Elder Scroll 5: Skyrim MacRumor's Guide

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  1. Huntn macrumors P6

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    It's up here: Elder Scrolls5: Skyrim MacRumor's Guide.

    The name is currently screwed up. It should say Quick and Dirty Guide instead of just "Quick". I've asked the webmaster to correct for me. I'll use this thread to post updates to the guide. Thanks!

    For example I added a YouTube video link on how to change your appearance and race after starting the game. Getting ready to add a link regarding shouts and powers... More soon. :)
     
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    The Daedric vs Dragon Armor note is wrong.

    Smithing splits in two strands, one for light armor, the other for heavy. They then meet at Dragon armor to make a circle. The note should say that it is impossible to follow one side of the circle up to Dragon armor, and then continue down the circle from the top on the other side.

    ie. it is impossible to choose all the light armor smithing perks, then Dragon, and then choose Daedric heavy armor. If you want to smith heavy Daedric armor, you have to choose dwarven, orcish and ebony heavy armor smithing first.
     
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    Cool! I didn't know we could tweak the character with the console window. :)

    I'm happy with my character, but this would have helped in Mass Effect, where as the character in game sometimes looks different than what I had created in the editor.
     
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    I'll get this into the guide. Thanks! :)

    Added under Combat section: Worlds Walls, Shouts and Power Overview- @gametechguide.

    Added note from Erasmus regarding the Daedric vs Dragon Armor note under Blacksmithing.
     
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    Added tons of Skyrim stuff to the Guide, too much to individually mention. :)
     
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    *12/12/11- Added Game Addons, Quest, Cheats, and Vampirism section and other misc links to the Skyrim Guide.
     
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    Soon to be added to Guide:
    About Vampirism, my apologies for spreading so much bad info around today...

    After you fight any diseased creature, check your Active Effects List. There could be a variety of diseases evident. Sanguinare Vampiris is the Vampire infection. If you see this drop everything and drink a Cure Poison potion or visit a Shrine for healing. Approaching twilight, you'll get a message: "You feel a strange thirst as the sun sets". The next morning you'll get the message: "You feel weaker as the Sun rises." After 3 DAYS you'll change into a Vampire. After this point the only solution is to

    According to the Official Game Guide the only two ways to cure Vampirism are:

    1.Visit a mage named Falion in Morthal the Hold Capital of Hjaalmarch and complete the sidequest: Rising at Dawn.
    2. Become a werewolf.

    And it says if you contract Vampirism a second time, the quest must be repeated.
     
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    *12/13/11- Added info on Abilities (under Skill section), Disease, Vampires, and Werewolves, Crime and Punishment. Reorganized some of the info, lumping vampirism and lycanthropy under disease.

    MacRumors Skyrim Q&D Guide
     
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    *12/15/11- Added Taking Screenshot info (Game/Graphic Tweaks). Added Crafting Section with Alchemy info. Added Skyrim System Requirements Section.
     
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    *12/16/11- Added cheat to make your Follower a Pack Mule. See Cheats. Combined Politics into the Skyrim General info, Politics, and POI section.
     
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    *12/18/11- Added Mod Section, added Character Attributes; under Mages, added Winterhold College and Destruction Spell/Purchase link; and updated politics section.
     
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    *12/19- Added Follower give and take info under follower section. Added info on finding your screenshots (taken with Steam) in the Graphics section, including a Fraps link. Corrected Mac Cider/Mod info (Mod Section)...you can't use the alternate method to activate .esp mods in Cider. Under Followers added link on recovering Lydia if you lost her. Added Alchemy Ingredients link to Alchemy section. Added Smelting link and Mine Location link under Crafting/Blacksmith Section.
     
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    A couple of things you missed from the werewolf perk.
    1. You cannot get the well rested perk from sleeping in a bed.
    2. It's short lived, need to loot a corpse? Wait an hour or two and it'll wear off.
    3. You can only transform once every 24 hours unless you have the ring of Hircine, then it's unlimited.
     
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    Thanks, I'll add this! :)
     
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    *12/22- Under Game/Graphic Adjustments added blurb about where Skyrim game saves can be found for the purpose of backup. Tweaked Werewolf section under Diseases. Added note under Crafting about there being no Spellcasting in Skyrim. Added note about acquiring Daedra Hearts at the College of Winterhold under Class/Character Development/Misc section.

