Ideally, I'd like to use a command line option to automatically resume the most recent save game. This would essentially be the equivalent of clicking "Continue" from the game's opening menu. Although I am mainly interested in a command line option that supports that feature, I'd really like to see a list of all command line options.

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    Have you tried appending ` /?` to the command line? – Iszi Jul 22 '12 at 2:48
  • Good idea, but all it does it run the EXE, although that doesn't necessarily mean anything. They probably just didn't write in any friendly command line validation with the expectation that gamers aren't going to get all DOSsy with Skyrim. – oscilatingcretin Jul 22 '12 at 17:08
  • Bump (or at least seeing if questions can be bumped by a comment). Been almost 7 years and I find myself asking about command line options again. – oscilatingcretin Jun 30 '19 at 18:16

There exists a mod to support this functionality. Not tested by myself...

Skyrim Skip Launcher Mod


Unfortunately, newer games are not coded to include outside parameters into their command line start options. There is, however, a command console inside of the game ( available here ), but I sense that is not what you are looking for.

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    Most new games I know of support command-line options. It's really not that difficult to code them... – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Jul 25 '12 at 22:16
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    "Unfortunately, newer games are not coded to include outside parameters into their command line start options." - it really depends on the game. – Adam Lear Jul 25 '12 at 22:21
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    Pretty much every Source game supports CL options.. – kotekzot Oct 20 '12 at 6:31
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    i think it really depends on the dev group and engine. valve seems to like them, Bethesda not so much. – TrewTzu Oct 20 '12 at 16:22
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    @NoneOfYourBusiness Bethesda don't own id Software, they're just the publisher of some of their games. Further, Bethesda has literally nothing to do with the id Tech 5 engine. That makes it not Bethesda. (What's more — relevant to these comments — Valve's Source Gold engine is an id Tech engine as well.) – SevenSidedDie Feb 3 '15 at 23:21

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