Last updated at 19:25, 28 Mar 2015 Uploaded at 12:45, 21 Mar 2014
March 27, 2015: So here's what happened:
-All audio for 1.0 has been spliced/prepped and is ready to be implemented and tested. The problem is that there are two major hangups with the mod that isn't audio related.
-The first major hangup was the immersion issue with Serana making commentary on quests that she was not there for. This required some research and scripting testing. There was a breakthrough a couple of days ago (thanks to cdcooley and Arron Dominion for helping resolve the kinks with my code) and I will be implementing the final version this weekend for testing. If things go smoothly, I will go back to working on adding the audio for the mod.
-The second major hangup is scenes. Scenes suck. Pretty much the testing for the scenes worked beautifully but when it came time for the actual mod... let's just say I hate scenes with a passion right now.
-Another issue is that the Creation Kit updated so now I have to find out what was changed and I need to fix.
But there you go. The audio aspect has been ready to go for weeks, but what has been holding the mod up as been technical issues (not to mention IRL stuff with school and training).
What does this mod do?
This mod modifies, fixes and expands Serana's dialogue. The additional dialogues for Serana are fully voiced - utilizing Serana's dialogue pool. The Serana's dialogue expansion goes into Dragonborn and Hearthfire.
-Hearthfire DLC (Non-Hearthfire Edition Available)
-English (I am open to having this mod translated in different languages once this mod reaches 1.0+)
VERSION: 0.81 (Final Final Beta Phase)
Differences from the Previous Version (v0.8)
-Fixes the masterlist issue that puts the masters out of order (for Wyre Bash users)
-Fixes two lines of dialogue relating to Serana's weather dialogue caused by a typo.
Current Progress of Version 1.0 Construction: (image does not always reflect up-to-date progress)
Up-to-Date Progress of Version 1.0: Click Here
How to install the mod?
If installing from NMM, just click on the mod and let NMM install it. If installing manually, just take the .bsa and .esp files and put them in the data folder for Skyrim. Nothing special. If installing manually, just make sure that the mod is activated in the Data Files when opening Skyrim. If using a previous version of this mod, remove the two files (either through NMN or manual), download the latest version of this mod and install.
What are the differences between the three different editions of the mod?
-The All-in-One installer uses FOMOD for NMM and contains both Hearthfire and non-Hearthfire editions of the mod. There is no difference between this and the separate files. This was done in case people don't use NMM for their mods.
-The Hearthfire edition is suited for those who use the Hearthfire mod.
-The non-Hearthfire edition is suited for those who don't use the Hearthfire mod.
What is the reason for making this mod?
It started off with fixing a few lines that I felt made Serana a very flat NPC that showed obvious signs that she was rushed by Bethesda. It soon spiraled into the monster that it is today. Mostly, this was meant to be my way of entering into the modding community and learn about the Creation Kit and modding.
What changes does this mod make?
Because of the amount of things this mod does, I moved the complete official changes of the mod to the README tab of this mod page.
Issues with the mod
While this mod is still in development, any issues that do crop up tend to be resolved in the next version. Emergency fixes will also be resolved this way as well. Uncommon or rare issues will not be reported here and can be talked about in the post section of this mod page.
Does this mod conflict with the 'X' mod?
A sticky has been made in the comments tab of this mod page. This sticky will show what mods are compatible or incompatible with this mod. It is a tentative list and will only showcase mods that I feel would have the possibility of conflicting with this mod.
Any future plans for this mod?
Version 1.0 will introduce the following: (Tentative)
-A complete teardown of the mod for the Live phase.
-Serana's dialogue expansion into the main questline.
-Serana's dialogue expansion into the guild questlines.
-Serana reacting to the player doing other things or actions.
-Patches for popular climate mods.
-Features from Project Sanguinis will be implemented in Version 1.0.
Mods Used for Production for this Mod
Arthmoor and allowing me have this mod keep in line with the Unofficial Patches without making them a requirement.
Eliorim and his mod about extending dialogue length in the Creation Kit.
Dialogue Editors - AK151, ElizabethGW
Forum Helpers - crashpilot
Idea Contributors - aqil5310, myztikrice and valensteinsmonster
Mod of the Month Contributor - Octopuss
Testers - MrHildebrand, Adipsycho, Mushashi7, SPARTAN833 and valensteinsmonster