The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Katixa's Usable Barrels
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Feb 24, 2012 @ 6:33pm
Jun 26, 2012 @ 11:35am
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Katixa's Usable Barrels

This mod makes almost all barrels around the world usable (inns, dungeons, forts, etc.)

They can contain any of the following:
- Nord mead
- Wine
- Honningbrew mead
- Black-briar mead
- Black-briar private reserve mead
- Empty!

Please report any issues you find (wrong names, notifications, non-working barrels, etc.).

Have fun!

This mod can be configured to work in one of these two ways:

1- One empty bottle type for every barrel type: This means that any beverage consumed will return always the same type of empty bottle. You will be able to use this bottle on any type of barrel (mead, honningbrew, wine, etc.). The item created will depend on the barrel used (a honningbrew bottle if used a honningbrew barrel, and so on).

2- Empty bottle type matching barrel type: This means that when you drink a Honningbrew mead, you will get an empty honningbrew mead bottle, that you will be able to use only with honningbrew mead barrels. This applies to all liquids. This is the "realistic" mode, because you see the same model in the inventory, and also you can only use a "black-briar" mead barrel if you are carrying an "empty black-briar" mead bottle.

The default option is one bottle for everything. You can change this setting using the contract book found at almost every Inn. Using this book will allow you to "sign" a new agreement on how to use these barrels.

Every bottle used will return empty to your inventory. Depending on the "contract" chosen, it will be the same bottle as consumed, or it will be just a standard empty bottle.

Empty bottles weight 0.1. You can get empty bottles by consuming existing filled bottles, or just buying one from the crate available at most Inns (1 gold piece). If you chose to play in the realistic mode (each barrel type needs the same bottle type), you can choose the bottle you want. Else you just get the default empty bottle, usable on any barrel.

Barrels at Inns are pay-to-use. All other barrels at homes, dungeons, etc. are free to use. Is up to you if you want to "steal" a drink from someone's house, or just let it be if you think it's wrong.

If you Sneak you can steal the empty bottles at inns, and also fill the bottle for free. If you do it without sneaking you will pay if required. There is no control on this so you won't get any bounty. It's just for roleplaying purposes: steal it, or be a good citizen and pay.

Should be compatible with any mod that uses game's default items. Anyway, if you experience issues (like an effect from another mod not being triggered, for example drunk, thirst, etc.), you may need to change mod load order. In some cases mods create their own specific items, therefore compatibility is not possible. This mod uses the game's default drinks, so if you have a mod using those same items, this should be 100% compatible.

- Temporary fix to lessen the impact of the 1.6 patch, which broke some parts of this mod. Still trying to fix it 100%.

- Fixed bug created by 2.0 update. Bottle crates work again (if you choose different bottles agreement, you are prompted with a menu to choose bottle type).

- Prices are now calculated using Speech skill and Haggling perks, applying additional 10% discount. Still cheaper than vendor, but similar price.
- Removed the price tag from the pay-to-use barrels, and replaced by "Buy", to let you know it's not free.
- Contract system using a note is removed. This should fix issues when going to prison, game start, etc.
- Now you don't need to carry a contract (item) in your inventory, so you can drop it if you want.
- Existing contracts get automatically updated to the new system. You don't need to do anything.
- Added contract books at almost every Inn, so you can use these to change the way this mod works.
- Default mode when first installing the mod is set to "one bottle type for everything".
- Added a paying black-briar private reserve at Black-Briar meadery.
- Added a bottle crate at Bannered Mare (Whiterun)
- Added a bottle crate at Candle Hearth (Windhelm)
- Now player is informed when an empty bottle is added when drinking using the "one bottle for all" mode.
- Added some missing activators at Honningbrew meadery.
- Added some missing activators at Black-Briar meadery.

- Just a quick-fix for a bug that created an empty bottle with any food item consumed (thanks Casanova for reporting!)

- Removed some message boxes and replaced with notifications, so player is not forced to click "OK" all the time.
- Player can now use a single bottle for all barrels (optional, see next changelog item).
- Added a lore-friendly "contract" system to allow the player to choose how the mod works (read Description for more details).

