Dark Realm Update July 2016

There is a new Dark Realm Update again, superseding the old June update. Methinks Lenora is making a habit of doing monthly updates of this pack now? I ain’t complaining, it goes to show the love this game still has! Read on for Lenora’s news…

This version is COMPLETELY COMPATIBLE with the previous version.

However, if for some reason your game crashes after installing this version, please empty your crypt folder.

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

1) DELETE these files if you have them currently installed: BLUEORB Proppack.nob, Cigarettes.nob, Eliza.nob, Jason Jindrax.nob, Julio.nob, LenoraMinogue2.nob, ±PeR±Props.nob, Roman_Mod.nob, Sheliah’s Wing Pack, and TheMan.nob (John Costello skin). These packs have been incorporated into the Darkrealm skins and props.

Note: There is now NO overlap between the original, unmodified WTDpack01.nob. So if a particular map calls for this pack, you must install WTDpack01.nob separately.

2) Download and extract into your main vampire directory: Darkrealm_Skins_Core_07.05.16.

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) EXTENDED NPC LIST ADD ON (REMOVE IF GAMES BECOME UNSTABLE. THE CORE DARKREALM SKINS CAN STILL BE USED WITHOUT THIS FILE):

Download and extract into your main vampire directory: Darkrealm_NPC_Add_on_07.05.16.

ABOUT THE EXTENDED NPC LIST ADD ON: This optional add on file is designed as a time-saving tool to help STs spawn npcs easier. You do not have to install this file to use the core Dark Realms skins. However, many hosts use it unless it causes instability. The extended npc list add on file file allows you to directly spawn npcs without having to spawn a base npc model and equipping it with an upgrade. This add on file is completely compatible with the core Darkrealm skins. So you can include it or delete the extended npc add on file without worrying about impacting player skins. However, deleting the add on file will impact npcs on your saved maps.

5) PROP AND ITEM PACK: Download and extract into your main vampire directory: Darkrealm_Props_07.05.16.

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:

An update that adds a few new skins, props, and fixes, a sample of some of them can be seen in the attachments.

SKIN PACK:

> Updated Damora skin! Now includes a pale vampiress in a little black dress.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Damora_Mod_Dress (Little black dress upgrade)

> Updated Oslo skin skin! Now includes a crusader with helm and a black knight with helm look.

The upgrades can be found in the item list as:
Oslo_B_Knight (Black Knight)
Oslo_B_Knight_H (Black Knight with helm)
Oslo_Crusader_H (Crusader with helm)

> Updated Jyll skin! Now includes a cop upgrade.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Jyll_Cop (Cop upgrade)

> Updated Tahir skin! Now includes an upgrade with a black shirt and jeans. What was previously the Lucien_DarkAges upgrade has now been moved over to the Tahir skin as Tahir_DarkAges with some enhancements.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Tahir_DarkAges (Dark ages upgrade/enhanced version of previous Lucien_DarkAges upgrade)
Tahir_Shirt (Black shirt upgrade)

* The Tahir skin has been updated as a whole with a new high-res head.

> Completely new look for the old Lucien skin!

The upgrades can be found in the item list as:
Lucien base model (Tank top and jeans)
Lucien_Bloody (Bloody tank top and jeans)
Lucien_DarkAges (A dark ages look in black)
Lucien_Jacket (Tank top and jacket)
Lucien_Jacket2 (A black jacket with a pale face)

> Updated Wesst skin! What was previously the Lucien base model is now an upgrade for the Wesst skin (Wesst_Goth) and what was previously the Lucien_Jacket upgrade is now Wesst_Goth_Coat.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Wesst_Goth (Goth upgrade/enhanced version of previous Lucien base model)
Wesst_Goth_Coat (Goth upgrade with coat/enhanced version of previous Lucien _Jacket upgrade)

> Minor Fixes/Changes:

* The TV prop has been improved with new DVD box art and a glowing screen.

* The additional DA/MD npc add-on lists have been discontinued because they weren’t really being used, and removing them makes the directions less complicated.

* Minor changes to upgrade and model distance on some models that will not effect your characters or saved games.

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

Damora_Mod_Dress (Little black dress upgrade)
Jyll_Cop (Cop upgrade)
Lucien base model (Tank top and jeans)
Lucien_Bloody (Bloody tank top and jeans)
Lucien_DarkAges (A dark ages look in black)
Lucien_Jacket (Tank top and jacket)
Lucien_Jacket2 (A black jacket with a pale face)
Tahir (Tahir base model)
Tahir_BrownCoat (Brown coat)
Tahir_DarkAges (Dark ages upgrade)
Tahir_LongCoat (Trench coat)
Wesst_Goth (Goth upgrade)
Wesst_Goth_Coat (Goth upgrade with coat)

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

PROP PACK: Now includes…

art_tap_ladies (a tattered tapestry featuring three creepy ladies)
dj_booth (a new dj booth prop)
map_table (a tree trunk table with map on top)
sofa_red (an elegant red sofa)

** 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 distribute or use this mod however you wish. Feel free to borrow any skins you’d like for your own packs or use these to make your own skins. My thanks to each of you for continuing to give me feedback on ways to improve these packs. Please enjoy ***

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