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Unread Books Glow
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Unread Books Glow by duggelz

Books which you have not read yet will have a visible glow. When you
read a book for the first time, its glow will disappear. All copies
of the same title are considered the same book, so once you've read
one "Cats of Skyrim", you've read them all.

== Features ==

* Unread books glow and have an "*" before their name
* Uses SKSE and SkyUI if installed, but doesn't require them
* Recognizes all books your character has previously read (SKSE)
* Tracks books from any mod or DLC
* Spell tomes are green, skill books are red, quest books and regular
books are various shades of blue
* Settings configured in-game via SkyUI or spell

== Install ==

Nexus Mod Manager: Click the "Download with Manager" button. Once
it's downloaded, in the Nexus Mod Manager, click on the "Mods" tab,
and double-click on "Unread Books Glow" to activate it.

Steam Workshop: Click the green "Subscribe" button. You may also need
to start the Skyrim launcher, click on "Data Files", and make sure
that "UnreadBooksGlow.esp" is listed and has a check mark in the
columns labeled "Load?" and "Subscribed?".

If you have SKSE[skse.silverlock.org] version 1.6.8 or better installed, several features
of this mod will work better. If you have SkyUI[skyrim.nexusmods.com] version 3.1 or better
installed, you can use the Mod Configuration Menu to access this mod's
options. Both are highly recommended.

== Upgrade ==

If you're upgrading from a previous version, you might see odd
behavior until you enter a new location.

== Uninstall ==

Move your character to an interior location that has no books. Save
your game and exit Skyrim.

Nexus Mod Manager: Click on the "Mods" tab, double-click on "Unread
Books Glow" to deactivate it, then click "Delete".

Steam Workshop: Click the green "Unsubscribe" button from the Steam
Workshop page. Then start the Skyrim launcher, click on "Data Files",
highlight "UnreadBooksGlow.esp", and click "Delete Selected".

== Limitations ==

* If you don't have SKSE version 1.6.8 or above, books you've read
before installing this mod are not recorded. You will have to read
them again.
* Only the nearest 100 books are affected in any location.
* Books in containers and merchant inventories are usually not
recognized as unread.
* Quest books added by DLC and other mods are treated as "plain" books.
Spell tomes and skill books should work fine.

== Configuration ==

If you have SkyUI installed, press "Escape", click on "Mod
Configuration", and then "Unread Books Glow". You will see a page
with various options.

If you do not have SkyUI installed, open the in-game "Magic" menu,
select "Powers", and select "{Unread Books Glow Settings}". Then exit
the menu. Your character will appear to have a spell readied. Cast
the spell as normal (usually just clicking the left mouse button) and
a settings menu will appear. It has less options than the SkyUI menu.

== Compatibility ==

This mod should automatically handle books added by DLC and other
mods. However, there might be conflicts with other mods that change
the behavior of books in general. If you find something noteworthy
that does or doesn't work, let me know and I will add it here.

* Better Skill and Quest Books Names
* Book Covers Skyrim
* Bookshelves Script SKSE
* Improved Skill Books
* Non-Automatic Skill Books
* Read And Learn Speechcraft Speech
* Sometimes Pick Up Books

Maybe Compatible:
* Unlimited Bookshelves (works for some people, not for others)

Probably Not Compatible:
* Deja Vu - I Already Read It
* Mark Books as Read

== Distribution ==

This file is available on the Skyrim Nexus and the Steam Workshop.

== Translations ==

This mod includes translations contributed by various helpful people.
You will need SKSE and SkyUI installed to see translations. I will
not be be using the older method of creating multilingual Skyrim mods,
because it's horrible. This means the "{Unread Books Glow Settings}"
power will always be in English. Other people may provide translated
.esp files, in which case I'll link to them from here.

Localization is tricky, and hard to test. Accent marks always seem to
get mangled one way or another. So if you spot an error, post a
comment and I'll look at it.

