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  1. Hi Just wondering if anybody can knows and can explain how settlers are associated with settlements and quests in the game engine? I've been noticing recent issue's where Settlers at one settlement are involved in some way in the quests of another settlement. Kidnap reported at Greentop in fact results in rescuing a settler from Finch farm for example. or settlers at one settlement giving the "are you here to help?" or "we knew you would help us" dialogue when in fact the quest they are relating to belongs to another settlement. If checked with "showvars" these settlers all indicate that they belong to the correct workshop. (workshop ID 4 = Finch) - But also in showvars they are flagged as being part of the running script (for example there will be reference to Minrecruit01 etc) All of the settlers can be assigned and will perform settlement tasks. Guard, farm, scavenge etc and when kidnapped will return to the correct settlement, but their greeting dialogue belongs to a quest script attached to a different settlement. Normally this would be a minor issue, but I think I have experienced two instances when in fact the settler that gives the mission is the one that belongs to a different settlement and cannot be found. (whole settlement is asking for help but settlement spokesperson can not be found.) On the whole these are settlers that have never previously been attached to the other settlement. (In case of Greentop/Finch farm. All affected settlers were once at Sunshine tidings, but none have ever been part of Greentop nursery. Just wondering if anybody can explain the mechanism or point me in the right direction. Is there a way to view and/or edit which settlers belong to which workshop?
  2. Hi I think I figured it out. - It was a Settlement/Settler Quest which had hung/bugged out somehow. Quest = Minrecruit02 - in this instance Kidnapped settler at Sanctuary Condition observed. = Settlers at Sanctuary dialogue indicated they need help. One settler confirmed as missing. No settlement boss/spokesperson to provide quest. Quest did not appear in PipBoy quest list. Further observation = Using console commands (Am on PC) it was possible to use ShowVars on all settlers and on Workshop. This revealed that all settlers and workshop had a script running "Alias settlementNPC's on Quest minrecruit02" I didn't screenshot it so cannot be sure but I think "getstage Minrecruit02" revealed the quest stage was 40(?) Resolved by finding the kidnapped settler. (I searched all common kidnap locations and found her at Medford Hospital) then used "resetquest" and "completequest" commands in that order. - "completequest" alone did not appear to fix the issue. I should also have tried a reset/complete test without rescuing the kidnapee first. However I guess this would result in a lost settler as they would not have a script running to bring them home? - I still have my save games from this experiment/process if this would be a helpful test? Since performing this reset process I have had one additional quest trigger at this settlement (raider troubles at...) with settlement boss/spokesperson settler appearing in the correct location to deliver the quest. Therefore this appears to have resolved the issue.
  3. Hi Sclerocephalus Cheers for that information. - so this statement refers to the dialogue resulting from a successful or failed settlement raid right? Regarding glitched workshop/settler quests. - Is it possible to terminate such a quest either through console or through savegame edit? - For example to specifically terminate/complete or clean up a glitched kidnap quest at a specific workshop? I've examined Sanctuary workshop and the settlers there with showvars console command and keep seeing reference to "Minrecruit02" (specific to the way it appears when a kidnap quest is active at that settlement. - I checked a number of other settlements and a few savegames.) I can't find any settlement boss amongst the settlers and dialogue with them all is standard trade.
  4. I have all the dlc's and I am also running about 80 mods.(including clothes, settlement and companion mods) - on a laptop. I have not seen crashes as serious as yours sound. It may sound extreme, but have you tried complete game uninstall and start fresh?
  5. Hi all. Am new to this so excuse my ignorance. What is cleaning? When you discuss cleaning the master files exactly what is happening and why? As mentioned. Am new and just trying to understand these terms etc.
  6. Hi I've not found a definitive answer to this anywhere online yet and I'm not sure what the mechanism of this glitch might be. Main glitch right now appears to be that Settlers in Sanctuary will frequently greet the Player with the generic "need assistance" greeting. ("we could sure use your help" "we are in some real trouble here") however the "Quest giver" is absent. Previously the quest giving settler would be in a certain location at the edge of the settlement. - for a while now both before and after install of Unofficial patch this settler does not appear to be triggered at all. No settler can be found at the location and no other settler appears to give the quest. (I have talked to them all) Are there any of you folks who have a good understanding of the game engine that might be able to explain or at least guess at what is going on here and/or would it be possible to reset this behaviour? Secondary observation. This is something that I observed a lot early in my game, however the conditions have not presented themselves recently so, it may still be "a thing" just that I have not been around to witness it. When Player Character is responding to a settlement attack. If the player character does not kill a certain percentage of attackers themselves the settler will complain. This will occur if settlement defenses are so strong that all attackers are vaporized within seconds. (at tenpines bluff for example my settlement defenses were so strong that it was not possible to kill more than one or two attackers before the turrets got the rest.) This results in settler greeting being stuck on "those raiders sure hit us hard" type dialogue. As mildly annoying as these conditions might be my interest is really more about understanding the game mechanic itself. If anybody can shed some light on this that is much appreciated, as is any insight into or links to good resources that explain the game mechanic in general Many thanks in advance.