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About this mod

This mod is inspired by "Dual Sheath Redux" by Neovalen which is only available on Oldrim. This will show your equipped left hand weapon and equipped shield on your back when you are not in combat.

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I really liked Dual Sheath Redux by Neovalen for Oldrim so I decided to recreate it for SSE. This mod uses the same mesh design as DSR but the script is entirely my own work.

Meshes
Just like DSR this mod requires left hand meshes (.nif) to function.

When creating this mod I hoped to find a way to automatically generate left hand meshes for all the weapons and shields you have install by running some kind of script but I could not find any tool that programmatically modified nif files. Long after I created this mod cskriffin published All Geared Up Derivative SE - AllGUD that included an xEdit script to do just that. Turns out that xEdit could do just what I wanted but it wasn't documented anywhere.

The best way to use this mod is to install just the mod without any of the included meshes (uncheck all mods when installing) then follow the instructions from Vyxenne in the first sticky post.

I would love to create a single xEdit script that incorporates both left hand meshes generation and patch generation but creating and testing the scripts take a great deal to time which I don't really have now.

If you don't want to run any script then you can install the meshes that come with this mod. See the "Meshes Included" section below.

Requirements

You will need SKSE64, JContainers SE, SkyUI, and XP32 Maximum Skeleton Special Extended - XPMSSE. For the targeted debugging options you will also need PapyrusUtil SE. If you are not using targeted debugging the you will not need PapyrusUtil SE. The only other required plugin is Skyrim.esm.

Installation

UPDATING: If you're updating it's best to completely remove this mod.  From the MCM menu disable the mod then save. Remove this mod then reload your save. You should get a warning about missing content. Click "Yes" and let the game load. Make a new save. That should be enough but to be sure you could run FallrimTools on the last save file.

1) Follow the SKSE64 installation instructions here STEAM Community - SKSE64 Installation Guide or see this video by Gopher.
2) Install JContainesrs.
3) (optional) Install PapyrusUtil SE
4) Install XP32 Maximum Skeleton Special  Extended:
a) (optional) Install RaceMenu.
b) Install Fores New Idles in Skyrim SE - FNIS SE
c) Install XP32 Maximum Skeleton Special  Extended:
5) Install SkyUI.
6) Install Ecotone Dual Sheath.

Use a mod manager that support FOMOD installer. Here is what it looks like then using MO2:



For best results leave everything under "Custom" unchecked and follow the instructions in the first sticky post to generate the meshes and patch required for your install. If you don't want to mess with mesh and patch generation then check all the mod that you are using from the "Custom" list. If you are using a mod that is not included and you want support for it then you must use the mesh and patch generation from the first sticky post.

Make sure that "Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.esp" comes after "Ecotone Dual Sheath.esl" in the loader order. Other then that load order shouldn't matter but more testing is need to see if there are any load order issues. 

For some people it doesn't work right away after installing. If that happens you need to go into the SkyUI menu and reset the mod. If that doesn't work try disabling the mod, give it about 30 seconds, then enable the mod again.

Animations

This mod doesn't come with any animations but XP32 Skeleton has good animations included an there are other animations that may work as well. You should try them and choose the ones you like best. Make sure you run FNIS after installing new animations .

Conflicts

This mod uses armor slots 60 and 44 by default but you can choose different slots by running the patcher script. This mod will conflict with other mods that do similar things such as Auto Unequip Shield to Back and Visible Favorited Gear and anything else that uses armor slot 60 or 44 (or the slots you choose). Other then that I don't think it will conflict with other mods but there are too many to test them all. Only time will tell.

Meshes Included
If you wish to use pre-created meshes instead of the preferred method from above you can install the left hand, shield, and staff modes that are included with the mod and/or meshes from from other mods. Keep in mind when installing meshes not included in this list you must run the patcher script.

Included in this mod is support for the following weapons and armor. The meshes are create by me or ported to SSE by me unless otherwise stated.
For the weapon mods listed all you have to do is install this mod as normal using a mod manager that supports FOMOD installers. It includes "Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.esp" and "Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.json" for all the mods. You don't have to install all the meshes, just the ones you are using.

