While it is annoying when you are selecting your character's race in Chargen that Ash Ghoul, Vivec, and Dagoth Ur show up as playable races (they shouldn't be playable), two of these races also BREAK the chargen system.
Many people have noticed this now, and while I thought I had fixed it with my Chargen And Transport mod, I did not.
The bug: when selecting your character's race, if you get to either Ash Ghoul race or Vivec race, you can no longer change the hair style or eye color of your character. The Dagoth Ur race seems to not cause this problem - because it has default eyes and hair properly set in the construction set...
The order of races (from start and clicking the right arrow) is:
- Wood Elf
- Ash Ghoul
- Dagoth Ur
- Dark Elf
- High Elf
- Imperial (back to top)
Because Wood Elf and Argonian are in between the two broken races, it is impossible to change their hair style or eye color during chargen.
I have created a fix that adds the missing hair and eye color options to these playable races so that it won't break when you click through them... this fixes the problem for me.
Download fix: [No longer needed as of v047]
While this fixes the problem temporarily, the "real" way to fix this problem is to make these three races unplayable (uncheck the playable box under Character -> Race -> Text Data Tab) and then remove all uses of GetIsPlayableRace from all of the dialogue topics that touch any of these races in the game (i.e. all dialogue with Dagoth Ur, Vivec, and any Ash Ghouls.)