April 2017 Updates: White Wolf Dark Pack blessing and VTMR Dark Realm Mod

It’s been a couple of weeks since I last wrote here, but I have two updates to give.
1) Following from my last post I am proud to announce that I have successfully made contact with White Wolf, whom have confirmed that this website is covered under Dark Pack Guidelines, making us once again an officially sanctioned Dark Pack website. Dark Pack LogoI had sought their assurance that we were covered for including game mods for the various PC Games and they confirmed that these are covered separately as User-Generated Content (UCG). It was also quite flattering to receive a thank you for continuing to support White Wolf’s products! Once I’ve got some issues with the site design sorted (damn, I’ll never learn how to use CSS properly) I will be branding the site with the Dark Pack logo to reflect our status as an officially sanctioned White Wolf fansite.

2) Lenora has decided to release a new version of her Dark Realm Mod to iron out a few issues in the last update, and include some new additions. The following is provided on her behalf.
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_04.18.17.

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_04.18.17.

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_04.18.17.

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 Aiya skin! Now includes a black trench coat.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Aiya_Jacket (Trench coat upgrade)

> Updated Enyara skin! Now includes a red silk dress.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Enyara_Jacket (Red silk dress)
Enyara_Suit (Red suit dress)

> Updated Tahir skin! Now includes a red and black coat.

The upgrades can be found in the item list as:
Tahir_Jacket (Red and black coat)

> Minor Fixes/Changes:

* The Victoria_Sacro npc now spawns correctly.

* The textures on the Oslo_Commoner npc/upgrade have been fixed. Also the model has been made more proportional.

> Shades can now also be used for the following upgrades:
Aiya_Jacket (Trench coat upgrade)
Enyara_Goddess (Red silk dress)
Enyara_Suit (Red suit dress)
Tahir_Jacket (Red and black coat)

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

PROP PACK: Now includes…

Ban_Ordo (A sword and crown banner that can be placed on the ground or on the wall)
Coffin (Stone coffin with the relief of a woman on top)





** 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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