Barter gold

Post » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:02 am

I Put a merchant into an existing NPC in my house. However I notice the barter gold I set in the AI window doesn't appear in game on the merchant. Was wondering why this is? Have my theories, not sure though.

Also the merchant doesn't wander even though i gave it a wander package and after I talk to the merchant it follows me around in the interior.

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Cameron Garrod
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Post » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:41 am

Barter Gold is only used for buying/selling, the gold doesn't actually appear on the NPC.

If you want the NPC to carry gold, you have to add it to their inventory.

Are you sure that you selected "Wander" ?

It sounds more like you selected "Follow" or "Escort."

EDIT: Ooops, I thought this was for Morrowind.

Anyways, I think the same might apply here. Hopefully someone can verify or correct me.

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Post » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:33 am

By appear, i meant there is zero gold to buy anything from me in the the merchant window, even though his barter gold is set at 5000 in the AI window.

"addbartergold 8000" in, in-game console adds 8000 gold for the merchant to barter with. Checking another merchant there is no gold in it's inventory to barter with, so it seems set by barter gold in

AI window. Therefore i must guess that all merchant barter gold is set on new game or other method.

Wander is set to wander in AI window.

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Post » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:49 am

OK, Started a new game. Every vendor choice was available from the beginning and the barter gold was available as well.

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Post » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:31 am

So it appears (theoretically) that game scripts that run on start set all the merchant gold depending on Barter gold number in the AI window.

By removing my mod (remove all items first) and saving, then re-adding my mod Merchant works as expected with gold and all options checked that were available.

Now I must learn what is going on with the AI. Will take significantly longer.

If there is any programmers out there please design an internet search program that collates results based on necessity instead of popularity, got about a thousand search results for cheat codes and mercantile and mods.

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