Back off, Barbas!
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blackdruidwolf Oct 27 @ 3:30pm 
I can't wait to use this omg!!!!
Rave アートリア Sep 25 @ 6:31pm 
Uh...I killed Barbas... Great mod even though I saw this too late! ;)
LeOOOn Aug 11 @ 7:25pm 
Just installed but it isn't working for me. Still shoving me across the map. Maybe because he's already my follower? Seriously this stupid mutt is making me hate real dogs. Should mod be instant?
Red Ensign Feb 19 @ 3:17pm 
barbas is everything I hate about real-life dogs - won't shut the hell up and keeps shoving its nose in my crotch. and I thought faendal was annoying. I knew it was wrong, but I vowed halfway through the quest to split his skull with the axe (sorry, spoiler alert, don't read that). hated that annoying mutt so much. gonna try this. thanks.
[B]-Lt Karnage Jan 1 @ 5:48am 
@JustinOther : The dog is gratefull, you make me spare is life. Thanks to have put some sense in this dog. Thanks You.
Cereal Killer Dec 24, 2013 @ 10:16am 
I'm trying the Back off , (enter a name here) mod. Barbas still buldoz me but very ocasionally and it was tiny buldozing. I don't want to kill him for now .. so , thanks for this mod(s).
mycastlecellar Nov 21, 2013 @ 11:18am 
The whole Barbas quest is CRAP! Use ~ Disable on Barbas and be finish with this Quest before it begins.
Xer0 Aug 3, 2013 @ 5:48pm 
And for anyone having trouble with barbas, if you're a sneak-thief, you can always try tumbling.. for some reason that allows you to sometimes slip beside him, or even causes him to move. Also if there is a door int he path he is blocking you can open and close the door and when the door reopens it sometimes physically pushes him out of the way
Xer0 Aug 3, 2013 @ 5:45pm 
He also stopped following me into dungeons after installing the mod. Or maybe I was just oblivious to the fact that he never went indoors.. but I was pretty sure that prior to the mod I had him at least in my house.
JustinOther  [author] Aug 2, 2013 @ 8:55pm 
Yeah, it does appear the sneak eye tweak doesn't cut it. I'll dig further at some point when time allows.
Xer0 Jul 28, 2013 @ 10:07am 
This is not fixing the stealth detection for me.. Well, to be specific it doesnt say "detected" but the eye is open when he is around. Otherwise this is an awesome mod, especially in conjunctionw ith Wolf Barbas.. And before you ask, yes I have updated the mods.
Lepidus Jun 28, 2013 @ 11:02pm 
And the Winner of the Jar Jar Binks Award for most Annoying Sidekick is..... Well it isn't Barbas anymore, thanks to this mod. Finally, Barbas learns the concept of personal space.
Eternie Mar 7, 2013 @ 4:41pm 
Barbas was greatly improved with your Mod, So thanks for that.
The sneaking still didn't work however. I shut down windows every nigtht So each day steam reloads + updates. So for me the sneak flag didn't work with Barbas.
With lots of dungeons having really narrow entrances he blocked the path so often, that I finished his quest.
So now for some serious Sneaking
thanks again i'm sure your mod will help everyone with barbas.
It's a shame followers get in the way so much, with fallout 3 Bethesda allowed you to push followers out of path, which was very useful
joseph.beckner Mar 6, 2013 @ 7:54pm 
he's fine now. it tolk me a few to fined the right mod so now he doesnt have that get in your face aditude no more thank you :-)
JustinOther  [author] Mar 5, 2013 @ 10:32pm 
pweberus: Have you used your launcher recently to force the update? The NPC "Doesn't affect stealth meter" flag should work as it does in other contexts. If you're sure that you've updated and it still doesn't work, let me know and I'll dig further.
Eternie Mar 4, 2013 @ 12:55pm 
Hi JustinOther I've been playing about a week now still cannot get the sneak eye to close when in front of barbas. After your last message I did see your back off Barbas subsciption update and go to the end of the load... but I still cannot sneak successfully with him. I,ve been putting off Riften and thieves guild until I can sneak successfully. So I may need to dump Barbas as I.m already lev 49.
JustinOther  [author] Mar 3, 2013 @ 7:53am 
joseph.beckner: Does Cicero have the same sneak eye issue? If so, his distance is already covered by the [SUBJECT NAME HERE] version, but I could add the sneak eye edit(s) from this plugin to that one and negate both the dogs' sneak eye triggering.
joseph.beckner Mar 2, 2013 @ 5:12pm 
now if only some one wold do this for Cicaro...
JustinOther  [author] Feb 26, 2013 @ 10:31am 
It'll update next time you open Skyrim's launcher. This doesn't do anything about his barking.
Eternie Feb 26, 2013 @ 1:56am 
Fantastic! will it update automatically or do we need to unsubscribe and then re- subscribe?
Will it also stop his barking...
How about he only barks when we pet him.....
Is Barbas a male dog rather than the Bitch he had been :)
thanks really appreciated
JustinOther  [author] Feb 25, 2013 @ 3:54pm 
pweberus: It's done, that is I just updated with the appropriate flag ticked.
Eternie Feb 23, 2013 @ 11:40pm 
Is that an easy thing to do?
Or just easy when you know how !?
JustinOther  [author] Feb 23, 2013 @ 5:19pm 
Ah... Next update I'll have to tick the 'No Sneak Detect" flag in his NPC record. ALl this does is edit his follow AI pack.
Eternie Feb 22, 2013 @ 3:20am 
Thanks for the response
I guess I didn't express very clearly what I meant . I can sneak at any time, however unless I'm directly behind Barbas or I've managed to leave him behind somehow my sneaking is always being observed.Like barbas is detecting me, whereas Jenessa sneaks with me and doesn't detect me.
So when your with Barbas can you successfully sneak up on someone, to pickpocket or steal something?
JustinOther  [author] Feb 21, 2013 @ 3:20pm 
Hmm... Not sure why you cannot sneak, that is I never had any difficulty doing so with Barbas.
Eternie Feb 20, 2013 @ 10:54pm 
Hi Thanks for this Mod I like Barbas but his pushyness was very frustrating. So thanks
Do you know how to allow sneaking whilst he is a follower?
I cannot sneak unless I'm directing behind him. Which makes it rather limiting.
Any help appreciated
JustinOther  [author] Feb 20, 2013 @ 7:59pm 
You're quite welcome :) Glad it's helped.
Vayhrike Feb 19, 2013 @ 4:00pm 
x2
THANK YOU.

