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Randomizes the height of NPCs throughout the world so no longer will everybody you meet all be the exact same height.

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Name: NPC Height Randomizer
Version: 1.0
Date: 1/20/2009
Author: Luchaire


Randomizes the height of NPCs throughout the world so no longer will everybody you meet all be the exact same height.


This mod runs once upon first loading a save or starting a new game. It assigns each permanent-reference NPC a random height within a specific (and somewhat arbitrary) range of allowable heights. It does this via scripting without ever touching the base NPC records, so there are no conflict/compatibility issues to worry about. No children or ghouls are altered. Also, most (but not all) generic NPCs, like raiders, Enclave soldiers, etc, could not be altered with this method, so they are left alone.


1. Extract the file to a temporary location.
2. Copy NPC Height Randomizer.esp to (install folder)\Fallout 3\Data\
3. Open the Launcher, click Data, and put a check by the mod. Alternately (and preferably) use FOMM to activate the mod.

Now an optional download: Less Variance version. This still randomizes height, but within a smaller range of variables, so there won't be very short or very tall people anywhere.


Uninstalling or deactivating will NOT reverse any height changes - these are saved in your character's save game.

To properly uninstall this mod and reset all NPCs to original size, download the uninstaller and follow the instructions in the included readme file.


Should not be incompatible with any other mods.

Known Issues or Bugs

NPC animations, such as leaning on railings or bar counters, may look wrong, as these animations were made to suit characters set to scale 1.00 only.


1.0, 2009/01/20 - Initial release.


You can find me on the official Bethsoft forums as 'Luchaire'
You can find me on Fallout3Nexus as 'Luchaire'
You can send me an email here: [email protected]


Bethesda for creating Fallout 3. for mod hosting.
LHammonds for the Readme Generator this file was based on.


You must contact me and obtain my permission before re-packaging any part of this mod. If I do not respond within 2 weeks, feel free to do whatever you like with this mod.