Aether Suite 3.4.0 – Operation Verthandi

Aether Suite v3.4.0

Another one? Yes. Another one. When you’re motivated, you just gotta keep going. It’s another pretty big one too. A lot of new stuff added. Some big, some small. Here’s the changelog:

  • Quadrupled the effective size of Ehlnofey’s Landing
  • Added Apartment 28-3
  • Added Apartment Block 92-A
  • Added Apartment 3-6
  • Added Apartment 4-9
  • Added May Queen BeepĀ²
  • Added The Last Man Standing
  • Added The White Room
  • Added Guttersnipes
  • Added Unlocked Depository
  • Expanded the alpha attractor field
  • Optimised and overhauled various textures and meshes
  • Updated various locations to include some of the newer clutter
  • So lots of new bits and bobs to see this time. Some new unique locations again. In the interest of informing those of you who hadn’t realised what “expanded the alpha attractor field” actually means, it means that I’ve added new things or locations to the second world line. I’m not gonna tell you where or what they are, and you won’t find them on any of the maps. You have to do a little exploration to root them out. Just a little motivation for folks to really explore. Never know what you might find! I also did various optimisations and fixes again this time, so hopefully things are continuing to get easier on people’s GPUs (except Ehlnofey’s Landing, because it’s HUGE now, but actually my FPS there didn’t even change) and look better at the same time, since I’ve been replacing some of the older crappier textures and utilising different methods to provide better visual quality with lower res textures.

    Anyway, here’s the download: Download


    P.S. I’ve been trying not to go full beggar again but the next few months are gonna be serious money troubles for me, so if there are any kind souls out there who feel like donating to help pay for the server these next couple of months, I’d be mighty grateful. And a reminder, since I always like to mention it, donations or not, the site won’t go down and the mods won’t stop coming.

    Also, please put in the comments if you’d like to be thanked, and if so, what you’d like me to call you by. No one ever notes it and I never know if people want to be thanked. I certainly don’t want to be thanking people by their real names!

    P.P.S. Poser update soon, and it’s a biggun.


    1. Hallodria October 9, 2016 1:31 am  Reply

      Thank you very much for yet another update to my fav mod!

      P.S. I’d like to donate but I fired PayPal because they are thieves. If you ever include another payment option I’ll use it.

      • Juggled October 11, 2016 1:25 am  Reply

        Hi! Big fan here! Would like to know how much a monthly server fee actually is? Or is it even monthly? I’d like to donate but I don’t want to go underboard or overboard (by my standards) I still use Paypal :D Can’t wait to check out the new update as well!

        • Halofarm October 11, 2016 7:46 am  Reply

          This server is 25 euros per month for a full remote desktop setup. It runs a number of services (not just this site). When I ask for donations, they usually cover me for a fair few months, and then I will match the same number of months the donations covered me for.

    2. ssuamier October 9, 2016 7:58 am  Reply

      Same boat here.. though for me Paypal is too much of a risk, it’s a last payment method if all else fails unfortunately (and I gave up donating since years already).

      Awesome work, I was not able to even look at it for the last three versions or so (too much work).

    3. BlueFenix October 9, 2016 4:22 pm  Reply

      You’re on fire dude! Thanks for the update!

    4. MrReaperofDead October 9, 2016 8:12 pm  Reply

      Hey Halo, love the update. There was a small problem I had kinda ran into, not sure if it’s on my end or not, but whenever I go into the Dibella outfitters, if I go through the door to where the changing rooms are, if I go all the way to the back of the room, and go into the right corner, I instantly crash. :/

      Other than that everything looks good.

      • Halofarm October 9, 2016 8:39 pm  Reply

        I personally can’t replicate that issue. It’s a very strange one, and there’s really nothing in the area that should be causing that, so I’m not sure what could cause it, really.

        • MrReaperofDead October 10, 2016 4:11 am  Reply

          Me neither… :\
          Perhaps it’s just a glitch on my end.

          • Halofarm October 10, 2016 7:40 am  Reply

            I know of others who’ve made use of the location that didn’t report anything like it either. I’ll have to ask some second opinions. See if anyone can replicate it.

          • Halofarm October 10, 2016 7:50 am  Reply

            Had some friends check it out for me. They can’t seem to replicate it either. Sorry.

    5. AntClimatic October 10, 2016 5:30 pm  Reply

      I have just one thing to tell you Halofarm: Holy shit you work fast, don’t take this as an insult, it is an good thing, you spent quite a bit of time without updating the mod and now as fast as an bullet you release not one, not two, but THREE new builds! I can’t wait to be able to play this, I remember the day I stumbled upon this mod, I don’t remember wich build it was, but I do remember that I was looking for it simply because there was another mod using your textures (Don’t know if they got permission from you or not, or if they need one, the name of the mod is something like Skyrim Observatory and is on the Steam Workshop) and I needed your files for that mod, then I came searching, I tought it was just an simple and uninteristing mod that I simply needed the files within, then I found out it was a full-fledged mod adding tons of new content and areas to explore, the things you find when you look outside the realms of Steam Workshop and Skyrim Nexus are incredible to say the least.

