Bethesda’s Tips For Making Skyrim Run Better On PS3

Those of you playing the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Playstation 3 miiight me experiencing some issues. I’m happy to say that isn’t the case in my house, but you never know. Bethesda, being perfectly aware that inconvenienced customers are bad for business, have gotten out in front of the issues some PS3 owners have raised, and posted some tips for getting the most our of their copies of Skyrim while waiting for Bethesda to roll out updates. Those tips are:

Turn off auto saves. This can cause temporary stuttering since the PS3 saves these files in the background. This is most noticeable with large saves when fast traveling to a new area or entering a new area that auto saves.

Clear space on your hard drive. Skyrim makes heavy use of the hard drive, and freeing up space on here seems to help many people. Hard drive speeds also differ in PS3 models. Some users have reported increase performance by upgrading their drives.

Waiting for time to pass. Many things are running in the world depending on what quests you’ve done or places you have visited. Using Wait or Rest options, passing time will clear up some of these. It depends how long you wait, it may take up to 30 days for some items. Saving, resetting, and loading after this will have the largest effect.

So, yeah, not exactly earth shattering. But maybe helpful? Let us know in comments if you’ve experienced any PS3 Skyrim problems and what, if anything, you’ve done about it.

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6 Comments on Bethesda’s Tips For Making Skyrim Run Better On PS3

JosephPS3

On December 8, 2011 at 2:01 pm

The only 100% guarantee solution-trade in your PS3 copy and get the PC version. That’s what I did. I don’t condone piracy but I lost $20 in this trade and I could understand if some ppl decided to get a pirated version. Not saying I’ve done that but I would totally understand if someone else did. Personally I don’t even know how to get a pirated version but I hear its pretty easy. Just a rumor, don’t know if its true or not. lol

trish creed

On December 8, 2011 at 6:07 pm

hi Bethesda i really need help i have skyrim for playstaion 3 and its constantly glitchesand i wanted to know when there would be ptches to fix them its so bad i can’t play skyrim at the moment please help because its an amazing game thank you from patricia creed

trish creed

On December 8, 2011 at 6:09 pm

hi ElderScrolls i really need help i have skyrim for playstaion 3 and its constantly glitchesand i wanted to know when there would be ptches to fix them its so bad i can’t play skyrim at the moment please help because its an amazing game thank you from patricia creed

Sabin

On December 9, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Trish Creed: Bethesda won’t see your comment on this site as it has nothing at all to do with Bethesda. Try their forum, Bethesda isn’t likely to answer you, but many other people will. Here is the link. Hope your game gets fixed soon.
http://forums.bethsoft.com/

Forgotten_alcoholic_android

On December 15, 2011 at 11:27 pm

I am currently playing Skyrim on PS3 and am hoping that the bugs are worked out soon. I am really tired of having to restart my PS3.

Skyrim dude

On September 15, 2013 at 6:22 pm

I have skyrim for ps3 and my game size is 16 mb it freezes up every now and then but nothing huge I only keep secret weapons in my solitude house I have every house and it takes longer to get from place to place my best advice is text on your phone and wait on the dang thing it’s not to bad for me because I have 1 save now and that helps a heck load to just have 1 save and of course 1 save on the flash drive for a oh game got deleted back up file

Skyrim dude

On September 15, 2013 at 6:22 pm

I have skyrim for ps3 and my game size is 16 mb it freezes up every now and then but nothing huge I only keep secret weapons in my solitude house I have every house and it takes longer to get from place to place my best advice is text on your phone and wait on the dang thing it’s not to bad for me because I have 1 save now and that helps a heck load to just have 1 save and of course 1 save on the flash drive for a oh game got deleted back up file