- Removed a debug line that shouldn't been there (sorry!)

- Just a quick fix. Empty bottles should now return to your inventory. The CK editor didn't include the scripts needed for this when publishing, that's why I didn't notice this (it worked perfectly for me).

- Fixed a naming error. The activator for Honningbrew mead barrels was labeled "Black-Briar mead", even if you got the correct one. Now it should say "Honningbrew mead".
- Added 2 missing barrels at The Stumbling Sabrecat (Fort Dunstad).

- Compatible with other drinking mods!
- Now you can buy (or steal) any type of empty bottle at Inns (using the crate)
- Now you get empty bottle of each type after drinking (nord mead, honningbrew, etc.)
- Barrels now require the specific bottle type for refilling (this was needed for compatibility). As long as you carry one, you can just fill, drink, and get it back empty (while getting drunk, with the appropiate mod).
- Empty bottles weight 0.1
- Added crate at Frozen Hearth Inn (Winterhold)
- Added a lore-friendly note on first-run, as an update notification.
- Wine bottles cannot longer be filled with other beverages.
- Previous bottles are no longer compatible, so even if they still exist in the game world, once you drink them they will be gone.

- Bottles are now returned empty to the inventory after drinking.
- Added crate with bottles at Ivarstead Inn
- Added crate with bottles at Rorikstead Inn

- Added crate of empty bottles on Bee and Barb (Riften)
- Added crate of empty bottles on BraidWood Inn (Kynesgrove)
- Fixed a couple of non-working barrels.

- First uploaded version with barrels usable.

Recommended Mods to use with this one:
Get Drunk ( )
Drunken Brawling ( )

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Keywords: pour mead wine honningbrew black-briar functional barrels brewer drunk
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Honeybadger Aug 17 @ 2:25pm 
can you make it so that you dont have to sign the book thing, i have a mod that changes the inns in skyrim and the book kinda breaks and floats in places i dont want it to, like make it so that i can change that one bottle for all option in the mod config menu if you havent already im too lazy to check :\
WA-Numenor Feb 16, 2016 @ 10:37am 
Forgot to mention earlier... when you drink special mead, like Honeybrew and Blackbriar, it puts the empty mead bottle into the food/drink catagory rather than the misc/clutter section. So if you ever do update the mod.... just something to note for consistency.
Katixa  [author] Feb 16, 2016 @ 10:28am 
@Numenor: OK thanks. To be honest it's been so much time I can't even remember what I did.
WA-Numenor Feb 16, 2016 @ 10:18am 
I actually disabled all my other mods to test it out and it still happen. I have been using this mod for years and just never notice it till yesterday.

Alto Wine gives you bottles when using the seperate bottles types option. It just doesn't give you bottles when using the same bottle option.

As for the generic "Ale" item, it simply never gives bottles on both options.

Everything else such as "Wine", "Nord Mead" Honeybrew and Black Meade all work flawlessly. Which is basically the exact drinks that are in your very own description above.
Katixa  [author] Feb 16, 2016 @ 9:35am 
@Numenor: I can't remember now which bottles were supported, but maybe you don't get them if some other drink mod runs a script before this one.
WA-Numenor Feb 16, 2016 @ 1:37am 
If you ever update this mod, I just noticed that this mod doesn't give you bottles when drinking alto wine if you're using the "all the same bottles" option.

It also never gives you bottles when drinking normal "ale".
GreyWolf Sep 23, 2015 @ 5:05pm 
can you us a cup?
Katixa  [author] Sep 17, 2015 @ 10:24am 
@nemonoke: Is compatible as long as the item is vanilla. I think this mod creates vanilla drinks, which should be compatible with need mods, but empty bottles are my own (so wont be recognized by other mod). Maybe iNeed is overwritting the script returning the bottle. Try changing load order.
saturnz lover Sep 16, 2015 @ 1:42pm 
I can't get empty bottles after drinking while using it with iNeed. Is it compatible with any needs mod?
chilladelphia Jun 11, 2015 @ 8:18pm 
Could you make a mod in the future that allows you to get potions of blood from the Volkihar Castle?