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Summary:
This is a dark themed story driven quest mod for Skyrim. Like a real story, it is split into chapters which will be added one by one as the development moves on.


Warnings (read this before downloading):
Content Warning:
The story of this mod features dark adult themes like slavery, reluctance, blackmail, non-consentual sex, humilation and so on. Its not over the top (at least not yet) stuff, but if this direction is not your cup of tea, don't bother to download it.

Full Story Code Warnings:
Prolog: Non-Consentual, Masturbation
Chapter 1: Rape, Blackmail, Humil, D/s, Beastiality (optional)

Length Warning:
Every minute you play takes several hours to create in a story driven mod. Don't expect this to be another Dawnguard. Right now the very first chapter is finished. Its more like a preview (which also means - don't expect any orgies just yet)

Bug Warning:
There are probably quite a few bugs in the mod, which I hope to find and fix of course. However many bugs are just caused by Skyrim/The Creation Kit itself. When I tested the mod, sometimes some action in a scene just failed for no reason at all and it got stuck. Most times I could compelte the mod without any problems tho - however if you get stuck in a scene or dialog, just reloading and doing it again fixes it most of the times.


FAQ:
Will this mod be continued?
Possibly.


Requirements:
You need to have these mods installed:
Also:
  • You need to TURN ON SUBTITLES in your settings
  • You need to have a FEMALE PLAYER CHARACTER

Incompabilities:
Custom Skeletons are very likely not going to work / fit with the mods animation. For the XP32 Maximum Skeleton there is a compatibilty mode: Select the Dark Investigation Settings Spell in your Magic Menu and turn on this mode if you are using this skeleton. The vanilla will provide better results however.
- While I tried to avoid messing up any vanilla quests, due to bugs and pathing issues I can't promise that I succeeded in it. Therefore I do recommend to only keep this mod loaded while you play it - it won't do anything after you have the quest done anyway. No edits on your character or anything are done.

Conflicting / Incompatible mods:
  • "See you Sleep" Mod
  • Ultimate Follower Overhaul

Installation:
1. Download and install all required mods listed above
2. Download this mod and unzip it into your data directory
3. Run the GenerateFNISforUsers.exe which was provided with FNIS and is in your /data/tools directory
4. Play smile.png


Quest:
- The quest is started by the courier. Just go into any city after the mod is loaded.


Trouble Shooting:
My custom PC looks strange / manly / bulky / is missing custom features
Move dip.esp up in the load order

Anray keeps being a follower even when he should have left already / The door guard won't let me in telling me companions are not allowed / Anray won't follow me, telling me to get rid of compainions
Disable any custom follower mods, like UFO, and restart Dark Investigations.

In scenes my PC or other Actors just stand arround like ragdolls when they should be doing something
Makes sure you have FNIS installed properly and ran the user tool as described in the installation notes

A scene stops and doesn't moves on / Strange things happens / Actors are attacking each other
Load the last save outside the cell where the cell where the trouble began (in most cases the last autosave) and try again.

I still can't get it to work / something won't happen / someone won't speak to me / some script won't start
Make sure you use the most current Skyrim Version (>= 1.8).
Remove / disable all not required mods (you can backup your data folder before to easily restore everything back once your are finished). Make sure the /data/scripts folder is empty as scripts from other mods with the same name could break the mod. Then reinstall DI, use a clean save (or create a new character by starting a new game - in no case use a save which you created while DI was already active before) and try again. If that still does not work, feel free to post here in this thread asking for support

Contribute:
Voice Actors
I'm looking for volunteers to make this mod fully voiced. Please check out this post if you want to help.

Graphic Artists
You know your way arround creating or editing items / textures / effects in Skyrim and want to help out? There is always some item or outfit I need for this mod, so if you want to help me out go ahead and PM me. All I can offer is the timeless fame if a place in mod credits however tongue.png

Animation Artists
I have to use existing animations for the sex scenes in the mod. While many of them are very well done, most are not perfect for the actual scenes I have in mind. For example, some are "one-piece" animations which don't allow me to set the proper timing, others don't quite fit the action (like looking to consentual when it is not in the scene) and several do not exist at all (groping, undressing, etc). On the off chance that someone with skill in this area comes along and wants to provide an animation tailored for this story, please contact me.


Credits:


Author
Athstai

Scene Animations
Males Solo: Arrok
Tursam/Player: DarkAngel1265
Tursam/Danica: SexiS
Shydra/Rapists: Athstai
Shydra/Dog: Panicforever
Shydra Solo: bleagh
Shydra/Guard: Arrok
Shydra/Player: Athstai

Debugger / Editor
hmgirlpopuri (retired)

Voice Actors
Wormos: conradjones
Elgrim: GrimReaperCalls
Daniy: creeposaurus
Erach: watshisface
Deav: Highohall
Anray: Toastman
Tursam: Vulon
Shydra: Aryes
Johnny: SkatingJesus
Haako: Valgo
Door Guard: Shadow

Minor Animations
Cover: Stratovarius

Textures / Graphic
Slave Collar, Gag, Cuffs: ZaZ-Animation-Pack
Horny Dog: diarawr
Bukkake Textures: scepth
Strap On: Calyps
Curtain: Insanity (tesalliance.org)


Download:
Current Version: 0.27 Download | Mirror- 74MB

Completion Status
Chapter 0: 2/2 Branches - 4/7 Voice Actors - 1/1 Follow Up "Bonus" Scenes
Chatper 1: 4/4 Branches - 6/13 Voice Actors - 2/? Follow Up "Bonus" Scenes


Old Versions:


Changelog:
0.27
- Added the last branch for Shydra - Added one "bad end" bonus scene - Removed Sexis Dependency 0.26
- Added voices for Anray and Shydra
- Added an option to skip female sex voices in the dark investigation settings spell

0.25
- Added third branch of chapter 1

0.24
There is no new content in this update.
- Added voices for Tursam (Vulon) and Haako (Valgo)
- Added an option to skip male sex voices in the dark investigation settings spell
- Added a few new minor animations to the scenes
- Removed ASX requirement to run DI
- Voice files are now xwm encoded, shrinking the size of the mod considerable

0.23
- Bugfix for missing hello lines introduced in 0.22
0.22
- Added Voices for Anray and Johnny
- Added the first bonus scene/location (for the Player/Tursam -> release branch)
You need to run the FNIS tool after updating.

