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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]
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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I am subscribed, but it won't show up in my load order, and it just goes to the carriage when I start a new game.
timeofdoctor May 19 @ 1:42pm 
why do you need the dlc's now thats unfair
Jamma77 May 19 @ 11:45am 
@NerdRage This mod now requires the Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn DLCs to work.
aaronkraus.ak May 18 @ 5:17pm 
How do I start the main story line? I chose to start with the property in solitude and there's no way to start the quest line. ive talked to one of the innkeepers, but they didnt give me any info and i went through helgen looking for something, but it was already destroyed. can anyone help?
NerdRage May 18 @ 11:57am 
Crashs skyrim even when i only have THIS mod installed it use to work fine before
rna May 18 @ 7:14am 
There is an imperial soldier in redwater den who says he saw me in helgen and i haven't seen alduin yet
The Man with no Plan May 17 @ 12:11am 
i hope you put the dlcs to good use atleast
DreDizzy May 15 @ 6:49pm 
where will i find a safe download of the unofficial patch? is there one on steam?
andreas.larsen2000 May 15 @ 6:35am 
anyone who knows why my game wont start if i pick a new game??????????
President O' Braunau May 13 @ 8:09am 
So anyone who cares:
There is an older non-DLC version up on skyrimnexus ;)