Last updated at 5:28, 16 Sep 2016 Uploaded at 20:33, 9 Sep 2012
Requires Skyrim version 18.104.22.168.8 or higher.
NOT SUPPORTED ON OLDER VERSIONS!!!
A small mod that makes citizens in a village or city run indoors during a dragon attack.
This was born out of frustration at seeing the citizens all trying to be a hero and rushing headlong to their doom attacking dragons. Instead, the citizens will run to safety like smart people should when faced with the horrors of giant flying fire breathing lizards. NPCs who live in the attack location who own a home there will retreat to it. If the attack location has an inn, NPCs who don't live there will flee to the inn, along with any NPCs who live outdoors. If no inn is present the game picks a random interior from the surrounding area and those NPCs will flee there instead.
This should work for any NPCs added by mods as well, up to a limit of 150 in the area. After that, they're on their own. The NPCs chosen are first come, first serve by the game engine.
Guards, members of The Companions, Vigilants of Stendaar, and the player's followers/teammates will not run, they will stand and fight. Farm animals will not run either, because they're stupid. That includes your horse.
Spawned dragons are detected via animation events, which should allow for completely reliable detection even if the dragon never lands on something.
Hand placed dragons are detected when their combat state changes* as well as when they land on any available perch objects in the area.
* [Only after they land on the ground]
Official Skyrim patch 22.214.171.124.8 or greater.
DO NOT extract the contents of the BSA file into your Data folder as loose files, or let your mod manager peform an equivalent function on the contents of the file. Doing so will cause things to load in the wrong order and break the game. Skyrim is intended to load a BSA alongside it's ESM/ESP file. Circumventing this causes issues which I will not provide support for. If you insist on going against this advice, you will receive no support for the problems you generate as a result of this.
Tested and confirmed to work in all vanilla cities, towns, villages, and smaller settlements.
Tested and confirmed to work with Raven Rock and the other smaller settlements on Solstheim.
Tested and confirmed to work with all DLC added dragon types.
Tested and confirmed to work with Open Cities Skyrim.
Should be fully compatible with all user made dragon related mods, so long as the attacking dragon has MGRitual05DragonScript attached.
Mods which alter the following scripts will not be compatible without a patch:
Dragons Diversified requires a patch due to replacing MGRitual05DragonScript with its own. The patch can be acquired here: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/50844
Other Complementary Mods
When Vampires Attack - Handles vampire attacks for Dawnguard.
Wet and Cold - NPCs will seek shelter from bad weather.