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  • I have been using the TIM (Toggle Immortal Mode) console command (which basically never lets the player die) to avoid having to retry every combat situation I underestimate. However, NPC's finishing moves are still executed when I am at low health and one of them has recently taken off my pretty head. I am now a living dead man and no matter how often I reload the game, it is not coming back.

    Starting a new game or loading a save before the incident logically fixes it, but I had already made a lot of additional progress before noticing that I was still lethally injured. At first, I had assumed that a reload of my appearance like a fast-travel would fix it.

    I would eternally love (optional) anyone who gives me a fix for this. I am willing to use the console and edit files, but I'd rather not use any mods or patches (for whatever reason that may be necessary).

    For any missing important information, please ask.


    Love, Krakas

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    • Sorry but that was hilarious. Have you tried using showracemenu on the console, switching race then quickly switching back might work.

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    • did you consider picking up your head?

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    • You and the Horseman can make your own exclusive club (sorry again).

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    • I agree on how hilarious this is. I didn't know of the headless horseman myself until I saw him chasing his horse while I was riding up a hill south of Riften...

      Anyway, I've tried the race menu and no matter what race I switch to, the head is still away. I could try to find the cave in which I lost it, but it would take some work. xD

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    • Can you loot your own head?

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    • I have not tried, but since I never actually saw it after it forcefully left my neck, I would say that I cannot. :P

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    • Just had a better look at the console commands and -

      TIM - Toggle Immortal Mode (Still take damage, health will never reach zero. Final blow animations may cause a perminate decapitation bug.)

      That sound like theres no fix unfortunately.

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    • What about the resurrect command? I'm not sure if it works on the player character and what possible side effects it might have but in my experience the NPC gain back their head. "Resurrect 1" should keep the current inventory but you must of course save before trying this.

      What about dying? Sometimes those damn ice spikes get stucked on my character and won't leave me even if I save and reload. After the death (and obviously a reload from a save after this) my Dovahkiin will be free of any stuck projectiles. Could this work for the rather hilarious head issue also?

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    • I did think about resurrect it maybe worth a try (i think you'll have to swing the camera round to target yourself) but 'technical' your not dead. Not sure about dying it would be the same as loading a save when you turm the game on, but again its worth a try.

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    • How about disable and enable?

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    • My I suggest wearing a full face helmet, such as Ebony, or Steel Plate, until you get your "little" issue :P. Well turn off the mod and run head (XD) long off the collage of Witerhold and fall to your brutal death, then maybe it'll be back after you respawn.

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    • Flamedude, my headpieces are invisible, no matter what I put on. :P I do occasionally see my helmet kissing the soil when in 3rd person view.

      The resurrection sounds worth a try indeed. I will try it out, along with some other suggestions I read and I will update you here right away.

      EDIT: When I tried to resurrect myself (both while alive and right after purposely dieing), the game crashed immediately.

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    • Does anybody know a way to make a save file comprehensible and possibly editable? I might find a part there, where I could trigger headless mode off. Or if anybody already has an idea of exactly what I need to change, please post away.

      Thanks in advance!

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    • I searched in other forums and found all the replies are "load a game before decapitation and contintue to play". If you are looking for a way to edit the save files, you can check the nexus page for a tool or something. I don't know whether the creation kit can do this.

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    • I am wearing the arch-mage's robes and the dragon preist mask Nahkriin and I am a high elf. I have Dawnguard so I tryed talking to that lady in the Ragged Flaggon to change my face and it kind of worked. The hood of the robes some how glitched and I do not have a hood so when I take of the mask I do not have any ears of hair. Thats the best thing I found out to do, let me know if you guys found a better way

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    • Someone needs to stop calling "cheater" and actually FIX THE F-ING PROBLEM! Somebody needs to DISSASEMBLE THE CODE! It is probably what will have to happen to find the (possibly encrypted?) flag in the file.

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    • try to use this code again and go pick a fight to anyone who have weapons and skill to decapitate you,again...when he's about to take off your head(?) disable the code and let him kill you by decapitation...that's worked in an video I have seen

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    • i encountered the same issue when useing TIM go to a city and get arrested, your character will regenerate completly in prison clothes

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    • I had the same problem when defeating Miraak, but I was wearing a mask when I was decapitated... What I did was exited out of the game, restarted (not loading any previous save, just continuing the game), and then toggled immortal mode on and then back off again. Then I jumped off a cliff, took my mask off, and I was back to normal; hope that works for you pals.

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    • I know you don't want mods but to prevent it happening in the future I suggest the dance of death where you can make yourself immune to kill moves so your head doesn't get lost

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    • Dance of Death is pretty old you may want to look at VioLens instead Krakas not wanting to use mods was two years ago though.

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    • go into third person use console on yourself command resurrect

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    • good for you . for i am complete dead. like I cant see my character after usig TIM

      help anyone?

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    • If "resurrect" doesn't work, what about "recycleactor"?

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    • How about "cheese"?

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    • Still seems like the only way to properly fix it is reload a save back when you had a head, you can try opening and closing the character editor (don't change anything though or your stats maybe changed). Open it with -

      showracemenu

      That might help but it could still be glitchy, you could also try the setrace command but again it may not entirely fix it.

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    • I have found a fix for this bug (needs conformation). If you get decapitated pull up the console command and enter "coc" followed by a location (doesn't matter which) i.e. "coc whiterun" 

      In doing this you then respawn your character and reset it to when it still has a head ( I tried other fixes such as resurrect and showracemenu but they only succeeded in causing my game to crash)

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    • Try doing sexchange four times. Worked for me.

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    • killactor works as well. going to place some kind of note next to the command in the wiki so others can easily have a fix.

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    • Hi guys,


      after browsing the WHOLE FREAKING INTERNET in the research for an answer to that problem, I eventually found THE solution, on the Steam Community Forum. If you're still having a hard time finding answers, think about this, it can save lives!


      Anyway, the link is below, kiss the autor, he's a genius!

      https://steamcommunity.com/app/72850/discussions/0/630800444549926338/


      Cya, guys!

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    • Came here looking for and answer, but I think I found a better one: save the game, disable imortal mode, select your charactor and run "kill".  This will immediately kill your character and force it to to respawn as it normaly would after such an execute.

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    • All the above methods in the special skyrim edition don't work, or partially work(you can see the head only if not using headgear, plus there is no voice when you shout), the only i didnt tried is the steam forum one because the savegame editor the guy linked doens't work for the special edition. If anyone finds a working one please post it here.

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    • This issue fixed itself for me when Ulfric shouted me down his palace.

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