Random Alternate Start
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Mistkiin 5 hours ago 
I did have an issue with the Greybeards, where you learn "Wuld". When Arngeir says to stand beside him and wait for the signal, the signal never came. Had to use console commands to skip past quest event. Ah well.
Syclonix  [author] 7 hours ago 
FYI without the proper load order from the beginning other dialog may not work. The beginning quest "A Rumor of Dragons" also may not work depending on what other mods you had installed.
Mistkiin 18 hours ago 
Good to know. I just used console commands to give myself the key to the gate. Everything seems to be working from there.
Syclonix  [author] 18 hours ago 
@Mistkiin: When you moved to bottom of load order make sure you started a new game. It won't work on a previous "dirty" save.
Mistkiin 20 hours ago 
Moved to bottom of load order, Whiterun Gate Guard dialogue still not working, door remains locked...
xXM1GxBREADXx 21 hours ago 
"Makes me want to get lubed up and swallowed by a dragon"
420/10 -ign
Elrido Jul 9 @ 1:39pm 
thank man for no reason my game starting was bugging you mod now fix it thank :)
acuv Jul 9 @ 9:00am 
Which class is best for Smithing?
Luke2968 Jul 7 @ 12:16pm 
Its not letting me copy the folders into my data folder
~T.C.C~TheBaconatorBread Jul 6 @ 5:36pm 
About the loading issue it happens sometimes it may load two times but stop there like that.
Petyr Baelish Jul 6 @ 8:05am 
How can I get Rumor of Dragons quest? When i spawn, my journal is empty.
Syclonix  [author] Jul 5 @ 11:52pm 
@Silvestras, @RedElle: Hmm to be quite frank I don't know what causes this issue with some users. The only suggestions I have is 1) try googling a mod called Safety Load, it may be a memory issue 2) Disable all other mods except RAS, start game, save & exit, then reenable all mods.

@Ri'Nikii: Would you mind explaining what you mean by the text being messed up? I haven't heard of this issue before. Try the steps above.

@clumsyvampire: I have a low memory version of the mod at Skyrim Nexus, you can download that one instead and DISABLE the "RAS - CharGen at Riverwood.esp". Alternatively, you can disable hair mods first, load the game with RAS then renable hairmods and use changeracemenu to select your hair.

@Redrober: Yes, it is incompatible with Sounds of Skyrim.
Texans Jul 5 @ 11:23pm 
Definitely an issue with the Sounds of Skyrim sound mods. When using this, those quest prompts never start. Just wanting to toss this out there for anyone wondering.
RedElle Jul 5 @ 1:02pm 
I'm having the same problem as Silvestras. I haven't been able to successfully play the game because I just keep getting dropped in different places for a couple seconds at a time, followed by a load screen as I'm whisked elsewhere. I tried changing the load order, but that didn't help. Any suggestions?
chris Jul 5 @ 10:43am 
Is it possible to make a mod that puts the locks of Oblivion in Skyrim?
Silvestras Jul 5 @ 3:15am 
I have a problem with mod: it loads a new start location and it's super amazing... for two seconds. Then it loads another beginning location. And it's like that over and over again. I checked "known issues", and i moved mod to the bottom of loading order, but nothing changed :/
clumsyvampire Jul 4 @ 8:43pm 
so a lot of hair mods do indeed crash the game at start up... is there any way to fix that? cause i really like my hair mods....
Ri'Nikii Jul 4 @ 8:20pm 
Doesn't work. Not only is all of the text screwed up, but you can't teleport out of the starting location.
Redrober Jul 4 @ 8:17pm 
I saw a comment about issues with Sounds of Skyrim, is that a confirmed compatability issue? Does this mod cause CTDs, ILSs, or other game breaking bugs if it's the only alternate start mod you have? Thanks for any answers!
cubbyzeeman Jul 4 @ 12:42pm 
i love having my own custome story at the beginning
Syclonix  [author] Jul 4 @ 12:35pm 
that's part of the masochistic fun ;) if it weren't possibly dangerous it wouldn't be exciting.
Master Jacket Jul 4 @ 7:43am 
This is pretty good, but a lot of the time I get dropped somwhere in the middle of high level monsters and get torn to pieces before I can hit a button. Maybe it would be better to have fewer possible starting locations, but maybe go into more depth with each.
Syclonix  [author] Jul 3 @ 11:01am 
@The Outsider: Check that Steam actually downloaded it in your Skyrim Launcher -> Data Files

