Cannot recruit Sergeant RL-3 (not karma related issue)

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Paligor
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Cannot recruit Sergeant RL-3 (not karma related issue)

Post by Paligor » Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:15 am

Hi guys! I'm a bit of a stalker here, but I love the work you all do! Now, I need your help.

I have a particular issue with recruiting Sergeant RL-3 to whom I took quite a liking. I have neutral karma, I can buy him (1000 caps; don't have high enough barter to buy him for less) - but I cannot recruit him - he comes to greet me, but no option to follow him. First time seeing Sergeant RL-3, it greets me with "Ready for another tour?", as if we've already spoken before (we didn't). If I speak with Tinker Joe first, then recruit him, Sergeant RL-3 will say the same. I repeat, my karma is neutral. I even used console commands to set it to 0, even though I don't this is karma related issue at all.

I think the dialogue is completely bugged. I tried recruiting him without the JIP Companions Command & Control.esp but it doesn't work. I used console command to reset all dialogue on one save file, but I still get the same greeting and still experience the same issue.

My only dialogue options with him are:
- I want to ask something, to which Sergant RL-3 replies he has no time for chit-chat;
- I say goodbye.

Here's the mod list (TTW 3.2.2.; latest xNVSE and JIPs included):

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FalloutNV.esm
DeadMoney.esm
HonestHearts.esm
OldWorldBlues.esm
LonesomeRoad.esm
GunRunnersArsenal.esm
Fallout3.esm
Anchorage.esm
ThePitt.esm
BrokenSteel.esm
PointLookout.esm
Zeta.esm
CaravanPack.esm
ClassicPack.esm
MercenaryPack.esm
TribalPack.esm
YUP - Base Game + All DLC.esm
TaleOfTwoWastelands.esm
YUPTTW.esm
TLD_Travelers.esm
TTW New Vegas Speech Checks.esm
Cyberware.esm
SolidProject.esm
NevadaSkies.esm
PHWHPAPVisuals.esm
Abandoned Safehouse TTW.esm
NVStripOpen.esm
FreesideOpen.esm
TTW Freeside Open.esm
TTW Reputations.esm
JIP Companions Command & Control.esp
GobHappyEnding.esp
JokerineFaceRipperPresetTemplateHolder.esp
YUP - NPC Fixes (Base Game + All DLC).esp
Simple Interior Lighting.esp
Cyberware TTW.esp
Immersive Primary Needs.esp
JustAssortedMods.esp
Quick Grenade Hotkey.esp
Vurt's WFO.esp
The Weapon Mod Menu.esp
Cyberware OWB.esp
Enhanced Vision.esp
RetrievableThrowables.esp
The Mod Configuration Menu.esp
Ultimate Invisible Wall Remover.esp
Flora Overhaul.esp
PLNoSeaWall.esp
TTW Lone Courier Dialouge - DC Origins.esp
The Pittsburgh Expansion Project TTW 1.0.esp
CNR_Beta.esp
NS - TTW.esp
NekhCFinderFix.esp
EuclidImproved.esp
EVE FNV - ALL DLC.esp
dD - Enhanced Blood Main NV.esp
LiveDismember.esp
Simple Explosive Entry.esp
Universal Item Sorter.esp
veronica_no_hood.esp
Better Burned Man.esp
OldWorldBlues_K2LobotomiteMaleFix.esp
ArizonaArmy.esp
TTW Dialogue Expansion for Role-Players.esp
Paligor's Assassin Suit.esp
TTW_fo3_Artificial_Difficulty_Fix.esp
NukaChemistV2.esp
NS - DLC.esp
Health Rebalance.esp
TTW - Essential Travelling Merchants.esp
RCSS.esp
Geonox_Restored_Riot_Armor_GLOVE_VERSION.esp
Dead Money Overhaul.esp
MigNammo.esp
Exploding Flamers.esp
TrooperOverhaul-Dragbody.esp
TrueBladeOfTheWest.esp
Karma Titles.esp
TTW Karma Perks Intertgrated.esp
ADAM Complete.esp
ADAM - MERGE.esp
NS - Base.esp
Primm Reputation Restored.esp
NCRTrooperOverhaul.esp
ChineseSwords.esp
Wild Wasteland Forever.esp
Wild Wasteland Forever - TTW Quick Start Patch.esp
NukaCola-Ojo.esp
(TTW) OREO (Standalone).esp
Nuke It From Orbit!.esp
Karmic Balance.esp
Geonox_Restored_Riot_Armor.esp
TTW Ratslayer DC.esp
HitBobbleheadPerks.esp
TWO BEARS HIGHFIVING.esp
HitOwnership.esp
Chinese Stealth Armor Restoration.esp
TrueBladeOfTheEast.esp
TTW Realistic Wasteland Lighting.esp
JSawyer Ultimate.esp
JSawyer Ultimate - GRA Merged.esp
JSawyer Ultimate - Push's Tweaks.esp
JSawyer Ultimate - TTW Patch.esp
NevadaSkies.esp
FO4PowerArmor.esp
FO4 Power Armors - FNV Compatibility Edition.esp
FO4 Power Armors - FNV Standard Edition.esp
FO4 Power Armors - TTW Standard Edition.esp
Fo4PALoreFriendlyLoot.esp
ImprovedGeckoLeatherArmor.esp
DragbodysLegionReplacerV01.esp
LegionGladiatorPA.esp
Brave Defender Perk TTW.esp
StripOpenMain.esp
FreesideOpenPatch.esp
ArMOAR BH Armor.esp
FN FAL SA58.esp
TTW Remnants Power Armor in F3.esp
So, I presume the right way to go on about fixing this would be to fix the dialogue. I came across this guide, but I don't know whether it's applicable. I am however willing to tinker in GECK if need be to fix this, but I need to diagnose the cause of the problem. Kindly help me fellow diagnosticians!

Lyndi
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Re: Cannot recruit Sergeant RL-3 (not karma related issue)

Post by Lyndi » Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:30 pm

You're using a bunch of broken/incompatible mods that are trashing the companion scripts. I didn't have to scroll past "YUP - Base Game + All DLC.esm" to see that.

Clean your load order using the incompatible mod list as a reference and start your game over.
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Wasteworkwalker
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Re: Cannot recruit Sergeant RL-3 (not karma related issue)

Post by Wasteworkwalker » Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:31 pm

I would heed the warning of the post above mine, bit if you MUST continue with these mods or if they screw your save up too much to disable. The best way to "fix" in the GECK would be to go into RL-3s dialogue look for the the "Let's travel together" dialogue and change the parameters for it. Go to the response where he agrees to follow you and just remove the statement that checks if you already have companions or karma or whatever until the option reappears. Keep in mind you'll be making a new ESP that is going to be dependent on like 10 different master files and likely lead to other headaches.

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Laclongquan
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Re: Cannot recruit Sergeant RL-3 (not karma related issue)

Post by Laclongquan » Thu Nov 04, 2021 7:03 am

How about console command

Player.modav karma -500

To reduce 500 point karma back to neutral range. Then modav back to current karma once you are done.

Lyndi
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Re: Cannot recruit Sergeant RL-3 (not karma related issue)

Post by Lyndi » Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:14 pm

The OP specifically says this isn't a Karma issue which means its a mod conflict. He could potentially use xEdit to figure out which mod is breaking the scripts/dialogue, but he's going to have to restart the game most likely in any event. If it's broken scripts they're probably save baked and just removing the conflicting mod won't solve the problem.
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