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Skyrim - Game Freezes When Entering Water [Fix]

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wylliam

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If I enter water above my head, the whole system freezes. Any idea what's causing it?

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David

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This is a problem with the new patch. Fortunately the fix is quite simple and harmless.

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    [*]Navigate to the "Game" category on the navigation menu. It's the same place you navigate to launch your games.
    [*]Find the "Game Data Utility" folder. DO NOT go to the "Saved Data Utility" folder, which contains your game saves.
    [*]Delete the game data (titled "Skyrim") and the updates/patches (titled "Skyrim Update") from "Game Data Utility".
    [/list]After that, you'll have to run the game and it will re-install the game files automatically. If you deleted the patch (as you should have), it will also re-download and install the most recent patch assuming you are connected to the internet.

    Oh, and you don't need to create a new topic to reply: just use the form at the bottom of this page. Let us know if the solution works or not. You don't need to create an account to reply, but having one makes it easier and opens up numerous other features here. Welcome to the site! :thumbsup:

     
    EDIT: There are two folders that keep Skyrim data under the "GAME" category on the XMB (the navigational bar) that people are confusing...

      [*]Game Data Utility
      [*]Saved Data Utility (PS3)
      [/list]"Saved Data Utility" contains your game saves (profile data, characters, etc.); you do NOT touch anything in this folder. "Game Data Utility" is where you need to look. It contains two files: "Skyrim" (file installed off the disc the first time you play) and "Skyrim Update" (patches downloaded from the internet). Neither of these are related to your game saves, and need to be deleted for this fix to work.

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Blake

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You freeze when you go underwater? Well, you know how cold Skyrim is.

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wylliam

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Yes. Game data un-install then re-install was the answer. Worked like a charm. Thank you!

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Taya

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Hey that was helpful. Thanks!

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Wellsy

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Nice one!

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Alex

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I deleted the game data but it still hasn't updated did I do something wrong?

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David

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Patches/updates are downloaded automatically when you run the game while connected to the internet. With consoles, this is done through Live/PSN. You're either not connected to the internet or didn't delete the patch data with the game data.

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Alex

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Where's the patch data located at?

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David

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Where's the patch data located at?

It's a file located in the same place as the game data in the "Game Data Utility" folder. Unless I'm mistaken, the game data file is just titled "Skyrim" and the patches/updates are titled "Skyrim Update." They should be right next to each other. Note that if you've never gone on the internet to download/install the patches, they won't appear... Though this issue is related specifically with patch 1.05.

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Alex

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Right I did get the 1.5 update online but I didn't see anything but the game data and my saves in the game utility, Nothing related to the updates so I deleted that and it still hasn't updated yet. Sorry I'm totally lame!

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David

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Do you still have the freezing issue? If you don't have the patch you shouldn't have the freezing issue either, as they're directly related.Make sure you're looking in the "Game Data Utility" folder, and not "Saved Game Utility" or whatever its called. Your save data is not in the same location as what you should be deleting.

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Alex

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AHHHH OK! Hey thanks I'll look for that, you've been more then helpful

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Nic

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Tried twice to no avail any other solutions?

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David

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Are you sure you cleared the right things? That is THE solution to the problem, and it should work every time. Alternatively you'll probably be waiting until the next patch comes out.



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