    MR Skyrim Quick&Dirty Guide
     
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    *12/24- Under Cheats added Console Links. Added a blurb under Followers Section on how I lost and retrieved Lydia, my companion.- Huntn

    If anyone finds a complete list of Skyrim Console IDs including the one for Lydia 00A2C94, please let me know!

    I've got this list codes, but Lydia (a companion) is not on the list. So I'm looking for a reference that includes regular as well as important NPC codes. Thanks!
     
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    *12/27- Added info under Game Adjustments Section on how to create a custom Game Save name. Added more info on using the Console under Cheats/Console Action Section. Clarified how to use the Console for taking screen shots. Still looking for a companion ID code reference.- Huntn.

    *Remove Hud Before Taking Screenshot- If you time it right, you can freeze the action where you want by hitting the tilde (~) key. This opens the in-game console and freezes the game. Type '''tm''' (toggle menu) to remove the game's HUD. If you feel the need, type '''tfc''' to free the camera. Adjust the camera, then take your screen shot, in Steam (F12) or if using Fraps, whatever key you have designated. If necessary restore the HUD and lock the camera, then press tilde key second time to exit The Console. '''Note:''' when the HUD is turned off, the consol screen is hidden. You just have remember to type '''tm''' again to restore the HUD, then tilde (~) a second time to get out of The Console. If for some reason you have exited The Console with the HUD turned off, you are not going to see The Console screen when it is pulled up. The only indication is that the action will stop until you restore the HUD.
     
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    *1/14- Added several Mod links, enhanced environmental mods such as Enhanced Sky, Lush Grass & Tress that don't have an adverse impact on performance, a UI Mod, even a nude mod for those who need it (I don't) ;)

    Skyrim Quick & Dirty Guide
     
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    1/15- Better organized section regarding Class Leveling, Attributes, and Skill Perks under Class Leveling section.
     
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    Just added to guide:

    Follower Got Whimpy On You?
    *Part 1- Check Follower Stats- (http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/615805-/61216136) Pull up the Console (~). Click on the Follower. The Follower's ID should appear on the screen. In the Console type "getavinfo <actor value>" (without quotes). This will give you a readout of the Follower's stats. Examples of what values to check would be "getavinfo health" or "getavinfo stamina". To check other values, here is a (http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Tes5Mod:Actor_Value_Indices) UESP.net Actor Values Chart.
    *Part 2- Update Follower Stats When a Follower is picked up early in the game, the idea is that as you gain xp, so do they. Not quite. I'm not an expert on the mechanics within the game, but they will lag in stats as compared to you. If you have become attached to a follower and wish to continue to use him or her after he or she has become obsolete, you can upgrade them! Using this method, my current Follower, Lydia started with a Stamina of 74 and Health of 181. After completion of the procedure, her Stamina jumped to 114, and her Health to 321. See this (http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Followers#Follower_Stats) UESP.net Follower Stats article. A warning! This method strips the Follower of any items you have given them! Strip them of all upgraded items, then follow the procedure, unless you don't care about losing them.

    The Procedure: Update his or her stats by dismissing the companion, then opening the console, clicking the Follower in question (the Follower's ID will appear on the screen), typing "disable" and then typing "enable" without the quotation marks, closing the console, then ask them to rejoin. His or her stats will all be updated to match the player's current level.

    Remove Stolen Tag from Items (http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Console) Source: UESP.Net Console Article. This has been added to the cheat section because, no doubt it is a cheat. However there is an in-game glitch where items that I have purchased and given to my follower to hold, or items I have removed from others after defeating them in combat sometimes are labeled as stolen. I'm not sure exactly what the mechanism is, but I know I am not steeling items. So if you are a cheater or a victim, here is how you remove the "Stolen" tag from gear. Simply drop the item on the ground, open the console (~), click on the item (its ID should appear onscreen), and type the command "setownership" (no quotes). It can be difficult to select certain items. You might have to toggle off the console (~), and change the camera angle. If the displayed ID code does not begin with "ff", you have not selected an item, but rather an object in the world (ground texture, light, container, etc.).
     
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    Thanks, I appreciate the comment. These guides started out as an easy place for me to find important game tips I'm using repeatedly. :)
     

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