0.21
- Fixed several smaller bugs based on feedback for 0.20

0.20
- Added Chapter 1 (first two branches)

0.12
- I hear voices. And so can you! Thanks to the fantastic voice acting of GrimReaperCalling, conradjones, creeposaurus and watshisface the characters of Elgrim, Wormos, Daniy and Erach are now voiced. Join the ranks of those great voices and apply for the remaining characters! (see the voice acting thread)

- Added story to provide proper closure for the first chapter. What happened to Daniy, Erach and Nodyme? Find out and head back to their farm after your freed Daniy (don't use a savegame from previous versions). Proper investigators may also find an item which will be usefull in the next chapter.

0.11
- When started with a male PC, the quest no longer fails but waits untill the PC is female (for example by using "showracemenu" or when using a skip-intro mod)
- It is now enough to have your follower wait outside the Inn instead of dismissing him. Also less prone to bugged follower stats
- You can now talk to Elgrim in Riften even if you got the note from Erach aleady
- The Bright Path Inn has now a quest marker
- The dialogue has been customized a bit to better reflect the PCs race, equipped armor and carried items

0.10
- Initial Release Chapter 1 - Prolog



Thats it for now. More information and text to come. I appreciate any feedback, bugreports, comments - thats what will keep the mod growing smile.png

Asthai

General comments, suggestions, feedback and support thread


May 4, 2011

General comments / suggestions / feedback / support for Dark Investigations.

Please use a (made up) name / pseudonym when posting, it makes reading responses much easier. Thanks :)

187 comments:

  1. Many thanks for the wonderful mod! Here in Russia it is very loved and expected to continue.
    One request: do sex scenes closer to the viewer. Otherwise, not so interesting.
    I wish you luck.

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    1. Thanks. I suppose you mean the Danica scene. For dramatic reasons this was indeed not perfectly watchable, but you needed to get the feeling that you are peeking through the door yourself and voyeurs rarely have a perfect view ;) However the same umm.. stylistic twist isn't planed for any of the upcoming scenes, so you will probably have a better view in those.

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  2. Love the Style and the writing. Could really feel with poor Danica.

    Wonder, if she will get some Revenge on the DB in later Chapters....

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    1. Probably not in the story itself, but maybe in another follow-up/bonus scene. However, I would imagine she (or the goddess she serves) would rather like to take revenge on Tursam in this matter. But we will see.

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  3. Any idea as to when you'll release more content for this amazing mod that you have created?

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  4. Did you have any plans of support those male body.
    [4uDIKs Real body -4RB-]

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    1. Not really. For male bodies the only thing that differs (and counts) is if they have the same proportions (mostly they do as long as they use the vanilla skeleton) and how big their penis is - because most mods have gigantic ones and that just doesn't fits with many sex animations.
      So if you want you can try it out yourself, just install the body mod _after_ installing Dark Investigations and check wether the animations are still aligned properly.

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  5. Man I check here every single day to see if there is an update. That just goes to show how awesome your work is :)! I can't wait for the next update. Questin, do you plan on making bad endings as well? Like for instance dragonborngirl assaults the fort and loses the battle, would she be enslaved or something of the sort?

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  6. I´m glad I found this mod, which is as dark as it is rather subtile. I really enjoyed playing it, especially as it does not involve some deus ex machina overpowering of a PC that slays dragons on a regular basis. I hope you find the time and mood to further develope "Dark Investigations", a mod which is a more than welcome alternative to all those brute force sex, rape and slavery mods I found elsewhere. :)

    P.S. Please excuse my crude English, I´m German.

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  7. do you think you will have any updates soon?

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  8. Hello Athstai DA
    Thank you for providing the "multichoices" quest mod.
    I love this "multi-choices" mod so I want to contribute a little bit work.I'm applying the VA of Whiterun old prison guard.Here's the sample
    http://kuai.xunlei.com/d/D3mpAWjDF0qlUQQA0a5

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    1. Thanks a lot for the voice sample, I really appreciate the work. However, unfortunatly the record quality is too low to be usable in game (too much background noise, distortions, too muted). I can't really tell if the accent would work out at this point.
      So I think this is not going to work, but again, thanks for giving it a shot :)

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  9. Have you thought of doing weekly posts on how the next version is coming along (Like % complete)? This mod is great and I check almost every day to see if the next update is out yet, and thought it would be great seeing a post on how far along it is each week or something.

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    1. I think posting once per month is enough to show that I'm (or the mod) is not dead. Posting weekly empty posts with "Still working" isn't going to finish it any faster :)

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  10. Sweet can't wait for the rest of the mod :D Great work and keep it up! I can wait the longer time for better quality. Cheers mate

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  11. I was wondering how or where to go to get the bonus scene to begin

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  12. Athstai,
    You must be really proud of how this mod has been received. I know I would be. People who've played your mod, and most of us have played several times, await every update with breathless anticipation. The discussions about where the mod will lead next are very entertaining.
    Admittedly, I am new to the world of mods, less than a year, but am an avid post reader. The majority of your posts seem to be either praise, like this one, or pleads for more. Just for the part that has been completed, D.I. will be held up as an example of what is possible when plot, animation, and attention to detail are applied to an adult mod.
    Thanks again for sharing this outstanding work with the rest of us!

