Dark Realms Skins and Props – April 20 Update

NOTICE: This release has been superseded by the May Day Dark Realm update. The information and links below are for reference only.

Lenora Minogue has updated her Dark Realms Skins pack and Props pack for Vampire the Masquerade- Redemption multiplayer.

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

1) REMOVE BEFORE INSTALLING: This version of the Dark Realm Skins and Props is compatible with the previous version with these exceptions:

* I strongly recommend you empty your crypt folder located in your main vampire directory, especially if you’re using the following skins: Aiya, Baal, Daash, Enyara, Eythan, Ian, Jyll, LadyDeath, Mara, Mason, Merlinda, Renee, Solaria, TheMan, Velvette, Victoria, and West.

* Remove the Fireplace_Brick prop if you’re currently using it on your maps. It has been discontinued in favor of the new Fireplace_Green prop.

* Remove the hot tub WITHOUT water in it, Hot_Tub_Empty, if you’re currently using it on your maps. If you’re using the hot tub WITH water in it, you can keep that right where it is. Only the empty hot tub has been removed.

* Remove Art_Carnera3 painting prop, if you’re currently using it on your maps. It has been discontinued to save some space in the packs.

* Remove the Oslo_Suit2 skin upgrade or npc if you’re currently using the skin or have a map saved with this npc.

* Remove the Victoria_Succubus upgrade if you’re currently using that skin and have this upgrade in your character’s inventory. This upgrade accidentally got left in the pack before and should have already been deleted. There is no corresponding NPC to worry about removing.

2) Download and install this pack

This core download is all you need to have access to player skins and npcs. However, to have full access to NPCs, STs will have to spawn a base model npc and equip that character’s upgrade to get the desired look.

4) OPTIONAL SKIN PACK ADD ON FILES:

Choose only ONE of the THREE in this download:

Darkrealm NPC.nob
(full list of NPCs you can spawn directly…and when in doubt, this is what you should usually use, unless your games become unstable, then remove it)

Darkrealm NPC MD.nob
(modern day focused list of NPCs you can spawn directly)

Darkrealm NPC DA.nob
(dark ages focused list of NPCs you can spawn directly)

NOTE: If you upgraded and have problems with your previous saves due to changes (see above for compatibility issues), you can try downloading and installing the old version of this addon and the old core skinpack temporarily in order to be able to remove old elements from your saves.

ABOUT THE ADD ONS: These optional add on files are designed as a time-saving tool to help STs spawn npcs easier. You do not have to install any of these files to use the core Dark Realms skins. Optional files now give you the choice between three add on files that will allow you to directly spawn npcs without having to spawn a base npc model and equipping it with an upgrade. If STs plan to use one of these optional add on files, they should instruct players to use the same additional add on file. The add on files are completely compatible with the core Darkrealm skins. So you can include them or delete add on files without worrying about impacting player skins. However, deleting an add on file will impact npcs on your saved maps.

5) PROP AND ITEM PACK: Download and install this pack.

Note: These props and items can be installed separately of the Darkrealm skins. The skins are in no way dependent on having these props and items installed.

KNOWN CONFLICTS: Dark Realms Skins may or may not work with ±EOTW± or ±PER± skin packs since these are older incarnations of the Dark Realms Skins. You take your chances if you install them. The Six Skinpack.nob will usually only work with the Darkrealm Skins core and props downloads. Though you can always try it…but at your own risk. In general, avoid using too many extra skins, maps, or other mods with Dark Realms since this mod is huge and poor vamp can only handle so much.

HELP, I’M CRASHING: If you’re crashing with just the Darkrealm Skins core installed, you might have to just bite the bullet and remove other maps, skins, or props from your main vampire directory. I’d recommend starting with the maps, as they can really take a toll on the game’s stability.

WHATS NEW:

In addition to a new array of props and skins for your entertainment, this pack features quite a few changes for portrait props and character portraits. There’s quite a bit of new stuff, so I only attached a few screenies to this e-mail.

SKIN PACK:

> New portrait models! The following skins now have unique portrait head models: Aiya, Baal, Daash, Enyara, Eythan, Ian, Jyll, LadyDeath, Mara, Mason, Merlinda, Renee, Solaria, TheMan, Velvette, Victoria, and West.