    6. manhunt October 10, 2016 11:50 pm  Reply

      thanks very very very much for aether suite update, halo!!! i love you and i love your style ^_^ “im not gay, but love your work” i’m very happy, seriously, thanks very much

    7. Dinzayle October 12, 2016 2:13 am  Reply

      I got u covered dawg.
      Just let me work on a few clients and ill donate to ya. =)

    8. Lewis October 12, 2016 1:56 pm  Reply

      Hi there, I’ve downloaded the last version, done a clean save, installed the new version and I don’t have any of the new areas.
      On the landing zone, if I go to the end, I’m either teleported to red robin plaza or the office.

      Any ideas what to do ?

      • Halofarm October 12, 2016 3:35 pm  Reply

        Have you checked the maps? There are no new exteriors in 3.4.0. Elhnofey’s Landing is just bigger. You simply turn the corner. If you still have the old Ehlnofey’s Landing layout where it’s just one street, then you may have forgotten to overwrite the esp. Otherwise, after a clean save, what you’re describing should be impossible. You can always try it on a new game and see if it works. If it doesn’t work on a new game either, you’ve got the old esp still installed.

        • Lewis October 12, 2016 3:40 pm  Reply

          Hey, thanks for the answer

          It was indeed the esp which was constantly overwritten in Mod Organizer.

    9. Champis October 12, 2016 6:35 pm  Reply

      Thank you for the on-going updates. Couple of thing I would like to mention.

      Could you add a casting graphic (3rd person) for the teleport spell at some point? Right not, char has empty hands when equipping that spell.

      The generic HoD preview graphic is still inverted.(not a huge deal, but I don’t think that can be fixed in CK\Xedit? Or can it?

      • Halofarm October 12, 2016 9:22 pm  Reply

        Regarding the spell, absolutely not. I took away the spell effects on purpose. I don’t intend to put them back.

        For the second, I just went and fixed it when I read your message. It will be correct in the next update. If it’s bothering you that much right now, open the nif in niskope and change the BSInvMarker rotation z to 3140.

    10. RFK October 17, 2016 11:32 pm  Reply

      I LOVE this mod! I check the site almost everyday for updates. I just thought i’d ask if you were ever considering making more of the modern clothes in here, or if anybody knows where I could get more. I love the stuff you have though. Just need more outfits appropriate for the city.

      • Halofarm October 18, 2016 7:28 am  Reply

        I don’t have much I can add to the mod with regards to that, but you can find plenty of stuff that would fit on this blog:

        • RFK October 19, 2016 5:10 am  Reply

          I’ll have to look through that then, thank you

    11. alice October 22, 2016 5:25 pm  Reply

      i love this ! its so refreshing to play and i love the concept and i love exploring the new or updated places t see whats new . keep up the awesome work :D

    12. chaoskagami October 25, 2016 1:21 pm  Reply

      Seems someone has been going a bit heavy on the Steins;Gate recently. Heh.

      No objections here. :P

      In all seriousness, keep the mods coming. Nice work as usual. Last I played Skyrim was after the horror segment was added to AS, so guess I’ll need to do another run.

    13. Zquad1 November 3, 2016 3:57 am  Reply

      Is there by some chance a Map to find these area’s? I spent over 30 mins just trying to find the Red Robin Lounge.

      • Halofarm November 3, 2016 9:20 am  Reply

        Try looking inside the archive, in the maps folder.

    14. Gilbert November 4, 2016 2:04 am  Reply

      Hi Halo, I don’t suppose you could make Aether Suite 3.3.0 available again as 3.4.0 prevents Skyrim from loading saves and starting new games on my setup due to an engine overload condition? Sheson, dunc001 and myself have been trying to pin down the exact cause and we’ve made some progress; Sheson’s new versions of DynDOLOD, in my tests have let Aether Suite 3.2.0 load on my setup even though it didn’t before DynDOLOD version 2.19. BTW, this has nothing to do with Aether Suite directly, it’s just that Aether Suite is one of the big mods that provides a hard test for this engine condition that causes a specific CTD when, apparently, a 16bit limit on persistent references per worldspace + parent worldspace is reached.

      Anyhow, regardless, I’d like to say that this is one heck of an awesome mod you have put together!

      • Halofarm November 4, 2016 9:13 am  Reply

        I can’t make old versions available again because I don’t archive them on my end, since every time I update, I overwrite the old file.

        • Gilbert November 4, 2016 4:02 pm  Reply

          O.k., no problem, I should have just checked for updates more often :)

    15. ayyo November 4, 2016 9:01 am  Reply

      Wow, I just love your work.

    16. Martin November 5, 2016 6:55 am  Reply

      Hi will you do a version for Skyrim SE ?

      • Halofarm November 5, 2016 9:37 am  Reply

        No I will not.

