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.