Dark Realm Summer Solstice Update

Following on from my last post for this month’s update released previously, there have been some texture issues discovered. As such, I present the Dark Realm Summer Solstice Update (aka, emergency texture rebuild including some new goodies). This pack *does* have some compatibility issues, please read Lenora’s description below carefully. As always, the previous versions of this pack remain available via prior announcement posts.

COMPATIBILITY WITH PREVIOUS VERSION:

This version is COMPLETELY COMPATIBLE with the previous version with THESE EXCEPTIONS:

1) REMOVE Solaria_Dress4_B from your saved maps and from your skins. This has been discontinued. Note the version WITH the non-bloody face is still in the pack.

2) REMOVE Perse_DA_Dress_B from your saved maps and from your skins. This has been discontinued. Note the version WITH the non-bloody face is still in the pack.

3) REMOVE SirGraye_Bird_Man from your saved maps and from your skins. This has been updated to SirGraye_Ancient.

4) REMOVE SirGraye_Hood_T from your saved maps and from your skins. Note the green hooded cloak WITHOUT the green face tattoo is still in the pack.

5) REMOVE SirGraye_M from your saved maps and from your skins. Note the version WITHOUT the red face tattoo is still in the pack.

6) REMOVE SirGraye_S_T from your saved maps and from your skins. This skin has been discontinued.

7)REMOVE w_guns_dual from your inventory. This weapon is still available, but due to changes, you’ll need to respawn it to avoid crashes.

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

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Download and extract into your main vampire directory: Darkrealm_Skins_Core_06.17.17.

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_06.15.17.

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 equip 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_06.15.17.

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 and a lot of minor fixes and changes, and a sample of some of them can be seen in the attachments.

SKIN PACK:

> Updated Lenora Skin! The Lenora_Rayne (Bloodrayne skin) has been updated with a more sophisticated look.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Lenora_Rayne (Updated Bloodrayne look)

> Updated Solaria skin! Now includes a modern day versatile slip dress.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Solaria_Mod_Dress (Green Modern Day Slip Dress)

> Updated Alymer skin! Now includes a new suit upgrade.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Alymer_Suit (Dark suit with handkerchief)

> Updated SirGraye skin!

The upgrades can be found in the item list as:
SirGraye_Ancient (previously was SirGraye_Bird_Man, now with an updated look)
SirGraye_Hood_B (a black version of the DA hooded cloak upgrade)
SirGraye_Suit_W (Old Salal Skin with white suit, now with different hair)

> Updated Salal skin!

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Salal (base model, now has a different face and hair, original skin moved to SirGraye_Suit_W)

> Updated Beztrice skin!

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Beztrice_Skirt (Chic French Maid)

> Updated Maeva skin! Now includes a black modern day slip dress.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Maeva_Mod_Dress (Black Modern Day Slip Dress)

> MINOR FIXES/CHANGES:

* The Solaria_Dress4_B npc/upgrade has been discontinued from the DR mod to save space and because this upgrade was extraneous.

* The Alymer skin now has a newly enhanced face texture and brand new eyes.

* The Lisle skin now has an updated face and enhanced face texture.

* The Sir Graye skin has been updated with a new face and several other changes.

* Fixed the missing texture issues with the w_guns_dual weapons.

* Made the Roman_Statue prop more stable.

* Maeva base model and Maeva_Street npc/upgrade have been given new hair and the mismatched textures on the neck have been fixed.

* Fixed the buttons and aligned the right leg better on the Lucien_Suit npc/upgrade.

* Switched out the Art_Ventrue picture for one with a soldier and a sword.

* Switched out the Art_Renee picture for a fresh portrait

> Shades can now also be used for the following upgrades:
Alymer_Suit (Dark suit with handkerchief)
Beztrice_Skirt (Chic French Maid)
Lenora_Rayne (Updated Bloodrayne look)
Maeva_Mod_Dress (Black Modern Day Slip Dress)
SirGraye_Suit_W (Old Salal Skin with white suit, now with different hair)
Solaria_Mod_Dress (Green Modern Day Slip Dress)

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




** 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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