I cannot tell you have many times I screamed out when Barbas pushed me off a cliff.

Deadra Damned Dog!
[HERO] Canyon Feb 7, 2013 @ 12:32am 
THANK YOU.

I cannot tell you have many times I screamed out when Barbas pushed me off a cliff.

Deadra Damned Dog!
opfersmudder Jan 5, 2013 @ 9:57am 
Thank you JustinOther. Best Mod Ever!!!
@Redkore: LOL very funny description of what maybe/surely every player thought.
JustinOther  [author] Dec 29, 2012 @ 7:35am 
=(e)= Clone394: Initially, he was set to be further away still, but some said he was too far, so I dropped the follow value a bit. :shrug: Anything's better than 128 units (default) though.

Redkore: Yeah, he's that bad. :D
Redkore Dec 29, 2012 @ 12:07am 
Oh holy cow. I was only reading this just before - just after starting the Barbas quest. Didn't subscribe immediately because up till the conversation with his "Master" he hadn't been a problem. I thought "Meh. How bad could it be?"
Then I did one dungeon with him.
Oh. My. Dog. GET YOUR NOSE OUTTA MY BUTT, BARBAS! YOU THINK YOU'RE GONNA FIND THE AXE UP THERE????
*subscribe*
Clone394 Dec 28, 2012 @ 5:01pm 
He doesn't push as much anymore but, on some rare occasions he still pushes me. The mod does work and it has save me from falling of cliffs.
Clone394 Dec 25, 2012 @ 8:39am 
Finally!!!!
JustinOther  [author] Dec 22, 2012 @ 4:20am 
No prob! :) Glad I'm not the only one who was annoyed by Barbas' incessant behavior!
xkunoichi1989 Dec 20, 2012 @ 2:23am 
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!! I kept getting annoyed because he literally pushed me into a spike pit while I was lotting a stag! Not to mention pushing me into a trap I easy avoided without even noticing it and while talking to people, knocking over bowls in shops etc. He's so powerful while you got him but I've been putting off the axe so much this is just what I needed!
stockislander Nov 24, 2012 @ 6:12pm 
Makes Barbas a tolerable companion... I was going to ditch him as fast as I could. Thanks!
JustinOther  [author] Oct 17, 2012 @ 4:21am 
KennyBall: Glad you dig it :)
KennyBall Oct 17, 2012 @ 4:11am 
Thank you so much for this mod, It belong in my list of making the game better :) http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=102316795 Now, if only you could get Barbas to shut up too it would really been awesome ;) hehe
mbraun777 Aug 24, 2012 @ 7:19pm 
Will do. I'll run it now and post. I can't wait to see her quit the body slaming.
JustinOther  [author] Aug 24, 2012 @ 7:03pm 
Back off, [Subject Name Here]!.esp: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=91585944

Should cover all of the relevant packages. Load it early as it'll reduce the likelihood of conflicts.
mbraun777 Aug 24, 2012 @ 6:03pm 
In keeping with your existing mod, proly the first one, though I really like your second option. Reminds me of an old song by Sting.
JustinOther  [author] Aug 24, 2012 @ 6:00pm 
Actually, I'll make it a different plugin and just edit ALL relevant AI Packages.

What sounds better?

Back off, [Subject Name Here]!.esp

or

Don't Stand So Close To Me.esp
mbraun777 Aug 24, 2012 @ 5:59pm 
Angels will weep, fair madens will swoon, ballads will be sung, of the legendary JustinOther!
JustinOther  [author] Aug 24, 2012 @ 5:26pm 
Okay. One sec and I'll update. One by one, I guess I'll add other such problematic followers to the plugin.I'll also get CIcero while in there.
mbraun777 Aug 24, 2012 @ 5:04pm 
She does't have a name. She just goes by "dark brotherhood initiate". prid 00015D09. Great follower, can't be killed, at least so far.
JustinOther  [author] Aug 24, 2012 @ 4:50am 
What's her name?
mbraun777 Aug 23, 2012 @ 11:51pm 
Another much used follower suffers from the same thing. The female dark brotherhooh initiate. She's an awesome follower except she has sent me over cliffs, and down into a pit full of spikes once. I hit her with a warhammer but she won't die. If you could fix her, you would be legendary!
JustinOther  [author] Aug 12, 2012 @ 12:14pm 
Wow! Glad, all, you found this useful :) Thanks for the feedback and upward pointed thumbs.
Nlyth Aug 12, 2012 @ 2:10am 
When I finished the quest, I killed Barbas. Loaded, killem him again. Loaded, killed him again. And again. And again. And again. Andagainandagainandagainandagainandagainandagainandagain. THANK YOU for this mod. None of my other characters will have to experience Barbas' torture! You may have just saved my sanity. My Dovahkins send their regards, best wishes and a basket of sweetrolls. Some of them may even name their children after you.