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Hey guys,
Barely got Skyrim and have 2hrs playtime. I have to say this is an amazing game! One problem though, I am getting random crashes to desktop. It is happening here in there, about 8 in the past hour. At first it seemed to have happened when I opened a tab in in-game browser, but now it is happening when I am running around.
Any ideas? I already set my sound to 4100khz or w/e it is because it was crashing at main menu.

First try the 4GB mod. Google Skyrim 4GB to find it. If that doesn't fix the great majority of your CTD's, then try uninstalling your codecs. If that STILL doesn't work, try reinstalling your drivers. If all else fails, post a thread with your diagnostic report.
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Ahaha that always cracks me up. Or when you power attack with your sword and you smack them so hard that bounce away LOL.
Well Im taking OC noobs advice as Im about to run through my second playthrough as a mage and could NOT figure out how to play it. All I know is Im running for winterhold ASAP.
Since I played a pure melee(shouts only really if you count that as magic) heavy/1h/shield I really didnt ever pay attention to mage gear that much. Would you guys recommend going soft cloths or like light armor? I ask because I would rather spend the skill points in Dest/Conj/Ill/etc than light armor but the idea of having little to no armor....seems....bad lol.
Also has anyone else noticed that some dragons that appear have unique names? I havent looked it up yet but anyone know why? I noticed they dont drop anything really that different from your standard dragons.

You can just go to Whiterun Stable and pay 50 gold for a free ride to Winterhold. It is much safer for an early mage.
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post #2643 of 12885
alright thanks Ill try that 4gb mod
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Thankfully other than the Esbern quest bug, dragon skeletons stalking me and dodgy dialogue/inventory selections I haven't encountered anything else.

I have never had a crash to desktop within my 17 hours of game time. I hope that gets fixed ASAP. It must be extremely frustrating and discouraging.

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On my first and only play through I'm a lvl 19 high elf with hardly any armour rating. I wore necro robes with 75% magicka regen until lvl 15 then you get some good robes (still zero armour) when you do a Winterhokd quest. Make that a priority.

I have done fine without armour up to now and I don't struggle. I have a destruction spell in one hand and healing in the other. The best spell i can recommend is to level up your healing first and also increase the skill to half your healing magicka regen consumption. This has saved my skin to be honest and I don't struggle with any enemies at all St the moment.

Only actually armour I have is gauntletd and boots. Everything else is zero. But again a image keeps their distance so you should be fine, I don't even use a ward either.

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post #2645 of 12885
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Thankfully other than the Esbern quest bug, dragon skeletons stalking me and dodgy dialogue/inventory selections I haven't encountered anything else.
I have never had a crash to desktop within my 17 hours of game time. I hope that gets fixed ASAP. It must be extremely frustrating and discouraging.
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On my first and only play through I'm a lvl 19 high elf with hardly any armour rating. I wore necro robes with 75% magicka regen until lvl 15 then you get some good robes (still zero armour) when you do a Winterhokd quest. Make that a priority.
I have done fine without armour up to now and I don't struggle. I have a destruction spell in one hand and healing in the other. The best spell i can recommend is to level up your healing first and also increase the skill to half your healing magicka regen consumption. This has saved my skin to be honest and I don't struggle with any enemies at all St the moment.
Only actually armour I have is gauntletd and boots. Everything else is zero. But again a image keeps their distance so you should be fine, I don't even use a ward either.
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Clothing works fine if you are dual casting resoration and destruction spells, but pure destruction mages can be devastating with their dual casting perk for destruction spells on top of the other perks. It is a bit riskier and painful, but can be very fun, especially with the fire and ember texture mod. thumb.gif
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I have my spells on the quick menu. I dual cast until I require restoration and switch to a dest/rest combo.
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I have my spells on the quick menu. I dual cast until I require restoration and switch to a dest/rest combo.
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Sounds like it works great. What element do you lean towards? I was more partial to lightning, though fire was pretty sweet too.
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I'm fire at the moment but it is bugging me. Ice and lightening offer great stun perks to prevent enemies getting close which is essential for mages, so I may switch it out. Also enemies seem to have more fire resistance compared to other elements but it is the most powerful. frown.gif

Usually if my fire spells aren't effective I switch them out for ice. How well does lightening work? Never really used any of then yet to be honest.

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First try the 4GB mod. Google Skyrim 4GB to find it. If that doesn't fix the great majority of your CTD's, then try uninstalling your codecs. If that STILL doesn't work, try reinstalling your drivers. If all else fails, post a thread with your diagnostic report.

Thanks the 4gb worked no crashes after using it. I was starting to worry that it would crash and I would forget to save!
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You can just go to Whiterun Stable and pay 50 gold for a free ride to Winterhold. It is much safer for an early mage.
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