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The purpose of this page is to document some aspects of Skyrim that are specific to the '''Playstation 3''' version of the game. The vast majority of gameplay is identical on all platforms (PC, Xbox 360, or PS3): the quests are the same, the [[Skyrim:Glitches|glitches]] are the same with exception to lag issues being less prevalent on PC. One difference during gameplay is that reaching certain milestones will unlock Trophies; these are listed at [[Skyrim:Achievements|Achievements]].
 
The PS3 version of the game has some issues with lag (loading), although most of this was rectified with version 1.4 of the [[Skyrim:Patch|Official Skyrim Patch]]. It was widely reported on Bethsoft's Official Forums and across a large number of reputable Gaming Websites, IGN, Gamespot, CVG, etc, that the lag problem was bad enough to "stop or badly affect gameplay" with a large number of players save games becoming frozen upon loading, as well as a whole host of other bugs and issues both pre-existing and caused by the patches made to the game. Bethesda stated that patch 1.2 would focus on these performance problems, but the patch didn't help at all. Afterwards, Bethesda stated that patch 1.4 would get rid of the PS3 lag.
 
Patch version 1.5 introduced a major game-crashing glitch connected with the improved water shaders. After installation of the patch, any attempt to go underwater would result in the game crashing. The solution to this is to delete all Skyrim data (Update and Game) in the Game Data Utility. This does not affect or include your save game data. Then reinstall the game data and then the patch updates. The glitch is only present if, when updating, you have not yet downloaded patch 1.5.
 
==[[Skyrim:Patch|Patches]]==
Major changes with patches are noted here. They are listed in reverse order as it is not possible to use a previous update once the next one is released and downloaded.
 
=====[[Skyrim:Patch#Version 1.7|Version 1.7]]=====
Released on the 9th August 2012, to North American users, and the 27th August 2012 in Europe.
 
*[[Skyrim:Patch#Version 1.6|Version 1.6]], including Mounted Combat.
*General memory and stability optimizations.
*Fixed crash related to new water shaders.
*Fixed rare crash related to dragon landings.
 
=====[[Skyrim:Patch#Version 1.5|Version 1.5]]=====
Released on the 5th April 2012.
 
*New cinematic kill moves for ranged weapons and spells.
*Improved visual transition when going underwater. There is a major problem related to the underwater fix, the game would freeze any time you attempted to go underwater.
**To solve this issue you need to delete your Update and Game Data in the Game Data Utility; then redownload the Update and reinstall the Game Data. '''Game Data is not your Save Data''', your progress is safe.
 
=====[[Skyrim:Patch#Version 1.4|Version 1.4]]=====
Released on 9th February 2012.
 
*Some people have reported the lag issue has been much improved, however, others have reported no change.
 
=====[[Skyrim:Patch#Version 1.3|Version 1.3]]=====
Released on 15th December 2011.
 
*Fixed issues introduced by version 1.2
*Some "General Stability Improvements"
=====[[Skyrim:Patch#Version 1.2|Version 1.2]]=====
Released on 28th November 2011.
 
*Fixed issues related to having a large amount of in-game "Days Passed".
*Dragon corpses disappear correctly.
*The now infamous backwards flying Dragons appeared.
*Caused resistances to not calculate correctly and therefore have no effect.
*Scripts causing Treasure Map chests to appear do not work.
 
=====[[Skyrim:Patch#Version 1.1|Version 1.1]]=====
Released on 11th November 2011 (same day as game release).
 
*Minor issues with the released game corrected.
 
==Missing PC Features==
Some of the PC features that are not available on the PS3 are:
* The [[Skyrim:Console|console]]. This means that PC bug fixes on articles are not available to PS3 players. It also means that most cheats and exploits are not available.
* The [[Skyrim:Creation Kit|creation kit]]. The construction set does not directly affect game play; rather it allows the game files to be viewed and edited. A lot of the information on the Wiki is derived from the creation kit, because it allows the factors controlling game play to be easily identified. However [[UESPWiki:CSList|CSList]], a tool to display game data is provided by the site and available for viewing for technically inclined users.
 
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The purpose of this page is to document some aspects of Skyrim that are specific to the '''Playstation 3''' version of the game. The vast majority of gameplay is identical on all platforms (PC, Xbox 360, or PS3): the quests are the same, the [[Skyrim:Glitches|glitches]] are the same with exception to lag issues being less prevalent on PC. One difference during gameplay is that reaching certain milestones will unlock Trophies; these are listed at [[Skyrim:Achievements|Achievements]].
** Walking vs running is controlled by how far forward you push the left thumbstick. Slight motions of the thumbstick will cause your character to walk; pushing the thumbstick as far as it will go will cause your character to go faster and by holding down L2 will make your character run. (This is most obvious if you use [[Skyrim:Controls#Change View|third-person view]]).
* The Quick Save and Quick Load shortcuts are not available; save and load are only accessible through the [[Skyrim:Controls#Open Journal|Menu]] options.
 
==DLC==
Due to their lack of positive performance on the Playstation 3, [[Skyrim:Dawnguard|Dawnguard]], [[Skyrim:Hearthfire|Hearthfire]], and [[Dragonborn:Dragonborn|Dragonborn]] will not be released on the system until February of 2013.
 
==DLC==
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