SKYRIM
Guard Dialogue Overhaul by Eckss
Skyrim » Immersion
Added: 31/08/2012 - 12:05PM
Updated: 05/10/2014 - 01:33PM

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Uploaded by Eckss

Description

Last updated at 7:33, 5 Oct 2014 Uploaded at 6:05, 31 Aug 2012

More Dialogue, More Realism, More Respect. This Mod alters the Guard Dialogue, changing it from something that breaks your immersion in the world of Skyrim to something that actually increases it. All in the original voices and Fully compliant with Skyrim Lore.

GDO fixes All the Skyrim Guards dialogue bugs and does much, much more.

GDO alters the effect that Skyrim Guard dialogue has on the mood of your game. Rather than annoying you, guards will enhance your experience of the game and increase your immersion in the world of Skyrim by properly recognising your actions and not making disrespectful comments to a character that they are supposed to respect.

GDO does not remove any comments from the guards’ vocabulary; they will still be just as rude and mocking to you at the start of the game as they always have. However, once your character has completed quests that earn the guards’ respect, their attitudes will begin to change, getting better and better to the point that, once your character is a legend in Skyrim, they will be respectful, grateful and sometimes even nervous in your presence.

GDO unlocks much guard dialogue that was never or only very rarely used due to overly restrictive conditions in the game. This is not a bug, but rather a design choice made by the Bethesda developers that I disagree with. This means that there will be much more variety in what the guards will say than you will be used to from before GDO. Many people will never have heard some of the comments before, and others will only have heard them very rarely in limited circumstances.

GDO adds dialogue options for your character to use, once you are respected, if guards berate you for shouting or dropping weapons.

GDO prevents guards from getting stuck in a loop where they say nothing but “What is it?”.

GDO now makes some, but NOT ALL, of the guard comments available to some other NPCs who share the same voices. This is only done with those comments that could reasonably be considered to not be guard specific and is done without interfering with normal NPC dialogue at all so there’s NO possibility of conflict from this addition.

If you wish to disable this feature, so that ALL of the Guard Dialogue is ONLY spoken by Guards, use the Console command:
Set GDOExtraNPCs To 0
Once disabled, this feature will remain disabled for that character. Any new game will begin with the feature enabled.

GDO sets the Skill level required before a guard will comment on your skill to 50. This is considered Adept within the game and seems appropriate. If desired, this value can be customised by use of the in-game console.
GDO holds the skill level threshold value in 3 variables, each corresponding to a particular skill category. They are:

GDOSkillCombat
GDOSkillMagic
GDOSkillStealth

The default value is 50 for each of them. If you wish to change the skill level required before guards will comment, simply change the value of the corresponding variables; they DO NOT need to be set to the same values. When using the following Console commands, ignore the inverted commas, they are present only to indicate generic field names within the syntax.

To check the current value, use the GetGlobalValue command:
Syntax: GetGlobalValue ‘variable’
With the ‘variable’ being one of the 3 above. E.g. GetGlobalValue GDOSkillCombat


To set a new value, use the Set command:
Syntax: Set ‘variable’ To ‘value’
With the ‘variable’ being one of the 3 above and the ‘value’ being the skill level you want to set. E.g. Set GDOSkillStealth To 63

Once set, the value will be preserved in your savegame and will not change for that character unless you choose to change it again. Any new game will begin with the default value of 50.


SPIKE.

GDO no longer comes with SPIKE.esm

SPIKE - Virtual Edition.

From GDO v1.3 onwards, support will now be included for SPIKE – VE.
This Compatibility System requires no separate Masterfile to be included and completely replaces SPIKE.


IMPORTANT : You Must Not clean GDO with TES5Edit. Everything in GDO needs to be there for it to function properly.

Installation:

GDO does NOT require a new game to be started in order to function properly.
It's designed to slot into your game seamlessly and is thoroughly tested.

For Installation, use Nexus Mod Manager or see the ReadMe for specifics.

For Uninstallation, use Nexus Mod Manager or see the ReadMe for specifics.


Compatibility:

GDO is fully compatible with Faster Akaviri 2H Weapons and Swords Enhanced - SPIKE by Gajumaru and Mahlzeit88
GDO is fully compatible with Faster Skyforge 2H Weapons - SPIKE by Mahlzeit88

GDO is fully compatible with Immersive Armors by hothtrooper44.
GDO is fully compatible with Immersive Weapons by hothtrooper44 and Ironman5000 and me.

GDO is fully compatible with aMidianBorn Book of Silence by CaBaL120.

GDO is fully compatible with Weapons and Armor Fixes - Remade and Complete Crafting Overhaul Remade by kryptopyr.

GDO is fully compatible with Skyrim Immersive Creatures by lifestorock.

GDO is compatible with all DLC.
GDO is compatible with anything that doesn't change Guard Dialogue.

