STEP Patches/ReadMe

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Updated: 3:40:59 7 July 2014 (UTC)
(Above date is automatically updated to 'today' when this page is edited ... original version updated Apr 13, 2014)

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STEP Patches for STEP 2.2.9
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>>STEP 2.2.7 Release Version submitted on January 7, 2014
>>STEP 2.2.8 Release Version submitted on January 31, 2014
>STEP 2.2.9 Release Version submitted on July 6, 2014

>Latest revision on July 6, 2014 

All patches provided as is and were made with the Skyrim Total Enhancement Project in mind. The STEP CORE Patch was made for
users with every STEP CORE mod installed. The STEP Extended Patch was made for users with every STEP CORE + Extended mod
installed. All patches are for users with all three Skyrim DLC: Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.

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** CREDITS **
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- Everyone who creates mods that constantly make Skyrim more beautiful and fun. (and that need patching)
- The STEP Team
                    
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** PERMISSION **
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- STEP Pack Authors: Any supplemental patch using these patches must be distributed by Official STEP channels such as
  the STEP Nexus page, forum, or wiki. STEP Packs are built on top of STEP Core, so any pack can
  have it's own patch built from the STEP Core Patch. It is no longer possible to build a off of
  this patch without it being a master, instead use the Core patch as the new patch and rename it
  when complete. Refer to STEP Moderator EssArrBee for any questions or requests.
                    
- Everyone else: This patch merges plugins with permission from Brumbek author of SMIM, so using any texture set or
  mesh from SMIM that is included in this patch requires permission. With that being said, every other
  part is free to use. Make magic and use them how ever you like, just do not distribute the official
  versions elsewhere or to other STEP users. Direct them to the STEP Nexus page or STEP Patches GitHub
  page for the official versions. Refer to STEP Moderator EssArrBee for any questions or requests.

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** REQUIREMENTS **
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- STEP Core Patch: Skyrim with all DLC. STEP Core installed.
- STEP Extended Patch: Skyrim with all DLC. STEP Core and Extended installed.
- STEP Combined Plugin:	Skyrim with Dragonborn. SMIM.
- STEP Combined Plugin HF:Skyrim with Hearthfire and Dragonborn. SMIM.

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** INSTALLATION **
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* USE ONLY ONE of the provided plugins!
* Use a mod manager to install the applicable STEP Patch or unpack into <skyrim>/Data. 
* All of the following plugins were merged into the respective STEP Patch. 
* All of the following plugins should be hidden, deactivated or otherwise removed from the Skyrim load list.

>>CORE PATCH<< redundant plugins    
- SMIM-FurnitureChestSnowFix.esp
- SMIM-DragonbornTernFix.esp
- SMIM-DungeonsCliffsIceSkirts.esp
- SMIM-ShackRoofFixes.esp
- SMIM-ShackRoofFixesDragonborn.esp
- AOS2_RealisticWaterTwo Patch.esp
- AOS2_WAF Patch.esp
- AOS2_GDO Patch.esp
                                                  
>>EXTENDED PATCH<< redundant plugins  
- SMIM-FurnitureChestSnowFix.esp
- SMIM-DragonbornTernFix.esp
- SMIM-DungeonsCliffsIceSkirts.esp
- SMIM-ShackRoofFixes.esp
- SMIM-ShackRoofFixesDragonborn.esp
- BetterQuestObjectives-NECPatch.esp
- BetterQuestObjectives-PaarDilemmaPatch.esp
- BetterQuestObjectives-DBForevertoMisc.esp
- BetterQuestObjectives-AMBSkyforgePatch.esp
- BetterQuestObjectives-TheChoiceIsYoursPatch.esp
- EnhancedBlood-ImprovedCombatSounds.esp 
- AOS2_RealisticWaterTwo Patch.esp
- AOS2_WAF Patch.esp
- AOS2_GDO Patch.esp
- AOS2_EBT Patch.esp
- AOS2_WetandCold Patch.esp

>>COMBINED PLUGIN USERS<< redundant plugins
- SMIM-FurnitureChestSnowFix.esp
- SMIM-DragonbornTernFix.esp
- SMIM-DungeonsCliffsIceSkirts.esp
- SMIM-ShackRoofFixes.esp
- SMIM-ShackRoofFixesDragonborn.esp
- Slightly Reduced Distance NPC Greetings.esp
- dD-No Spinning Death Animation.esp
											
>>COMBINED PLUGIN HF USERS<< redundant plugins
- This plugin does everything the Combined Plugin above does, but forwards a few records from Hearthfire that often get overwritten by other mods.

