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so how do you lockpick exactly?

You use your mouse to control the lock pick and turn the lock with your A and D keys. The lock pick needs to be at a certain spot (which varies) for each lock. The harder the lock the smaller the area that the lock pick can be in.
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You have to edit the fxaa.h file with notepad in the skyrim folder. Under the tonemap settings there's a line that says "blue shift" set a negative value. -0.1 was enough for me, it's pretty sensitive.
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I actually gave you rep for this information, however it is slightly incorrect. It is the wrong file. You need to edit the "injFX_Settings.h" file instead(for me atleast)There you will find the tonemap setting with the blue shift value, I set mine to -0.1 aswell ("#define BlueShift -0.10 // Higher = more blue in image.")
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Regarding that color mod... So it uses FXAA to add extra color/saturation? I ask because I've heard FXAA makes the game look blurry. I'd really like to add some more vibrant colors to the game but not at the cost of blurriness.
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Re: picking

You need to choose a spot to start the lockpick. I typically go 45 degrees left or right, since it is basically never dead center. Very gently move the lock now, and if your pick starts to wiggle, you are getting resistance and need to place it closer to the secret sweet spot. The pick wiggles a few times and it breaks, so it is crucial you get used to detecting the wiggle before putting too much pressure on the pick and breaking it.

When I get resistance, I move the pick about half way back to the center. If I still get resistance, I go to the other side I didn't choose and repeat. Doing this, you can narrow down the location of the sweet spot quickly on all but the really hard locks.

Once you can turn the lock and it doesn't vibrate, but makes progress in actually turning, keep SLOWLY turning until it unlocks. If you get resistance, you are just slightly off the mark with your pick, so gently move it left or right. If it gets worse, go the opposite direction, if it gets better, keep turning the lock and moving in that direction if you hit resistance.

The pick mechanic is awesome, IMO. It is a game of elimination. I typically pick all but the master locks in about 5 seconds.
Edited by _02 - 11/15/11 at 9:19am
    
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Bethesda wants to know our DxDiag to help resolve issues in the next patch!

http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topic/1263928-bethesda-wants-our-dxdiag-for-the-upcoming-patch/
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Re: picking
You need to choose a spot to start the lockpick. I typically go 45 degrees left or right, since it is basically never dead center. Very gently move the lock now, and if your pick starts to wiggle, you are getting resistance and need to place it closer to the secret sweet spot. The pick wiggles a few times and it breaks, so it is crucial you get used to detecting the wiggle before putting too much pressure on the pick and breaking it.
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Once you can turn the lock and it doesn't vibrate, but makes progress in actually turning, keep SLOWLY turning until it unlocks. If you get resistance, you are just slightly off the mark with your pick, so gently move it left or right. If it gets worse, go the opposite direction, if it gets better, keep turning the lock and moving in that direction if you hit resistance.
The pick mechanic is awesome, IMO. It is a game of elimination. I typically pick all but the master locks in about 5 seconds.

How do you turn the lock slower? It seems to me that you press 'A' or 'D' and it there is just one speed. It would be helpful if I could slow down the rotation but I didn't know this was possible.
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The best part of this game is that you can become a werewolf.

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How do you turn the lock slower? It seems to me that you press 'A' or 'D' and it there is just one speed. It would be helpful if I could slow down the rotation but I didn't know this was possible.

Just tap A and D quickly to see if you get any resistance. If so, move the pick. If not, hold a little longer to see how much resistance there is and move the pick accordingly. Hope that makes sense.
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I'm stuck in Folgunthur with the puzzle of the first floor, the one with 4 pillar. It seems that all the walkthroughs on the internet decided to avoid the first one, and I really want to solve it frown.gif Maybe someone here can help me?
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I'm stuck in Folgulthur with the puzzle of the first floor, the one with 4 pillar. It seems that all the walkthroughs on the internet decided to avoid the first one, and I really want to solve it frown.gif Maybe someone here can help me?

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