This is a scientific experiment I'm conducting as a part of my master thesis that I 'm currently writing at Aalborg University Copenhagen (AAUC). It involves a custom level you will play in and a custom character you will play as in the experiment.
I cannot tell you much about the experiment before the test since that would compromise the data. But I can tell you the story in the test: You are a man that have been sentenced to death and therefore thrown down into a cave. Here you are to die a horrible death by starvation. This is however not the way you are see it. You will find a way out and revenge your wife who was killed by the very same people that put you in this place. It is now your quest to survive, find a way out of there and revenge your loved ones.
To be able to participate in this experiment you should be able to run the game at the highest graphical setting. You may NOT change the POV of the character! The main character might look weird, but do not be alarmed it is part of the test. You now have to choose one of the save games that will load you into the cave and start the experiment. You place the chosen save file in your Skyrim save folder (C:\Users\”yourname”\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Saves). It is important that you only use one of the save files since it will make you biased if you try both.
Save file CRMOD01: Save game CRMOD01 will not be testable from now on, so use save game CRMOD02 only.
Save file CRMOD02 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/438930/Skyrim/CRMOD02.ess
When you have completed the test level you should answer the questionnaire located here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEk1emZmNHBxSkxpTVZRdlpRdFhnRWc6MQ
Please contact me if you have any questions/problems regarding the test or related material.
Best regards Daniel Lauritzen [email protected]