The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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henryjsx Apr 11, 2013 @ 5:29am
somehow disabled my left hand in the game. It doesn't show up in the controls therefore can't select it and redirect M2 as it's functioning button. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the game to no avail! Now I'm bummed out! Would anyone help me reconfigure controls to default?
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SerfT Apr 11, 2013 @ 5:18pm 
do the steam verify game cache thing
henryjsx Apr 18, 2013 @ 4:31pm 
Yo serfer t ... how do I do that? sorry for being such a damned newb. Built my own computer for the first time and had to play video games
henryjsx Apr 18, 2013 @ 5:01pm 
ok so it said something wasn't right. I then tried loading a game and I still don't have the use of right click or left hand ... should I delete local game content? and start a new game ?
Lou Dobbs (Banned) Apr 18, 2013 @ 6:01pm 
If I'm understanding what you're saying then this is a simple fix:

Go to this directory: C:\Users\(YOUR USERNAME)\Documents\my games\skyrim
Drag the entire saves folder to your desktop then go back one directory so you wind up here:

C:\Users\(YOUR USERNAME)\Documents\my games\
Delete the entire Skyrim Folder

Relaunch the game and will detect the settings and set them to default again. Once that's done close the launcher.

Once the launcher is closed drag the saves folder you placed on your desktop back to the Skyrim folder located in this directory:

C:\Users\(YOUR USERNAME)\Documents\my games\skyrim

Close that, launch then launch the game and load a save and then see what happens

Of course this may not solve the problem but from what you're saying all that needs to be done is reset the settings so that's how you do it.

Please post back and let us know.
henryjsx Apr 18, 2013 @ 6:49pm 
I just ate two giant hamburgers so I'm gonna go to sleep, but when I wake up I'll try your tactics!
Thanks again for the help. Oh yeah, I did uninstall and reinstall the game but it saved my f-ed control settings. I never deleted the saved games when I uninstalled.

I don't have any mods yet. Any that you would recommend? I don't want to drastically change gameplay -- if anything just alter visuals.
henryjsx Apr 18, 2013 @ 8:05pm 
Okay so I didn't fall asleep ...
I just did what Lou Dobbs suggested and it didn't work.


Does this mean I have to right click on Skyrim in Steam and delete all saved files?

henryjsx Apr 20, 2013 @ 9:15am 
Thanks Grimus
henryjsx Apr 20, 2013 @ 9:24am 
couldn't find the folder steam>steamapps>common>skyrim

Can I type that into the C folder header?
henryjsx Apr 20, 2013 @ 9:25am 
... nevermind just found it.

I suppose I'll be playing for the Stormcloaks this time around
henryjsx May 6, 2013 @ 7:31am 
well after all that I've started over ... now Skyrim likes to exit back to the desktop
Is this game full of bugs or is it me?
Rhuto May 6, 2013 @ 7:44am 
Did you delete Skyrim folder in steam.
Did you also delete skyrim ini and skyrim pref in C:/user/user/documents/my games/skyrim?

If you have got errors that are hard to fix, then reinstall is the best way to go...BUT when you reinstall one must be sure there aren't old stuff behind...and in many cases that is why deleting those 2 directorys are best
henryjsx May 13, 2013 @ 1:03pm 
How do I delete the files under Steam? Right clock on Skyrim, properties, delete local game content ...

This is so frustrating. I just want to kill dragons.
henryjsx May 24, 2013 @ 2:22pm 
So I got Skyrim up and runnign but each and every game now kicks me out every 2 minutes back to the desktop ... it doesn't turn off the game, just exits. I've tried to uninstall and reinstall Steam but I'm afraid I ahven't erased everything and it's still doing the same thing.

How do I delete everything from Steam and all my game content then reinstall it all successfully?

One thing that sucks about Steam is that if it's not working well then I can't play a single game ...
I do it just for the badge, so ...
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Date Posted: Apr 11, 2013 @ 5:29am
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