All Vanilla weapons and shields
Aetherium Armor and Weapons Compilation by Darkjesusmn - meshes by Slothability
Ancient Nord Pickaxe Replacer by Billyro - meshes by Billyro
Arming Swords Skyrim HD by Moraelin
Armory of The Favored Soul by L3st4t - meshes by Slothability
Azura's Shield SE by Ronnie Magnum  - meshes by Slothability
B-D-Y-E-B Shield Mod Special Edition by Batleth777 - meshes by TheMalfazar
BillyRo Ultimate Swords Anthology by L3st4t 
  • A Month of Internet Deprivation Weapon Pack - meshes by OrixFrost
  • A Second Month of Internet Deprivation Weapon Pack - meshes by OMFrostWolf
  • Alacrity - meshes by BillyRo
  • Billyro's old weapons collection meshes by Slothability
  • Cataract - meshes by Slothabilitye
  • Clarion - meshes by TheInquizitor
  • Crag - meshes by OrixFrost
  • Crecy - meshes by OrixFrost
  • Daemon
  • Dawnbreaker redone 2 - meshes by BillyRo
  • Duelist meshes by OMFrostWolf
  • Epoch Weapon Pack - meshes by OMFrostWolf
  • Fenrir Blades - meshes by Zerospyro
  • Fetcher's Knife - meshes by OrixFrost
  • Fiore meshes by OrixFrost
  • Galebrand - meshes by Battleslut
  • Leaf Dagger - meshes by BillyRo
  • Legerity - meshes by OMFrostWolf
  • Leviathan - meshes by Slothability
  • Marauder - meshes by BillyRo
  • Mordant - meshes by BillyRo
  • Niofroeia - meshes by OMFrostWolf
  • Revenant - meshes by Slothability
  • Sand Scorpion - meshes by OrixFrost
  • Solvistapp - meshes by OrixFrost
  • Stalwart Axe - meshes by OrixFrost
  • The Serenity - meshes by OMFrostWolf
  • The Viceroy - meshes by BillyRo
  • Torus - meshes by OrixFrost
  • Traveller's Shield - meshes by TheInquizitor
  • Wraith - meshes by Slothability
  • Xena Callisto Sword - meshes by OrixFrost
Daedric Frozen Shield by Elioplasma
Daedric Plasma Shield by Elioplasma
Daedric Solar Shield by Elioplasma
DCR - King Crusader Mega Pack by Angilla - meshes by Slothability
Dovah Nord Weapons SE by Billyro
Dunmeri Leaf Swords by Billyro - meshes by Billyro
Electorate Saxonian Round Shield 15th Century by Hannes821
Ennead - Shields by Studio Kasumi and Tarshana
Epoch Weapon Pack by Billyro - meshes by BillyRo
Fenrir Blades by Billyro
Galanterie  - German Inspired Longsword by Billyro - meshes by Billyro
Heavy Armory - New Weapons by PrivateEye
Hephaestus wheel of reflection SSE version by ClipsyMoon
Immersive Armors by Hothtrooper44
Immersive Weapons by Hothtrooper44
IMMERSIVE Nightingale Forever by Freexworde
Imperial Sword 4K By Billyroby slashisthebestrock - meshes by Billyro
Insanitys Celtic Katana SSE by sa547 - meshes by OAyameO
InsanitySorrow Weapons Pack by calthrop
  • The Thegn - meshes by Slothability
  • Meshes for all other weapons by me
Iron_Dragon shield by ClipsyMoon
Iron_Head tower shield by ClipsyMoon
Isilmeriel LOTR Weapons Collection SSE by Isilmeriel
Lore Weapon Expansion by InsanitySorrow
Lux and Noctis Katanas by Elagabalaus - meshes by Elagabalaus
More Weapons Please by Relinquish
Morgynn Ashcroft Sword Remade SE by billyro - meshes by OMFrostWolf
Mystical and Continuum by N7R
Nameless Light by Scythe42 - meshes by Slothability
Necross SSE by ClipsyMoon
Peacemaker by ClipsyMoon
Real Silver Swords - Standalone and Replacer by docteur87 - meshes by Slothability
Regent Armory SE by backstept - meshes by Slothability
Rogue Shield by visorium
Rustic Weapons Pack by MihailMods
Shield of the Bull SE by HerbertTheTurbot
Shield of the Stallion SE by HerbertTheTurbot 
Shields of the Holds v1.85 by JohnRose81
Skycutter by Scythe42 - meshes by Slothability
Skyrim SE Expanded Skyrim Weaponry by Lrsamways - meshes by Slothability
Solvistapp SE by ChaoticLogic - meshes by OrixFrost
Spellbreaker Remesh by lolpeura - meshes by Ifterich
Staves of Skyrim by Kearsage
Sword of the First Ember by N7R
Talos Housecarl Armor Pack by maty743
Templar Shields by cerberus610
The Lionheart SE by johnskyrim
The Secret of the Silver Blades by Dar0ne45
The Witcher 3 Weaponry SE by Oaristys
Toussaint Knight Shield Pack by Medtech
Tribal Scimitar by ImsumDave - meshes by Slothability
Unique Uniques by calthrop
Vikings Weaponry SE - Johnskyrim by johnskyrim
Voam Sword SE by Billyro
Warmonger Armory by Dovahdork07 - meshes by Slothability
Weapons of the Third Era SSE by angryglock
Witcher Shields SSE by herdustisverypretty - meshes by Slothability
Ygrayne by Scythe42 - meshes by Slothability
Zikoru Swords Collection by zerofoxer
  • Luna - meshes by Mat_C
  • Mars - meshes by Slothability
  • Sol - meshes by Mat_C
  • Terra - meshes by Mat_C
  • Venus - meshes by Slothability


The following mods have DS meshes included with them or they are provided by another mod. They are included in the default patch so all you have to do is install the weapon mod or it's related DS meshes mod and they should work without running the patcher script.

