The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Category: Dragons, Gameplay, Towns
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Mar 19, 2015 @ 12:47pm
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Description
A small mod that makes citizens in a village or city run indoors during a dragon or vampire attack.

This was born out of frustration at seeing the citizens all trying to be a hero and rushing headlong to their doom attacking dragons and vampires. Instead, the citizens will run to safety like smart people should when faced with the horrors of giant flying fire breathing lizards (or bloodthirsty undead). NPCs who live in the attack location who own a home there will retreat to it. If the attack location has an inn, NPCs who don't live there will flee to the inn, along with any NPCs who live outdoors. If no inn is present the game picks a random interior from the surrounding area and those NPCs will flee there instead.

This should work for any NPCs added by mods as well, up to a limit of 150 in the area. After that, they're on their own. The NPCs chosen are first come, first serve by the game engine.

Guards, members of The Companions, Vigilants of Stendarr, and the player's followers/teammates will not run, they will stand and fight. Farm animals will not run either, because they're stupid. That includes your horse.

Spawned dragons are detected via animation events, which should allow for completely reliable detection even if the dragon never lands on something.

Hand placed dragons are detected when their combat state changes* as well as when they land on any available perch objects in the area.

Vampires will be detected when the events that spawn them begin running.

* [Only after they land on the ground]

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]

Installation Requirements
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Official Skyrim patch 1.9.32.0.8 or greater.

Full Documentation is available.[skyrim.nexusmods.com]

Uninstall
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Unsubscribe, and then remove the two files from the Data folder.

This mod has no continually updating scripts so the contamination of your save game will be minimal.

Known Issues
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Detection of combat start events is inherently unreliable with dragons. Every effort has been made to ensure that when a dragon lands on the ground (yes, that has to happen before a combat detection can occur) that the quest to protect NPCs from dragons will run.

The new system can only manage up to 5 dragons in a single area through alias tracking. They should cycle out as dragons are killed and the survivors trigger new registrations, but this cannot be guaranteed.

Some NPCs may insist on entering combat with a dragon. Unfortunately Skyrim's AI system may not be entirely up to the task of making them follow the orders the mod is giving them. Efforts have been made to force NPCs to stop combat when the AI packs are running. Further efforts have been put in place to prevent bleedout NPCs who insist on being stupid from dying as a result. Please do not complain about NPCs who won't cooperate. I've done all I can here.

A bad navmesh in an attack location can severely impact the ability of NPCs to clear the area. If you see any getting stuck and acting like they can't move, this is probably why. If the area is modified, you'll need to take this up with the author(s) of the mod(s) affecting the area. If the area is NOT modified (ie: totally vanilla) then please report such events so that I can pass them along to the USKP tracker to investigate.

If an attack location has more than 150 NPCs to protect, only the first 150 will fill the quest aliases. After that, any leftovers are on their own and can still be killed! 150 NPC slots is enough to protect all of Solitude running Open Cities Skyrim with 60 slots left open. That ought to be more than enough. If it's not, there's nothing more I can do. Too many aliases in a quest leads to severe degradation in performance. I had to strike a balance somewhere.

The alias fill casts a very wide net, do not be surprised if you see Khajiit from the caravans come in to seek shelter from an attack, the carriage drivers, or other NPCs who commonly live outside of a major city and have no assigned interior homes.

Compatibility
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Tested and confirmed to work in all vanilla cities, towns, villages, and smaller settlements.
Tested and confirmed to work with Raven Rock and the other smaller settlements on Solstheim.
Tested and confirmed to work with all DLC added dragon types.
Tested and confirmed to work with Open Cities Skyrim.

Should be fully compatible with all user made dragon related mods, so long as the attacking dragon has MGRitual05DragonScript attached.

Mods which alter the following scripts will not be compatible without a patch:

MGRitual05DragonScript
DragonPerchScript

Dragons Diversified requires a patch due to replacing MGRitual05DragonScript with its own. The patch can be acquired here: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/50844

Donations welcome.[www.patreon.com]

This mod is not made, guaranteed, or supported by Zenimax, Bethesda Game Studios, or any of their affiliates.
Popular Discussions View All (1)
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May 7, 2015 @ 11:48pm
what about other factions / mobs
Aleph Sharp
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Bob Jul 15 @ 1:44pm 
So do I actually need the DLC for this or no cause when I originally downloaded this it had no DLC requirement
YayDude123 [FF] Jun 10 @ 1:56pm 
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Antibread Jun 7 @ 6:47am 
Great little mod but unfortunately it makes my game crash just outside Mzulft. I've got about 50 mods running so it could be something to do with incompatibility or just an issue with my game in particular but yeah having to uninstall for now to get past Mzulft. Otherwise a great mod.
Gaimin' Slave Jun 6 @ 7:46am 
Just an FYI to people subscribing, I found this mod causes my game to crash immediately on the main menu, with all other mods/data files unchecked (with and without Dawnguard)...sad :meatytears:
Hu-kun May 27 @ 6:38pm 
Wait a minute... I just noticed that this mod requires the Dawnguard DLC

Didn't it not require one before? Unless there's a vanilla version of this?
Denied May 24 @ 8:46pm 
I found a small issue with this when I was on the quest with Delphine and Esbern. We encountered a Blood Dragon and they ran off... shouldn't the blades be more apt to fighting a dragon? After all, that is what they do.
Non Serviam May 17 @ 10:29am 
The lives of civilian NPCs are at stake.
Non Serviam May 17 @ 10:29am 
This mod causes my Skyrim game to crash as soon as I start up. This problem wasn't there 2 years ago, and i've had this mod for a long time. Can you fix it?
Timesplitter May 14 @ 7:47pm 
This mod has been included in collection "The Elders Scroll V: Skyrim: God Amongst All Edition 05/14/2018". Thank you for your perfected addition to this astonishing mod collection. Please check it out at http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=106745968 or go to Skyrim Community Workshop Collections, and search for The Elders Scroll V: Skyrim: God Amongst All Edition 05/14/2018 :steamhappy: