I am level 48 and after a few in-game hours, my character goes completely blind! I can still see the compass bar and the cursor, I can do shouts, attack, etc. However, all I can see is pure darkness.

It happens as if you transforming back from or to werewolf form. So, the vision goes blurry for a split second, and before you know it, it fades into complete darkness.

I have tried loading from another file, a different character, I have tried uninstalling the game, removing all mods and ESP files from the data folder, re-installing, but nothing helps...

Anyone had this issue before?

  • Maybe a problem with the game-loading? It happens sometimes with me for Runescape. – Young Guilo Aug 6 '13 at 0:40
  • looks an actaull in-game effect to my character though :S as if its a spell of some sort. and i can get rid of it :S – user53220 Aug 6 '13 at 0:47
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    Does the in-game statistics screen show your character as having any diseases or anything? – JamesGecko Aug 6 '13 at 4:18
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    Are you using any mods? And have you defeated Alduin? steamcommunity.com/app/72850/discussions/0/828927580796788544 – Lyrion Aug 6 '13 at 14:20
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    If you had mods before, they probably left something in your save file. That's pretty common, and fits your report that it doesn't happen with other saves. – SevenSidedDie Aug 21 '13 at 0:33

I recommend trying the following:

  • Reinstall all mods that could be even remotely related (if you have any)
  • Just wait a few minutes. The game could resolve it by itself
  • Look for a mod on the Nexus to patch it
  • A fresh save. I know you're level 48, but it might be worth creating a new save just to test if it's a problem with the save or with your game
  • Make your own mod with the Creation Kit. The game engine uses several classes of effects when performing an action like turning you into a werewolf. I would look for the MagicEffect involved and disabling any particle effects or visual effects inside

If none of these work, then I don't know what will.

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If you've just become a werewolf from the Companions questline, it's normal. Just let it stay. It usually wakes you up after 30-60 seconds in the middle of nowhere.

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If your using mods you might have read the Elder Scroll and the game glitches out on you. I've seen some mods do this to people, I think its part of the mod.

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