Dark Realm Update October 2016

This update has been superseded by the December 2016 release.
After the September heatwave, the winter cold has finally started to grip my country here in the UK. However over in the US, despite storms and floods, Lenora has continued her monthly Dark Realm pack updates! I’m rather late posting this news and may choose to create a dedicated section for Lenora’s packs with detailed changelogs in the near future to make things easier. As usual, the following information is provided on Lenora’s behalf. Enjoy your VTMR gaming! -Sam


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.


1) DELETE these files if you have them currently installed: BLUEORB Proppack.nob, Cigarettes.nob, Eliza.nob, Jason Jindrax.nob, Julio.nob, LenoraMinogue2.nob, PeRProps.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_10.20.16.

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.


Download and extract into your main vampire directory: Darkrealm_NPC_Add_on_10.20.16.

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_10.07.16.

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.



> Updated Daash skin! The Daash skin has been overhauled with a new face and a fresh hairstyle on some upgrades. Also the Salal base model has been moved to the Daash skin as an upgrade.

The upgrades can be found in the item list as:
Daash_Commoner (Beat up peasant look, formerly the Salal base model)
Dash_Dandy (Black and green elegant coat)
Dash_Goth_Coat (Black trench coat)

> Updated Solaria skin!

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Solaria_DA_Pants_H (Crimson DA look with hood)

> Updated Aiya skin! It now includes a version of one of the dark ages looks with a skirt.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Aiya_DA_Dress (Dark ages look with skirt)

> Updated Salal skin! This skin now features a completely different model, a white linen suit. The previous model for this skin has been moved to Daash_Commoner.

> Minor Fixes/Changes:

* The Ayia skin now includes a totally new updated character portrait model.

* The Daash skin now includes an updated character portrait model.

> Shades can now also be used for the following upgrades:
Dash_Dandy (Black and green elegant coat)
Dash_Goth_Coat (Black trench coat)
Salal (White linen suit)

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

PROP PACK: Now includes…

blood_chalice (a bloody chalice)
blood_chalice_stand (blood chalice pedestal)
trash (street trash)

** 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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