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Since items/plants/ore/enemies/etc. respawn following a set number of days after their location was last visited by the player in Skyrim, are there any console commands that can be run to check how long ago a certain location was visited? I've been keeping a small list on a piece of paper, but it sounds like something that might be found with a console command, although I have been unable to find any related commands on UESP or The Elder Scrolls wiki.

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I'm almost positive there are no ways to find out how long. I'm pretty sure the quickest way to regrow plants is just wait (in game) and keep checking on them.

  • pretty sure this is the case, unless there's a mod out there (but I doubt it) – l I Dec 12 '13 at 13:59
  • if the respawn is at a set time one could make a mod that adds a "used" tag to plants, ores or locations of items and enemies then have a running timer in the background which pops up some notice saying "it has been X days, maybe i should go check that ore despite at Y to see if there was something i missed" or something along those lines, though it's just a theory, if someone is a modder that's an idea which you can take – Memor-X Dec 12 '13 at 21:33
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Although I don't believe there is a command for what you're asking you could use the timescale command perhaps?

If you're waiting for a particular item/plant etc. to respawn and don't mind about building up your day count you could use:

set timescale to x

The default for x is 20 so for every minute that passes realtime 20 minutes will pass in Skyrim. If you changed this to 86400 for example you'd have a whole day passing in just a single second.

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