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Replacement anim file for wolves, which fixes wolf howling making no sound.

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Wolf Howl Fix

NEWS : When USSEP version 4.1.4 goes live, it will once again include this fix. USSEP beta is currently undergoing testing (tested it myself and it works fine).

This fix was part of the Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch (USSEP).

The fix was part of 9 fix files which had to be removed from USSEP due to it interfering with an official DLC, Creation Club Nix-Hound mod.

The original 9 files were also mostly not needed anymore, because 8 of them have been officially fixed in the vanilla games files. However even though Bethesda are supposed to have fixed wolves howling aswell ..
That is still not fixed.

USSEP 4.1.3b and onwards do not include the original 9 fix files anymore due to the unresolvable conflict with CC Nix Hounds. And so this mod was born.

For those of us who do not use the CC Nix-Hounds mod, we now have the problem of vanilla wolves no longer howling at the moon, they raise their snout to the moon, but no sound emits - Solution was just to upload the 1 fix file independantly.

If you have CC Nix Hounds mod installed, I personally do not know if this file on its own will cause problems for that mod because I do not use CC mods, if it causes problems for Nix hounds and any noises you expect them to make, then uninstall this mod. Simples.


Automated Install / uninstall - "Wolf Howl Fix" is a loose file replacer which will easily install with your favourite mod manager.

Or manually install it to :
Skyrim Special Edition \ Data \ meshes \ actors \ canine \ animations \ wolf_idle_spice.hkx

To uninstall, again use your mod manager, or manually delete the same file.


Q - Didn't Bethesda fix this in an official fix ?

A - No, see the MP4 Videos I uploaded, I went back to a completely vanilla setup (no mods installed), and deleted the games BSAs to ensure I would get all the newest vanilla files installed then I did a Verify Cache in steam to download all updated files to official version v1.5.39.08 which replaced the ones I deleted .. Then tested before and after using the fix

See the Dev Notes for v1.5.39.08 in the Bug Fixes "Wolves have regained the ability to howl" - Clearly they forgot to do this, or maybe if you have CC Nix Hounds installed aswell that also fixes it???, so giving them the benefit of the doubt maybe they tested with Nix Hounds installed and forgot to test without .. Or maybe they were just smoking something <shrugs>, who knows ...

... all I know is this fix file is still required to make wolves AHWOOOO! :).

Credits :

Thanks to Sialivi, for providing the original fix files for the Unofficial Patch Project.

See the USSEP Changelog for v303 "Animation fixes"

Thanks to Arthmoor (UPP Team leader) for allowing the file to be independantly uploaded.

Bethesda - For the mountain of foo

And many thanks to all the community members who contribute to the Unofficial patch.