The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Grathagis Jul 23, 2014 @ 3:31am
Console Commands are Fun, Right ?
People tend to forget that console commands are used by game developers to test their game and not to play it. As such it is a powerful tool, but in the hands of those unfamiliar with it can be quite risky.
Adding a zillion gold to your inventory might seem easy, but as most have noticed this will actually create a mess. Spawning 600 Thomas the Steamengines might seem fun, until you break your game.

There are a few things to reduce the risk of console commands:
-) Make a save before you use them. Some console commands once done cannot be undone.
-) Know what a console command does. Sometimes there are multiple commands with seemingly the same end result.
-) Beware of typoos. A wrong letter or number might have unexpected results.
-) UESP wiki and Elderscrolls wiki contain a list of console commands.
-) If you want to solve a bug, google it, check the forum, or use the above 2 sites. Many bugs have already been solved and the proper console command is provided.
Without a doubt this list is not complete. Use common sense.

Just some food for thought for those who really want to use them.
Last edited by Grathagis; Jul 23, 2014 @ 3:33am
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⎝⎝ Tentacle ⎠⎠ Jul 23, 2014 @ 3:44am 
This is all definitely good advice.
Did you intentionally write "typoos" to be ironic?
Last edited by ⎝⎝ Tentacle ⎠⎠; Jul 23, 2014 @ 3:44am
Grathagis Jul 23, 2014 @ 3:45am 
Originally posted by Transience:
This is all definitely good advice.
Did you intentionally write "typoos" to be ironic?
No. How do you write it ? English is not my native language.
⎝⎝ Tentacle ⎠⎠ Jul 23, 2014 @ 3:46am 
"Typos" is generally regarded as the correct spelling. Leaving it as it is might make your point stronger, though. =P
Last edited by ⎝⎝ Tentacle ⎠⎠; Jul 23, 2014 @ 3:47am
Grathagis Jul 23, 2014 @ 3:50am 
Well, I did know that it was not written as typo's and I wasn't exactly sure about the other one.
Ilja Jul 23, 2014 @ 4:14am 
Very good advice. I just made notes to a thread, where promoted use of console command would have risked making a full quest line unplayable (Muiri + DB). Timing might be an issue, when dealing with commands. It is best to avoid them, until peoples with some sort of credibility especially advice using them in specific situation. This shouldn't happen often.

There is a very high change that bug you are facing is already solved in Unofficial Patches. This change gets higher by each new release. Be sure to see UESPWiki for details and suggestions about possible bugs in quests and/or characters you are facing in game!

If you ever found a bug, then look that quest or character from this wiki and see the following:
- Was this bug fixed in Unofficial Patches and do I have the right version(s) of these patches?
- If not, do they recommend a workaround instead of console command?
- If not, do they have any notes or recommendations about when and where to use this command?

UESPWiki
http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Main_Page

Here are the release details for all patches. I suggest that you see yourself what this fuss is about.

Tes5Mod:Unofficial Skyrim Patch
http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Tes5Mod:Unofficial_Skyrim_Patch
Last edited by Ilja; Jul 23, 2014 @ 4:19am
Grathagis Jul 23, 2014 @ 4:16am 
Thank you for mentioning the Unofficial Patches. I should have included them too.
Ilja Jul 23, 2014 @ 4:18am 
Originally posted by Grathagis:
Thank you for mentioning the Unofficial Patches. I should have included them too.

And ♥♥♥♥ me for doing 1000000000000 typos.

It is 30 celsius degrees in Finland. I need to get out of this house and find icecream...
EbonHawk Jul 23, 2014 @ 4:34am 
Originally posted by Ilja (Ref):
Originally posted by Grathagis:
Thank you for mentioning the Unofficial Patches. I should have included them too.

And ♥♥♥♥ me for doing 1000000000000 typos.

It is 30 celsius degrees in Finland. I need to get out of this house and find icecream...
Hehe, try 35 to 37 where I live, and 85% or more humidity.. :-)

I know, I know...you're not used to it. Ice cream is a good remedy.
Grathagis Jul 23, 2014 @ 8:36am 
bump
Last edited by Grathagis; Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:39pm
Grathagis Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:39pm 
bump again
Zanvel Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:41pm 
I only use console commands after I saved the game
Zefram Cochrane Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:46pm 
Originally posted by Grathagis:
Well, I did know that it was not written as typo's and I wasn't exactly sure about the other one.

Typo = short for "typographical error"

typoo would be ironic as in typo + poo (childish term for excrement)

/off topic
Last edited by Zefram Cochrane; Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:49pm
EbonHawk Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:46pm 
I use Console commands to bump my characters (no, not really). :-)
Ilja Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:47pm 
I used to be a console commander like you, but then I took an bump to my stream.
UnderDog Jul 23, 2014 @ 6:44pm 
good advice
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