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Name: Belt-Fastened Quivers
Version: 1.3
Date: 9/26/2015
Category: Miscellaneous
Author(s): Chesko
Skyrim Nexus: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35717

Description
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This is the animation-only version of Belt-Fastened Quivers. It only contains the HKX files mentioned below.

This mod will give the player and all NPCs the appearance of quivers and crossbow bolt cases that are fastened to the belt and hang from the waist behind them. What's more, the arrow drawing animation will match the new position (thanks to Ninivekha for the new drawing animation!)

Care was taken to ensure that quiver, bow, crossbow, and bolt placement looks much better in general for all races and sexes, and especially when a backpack from Frostfall - Hypothermia, Camping, Survival is worn.

This mod was originally designed as an optional file for Frostfall. However, so many have enjoyed it that I decided to make it a mod in its own right.


Details
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This small mod will move worn quivers for the player and all NPCs, for all races and sexes, down to the waist instead of across the back. Bows have also been moved slightly to the left to avoid (but not prevent) clipping with bed rolls attached to a backpack, and to avoid (but not prevent) collision with Argonian and Khajiit tails.

This is a skeleton replacer for all races and sexes. It also includes a modification to two bolt quiver meshes from Dawnguard, in order for them to mount properly using the new quiver bone locations. Finally, it includes a new copy of the bow drawing and firing animations when standing and sneaking.


Install
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This mod is a plugin-less replacer and contains no .esp plugin file.

Nexus Mod Manager Installation (Recommended):
1. Press "Download with Manager".
2. Click the downloaded archive, and press the Activate button.
3. Allow the following files to be overwritten, if prompted:
skeleton.nif
skeletonbeast.nif
skeleton_female.nif
skeletonbeast_female.nif
steelbolt.nif
dwarvenbolt.nif
bow_drawheavy.hkx
bow_drawlight.hkx
sneakbow_drawlight.hkx
sneakbow_idledrawn.hkx
sneakbow_release.hkx
mc_bow_drawlight.hkx


Manual Installation
1. Extract the files to a temporary location.
2. Copy files to (install folder)\Skyrim\Data\
3. Allow the following files to be overwritten, if prompted:
skeleton.nif
skeletonbeast.nif
skeleton_female.nif
skeletonbeast_female.nif
steelbolt.nif
dwarvenbolt.nif
bow_drawheavy.hkx
bow_drawlight.hkx
sneakbow_drawlight.hkx
sneakbow_idledrawn.hkx
sneakbow_release.hkx
mc_bow_drawlight.hkx

Uninstall
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Nexus Mod Manager Uninstallation
1. Click the mod, and then click "Deactivate". Afterwards, you can optionally click "Remove" to delete the files.

Manual Uninstallation

1. Locate and delete the following files:

meshes/
......actors/
............character/
.....................animations/
...............................bow_drawheavy.hkx
...............................bow_drawlight.hkx
...............................sneakbow_drawlight.hkx
...............................sneakbow_idledrawn.hkx
...............................sneakbow_release.hkx
...............................horse_rider/
..........................................mc_bow_drawlight.hkx
.....................character assets/
.....................................skeleton.nif
.....................................skeletonbeast.nif
.....................character assets female/
............................................skeleton_female.nif
............................................skeletonbeast_female.nif
......dlc01/
...........weapons/
..................crossbow/
..........................steelbolt.nif
..................dwarven crossbow/
..................................dwarvenbolt.nif


Incompatibility
===============
This mod will conflict with any mod that also modifies the actor skeleton(s).
This mod will conflict with any mod that also modifies the Dawnguard bolt quiver meshes.
This mod will conflict with any mod that also modifies the arrow draw and fire animations.

Interoperability
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If you are using a mod that includes new crossbow bolt quiver meshes, those quivers will display incorrectly (floating away from the body). They will need to be modified in order to display properly using the new skeleton meshes.

The meshes for the bolt quivers may be packed in a BSA archive. If so, extract them using BSAOpt (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/247)

1. Open the quiver model in NifSkope (http://niftools.sourceforge.net/wiki/NifSkope)
2. Expand the 0 BSFadeNode.
3. Locate the first NiNode, which should appear as: "4 NiNode" with the value "Arrow [5]"
4. Right click, and go to Transform, Edit.
5. Enter the following values:
Translation
X: -6.0000
Y: -30.0000
Z: 1.0000
Rotation
Y: 0.00
P: 0.00
R: 147.00
Scale
1.0000
6. Save the mesh.
7. Test in game. It should now display properly.
8. Repeat for any other meshes as needed.

Known Issues or Bugs
====================
Quivers and bows may clip with cloaks and armor, depending on the cloak, your race, your sex, and the armor you are wearing. There is no possible way to prevent this. Some combinations clip worse than others.

The bed roll used in Frostfall's backpacks has been moved outwards in order to accommodate space for the quiver. Quivers will clip with the bedrolls on Sabre Gear Backpacks.

Argonian and Khajiit quivers will clip into the tail slightly. I can't fix this.

Bows will clip with backpacks. There is nothing I can do about this.

History
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1.3 9/26/2015 - Added mounted arrow drawing animations by Ninivekha.
1.2 5/13/2013 - Added additional arrow drawing animations by Ninivekha.
1.1 5/5/2013 - Added bow drawing animation by Ninivekha. Tweaked placement.
1.0 1/14/2013 - Initial release.

Contact
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Skyrim Nexus: Chesko
Bethesda Forums: Chesko
Email: [email protected]

Credits
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Bethesda Softworks, for creating The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Thanks to LHammonds for the Readme Generator this file was based on.

Tools Used
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NIFSkope - http://niftools.sourceforge.net/wiki/NifSkope
Readme Generator - http://HammondsLegacy.com/obmm/tools_readme_generator1.asp

Licensing/Legal
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You are free to use and redistribute Belt-Fastened Quivers without my permission, for any reason or purpose. For the included animation (HKX) files, please seek the permission of Ninivekha on Skyrim Nexus.

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