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Stuck on Jaheira Romance

I've searched through the boards looking for an answer and despite having EE Keeper and console enabled I can't figure out why the Romance / Companion Quest won't advance.
My party is on Chapter 6
I just finished the Xzar quest
I have not fought Bohdi for the final time at this point
Meronia did not appear after completion
Using console to spawn her (even with "JaheiraBanditPlot" set to 9, and "JaheiraHarperPlot" set to 0 does not get her to appear) just results in Jaheira standing in place not doing anything. If I talk to her again and get her into the party, the romance quest does not progress.
I tried setting my LoveTalk score to 25 (it was originally 1)
Nothing I do gets the Bandits to appear and take Jaheira hostage, and therefore I am stuck.
I'm at my wits end here, any help is appreciated.

Here is my save file.

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  • sarevok57sarevok57 Member Posts: 5,839
    if no one else has cracked this case, when i wake up later today i will see if i can find out whats going on

    but before anything, are you using any type of mods? and if so, which ones?

  • VhDamienVhDamien Member Posts: 6
  • jmerryjmerry Member Posts: 2,314
    LoveTalk of 1? The romance never even started. LT increments to 1 immediately after you leave Gaelan Bayle's place at the beginning of chapter 2, and Jaheira turns to talk to you just a few seconds later. Whether you're romantically compatible or not. When she does that, LT goes up to 2. Clearly, even that first talk never happened.

    Not that I can test anything, because the decompression utility I have doesn't know what to do with a .rar file.

    With things broken all the way back to the beginning ... I don't think you're getting the romance on this playthrough. You might be able to force the non-romance path by setting JaheiraRomanceActive to 3, but I wouldn't trust even that if she's as non-responsive as she's been.

  • VhDamienVhDamien Member Posts: 6
    edited July 19
    jmerry wrote: »
    LoveTalk of 1? The romance never even started. LT increments to 1 immediately after you leave Gaelan Bayle's place at the beginning of chapter 2, and Jaheira turns to talk to you just a few seconds later. Whether you're romantically compatible or not. When she does that, LT goes up to 2. Clearly, even that first talk never happened.

    Not that I can test anything, because the decompression utility I have doesn't know what to do with a .rar file.

    With things broken all the way back to the beginning ... I don't think you're getting the romance on this playthrough. You might be able to force the non-romance path by setting JaheiraRomanceActive to 3, but I wouldn't trust even that if she's as non-responsive as she's been.

    I mean I can understand where you are coming from, but I've had conversations with her and even got to the keepsake locket with her hair part and LT was still set to 1. I guess the code bugged out somehow.

  • jmerryjmerry Member Posts: 2,314
    The keepsake locket isn't really part of the romance track. It's not a conversation initiated by Jaheira, and doesn't depend on her taking any actions from her own script. All it is is a sign that JaheiraRomanceActive is/was set to 1 or 2.

  • VhDamienVhDamien Member Posts: 6
    jmerry wrote: »
    The keepsake locket isn't really part of the romance track. It's not a conversation initiated by Jaheira, and doesn't depend on her taking any actions from her own script. All it is is a sign that JaheiraRomanceActive is/was set to 1 or 2.

    I had no idea it wasnt part of her romance. Nonetheless I havent done anything to kill the romance, so it must be some crazy bug.

  • sarevok57sarevok57 Member Posts: 5,839
    edited July 20
    alrighty, i have gone through the mickey mouse maze of nonsense and i have found a way to save your romance ( or realistically have it actually start and actually finish)

    so what happened, was that it never started in the first place, or you told jaheira to shove it, or perhaps a script didn't fire when it was supposed to

    but that is okay, because i am going to tell you what you need to do to make everything work from beginning to end

    *although with all this being said, i suggest you do this AFTER you finish your battle with bodhi, unless you really want to go through the hassle of losing jaheira and having her miss out on a boat load of XP and then have to screw around to get her back, i say to hades with that nonsense

    so once you get the latern thingy ma-jiggy from bodhi go through all the steps im giving you here and your romance should start and finish properly as it should

    First:
    you are going to go into shadow keeper and you are going to add a global variable as such;

    JAHEIRAROMANCE
    57764

    then you are going to need to have the cheat console enabled and you are going to want this time advancing command;


    C:AdvanceRealTime("60000")

    * for sake of ease, you can stay in the docks district the entire time while chugging through your romance ( except for the one part where you need to be in an "outside" area, i will specify when that is necessary and then once that is done, go back to the docks district to continue )