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    1. Well, that's a nice praise, thanks ;)

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  13. Hi Athstai,

    You might remember me complaining about freezing dialogue issues back in March in your LoversLab thread: http://www.loverslab.com/topic/7420--/page-25#entry328524

    I've finally managed to find the solution online. This is fixed by opening Skyrim.ini and changing bBackgroundLoadLipFiles=1 to 0. You could probably reproduce the issue by changing that line's value to 1. Clicking dialogue options will no longer show subtitles or advance the quest. Just thought you might want to add it to your Troubleshooting section for users experiencing freezing dialogue. :) Now I finally get to play your mod past the prologue! Keep up the great work - a lot of people are looking forward to more updates.

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  14. Athstai, I was wondering if you are going to do an adult theater bonus scene for the Tursam/Danica scene? Also, the main page lists a bonus scene for the prologue chapter, is that visiting the farm afterwards, or something else? If it's something else can you give a hint? Anyways, great mod, love it, easily the best adult mod I've downloaded (and I've downloaded a lot :P), and can't wait for the next update.

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    1. I don't know yet how other bonus scenes will look, they are more or less spontaneous idea when there is time for it. It is likely that something will happen at some point in the theater again, but thats all I know for now. As for the prolog, yes the last visit was the bonus scene - they don't all have to have sex in it :)

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  15. I wish I could help out, but I don't know how to animate or use Papyrus, and it's most likely my Australian accent wouldn't fare too well in an American game :( I also made a new char the other day which I'm going to keep at the end of the prologue chapter for when the Shydra branch comes out :D

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    1. Well you could at least try it.
      I am from Austria which means my accents sound a bit like that from Arnold Schwarzenegger and I tried it as well. Sooo...I really think you and all the other people that say they won't be able to voice act because of accent, should at least try it :D

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  16. I want to send you a voice file.. is LL still a option or per email ( i dont have the Email adress.. i cant find it)?

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    1. Mail or One-Click-Hoster would be best. My mail is athstai@gmail.com

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  17. Someone mentioned an invisible gift in the Player/Tursam bonus scene in a comment here: http://dark-investigations.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/lioverflowhidden.html#comment-form Could you tell me what they were referring to?

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  19. 이 모드가 저의 희망입니다. 이런 좋은 모드를 만들어 주셔서 감사합니다. 부디 빠른 업로드 부탁드립니다

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  20. I was enchanting stuff the other day, and there was an invisible item in the list, when I clicked on it it said . I believe it to be the Whiterun Signet Ring, it's the only item in my inventory that is unechanted, so it could only be that. Just letting you know.

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    1. Okay, that was weird, it said missing name, enclosed in the greater than and less than signs, for some reason it didn't work, you must have bb code or something set up on this website

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  21. Yo!
    First I want to say that i really enjoy playing this mod. Not only because I'm a perverted idiot (duh) but because its story is so well damn written and one notices that there's actually effort going into this. Love it!

    Also, here's a question for you: Did you ever consider using the SexLab Framework instead of Sexis and ASX? I know you ain't on that site anymore, but its a really well done framework imo and would compensate for both of those dependancies (I guess?). Tell me what you think about it, because I'm curious :3

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    1. Oh! I see :) Does make sense. Thank you for taking the time to answer :3

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  22. A lot of effort has clearly gone into this, nice work. It fitted well with my current 'nice girl corrupted' dovahkin, though some of the explanations could have been a bit more watertight for believability. E.g. as a proud and moral but very very angry vampire, it would have been quite nice if rather than just accepting the guard's lame attempt at intimidation and going straight to the fellatio, you could attempt to beat the answer out of him only to find out that he actually enjoys the pain and you risk killing him if you get too enthusiastic. I achieved this by electrocuting him for a bit before continuing with the dialogue but it would be nice if it was recognised. That makes the dovahkin less willing (she really has *no* other choice), more angry and in my case more satisfied when she goes back on the deal, beats him half to death then bites his throat out after he gave up the information.

    And of course if you do kill him your guard friend might comment that you're not only naked but also covered in blood. This might have a chastening effect on his 'asking for a painful death' style of conversation, at least temporarily.

    I suggest these because they are mostly dialogue changes, and mostly for an unvoiced character, so a cheap way to make a big improvement.

    Keep it up though!

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  23. Your design and execution are excellent, Athstai Da. Thank you for your effort and attention to detail.

    As you say near the top of this page, the mod 'See You Sleep' conflicts with Dark Investigations. However, a newer mod called 'Another Sleep Mod' by LP1, http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/37988//?, minimally conflicts. The only difficulty is that when the dragonborn wakes up in The Bright Path inn, and Wormos calls for his mercenaries, the dragonborn has to get out of bed twice. It slows down her response to her attackers, but she's the dragonborn, right? She can fight them off, or at least run out of the inn and regroup.

    I'm looking forward to our favorite heroine being captured and trained, as the note in The Bright Path suggests.

    Thanks again for your hard work.

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  24. Hey Athstai, is the next update going to have Just the Shydra Branch addded, or the Shydra Branch and a new chapter?

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    1. "Just" the Shydra branch. And even this will still take some time. Patience :)

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    2. Also, you have said you want your mod to have as little dependencies as possible, why not remove the ASX dependency by using the masturbation from the Chapter 1 bonus scene in the prologue?

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  25. Hey, at the moment, the quest is based around Whiterun. Do you plan on doing things in other cities? Like maybe after this master slaver is caught, another one appears and snatches it's first victim from another one of the main cities? Also, great work so far, keep it up man

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  26. Hey Athstai, are you going to be doing another progress update soon? I'm excited to see how it's going so far.

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    1. Unfortunatly the progress is very slow at this point, as I am busy with other stuff (and voice actors seem to be lazy too ;) ). So no, at this time there will be no update. There WILL be a new version and a next chapter, but I can't say when.

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  27. any chance of any kind of beastiality? just wondering. Btw I love your work keep it coming!!

