Unofficial Hearthfire Patch by Unofficial Patch Project Team
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Added: 07/10/2012 - 12:27AM
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Last updated at 1:45, 18 Mar 2014 Uploaded at 18:27, 6 Oct 2012

Requires Skyrim version or higher.


A comprehensive bugfixing mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Hearthfire, the goal of the Unofficial Hearthfire Patch (aka UHFP) is to eventually fix every bug with Hearthfire not officially resolved by the developers to the limits of the Creation Kit and community-developed tools, in one easy-to-install package.

The only requirement after installation is to move Unofficial Hearthfire Patch.esp to the top of the load order, below the Unofficial Skyrim Patch.esp, and below the Unofficial Dawnguard Patch.esp, in Data Files in the Skyrim launcher (above any other ESP files) so that the UHFP loads as close to first as is practical. This will allow other mods to override its changes so that it doesn't cause problems with them. Use of BOSS is highly recommended since it will position the patch correctly along with your other mods as well.

- Dozens of gameplay, quest, NPC, object, item, text and placement bugs fixed already, and plenty more on the way
- Created by the authors of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch
- No unsafe changes (such as deletions of stock objects)
- Designed to be compatible with as many other mods as possible

For more information (ie the recent changelog, mods that the UHFP replaces) see the UHFP's thread on the official forums here.
Due to the forums' 200 post limit, this thread may be locked, but the last post in each thread will link to the new one, and the link above will be updated from time to time.
This is the best option to report problems or bugs (which should be checked on the USKP's tracker linked there and posted if they currently aren't.)

Frequently Asked Questions - BUGS
Frequently Asked Questions - About the Project

List of known conflicts and fixes for Hearthfire. Good info for when you're having problems and need to locate a potentially conflicting mod.

The complete changelog is posted here.

Installation Requirements

Official Skyrim patch or greater.
Official Hearthfire DLC.

Complementary Mods

Unofficial Skyrim Patch - Fixes numerous bugs in vanilla Skyrim.
Unofficial Dawnguard Patch - Fixes numerous bugs in the official Dawnguard DLC.
Unofficial Dragonborn Patch - Fixes numerous bugs in the official Dragonborn DLC.
Unofficial High Resolution Patch - Fixes several bugs in the official Hi-Res DLC.

After installing the individual mods, the following general load order needs to be followed:

Unofficial Skyrim Patch.esp
Unofficial Dawnguard Patch.esp
Unofficial Hearthfire Patch.esp
Unofficial Dragonborn Patch.esp
Unofficial High Resolution Patch.esp

For getting load order set with other mods loaded, please use BOSS. It will provide you a solid starting point for everything that you can then tweak as needed.

Errors During NMM Installation

If you get the following error:

BOSS_API_ERROR_INVALID_ARGS: Master files must load before other plugins. The mod was not installed.

You need to perform the following steps:

- Uninstall and delete all the Unofficial patches in NMM.
- Exit NMM.
- Launch NMM again.
- Download and install all of the updated Unofficial patches.
- Run BOSS to sort your load order.