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Hello everyone, I've been trying to port a personal companion mod I'm currently working on from old Skyrim to Special Edition, where I'd like to continue my work having finalized her appearance. To do so I've tried several times now loading up my .esp plugin file in the new Creation Kit for Special Edition and simply save it so it becomes converted to the new format. Every time upon trying to save it, though, the Creation Kit immediately crashes. The only thing I noticed happens every time I do this is that a file with the extension ".tes" with the same name as my .esp plugin file is created in my Data folder. This issue is really beginning to give me a headache, so if anyone of you might be so kind to lend me a hand with it, I've attached my .esp file here and would greatly appreciate either any feedback on what to do or even the .esp file succesfully converted to the new format, in case someone actually manages to convert it. Greetings and a happy new year to everyone!
10866 downloadsThese files contain a variety of clean saves for Skyrim. All saves were created only with the Skyrim and Update files and specified DLC. No quests/quest lines were completed except those named, the bare minimum of prerequisites, and Way of the Voice where applicable. Random encounter quests are in the journal but no progress towards their completion has been made. Klimmek may have had his quest completed because... why not. PM or Comment with requests. You will most likely be over-encumbered when you load these saves. I picked up just about everything of value (most non-crafting supplies were sold). No skill books have been read on any of these saves due to the Dragonborn DLC ability which grants two skill points from every skill book. All saves contain only level 1 characters and will be compatible with the showracemenu command. See Support section for How To. Clean saves will only work with Skyrim and are not compatible with any DLC's except for the texture packs. Dawn saves will only work with Dawnguard and are not compatible with vanilla or any other DLC's except for the texture packs. Total saves will only work with all DLCs installed and active and are not compatible with vanilla or only partial DLCs except for the texture packs. The texture packs are only compatible with a 64-bit OS. Starter Packs - Files are separated into a Vampire or non-Vampire starter pack. Vampires become infected at the "Unbound" save. Standing stone choices may vary depending on the active DLC's. Lycanthropy - These saves were made immediately after the Way of the Voice was completed and only involve the Companions up to your induction as a member of the Circle. Arvak - These saves get you to the most important point in the game... ARVAK! No more lost horses, dying horses (he's already dead), stupid horses, buying horses, ect. Files are separated into Vampire or non-Vampire selections. Vampires are aligned with the Volkihar, non-Vampires are aligned with the Dawnguard. Vampire saves have two extra checkpoint quests. Civil War - Civil War quest line complete for both Imperial and Stormcloak. Stormcloak saves done as a vampire/Vampire Lord as appropriate. These saves were made after Arvak is acquired for Dawnguard and All DLCs. Main Quest - Main quest line complete after Reunifying/Liberating Skyrim. Imperial Skyrim will be non-vampire and Stormcloak Skyrim will be vampire/Vampire Lord as appropriate. Dawnguard - Dawnguard quest line complete after defeating Alduin. All Paragon Crystals have been obtained but not all portals have been visited. Special - Currently only one save, eventually will be updated with the opposite faction choices. Requires all DLCs to be active. See spoiler for what has and has not been done. ImperialWerewolf - Inside the secret room of Sleeping Giant Inn in Riverwood. Shadowmere is standing outside. Your belongings are in the chest in front of you... all of them... it's a lot and it's heavy. Your destination directory should be something along the lines of - C:\Documents and Settings\<User Name>\My Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Saves or C:\Users\<User Name>\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Saves List of Saves Requested Dragon Rising completed Completed for Vanilla, Dawnguard, and All DLCs. War storyline completed for both Stormcloak and Imperial Completed for All DLCs. Battle for Whiterun Completed for Stormcloak and Imperial for All DLCs. A completionist save with little to no dungeon crawling. See Support section for how to make your own! Support How to Change your Race/Appearance at Level 1 (See the Face Sculptor in Riften for past level 1 changes) First Open Console with the tilde (~) key. Type showracemenu and hit enter. Close the console by hitting the tilde key again. Change your race, name, and any other settings like you would when normally starting a fresh game. Any saves where the character is still level 1 will be able to do this but bad things happen if done on saves if you are not level 1. ShowRaceMenu user WARNING Changing your race through this menu will RESET all your skills to the new race's default. If changing your race from the default Nord be sure to use Player.SetRace <race ID> console command to change it and DO NOT use the ShowRaceMenu to change it. The available races ID codes are actually very simple and you won't even have to look it up! You may use the ShowRaceMenu to alter your appearance before or after using the SetRace command with no adverse effects. If you use SetRace after, you will retain the facial features of the previous race/gender. There are actually whole web pages dedicated to making hybrids in Skyrim this way - especially in enabling male/female features on female/male models (Argonian males have all the cool colors/spikes SO LET'S STICK EM ON A GIRL!) If you are having trouble with this, see bugs section for solution. An example - Player.SetRace BretonRace You are now a Breton with