The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Dynamic Fires
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May 27, 2012 @ 9:38pm
May 31, 2012 @ 4:59pm
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Dynamic Fires

Allows one to ignite and extinguish fires by using fire and frost spells, respectively. It also puts out fires that have been running for some time. (**update** - torch bashing now lights up fires too)

This initial release features all campfires. Other fires will be added in future versions. Watch the video to see the mod in action, and rate if you enjoy!

Nexus mirror can be found here:
Besides having the latest version it also archives all previous ones, making it a good place to see what was added/fixed in each release.

I've maintained the same light intensity of the original campfires and realise it may be too dim, especially for those using Realistic Lighting. I've got no problem increasing it a bit, so let me know if it's an issue. The giant campfires did not have any light sources in the original game so I created my own. Again, let me know if the intensity/radius are good.

I'm also considering to make shock spells behave the same as fire, but I'd like some community feedback on this before going ahead with it. So please drop a comment and let me know of any problems and/or suggestions.

Being mostly scripted, this mod should be compatible with nearly anything. Even mods that add to or remove campfires from the world shouldn't conflict, so long as they use the original game's objects. Still, since this is the first release and because of its scripted nature you should keep an eye out for and report the following: campfires that don't react to spells, light present even when a fire is off, extinguish smoke effect too big/small and other unexpected problems.

One thing you can be sure of is this plugin won't ever leave your game in a broken state. I've designed and tested it following that very principle (along with seamless updates). In fact, If you unsubscribe it will be as if it was never installed.

To uninstall simply unsubscribe or uncheck this mod on the launcher - all campfires will revert to vanilla states.

I've tried to make this mod as easy to extend as I could. It relies heavily on formlists and if you know a bit about scripting it should only take a few moments to leverage this mod's functionality for your own creations.

An example: you create a mod that adds awesome Thief-like fire/water arrows. To make them ignite/extinguish stuff all you need to do is create a quest and attach a script like this (not forgetting to auto-fill the properties):

scriptname AddProjectileExample extends Quest

FormList property wbBCFProjectilesFire auto
FormList property wbBCFProjectilesIce auto
Form property FireArrow auto ;use your projectile names here
Form property IceArrow auto

event OnInit()

That should be all that's required. A similar method can be used to integrate new objects into this mod so that they too become dynamic. However it involves alot more lists and a few special cares. I'll explain the process soon.
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Apr 23, 2014 @ 6:45am
Possible bug/incompatibility...
(=SGS=) ZehAngrySwede
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ultimateh Jan 19 @ 3:15am 
So far it hasn't worked for me... but I'm still playing with load orders
Jak Shim Dec 4, 2015 @ 5:53am 
Light present even when a fire is off found in Silent Moons camp.
Warsun Games Nov 29, 2015 @ 3:13pm 
OK just downloaded Cheskos annoying new Frostfall.An yet again.Added stupid spells.I can tell he is not a mage player.Because his campfires still cant be lit by flame spells.But he added spells an scrolls to the game.Yeah great thanks Chesko.So now i need a real camp fire mod again.Can you please update this mod to include the new Frostfall + Campfire mod.He combined them but did not add a script for this.
Cyanide [SKWERL] Oct 22, 2015 @ 7:14pm 
out of curiosity, would this by chance affect candles and similar fire based light sources too?
Paul Oct 14, 2015 @ 11:13pm 
You did a good job. the best mod i've seen.
MacTireLass Oct 4, 2015 @ 12:31am 
uuugh! That's awesome!!! It's too many MB for my poor laptop though! :'''(
Pizza_Duck Sep 17, 2015 @ 11:11am 
Great mod!!
Plus, a small thing:
For some reason I can't put out fires with the Ice Storm spell (it's an adept level spell).
Ignoring that fact, the mod is amazing and adds more realism to the game!
Mosstone Sep 13, 2015 @ 1:43pm 
Ima try this for my hearthfire. I don't feel like a cat would like such a brightly lit house.
Mosstone Sep 13, 2015 @ 1:40pm 
@Brainstorm the parts of vanilla skyrim where houses are burnt down the game literally replaces a healthy house with a burning and then destroyed one when the player isn't looking
Ekon-Kriba Dickdee Aug 11, 2015 @ 8:43am 
Does not work :c