How to fix errors, low FPS, black screen and other problems in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition?

Iconic game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which appeared in the already distant 2011, returns! Five years later, Bethesda decided to release a new version of all your favorite Skyrim. For the original game in its time was up a huge number of patches. As a result, everyone expected that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition will be released already polished. However, it was not so.

In this article, we will examine all the issues arising in the game and try to solve them. However, before you start, check the system requirements for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition. It is necessary to do this because the requirements for the game increased significantly in contrast to the original version.

Minimum system requirements

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
  • Processor: Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 470 1GB /AMD HD 7870 2GB
  • Storage: 12 GB available space

Recomended system requirements

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
  • Processor: Intel i5-2400/AMD FX-8320
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB /AMD R9 290 4GB
  • Storage: 12 GB available space

Now, let’s move on to the solving problems and errors.

Fixes for errors, low FPS, black screen and other problems in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

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Black screen in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

Always make sure that you have the latest drivers for your video card. Visit the official site of your video card manufacturer and download the latest drivers from there. You can use these links:

http://support.amd.com/en-us/download – for AMD.

http://www.geforce.com/drivers – for Nvidia.

Can’t find INI-files of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

Unfortunately, at the moment there is no really good solutions for this problem. However, you can try to download the game again, but only with the already disabled Antivirus. There is a possibility that he could block for some reason, some of the files.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition does not start

Most often, in this case will help a routine check cache games via Steam. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Go to your library of games on Steam.
  • Find a new version of Skyrim, right-click on it and go to “Properties”.
  • Go to the tab “Local files” and select the “Check the integrity of cache.”
  • Wait until the process is complete. If any damaged or missing files are found, then Steam will download them again.

Low FPS / lags in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

First of all, make sure that your system meets at least the minimum system requirements.

Requirements have grown bad, especially the requirements for your video card. So cutting the graphics settings in this case, can solve the problem.

Also you can try the following steps:

  • Go to My documents/My games/Game folder/skyrimprefs.ini
  • Open this file with Notepad and find the line bUse64bitsHDRRenderTarget = 0
  • Change it to bUse64bitsHDRRenderTarget = 1

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition freezes while loading

Make sure that you have updated your drivers for the video card.

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