>>Bashed Patch users:	Wrye Bash users should make sure that the any of these patches load right before the Bashed Patch.
- STEP Core User:	Tag with Names, Stats bash tags
- STEP Extended Users:  Tag with Names, Stats, Delev, Relev bash tags
          
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** CHANGELOG **
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>>STEP Combined Plugin and Combined Plugin HF<<
 - This plugin is for users that do use either of the two STEP Patches. It only requires Skyrim, Dragonborn, and SMIM.
 - Combined SMIM plugins, leveled list version of More Salt Please, No Spinning Death Animation, and Reduced NPC Greeting.
 - Do not use the any plugins from SMIM, remove More Salt Please, No Spinning Death Animation, and Reduced NPC Greeting plugins if they are   installed.
 - Will save users six plugin slots.
 - HF version is for users with Hearthfire.

>>STEP:CORE Patch<<

* Changes for 2.2.9:
 - Removed records from DiversePriests_ConsistentOlderPeoplePatch.esp since Diverse Priests is dropped.
 - Added compatibility for Clothing and Clutter Fixes
 - Added SaltPile to LItemMiscVendorMiscItems75 to drop More Salt Please due to incompatibility with other mods.
 - Updated for latest version of SMIM.
 - Changed dependence from AMB Skyforge Weapons plugin to AMB BoS Content Addon.
 - Up to date with UPs v2.0.5
 - Updated for latest versions of WAF and CCF.
 - Removed many redundant records that were only needed from sorting with BOSS.
     
* April 1, 2014:           
 - Updated to Audio Overhaul for Skyrim v2 and UPPs 2.0.3.
 - Removed bunches of unneeded forwards from mods that are now up to date with UPPs.

* February 9, 2014:        
 - No NPC Greeting now included with permission from mod's page.
 - USKP 2.0.1 update.
 - Removed any hinderence from using Bash Tags with the STEP Patches.

 * Changes from 2.2.8:      
  - This patch now includes both SMIM plugins for snowy chests and for Dragonborn Falseed Tern, because of this permissions 
    have changed. (see above)
  - Disable or remove these two plugins:
    - StaticMeshImprovementMod-FurnitureChestSnowFix.esp
    - StaticMeshImprovementMod-DragonbornTernFix.esp
  - Remove edits for WATER or Aquisitive Soul Gems that were in Core Patch.
  - Remove dependency on Improved Closedface Helmets plugins. Use the Legendary patch provided by Weapon & Armor
  - Fixes by kryptopyr.
  - Forward a few locations that were not in RWT.
  - Patched mods that were in conflict with Audio Overhaul for Skyrim:
    - Realistic Water Two
    - Imrpoved Combat Sounds
    - Smooth Blade Draw & Sheathe
                                         
  - Forwrad all Worldspace edits from DLC and unofficial pathes
  - Forward additional Location names from Hearthfire for greater compatibiltiy with all mods. These are to avoid houses 
    disappearing if Hearthfire loactions do not exist. If another mod makes changes to these records the changes will need to 
    be forwarded:
 
      0000003C: Block -1,-1:   Sub-Block -1,-3:    00009BD6
                                                   00009BF7
                Block -1,0:    Sub-Block -1,2:     000092B2
                                                   000092B3
                Block 0,0:     Sub-Block 0,1:      000090A5
                                                   000090C4
                               Sub-Block 1,1:      000090A4
 
  - Forward all Cell edits from DLC and unofficial patches
  - Forward all Region edits from the DLC and unofficial patches
  - Forward fixes from USKP that conflicts with Soul Gems Differ for 'Object Bounds'
  - Forward fixes from WAF or USKP were needed, most from WAF except because it also has stat changes. USKP fixes were forwarded
       where it made sense like object bounds and description fixes
  - Forward Fixes from USKP that conflict with Waterbreathing Breathless Emerge on 'Dialog Topic', added Agronian fixes from USKP
  - Merged WAF-GDO compatibility patch to eliminate plugin
  - Merged WAF-AMB Skyforge Weapons patch to eliminate plugin
  - Merged Diverse Priests-Consistent Older People patch to eliminate plugin

