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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


June 13, 2014

Progress 4


Take a seat and let's have a little talk. About the next update. What will be in there? The last choice for the Shydra branch, which let's you try to negotiate. The difference between Shydra's two branches will be bigger than those between Tursam's. To be specific there will be three small sub branches, which each has its own sex scene - although story wise they will be very similar.

One of those branches will (at least that is currently planed) contain bestiality, which is a good time to explain how such kinks will be handled in the mod. I know not everyone wants to see such scenes, so the more controversial kinks will always be optional. This means you will always have the choice to select another path and you will know (or be able take a pretty good guess) beforehand if one path leads towards the one or another scene.

Any other new content? Yes, actually I decided to include one bonus „bad end“ scene into the next update. It wasn't on the road map (if I would have one), but fit very well and added some reactivity to a (pretty bad) choice a player can make.

Anything else? Not much. I'll remove the dependency on SexiS. Even though the datapack alone never causes any conflicts and acts rather as resource pack, SexiS is due to being discontinued very uncommon and unknown these days, so that removing it will make it much easier for new users to install Dark Investigations.

Any other questions? No? Oh about the release date. Well it will be released. That is a specific as I can be. But for the progress: The bonus scene was just finished, and the Shydra branch is story-wise up to the point where it branches into the three possible sex scenes. We're not in Vegas anymore, but there's still some work to do.

Oh one more thing: If you haven't found the Unlying Mushroom yet, you better start searching for it soon or you won't be able to see the interesting parts of the new branch .

103 comments:

  1. Bestiality, luckely i can choose another path then that =) so it's fine

    Perhaps, in beeing enslaved infuture progress or so, Use the Devious devices? that would be so nice.!

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  2. Thanks for the update!!!!!!!!!

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  3. I can't figure out what to do with the mushroom...

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    1. That;'s because the mushroom hasn't been used yet. Read the post above, it's needed for the new content which hasn't been released yet.

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  4. Oh god just reading the status update makes me wet.

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  5. This is absolutely the best news you can ever dream of!

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  6. By the way, is there a way to use the console to reset the quest so I can start Dark Investigations from scratch as often as I like?

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    1. No, because while the quest might be restarted, the actors, items and certain scripts will still keep their current state. For example if you have chased Tursam, Shydra is dead and restarting the quest won't revive her, nor put Tursam out of prison.

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    2. Ah well, guess I'll just have to try and manage different saves.:)

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    3. You can use the same save if you simply save after deactivating the mod, and then reactivate it? I think that works.. or worked once upon a time..

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    4. ^ Going strictly by logic, this should work. Disabling the mod (and ALL its dependencies) will cause all relevant assets to be removed from any subsequent save, including in-esp scripts, NPCs and, naturally, their state, thus enabling the quest to start anew when the mod is re-enabled. Not so sure what happens to the state of vanilla NPCs that have been affected by the mod, and script states that are not attached to specific assets. Those are unlikely to pose a problem though, but this one only Athstai Da can say for sure.

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  7. Finally, the mushroom u get from the fertilizer will have its use, I have been holding it for some time with no clue what to do with it. The bestiality concept sounds interesting as well and really looking forward to it.

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  8. Looking forward to the update

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  9. Thank you for the good news!

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  10. Sounds great.
    Will Voices be included on release, or are you going to add them later?

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    1. Probably later. For once adding voice takes additional time (although much of the work is done by the voice actors of course, it still is quite some work to prepare, test and include all the lines). I think most don't want to wait even longer :) And new actors need to be playable for voice actors to apply and act for them. Also it is likely that there follows a smaller update with bugfixes or small technical improvements anyway, so that makes sense to put voice in there.
      Besides, I'm not actually sure if Aryes is still up for acting. I hope so but it has been quite some time. Will write her once everything is finished.

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    2. It will be a big blow to the fans if all the original voice actors from the mod does not return. They make the story so much more alive and I really miss the voices of Tusnam, Anray, Shydra, Warmos and Daniy. Hope they make a comeback , the game wont feel right without them.

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    3. Tursam, Wormos and Daniy are finished, so that's fine. Anray is still on board. Again as for Shydra I don't know yet. But I agree, the voices make the mod much better and all the actor did great bringing their characters to life.

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    4. I was hoping the old voice actors r gonna return as different characters but its okay as new actors( especially female voices) r needed, but the old voice acting caste was too good so it might be hard to find actors who can deliver the same experience.

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  11. This is very tempting... Now I want play to play the bonus scene (or whatever is done) right now. T T

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  12. any release date predictions?