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    1. Very likely, yes. Possibly in branches, so that those who don't like it can avoid it by taking other paths, but I am pretty sure there will be some female/monster(s) and female/animal scenes (after all even Dark Lessons in Oblivion had those :) ).
      However, such stuff will happen in later chapters (at least for the Dragonborn) so it's not going to be finished anytime soon.

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    2. awesome!! cant wait to see what you have in store! :)

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    3. Too bad there are no octopus monsters in Skyrim. That would've made for some interesting bestiality.

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  28. When you say "later Chapters"... for how many do you have the story (roughly) layed out?

    Would be nice to see more of these mind control collars or some magical transformation / enhancement of the slaves (or Dragonborn ;) ) body

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    1. I don't know yet. There is a basic story line, but it is pretty open to be expanded with more details (further chapters). But currently I have enough to do with the first chapters, no point in planing how chapter 159 will look like at this point.

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  29. u kno, many people are wating this. and i appriciate this.. mod. thx.

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  30. I have question for chapter 2 bonus scene.
    Why she doing that? for the money? or they was seen she's private?

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    1. Not quite sure what you mean. You are the Dragonborn and you have the choice to do anything or not (esp. so in the bonus scene were you can choose to accept or refuse the offer from the boys). This mods leads your character into a story, it doesn't tells you who your character is.

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    2. If you mean, why the Dragonborn gave the Cube to the Cinema.... that is explained in the scene. Just keep watching after the audience left

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  31. so when I go to do the bonus scene at the end I give the ticket to the guy at the door and then it acts like its taking me into the theater but then I get stuck at the door just before you go in...any chance you could help me with this?? btw cant wait for your next update later this month!! keep it up your the best! :)

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    1. Sounds like the pathing messed up in your case. The best bet would just be to reload the last autosafe and try again. If that doesn't fix it, the only choice you probably have is to remove the door and maybe parts of the wall and hope that this helps the pathfinding (to do so, open the console, click on the item you want to remove and type in 'disable')

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    2. ok so this helped but now the recording looks like its stuck on the first part when you get let into the room. ugh my luck is horrible, thank you for the response though.

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    3. Never mind I updated FNIS and its working now :)) thanks for the help!!

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  32. Perhaps will you do anything with ring gags if you refuse to open ur mouth in the future and stuff like that?, And also
    Perhaps you could make a chapter with the new mod Devious Devices, Where you get force locked into a chastity belt and you have to work your way out off it .. Just giving you ideas ^^

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  33. how to do the bonus scene??? O.o

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    1. Go to any inn and ask about rumors.

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    2. Can you watch the movie twice? I went back a day later and could not buy another ticket. And does it matter if you take the Lexicon memory cube at this point?

      LTK

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  34. I cant wait any longer!! how far until the new update??? :))

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  35. Ok so bassicy, the entire new chapter was with no voices or text :/ was kinda boring without that

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    1. Not sure what you mean, but if you don't see text you need to turn on subtitles and if you want voices you need to apply as voice actor.

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  36. hey i really loved your mod and i think you should keep going with it.
    but im having some problems, when i have to hide and wait for the slavers i wait for them to show up but when i have to kill them or 'try to kill them' they just won't die they keep resurrecting O-O
    another thing when i typed sqv zdi2interrogation it said i was on 60 and priority was 60 and the quest wouldn't continue (i was on the hiding part too)

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    1. You aren't supposed to actually kill them, but if nothing happend when they were bleeding and/or they recovered then probably some other mod you have installed is interfering with the script somehow -> disable not needed mods for the time you play DI and use a safe before you enter the Inn when trying again.

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    2. Oh and for mods with script but without BSA file disabling might not be enough, you might have to remove their scripts from the /data/scripts/ folder.

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  37. Thanks a lot for the new version. Mod is gorgeous as always.
    Is it possible in the future to add voiceovers sex scenes? It is very lacks.

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  38. For now, the different branches seem to just decide the "how" the goal of a chapter is reached. Will the decisions have impact on later chapters?

    For example:
    - Would be quite a bad surprise if the slaver who is shot in the back by Anray wasn't really dead and shows up at a very bad moment, screwing the Dragonborns Plans.
    - If she drank the Ale, there could be sideeffects so future drug usage has stronger effects
    - same with the slave collar: having already worn one, makes resisting the next one harder

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    1. Besides bonus scenes, they will have no major impact on the story like branching into different paths, but there might be small effects and reminders of what you did now and then.

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  39. If you're looking for a voice actor still (which I would think because there are a lot of missing lines, I'm up for the job. I like to consider myself multi-talented so if you need more than one voice, I can do an excellent job. There are a few caveats, but if you respond, I'll let you know what I can do!

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  40. Thanks for update.I played third branched.
    Sydra doesn't looks like smarter than tusam at this time or just unlucky.

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  41. this work is awesome. wish u can continue on this project

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  42. Hi i love this mod and i give you a huge respect of your work.

    But i miss - not only in this mod - leadings to a bad ending. As example: when you resist in jail you must wear a collar: but why not send to the orcs when you try to resist for the blowjob for a random time? Why not enslaved by the inn-slavery-keeper when you drink his drink?

    But at all a wonderfull work, i can wait until your work goes on.

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    1. If all those nice... errr.. totally evil things would already be done in the first chapter, what would be left for the (hopefully many) following chapters?

      And Tursam putting the Dragonborn in the Orc Cell? How?
      Anray is waiting outside.
      So imho would completely kill the story.

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    2. Meaned this as an example. As BadEnd i mean choices you make can lead to a bad end (death | game over| stuck in slavery).

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    3. That sounds like a cool idea but seeing how creating just the main story chapters alone takes a very large amount of time for him to complete as it is, I would save something like that for after more of the main story chapters are completed. Would be cool to have extra stuff like that thrown into the story, but I believe the main story with its branches is enough for now. Maybe in the future there could be branches that lead to bad endings, not sure how that would play off though seeing how if you chose a bad ending there may not be a way to get back on track to the main story.

