File Name: SexLab Procreation
File Submitter: Trixy
File Submitted: 30 Jul 2013
File Category: Sex Effects
Requires: SKSE 1.6.15 or newer, SkyUI 3.4 or newer (also works with SkyUI 4.0), SexLab Framework 1.01 or newer
What does this mod do?
As the title suggests, this is a pregnancy mod for skyrim. Currently the mod works as follows:
- If you play as a female character, you will now have a menstrual cycle that passes through 4 phases: menstruation, the follicular phase, ovulation and the luteal phase.
- This mod itself does not allow you to have sex, but when you have vaginal sex through any SexLab plugin, you will receive sperm which survives for some time.
- You can attempt to wash out the sperm. This is not guaranteed to work, although the chance can be configured.
- If sperm is present when you are ovulating, you might become pregnant.
- If you get pregnant, you will pass through 3 trimesters. Each trimester has unique spell effects associated with it (most of which are negative, but some are positive).
- The visuals (e.g. increased belly size) relies on the use of either body sliders or a skeleton that supports belly node scaling. Read more on this in the installation section.
- At the end of pregnancy a child will spawn. The child doesn't do anything at this point though, there's no follower features or anything like that.
- The duration of pretty much everything that has a duration, as well as some other stuff, is configurable in MCM (be wary though - the pregnancy duration settings are disabled when pregnant).
- Many of the durations and chance rolls are modified by both the mother and father race. This is attempted to be as lore friendly as possible. The race modifiers can be disabled if desired.
What does this mod NOT do?
- As mentionend, the child is kinda static after birth. There's no follower features or anything like that.
- NPCs cannot become pregnant.
If updating from version 1.0 to 1.1
Only follow these steps if you have already installed version 1.0 and wish to upgrade.
- Make sure you are not pregnant and have no active spell effects from this mod. Save your game.
- Delete SkyrimProcreation.esp and all files in the "Data/Scripts" and "Data/Scripts/Source" that are named as "ProC....psc" or "ProC....pex".
- Create a new save again.
- Copy the files from the data directory in the "Procreation 1.1 rar" file to the Skyrim data folder. Make sure to activate the SexLabProcreation.esp in MCM or the Skyrim Launcher (or the load order ini file).
- SKSE 1.6.15 or newer
- SkyUI 3.4 or newer (also works with SkyUI 4.0)
- SexLab Framework 1.01 or newer
- Backup your save file(s).
- Install the required mods (including their requirements).
- Copy the contents of the Data folder in the "Procreation v1.1a.rar" file into the Skyrim Data folder and enable the "SexLabProcreation.esp" in the Skyrim launcher or in NMM.
At this point the mod will work, but the belly size will not change when pregnant. This can be changed in two ways. They each have their advantages and disadvantages, and you should only choose one. Skeleton node scaling is the easiest, but it has no armors converted for it yet (as far as I know):
Set up belly size management with skeleton node scaling
- You need a compatible skeleton, such as XP32 Maximum Skeleton. Other skeletons might work, as long as they have a node named "NPC Belly" which simulates a pregnant belly when scaled (and two other nodes named "NPC L Breast" and "NPC R Breast", but these are more common).
- You need a compatible body mesh. Currently two compatible meshes exist as far as I know (as of June 1st 2013)
- b3lisario's UNPB BBP mesh, which can be found in the Esutrus Chaurus download section
- zecoron's CBBE TBBP mesh
Set up belly size management with weight scaling
- This is only necessary if you're not using the skeleton node scaling feature mentioned above.
- Install Realistic Body System or Unique Character or Custom Races. If you don't do this, all female NPCs will look pregnant.
- Install either CBBE or UNP and the appropriate bodyslider. Set up your character in such a way that you look "normal" when at minimum weight and "very pregnant" when at max weight.
- If you use Unique Character or Custom Races, copy the meshes created with the bodyslider into the appropriate folder. Check the individual mod pages to figure out where this is.
- In the in-game MCM menu, navigate to the Pregnancy section of SexLab Procreation and change the Visual Scale Type to Weight before you get pregnant.
Conflicts with other mods
Depending on whether you use the skeleton node scaling or the weight scaling, there might be some conflicts:
Skeleton node scaling
This mod overwrites the skeleton node scaling done by other mods, such as Estrus Chuarus or Race Menu. If you use Race Menu it is recommended that you don't use the Breast scale feature. If you use Estrus Chaurus, don't get pregnant with both mods simultaneously. Disable pregnancy with one mod when pregnant with the other.
If you use the weight scaling option, this mod will conflict with any other mod that changes your weight.
I cannot entirely predict what will happen if you uninstall, though I recommend that you make sure you are not pregnant, and do not have any spell effects from this mod active. The mod contains the following files which should be removed:
All the files that fit this description: Data\Scripts\Source\ProC... .psc
All the files that fit this description: Data\Scripts\ProC... .pex
Troubleshooting / FAQ
My belly size doesn't increase when pregnant.
Make sure the Visual Scale Type in the MCM menu under the Pregnancy page is not set to None. Make sure you have followed the steps in the installation section properly.
I want to use the weight gain feature to manage my belly size, and I gain weight during pregnancy, but my belly still doesn't look pregnant.
You did not setup the CBBE or UNP sliders properly. Open the sliders, set the minimum weight to the body type, size, etc. that you want when you are not pregnant. Then set maximum weight to the same settings, except with the changes you want your body to go through during pregnancy. This obviously means cranking the pregnancy slider up, but you might also want to increase the breast size or other sliders. Once you're finished setting up the sliders remember to click the "build" button. If you're using this mod, don't think of the weight sliders as representing "body fat". Think of them instead as representing "pregnancy progression".
I want to use the weight gain feature to manage my belly size, but I don't see any pregnancy sliders in the bodyslider I use.
If you're using CBBE you need Bodyslide CB++, and if you're using UNP you need Bodyslide UNP. They can be found here.
I'm not using CBBE or UNP.
Well, then you're kinda on your own.
If you want to use the weight scaling feature, you need the femalebody_0.nif mesh located in "Data\meshes\actors\character\character assets" to look non-pregnant, and the femalebody_1.nif in the same directory to look very pregnant. If you have the non-pregnant and pregnant meshes from somewhere else, that's totally fine. But using the CBBE or UNP sliders is easiest.
If you want to use the skeleton node scaling feature, you need to a mesh that supports scaling of the nodes "NPC L Breast", "NPC R Breast" and "NPC Belly" to simulate breast size and pregnant belly size. At this time, only b3lisario's UNPB BBP mesh found in the Esutrus Chaurus download section has this support.
I want to use the weight gain feature to manage my belly size, and I installed the pregnant meshes properly and they are working, but now all female NPCs look pregnant!
Yes. As far as I know there are three ways to solve this:
Using Realistic Body System is the easiest as it replaces the meshes for all NPCs, however, Realistic Body System isn't always the smoothest experience. It doesn't always fit the clothing to the body types it creates, which can cause severe clipping issues. It also has a tendency to translate random parts of your game into german.
If you use Unique Character or Custom Races the pregnant meshes you create in the CBBE or UNP sliders should be copied to the appropriate location. This location can be found in the mod descriptions on their respective Nexus pages. After you've copied the pregnant meshes to the appropriate folder, NPCs will still look pregnant. You now need to change the standard meshes back to a non-pregnant version with the CBBE or UNP sliders. This should not overwrite the pregnant meshes you copied into either the Unique Character or Custom Races folders which you will be using.
I installed the mod but nothing is happening.
Try waiting a day or two and the menstruation phase should start. Also, you have to be female. NPC pregnancy is currently not supported.
The procreation quest objective disappears after the menstruation phase... is the mod still working?
In all likelihood it is still working fine. If the "Information Level" setting on the General page is set to LOW, then it is intended to disappear. If you are in doubt about whether the mod is working, try having vaginal sex. You should get a message. Alternatively, or if you don't get a message during vaginal sex, try setting the "Information Level" in the MCM menu to HIGH and wait a little more than the duration that your current phase is supposed to last (e.g. if your current phase is the follicular phase and it is set to last 4 days, wait at least 5 or 6 days). If you don't get any messages about anything, something is wrong. Try asking in the thread or sending me a PM with more specific information about what you did and what happened.
No "SexLab Procreation" menu shows up in MCM.
This only seems to happen with SkyUI 3.4. If you don't want to update to SkyUI 4.0 for some reason, save your game and reload. I'm not entirely sure what causes this. It might have something to do with load order but I don't know. Anyway, just save and reload and it should be fixed (or update SkyUI to version 4).
About the future of this mod
See this post: http://www.loverslab...ation/?p=550575.