I've been wishing for a mod or series of console commands to convert any NPC into a settler. What inspired this was me wanting to recruit the Preston Garvey imposter as a settler because it would be hysterical and I would love to rescue the Norther Star raiders instead of murder them.
The closest I could find was "Recruit any NPC as Follower" by jedijosh920 and "General of the Army - Minutemen and other faction leadership" by Karel, but I don't think either does exactly what I'm looking for (and "General" does waaay too much for me). I specifically want the NPCs as settlers, nothing more.
I understand that misuse of this mod can break the crap out my save game but that's a risk I'm willing to take. I'm not looking for anything super integrated into the game. Actually, a simple .bat file would be good if someone knew which scripts to use (I could probably figure out the rest).
Thanks for your time!