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    4. I'm not a huge fun of bad ending choices in general. The problem I have with them, is that it makes the choices during the story to pseudo-choices, because one is the "right" choice which will allow you to continue and the other one is the wrong one, which leads to the end. You would start to make your decisions based on what you think the games expects for you so you can go on, rather than what you would your chracter want to do.
      That being said, some "bad-end" style choice in bonus scenes would be probably interesing and might be added in the future - this is a question wether I find time for it.

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  43. I love this mod and your work is the best quest mod for Skyrim.
    However, are there bonus scenes for Tursam and Shydra? If yes, could you give some hints to get them?

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    1. After Tursam has recorded his activities with the Dragonborn on the Cube, leave the Cube there and order Anray to let Tursam go.

      Then ask Innkeepers about rumors.

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    2. Thanks it worked. Is there any hint for Shydra?

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    3. That one is not released yet

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  44. I'm sure it's been asked before, but I can't find it, but will our Dragonborn ever end up being used like a slave? I don't mean a bad ending, I mean in the course of duty trying to infiltrate the slavers.

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    1. I thought that was going to happen when you first return to Bright Star Inn and Anray starts to suggest something similar - then doesn't.
      I would love to see Dragonborn try to infiltrate the slavers by posing as a slave and have Anray "sell her". Hope Anray can be trusted...
      Maybe Anray gives Dragonborn a key, but it is the wrong key..

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  45. Really great mod, wonderful work. The Shydra branch was really well done, kudos to you and the voice actress. I am wondering, have you considered posting a 'walkthrough'? I see that you have 3 of four branches of chapter one complete. Are those the branches where you chase the guy and either submit to him or capture Danica? Or are there other branches? A chart might make it easy for people interested in what other options were available.

    Just a thought. Keep up the great work and can't wait to see more!

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    1. Branches are generally really easy to figure out, as they follow the dialogue choices you make. I'm not sure if we really need a walkthrough for it at this point. "Bonus scenes" on the other hand are more hidden and supposed to have you look for them and be surprised when finding one, so I wouldn't want to reveal them in such a chart (although of course many only do find those scene be reading this thread ;) )

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  46. I'm pretty sure SexIS is not longer required.

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    1. It is still needed at this point, mainly for the Danica scene. But again, only the data pack, which means nothing of SexIS itself will be loaded in the game (so it doesn't conflict with aynthing).

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  47. Call it my sadistic nature, perversion, quirk or just reality, but I DO think/know bad endings happen and should happen. I'd like to see the Dragonborn get herself into a really bad situation if she follows the wrong options. Of course she would have to find a way out of it - (options for easy to hardcore).

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  48. Absolutely, would love to see the Dragonborn in a rough situation, although i come to think that there might be a plot concerning some kind of enslavement for the player in the future, as there is a notes book in the hidden basement of the Inn with a list of targets that the slavers are looking for. Last on the list is a demand for a Dragonborn slave, noting that there is a demand and it is very difficult to find one.

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  49. Merry Christmas Athstai

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  50. I cant see Tursam or Shydra in the cell after I've captured them. I go inside, and it's empty, no sound either.

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  51. Had to start a new game after updating from 0.23 to 0.26, but it was well worth it. :) Excellent job on the third branch. Your imagination and execution never cease to amaze me.

    Do you need someone to proofread and fix your dialogue btw? I noticed quite a few spelling/grammatical mistakes and sometimes they detract from the scenes.

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    1. If you find grammar/spelling errors go ahead and post/send them - once I get to it I'll fix it :)

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  52. Hi,

    any chance we could get a small progress update ?
    Of course only if there is anything to say... ;)

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    1. There isn't really anything to say at this point (also I will still post some update sometime, just so everyone know i'm still alive). I currently don't have time to work on DI, so there won't be a new version soon. But there will be a new version sometime.

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  53. Are you by any chance still looking for voice actors?
    I wouldn't mind contributing, give me some way to contact you (e-mail, for example) and a script and I'll see if I can help with anything.
    It's actually my first time voice acting, so I can't really do different voices, perhaps a lesser character would be more appropriate, if you're interested.

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    1. Yup. Please check the voice acting thread and create a voice sample :) You can either post it there (by uploading it somewhere) or send it per mail (athstai@gmail.com)

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  54. Can I modify your mod?
    I want to make a If story.
    Tursam became a more smart.

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    1. As long as I intend to still work on this mod, I don't quite like the idea of others messing with its story. Several parts of it are released under a permissve license (like the animations made by me, check the license file for details) which will allow you to implement them into your own mod so you can start your own story with them. But I don't really want you to edit my ideas of how the characters behave and how it will all end - at least not at this point.

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    2. I like your mod. I just want make a fan mod. If you don't like that..
      I know your license.

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  55. Does anyone know if there is a hogtie animation or pose for Skyrim yet?
    That might be fun to see our favorite Dragonborn in that pose for a bit. Before she escapes and teaches her captors the error of their ways.

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  56. My pervert mind has to ask....in the next update (When you do it, i'm not asking you to rush or anything :D) can we have a little scene if we kill tursam after the blowjob? i mean, you leave the cube in the cell, were the guards (The one in the door who is voiced! :O) or the guy who cleans can pick it up and ask the dragonborn...wathever your mind creates, cause all is awesome in the moment!
    after the selfish request only think i can say, you are awesome, and this can be a masterpiece, i enter everyday with hopes of a little update and will be following this till the end!

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    1. Check out the bonus scene for the Tursam line - he gets his eventually, and the dragonborn comes to regret her actions afterwards. A sublime (if somewhat hidden) scene that can be found by a bit of rumor-delving after you let Tursam go.

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  57. Actully, there are a lot of people who want to help you with this mod. Why dont you ask them? you can make storyline bigger in short time

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  58. Could mod owner or someone make a little guide with all decisions? I played once and love it so want to know the diferent consequences.

