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The Elder Scrolls: V  Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls: V      SkyrimA Guide for a technical audience.        By Joshua Smith
A Guide for a technical audience.        By Joshua Smith
What is Skyrim?
What is Skyrim?     Skyrim is a totally open-world medieval rpg in which you can do     exactly as you please.     It take...
Skyrim is a totally open-world medieval rpg in which you can doexactly as you please.It takes place in the fantasy world o...
Gameplay
Gameplay In the beginning, you wake up on a cart. You have been held prisoner by theImperial Legion and are being sent to ...
Gameplay In the beginning, you wake up on a cart. You have been held prisoner by theImperial Legion and are being sent to ...
In the beginning, you wake up on a cart. You have been held prisoner by theImperial Legion and are being sent to your exec...
Human           Elf           Beast•   Nord       •   High Elf   •Argonian•   Imperial   •   Dark Elf   (Reptile Race)•   ...
Do exactly as you please
Do exactly as you please                 After creating your                 character and finishing the                 fir...
After creating yourcharacter and finishing thefirst quest, what you do isentirely up to you.Whether you pursue thedragons to...
Downloadable  Content
Downloadable         ContentDownloadable content is a major part ofSkyrim. Modding communities use thegame engine as a sou...
Downloadable content is a major part ofSkyrim. Modding communities use thegame engine as a source to createsomething new w...
Dawnguard
Dawnguard The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard is the first official add-on for the fifth installment in the Elder                ...
The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard is the first official add-on for the fifth installment in the Elder                          ...
Hearthfire
Hearthfire  Hearthfire focuses around purchasing land and  designing, building and maintaining a homestead. The  option to h...
Hearthfire focuses around purchasing land and  designing, building and maintaining a homestead. The  option to hire steward...
Dragonborn
DragonbornThe up and coming DLC for the Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimThe plot involves traveling to the island of Solstheim inMo...
The up and coming DLC for the Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimThe plot involves traveling to the island of Solstheim inMorrowind an...
System Requirements
System Requirements    In order to play Skyrim on your PC you will need:  Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)  Quad-core ...
In order to play Skyrim on your PC you will need:  Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)  Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU proces...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim technical
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  1. 1. The Elder Scrolls: V Skyrim
  2. 2. The Elder Scrolls: V SkyrimA Guide for a technical audience. By Joshua Smith
  3. 3. A Guide for a technical audience. By Joshua Smith
  4. 4. What is Skyrim?
  5. 5. What is Skyrim? Skyrim is a totally open-world medieval rpg in which you can do exactly as you please. It takes place in the fantasy world of Nirn. The continent is Tamriel and the country is Skyrim, the home of the Nords. Dragons have returned to the world to bring it to it’s end and you are the Dragonborn, a person born with the soul of a dragon. Only you can stop them. Skyrim is divided up into nine holds (regions) with their own capitals and towns: Whiterun Hold: Whiterun Eastmarch: Windhelm Falkreath Hold: Falkreath Haafingar: Solitude, the capital of Skyrim Hjaalmarch: Morthal The Pale: Dawnstar The Reach: Markarth The Rift: Riften Winterhold: Winterhold and the Mage’s College
  6. 6. Skyrim is a totally open-world medieval rpg in which you can doexactly as you please.It takes place in the fantasy world of Nirn. The continent isTamriel and the country is Skyrim, the home of the Nords.Dragons have returned to the world to bring it to it’s end andyou are the Dragonborn, a person born with the soul of adragon. Only you can stop them.Skyrim is divided up into nine holds (regions) with their owncapitals and towns: Whiterun Hold: Whiterun Eastmarch: Windhelm Falkreath Hold: Falkreath Haafingar: Solitude, the capital of Skyrim Hjaalmarch: Morthal The Pale: Dawnstar The Reach: Markarth The Rift: Riften Winterhold: Winterhold and the Mage’s College
  7. 7. Gameplay
  8. 8. Gameplay In the beginning, you wake up on a cart. You have been held prisoner by theImperial Legion and are being sent to your execution. At this point, you make a name and choose your race from one of the following:
  9. 9. Gameplay In the beginning, you wake up on a cart. You have been held prisoner by theImperial Legion and are being sent to your execution. At this point, you make a name and choose your race from one of the following: Human Elf Beast • Nord • High Elf •Argonian • Imperial • Dark Elf (Reptile Race) • Breton • Wood elf •Khajiit • Redguard • Orc (Feline race)
  10. 10. In the beginning, you wake up on a cart. You have been held prisoner by theImperial Legion and are being sent to your execution. At this point, you make a name and choose your race from one of the following: Human Elf Beast • Nord • High Elf •Argonian • Imperial • Dark Elf (Reptile Race) • Breton • Wood elf •Khajiit • Redguard • Orc (Feline race)
  11. 11. Human Elf Beast• Nord • High Elf •Argonian• Imperial • Dark Elf (Reptile Race)• Breton • Wood elf •Khajiit• Redguard • Orc (Feline race)
  12. 12. Do exactly as you please
  13. 13. Do exactly as you please After creating your character and finishing the first quest, what you do is entirely up to you. Whether you pursue the dragons to stop them, be a villain and terrorize civilians, become a werewolf or vampire, even ride your own dragon and be feared all over Skyrim. Helping or killing those you meet, the choice is yours.
