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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
First of all, really amazed noone has made a thread for this yet. Second, seeing as how the game is about to be released out here in EST-land (about, as in another hour and a half, hence my spamming in here instead of playing), thought I'd get things started. Seeing as how just about everyone in here will be playing it eventually, I'm sure this thread will be of much use. At least 75% sure, anyways.
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I'm Waiting Impatiently 
...for it to unlock on Steam. From what I've been reading, there are a variety of minor (crappy port) issues on PC. Just in case it helps, this info has been posted on another forum:

How do I improve the shitty UI?

1. Options -> Gameplay
2. Untick gamepad support

How do I fix the crash to desktop?

1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Sound
2. In the Playback tab, right click on Speakers (or whatever has a green tick next to it), then click Properties
3. In the advanced tab on this new window, select 24 bit, 44100Hz (Studio Quality) in the drop down menu

How do I fix some sound issues, such as hearing static during NPC dialogue?

1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Sound
2. In the Playback tab, right click on Speakers (or whatever has a green tick next to it), then click Properties
3. In the advanced tab on this new window, select 24 bit, 44100Hz (Studio Quality) in the drop down menu

How do I disable the smooth mouse settings?

1. Go to your Steam Directory -> steamapps -> common -> skyrim -> Skyrim
2. Create a backup of the SkyrimPrefs.ini file
3. Open the file, then scroll down to where it says [Controls] and find bMouseAcceleration=1
4. Change to bMouseAcceleration=0
5. Save, exit, and play

How do I fix the vsync ("laggy mouse") problem?

1. Go to your Steam Directory -> steamapps -> common -> skyrim -> Skyrim
2. Create a backup of the SkyrimPrefs.ini file
3. Open the file, then scroll down to where it says [Display]
4. Add to the bottom of the section iPresentInterval=0
5. Save, exit, and play

How do I change the FOV?

1. Go to your My Documents -> My Games -> Skyrim -> skyrim
2. Create a backup of the skyrim.ini file
3. Open the file, then scroll down to where it says [General]
4. At the bottom of this section, add fdefaultfov=XX (where XX is the FOV value you want to change to)
5. Save, exit, and play

Also, fuck this game is pretty:
http://i.imgur.com/UEBe9.jpg 
Nice Tips, You 
May have to perform some of those maneuvers here in a bit. Right now the vodka is hitting and I am right for some galumphing across frigid plains. 
Wow 
that list ticks all the boxes for shitty pc port :(

I'll pick it up in a sale :P 
If It's Any Comfort/encouragement 
...the game is supposed to be fantastic otherwise.

Decrypting now... 
Running In Ultra Quality 
Without a hitch, but I can't seem to drop anything. The R key is not jivving with me at the moment. 
Damn 
imagine how awesome it could look with megatexture's uniqueness. 
Awesome 
I just played for about an hour. My only gripe is, yeah, the UI is horseshit. Admittedly I have a very weird FPS config, but there's no excuse for prompts just being completely fucking wrong and having to play "guess the right key" until you get things sorted out.

biff, you might have to do what I did and just go through the entire goddamn keyboard to finally figure out how to drop things (or, in my case, equip them). I was eventually able to do/find everything. I can't seem to find a plaintext control config file anywhere, which sucks donkey balls.

That annoyance aside, I'm loving it. There are a lot of little things I like (e.g. you can jump while crouched/sneaking and not lose the sneaking status), and it seem like they're doing a much better job than Oblivion in basic atmosphere and really setting the mood. Of course snowy wastes as opposed to generic-ish high fantasy helps that a bit.

Also it took me about an hour from the game opening to leaving the cave. Granted, part of that was playing the mystery control game, but the leaked footage had the guy covering the same ground in about 20 minutes, so...yeah. I tend to check every dark corner (and I found a lot of minor extra stuff, which is cool). 
Apparently 
The Q key is doing what the R is supposed to, and yeah -- cannot find a file to fix the matter. No biggie, but still irritating. And yeah again, having a blast otherwise. 
Re: #3 
PC Port.
I understand this, but I don't agree with it.
Like take a console game for fools and try to sell it to us, yes nice one. A "PC-Port"; to PORT a GAME - TOO - the PC. to port it TO the PC. That's instersteing. Okay I'll calm down. 
Like 
to port it to PC so we can pretend that we have only A B C D buttons. 
Protip 
Hahah 
 
Lololololo 
 
 
i'm laughing.... but i'm also face-palming HARD. my god. 
#11 
Okay gonna order game now. 
Great Game So Far 
a bit confusing though

cannot bind a magic to left hand and weapon to right hand, and how to use perks i got one remained 
 
and is there some way to disable headbobbing while running/sprinting , its very annoying 'feature' 
@spy 
To bind, click right- or left-attack on the item or magic (in inventory or magic list). You can also "favorite" something in those lists, and then assign it to a hotkey through the "favorites" menu (default F). It's a little confusing, but works fairly well once you figure it out (and once you figure out the right keys, if you've changed bindings).

To use perks, open up level-up/skills menu, pick the skill tree, then the desired perk. 
Ini Tweaks 
Any tips for good visual improvements (especially LOD)? 
 
Negke 
Untested:

http://donotargue.com/cfg-makers/skyrim/

There's also an actual utility if you look for it...... 
M-Gah. 
I prefer to try that stuff out individually and see what happens, rather than do it all at once and wonder what went wrong... 
@spy 
sorry, I mistyped--to bind to right or left hand, you need to use right or left attack in the favorites list after adding the weapon or spell to that list.

The only remaining problem I'm having is that it doesn't appear to be possible to re-equip duel weapons via the hotkey system after switching to a spell or spells. If you switch to something two-handed, like a bow, you can just un-toggle the bow via the hotkey and it will switch back to whatever was equipped previously, but if you switch to a spell, then try to untoggle, it thinks you want that spell in both hands, and you have to actually re-open the favorites menu to force duel-wield back.

I feel for the poor UI guy who was told to jam a hotkey system in the PC port the day before code lock or whatever. :( 
Also 
What's a bit confusing at first is that L and R in the menu refer to the left and the right hand, not the mouse buttons which are switched (=left mouse button activates right hand spell). 
 
Are there any good one-handed weapons by the way? I'd love to have a free hand for spells, but the two-handed weapons are just so much more powerful. 
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