I went to Riften during the main quest line, and found Esbern. However his dialogs have no voice at all and even if I can "talk" to him, he doesn't open the door. What can I do?


I am playing Skyrim Legendary Edition on PC.

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    Are you even on the quest to find him? What quest are you trying to complete?
    – Nelson
    Aug 23, 2017 at 4:24
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    Unsure why the downvotes - what's wrong with the question? @Nelson He is trying to complete the quest A Cornered Rat and Ethan speaks of a genuine bug that has plagued the game since release. My answer provides a simple solution. Aug 23, 2017 at 11:41

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This is an issue that many people have had since the game's release. Fortunately a kind modder over at the Nexus created a fix - this worked for me when I had the same issue: Esbern Voice Fix by Firestar 0507.

Just download and install with the mod manager.

  • As soon as I test this mod I'll let you know, thanks in advance
    – Ethan
    Aug 23, 2017 at 13:42

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