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With this Tes5Edit Patcher, you can easily replace the visuals of one NPC with that of another NPC from any plugin.

Now you can be in control of how every NPC looks in the game, without worrying about breaking their functionality or permanently overriding your assets!

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This is a TES5Edit Patcher (Similar to SkyProc - but utilizing TES5Edit functionality)
This Requires TES5Edit 3.1.0 or higher. (3.1.1 confirmed to work with this tool)
If using Nexus Mod Manager please upgrade to 0.56 THIS PATCHER AND MOST OTHER TES5EDIT PATCHERS DO NOT WORK WITH 0.60 OR HIGHER
If using Mod Organizer please upgrade to 1.3.6 or higher

What Does This Patcher Do?
Take any humanoid NPC you find in-game and perfectly transfer its visuals onto any other NPC by creating an override and modifying its record info. (Which is saved to a single esp which I control).  My hope is that users who are not familiar with CK and who prefer a different visual style can populate the NPCs of their world by using visually similar standalone NPCs provided by the nexus.  This also allows users to enjoy any fully fleshed out NPC mod (custom voices/quests etc.) without worrying about the visuals as they can change it to whatever suits them.

Even better is that at any point in time you can change/remove these visuals without any risk to your savegame and, if using NMM, your data folder.

  • No need to open or use the Creation Kit at all.
  • I Handle all FaceGenData management, so you don't need to manually extract/move/rename/remove any FaceGenData.
  • Remove the need to keep the plugin of the NPC who has the visuals you want (although you will have to keep the modfolder active, as I still need the assets the mod provide).
  • ---ex. Used the visuals of NPC_A inside of PluginA.esp - After patching, PluginA.esp can be disabled as new records referencing all of NPC_A's assets were created.
  • Ability to merge NPCs tweaks and visuals.
  • --ex. if you find a follower who has visuals you like, but does not support the NPC modifications currently on that character that was provided by, say USKP, then you can use this tool to merge the visuals of the follower with the changes from USKP. To do this just select the same NPC in both columns when transferring! 
  • Each transfer takes about 15-30 seconds to complete.

Thanks Shinji72 for the hilarious video!

Extras! (Update May 27th)
I have created an ESP as an optional patch file for you to use.  Inside it contains a spell/scroll that you cast onto an NPC.   On hit it will do two things:

  1. If you have SKSE it will refresh their visuals.  Useful if the NPCs visuals were messed up due to certain console commands, werewolf/vampire transformations or HDT related bugs.
  2. If you transformed a human NPC into a creature and you need to talk to him/her then this spell will allow you to do so.

You may use this esp as the source of your patch, or you can use it independently!

I have utilized the .tes5pas system so users can download and install straight from the nexus, without worrying about manually moving anything!

Instructions on how to install and how to patch is provided as a text file in the zip file. 
They are also Provided Here:

How To Install TES5Edit 3.1.0
How To Install And Run For Mod Organizer
How To Install And Run For Everyone Else

Note: You may have to set Tes5edit and ModOrganizer to run as administrators for .tes5pas scripts to work. If all else fails you can move all of the .pas scripts into Tes5edit's "edit scripts" folder and run it the old fashioned way, which if you are having this problem be sure to let me know!

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Thanks to Mator for his mtefunctions.pas!
Thanks to the xEdit team for making one hell of a tool!