The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Manage Dragon Encounters
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52 Comments
Altbert  [author] Jun 14 @ 1:36pm 
Also, I would advice anyone to install Arthmoor's Unofficial Patches (Skyrim, Dawnguard, Hearthfire, Dragonborn and/or High Resolution). These patches resolve quite a lot of bugs in the original game or its DLCs.
Altbert  [author] Jun 14 @ 1:29pm 
I use Wrye Bash to install mods that I have downloaded from other sites. Mods from the Steam Workshop only install an .esp and a .bsa file in the Data folder (which are easy to delete), but others may not. Wrye Bash keeps track of all installed and overwritten files, keeps a backup of overwritten files and restores these files when uninstalling a mod. I've seen quite a lot of frustrating complaints about mods that wouldn't be necessary when at least using LOOT.
Altbert  [author] Jun 14 @ 1:29pm 
LOOT (formerly BOSS) is a must have if you are using mods. It's quite easy to install and to use. TES5Edit is also quite easy to install but a little more difficult to use. I use these two programs together with Wrye Bash (mod manager) ever since the release of Skyrim and have never run into any problem, unless I caused the problems myself while modding. Biggest problems while using mods are incorrect load order and conflicting mods. I would advice anyone who is using mods at least to install LOOT and use it whenever installing a new mod before playing the game with that new mod. I use TES5Edit to find conflicts with mods that I'm using myself, but ofcourse can't use it to find conflicts with all those thousands of mods that are available.
Gaben Jun 14 @ 12:53pm 
ive heard of these 2 programs but dont use any of them, as it would be a hassle to install both programs if it involves a big long process to do tbh. ill go in manually and see if changing the load order in the data files helps, so thanks for the advice
Altbert  [author] Jun 14 @ 12:48pm 
@Doge: Are you familiar with LOOT and TES5Edit? If so, try using these to find out what's causing the problem, either problems with load order or mod interference. Also, you can send me a list with the mods you are using to info@elder-scrolls.nl
Gaben Jun 14 @ 11:51am 
im pretty sure i always wait at least 2 seconds before releasing the button, plus i tried dual casting it, but that doesint work so far
Altbert  [author] Jun 14 @ 11:11am 
@Doge: Are you using the correct mouse button when casting the spell? Are you pressing that button for some 2 or 3 seconds before releasing the button?
Gaben Jun 14 @ 10:09am 
yea, no message box at all, ie spell doesint do anything
Altbert  [author] Jun 14 @ 9:43am 
@Doge: No, I can't because you gave me too little info. You can cast the spell, so you have installed and activated the mod. It could be caused by an other mod interfering or incorrect load order. After casting the spell you should see a messagebox in which you should choose between Most, More, Many, Default, Less, Least. Try using LOOT for load order and/or TES5Edit to find a possible interfering mod.
Gaben Jun 13 @ 11:19am 
your spell is invisible and when i cast it,nothing happens. can u tell me why that is happening?
Wyvernadas Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:50pm 
I just want to say thank you so much for this mod. I recently ran into an irritating glitch which spawned dragons endlessly in Riften (Literally, one after the other, and it really messed up all my quests in that area) and since installing this, I haven't had one attack Riften as of yet!
Psykotic Aug 7, 2014 @ 1:56pm 
I've entered Riften, Windhelm, and even WHiterun while using this mod and have yet to encounter a single one. I've passed 9 in-game days so far and still nothing. I already completed the main quests so I'm not sure what else could be causing it. :/
Altbert  [author] Aug 7, 2014 @ 1:15pm 
Oh ... and even using the Dragonrend shout, doesn't seem to help sometimes.
Altbert  [author] Aug 7, 2014 @ 1:12pm 
Psykotik, it's a difficult one! It works, but seems quite random, and you should be very careful. Sometimes you may see one, two or even three dragons "hanging around" and fly away when you get close to them. If you have set it to Most, you may be encountering one or more dragons attacking a village when you enter that village. My mod only changes a variable in the game, that is used by the game, probably Skyrim.exe. I can't change anything in the executable, so I thing it's part of the radiant AI of the dragons. The island should not have any influence on dragon encounters!
Psykotic Aug 7, 2014 @ 11:35am 
Altbert, the mod doesn't seem to work for me. I set it to "Most" and haven't seen any ever since. But before I did set it, I saw like 2 dragons hanging around the field where your island was..

P.S. Don't have any similar mods either..
Superpyrocharged Jul 29, 2014 @ 10:13am 
this made me think "is there an imagine dragons song called encounters" but yet im a linkin park guy so lolz
Altbert  [author] Jul 16, 2014 @ 3:49am 
Killed a lot of dragons lately? Maybe it has to with respawn time, normally 30 ingame days.
Special Delivery Jul 16, 2014 @ 3:38am 
I've completed the entire maingame storyline, Factions and Dawnguard

