Dark Realm Update February 2017

This release has been superseded by the March 2017 update. This old version is archived in case of problems with game save compatibility.

Lenora has once again updated her Dark Realm Packs for Vampire the Masquerade- Redemption. This pack is fully compatible with previous saves, nothing has been removed. However the last month’s version is still available if you do run into any problems. The following description is provided by Lenora.

COMPATIBILITY WITH PREVIOUS VERSION:

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_02.22.17.

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_02.22.17.

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_02.22.17.

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 new hair for the Damora_Vic upgrade/npc.

> Updated Lucien skin! Now includes a midnight blue and black frock coat.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Lucien_Jacket3 (Midnight blue and black coat)

> Updated Oslo skin! Now includes a long red coat upgrade.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Oslo_Dandy (Vampiric red coat)

> Updated Aiya skin! Now includes a white lace suit dress and Victorian dress.

The upgrades can be found in the item list as:
Aiya_Suit_W (White lace suit dress)
Aiya_Vic (Victorian dress)

> Updated Perse skin! Now includes a black suit dress.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Perse_Suit (Black suit dress)

> Updated Victoria skin!

Now includes new hair for the Victorian_B_Dress skin/npc.

The Victoria_Uptown skin/npc is now a trench coat.

> Minor Fixes/Changes:

* Aiya_Suit lace pattern on the legs now doesn’t overlap the shoes.

* Lucien_Suit and Salal base model now has a cleaner white texture.

* Bat_fountain now has dynamic flowing blood

* The hot tubs have dynamic water effects.

* The Roman baths now have dynamic water effects.

* The Royal_Bed and Royal_Bed_Chains have been made larger so they’re more proportional in the game. Also the crooked bedpost has been fixed.

> Shades can now also be used for the following upgrades:
Aiya_Suit_W (White lace suit dress)
Aiya_Vic (Victorian dress)
Damora_Vic (Victorian dress)
Lucien_Jacket3 (Midnight blue and black frock coat)
Oslo_Dandy (Vampiric red coat)
Perse_Suit (Black suit dress)
Victoria_Uptown (Trench coat)

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

PROP PACK: Now includes…

Hot_Tub_Bloody (A version of the hot tub filled with blood)
Statue_Egypt (Egyptian flowing blood statue)
Roman_Bath2_Blood (a blood-filled version of a sunken Roman bath)
Roman_Bath3_Blood (A blood-filled version of the elevated Roman bath)

** 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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