Here’s a post about three problems I’m seeing in my current modded playthrough with Harrowhark. I’ve been poking at this for a bit, and so far, haven’t been able to solve these issues for the most part (though at least in terms of issue number two in this post, I may have a workaround?).
Advice from experienced Skyrim modders is welcome here. Talk to me if you have suggestions!
Issues described behind the fold.
Problem One: Immersive College of Winterhold shows no MCM
This is the biggest and most annoying of the problems. As I understand it, the Immersive College of Winterhold mod is supposed to have an entry on the MCM section of my menus.
I have stuff there, but not for ICOW. I wouldn’t care about this except for the part where the mod’s page on Nexus talks about stuff I’d really like to try, such as automated retrieval of alchemy ingredients from anywhere else I have them in the game.
And if I can’t get at the mod’s MCM, I can’t try those features!
Multiple Reddit threads and forum posts mentioned running this command in the console:
setstage SKI_ConfigManagerInstance 1
So I tried that out, and it didn’t help the problem. I basically saw it wait a few minutes and then helpfully inform me that I had eight MCM menus added. But I had eight to start with, and running this command doesn’t seem to change this in any way, shape, or form.
I have likewise attempted to install Jaxonz MCM Kicker into my load order. Which, as I understand it, basically runs that exact same console command upon game startup. Still, no change in behavior.
I have reinstalled the Immersive College of Winterhold mod from Vortex, with no obvious effect.
Problem Two: Can’t get Colette to give Restoration training in the Hall of the Elements
As I’ve observed in multiple posts in Harrowhark’s playthrough, I’ve done several sessions of training in the Hall of the Elements. Four of the five college trainers have generally worked correctly, and given me the expected bumps in Destruction, Alteration, Illusion, and Conjuration when I stand near them.
Colette, not so much. Even if she’s present in the hall and the other students are gathered around her, I usually don’t get Restoration bumps off of her when I’m also standing near her.
Last night was I think the first time I saw an exception to this. The steps I did to make her do this were:
- Wait until the other students are nearby, in learning mode
- Initiate a conversation with her (in this case, I bought five rounds of Restoration training)
- When I exited the conversation, she started actually properly raising my Restoration
But if anybody knows of a better way to get around this, let me know?
Problem Three: Bow of Shadows has stopped making me invisible when I wield it
This one, unlike the other two, is not related to Immersive College of Winterhold. But it is related to the Bow of Shadows, hands down my favorite weapon from the Anniversary Edition.
Which has stopped actually making me invisible when I wield it, and that makes me sad. 🙁
I thought that installing this mod over here would address this problem, since I’m running Inigo as a follower. But apparently not? I tried disabling that mod, and that didn’t seem to fix things.
What’s confounding this issue: the Bow of Shadows was functioning correctly for me for a while, even after installing that mod. It’s only been in the last several sessions that something happened to make it stop working, and I do not know what that might be.
Here’s what my load order looks like right now according to Vortex (pulled out of the loadorder file in my Game Application Data Folder).
Note that in general I have had a small number of conflicts with this load order, but at least as near as I could tell, nothing I couldn’t solve by taking Vortex’s suggestions on resolving them. Since I am using Vortex, by definition this means that yes, LOOT is in charge of handling this load order for me.
But I am definitely not against moving anything around in here if that might be helpful.
Automatically generated by Vortex
Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch.esp
Skyrim Project Optimization – Full Version.esm
RealisticWaterTwo – Resources.esm
Cutting Room Floor.esp
Guard Dialogue Overhaul.esp
Weapons Armor Clothing & Clutter Fixes.esp
Dawn of Skyrim.esp
WACCF_Armor and Clothing Extension.esp
Cloaks – USSEP Patch.esp
Cloaks – Dawnguard.esp
Skyrim Flora Overhaul.esp
The Paarthurnax Dilemma.esp
Hedge Mage Armor.esp
Ish’s Souls to Perks.esp
Forgotten City Music Fix.esp
HearthFires Display Case Fix SE.esp
RUSTIC SOULGEMS – Unsorted.esp
Immersive Citizens – AI Overhaul.esp
Relationship Dialogue Overhaul.esp
Serana Dialogue Edit.esp
RealisticWaterTwo – Beyond Skyrim Bruma.esp
RealisticWaterTwo – Myrwatch Patch.esp
If anybody has suggestions, or other info you’d like to see before offering suggestions, let me know? Since this is my first serious business modded playthrough, it’s absolutely possible that I’ve got something set up wonky here.
Any advice about other relevant tools I might want to look into would also be welcome. Thanks in advance, all!