Dark Realm Update May 2017

This release has been superseded by the June 2017 update. The below information and download links are archived for reference.
Lenora has made a new release of her Dark Realm Mod (for Vampire the Masquerade-Redemption) that I am told has been quite pain-staking (pardon the pun) just in time for my birthday! As always, the following information is provided on her behalf. This release supersedes the previous April 2017 Update.

COMPATIBILITY WITH PREVIOUS VERSION:
This version is COMPLETELY COMPATIBLE with the previous version with ONE EXCEPTION…
If you are currently using the MALEANGEL skin for a character or as an npc in your maps, please DELETE it before installing this update.
Additionally, if for some reason your game crashes after installing this version, please empty your crypt folder.
INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Download and extract into your main vampire directory: Darkrealm_Skins_Core_05.12.17.

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.

2) 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_05.12.17.

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.

3) PROP AND ITEM PACK: Download and extract into your main vampire directory: Darkrealm_Props_05.12.17.

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.

4) 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.

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 new upgrade.
The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Aiya_Suit2 (Red blazer and black pants upgrade)
> Updated Sherri skin! Now includes a new upgrade.
The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Sherri_Suit (Black suit dress with beret)
> Updated Victoria skin! Vampy black dress and elegant blazer and pants
The upgrades can be found in the item list as:
Victoria_Dress_Mod2 (Black slip dress, pale look with cross)
Victoria_Pants (Elegant blazer and pants)
> Updated Lucien skin! Now includes a long dark jacket with buckles
The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Lucien_Jacket4 (Long black coat with buckles)
> New Elyric skin! Includes a number of upgrades with various hair options.
The upgrades can be found in the item list as:
Elyric_B_Coat (Antiquated black trench coat, dark hair)
Elyric_Casual (Black silk shirt, silver and black hair)
Elyric_Casual2 (Black silk shirt, blond hair)
Elyric_P_Jacket (Elegant coat, purple and black hair)
Elyric_P_Jacket2 (Elegant coat, red hair)
Elyric_Warrior (A silver knight)
Elyric_Warrior2 (A silver knight with feathered crown, updated version of the MaleAngel base skin)
Elyric_Warrior3 (A dark knight with cape)

> OTHER CHANGES:
MaleAngelThe MaleAngel Skin has been discontinued.
However, the MaleAngel base skin has been reworked and can be found as an upgrade for the Elyric skin (Elyric_Warrior2).

 

 

 

 

MINOR FIXES/CHANGES:
*The Victoria_Dress2 upgrade/npc now has new blond hair.
* Renee_Feather upgrade/npc now has better shoes.
* Improved makeup for Sherri skin and the Enyara_Suit upgrade/skin.
* Improved textures on the Tahir_Jacket upgrade/npc.
* Improved textures on Mara_Suit upgrade/npc.
> Shades can now also be used for the following upgrades:
Aiya_Suit2 (Red blazer and black pants upgrade)
Elyric_B_Coat (Antiquated black trench coat, dark hair)
Elyric_Casual (Black silk shirt, silver and black hair)
Elyric_Casual2 (Black silk shirt, blond hair)
Elyric_P_Jacket (Elegant coat, purple and black hair)
Elyric_P_Jacket2 (Elegant coat, red hair)
Elyric_Warrior (A silver knight)
Elyric_Warrior2 (A silver knight with feathered crown, updated version of the MaleAngel base skin)
Elyric_Warrior3 (A dark knight with cape)
Sherri_Suit (Black suit dress with beret)
Victoria_Dress_Mod2 (Black slip dress, pale look with cross)
Victoria_Pants (Elegant blazer and pants)

> Continuing support for NPCS! Just like always, all player skins and their corresponding upgrades can be used for NPCS.
PROP PACK: Now includes…
Pulpit (A fancy pulpit for all your kindred scheming meetings)
** 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.
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*** 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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