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Ancient Blades Weapons by COTS
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Added: 17/04/2013 - 07:21PM
Updated: 22/07/2014 - 08:27PM

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Last updated at 20:27, 22 Jul 2014 Uploaded at 19:21, 17 Apr 2013

ANCIENT BLADES WEAPONS 2.3 All-in-One BAIN

This set includes;
1 [two] Nodachi Two-hand; with or without saya
2 [four] Nodachi, right and left hand; with or without saya [Ed. See picture ‘A’. Or the newer pic. 'B'.]
3 [four] Tanto, right and left hand; with or without saya
4 [two] Ninjato Two-hand; with or without saya
5 [four] Ninjato, right and left hand; with or without saya
6 [four] Wakizashi, right and left hand; with or without saya
7 [one] Female set of light armor
8 [one] Longbow
9 [four; new] Black Ninjato, right and left hand; with or without saya
10 [two; new] Black Ninjato two-hand; with or without saya
11 [four; new] Black Wakizashi, right and left hand; with or without saya
12 [all you can make] Arrows, "long" and "short"
13 [one] Shortbow

This set has all four bodies, the ACE Archery compatible esp. and the optional skeleton.

The outfit will be in the leather sub section of the forging menu.

The weapons will be in the Dragon subsection of the forging menu once you 'buy' the Advanced Armors perk. They will temper slowly until you get the Dragon Armor perk. You will also need dragonbone powder to make and temper the weapons and arrows. Just take your dragon bones to a smelter and mix with firewood to make the powder. It would make more sense to make the powder at an alchemy station but I could not figure out how to do this. Duh...

VERSION 2.3;
I totally effed up the last few updates so... I decided to make it all-in-one in the hopes that it will be easier to keep track of things. Also because it is what I will be using and it will be easier for me to change options for testing and editing. Things should be working as I intended when I first started this mess but I know a lot of things will be changed because of the influence of other mods and overhauls.
I moved the weapons and arrows into the Dragon section of the forging menu because nothing else is there. This also means the weapons temper as Dragon weapons. This seems fair to me because once I make a weapon I can use it throughout the entire game instead of having to give it up for a better, uglier weapon later. And once I get the Dragon Armor perk the damage more than doubles. Take that you fekking bandits.
If you have any specific questions feel free to ask. As long as you are nice and polite and only call me an a**hole two or three times we should get along famously, wee scunner that ye arrrrre!

INSTALLATION:

BAIN
1; Download the ABW All-In-One BAIN mod.
2; Open Wyre Bash.
3; Click on the 'Installers' tab in the upper left corner of the Wyre Bash window. Wait patiently while Wyre Bash refreshes the mod list.
4; Open the folder where you downloaded the ABW mod. [You can do this while the mod list is refreshing.]
5; Drag and drop "ABW All-In-One BAIN.7z" into the left window. A small window will pop up asking if you want to move the file, copy the file or cancel the action taken. I recommend one of the first two but I may be biased.
6; Right click on "ABW All-In-One BAIN.7z". A menu will open with a long list of tasks. Highlight 'Wizard' and click. This will cause the Install Wizard to start.
7; The first option in the "Install Wizard" is body type. Highlight the body you want and click the "Next>" button near the bottom right.
8; The next option asks if you use "ACE Archery". Pick "Yes" if you do; "No" if you do not. Now click "Next>".
9; The next options asks if you want to use the edited XPMS skeketon. Choose "Yes" if you do or "No" if you don't then click "Next>".
10; The last window lets you know the the install script has finished and what choices you have selected. If the checked boxes correspond to your choices then select "Apply these selections" on the bottom right and click "Finish". The mod will now install.
11; Do not close Wyre Bash just yet. Click on the "Mods" tab just to the right of the "Installers" tab. We are now looking at the list of mods you have installed. Go to the bottom of the list. "AncientBladeWeapons.esp" should be there. Click the small box just in front of "AncientBladeWeapons" to enable the mod.
12; Left click and drag the "AncientBladeWeapons.esp" upward toward the top of the list. You will want to place it along with other weapon and armor mods like 'hothtrooper44' or 'JSwords' or "R18Pn". Make a note of the mod just above [or below] where you placed "AncientBladeWeapons.esp".
13; Follow the long path to "Dual Sheath Redux Patch.jar" [Mine is here: C:\Games\Steam\SteamApps\common\Skyrim\Data\SkyProc Patchers\Dual Sheath Redux Patch] and double click to run. 'Dual Sheath' uses BOSS so your mod list may change when run. Thus the note from earlier...
14; ABW is now at the bottom [or near it] so we need to put it back where we left it before. Hopefully you made note of the mod just above [or below] where you put it before. Just drag and drop like last time.
15; If you are using BBP and have installed the skeleton you will need to run "GenerateFNISforUsers.exe" [Mine is here; C:\Games\Steam\SteamApps\common\Skyrim\Data\tools\GenerateFNIS_for_Users. Or you can find it on your desktop.] to refresh your behavior files. The skeleton should work if you do not use BBP but if you try to equip a BBP outfit you may suddenly find yourself staring at your wallpaper. [I Highly recommend hdtPhysicsExtensions for BBP, TBBP and ragdoll effects.]
16; Quit reading this B.S. and play.

