earning a bounty?

I'm at the Bound Until Death quest for the Dark Brotherhood and want to do it with the bonus task (balcony kill). It's not a problem to kill the bride, but I haven't find a place to do it from ...
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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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Can the bard play music or musical instruments?

I've completed the quest chain at the Bards College in Skyrim, but can't figure out what to do next. Is there a next? Do I get to play any kind of music in game? Basically, what's the purpose of the ...
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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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Is it possible to skip the new game introduction cinematic?

I don't want to watch the prisoner cart ride to the execution: is it possible to skip this? If so, how? Can I replace the intro movie file by some empty video?
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Are Items safe lying around my house?

I'm a bit of an untidy thief and often end up with a few things lying around the house. I've also left open a book next to my Alchemy lab in Whiterun for cosmetic and reference purposes. Obviously the ...
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How do I find an ore mine?

I have an urge to practice some smithing, but ore seems to be in short supply. How do I locate a mine? Will people be able to tell me where one is if I talk to the right ones? Are there certain ...
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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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Is there a tactic to take out two enemies next to each other silently?

I was happily sneaking through Fort Greymoor, dispatching enemies one by one with Dawnbreaker, whilst dressed as a Jester (as you do on a pleasant Sunday afternoon...). However, I came across a room ...
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Do shops/NPCs/houses replenish their contents after an act of thievery?

I have started funding my alchemy addiction by stealing from shops and pick pocketing from NPCs. I am wondering if they ever get any contents back after I have stolen from them.
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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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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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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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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 Skyrim's console savegames be migrated to PC? [duplicate]

My PS3 Skyrim is starting to have the dreaded lag problem. I've tested Skyrim on my PC and it works perfectly on medium settings with 60FPS@720p (and better graphics than the PS3). It is also ...
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What actions freeze time?

Some actions freeze time, like opening your inventory, pickpocketing someone, opening your favourites etc. Recently I was going to talk to someone, and I noticed someone else I hadn't spoken to, so I ...
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How can I be more athletic?

Now that the athletics and acrobatics skills have disappeared, is there a way to run faster or to jump higher in Skyrim?
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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 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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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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How do Soul Gems work?

Recently I enchanted a weapon with a fire damage enchantment. I found a better weapon and wanted to do the same thing with that weapon. However, this time, whenever I tried to select an enchantment, ...
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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?
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What effects do weather changes have on your character?

I know Skyrim features weather like snow / hail / rain. What effects (if any) do the different weather types have on your character (especially combat)?
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How can I find out who I'm married to?

I've forgotten who my wife is. I got married, then decided to make a new character, but after playing that character for a while I got bored and went back to my first profile. I can't remember who ...
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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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Skyrim instantly crashes to desktop

Two weeks ago I borrowed an Oculus Rift for the weekend and installed some mods for it, following this guide. Now I'm trying to run it again without the Oculus, and it instantly crashes to desktop. ...
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What's a quick way to level conjuration?

My conjuration is level 26 and I can't seem to figure out a quick way to level it. What's the quickest/most effective way to level it up?
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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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Why can't I get Rested or Well Rested?

I sleep in rented beds and my bed in Jorrvaskr (with the Companions) and no matter how long I sleep I don't get the notification that I'm rested or well rested anymore. I've looked at my active ...
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Explain the calendar in Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls has always had an unusual calendar. Can someone translate the days of the week and month names? Actually, a thorough explanation of the calendar would be useful.
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Is Ulfric Stormcloak capable of a Dragon Shout?

How did Ulfric Stormcloak kill High King Torygg? Most NPCs including guards keep telling me Ulfric Stormcloak killed High King Torygg by shouting at him. When I came to Solitude, I found that Roggvir ...
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How do I determine whether a quest belongs to the main story line?

I've heard that there is a main story line in Skyrim, and that you have the main quests and procedurally generated quests besides that. How can I identify whether a quest belongs to the main story ...
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Where can I find black soul gems?

I've missed the chance to get the artifact that acts as a permanent black soul gem so I'm looking for them elsewhere. Which merchants regularly sells black soul gems I can use?
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How do spells affect skill leveling?

I'm playing Skyrim as a mage, and I am wondering how I can level up the skills for mage. Alchemy and Destruction seem quite straightforward. However, many skills consist of mostly defensive spells: ...
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Which arcane enchanter is closest to a fast travel point?

I find myself using Azura's Star every time it is full to level up enchanting. Currently, I am using the arcane enchanter in Dragonsreach which is quite a walk. What is the closest arcane enchanter to ...
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Is it possible to attack underwater?

In Skyrim, my character is an Argonian and I swim a lot and I keep getting attacked by slaughterfish underwater. I don't appear to be able to use my weapons or magic while underwater. Is there ...
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Can I control my transformation into a werewolf?

I see no harm in continuing the quest line if it won't cause any problems and I can control it. However, I'll be going through the line much quicker if I have no control over the transformation. When ...
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How does the Soul Siphon perk work?

The rightmost line of perks in the Enchanting constellation terminates with a perk called Soul Siphon, which causes your deathblows on creatures (but NOT people) to trap 5% of the victim. What does ...
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Are thieves at a disadvantage when it comes to dragon fights?

Fighting a dragon, at least in the videos, looks to be combat focused (as it should be) so armor, weapon skill, and magic skill all aid in killing a dragon. My question is, would a thief-type ...