Dark Realm New Year 2018 Update

This release has been superseded by the February 2018 Update.
Another year gone, and another Dark Realm Update for Vampire the Masquerade- Redemption multiplayer has been released, superseding the Festivity 2017 update. This release now separates some older skins for stability, please read the following information carefully.


COMPATIBILITY WITH PREVIOUS VERSION:
This version is COMPLETELY COMPATIBLE with the previous version with THESE EXCEPTIONS

*** DELETE the following npcs if currently in use:

Lenora_Vintage (Note: This upgrade is still available to playing characters.)
Lenora_VintageB_H (Note: This upgrade is still available to playing characters.)
Preda_Gunbelt (Note: This upgrade is still available to playing characters.)
 
***DELETE the following npc/upgrade if currently in use:
 
Damora_Dress_Mod (This upgrade has been removed because it is essentially a duplicate of another look this skin has: Damora_Dress_Mod2.)

***DELETE the following Christmas lights if currently included on your saved maps:

xmas_lights_red (now lights_xmas_red)
xmas_lights_redwhite (now lights_xmas_redwhite)
xmas_lights_white (now lights_xmas_white)

 
Note: The Christmas lights are still in the pack, but due to some changes to the file structure, you will have to respawn them.

*** DELETE the following skins from your maps/character crypts:

Jason_Jinxdrax
Gervauden
Talon
Voyd

Note: These skins have been moved to the separate optional Darkrealm Classic pack in order to increase stability for the mod.
***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_01.16.18.

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_01.16.18.

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_01.16.18

Note: These props and items can be installed separately of the Darkrealm skins. The skins are not dependent on having these props and items installed.

4) DELETE these files if you have them currently installed: BLUEORB Proppack.nob, Carnera.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.

5) (OPTIONAL) DARK REALM CLASSIC is a new separate optional pack that can function independently from the rest of the mod. So you don’t have to install it. It contains a few classic skins. Download here: Darkrealm_Classic_01.16.18.

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 –

This  version of the mod focuses on some fairly comprehensive updates of some old skins, plus a couple of new looks. There are also new spotlight options in the props pack which should liven up some of the old maps.

SKIN PACK:

> Updated Damora skin!! Now includes a new base model and a hooded/unhoooded necromancer upgrade.
 
The upgrades can be found on the item list as:
Damora (New Base Model)
Damora_Necro (Hoodless Necromancer)
Damora_Necro_H (Necromancer)

> Updated Maeva skin! Now includes a black version of the slip dress with long hair.
 
The upgrade can be found on the item list as:
Maeva_Mod_Dress (Asian Goth)  
Note: The Maeva dress with the red lace is now Maeva_Mod_Dress2.

> Updated Sherri skin! Now includes a black version of the slip dress with long red and black hair. Additionally this whole skin has basically been updated with some new hair.

The upgrade can be found on the item list as:
Sherri (Base Model)
Sherri_Goth (Goth Sherri)
Sherri_Mod_Dress (Black Dress)
Sherri_Cop (Cop) 

> Updated Victoria skin! Now includes an unhooded version of a necromancer look.
 The upgrades can be found on the item list as:
Victoria_Necro (Necromancer)

> The Vayrn skin has been combined with the Julio skin and includes a new face and hair.

The upgrades can be found on the item list as:

Varyn (Base Model)
Varyn_Roman (Roman Gladiator)
Varyn_Roman2 (Roman)
Varyn_Shirt (Green Shirt)
Varyn_Shirt_Coat (Green Shirt and Coat)

PROPS/ITEMS:

Now includes:
lights_blue
lights_green
lights_red
lights_purple
lights_spot_red
lights_spot_green
lights_spot_blue
lights_spot_purple
lights_spot_white
lights_white

MINOR CHANGES/FIXES:
 
*** The Lenora_GreenDress upgrade now has a new green antique necklace.

*** The holster has been removed from the Sherri_Jacket upgrade/npc.

*** The Varyn skin now includes a customized character portrait.
 > 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 FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT FOR THIS MOD!*** 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. Please enjoy!

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