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Just started playing today and made it to Whiterun, but I wasn't able to save my game. When I paused and went to the System menu, everything bar the Help option was greyed out. I tried waiting (both using the time skip and just standing around), but it didn't change anything. I thought maybe the game had been autosaving instead, but when I loaded up it put me right back at the start.
Is this some sort of bug, or do you just need to get past the initial quests? I have the latest patch (2.05 I think).
Monkey see, monkey do - just another animal in the zoo.
you can save before you choose what type of character you're going to play; which helps if you'd like to skip the carriage ride to Helgen and Ralof's monologue next time you want to start a game.
Just be sure to select a new save file: supposedly you get all kinds of glitches by saving over the prisoner file. And of course, you don't want to save over that file, or you can't use it next time you want to skip the opening credits.
May have issues with missing patches if you're always starting games from a save you made weeks ago. Perhaps a tech wizard can comment on that for us unskilled key-punchers
I'm the Thane! I demand you release me at once, or at least give me a short headstart