    17. ski November 7, 2016 2:55 am  Reply

      The download isn’t working for me.. just a blank page opens and nothing starts to download :(

    18. Korgi November 7, 2016 7:29 am  Reply

      Hello! I am new to your site, and the Aether mod…however after running around in this huge modern environment for the past several hours now, I must say I am very impressed with it! You did a wonderful job. I had a question though about the clothing available in the House of Dibella shop. It seems I cannot wear ANY of the armor or clothing available there, it will either turn me invisible or just assign a vanilla outfit in place of what should be there. I can only assume this is because you use a custom body (bodies?) for these outfits, however after browsing around this forum a bit I was not able to find a link. Any help is greatly appreciated. The clothing is not a HUGE deal for me, but if I was able to wear it that would be awesome, and I would like to tinker around with whatever body supports it :)

      • Halofarm November 7, 2016 9:23 am  Reply

        I can’t imagine any reason it would turn you invisible. Are you perhaps using some custom race that isn’t correctly flagged to use “defaultarmor”? Or are you a male character? The outfits are female only. The body type is UNPCM, which is on the UNPCM page in the Mods > Skyrim dropdown, but things shouldn’t be disappearing for you no matter what. That’s very strange.

        • Korgi November 7, 2016 9:43 am  Reply

          Yes, I use a custom race…but I am also male lol. I tried going into Race Menu and reverting to a Vanilla Skyrim body (eww) just to test if the armors would work then but they still did not. If it is for female body only though that would explain my issue, thanks. I may tinker around later with swapping my male body meshes with the female ones in the custom race I use and seeing if it switches something on for me, or just piddle around with UNPCM a bit. :)

          • Halofarm November 7, 2016 11:16 am  Reply

            I wouldn’t recommend that. The outfits are quite tightly fitted to the female body. They’re all t-shirts and such. I don’t think you want your guy running around with breasts and child bearing hips XD

    19. Tali Redmint November 9, 2016 2:51 pm  Reply

      Grats for the MOD Halo, it was amazing to see the Bunker from Life is strange! perfect. I wander why I can’t get my followers to follow me into ”my apartment” and the rest of the city.

      • Halofarm November 9, 2016 3:26 pm  Reply

        It should work in this version… I tested it with followers and they had no problem following me this time. I’m not sure why it wouldn’t.

    20. James November 25, 2016 10:56 am  Reply

      Hay been following this every release since it was just the academy, Just wanted to say thanks you all your hard work i just love wondering around

      I love seeing all the references ingame, although id love it if the dvd/bluerays were collectables that we can go round and find like an Easter egg hunt
      BTW have you seen ‘Time of Eve’? Id love to see the cafe from that i think it would fit your style you have

      Id recommend watching it if you havnt its only a short movie. Its about a world with life like androids that have personality’s and the concept of what constitutes a human-being, It dose in a comical way though. I would love for the cafe to become a place in knox, something about the design and feel of the cafe. Idk check it out you should see what i mean, It has a cool song that playes every-time they enter the cafe

      Anyway ramble over cant wait for more updates :D

      • Halofarm November 25, 2016 11:10 am  Reply

        Usually my response to suggestions is simply “no”, but in this case, I’ll consider it, since I happen to really like Eve no Jikan, and you’re 100% correct about the style fitting Knox well. No promises though, since usually what I make for Knox is just whatever takes my fancy at any given moment. I don’t often make plans, but I’ll keep it in mind. I have a lot of assets already which could be used to make such a location. It’d have to be missing the giant windows though, for obvious reasons.

    21. James November 25, 2016 4:35 pm  Reply

      Fair enouth, otherwise youd get them left right and center lol

      I do have a rough model i made ages ago if you wanna take a look,
      1 of many things i keep meaning to finish :D
      I can send it to you if it would make a good ref

      I thought you might like Eve no Jikan, seeing the steins gate ref i figures it you be your thing :)

      Eden of the east is another if you havnt seen it iv made a model of the cell phone from the show :P
      Started making the shopping mall too hehe

      Anyway love your work as always, cant wait for more :D

      • Halofarm November 25, 2016 4:55 pm  Reply

        I know how to make animated textures. There’s all over the AS. Don’t go overboard please. There’s nothing more demotivating than having people bugging you about something. I will use my own models to make a rough recreation if and when I make it.

    22. James November 25, 2016 6:45 pm  Reply

      Sorry i didnt mean it that way, I never expect anything from anyone. I was only expressing my thoughts, i only meant it as enthusiasm your work has given me

    23. KMHTech November 25, 2016 8:46 pm  Reply

      Hey Halo, why would this not work with SSE? Does it have to do with different cells? or the 64 bit conversion?

      • Halofarm November 25, 2016 10:56 pm  Reply

        Various reasons, mostly to do with format differences. A lot of the stuff in the AS would make SSE CTD instantly due to unsupported formats.

        • H31 December 5, 2016 4:47 pm  Reply

          Any chance of making a small room for SE? would appreciate it <3

          • Halofarm December 5, 2016 5:21 pm  Reply

            No. I don’t have the SE CK, and I don’t intend to get a Bethnet account.

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