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  13. Thanks for the update! Bestiality sounds great!

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  14. I look forward to the update.

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  15. Can someone debugging next update?

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  16. Great!
    I hope there is some lesbian action...or bondage...or lesbian bondage. *cough*

    Talking about the 'Bad End'.
    Are we talking about some kind of sexual bad End or one where the Dragonborn dies?

    Just wanna know if I should avoid it or looking forward to it. ;)

    -Valgo

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    1. The bad end contain a (fairly extensive) sex scene of course, I mean that's the point of it after all. Wether the dragonborn survives depends how well you can fight naked afterwards - or how fast you can run :)

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    2. Definitly looking forward to it then 8]

      Good thing I always skill my characters stamina!
      Or I'll just install some slavery/rape-mod as death alternative and it might be an extended bad end. Kehehe

      Anyway. 'Ya got my hyped now!

      -Valgo

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    3. I can't waaaaaaait next update..

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    4. I wonder why the dragonborn will fight naked ? The slavers should try to rape her not kill her and even if they do want to kill her then they can do it while she still has her clothes on, this is confusing.

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    5. she has to fight naked cause even if they want to rape her, she is not going to simply let them do her xD i mean she should try to resist

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    6. Tursam makes dragonborn naked. Shydra is smarter than tursam.

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    7. In my opinion, no one in Skyrim is capable of just "raping" the Dragonborn, after all, she is the most powerful woman in that world. So if she's naked, it must be either she's drugged, blackmailed, or whoring. Apparently, all of those scenes have shown up in the mod, so it would be interesting to see what else Athstai can come up with this time. :)

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  17. It sure release update in this year?

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  18. So interested to see what you do next with this story. This is easily my favorite skyrim mod. Thanks!

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  19. How do to find the Unlying Mushroom? Using the fertilizer did nothing, as far as I can tell.

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    1. Then you used it in the wrong place. If you didn't get asked to use it then you haven't visited the right farm yet.

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    2. U need to take the fertilizer out side the farm in the open yard and then the option to plant the fertilizer pops out. U probably get one unlying mushroom and lots of ninroot afterwards.

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  21. Looking for a debugger/tester to play and check the finished parts. Apply here (if you have one, include your LL name)

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    1. It is better to give simply the reference on fashions in separate news. People will play and in comments will unsubscribe. Only to warn that the version the eshchy wasn't tested.

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    2. Thanks, no need to apply anymore, I'll add testerss from the ones as I see fit. Of course persons who have already supported to the mod in anyway are preferred (and girls ;) ) - but don't worry, after all everyone gets to play it.
      Also one more thing, that I'm looking for a tester doesn't mean everything is finished already. It will be released soon (this year ;) ) but not that soon. Patience :)

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    3. With pleasure ready to help in testing. My name Torn.

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    5. my name is kronnos44

      i'll assist you

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    6. I too would like to help. I do not write very well in English, but I am a fan of your mod with its first version. And I think I can describe the problem.
      I even made a full translation into Russian v.0.26.
      MadSummoner

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  22. I can test it, if you want.
    It would be an honor to me if it can help you.

    SkatingJesus

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  23. I too will help if you need it. Just email me, Toastman (Anray)

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  24. I will gladly test it, LL name is FinalCloud

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    1. Just noticed u said apply (which implies you want some kind of credentials lol), so I will add that I am competent with the CK (altho no whizz). And I actually some time ago extended your Lovers Dark Lessons mod for Oblivion with a few further quests (just for myself, altho sadly I lost in from a PC crash). I quite enjoy crawling through code to see why things are or are not working lol.

      FinalCloud

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  25. I am will help name is Lightaro

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  26. I can help test if you need it My LL name is systembest

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  27. I can test, my nn is DGM

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  28. I would love to test it out for you :D LL name is Dominozx

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    1. i could help you translate the mod to french if you need to :)

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  29. I would be happy test, my name (DSongy)

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  30. And I too. Name qwert12345

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  31. Lets hope for Q3 Release. Haha.

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  32. 'Course I missed that sign up for the test-versions. Dang it :D

    - Valgo

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  33. I can help test and debugging. my LL name masterchief24.

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  34. Really want to help in testing. My name on LL - Torn. Also, I can do the translation into Russian.

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  35. lol it`s was joke about update no need haste

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  37. Me too! my LL name Gindur

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  38. i would love to try Athstai Da, my LL is Zhara

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  39. Hi Athstai,

    Ashal from LoversLab here. Couldn't find any good methods of contacting since you no longer visit LL and the email you have on your account there looks to be a fake, so I hope this is okay.

