**•How To Make Skyrim Run Better On PS3!•**
Tired of the game-breaking lag with your 20meg Skyrim save files? Here is a guide to help prevent these issues:
1) "Deleting Excess Save Files"
•Go to "Save Data Utility" on the XMB & check how many Skyrim saves you have. If you have more then three, delete them. You must only have three saves maximum. Also make sure to delete any "Auto-Saves."
2) "Freeing Up HDD Space"
•Check how many GBs you have left on your console. Go to "Settings," "System Setting" & then open "System Information." It will show you how many GBs you have used and how much space you have left. e.g: 233/320GB. The number on the left will show how many GBs you have left. If you don't have much, scroll across the XMB to "Game Data Utility" and delete any game's data that you aren't playing anymore/lately. Don't worry, Game data is only "install data," when you decide to play the game again you will just have to install again and your saves will not be affected. If you also want to copy & delete game saves, scroll down from "Game Data Utility" and select "Save Data Utility." If you have important saves, don't worry about them. Saves take up hardly any space compared to "Game Data." If you want to free-up as much space as possible, you can plug a USB into the PS3 and copy "non-copy-protected" saves to your thumb drive. That way you can delete them off of you system and just copy them back from the USB when you want to play them again. #NOTE# You can copy some "Game Data Utility" as well as "Save Data Utility" if you want to do both. Make sure you have as much space as possible because Skyrim needs quite a bit of HDD space to run properly. My Skyrim Game Data is about 4-5 GBs.
2) Tweaking "Game & Display Settings"
•Sometimes "Graphical Enhancement" settings can interfere with gameplay performance such as frame-rate dips, glitches & lag in massive games like Skyrim. (Don't worry, you will be changing these settings back later!)
#Temporarily Disable The Following:
*Go to "Game Settings" and turn "PS Smoothing" to "Off."
*Scroll down to "Display Settings" and disable/limit all the HDMI Features:
- Super White
- RGB Range to "Limited."
- Cross-Colour Reduction Filter
- Deep Colour Output
3) "Permanently Disabling All In-Game Auto Saves & Testing Performance"
•After you've put all of the ^ *above settings to either "off" or "limited," insert your Skyrim disc and load it up.
Once the game has loaded, go to setting and disable all Auto-Saves listed below (if you haven't already.)
*Save on Wait
*Save on Fast Travel
*Save on Rest
*Save on Character Menu
^ *This will prevent in-game stuttering when your system forces your game to save automatically. It may also decrease loading times significantly as well as preventing auto-save files from filling up your load & save menus.
4) "System Restart & Re-Enabling Settings"
•When you've disabled all of the "Auto-Save" options, exit the menu and test how your game is running. Is it good, OK, annoying or terribly unplayable? Most likely it'll either be worse or a even a tiny bit better than it was before you changed the settings. If it's at least a little better, it'll probably still be, well...BAD!
Don't worry! A system restart and another change of settings should fix that right up!
*Quit the game and turn the PS3 off then on again.
*When the PS3 has turned on again, go to back to "Game" and "Display Settings" to re-enable the settings you disabled.
#NOTE# After this you can restart the system again if you want to. You do not have to.
With your re-enabled "Graphic Settings," load up Skyrim again and enjoy the (at least temporary) smoother, consistent frame-rate & a lot less lag! ;) *^_^*
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