Haven't progressed further than bringing followers to Delphine though. Kinda forgot about her
Altbert  [author] Jul 16, 2014 @ 3:34am 
Which of the quests in the main questline did you complete? In vanilla Skyrim dragons appear after you have defeated Mirmulnir and Sahloknir, the last one to prove to Delphine that you are Dragonborn.
Special Delivery Jul 16, 2014 @ 3:12am 
Don't know why, but the spell doesn't seem to work for me. The managedragonencounters.bsa file is in my Data and I have no other dragon spawn mods that could conflict with this one at all. Any tips? :o
Altbert  [author] Jul 13, 2014 @ 1:54pm 
When walking from Whiterun west you first find an ruined Imperial tower, the Western Watchtower, guarded by Whiterun guards. Further west you see castle ruins, and in between on your right, there is a ruined house.
. . . Jul 12, 2014 @ 7:42pm 
1 problem weres fort greymoor and watch tower?
Altbert  [author] Jul 6, 2014 @ 3:53pm 
I don't know if any higher settings are possible. I will have to check the scripts.
Happy Hippo Jul 6, 2014 @ 9:00am 
?
Happy Hippo Jul 6, 2014 @ 9:00am 
is changing the setting up to 6 possible through console command or other? or would this be my best chance for exponentially increasing dragon encounters completely ridiculously
lucies Jun 25, 2014 @ 3:12pm 
This mod workes well with run for your lives mod.
Hikaru Jun 22, 2014 @ 1:45pm 
I feel dumb that I wasn't able to remember that...
Altbert  [author] Jun 22, 2014 @ 12:25am 
Run for your lives (Arthmoor)
Hikaru Jun 21, 2014 @ 11:15pm 
I forget if i got it here but there is a mod that makes people go inside during dragon attacks. Be good to find it and mold it into this mod
Altbert  [author] Jun 17, 2014 @ 10:53am 
@AJLA616: When using the mod, it only changes a global variable in the game, that is set to default in the vanilla game (a value of 2). My mod varies that from 0 (Least) to 5 (Most). Maybe the game randomizes this value, but I'm not sure. At least the number of dragons to spawn is randomized, I think, as I have encountered 1, 2 or 3 dragons at the same time with the 'Most' setting. BTW (it just pops into my mind): do you have the managedragonencounters.bsa file in your Data folder? This type of file seems to get misplaced sometimes. If it's not in the Data folder or the Skyrim folder, then you can download the file from my website: http://www.elder-scrolls.nl
AJLA616 Jun 17, 2014 @ 10:00am 
@Altbert I'm at around the middle of the game with no other dragon mods
noahjamerson Jun 17, 2014 @ 8:39am 
thanks for telling me that but i got 2 out of the 4 hours i played
Altbert  [author] Jun 17, 2014 @ 8:36am 
@AJLA616: At what point in the game are you using my mod? Do you use other dragon mods, and if yes, which are they?
Altbert  [author] Jun 17, 2014 @ 8:31am 
@noahjamerson: "Most" gives you the most dragons with the least time between encounters. Beware, because you may be up against three dragons at the same time.
AJLA616 Jun 16, 2014 @ 3:25pm 
dragon amount isn't changing for me :(
Alucardeo Jun 16, 2014 @ 1:56pm 
@atbert well, if you create a MCM version,i would jump at the chance to sub to that
noahjamerson Jun 16, 2014 @ 12:39pm 
question: does the most option give you the most dragons or the most time between dragons
Silverwarg Jun 16, 2014 @ 2:03am 
Shrimp on the barbie:
Press §; Click corpse; type in "Resurrect"; Press Enter.

NPC is back.
Altbert  [author] Jun 15, 2014 @ 2:53pm 
@Nunu Nunurbiznes: I know, but I made this one before I knew MCM. Maybe time to create an MCM version!
sirus otter Jun 15, 2014 @ 8:09am 
i dont need dragons to attack the towns......... thats my job
Alucardeo Jun 14, 2014 @ 10:29pm 
this is a great idea! but i find mods that use mod configuration istead of spell menus, are easier to manage. and are less buggy
Shrimp on the barbie Jun 12, 2014 @ 7:44am 
You have no idea how useful this will be, I'm always paranoid that a dragon is going to attack the town and all the merchants and villagers will die making it a ghost town, but now I don't need to worry. Hurray for small yet heplful mods!
Jagged Axiom Oct 26, 2013 @ 8:59pm 
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Jagged Axiom Oct 26, 2013 @ 8:56pm 
I do not want to start a controvercy over my "two doller words" so please unless you have a puchline do not add any feedback
Jagged Axiom Oct 26, 2013 @ 8:54pm 
you deserve more attention on your mods and not the comments like lamuse posted... therefor i will insult him in the following line

@LamuseWelkar I assume you own a electronic distributing company, cuz' they named "Microsoft" after your |> | < |<
Altbert  [author] Jul 31, 2013 @ 10:52am 
Ah! You know my other mod.
jessd Jul 30, 2013 @ 4:47pm 
inimitable dragon encounters? XP
Altbert  [author] Jul 30, 2013 @ 4:44pm 
OK, but he shouldn't be! I just know something about programming. The idea is Domcoppinger's.
Darth Gustav Jul 30, 2013 @ 4:29pm 
He is impressed with your mod.
Altbert  [author] Jul 30, 2013 @ 4:15pm 
@LamuseWelkar: Please explain yourself, I'm not native English!