    A couple people have released animation packs for SexLab that contain some animations from your mod that you seem to have given permission to. I'd like to include these animations in SexLab by default rather than just leaving it to these various 3rd party animation packs. So wanted to know if you were okay with that rather than assume their permission to use it extended to me including it with the default SexLab package.

    Thanks.

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    1. Greetings,

      animations from my mod which were made by me have their own license, which allows to reuse them under certain conditions. You are welcome to do so as long as you respect those. Please note that the blowjob animation (beginnign with "chap2" was not made by myself but by DarkAngel for my mod working together with me. I do not have contact with him anymore at the moment, so for those I cannot give you explicit permission but I'm pretty sure he would be fine with the same terms (which of course means that his name should appear for those, rather than mine.).

      Also in terms for the license, the "Share alike" clause, does not mean you have to share your mod under the same license, only the animations from me / Darkangel.


      "License for Animations made by Athstai
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      Note: This includes all animation files which start with "zDi".


      You are allowed to use those animations under the

      Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/deed.en_US )

      with the following details/clauses/clarifications:

      1. Unpermitted commercial purposes include asking for donations and exlusive publishing on a advertising OR paid membership based website. (I might still be fine with it depending on the case, but you will have to ask me first)

      2. Attribution must include the following: A note on your release website, giving credit for those animations to "Athstai - Dark Investigations, a story driven Quest mod" together with a link to the website (http://dark-investigations.blogspot.com/) and a credit note in game, for example the way Dark Investigations does, giving credits to "Athstai - Dark Investigations"

      "

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  40. Would you be okay with the license text being included in the .psc file directly next to the scripting for the adapted animations and/or as a separate txt file in the hkx animation folder named to match the licensed animations for visibility of anybody going through the animation files, and then a simpler name+blog link in the readme/thread credits section as has been done for the other animators included in SexLab?

    Or would you require the entirety of the license text go directly in the readme/thread itself.

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    1. The license itself can go to the animation files, I'm doing it that way for Dark Investigations too. What I would like to as attribution/credit is described in 2.

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  41. 69th comment. That is all. Good day. Happy 4th.

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    1. And now its 70th. A new record, the longest panel of comments so far in this mod.

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  42. As a small update for the release date: I'm pretty sure it will be finished not only this year, but sometime within this month. Not this week though :)

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  43. its a release with one of the three scenes that you wanted or a complete super update? xD

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    1. It will contain all scenes. But I wouldn't say super update, it's about as big as the first part of the Shydra path together with the theater bonus scene (which equals the bad end scene).

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  44. Can we maybe get a sneak pic of what we can expect so far plz :3

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    1. it's comming soon man! so a sneak pic isn't even neccesary anymore

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  46. in youtube with the adult content will get your chanel banned xD how about a wiki or something if atshtai wants it? but well, i think the best in this story is not knowing what the next scene will be cause your choices, and a walkthrough kinda spoils that (But i'm not athstai da, just my opinion :P)

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  47. Hi athstai i dont know if you following loverslab but there is a new mod http://www.loverslab.com/files/file/1210-s%C2%B3f-skyrim-slavery-system-framework/
    Maybe it helps your work?

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  48. I really need to quit checking this five times a day and reign in my excitement over this amazing mods continuation.

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    1. I understand you

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    2. Same here. I can't sleep every night.

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    3. haha im checking everyday too cant wait!!

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    4. I keep trying not to but im pretty sure i looked at it about 12 times today

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  49. I really want play new version. Can you upload alpha version of DIP?

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  50. If you want, I can help with animations. My LL nickname Xandero.

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  51. Hello Asthtai Da, any updates on the release date? Don't mean to rush you, but just want to know so I don't have to check in 6 times a day lol.

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    1. I posted about the intended release date above. So if you want to find out wether this was true, you only need to check once at the end of the month :)

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    2. Just Two Week. Too long or short term.

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    3. Cant wait... :0

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  52. Athstai Da do you have a release date in mind im checking five time a day lol ;p ant wait for it to come out :D

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    1. The release timeline I posted above is still valid.

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    2. You said at the end of july so ill guest that it will be next week no ? ;p

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  53. Is that schedule are still valid.
    Great works need a time.
    But I can't wait.

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  54. He just said it's valid. Goddamn it you guys... let him do his thing.

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  55. Hi Athstai Da, just came across your mod and thoroughly enjoyed it, Did you have any other mods out there similar to this?

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    1. he had one for oblivion, but i think thats it

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    2. and sorry i can't give you the name of the mod in question, my memory is shit xD

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