Anyone around coy with being Mr. Fixit? (Ms. Fixit would be even better, but either will do nicely.) I can't absorb dragon souls, and yes, I've been through almost every thread there is here on the answer. (So please, do not duplicate me. Pretty please?)
Mind you, I got a TRUCKLOAD of mods installed... (ducks in preparation for the coming brick) Odd thing is, I was playing with a very similar list before installing Dragon Combat Overhaul and Succubus Race, but deactivating either won't get me anywhere.
Done some digging on the Nexus and Steam forums... I read somewhere that No Spinning Death overwrites a script related to dragon death. It might be mucking up things some, but I can't tell. Disabling that mod didn't get me anywhere, but scripts are baked into saves (right?), so in theory I have to (cringes) restart the game to be absolutely sure...
Other bits worth (?) knowing:
- Running SKSE
- Running ENB
- Using ModOrganizer
UPDATE: There is something seriously broken with my game itself. Tried the following:
- Disabled ALL the mods, save for Alternate Start for quicker starts (and yes, this includes USKP, UDGP and UDBP)
- Started a new game, created a vanilla Nord character
- Toggled godmode on
- Given the PC Lightning Storm
- Spawned Mirmulnir
- Turned the overgrown lizard into charred meat
And STILL I'm not absorbing its soul!
UPDATE 2: Verifying the game cache integrity turned up 3 corrupted files. Wish I knew which those were, but I had cleaned my master files using TES5Edit, so I thought I had screwed up something there. Created a new barebones game, and at last, I'm having some dragon spirit chow. Then, created a new fully modded game, and no soul chow for me... For a moment I wanted to pin the blame on TES5Edit but now I know that's not the cause. The culprit's still at large.
UPDATE 3: After having no luck with a fully modded game, started to gradually activate mods again... eventually I realized that the truckload of mods I had activated on my previous attempt broke something again on my vanilla installation, for even another barebones try was plagued with this issue. Re-check integrity, and bam, another file -a very small one, not even 1k in size- was corrupted. (Again, I wish there was a way to know which!)
UPDATE 4: Tried a new game with just these on:
- Alternate Start
Guess what. AGAIN the corrupted file issue.
Tried again with only Alternate Start active, and still cannot absorb dragon souls. Even while today I could on a similar setup. (I don't understand anything anymore here...) Anyone knows of a way to skip the intro without installing this mod?
(Could it be that ModOrganizer is somehow mucking things up?)
UPDATE 5: Probably ModOrganizer has something to do with this. However insane it sounds. Instead of manually disabling ESPs, I right-clicked on the mod list, selected 'Disable all visible mods', manually re-activated Alternate Start, and this time I could dine on dragon essence. Read again: a near-completely barebones setup, without even the unofficial patches.
UPDATE 6: Disregard what I said about MO screwing up things. One of the unofficial patches is misbehaving. Even with a truckload of mods on, I can still eat dragonstuff--right until activating all three of them. Which one is to blame I don't yet know.
UPDATE 7 AND FINAL: Finally, finally figured what's going on.
USKP has a problem with the dragonactorscript.pex file.
Found and installed a fix available here: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/31685
Personally, I went and overwrote the file from USKP itself instead of treating this fix as a separate mod, keeping a backup available just in case.