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Skyrim - The Elder Scrolls 5

Skyrim is number five in the series of Elder Scrolls games from Bethesda. These games are a type of RPG (that's Role Play Game, not Rocket Propelled Grenade!) that are highly immersive and dynamic. When the player enters the game, they are brought into a whole other world. The map is absolutely huge and allows your to roam anywhere on or off the beaten path. Venturing off the paths will lead you to hidden caves or ancient ruins where the player can find treasures, new foes, or new missions to play out.

Sunrise in Skyrim near the start of the gameHighly Detailed Virtual Environment

The outside map is one continuous world with no loading screens or obvious boundaries. It ranges from sea level, right up to the snow covered peaks of mountains. The map is so huge that it would take you over 30 minutes just to walk in a straight line from one side to the other, and that's assuming you do not get distracted by wild animals, thieves, or other characters on your way.

The map is also covered in sub-worlds which are loaded when you enter through a door or cave. These worlds are those such as the cities, individual buildings, or cave structures. Each of these are filled with unique characters, objects and missions that can keep you busy for days on end.

Time in Skyrim is also played out rather than jumping to specific times. If you stand outside, you will see the sun rise and set, the stars move over the sky, the weather change, all continuously and smoothly. For every minute that passes in your real world, about 20 minutes will bass by in Skyrim. You also have the option to wait, or sleep, and force the game to fast forward a number of hours.

Skyrim at night with large moonImmersive Gameplay

The game-play is highly non-linear compared to many other games. This means that as you walk around Skyrim you will encounter many people all with their own story and agenda. You can choose to get involved in their life, in any number of ways. For example; they may ask you for a favour which could lead you to a reward, or you could simply pick their pocket, take their house keys and steal everything they own! All the tasks and missions can be taken on at any time, allowing you to complete one task on the way to part of another. There are also main quests that will progress the game forward to its conclusion. These can be done as and when the player wishes, making the game totally unique for each player.

At the beginning of the game, you are given a choice of identity. You can choose from a number of races that live in Skyrim, and you can also customise many fine details of the characters appearance and personality so that your character is unique to your game. As you play the game the character will also develop skills that improve with use. You will need to hone these skills before visiting some parts of the map or attempting some quests as the enemies will be very tough! All these dynamic attributes create a highly immersive and dynamic game that can become very hard to stop playing!

Complex Objects

The objects you find in the world can be used in many ways. You can sell them, modify them, destroy them to get their raw value, and of course use them for whatever their usual purpose might be. There are various craftspeople in Skyrim who can help you repair or modify objects for a fee, or alternately you can use their equipment to do it yourself. The more you practice, the more skilled you will become, and the more valuable your finished objects will be.

Graphics Engine

The graphics offer stunning detail, and realism with dynamic lighting, water, and atmospheric effects. The large amount of vegetation and natural stone building makes a really nice smooth looking world with very little obvious pixelation.

Skyrim Cheat Codes

We highly recommend not using the cheat codes, but if you must, then hit the ~ or ` key to open the console and type any of the following commands;

Add an item to your inventory with 1-2 enchantments of your choice. Magnitude based on enchanting skill, 100=100%. playerenchantobject [object ID] [MGEF ID] #1] [MGEF ID #2]
Add levels to your skills AdvancePCSkill (skillname) #
Add perk (ie Light fingers is 00018E6A) player.addperk ########
Adds dragon's souls to your pool, allowing you to improve your shouts. Player.modav Dragonsouls #
Adjust field of view (insert fov value as x ) fov x
Advances the targeted skill by xxx amount advskill [skill]#
All Spells psb
Change scale of player; 1 is normal player.setscale #
Changes ownership of target so you can safely take without stealing Setownership
Changes your gender SexChange
Complete all Quest Stages caqs
Duplicate items (click container\NPC and copy the RefID) duplicateallitems
Fast travel to location, e.g. coc Rivertown COC [location]
Freeflying camera tfc
Give player item (i.e. gold is 0000000f, lockpicks are 0000000a) player.additem [ItemNumber] #
Gives the ID for the companion or NPC help "NPC Name" 4
God mode TGM
Increase Burden by # player.modav burden #
Increase your Level AdvancePCLevel
increases movement speed where X is a percentage multiplier (eg. player.setav speedmult 250) player.setav speedmult X
Kill enemy (Must select with arrow first) Kill
Kills all hostiles in your immediate vicinity killall
list all commands in console help
quits the game instantly qqq
Removes all items of selected NPC removeallitems
Removes selected object from your game markfordelete
Reset NPC to original inventory. resetinventory
Restores targeted NPC's HP to Full resethealth
Restores the player's HP to Full player.resethealth
Resurrects targeted dead Resurrect
savegame [name of file] saves game with "name of file"
Search by keyword, the number is what mode to search by. Modes are listed by help every time you use it. help keyword #
Set Carry Weight player.modav carryweight #
Set character's fame. setpcfame
Set character's infamy. setpcinfamy
Set health player.setav Health #
Set it high if you want to fight, set it at 0 if you want to be free. player.setcrimegold X
Set Magicka player.setav Magicka #
Set Player Level player.setlevel #
Set Stamina player.setav Stamina #
Sets skill to # level without leveling character. player.setav *skillname* #
Sets the NPC corresponding to the ID essential setessential [ID] 1
Sets the refractive value of the target. 0.0= normal, 0.000001= invisible,1.0 = full refraction STR #
Show Race Menu showracemenu
Show/hide all map markers 1=show 0=hide tmm 1/0
Spawns an NPC at your location. (Replace X with NPC ID) player.placeatme X
starts all quests, *NOT RECOMMENDED!* saq
teleports you to quest target movetoqt
This brings you to the testing hall with all items in the game. Be careful as opening enchanted armor and weapons cabinets may cause your game to crash coc qasmoke
This command is used to enable controls during cinematics when they're disabled. Occasionally the game will glitch, instead of reloading put in this c enableplayercontrols
Toggle AI Detection (You can steal all you want and no one will see you, doesn't work with pickpocketing) TDetect
Toggle Artificial Intelligence (freezes npc, they can't walk, move, or anything.) TAI
Toggle collision tcl
Toggle Combat Artificial Intelligence (same as TAI; however only makes the NPC not being able to combat) TCAI
Toggle FOW tfow
Toggle Grass TG
Toggle menus (HUD) tm
Unlocks anything that may be locked by typing unlock then clicking the chest or door you want unlocked then press enter unlock
Will increase the level of a skill by one. Player.IncPCS [Skill Name]
You can lock chests, doors, or people by targeting them and typing "lock" followed by the level of difficulty you wish to set it at. lock X

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