Alduin's Wall Blood Seal Problem

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4 years ago#1
I'm currently trying to finish the quest "Alduin's Wall" but when I try to activate the blood seal in the room with the giant face nothing happens! Does anybody know what the hell is going on or how to fix this?
4 years ago#2
I don't know about that particular problem but it often seems that unusual scenes in the TES games have tendency to break, well, without any good reason. Usually reloading from an earlier save helps though preferably before entering that area.

If you still can't get through after you have reloaded try glitching yourself through the wall or type "tcl" in the console, walk through it and use the command again to deactivate the ghost mode. Save before you do any of these things though since the quest might also break from this. If there is no specific quest objective regarding the action or it gets fulfilled but you can't continue these usually help.
4 years ago#3
Well, i'm an idiot and I didn't keep a save before I entered and I have already tried to use the ghost mode to get through the wall but I think that for the quest to progress I need to use that blood seal. And I really don't want to start another save because I have 60 hours played on this one.
4 years ago#4
use the console to advance the quest to the next stage.
it should alter the world and the actors to the next stage as well.
the only thing you'll miss is the cutscene and story from that small part.
check uesp for the quest stages.
4 years ago#5
Joalda posted...
Well, i'm an idiot and I didn't keep a save before I entered and I have already tried to use the ghost mode to get through the wall but I think that for the quest to progress I need to use that blood seal. And I really don't want to start another save because I have 60 hours played on this one.

If you have 60 hours played and don't have at least 30 saves, you need to seriously reconsider your save strategy.
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4 years ago#6
Are you actually getting the 'activate' prompt? I was stuck here for half an hour until I realised I had to point my camera straight down in the middle of the circle and crouch to get the prompt.
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4 years ago#7
@scythe655
Thanks! The "setstage" command got me through the quest and I can finally finish the rest of the main quest.

@joefitts63
That's why i'm a f*****g idiot. I usually just quicksave but now I think I will constatly be making new saves in case something like this comes up again.
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