Having recently done a lot of testing this week. i thought i would add the details of some followers,
and the recent installation of Inigo, which before helping out a very nice user on nexus, i had no previous inclination to install, how wrong i was!
Ref. Eryniel Elf Reborn Follower.http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/30175/
I placed her below AFT, i did optimize her textures though, and patch her to CBBE curvy.
Lovely follower, i had been tracking Eryniel, but forgot all about her!
She worked fine, all of AFT's functions worked correctly, and i could introduce her to Cerwiden, so she would be enabled in Cerwiden's Call Target Focus option for battles, and be listed on Cerwiden's friend list.
I may remove her Leaf magic feet effect though, as it is annoying,
But otherwise i have no problem with keeping Eryniel in my game, she also chats very nicely with Vilja.
Ref. Sighne Follower.http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/37372/
I placed Sighne below AFT, and recruited her with no issues, she strolls around the Companions quarters nicely before you recruit her. Annoyingly she has the same voice type as Lydia, now as i have Lydia in my party, the conversations get very messed up with Vilja.
When i introduced her to Cerwiden, i had an instant CTD. Happened 5 times, so i removed, This is the first follower that has caused this with Cerwiden. So something is not correct in the mod.
It could be down to certain assets used from Lydia with the Creation kit to make the Sighne mod.
Shame really as i really like her, so i have removed, but will look back at her later, when i have more time.
Though if you do not ever use Lydia or Cerwiden, you may have no problems.
The follower Compatibility patch, fixed this issue with Cerwiden. So i am back to using her, though not with Lydia.
She really is an incredible, gritty character.
Ref. Shandar Follower.http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/42714/
Now Shandar is a fantastic looking character. He's huge! I installed him above AFT as advised by the mods author.
On entering the Dead Mans Drink inn, after the location loaded i had CTD. Tried everything to get inside nothing worked. So put Shandar below AFT in my load order, no CTD. The inn loaded but 3 of my followers went home, i recruited Shandar anyway, and tried to Summon my 3 lost followers, but to no avail.
Something had caused the 3 followers in AFT to be dismissed. Also on leaving the inn Shandar would not follow me, tried everything, but had to give up on this mod, it was just causing too many issues.
I will check on the forum, to see if anything the same has been reported. As it is similar to a Inigo and INPC's problem that has been mentioned, so something may come to light, that eventually solves the issue.
Shandar was fixed when i retested with the Follower Compatibility patch. Though i have deactivated for the moment, due to dirty edits. I could introduce him to Cerwiden, but had to unstick him by doing the weapon remove fix
But i am going to get him sorted, as he has good interaction with Vilja.
Ref, Lethan Shadowleaf Elven Follower.
Now this fellow is a touch on the tall side, or i am just short! Good armour included, and seems quite dastardly! Installed below AFT, with no issues.
Have yet to hear him, and Vilja natter, though It may come later.
Introduced to Cerwiden with no issues. Roams the roads between Whiterun, Riverwood, and Falkreath. Stops at the inns, took me ages to find him!
I get the feeling that The Dead Mans Drink is his local, it must serve a better pint of ale!
I am going to optimize him though, as he is whopping 180mb! But well worth keeping.
Ref. Danya Follower.http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/36417//
Now i have been using her for a while, works great with AFT, load below.
She is short, tough, and scowls at you, in a kind of cute way.
Or she is just deciding which part of my body to stick her knife in!
Really do like her character.
Ref. Inigo First Test.http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/40960/
I installed 1.1b Better follower compatible version of Inigo, and placed it below, and above AFT.
On loading my test save in Riften, my last 2 recruited INPC followers walked away. When speaking to them they still acted as being recruited, but would not follow. No follow me dialogue would appear.
Also Lydia just bloody vanished, she was away so fast when my back was turned!
Cerwiden also walked away, she still acted as if she was following, but again no go. She would not follow, and no AFT follow command would appear.
