If I enter water above my head, the whole system freezes. Any idea what's causing it?
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Posted April 11, 2012 - 07:51 PM
This is a problem with the new patch. Fortunately the fix is quite simple and harmless.
[*]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.
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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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Posted April 16, 2012 - 06:45 AM
Posted April 16, 2012 - 02:04 PM
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.
Where's the patch data located at?
Posted April 16, 2012 - 05:31 PM
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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