Last updated at 21:44, 11 Aug 2012 Uploaded at 14:02, 8 Aug 2012
HAVE YOU ALREADY VOTED FOR AV ?
If not might I very friendly and politely ask you to (re)consider doing so. Leviathan1753 and Automatic Variants REALLY deserve this!!
I personally don't think a "endorse/unique download" ratio of 4.8% and a vote ratio of 1.94% (date 2012-08-11) is 'right' and just. The number are also VERY consersative because they are for the first release only and I'm sure many have found and downloaded AV after the first release. Meaning the ratios are probably MUCH lower.
- Saturday 2012-08-11: Initial release. Version 1.0. 38 textures, 17 NPC's, 14 mod authors. Support for NMM, MO and WB 299.
This mod page contains a so called Automatic Variants Package (AVP) which is ONLY usable in combination with Automatic Variants by Leviathan1753. A better description would be Automatic Variants Port because I did not create the textures myself but I'm using textures created by real texture artists.
Information about Automatic Variants
- A video found on youtube and created by Sounaipr (author of a few AV Packages ) shows AV in action using a few of the availabe AV packages.
- Also this slideshow of pictures of AV-tized NPC's created by Leviathan1753 might give you a good impression
- More information about Automatic Variants and what it is can be found on my on my Nexus page called "Wolverines collection of Automatic Variants Ports tools and resources"
That page will act as a central hub where amongst other things an overview of my collection of AV Ports is shown and links to the corresponding mod pages. This is also the reason that I have disabled the forum here, so all questions, remarks can be centralized.
The way I see it, its not up to me to decide what textures users should use or like. This is also the opinion of the auhor of Automatic Variants. AV has a GUI which enables users to enable/disable specific textures for a NPC. It also has a .dds file viewer builtin which shows a flattened skin of a NPC. Hence users can create the Skyrim experience they prefer
For questions, problems and genreal discussion visit my central hub. I had accidentily enabled the forum here, but it will (probably) be disabled in the future.
Automatic Variant Port
Name: Wolverines AV Ports -- Multiple Authors
Number of authors: 14
Total number of variants: 38
Total number of NPC's: 17
Total number of variants: Skeever(4), Dog(1), Horker(1), Skeleton(4),Draugr(6),Draugr Female(5),Falmer(3),Fox(2),cow(3), Frost troll (3), Frobite spider(3),Fox(2), Goat(1)
List of authors of the used textures:
yourenotsupposedtobeinhere: Total variants:5. Goat (1), skeever (2), cow(2)
Lysanias. Variants: 2. Skeever(2)
MrFisse. Total variants: 1. Dog(1)
gloomfrost. Total variants: 1. Frostbite spider white(1)
Langoliar. Total variant: 2. Draugr(2), DraugrFemale(1)
jerminator1977. Total variant: 2. Skeleton (2)
DemosthenesArk. Total variants: 1. Horker(1)
CheeseyBall. Total variants: 6. Draugr(3), Draugr Female(3)
nexus79. Total variants: 1. Falmer(1)
Qualmeru. Total variants: 2. Fox(2)
GameNinjaPro. Total variants: 1. Skeleton(1)
humpty2dumpty. Total variants: cow(1)
spiffyjim. Total variants: 5. Falmer(2), Frost Troll(3)
AwkwardAvenger. Total variants: 5. Frostbite spider (2), Skeleton (1), Draugr (1), Draugr female(1)
Initial release: 2012-08-11 version 1.0
Latest version: 1.0
Requirements: Automatic Variants 1.5.2+
Updates: Initial release.
Note: The modpage of Lysanias has been hidden (probably left the Nexus)so I can't provide his mod and profile page on the Nexus. The textures were 'free to use', eg modders resource. This is stated in his README file. Creating this AVP took a LOT of time because of the amount of authors and to get the crediting they deserve right.
Installation with an installer
Install with Nexus Mod Manager(NMM) using the 'Download with manager' button in the file section.
Wrye Bash: Do a manual download of the mod and install it using the normal WB procedure. Before installing/activating right click on the mod in the 'Installers' tab and set 'Has extra directories'
Unstallation with an installer
Start the AV GUI, enable the "Wolverines AV Ports -- Multiple Authors" AVP and perform a 'Gather&Exit'
Uninstall using NMM or WB using the normal procedure.
Copy the SkyProc Patchers and Docs directories of the 'manually downloaded' file ' to the Skyrim/Data directory.
Start the AV GUI, enable the "Wolverines AV Ports -- Multiple Authors" AVP and do a 'Gather&Exit'.
Goto the "SkyProc Patchers\Automatic Variants\AV Packages" directory and remove directory "Wolverines AV Ports -- Multiple Authors".
Testing of the AV Port
On the central hub there are batch files to spawn NPC's, these can be download here.
I would LOVE to receive information regarding the crediting of the authors, info about the contents, the readme files (clear or unreadable, up to date) etcetera. This would enable me to create better AV Ports and also faster.
If you download and use this AV Port I would highly appreciate it if you visit the homepage of the author who created the textures, do a manual download of the mods used in this AV Port AND endorse the author. In the 'Files' section at the top of any Nexus page there is a 'Download history' option which gives an overview of all the mods you have downloaded and its status (endorsed or not endorsed). Remark: Unless you have a Premium account the 'download history' will be reset at the beginning of a new month. The "endorsement/unique downloads" ratio for ALL mods on the Nexus is ridiculous low. My rule of thumb: If I download and use a mod I endorse. I would not mind if you endorse this mod as well. I have quite a lot of private AV Ports and endorsements would give me an incentive to create more public AV Ports. What can I say, I'm only human.....
Signed: Don Quichotte of La Mancha....
Leviathan1753. For Creating Automatic Variants (and Skyproc which AV uses) and being very patient when I was asking way too many questions in his AV thread.
yourenotsupposedtobeinhere, Lysanias, MrFisse, gloomfrost, Langoliar, jerminator1977, DemosthenesArk, CheeseyBall, nexus79, Qualmeru, GameNinjaPro, humpty2dumpty, spiffyjim and AwkwardAvenger for the use of the excellent textures.