The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Tweak Guide

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the fifth title in the epic The Elder Scrolls role

playing game series. Skyrim presents a vast, detailed fantasy world that you can

explore at your leisure. As with the other games in the series, Skyrim allows you to

choose how you approach the game. Be a warrior, a mage, a thief – or a mix of all

three; be good, evil, or something in between; ignore the main quest and just head

off in a random direction looking for treasure. All of these possibilities and many

more are available to you, because Skyrim is about as open-ended as a PC game can be.

When the game’s developer, Bethesda Game Studios, says that there are literally

hundreds of hours of content, it’s no exaggeration. The length of gameplay all

depends on just how inquisitive and adventurous you’re feeling. In terms of graphics,

the world and its citizens look more alive and more realistic than ever before. The

whole package is capped off with a beautiful soundtrack, by the same composer of the

music in Morrowind and Oblivion, which only adds to the richness of an outstanding

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The aim of this guide is to allow you to better understand and utilize all of the

configuration options available in Skyrim, as well as a selection of advanced tweaks

to enhance the game.

Before proceeding further, make sure you meet the game’s minimum requirements as

provided below, with the recommended requirements in brackets:

Processor: 2 GHz dual core CPU (Quad Core CPU)
Memory: 2GB (4GB) RAM
Hard Drive: At least 6GB of free space
Video Card: DirectX 9 compatible (GeForce GTX 550 Ti or GeForce GTX 260, or above)
Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Internet Access required for Steam
OS: Windows XP, Vista or 7

What follows are full descriptions for all of the settings available in Skyrim’s

options menus. Screenshot comparisons are provided where relevant to highlight the

impact on image quality of each setting. Performance information is also provided for

every setting, although bear in mind that the precise impact on your particular

system depends on your specific hardware combination and and your other game and

system-wide settings. The aim here is to give you enough information so that you can

make an informed choice as to the settings you enable or disable to obtain a balance

of visual quality and performance acceptable to you.

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