    Gratz for the mod, and waiting for more ;)

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  59. I have trouble when i tried to FNIS the addon.
    http://clip2net.com/s/ie7Ebe
    and so on...
    i need thats anim ;( pls help me

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    1. Buy skyrim from steam. That's all.

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    2. it is ok i find the solution - do nothing and it is all ok

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  60. You're awesome. Hope you'll continue working on this.

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  61. Found your link on LL. Awesome work, i must say you got yourself some amazing storytelling skills. On top of that, the amount of details is gorgeous and it really show that you put lots of time and care into it. I loved the 3rd person camera showing us whats happening in the back of the player character and the integration with the lore is perfect. As an example, the way you used the existing alchemist shack to your own end, or how you made up a stories about the archaeologically priceless memories box turned into a cheap slaver toy, was really adding to the stories and the npc personality.
    You offered us a rich and well modded story. Thank you for sharing!
    Best of luck with your project
    - Erzou

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    1. Totally agree, the best of the mod is the storytelling and, of course, the theme. With a so detailed and well written story, even voices are not really necessary (I read faster than the actors talk, and skip most of the voices, in vanilla too). I hope you keep the story alive and dont get very obsessed with adding voices for everyone, but well, I think we all, your fans, will wait for the next update, whenever it will be (I hope before The Elder Scrolls VI...xD)

      Thanks for the best adult story driven mod EVER !!!!

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  62. Hey Asthai your mod inspires me to make a mod of my own, tho I would use SL. I have fiddled around with the CK and I was trying to use scenes to make it as atmospheric as your mod. However I wanted more player dialogue in mine, as I notice the player in this mod (in the actual scenes) says nothing really. Now I had a scene working fairly well, but the player subtitles for dialogue just would not show up, no matter what I did, I could see her mouth moving but nothing else. Now my question is, did you discover this bug aswell. Or do you just happen not to use player dialogues? Frustrating as I abandoned this idea a year ago as I hit a programming wall. Now my programming is up to scratch I am hitting CK wall lol.

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    1. That's because the player is not supposed to have direct dialog in Skyrim. It's a design choice and it makes sense to some degree, as you are the player and your character should not say anything the player doesn't wants him to as it might break the role. So you should be careful when breaking with this design in your mod, as its another perspective than the game itself. Of course, being unable to tell a story with the player character is an important point you have to remember when planing your mod.

      Now all that being said, if you still want to you can easily work around it by just creating an invisible NPC, name him "Player" or "You", spawn him near the players location and let him do the talking (additional to the player character so its lips move) in the scene. You can actually also give him the Players name by using GetName and the player npc actor base and then SetName on the actor base of your dummy npc (didn't tried that tho).

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  63. Hey, I just played the mod and I just wanted to say that I enjoyed it immensely. You really created an immersive and believable storyline that doesn't force me to go a certain path since there a so many choices. I also appreciate that you took a very mature approach to darker themes like slavery and sexuality, without turning it into one giant sex orgy, where I am doing nothing but running from sex scene to sex scene, so big thumbs up for that!

    Though I certainly don't want to appear ungrateful for such a superb mod, I do have a minor point of criticism: While the majority of the characters are believable and add to the immersion (Wormos, Shydra and the other Prisoner are all well written, and both Wormos and Shydra are brilliantly voice acted), characters like Anray, Tursam, Wormo's masturbating Minion and this one Whiterun Guard that helps you to deal with Shydra are just so dumb that it somehow bothers me. Sure, a few scenes were actually funny, but they somehow diminish this feeling that you're actually dealing with a very dangerous and professional (Well I assume that they are professional, because Shydra does seem to know what she's doing and they managed to evade the Guards so far) threat. Surely Whiterun could, despite the war and the dragon threat, offer you a partner with some real competences? Hence, I would be absolutely delighted if the leader of the Slavers ( I can't remember his name right now - was it Perwar?) would be more than just a sadistic brute, but a cunning, ruthless and very intelligent antagonist, someone who stays in the shadows and maybe even maintains a double identity as high ranking noble/steward/clerk at Dragonsreach - after all, until now the efforts to destroy this slaver guild has been suspiously unsuccesfull...
    I think such a "game of shadows" would be much more exciting and also offers more options for an intense story - In my humble opinion, it would just be less fun to end this promising questline by storming Labyrinthion and slaughtering all the slavers inside.
    Of course, Art is not a democracy, and there are other fans who would prefer a straight-up fight, but I would be very grateful if you would consider my suggestions and maybe even share your thoughts on these ideas :-)

    Aside from the point with the incompetent characters, there is next to nothing I could complain about - it offers a lot of replay value, my choices have real consequences, the story is solid and the tasks are far more interesting than the vanilla quests because they are so dialogue heavy: I really enjoyed exploring this creepy Inn with a shady Barkeeper, it's a far more intense experience than to clear some Dungeon or to fetch a item. And even the characters seem to have some ambiguity, at first I believed Anray to be somewhat loyal to me and the Guard, just to see him betray me at the end when he helped Shydra to escape!

    At last, I do have a question: [SPOILER] After completing the First Chapter by using the Guard Dog on Shydra, I told Anray to execute Shydra. During the following Cutscene, Anray and the Executioner ( I believe his name was Jonny) spared her and smuggled her to Riften. Since Tursam's Questline had some bonus scenes in Riften, I wonder if it's possible to meet Shydra as well in Riften. I already looked for her in the Black-Briar Meadery and the Ratway, but so far I was unable to locate her. So I would be most grateful if you or some of the fellow commenters could reveal her fate to me :-).

    Anyway, thank you so much for one of my absolute favorite Quest mods, your skill and devotion are really appreciated here in Europe!

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    1. Thanks for the long review.

