Dark Realm Update September 2017

This release has been superseded by the October 2017 update. Download links are retained below for resolving compatibility issues.

Despite a brushing visit by Hurricane Irma, Lenora has risen with a vengeance to bring us a new Dark Realm pack for Vampire the Masquerade- Redemption multiplayer. This release supersedes the previous release. Honestly, I do not know what we would do without her! The following information is provided on her behalf.
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*** THANKS EVERYONE! *** An extra special thanks to everyone who supported me during Hurricane Irma’s unwelcome visit to Florida. This update to dedicated to all of you.

COMPATIBILITY WITH PREVIOUS VERSION:

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

Remove Oslo_Street2 npc/upgrade from your character skins and saved maps (dark brown jacket with faded green shirt). This npc/upgrade look has been moved to Oslo_Street. The previous look for Oslo_Street has been discontinued.

Remove TheMan_CoatBadge and TheMan_SuitBadge npcs/upgrades from your character skins and saved maps (dark coat upgrade with the badge). These npcs/upgrades have been discontinued. However, the similar looks without the badge are still available.

1) Remove the Lenora_Suit_B npc from your saved maps (green suit dress with photo ID).

2) Remove the Perse_Assassin npc from your saved maps (assamite bodysuit and dragon tattoos WITHOUT sword).

3) Remove Perse_PaganM npc from your saved maps (Pagan look with mask).

4) Remove SirGraye_Mod_Hood npc from your saved maps (Hoodie blue jean Knights jacket). This look has been moved to SirGraye_Mod_Hood_H npc.

NOTE: You can STILL use these looks as upgrades (except for Oslo_Street2, TheMan_CoatBadge, TheMan_SuitBadge) on your characters and use them as npcs by placing the appropriate upgrade on the base model of a skin.

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

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

Download and extract into your main vampire directory: Darkrealm_Skins_Core_09.28.17.

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_09.28.17.

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_09.28.17.

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 new skins, props, and some minor fixes and changes. You can see examples of what’s been updated in the links and attachments.

SKIN PACK:

> Updated Damora skin! A mourning dress with and without a veil.

The upgrades can be found in the item list as:
Damora_Mourn (Black mourning dress)
Damora_Mourn_V (Black mourning dress with veil)

>Updated Enyara skin! Now includes a version of the purple hair upgrade with the hood down.

The upgrades can be found in the item list as:
Enyara_Hood (Hoodie with purple hair – hood down)

>Updated Diana skin! Now includes a purple and black suit dress.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Diana_Suit (Purple and black suit dress)

>Updated Victoria skin! Now includes a blue-haired punk look. It also includes a black Victorian mourning dress.

The upgrades can be found on the item list as:
Victoria_Casual (Blue hair punk)
Victoria_Mourn (Mourning dress)

>Updated SirGraye skin! Now includes a version of the blue jean hoodie with the hood down.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
SirGraye_Mod_Hood (Hoodie down)

>Updated Lucien skin! Now includes a look with a plaid shirt and jeans.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Lucien_Plaid (Plaid Shirt)

PROPS:

Now includes:
Statue_Roman2 (Roman bust and pedestal)

> Shades can now also be used for the following upgrades:
Diana_Suit (Purple and black suit dress)
Enyara_Hood (Hoodie with purple hair – hood down)
Lucien_Plaid (Plaid Shirt)
SirGraye_Mod_Hood (Hoodie down)

> 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.

> MINOR FIXES/CHANGES:

** Persephone_Assassin_S and Persephone_Assassin upgrades now have less awkward feet and the hip aligns more naturally. The textures were also slightly adjusted.

** Oslo_Street upgrade now has a grungier green texture and the texture glitch on the belt has been fixed.

** Victoria_Hood upgrade now has pants beneath the shorts.

** Enyara_Hood upgrade has been moved to Enyara_Hood_H. This will not negatively impact your skins or saved maps.

** SirGraye_Mod_Hood skin upgrade has been moved to SirGraye_Mod_Hood_H. This will not negatively impact your existing skins.

** Victoria_Mod_Dress2 has a subtly enhanced face texture.

NOTE: 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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