that, and creeper and mudcrab act like normal creatures (I can't talk to them). I have the game on my harddrive, with a couple mods, and I'm sure I didn't miss anything, but the guy you show the papers to in Seyda N. (and he gives you papers to go see Crasius in Balmora) doesn't have the right topics. His topics are just the imperial legion (I think).
Any idea what is going on? I can play on my old save fine, but I will never be able to start anew again (cause I can't exit the first area, since the guy doesn't take my papers)