Guide:SkyrimPrefs INI

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A comprehensive and advanced guide for editing original Skyrim's version of the "SkyrimPrefs.ini" file for n00bs and gurus alike

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Suggested first reading: Skyrim Configuration Settings Guide

Guide scope

This guide is intended to be the comprehensive reference to all settings found within SkyrimPrefs.ini file for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim game. All of the user-configurable settings contained within SkyrimPrefs.ini are listed and defined (or hopefully will be). Settings are presented by section in alphabetical order. Jump to a relevant section using the links below and navigate back to this "hub" using the link that appears at the top of each section page.
Default SkyrimPrefs INI (runtime 1.9.32.0.8)

Settings

SkyrimPrefs.ini has 118 settings separated into 18 working sections. 11 of these are believed to be unused by the game, leaving 107 settings to tweak. 31 additional settings are mentioned here that are commonly placed in this file that do not do anything. Any additional settings not listed here are most likely invalid.

INI parameters by section

Credits

  • Tannin for Mod Organizer's Configurator plugin.
  • Sheson for some LOD settings.