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Just curious if anyone has De-Fragged their game. Go to the game's properties and then under local files check the % fragmentation.
How do you go to the games properties?
 
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Right click on the game from the Library.
 
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Right click on the game from the Library.
Didn't know this.
I defragged pretty soon after installing so it says 0% fragmented.
 
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Seriously...

"Running around with a digital sword slaying digital dragons seems much more like a male activity to me"

That is so wrong...

That is like saying Blue is Male and Pink is Female. His statement like my previous one are both artificial constructs that thus can adhere to either sex.

Nature doesn't say Blue is for boys and pink is for girls but the brainwashing begins before you are even born at your baby shower.

It follows that are reasoning would create such generalities but that doesn't make it correct.

Likewise blue is in fact as male as it is a female trait, same for pink, same for virtual dragons, Fantasy RPG, and pretty much anything. Just cause you think it should be a certain way doesn't mean the rest of the Universe adheres to that.
 
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*remembers the "100 ways to die in skyrim" entry number 29 :)
 
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I know quite a few females of various ages who couldn't wait for Skyrim.
It probably has more a female audience along the lines of The Sims.

Something like a military shooter or driving games like F1 2011 would be more appropriate.
 
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Semi OT: My sister just started playing LA Noire on her gaming rig, took a lot of time DL'ing from steam tho. She is also quite interested in Skyrim tho.
 
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Seriously...

"Running around with a digital sword slaying digital dragons seems much more like a male activity to me"

That is so wrong...

That is like saying Blue is Male and Pink is Female. His statement like my previous one are both artificial constructs that thus can adhere to either sex.

It's not the same at all, men and women have different brains generally we're wired up to be a bit more physically aggressive ( hence play fighting being more common in male children rather than female) and it's why generally you get more men doing things and being into things that involve violence ( even the digital kind)

You know not all stereotypes are based on bullshit :laugh:


And it's because of this that men and women never "get" each other, because whilst we're the same species we have completely different thought processes, hell there's even physical differences (here's a free one, men have a LOT more testosterone then men, testosterone DIRECTLY effects thing's like aggressiveness and willingness to take risks)

On top of that from person to person you can great huge variations anyway let alone a set of people that have different amounts of chemicals pumping through their blood.


Like a lot of people in the comments on that link said, he wasn't saying girls can't/shouldn't play he was saying If you don't know about skyrim you're "probably a adult woman"

I bet if I asked all my female friends/associates about skyrim only 20% of them will know what it is.
 
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Just curious if anyone has De-Fragged their game. Go to the game's properties and then under local files check the % fragmentation.
I haven't defragged and have 0% fragmentation, it's on an SSD anyway.
 

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Dark Elven princesses have to take respect... one fireball at a time :laugh:
 
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Dark Elven princesses have to take respect... one fireball at a time :laugh:
I almost thought that was a reference to Barenziah, but I think she used more, um, interesting methods ;)
 
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I have been running this game vanilla with only one mod so far.
Decided to try out some .ini tweaks and set the ugrids to 7 as well after reading this thread.

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Luckily I backed up the launch day .exe and am going to fire that up and use the LAA 4gb patch on it.

This game has turned me into a hermit.
 

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I have been running this game vanilla with only one mod so far.
Decided to try out some .ini tweaks and set the ugrids to 7 as well after reading this thread.

I thought the game looked decent before, but it looks much better now. Only problem I am having is more crashes to desktop. It started happening more often with the last patch, and even more often with the increased ugrids. I get awesome performance, but the random crashes are starting to piss me off.

Luckily I backed up the launch day .exe and am going to fire that up and use the LAA 4gb patch on it.

This game has turned me into a hermit.
could you upload that laa modded launch day .exe? it'd help me out a lot.
 

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TPU tool for screenies also doesn't work with Skyrim... :(
It doesn't work with most games, unless you are playing in Window Mode, and even if you are, it wouldn't be what you want to use because it pauses everything on the screen, so taking screens while in action with it isn't a great idea.

could you upload that laa modded launch day .exe? it'd help me out a lot.
Heres the 1.1 exe, I'm kind of confused with this new patch being called 1.2, as I figured launch day patch was 1.1, the patch about a week later was 1.2, and this patch should have been 1.3. Or am I crazy here? Either way, this is what I had been using with Fords program, haven't tried this exe with the 1.2 patch yet, but hopefully it still works.

http://www.mediafire.com/?l4a9q4sjho4ul53
 
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It doesn't work with most games, unless you are playing in Window Mode, and even if you are, it wouldn't be what you want to use because it pauses everything on the screen, so taking screens while in action with it isn't a great idea.



Heres the 1.1 exe, I'm kind of confused with this new patch being called 1.2, as I figured launch day patch was 1.1, the patch about a week later was 1.2, and this patch should have been 1.3. Or am I crazy here? Either way, this is what I had been using with Fords program, haven't tried this exe with the 1.2 patch yet, but hopefully it still works.

http://www.mediafire.com/?l4a9q4sjho4ul53
I'll give it a go as I've been having alot of frequent CTDs, thanks for uploading.

EDIT: well it works, just make sure you set your audio settings back to 44100khz as the CTD on intro comes back if you have it set to 192 etc.
 
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Skyrim 4gb exe and a whole lot of HD texture mods here. No crashes with it so far. Vanilla exe keeps on crashing on me as well.
 
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Skyrim now crashing to desktop?

Oh darn, what now? Skyrim now crashes to desktop a few seconds after it tells me if I want to continue my game. I did notice Steam was updating the game, it took about ½ hour to update Skyrim and now ever since this update it crashes. WTF?
I checked the task manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL) and it showed about 3.8GB of ram was being used when I start Skyrim. Did this update now allow for more than 2GB?

Why is it crashing to desktop? This sucks :mad:
 
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Can some one link me the links to mod the game and make it look better?
 

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Oh darn, what now? Skyrim now crashes to desktop a few seconds after it tells me if I want to continue my game. I did notice Steam was updating the game, it took about ½ hour to update Skyrim and now ever since this update it crashes. WTF?
I checked the task manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL) and it showed about 3.8GB of ram was being used when I start Skyrim. Did this update now allow for more than 2GB?

Why is it crashing to desktop? This sucks :mad:
I see you thanked my post, so I'm assuming you figured it out. You must be running texture packs to be using that kind of RAM, using that 1.1exe and Fords LAA program should solve the problem.

Can some one link me the links to mod the game and make it look better?
Theres a ton of them, head over to skyrimnexus.com and see what they got. Beautiful Skyrim, Landscape Texture Pack are going to be the 2 most noticeable. But there are a ton more beyond those.
 
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This news is a few days old now but don't think been posted here. Some dude found all the in-game books in plain text in the game folder and converted to eBook format! I never feel like spending much time reading during play so this is just great for me. That and I will always have something to read on the train! :)


http://capane.us/2011/11/24/dovahkiin-gutenberg/
 
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