carver0428 Apr 20 @ 5:07pm
HALP my saves are gone and it wont go in full screen
My games are gone and ive tried installing and reinstalling and stuff and it always opens in a small window and never goes full screen nor does it ever have the right resolution HALP
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ministry Apr 21 @ 2:14am 
Did you try alt enter?
carver0428 May 6 @ 12:48pm 
yep. it just opens in a roughly 640 by 420 screen will let me kind of play but never let me go full screen or save
Ilja May 6 @ 12:59pm 
Uh... fullscreen and resolution can be fixed with launch parameters, but let's not go there, while you are having problem with creating saves.

Have you tried to verify your files?
- Right click the game in Steam client Library view
- Select Properties -> Local Files - Verify Integrity of Game Cache.
mickydickybob May 6 @ 1:01pm 
Check your save files by opening documents>mygames>skyrim>saves
Ilja May 6 @ 1:03pm 
Sorry, I noticed that you have tried to reinstall, but I still forget to include following. Before re-installing or verifying files:

- Go to (My)Documents/My Games/Skyrim
- Remove following files: RenderInfo.txt, Skyrim.ini and SkyrimPrefs.ini

- Exit Steam
- Go to your Steam folder and remove a folder named appcache
- Reboot your computer
- Start steam. Verify your files, or re-install your game

- Start launcher. There is no need to actually load the game trough it, if you are using SKSE. Just let it configurate your game and create new files.
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mickydickybob May 6 @ 1:06pm 
Hi Ref, I see the question as split into two parts....

1) No save games
2) Skyrim opening in windowed mode.

Question for carver...are you on windows 7 or 8?
Ilja May 6 @ 1:08pm 
Originally posted by mickydickybob:
Hi Ref, I see the question as split into two parts....

1) No save games
2) Skyrim opening in windowed mode.

Question for carver...are you on windows 7 or 8?

I edited my post in between. If game is so buggy, then trying a completely fresh set of files might be the best idea. At least we know, if game itself is buggy, or something in other software/hardware department.
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mickydickybob May 6 @ 1:13pm 
HI Ref,

I've been noticing a lot of windows 8 players happen to have a hard time with Skyrim. Mostly the game will open in windowed mode, and windowed mode doesn't give maximum graphic effect.

In other words, there are a lot of upset windows 8 skyrim players...

Hehe, reminds me that EQ2 thought all future computers would be single processor, boy did they get that wrong!

Anyway, here, you'll see what I mean...

http://steamcommunity.com/app/72850/discussions/0/846961716292369039/

http://steamcommunity.com/app/72850/discussions/0/864950841112418687/
Ilja May 6 @ 1:40pm 
Originally posted by mickydickybob:
HI Ref,

I've been noticing a lot of windows 8 players happen to have a hard time with Skyrim. Mostly the game will open in windowed mode, and windowed mode doesn't give maximum graphic effect.

In other words, there are a lot of upset windows 8 skyrim players...

Hehe, reminds me that EQ2 thought all future computers would be single processor, boy did they get that wrong!

Anyway, here, you'll see what I mean...

http://steamcommunity.com/app/72850/discussions/0/846961716292369039/

http://steamcommunity.com/app/72850/discussions/0/864950841112418687/

I am aware of problems with Win 8.1, but most of them have been avoided with correct launch parameters, without tinkering that might affect to other games.

For example:
-autoconfig

for letting the game to ignore all software settings and base it settings to hardware only (valid, until removed) or

-CustomResolution:enabled -r1920x1080x32 -f

to force custom resolution and fullscreen (resolution can be any valid for monitor).

If OP can't fix problem with verifying files from clean slate, then we can try to fix graphical problems with parameters. However, I am most worried about missing save files. This is why I suggested the whole cleanup, because it sounds like some files are actually broken.

That, or Steam sync is on and bugged - again.
Last edited by Ilja; May 6 @ 1:42pm
carver0428 May 15 @ 4:03pm 
8.0
carver0428 May 15 @ 4:04pm 
give me a minute to try all that
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