GDO can be used with another Mod that alters Guard Dialogue by placing GDO after the other Mod in your Load Order.


Load Order:

Guard Dialogue Overhaul.esp. Should be placed after any mod that alters Guard Dialogue, after Immersive Armors (if IA is installed) and before any Mod that edits Skyrim vanilla Weapons or Armor (such as aMidianborn_Skyforge_Weapons.esp from the Book of Silence or Weapons and Armor Fixes - Remade), otherwise anywhere on the .esp list.

Known Issues:

GDO is COMPLETELY SAFE. You can be sure this Mod won't ever leave your game in a broken state.

TES5Edit Cleaning of GDO.

As of Version 1.3, GDO Must Not be cleaned with TES5Edit. Everything in GDO needs to be there for it to function properly.

Skyrim Premature Thane Bug.

As of Version 1.3, GDO is no longer affected by this bug.

As the bug causes the player to actually become a Thane temporarily, I’m leaving this information here for anyone who may be experiencing this bug in their game because of a different Mod.

There is a bug in Skyrim that sometimes causes the Player to, temporarily, actually become a Thane before earning the title. Guards used to refer to the player as Thane during this temporary period. I’ve managed to recreate this bug with GDO disabled. This means that it may always have been in the game or it may have been introduced by one of the patches.

Whatever the case, it’s not a bug in GDO and, as of version 1.3, it should no longer be evident.


Skyrim Dialogue Bug.

As of Version 1.2, GDO is no longer subject to this bug.

I’m leaving this Bugfix procedure here for anyone who may be experiencing this bug in their game because of a different Mod.

This bug affects many Mods that contains custom dialogue and can result in silent dialogue and conversations not proceeding correctly. It can be fixed with the following procedure:
1.
Load a SaveGame with the Mod installed.
2.
Save the game.
3.
Load that new SaveGame.
4.
Save the game again.
5.
Load that final save.
The bug should now be fixed from that final save onwards.
The reason for this Load, Save, Load, Save, Load sequence seems to be that in order to function correctly with Skyrim, custom dialogue needs to be initialised twice by the game engine. This sequence accomplishes the necessary double initialisation for any custom dialogue Mod.


Final Comments:

I would like to thank all my translators, whose excellent work allows my mod to be appreciated by a wider audience. Thank you all; your efforts on this and other mods are what makes Nexus a truly global community and I’m sure everyone using your translations appreciates your hard work a great deal.

Thankyou to mwpeck for the SkyRe Compatibility Patch. (Only use if you don't use the Reproccer)

Thankyou very much to all those who have Endorsed this mod and a special thankyou to all those who have given me Kudos, I really appreciate it! An Extra Special Thankyou to the wonderfully generous users who Donated to me - I'm Overwhelmed.

Thankyou also everyone who has left an appreciative comment about my work. I have in the past tried to answer each one individually where I could, but with so many of you I don’t want to fill the thread with my replys rather than your comments. Rest assured that I do take the time to read every single one and appreciate ALL of them. Thankyou!

I will take note of any suggestions you make, even if I don’t reply.


Enjoy.
Eckss.



A full Spanish version of ‘Guard Dialogue Overhaul’ translated by elfaceitoso is now available in the Optional Files section.


A full Russian version of ‘Guard Dialogue Overhaul’ translated by DJ_Kovrik is now available in the Optional Files section.


A Chinese Subtitle version of ‘Guard Dialogue Overhaul’ translated by julio131 is now available in the Optional Files section.


A Japanese voices version of ‘Guard Dialogue Overhaul’ translated by Almodo is now available in the Optional Files section.


A full German version of ‘Guard Dialogue Overhaul’ translated by Deigradius is now available in the Optional Files section.


A full Italian version of ‘Guard Dialogue Overhaul’ translated by FatalIllusion is now available in the Optional Files section.


A full Czech version of ‘Guard Dialogue Overhaul’ translated by wyruzzah is now available in the Optional Files section.


A full Polish version of ‘Guard Dialogue Overhaul’ translated by TomBrightblade is now available in the Optional Files section.


A full French version of ‘Guard Dialogue Overhaul’ translated by lasyan3 is now available in the Optional Files section.


A full Turkish version of ‘Guard Dialogue Overhaul’ translated by Eresbos is now available in the Optional Files section.



Guard Dialogue Overhaul Lite.
With translations available in all languages for which there are voice files (as far as I know), 'Guard Dialogue Overhaul Lite' is now obsolete, it is still available in the Old Files section, just in case.

Translators please note:
I am happy to provide details to assist in translation of this Mod via Personal Message and I will host translations in my optional files section.



GDO features prominently in Robiehn Vidhs' 'Skyrim Mod #42'.



GDO has been called a "must have" in Brodual's 'Skyrim Mods Weekly #24'.

Guard Dialogue Overhaul is at 4:08.




GDO also features in J00nable's 'The Modding Wall, Part 4'.