The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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pellogrese Feb 5, 2013 @ 4:57pm
Problems with sprinting (self resolved)
I've seen other problems with animations, but mine is with running. When I shift back to third person, my Dragonborn runs just fine and responds to the various key presses correctly. When I switch back to first person mode, they refuse to run more than a second before continuing along at a the normal movement speed.

This works as described no matter how many times I switch between the views. Third person works correctly; first person is broken. I've tried quitting and restarting, but nothing is working. Has anyone else hit this one?

EDIT: I finally figured it out. The game was confused and not showing me sneaking. My target wasn't the sneak mode, and in third person I was clearly standing up. In first person mode, the game suddenly though I was sneaking which is why it refused to let me sprint. I suddenly realized the problem when standing by a companion and realizing I had to look up at them. Two quick taps of the CTRL key and it was fixed.
Last edited by pellogrese; Feb 5, 2013 @ 5:40pm
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GrumpyGnome Aug 8, 2014 @ 7:42pm 
Thank you for posting your fix. It saved me an unknown number of hours here in 2014.
pellogrese Aug 10, 2014 @ 6:22pm 
Well, I'm glad it helkped someone else. I only now remember having this problem after reading the post again.
godcharles Jul 12, 2015 @ 6:25am 
I got killed last night and when the last save loaded I had the same problem. it's been driving me nuts. I'm about to load game. I'm willing to bet this solves my problem. Thanks!!!!!
griphus Jan 14, 2016 @ 6:22pm 
Thanks pellogrese. You helped me too (at least 1 for year! lol)
pellogrese Jan 15, 2016 @ 7:27pm 
heh! Time may have passed, but I'm still glad it's helping!
Fox Allaze Jan 31, 2016 @ 7:52am 
This method helped me as well. Thanks a lot for sharing.
ncgamewizard May 4, 2016 @ 5:29am 
Just got saved by this post. Thanks mate :)
New2Game Jul 6, 2016 @ 9:09pm 
I am still stuck in a sneak animation, and ctrl will not change it. Further, shift slows me down to a crawl. This happened after getting killed by the Bleakfalls boss. Restarting game does not help, either. Any ideas.?
Thanks, mate!!!!!!!
This helped me a lot too. Even back when I was playing on the ps3. Helped me again earlier today on the steam version:D
tbone326 Sep 11 @ 6:35pm 
I'm reading this 6 years too late i've never gotten the chance to play Skyrim because my brother had it on Xbox 360 but wouldn't let me play it, so this post is helping people 6 years too late. Historians from the future will look upon this post and it will help them resolve their running.
Originally posted by tbone326:
I'm reading this 6 years too late i've never gotten the chance to play Skyrim because my brother had it on Xbox 360 but wouldn't let me play it, so this post is helping people 6 years too late. Historians from the future will look upon this post and it will help them resolve their running.

4, this is a thread from 2013
It's weird to still get a 'thank you' comment now and again. Of course, not everyone played it immediately when it was available. Others either played it for a long while on another system or just never hit the problem.
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