Dogmonster Jul 13, 2014 @ 8:40pm
How do I restore/resurrect NPCs?
A large number of NPC's in Whiterun (including both warmadien shopkeepers and Graymane) were killed by a vampire attack. I used recycle actor and that seemed to work, but later I courier met me at Lakeview Manor to tell me they were dead and I recieved an inheritence from them. Went back to Whiterun, they are all gone, and the recycleactor command with their refid doesn't bring them back,
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Zefram Cochrane Jul 14, 2014 @ 9:42am 
Unless you resurrect them almost instantly they die the game will recognise them as dead and they typically won't behave as they should do. The only solution is to reload a previous save.

There are mods like "timing is everything" that let you set the level at which vampire attacks start, mine is set to 100 so basically they never start, its just too annoying. Alternatively there are mods that make popular or useful NPC's essential so they can't die, or just open the CK look for the NPC's you want to keep, tick the box marked "essential" and save.
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MercAngel Jul 14, 2014 @ 10:01am 
there are alsp a few mods they make the npc run inside whe things attack
jconan7777777 Jul 14, 2014 @ 10:14am 
most of the ones who can die aren't important to the game anyway. You may find a few with a quest line, but not many.
Uncle64[SwE] Jul 14, 2014 @ 10:20am 
Dont try to resurrect them, you can mess up your game.
la_nague Jul 14, 2014 @ 10:53am 
ressurect is like in game of thrones.

It may bring them back alive, but worse and then you wish you didnt do it.
Dogmonster Jul 18, 2014 @ 5:22pm 
Thank you for the advice, everyone. @ Zefram Cochrane: Great name. What is the CK file and can I open it notepad to edit or do I need an editor?
zeiut Jul 18, 2014 @ 5:29pm 
Depending on the shop, some other npc can take over the operations.
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Zefram Cochrane Jul 19, 2014 @ 11:33am 
Originally posted by Dogmonster:
Thank you for the advice, everyone. @ Zefram Cochrane: Great name. What is the CK file and can I open it notepad to edit or do I need an editor?

Creation kit. Used for modding the game. :)
mcbarker69 Jul 19, 2014 @ 11:47am 
You could make NPCs that you don't want to lose essential before they're killed by vampire attacks. The ones that seem to get killed first are usually merchants in Whiterun, especially both NPCs from Warmaidens.
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