Skyrim Mod

NOTE: Currently the Skyrim mod isn't working - I'll try to figure out the problem and reupload it soon.


These are the instructions for setting up my Skyrim "If I say Dragons" challenge.

The setup is broken into 2 parts: my Skyrim mod, then VoiceAttack. 


We'll start by installing the Skyrim mod itself.


Skyrim Mod

  • Download my "DougSpawnerQuest.esp" mod here:

  • Put this file in the Data folder in your Skyrim game directory

    • The path should look something like: F:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Skyrim\Data\DougSpawnerQuest.esp​

  • Now when you open Skyrim via Steam, click "Data Files" in the boot menu. Make sure that "DougSpawnerQuest.esp" is selected. 

Now the mod should be good to go!

Disclaimer: for now I only have a direct download of the esp file rather than properly uploading the mod to Steam or Nexus. I'll try to upload it there in the future when I have time to set it up, but for now I'm uploading this simple version so that it's at least available somewhere.

The way this mod works is pretty simple: if you press certain keys on the keyboard, certain effects will trigger in the game. Specifically, the following keys trigger the following effects:

  • Numpad +

    • Spawn 10 Mammoths

  • Numpad 1

    • Spawn 10 Cheese

  • Numpad 2

    • Spawn 10 Dragons

  • Numpad 3

    • Spawn 10 Bears

  • Numpad 4

    • Spawn 10 Giants

  • Numpad 5

    • Spawn 10 Mudcrabs

  • Numpad 6

    • Spawn 10 Wolves

  • Numpad 7

    • Spawn 10 Nazeems

  • Numpad 8

    • Spawn 10 Bandits

  • Numpad 9

    • Spawn 10 Trolls

  • Numpad 0

    • Spawn 10 Skeevers

  • Numpad .

    • Spawn 10 Falmers

Now that the Skyrim mod is set up, we'll set up the VoiceAttack program.



Next up we need to install VoiceAttack. This is the program that listens to your voice and presses keyboard inputs if it hears a certain word.

Download VoiceAttack here: https://voiceattack.com/Default.aspx

This challenge works fine with the free version of VoiceAttack, however it's only $10 to get the full version with unlimited profiles and commands if you'd like to add more effects.

Now open up VoiceAttack. Click the "Edit Profile" button at the top right (it looks like a pencil over a square). From here, you can add new commands that VoiceAttack will listen for. Basically you are going to create a voice command for each one of the Skyrim mod effects.

For example, lets make the command for saying "dragon". Click the "New Command" button at the top right. At the top, make sure the "When I say" checkbox is checked.


Next, put the word *dragon* into the text field. The asterisks on either side of the word mean that VoiceAttack will listen for the word inside of other words or phrases. For example, saying "this is starting to drag on" will trigger this command because it has the word "dragon" inside of it. If you don't include the asterisks, the command will only trigger if you say "dragon" by itself with no other words or phrases.

Next, click the "Key Press" button on the left side. When the window opens, press the Numpad 2 key on your keyboard. Then change the text field to hold down the button for 0.1 seconds. Then click OK. You've now set it up so that VoiceAttack will press the Numpad 2 key for 0.1 seconds anytime it hears the word "dragon". Feel free to add other effects that will happen, like saying something with text-to-speech or pausing for dramatic effect.

It should look something like this:


Press OK at the bottom to save this command. Congrats, now saying "dragon" will spawn 10 dragons in Skyrim!

Now you just need to create a new voice command for the other spawning effects, using the key bindings from the Skyrim mod section above. So you would make a command that listens for "mammoth" and presses the Numpad +, a command that listens for "cheese" and presses the Numpad 1 button, a command that listens for "bear" and presses the Numpad 3, etc. Feel free to use whatever words you want as voice commands, just as long as it presses the right key to trigger the right effect.

Once you've set up the voice commands, you're all good to go! Now open up Skyrim with VoiceAttack running in the background. If VoiceAttack hears one of the trigger word, it will press that key on the keyboard, and my mod will spawn shit in game.

Have fun!

If you would like to learn about creating your own Skyrim mods, check out the resources below.


If you would like to create your own Skyrim mods, I learned using the excellent tutorials found on the Creation Kit wiki:

If you're specifically interested in the programming part of Skyrim mods, check out the intro about Papyrus which is the scripting language used in my mod:

If you would like a very shitty example of what a Papyrus script might look like, you can download my source code for the above mod here:

Good luck!

Learning to Mod Skyrim