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

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Permissions and credits
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.

This is a beta so I'm hoping for some good feedback from the community so I can improve on it.

I'm going to get this uploaded then improve on this mod descriptions when I have more time.

Models Included
Included in this mod is support for the following weapons and armor. The models are create by me or ported to SSE by me unless otherwise stated:

All Vanilla weapons and shields
Aetherium Armor and Weapons Compilation by Darkjesusmn - models by Slothability
Ancient Nord Pickaxe Replacer by Billyro - models by Billyro
Arming Swords Skyrim HD by Moraelin
Armory of The Favored Soul by L3st4t - models by Slothability
B-D-Y-E-B Shield Mod Special Edition by Batleth777 - models by TheMalfazar
BillyRo Ultimate Swords Anthology by L3st4t 
  • A Month of Internet Deprivation Weapon Pack - models by OrixFrost
  • A Second Month of Internet Deprivation Weapon Pack - models by OMFrostWolf
  • Alacrity - models by BillyRo
  • Billyro's old weapons collection models by Slothability
  • Cataract - models by Slothabilitye
  • Clarion - models by TheInquizitor
  • Crag - models by OrixFrost
  • Crecy - models by OrixFrost
  • Daemon
  • Dawnbreaker redone 2 - models by BillyRo
  • Duelist models by OMFrostWolf
  • Epoch Weapon Pack - models by OMFrostWolf
  • Fenrir Blades - models by Zerospyro
  • Fetcher's Knife - models by OrixFrost
  • Fiore models by OrixFrost
  • Galebrand - models by Battleslut
  • Leaf Dagger - models by BillyRo
  • Legerity - models by OMFrostWolf
  • Leviathan - models by Slothability
  • Marauder - models by BillyRo
  • Mordant - models by BillyRo
  • Niofroeia - models by OMFrostWolf
  • Revenant - models by Slothability
  • Sand Scorpion - models by OrixFrost
  • Solvistapp - models by OrixFrost
  • Stalwart Axe - models by OrixFrost
  • The Serenity - models by OMFrostWolf
  • The Viceroy - models by BillyRo
  • Torus - models by OrixFrost
  • Traveller's Shield - models by TheInquizitor
  • Wraith - models by Slothability
  • Xena Callisto Sword - models by OrixFrost
Daedric Frozen Shield by Elioplasma
Daedric Plasma Shield by Elioplasma
Daedric Solar Shield by Elioplasma
DCR - King Crusader Mega Pack by Angilla - models by Slothability
Dunmeri Leaf Swords by Billyro - models by Billyro
Electorate Saxonian Round Shield 15th Century by Hannes821
Elvarheims Weapons by Hilli1
  • Cyrodilic Steel Dagger (not avaiable yet)
  • Glimmer    models by Slothability
  • The Azincourt models by Slothability
Epoch Weapon Pack by Billyro - models by BillyRo
Fenrir Blades by Billyro
Galanterie  - German Inspired Longsword by Billyro - models by Billyro
Hephaestus wheel of reflection SSE version by ClipsyMoon
IMMERSIVE Nightingale Forever by Freexworde
Imperial Sword 4K By Billyroby slashisthebestrock - models by Billyro
Insanitys Celtic Katana SSE by sa547 - models by OAyameO
InsanitySorrow Weapons Pack by calthrop
  • The Thegn - models by Slothability
  • Models for all other weapons by me
Iron_Dragon shield by ClipsyMoon
Iron_Head tower shield by ClipsyMoon
Lux and Noctis Katanas by Elagabalaus - models by Elagabalaus
Morgynn Ashcroft Sword Remade SE by billyro - models by OMFrostWolf
Nameless Light by Scythe42 - models by Slothability
Necross SSE by ClipsyMoon
Peacemaker by ClipsyMoon
Real Silver Swords - Standalone and Replacer by docteur87 - models by Slothability
Regent Armory SE by backstept - models 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 
Skycutter by Scythe42 - models by Slothability
Skyrim SE Expanded Skyrim Weaponry by Lrsamways - models by Slothability
Solvistapp SE by ChaoticLogic - models by OrixFrost
Somewhat Historically Accurate Weapons and Viking Gear by Hilli1 - models by Slothability
Spellbreaker Remesh by lolpeura - models by Ifterich
Sword of Ancient Tongues by Hilli1
Talos Housecarl Armor Pack by maty743
Templar Shields by cerberus610
The Secret of the Silver Blades by Dar0ne45
The Scarlet Vengeance by Corvalho by Hilli1 - models by Slothability
Toussaint Knight Shield Pack by Medtech
Tribal Scimitar by ImsumDave - models by Slothability
Unique Uniques by calthrop
Warmonger Armory by Dovahdork07 - models by Slothability
Weapons of the Third Era SSE by angryglock
Witcher Shields SSE by herdustisverypretty - models by Slothability
Ygrayne by Scythe42 - models by Slothability
Zikoru Swords Collection by zerofoxer
  • Luna - models by Mat_C
  • Mars - models by Slothability
  • Sol - models by Mat_C
  • Terra - models by Mat_C
  • Venus - models by Slothability