    Next;

    as soon as you load up your game, jaheira should start off with her first love talk line. Start going through the romance and of coarse respond to everything correctly if you want this thing to finish properly ( aka dont ever be mean to her or tell her to shove it basically )

    after when she finishes a love talk advance time using the cheat command i gave you, and every time she finishes a love talk, continue to advance time until she stops giving love talks

    when that happens, sleep uninterrupted and she will continue

    after that banter, continue to advance time using the cheat command until she doesnt continue with banters

    then rest again without being interrupted

    *its okay to get interrupted while you rest, but the romance will not continue until you successfully rest, so you don't need to worry about reloading if an amnish guard wakes you up, just keep resting until you succeed, this applies to all "rest parts"

    at this point i believe, even if you continue to advance time and rest, nothing will happen, if you are at that stage, its time to go off to an "outside" area, travel over to the de'arnise hold area and sleep outside, when you do, the bandits will show up, and make sure to make yourself the hostage or else the romance will fail if you do not

    once the battle is over and the talk is done, meronia or whatever her name is will appear and tell you to go back to the harper hold ( after this battle is done you can stay in the docks district for the rest of this romance )

    go to docks, rest uninterrupted, jaheira will join back, and then its off to harper hold and do you business in there ( again don't say anything that will upset jaheira )

    after you finish cleaning house in the harper hold continue to advance real time and reviene's group will show up ( when they do it doesn't matter which path you take, whether hostile or not, jaheira will act like you killed them anyway with future banters, so up to you if you want to leave them peacefully or aggressively )

    after you finish your business with reviene or whatever her name is called, continue to advance game time and continue to go through banters as they come

    eventually after one of the banters, dermin will appear and again, don't say anything stupid to make jaheira mad

    after your business with dermin, continue to advance time until dermin appears again, again say nothing dumb

    after this meeting, rest uninterrupted and jaheira will leave for the harper hold while buddy buddy gives you a note saying where jaheira is ( if you are quick ma-graw on the draw, you can pick pocket a whole bunch of sexy +2 protection items from that guy if you are quick enough and have high enough pick pockets )

    anyway, once you get the note from the holmes, storm into the harper hold, clean shop, grab jaheira and continue to clean house

    once the harper hold is cleaned out continue to advance real time until no more banters come

    then rest uninterrupted

    after that rest, continue to rest for ( 1+ days ) and eventually dermin will appear for his final show down, clean house with dermin and his harper filth and once your business is done with that rest uninterrupted

    after you rest, continue to advance real time until no new banters come along

    then rest again uninterrupted

    then advance game time

    then rest uninterrupted twice

    then continue to advance game time and elminster will eventually appear and give jaheira her harper pin and your main holmes a bunch of XP

    and that will conclude your SoA romance



  • jmerryjmerry Member Posts: 2,314
    To clarify, the JaheiraRomance timer variable wasn't set at all? All right, looks like we're dealing with a partially executed script block. That timer is initially set, to "just a few seconds from now" in the same block that sets LoveTalk to 1.

    Then the various scripts to progress things check for whether the timer is expired. For those to work, the timer needs to have been set in the first place, to something other than zero. Setting it to a small value (say, 1) will cause it to be expired instantly, and things are back on track.

    Of course, practically every step of the romance has a real-time wait of TWELVE_HOURS. Which is actually one hour. That means either a lot of waiting (you can let the game run in the background for this) or time manipulation.

  • VhDamienVhDamien Member Posts: 6
    Thank you for all your help sarevok57 and jmerry. Unfortunately, I have two sick kids atm and don't have the time to test it out right now, but I will let you know hopefully this weekend. Again, I really appreciate it!

    sarevok57
  • VhDamienVhDamien Member Posts: 6
    Sorry for the lack of communication, but life has been busy.
    I just started to progress and the most bizarre thing happened.
    Bodhi took Jaheira despite never having any of the love events happen in game (like the hostage event). I'm honestly at a loss to explain wtf is happening as I havent changed a single thing since my first post.
    This is just weird.

  • sarevok57sarevok57 Member Posts: 5,839
    if your romance global is set to 2 then bodhi will take your romance partner away

    another way to avoid this is to have your romance partner dead before meeting up with bodhi, and then once the convo is over, just revive your romance partner and all will be good

  • jmerryjmerry Member Posts: 2,314
    The trigger to grab your love interest is that _RomanceActive is 2, not any specific event. It normally takes a while to get there, but who knows what you've got going on in this run.

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