The Witcher 3

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The mod allows you to leave swords on Roach, just like Geralt did in the books.

  • To leave a sword on Roach, just press a sword's corresponding key ('1' or '2' by default on your keyboard) standing near the horse, and press it again to take the sword back. If you've picked up & equipped another sword, the sword from Roach will be added to your inventory.
  • There might be a bug when a scabbard appears without a sword, in that case just wait a little or press any movement key.
  • You can enable or disable an animation while leaving and taking swords in the menu. The animation only works when Geralt stands near Roach. 
  • If you're riding Roach and need to draw the sword, press the corresponding key, the sword will be equipped on your back, and then press the key again to draw it.
  • There are mod settings to adjust the swords' and theirs scabbards' (in case you use some mods for them) positions, just remember to always set 'Enable Changes' to ON every time you change anything. And there's a 'Front Position' option, it's good for both front and middle swords' positions, and when it's OFF, it's good for back positions.
  • There are also prewritten presets, which you can choose. Not all of them fit into the screen so be sure to scroll them.
  • It's recommended to use with Sezon Burz Witcher's Gear mod, since most of the presets were built around its saddle gear. However you can always adjust a preset to any saddle you like. And it'd be great if you share parameters for some new positions (in a form of option tab screenshots) with others in the comments.
  • Some clippings are unavoidable.
  • It's unknown how the mod will work with some of the quests, so save your game and take your swords from Roach before the quests. If the swords dissappear from Roach after some cutscenes or quests, or appear on Geralt and not in his inventory, try to set 'Enable Changes' to ON in the menu, or save and reload your game. If the problem persists your only option is to load some of the previous saves before such bug.
  • You must take back your swords before the "Open Sesame" quest.
  • The swords or scabbards might remain on Geralt or have strange placement if you use the mod alongside with custom swords/scabbards mods (unless it's just a retexture/xml mod).
  • This mod isn't compatible with Magical (un)sheathing of weapons (Invisible Weapons) mod. Get rid of its medallion and reequip your weapons first, if you want to use the mod. Or use Invisible Weapons and Swords on Roach instead.
  • The mod isn't compatible with W3EE - Lazarus Project.

The mod should work on both old and the next-gen game versions.
Completely merge-free.

If you've already been using the mod, take back your swords, save the game, close the game. Then remove the 'modSwordsonroach' folder from your 'mods' folder, open script merger - refresh and remerge your scripts.

1) DO NOT use any installation managers, it's reported that they might miss some files.
2) Extract the 'bin', 'dlc' and 'mods' folders into your 'The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt' main directory.
3) -- IF you have the next-gen version -- Navigate to 'The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt\bin\config\r4game\user_config_matrix\pc\', add the following line to the end of both 'dx11filelist.txt' and 'dx12filelist.txt' files:
3.a) -- IF you have the next-gen version -- OR simply use this utility
4) Launch the game and adjust the settings for the mod
5) Play

If you would like to support my work and keep track of the development process of my mods, kindly consider supporting me on Patreon.

Special thanks to:
KeyBerci for presets, screenshots, help, testing and support.
enkains - for the AMM patch.
Karpfenfrosch and his Witcher Horse Gear mod, which gave me inspiration to do this.
OsailXeno47 and Tellah9 for their support and appreciation.

My other mods:
Swords on Boat
Magic Spells for Signs
The Bell of Many Things

Winter Blade FX
Runestones Visual FX
Adrenaline SlowMotion
Alternative Undying
Magical (un)sheathing of weapons (Invisible Weapons)