One of my INPC followers actually went back into the Temple of Mara, where i originally recruited her from, so she must have actually been dismissed from my party. I tried but could not recruit her, as again no follow me option anywhere in the dialogue tree.
Vilja was not affected as she is a totally self contained mod.
So i tried to recruit a new follower, but i had no luck. The follow me option would appear, they would reply with " Lead the way " But no joy, they would not move.
Then i noticed something interesting, all that was left of my party. Were Vilja (Totally independent mod)
The first INPC follower i recruited, and Marcurio the last vanilla follower i recruited.
Now this is a similar fault that has been mentioned with the INPC's new version by some users, it stopped the AFT patch allowing more than 1 INPC follower to be recruited. Now for Inigo, to go even further, by dismissing vanilla followers, and cerwiden, it could be the same fault just across a broader spectrum ? Ie. just allowing 1 type of follower to be recruited.
I may be barking up the wrong tree here, as i am not a modder, but a script somewhere, similar to a recent INPC script in it's new update, is most likely corrupting AFT.
Possibly looking at the script files of INPC's and Inigo, and the AFT/INPC Addon patch, one similar new script may pop up as being the culprit, thus hopefully solving all three mods issues at once.
Ref Inigo Second Test
I Installed Inigo 1.0 and placed it just above AFT.
Loaded current save, no one walked away or were dismissed.
So that was better.
Went and released Inigo, went through his dialogue, and recruited him with the owe me debt thing.
He replied fight alongside you, or something similar, stood up. Then parked his bum back on his chair !
Respoke to him, but to no avail. No AFT options appeared, also no follow me dialogue whatsoever.
So step 2.
Added the Follower compatibility mod latest version. Placed esp at the bottom of my load order.
Kept Inigo version 1.0 right above AFT 1.66.
No one walked away, or was dismissed, all AFT options still worked.
Released Inigo from jail again again.
Went through his dialogue, asked him to pay his debt, Inigo agreed.
He stood, then sat down again!
So spoke to him again, and lo and behold . The "Follow me" text appeared.
So i asked Inigo to follow me, he agreed.
AFT kicked in, reduced follower count, and Inigo proceeded to cling to my coat tails.
Went outside the jail, where i had left all the other followers except Vilja.
So Cerwiden, Lydia, Marcunio, 1 super INPC follower, and 2 standard INPC's were waiting for me.
I used AFT's Summon all followers command in the dialogue tree, having previously used the All followers stop command,
Everyone surrounded me,
All of my followers were fine, all of AFT's functions worked.
Then tried my horse call from Convenient Horses, all followers including Inigo grabbed their horns,and all horses appeared for every follower, and all the horse functions worked fine.
Then had a battle with some weird creatures from the Monster mod Reborn, Everyone performed as they should.
So Inigo 1.0 plus the Follower compatibility mod works.
Also Inigo 1.1, or 1.1b will just not work for me, either on their own, or with the Compatibility patch alongside it.
Followers do not walk off, or get dismissed. But no matter what i do, i can not recruit Inigo.
So something in the update, effects AFT. Which is a good thing, as it narrows down the options, also it maybe possible to check against the new INPC update. Which has been reported as causing problems with AFT for some users.
So just to rectify.
Inigo should be above AFT.
The Compatibility has to be installed with it, at least with my game, and placed at the bottom of the load order.
Also Vilja has no issues.
INPC'S 2.43 works fine.
CH works fine.
All of the above Ref. followers work.
So far as much as i have played, Inigo is a fantastic mod, and the voice acting is superb.
Also a big mention for Vamyan and his Follower Compatibility mod, for without his work i would be stuffed.
His fix also stopped a crash, when introducing Cerwiden to Sighne, and the issues with Shandar follower.http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/41524/
Tried to post a link for Lethan, but the mod has been removed, due to authors RLI.
Do not why they did not just leave it on, and just say they were no longer supporting. As it worked fine.