  14. 14. After creating yourcharacter and finishing thefirst quest, what you do isentirely up to you.Whether you pursue thedragons to stop them, be avillain and terrorizecivilians, become awerewolf or vampire, evenride your own dragon andbe feared all over Skyrim.Helping or killing those youmeet, the choice is yours.
  15. 15. Downloadable Content
  16. 16. Downloadable ContentDownloadable content is a major part ofSkyrim. Modding communities use thegame engine as a source to createsomething new within the game. Thereare currently two purchasable DLC’savailable on Steam and or in videogameshops...
  17. 17. Downloadable content is a major part ofSkyrim. Modding communities use thegame engine as a source to createsomething new within the game. Thereare currently two purchasable DLC’savailable on Steam and or in videogameshops...
  18. 18. Dawnguard
  19. 19. Dawnguard The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard is the first official add-on for the fifth installment in the Elder Scrolls series, Skyrim. Dawnguard revolves around an ancient prophecy predicted by an Elder Scroll. Foretelling theeternal obfuscation of the sun, the scroll gave instructions on how to perform a magic ritual with a mythic bow and a special blood sacrifice. A legion of vampires known as Clan Volkihar, lead by Lord Harkon, seek to actuate the prophecy by performing the ritual; the Dawguard, a faction ofcrossbow-wielding vampire hunters counters their aims. Skyrim’s Dragonborn protagonist chooses whether to join the Dawnguard and prevent Nirn for being plunged in irrevocable night, or assist
  20. 20. The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard is the first official add-on for the fifth installment in the Elder Scrolls series, Skyrim. Dawnguard revolves around an ancient prophecy predicted by an Elder Scroll. Foretelling theeternal obfuscation of the sun, the scroll gave instructions on how to perform a magic ritual with a mythic bow and a special blood sacrifice. A legion of vampires known as Clan Volkihar, lead by Lord Harkon, seek to actuate the prophecy by performing the ritual; the Dawguard, a faction ofcrossbow-wielding vampire hunters counters their aims. Skyrim’s Dragonborn protagonist chooses whether to join the Dawnguard and prevent Nirn for being plunged in irrevocable night, or assist
  21. 21. Hearthfire
  22. 22. Hearthfire Hearthfire focuses around purchasing land and designing, building and maintaining a homestead. The option to hire stewards, carrige drivers and a personal bard are also available. With five pre-built purchasable houses already present in Skyrim, its now possible to own property in every hold, except Winterhold. In addition, an adoption mechanic has beenintroduced that allows the Dragonborn to adopt childrenand raise them in the newly built home, provided there isroom for them. In addition, previously bought homes canbe altered to have a childrens bedroom fitted into them.
  23. 23. Hearthfire focuses around purchasing land and designing, building and maintaining a homestead. The option to hire stewards, carrige drivers and a personal bard are also available. With five pre-built purchasable houses already present in Skyrim, its now possible to own property in every hold, except Winterhold. In addition, an adoption mechanic has beenintroduced that allows the Dragonborn to adopt childrenand raise them in the newly built home, provided there isroom for them. In addition, previously bought homes canbe altered to have a childrens bedroom fitted into them.
  24. 24. Dragonborn
  25. 25. DragonbornThe up and coming DLC for the Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimThe plot involves traveling to the island of Solstheim inMorrowind and the return of a mysterious former Dragon Priestand one time ruler of the island. Unlike the ancient DragonPriests of Skyrim, this individual is purportedly a Dragonbornmuch like the Dovahkiin, and posesses the ability of absorbDragon souls.
  26. 26. The up and coming DLC for the Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimThe plot involves traveling to the island of Solstheim inMorrowind and the return of a mysterious former Dragon Priestand one time ruler of the island. Unlike the ancient DragonPriests of Skyrim, this individual is purportedly a Dragonbornmuch like the Dovahkiin, and posesses the ability of absorbDragon souls.
  27. 27. System Requirements
  28. 28. System Requirements In order to play Skyrim on your PC you will need: Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit) Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU processor 4GB System RAM 6GB free HDD space DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon HD 4890 or higher DirectX compatible sound card Internet access for Steam activation In order to play Skyrim on your games console, youwill need 6GB free HDD space
  29. 29. In order to play Skyrim on your PC you will need: Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit) Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU processor 4GB System RAM 6GB free HDD space DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon HD 4890 or higher DirectX compatible sound card Internet access for Steam activation In order to play Skyrim on your games console, youwill need 6GB free HDD space

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