Translations for past and present versions of this mod were
contributed by the following people:

Czech: miraclefreak
English: me
French: brundlemouche, Maxheero
German: norden, Wingardium, TKHBMVP, quetzalcoatl666
Italian: Claska, Lucasssvt
Japanese: m0m
Polish: kolabor, ExplorR
Portuguese: R3v3r3ndo
Russian: Eriko, DJ_Kovrik
Spanish: Frodo45127, me + 8th grade Spanish

Any errors are likely to be mine, not the translators. Germans, you
must love Skyrim, four different people gave me five different
translations, so I went line by line picking the translation chosen by
the most people, and used Google Translate as a tie breaker.

== Credits ==

Bethesda for the Skyrim Creation Kit.
Fallout Mod Manager (FOMM) for TESsnip and BSA Browser.
LHammonds Readme Generator.
The SKSE team for tireless work.
The SkyUI team for awesome improvements.
The Tes5Edit team for their tools.
The Skyrim Nexus for hosting.

== History ==

1.0, 2012/02/11 - Initial release.
1.1, 2012/02/16 - Complete rewrite.
1.2, 2012/02/20 - Fixed various bugs, made "Medium" the default for new games.
1.3, 2012/02/24 - Second attempt to fix "books stop glowing" bug.
1.4, 2012/07/22 - Updated for Skyrim version 1.6.
1.5, 2012/08/04 - Dawnguard DLC support, minor bugfixes, minor change for SkyUI.
1.5.1, 2012/08/18 - Identical to 1.5, version bump for Skyrim Nexus problem.
1.5.2, 2012/09/10 - Added Czech translation.
1.5.3, 2012/09/29 - Added Polish translation.
2.0, 2013/01/15 - Added major SKSE and SkyUI enhancements.
2.0.1, 2013/01/15 - Stop using Book.IsRead(), fixed skill book color.
2.1.0, 2013/02/21 - Replaced "(Unread)" with "*", added quest book tracking,
updated handling of SKSE Book.IsRead(),
reorganized MCM menu, added translation support.
2.2.0, 2014/01/04 - Fixed bug that made the configuration power disappear.
Added MCM translations for every language but Japanese.
Popular Discussions View All (5)
Jan 26 @ 6:36am
Because i have to collect everything.
Rancid Milk
Feb 21 @ 3:28am
Glowing arrows i.e. arrows you've shot but missed?
Dec 16, 2013 @ 12:22am
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Saturn 1 hour ago 
JF1102 15 hours ago 
Good usefull mod
daniel.mills 18 hours ago 
where is the Nexus mod manager downloader thingy?
Spio Apr 18 @ 12:17am 
@camilocuca2 you only have to subscribe this mod and it will be installed if u start skyrim again.
camilocuca2 Apr 17 @ 9:48am 
how the fck can i download this i see no download button
Capt2B Apr 15 @ 4:13am 
Super, à avoir.
templeton_jesse2012 Apr 10 @ 12:01pm 
I already have the Hearyhfire, and Dragonborn dlc, so, I am typing this message to you, so you don't have to wait for someone to ask for a dlc version. So, can you possibly make a mod that does each dlc individually? Like, one for Dragonborn spells, and vanilla? I don't have Daunguard, unfortunately, so, I guess Hearthfire doesn't have spells, so, one for Dragonborn would be great, thanks. This is an awesome MOD, I basically read every book I see, this helps out alot, thanks!!!!
templeton_jesse2012 Apr 10 @ 11:56am 
Hey, I have a collection of 45 mods total, I am wondering if you could make a mod that makes the purchased spellbooks from vendors say known spell, or already known spell. That way, you don't have to buy the spell to see if you know the spell, because that would be a waste of money, if you already know the spell, you know? That would be awesome, I try and conserve my gold, it would be a godesnd for the players that dont use the gold cheat, and play legit, it would help alot. Thanks, becaus eof the in sight I just gave you in this message, I am going to subscribe to your mod, thanks.
Black Ace Apr 6 @ 5:40pm 
I really like this mod. It's useful and not intrusive. Good job
Sleipnir Apr 4 @ 9:19am 
so usefull....Thank you