Guide:Skyrim INI

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A comprehensive and advanced guide for editing the "Skyrim.ini" file for n00bs and gurus alike

SkyrimPrefs INI Guide

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This guide is a work in progress and is thus incomplete. While all INI settings are listed, some of the setting descriptions may be incomplete or even incorrect!

Suggested first reading: Skyrim Configuration Settings Guide

Guide scope

This guide is intended to be the comprehensive reference to all settings found within the Skyrim.ini file for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim game. All of the user-configurable settings contained within Skyrim.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 Skyrim INI (runtime


Skyrim.ini has 1443 settings (339 Booleans, 811 floating points, 106 integers, 81 unsigned integers, 96 strings, and 9 colors) separated into 62 sections. 315 of these are believed to be unused by the game, leaving 1128 settings to tweak. 1 additional setting is mentioned here that is commonly placed in this file that does not work. Any additional settings not listed here are most likely invalid.

INI parameters by section