How to tell the current game month?

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Dubiousintent
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How to tell the current game month?

Post by Dubiousintent » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:48 pm

This game seems intent upon leaving the player constantly confused as to how much time they have left to meet various time tables. The "Convenient Clocks" mod helps a lot with that, but I just realized it doesn't indicate the current month. The "contact Lady Brisienna" letter has arrived, but as it isn't dated I have no idea if my character's "rinse and repeat" training schedule has caused me to miss that initial appointment. (Why aren't these "silently inserted" events at least logged?)

While researching I did see something about clicking on the compass in "classic", but I have no idea how can you do that in DFU's HUD.

Even if there is no way to tell the current month "in-game", is there some way to do that from the save game data files?

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Re: How to tell the current game month?

Post by Ralzar » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:57 pm

I'm not sure what you mean? If you click the status button you get what month it is.
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Re: How to tell the current game month?

Post by Dubiousintent » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:37 am

Assume you are referring to "Classic mode", with the "status bars" field showing "health, fatigue, and magicka" just to the right of the "Character portrait" (as shown in the first image here)? The DFU HUD interface doesn't have a button or anything else you can click on because it is fixed in "mouse look" mode. The whole interface moves with the cursor. Nor is there one in the "Esc" menu, nor the Paperdoll "stats" or "Inventory" screens.

Switching to "Classic mode" isn't practical as it requires you to exit the game and restart to select it. Apparently this is a "missing feature" from Classic?

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Re: How to tell the current game month?

Post by Jay_H » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:26 am

No, you press the "i" button ;)
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Re: How to tell the current game month?

Post by Dubiousintent » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:49 am

Ah! :o You mean the <i> key! Now I see what you mean, there's the current month.

Sorry to seem pendantic, but "button" is either a graphic element on screen or a "mouse button". If it's on the keyboard, then it's a "key". The difference is important when describing steps with computers as all three differences may be involved in a sequence. Conflating the terms leads to confusion.

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