BAIN Alternitive
1; Download the ABW All-In-One BAIN mod.
2; Open Wyre Bash.
3; Click on the 'Installers' tab in the upper left corner of the Wyre Bash window. Wait patiently while Wyre Bash refreshes the mod list.
4; Open the folder where you downloaded the ABW mod. [You can do this while the mod list is refreshing.]
5; Drag and drop "ABW All-In-One BAIN.7z" into the left window. A small window will pop up asking if you want to move the file, copy the file or cancel the action taken. I recommend one of the first two but I may be biased.
6; Highlight "ABW All-In-One BAIN.7z". On the right hand side of Wrye Bash you will find four windows. Find the one listed "Sub-Packages". In this window is a list of the choices you can make when installing "ABW All-In-One BAIN.7z". You MUST install "00 Main" so put a check in the corresponding box.
7; Now you need to pick a body type. There are four choices; UNPMain NonBBP, UNPMainBBP, UNPSkinnyBBP and UNPSkinny NonBBP. Pick only ONE.
8; The next is "Optional - ACE". Only check the box if you use 'ACE Archery'.
9; The last is "Optional - Skeleton". This will install the edited XMPS skeleton.
10; Right click "ABW All-In-One BAIN.7z" in the left window to open the menu. Find install and click.
11; Do not close Wyre Bash just yet. Click on the "Mods" tab just to the right of the "Installers" tab. We are now looking at the list of mods you have installed. Go to the bottom of the list. "AncientBladeWeapons.esp" should be there. Click the small box just in front of "AncientBladeWeapons" to enable the mod.
12; Left click and drag the "AncientBladeWeapons.esp" upward toward the top of the list. You will want to place it along with other weapon and armor mods like 'hothtrooper44' or 'JSwords' or "R18Pn". Make a note of the mod just above [or below] where you placed "AncientBladeWeapons.esp".
13; Follow the long path to "Dual Sheath Redux Patch.jar" [Mine is here: C:\Games\Steam\SteamApps\common\Skyrim\Data\SkyProc Patchers\Dual Sheath Redux Patch] and double click to run. 'Dual Sheath' uses BOSS so your mod list may change when run. Thus the note from earlier...
14; ABW is now at the bottom [or near it] so we need to put it back where we left it before. Hopefully you made note of the mod just above [or below] where you put it before. Just drag and drop like last time.
15; If you are using BBP and have installed the skeleton you will need to run "GenerateFNISforUsers.exe" [Mine is here; C:\Games\Steam\SteamApps\common\Skyrim\Data\tools\GenerateFNIS_for_Users. Or you can find it on your desktop.] to refresh your behavior files. The skeleton should work if you do not use BBP but if you try to equip a BBP outfit you may suddenly find yourself staring at your wallpaper. [I Highly recommend hdtPhysicsExtensions for BBP, TBBP and ragdoll effects.]
16; Quit reading this B.S. and play.

MANUAL INSTALL
1; Download the ABW All-In-One BAIN mod.
2; Open "ABW All-In-One BAIN.7z" in 7zip.
3; Open the "00 Main" folder and extract the contents into the Skyrim\data folder.
4; Open ONE of the optional body folders and extract the contents into the Skyrim\data folder. If you extract another body it will overwrite any previously installed body.
5; If you use ACE Archey open the 'Optional - ACE' folder and extract the contents into the Skyrim\data folder. Allow it to overwrite.
6; If you want to use the optional skeleton open the 'Optional - Skeleton' folder and extract the contents into the Skyrim\data folder.
7; Open you mod manager and enable "AncientBladeWeapons.esp" and move it toward the top of the list. You will want to place it along with other weapon and armor mods like 'hothtrooper44', 'JSwords', "R18Pn", etc. Make a note of the mod just above [or below] where you placed "AncientBladeWeapons.esp". Make note of where you place it.
8; If you use "Dual Sheath Redux" you will need to run the redux patcher if you want to use dual weapons.
9; Go back to your mod manager and move "AncientBladeWeapons.esp" back to where you placed it in step 7.
10; If you are using BBP and have installed the skeleton you will need to run "GenerateFNISforUsers.exe" [Mine is here; C:\Games\Steam\SteamApps\common\Skyrim\Data\tools\GenerateFNIS_for_Users. Or you may find it on your desktop.] to refresh your behavior files. The skeleton should work if you do not use BBP but if you try to equip a BBP outfit you may suddenly find yourself staring at your wallpaper. [I Highly recommend hdtPhysicsExtensions for BBP, TBBP and ragdoll effects.]
11; Quit reading this B.S. and play.

Can you install using NMM? I do not know. I do not use NMM and never have. If you have NMM and are willing to let us know if it works we would be greatful. It should work well with ModManager.

UNINSTALL
If you used Wyre Bash, open the Installers tab and when the window finally opens right click the ABW file and select uninstall.

If you manually installed, just erase the AncientBladeWeapons .esp, and the 'ancientblades' folders in the 'meshes/weapons' and 'textures/weapons' folders inside the data folder of Skyrim. And the respective 'armor' folders as well.

If you make improvements [to my work] and wonder if you should upload your work, please do; I would like see what you did...

This mod uses a somewhat modified UNP body. If you use a different body mod the textures may not line up correctly.

Credit to 'Natterforme' for his scarf from his 'scarves in skyrim' mod. Danke.
Also a big, if belated, thanks to dimon99, maker of the UNP body. Sorry it took so long.
Thanks to skulltyrant for continuing xp32's work and thanks to xp32 for his original skeletons.
A big thanks to kanakosoup for pointing out my little flaws in a kind way. Thanks to you I am down to one pint a night and I am riding my bike more. Though... the bike thing may be because of the improving weather.
And thanks to all of you that actually like my sub-standard work.

Oyasumii,
Cult of the Stupid
COTS