Heretic Feb 22 @ 10:23am
I can never play Skyrim again?! FIXED
last year my windows vista laptop got a virus and its memory had to be wiped. When i got the laptop back i loaded up skyrim however something happened and the graphics are covering the screen making it impossible to play i havnt been able to play it since.... If anyone can help or has experienced this problem before i would really appreciate it i will also post a picture at what im looking at when i play the game. The textures seem to follow my character whereever i go
i did have the unp body before the virus so maybe theres ap roblem there if anyone can research that id be thankful
Last edited by Heretic; Feb 23 @ 3:55pm
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[KL] Master Dan [StormCats] Feb 22 @ 10:37am 
Have you presented this question to whoever 'repaired' your laptop? I think they might have a few answers...I would go to them in person.
Heretic Feb 22 @ 10:38am 
i cant remember who fixed it because my mom brought it over to them
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Adura Feb 22 @ 10:39am 
Strange =/.

It almost looks like you're partway through an object.

First, I'd try to verify the game cache. Some important files may have been deleted when your computer was cleaned.

If that fails, try reinstalling the game (and maybe starting a new game.)
SpeedFreak Feb 22 @ 10:40am 
Big question is it only skyrim or also other games?
Heretic Feb 22 @ 10:41am 
Originally posted by SpeedFreak:
Big question is it only skyrim or also other games?
Its only this game
SpeedFreak Feb 22 @ 10:43am 
Ok that rules out some hardware issue so it's probably the game itself.
Heretic Feb 22 @ 10:44am 
Originally posted by Adura:
Strange =/.

It almost looks like you're partway through an object.

First, I'd try to verify the game cache. Some important files may have been deleted when your computer was cleaned.

If that fails, try reinstalling the game (and maybe starting a new game.)

I did have to reinstall the game when i got the laptop back however i have no tied restarting the game and i dont know what a game cache is
Heretic Feb 22 @ 10:45am 
Originally posted by SpeedFreak:
Ok that rules out some hardware issue so it's probably the game itself.
exactly thats why im so confused about this issue
SpeedFreak Feb 22 @ 10:49am 
did you start a new game (save) or used an old one?
Heretic Feb 22 @ 10:49am 
i just tried starting a new game and it is still doing this
Adura Feb 22 @ 11:01am 
It's possible that your graphics card/settings aren't playing nice with Skyrim, but that's fairly rare.

Verifying the game cache is an option steam has in the game properties for each game. It looks through the files and looks for things that are missing or fked up, then replaces them. If you have more then 1 file that needs to be replaced, that means it found (and will fix) a problem.

You might want to try a complete reinstall (deleting the Skyrim folder, and let it reinstall from scratch.)
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Heretic Feb 22 @ 11:09am 
how do i access the game properties
Trigger Feb 22 @ 11:10am 
Verify Integrity of game cache by right clicking on Skyrim in YOUR list of games, scroll down to properties, left click on properties, look for LOCAL FILES, left click on local files, look for VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME CACHE, left click on verify integrity of game cache, it will take afew moments for it to do it's thing. It will say FAIL TO VALIDATE ONE OR MORE FILE, do not worry about this, just press FINISH, then press play and the game will then detect your graphic's card and set your laptop to play at it's recommended settings, now go play your game, and remember HAVE FUN, PLAY HARD and KILL THEM ALL, it's only a game
Epikus29 Feb 22 @ 11:13am 
Right click skyrim in your game library
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