[ <<- ->> ] Succubus Heart [ <<- ->> ]
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Created by : Michael "Spirit Shard" Stanich
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[ <<- ->> ] Self Promotion [ <<- ->> ]
Hey there, so, like, I know no one likes the whole "beg for money" stuffs, so I'll keep this short. Making stuff is hard work and takes a ton of time, so if you'd like to help support my endeavors then please consider donating direction through Ko-Fi! - https://ko-fi.com/michaelpstanich
Supporters get perks through our Discord, The Broken Chatbox (https://discord.gg/h3vB7S4FEw) with access to exclusive channels, early and exclusive releases from me, and, best of all, the role is permanent! No recurring donations nonsense! And don't worry, Succubus Heart is NOT becoming a paid mod! All full releases will be distributed through discord as usual (and occasionally updated on other platforms, such as Loverslab or NexusMods). So if you enjoy Succubus Heart or any of my other works, and would like to make it easier for me to support these projects, please consider donating! (or just send me kind messages, both give me fuzzy feelings =^.^=)
[ <<- ->> ] Latest Update News [ <<- ->> ]
Succubus Heart 5.0 Release is now available! This new version not only adds various mechanics such as Titles, Soul Pet Traits, Updated Succubus Realm, and more, but also modernizes the mod and tightens up the functionality to feel much more polished that previously. Welcome to the modern version of Succubus Heart!
[ <<- ->> ] Which Version to Use? [ <<- ->>]
There are 2 versions of Succubus Heart, Release and DEV.
Release is the recommended version for most users and features a tested version of the mod with any major known issues sorted out, additional Release version may be released with bug fixes as seen fit, so use the latest Release version for the most stable experience.
DEV is an in-development version which has newer features but may be incomplete and buggy. The changelog for the DEV version will note what is or is not tested and you can check the TODO file to see what's to come in future DEV versions. Use DEV versions if you want to see newer features, wish to help out bug testing and improving the mod, or you're just feeling adventurous.
Both versions can be grabbed over in our Discord, The Broken Chatbox ( https://discord.gg/h3vB7S4FEw ). Release versions will release on other sites eventually but DEV versions may not.
[ <<- ->> ] What is Succubus Heart? [ <<- ->> ]
Succubus Heart is an adult gameplay mod which adds new gameplay mechanics and new progression systems. The general concept is to turn your character into a Life Syphoning Succubus! (or incubus, we don't discriminate here ^-^) You start off rather weak, but through draining partners and partaking in sexual activity your Succubus gains experience and stats which can then be used to unlock and harness powerful Succubus abilities! Succubus Heart also includes other features such as Combat Seduction, a combat submission mod, Death Override Mode, a rogue-lite mod, and Soul Pets, a Soul Capture/Summoning mod, fully integrated with Succubus Heart and its mechanics! While most succubus mods focus on power fantasies, Succubus Heart's player demon is inspired by a fantasy race of life-weavers, giving a more human-but-powerful feel. Succubus Heart is also designed as a complimentary mod, meaning it plays well with a large array of other mods and, while it has its own systems to function fully standalone, you can combine Succubus Heart's experience with a large array of other gameplay mods for a truly custom experience!
[ <<- ->> ] Mechanics Overview [ <<- ->> ]
<-> Status Drain <->
Drain the Health/Magicka/Stamina of sexual partners (or in combat with the right unlocks) to increase your own Health/Magicka/Stamina and make yourself stronger!
<-> Arousal System <->
Basic Arousal System used by Succubus Heart. Control your Succubus' desire to maintain full strength, but train too much and you'll be weak! Balance is key!
<-> Heart Levels (Succubus Leveling System) <->
Earn HeartXP in sexual activity, items, or certain passives and use said HeartXP to increase your Succubus' stats and skills.
<-> Skill Levels (Vanilla Leveling System) <->
Use excess status you drain to level up your vanilla game's skills, like lockpicking!