      I wouldn't characterize Anray or Tursam as dumb though. Anray is some kind of a joker, taking everything a bit light hearted and with an ironic view, which doesn't makes him less cunning than any other character. And Tursam was just narcissistic. That obviously disqualified him just as Deav to become a criminal mastermind, but a criminal organizations such as this one needs cheap, stupid people to do the dirty work without complaining too much or conspiring to take over the lead.
      Also, those types of chracters make it possible to add some humor to the mod, which is obviously one of it's goals/design choices of this story. It's not meant to be taken too serious.

      As for Perwar, you found two letters from him (if you played all branches) which already allow you to get a small impression of his personality.

      No, at the moment there is no additional Shydra bonus scene.

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  64. nice work, the way this mod centers on story and dialogue is what makes It so enjoyable to play.
    some suggestions/criticism:

    SPOILR
    the bad end with shydra makes no sense to me, not only is there no way she should be able to do what she does in the mod, even if it worked she'd never escape - she's naked in the middle of a city and would have to obey any order anyone shouts to her, isn't "stop right there" what guards usually shout to prisoners? also, it's uncalled for. the decision that leads to it is hardly that dumb. would make more sense if that option lead to another "break shydra" kinda ending, and the bad end would happen if the db drank the potion in shydra's cell. you could always have the db rescued later since I doubt you want to introduce the slaver's base yet.

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    1. Who says she is naked? I'm pretty sure she was able to find something to wear in the store room - if I remember correctly you actually unlocked the chest with her own clothes :)
      That aside, another "break her" ending was the initial plan, but such a scene doesn't work out well, because the player can't talk which is just too big of a limitation for a scene where the player is supposly the dominant actor. In the end I also like the somewhat surprising twist more than another break-branch.

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  65. Anyone found the bonus scene of the new patch yet?
    If not, can you tell us what branch it's based off?

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  66. Hi Athstai Da,
    As I've read FavoredSoul's meshes are still required, but what about if someone wants to use Schlongs of Skyrim?
    with best regards, Mdy

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    1. Then this someone is out of luck currently ;) Its possible that support for SOS will be added lateron, but the prefered nude model will stay the modified Favored Soul's meshes because the custom animation were made to perfectly align with this penis size / angle / form. And for this mod itself (so only for DI content) SOS doesn't offers many advantages.

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    2. Thank you for the very quick answer. Even with the Save Game Script Cleaner and Mr Someone who's greatly enjoying your mod with your requirements, HDT and SoS are working better and better with each other because of the "belly distortions" and that would be a kinky addition to your animations.
      That's just information, no request.

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  67. i want the next chapter 2 with or without voices!!!!!!

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  68. Is there any requirement for starting chapter one Ireleth is still say she hasn't talk to the Jarl yet after finishing the prologue?

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    1. You need to wait one day (ingame time)

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  69. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVCFV7jT9ho

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  70. I've tried to reinstall the mod: I desinstall in MCM, save in-game, quit and reinstall it. When I load my game, "Dark Investigation Mod - Quest Started" appears... followed by many "zDi2DrankPotion: Effect wore off, canceling quest". Ideas ?

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    1. this message keeps coming back during the game, there's nothing to do?

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    2. ...Sry i didn't read all your explanations -_- : "Then reinstall DI, use a clean save (or create a new character by starting a new game - in no case use a save which you created while DI was already active before)"

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  71. what about the v0.28?

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  72. Do you accept commission money? This is precisely my cup of tea.

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    1. Not at the moment I guess.

      This was kinda discussed here already:

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    2. Ah, sorry; I didn't think to Ctrl + F "donate" or "donation". Well if you ever change your mind I'd be willing to give you a few magnitudes more than $5.

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  73. Are you considering doing a chapter 2?

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  74. Hey ! I don't know how many I used your mod but I have finished it so many times and in all way :) ... This is the best mod of skyrim I ever played. I wanted to thank you for your work, I know how long it takes to make a mod. I'll keep tracking your advance :P
    After many games, I finally find a (big) bug, when the player is a vampire, she can't give to shydra the potion. The message is not showed to porpose it, we can only eat her neck. ^^ I don't know if you had already similar report, but it's not a problem because we have other ways to make her speak. xP

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  75. I hope you continue this mod. It's easily one of the best ones I've played for any game. Lots of attention to small details.

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  76. Servus/hi
    In an earlier comment (i mean, really early) comment you said that the db is so passive because it can' speak. What about making a charr with the name "You" and make her so small that you can hide her under the furniture (the bed in the cell for example).

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  77. This mod is turning into the best of its kind available anywhere. The branching story lines are an example of the kind of thing the original game could have been, but only if a lot more time had been put into its development.

    Looking forward to chapter 2!

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  78. My English is bad. So try to be brief.
    The idea for a the quest.
    An eccentric millionaire runs a "casino" somewhat erotic.
    The player (only female character) must discover who is the leader.
    For this she will have to enter the game and win various players.
    First step would be to discover the location of this casino.

    Some house rules:
    - All equipment is retained at the entrance. Except clothes on.
    - Your clothes are your chips.
    - Running out of "chips" you can bet certain "favors".
    - When favors do not pay. You can bet your freedom ... The end already know.

    The house is always receptive to new female players. Leave before the game ends will be pretty hard.

    And remember ... The house always wins in the end.

    What do you think of the idea? Suggestions?

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    1. This is a fantastic idea. I love it. Nothing like loosing the heroine's clothes in a classic betting scenario.

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  79. As much as I really enjoy this mod, it does feel as though Tursam's branch is rather shallow compared to Shydra's. Be tween the two, I did enjoy Tursam's character more, given his Small Name Big Ego attitude. Hope to see that side get a bit more development, and Tursam to show up again later.

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  80. I'd like to volunteer for some voice acting, but I can't find where to "pm" you anywhere!
    If I click your name, it takes me to some google page, asks me to join google+ to "hang out" with you. If I click "join google+" nothing happens.
    So...if you would like me to send you a sample of my voice, my email address is darkminxi04@aol.com
    Feel free to contact me.

