SKYRIM
Consistent Older People by Winterlove
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Added: 01/07/2012 - 06:45PM
Updated: 25/04/2015 - 11:52AM

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Last updated at 18:52, 25 Apr 2015 Uploaded at 1:45, 2 Jul 2012

“No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away...” ― Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man
Rest in Peace, Terry. Thank you for the joy you brought me and others in the last 30 years.

Update 2014-10-27, version 3.0. Major update, reduce number of modified NPCs, remove need for special Cutting Room Floor compatibility (if you are using loose files, UNINSTALL BEFORE UPDATING!).

First, a necessary bit of boilerplate. For the record, this mod is free-to-use and will remain so. Not necessarily because of any views I hold about whether mods and modding should or should not be done for renumeration (I don't have strong views on this anyway), nor because of any views I hold about the renumeration mechanisms put in place elsewhere (I have ... stronger views on this). Rather, it is simply because I personally wish to remain free to decide what level of support and maintenance I offer for my mods, and wish to retain the freedom to abandon them if I need to. Modding is not my means of subsistence, it is not my career, and I don't wish to take on the obligations that those things would bring when I already have them elsewhere.

If you see something that looks very like this mod being offered for sale, be aware that you may be buying pirated and unsupported goods. It might be nice to tell me about it too :)

And now, about the mod itself. Have you noticed that some NPCs are clearly meant to be elderly if you look at their faces, but their bodies seem to be more appropriate for a younger person? Furthermore, this is not consistent - some older NPCs have bodies and faces that match.

Now, this may or may not bother you, but the visual disparity annoys me. What most people might have done is make the fake-old NPCs younger. Instead, I reckoned that generally the NPCs are supposed to be the age their faces look, so decided to make their bodies match their faces.

Versions 1.1 and later are much more compatible with other mods, as I've been able to use TESVGecko and TES5Edit to get rid of the race edits, leaving just the NPC edits. This also makes the plugin much, much smaller.

I keep this mod synchronised with the Unofficial Skyrim Patch (USKP), although the main mod does not itself require the USKP as a prerequisite. I also maintain variants that are compatible with Bring Out Your Dead (BOYD) and Cutting Room Floor (CRF) as I use these myself and consider them optional extensions of the USKP. The BOYD and CRF variants do require their respective mods - and the USKP - as masters.

NOTE: This mod is completely agnostic about body mesh and texture replacer mods such as CBBE/UNP/Sundracon/FavoredSoul/SoS/Whatever. It contains no body mesh or texture replacers itself, it just applies whatever textures are being used for old people in your game to more of the NPCs. If you are seeing issues (ankle seams with UNP seems to be a popular one) then this mod is not the cause - what is happening is that whatever body mod you are using already has problems with older people, it's just that with this mod those problems are more noticable because more NPCs are using the older person body textures.

Release History
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2012-07-01, 1.0 - Initial release.
2012-09-30, 1.1 - Remove race edits. Remove Brina Merelis from list of edited NPCs for compatability with Diverse Muscle Tones.
2012-10-27, 1.2 - Redone race edit removal with TES5Edit (TESVGecko had left the header in a slightly inconsistent state).
2012-11-03, 1.3 - Incorporate USKP changes, so this mod no longer undoes USKP fixes.
2013-03-03, 1.4 - Bring up-to-date against latest UKSP, add Silda the Unseen.
2013-03-17, 1.4RT - Realistic Teeth variants.
2013-04-21, 1.5 - Minor tweaks, add Bring Out Your Dead compatability patch.
2013-07-21, 1.6 - USKP realignment update (remove Isabelle Rolaine, tweak Gerda).
2013-10-29, 1.7 - Re-implement BOYD compatibility by producing alternate versions of the main plugin in order to conserve load-order slots.
2013-11-21, 1.8 - Add Cutting Room Floor compatibility, allow assets to be installed as loose files.
2014-03-03, 1.9 - USKP and BOYD alignment update.
2014-04-26, 2.0 - Add Runil in Falkreath. He describes himself as a frail old man, but didn't really look it. Now he does.
2014-05-17, 2.1 - Synchronisation update for USKP 2.0.4 and BOYD 1.2.5
2014-07-07, 2.2 - FIx some minor errors in some of the plugins.
2014-09-06, 2.2a - Synchronise with CRF update.
2014-10-27, 3.0 - Major update, reduce number of affected NPCs, remove need for CRF compatibility.