<-> Passives / Actives (Abilities System) <->
Sacrifice your Status Caps to unlock power Passives and Active Spells, unlocking new ways to play and methods to progress!
<-> Sex / Death Drops <->
Sexual Fluids drop from orgasms for later consumption, and corpses will drop special Succubus Enhancing soul items!
<-> Titles System <->
Unlock obscured Titles to gain bonus HeartXP! Some titles Evolve as you fulfill their conditions, others are secret! Can you earn them all?
<-> Combat Seduction <->
A Combat Submission Mod fully integrated into Succubus Heart! Knock enemies down while in combat and start another type of combat when they submit!
<-> Soul Pets <->
Replicate nearly any non-unique NPC and summon them as a companion in this Soul Capture / Summoning Mod fully integrated into Succubus Heart!
<-> Death Override Mode <->
Never Die with this Death Alternative mod. Turn Skyrim into a Rogue-Lite with new systems and options, fully integrated into Succubus Heart!
<-> Help Menu and Descriptive MCM <->
With all this stuff things can get overwhelming quick, but fear not! Succubus Heart has an integrated Help MCM and descriptive highlight text! When in doubt, read!
<-> Is that all? <->
Download and find out. =^.-=
[ <<- ->> ] WARNING : Script Mod [ <<- ->> ]
While Succubus Heart is fairly light weight in the majority of cases, it is a heavily script based mod. If your game is already having issues with script latency and overload I recommend backing up your saves before trying out Succubus Heart (and/or possibly decreasing your script load). I've done what I can to ensure Succubus Heart is as bug/error free as possible however under script lag any mod can begin throwing up errors and I can't guarantee Succubus Heart's performance.
[ <<- ->> ] The Progression Loop [ <<- ->> ]
Succubus Heart is often seen as rather complex, so here's a primer on how to progress. Succubus Heart will implement its own Status Caps, these caps can be increased with HeartXP. Earn HeartXP by engaging in Sexual Activities (SexLab Animations) and spend it in the Heart Levels MCM on increasing your stats. Once your cap is raised you'll need to drain more status to get up to that amount, this can all be tracked in the Status MCM. As you increase your Heart Levels you can now move to unlocking Passive and Actives, these give your Succubus new powerful abilities that scale with your Heart Levels. Unlocking Passives will decrease your Status Caps, so you'll want to earn more HeartXP to make up the difference. Death Drops can also help you progress without engaging in sexual activity as these soul items will increase your stats, grant more exp, or even increase the HeartXP you earn outright!
So in short, here's the loop. Drain enemies for XP and Stats > Improve your Heart Levels for more power > Unlock powerful Passives by sacrificing some stats > Drain enemies for more XP and Stats!
[ <<- ->> ] How to "Trigger the Sexy" [ <<- ->> ]
Succubus Heart will capture any animations started by SexLab, as such you can start sexy time any way you like with any mod you feel like! But of course, what about in Succubus Heart itself? Well firstly, your character is a Succubus now, so they have Seduction Spells! They may start off weak but can be enhanced like most things included with the mod. Additionally Combat Seduction is a fully integrated Combat Submission Mod, with this enabled in combat, enemies (or your Succubus X.x) will 'submit' to attackers when they fall below certain Health thresholds. This feature isn't just available to the player either, your followers and even just random bandits can join in the humping fun! Soul Pets also offers more ways to engage with the sexy, captured souls can be trained at will and are very susceptible to seduction, and will even get stronger by doing so! Now go get training!
[ <<- ->> ] Soul Pets Explainer [ <<- ->> ]
Soul Pets is technically its own mod integrated into Succubus Heart with special modifications to make it interact in unique ways. To start you'll need to get a Soul Pet, you can do this by either replicating an NPC's soul using the 'Pet Target' spell, which costs blood chips acquired from defeated enemies, or from purchasing a Pet Soul item from Sepha in the Succubus Realm. Once you have a Pet you can summon them with the 'Pet Self' spell or using the Soul Pets MCM entry under Succubus Heart. As the pet engages in combat, violent or... sexual, they will level up with a chance to gain Traits. These traits will change the pets stats and how they behave. Each Soul Pet is limited to 3 traits, so you may need to level multiple to get the combination you desire!