>>STEP:Extended Patch<<

* Changes for 2.2.9:
 - Rebuilt Extended from the STEP Core Patch to get every record that needed patching and remove those that were
   redundant for whatever reason.
 - Removed records from DiversePriests_ConsistentOlderPeoplePatch.esp since Diverse Priests is dropped.
 - Removed records from DiversePriests_BringOutYourDeadPatch.esp since Diverse Priests is dropped.
 - Added SaltPile to LItemMiscVendorMiscItems75 to drop More Salt Please due to incompatibility with other mods.
 - Added compatibility for Clothing and Clutter Fixes
 - Added compatiblity for Complete Crafting Overhaul Remade
 - Updated Quests records that needed forwards from UPPs.
 - Merged dD-Dragonborn-Dawnguard-EBT Patch.esp into patch to save a plugin slot.
 - Updated for latest version of SMIM.
 - Changed dependence from AMB Skyforge Weapons plugin to AMB BoS Content Addon.
 - Megred Disease Descriptions.
 - Updated for latest versions of WAF, CCF, and CCOR.
 - Merged Realistic Ragdolls.
     
* April 1, 2014:           
 - Updated to Audio Overhaul for Skyrim v2 and UPPs 2.0.3.
 - Removed dependence on SoS-Dungeons.
 - Removed bunches of unneeded forwards from mods that are now up to date with UPPs.
 
* February 9, 2014:        
 - No NPC Greeting no included with permission from mod's page.
 - USKP 2.0.1 update.
 - Removed any hinderence from using Bash Tags with the STEP Patches.
 - Merged BetterQuestObjectives-TheChoiceIsYoursPatch.esp after being missed in last version.
 
 * Changes for 2.2.8:       
  - All changes from STEP Core Patch since 2.2.7 (see above)
  - Patched mods that were in conflict with Audio Overhaul for Skyrim:
    - Improved Weapon Impact EFFECTS
    - Wet & Cold
    - Deadly Spell Impacts
    - Enhanced Blood Textures
 
* Jan. 07 2014:
 - Now compatible with Wearable Lanterns 3.0 and Skyrim Coin Replacer Redux instead of Skyrim Coin Replacer.

* Nov. 26 2013:
 - Now compatible with Weapon and Armor Fixes 4.0, minimal changes were needed.
 - Everything from STEP: CORE Patch carried over
 - Forward fixes from USKP to Bring Out Your Dead on 'Cell -> Block 2 -> Sub-Block 1 -> Hall of the Dead -> Persistent' for 6 coffin containers
 - Resolved conflict between Bring Out Your Dead and The Choice is Yours on NPC 'Perth'
 - Forward fixes from USKP to Elemental Staves on Weapon 'Staff of Thunderbolt'
 - Worldspace should be deleted from Elemental Staves plugin do to being completely unnecessary
 - Forward info count from Dawnguard that conflicted with Dragons Shout with Voice on 'Dialog Topic -> PushRoDah'
 - Forward many fixes from USKP not in More Salt Please on 'Container'
 - Resolved conflict between SMIM Tern Fix in STEP and Ars Metallica - Dragonborn on 'Container' to forward Ars crafting feathers.
 - Forward two fixes from USKP not in Disease Descriptions on 'Spell' for Witbane and Witbane (magicka regen halved)
 - Forward fix from USKP not in UHFP yet for 'NPC' Gralnach for tint layers and missing item (key to mill).
 - Merged Diverse Priests-BYOD patch to eliminate plugin
 - Merged EBQO-Non-Essential Killable Children patch to eliminate plugin
 - Merged EBQO-Parthunaax Dilemma patch to eliminate plugin
 - Merged EBQO-DB Forever Misc patch to eliminate plugin
 - Merged EBQO-AMB Skyforge Weapons patch to eliminate plugin