Skyrim Modder Brings John Marston to Tamriel

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The land of Skyrim is home to a lot of shifty folks living a life of crime, from hardened killers to loose change thieves and even terrifying teabaggers.

However, not many of these individuals can boast of being the kind of outlaw that even Red Dead Redemption 2’s criminal mastermind Dutch Van Der Linde would be proud of, even if this is mainly because of Skyrim's rather janky horse combat.

Though, if you think you’d like to increase the province’s cowboy count by one during your next playthrough, a new mod might be exactly what you’re looking for.

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The mod in question is called ‘John Marston Voice Set - PC Head Tracking’ and is the work of modder Lukey10, who clearly thinks heading to Tamriel is a better move for the Van Der Linde gang than a holiday in Tahiti.

In practice, the mod allows you to save everyone’s favourite denim-wearing rancher from his inevitable fate at the hands of Edgar Ross by pulling his voice into a fantasy universe where the US government doesn’t exist and turning your Dragonborn into him.

It does this using the framework of the established mod ‘PC Head Tracking and Voice Type SE’, which allows you to change how your Skyrim character’s head movement is tracked and replace their voice with a custom one.

With both mods, plus SKSE64 and SkyUI, installed, you’ll be able to turn on 'B.Y.O Voice Type' in the voice type mod’s configuration settings, giving you the ability to map greetings to a hotkey and unleash a hearty Marston howdy via your selected input whenever an NPC walks by.

On the other hand, if you’re not in a wild west mood and own OG Skyrim, you can use that game’s version of the ‘PC Head Tracking and Voice Type’ mod to combine two of the greatest fantasy games of all time.

That’s right, The Witcher 3’s Geralt of Rivia and Ciri are both available as custom voice packs too, offering you two other great choices if you fancy roleplaying your way through Bethesda’s RPG as a character from another game.

So, adopt your vocal cords of choice and make sure to follow us for more updates on The Elder Scrolls 6 and the wacky world of Skyrim modding.