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  81. any comments on the progress?

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  82. Hey Athstai,
    I've been a fan of your mods since Dark Lessons, but always wanted that one to be finished. Now, I don't expect you to finish it, that's a big time commitment and you have a more important project. I've been going through the code for DL, just for fun/learning, and tweaking/adding some things. I was wondering if you would let me "finish" DL? If not no worries, if so, get back to me with whatever restrictions or creative control you want.
    Cheers,
    G

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    1. Yes, you can work on / continue Dark Lessons if you want to, as long as it is non-comercial and you make clear where my work ends and yours start (so mod users know who was "responsible" for which chapter). Otherwise you are free to continue it however you want.

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    2. Absolutely on those requirements! Cheers. Also I seem to remember you having some beef with loverslab so would posting it there be a no no?

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    3. Nah, I don't mind if you post it on LL.

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  83. Have a nice Christmas, Athstai! :-)

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  84. Merry Xmas Athstai

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  85. So I entered the theater and my character's projection is by the chairs rather than on the stage, has anyone else ran into this problem?

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  86. Hey Athstai how are you ? Just want to ask if you are still working on this .

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  87. Hello,
    i downloadet the mod and it worked very well but i always get a crash when i enter the Inn
    Do you have an idea, why ?

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  88. Game CTD's when you leave the inn when they are talking about spliting up

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  89. If I'd like to add my voice to one of the minor NPCs, one of the inmates, how would I go about doing so? :)

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  90. This mod is awesome! Makes me sad to hear it is likely going on hiatus after chapter 1 is complete, I was really looking forward to the slavery content. Do you have any plans to add a "bonus" scene to drinking the potion by any chance?

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  91. How do you get the crying mushroom for the potion? I see no other alternative and the quest still remains active. Am I doing something wrong?

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    1. LMAO, sorry but I found this really funny. It's actually the "unlying mushroom" you get it after you help Daniy then return to her house with evidence of her being sold into slavery.

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    2. Thank you. I thought nobody would answer. I never would've thought to go back to Daniy's Place.

      I have a problem now though, When I get the mushroom, its unidentified with name of "Elgrim's Fertilizer" or something. How can I identify without consuming it?

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    3. Oh yeah, forgot to mention when you get the fertilizer go outside of Daniy's house to the left (or right if your facing the door) there should be a farming patch where it will give you the option to plant it. For me after planting it I get this blue glow around the mushroom, not sure if that's supposed to happen on all games but that's what happens on mine.

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    4. Thank you. That's what happened in my game too. I never would've figured that out either.

      Also, since I realized that I haven't given my appreciation yet, thanks to Athstai for making this superb mod in the first place.

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    5. Not a problem, happy to help you experience the other endings as well :D. Can't wait to see what the next and most likely final updates bonus scene will have in store for us.

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    6. Yeah I can't wait either. While I'm sad we won't see a full fledged Chapter 2 anytime soon, it's cool that we are getting something extra.

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  92. Can You give me a permission for update dark lesson mod. I read the LL post. but he didn't updated yet.

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    1. I want to make skyrim version dark lesson. Can I update mod Athstai?

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    2. You can do that if you want (although I don't see much point in it to be honest).

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    3. I will update on LL. Thank you.

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  93. So, I have one question: Is there a situation where the PC is raped, and if so, how is it reached and how is it avoided?

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  94. someone put a end to the mod (redux version), that terminate the historie and eliminate the ring mission

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  95. Is this a bug? or am I missing something.
    I try to see gangbang ending.
    After I killed Mormos and his hands in Bright Path Inn. I choose to follow either Tursam or Shydra,
    Prison gurd wont let me go in to dragone reach's prison.
    Guard says "Your companion must wait outside of jail. This is Jarl's order" or something.
    I have installed more than 50 mods, but I unstalled any mods follower mods.
    I make Anray wait outside of prison, talk to jarl, walk around and waist few days, sleep for few days and let time goes in the game.
    but gurd never let me go in.
    I am missing something? or does some one have same problems?

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  96. OK .Thank you Athstai. Cheer up.

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  97. When is the next update going to occur? it's been almost a year now. I've been waiting for ages for some sort of news. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one still looking out for this mod. Not to throw salt in your wound or nothing, but I honestly think there should be some news update or, if not going to complete, just end it as is, instead of making people itching for the update. I mean, people are waiting for something not knowing when, and if you're interest is not here anymore why even bother making people wait?

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  98. just a guide to all if you are like me and wants to avoid your dragonborn getting fucked lol
    1. do not drink wormos' ale or sleep in the bed just show them the whiterun ring
    2. offer danica to tursam instead
    3. do not go to anray for help to submit shydra
    4. do not drink the potion

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  99. for those who prefers watching the scene to be between your male character and the npc (either for pleasure of for laughs)
    before the sex scene happens you can simply showracemenu and change back to your male character
    thereby it will be your male character having sex with the npc

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  100. I hope you continue with this mod at some point, it's pretty damn good. Also, I'd be happy to do some voice acting should you require any more.

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  101. I really like this mod, but I have a new chapter has waited nearly two years, in order to let me go on suffering like this, I decided not to play this mod, lest my pain, after all, long pain as short pain. Once how much I hope that the author can honor their commitments, but today I decided not to wait up.

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  102. i finished chapter 1, but i feel i missed on alot of things, is there a list of bonus scenes and how to find them? the page posted here doesnt work http://dark-investigations.blogspot.de/2013/04/lioverflowhidden.html#comment-form

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  103. Dark Investigations is one of best mod! but seems to be abandoned since 2014. please can you continue?

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  104. anyone wanna grab this mod since this guy wont finish?

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  105. End this mod. PLEASE SON OF A BITCH. :D

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  106. Is there someone who want to update it....Just update!

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