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Spoiler Spouse Glitch

Discussion in 'Skyrim Help' started by Rand Althor, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Rand Althor Legionnaire

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    If you have the Hearthfire dlc, you might have encountered a situation where your spouse was kidnapped by some local bandits. This happened to Lydia and halfway through my rescue attempt, the quest prematurely completed itself before I was able to free her form her cell. I didn't think anything was wrong was until later when I noticed she started walking backwards or walking in place, and even shaking occasionally. I did some research and it turns out that since the mission ended before I could free her, she still acts as though she's in the prison cell. Their have some been suggestions for a fix, but does anyone know anything that's confirmed to work?
  2. ZombieTrash143 Hellish rock-and-roll Freak

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    Just a suggestion, could you load a previous save and try to complete the quest again?

    Whenever I'm hit with bugs I usually re-load and try again. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
  3. Rand Althor Legionnaire

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    Unfortunately by the time I noticed the glitch, I had long saved over that game file.
  4. ambiiientz Member

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    Someone in these Forums posted a fix but it involves a previous save.

    Instead of going back to your house and fighting bandits or "Rochelle the Red" and reading the ransom note.
    You have to reload an autosave (xbox) and go straight to where your spouse is being held (do not go home).

    It worked for me... (I tried wabbajack, killing, moving... none of these worked)
  5. Rand Althor Legionnaire

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    I actually found a fix that works. It turns out you have to beat your spouse into submission (yes you read that right) and then have them follow you. It felt wrong, but it worked :)
  6. Smarty Member

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    This is wrong in some many ways, lol. Mine worked after a FUS-RO-DAH, didn't need to beat her.
  7. Rand Althor Legionnaire

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    Damn I should of tried that first :oops: My character has now become a wife beater

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