Note that character portraits will only appear for the playable version of skins. The portraits will not be visible for NPCs.

> Updated Ian skin! This skin now includes two upgrades with a red and black hat. It also includes a military look inspired upgrade.

The upgrades can be found in the item list as:
Ian_DorianRed_H (Red shirt upgrade with hat)
Ian_DorianSuit_H (Red and black suit with hat)
Ian_Uniform (A Steampunkish military-styled upgrade.)

> Updated Alymer skin skin! The Alymer skin now includes a military style coat.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Alymer_Uniform (A Steampunkish military-styled upgrade.)

> Updated Oslo skin! The Oslo skin now includes a trench coat and a prisoner/peasant look.

The upgrades can be found in the item list as:
Oslo_Commoner (Peasant or prisoner look)
Oslo_Trench (Trench coat)

> Updated Velvette skin skin! A new pink dress upgrade and a version of the suit with a stylish hat.

The upgrades can be found in the item list as:
Velvette_Dress (Pink dress)
Velvette_Suit_H (Suit dress with hat)

> Minor Fixes/Changes:

* Fixed a glitch with the plaid bed that previously caused the head board appear to disappear at certain angles. Also fixed a minor clipping issue with the sheets on the bed.

* Removed the Victoria_Succubus upgrade from the list, since this upgrade no longer exists.

* Removed the Fireplace_Brick prop from the list. It has been discontinued in favor of the new Fireplace_Green prop.

* Removed the Hot_Tub_Empty prop from the list. It has been discontinued to save space in the pack since most people only use the hot tub with water in it.

* Remove Art_Carnera3 painting prop, if you’re currently using it on your maps. It has been discontinued to save some space in the packs.

* Made the following props more proportional: Cello, Chaise_Lounge Coffeetable1, Coffeetable2, Grandpiano, Grandpianoblack, Grandpianowood, and Harp. Note: To see the difference in size on your saved maps, you may have to respawn these props. Also, if you happen to use a map that incorporates the BlueOrb Prop pack, these props may revert to their previous size.

* The Cello, Harp, Hookah, and Roman baths props have been adjusted so that it is easier to position npcs closer to them.

> Shades can now also be used for the following upgrades:

Alymer_Uniform
Ian_DorianSuit
Ian_DorianSuit_H
Ian_DorianRed_H
Ian_Pirate
Ian_Pirate2
Ian_Suit
Ian_Uniform
Oslo_Commoner
Oslo_Trechcoat
Velvette_Dress
Velvette_Suit_H

> Continuing support for NPCS! Just like always, all player skins and their corresponding upgrades can be used for NPCS.

PROP PACK:
> Here’s a list of just the new stuff:

art_club_bathory (Movie poster for Bathory Lounge)
art_club_redspike (Poster for the Red Spike club)
art_yellowjacket (Poster for the Yellow Jacket club)
art_lasombra3 (Lasombra lady portrait)
art_lasombra4 (Naked Lasombra with tentacles)
art_nosferatu (A mysteriously masked Nosferatu)
art_ventrue2 (Ventrue soldier portrait)
art_ventrue3 (Oslo Morvayne portrait)
fireplace_green (A Victorian style fireplace)
fish_tank (An elegant seahorse fish tank)
merchant_stand (A modern day street kiosk)
telescope (Surprisingly, this is a telescope)
TV (A New elegantly modern TV)
violin_table (Violin on a table)
violin (Violin and bow)
chair_rocking
lab_station

* Additionally, art_judith and art_ravnos have been switched out for new paintings. Also the backdrop prop has been enhanced, and it is slightly bigger size and is now higher resolution. These changes will not cause your previously saved maps to crash.

** Note on Prop Selection: If you’re having trouble selecting the rugs, move your cursor along the edge of the rug until you can select it. If you’re having trouble selecting the paintings, move your cursor directly beneath them near the floor.

*** THANKS EVERYONE! *** As usual, please feel free to distribute or use however you wish. Feel free to borrow any skins you’d like for your own packs or use these to make your own skins. Thanks everyone for continuing to give me feedback on ways to improve these packs. Please enjoy ***

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