console commands

Skyrim item codes

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Back in our Skyrim Console Commands post, we told you how to give yourself items using the in game console, simply by typing player.additem and the correct code. Of course, that only works if you know exactly what command to type. That's why we've researched all the codes for all the weapons and armour in Skyrim, just find the code for the item you want and you can produce it easily. If you're interesting in spawning NPCs, check out our list of Skyrim NPC Codes instead. Click through for the full list of codes.

Skyrim NPC Codes

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If you enjoyed our list of Skyrim Console Commands, you'll know that a lot of need reference codes for NPCs and items. Well, good news! Now we've compiled a list of those too! We already gave you a list of Skyrim Item Codes but now we're bringing you references for all the NPCs and enemies in the game. The Base ID is used with a 'place at me' command to spawn new creatures, that's how we managed to summon the horde of dragons in the video up above, while the Ref ID is with the 'move to' command to take you to an existing NPC. Click through for the full list.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 tweaks guide

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It must be so hard to make a million-dollar budget game these days. Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has had years of testing and investment, and yet, when it’s released on the PC it’s still not quite configured how we like it.

Fortunately, there’s a whole bunch of options to get it looking better or running more smoothly. The Infinity Ward engine that propels the game may have been heavily modified, but Activision helpfully includes a number of effects that can be turned on or off in-game.

If that’s not enough, you can also edit the config file and add command line integers to make it run just how you want it to. We’ve stuck to mere graphic tweaks and fixes, so they shouldn’t actually interfere with the game itself.

Skyrim console commands let you cheat. And do other stuff

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There's nothing quite like accessing the console to remind you that you're a PC gamer. It makes me feel like a man. Except when I press ` accidentally and end up typing something like wwwwdwwwwddwdwdwdwwwdwwwwdws. Now, thanks to the Skyrim Wikia we have a full list of Skyrim console commands, ranging from invincibility to unlimited cash. It's possible to completely break the game, if you're into that kind of thing. Click through for the full list of Skyrim console commands.

If you're the tweaking type, you'll also want to check out our Top 25 Skyrim mods, and our personalised picks of the Steam Workshop.

Or do you like the idea of creating your own mod? Thanks to the Skyrim Creation Kit it's a lot easier than you think. Our Skyrim Creation Kit Video Tutorial is all you need to get started.

Oh, and don't worry if you'd rather sit back and read about someone else's Skyrim adventures. Christopher Livingston's Elder Strolls diary will see you right.

Use console commands to enable hidden graphic settings options in Crysis 2

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So it turns out Crysis 2's graphic settings leave much to be desired. With a pitiful four options in your graphics settings menu, Crysis 2 falls far short of the tweakability we enjoyed in the original game. But as a Steam forum commenter pointed out, we don't have to settle for the pitiful slim pickens our console friends are stuck with. By enabling the console (the "~" key) you can unlock more than 47 graphic and gameplay tweaks.

Go here for the entire list and start playing like a PC gamer should!