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Posted by Ujio

I think I've encountered a true "game breaking" glitch in the form of a broken quest. The quest is from Urag gro-Shub in the College of Winterhold to find three stolen books. The first book on the list he gives you I already have, yet the game does not recognize me as having it when I go to talk to him. Yet it does recognize the book if I try to drop it or store it as it says "You cannot get rid of quest items." Huh. OK. And the kicker is every time I select the quest it keeps directing me to Valtheim Towers (where the book is located). However, I've already been there as a previous quest tasked me with killing the bandit leader at that location. I looted the area and picked up that book along the way, and I did all this before I got the stolen book quest. But now that I have the book quest I can't turn the book in and it's not even recognizing me as having it; therefore I cannot progress at all in that quest to find the remaining two books because it still doesn't count that I found the first! Grrrr...this is VERY annoying and I don't know how to fix it or even if it can be fixed.

Posted by Ravenlight

@CaLe said:

I have encountered 3 bugs in my 76 hours of play. 1. My eyes were glowing after casting a certain shout. The glow is supposed to disappear when the shout wears off, but it just stayed there. I fixed this by using the console command to make a new character mid-game. 2. A friggin horse fell out of the sky and landed in front of me. Laughter did ensue. 3. A story-dragon-fight bugged out and the dragon was stuck upside down in mid-air. I think this happened because I actually killed the dragon and then died immediately afterward, so when it loaded my game the dragon was bugged. Reloading an earlier save fixed this. Oh but this doesn't mention the fact that the game will randomly CTD at any point every few hours.

Try this out: http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=202

Edited by CaLe

I have encountered 3 bugs in my 76 hours of play. 
 
1. My eyes were glowing after casting a certain shout. The glow is supposed to disappear when the shout wears off, but it just stayed there. I fixed this by using the console command to make a new character mid-game. 
2. A friggin horse fell out of the sky and landed in front of me. Laughter did ensue.  
3. A story-dragon-fight bugged out and the dragon was stuck upside down in mid-air. I think this happened because I actually killed the dragon and then died immediately afterward, so when it loaded my game the dragon was bugged. Reloading an earlier save fixed this. 
 
Oh but this doesn't mention the fact that the game will randomly CTD at any point every few hours.

Posted by ayoldguy1

Easy to overlook the textures if you can actually play the damn thing. Seems many PS3 players are reporting game-crippling FPS problems after a certain savefile size/gaming session length...

Posted by Supertom11

As great as the game may be the significant bugs (crashing, unable to finish missions, etc) are unacceptable. Which is why I'm waiting a couple months to even start it.

Bugs like this in Fallout killed the experience for me.

It's like if you met this amazing girl and she was perfect in every way, but occasionally and unexpectedly she projectile vomited all over the place.

Posted by MadLeper

Playing the PS3 version, about 25 hours playtime and a savegame file of about 6.5MB. No big problems other than the occasional stutter and one hard crash/lockup. Found that disabling all the auto-save options also seems to make the gmae a bit smoother as well..

Edited by w00ties

@MonetaryDread said:

One more reason why the PC version is the best to purchase. I do feel sorry for the people that bought the inferior console version.

Oh boy. Don't start.

Posted by Example1013

I've encountered fewer bugs with launch-day Skyrim than I have with an Oblivion that's gone through 4 years of patching (2 by Bethesda, 2 by modders). GOTY.

Posted by toby616

So long as the game is playable and the glitches are only cosmetic, i don't mind waiting a few weeks for a patch.

Posted by MonetaryDread

One more reason why the PC version is the best to purchase.  I do feel sorry for the people that bought the inferior console version.

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Posted by Yadilie

No timetable? Makes sense, tons of things are broken in this game, but I'm not quite sure if that was intended or not. This is Bethesda after all.

Edited by Potter9156

Fix the FP perspective for High Elves.

Posted by MonkeyKing1969

On the PS3 I'm seeing NPCs shift up and down between the floor and six-inches under the floor. The animation system is rough with most NPCs looking like stiff marionettes. I have had one or two enemies that where supposed to be there drop into place a few seconds later then they should have to seem seamless. Moreover, so much of the game seem to have a "toon-shaded" look to it. The first one with NPCs shifting between planes is without a doubt a glitch. The poor animation system you can just blame on the lack of RAM in consoles for games this modern. The toon-shading is just a poor stylistic choice. Some of the story specific NPCs look terrible, some are ugly in a way that important characters shouldn't be when you have to look at them so often.

