Skyrim Special Edition

About this mod

An expansion of Serana's dialogue and NPC features to make her a more immersive follower. Serana Dialogue Add-On is highly acclaimed and also featured in Forbes magazine.

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November 1st Dev Update: 
Trueblood, the highly-anticipated companion piece to SDA, is finally out! Download it here!

SDA Version 4.1 is coming soon! More details on my website and the planned changelog.

This is the mod page for the Special Edition version. 
SDA is also available on: 
[LE] | [Xbox One] | [LL] | [PC (] 

Download Trueblood, SDA's companion piece!
[PC] | [Xbox]

For all awareness and compatibility patches:
[Patch Hub]

For mod documentation and other goodies:

And here are some other links! You can check out my: 
[YouTube] | [Discord] | [Link to buy yourself Skyrim!]

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What Does This Mod Do?
Step up your Skyrim journey with "Serana Dialogue Add-On" your go-to mod for turning Serana into a dynamic, deeply interactive companion. With over 7,000 fully-voiced lines by Kerstyn Unger, this acclaimed expansion doesn't just "Add-On"—it transforms. Dive into new story arcs, discover fresh character traits, and experience smarter NPC interactions. Don't let Serana just be a follower; engage with her.

If you have more questions or would like to know more, please visit my website! 

Expanded combat dialogue, so Serana's combat lines should be more varied and with less repetition.
• More radiant commentary on locations, the weather, and her increasing friendship with the player.
• An immersive friendship mechanic that has Serana open up and become closer to you as you talk to her more, or as time passes by. This friendship mechanic is based on real life studies made by the University of Kansas.
• Extensive Quest Commentary (See the "Quest Commentary Awareness" Article for the full coverage)
Serana can now sing a selection of lore-friendly songs, including an original written for this mod, "Old Stone Walls".
Expansive Radiant Features, including a sleep feature, outfit feature, teleporting, horse riding, and training, among others.
Expanded role-play potential- You can now give Serana gifts, drink with her at an inn, engage in radiant conversations, or even check in with each other after combat.
Serana bugfixes, such as an included Hood Fix and Sneaking Crouch Fix
Addition of the Dynamic Dialogue Animation Framework- A revolutionary animation framework that provides Serana with unique and varied dialogue animations. 
Both Scripted and Radiant NPC Interactions 
Banter with custom-voiced followers (currently with Inigo, Sofia, Remiel, and Auri, with more followers on the way!)
An authentic Serana Romance

Optional Patches (Available on SDA Patch Hub):

Revoice Status:
Radiant Revoice = 100%
Dawnguard Quest Revoice = 100% (as of Version 3.2)

Additionally, constructive criticism and feedback is always welcome. Feel free to comment here on the Nexus page, send me a PM, or reach out to me on Discord!

Mod Requirements
Skyrim | Just the base game! If you don't have it yet, you can get it here:

SDA has a lot of content, but it is lightweight on performance and was designed with compatibility in mind. For more information, read the compatibility article here.

Install Instructions
Just install how you normally would with your mod manager of choice. Make sure the esp is enabled before you start the game. If you're installing SDA for the first time, it's recommended you do it on a new save. Otherwise, if you're updating, it's safe to do it on an existing one. 

For the optional patches, install whichever matches your current plugin setup.

Update Instructions
Just replace the old version with the new one. No clean-save is required (however, if you are upgrading to 4.0 from 3.3 and older, you do need a clean save/new game). 

Uninstalling mods like SDA is unsafe mid-save, since it adds scripts that are baked into your save and makes alterations to existing game records and NPCs (Serana most notably). Make sure you test this mod out first before you keep in your load order for real.

Load Order
SDA was designed with compatibility in mind, but there are conflicts with various mods here and there. Load SDA nearer to the bottom of the load order and you generally should be fine. To be extra sure that SDA wins all conflicts, open up the plug-in in xEdit, right click, and select “Apply Filter for Conflicts”. If there are any, make sure you're using an SDA patch (if one is available), make a personal plugin-in patch (if you have the know-how), ask me to make one, or just move SDA lower in the load order to win that conflict.

For more information and burning questions, please visit my website!


Martimius Mods Team:

Martimius: Content Lead (Writing, Scripting, Quest Design, Debug, and everything else not listed below)
- Kerstyn Unger: The wonderful new voice behind Serana. You can check her out here! | You can also support her on Ko-Fi:
- Kanrit: Creative Consultant
- krypto5863: Creation Kit and Papyrus Scripting Consultant
- DestroyAha/Taylor: Nexus Mods Technical Support

Other Collaborators and Special Thanks:
- rxkx22's Seranaholic mod for the screenshot
Yinkle for the SL patch
- Xiderpunk and Ashal for giving permission to use their animation frameworks, as well as Xider for invaluable help with writing the FG detection code and helping me troubleshoot
- For all the users in various Discords and the Nexus forums for helping me out with troubleshooting and coding concerns
GuerillaTech for pointing grammar/punctuation/inconsistency errors out for the subtitle fixes
Netherworks and EnaiSiaion for giving me permission to use and tweak their mod assets for SDA patches
SmartBlueCat- for permissions to use Inigo in conversations with Serana 
djjohnjarvis- for permissions to use Sofia in conversations with Serana
Kris Takahashi- for allowing Kerstyn and I to cover Interesting NPCs songs
Merfe- for giving me permissions to use their amazing piano orchestration in this mod  
Bethesda for making such an amazing game

Legal Disclaimer: Just because a particular belief or worldview is expressed in this Skyrim modification, either implied or explicit, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I condone and/or accept those beliefs as my own. After all, this is a work of fiction for a fantasy setting.

Serana Dialogue Add-On is based on the world and characters written by Bethesda Game Studios for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. However, all copyright within the confines of content added by this individual game modification belongs to me, the mod author. This includes any and all of the intellectual property within the mod, including (but not limited to) all the mod's code, the "new" SDA Serana character and all the writing within the confines of the mod, and Kerstyn's performance as Serana (this includes training her lines for AI generation). You must first get permission from me before you can modify, use, or alter my files for public use. This includes anything that will be seen by an audience of people, whether it be a Skyrim modification or even a video.

Mod Pack Authors can use my content in their mod lists (even without my permission) but CANNOT benefit off of monetizations in any way, shape, or form.

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