Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Korin, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. RogerMaxson37

    RogerMaxson37 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 9, 2011
    I must have been the only one to find Skyrim's menu system easy to navigate.
     
  2. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    it's easy to navigate, but it's annoying to use, and it has some serious desing flaws, like the ones on the image they posted some pages prior.
     
  3. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

    530
    Sep 12, 2008
    Doesn't mean it's as functional as it should be. There could be a lot less of that easy navigation.
     
  4. fedaykin

    fedaykin Vault Fossil

    Jul 15, 2007
    Uh-uh. Tell it to the million times that I've gotten the wrong dialogue option even though I clicked on the correct one.
     
  5. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Trying to select the right book in the inventory is the hardest for me. Seems the mouse really doesn't like that section.
     
  6. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Use the keyboard for everything as much as possible. Just forget about the mouse. It's annoying, but you can't get it more precise than that.
     
  7. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    yeah, as soon as you stop trying to use the mouse in the menus it becomes a lot easier.

    I still haven't figured out how to rotate items in the inventory btw. any ideas? all I can do it hit the C-key and it zooms in on the object. still can't rotate, though.
     
  8. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I was gonna ask the same thing, neither the WASD or arrows or mouse roating seems to rotate the items, I had to solve the "Puzzles" of the Key Claws by squinting and guessing the symbols I had to choose.
     
  9. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    I don't know how to do it as well. Tried everything I could think about, but nope... just doesn't work.
     
  10. Xellos

    Xellos Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Feb 10, 2006
    Well, don't know why, but rotating with the LMB held on the item portrait did the trick. Bigger problem for me was dragging bodies and other things, figured it out after long while.
     
  11. Verd1234

    Verd1234 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jan 16, 2009
    So I guess the general opinion is that this game is like Mass Effect 2 in that it isn't really an RPG but is still very entertaining?
     
  12. fedaykin

    fedaykin Vault Fossil

    Jul 15, 2007
    Truly a sad day for PC gaming when the solution is to stop using a mouse.

    Rotating with LMB works for me. But I don't know how to drag bodies :D
     
  13. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    Ehhhhhhhhhhh, kinda. Depends on your definition of "role playing". Concerning character development, I think Skyrim is more of an RPG due to the perks and the you-are-what-you-use system. Gameplay-wise, once again Skyrim. Less corridor shooting, more open-world exploring. While I consider them both action RPGs, ME doesn't have you considering much other than shooting, reloading and hiding behind cover for the quick health regen.
    Jury's out for me as far as the choices and consequences go. Seems like ME takes the cake so far, but I haven't come close to finishing Skyrim yet.

    You can drag objects by holding E. Sometimes, if you check inside objects(broken vases in dungeons specifically), there's treats in them for you.

    EDIT:
    Found out why my crossfire wasn't using more than 45% per card. CPU was bottlenecking the performance. OCed my CPU(Q6600) from 2.4 to 3.2 and now I bottom out at about 25 FPS as opposed to 14 on ultra settings. Get a solid 60 FPS indoors. Guess I gotta give up on the LGA775 board soonish :(
     
  14. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    so far one of my biggest annoyances in Skyrim is actually the lack of choice when it comes to quests. it's pretty rare that you get any type of choice, either you do the quest or you don't. and often you don't really know what you're getting yourself into before it's too late. this means that it's pretty common to do things in the game that are out of character with how you want to play. I guess this depends on wether you see it as a role-playing game or not. personally, I feel that this is where the game fails as an rpg.

    for example:
    [spoiler:6c5c9c142e]having to become a werewolf to continue the Companions quest-line.

    or the Forsworn Conspiracy in Markarth - you end up in prison and the only way out is either siding with the Forsworn, or going on a murderous rampage. both choices felt really awkward for me and neither let me do what I really wanted to do: rid the town of the Silver-Bloods who were the real evil behind it all.[/spoiler:6c5c9c142e]

    this is only for side-quests by the way, I have barely thouched the main quest.
     
  15. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    I'm sure that's an issue with the engine that will get patched.
    I have seen a lot of people with i7 processors (and good gpu's) who also dip below 30 FPS in some areas for no good reason.

    Apparently Skyrim uses the cpu to render shadows which causes slowdowns so turning down the shadow quality might help.

    edit: link
     
  16. Sam Ecorners

    Sam Ecorners Vault Senior Citizen
    Orderite

    Jan 23, 2007
    I've seen a handful of quests that allow you to double or even triple cross people

    [spoiler:3583e650a0]Like that hunter dude in riversomething city that gives you fake letter to give to the girl in the store and you can do that, or go to the bard that's getting set up and expose the hunter dude, so the bard would give you another fake letter(this time from the "hunter") and you can either give it to the store girl, or expose bard for writing a fake letter.[/spoiler:3583e650a0]
     
  17. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    And yet there are no real consequences so the only thing you see there are fake choices.
     
  18. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    Anybody find the drunken quest? That shit had me lol a little in my pants.
     
  19. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    It was nicely ripped off of Witcher 2 (where it was better done aswell). ;) But yeah I admit I had to laugh a bit too.
     
  20. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    That happens in W2? I don't recall it.