There are some mods that already include the models. I will include a list here soon.

Installation
You will need SKSE64, JContainers SE, SkyUI, and XP32 Maximum Skeleton Special Extended - XPMSSE (this was originally created and tested with ver 4.20. I suggest sticking with that until more testing can be done). The only other required plugin is Skyrim.esm.

For the above mods all you have to do is install this mod as normal using a mod manager that supports FOMOD installers. It includes a "Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.esp" and "Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.esp.json" for all the above mods. Make sure that "Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.esp" comes after "Ecotone Dual Sheath.esp" 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. You don't need all the above mods installed, just the ones you want.

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

I created an xEdit patcher script to use if you have additional mods or if you just want a customized install. To add additional mods you must create or acquire DS models for the mod or running the patcher scrip will do nothing. You can find some excellent videos by Slothability on how to create models on dptheslothking's A Lot of Dual Sheath Redux Patches mod page. If you merge your weapon and/or shield mods you need to run the patcher to create a new "Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.esp" and "Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.esp.json".


Creating a custom patch
The patcher script is an xEdit script. You will need SSEEdit. Make sure you have the latest version of SSEEdit. If not you will get a "Undeclared Identifier TJsonObject" error. Follow the instruction here Guide:XEdit - S.T.E.P. Project Wiki to install SSEEdit.

There will be a sub-folder of the SSEEdit folder call "Edit Scripts" (ie. D:\Skyrim Tools\SSEEdit\Edit Scripts). Download the "Ecotone Dual Sheath - Patcher Script.7z" from this mod page and extract the four files into the "Edit Scripts" folder.

Start SSEEdit. The first thing that displays is the plugin selector.

Right click anywhere and click "Select All", uncheck "Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.esp", click OK and wait for the "Background Loader: finished" message in the right hand panel.

Select all the plugins in the left hand panel by clicking CTRL-A. Right click on any of them and select "Apply Script...".

At the top of the "Apply Script" dialog select Script "CreateDualSheathPlugin" then click OK.

When the script is finished close SSEEdit. The "Saved changed plugins" dialog will appear:

The only plugin in the list should be "Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.esp". Save the newly crated "Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.esp".

Now you are ready to play.

I hope to create a helper app in the near future to simplify the patch process if possible.

Animations

Currently this mod doesn't come with any animations. I may included animations later on or possible recommend an existing animation mod if I find one that fits. If anyone has any suggestions feel free to share your thoughts.

Conflicts

This mod will conflict with other modes that do similar things such as Auto Unequip Shield to Back and Visible Favorited Gear and anything else that uses armor slots 60 or 44. Other then that I don't thank it will conflict with other mods but there are too many to test them all. Only time will tell.

Acknowledgements

I would like to thank the following community member:

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

... more to come.
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