all your skills unchanged and the proper racial bonuses. or if you are a vampire - Player.SetRace BretonRaceVampire There are two codes for setting your proper race - use the other one and unpleasantness will occur. How to reset entered/cleared cells (miscellaneous .bat file available) Do not be in the cell you wish to reset (recommend finding an interior cell to sit in) Using the console - type pcb (this purges the cell buffer in case you entered the cell) then enter resetinterior <Cell ID> where the Cell ID is either the Editor or Form ID (eg WhiterunUnderforge or 165A6 will both work) To set a location cleared find the Form ID and enter (only 165A6 will work) SetLocationCleared <Form ID> into the console. The miscellaneous .bat file if ran as is may crash Skyrim. It contains a list of all interiors including test cells, player homes, inns, guild halls, cells never accessible by the player, cells only visited once, ect. If it's an interior, it is in the file - all 728 of them. Cells are listed with their Editor ID alphabetically for the name of the location, eg. the cell TestTony has an Editor ID of AAADeleteWhenDoneTestJeremy so it is on line 615, instead of 1. I suggest using it as a reference to locate the cells you wish to reset. Modder Information To create a clean save you must have no loose script files and no .esp/.bsa files loaded (unless specific to your mod such as the Dragonborn DLC for a Solstheim mod). Textures are not saved in the game data but are loaded on demand and so will not effect creating a clean save. Loose script files (and possibly .bsa files in the main Data folder) should be contained in the Data>Scripts folder in the form of .pex files (not the Source folder - .psc files contained therein should not effect gameplay and are for reference by the Creation Kit and Modders). If you do not wish to delete your .pex files simply get them out of the way while you create your clean save - hide them in another folder, move them to another folder outside the Data folder, compress them, make it so that the game won't see them when it loads a save. To restore a corrupted/modified/removed Scripts folder simply verify the game files for the Creation Kit (listed in Steam under Tools). Bugs Serana has no "Follow me" option when she should. This is not from save game corruption but rather an oversight in the DLC's follower AI for Serana. It is fixed by entering setpqv DLC1NPCMentalModel LockedIn_var False into the console and speaking to Serana again. There is a miscellaneous file that contains a .txt file for this if you so desire. This file also contains a .txt to reset Serana's desire (or lack thereof) to cure her vampirism. Extract the .txt files to your Skyrim folder (not your Saves folder like the Clean Saves or the Data folder like with other mods) To execute these fixes simply load the save game you desire that has Serana in it and enter bat Follow and/or bat Cure into the console. During the Stormcloak side of the Civil War quests when Galmar first speaks to you, you will not be able to respond as a Nord if you are a Nord who is also a vampire/Vampire Lord. Choosing the second option "Skyrim is home to more than just Nords." will advance the dialogue in the same direction as it would have had you been recognized as a Nord and been able to respond accordingly. Changing your race to Nord and back to a Nord vampire may work but has not been fully tested. It appears to work and does not seem to break any vampiric abilities, positive or negative. Stage 3 vampires/Vampire Lords will experience some health/magicka/stamina regeneration (25%) instead of none with Dawnguard installed. This was fixed for vanilla vampires in an official patch which Dawnguard reverted. Feed or wait a day to reduce your stage below 3 or increase it to stage 4. Also available on The Nexus and AFK Mods.
So there's a new save cleaning utility on the market. Yes yes, I hear the screams, the groans, the, OH GOD WTF ITS A SPIDER (no, wait, that was the neighbor). Abundance of caution is warranted for sure, but for some reason my gut said I should take a look at this one. First off, no sign of virus, malware, or trojan. It didn't attempt to contact the internet, nor did it begin systematically trying to wipe out the entire drive or something. So it's not dangerous in that regard. The documentation is sparse, but passable. The UI is easy enough to figure out for the simple parts. There is no source code in the archive, so that much of the description is false and ought to be changed. I then decided to use it on a backup copy of the save for my oldest character. Papyrus throws a major fit whenever I load him. Tons of old stuff that got yanked, other stuff I compiled to stubs to shut them up, and a few stuck loops from bugs we've since fixed in the unofficials. This tool is different from the others. It does not NULL out the whole block. It does in fact seem to be able to surgically remove whichever script you tell it to. My Papyrus log on startup went from a nightmarish mess full of dead scripts and numerous stuck loops to about the cleanest I've seen it since 11/11/11. In total, after removing the junk and then selectively removing all instances of critter scripts, I trimmed 1.5MB off the size of the save. Not as much as I'd hoped, but still. The big thing is that it doesn't appear to have damaged the status of anything else in the save. All visible signs point to the game remaining in the state I'd expect it to be in. It loaded, ran for about 2 hours or so, then saved without a hitch. No CTDs, no hangs, no weirdness. So tentatively this one looks like it's safe. I would suggest more eyes be upon it with saves you're willing to restore from backups though. If this ends up working, it'll be another major breakthrough. Note: I have not tested the "clean havok-moved" or messed with the parts that look like they're for form ID deletion. So I can't speak to the safety or function of those. All I messed with was script removal.