[ <<- ->> ] Death Override Mode Explainer [ <<- ->> ]
Death Override Mode is technically its own mod integrated into Succubus Heart with special modifications to make it work properly with Succubus Heart. DOM is a Death Alternative mod where instead of dying the player is teleported back to the Succubus Realm to recover before returning back. By default DOM removes items on death and uses Gold and Blood Chips (mod implemented) as a holding currency between deaths. Use Gold to buy-back lost items from Tali in the Succubus Realm or use Blood Chips to forge new items you've memorized. In Succubus Heart you forge items with Blood Chips using the 'Soul Forge' MCM menu.
[ <<>> ] What's Included [ <<>> ]
<-> Docs <->
'_ReadMe.txt' , '_Changelog.txt' , '_Help Document'
<-> Data <->
Everything for the mod, install this folder to install Succubus Heart
[ <<>> ] Requirements [ <<>> ]
< >> Skyrim Special Edition
< >> Skyrim SE or AE (Works on both)
< >> SKSE - Latest Available [ http://skse.silverlock.org/ ]
< >> SkyUI SE 5.2 or newer [ https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/12604 ]
< >> SexLab SE v1.65 or newer [ https://www.loverslab.com/files/file/20058-sexlab-se-sex-animation-framework-v165-110822/ ]
< >> (Highly Recommended) Spell Perk Item Distributor (SPID) [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/36869]
- May require additional SexLab Animation Packs to enable all npcs for seduction/submission
[ <<>> ] Installing / Updating [ <<>> ]
<-> Through Mod Manager <->
Succubus Heart's file structure should be immediately recognized by modern mod managers, just drag and drop into your manager to install. Don't forget to enable the mod!
<-> Manual Install <->
Copy Succubus Heart's 'Data' folder contents into your Skyrim install's 'Data' folder, enable the .esp in your load manager of choice.
<-> Updating <->
Succubus Heart is designed to update cleanly to new versions automatically, just install the new version over your old version and upon loading your save Succubus Heart will automatically update itself.
<-> IMPORTANT NOTE <->
If you're updating from a version before 4.6 you'll need to perform a clean install of Succubus Heart, though just starting a new game instead is recommended. (pre-4.6 used a completely different data structure and is not compatible with modern versions of Succubus Heart)
[ <<>> ] Uninstalling / Removal [ <<>> ]
<-> WARNING <->
While Succubus Heart can be uninstalled and removed, Succubus Heart makes some permanent changes to your character's Health/Magicka/Stamina that will need to be manually fixed either via console or cheat/debug mod. NPC modifications from Succubus Heart may not revert back to normal.
<-> Through Mod Manager <->
Disable the mod in your mod manager and use its uninstall/remove feature, if you're continuing your save then load your save, save, then re-load to stop any orphan scripts.
<-> Manual Uninstall <->
Remove the files included in Succubus Heart from your Skyrim install's 'Data' folder (Succubus Heart doesn't overwrite any other files and is completely stand-alone, so this method is safe). If you're continuing your save, load your save, save, then re-load to stop any orphan scripts.
[ <<>> ] Compatibility Concerns [ <<>> ]
<-> Mods which lock or alter Health/Magicka/Stamina <->
Succubus Heart uses its own Status Cap system, poorly written mods that don't dynamically adjust to changing Status values may break or cause unpredictable behavior. The vast majority of mods should be fine, though any that try to alter Status Caps will be overwritten by Succubus Heart.
<-> Aggressive nudity checks <->
The passive 'Regal Glow' applies an invisible piece of armor. Some mods that check for nudity may detect this armor as clothing and count the player as clothed. Reset passives and avoid leveling 'Regal Glot' if you encounter this issue.
<-> (Soul Pets only) Follower Management Mods <->
Succubus Heart itself is fully compatible with follower mods, however Soul Pets is questionable. Depending on the Follower Management Mod, Soul Pets may create undefined behavior or cause issues. If you're using Follower Management Mods check the Succubus Heart settings MCM and experiment with the Soul Pets options when issues occur. (also please report your findings so we can try to solve these issues!) If you're not using Soul Pets then you won't encounter any issues.
[ <<>> ] Known Issues [ <<>> ]
< >> Under rare circumstances Combat Seduction may disable an attacker or victim's combat AI. This is an issue with SexLab and I don't know how to work around the issue, it's just an issue that crops up more often with Combat Seduction.
< >> 'Calm During Act' may de-aggro some NPCs and combat won't resume after the act ends. Most notice-able with Combat Seduction. (Happens in instances when sheathing your weapon would stop combat)
< >> Teleporting to the Succubus Realm and Death Override Mode can cause issues in certain quests that constantly check for the player's presence. If you encounter this issue avoid teleporting and either disable DOM temporarily or enable 'Never Die Mode' temporarily.
< >> Under intense script lag, Combat Seduction may trigger overlapping SexLab animations. Fixed by reducing script lag.
< >> Some MCM menus may become slow or temporarily unresponsive. This can happen with all complex MCM menus, no idea how to fix.
< >> Some MCM list entries can bug-out when exited out of. I think this is just an MCM quirk, not sure.
< >> NavMeshes in Succubus Realm are super janky. NavMeshes are annoying and difficult to work with so I'll work on it over time, just don't expect magic.
< >> DOM and "Prevent Death" setting will conflict with mods that enabled "Deferred Kill" on the player as a way for immortality or death alternative. Disable these settings and try to avoid using multiple Death Alternative mods if you encounter these issues.
[ <<>> ] FAQ [ <<>> ]
Q : Is Succubus Heart still being actively developed?
A : Technically yes? I have a lot of on-going projects and life can get hecktic so updates may be sporadic at times, but support is not officially dropped (yet). (and if support is ever officially dropped, I provide the full source for anyone to modify should they want to)
Q : Can I still level like in vanilla Skyrim?
A : Of course! Succubus Heart's leveling systems don't alter Skyrim's leveling system in any way and is stand-alone without altering any external scripts.
Q : Can I use this mod as a male character?
A : Yep! Succubus Heart supports all genders! Equality at last!
Q : ___ is broken and nothing seems to work!
A : Make sure you installed all the requirements (Including SPID). If you're not using SPID then disable it in Succubus Heart's settings. Also please make sure to read the help MCM and highlight text in the MCM under relevant areas. 90% or more of messages I get from people claiming the mod is broken or non-functional is just people not reading or understanding the mod, so please at least try to read! I worked really hard on all that text! =>.<=
Q : ___ feels overpowered / underpowered, can you balance it?
A : I can certainly try! Everyone has different load orders and playstyles so I can't perfectly balance everything and will always side closer to 'vanilla' Skyrim balance, but if you have balance concerns please send them my way! Best place is through our Discord, The Broken Chatbox! ( https://discord.gg/h3vB7S4FEw )
Q : Combat Seduction, Soul Pets, Death Override Mode? I don't need these mods, can I remove them?
A : Nope, but don't worry, they're written in such a way that they don't do anything if they're disabled so just leave them unchecked in the MCM and you won't even notice them!
Q : Are the Stand-alone versions of Combat Seduction, Soul Pets, or Death Override Mode compatible with Succubus Heart?
A : No, and they will throw up errors if Succubus Heart is detected. The integrated versions have more features related to Succubus Heart and will perform better when combined, so there's no need for the Standalone versions.
Q : I think you're cool/cute/amazing/probably a cat.
A : I think the same about you! ❤️
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