Is there a console command to make NPCs essential?

#1Mythos1092Posted 1/7/2009 10:47:04 AM
I'm getting really sick of trying to keep NPCs alive in some of these missions, so I'm curious if there's a console command to set them as essential. And before anyone tells me to use the search bar, I tried.
#2Legendary CelebiPosted 1/7/2009 10:51:17 AM
I don't know of any console commands to do this, but you should be able to go into the Construction Set and make the NPC essential that way.
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#3Mythos1092(Topic Creator)Posted 1/7/2009 10:53:59 AM
I don't even have the construction set, and that seems a lot of effort just for a couple quests... would the game care if I just use the console to resurrect them every time they die?
#4Fireball07Posted 1/7/2009 11:26:01 AM
You can resurrect them.

But surely you should have the CS? It came free with the game.
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#5Legendary CelebiPosted 1/7/2009 1:52:23 PM
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#6Legendary CelebiPosted 1/7/2009 1:53:07 PM
In certain quests, resurrecting the NPC might not do you any good. If the NPC is one that you need to keep alive, you may get a journal entry whenever they die telling you "So-and-so has died. The quest has failed," or whatever. I don't think you can use the console to fix this, either, because if I remember correctly, even though you can use the console to jump to various stages of a quest, you can't jump backwards through those stages.

Of course, if the quest doesn't end upon the NPC's death, then you can just use the console to resurrect them. Alternately, you could use the console to ramp up the NPC's stats (like set their health to 1000 or something).
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#7Itachi62Posted 1/7/2009 9:52:48 PM
Try "SetRefEssential".
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#8ZhiharkPosted 1/7/2009 10:03:49 PM
If you're ok with mods there's a set essential spell on tesnexus.
#9Itachi62Posted 1/7/2009 10:09:16 PM
You don't need a mod for it.
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#10MidzerPosted 1/8/2009 1:46:58 AM
You can always download the contruction set from the official website.