(OLD) Aldous the Alteration Mage by Thynar
Skyrim » Quests and Adventures
Added: 18/10/2012 - 08:56PM
Updated: 09/05/2015 - 06:39PM

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Uploaded by Thynar


Last updated at 18:39, 9 May 2015 Uploaded at 20:56, 18 Oct 2012

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Compatible with Skyrim | No DLC Requirements

I have made this mod targeted for those who want the College of Winterhold to have more depth.
This is done through adding some new characters and minor additions like spells and upgrades there.
The quests have been made to have some choices, so there is potential for replayablity if you play differently.
To say more would spoil the quests and adventures that you may have with them, but I've put up some videos up,
if you'd like to see the characters talking and the overall feel of the mod, feel free to watch!


•Two characters, Aldous and Balis. They are not Essential. Potential for becoming Followers. And Transmutation!

•Two spells, learnable from Brelyna and J'zargo. These are completely optional, and available after their respective quests.

•Two upgrades, available from Tolfdir, after the completion of the main College of Winterhold questline.

•One new book, brought over to Skyrim to supplement a quest; Tamrielic Lore.

• I've tried to be lore-friendly, but my vision is no doubt different than Bethesda's.
I have made my own storyline using elements from past Elder Scroll games, Morrowind in particular.

•Estimated time to complete the quests once you initially talk to the quest givers:
-Aldous adds an estimated 120 minutes of gameplay, with delays in between certain objectives, though this can easily be whittled down significantly if you know how.
-Balis adds an estimated 10 minutes of gameplay with his quest.

Troubleshooting Q&A:

Q: What could cause the game to crash to the desktop?
A: If crashes repeatedly occur, it is usually caused by one of two things:
1) Skyrim's limited memory allocation for the use of .esp (mod) files means using a lot of mods (especially large ones) will eventually cause the game to run out of memory and cause issues during gameplay. The solution is simply to use less mods.

2) The .bsa is conflicting with another archive from a mod using the same scripts/assets or otherwise failing to access it's data will cause the game to CTD in the front end menus. Try changing the load order first as the issue can sometimes cause "incompatibilities" between mods that would otherwise work together. If it still won't work, then disable other mods one at a time until it does.

3) Aldous and Balis have two "I need you to do something." options while following me!
This is most likely caused because you have a follower mod such as Amazing Follower Tweaks (AFT).
To fix this, use the following command in the in-game console accessed with ~ :
" set SAM_01FollowerFavor to 0 "
If you decide you want the dialogue option back, use:
" set SAM_01FollowerFavor to 1 "

4) I uninstalled/disabled the mod after completing Aldous' weather panel, and turning it on.
Now major pieces of the College are missing!
"Reinstall/enable the mod, then turn the panel off, as in back to the snowy default. That should fix it"

• If a mod has changed pre-existing scripts, weird things might happen.


These two mods were used for desired effect in screenshots.
Burn Freeze Shock Effects
Elaborate Textiles - NPC Clothing Retexture

• PrivateEye, for the epic Warlock's Ring model and texture.

• Anduniel, my friend!

• Tolkien, for his riddles in The Hobbit.

• ThirteenOranges, scurvy-free modding!

• Doughamil, for helpful Youtube tutorials.

Things I'd like to add:
This is what Aldous was looking for.

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