I’ve been adding some foliage to the South Island. It already makes a world of difference. Wait until I start with the palm trees. That’s really going to make the beaches look awesome. As usual.
I have a couple of unused NPC’s that need a home. The plan was to create a trading station somewhere on the island, but tonight, I got this burning need to create an entire new island for that trading post. This is going to be the largest of the islands off the coast of main island Azura’s Watch. Here we see it starting to take shape. The view from here back towards the main island is going to be tremendous.
Finally, I’ve gotten to a point in the game, where I can adopt a kid to test Azura’s Dawn’s Hearthfire functions. It’s taken a while, but a kid didn’t suit my story until now. Azura’s Dawn is really working very well with Hearthfire. I adopted Lucia in Whiterun; she’s very grateful to live in the mansion and even goes to play outside and I can order her to do chores. Lydia is a great mother too. I even got the Steam achievement “Proud Parent” for Lucia.
The 1.2 Version of Azura’s Dawn is now properly published on Nexus.
This version of Azura’s Dawn is (should be) compatible with The Hearthfire Multiple Adoptions mod, which makes it easy to move your spouse and children to the player home. I recommend using that mod; you just need to use a spell “bless the home” to make the entirety of Azura’s Dawn into a compatible player house. Simple and easy.
I want someone to test it out and see how it works. There may still be glitches. I’m going to test it myself as well, but I don’t have any kids. At least, Lydia worked well and moved in right away.
If you don’t have Hearthfire, the Azura’s Dawn mansion, will still look and feel the same. You need to apply the following .esp instead. You still need the above download though for the resources bsa and stuff.
From what Tamira told me, Azura’s Watch Alpha 04 is working OK and is a safe download. A few minor problems here and there with missing meshes and textures, but nothing major and at least your computer won’t explode. Have fun exploring Azura’s Watch Alpha 04.
This is Alpha 04 of Azura’s Watch, a huge worldspace mod featuring a tropical paradise island. I can’t believe it’s almost a year since I published Alpha 03, but my modding hasn’t been quite energetic the last year. Too many distractions (great, great games like GTA5, Witcher III and Cities Skylines) and a busy RL. No matter, here’s another update with the hope that the coming period will be a better time for me as a modder. Read the following carefully before downloading!
CONTENTS: This version requires approximately 2GB HD space. The packed download is 927MB’s large. A BSA is included. LODSettings are included as well as a non-bsa’ed Sounds folder. If you’re updating from Alpha03, please make sure you’ve deleted all material from Alpha03 before installing this update.
I cannot stress it enough! This download is only for those who really want to test it out. It can be buggy as hell and anything can happen. It might not even work at all. It has NOT been tested on my end. That’s what I need you guys for. I WILL PUBLISH A POST ON THIS BLOG WHEN IT’S CONSIDERED A SAFE DOWNLOAD AND THE HARD-CORE TESTERS HAVE RUN IT THROUGH TO CHECK THAT IT, WELL, BASICALLY WORKS. Don’t download 900MB’s if you’re not prepared to face the bugs.
INSTALLATION: Install manually. Get to Azura’s Watch by console warping onto the docks of Colonia (cow AzurasWatch -8,-4), or if you want a more interesting starting location, try cow AzurasWatch 1,-8. The file has not been cleaned. Again, only download if you have a true interest in the mod progress and/or want to give feedback, and if you know how to do the above mentioned things. Else wait for the proper Nexus beta release.
REQUIREMENT: This version requires The XP32 Skeleton or similar (The second file in the Download list: XPMS 1-93a), otherwise it’ll crash. This is because of all the unique NPC’s, some with custom faces created in RaceMenu. It’s easy to install and remove later if need be. It’s included as an Optional file in the download.
As always, this is an Alpha and glitches are to be expected. FPS and performance was noted to be adequate in a vanilla environment. Some areas are taxing especially in the heavily populated areas. Please use the wonderful SKSE memory management tool if you experience crashes (that tool should be mandatory on any PC running Skyrim!). Tamira has also tested the mod on her end.
The mod contains adult references; you know – drugs, sex and rock n’ roll. If fun stuff like that ticks you off, go play Child of Light or some other brainwash Luciferian Illuminati propaganda instead.