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Alternate Start - Live Another Life
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Misery and despair have haunted you all your life. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, you've been arrested and thrown in the dungeons. Your trial was supposed to be weeks ago, only nobody has come for you. It's been so long since seeing daylight you no longer know what month it is anymore. The dungeon is cold, damp, and worse still, you're running out of food. At least you have that leak in the wall for water. It seems as though you've been forgotten, soon to rot away and die. The eight have forsaken you! Or... have they?

Live Another Life provides an alternative means to start the game for those who do not wish to go through the lengthy intro sequence at Helgen. You will be given the opportunity to choose your race and then choose a new life for your character to lead. A wide variety of choices will be available. What you choose will have a lasting impact, so choose carefully or the gods may forsake you again!

Alternate Download Locations
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AFK Mods[afkmods.iguanadons.net]
Skyrim Nexus[www.nexusmods.com] [Has a non-DLC version for those who want it too]
TES Alliance[tesalliance.org]
Dark Creations[www.darkcreations.org]
The Assimilation Lab[www.theassimilationlab.com]

Live Another Life Bug Tracker[afkmods.iguanadons.net]

Installation Requirements
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Official Skyrim patch 1.9.32.0.8 or greater. Using earlier game versions will result in CTDs and other problems. Just don't.
Official Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn DLCs are required.
Use of the Unofficial Skyrim, Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn Patches is STRONGLY recommended.

You will need to turn on subtitles to see the text for the startup quest.

Alternately, download and use Fuz Ro D-oh - Silent Voice[www.nexusmods.com] to see subtitles only on those NPCs with no voiced audio. This requires SKSE.

Full documentation available.[www.nexusmods.com]

Load Order
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Due to the sensitive nature of the mod, it should be loaded relatively late in the load order. A lot of other mods may seek to make modifications to Helgen and the charactergen quests. Moving this further down in your list will likely help, a lot. I highly recommend going with the order BOSS specifies since it is now compatible with Skyrim's new load order system.

Known Issues
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The Thane offer won't be available in every city right away if you use a property owner start. The quest interaction makes doing so impossible without sacrificing too much of the content to it.

When picking the Companions guild start, you need to go watch the fight before Vlikas will go outside to train you.

When choosing one of the two civil war starts, you are strongly advised to let the Jagged Crown scene play out. If you don't, the quest may fail to start and the entire civil war quest line will get jammed.

There may be some unfound dialogue that references Helgen. If you find some and have NOT witnessed Alduin fly overhead yet, please report those with as much detail as possible.

Some quests in a major city you pick a start for may not be available until after you've left that city and returned later. This is normal. It's due to how Change Location events work in the game and there's nothing that can be done about it.

Starting the Main Quest
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Skyrim has a lot more flexibility in pursuit of the main quest, even when playing the default Helgen scenario. Alduin's appearance does not force one to pursue the main quest beyond Helgen. So this mod is mainly providing a mechanism to bypass Helgen and not encounter Alduin either. The game will patiently wait for you to follow along. So there's no special effort really needed to avoid it, just don't do it :)

For most of the starts, it will appear as though your "Live Another Life" quest has stalled. You will not have an active objective telling you where to go next. When you are ready to begin pursuing the main quest, talk to an innkeeper and ask them for rumors. You should get your next objective at that point and can then follow things to their conclusion.

Of course, you don't strictly NEED to follow the quest to the letter and can just show up in Helgen any time you want and the main quest will pick up with Alduin leaving the area for his initial flyover.

Choosing the campsite start skips the startup quest, you will begin immediately with the encounter with Alduin. Choosing a civil war start bypasses all of this, by necessity, so you won't need to deal with Helgen at all.

Using this mod to follow the default Helgen sequence will play out the same as the vanilla game.

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ATTENTION: If you are downloading this and it comes up in Russian, you need to contact Steam Support and let them know about it. This is NOT an issue I have any control over. I deal only in English files with an English copy of Skyrim and the CK. There isn't a lick of Russian anything on my system.
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Arthmoor  [author] 4 hours ago 
You should be using LOOT. BOSS has been obsolete for a long time now.

Also if you don't have all of the DLCs, that would explain why it crashes at the main menu.
Chris 5 hours ago 
Hey, I got BOSS and everything and even if this and SKSE is the only thing installed, it just crashes before the new menu loads
Jamma77 6 hours ago 
Thanks.
Arthmoor  [author] 6 hours ago 
It won't end in that case until you've talked to Balgruuf.
Jamma77 16 hours ago 
If I choose to go straight to Riverwood after reading the journal founf in Helgen, leaving both Hadvar and Ralof in the cave, the "Live Another Life quest" Doesn't end after I warn Alvor about the dragon in Riverwood. "Before the Storm" still starts, directing me to go to Whiterun, but "Live Another Life" doesn't end. Any ideas?
0regon g2a.com 18 hours ago 
When i use the bed it works like a normal bed with the timer for how long i want to sleep, any help?
TechnoPwnda Jun 28 @ 10:20am 
I choose dark elf and choose to be a prisoner in Raven Rock (I have dragonborn) and when I'm in the tower my character is sitting in the air like in the beginning of the vanilla start.
Arthmoor  [author] Jun 27 @ 11:00pm 
Make sure it's activated in the launcher.
Chris Jun 27 @ 10:42pm 
Yo, I have all the DLC and when I start the game it just goes to the default Helgen? How do I fix it? With BOSS?
jummpingman Jun 27 @ 8:27pm 
could u not have made a copy of the vanilla one and just added the dlc options to one of the two. i undertand were your coming from though most people have the dlc and doing adding the dlc to the mod could have heped u make it better but i think u should bring a vanilla version to steam most people dont know/trust nexusmods