How to increase mouse sensitivity in Skyrim?

Ian Boyd
  • How to increase mouse sensitivity in Skyrim? Ian Boyd

    How can i increase mouse sensitivity in Skyrim?

    • on the main menu the mouse cursor is sluggish
    • in-game mouse sensitivity is too low

    Things i've tried:

    • increasing Look Sensitivity in-game:

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    • In my SkyrimPrefs.ini file:

      • Increasing [Controls]\fMouseHeadingSensitivity from 0.0125 to 1.0500
      • Adding [Controls]\fMouseHeadingXScale = 1.0500
      • Adding [Controls]\fMouseHeadingYScale = 1.0500
      • Turning off mouse acceleration: Changing [Controls]\bMouseAcceleration from 1 to 0
      • Turning off v-sync: Adding [Display]\iPresentInterval = 0
    • Changing Detail in the launcher to Low from auto-detected Ultra enter image description here

    • Running in Windowed mode enter image description here
    • Turning off Steam's Overlay UI: enter image description here
    • Increasing my mouse pointer speed in Windows enter image description here

    Note: My question is different from How can I sync vertical/horizontal mouse sensitivities?, which looks to make the poor mouse sensitivity equal in both directions. i want not poor mouse sensitivity.

    Note: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\Skyrim\SkyrimPrefs.ini"

    Note: And restarting Skyrim after each change.

    Note: Including details of what i've tried are only presented to shut people up who bitch about a "lack of research effort". i should be able to ask my question with explanation, justification, or research. Also people love screenshots - it draws them in like moths.

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  • The suggested SkyrimPrefs.ini i was using was the wrong one.

    Using Process Monitor i was able to figure out that the correct one is:

    %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\SkyrimPrefs.ini


    C:\Users\Ian\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\SkyrimPrefs.ini

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    Changing [Controls]\fMouseHeadingSensitivity to

    fMouseHeadingSensitivity=0.1250  (new)
    fMouseHeadingSensitivity=0.0125  (old)

    did the trick.

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