Skyrim talk:Glitches/Archive 4

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Icy fall

I tried pickpocketing one of the greybeards because i wanted one of the items from Einarth.he caught me he kept freezing me with a shout and the time i got outside he was out there as well. and he hit me again with the freeze shout and i fell of the cliff edge and I found that when that happens you fall down the cliff without taking any fall damage. half way down you stop but still frozen you keep rolling around in middair when you unfreeze your character stands up and you can walk around in the air for a second and then you fall sometimes you live.

Skyrim High Resolution Texture Pack - Just About Anything Purple Glitch

There a glitch with the new High Resolution Texture Pack that causes anything from clothing to horses showing up at random in purple. Blade and Bone - Speak To Me 22:03, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

  • UPDATE: I have just found out why the High Res Pack and any other mod out there that raises the quality of textures to high res quality causes random purple textures and that reason is you must have 4GB of system ram. I have this but I am running on Windows XP 32 bit operating system and this OS won't register a full 4GB even though I have it. I checked my specs and it is registering 3.5GB and that is why I am getting the purple textures with every mod I've tried that raises the quality of textures to HD. So, no more HD for me at least for now. Blade and Bone - Speak To Me 16:54, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

A LOT of people randomly spawn

Everytime I go to Solitude, I always find ATLEAST 100 Imperial Soldiers at the Blue Palace archway. I also find lots of random groups like that and other locations. Im on PC and I have a good amount of mods. Maybe the mods may be causing it. Does anyone else have this issue/glitch. (also on every manniquin or however you spell it, it has replaced my armor with Whiterun Guard armor, IDK why)

Essential NPC's getting stuck in low-health stance

I've found that if an Essential NPC (specifically, companions) get stuck in the 'low health' stance where they're choking on the ground, performing Unrelenting Force on them breaks them free of this. Tested only on a companion on the PC. Anyone else? GodRaine PC 02:12, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

On xbox have had this happen once, and indeed staggering them fixed this. I used Shield Bash to correct but I would assume that Unrelenting Force would work similarly. Lord EydvarTalk 02:28, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Fast Travel Time

Anyone else having problems with elapsed time while fast traveling? Every once in a while I'll fast travel and it's outrageously long for the distance travelled. i.e. Whiterun to Pelagia Farm taking 11 hours. Also, fast traveling by horse doesn't reduce elapsed time anymore. Foubister 16:17, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Pretty sure the horses not increasing fast travel time is intentional. See Horses for details. Can't help you on the elapsed time, never really gave it much thought. Vainamoinen-Talk-Stuff UTC) 20:22, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Attacking NPC but no bounty glitch

I'm not sure if this is easily exploitable, but it seemed to be an exploit for those who want to train their skills; Has this happened to anyone also? (this was done on console, so I don't know about PC) I went to riften and decided to attack Maul at the docks from a distance; but before the gaurds or maul had come after me, From-Deepest-Fathoms comes up and begs me to take the lexicon back, which my companion was attacking maul instead until his health went down completely. Eventually, I finished the dialogue and suddenly, the guards completely forget that there was a bounty for attacking maul. In fact, the guards attacked him instead, and because Maul was essential, he kept getting up and kept attacking me, which thanks to him, I trained skills until they went up by 10 levels. Has anyone been able to see this happen also? — Unsigned comment by (talk) on 9 March 2012

Cant leave Vlindrel Hall

No matter how many times I leave the game always crashes or freezes. Ive done nothing wrong and it randomly happened all the sudden... please help — Unsigned comment by Jamo (talkcontribs) at 04:13 on 10 March 2012

Might be your disk... I've had "abnormal" load times from this game, though nothing to write home about; still, it can be confusing and if you're impatient it can be aggrivating. Try this, leave the hall right before you go to sleep... If it's still frozen when you wake, Uh oh. Just make sure to record it so we can all see the funny interaction with the NPC's

Reply* OMG please elaborate on when, where and how. I am all for the Leveling glitches/solutions/things that make the playable not just beatable

Can't unequip the flame spell! Help!!

I was playing normally and then I bought some spells and then I equipped the Flame spell and Muffling. I was playing around with the Muffling and fire and tried to unequip them. First I could unequip the Muffling but then I couldn't unequip the Flame spell. Do anyone have an idea of what is happening!? Pardon me if my english is bad. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 21:57 on 10 March 2012

Not sure why that is happening, but try equipping a two-handed weapon, double wielding, or equipping a weapon in the hand with the spell that won't let you unequip it.

Strange wolf glitch?

Whenever I fast travel, two wolves spawn next to me. They don't do anything, they don't attack, the townspeople don't react to them, and I can't see a name and health bar when I aim at them. I can attack and kill them, though, and that doesn't seem to have any negative effects, but it's kind of worrying. Anyone know what might have caused this?

Shadows glitch

I have a weird glitch; I don't have any shadows. But when I walk where normally shadows should be, almost my entire screen is covered in shadows. Does anybody know a fix or have this too? — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 11:51 on 23 March 2012

It's been my experience that weird things can happen in 3rd person. Especially in 1080p, not saying if you tone it down (mid-save, sort of notion; it'll help. But, general advice don't play in complete HD. The gameplay definitely suffers..

I have noticed something similar this. A shadow will appear covering the screen in my game after I have alt-tabbed one too many times and often the shadow takes the appearance of the previous load screen's image. Easily fixed by a game restart. Possibly not the same thing as your glitch but the solution could be the same. Vainamoinen-Talk-Stuff 20:28, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Armour dupe glitch

In the glitches page, it says dupe glitch does NOT copy shields. This is wrong, In my experience with ps3 on 1.4 patch all mannequins DO copy shields.


I was able to receive an item on the Xbox 360 from a lowlife simply called <MISSING NAME> it had no visual and crashed the game when dropped. I had reported it on the proper NPC page, but no one replied so I decided to post it here in the hopes it would receive more attention.Chronic 23:35, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Looks similar to this glitch. I'll add it to the page and mark it with a {{VN}} tag until more research can be done. —SkoomaManiac TalkContribs 00:45, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
Thank you, I have been trying to farm Low Lifes in the attempt of it happening again, but they do not seem to respawn as it has been well over an in-game month (The respawn time of ore veins) and they have yet to appear. I have been unable to have this same item appear on any of my other accounts. If it helps any, I believe it was a male altmer lowlifeChronic 17:37, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

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