(May) Return To Modding

(2022-05-17) some ideas. deprecate B.U.G.S.

One of my mods remaining on Nexus is B.U.G.S. - kind of a "labs" mod with a hodgepodge of ideas, loosely related to alternate start mods. One of those ideas made into a standalone mod, Jarl Balgruuf Dilemma. It does not make a lot of sense to maintain them both. So, this is how I am going to consolidate them - JBD will be updated, next version will include the optional functionality of playing as non-Dragonborn (only rewritten and cleaned off dead code), then B.U.G.S. will be archived. Apart from that, JBD will be also expanded, maybe with the cut content for the Whispering Door quest, maybe with something related to the court of jarl Hrongar...

(maybe this summer I will return to modding. Currently I fool around with AI chatbots, trying to find one that could role-play in Skyrim)

How the name came about on a hot summer day

Palimpsest is a manuscript page, either from a scroll or a book, from which the text has been scraped or washed off so that the page can be reused for another document.

PalimpTES, on the other hand, is my personal modding projects page; presently made with Google Sites.

I don't often check this vanity email address simtam@palimptes.dev

Open Civil War - on 11/11, let's look back at the release trailer

This semi-popular mod has its own page here https://www.palimptes.dev/ocw (the link in the top-right corner), and also subpage https://www.palimptes.dev/ocw/ocw-design for the longer doc.

Briefly, for Skyrim anniversary 2021-11-11, my old Youtube "trailer" (below). I have an idea to finally make a proper video about OCW to celebrate the anniversary, but it may take a couple of days of editing the content.

btw, "trailer" has no music; the song-along of the month is "Gamer's Lullaby" by Basia Karlik, enjoy!

Miscellaneous Skyrim Mods

Hosted on GDrive

  • Harder Better Pillar Puzzles - with this mod, in most of the pillar puzzles every activation will rotate a certain set of pillars, rather than a single pillar; makes puzzles slightly more difficult. The plugin is in form 43 version (Skyrim Classic), should work on Skyrim SE all the same.

  • Faces of Time - adds a speedbump in Skyrim Main Quest: after Alduin's Bane scene the quest is stalled until you gather a number of Dragon Priest Masks. The number is configurable between 0 and 6, dragon priest masks added by DLCs do not count towards this. Recommended to use with another mod that guides the player to locations of those masks