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Dragonborn.esm (Skyrim) help, the quest won't trigger.

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So I have the EP, on Steam it says that I own it.

I played around in Skyrim for about 2 hours, doing minor quests and stuff (ok I got carried away) but I was surprised how nothing happened to trigger the new quest.

So I googled the issue.

- I have done the Horn of Jurgen Windcaller quest which is a requisite before this EP shows up.

- I have roamed the countryside and the cities.

- I have roamed a lot inside Windhelm, and gone to the Windhelm docks and spoke to everyone there.. There's no guy called
Gjalum Salt Sage
who's supposed to start the quest or something.

- I have checked my loading files... I have hearthfire.esm I have dawnguard.esm but I don't have any dragonborn.esm file :wtf:

- I have verified integrity of game cache on Steam...

What gives here?

:confused:


EDIT:

Just great. I restarted Steam and there's a 990MB download starting right now.
I suspect (and hope!) it's the Dragonborn EP.
I wonder why it didn't download normally as it did with Dawnguard and Hearthfire, duh.. :banghead: Even updates I don't want usually start immediately in Steam and are a PITA to prevent, but this one... It didn't download not even with a Game Integrity Check through Steam.. sigh!
 
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It doesn't surprise me. I think Valve needs some serious attention to their Steam servers. Some things don't get updated as well as they should, and a lot of Steam versions of games have problems others don't. I don't even like that you always have to run the latest patch versions of games even if they're just sp. Sometimes the later patches make the game run worse.
 
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In any situation like this manually verify you have the new .esm file in your game folder and that it is checked in Data Files via the Launcher.

As an aside, I own Dawnguard already but don't have it enabled (checked) cause I am not ready for new content.