@{DRPGADDA} dgorbov: Poorly? Are you talking about your hands being tied? Just jump or punch, should unbound your hands.
The Outsider Jul 2 @ 11:46pm 
I still start in Helgen with this (and no other start mods) installed. What should I do? :(
{DRPGADDA} dgorbov Jul 2 @ 6:16pm 
How would one go about teleporting as a mannequin?
Syclonix  [author] Jul 2 @ 4:46pm 
:D you're welcome, glad you like it!
Churl Jul 2 @ 9:00am 
whoa, just whoa, i played Oblivion and a mod already exist to begin the game as... a rogue or a ranger but this one, over 9 THOUSAND , is just the most epic i have ever seen, thank Syclonix :)
Syclonix  [author] Jul 1 @ 10:21pm 
@Spacebaar256: AFAIK no Steam Workshop mods are able to cause a glitch like that. please check your background programs and any graphical mods like ENBs or script extenders you may be using
Spacebaar256 Jul 1 @ 7:26pm 
I noticed that when i use this mod the top left hand corner of my screen glitches so i ca see my desktop
tommy61157 Jul 1 @ 5:54pm 
This is a lot less glitchy then the other alternate start mods I've seen, good job! I did notice a glitch though that if you're using an xbox controller, the arrows appear to still be selecting the first option available, then another set of arrows which is the one which truly shows what you're selecting come out, going back to the first option again fixes this. I know this is a SUPER MINOR glitch, just wanted to let the author know. I also like how there's no OP way to spawn in on this one, it's pretty balanced no matter what you choose in my opinion.
ForTheWin Jul 1 @ 12:52pm 
This is a great mod! I'll vouch for this. It can be repetitive starting in Helgen over and over again.
Syclonix  [author] Jun 30 @ 11:25pm 
nope, no DLC required.
jfroggatt37 Jun 30 @ 7:57pm 
Dose this need a dlc??
chris_clewlow Jun 30 @ 4:15pm 
my mistake it was another mod causing this just wet and cold effects your mod works fine for me
chris_clewlow Jun 30 @ 9:54am 
great mod but whereva i spawn every guard in the area has worn effect on armour
Corarium Jun 30 @ 9:45am 
@Syclonix: Thanks for answering the question, I appreciate that.
Syclonix  [author] Jun 30 @ 9:13am 
@Corarium: No problem, I'll be happy to answer. This is an Alternate Start mod, meaning it will only work when you start a new game - it won't work on existing saves.
Corarium Jun 30 @ 7:28am 
Probably a stupid question that's been answered several times before, but I'll ask anyways. If I already have a vanilla save started before, will that save become corrupted or bugged or anything of the like, or will it be fine? I really like the concept of this mod and want to play it, but I also don't want to lose my pre-existing save.
kareenaeboyce Jun 28 @ 9:50am 
Haahaha cool
Syclonix  [author] Jun 28 @ 3:21am 
@teoleo: If you subscribed using Steam Workshop there's no need to copy files into the data folder. Just make sure the mod is enabled and then launch Skyrim.
teoleo Jun 28 @ 12:06am 
i have subscibe with steam workshop, where find the file to copy in data folder?
Kumquat Jun 27 @ 10:39am 
Awesome mod that makes starting a new character that much easier. The 2nd, 3rd, or 10th time through the starting area can be tedious, this allows you to jump right into the fray and adventure with little to no hand holding.

Great job!
Ar-K-On Jun 27 @ 4:54am 
I downloaded it this morning, you made a very good job !!! I'm loving it !! That's what i always needed for this game !! Just a little "problem" : i spawn at the Lumidor, and i can't cross the bridges (the two bridges with the "bees little island").

PS: And i forgot : i can cross the water too, i just can enter the house, but i can go anywhere because i started as a mage and don't get any lockpick..

PS2: Okey, sorry for the noob's comment, i found the solution : i just had to enter the underground to pass the house.. I don't think it was a "test", i just thought it was a bug, lol.
TheSeaPirate Jun 25 @ 5:28am 
It seems like I just had to wait at the first menu to install the mod. Now I spawned somewhere in a cave near Solitude
Kris Jun 24 @ 8:52pm 
very good i like it
Syclonix  [author] Jun 24 @ 10:15am 
@TheSeaPirate: Please make sure Random Alternate Start.esp is loaded last in your load order. Check it by clicking on Data Files in the Skyrim Launcher then drag it down to the bottom so it loads last.
TheSeaPirate Jun 24 @ 5:44am 
I keep having the vannila beginning. it happend 3 times. I am now reïnstalling it.
gordonvl Jun 23 @ 5:21pm 
This Mod is not compatible with Helgan Reborn mod.
MatrixMonkey865 Jun 22 @ 10:43pm 
when you download the mod how do you put it into the game
gordonvl Jun 22 @ 1:05pm 
Bug: When I went to Helgan the wasn't destroyed, the dragon Alduin flew down just outside of the gates an sat there doing nothing, I could not start the that quest to see why it was destroyed.