Animated Armoury by NickNak - Animated Armoury DSR Patch by ManyStrongWords
CL's Weapon-replacer's by Crazy Lion - meshes are a separate download
CL's Lord Harkon's Vampire Blade by Crazy Lion - meshes included with the main mod download
Elemental Staffs SE by Carnage2K4 - Zhalroth's Dual Sheath Redux Patches by Zhalroth
Light refracting Glass armor and weapons by Skysan4298 - Zhalroth's Dual Sheath Redux Patches by Zhalroth
Refracting Stalhrim Armors and Weapons by Skysan4298 - Zhalroth's Dual Sheath Redux Patches by Zhalroth
Elvarheims Weapons by Hilli1 - meshes included with the main mod download
Hammerfell Armory SE by Farinelli and SirJesto - meshes included with the main mod download
Katana Crafting - SE by lautasantenni - Katana Crafting Pach Dual Sheath Redux by Noeliaka
Katanas by China by Froloff007 - Katanas by China - Pach Dual Sheath Redux by Noeliaka
Kyne's Breath - Weapon Pack by ZunaSW - Kyne's Breath - Weapon Pack Dual Sheath Redux Patch by cocdieselkev
LeanWolf's Better-Shaped Weapons SE by LeanWolf - meshes included with the main mod download
Nordic Wanderer Equipment SSE by Billyro - meshes are a separate download
Somewhat Historically Accurate Weapons and Viking Gear by Hilli1 - meshes included with the main mod download
Sword of Ancient Tongues by Hilli1 - meshes included with the main mod download
The Scarlet Vengeance by Corvalho by Hilli1 - meshes included with the main mod download
The Loners Sword by Hilli1 - meshes included with the main mod download
Blade of Evil's Bane SE by johnskyrim - meshes included with the main mod download

Additional mods with available meshes (not included)
The following mods have DS meshes available but they are not include in the default patch. You'll have to run the patcher if you want these mods included.

Fulcimentum - More Staves and Wands of Skyrim by tak_oz - meshes are a separate download
Cathedral - Armory by JonnyWang13 - meshes are included in the main mod download
Guards Armor Replacer SSE by DanielUA - meshes are included in the main mod download
Tower of Stendarr Shield by hype1 - meshes are included in the main mod download

Patcher Script
I created an xEdit patcher script to use if you have additional mods or if you just want a customized install. To use it download it from the files page and follow the instructions in the 2nd sticky post.

To add additional mods you must create or acquire DS meshes for the mod or running the patcher scrip will do nothing. The preferred way to created meshes is by using the process described in the first sticky post. To manually create meshes you can find some excellent videos by Slothability on how to create meshes on dptheslothking's A Lot of Dual Sheath Redux Patches mod page.

Merging Mods

Do not merge this mod or include it with any other merged mods. The main plugin Ecotone Dual Sheath.esl is and ESL and you should never merge ESL plugins. Merging Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.esp will cause referances Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.json to be lost so you can't merge the patch either.
If you merge any mods with weapons or shield you must run the patcher to create a new Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.esp and Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.json.

Acknowledgements

I would like to thank the following community member:

dptheslothking for giving me permission to port all of the DSR meshes from his A Lot of Dual Sheath Redux Patches mod.
billyro for giving me permission to port all the DSR meshes for all his weapons mods.
The many mod authors and DSR mesh authors listed in the "Meshes Included" section above.

Troubleshooting

First make sure you have the correct version of SKSE64 for the version of Skyrim SE you are running.
Second make sure you have the correcter version of JContainers for the version for Skyrim SE and SKSE64 you are running.
This mod will not function if SKSE64 and JContainers are not functions properly.

Before attempting to make a custom patch install the default patch that comes
with this mod then load the game and try it with vanilla weapons and
shields.


If you are using Realistic Ragdolls and Force make sure you only install the Force options. If you install the ragdoll options you will overwrite the XP32 skeletons and lose the required features. Your weapons and shields will be at your feet.

If weapons or shields are at your characters feet there are two possibility:
  1. An error in the mesh. If only one item has the issue then it is the mesh.
  2. You have the wrong skeleton. You need to figure out what is overwriting the XP32 skeleton such as Realistic Ragdolls or Racial Body Morphs.

Make sure that "Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.esp" comes after "Ecotone Dual Sheath.esl" in the loader order.