I'm wondering in case I get stuck in an area that I'm unable to get out of or if I clip into a wall and I suddenly can't move. I've had to disable clipping to get out of certain areas in Skyrim before but I want to make sure that things like my achievements and stuff won't shut out on my playthrough.

If I enable something, spawn an item that didn't spawn for me, or just basically use the console command to fix any bugs, what will happen achievement and game-wise?

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There are no negative effects to using the console. Achievements will not be disabled.

Source: Unlocked an achievement with godmode on (TCM), then reverted my save.

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    There's no negative effect concerning achievements. However, there's quite a few commands that are permanently irreversible (i.e., setav) and some that will even persist until you reload the game (the whole game, not just loading a save). Console commands allow you to break your save six ways from Sunday.
    – Mazura
    Jan 10, 2016 at 23:31
  • I'm actually going to downvote due to the sweeping "There are no negative effects", and echo @Mazura.
    – DCShannon
    Apr 4, 2016 at 23:10
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    Also, console commands can make you feel dirty.
    – DCShannon
    Apr 4, 2016 at 23:11

I belive that when you use it to spawn items it will add some IDs so spawning too much will add size your save and I tasted that myself when i added 9999 items it increased the size about "6 MB". But except this nothing else.

  • I wouldn't call adding 6mb to the save file a negative effect..
    – user106385
    Apr 4, 2016 at 21:12
  • Mentioning spawned item save bloat isn't the worst answer to this question. Plus one actually: there's a lot of ID lists for spawning all those damn components. Note to self: don't set X as one million for each of them.
    – Mazura
    Apr 5, 2016 at 0:25

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