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#1 nodata12

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 05:25 AM

whenever i launch skyrim it resets my ini file by detecting my video hardware. it really get's annoying that it does this all the time. it didn't do this before and i read somewhere it has to do with verifying the game cache. i followed the skyrim install guide and had a complete backup ready of my skyrim install including the HD DLC and dawnguard. i deleted the skyrim directory and replaced it with this backup. now it does this all the time. any clues?
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#2 torminater

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:12 AM

Hmm. Just verify the game cache by steam and see whether it's still happening. If not, there might've been some file from steam not up2date or missing and then you can create a new backup and you're set to go.
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:33 PM

It happened to me to..Version 1.7 that I'd backed up as a RAR a while ago. When I extracted it to my Steam archive, checked the cache via Steam and launched, it kept auto detecting. Sadly, I haven't found a fix for it. The Skyrim I'm running with Step now is one I downloaded again.
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#4 frihyland

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:50 PM

whenever i launch skyrim it resets my ini file by detecting my video hardware. it really get's annoying that it does this all the time. it didn't do this before and i read somewhere it has to do with verifying the game cache. i followed the skyrim install guide and had a complete backup ready of my skyrim install including the HD DLC and dawnguard. i deleted the skyrim directory and replaced it with this backup. now it does this all the time. any clues?

did you delete your ini's (RendererInfo.txt, skyrim.ini, and skyrimprefs.ini) and launch from steam to rebuild them?
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#5 carlos3lance

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 03:01 AM

Don't know if he did that, but I can confirm that when I removed my Skyrim back then, I wiped both the folder in Steamapps\common\ and the one in Documents\My games\ with all inis.
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#6 nodata12

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:03 PM

yes i removed the whole skyrim folder in mygames and backed up the savegames. i've done this many times. the problem is still there.
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#7 frihyland

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 02:19 PM

Why are you using the launcher anyway? You should be launching from skse, that will certainly solve the problem. Actually you should be launching skse from within Wrye Bash or Mod organizer :P
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#8 Farlo

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 02:38 PM

Why are you using the launcher anyway? You should be launching from skse that will certainly solve the problem. Actually you should be launching skse from within Wrye Bash or Mod organizer :P

I didn't think that many people still launched it from Steam since we really push for the mod managers, but maybe it's worth making a note for in that section of the guide?  I wonder how many people use MO and try to launch from Steam as well.


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