Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Skyrim: Fix for Markath guard glitch

Okay, so after helping the prisoners break out of jail, if a single NPC survived (almost guaranteed) then when you return, the guards will all try and talk to you. However, since it thinks you might still be on the jail breakout quest, the conversation just loops forever.

Here's the fix:

  1. Walk into Markath, weapons sheathed, so the guard will talk to you.
  2. When he's finished, and the dialog options pop up, open the console (button above tab).
  3. Click his head, and his hex code will appear. Then type "paycrimegold" into the console.
  4. You'll hear a coin noise, and your bounty will be removed from your cash pile. (it can be over 10k, mine was only 2500 or so).
  5. Leave the city, wander around the guards a bit, a coupla might talk to you, just tab out and they'll leave you alone.
  6. When you reenter, they'll aggro towards your follower, but will behave like normal towards you.
As I said, a few of the guards will still be glitched, and you'll have to go through the conversation once to fix it.

Oh, and here's a screenshot of a dragon that attacked Riverwood (the starting town) and killed my favourite blacksmith :(