Note:  This assumes that you have installed TES5Edit 3.1.0 or above and have set TES5Edit.exe and ModOrganizer.exe to run as administrator.

Here is an article explaining how to set TES5Edit/ModOrganizer to always run as admin.


Installation and First Time Running:

1. Install like you would a normal mod through Download With Nexus.

2. Activate The Mod "NPCVisualTransfer"

3. Goto the data tab and expand the NPCVisualTransfer folder

4. Right Click RunNPCVisualTransfer.bat and goto Add as Executable
*Note: Do not select Open/Exectute as that will not work.

5. Select this executable from the executable dropdown menu and hit run.

6. Press OK when the mod selection window pops up

7. Follow The Instructions on the script.  Will ask you to create a new file that will act as the patch. I name mine VNPC_Patch.esp

8. SUPER IMPORTANT:  When you quit. It will ask you to save your plugins.  If it asks to save multiple plugins,  deselect every plugin but your patch.

9. Back Inside of Mod Organizer, hit the refresh button.

10. At the bottom of your modfolders there will be a new folder called VNPC_Data, activate that folder.
(If it is not there, try restarting mod organizer)
11. Activate your new patch.

Subsequent Runnings:
You can add more NPCs to your patch at any time, just follow the directions below.

1. Before running the script, deselect VNPC_Data and make sure the esp file you created is below all other NPC mods (I just stick mine at the end and then use loot to resort it again when I am finished).

2. Repeat Steps 5-11.

To Revert All NPCs and Start Again:
1. Delete VNPC_Data mod folder
2. Delete Your VNPC_Patch.esp file.

To Uninstall Completely:
1. Delete VNPC_Data mod folder
2. Delete NPCVisualTransfer mod folder
3. Delete npcvt_Config.ini (Either in the overwrite folder or inside the NPCVisualTransfer folder if you moved it there).

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  1. xPyrrha
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    I'm sorry to be a pain in the butt, but I think I screwed up...

    I use Mod Organizer, still learning about modding. I'm a little bit higher than a novice.

    I've used NPC Transfer tool before and made it work properly.

    The second time I intsalled it, I think I opened it with Notepad, and now I can get it to open. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it 4 times now.

    Any suggestions? Thanks for your time! ?
  2. gargolon1980
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    Hahaahaha !!! I did it !! After a thousands of regretable attempts to install this wonderfull mod finally got this added to MO. The main issue (I think..) was that I had changed the prefer fomod installer plugin properties in Configuration. It was on false, changed that to true and that was all. Done.
  3. rruff
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    For people having issues getting it to install in MO, I suggest combining the VNPC Extras file with the regular one (merge into the same folder). That file has a .esp and MO will recognize it and install the whole thing properly.
  4. Talaniel
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    At step 6; i only see the originals .esp not a single mod.

    Any body can help me with that ?

  5. TOMCAT101
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    Windows cant open this file all I get . Tried everything
  6. Skippa94
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    I dont know if its me or what, but I install it like regular on MO and just like it says in the videos, but i cant even get past nromally installing in in MO, I click ignore to the data folder set up crap and its there but grayed out like you said, but theres a red cross next to it saying No Valaid Game Data
    And I tried to ignore that and go tot he next step and go to the dta and try to find the NPCvisual ting and make it an executable but its not there....Ive tried bloody everything, it just keeps saying no valaid game data.
  7. KenzoKabuto
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    is possible to batch it so it will merge ALL the NPC with the same ID instead of doing it one by one?
  8. moonsugar
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    everything running ok but i cant change tania the hermit with vilja if anyone did that can you tell me how you did it, i did everthing correct but it wont change
  9. Amelli
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    Sorry for my lack of knowledge. I'm still figuring out MO.

    How do I install this with MO when there is no data structure? MO doesn't seem to like installing it.
    1. ThreeTen
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      I use Mod Organizer as well and I do not seem to get this error. Could you elaborate / take a screenshot of what Mod Organizer is doing?
    2. Amelli
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      When I try to install the mod in MO it wants a data structure.

      Example 1
      Example 2
    3. ThreeTen
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      You can safely ignore that (hit the ignore button), it may yell at you but it will still put my folder where it needs to go.
    4. Amelli
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      For any like me that had trouble installing with MO v1.3.5:-

      1. Install as normal. MO will say there is no data structure. Click ignore and install anyway.
      (A new mod will be in the list but it will be greyed out and in italics, though if you merge the extra VNPC files, the mod will appear normal due to the added script folder)
      2. Activate mod by clicking the check box.
      3. Go to the data tab on the left panel and scroll down the data list until you see RunNPCVisualTransfer.bat in the list.
      4. Right click and add as executable.
      5. Follow ThreeTens instructions for running the executable.

      Also when you get to point 10, check your overwirte folder, as you may have files in there that need to be moved to your new VNPC_Data mod/folder.