The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Faster Arvak
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Aug 5, 2012 @ 2:14am
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Faster Arvak

This mod increases the speed and stamina of Arvak and most horses from the vanilla game.

The speed is increased to 150% and stamina is doubled.

This helps to make riding feel much more natural.

The following creatures benefit from this mod:
basic horses (from encounters; EditorId: EncHorse...)
player horses (based on the basic horses)

(The horses from the intro are set to normal speed as to not mess up the scripted sequence.)

Please be aware that there is a similar mod called "Faster Vanilla Horses" by Jov. As far as I know, it doesn't have support for Arvak yet. Once it has, I suggest you switch over to his mod, as it is far more widespread and thus benefits from more indepth playtesting and better balancing.


Required Game Version:
1.7 & Dawnguard DLC installed
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Venom Jun 28, 2016 @ 7:47am 
Just the mod I was looking for, thanks !
lss4-angs Mar 28, 2016 @ 10:29pm 
arvak isnt running as fast as the other horses for me
CurryMeniac Oct 16, 2014 @ 5:09am 
it would be better if Shadowmere, Frost, Arvak each having a special ability, and faster than normal horses, of course normal horses are also faster than original version
EDGE_ELITE Aug 23, 2012 @ 8:32am 
To add to Malottfamily was saying, the other horses with armour (Horse Armor mod) don't get the speed boost if you set Horse Armour to load last, but if you set Faster Arvak to load last, the armor doesnt appear (not sure if this is a consistant issue). Nevertheless, thanks for creating this mod! Actually makes using horses worth it :)
Y O dam Aug 18, 2012 @ 2:54pm 
that good point malo and thank you Geistertanz for the codes
Geistertanz  [author] Aug 16, 2012 @ 11:53am 
You can change the speed of your (armored) horses by bringing up the console and clicking on the horse. Then type "SetAV SpeedMult 150".

(Could be 1,5 though. You can check it by first typing "GetAV SpeedMult" which will show you the vanilla stats. If it is 1.00 then use 1.5 for the modded value.)

If have read somewhere that the change might not get stored in the savegames. In that case simply repeat it the next time you load the game.
Kirbys phat ass Aug 13, 2012 @ 10:28am 
it still works for arvak and i love the mod so much, i am simply saddened that i can have a fast armored horse. whatever i guess i still got arvak
Geistertanz  [author] Aug 13, 2012 @ 9:05am 
Malottfamily: Does the game crash or are the horses simply set to normal (slow) speed? In that case you should still get the faster speed for Arvak, just not for the vanilla horses.
Kirbys phat ass Aug 12, 2012 @ 8:10pm 
great mod, love it. lil problem though it appears the armored horses mod and this mod cannot coexist together like a happy family.
Y O dam Aug 11, 2012 @ 7:29pm 
love it no mor e walking for me