Posted by Demilich

But no patch to fix the horrible PC interface.

Posted by SomeJerk

I hope they'll finish the patch and then roll it out ASAP on the master platform for the master race and the PS3 rather than wait and release the patch at the same time on all platform because that means it'll be two or more weeks delayed because that's how long Microsoft takes to give something an opinion for the 360.

Posted by Otzlowe

That buffalo is modeled after a highland cow, which is actually pretty badass for a cow in real life, but if you're expecting a buffalo, I guess I can see how you'd be disappointed.

Posted by Cretaceous_Bob

The texture issue is not a big deal. The loading times are totally playable from the disc.

Posted by Bouke

I actually think it kind of silly to expect a game with the scope of Skyrim launching without bugs. Fortunately i haven´t ran into any problems in my 12 hours or so with the game so far. The game looks gorgeous on the ultra setting and i´m just really taking in te enviroment while sneaking through the forest in the starting area,

Edited by Zaccheus

I have some serious PC issues. The game tends to freeze for 3-5 seconds when you are traveling in big areas (seems to be mostly a XP issue according to the forums). Windows will completely crash if I spend too much time in the pause menu, I had similar issues with New Vegas. There was one bug that stopped me from continuing the main quest line and I had to unpack some audio files in the installation folder manually to get it working... I have played the game for 30 hours and I'm loving it. Apparently I will put up with just about anything for a Bethesda game.

Posted by Hass

Maybe the glorification of Beteshda by many people is one the problems.

They recognize, they can pull through with almost anything.

Telling lies about the source of problems, if it's them, or the platform,

or even sourcing out the QA to their paying costumers.

Constructive criticism and differentiated feedback is

needed to stay in touch in with reality.

And reality is, what you can get away with.

Posted by lord_canti

I hated the broken nature of fallout but in skyrim its kinda fun seeing some of the silly stuff so hope they don't fix too much

Posted by thebigJ_A

As soon as I uninstalled the game, then loaded up another game (To clear the cache. could've done it manually, but this was quicker) and, just to be sure, fast-travelled my character to another area, the texture issue was gone. I honestly didn't realize how bad it was till it was gone. Didn't know the signs were legible, didn't know my guy had veins on his hand, or that tavern door was decorated, etc.

But yeah, completely fixed, and there's almost no noticeable difference in load times or anything. So, I'm good.

I am, however, getting a fair number of freezing incidents. I've had the game freeze up completely on me four or five times now. It's happened pretty much once every night I've played. Most times it's when the game is loading after going through a door or fast-travelling, but twice it's just been as I was walking around, or after a fight in a dungeon when nothing was going on.

Posted by shway

Cool maybe it'll be up when I play

Posted by PurplePartyRobot

I wouldn't say the texture issue is bothering me so much as the arrow stuck in my character's face refusing to leave until he gets hit with another arrow, in which case it will override the face arrow and become stuck where it lands on my character.

Edited by ShinjiEx
@sofacitysweetheart: I've heard yea playing from the disk same texture issues  
regardless of install or not via HDD
Posted by Jayzilla

Patrick said, "When Bethesda will get around to making the poor buffalo as bad ass as Skyrim's horse?"

To that I reply: "YOU DEFEATED!"

Posted by 234r2we232

I'm having pretty severe texture issues, and I'm playing off the disk. This is great :(

Posted by MattClassic

Haven't had any technical issues with Skyrim on PC. It is by far the most stable Bethesda game I have ever played. Not a single crash or broken quest in about 30 hours of play time. I'm honestly kind of stunned that I haven't at least seen one CTD yet.

Hopefully the patch will smooth out a few performance issues, though. Those towns sure are pretty, but they're hell on my frame rate.

Posted by TheKbob

24 hours in on the PC version. One quest bugged, one dungeon a bit... *ahem* crash-tastic. Past that, things seem rock solid. This is MUCH MUCH better of a release than Oblivion in terms of performance.

(I also think it's a far superior game. Makes me wonder how I put up with 80+ hours of Oblivion?!)

Posted by ICryCauseImEmo

@Fjordson said:

Skyrim's by far the most stable Bethesda game I've played. Really no issues so far (32 hours on the 360).

This honestly i'v played around 30 hours yes I have the texture bug but the game is so damn good i dont care? So far this is the most stable game from Bethesda that I have personally experienced. With more bugs to get fixed just allows for a better second play through :).

Posted by ShinjiEx

Xbox 360 texture issues take priority.

Posted by jscro

I play these games pretty slowly. I'm hoping the PS3 save glitch won't be a hindrance.

Edited by Pop

I haven't gotten any crash on the PC version after 36 hours, some dragons going through the ground after they die and when they crash to the ground on terrain that isn't leveled, they look weird flipping around but that doesn't bother me,

Most amusing is when I use my sprint power attack and the enemies say "get out of my way" or "can I help you?" and sometimes they say that a couple of seconds after I kill them.

Oh yea there's some there's some pop-in texture on PC but that's probably cause I'm on high settings not ultra, but for some reason it doesn't bother me, it does bother me in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood though.

I don't know man this game is so amazing how you find out about quests and how you decide what to do no mobs with ! above their heads.

Posted by Fjordson

Skyrim's by far the most stable Bethesda game I've played. Really no issues so far (32 hours on the 360).

Posted by Equal_Opportunity_Destroyer497

As someone who installs every game to the 360's HDD this texture thing is definitely disappointing, but nowhere near a deal-breaker.

Posted by Robo

@ModernAlkemie said:

All I know is they better not count giant knocking people hundreds of feet in the air as a "bug".

I like to think they knew damned well about that and opted to leave it in.

The reality though is it's probably just an issue with the physics system that they can't easily correct without breaking something.

Posted by Piggs

I played skyrim for 20minutes before it started making my laptop overheat and shut off. I'm guessing the thermal paste couldn't handle the dragons. Now I got to wait 2 to 3 weeks for it to be fixed. I guess that makes waiting for a patch alot easier.

Posted by arcn

Ugh I hope its soon, I've been playing on the PS3 and I have to restart every couple hours otherwise the game starts stuttering like crazy, reminds me of when i would try to play newer games on my weak PC a long time ago.

Posted by jonano

emm ben playing it on the 360 for like 12 hours now and i couple of bugs the game almost locked up once but came back. red dead had a lot of bugs too and that game was awesome too btw i love this game :)

Posted by Tefari

For the moment I'm using the ENB .dll fix for my particle effects not showing up, try googling "ENB Skyrim Patch" if you've been having those issues. Still no fix for the no error CTD though.

Posted by 2HeadedNinja

I the "texture bug" armor textures not showing up? I had that the first time today with 2 different armor sets.

Posted by Tru3_Blu3

@Winternet said:

Wait, this game has textures?

Every game in history has textures... Well, except 16-bit and 8-bit ones.

Posted by Rebirth1337

40+ hours in and I've only had 3 freezes and one glitched up quest. I know there are a few more glitches I've ran across but they've been helpful so I don't mind them.

Posted by LethalKi11ler

@thatdutchguy89 said:

please DONT fix anything this game is perfect the way it is, and the glitches are funny as fuck !

The texture thing would be nice though :P

Posted by thatdutchguy

please DONT fix anything this game is perfect the way it is, and the glitches are funny as fuck !

Posted by ModernAlkemie

All I know is they better not count giant knocking people hundreds of feet in the air as a "bug".

Posted by Obinice

Cool, small bugs are to be expected, hope I don't run into anything serious!

Edited by Winternet

Wait, this game has textures?

Posted by ZeroCast

I haven't experienced any gamebreaking bugs/glitches to be honest. One funny bug that I encountered resulted in my horse dying after getting down from it. The poor thing was floating all of a sudden and then thrown 200 meters away to fall for his death.

Another annoying glitch is the sound of random objects cracking and hitting themselves inside the Inns. I can't seem to locate the source of the sound but you can hear them in the background.

Posted by Scrud

I really need to play Skyrim before they patch it. All of the bugs I've heard about sound like they make the game more fun.

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