This question is more for the more experienced creation kit modders and thinkers alike: So I took a look at https://tcrf.net/The...kyrim/Civil_War, The cutting room floor site that provides alot of information about alot of cut-out stuff and never used features from Skyrim civil war questline.
In one of these details addressed by the page, CWMission03 Also Known as A False Front was suppose to have the Courier travel by Horse, Despite a developer note stating that the horse is disabled due to some issues, I decide to take a jab at recreating that small scene regardless as something so little shouldn't effect the entire CW questline anyways.
So first thing i did was check search CWMission03 in all section, checked CWmission03's quest data in alias section, The horse was initially disabled, I reactivated the horse, I launched the skyrim game and tested the mission out on Stormcloak's side, After talking to the inn-keeper at Dragonbridge, I decided to head over to the courier's location, As i walked on the road, I noticed the courier still But it seems the courier prefers to travel by foot as he runs, I went to check the horse, The restored horse is in place but isn't doing anything aside from eating grass and looking around. I checked CWMission03CourierPackage, And that Ride horse is set to true.
My second option is recreating it, As i believe it's easier said than done. I loaded a new file where i didn't check off initially disabled on the CourierHorse, I instead decide to look at how The horse named Frost was spawned, I imitated Frost's spawning path by checking the reference alias based on the related quest MS03 also known as Promises to keep.
I then successfully created a reference CWCourierHorse, But to test it out seeing as how i'm doing the stormcloak questline, I placed him in the cell exterior robbersgorgeexterior02 right where the CWMission03CourierSpawnMarkerSons is set for Imperial-soldier to spawn carrying the document, How i got there was clicking on CWMission03CourierSpawnMarker to see where couriers would spawn at. I also duplicated the horse reference alias on CWMission03 and made the reference alias spawn style just the same as Frost.
I clicked on the reference horse where it's placed right next to that very spawn point, Set the ownership to CWCourierImperial to make sure the NPC notices the horse and rides on it to make his way, And launched Skyrim again to reload the exact save where i started the quest by talking to Galmar in Hjaalmarch camp. I did the same by coc'ing to dragonbridge, talked to innkeeper, then went to find the courier, He still walks on foot, And the horse did spawn my way but still standing around, Is this because of the wait package the horse has or what?
How do i solve this and have the courier ride on horse for good? Of course I do know another alternative way, I could disabled the courier-spawn point, create a npc based off of the CW Couriers and place their references right next to horse for easy configuring and call it a day. But that means i will have to rearrange whatever parts of CWMission03 Quest stages and alias to ensure it happens.
IMPORTANT EDIT: I noticed the horse is already enabled by default in vanilla unmodded, But it sees no use, Instead it just stands there by robbers gorge still eating grass and looking around.
Edited by KeenSoldier4212, 08 April 2021 - 02:07 AM.