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I have a problem with the skyrim launcher Please help. When i click on the skyrim Icon it goes to the PLAY options tech support screen this is normal but when i press PLAY the launcher disappears and 2 seconds later it reappears and does not start the game please help!
 
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Have you tried lowering windowa sound bitrate. I had a simular problem but that fixed it. I dont remeber the link but google it or forum search it.
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Yes i tried that i will make a thread.
 
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I've noticed a few things the more I play that I am curious if others have noticed.

First of all, the game IS too easy. I know not everyone has the same experience with a given game and some will find a game harder while others will find it easier but compared to many other games I play this is pretty easy. Easier than Morrowind and Oblivion, that is for sure. To be honest I am not feeling challenged. I still have it at default difficulty so I think I am going to try expert and see if that improves things.

Second of all the game is not as open world as previous games. I have noticed that they use the mountain ranges and other landscape features to really narrowly define your path. In Oblivion and especially in Morrowind you could traverse the environment pretty much anyway you wanted to. In Skyrim you are going either across plains or you are following relatively narrow paths with unclimbable mountains on either side. It also does not encourage you to explore, as all the alchemy ingredients tend to be right by the side of the road.

Still a fun game and I have been playing it a lot. I realize that by confining where you could go they are able to more tightly control your experience, so maybe in the long run it is a good thing. Right now my perfect TES game would have the quest/story content and combat of Skyrim, the truly open world of Morrowind and a bit more complexity in terms of character development and skills.

EDIT: The other nit-pick I have with Skyrim is the AI, it is really pretty bad. Followers stink too, Barbas keeps pushing me all over the place!
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Originally Posted by Siigari View Post

There are some people complaining about this game being too easy. Slide that difficulty up to Master then go fight a few bears. Tell me how easy the game is now tongue.gif

Something I do realize is the game is indeed "easyish." Thing is, would you like to fight a dragon for twenty minutes or three when they all give the same basic rewards? There is no reason for the devs to make normal engagements DIFFICULT, because they are mostly redundant. If you slide that difficulty bar up, you're just wanting to take longer to accomplish the same thing, potentially. It does add a layer of realism though (dragons breathing fire literally kills you.)

I am playing on Master's and it's stupid easy. I got hit one time in the final boss fight, and I 1-shot mini-bosses in dungeons with sneak attacks (with elven weapons, I'm level 41 and don't have ebony/daedric weapons yet lol).
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I said i took off half my gear once i realized how easy it made the game. But now at level 44, using the same gear which is definitely level appropriate now, the game still seems easy. I still kill dragon in one dual-wield power attack.
I also didn't use guides or any online resources. I just leveled my smithing right after i did that smithing quest once you get out of the tutorial cave. None of the vendors had ebony at that level, so i went looking for some mines. Just followed the base of the big mountains and checked a couple mines. I guess i got lucky finding the ebony mine early though. I didn't use the alchemy/enchanting loop, though i did make a set of smithing gear, but it only boosted my smithing by like 45% or so, not the 150%+ you can get with a higher enchanting skill.
Even with terrible gear on Master, the game isn't hard. It's just artificially difficult. Things kill you in one hit and it takes you a decade to kill them. You literally have NO options to win in a scenario like that (except glitching their ai so they never hit you, which is technically "cheating"). The only way i consider a game truly hard is when it pushes my skills as a player to the limits and the only reason i fail to win is because i'm not skilled enough or haven't mastered the mechanics of the game yet. In Skyrim, there's nothing like that on Masters (even with bad gear). I guess you could say you could kite something with a bow or magic for 20 minutes, but that's not particularly skillbased either and certainly not fun.
Also, this game isn't like oblivion where everything is scaled to your current level. Some areas and fights are SIGNIFICANTLY higher level and that's probably why some of you think Masters is harder than it is. If it's taking you 100 pots and 30 minutes to kill something, then it's probably scaled to a higher level. Also, if you level up on things like sneak, speech, restoration, and other non-combat skills, even if you don't put the perks into those, then the monster are going to outpace you rather quickly on masters because of the scaling system. Making things seems way more difficult than they truly are.
Edit: One last thing that i just remembered after responding to someone else below, i don't think you're supposed to shoot arrows and magic at the dragons for an eternity to kill them (at least on Masters). Once you get the shout to pull them down, you can kill them fairly easily. The only reason the very first dragon is so easy to kill without this shout is because you have like 10 scripted guards shooting at it.

Sounds like you would have a difficult time liking any game without nit picking it apart. Anyways move on and critique another game. We will all continue to enjoy Skyrim.
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I think a lot of the "This game is too easy" Guys are either cheating, or trolling. This game feels right on Expert. Some of those bandits are really hard to beat. A Dragon can kill me in 2 fire blasts, if I don't heal. I'm at level 15, I think. I'm too busy playing the game to look for everything wrong with it.

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Thats where i get stuck. The guy just goes down like that. Is there any command or cheat to pay pass him?

There is a console command you can do.

It's Setstage "quest id" "quest step #". I had to do it on the part where you Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
capture and release the dragon, because I was glitched and whenever I told the guard to release the dragon, he would say "ok" but nothing would happen.

Here's the list of the quest steps for the one you're on: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
You'll want to try starting around step 130 I think, just setstage 130, then 135, then 140, then 150 until it works.
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When I added a whole bunch of texture patches the game would crash at random times, when I removed them the problem went away.

No specific ones caused the crash, is this because Skyrim is using over 2Gb with all the new textures, and thus crashing?
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Unfortunately, you are mostly correct. The AI is absolutely atrocious, but luckily other things in the game allowed me to enjoy it for the whole package. The first time I realized that the enemy AI was retarded and battles were going to be cheesy was the drauger king that comes out of the casket in the first quest at Barrow Falls. I ran to the other side of the ravine and he couldn't figure out how to get me when I moved from one side of the creek to the other. Oh boy....

Glitches/bugs, poor AI, exploitable gameplay mechanics and balance issues have pretty much always been a part of the Elder Scrolls series, despite that they've still managed to make a franchise out of it and basically expand the same core gameplay to another IP (Fallout 3). I guess there's enough appeal in the open world, no guardrails (for the most part) sandbox gameplay to keep fans interested.
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